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Swollen Lymph Glands (cont.)

Swollen Lymph Nodes Prognosis

In the majority of cases, swollen lymph nodes resolve with no other concerns.

However, in cases of serious systemic infections, patients with compromised immune systems, and patients with cancers, lymph node swelling may be chronic and may never resolve.


American Cancer Society. "Lymph Nodes and Cancer." 14 April 2015.

Johns Hopkins Medicine. "Lyphadenitis." 12 March 2016.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/14/2016

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