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Could I Have A Neck Tumor Or A Lymph Node From Cancer Elsewhere If Large
You have a lump in: Your neck? You might be right, it could be a lymph node, a lot depends on where, and how long it has been there. The possibillities include congenital cysts, thyroid enlargements, tumors and benign, and nodes. Nodes can be infectious or inflammatory, or intrinsic lymphoma, or regional or distant cancer. An exam and possibly imaging and biopsy may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What would a lymph node feel like if it was swollen from lymphoma or other cancers. Have movable node in arm pit that is about a half inch?
Can you get enlarged lymph nodes in your neck because of cancer somewhere else? Or can it be because I have pressed my neck a lot?
See below: Pressing the neck will not cause the lymph nodes to enlarge. It is very unlikely that cancer somewhere else is causing neck nodes to enlarge. To find out more would require additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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.
Monitoring Centers: 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
I have enlarged lymph nodes in my chest ranging from 12.9-16.3mm, and what size should I be concerned or get a biopsy.
Not now: A ln must get to be 2 cm (20 mm) to be considered enlarged. Based on your medication list you are being treated for infection. Ln "enlarge" as part of the healthy response to infection. No concern here. ...Read more
I have a bruise on neck resembling a hickey. Possible causes? No kissing or injury to the area. I do have swollen lymph nodes in the region.
Get a medical check: This bruise could be from any kind of injury or bump. But your enlarged lymph glands concern me even more. So the best course of action is to have your doctor check your lymph nodes as well as your bruised area. A blood count(cbc) may be able to rule out any obvious cause of bleeding(bruises).If the lymph nodes are larger than one centimeter or if they enlarge further, then a biopsy of the node be. ...Read more
I've had swollen, hard and painless lymph nodes with a huge bulge in my inguinal area for years - could this be lymphoma, a cyst or a hernia?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide meaningful advice without examining you. What you described does not sound urgent, but it would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
I have a 15.7mm by 8.8mm supraclavicular lymph node on my left side. Could a tooth infection cause this with no pain in the mouth or lymph node?
See your doctor: The supraclavicular lymph nodes may swell from an infection or tumor in the areas of the lungs, breasts, neck, or abdomen. The lymph nodes on either side of the neck, under the jaw, or behind the earscan also swell when a tumor or infection occurs in the mouth, teeth, head, or neck. See your doctor for consultation, tests and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a few of Bilateral Axillary Lymph Nodes. Is it a serious medical condition ?
Also I have large of fibrous dysplasia whole 7th rib.
Relax: Everybody has axillary lymph nodes. They're your friends. If they're not preposterously enlarged, rock-hard, fixed to the bone, or draining something suspicious, they're best ignored. Any dermatitis on your hands can make them big. Fibrous dysplasia is like a birthmark except it's in bone. It also is a non-problem except in a few rare syndromes -- your other ribs will protect this one. ...Read more
Depends on origin: Thyroid cancer to neck nodes is not as worrisome as cancer from other sites. Lymphomas are more treatable. Head and neck cancers to neck nodes still have a cure possibility. Overall anything besides lymphoma or thyroid it is not a good finding when cancer goes to lymph nodes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rule out malignancy.: The need for a biopsy depends upon a patient's specific clinical situation. If a healthcare provider has suggested a tissue biopsy, it is likely because the diagnosis is uncertain. A biopsy would allow for the tissues to be studied under the microscope. This could help establish if the condition is an infection or a tumor and if a tumor is benign or malignant. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more
Enlarged lymph node: Where is the enlarged lymph node? Any unusually enlarged lymph node, if not from infection/inflammation, should be evaluated. Thymoma is a benign tumor, usually do not cause lymphadenopathy. Thymic carcinoma, however, is a cancer and can spread to local lymph node in advanced stage. Hope helps. ...Read more
If my CT scan report of a swollen cervical node states it seems to be a reactive benign lymph node, do I still need a biopsy?
It depends: It dpends on the size of the lymph node and if it is growing in size. . If the node is less than 1-1.5cm, one could observe it and delay doing a biopsy. If the lymph node is bigger in size or it is increasing in size, then a biopsy is desirable to find out the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possbile that the lump I have in my neck could be just a benign tumor, or a unharmful growth?
If a cyst is painless does that mean it isn't infected? Would it cause a nearby lymph node to swell? I'm 18 with a cyst and swollen node in armpit.
Will a neck ct with no contrast show enlarged lymph nodes? I have neck swelling that is really scaring me. also tightness. could it be lymph nodes?
Yes and yes: Ref: http://gamma.wustl.edu/docs/Soft%20Tissue%20Neck%20CT%20Anatomy.pdfGet a more detailed answer ›
Friend has a 4cm kidney tumor believed to be cancer. Also swollen lymph nodes. What are the odds the lymph nodes have cancer and how could be treated?
Maybe: If the lymph nodes that are enlarged are near the kidney and were identified by ct scan, then it is likely that they are affected by cancer. If enlarged nodes are far away from the kidney, then it is less likely but still possible to be affected by cancer. Treatment for any cancer is dependent on histology (cell type), clinical stage, and other clinical factors-your friend needs an oncologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Got petechiae from pressing either a lymph node or just tissue between my armpit and breast. Should I be worried?
Petechiae: Stop pressing on yourself. But there is no problem ...Read more
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
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