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A 43-year-old member asked:

Which types of cancers does a lymph node biopsy detect?

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Dr. Shahid Rafique
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Lymphatic spread: Any cancer that has spread into lymphatic system and has reached the lymph node can be detected by lymph node biopsy. Then there are primary cancers of the lymphatic system which can also be easily diagnosed with biopsy.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What cancers does a lymph node biopsy detect? Should healthy people have them?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Lymph node: All of us have many lymphglands through out or body. Normal lymph glands usually will be less than 1cm.Lymph glands can be enlarged as a reaction to something- like infection, inflammation, malignancy etc.When cancer present, in majority cases, lymph nodes will become the first organ to be affected ( as our immune system is trying to fight the cancer)- before it starting to spread somewhere else.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What can a lymph node biopsy tell?

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Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Lymph node character: A lymph node biopsy can tell us about th character of the lymph node. It is commonly performed to determine if they are reflective of inflammation, spread of cancer or infection.
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