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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? Im a breast cancer survivor of ten years.

 I have enlarged lymph glands in the groin. Does this warrant further testing? What could cause this? Im 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

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