Re: Node under jaw
I had Non-hodgkins Lymphoma a few years ago. I am currently dealing with Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID) too. Swollen nodes in the neck are nothing to be ignored. It took 9 months to diagnose the NHL for me. NHL is different than say breast cancer lumps. The lymph node will roll around even with lymphoma in it. Several doctors missed diagnosing the NHL and then I finally went to see an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist (ENT) and he said that a large percent of adults coming into his office presenting with lumps in their neck have some form of cancer. We started with a needle biopsy and it was inconclusive. He then did a surgical biopsy and had a pathologist available to look the nodes over that they removed. I was a stage 4 B-Cell Follicular Lymphoma.
Recently diagnosed with CVID, I am learning that there is some connection between NHL and CVID. One thing that I find interesting is the enlarged lymph nodes that lots of people talk about. The CVID was also a tough one to get diagnosed. I've had different kinds of infections for years, lung, sinus, throat, etc. I was finally referred to an Immunologist. Thank goodness for him. He was great and did the right test and discovered it.
My point in both of these stories, trust your body, it is telling you something. Be an advocate for your self and if your doctor is not giving you a good enough answer, find someone else. Wishing good health to you! - Z