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Breast Cancer And Swollen Lymph Nodes
Ct neck shows scattered subcm short axis dimension lymph nodes anterior posterior cervical chains bilat. 2 x triple neg breast cancer surv. Biopsy?
Imaging/biopsy: You have been through a lot. Imaging with ct scan provides information and helps guide next steps, but is not diagnostic. A biopsy obtains tissue for pathology to make the diagnose of lymph node. The timing of biopsy in relation to your overall health will be best addressed between you and your doc. Take family or friend with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Swelling of lymph nodes under the arm is a symptom of breast cancer? Are the swollen lymph nodes supposed to be pain-free?
No neccasarily: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling of lymph nodes under the arm is a symptom of breast cancer, are the swollen lymph nodes supposed to be painful or pain-free?
May need biopsy.....: If the lymph nodes are persistent after seeing your doctor and being evaluated for a possible infection and perhaps being treated with a course of antibiotics, a consultation with a breast cancer surgeon may be needed. Also, a proper breast exam with your doctor, mammogram and ultrasound should be performed if not already. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have 2 peasize swollen lymph nodes been under armpit for 6 months. No pain/itch. I'm 24 and not married, would there be a chance for breast cancer?
Unlikely at your age: Your entire axillary area you will have 20 times more lymph glands than 2, any inflammation in upper arm chest, breast will result in enlarged lymph nodes besides tumors, pea size is not big, in thin people they can be feel normally, don't worry, go and see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If woman has lymphedema (first time ever) caused by breast cancer (15 yrs ago), can lump on breast be swollen lymph node or is cancer more likely?
Can CT scan detect breast cancer or lymphoma? Having swollen axillary lymph nodes since months+ fibroadenomas+complex cyst, ct scan results were normal
CT can detect: The enlarged lymph nodes associated with lymphoma, but a biopsy is necessary to make the diagnosis. CT can occasionally pickup a breast cancer, but it is generally not utilized for detecting breast cancer or evaluating breast abnormalities. Mammography, ultrasound, and mri are more appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of surgery: Scarring of the armpit occurs after armpit node surgery, radiation and sometimes, chemo. The sentinel lymph node operation causes much less scarring compared to the "full" or Level I&II lymph node dissection. The operations take out lymph nodes and cause some scarring of the channels that run to & from the lymph nodes. Radiation & chemo, to some extent, can cause scarring of the nodes themselves. ...Read more
What are the symtoms of breast cancer? I am only 31 years old. I have two knots on left breast sizes are from nickel to a quarter, and on my right there is just one and it is nickel size. I have swollen lymph notes and feel very weak. Losing weight, and t
Absolutely!: Lymph node (ln) involvement implies the presence of cancer cells "elsewhere" in the body. Therefore, the chance for cure is dependent on one's ability to kill these cancer cells thru a combination of chemotherapy & one's immune system. Fortunately, we have many effective drugs to rx breast ca, leading to improved cure rates as compared to even a decade ago. Ln involvement is not a death sentence. ...Read more
Oncologist: See your oncologist for a full evaluation & determination of the treatment options. ...Read more
Sorry to hear thus: See your oncologist for a full review of the treatment options. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is it possible for breast cancer to spread to bones even if it didn't reach the blood system or any lymph nodes?
Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. Often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more
Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more
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