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Is Movable Lump Most Likely To Be Cancer
How likely is it that the first sign of pancreatic cancer would be a palpable left supraclavicular lymph node?
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
Is it possible to have several palpable bilateral supraclavicular lymph nodes and not be related to cancer?
Leukemia: White cells by their nature invade tissues, so by definition, a leukemia (cancer of the white blood cells) has always metastasized. There are a few thousand known types of cancer; oat cell of the lung is essentially always metastatic at the time of presentation, while a basal cell carcninoma can eat from the face into the brain with almost no chance of metastasizing. ...Read more
I've read that painless swollen lymph nodes are a sign for cancer. Is this most likely the case or can it be something else?
If you : are concerned, have an examination by your doctor .Only this will resolve this issue. ...Read more
YES: The spread is usually intra-pelvic and intra-abdominal ..INGUINAL nodes may be involved but spread ABOVE THE DIAPHRAGM is unusual and is usually to the lungs! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I have a lump behind ear for months. The ENT said it is very hard and firm and recommended biopsy. How likely is it to be malignant?
Get biopsy: It is not feasible to give you the odds. Get the lesion removed and have it examined by a pathologist. Wish you good health. ...Read more
Get it seen anyway: Most often these are the "adenoid" lymphoid tissue, especially at your age, but it you are concerned and/or it's producing signs / symptoms, you'd do well to have it imaged as you have had done for your neck. ...Read more
It depends: The location and length of urethra is quite different between male and females. Whether the lump is visible or not will depend on the size of the lump as well as the location of the tumor(first part of urethra is quite deeply located and difficult to palpate and see any lumps on). ...Read more
Is it possible to have cancer in one axillary lymph node and there to be no cancer in the breast?
Yes: Hi. How are you holding up? The TIII/TIV classification has to do with invasion of the cancer outside the pancreas per se into other tissue (vessels, nerves, adjoining soft tissue), and distant sites. A 1 cm adenocarcinoma is capable of being stage TIII or stage TIV upon surgical excision, when the pathologist has all the relevant tissue to analyze. Hang in there. We're rooting you and the team. ...Read more
Yes: One type of tumor does not exclude the other type and both can occur in the same breast. ...Read more
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