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Are palpable supraclavicular lymph nodes usually cancer

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
It depends.: Sometimes these, and other nodes are palpable because of infection. Sometimes cancer can do it. Rock hard nodes would more likely mean cancer, while ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: Supra-clavicular lymph nodes may be enlarged due to local or systemic infections. Unilateral enlargement of supra-clavicular lymph nodes would be mor ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes. There are: Indeed many causes of benign, or at least not malignant nodes. Sarcoid is a common one, but drug reactions, infections, tb, HIV are some of a long lis ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes: Several bilateral enlarged nodes in the neck are more likely to be due to infection, locally or systemically. However, enlarged nodes may be due to l ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nason
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Should be ok: Especially if you are thin, nodes less than 1 cm are usually nothing to worry about. If they persist or grow, would recommend an evaluation. This coul ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Most often, they're normal nodes, there to guard your health. Report any suspicious masses that stay around for two weeks or longer to your physician.
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Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Sadly yes: Esophagus is a muscular tube that can stretch, so often no symptoms until it can't . Also has no outer membrane surrounding it so easier to spread out ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Since 2.2 cm measures one inch a 1/2 cm. lymph node is smaller than 1/4 inch. Several such nodes can be normally found without underlying pathology. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal size: As far as size your lymph nodes ,they seem to be normal. If there is a history of a tick bite and a local rash see your PCP for further tests and poss ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rizzieri
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Maybe: They can have different feels and textures however this is not conclusive and a further work up and possibly a biopsy would be needed.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Zych
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Lymph nodes: supraclavicular refers to the area immediately above the collarbone and the base of the neck
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