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Ct neck shows scattered subcm short axis dimension lymph nodes anterior posterior cervical chains bilat. 2 x triple neg breast cancer surv. Biopsy?

Ct neck shows scattered subcm short axis dimension lymph nodes anterior posterior cervical chains bilat. 2 x triple neg breast cancer surv. Biopsy?

Imaging/biopsy: You have been through a lot. Imaging with ct scan provides information and helps guide next steps, but is not diagnostic. A biopsy obtains tissue for pathology to make the diagnose of lymph node. The timing of biopsy in relation to your overall health will be best addressed between you and your doc. Take family or friend with you. ...Read more

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Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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Small (deep) posterior cervical node that only feels somewhat moveable and not completely freely mobile. Is just somewhat moveable okay?

Small (deep) posterior cervical node that only feels somewhat moveable and not completely freely mobile. Is just somewhat moveable okay?

Enlarged lymph node: Lymph nodes can enlarge for many reasons, most commonly related to infectious or inflammatory reasons. Usually these are not fixed, and will wane over time. A node that remains enlarged , becomes fixed, and is not tender is concerning for cancer, particularly if it lasts longer than a few months. Often a simple needle aspiration biopsy can then rule out cancer without need for surgical biopsy. ...Read more

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Hi. 46 y.o. healthy female. Enlarged posterior Cervical node enlarged for approx year. About 2cm. No pain. Only illness was a cold. Should I see doc?

Hi. 46 y.o. healthy female. Enlarged posterior Cervical node enlarged for approx year. About 2cm. No pain. Only illness was a cold. Should I see doc?

YouShouldIfConcerned: Since you have raised this question that you have had this enlarged cervical node for a year and it has not changed sixe 2cm In all probabilities it is not something serious but since you are concerned about it I will recommend have it checked by your doctor and if nothing srious found you will have peace of mind ...Read more

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Infected pimple on face and possible folliculitis on hairline. Could this trigger a swollen lymph node? My posterior cervical node is palpable.

Infected pimple on face and possible folliculitis on hairline. Could this trigger a swollen lymph node? My posterior cervical node is palpable.

Yes: These can cause a swollen lymph node although there are many other causes of swollen lymph nodes. You need to seek advice from a physician either locally or on healthtap. I hope this helps and you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Posterior cervical node is pea sized, doc said tonsillitis, just finished zpak and prednisone, node still pea sized. Starting to worry about it.

Give it more time: You just finished the antibiotics. It will take more time for the node to go away. Give it more time before you get real worried. ...Read more

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A little bit swollen submandibular node, now feel a pea sized posterior cervical node. No fevers, no pain, just pain in neck around node & throat pain?

A little bit swollen submandibular node, now feel a pea sized posterior cervical node. No fevers, no pain, just pain in neck around node & throat pain?

Probable infection: Lymph node enlargement is normal with infection. A pea size node is not usually concerning. If the enlargement or throat pain don't improve you can see your primary or ent ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node under jaw. Dr said its from a mild ear infection. Now just felt another pea sized lymph node which is a posterior cervical node. ?

Swollen lymph node under jaw. Dr said its from a mild ear infection. Now just felt another pea sized lymph node which is a posterior cervical node. ?

May be normal.: Lymph nodes sometimes swell and get painful without an obvious cause. When nodes are "stony" hard, very large or progressively increasing in size and number we try to find a source. Localized lymph edema (LA) is usually related to trauma or infection in the local area as your doc suggests. Generalized LA may represent HIV / TB or infectious mono. ...Read more

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Which type(s) of cancer are enlarged posterior cervical nodes associated with?

Which type(s) of cancer are enlarged posterior cervical nodes associated with?

Post.cervical ln: these group of lymph nodes may be affected in many cancers and lymphomas. buccal cavity, oropharynx, nasopharynx sinuses, esophagus, stomach lungs, external ears, even scalp ...Read more

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Slightly enlarged painless posterior cervical nodes, together with tonsillitis, productive cough & wisdom toothache, should I still push for biopsy ?

Slightly enlarged painless posterior cervical nodes, together with tonsillitis, productive cough & wisdom toothache, should I still push for biopsy ?

Infx questions: Many of your symptoms are closely associated with periocoronitis (infection and inflammation between your gums and the wisdom tooth). Lymph nodes are basically your drainage system for infections. Have xrays and an exam to determine the current status of your wisdom teeth. Most likely once these are removed or irrigated then your symptoms should subside. Jeffrey r. Briney, d.D.S. ...Read more

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