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Swollen lymph node behind the left ear on my neck that is very tender to touch. Should i be worried?

I have a swollen lymph node behind my left ear on my neck that is very tender to touch. I found it last evening and it has continued through the day today. When should I become worried or seek medical attention? I am worried about cancer.
Asked On : Tue, 5 Oct 2010
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello.Welcome.Painful lymph nodes are generally due to some infection.In your case it could be infection in you ears or throat or may be chest.Cancerous lymph nodes are generally painless.Consult a ENT doctor for clinical examination,investigations and treatment.Good luck.
Answered: Thu, 29 Sep 2011
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I recommend you seek medical attention because it is most probably an inflammatory cause. However malignancy is a possibility
Answered: Wed, 6 Oct 2010
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