Do swollen bumpy lymph nodes under the jaw always indicate Lymphoma/Leukemia?
Just curious, was having this discussion with my mother she says it does, but I don't really know.
The specific person we were discussing has also lost an extreme amount of weight without dietary or exercise changes.
Finding a lymphoma or leukemia causing submandibular adenopathy is the exception rather than the rule. Far more people have benign causes for palpable lymph nodes beneath the jaw - usually residual lymph node enlargement from an old infection in the head and neck area.
We cannot make guesses about the person you mention with such limited information. The only way to diagnose a lymphoma is with a biopsy.
most swollen nodes are from infection if there is a swollen nodes with out a visible infection its a good idea to have them checked with a GP and the only way to know if they cancerous would be by having biopsy done on them
Swollen bumpy lymph nodes under the jaw ocasionally indicate Lymphoma/Leukemia.
Adding in the weight loss makes it slightly more likely.
There are lots of other things that are more likely, only a Dr would be able to diagnose after examination, medical history and testing.
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