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A 44-year-old female asked:

Surgery friday to see if he has lymphoma. just found a painless walnut-sized lump in armpit. why has this lump suddenly appeared? wasn't there before.

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Dr. Agos Luca
Specializes in Pathology
Hard to say...: It is difficult to say based on the limited information you provided. A lump in the armpit may represent an enlarged lymph node that can be caused by many factors including infection and lymphoma. After surgery to take of the lump, a pathologic examination will be performed in order to rule out or confirm a diagnosis of lymphoma.
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A 44-year-old female asked:

Surgery-biopsy is scheduled for friday. It might be lymphoma. Just found a painless walnut sized lump in armpit? Why has a lump appeared so suddenly

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 49 years experience
A painless: Walnut sized mass can appear almost overnight...Lymphoma sometimes lack the mechanism to rid itself and constrain itself from over-growing clones of cells - lacks apopotosis paths or has them blocked. The issue is to identify, stage, and treat. Treatment is very effective. Good luck.
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Last updated Apr 27, 2016

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