Persistent swollen glands

Patient : I have swollen painful glands in my neck and near my collar bones. My neck has been swollen for more than 2 months, to the point it is often painful or difficult to swallow. My dr thought it was probably viral even though my ear, nose and throat look fine. I know that swollen gland usually indicate an infections not cancer especially if painful, but I can't imagine being sick without major symptoms for this long. I had my blood and thyroid checked, the result being 2 out of 3 times I had elevated red and white blood cells, the other time it was fine so dr thought not to worry about red blood cells. My thyroid function is normal. Otherwise I am healthy. I have never had problems with allergies. I find this very unusually and extremely painful. I need answers but am not sure what test or diagnosis I should consider to get more information.
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