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Would cancer metastasis to neck lymph nodes likely show up in bloodwork such as a CBC?

Would cancer metastasis to neck lymph nodes likely show up in bloodwork such as a CBC?

CBC and cancer: Very few cancers show up in a CBC. A few such as leukemia commonly are seen in a CBC. A metastatic lesion to a neck lymph node would normally not be detected with this blood test. An FNA (fine needle aspiration) can be performed where a tiny needle is used to extract cells for a pathologists review. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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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How long does a person live with endometrial cancer with metastasis to the lymph node? Can it still be cured? Chances ?On chemotheraphy and radiation

How long does a person live with endometrial cancer with metastasis to the lymph node? Can it still be cured? Chances ?On chemotheraphy and radiation

Not hopeless: Common endometrial adenocarcinoma that's made it to a lymph node is stage iiic1 or higher, but the odds of five year survival are given at 15% or better. Don't give up. ...Read more

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What are the possibilities of bone cancer or metastases form throat cancer that had a primary in the left tonsil. Stage 4in tonsil and 3 lymph nodes/ ?

What are the possibilities of bone cancer or metastases form throat cancer that had a primary in the left tonsil. Stage 4in tonsil and 3 lymph nodes/ ?

Throat cancer: Can present, or have metachronous metastasis to bones. . . It and lung cancer are the common metastatic sites. Usually this occurs within 2-3 years after successful loco-regional treatment. May be less with chemoradiotherapy. ...Read more

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Breast cancer spread only to lymph nodes is also called metastasis?

Breast cancer spread only to lymph nodes is also called metastasis?

Metastatic disease: Any spread from the tissue of origin, including lymph nodes is metastatic disease. ...Read more

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Is it invasive lymph node metastasis is serious condition for breast cancer? Is it curable?

Is it  invasive lymph node metastasis is serious condition for breast cancer? Is it curable?

All forms: of breast cancer can be considered serious, but to answer your question, yes, breast cancer with lymph node involvement is potentially curable, but the probability depends on a number of factors. Survival rates are very high if the tumor is small and the lymph node involvement is minimal(stage 1B), and become worse with increasing tumor size, extent of node involvement, and distant metastases. ...Read more

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I had very low numbers in a grade 3, stage 3 er+ breast cancer (no lymph involvement), what are the chances of metastasis elsewhere?

I had very low numbers in a grade 3, stage 3 er+ breast cancer (no lymph involvement), what are the chances of metastasis elsewhere?

Not sure what..: ...You mean by "low numbers". If you truly had a stage 3, node negative cancer, it would be a t4n0m0 (stage iiib). Being er+ is good but a grade 3, stage 3 still has a fair risk of relapse. You need an aggressive approach with chemo, surgery, radiation, and endocrine therapy. My advise: do your best to complete therapy and do not focus too much in numbers or odds. Best 2u. ...Read more

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If a breast mass has not spread to the lymph nodes then there can be no metastasis to any other area correct?

If a breast mass has not spread to the lymph nodes then there can be no metastasis to any other area correct?

Unfortunately No.: Unfortunately breast cancer can skip the lymph nodes and metastasize to other parts of the body. This happens relatively rarely but has been seen. The risk of cancer in ither parts of the body is much lower if the lymph nodes are clear, but it is not impossible. ...Read more

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If lymph nodes clear in primary invasive casinoma of the breast stage 1, can bone metastasis occur ?

If lymph nodes clear in primary invasive casinoma of the breast stage 1, can bone metastasis occur ?

Yes, but unlikely: If your lymph nodes were truly negative, it's much less likely you would develop metastatic disease, but it happens. Breast cancer that is er positive may show up many years later in the bones. ...Read more

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Metastasis (Definition)

A cancer begins in an organ (say the breast). If it gets into the blood stream or the lymphatic stream the cells can travel to other parts of the body where, in the right environment, they may settle and grow. This development of tumor growth far away from the original site ...Read more