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Do Cancerous Lymph Nodes Hurt
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
a cluster of lymph nodes swelled in my groin, all in a row, and the only thing painful is a mosquito bite on my knee. Cancer? I'm 18 and they hurt
If the cancer is contained within the capsule of the lymph node it is mobile.
If the cancer has penetrated through the capsule of the lymph node it is likely to become fixed to the nearby tissue and become immobile.
Please note enlarged lymph nodes do not always mean that it is a cancerous lymph node. ...Read more
Both: A lymph node draining a tumor may become enlarged without metastic lesion. Metastases will certainly cause enlargement. ...Read more
Variable: Lymph nodes that have lymphoma are generally large, but rubbery and movable. Firm, immovable ones are generally metastatic from an epithelial cancer like breast cancer, or from melanoma. Cancerous nodes will almost always grow, but sometimes slowly. Visit with your doctor to discuss a lymph node biopsy to know for sure. ...Read more
Probably: Every young adult has some palpable lymph nodes that grow and shrink. They're your friends. Malignant lymph nodes are obviously abnormal. Leave the others alone. Best wishes. ...Read more
Could you tell me what are chances of suriving if you have a cancerous turmor in your lymph nodes?
Depends on the: Location and number of nodes. If only one or two nodes near the tumor are involved, cure may still be possible. However, if a tumor in the lung has spread to the nodes in the neck then it is not likely to be curable. ...Read more
Sounds like he's: Looking for evidence, but the only proof is a biopsy. Ct-scans reveal lumps, in lungs or the mediastinum, wher the heart, swallowing tube and lymph nodes live. Size and architecture point to or against cancer. Pet/ct follows a biopsy. They must know that there is cancer first, then look for the legitimate treatments. ...Read more
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
Less likely: Cancerous lymph nodes typically are hard. Lymphomas (another kind of malignancy in lymph nodes) might be softer, or even feel fluid-filled (cystic). Any unusual lymph node, one that increases in size, is tender, hard, clumped, fixed to surrounding tissue, etc needs to be checked promptly, especially if associated with other symptoms, like itching, fever, weight loss, jaundice. Any doubts, see md. ...Read more
Definitely Not: There are lots of "reactive" lymph node swellings which can happen in response to anything from a bug bite on the skin to a viral sore throat. Of course this also depends on the location! Definitely have a face to face exam with a local physician such that he can take careful history and figure this out! Hope this helps! ...Read more
Not necessarily...: The lymphatic circulation is a conduit for cancer cells to exit their organ of origin and spread elsewhere in the body. Lymph nodes are filters which may "capture" some of these cancer cells; their removal then gives us information about what may be going on elsewhere in the body. The prognosis of lymph node-positive cancer is highly dependent on the type of cancer & it's chemosensitivity. ...Read more
Are all lymph nodes cancerous. Do some of then to away on their own with time. I have one and scared of cancer?
No cancerous: Lymph nodes are a normal part of human anatomy. Their job is to help fight infection and they may swell up when you have an infection. Those usually go back to normal size within a couple weeks or months. If you have an enlarged lymph node, show your parents so they can take you to a doctor to be checked. ...Read more
If there is no changing in size or number of neck lymph nodes for more than month Is that mean they aren't cancerous?
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Your general understanding of the issue is correct. However, you should check the glands every couple of weeks. If any of the lymph glands doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, you should see a doctor.
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Is it true cancerous lymph nodes from lymphoma. Typically cause no pain. Grow. Are hard and fixed to a certain area and bigger than 3cm.?
Overgeneralization: Neither the size nor symptoms associated with enlarged lymph nodes will differentiate lymphoma from other causes of lymphadenopathy, including other cancers or other conditions, such as infections. In general, when a lymph node is larger than 1.5-2cm, it is necessary to search for a cause, which may require lymph node biopsy. ...Read more
Are lymph nodes that are removed to look for cancer spread taken out in order? Ex: 20 removed & 10 positive. Is cancer gone b/c last 10 were clear?
No: They are not taken out in order. They are taking out in one specimen. ...Read more
When some lymph nodes test positive after removal does it mean there is cancer somewhere in the body or that their is just higher chance 4 recurrence?
POSITIVE FOR CANCER?: The exact test and situation needs to be clear to answer this question. For example with breast cancer the finding of cancer in lymph nodes is generally associated with a higher risk of the disease coming back. However haaving said that we now know that this one finding has little predictive value by itself, so I would consult with your doctor about all the parameters of your disease. ...Read more
Lymph nodes: Lymph node disease occurs for a number reasons. Any noticeable enlargement in a group of lymph nodes, especially painless, with accompanying fevers, night sweats or rapid weight loss should be followed up with your doctor. ...Read more
Could be: We all have lymph nodes in different parts of our bodies including the neck and jaw areas. Mostly they are small and you can't feel them. Occasionally they get bigger because of multiple reasons like inflammation, infection or yes, cancer too. If you have persistently enlarged nodes anywhere you should have them checked by your primary doc. Don't panic, just get checked. ...Read more
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