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Jugular lymph node enlargement up to 2.6cm, post TT/thyroid cancer 2012, RAI scan clear, thyroid bed clear, not sick, what's the cause?

Jugular lymph node enlargement up to 2.6cm,  post TT/thyroid cancer 2012, RAI scan clear, thyroid bed clear, not sick, what's the cause?

Enlarged neck node: A large neck node with a prior history of thyroid cancer is worrisome. See an ENT doctor and start with a fine needle aspiration of the enlarged node is my recommendation. ...Read more

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I have no thyroid, TT and tumor removal in 2012, i have slow growing jugular lymph nodes (2 of concern @ 2.1cm and 2.6cm) ?

I have no thyroid, TT and tumor removal in 2012, i have slow growing jugular lymph nodes (2 of concern @ 2.1cm and 2.6cm) ?

Possible mets: In contrast to most H&N malignancies, thyroid Ca does not undergo a concomitant radical neck dissection. Rather nodes are plucked from the adjacent jugular veins. If no abnormal nodes noted at surgery the procedure encompasses the thyroid gland only. At 3 yrs. p.o. if jugular nodes are now noted , bx should be performed and if positive, the jugular veins should be dissected. ...Read more

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Holding neck straight upward, there is a small lump approx. 1 inch above collarbone directly on top of sternomastoid. Thyroid or jugular lymph node?

Holding neck straight upward, there is a small lump approx. 1 inch above collarbone directly on top of sternomastoid. Thyroid or jugular lymph node?

Just a guess: If it's very superficial, likely neither. If directly deep to the muscle, it's probably a lymph node (unless your thyroid is very large). Dozens of nodes are present in the neck, and it can be normal to be able to feel a few. If it's new, enlarging, over about 1cm, firm, or if you have a history of cancer or are simply just concerned, it is never inappropriate to see a doctor (ent, etc.). ...Read more

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Swollen jugular lymph nodes, 5mm per CT scan. Has been swollen for over 6 months. Goiter. What's going on?

Swollen jugular lymph nodes, 5mm per CT scan. Has been swollen for over 6 months. Goiter.  What's going on?

Cervical LN caution!: Many inflammations can cause large cervical LNs. LN over 10 mm is generally abnormal. Danger of cervical LN enlargement is that such nodes frequently harbor head and neck neoplasms. If it persists may need biopsy. ...Read more

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What causes enlarged jugular chain lymph nodes?

What causes enlarged jugular chain lymph nodes?

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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I have a firm pea sized lump near the deep jugular cervical lymph nodes, it seems to be getting bigger over time. What is it?

Be seen: Any lymph node that seems to be getting bigger should be evaluated. It is likely due to an infection, though it could also be other things as well. See your physician. ...Read more