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Lymph Nodes In Neck Cancer Symptoms
Ct neck shows scattered subcm short axis dimension lymph nodes anterior posterior cervical chains bilat. 2 x triple neg breast cancer surv. Biopsy?
Imaging/biopsy: You have been through a lot. Imaging with ct scan provides information and helps guide next steps, but is not diagnostic. A biopsy obtains tissue for pathology to make the diagnose of lymph node. The timing of biopsy in relation to your overall health will be best addressed between you and your doc. Take family or friend with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If enlarged lymph nodes in neck are because of cancer somewhere else would it have to be in an area close to the neck?
Yes and no...: Neck lymph nodes may become enlarged with tumors of the head and neck, such as squamous cell carcinoma of the throat. (Smokers are prone to this problem.) This is because the lymphatic channels in the neck will filter through neck nodes before draining into a larger vessel in the chest. In contrast, lymphoma is a tumor of lymph nodes themselves, and can enlargement of any node. ...Read more
Been to dr at least 6 times for swollon lymph nodes in neck and groin. All say they are "shotty nodes". Now i found another node in my armpit. Cancer?
Why so many times?: If you had cancer in your lymph glands, they would have continued to enlarge, leading your doctor to do a biopsy. Unless the lymph nodes are growing and become bigger than 1.5 to 2cm(one inch), it is hard to think of them as cancerous(normal nodes can be palpable as you have felt them yourself). Please quit feeling for them as it only makes you more nervous and anxious. Get checked 1-2 times/yr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Full body CT scan revealed 2 lymph nodes in neck, 2 in groin & pelvic area. All benign. This is my 3rd CT scan. What is my risk of future Cancer?
Not much different: Check these links: http://www.xrayrisk.com/calculator/calculator.php http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/CT The first is a risk calculator. I got an increase of 0.7% over the baseline for your entire life with a baseline 44.9%. This represents a very small increase. This is based unsubstantiated data. It is not verified. So is the adjacent chart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could stomach cancer cause an enlarged posterior cervical lymph node (back of neck)? Or is stomach cancer most often associated with clavicular nodes?
Thyroid and lymph nodes left side neck removed due to thyca last year. US shows 17 swollen lymph nodes 3-14mm looking benign both sides neck. Cancer?
FNA: Hi. Of course you could have a viral or bacterial upper respiratory tract infection (which would usually have accompanying symptoms), so waiting several weeks to recheck is fine. However, with your history, I'd be tempted to do FNAs of the large lymph nodes for cytology and include needle washing for thyroglobulin. Talk with your endocrinologist who's running the show. She/he will plan accordingly ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A year ago I got swollen lymph nodes in groin that went away, now I have swollen lymph nodes again. It isn't sore and I also have in my neck. Cancer?
I got lymph nodes in my neck with pain. I checked my blood. But every thing good. Am afraid is it the symptom to cancer. What's the problem to me?
Consider a biopsy : If there are no other symptoms associated with this "lymp node" and all blood work and lab findings are negative, then i would consider a biopsy. A biopsy will tell you exactly what tiis "node" consist of and if should have any further evaluation or treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What could be causing the following symptoms: swelling of lymph nodes in neck and "clogged" ears?
Infection: Upper respiratory infxn &/or ear infxn with eustachian tube involvement can cause such findings; may be viral or bacterial. Decongestants like sudafed may relieve "clogged ears". If throat sore or purulent drainage or fever over 101º see doc for eval. May need antibiotics if bacterial infxn. ...Read more
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