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what are the characteristics of a cancerous underarm lymphnode

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not easy to tell: It's common to have a palpable node or two there. Metastatic disease tends to produce large nodes and they may be matted and/or fixed to the chest. If ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Everyone has them!: Everyone has many lymph nodes under the armpit which function as processing centers for the immune system. When anything "foreign" is present (virus, ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
No: The overwhelmingly vast majority of palpable lymph nodes don't represent cancer in the node. That said, you should consult your doctor if you continue ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
cancer unlikely: You likely have skeletal or muscular pain. Could also have pain due to a swollen lymph node. This is usually associated with an infection but rarely ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Many reasons: Remember that lymph nodes can enlarge for many reasons such as infections or chronic inflammation. Also, some cancers, such as certain lymphomas, can ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: But any suspicious lymph node enlargement lasting more than a month should be checked by a doctor. Infection including viral ones is often associated ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Swollen lymph node: A swollen lymph node can be a sign of infection, inflammation or cancer. See your doctor.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Lymph node: If this is the only issue, you may watch and wait. You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, u ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Watch and wait: You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you de ... Read More

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