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Could a lymph node that goes away still be a sign of cancer

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Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
48 years experience Pathology
Lymph Node Swelling: At your age, the most likely causes are a viral illness like mononucleosis or some other inflammatory or infectious process, not cancer. You didn't sa ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Can't tell: Supraclavicular lymph node elevations are not normal for sure and can be a sign of serious conditions like different cancers, but are not definitive o ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Everybody has a few lymph nodes palpable in the neck. Since my strep throat as a second year med student, the one under my chin has been the size of a ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 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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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rizzieri
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not always: The most common reasons for swollen nodes are non cancerous, like infections. You are right to have it followed closely and if it doesn't resolve the ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O LYMPHADENOPATHY : UNLIKELY TO BE CANCER: LYMPHADENOPATHY THAT PERSISTS LONGER THAN 8 WEEKS DEMANDS A FULL EVALUATION. You need an Exam& Labs. CT SCAN OF CHEST ABD & ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
WHITE BUMPS NIPPLES: SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST. I CANNOT SEE IT FROM HERE, BUT YOU DO NEED MEDICAL HELP. DO NOT DELAY!
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Lymph node?: While it could be fine, the term "abnormal" is generally not comforting. If it's readily accessible, it should be removed and sent to a lab for forma ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
It can happen: Pancreatic and stomach cancer can be quite advanced before they are detected, and it is well described that the first manifestation can be a palpable ... Read More
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