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what does a cancerous lymph node look like

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
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
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
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
49 years experience Medical Oncology
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
Dr. inderjit Deol
40 years experience Pathology
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.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
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
40 years experience Pathology
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
16 years experience Internal Medicine
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
55 years experience General Surgery
NO: With out treatment will not go down , must be treated , to follow the oncologist advise.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Lymphoma: The node can be of any size. If you find a suspicious or new node, see your primary doctor immediately.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Medina-mejia
40 years experience General Practice
Lymph node: Yes it can be removed. Location of the node is important for the type of procedure needed.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
14 years experience Radiology
Yes...: Without treatment, cancer as you describe always grows. If a "nodule" has definitely and objectively not changed in size over 3 years, then for all pr ... Read More
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