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Tuberculosis, swollen neck, pain, lymph node found in ultrasound scan

Hi Dr. my name is butul .My husband is suffering with TB since two month he is taking a treatment for tb now he got a swollen on the left side of his neck and in that pain also there doctors has done the scan ultrasound by which they told its a lymp node then the doctor has said to do fnac test .till now the report had not yet. came so please till me oif the paitent is suffering with cancer what will the report shows the word
Asked On : Tue, 22 May 2012
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thanks for using Health Care magic .

I would be pleased to answer your question

Swelling in the neck with Tuberculosis is very common. The Lymph nodes are enlarged due to the inflammation in them and can be very painful . FNAC is the method where the needle is inserted and the cells are studied in the pathology lab to check for inflammation .

Cancer is unlikely in his case however the terms / words your doctor will tell you in the reports can be : tumor / malignant/ benign growth / undifferentiated cells etc.
It would be best for the Doctor to inform and not for you to remove inferences.

Thanks and take care
Answered: Tue, 22 May 2012
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