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History of ca breast in 2008. Found multiple ill defined nodules in bilateral lungs which are pleural based. Can it be metastatic lymphadenopathy ?

Hope not

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Contrary to popular belief, breast cancer can relapse 5 years or more after diagnosis. Your oncologist will decide based on your clinical picture and old X-rays if those lesions should be biopsied or followed up in a short interval. I truly hope it is nothing of concern. Best to you.
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Dr. Craig M. Uhl answered:

result of CT Scan states " findings are mediastinal lymphadenopathy and soft tissue nodules both lungs in all segments(extensive metastatic disease) "?

Very concerning...

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These findings are extremely concerning and you need to discuss this with your healthcare team. You will likely undergo more tests and referrals to specialists who will provide you more detailed answers than what I am able to do. Do not delay.
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What is the definition or description of: Metastatic carcinoma?

Spread outside area

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metastatic carcinoma refers to the spread of the cancer outside the area of origin. For some cancers, this can be spread to nodes outside the area that drains the organ involved (esophageal) or it can refer to multiple tumors within the same organ (liver - cholangiocarcinoma)
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What's a metastatic adenopathy of the left neck?

Malignant

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Usually refers to cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes. For example, cancers of the head and neck (tonsil, larynx, mouth, sinus) can have involvement of nodes in the neck. If they do this typically suggest local spread and may require additional therapy, such as chemotherapy and radiation. Hope this helps. Other cancers can spread to the neck as well.
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Dr. Louise Andrew answered:

What is metastatic adenopathy of the left neck from?

Ask your doctor

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Sara, adenopathy means swollen gland, but metastatic almost always means that something has come from a cancer. If this is your diagnosis and your doctor has not explained to you where it came from, you really must see him or her and ask the question directly. Take someone with you so that you can remember the answers. Best of luck to you.
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What causes lymphadenopathy?

Many things

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infection is the largest issue but there is also sarcoid, lymphoma and a few other conditions
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What is cervical lymphadenopathy?

Lymph nodes in neck

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All it refers to is lymph nodes in the neck. Hope this helps.
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Dr. Jack Mutnick answered:

Can allergies cause lymphadenopathy?

Yes

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The drainage of mucus can cause increased size and even tenderness of lymph nodes in the head and neck region. Swelling in other locations is not common and needs further evaluation
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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

Approach to a patient with lymphadenopathy?

It depends...

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You have to tell us more than the word lymphadenopathy...this could mean many different things. Please find out the location of lymph nodes that you are concerned about and their size and tell us if they are getting bigger over time or are static? If the lymph node size is more than 1-2 cm, that would be of concern and should be checked by a doctor as to the cause, which can be: cancer or infectio
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What does "inactive lymphadenopathy" means?

Not sure

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Enlarged LN are usually immunologically active, ie responding to injury or infection, or part of a lymphomatous process
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