A 30-year-old female asked:
Can lung cancer spread to lymph nodes in the upper neck, like levels 1 and 2?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yvette Kratzberganswered
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Lymph nodes are collecting areas within the lymphatic system for all manner of immune cells and antibodies. If there is a malignancy or infection, the lymph nodes nearest the site will become inflamed. If the infection is extensive or there is a malignancy, there may be involvement of further away lymph nodes.
Reviewed Jul 31, 2021
Dr. Gurmukh Singhanswered
Pathology 51 years experience
Yes. Lung cancer spread to lymph nodes near by as well spread to distant organs.
Answered Jul 30, 2021
Last updated Jul 31, 2021
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