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A 54-year-old member asked:
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
A 42-year-old female asked:
36 years experience Family Medicine
Nearly all cancers: can spread to lymph nodes.
A 52-year-old member asked:
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Lymphoma: Lymphoma is a type of cancer that occurs when white blood cells (lymphocytes) behave irregularly. Abnorma lymphocytes may divide more frequently and c ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Blood: Cancer can spread with blood involvment
A 78-year-old female asked:
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:
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
A 23-year-old male asked:
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
A female asked:
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Enlarged Nodes: Lymph nodes act as the filters for the lymphatic system. They can collect all sorts of bacteria, viruses, and cancer cells. Enlarged nodes could be i ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
31 years experience Medical Oncology
No: Cancerphobia doesnt make nodes grow.
A 41-year-old member asked:
34 years experience Medical Oncology
MD: You need to see a doctor. Nodes can get enlarged for many reasons but if they stay enlarged for a long time they should be evaluated. Visit your doc ... Read More
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