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Secondary Cancer In Lymph Nodes
Oncologist: See your oncologist for a full evaluation & determination of the treatment options. ...Read more
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
Sorry to hear thus: See your oncologist for a full review of the treatment options. Best wishes. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: To proper answer your question we need to know more than the information you have provided. What is your age and your prior medical history? How were those enlarged lymph nodes diagnosed? To prove presence or absence of a disease in those nodes you will need additional work-up and most likely a biopsy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lymphovascular space invasion:suspicious foci present. Does this mean the cancer is in the lymph nodes?
No, but maybe: The report means the pathologist sees some abnormal and possibly cancerous cells in the lymph channels in the tissue around the tumor. The lymph channels carry fluids to the lymph nodes. In many kinds of cancer spread into these channels increases the risk of lymph node involvement as well as spread further away for the tumor in the surrounding tissues. Talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could cancer metastase to distant regional lymph nodes before it metastase to the nearby lymph nodes?
No: Tumors metastasize to regional nodes before distant nodes, but what goes to nodal disease only stays nodal. When breast spreads to nodes, one pos. Axillary node is said to have better prognosis that 10 nodes. This is not due to # nodes but more nodes means primary has been spreading over a longer period of time. If axilla speads it is only to supraclavicular nodes and no other site. ...Read more
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?
If lymph nodes became smaller (they were 1cm now 0.5 cm) but didn't disappear for 5 month with no other symptoms Can it be lymphoma or other cancer?
Leave them alone: If it were lymphoma or metastatic cancer, they would not shrink. Everybody your age has palpable lymph nodes if you go searching. Stop worrying about this stuff. You are twenty years old. You need to focus of career skills and readiness, building / maintaining physical fitness, and building friendships and perhaps finding love. Hit the gym and the library and build a happy life. Best wishes. ...Read more
No.: Generally, when someone describes lymph nodes as "reactive", they mean that the lymph node abnormality / enlargement is caused by a benign condition (such as an irritant or infection or inflammation) and not a malignancy. It is not always possible to determine to what a node is "reacting", but use of the wording "reactive" generally connotes a benign / non-malignant process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definitely Not: There are lots of "reactive" lymph node swellings which can happen in response to anything from a bug bite on the skin to a viral sore throat. Of course this also depends on the location! Definitely have a face to face exam with a local physician such that he can take careful history and figure this out! Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily...: The lymphatic circulation is a conduit for cancer cells to exit their organ of origin and spread elsewhere in the body. Lymph nodes are filters which may "capture" some of these cancer cells; their removal then gives us information about what may be going on elsewhere in the body. The prognosis of lymph node-positive cancer is highly dependent on the type of cancer & it's chemosensitivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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