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do lymph nodes hurt with cancer

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Hodgkin lymphoma: Lymph node pain from alcohol is a "classic" (but uncommon) symptom in hodgkin's lymphoma. It doesn't prove that any cancer or lymphoma is present, but ... Read More

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Non specific: This is a response to inflammation near the knee. Not cancer. See a Dr for further help.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: It is sometimes nice to know what the anatomy looks like. It can also help the person doing the procedure. In addition, if there is something abnorm ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
This is: significant growth however other tests besides biopsy at this point may be necessary as first steps in your diagnosis. Hope this is helpful Dr Z
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
No.: Generally, when someone describes lymph nodes as "reactive", they mean that the lymph node abnormality / enlargement is caused by a benign condition ( ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Nearly all cancers: can spread to lymph nodes.
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Unfortunately yes. Pet scans do not detect all cancer in the lymph nodes.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Less likely: Cancerous lymph nodes typically are hard. Lymphomas (another kind of malignancy in lymph nodes) might be softer, or even feel fluid-filled (cystic). A ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: even longer than that, doesn't indicate cancer, but your question isn't complete: we all have lymph nodes through our lives, how they react or look li ... Read More
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