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My daughter is occasionally complaining of pain on her left clavicle. I felt a hard lump no there yesterday. Broken? Lymphoma? Cyst?
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It could be many different things. You should take your daughter to her pediatrician for appropriate evaluation.
Physical exam, including visualization, inspection of mobility, evaluation of pain, physical exam of other body parts and regions, will lead to further recommendations, that may include blood work, xrays, etc.
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A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
I have a hard ball thing under my skin on my shin. It moves around, it doesn't really hurt. About the size of my pinky nailcan it be lymphoma? A cyst?
I've had swollen, hard and painless lymph nodes with a huge bulge in my inguinal area for years - could this be lymphoma, a cyst or a hernia?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide meaningful advice without examining you. What you described does not sound urgent, but it would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation.
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A cyst on supraclavicular fossa, has lasted over 2 months and got bigger, not hard, but is noticed. 7.5*3.4 measure. Location, size means lymphoma?
Can infected lymph nodes in the neck cause cysts and nodules in the same area of the neck worried about lymphoma?
Yes: Any inflammatory response in an area of the body can cause swelling of lymph nodes which can be palpable as nodularities. If they persist for weeks or continue to enlarge over a similar time period, u will need to have these checked out by your md. Most of the time a cut shaving or a sore or abrasion in your scalp or dave or in your mouth can lead to swollen nodes/glands. ...Read more
Several tender, moveable bumps like large bean-on inside -on fatty part-of knee. Cysts? Lymph nodes? Could it be lymphoma? No injury.
Can not be guessing!: If you have something new that was not there before, you should get a medical examination from your family doctor. I do not think you have lymphoma as this is not a proper place for lymphomas since no lymph nodes are located on the front or on the sides of the know (there is a lymph node or two in the back of the knee). If that is where these growths are located, then you should go see your doctor. ...Read more
Can you have benign cyst in your neck? I have two lumps, one behind my ear and the other a few inches lower than that. No pain. High chance of lymphoma?
Yes: Yes, definitely. You can be born with cysts, they can also develop over time. Also, it is very common to have lymph nodes enlarge in your neck. It is most important to have an ENT examine you if these lumps do not go away on their own or continue to enlarge. Lymphoma involves enlarged lymph nodes. If there is concern, you will need blood work and imaging, possibly a biopsy. ...Read more
Can CT scan detect breast cancer or lymphoma? Having swollen axillary lymph nodes since months+ fibroadenomas+complex cyst, ct scan results were normal
CT can detect: The enlarged lymph nodes associated with lymphoma, but a biopsy is necessary to make the diagnosis. CT can occasionally pickup a breast cancer, but it is generally not utilized for detecting breast cancer or evaluating breast abnormalities. Mammography, ultrasound, and mri are more appropriate. ...Read more
My mother-in-law had a biopsy performed on a lump on her leg and the doctors indicated she had cystic lymphoma which could be serious. What is it?
A sack of fluid: A cyst is a fluid filled sac that usually has a thin wall (capsule) and is filled with a watery fluid. Complex cysts may have multiple fluid sacs all bunched together. They are usually treated by drainage though often the capsule neds to be removed to prevent recurrence. Other cysts may have thicker contents. If it is filled with pus its usually referred to as an abscess. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Lymphoma: There are many types of lymphoma-from the agressive ones to the indolent ones. Each type has different biology and different response to therapy, as well as different prognosis etc. However, in general, lymphoma is a chemosensitive disease and is a radiosensitive disease. Yes, some lymphoma can be cured. ...Read more
Skene's cysts?: Skene's glands (periurethral or paraurethral glands) are located next to the distal end of the urethra. Cysts form if the gland's duct is obstructed, usually because the gland is infected. The infected glands or cysts occur mainly in adults. Cysts may form abscesses or cause urethral obstruction and recurrent uti's. ...Read more
T cell lymphoma?: I think you mean t cell lymphoma, a cancer of t cells or thymocytes that can cause lymph gland enlargement, low blood counts, fevers, and sweats. A particular subtype is gamma-delta (the greek letter for d) hepatosplenic lymphoma, which could also be what you're referring to. A good source of information is the leukemia & lymphoma society of america's website. ...Read more
Symptoms and imaging:
People usually present with symptoms -- eg, fever, chills, night sweats, fatigue, lymph node enlargement, spleen enlargement, etc.
Then (or sometimes incidentally) abnormal lymph nodes are noted on ct scans.
A biopsy (of lymph nodes and/or bone marrow) is needed for diagnosis.
Less often blood abnormalities show a leukemic (blood) component of lymphoma or other abnormalities. ...Read more
See below...: The diagnosis and treatment of lymphoma, like any other cancer, should be managed by an oncologist. Many signs and symptoms are possible at presentation including unexplained weight loss, lymph node enlargement, lack of appetite, night sweats, fatigue, prolonged fever, enlarged spleen and/or liver, etc. ...Read more
Lymphoma...: Often, the first sign of lymphoma is a painless swelling in the neck, under an arm, or in the groin. Lymph nodes or tissues elsewhere in the body may also swell. The spleen, for example, often becomes enlarged in lymphoma. Symptoms of lymphoma may include the following: fevers, chills, unexplained weight loss, night sweats, fatigue, and itching. ...Read more
Many variables: Survival and treatment selection depend on many variables: stage of disease, type of lymphoma, age of patient, associated symptoms, overall performance status, specific pathologic and blood based risk factors, as well as response to therapy. It is too broad to cover all aspects specifically so I would refer you to online resources such as acs. Org or institutional web resources like mdacc or mskcc. ...Read more
Could be several: Lymphoma is a general category which includes many subtypes of hodgkins and non-hodgkins lymphomas. They may manifest slowly over years while higher grades progress more quickly. As a class, lymphomas my occur practically anywhere, so the possible symptoms can vary substantially. ...Read more
CarmencitaL ~ they either_
- pop. Burst spontaneously or by trauma, self induced or surgical. Or
- become atretic - which means they dry out and get absorbed by the body's lymphocytes and macrophages.
- or remain stable and same size for protracted period of time - ie; ganglion cysts
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At your age: A simple fluid filled cyst in the ovary is almost always benign. Followup ultrasound is generally not done unless the cyst is over 5cm in size or it has features that are suspicious for something other than a simple cyst. ...Read more
Yes, it is possible: There are different types of lymphomas which can range from slow growing to rapidly progressive. All lymphomas, even low grade can lead to death if not treated. ...Read more
What kind of help?: I am sorry but I am not sure that our online providers can provide specific help for your condition. Are you working w a specialist? Did you have a specific question? If so, please clarify & re-ask. Take care. ...Read more
Are based on their microscopic appearance, expression of proteins on the cell surface, or specific gene mutations.
To name a few: Hodgkins Lymphoma (classical, Lymphocyte rich, etc.). B-cell non-Hodgkins (NHL) include: Lymphoblastic, Burkitt's, Diffuse Large B-cell, Follicular, Mantle Cell, Small Lymphocytic. T-cell lymphomas are yet another group: Anaplastic Large Cell, Angioimmunoblastic, etc. ...Read more
Large lymph nodes: That is the most common symptoms. But it may also include weight loss, fever, drenching sweats, abnormal blood counts, autoimmune problems and compression of organs resulting from the enlarged lymph nodes leading to pain, jaundice, bone fractures or neurological complications. ...Read more
Indolent, persistent: Marginal zone lymphoma is a form of lymphoma that is of low aggressiveness and "indolent." it refers to the cell of origin of the tumor having come from the "marginal zone" of the lymph node, as opposed to "germinal center cell" or "activated b-cell type" cells which are subtypes of the more aggressive "large cell" lymphoma family. It is slower growing, but may be persistent and tough to "cure.". ...Read more