Lymph Nodes The Size Of Eggs!

Lymph Nodes The Size Of Eggs!

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John W

Bingen, WA

#1 Aug 31, 2013
Hello and thank you for reading this!

About 6 months ago I started developing large Lymph Nodes in my neck. Once they started to grow, they grew very rapidly, and stayed that way. From what I have read they should be the size of a pea, two are the size of eggs. They are clustered right next to each other and it's very worrying.

I saw a doctor at around month 3. He said not too worry and to come back if they did not go away. However I had to leave the state and now I do not have health insurance, cannot get state insurance, and cannot afford paid insurance that has the coverage I need. So seeing a specialist is not going to be easy if at all possible. Though I know I need to.

My real question is this: How likely is this deadly serious? How long does it usually take, if it is cancer, for it to progress past a point that I can just have a simple surgery to remove the nodes? I really don't want to die at 23. I know it's possible it's lymphoma, a type of cancer. I have been a smoker since I was 16. I am now 23. I used to smoke 3 packs a day. Now I am down to about half a pack a day. I know I should stop...

If you can help in any way, thank you so much....
This is really causing me a lot of stress.
LTK2055

United States

#3 Jan 19, 2017
John W wrote:
Hello and thank you for reading this!

About 6 months ago I started developing large Lymph Nodes in my neck. Once they started to grow, they grew very rapidly, and stayed that way. From what I have read they should be the size of a pea, two are the size of eggs. They are clustered right next to each other and it's very worrying.

I saw a doctor at around month 3. He said not too worry and to come back if they did not go away. However I had to leave the state and now I do not have health insurance, cannot get state insurance, and cannot afford paid insurance that has the coverage I need. So seeing a specialist is not going to be easy if at all possible. Though I know I need to.

My real question is this: How likely is this deadly serious? How long does it usually take, if it is cancer, for it to progress past a point that I can just have a simple surgery to remove the nodes? I really don't want to die at 23. I know it's possible it's lymphoma, a type of cancer. I have been a smoker since I was 16. I am now 23. I used to smoke 3 packs a day. Now I am down to about half a pack a day. I know I should stop...

If you can help in any way, thank you so much....
This is really causing me a lot of stress.
I see nobody replied and its been 3 years, i hope you found out why they were swollen and hopefully it turnwd out to be benign. I have a few swollen nodes probably a little smaller than a pea, i had a ultrasound but I'm waiting for the doctor to get back to me. Mines right above my collar bone and the left and right sides of my neck. If you read this please let me know what you found out.

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