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Is my cervical cancer terminal if it has only metastasized to the para aortic lymph nodes?

Is my cervical cancer terminal if it has only metastasized to the para aortic lymph nodes?

Oncologist: When it comes to cancer, many details can play a significant role. It is best to discuss this situation with a specialist for female genital cancers, gynecologic oncologist. ...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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I have a couple reactive para aortic lymph nodes with sudden weight loss lingering fever hair loss. Could it be cancer?

I have a couple reactive para aortic lymph nodes with sudden weight loss lingering fever hair loss. Could it be cancer?

Possibly: There are several other potential explanations, such as TB, fungal infections, non-infectious inflammatory conditions like sarcoidosis. There is no question that cancer must be considered, but you should be fully evaluated by a pulmonologist, general internist or your family doctor and then referred onward if necessary. ...Read more

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Drs found a left para aortic lymph node enlarged to 3cm .....All other test came back ok no symptoms....No cancer... Is it ok to leave it alone?

Drs found a left para aortic lymph node enlarged to 3cm .....All other test came back ok no symptoms....No cancer... Is it ok to leave it alone?

Evaluation: First question is why was initial scan that found lymph node performed? A complete evaluation is critical. Isolated para-aortic and ap window nodes (levels 6 & 5) can be benign inflammatory, from lung cancer, from other cancer, or etc... Complete health maintenance including history, physical and appropriate risk associated screening critical : mammography, +/- colonoscopy, head neck eval, etc... ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer stage 3c in 2008. No recurrence other than a para-aortic lymph node....Pet showed suv of 19.8. What doc do I need?

I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer stage 3c in 2008.  No recurrence other than a para-aortic lymph node....Pet showed suv of 19.8. What doc do I need?

Gyn oncology: You should see a gyn onc first. Surgery may be appropriate. There may also be a role for chemo which many gyn oncs give their own chemo. A possible alternative to surgery if you choose not to do it may be a newer type of radiation called sbrt. ...Read more

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A CT scan shows several prominent peripancreatic lymph nodes and mildly prominent para-aortic lymph nodes. What does this mean?

A CT scan shows several prominent peripancreatic lymph nodes and mildly prominent para-aortic lymph nodes. What does this mean?

Multiple reasons: What other symptoms to get CT scan. The presence of node enlargement may indicate infection, inflammation in the area, or even presenc of cancer nearby or in the lymph nodes themselves. Need more information ...Read more

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Had c.t scan done for abdomen . Flank pain and says prominent but not enlarged para aortic retro operational lymph nodes are identified ?

Had c.t scan done for abdomen  . Flank pain and says prominent  but not enlarged para aortic retro operational lymph nodes are  identified ?

Complicated: Your doctor should follow up on this scan with you. I can't tell you definitively what those lymph nodes mean -- i'd need to know why you got the scan in the first place, what your flank plain was all about, what your other symptoms are and what your blood tests show. Please see your doctor soon to discuss this. ...Read more

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What causes chronic elevated wbc's , on no meds , mention of lymph nodes in para aortic are and retroperitoneal, also they have been noted in axilla?

What causes chronic elevated  wbc's  , on no meds , mention of lymph nodes in para aortic are and retroperitoneal, also they have been noted in axilla?

This pattern: Could be seen in indolent non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Would not say more without details on the degree and type of wbcs increased and the size of the nodes. ...Read more

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Need to know if a dr orders a cats can for lymph nodes before s bronscopy is it cancer.

Need to know if a dr orders a cats can for lymph nodes before s bronscopy is it cancer.

Sounds like he's: Looking for evidence, but the only proof is a biopsy. Ct-scans reveal lumps, in lungs or the mediastinum, wher the heart, swallowing tube and lymph nodes live. Size and architecture point to or against cancer. Pet/ct follows a biopsy. They must know that there is cancer first, then look for the legitimate treatments. ...Read more

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Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


Number Of Pregnancies (Definition)

Gravida refers to the number of times in the past a woman has been pregnant. Pregnancies that ended in abortion or miscarriage are still counted ...Read more