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Ct neck shows scattered subcm short axis dimension lymph nodes anterior posterior cervical chains bilat. 2 x triple neg breast cancer surv. Biopsy?

Ct neck shows scattered subcm short axis dimension lymph nodes anterior posterior cervical chains bilat. 2 x triple neg breast cancer surv. Biopsy?

Imaging/biopsy: You have been through a lot. Imaging with ct scan provides information and helps guide next steps, but is not diagnostic. A biopsy obtains tissue for pathology to make the diagnose of lymph node. The timing of biopsy in relation to your overall health will be best addressed between you and your doc. Take family or friend with you. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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I think I might have colon cancer. Is it possible for colon cancer to spread to the lymph nodes in my neck? If so how likely? I'm 18 years old. Female

I think I might have colon cancer. Is it possible for colon cancer to spread to the lymph nodes in my neck? If so how likely? I'm 18 years old. Female

Not Very Likely: Given your age it is highly unlikely you have colon cancer. Major factors that increase the risk of colon cancer include family history, age, and inflammatory bowel disease. Most common cause of swollen lymph nodes in neck are a recent viral or bacterial infection. See your doctor if you are concerned or have concerning gastrointestinal complaints. ...Read more

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I've huge stress, no sleeping, butterflies in my stomach thinking I've a thyroid spread cancer, I've enlarged lymph nodes in neck, is it because of stre s?

I've huge stress, no sleeping, butterflies in my stomach thinking I've a thyroid spread cancer, I've enlarged lymph nodes in neck, is it because of stre s?

Could be: Stress can do unbelievable things and create a problem out of nowhere. If you have been feeling like this for awhile then I would recommend going to see a doctor so that they can help you with your symptoms. In the meantime drink plenty of water and do some activities that will lower your stress, for example: yoga. ...Read more

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Can anal cancer spread to the lymph nodes in the neck? I suspect I may have anal cancer and I also have a swollen lymph node in my neck. I'm only 18.

Can anal cancer spread to the lymph nodes in the neck? I suspect I may have anal cancer and I also have a swollen lymph node in my neck. I'm only 18.

Not on you: You are only 18 anal cancer is an unlikely event spreading to neck is also eually unlikely event. First you see your doctor find out your problem, before you imagining worse ...Read more

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Does matted lymph nodes in neck mean cancer?

Does matted lymph nodes in neck mean cancer?

May be tuberculosis: Matted lymph nodes usually applies to chronic lymph node involvement from tuberculosis. Can certainly happen from lymphoma, secondary cancers, other chronic inflammatory diseases involving lymph nodes. ...Read more

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If enlarged lymph nodes in neck are because of cancer somewhere else would it have to be in an area close to the neck?

If enlarged lymph nodes in neck are because of cancer somewhere else would it have to be in an area close to the neck?

Yes and no...: Neck lymph nodes may become enlarged with tumors of the head and neck, such as squamous cell carcinoma of the throat. (Smokers are prone to this problem.) This is because the lymphatic channels in the neck will filter through neck nodes before draining into a larger vessel in the chest. In contrast, lymphoma is a tumor of lymph nodes themselves, and can cause enlargement of any node. ...Read more

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Swelling lymph nodes in neck less than 1 cm They are soft and painless Doc gave me zinnat and klacid Is that mean there is nothing serious or cancer?

Swelling lymph nodes in neck less than 1 cm They are soft and painless Doc gave me zinnat and klacid Is that mean there is nothing serious or cancer?

Lymph node: You are young and it is unlikely this is serious. Take your antibiotics. Lymph nodes swell and these are called reactive lymph nodes. Sometimes these will stay a little bigger. I have a couple on my neck. If the node would have painless swelling and spongy feel then get checked. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Full body CT scan revealed 2 lymph nodes in neck, 2 in groin & pelvic area. All benign. This is my 3rd CT scan. What is my risk of future Cancer?

Full body CT scan revealed 2 lymph nodes in neck, 2 in groin & pelvic area. All benign. This is my 3rd CT scan. What is my risk of future Cancer?

Not much different: Check these links:
http://www. Xrayrisk. Com/calculator/calculator. Php
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/CT
The first is a risk calculator. I got an increase of 0.7% over the baseline for your entire life with a baseline 44.9%. This represents a very small increase. This is based unsubstantiated data. It is not verified. So is the adjacent chart. ...Read more

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Could stomach cancer cause an enlarged posterior cervical lymph node (back of neck)? Or is stomach cancer most often associated with clavicular nodes?

Could stomach cancer cause an enlarged posterior cervical lymph node (back of neck)? Or is stomach cancer most often associated with clavicular nodes?

Supraclavicular: It is very unlikely that stomach cancer would cause enlarged posterior cervical nodes without other symptoms. Even supraclavicular node enlargement as the first sign is distinctly uncommon. If you have concern, see your doctor for an endoscopy. ...Read more

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Does colon cancer spread to neck if lymph nodes are negative?

Very unlikely: Colon cancer that does not involve lymph nodes should not have neck lymph node involvement. If you recently had surgery you probably had a central catheter placed in your neck for IV administration. This may be the lump you are feeling. Make sure you talk to your doctor at the next visit to have a look. You could also have swelling from the endotrachral tube. ...Read more

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Will chemotherapy help at all with 8.7cm thyroid cancer with mestatic neck disease and spread to nearby lymph nodes?

Thyroid treatment: First line against thyroid cancer is surgery. You need to get all detectable disease out of the neck (the primary tumor and nodal metastases). Radioactive iodine is used to eradicate remaining thyroid and thyroid cancer cells. This can also help with distant mets in lungs/bone/etc. This can be repeated. External beam radiation ; chemo are reserved for cancer that has become dangerous. ...Read more

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No rai after 2 years of tt for pap thyroid cancer that spread to nearby lymph nodes, though I was asked to have rai. Did the cancer spread to othr parts?

No rai after 2 years of tt for pap thyroid cancer that spread to nearby lymph nodes, though I was asked to have rai. Did the cancer spread to othr parts?

Thyroid cancer: From your "clinical findings", I see you've had a neg ultrasound and neg thyroglob. You should be on levothyroxine with a low tsh. All this is good, but there still could be small foci of cancer, although at age 81 such cancer may not impact you. Rai is best way to clean it all up. Follow the advice of your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Is cancer the cause of large lymph nodes on back of neck?

Is cancer the cause of large lymph nodes on back of neck?

Possibly: Lymph nodes may enlarge as a result of a number of problems, not just cancer. You should see your physician soon for further evaluation and proper diagnosis. It may just be a manifestation of an infection that requires antibiotics to clear up. But see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does people have lymph nodes they can feel? I can feel one on neck but not on the other side same location. I'm scared I have tonsil cancer.

Does people have lymph nodes they can feel? I can feel one on neck but not on the other side same location. I'm scared I have tonsil cancer.

Lymph nodes...: Lymph nodes are a normal component of the immune system. The react to local infection, inflammation and even cancer by enlarging. The most common cause for lymph node enlargement in the neck region is infection. A worrisome lymph node is one stay stays enlarged. A physical exam by your doctor can help determine why your lymph node is enlarged. ...Read more

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I got lymph nodes in my neck with pain. I checked my blood. But every thing good. Am afraid is it the symptom to cancer. What's the problem to me?

I got lymph nodes in my neck with pain. I checked my blood. But every thing good. Am afraid is it the symptom to cancer. What's the problem to me?

Consider a biopsy: If there are no other symptoms associated with this "lymp node" and all blood work and lab findings are negative, then I would consider a biopsy. A biopsy will tell you exactly what tiis "node" consist of and if should have any further evaluation or treatment. ...Read more

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If persistent, multiple lymph nodes in child's neck & under chin appear, growing in size (largest is 1.7 cm), and it is NOT cancer, what else could it be?

If persistent, multiple lymph nodes in child's neck & under chin appear, growing in size (largest is 1.7 cm), and it is NOT cancer, what else could it be?

Can be healthy: Some folks just have big lymph nodes. Cancer in kids very seldom announces itself this way. If Junior appears otherwise healthy and the routine labs are normal, be thankful and leave it alone. If Junior seems clearly more prone to infections than other kids, then this may be one of the mild genetic immunodeficiencies in which lymph nodes grow over to compensate. ...Read more

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How accurate is a needle biopsy into the neck lymph nodes for detecting cancer?

How accurate is a needle biopsy into the neck lymph nodes for detecting cancer?

It is very Accurate: It is very accurate if slides are examined by a competent Pathologist ...Read more

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What is the correlation of hives and cancer? 2 months ago I notice that the lymph nodes on my neck were inflamed. About 2 weeks ago I noticed hives.

Doesn't mean cancer: Enlarged lymph glands in the neck are common, also hives for whatever reason, are common too, having them at the same time doesn't denote cancer, but just co-existence of two very common conditions. Kindly see your doctor for evaluation and management, wish you wellness ...Read more