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Armpit Mass Diagnosis
22yrs old mammogram normal enlarged right axillary lymph node 7mm left axillary lymph node 3mm waiting biopsy results. Family history breast cancer?
Be patient: Even with a family history of breast cancer, it would be very rare for a 22 yo to have the disease. You only have about a 14-15% chance of developing breast cancer, unless there are multiple family members who have the disease. There are many reasons for lymph nodes to enlarge, many benign, so just wait for the results. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tender soft movable mass in each armpit. Left14cm right 8cm. Dull radiating pain to arm & outer breast. Pcp eval=no swollen nodes&cbc wnl. Advice?
Does the breast cancer grows faster in a year?well defined
lobulated solid mass lesion & enlarged intra axillary lymph node specify cancer ?
Yes possible: First please see your doctor and find out what it is, 66 yr old with breast mass need serious investigation. investigation. ...Read more
Yes, it can: A lump under the armpit should be evaluated. A ultrasound can look at the shape and size of the lymph nodes. A needle biopsy can be performed to make a diagnosis. Contact a breast surgery specialist or go to a breast center for evaluation and risk assessment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. Other causes can be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
Had ultrasound - finding: upper right groin area ovoid shaped lymph node measuring 3.6 x 0.8 cm. What is the possible diagnosis?
More detail please: did the ultrasound mention whether the lymph node looked normal (other than the size)? usually a biopsy is in order for a lymph node this large. you should make sure you are up to date on your GYN exams and that you don't have any unusual skin lesions on your lower extremities or pelvic area. you may need an excisional biopsy rather than a needle biopsy. ...Read more
Is this a lymph node or breast tissue: circumscribed hypoechoic mass with central hyperechoic focus measuring 10x8x7mm in right axilla... ?
Need follow up: By your doctor , if it is in axilla it is most likely a lymph node , ( where they are supposed to be and normal ) some times breast tissue will have lymph nodes which need closes follow up , to rule out it is not some thing serious , go to your doctor for regular follow up. ...Read more
8mm well circumscribed hyperechoic mass in sternal notch, slightly mobile, firm, growing. Possible lymph node?? Tech thought node, doc thinks lipoma??
Prob lipoma.: An ultrasound can see the difference between a lymph node and a lipoma. So if the doctor (radiologist) said lipoma, it's a lipoma. Even so, if it keeps growing, it's best to have it biopsied. Some tumors, like liposarcomas, can masquerade as lipomas because they are made of fat. Any lump that continues to grow eventually needs a biopsy. I hope that helps! ...Read more
Tender soft movable mass in each armpit. Left14cm right 8cm. Pcp says no swollen nodes. history of trapezius strain?
Infection: This sounds like an infection of a cyst. U need eval by ur pcp who may treat u or refer u 2 a surgeon 4 drainage or excision. ...Read more
Lesion on mammogram. Nodule on xray. Clear ct. Swollen lnodes. Likely cancer? Lump w/o mobility nor pain. Pain @ site of nodule. Biopsy? Smoker 20 yr
Firm painless 2-3 cm lump inner thigh under muscle 6 months. MRI x 3 not lipoma or desmoid. Avid enhancement - no diagnosis. Size fluctuates - benign?
Breast Mri VAB biopsy of regional non mass hetrogeneous enhancement is benign breast tissue 2nd rad opinion wrong area biopsied what to do. Scared?
If the second: opinion is correct(not always the case), you need to have another biopsy so the right area is sampled. Consider discussing your concerns with the original radiologist, or consulting a third radiologist as a "tie breaker", before having the procedure repeated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non-hodgkins in 1996, Breast cancer left side 2003 NOW right axillary swollen and painful node. Ultasound nonspecific biopsy good idea?
What does doc say?: A swollen, painful node in the armpit may be a "reactive node," meaning a lymph node that swells in response a scratch on your arm, a hangnail, etc. - basically any entry of bacteria. Since you've had an ultrasound, I'm guessing they're recommended you either biopsy now - or watch for a very short time and biopsy if it doesn't go away. Just make sure you know their recommendation. ...Read more
Bilateral axillary lymph nodes swollen+ fibroadenoms & cysts,arm pain +numbness,no body infectio.Dr said nothing to worry.Lymph nodes biopsy needed?
Thyroid mass 3.5cm enlarged nodes on same side of mass. Mass hard non moveable. None of it hurts gotta get ct scan done. Likely cancer or cyst?
Calcification on left breast. Need a needle core biopsy. Feel swollen under left arm but don't feel a lump. Would my mammos detect underarm too?
Breast is priority: Your priority and that of the mammogram is to detect early breast lesions so that a needle biopsy dx can be rendered. The underarm swelling may be due to enlarged lymph nodes for which no x-ray is needed (you already know that they are enlarged). If the breast bx is malignant, the following step will be surgery that may include sampling of the lymph nodes (like sentinel node) . ...Read more
Cancer with unknown primary tumor. Enlarged lymphnodes under armpits. Tumor find in breastbone. Ok ct Scan of lungs, abdomen, breast. Lymphoma?
Need biopsy done: A biopsy of one of the axillary lymph nodes may provide some guidance about the primary source of this tumor. It could be breast Cancer which sometimes would not show on a Mammogram(it is called an Occult Primary). Without obtaining tissue for microscopic exam it is difficult to proceed further. Ask his oncologist to provide you some answers and an understanding of this problem. ...Read more