Biopsy is essential to make definative diagnosis
I appreciate your concern for your father. Your father seen to be suffering from Cervical Lymphadenopathy
Since the FNAC from cervical lymph node is showing presence of lymphoid cells, So it is essential that you should get his Lymph Node Biopsy
to make a definative diagnosis.
Accurate histologic diagnosis can be made only with help of a Biopsy. A pathologist experienced in lymphoma
diagnosis uses Special stains ,immunophenotyping
by immunocytochemistry and/or flow cytometry
to aid diagnosis.
Please explain your father that Biopsy is essential for making a definative diagnosis and to plan furthur treatment.Explain him that Cervical Lymph Node Biopsy is a small procedure , generally done under the effect of Local Anaesthesia . Following the biopsy few stiches( sutures) are applied and bandage is applied.Sutures are removed after few days.Patient generally experience pain at local site ,
which can be managed with oral analgesics.
Hope it helps.
Dr. Kavita Paul