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Malignant Tumor Of Lymph Nodes
What does n1c means in colon cancer? What does it mean depostits of tumor but without lymph nodes involvement
These are all characteristics we use to determine the aggressiveness of a cancer.
These dictate to us, if and which chemotherapy should be used and other treatments and follow ups accordingly.
The features you describe should all warrant a consultation with an oncologist. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
My husband had a colon tumor removed they got it all but has stage 3 colon cancer 6 of 20 lymph nodes what does this mean?
An excellent website:
I am sorry to hear your news. You obviously have been going through a lot. The nih has an excellent, patient friendly website with info about this. See:
the site goes on to discuss treatment. He is most likely looking at chemotherapy. Your oncologist should be able to help with the details. Good luck to you both. ...Read more
Why are tumor deposits in colon cancer considered as lymph nodes when there are no lymphovascular invasion, because of td it's becoming a stage 3?
Local spread: If the tumor deposits are located away from the main primary, then most authorities consider them to be equivalent to a positive lymph node (s). Most likely these deposits got there via lymphovascular invasion even if the pathologist could not see that histologically on the slides. The ajcc also considers discontinous tumor deposits as n1c in the pathological staging system. ...Read more
What type of cancer tumors can grow in neck and where can it grow? Have lump in back of neck that's not lymph nodes. Test for lymphoma by dr. Negative
Your doctor should g:
A physical examination by a good doctor can guide you further. If there is a real lump in your neck, we need to know more about this lump...like how big is it? How long has it been there? Is it growing in size or static?
There are tumors that can arise from soft tissues of the neck like muscles and other structures that make up your neck. If the tumor is easily palpable, then you need X-rays done ...Read more
Pancreatic cancer: Oncologist says will use CT after chemo cycles to see if chemo worked. Tumor was removed with 2 lymph nodes. Is CT a good choice?
My mother has stage IV colon cancer that has mestitized to the liver. She has 15 tumors in liver with spots in her lungs and lymph nodes. Prognosis?
Stage IV colon cance:
Your mohter's cancer is stage iv.
Please refer to the table on this page for survival data:
http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-survival-rates
i am so sorry to hear that you are going through this terrible time. ...Read more
If sum of ur lymph nodes were biopsied as + can they float inside the body & can setup anywhere 2 start forming another tumor?
Not exactly...: Lymph nodes (ln) are designed to trap anything that is "foreign" to our body such as cancer cells. We remove them to stage cancers; if cancer cells spread from the organ it originated in into the ln, we can assume that there are also cancer cells "elsewhere", ie, liver, lungs, bone, etc. Thankfully, chemotherapy can often often kill these cells before they take over these other organs. ...Read more
Is n1 which means lymph nodes involved better or n1c which is no lymph nodes involved but few nodules around the tumor which was out already better?
Depends on tumor.: The staging of each primary site (breast, lung, etc) is different. In general n0 means no lymph nodes positive. N1 will be limited ln metastases, n2 more extensive, n3 the worst. N1 may be subdivided as n1a, n1b, etc. In general the higher the n number and then the higher the letter in the subset, the worst the prognosis, but anything above n0 means cancer spread to lymph nodes. ...Read more
What lymph nodes would swell and b affected if u have a tumor in the posterior part of the hard palate?
What does it mean lymph nodes negative but 3 nodules found around the tumor, is it possible that other nodules might still be in the colon?
Satellite tumors can: Occur around the primary, but nodes are separate entities. The size, location of the tumor, penetrance through the bowell wall are important. The node dissection and patholgy needs to find > 13 nodes for evaluation; fewer leads to uncertainty. ...Read more
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
Tumors of the Lymph: Lymphomas are tumors of the lymph nodes which require treatment with chemotherapy. They would shrink in size and go away if the treatment is working well. So it depends on the size of the lymph nodes. Anything larger than mbarble size (about one inch) would be abnormal and requires medical attention to confirm if the tumor has indeed gone away completely or only partially. ...Read more
I have no thyroid, TT and tumor removal in 2012, I have slow growing jugular lymph nodes (2 of concern @ 2.1cm and 2.6cm)?
Possible mets: In contrast to most H&N malignancies, thyroid Ca does not undergo a concomitant radical neck dissection. Rather nodes are plucked from the adjacent jugular veins. If no abnormal nodes noted at surgery the procedure encompasses the thyroid gland only. At 3 yrs. P.o. if jugular nodes are now noted, bx should be performed and if positive, the jugular veins should be dissected. ...Read more
Elevated pth, sono showed swolken lymph nodes some had a red and blue color on the scan some didn't. What is that? Is that a tumor?
Not necessarily: You indicate that the us showed swollen lymph nodes but you don't say how large they were or whether they had normal appearing anatomy. The red and blue color inmdicates blood flow in the node on a doppler picture done to evaluate blood flow. Again amount of flow may be normal or not. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
I am having a partial masectomy I have a small Tumor. My doctor said they will take out Tumor and lymph nodes. Will there be two incisions or one?
2 incisions: Small radial incision used to remove the breast primary and then bx or excision site reconstructed by placing fine hook in medial incision near nipple, elelvating nipple so site looks like inversted ice cream cone and base and then other tissues approximated. A second small incision made in axilla after injecting dye at tumor site to define sentinel nodes and Axillary dissection if nodes pos. ...Read more
Yes: App. 1 in 3 women diagnosed with breast cancer will have evidence of cancer spread to the lymph nodes in the armpit on the affected side. This indicates the high probability of cancer cells "elsewhere" in the body but does not mean that the cancer is incurable. This usually warrants the recommendation for chemotherapy to kill these "elsewheres"; thankfully, this is often successful. ...Read more
Are all lymph nodes in the groin area, what most doctors call benign tumors, felt by lightly pressing the area?
No, and no: Lymph nodes are not tumors. An enlarged lymph node is not a benign tumor, though because there are no benign tumors of the lymphatic system, we may call it "benign". The vast majority of groin lymph nodes are not palpable. When I was a barefoot-summers kid, I got big groin nodes whenever it was nice out. Life's to hard already to worry about each lymph node that comes up. Relax. ...Read more
Can my kid 1.9 months old skip radiation if tumor is all removed from his leg with clear margin and free lymph nodes?
Radiation: While everything looks grossly normal, you cannot know what is going on at a microscopic level therefore, it would be to your child's advantage to undergo radiation ...Read more
Moderately diff. Sq. cell tongue carcinoma surgically removed + Left level I-IV Lymph nodes also (tumor free in path. Report)Radiotherapy Needed stil?
Multidisciplinary: Make sure tour case is being discussed at a multidisciplinary meeting that includes the surgeon, along with medical and radiation oncologists, and radiologists. This is something usually referred to as a tumor board, and is present at many hospitals. Also look on the American Cancer Society website for more information about stage related treatment options. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I had my tumor removed with lobectomy, no lymph nodes but small brain lesion treated with stereotactic radiation. Should II get chemo?
Depends: It depends on the type of tumor because they are not all created equally. If the tumor is removed with surgery and responded well to radiation, and your doctor recommends chemotherapy because that is known to work for the type of tumor you were diagnosed with, then it would be worthwhile. ...Read more
Is it true that palpable posterior cervical lymph nodes are mostly malignant? Is a palpable node always enlarged?
No, yes: It may be inflammatory in nature...possible infection/infestation of scalp. They have to enlarge to be palpable. ...Read more
How well does MRI detect lymph nodes in the neck. Does it show if they are malignant or not based on structure?
MR useful in neck: Small lymph nodes (less than 1 cm) may be difficult to characterize. Replaced morphology in larger nodes can suggest malignancy. ...Read more
Can a neck MRI with contrast show any malignant lymph nodes near collarbone or where posterior neck joins the shoulder?
Yes and no: An MRI can do many things, like show if you have enlarged lymph nodes - however in order to determine if they are benign or malignant you would need a biopsy of the tissue in question. I will often order an ultrasound first when evaluating lumps in the neck, and only order MRI if the ultrasound is inconclusive or unable to do needle biopsy. ...Read more
My husband had polyps in his rectum and sigmoid colon. They were taken out by using a snare and were biospied showing to be malignant. He then had another rectal exam and biopsy of the cell walls this showed that the it did not spread into the lymph nodes
Team approach: It would be a good idea to see a multidisciplinary team of doctors (surgeon, radiation oncologist and medical oncologist) before finalizing a treatment plan. ...Read more
Is a CT result of "hazy stranding of the central mesenteric fat with multiple shotty lymph nodes" a likely indicator of a malignant process?
Most likely inflamat: Ask your MD for an exact explaination ...Read more
You have a lump in: Your neck? You might be right, it could be a lymph node, a lot depends on where, and how long it has been there. The possibillities include congenital cysts, thyroid enlargements, tumors and benign, and nodes. Nodes can be infectious or inflammatory, or intrinsic lymphoma, or regional or distant cancer. An exam and possibly imaging and biopsy may be needed. ...Read more
Is the primary tumor in sclc hard to visualize on imaging? If so does this mean it is cancer of unknown primary if you can find it only in lymph node
Hello, Please let me know what is the reason for occur metastatic lymph node cancer??? 2nd Question : Is Adenocarcinoma is called tumor??? What happen
Yes it is a cancer: Adenocarcinoma is one type of common Cancer which can arise from any gland forming organ such as Breast, Colon and lung. If left untreated for a long time, cancer cells spread and can involve regional lymph nodes and later spread to the internal organs. I hope you are under the care of a cancer specialist (Oncologist) who can guide you further and offer the required treatments. ...Read more
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more