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Could lactose intolerance have any connection at all to a tender enlarged lymph node in the armpit/breast area? Just asking.

Could lactose intolerance have any connection at all to a tender enlarged lymph node in the armpit/breast area? Just asking.

Lymph node: It is unlikely that lactose intolerance would be responsible for breast symptoms or an enlarged lymph node. Lactose intolerance is usually a GI problem. The node you are describing should be evaluated and examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a breast lymph node to swell?

What causes a breast lymph node to swell?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more

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What are lymph nodes in the breast and why are they sore?

What are lymph nodes in the breast and why are they sore?

Usually not sore: Lymph nodes are in all areas of the body. We get concerned about the lymph nodes in the armpit because it is the 1st place a cancer will spread before going to other areas of the body. There are lymph nodes in the breast but they are usually not "sore". I recommend you get an evaluation by a breast specialist and get a breast ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can MRI that shows breast lymph node involvement be something besides cacer?

Can MRI that shows breast lymph node involvement be something besides cacer?

Mri: Mri can show increase in the size of lymph nodes. But it cannot distinguish from cancer. Lymph node biopsy or a pet-scan can suggest if there is a cancer. ...Read more

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Could a 7 mm grade 2 lymph node in the breast identified incidentally on a cervical MRI be benign?

Could a 7 mm grade 2 lymph node in the breast identified incidentally on a cervical MRI be benign?

It can but: Still needs to be investigated in order to pick up any disease at an earlier stage and thus potentially more curable if detected in time. ...Read more

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Pain on the left breast since january, lymph node found and removed in july but still having pain again, maybe another lymph node? Sharp shooting pain.

See breast specialis: Lymph nodes do not typically cause breast pain. Breast pain is commonly associated with fibrocystic changes, which is a noncancerous issue. I recommend you find a breast specialist for a complete evaluation. Check with the american society of breast surgeons (https://www.Breastsurgeons. Org/membersearch/index. Php) to find one in your area. ...Read more

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Feels like a lymph node between my ribs inside my breast on the right side. I've been having breast issues and systemic lymph node swelling. Is it tissue or something else?

Feels like a lymph node between my ribs inside my breast on the right side. I've been having breast issues and systemic lymph node swelling. Is it tissue or something else?

See your doctor: Your lump you feel between your ribs inside your breast could be a lymph node or something else. You have to get examined, perhaps the mass evaluated In pathology to be sure it is not related to breast or a benign growth tissue. Systemic, increased lymph nodes in number and size,Is concerning. NEEDS biopsy unless it is a common viral reaction. See your private MD for a professional opinion now. ...Read more

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What is an intrammary lymph node in a breast?

What is an intrammary lymph node in a breast?

Normal: It is a lymph node located in the breast. They can sometimes normally occur there. Like all lymph nodes, they can abnormally enlarge for a variety of reasons, but a normal appearing intramammary lymph node is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What is a lymph node in the breast and what does it feel like?

What is a lymph node in the breast and what does it feel like?

Can't feel normal 1: 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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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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Think I slightly inflamed my breast tissue from self-examining them too hard. Could this cause an enlarged lymph node in the area?

Think I slightly inflamed my breast tissue from self-examining them too hard. Could this cause an enlarged lymph node in the area?

Maybe: Lymph nodes come and go and there's no explaining why. They're your friends. If the lymph node isn't obviously abnormal, ignore it and be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when breast cancer has spread to the lymph node?

What exactly does it mean when breast cancer has spread to the lymph node?

See below: Can be stage 2 or higher breast cancer. Would need more information on breast tumor size, cell type, hormone receptors, tumor dna. Will need surgery for lumpectomy & removal of some axillary lymph nodes, chemotherapy, radiation therapy. The oncologist that has all the information can be much more informative. ...Read more

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What to do if I could feel a lymph node under my arm and also a lump in my breast I'm 19?

Cancer unlikely: A lump in a young woman's breast is likely a benign fibrous adenoma and a lymph node in the same woman is likely a reaction to a minor infection from a small injury from shaving. Having said that a doctor should review the situation and determine if any further diagnostic procedures like mammogram, ultrasound, and fine needle aspiration are warranted. ...Read more

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Lymph node showed up on 3 d mammogram, breast is larger than the other one, should I ask for a breast biopsy?

Biopsy of what ????: There is no specific target and blind of the breast is fruitless.
If in doubt ask your MD and if dissatisfied get 2nd opinion ...Read more

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What are the characteristics/symptoms of a lymph node in armpit/side of breast area? How do you know if it is cancerous or non-cancerous?

What are the characteristics/symptoms of a lymph node in armpit/side of breast area? How do you know if it is cancerous or non-cancerous?

See below: Usually a painless lump or mass in the armpit is felt. A doctor should examine the area to assess if it is suspicious for cancer. Commonly patients are treated with a course of antibiotics, and if the lymph node swelling does not subside, the lymph node is removed for a pathologist to look at to check for cancer. ...Read more

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I have alot of breast pain on mammogram a large lymph node was found could that cause such pain I can't even touch my chest plus have chest pain?

Biopsy and/or I&D: Hi. You need to go to a breast clinic. You may need a biopsy of the lymph node and any other suspicious mass. The pain may be an abscess, which would need to be incised and drained. The internet is no place for this problem. You need a hands on physician. Good luck! ...Read more

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What will cause a breast lymph node to swell?

What will cause a breast lymph node to swell?

Inflammation: Any type of inflammation or infection will cause lymph nodes to swell. Cancer in later stages will as well. ...Read more

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How do you treat a benign lymph node in your breast?

How do you treat a benign lymph node in your breast?

Watch it: Intramammary lymph nodes are common. They are usually not felt but can occasionally be seen on mammograms. Next, a breast ultrasound should be done. If it has benign characteristics, it can be watched. ...Read more

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I have bump on my right breast I have done usg. How can I differentiate the bump is tissue or lymph node?

I have bump on my right breast I have done usg. How can I differentiate the bump is tissue or lymph node?

Do mammogram.: Mammogram can show whether the bump is normal or abnormal breast tissue. It may also identify whether the lump is a lymph node. ...Read more

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If a benign lymph node in a breast keeps getting bigger every few years, is that a serious issue? It is freakin me out!

If a benign lymph node in a breast keeps getting bigger every few years, is that a serious issue? It is freakin me out!

Need more info: How do you know the node is benign? How large is the node? Where is it located around the breast? It's not typical for a lymph node to continue to enlarge over years for no reason. Again more info would allow much more informed guidance. ...Read more

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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

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Can breast cancer come from an enlarged intramammary lymph node?

Can breast cancer come from an enlarged intramammary lymph node?

No: Usually cancer will cause enlarged lymph nodes, not the other way around. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for breast cancer with lymph node involvement?

What is the survival rate for breast cancer with lymph node involvement?

Need More Info: There are lots of variables that help estimate survival, including tumor size, type, number of lymph nodes involved, and additional factors such as comorbidities (diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, etc). Here's a good reference: http://sgoti. Ws/upp2y2 good luck. ...Read more

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My aunt is diagnosed with breast cancer stage 3 which is slightly spreaded to lymph node. Is it curable?

My aunt is diagnosed with breast cancer stage 3 which is slightly spreaded to lymph node. Is it curable?

Yes: There are cure rates for stage iii breast cancer. Here is a good resource to read more:

http://www.Cancer. Net/cancer-types/breast-cancer. ...Read more