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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Lymphedema: Details aren't provided, but sounds like breast cancer with an axillary (arm pit) lymph node dissection with lymphedema. Ask your physician for an ev ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It happens: They just happen in many cases. Some run in families (genetic). Symptoms can be from growth of the tumor or irritation of nerves and other structures ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends...: If it's a benign tumor like lipoma, no threat to life or limb. If cancer, different story. Get it checked by your doctor.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Primary and Mets: Lymph nodes in the arm pit are a common site for metastases from breast cancer and may be the site of primary lymphoma. Both of these type of tumors c ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Depending on where the tumor grows and which tissues it involves, it certainly can cause lymphedema of the arm. In particular, if the tumor involves t ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Polyneuropathies: For how long?Injury? What was done? How was diagnosis made? if never assessed ER may be first stop , they will make sure it is not acute and then refe ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
May be sarcoma: Most common lesions to reach baseball size on chest wall are lipomas. However they don't bleed. One must consider if primary, that lesion is a form ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Myers
24 years experience Family Medicine
Axillary Mass: Hi, this sounds like it could be an abscess. These are painful, warm, red, fast appearing masses under the skin. An abscess generally needs to be drai ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Anything from...: ... A benign lipoma to a vicious synovial sarcoma. If your physician is confident it's a benign lipoma, he/she may leave it alone. Otherwise, you'll b ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mchugh
Specializes in Dentistry
Tumor: Your mother needs to see her physician to have tests run so that both of you can have peace of mind.

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