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How Fast Do Lymph Nodes Grow From 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: Generally, when someone describes lymph nodes as "reactive", they mean that the lymph node abnormality / enlargement is caused by a benign condition (such as an irritant or infection or inflammation) and not a malignancy. It is not always possible to determine to what a node is "reacting", but use of the wording "reactive" generally connotes a benign / non-malignant process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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?
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
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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