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Do Chronic Swollen Lymph Nodes In The Arm Pit Most Likely Mean Breast Cancer
May need biopsy.....: If the lymph nodes are persistent after seeing your doctor and being evaluated for a possible infection and perhaps being treated with a course of antibiotics, a consultation with a breast cancer surgeon may be needed. Also, a proper breast exam with your doctor, mammogram and ultrasound should be performed if not already. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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?
What does swollen lymph node in the neck feels like? How common is swollen lymph node in the neck WITHOUT any Lump?
Always a lump: The lymph nodes in the neck as in other areas like arm pit and groin serve to protect the patient immunologically from infection. Tumors in the region of these nodes spread to the nodes and cause them to enlarge and become firm. Infections that induce somewhat larger than normal lymph glands do not develop the firmness. If tumor arises denovo in the nodes think of lymphoma. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a result of probable intramammary lymph node in right axillary tail and reactive axillary lymph nodes bilaterally. What is follow up or ideaa?
Depends on: your age, personal and family history, and co-morbid conditions. Assuming that you are less than age 50, have no personal or family history of breast disorders, and are otherwise healthy, a follow up exam in one year is probably advisable. Confirm with your doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes on collarbone, armpits and groin.Biopsy showed no cancer in groin lymph or infection.The continue to grow.What could be the cause.?
Correlate: There are a great many malignant and non-malignant causes of generalized lymphadenopathy. Lymphomas / cancers seldom grow this symmetrically. If you're on no rx's and otherwise asymptomatic this is likely nothing. One that's unfamiliar to many pathologists is common variable immunodeficiency presenting in an adult. You always want 2 pathologists' opinions on a lymph node. ...Read more
Does the amount of swollen lymph nodes matter? If you have many painless lymph nodes in neck, groin, could it be cancer?
↓edOdds ImmuneSystem: includes lymph nodes=filters within lymph vessels (which return blood leaking out of capillaries, body wide, back into the blood stream). White blood cells in nodes screen all fluid for possible threats, including virus, bacteria & malignant cells. When specific WBCs detect something they individually respond to, they rapidly divide creating lymph enlargement. many possibilities, infection likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Y is breast ca in supraclavicular lymph nodes inoperable? Can surgeon just remove those nodes involved?
It does not help: Yes, technically these nodes can be removed. But the fact that cancer has moved so far away from the starting focus in the breast also reflects that it has very likely spread(microscopically) into rest of the body. So, such patients relapse in the body in over 90% of the cases...That is why it is not worth removing them(it is the proverbial tip of the iceberg!). ...Read more
25 y old male.If you have sore throat/cold would that cause lymph nodes in arm pit to enlarge?I thought only neck lymph nodes enlarge with sore throat
Need exam: A sore throat will cause the lymph glands in the neck to enlarge, but not the axillary or arm pit nodes. If there is not cut, abrasion, or rash on the arm, then you need to be see your DR. If you have the cut, abrasion or rash, and the nodes do not go down in two weeks, then you need to be seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the likelihood of enlarged right-sided lymph nodes in the neck being related to pap. Carcinoma on the left? No obvious lymph nodes on left.
Need lymph biopsy.: It is very hard to tell if the lymph nodes are related to cancer without a biopsy or aspiration cytology. They may be related, but papillary carcinoma of the thyroid is not very aggressive and is not known to spread beyond the thyroid unless it is given a long time. Having said this, enlarged lymph nodes in conjunction with cancer is likely cancer until proven otherwise, so see dr. & get that bx. ...Read more
Two swollen lymph nodes in groin area. Afraid I have cancer in reproductive system. Is this rare or common?
Not Gyn: If the presence of groin nodes do not represent a primary process in those nodes such as Infection or tumor then if there is existing pathology it has spread from well defined sites such as thigh or even lower leg, vulvae, or perianal area. Cancer in reproductive system when noted in nodes are defined by those in the pelvic hypogastric area. ...Read more
Recently had axillary dissection to remove melanoma in left lymph nodes. However, now left breast is swollen. What can I do to relieve the swelling?
No sign cancer in breast,spread to 2 lymph nodes prominent lymph nodes about 3 inches below armpit,no primary tumour . What is survival rate ?
Same as breast mass: Survival rate of breast cancer metastatic to axillary lymph nodes, but without evident primary tumor is the same as that when a primary tumor is evident. It depends on hormone receptor status, HER2status, age and overall health of patient. Also—since some women are cured of this disease and others aren't—it depends on factors of which medical science is now ignorant. ...Read more
Could stomach cancer cause an enlarged posterior cervical lymph node (back of neck)? Or is stomach cancer most often associated with clavicular nodes?
How often does someone have swollen lymph node in the neck that doesn't have a lump? For HIV in particular does swollen lymph nodes always have lump
Can you explain?: All swollen lymph nodes are lymps, though they may be deep and you can't feel them. And every male in his twenties, like you, has at least one or two palpable lymph nodes somewhere in the neck. Please do yourself a major favor right now, and go back to your physician and ask to be screened for HIV. Worrying like this is draining you of energy you need for other things. Best wishes. ...Read more
Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more
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