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Swelling under jawbone. Suggested lymphnodes. Cancer?

hi a week and a half ago my left side of my throat felt itchy & dry when I tried eating & the next morning the left side of my throat under my jawbone swelled up almost the size of a golf ball, I went to the doctor yesterday & he referred me to get an ultrasound, he said it was my lymphnodes & on my ultrasound form he checked off the box that says left submandibular LAD. I was just wondering why there isn't a box saying right submandibular & I'm scared because when I asked if it could be cancer he said appointment isn't for another week & I'm stressing bad :(
Asked On : Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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Immediate swelling in most cases wont be cancer,may be due to local infection or lymphatic duct obstruction .Or if you dint notice earlier and only noticed 1 and 1/2 week back for the first time,then there can be a risk of malignancy.Anyways dont have to panic,what your doctor has adviced is good enough.Hope for the milder disease(infection).Because you have the swelling on the left side he has checked the respective box.
Answered: Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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