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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?

My daughter is occasionally complaining of pain on her left clavicle. I felt a hard lump no there yesterday. Broken? Lymphoma? Cyst?

See a physician: 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.
Good luck! ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

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


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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 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?

Unlikely lymphoma: There are many benign causes of a hard lump on the shin, from being an organized hematoma, inclusion cyst, sebaceous cyst etc. Have a doc take a peek at it.
May recommend an MRI or a biopsy or just "keep an eye on it". ...Read more

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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?

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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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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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?

Not always: You need to go to the doctor to get checked. You may need an ultrasound and a biopsy to determine the nature of the cyst which could be benign or could be lymphoma. Usually lymphoma is associated with other symptoms. Go to a doctor asap though. ...Read more

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Can infected lymph nodes in the neck cause cysts and nodules in the same area of the neck worried about 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

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Several tender, moveable bumps like large bean-on inside -on fatty part-of knee. Cysts? Lymph nodes? Could it be lymphoma? No injury.

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

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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?

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

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Can CT scan detect breast cancer or lymphoma? Having swollen axillary lymph nodes since months+ fibroadenomas+complex cyst, ct scan results were normal

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

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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?

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?

Whoa: Cystic lymphoma or the more familiar 'cystic lymphangioma'? The former's probably a mistake; the latter's nothing to worry about. Have a couple of pathologists look at it. ...Read more

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What is a cyst?

What is a cyst?

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

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Can lymphoma be cured?

Can lymphoma be cured?

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

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What is a stenes cyst?

What is a stenes cyst?

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

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What exactly is a cyst?

What exactly is a cyst?

A cyst: Is a sac of tissue filled with fluid. Depending on the location, tissues and organs involved, a cyst can be a minor problem or extremely serious. ...Read more

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What is d cell lymphoma?

What is d cell lymphoma?

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

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Can you die from a cyst?

Can you die from a cyst?

Very unlikely: Cysts are benign and are very commonly found on various human organs. Unless they grow to a massive size (rarely it can do that) they are harmless and cause no problems. ...Read more

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How is lymphoma detected?

How is lymphoma detected?

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

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What is a thorwaldt cyst?

What is a thorwaldt cyst?

Congenital: A benign cyst that forms in the midline of the nasopharynx. If symptomatic may be treated with surgery. Best detected by mri. ...Read more

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Can you die from lymphoma?

Yes: This day and age unlikely. Significant numbers of patients can be cured with early detection and treatment. ...Read more

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What does a cyst feel like?

What does a cyst feel like?

A Cyst: Is a mass filled with fluid. Depending on its location and cause, it can be painless or quite painful. Have it checked out by your physician or dentist as appropriate. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Cyst?

What are the symptoms of Cyst?

The symptoms of Cyst include:: Skin lumps, Hard bumps under skin, Breast lump. ...Read more

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How rare is burkitt's lymphoma?

Uncommon: Burkitt's lymphoma comprises about a third of childhood lymphomas, but less than 1% of adult lymphomas in europe and the usa. This very aggressive malignancy is much more common in africa, however. ...Read more

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How to know if I have lymphoma?

How to know if I have lymphoma?

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

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What are symptoms for lymphoma?

Lumps: Very often a person will notice a painless lump which is an enlarged lymph node. More advanced cases may present with fatigue, unexplained weight loss, unexplained night sweats or night fevers, even diffuse itching. ...Read more

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What are some signs of lymphoma?

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

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How likely is surviving lymphoma?

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

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What are the symptoms of lymphoma?

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

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How do cysts resolve themselves?

How do cysts resolve themselves?

? cysts: 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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Please tell me what causes lymphoma?

Probable virus: Many lymphomas are viral induced. This is one of the reasons for clustering of the disease. It is speculated that the MMTV virus enters to Wnt-1 gene of the lymphocyte to produce a protein known as B-catenin which stimulates and transforms the lymphocyte. ...Read more

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Are fluid filled cysts always benign?

Are fluid filled cysts always benign?

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

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Can I die from lymphoma if I ignore it?

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

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I might have lymphoma. What should I do?

Get it checked out!: You have given no specifics, but there are dozens of types of lymphoma and your self diagnosis will not lead to a plan. Get to a hematologist/oncologist and have a work up. ...Read more

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What are the major symtoms of lymphoma?

Enlarged lymph nodes: ... are the most common early symptoms of lymphoma. Some patients can have so called "B-symptoms" which are night-time fevers, chills, and sweats. Enlargement of the liver or spleen can occur, or a change in the blood cell counts. ...Read more

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Cloudy urineovarian cysts. Please help!?

Cloudy urineovarian cysts. Please help!?

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

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What are the different kinds of lymphoma?

Lymphoma types: 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

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What are the symptoms of having lymphoma?

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

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What to expect from marginal zone lymphoma?

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

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Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy developing in the lymphocytes of lymph glands. They present as an enlarging node that continues to grow and then ...Read more


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