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Cancer In Lymph Nodes Under Armpit
My dad has stage 3 melamoma cancer they removed the area infected and took out the infected lymph nodes under his armpit. Why are they givign him chemo?
To cure him!: Melanoma is a very aggressive cancer, sadly. Cancer cells leave the main cancer early and travel through the bloodstream. Even though your dad's cancer was removed surgically, those traveling cells must be killed. The only way to do this is with chemotherapy, which gets into every part of the body. His doc is trying to keep his melanoma from coming back! it's hard but it's what he needs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have this pain sensation in my armpit . Could it be cancer i've heard there are these lymph nodes in that area?
Are small palpable lymph nodes in the armpit area almost always related to cancer? I have one that seems pea sized and easily moveable.
No: But any suspicious lymph node enlargement lasting more than a month should be checked by a doctor. Infection including viral ones is often associated with small lymph node enlargement. ...Read more
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?: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No sign cancer in breast,spread to 2 lymph nodes prominent lymph nodes about 3 inches below armpit,no primary tumour . What is survival rate ?
Same as breast mass: Survival rate of breast cancer metastatic to axillary lymph nodes, but without evident primary tumor is the same as that when a primary tumor is evident. It depends on hormone receptor status, HER2status, age and overall health of patient. Also—since some women are cured of this disease and others aren't—it depends on factors of which medical science is now ignorant. ...Read more
Does a painless lymph node under the armpit always mean cancer? I'm a bit worried because what seems to be a lymph node under my armpit is painless.
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?
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