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Abdominal Lymph Node Cancer
ANA 1:640 nucleolar (lab range 1:160 borderline, 1:320 positive). No symptoms, all tests ok (capillaroscopy, blood, chest x-ray, abdominal & lymph node ultrasound) Family history (Mother MCTD, her cousin SLE). Drs say my ANA's familial. I fear cancer?
Observation: The positive ANA suggests that you are at a higher risk in developing an autoimmune disorder but is not diagnostic of any disease by itself. Thus you need to inform your doctor of this finding should you develop joint, thyroid, skin, intestinal , etc symptoms. Your risk for cancer is not higher because of the elevated ANA. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Lymphoma: Lymphoma is a type of cancer that occurs when white blood cells (lymphocytes) behave irregularly. Abnorma lymphocytes may divide more frequently and can form "nodules". Lymphoma may develop in many parts of the body, including the lymph nodes, bone marrow, spleen, other organs. Lymphoma is divided into two main types - hodgkin's and non hodgkin's and several subtypes. Cancer.Gov for more info. ...Read more
Ask questions: If you have already been diagnosed with breast cancer, the most reliable way to evaluate the lymph nodes is with a biopsy or sentinel lymph node biopsy. If this has already been accomplished in your care, one can always get a second opinion regarding the pathology result. Done be afraid to ask questions! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unpleasant: None are good! best is locale with only surgical removal. Once spreading it is a bigger problem. To a distant site or opposite lymph nodes has a decreasing prognosis even with best therapy. ...Read more
What is the chances of surviving for lymph node cancer patient at stage 4 to undergo chemo? Will chemo helps? Is the surviver chance high?
Pea sized node in armpit. 2nd time I've seen it in last 2 months. Goes away on its own in 1-2 weeks. Painful upon palpation. Lymph node? Cancer??
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