A 16-year-old female asked:
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would a cancerous axillary lymph node be hard on the outside but soft in the middle, and would it be red and bruised looking?

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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
41 years experience General Practice
Skin abcess: You seem to be describing a skin abcess(boil). If it doesn't resolve by itself or gets worse see a physician to have it incised and drained.
Answered on Aug 27, 2013
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Dr. inderjit Deol
41 years experience Pathology
Cancerous lymph node: Yes, cancerous lymph node can be soft in the middle, because sometimes cancer cells undergoes necrosis and become soft.
Answered on Jul 2, 2015

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