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What does a cancerous lymph node look like

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 30 years experience
Enlarged and firm.: A normal lymph node is about the size, shape and consistency of a partially cooked kidney bean (small, bean-shaped, and soft but solid). A lymph node ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
Lumps in the armpit: After infections, from scratches to insect bites, can be a sign that your body is working right. They can be dime to quarter sized and hurt. One worr... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
It varies: Most cancerous lymph nodes are painless. But if they are growing faster, pain may appear at some stage; there is no bearing on the size of the lymph n... Read More
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Dr. inderjit Deol
Pathology 42 years experience
Large lymph node: Pain is not related to the size (measurement) of the lymph node. However, large lymph nodes can impinge adjacent nerves which can cause pain.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
It may be,,,,: A cancerous lymph node may be moveable. It's just that its consistency(hard, painless, irregular) is different from a non-cancerous lymph node(soft, ... Read More
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Dr. inderjit Deol
Pathology 42 years experience
Lymph node: In early stages, yes, cancerous lymph node is moveable. But in later stages, cancerous lymph nodes become firm to hard, matted (adherent to each other... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
What it contains: Lymph nodes drain a region of a body of its toxins, pathogens, & dead cells through the lymphatic system. This parallels the venous system. Once the... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
NO: With out treatment will not go down , must be treated , to follow the oncologist advise.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Lymphoma: The node can be of any size. If you find a suspicious or new node, see your primary doctor immediately.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Won't touch it: Only powerful remedies (surgery, radiation, chemotherapy) touch cancer. In fact, even a benign enlarged lymph node from a nearby infammatory process w... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
This sounds entirely normal. Everybody has this if they keep searching hard enough. But see a doctor if you remain concerned.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Cancer tends to grow: It would be very unlikely for a cancer not to grow and spread over a period of 3 years. If it was cancerous, the tumor/Nodes will increase in size in ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Slight possibility: The characteristic of a cancerous lymph node is initially one associated with a pre existing malignancy that has is or is undergoing treatment. If no... Read More
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