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Done surgery for swollen lymph nodes. Can a doctor be sure that no cancer remains by looking at nodes?

I had swollen lymph nodes for about 4 months, Saw Et, had ultrasound & Ct scan confirmed 2-2.5- size nodes on both side in the jugular area, also a growth on base of tongue . Had 3hr surgery to remove, dr said she thought no cancer , but path reporta not in. Can a doctor be 100% sure it is not by looking at nodes that have been removed
Asked On : Fri, 23 Nov 2012
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Hi dear, one must see the nodes under microscope. Without that one can't be 100 pc sure. So please get those nodes evaluated from a pathologist. Thanks, take care.
Answered: Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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