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Can u still get massages if you had lymph nodes removed under arm and breast area from cancer?

Can u still get massages if you had lymph nodes removed under arm and breast area from cancer?

Yes!: In fact it's a very good thing. There's a special type of massage called "lymphdrainage" that's very good for people who've had their lymph nodes removed and have swelling. Can't hurt to start now, even if you don't have swelling. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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My mother sufered from cancer 6years ago and since they removed a lot of lymph nodes she had been sufferring from pain in her arm so what's the solution?

My mother sufered from cancer 6years ago and since they removed a lot of lymph nodes she had been sufferring from pain in her arm so what's the solution?

Pt and meds: That can be a challenging problem. Sometimes massage therapy and evaluation for lymphedema can be useful. Occasionally pain meds or anti inflammatory meds can help. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes throughout neck. & a few under arms. All soft. All moveable. All 1.25 CM or less. Been there for three years. No growing. Cancer?

Enlarged lymph nodes throughout neck. & a few under arms. All soft. All moveable. All 1.25 CM or less. Been there for three years. No growing. Cancer?

Probably not: I think it's just your healthy immune system working to fight off infections. The fact that they are freely movable is reassuring. Cancer (lit, 'the crab') tends to send out tentacles that tie tissues down. Also the fact they're not growing is reassuring. Relax, and enjoy your life (safely, of course). ...Read more

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Diagnosed with shingles 5 days ago; have lymphedema on 1 arm from removal of 30 breast cancer involved lymph nodes - what if shingles spreads to arm?

Secondary infection: Good news is that shingles always follows set patterns. The outbreaks follow the course of a sensory nerve. So, if the outbreak isn't now near the arm, it is very unlikely that it will go there. You can search online for shingles dermatomes to see the patterns. If it does make it to your arm, secondary infection is your biggest concern. Be careful the blisters do not pop and become infected. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes 4 years. Left check neck and arm. Dr's say 8mm and won't so a biopsy. What should I do? Could it be? Seen GP, ENT, AND CANCER DR.

Enlarged lymph nodes 4 years. Left check neck and arm. Dr's say 8mm and won't so a biopsy. What should I do? Could it be? Seen GP, ENT, AND CANCER DR.

Lymphadenopathy: You have been seen by your GP, ENT and an oncologist? They have all told you its fine, but you are still anxious and want a fourth opinion from online physicians who have not examined you? Do you have an anxiety disorder? what is the source of your dizzyness? is your tachycardia due to PSVT instead of PVC which would be rare in your age and gender. Consult a mental health professional for eval. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes in left check neck and arm. 8mm and Dr's won't biopsy. Seen ENT GP AND CANCER. WHAT COULD IT BE? WHAT SHOULD I DO

Enlarged lymph nodes in left check neck and arm. 8mm and Dr's won't biopsy.  Seen ENT GP AND CANCER. WHAT COULD IT BE? WHAT SHOULD I DO

Wait and watch: If three different specialist do not feel the need to do a biopsy, it would be reasonable to wait and watch. If the nodes double in size you should re-contact your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Swelling of lymph nodes under the arm is a symptom of breast cancer? Are the swollen lymph nodes supposed to be pain-free?

Swelling of lymph nodes under the arm is a symptom of breast cancer? Are the swollen lymph nodes supposed to be pain-free?

No neccasarily: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Swelling of lymph nodes under the arm is a symptom of breast cancer, are the swollen lymph nodes supposed to be painful or pain-free?

Swelling of lymph nodes under the arm is a symptom of breast cancer, are the swollen lymph nodes supposed to be painful or pain-free?

Pain due to infectio: Painful lymph nodes are usually inflammatory or infectious. Cancer lymph nodes usually don't hurt unless they are very large. ...Read more

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I have had a biopsy fobe fron lumps aroynd my lymph node under arm pit does this mean cancer if dr says the luos looked abnormal?

Lympadenopathy: Various causes of above starting with infections/inflammatory process/ malignancy. A path report may clarify this. Follow up with pcp. ...Read more