what do you think?
Hi all, Im a 21 year old guy whos a little worried, so any reassurance would be great.
I have MANY swollen lymph nodes. Neck and groin mostly, with maybe 1 on my armpit. They move around for fun when i touch them, and i think are generally soft-ish, although im not 100% on that.
Im a little worried because I have read this can be a sign of lymphoma or leukemia. I also had a sore throat a few weeks ago, the worst I have ever experienced when it was very difficult to swallow and talk. Luckily that has gone now, but the bumps still remain.
I also have started getting continous mouth ulsers, about 5 or 6 in the last month ( 3 of them currently still with me!), so i dont know if this is a reason to worry.
I know that just swollen glands can be a sign of lymphoma, and them along with other symptoms can be leukemia. I have read mouth sores are a sign or leuakemia, but unsure whether ulsers are these or not? I would imagine sure.
The doctor wasnt concered at first about the lymph nodes in my neck, until i told him about the ones in my groin, and thats when he started asking about cancer history etc etc.
The only blood person in my family with a history of cancer is my Grans sister who died of breast cancer before i was even born.
So im a little scared, and cant stop touching my nodes, even though i know i shouldnt.
The fact the sore throat disappeared (with meds), is a good sign though right? It shows my immune system is working well.
So please, any help, any reassurance would be brilliant.
I have over 16 lymph nodes (i think is what they are, anyway!) that i can feel all over my body, which seems so many, and the ulsers, but nothing else. No night sweats, no fatigued, no loss of appetite.