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Doctor insights on: How Fast Do Lymph Nodes Grow From Cancer

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Can lymph nodes that are soft, moveable and do not grow still be cancer?

Can lymph nodes that are soft, moveable and do not grow still be cancer?

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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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So if someone has lymphoma or even another cancer that spread to their lymph nodes. Don't the lymph nodes grow and become hard and firm?

So if someone has lymphoma or even another cancer that spread to their lymph nodes. Don't the lymph nodes grow and become hard and firm?

They can: If enough tumor gets involved, they can get hard. However, small metastases may not be detected except by biopsy. Cancer diagnosis and treatment will involve biopsy, blood draw and imaging studies. ...Read more

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How fast does squamous cell cancer spread to lymph nodes?

How fast does squamous cell cancer spread to lymph nodes?

Depends: There are several different types of squamos cell carcinomas, scc. For instance scc of the skin is not aggressive and very rarely spreads rapidly to lymph nodes. Scc of the lung is very aggressive and spreads rapidly. ...Read more

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How fast can colon cancer be spreading from lymph nodes to other organs?

How fast can colon cancer be spreading from lymph nodes to other organs?

It is relative.: This depends upon the stage of cancer at diagnosis. Colon cancer is staged by the dukes' system. Stages a and b have no lymph mode involvement and so no spread is likely. Stage c patients do better if <5 nodes are involved so those are likely to be slower than those with >5 nodes. Stage d means distant metastasis (organs involved). It is hard to say since people come in at diferent stages. ...Read more

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What type of cancer tumors can grow in neck and where can it grow? Have lump in back of neck that's not lymph nodes. Test for lymphoma by dr. Negative

What type of cancer tumors can grow in neck and where can it grow? Have lump in back of neck that's not lymph nodes. Test for lymphoma by dr. Negative

Your doctor should g: A physical examination by a good doctor can guide you further. If there is a real lump in your neck, we need to know more about this lump...like how big is it? How long has it been there? Is it growing in size or static?
There are tumors that can arise from soft tissues of the neck like muscles and other structures that make up your neck. If the tumor is easily palpable, then you need X-rays done ...Read more

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Need to know if a dr orders a cats can for lymph nodes before s bronscopy is it cancer.

Need to know if a dr orders a cats can for lymph nodes before s bronscopy is it cancer.

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

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Reactive lymph nodes, mean cancer?

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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Can cancer hide in lymph nodes and not show on pet scahn?

Can cancer hide in lymph nodes and not show on pet scahn?

Yes: Unfortunately yes. Pet scans do not detect all cancer in the lymph nodes. ...Read more

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In general, Does lymph nodes for about month always mean they are cancer?

In general, Does lymph nodes for about month always mean they are cancer?

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

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When someone has cancer in their lymph nodes, does that mean it's throughout their entire body?

When someone has cancer in their lymph nodes, does that mean it's throughout their entire body?

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

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Are all lymph nodes cancerous. Do some of then to away on their own with time. I have one and scared of cancer?

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

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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?

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

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Could cancer metastase to distant regional lymph nodes before it metastase to the nearby lymph nodes?

Could cancer metastase to distant regional lymph nodes before it metastase to the nearby lymph nodes?

No: Tumors metastasize to regional nodes before distant nodes, but what goes to nodal disease only stays nodal. When breast spreads to nodes, one pos. Axillary node is said to have better prognosis that 10 nodes. This is not due to # nodes but more nodes means primary has been spreading over a longer period of time. If axilla speads it is only to supraclavicular nodes and no other site. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cancer in the groin lymph nodes?

What are symptoms of cancer in the groin lymph nodes?

Please be seen: Any swelling of nodes in the groin need to be explained. Even insect bites on your lower leg can make nodes enlarge. Of course other issues need to be considered, depending on the full history and physical your doctor completes. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is cancer in lymph nodes curable?

Is cancer in lymph nodes curable?

Depends upon type.: There are many types of malignancies / cancers that can be effectively treated when they involve lymph nodes. It is important to know what type of cancer and the overall stage of the disease. Don't give up! ...Read more

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Is cancer in lymph nodes treatable?

Is cancer in lymph nodes treatable?

Lymph node cancers: Cancers can start in lymph nodes like lymphoma, or they can spread to them from somewhere else. If it spread to them, they can be treated but the cure rate is lower. Lymphomas can usually be effectively treated as well. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cancer of lymph nodes?

What are the symptoms of cancer of lymph nodes?

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