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Doctor insights on: Rapidly Growing Lymph Nodes

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Do cancerous lymph nodes grow?

Do cancerous lymph nodes grow?

Yes: Most of the lymph nodes that you find are your friends. Malignant nodes are usually pretty early to recognize as abnormal. ...Read more

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Lymohoma lymph nodes never shrink right? Like shrink grow. Shrink grow. Etc.

Lymohoma lymph nodes never shrink right? Like shrink grow. Shrink grow. Etc.

Yes, it can: In indolent lymphoma or slow growing lymphoma, the lymph nodes can be waxing and waning. ...Read more

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Can lymph nodes on armpits grow stay for 2 days then disappear then a week later just 1 reappears. What could it be?

Can lymph nodes on armpits grow stay for 2 days then disappear then a week later just 1 reappears. What could it be?

Yes: This is suggestive of some inflammation going on evoking an immune response. Can't tell what is causing it however . Do you have any symptoms otherwise? Breast cancer is always a concern especially with females. However at your age this is not high on the list. The evanescent nature of the enlargement also speaks against it. ...Read more

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If lymph nodes were enlarged due to lymphoma how big would they be after a year? How fast do do they grow? Would there be sypmtoms after a year?

Good questions: There are different kinds of lymphoma with very different behaviors. Some are terribly aggressive and the nodes can double in size in a few days whereas others are very indolent and may remain unchanged for months or years. Same applies for symptoms, the most common of which is just an enlarged node. ...Read more

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Can lymph nodes that are soft, moveable and do not grow still be cancer?

Can lymph nodes that are soft, moveable and do not grow still be cancer?

Less likely: Cancerous lymph nodes typically are hard. Lymphomas (another kind of malignancy in lymph nodes) might be softer, or even feel fluid-filled (cystic). Any unusual lymph node, one that increases in size, is tender, hard, clumped, fixed to surrounding tissue, etc needs to be checked promptly, especially if associated with other symptoms, like itching, fever, weight loss, jaundice. Any doubts, see md. ...Read more

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How big would lymph nodes grow in hiv? Can I feel it? Which lymph nodes are commonly inflamed?

How big would lymph nodes grow in hiv? Can I feel it? Which lymph nodes are commonly inflamed?

Highly variable: If you think you might have HIV disease you should go and be tested asap. The size of lymph nodes and their location may have nothing whatever to do with the cause. Please do not delay in seeing a doctor if this is what you suspect. The earlier you are treated the better the likely outcome. ...Read more

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Can lymphoma symptoms wax and wane? Or do they gradually get worse? And do the lymph nodes grow?

Can lymphoma symptoms wax and wane? Or do they gradually get worse? And do the lymph nodes grow?

Lymphoma: Yes they can wax and wane but they are usually progressive. The lymph nodes can spread but not necessarily grow in size. Check with your physician if you are concerned about lymphoma. ...Read more

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Is it true cancerous lymph nodes from lymphoma. Typically cause no pain. Grow. Are hard and fixed to a certain area and bigger than 3cm. ?

Is it true cancerous lymph nodes from lymphoma. Typically cause no pain. Grow. Are hard and fixed to a certain area and bigger than 3cm. ?

Overgeneralization: Neither the size nor symptoms associated with enlarged lymph nodes will differentiate lymphoma from other causes of lymphadenopathy, including other cancers or other conditions, such as infections. In general, when a lymph node is larger than 1.5-2cm, it is necessary to search for a cause, which may require lymph node biopsy. ...Read more

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So if someone has lymphoma or even another cancer that spread to their lymph nodes. Don't the lymph nodes grow and become hard and firm?

So if someone has lymphoma or even another cancer that spread to their lymph nodes. Don't the lymph nodes grow and become hard and firm?

They can: If enough tumor gets involved, they can get hard. However, small metastases may not be detected except by biopsy. Cancer diagnosis and treatment will involve biopsy, blood draw and imaging studies. ...Read more

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I have 2 occipital lymph nodes <1.5cm for 6 years now the one in the right is moving and the one on the left is not moving they do not grow plz help?

I have 2 occipital lymph nodes <1.5cm for 6 years now the one in the right is moving and the one on the left is not moving they do not grow plz help?

Get checked: Palpable lymph nodes in this area beyond puberty is relatively uncommon. Although there may be nothing to worry about, they should always be examined by a physician and considered in the context of other possible symptoms and medical history. Biopsy is often considered to rule out occult infection, immune problem or malignancy. ...Read more

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I previously had leukemia for 3 years and am now in remission and have been for 10 years.am experiencing swollen lymph nodes that grow and r everywher?

I previously had leukemia for 3 years and am now in remission and have been for 10 years.am experiencing swollen lymph nodes that grow and r everywher?

Evaluation needed: Generalized lymph node enlargement in a person with a prior history of hematologic malignancy requires further evaluation. Please see your primary care or oncologist as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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If I were to scratch off a melanoma would it visibly grow back before spreading to my lymph nodes/organs? How likely is it if it doesn't?

If I were to scratch off a melanoma would it visibly grow back before spreading to my lymph nodes/organs? How likely is it if it doesn't?

Unclear question: How do you know that you have a melanoma? Melanoma is a cancer of the skin. If you mean a mole, it is a bad idea to scratch it. If you have concern about melanoma, see your doctor. Please consult this site information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/melanoma/basics/definition/con-20026009 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

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Approx. How long would it take for dcis to spread to the lymph nodes? I have heard it is a fairly slow growing cancer.

Approx. How long would it take for dcis to spread to the lymph nodes? I have heard it is a fairly slow growing cancer.

It varies: When it's found, 1 case in 100 has metastasized. There must have been a few cells that got through the basement membrane that the pathologist didn't find -- or the primary may have regressed. But don't mess around with a dcis diagnosis. Choose the option that is right for you -- and you'll be offered a choice. ...Read more

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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) ?

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

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If persistent,multiple lymph nodes in child's neck & under chin appear,growing in size(largest is 1.7 cm), and it is NOT cancer, what else could it be?

If persistent,multiple lymph nodes in child's neck & under chin appear,growing in size(largest is 1.7 cm), and it is NOT cancer, what else could it be?

Can be healthy: Some folks just have big lymph nodes. Cancer in kids very seldom announces itself this way. If Junior appears otherwise healthy and the routine labs are normal, be thankful and leave it alone. If Junior seems clearly more prone to infections than other kids, then this may be one of the mild genetic immunodeficiencies in which lymph nodes grow over to compensate. ...Read more

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19 y/o, 2 movable lymph nodes in right armpit. Not growing in size, sometimes aches, bad anxiety, docs don't seem bothered. Can't stop worrying.

19 y/o, 2 movable lymph nodes in right armpit. Not growing in size, sometimes aches, bad anxiety, docs don't seem bothered. Can't stop worrying.

See if this helps: It's good that they are moveable and sore. Malignancies often are fixed and painless. Also good that the doctors are untroubled. It 'd be better if they were able to convey relief as well as lack of concern, but tight schedules make that hard. A likely cause is an infection of some sort. A cyst is also a possibility (nothing to fret about). Don't use anti-perspirant. Give it time, then ask again. ...Read more

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Slow growing and painless lymph nodes in groin area had a cythscope it was normal besides bright red patches on bladder wall no biopsy sever pelvic pn?

Slow growing and painless lymph nodes in groin area had a cythscope it was normal besides bright red patches on bladder wall no biopsy sever pelvic pn?

Urologist: The best and perhaps the only person who can answer this is the urologist who performed the procedure. If you have difficulty communicating with them you can request a second opinion and the new doctor can communicate with the first. Good luck. ...Read more