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What is normally the size of a cancerous lymph node in lymphoma how big does it have to get

A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Lymphoma: The node can be of any size. If you find a suspicious or new node, see your primary doctor immediately.
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
Any: While earned nodes may be the common presentation for lymphoma, size is not a requirement (see the answer to your other question).

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 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
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Cancer's abnormal: A great many of your peers have one or more nodes like this one. Freely mobile nodes that are not outrageously large and not growing rapidly, especial... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 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
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Grow: A cancerous node will not go down with massage or heat, however, it may alter your perception of the size of the node. Since the node is palpable, you... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 15 years experience
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
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Hard to tell: Pain is not a specific symptom of cancer recurrence. Although, you are at a definitely high risk for cancer recurrence, it doesn't mean the pain is 10... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
NO: With out treatment will not go down , must be treated , to follow the oncologist advise.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 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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