Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
174 Doctors are Online

Child has bumps in neck, blood test done, advised further investigations. What apart from cancer could it be?

Waiting for my gp to call me back as they have the results back on a blood test my 4 yr old had for lumps in his neck . All the receptionist could tell me is that the notes said book an appointment to discuss results & further investigations. I m worried sick while I wait for them to call that it s cancer . What else could it be ?
Asked On : Sat, 29 Sep 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  22
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests
Medical Topics
Pediatrician 's  Response
Small swellings in the neck are usually lymph nodes. Lymph nodes can be enlarged for many reasons-not only cancer. Usually i is due to infections. Sometimes tuberculosis can also cause enlarged lymph nodes and is treatable. Hope for the best. May god bless your child.
Answered: Sun, 30 Sep 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor