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Doctor insights on: Lymph Nodes In Breasts

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What's the difference between lymph nodes and breast cancer?

What's the difference between lymph nodes and breast cancer?

Normal vs. abnormal: Lymph nodes are normal structures through the body used as a defense and storage site for white blood cells as a means of stopping bacteria, viruses, etc. Breast cancer is a malignancy of some of the cells in the breast tissue, abnormal growing cells. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between lymph nodes and breast cancer?

Need advice on what is the the difference between lymph nodes and breast cancer?

Lymph nodes: Are normal structures in the body involved in lymphatic drainage and body immunity. Breast cancer is a neoplasm which can spread through the body using the lymphatic channels. If it does, the cancer can cause the regional lymph nodes to be involved with cancer and enlarge. ...Read more

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What is lymphoma? Can it cause tenderness in lymph nodes near breast?

What is lymphoma? Can it cause tenderness in lymph nodes near breast?

Cancer lymph nodes: Lymphoma is a cancer form in the lymph nodes. Just having lymph nodes that are tender is possible for a multitude of reasons like infection among other. Most cancers may have no pain in the lymph nodes. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Could a swollen lymph node be breast cancer?

Possibly: A swollen lymph node in the armpit could be from breast cancer but in most patients, it is much more likely to be a benign swelling from a number of other causes. Regardless, you should have your doctor check it out. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of a cancerous armpit lymph node from breast cancer? Hard, immobile, etc?

What are the characteristics of a cancerous armpit lymph node from breast cancer? Hard, immobile, etc?

Not easy to tell: It's common to have a palpable node or two there. Metastatic disease tends to produce large nodes and they may be matted and/or fixed to the chest. If you have no breast mass and the nodes aren't obviously abnormal, I wouldn't worry. ...Read more

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Can a X-ray or a mammogram detect swollen lymph nodes around breast areas?

Can a X-ray or a mammogram detect swollen lymph nodes around breast areas?

Enlarged Lymph Nodes: Both can, but not necessarily. If you feel an enlarged lymph node, point it out to your doctor, ultrasound then is indicated, followed by ultrasound guided biopsy. ...Read more

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Is this a lymph node or breast tissue: circumscribed hypoechoic mass with central hyperechoic focus measuring 10x8x7mm in right axilla... ?

Is this a lymph node or breast tissue: circumscribed hypoechoic mass with central hyperechoic focus measuring 10x8x7mm in right axilla... ?

Need follow up: By your doctor , if it is in axilla it is most likely a lymph node , ( where they are supposed to be and normal ) some times breast tissue will have lymph nodes which need closes follow up , to rule out it is not some thing serious , go to your doctor for regular follow up. ...Read more

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60yo mom's mammogram found an irregular shaped, enlarged, non-fatty lymph node near breast. Any reason not cancer related? 4 masses in right breast only too

60yo mom's mammogram found an irregular shaped, enlarged, non-fatty lymph node near breast.  Any reason not cancer related? 4 masses in right breast only too

Breast lump: There are other possible causes but a biopsy is necessary to make the diagnosis and get proper treatment underway. Even breast cancer has a high success rate for response in most cases, especially after menopause. ...Read more