Had Lump For 6 Months On Chest, Doc Says All Lymph Nodes On Chest And Neck Are Swollen?

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Asked by kate b

Had Lump For 6 Months On Chest, Doc Says All Lymph Nodes On Chest And Neck Are Swollen?

had lump for 6 six months on upper part of breast where cleavage and breast bone meet. doctor says that the lump is swollen lymph node and ones in neck are swollen. should i be concerned and continue to find the reason why swollen? doctor says dont worry will resolve by self. Confused!!!

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Kate, if the doctor can't or hasn't told you why your lymph nodes are swollen, you should definitely get another opinion. Clearly there's something going on that's making them swell; usually it's a sign of infection or something else your white blood cells don't like. I'd pursue this if I were you; either make the doctor do more tests to ascertain what's up, or ask for a referral to another doctor for a second opinion. Good luck - PJH

Answered by PJ Hamel