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When it comes to lymph nodes how big is bad. Like lymphoma?

When it comes to lymph nodes how big is bad. Like lymphoma?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes enlarge as a result of their normal activity in aiding in immunity, but may also enlarge because of malignancy of the lymphatics or extension of other cancers to the lymph nodes. When cancerous they are often hard to touch, fixed to underlying tissues, not tender. The best answer however, is that if concerned, they may need to be biopsied for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I can feel the litle lymph nodes on the side of my 4 yearolds neck all the time they are not enlarged i can just feel them is that a bad thing ?

I can feel the litle lymph nodes on the side of my 4 yearolds neck all the time they are not enlarged i can just feel them is that a bad thing ?

Location and Size: Lymph nodes in 4 yr old are normal unless large, painful or in wrong location. Small, round, firm, painless along chain in front or back of neck is normal. Increase in size with response to inflammation, i.e. Allergies/uri. Abnormal if large, painful, external skin changes or associated with systemic symptoms such as fever, fatigue, weight loss, rash- and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Why are the lymph nodes in my neck always swollen? Is it bad?

Why are the lymph nodes in my neck always swollen? Is it bad?

Have it checked out: Lymph nodes that are swollen and painful constantly may be a reflection of chronic infection. The enlarged lymph nodes may also be a manifestation of lymphoma which is a type of cancer that affects the white blood cells and is localized to the lymph nodes. This should be evaluated by your doctors. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of enlarged lymph nodes bad?

Are the symptoms of enlarged lymph nodes bad?

If large, and hard: Lymphadenopathy comes with infections and other condition like lymphoma---how many lymph node, how large, how hard? Need doctor evaluation not just to figure why but also to treat infection, like cat scratch or more serious. ...Read more

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Are hard immovable enlarged lymph nodes always bad?

Are hard immovable enlarged lymph nodes always bad?

It depends: It depends on the cause which can be either inflammatory (Infections like TB) or Granulomas like Sarcoid are not all that dangerous but if they are enlarged due to cancer, then it depends on which type of Cancer(Lymphomas are treatable but other Cancers are more serious. ...Read more

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How bad is bladder cancer when it invades the lymph nodes?

How bad is bladder cancer when it invades the lymph nodes?

High risk: Bladder cancer found to be in the lymph nodes at the time of bladder removal is considered "advanced" and 5 year survival estimates are on the order of 25-30%. However, some patients with relatively little involvement of the nodes can experience prolonged survival, if not cure, from thorough surgical removal of lymph node tissue at the time of surgery for bladder removal. Chemotherapy may help. ...Read more

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Cat scan from last year showed enlarged thymus and lymph nodes. Is this bad? My dr never told me about this

Cat scan from last year showed enlarged thymus and lymph nodes. Is this bad? My dr never told me about this

Probably not: Without knowing the sizes and measurements it is extremely unlikely that it is worrisome. It is very common for a younger person to have a "residual thymus" that is a remnant of our youth. Lymph nodes are in fact, normal when not enlarged. So, that's probably why you were not told. If you are still concerned, as your doc for the specifics. ...Read more

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I was sick 2 years ago so badly all lymph nodes in neck swelled, one is still swollen but not bad at all. Is it calcified. Doesn't hurt, can't see it?

I was sick 2 years ago so badly all lymph nodes in neck swelled, one is still swollen but not bad at all. Is it calcified. Doesn't hurt, can't see it?

Maybe: Sometimes lymph nodes react to infections and when the infection is over they stay enlarged. If the node is not tender and stable probably nothing to worry about. You would need some type of Xray to tell if it is calcified. Don't think that is worth he trouble. ...Read more