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What does swelling on the neck during pregnancy indicate?

My 32 year old daughter is 9 weeks pregnant. Her supraclavicular lymphnode on the left side of her neck is very swollen. Measuring 2 cm large. Since she is pregnant, they could not give her contrast with the MRI. She had biopsied and came back non specific. They believe there is a tumor. and mentioned lymphoma. What does this mean?
Mon, 12 Mar 2018
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Hello,

The lymph nodes are found in different areas of the body. They are part of the immune system that helps protect the body from infection and inflammation.

A lymphoma unfortunately refers to a type of cancer that develops in these lymph nodes. Her doctor would be able to determine if this is definitely the case.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Michelle Gibson James
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