Oncology (General Cancer)/Swollen Parotid Glands


The three main lymph nodes in my face have been swollen for over a month.  In addition I have had all the other symptoms of Lymphoma.  All generic blood work has come back clean.  Finally got in to an ENT who is looking at the blood closer.  They are not infected-only clear saliva comes out when they are expressed.  Antibiotics and prednisone did not work. I know this is premature, but what are the odds it is lymphoma ?  Can the lymphoma symptoms just be a fluke to happen at the same time ?  Thank you very much for your time.

Parotis glands are not lymph nodes but saliva glands - they produce saliva. So if they are swollen it is not a lymphoma sign. Regardless of if it is a lymph node or a saliva gland that is swollen a common cause may be a tumor. To check for that a fine/thin needle aspiration biopsy may be used if available to you where you are. Please do keep me posted!

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