|operation for lymph nodes
May 29, 2000
Is there any type of operation that I can have in order to get rid of my lymph nodes? I have 2 large ones close to my jaws and they have made me very depressed. I don't even like to go out in public because of them. If there is some sort of operation I would greatly appreciate any info that you could give me in reference to it. That would help make life so much more bearable for me. thanks.
| Response from Dr. Boyle
Yes, it is possible to have lymph nodes surgically removed.
Ask your doctor to put you in touch with a general or plastic surgeon. When removed, the nodes should be sent for pathologic evaluation to make sure that there is no disease present.
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.
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