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How To Tell If You Have Lymph Node Cancer
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
Slight tenderness: You will feel slight tenderness in a small spot that will feel like a little bump under the skin! ...Read more
It depends.: This likely depends on the type of cancer, and/or if you have inflammation/infection. A cancerous lymph node in this region from, say breast cancer is hard, firn, somewhat immovable, and painless to touch. If there is inflammation or infection, it can be hot, swollen and sensitive/painful. If you have either of these, you should see your doctor for a full work-up as cancer can still be there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you tell if you have enlarged lymph nodes in the neck? Because i can't tell what im suppose to see or feel
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
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more
Age and symptoms: prostate cancer while seen in males in their 40's is a more common disease with age such as 70 and older. While PSA doesn't spell yes or no, if a high level present and patient in 50's a biopsy should be performed and if positive, prognosis not good. If enlarged prostate in the 80 yr. old is bx as Ca prognosis is very good. Bx is final method for diagnosis. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. If not gone in a week, seek care. ...Read more
Watch it: Intramammary lymph nodes are common. They are usually not felt but can occasionally be seen on mammograms. Next, a breast ultrasound should be done. If it has benign characteristics, it can be watched. ...Read more
See specialist: This is an important question to discuss with your dermatologist. If the melanoma is 1-4mm thick, sln biopsy is often recommended. Between 0.7-1mm depends on other features of your melanoma. Since we have yet to demonstrate survival benefits, sln biopsy is still used primarily for staging. That said, discussion with your specialist is essential as each case is different. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Biopsy: The only way to know for sure is to undergo a biopsy. This can be tricky for lymph nodes since the nonsurgical approach that we favor (needle biopsy) may sometimes provide insufficient tissue for definitive diagnosis, necessitating surgical excisional biopsy. Often, we can safely watch enlarged lymph nodes in the right clinical situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
New mass: There will be a lump under or near a nipple, probably not painful. Any such bump deserves evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
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