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What is the difference between a regular lymph node and a cancerous lymph node

A 44-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 30-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
A 24-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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A 46-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 27-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 33-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 71-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 39-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 39-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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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
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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