cancer in lymph nodes under armpit

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Dr. Barry Handler answered:

Have swollen lymph nodes in 3 places, breast, groin and armpit. Could I have cancer?

Uncertain

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Other things besides cancer can cause lymph node enlargement but it certainly warrants being checked out by you primary care physician. They may elect to follow you for a few weeks to see if it doesn't go away. If not, they may refer you to someone to do a sampling which can be done as a small surgery or needle procedure.
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Dr. Troy W. Ross answered:

I've been having pain under my armpit and shoulder (all on the right side) and have a strong feeling a lymph node is the culprit could this be cancer?

Probably not

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A painful lymph node is probably from an infection. A tumor usually grow so slowly that there isn't any pain until it gets so big that it presses on other parts of the body
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

If a lymph node in biceps has some cancer cells but the one in the armpit doesn't, is the tumor only in the lymphatic system or it could have spread?

Unclear question

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If a tumor is in a lymph node (there are no lymphodes in the biceps) it has already spread. Where is the primary cancer and what kind of cancer?
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I have 2 peasize swollen lymph nodes been under armpit for 6 months. No pain/itch. Im 24 and not married, would there be a chance for breast cancer?

Unlikely at your age

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Your entire axillary area you will have 20 times more lymph glands than 2 , any inflammation in upper arm chest, breast will result in enlarged lymph nodes besides tumors , pea size is not big , in thin people they can be feel normally, don't worry , go and see your doctor
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

Left breast is bruised, not sure why and in my left armpit my axillary lymph node is very hard and large, can't really be seen unless close up. Cancer?

Unlikely

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Cancer is very unlikely in this situation, especially in a 16 year old. However, this issue needs to be evaluated. See a doctor.
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Dr. Steven Hebert answered:

I have this pain sensation in my armpit . Could it be cancer i've heard there are these lymph nodes in that area?

cancer unlikely

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You likely have skeletal or muscular pain. Could also have pain due to a swollen lymph node. This is usually associated with an infection but rarely could be associated with disease such as lymphoma. Chances are that your condition is benign.
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Dr. Travis Kidner answered:

Why are the lymph nodes in the armpit removed when a person undergoes surgery for breast cancer?

Metastatsis

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The first place that breast cancer will travel is to the lymph nodes in the armpit. A procedure called a sentinel lymph node biopsy removes the first draining lymph node from the breast. If this does not have cancer then we know that most lilkely the cancer has not spread.
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My doctor found 4 masses in my breast and one in my lymph node under my armpit. They have been biopsied could it be cancer?

Possibly

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Your biopsy answer should come quickly. It's certainly possible that this is a new malignancy. It could also be from a benign cause. Please follow up closely with your doctor!
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Dr. Richard K. Orr answered:

Could a cyst on the right thyroid, hoarseness and a lymph node enlarged to 3cm under right armpit be cancer?

Maybe

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A lump in the thyroid and hoarseness suggests cancer, but a lymph node under the arm is probably not related. Get all three problems checked out. A surgical oncologist is competent to deal with all of these issues.
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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

Been to dr at least 6 times for swollon lymph nodes in neck and groin. All say they are "shotty nodes". Now I found another node in my armpit. Cancer?

Why so many times?

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If you had cancer in your lymph glands, they would have continued to enlarge, leading your doctor to do a biopsy. Unless the lymph nodes are growing and become bigger than 1.5 to 2cm(one inch), it is hard to think of them as cancerous(normal nodes can be palpable as you have felt them yourself). Please quit feeling for them as it only makes you more nervous and anxious. Get checked 1-2 times/yr
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