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Would colon cancer cause the LN in the mesentery to swell up and cause notable pain/swelling on touch?

Would colon cancer cause the LN in the mesentery to swell up and cause notable pain/swelling on touch?

Unlikely: Colon cancer does spread to the local lymph nodes but generally there are no symptoms from that. Unless you have family history of early age colon cancer, you need not worry about colon cancer at your age. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Current scans revealed only "multiple enlarged root of mesentery lymph nodes". Largest is 2.6 x 1.6 cm. Is this cancer? Are there noncancerous causes?

Current scans revealed only "multiple enlarged root of mesentery lymph nodes". Largest is 2.6 x 1.6 cm. Is this cancer? Are there noncancerous causes?

Mesenteric adenitis: Maybe. Mesenteric adenitis (enlargement of lymph nodes in abdominal mesentery) is commonly seen in conditions that mimic acute appendicitis. When accompanied by inflammation of the ileum, ; crohn's disease has been excluded, consider bacterial infection caused by yersinia enterocolitica, campylobacter, salmonella. Adenitis may also reflect non-gi inflammatory processes in the abdomen. ...Read more

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Had a CT scan recently,the result was "ultilobulated soft tissue mass in the small bowel mesentery in the midabdomen" is this likely cancer?

Had a CT scan recently,the result was "ultilobulated soft tissue mass in the small bowel mesentery in the midabdomen" is this likely cancer?

It could be.: Lymphomas, metastatic disease, and other neoplasms can show up in the mesentery, so unfortunately you may need to have this mass biopsied to see what it is. Difficult to predict what it might specifically be based on limited information provided. Talk to your doctor about the next steps. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there a high risk of a well circumcised, macro loublated mesenteric cyst being cancer. It has a thin wall and has no internal enhancements?

Is there a high risk of a well circumcised, macro loublated mesenteric cyst being cancer. It has a thin wall and has no internal enhancements?

Might just watch: Most of these are very benign and if your radiologist thinks it would be okay to follow it, relax. Cancers are uncommon here and usually have much more in the way of internal structure. "circumscribed" is your tumor, a man may or may not be circumcised. This is pretty good -- http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/938463-overview. ...Read more

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I am 30 year male with rectal cancer.Finished radiation.Mri report is "small lymphnode(size 4mm) is seen along inferior mesenteric vessel". What's it?

I am 30 year male with rectal cancer.Finished radiation.Mri report is "small lymphnode(size 4mm) is seen along inferior mesenteric vessel". What's it?

Most likely LN: This is most likely a lymph node (you can also feel them in the groin and neck areas0. 4 mm is indeterminate in size (thus within the range of sizes for a normal lymph node). The only way to know if it is connected with the cancer is a followup MRI in 4 to 6 months to see if it is getting bigger. ...Read more

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Indeterminate but concerning lymph nodes in the mesenteric lymph nodes...In a CT scan report. Aslo 2 cyst near ovary. Doe this mean cancer.

Indeterminate but concerning lymph nodes in the mesenteric lymph nodes...In a CT scan report. Aslo 2 cyst near ovary. Doe this mean cancer.

Not necessarily: Why was the ct done in the first place? Slightly enlarged lymph nodes in the mesentery are not specific for cancer. They may be normal variant or inflamed nodes. Cysts in the ovary or near? If simple cysts unlikely to be malignant again. However, one's symptoms that led to ct scan should be the context in which one reviews imaging or lab results. ...Read more

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In CT Scan report : Few small subcentimeter sized mildly enhancing mesenteric and para-aortic lymphnodes are noted. Is this cause to cancer?

CT nodes: A PET CT study would give more information relative to the nature of the nodes;if enlarging and if associated with other signs & symptoms or high metabolic index one would be worried,would need tissue for confirmation ...Read more

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Male 32,Abdominal CT shows Shotty mesenteric & periaortic Lymph node likely reactive.multiple SB transient intussusception before,can it be cancer?

No: doesn't sound like, however the explanation of the CT findings should be in context with the clinical picture, hence the ordering physician would be able to explain better, best wishes ...Read more

Mesentery (Definition)

1. A double layer of peritoneum attached to the abdominal wall and enclosing in its fold certain organs of the abdominal viscera. 2. A fold of the peritoneum that connects the intestines to the dorsal abdominal wall, especially such a fold that envelops ...Read more