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Wld a sarcoma or cancerous lymph node grow over 3 years?Had it seen then, Dr. said nodule,not to worry.Small, firm, mobile,I feel well.Still same size

Wld a sarcoma or cancerous lymph node grow over 3 years?Had it seen then, Dr. said nodule,not to worry.Small, firm, mobile,I feel well.Still same size

Yes...: Without treatment, cancer as you describe always grows. If a "nodule" has definitely and objectively not changed in size over 3 years, then for all practical purposes it essentially proves that the initial diagnosis by your physician was correct. I hope this helps answer your question! ...Read more

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Saliva producing lymph node in right side of face, increased over three years - results on brain scans, what to do?

Saliva producing lymph node in right side of face, increased over three years - results on brain scans, what to do?

See your doctor: A lymph node that continues to grow is an issue. There are many reasons why this happens. Infection, stones amount other causes. It is important to find out if there is one or many of these lymph nodes that are large. See your doctor and find out. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node on coroided neck artery. Can this kill me? No noticeable size change. Been there three years. Recent dizziness.

Swollen lymph node on coroided neck artery. Can this kill me? No noticeable size change. Been there three years. Recent dizziness.

Lymphadenopathy: 1) is your lymph node swollen (lymphadenopathy, lad) or just palpable? Somtimes thin people can feel lymph nodes easier than others, 2) is it stable (3yrs) or growing? 3) is the dizziness (a non-specific and common symptom) related to the dizziness. Lad has a broad ddx: http://www.Matheny.Info/files/habermann_mayo_clin_proc_2000_75_723.Pdf - see table 3 especially - LAD a-z. ...Read more

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Had psoriasis for years &very mild on back of scalp. 3 weeks ago I noticed small hard lump one side back of head/neck lymph node. Related? Not tender

Had psoriasis for years &very mild on back of scalp. 3 weeks ago I noticed small hard lump one side back of head/neck lymph node. Related? Not tender

Already there?: If it's not growing it could be a scarred lymph node from a previous infection that went unnoticed. To be safe have it checked out. ...Read more

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How long does it take squamous cell carcinoma spread to lymph node. Spot on arm three years. Then grew fast to ugly monster. Already biopsied as scc.

How long does it take squamous cell carcinoma spread to lymph node. Spot on arm three years. Then grew fast to ugly monster. Already biopsied as scc.

We'll see: I'm sorry that your cancer was not recognized and treated effectively in a timely way. These skin squamous cancers are famously slow to metastasize to the nodes, but i hope it can be removed promptly. There's no definite predicting. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm 22. I have an enlarged lymph node behind my ear. It's hard, fixed & round, but small & has been there for 6 years. Has never changed. Concerning?

I'm 22. I have an enlarged lymph node behind my ear. It's hard, fixed & round, but small & has been there for 6 years. Has never changed.  Concerning?

Not really: Since it's been there for a while and if it really hasn't changed size, then it probably is not much to worry about. I think you should have it evaluated and measured every so often by a physician so someone is charting it yearly. That way you would have some way of following if it is growing. ...Read more

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I have a Cervical lymph node that seems to kinda flat but enlarged. Not hard or soft. About .5cm-.9cm size variation. Had for over year now.

I have a Cervical lymph node that seems to kinda flat but enlarged. Not hard or soft. About .5cm-.9cm size variation. Had for over year now.

Needs check: you need to be seen if you have any additional lymph nodes
needs to have a complete blood count.and epbstein bar virus titer
and need full exam for checking your liver and spleen ...Read more

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I've had a lymph node on the back of my neck for over a year now. It's about 1 CM. Hard but movable. Should i be worried about cancer?

I've had a lymph node on the back of my neck for over a year now. It's about 1 CM. Hard but movable. Should i be worried about cancer?

No: Just check the node about once a month. If it does not grow bigger, you do not have other enlarged nodes, it would be okay to wait and watch.
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Hard lymph node in left armpit painful and tender had it for three days?

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

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Hard lump where groin meets leg, I'm assuming swollen lymph node. Three days now no change. Concerning?

Hard lump where groin meets leg, I'm assuming swollen lymph node. Three days now no change. Concerning?

Inguinal adenopathy: Lymph nodes in the inguinal area are often enlarged because they are doing their job properly in that area of the body. If it persists, is enlarging, has a stony consistency or appears fixed to underlying tissues might then have your doctor take a look. Otherwise it will be likely to recede in time. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about my enlarged lymph nodes? About two to three months ago i noticed a hard bump behind my ear. It has continued to get larger and I have figured out it is a lymph node. The node underneath it has now began to swell and I have anot

Should i be concerned about my enlarged lymph nodes? About two to three months ago i noticed a hard bump behind my ear. It has continued to get larger and I have figured out it is a lymph node. The node underneath it has now began to swell and I have anot

Lymph : Lymph nodes can become enlarged for many reasons. They are often enlarged when an infection is present in or near them.(tonsils are lymph nodes inthe throat and become enlarged when you have a throat infection) when they enlarge due to infection they usually swell quickly an are painful or at least tender when touched. They also tend to shrink back to normal size after the infection resolves. Lymph nodes that enlarge slowly and remain enlarged for more than about a month are more worrisome including the possibility of cancer or some chronic inflammatory conditions such as lupus or sarcoidosis. ...Read more

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My right retroauicular lymph node has been swollen and growing/ getting bigger for 3 years?

My right retroauicular lymph node has been swollen and growing/ getting bigger for 3 years?

Evaluation: Hi, you need to see ur family doctor for evaluation and possible Ultrasound and referral for biopsy. ...Read more

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I have lymph node on my neck that has been there for 3 years and it's been the Same size. Is that normal?

I have lymph node on my neck that has been there for 3 years and it's been the Same size. Is that normal?

Get an Examination: Although it's a good sign that the size of your lymph node has not changed I would suggest a clinical exam to be on the safe side. You need a complete history and physical and standard lab tests to rule out any possible serious problems. Please make an appointment with your Family Doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Hi - I have had a lymph node I can feel when I turn my head a certain way for about 2 years now. I'm worried it's something bad.

Hi - I have had a lymph node I can feel when I turn my head a certain way for about 2 years now. I'm worried it's something bad.

Relax: If the lymph node has been present for 2 years and isn't changing, is small (pea sized) and moveable...it is likely benign. However, if it is large, fixed or increasingly painful, it would be advisable to let a doctor check it out and make sure it isn't something that needs to be worked up further. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hi is it normal to have a "long" (jugulardidastrict)lymph node enlarged for years? I also have 2 smaller marbelsized ones on the other side. Ive had them checked but they all say not to worry. Im 19

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is it normal to have a "long"  (jugulardidastrict)lymph node enlarged for years? I also have 2 smaller marbelsized ones on the other side.
Ive had them checked but they all say not to worry. Im 19

Well what is normal?: Chronic lymph nodes that are enlarged usually indicate (if in the neck), chronic sinusitis, gingivitis, or other low grade infection. I would have your sinuses x-rayed! and i believe you have been given correct advice! ...Read more

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Male 20 years I noticed a movable lymph node in left armpit about 1 cm No changing in size for 3 months No pain or any other symptoms ?

Male 20 years
I noticed a movable lymph node in left armpit about 1 cm
No changing in size for 3 months
No pain or any other symptoms ?

LN or something else: LN x 3 months is nt a usual finding. This could be something else such as remnant of an abscess, sebaceous cyst or lipoma which are less likely, etc. Likely benign but have it looked at, perhaps w a POC US + CBC at lease. Bx may or may not be indicated depending on features. ...Read more