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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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What cancers cause swollen lymph nodes?

What cancers cause swollen lymph nodes?

Many can: Non-hodgkin's lymphoma and hodgkin's lymphoma commonly cause swelling of lymph nodes.

But any cancer that spreads to a lymph node can cause swelling of the involved lymph nodes. ...Read more

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My brother in law has renal kidney cancer that has spread to his lymph nodes and bones, what is his life expectancy?

My brother in law has renal kidney cancer that has spread to his lymph nodes and bones, what is his life expectancy?

Difficult to predict: Each individual case is unique & predictions are very difficult. Factors such as tumor histology, size, & prior surgery have an impact on prognosis. Data from large series show that median survival for patients with stage IV disease is 16-20 months, and the 5 year survival rate is less than 10% for patients with distant metastases. Many new drugs have been developed that may improve survival. ...Read more

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When you have a partial nephrectomy for stage 1 grade 3 clear cell kidney cancer, how can you tell if the lymph nodes are clear?

When you have a partial nephrectomy for stage 1 grade 3 clear cell kidney cancer, how can you tell if the lymph nodes are clear?

Only Time Will Tell: Usually, lymph nodes are not removed at the time of partial nephrectomy, unless suspicious on pre-op imaging. Post-op imaging surveillance will be necessary to watch for recurrence. If no nodal enlargement is observed over the following years, then the nodes are not involved. ...Read more

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Friend has a 4cm kidney tumor believed to be cancer. Also swollen lymph nodes. What are the odds the lymph nodes have cancer and how could be treated?

Friend has a 4cm kidney tumor believed to be cancer. Also swollen lymph nodes. What are the odds the lymph nodes have cancer and how could be treated?

Maybe: If the lymph nodes that are enlarged are near the kidney and were identified by ct scan, then it is likely that they are affected by cancer. If enlarged nodes are far away from the kidney, then it is less likely but still possible to be affected by cancer. Treatment for any cancer is dependent on histology (cell type), clinical stage, and other clinical factors-your friend needs an oncologist. ...Read more

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4 year old with swollen lymph nodes on belly for over 2 months and also cyst in kidney. No viral illness. Can it be cancer?

4 year old with swollen lymph nodes on belly for over 2 months and also cyst in kidney. No viral illness. Can it be cancer?

Chances are low: Are the lymph nodes inside- or down in the groin- both are found in virus infections. Did you find out about the cysts with a CT scan? Usually if there is any concern for cancer the doctors will tell you to get further testing
One good thing is that if this is going on for 2 months and not causing weight loss or fever then it is less likely cancer- I would recommend talking with your doctor ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes in my lower back area, what can it be? Just had an MRI done and that was the diagnosis now I'm waiting to get a CT scan.

I have swollen lymph nodes in my lower back area, what can it be? Just had an MRI done and that was the diagnosis now I'm waiting to get a CT scan.

Usually benign: In a young person, most causes of swollen lymph nodes are infectious or reactive, therefore are benign. Localized lymph node swelling is frequently due to localized infection. Some infections can be serious however, such as tb. Rarely cancer can present as enlarged nodes (lymphoma, hodgkin disease), so, a biopsy/removal and further lab analysis may be necessary to determine cause. ...Read more

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Reading on Lymph Nodes in Lower Back & seeing conflicting Yes/No I'm Just diagnosed w/Swollen Lymph Nodes in Lower Back/Neck Can They be in these areas?

Reading on Lymph Nodes in Lower Back & seeing conflicting Yes/No I'm Just diagnosed w/Swollen Lymph Nodes in Lower Back/Neck Can They be in these areas?

Posterior neck: There are many lymph nodes through out the body. Neck is one of areas that has a lot of lymph nodes. Yes, lymph nodes can be swollen up as a reaction process in different settings like infection, inflammation, cancer, etc.
Since I am unable to examine you myself, you may want to discuss further with your doctor, ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes around the aorta?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes around the aorta?

Nodes: Lots of things can cause enlarged lymph nodes. Generally the ones around the aorta would be enlarged because of processes in the body below their level such as the pelvis or lower extremities. This is not a firm rule however as some systemic problems can also cause it. ...Read more

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Could poor oral hygiene cause swollen lymph nodes?

Could poor oral hygiene cause swollen lymph nodes?

Definitely: Swollen lymph nodes are one of the body's chief ways to ward off disease from infection, tumors, etc. Small lymph vessels connect each node like a string of pearls trapping cellular debris and fluid to be filtered, drained, and diseases destroyed by this lymphatic system located everywhere throughout the body. Poor oral hygiene can lead to infection which drains to the nearby lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Does having a cold cause swollen lymph nodes in your neck?

Does having a cold cause swollen lymph nodes in your neck?

Yes.: This is probably the most common cause of enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. After a patient recovers from the uri, the lymph nodes should cease to enlarge, and then gradually shrink down to their normal size (this sometimes can take 4-6 weeks). If the lymph nodes do not follow this pattern, then you may need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a cough cause swollen lymph nodes in supraclaviclar area?

Can a cough cause swollen lymph nodes in supraclaviclar area?

No: A cough per se doesn't cause a swollen lymph node in this area. You need to see your physician to work up this cough and the supraclavicular lymph node. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes in groin/neck?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes in groin/neck?

It depends: We need to know more. How long have you had these nodes and what is their size? Are they increasing in size? If they are bigger than 2 Cm and increasing in size in 1 to 2 months, you need to be examined by a physician. If the nodes are suspicious for Cancer, a biopsy is the best way to find out or exclude Cancer as the cause. Infections can also cause swelling of lymph nodes (Tender to touch) ...Read more

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What could cause swollen lymph nodes in groin and back pain?

What could cause swollen lymph nodes in groin and back pain?

Hard to say: There are several possible cause of such symptoms. The best approach is to see your doctor for a complete exam. They may wish to get a ct scan depending on the results of the findings on exam. ...Read more

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Can a canker sore cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can a canker sore cause swollen lymph nodes?

No: Swollen lymph nodes result from an infection. Canker sores are not due to infection. However, ulcers that look like canker sores may be due to a viral infection.
Canker sores heal spontaneously in 7-10 days. If you have any sore that does not heal in 7-10 days, you need to have it examined. See your dentist. ...Read more

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What types of things (besides colds) cause swollen lymph nodes under the jaw bone?

What types of things (besides colds) cause swollen lymph nodes under the jaw bone?

Usually some: Type of infection, in mouth, gums, salivary gland, mononcucleosis, tuberculosis, etc. Less commonly, disorders of the lymphatic system, such as lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, sarcoidosis. Even less commonly, metastatic cancer from thyroid, lung, breast, etc. If it persists, you should get a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a sore in the nose cause swollen lymph nodes?

Not usually: Look for another reason for swollen lymph nodes and consult your physician. ...Read more

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Can teething cause swollen lymph nodes?

Possibly: It's not common for teething to cause swollen lymph nodes but it is possible. Have child checked by a physician to rule out other possibilities. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis cause swollen lymph nodes?

Possibly: Lymph nodes enlarge as a reaction to inflammation so if the skin inflammation is significant then enlargement can occur. ...Read more

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Can gingivtis cause swollen lymph nodes on both sides?

Sure: Gingivitis is caused by bacteria, it's an infection. And the lymph nodes in the neck are scavengers for anything coming from your mouth. Too much bacteria, and they too get inflammed. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause swollen lymph nodes around the neck?

Is there anything that can cause swollen lymph nodes around the neck?

Swollen lymph node: Swollen lymph node can be caused by many things like infection, trauma/irritation/ inflammation, malignancy etc. Swollen lymph gland on the neck is usually a reactive process from something located on the mouth or other head and neck area. If swollen lymph nodes becomes persistent go to see your primary care doctor and get yourself checked ...Read more

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Can metformin cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can metformin cause swollen lymph nodes?

No: I have never heard of that happening with metformin. See your doctor for an evaluation of the swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes in lungs?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes in lungs?

A number of things: Infections, malignancy, and autoimmune diseases can all cause swollen lymph nodes in the lungs. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes in armpits and neck?

Inflammation: Any inflammation, even dandruff in the area drained by the lymph node can result in enlargement. You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Sean Williamson
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Hypernephroma (Definition)

Hypernephroma has become an outdated term for cancerous change of filtrating tubules of kidneys and has bee replaced by renal cell carcinoma; literally, it denotes "overgrowth of kidney cells". Its risk factors are tobacco smoking, long-term OTC pain killer use, etc. In few cases, genetic factor is blamed. More? Contact www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin ...Read more


Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more