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Can cancer be in the soft tissue of a lymph gland?

Can cancer be in the soft tissue of a lymph gland?

Yes...: Often the first sign of cancer spreading is to the local lymphnode... When a woman having clinical breast exam, her underam is also examined to make sure no lymphnode etc...Once cancer is diagnosed or suspected, the lymphnodes are biopsied/resected to see if cancer is in there. The nodes are basically filters and when cancer cells pass thru, they are trapped there. Consult your doc. Good luck.. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Enlarged lymph gland but not cancer do what is it?

Enlarged lymph gland but not cancer do what is it?

Most enlarged: Lymph nodes are part of the healthy response to a local infection or recent injury. ...Read more

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Painful swollen lymph node on salivatory gland pain has gone away a bit but get chills hard to get warm and dizziness and body pains could this Cancer?

Painful swollen lymph node on salivatory gland pain has gone away a bit but get chills hard to get warm and dizziness and body pains could this Cancer?

Infection not cancer: Sounds like the "Painful swollen lymph node on salivatory gland pain has gone away a bit but get chills hard to get warm and dizziness and body pains, could thisCancer? "presentation set related to a self limited flu-like, considerations may include common viral infection, not cancer. If salivary gland swelling persists, contact your doctor for evaluation of blood tests for above. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph glands but not sick? Do I have cancer?

Swollen lymph glands but not sick? Do I have cancer?

Unlikely: The most common cause of swollen lymph nodes is infection (bacterial or viral). It sometimes can take 1-2 months for the enlarged lymph nodes to return to their normal size after an infection. If the lymph nodes continue to grow, occur in different areas of the body, or you start getting sick symptoms (fevers, unexplained weight loss, night sweats, fatigue), I would go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a swollen lymph gland and aching around the breast mean cancer?

Can a swollen lymph gland and aching around the breast mean cancer?

Not necessarily: An enlarged painful lymph gland is more indicative of an infection. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. See this site for signs of breast cancer. http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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I have enlarged lymph glands in the groin. Does this warrant further testing? What could cause this? I'm a breast cancer survivor of ten years.

I have enlarged lymph glands in the groin. Does this warrant further testing? What could cause this? I'm a breast cancer survivor of ten years.

If nedded, bx: The presence of a persistent lesion in the groin should be evaluated. If 1 cm or > and no primary cause, then biopsy should be performed. Many breast cancers are associated with the MMTV virus. This same virus can enter the Wnt-1 gene of the lymphocyte to induce transformation to lymphoma, so that care must be taken not to miss such a lesion. ...Read more

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How long can squamous cell cancer of the lower eyelid go untreated before it spreads to lymph glands or the eye itself?

How long can squamous cell cancer of the lower eyelid go untreated before it spreads to lymph glands or the eye itself?

Get it treated now: Every day that a cancer is neglected makes it more difficult to treat. If you have pressing business, you may wait a few weeks. ...Read more

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Is something related to lymph node glands considered very serious?

Is something related to lymph node glands considered very serious?

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 should I know about lymph node cancer?

What should I know about lymph node cancer?

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

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Is a 7mm intramammary lymph node a swollen gland?

Is a 7mm intramammary lymph node a swollen gland?

Not really: Lymph nodes are not considered swollen or enlarged unless they are bigger than one CM (>10 mm). But watch out, Intramammary lymph nodes can be a tumor as well. So this needs to be followed over the next 6 months either with repeat Ultrasound or a mammogram to make sure that it is not getting bigger in size (growing, which may imply that it is more likely to be breast cancer nodule). ...Read more

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What does a lymph node swollen from cancer look like?

Enlarged and firm.: A norml lymph node is about the size, shape and consistency of a partially cooked kidney bean (small, bean-shaped, and soft but solid). A lymph node involved by metastatic carcinoma would be enlarged, irregular in shape and would feel more firm / hard to the touch (like a pitted date). A node with carcinoma might also have a woody cut surface and might be 'fixed' to adjacent soft tissue. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is lymph node a sign of cancer?

Hoping you can tell me, is lymph node a sign of cancer?

Monitoring Centers: 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 more

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Could you tell me what is the survival rate of lymph node cancer?

Depends: There are many kinds of "lymph node cancers" (lymphoma). Hodkin's vs. Non hodkin's, aggressive vs slow growing. Some are terribly aggressive, can cause death in weeks, and respond poorly to treatment whereas others can be present (often unnoticed) for years and cause no problems even without treatment. You need to be a bit more specific for us to answer your question. ...Read more

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Does an enlarged lymph node in the periaortic region indicate cancer?

Does an enlarged lymph node in the periaortic region indicate cancer?

Depends: It may indicate cancer metastasis or spread… do you have a previous history of intra-abdominal malignancy such as: colon, pancreatic or liver cancer? ...Read more

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Left side neck hurts at one point. Think its lymph node. I'm 17. I smoke abit. Not consistant. I'm scared its cancer. Pls help?

Left side neck hurts at one point. Think its lymph node. I'm 17. I smoke abit. Not consistant. I'm scared its cancer. Pls help?

Neck Pain: Chances are it is not cancer. You definitely should not smoking because it does increase your risk of cancer. You should see a doctor for evaluation to find out what is going on and to, I expect, alleviate your anxiety and fear about the cancer. ...Read more

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I've had a lymph node on the back of my neck for over a year now. It's about 1 CM. Hard but movable. Should I be worried about cancer?

I've had a lymph node on the back of my neck for over a year now. It's about 1 CM. Hard but movable. Should I be worried about cancer?

No: Just check the node about once a month. If it does not grow bigger, you do not have other enlarged nodes, it would be okay to wait and watch. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more