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Can Ultrasound Detect Cancer In Lymph Nodes
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
Are cancer lymph nodes easy to notice on ultrasound? If professional told me not to worry about my hard lymph nodes (i, ii, v region) should I let it go
? Hard lymph nodes su:
I would be suspicious if the lymph nodes are palpable and are hard when you feel them with your hand.
Ultrasound can be a reasonable screen for enlarged and even malignant lymph nodes, but it is not 100% reliable. So if the primary tumor is high risk for metastasis, I would want to surgically remove the lymph nodes for microscopic examination. That is the only 100% reliable test for cancerdetecti. ...Read more
Ultrasound:Solitary lymph node submental region. There for 2 weeks. No other symptoms. A little soft on touch. Smoker. How long before it goes away? Cancer?
Might not.: I'm not sure what you mean by "soft on touch". Being a smoker, I'm sure this is worrisome; however, an ultrasound (or CT scan) gives only limited information. It may be a scar from a prior infection (viral bronchitis), or a lymph node from existing infection, or cancer. The only way to tell is to perform a biopsy. Subsegmental means it may be too far away for bronchoscopy or CT-guided biopsy. TTYD ...Read more
My son 15mnth went for ultrasound on lymph node he has for 2 months it measured about 8mm and he is having CBC blood work today could it be cancer?
Swollen lymph node: Swollen lymph glands can be caused by many things like infection (viral, bacterial, fungi etc), inflammation, malignancy etc. Viral/bacterial upper respiratory infection would be the most common cause of swollen lymph gland- especially in toddler. 8mm is small size of lymph gland. Don't worry. ...Read more
Submandibular lymph on ultrasound 2.2 x 1.0 x. 8 cm. Is it concerning for malignancy (history of thyroid cancer) or w/ location is probably reactive?
Nodal view: It is very difficult to comment on what the node is. You don't mention it's size or if it is tender. If tender it could be from qn irritation of the salivary gland, the salivary duct, an infection on the floor of your mouth or more. If the enlargement has no tenderness there are a number of other possible benign causes, but to give you emotional comfort have the area examinied by an ENT ...Read more
Thyroid cancer on left - new ultrasound showed 9x3mm zone v & 10x3mm zone II both right side. No obvious lymph nodes on left. Adenopathy right side?
See your Physician: Lab results, xrays, scans and all medical work ups are best interpreted by the treating or consulting physician within the context of the problem and in the patient he/she is treating. Your best chances are to discuss it with your physician, he/she knows your situation best. ...Read more
Breast ultrasound shows enlarged lymph node in auxiliary armpit. He says nothing to worry about. Isn't lymph nodes associated with cancer?
Get 2nd opinion:
I would see someone to make sure. If your PCP or OB/GYN agree with the report it may be nothing to worry about. Best.
I am 28 My moms mom died at 61 from breast cancer and my mom at 46 had abnormal mam with normal ultrasound says it's lymph node what does that mean?
Repeat ultrasound 6m: If your grandmother had breast cancer at the age of 61 and your mom who is now 46 has an abnormal mammogram but a normal ultrasound, the recommendation would be to recheck the ultrasound in 6 months. If you can feel a lump are still concerned, it would be reasonable to do an ultrasound guided biopsy. It is very common to get lymph nodes that are abnormal on mammo but normal on ultrasound. ...Read more
Felt bump under my ear and under my jaw. Had ultrasound- bump was a lymph node. Tickle in throat sore-not when swallow, dry cough over 3 weeks, Cancer?
Not the forum.: Use HealthTap Prime to relay your concerns. Prior to that, obtain the ultrasound report as well as the pictures, which you can upload during the HealthTap Prime encounter. In this forum, we're limited to 400 characters so it's very hard to advise you correctly or even give a diagnosis. In general, cancer causes symptoms like weight loss, fatigue, &c, & runs in families. Need thorough discussion. ...Read more
Sounds like he's: Looking for evidence, but the only proof is a biopsy. Ct-scans reveal lumps, in lungs or the mediastinum, wher the heart, swallowing tube and lymph nodes live. Size and architecture point to or against cancer. Pet/ct follows a biopsy. They must know that there is cancer first, then look for the legitimate treatments. ...Read more
Lymph nodes: Lymph node disease occurs for a number reasons. Any noticeable enlargement in a group of lymph nodes, especially painless, with accompanying fevers, night sweats or rapid weight loss should be followed up with your doctor. ...Read more
High risk: Bladder cancer found to be in the lymph nodes at the time of bladder removal is considered "advanced" and 5 year survival estimates are on the order of 25-30%. However, some patients with relatively little involvement of the nodes can experience prolonged survival, if not cure, from thorough surgical removal of lymph node tissue at the time of surgery for bladder removal. Chemotherapy may help. ...Read more
Metastasis: Many cancers spread to lymph nodes that are in the chest or directly to the lungs themselves. The enlarging tumors compress vital structures including the lungs themselves, arterial supply or venous return to or from the lungs which may fill with fluid. The common denominator is that gas exchange becomes impaired so the blood oxygen level falls. ...Read more
Staging / treatment: Lymph node removal might be part of surgical management, for instance in head/neck cancers. But examination of lymph nodes is also important for staging purposes, to see if the tumor has spread to the lymph nodes. The stage of a cancer indicates whether a tumor is early or advanced, and oncologists use this information to determine what the appropriate therapy should be. ...Read more
Inflamation: Presumably, you have enlarged lymph nodes and the ultrasound saw no evidence that the normal architecture of the nodes was not disrupted and therefore didn't think there was a tumor cause. Thus the benign designation. The cause could be some sort of infection. ...Read more
Is it possible to have several palpable bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes and not be related to cancer?
Does abnormal or reactive lymph nodes mean cancer? How common would a lymphatic cancer be in an 18 year old?
I have had an ultrasound. My neck lumps are not from lymph nodes, so what else could it be? I have 3 on right side
Few things: Could be estill small lymphnodes not picked up by us, could be things called branchial cysts which could be anatomical remnants of some clefts we had suring development as a foetus inside mother's womb, soft tissue tumors-benign ones -called lipomas/fibromas/neiurofibromas etc. If not causing pain, if not fast growing, if not identifiedas thyroid tissue sitting in some other place like neck, no worry. ...Read more
I have just received results of the biopsy of four lymph nodes after a lobectomy. One has cancer, how serious is this?
Lung CA? Not good: I assume you are talking lung cancer, no? It is usually bad news to have lung cancer to begin with, and having a positive node makes things worse. Still, if you had surgery, I assume there was no definite evidence of spread so you have a fighting chance. It is possible your doctor will offer you post operative chemo. Have a good talk with him/her. Good luck and God bless. ...Read more
What does it mean to have a few unenlarged lymph nodes are seen in both sides of the neck after having an ultrasound test?
Normal: Probably this means that the person getting the test had normal healthy lymph nodes. Typically, enlarged lymph nodes indicate disease, but normal size lymph nodes don't. Lymph nodes are throughout the neck, here's a nice surface diagram: http://goo. Gl/kepw2. ...Read more
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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