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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Posterior Cervical Lymph Node

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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

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Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...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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I have had enlarged supraclavicular and posterior cervical lymph nodes for 3 years. Since I've had them so long do you think they aren't serious?

I have had enlarged supraclavicular and posterior cervical lymph nodes for 3 years. Since I've had them so long do you think they aren't serious?

It is worrisome: Lymph nodes swell when there is something wrong. It can be something as simple as a sinus infection or as serious as cancer, HIV/AIDS, or syphilis. The only way to decide if is is "serious" is to determine what is causing it. Three years of supraclavicular lymphadenopathy would make me worry about the possibility of lymphoma (a type of blood cancer). See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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For almost six months I have had both anterior and posterior cervical lymph node enlargement. All are about 1.0 CM or less. Should I be concerned?

Probably not: Reactive lymph nodes are very common. We start to get excited about them when they're over 1 1/2 to 2 cm in size. In the absence of any other significant symptoms these lymph nodes are probably nothing to worry about. If they do concern you, however, it is a good idea to discuss the matter with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Bilateral, anterior and posterior cervical lymph node enlargement ( all about 1cm or less). No symptoms should I be concerned? Present for over 7 months.

Get it checked out: Lymph node swelling can be due to infection or inflamation. Please see your doctor to have them evaluated and blood work done. 7 months is a long time. ...Read more

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26 yo m with pea sized supraclavicular lymph node - may be posterior cervical lymph node, can't tell. It is mobile and not too firm. Should i freak?

Lymphadenitis : Lymphadenitis is characterized by tender and enlarged lymph nodes that are soft in consistency. This usually signifies the presence of a localized infection. Rec. : see your pcp for comprehensive exam and source of infection. ...Read more

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I have a supraclavicular and posterior cervical lymph node up since early december i then found 5 in groin and hard immovablelump in lower sacrum?help

Need diagnosis biops: You need a diagnosis and you may need to have a biopsy. We think of infections, tumors, sarcoid to name a few You need an immediate evaluation, perhaps a biopsy to clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more