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How do you treat a benign lymph node in your breast?

How do you treat a benign lymph node in your breast?

Watch it: Intramammary lymph nodes are common. They are usually not felt but can occasionally be seen on mammograms. Next, a breast ultrasound should be done. If it has benign characteristics, it can be watched. ...Read more

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If a benign lymph node in a breast keeps getting bigger every few years,is that a serious issue? It is freakin me out!

If a benign lymph node in a breast keeps getting bigger every few years,is that a serious issue? It is freakin me out!

Need more info: How do you know the node is benign? How large is the node? Where is it located around the breast? Its not typical for a lymph node to continue to enlarge over years for no reason. Again more info would allow much more informed guidance. ...Read more

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Mammogram results-intramammographic benign lymph nodes. Huge family history of breast, ovarian, and cervical cancer. Should I be worried and pursue this?

Mammogram results-intramammographic benign lymph nodes.  Huge family history of breast, ovarian, and cervical cancer.  Should I be worried and pursue this?

BRCA: If you have a strong family history of breast and ovarian cancer you should ask for BRCA genetic testing. This tests your genetic risk for developing these cancers. There are several companies that do this test and individualized treatment plans can be created. Cervical cancer is not related to family history but rather exposure to the sexually transmitted HPV virus. ...Read more

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Could a 7 mm grade 2 lymph node in the breast identified incidentally on a cervical MRI be benign?

Could  a 7 mm grade 2 lymph node in the breast identified incidentally on a cervical MRI be benign?

It can but: Still needs to be investigated in order to pick up any disease at an earlier stage and thus potentially more curable if detected in time. ...Read more

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Had breast MRI , family history. A lump they think its benign lymph node. Right away they want to do a mammogram . Why would they do it if its that ?

Had breast MRI , family history. A lump they think its benign lymph node. Right away they  want to do a mammogram . Why would they do it if its that ?

Mam may prove it : An MRI cannot always tell a lymph node from a tumor, including cancer. A lymph node and some tumors light up intensely after contrast is injected. But a lymph node on a mammogram may have the classic appearance of a lymph node and if it is in the same place in the breast as the "lump" seen on the MRI the answer will be clear. Note: if you have a prior mammogram have them compare with this one! ...Read more

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What causes a breast lymph node to swell?

What causes a breast lymph node to swell?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more

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What is an intrammary lymph node in a breast?

What is an intrammary lymph node in a breast?

Normal: It is a lymph node located in the breast. They can sometimes normally occur there. Like all lymph nodes, they can abnormally enlarge for a variety of reasons, but a normal appearing intramammary lymph node is nothing to worry about. ...Read more