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Doctor insights on: Intramammary Lymph Node In Breast

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Can breast cancer come from an enlarged intramammary lymph node?

Can breast cancer come from an enlarged intramammary lymph node?

No: Usually cancer will cause enlarged lymph nodes, not the other way around. ...Read more

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What causes a breast lymph node to swell?

What causes a breast lymph node to swell?

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. A 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. You can feel them then. ...Read more

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I have bump on my right breast I have done usg. How can I differentiate the bump is tissue or lymph node?

I have bump on my right breast I have done usg. How can I differentiate the bump is tissue or lymph node?

Do mammogram.: Mammogram can show whether the bump is normal or abnormal breast tissue. It may also identify whether the lump is a lymph node. ...Read more

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If a benign lymph node in a breast keeps getting bigger every few years, is that a serious issue? It is freakin me out!

If a benign lymph node in a breast keeps getting bigger every few years, is that a serious issue? It is freakin me out!

Need more info: How do you know the node is benign? How large is the node? Where is it located around the breast? Its not typical for a lymph node to continue to enlarge over years for no reason. Again more info would allow much more informed guidance. ...Read more

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I have a result of probable intramammary lymph node in right axillary tail and reactive axillary lymph nodes bilaterally. What is follow up or ideaa?

I have a result of probable intramammary lymph node in right axillary tail and reactive axillary lymph nodes bilaterally. What is follow up or ideaa?

Depends on: Your age, personal and family history, and co-morbid conditions. Assuming that you are less than age 50, have no personal or family history of breast disorders, and are otherwise healthy, a follow up exam in one year is probably advisable. Confirm with your doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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Can a intramammary lymph node be malignant?

Can a intramammary lymph node be malignant?

Lymph node pathology: A lymph node is simply a 'weigh station' for the immune system. A lymph node will 'react' such that it can become bigger (and hence found on physical exam, or seen in some type of imaging) when it is working for you. Most often, it's some type of germ -such as a virus or bacteria that it's reacting to. Since cancer is also an 'invader' sometimes that can cause it to react too. Best to see your doc ...Read more

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What is an intrammary lymph node in a breast?

What is an intrammary lymph node in a breast?

Normal: It is a lymph node located in the breast. They can sometimes normally occur there.
Like all lymph nodes, they can abnormally enlarge for a variety of reasons, but a normal appearing intramammary lymph node is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What will cause a breast lymph node to swell?

What will cause a breast lymph node to swell?

Inflammation: Any type of inflammation or infection will cause lymph nodes to swell. Cancer in later stages will as well. ...Read more

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How do you treat a benign lymph node in your breast?

How do you treat a benign lymph node in your breast?

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

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What is a lymph node in the breast and what does it feel like?

What is a lymph node in the breast and what does it feel like?

Can't feel normal 1: 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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How can I be sure that I have breast / lymph node cancer?

How can I be sure that I have breast / lymph node cancer?

Ask questions: If you have already been diagnosed with breast cancer, the most reliable way to evaluate the lymph nodes is with a biopsy or sentinel lymph node biopsy. If this has already been accomplished in your care, one can always get a second opinion regarding the pathology result. Done be afraid to ask questions! ...Read more

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Think I slightly inflamed my breast tissue from self-examining them too hard. Could this cause an enlarged lymph node in the area?

Think I slightly inflamed my breast tissue from self-examining them too hard. Could this cause an enlarged lymph node in the area?

Maybe: Lymph nodes come and go and there's no explaining why. They're your friends. If the lymph node isn't obviously abnormal, ignore it and be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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Can a 7mm intramammary lymph node reduce in size?

Can a 7mm intramammary lymph node reduce in size?

Ask your doc: Any lymph node can reduce in size, and can also increase in size. Haven't heard this precise term used in conjunction with a breast (presumably a study) but perhaps a radiologist will chime in. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is a 7mm intramammary lymph node a swollen gland?

Is a 7mm intramammary lymph node a swollen gland?

Not really: Lymph nodes are not considered swollen or enlarged unless they are bigger than one CM (>10 mm). But watch out, Intramammary lymph nodes can be a tumor as well. So this needs to be followed over the next 6 months either with repeat Ultrasound or a mammogram to make sure that it is not getting bigger in size (growing, which may imply that it is more likely to be breast cancer nodule). ...Read more

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What is the regular size of an intramammary lymph node? Could be confused with a lipoma?

Less than 2 cm: Some times very small ones may be confused with lipoma, but experienced radiologist will not, as each has its own distinct finger prints, by way of appearance, density or grey scale etc of course any density in breast calls for a concern, some times need core biopsy of the area to make sure that there is no malignancy. ...Read more

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Was rather obsessively checking my breasts & armpits for lumps - now I can feel what I think is a small lymph node. Could I have caused it to enlarge?

Was rather obsessively checking my breasts & armpits for lumps - now I can feel what I think is a small lymph node. Could I have caused it to enlarge?

Unlikely: Do not check it more often than once in two weeks. If it doubles in size or other lymph nodes get larger, see doctor.
For good health - If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can MRI that shows breast lymph node involvement be something besides cacer?

Can MRI that shows breast lymph node involvement be something besides cacer?

Mri: Mri can show increase in the size of lymph nodes. But it cannot distinguish from cancer. Lymph node biopsy or a pet-scan can suggest if there is a cancer. ...Read more

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Could a 7 mm grade 2 lymph node in the breast identified incidentally on a cervical MRI be benign?

Could a 7 mm grade 2 lymph node in the breast identified incidentally on a cervical MRI be benign?

It can but: Still needs to be investigated in order to pick up any disease at an earlier stage and thus potentially more curable if detected in time. ...Read more

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Pain on the left breast since january, lymph node found and removed in july but still having pain again, maybe another lymph node? Sharp shooting pain.

See breast specialis: Lymph nodes do not typically cause breast pain. Breast pain is commonly associated with fibrocystic changes, which is a noncancerous issue. I recommend you find a breast specialist for a complete evaluation. Check with the american society of breast surgeons (https://www. Breastsurgeons. Org/membersearch/index. Php) to find one in your area. ...Read more

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Feels like a lymph node between my ribs inside my breast on the right side. I've been having breast issues and systemic lymph node swelling. Is it tissue or something else?

Feels like a lymph node between my ribs inside my breast on the right side. I've been having breast issues and systemic lymph node swelling. Is it tissue or something else?

See your doctor: Your lump you feel between your ribs inside your breast could be a lymph node or something else. You have to get examined, perhaps the mass evaluated In pathology to be sure it is not related to breast or a benign growth tissue. Systemic, increased lymph nodes in number and size, Is concerning. NEEDS biopsy unless it is a common viral reaction. See your private MD for a professional opinion now. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when breast cancer has spread to the lymph node?

What exactly does it mean when breast cancer has spread to the lymph node?

See below: Can be stage 2 or higher breast cancer. Would need more information on breast tumor size, cell type, hormone receptors, tumor dna. Will need surgery for lumpectomy & removal of some axillary lymph nodes, chemotherapy, radiation therapy. The oncologist that has all the information can be much more informative. ...Read more

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What to do if I could feel a lymph node under my arm and also a lump in my breast I'm 19?

Cancer unlikely: A lump in a young woman's breast is likely a benign fibrous adenoma and a lymph node in the same woman is likely a reaction to a minor infection from a small injury from shaving. Having said that a doctor should review the situation and determine if any further diagnostic procedures like mammogram, ultrasound, and fine needle aspiration are warranted. ...Read more

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Lymph node showed up on 3 d mammogram, breast is larger then the other one, should I ask for a breast biopsy?

Biopsy of what????: There is no specific target and blind of the breast is fruitless.
If in doubt ask your MD and if dissatisfied get 2nd opinion ...Read more