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Can Thymoma Spread Via The Lymph Nodes
Enlarged lymph node: Where is the enlarged lymph node? Any unusually enlarged lymph node, if not from infection/inflammation, should be evaluated. Thymoma is a benign tumor, usually do not cause lymphadenopathy. Thymic carcinoma, however, is a cancer and can spread to local lymph node in advanced stage. Hope helps. ...Read more
1.5 to 1.9cm, 2 lymph nodes neat suspected thymoma in ant mediastinum. Pet suv was 3.8 for thymoma and 4.7 for 1.9 node. Could it it by lymphoma?
Hard to tell, Biopsy: Only a biopsy can tell the cause of these abnormalities. Unless you have some symptoms from these lesions in the mediastinum, i would be inclined to wait before jumping right now into this area for a biopsy. An interval repeat study pet or ct scan in 2 months would be my preference. Why were all these tests done? Do you have any pain or fever? What is your doctor's recommendation for further step. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 enlarged lymph nodes in the ant mediastinum, pet suv of abt 4.7, suspected thymoma nearby. Can this be lymphoma?
Have a 3cm ant mediastinum mass and 2 enlarged lymph nodes. Can docs tell if it's lymphoma or thymoma? Weight loss and bad cough as well.
3cm thymoma detected. Pet suv peak 3.8 with nearby lymph node 0.7-1cm. Results inconclusive. Is a biopsy dangerous to do. Is cancer spillage possible?
During vats surgery of thymoma with enlarged lymph node nearby, can surgeon tell if it's lymphoma and stop surgery or cut out node as well?
Are lymph nodes that are removed to look for cancer spread taken out in order? Ex: 20 removed & 10 positive. Is cancer gone b/c last 10 were clear?
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
So if someone has lymphoma or even another cancer that spread to their lymph nodes. Don't the lymph nodes grow and become hard and firm?
Hi I have sarcoidosis in my lungs and lymph nodes how common is it to spread and can I get any other illnesses from having sarcoidosis?
Get an eye exam: Sarcoidosis can produce an inflammation in the eyes called iritis or anterior uveitis. Signs of it would be found on an eye exam. As long as the sarcoidosis is active you need yearly eye exams. If one or both of your eyes gets red and painful with blurred vision see an ophthalmologist immediately. ...Read more
2 years ago my father had a SCC removed from his face. We have now learned it has spread to lymph nodes. I can't find any information. Prognosis?
Ask his oncologist: ONce a SCC becomes invasive, it can be difficult to control but his oncologist would be the logical person to give an opinion. ...Read more
Pet scan results were fine so why do they want me to have a bronchial scope done ?Wouldn't the scan have shown any spread to the lymph nodes already ?
Local and distant: The most common spread is to local nodes around the esophagus. But the spread, or metastasis can be more distant such as to nodes around the celiac plexus, the region where the blood supply to the stomach arises below the diaphragm. But distant metastasis can be to nodes in the neck, particularly associated with the lymphatic chain that drains into the subclavian vein on left behind clavicle ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Mum has a melanoma on her face that the doctors are concerned may have spread to her lymph nodes. What is the chance of this?
Bad news: Make sure the Drs answer all your questions. ...Read more
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