I was diagnosed with CLL in August 2015, wait and watch. I was on mini vacation with my 21 year old son a few weeks ago and he turned his headed and I see a pea size lump in his neck. I ask him he knows it is there and he does not. When we get back I send him to a local GP by his college. The doctor thinks it is nothing but because of the new family history requests blood work and a chest xray to check for leukemia and lymphoma. Chest xray comes back clear (yay!!) And blood work come back ok except for high IGG and positive for epstein barr virus. Final diagnosis is past mononucleosis. My question is why would his IGG level be high and the lymph node/lump is still there after a month ( amd we don't know how long it has been there) and he has no symptoms of mono. Reading more about epstein barr and lymphoma/ leukemia there seems to be a link, maybe relatively small but it is there. I hope the doctor is right but think that further testing should or needs to be done. I am unsure of who to see or if I am just being a worry wart. Any suggestions from my CLL friends?
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