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CTshows Spleen 17cm ,small Axillary Lymph nodes, retroperitoneal lymph nodes& mesentric lymph node noted, normal blood count &bone marrow,no infection?

CTshows Spleen 17cm ,small Axillary Lymph nodes, retroperitoneal lymph nodes& mesentric lymph node noted, normal blood count &bone marrow,no infection?

Many possibilities: The combination of enlarged spleen and internal lymph nodes could be any of several infections (mononucleosis, syphilis, HIV, and several others, of course depeding on risk); inflammatory conditions like sarcoidosis; various malignancies like lymphoma and others. The doctor(s) who have been evaluating this problem and requested the CT scan are the only ones who can answer accurately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Swollen, tender lymph nodes--are they cancer?

Swollen, tender lymph nodes--are they cancer?

Inflammation likely: Likely inflammation- which is way more common than cancer. Having said that, it is hard to say more without a good examination. You should go to see your primary care doctor to discuss in detail and have a proper evaluation ...Read more

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Are palpable supraclavicular lymph nodes usually cancer?

Are palpable supraclavicular lymph nodes usually cancer?

It depends.: Sometimes these, and other nodes are palpable because of infection. Sometimes cancer can do it. Rock hard nodes would more likely mean cancer, while soft, painful ones would point to infection. ...Read more

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Which cancers need sentinel lymph node mapping?

Which cancers need sentinel lymph node mapping?

A couple: The majority of cancers for which sentinel nodes are taken routinely are breast cancer and melanoma, but sentinel nodes are occasionally taken for other cancers. ...Read more

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Egg sized lymph node removed from armpit- is it lymphoma or reactive lymph node?

Egg sized lymph node removed from armpit- is it lymphoma or reactive lymph node?

Answer with: Pathology & flow cytometry & full history, physical & other pertinent tests based on clinical signs & symptoms. ...Read more

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Is hypoechoic cervical lymph node lymphoma?

Is hypoechoic cervical lymph node lymphoma?

Not neccessarily: Ultrasonography itself cannot distinguish benign from malignant lesions, but an echographic appearance suggests malignancy and helps in the selection of the node to aspirate with ultrasonographically guided fnab, which is crucial for a final diagnosis. You need to have the node sampled with a needle to know if it is benign or otherwise. Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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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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Lymphoma--what are non-tender lymph nodes?

Lymphoma--what are non-tender lymph nodes?

Unclear question: Lymphoma is a tumor (often malignant) of the lymphatic cells and there are different types (i.e., hodgkin's, non-hd, etc.). These can present with non-tender enlarged lymph nodes, along with other signs and symptoms. Some lymphomas are curable and some treatable and controllable for long time periods. ...Read more

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Do malignant lymph node aches?

Do malignant lymph node aches?

Very slightly so: But we all have lumph nodes that come and go. ...Read more

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Is a necrotic groin lymph node cancer?

Maybe not: A necrotic lymph node can be a product of a nearby infection. However, a thorough pathology exam should be done of the node(s) to be certain there are no cancer cell present. ...Read more

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Right supracavicular lymph node swelling reasons?

Right supracavicular lymph node swelling reasons?

Lymphadenitis : Or swollen lymph nodes due to viral or bacterial infection. The swollen lymph nodes caused by cancer is not very common condition. I don't think that your case is any different. If concerned, check with your pcp. ...Read more

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Does 1.4 cm lymph node found in neck ultrasound means enlarged lymph node?

Does 1.4 cm lymph node found in neck ultrasound means enlarged lymph node?

It's not THAT big: "Enlarged" is a matter of opinion. Any why do you ask? Unless you feel obviously sick, or a lymph node in your neck is rock-hard, fixed to surronding structures that it shouldn't be, or oversized enough for everybody to notice, it's your friend. It's helping you stay healthy. Leave it alone and stop worrying. I'm had a 1.5 cm submental node since med school. ...Read more

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Where are inguinal lymph nodes for?

Where are inguinal lymph nodes for?

All over the body: Lymph nodes, sometimes incorrectly called "glands" & are a vital part of immune system. They filter out foreign particles including bacteria and malignant cells. Can limit spread of infections. Can become enlarged with infection or cancer cells. Which is useful for "staging" tumors. However, enlargement, especially in children, is benign more often than not. Always consult your dr. When in doubt. ...Read more

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What causes preauricular lymph node swelling??

What causes preauricular lymph node swelling??

Inflammation: Classically lymph node swelling is due to some type of inflammation or localized infection. Infection around the ear and scalp may cause intermittent preauricular lymph node swelling. ...Read more

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Are lymph nodes under jaw cancerous?

Could be: We all have lymph nodes in different parts of our bodies including the neck and jaw areas. Mostly they are small and you can't feel them. Occasionally they get bigger because of multiple reasons like inflammation, infection or yes, cancer too. If you have persistently enlarged nodes anywhere you should have them checked by your primary doc. Don't panic, just get checked. ...Read more

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Are painful occiptal lymph nodes benign?

Are painful occiptal lymph nodes benign?

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