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Breast cancer with lymph node involvement prognosis?

Breast cancer with lymph node involvement prognosis?

Depends: Lymph nodes are one aspect of evaluation for stage and treatment of breast cancer. It depends on size of breast cancer itself, number of lymph nodes involved, hormone status of the tumor, and dna testing can also help identify breast cancer risks. If the lymph node involvement is small, then there is little additioanl risk to the patient. There are many factors involved in assessing breast cancer. ...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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What should I know about lymph node cancer?

What should I know about lymph node cancer?

Lymphoma: Lymphoma is a type of cancer that occurs when white blood cells (lymphocytes) behave irregularly. Abnorma lymphocytes may divide more frequently and can form "nodules". Lymphoma may develop in many parts of the body, including the lymph nodes, bone marrow, spleen, other organs. Lymphoma is divided into two main types - hodgkin's and non hodgkin's and several subtypes. Cancer.Gov for more info. ...Read more

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What can cause a lymph node to get larger on serial examinations besides cancer?

What can cause a lymph node to get larger on serial examinations besides cancer?

Enlarged Nodes: Lymph nodes act as the filters for the lymphatic system. They can collect all sorts of bacteria, viruses, and cancer cells. Enlarged nodes could be infection, inflammation or cancer. ...Read more

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Afraid of cancer, could it possibly have made the lymph node permanently enlarged?

Afraid of cancer, could it possibly have made the lymph node permanently enlarged?

No: If you believe you've found an enlarged hard lymph node, please see a doctor and get it looked at. ...Read more

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How to know if i'm sick with cancer, or is it just a lymph node that never returned to normal?

How to know if i'm sick with cancer, or is it just a lymph node that never returned to normal?

MD: You need to see a doctor. Nodes can get enlarged for many reasons but if they stay enlarged for a long time they should be evaluated. Visit your doc who will decide the course of action. Best to you. ...Read more

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There is enlarged aortocaval lymph node measuring 6mm in diameter also suspicious can that be a cancer ??

There is enlarged aortocaval lymph node measuring 6mm in diameter also suspicious can that be a cancer ??

Unlikely : The upper limits of normal for an aortocaval lymph node is 10 mm. Your lymph node is well within that limit. If you have no history of cancer, there is nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Is a necrotic groin lymph node cancer?

Is a necrotic groin lymph node cancer?

Maybe not: A necrotic lymph node can be a product of a nearby infection. However, a thorough pathology exam should be done of the node(s) to be certain there are no cancer cell present. ...Read more

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How can I be sure that I have breast / lymph node cancer?

How can I be sure that I have breast / lymph node cancer?

Ask questions: If you have already been diagnosed with breast cancer, the most reliable way to evaluate the lymph nodes is with a biopsy or sentinel lymph node biopsy. If this has already been accomplished in your care, one can always get a second opinion regarding the pathology result. Done be afraid to ask questions! ...Read more

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What does a lymph node swollen from cancer look like?

Enlarged and firm.: A norml lymph node is about the size, shape and consistency of a partially cooked kidney bean (small, bean-shaped, and soft but solid). A lymph node involved by metastatic carcinoma would be enlarged, irregular in shape and would feel more firm / hard to the touch (like a pitted date). A node with carcinoma might also have a woody cut surface and might be 'fixed' to adjacent soft tissue. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is lymph node a sign of cancer?

Hoping you can tell me, is lymph node a sign of cancer?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the survival rate of lymph node cancer?

Could you tell me what is the survival rate of lymph node cancer?

Depends: There are many kinds of "lymph node cancers" (lymphoma). Hodkin's vs. Non hodkin's, aggressive vs slow growing. Some are terribly aggressive, can cause death in weeks, and respond poorly to treatment whereas others can be present (often unnoticed) for years and cause no problems even without treatment. You need to be a bit more specific for us to answer your question. ...Read more

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Does an enlarged lymph node in the periaortic region indicate cancer?

Depends: It may indicate cancer metastasis or spread… do you have a previous history of intra-abdominal malignancy such as: colon, pancreatic or liver cancer? ...Read more

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Left side neck hurts at one point. think its lymph node. im 17. i smoke abit.not consistant. im scared its cancer. pls help?

Left side neck hurts at one point. think its lymph node. im 17. i smoke abit.not consistant. im scared its cancer. pls help?

Neck Pain: Chances are it is not cancer. You definitely should not smoking because it does increase your risk of cancer. You should see a doctor for evaluation to find out what is going on and to, I expect, alleviate your anxiety and fear about the cancer. ...Read more

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I've had a lymph node on the back of my neck for over a year now. It's about 1 CM. Hard but movable. Should i be worried about cancer?

No: Just check the node about once a month. If it does not grow bigger, you do not have other enlarged nodes, it would be okay to wait and watch. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Sentinal lymph node was negative for cancer in operating room. How likely will something be found after it is sent on for further testing?

Sentinal lymph node was negative for cancer in operating room. How likely will something be found after it is sent on for further testing?

Unlikely ,but can be: Operative analysis is some times called ' frozen section ' Specimen is read with out usual stains . This reading is pretty much correct , but some times will change after properly fixed and stained . Speak to your doctor will give you good news soon. ...Read more

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I am a 23 year old male w/an enlarged rubbery lymph node in the L neck.I first noticed it months ago &do not believe that it has been growing. Cancer?

I am a 23 year old male w/an enlarged rubbery lymph node in the L neck.I first noticed it months ago &do not believe that it has been growing. Cancer?

Unlikely: You should examine the node every couple of weeks and see a doctor if any of the following happens: It more than doubles in size, additional nodes become enlarged, node becomes painful, it ulcerates through the skin, you have unintended weight loss, you have fever. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, 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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Which cancers need sentinel lymph node mapping?

Which cancers need sentinel lymph node mapping?

A couple: The majority of cancers for which sentinel nodes are taken routinely are breast cancer and melanoma, but sentinel nodes are occasionally taken for other cancers. ...Read more

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Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more