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Is it common for cancer to start or spread to lymph node behind ear? Male 19 no other problems except irritated outer ear skin.

Is it common for cancer to start or spread to lymph node behind ear? Male 19 no other problems except irritated outer ear skin.

Tough to say...: An enlarged lymph node behind the ear can be as simple as a skin and/or hair infection on the scalp (e.g. tinea capitis-- fungal infection on scalp and hair). However, without seeing what your describing on your ear and knowing other symptoms, it's impossible to exclude a potentially more concerning diagnosis. ...Read more

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20, male, severe untreated apnea, problem breathing. I have a mole that hurts 24/7 for a long time. Could this, if cancer, already spread to lymph node?

20, male, severe untreated apnea, problem breathing. I have a mole that hurts 24/7 for a long time. Could this, if cancer, already spread to lymph node?

Can't answer this: However, moles (even cancerous ones) don't often hurt. You should see a clinician about the mole and about all of your health worries. 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

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How long does it take squamous cell carcinoma spread to lymph node. Spot on arm three years. Then grew fast to ugly monster. Already biopsied as scc.

How long does it take squamous cell carcinoma spread to lymph node. Spot on arm three years. Then grew fast to ugly monster. Already biopsied as scc.

We'll see: I'm sorry that your cancer was not recognized and treated effectively in a timely way. These skin squamous cancers are famously slow to metastasize to the nodes, but I hope it can be removed promptly. There's no definite predicting. Best wishes. ...Read more

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2 years ago my father had a SCC removed from his face. We have now learned it has spread to lymph nodes. I can't find any information. Prognosis?

2 years ago my father had a SCC removed from his face. We have now learned it has spread to lymph nodes. I can't find any information. Prognosis?

Ask his oncologist: ONce a SCC becomes invasive, it can be difficult to control but his oncologist would be the logical person to give an opinion. ...Read more

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Can melanoma that spread to lymph nodes be cured? (head)

Can melanoma that spread to lymph nodes be cured? (head)

Yes!: Melanoma has about 50% probability of cure as long as it has only spread to the regional lymph nodes. The number of nodes affected by tumor will determine the risk of relapse and the odds of achieving cure. ...Read more

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I had a 4.42mill melanoma removed from my shoulder there was no spread to lymph nodes but I'm not sure if it can spread later?

I had a 4.42mill melanoma removed from my shoulder there was no spread to lymph nodes but I'm not sure if it can spread later?

Yes: I'm glad it's off. I hope it was low-stage as well. You do need to be aware that even an early melanoma with no metastases can recur as distant disease years, even decades later. Your physician can show you the probability curves. Chances are that you have a cure, but always mention this to your physicians for the rest of your life. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How fast does squamous cell cancer spread to lymph nodes?

Depends: There are several different types of squamos cell carcinomas, scc. For instance scc of the skin is not aggressive and very rarely spreads rapidly to lymph nodes. Scc of the lung is very aggressive and spreads rapidly. ...Read more

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What type and stage could be predicted of a colon cancer that is around 8 CM and not spread to lymph nodes?

What type and stage could be predicted of a colon cancer that is around 8 CM and not spread to lymph nodes?

Stage 1 or 2: A colon cancer that is confined to the bowel wall, irrespective of size is stage 1 or formerly duke's a. If it grows through the bowel wall, it is stage 2 or the old duke's b. If lymph nodes are involved, it is stage 3 or the old duke's c. Stage 4 or the old duke's d has spread to distant sites. Your described case could be stage 1 or 2. ...Read more

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Would cervical cancer cause symptoms or an abnormal pap before it spread to lymph nodes?

Would cervical cancer cause symptoms or an abnormal pap before it spread to lymph nodes?

No: One of the problems with cervical cancer treatment is that many people do not have symptoms until it has already spread. That is why we do Pap smears-to catch it before symptoms ...Read more

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My grandmother is 64 has endometrial cancer that has now spread to lymph nodes what is her life expectancy?

My grandmother is 64 has endometrial cancer that has now spread to lymph nodes what is her life expectancy?

Depends on Rx: It depends on the treatment program that she is given. Endometrial cancer is easily survivable if caught before it leaves the uterus as progesterone or surgery can reverse early Stage I. Your grandmother is beyond that point and her Oncologists will be offering her various treatment options which of course affect survival rates. ...Read more

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I have been dx'd with scc of the skin. I know it has the potential to spread to lymph nodes. I have a pea size bump in armpit. Should I be concerned?

I have been dx'd with scc of the skin. I know it has the potential to spread to lymph nodes. I have a pea size bump in armpit. Should I be concerned?

Probably not: You gave no details about the scc or about yourself. Where is it? How old is it? How large? Ulcerated? Do you have an organ transplant? Hiv? Leukemia? Is the scc in an old burn scar? In a chronic ulcer? Most scc are easily cured and are not life-threatening. If they are on the lips, ears or genital areas they are more serious. If you have impaired immunity it is worse. ...Read more

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25 male. Have 3mm lump inside of lower lip for almost 3 years. Hasn't really grown. If it was cancer would it have grown by now/spread to lymph nodes?

25 male. Have 3mm lump inside of lower lip for almost 3 years. Hasn't really grown. If it was cancer would it have grown by now/spread to lymph nodes?

Oral lump: Highly unlikely to be cancer with this time course. Several benign things can occur and persist, such as a "bite fibroma"- a scar-like post-traumatic lesion, a mucocele- cyst of a minor salivary duct, and so forth. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate once prostate cancer has spread to lymph nodes and bones?

6 years on average: Metastatic prostate cancer responds to hormone therapy for almost 18 months. Once the cancer is hormone refractory the median survival is 6 years. ...Read more

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Ov cancer spread to lymph nodes. Paclitaxel, avastin, (bevacizumab) doxil, gemzar, topotecan have failed. Is it all down hill from here? Is this the end?

Ov cancer spread to lymph nodes. Paclitaxel, avastin, (bevacizumab) doxil, gemzar, topotecan have failed. Is it all down hill from here? Is this the end?

Not yet: Ovarian cancer can best be managed by minimal tumor burden an then intraperitoneal chemotherapy. If there is a well defined chain of nodes such as the iliac nodes, I do a pelvic node dissection. L if the tumor burden represents additional multiple nodules along the surface of the bowel, they must be reduced to smaller than 1cm. In diameter. In addition it is essential that the omentum is out. Ea. ...Read more

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Would blood test be able to find testicular cancer spread to lymph nodes, lungs and throat?

Would blood test be able to find testicular cancer spread to lymph nodes, lungs and throat?

Possibly: There are 2 tumor markers that can be elevated in testicular cancer but they are not specific for spread to any specific areas. Those blood tests are beta HCG and Alpha fetoprotein. Ct or MRI scans are the best way to detect spread of testicular cancer. ...Read more

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Stage four throat cancer spread to lymph nodes. Smoker and heroin user. Inoperable, no treatment at all. Life expectancy?

Stage four throat cancer spread to lymph nodes. Smoker and heroin user. Inoperable, no treatment at all. Life expectancy?

No clear answer: Would seek out a palliative care doctor who could help making whatever time is available more comfortable and meaningful. Sorry that cannot be of more help. ...Read more

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How long would it take for hodgkins to spread from one lymph node to other organs?

How long would it take for hodgkins to spread from one lymph node to other organs?

Let me explain: The diease usually start like this.
Painless swelling of lymph nodes in your neck, armpits or groin
persistent fatigue
fever and chills
night sweats
unexplained weight loss — as much as 10 percent or more of your body weight
coughing, trouble breathing or chest pain
loss of appetite
itching
increased sensitivity to the effects of alcohol or pain in your lymph nodes after drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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How long does hodgkins take to spread from one lymph node to others or other organs?

How long does hodgkins take to spread from one lymph node to others or other organs?

It varies.: Unlike other cancers, hodgkin lymphoma does seem to begin in one lymph node area and then gradually spread in a predictable pattern to other lymph nodes and eventually to other sites like the spleen, liver and bone marrow. It is this behavior that made radiation therapy successful as a cure. However, the pace at which it spreads varies from patient to patient, but typically spreads over months. ...Read more

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Should I have a sentinel lymph node biopsy to find out if there is spread to the lymph nodes?

Should I have a sentinel lymph node biopsy to find out if there is spread to the lymph nodes?

See specialist: This is an important question to discuss with your dermatologist. If the melanoma is 1-4mm thick, sln biopsy is often recommended. Between 0.7-1mm depends on other features of your melanoma. Since we have yet to demonstrate survival benefits, sln biopsy is still used primarily for staging. That said, discussion with your specialist is essential as each case is different. ...Read more

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Can BC with spread to one lymph node cause a finger long sized squishy bulge on the inner forearm? Is this likely to be something to worry about?

Exam advised: If you're referring to breast cancer with documented spread to a lymph node in that side, a physician or breast surgeon should examine that mass in your arm for peace of mind. Concern would be for a blood clot or other node involvement partially obstructing the lymph drainage in that arm, although I would expect more arm swelling in that case. ...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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I have invasive lobular carcinoma, stage 2b, grade 2, spread to 1 lymph-node. Estrogen +, her2 - should I consider genetic testing?

I have invasive lobular carcinoma, stage 2b, grade 2, spread to 1 lymph-node. Estrogen +, her2 - should I consider genetic testing?

Yes, please: Breast cancer at age 33 meets criteria for brca testing. The results may significantly impact one's surgical treatment decision (best to do before radiation therapy, since this would be unnecessary if one opts for mastectomy). That said, without any other risk factors, the statistical probability of being brca (+) is not that high. Please see a genetic counselor. ...Read more

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Could pierced ear infection spread to armpit lymph node?

Could pierced ear infection spread to armpit lymph node?

NOT REALLY...: Regional/local lymph nodes can be affected resulting in swelling, pain, hot and tender. These are, pre-auricular, post -auricular, sub-occipital, posterior cervical groups. Lymph nodes are the part of immune system, catch bacteria, kill them and after sometime come back to normal size. If bad infection, lymph nodes can become purulent. Armpit lymph nodes are far away to be involved. ...Read more

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How quickly colon cancer is spreading from lymph nodes to other organs?

Highly variable: Each person is different and there is no set time or schedule where colon cancer may or may not spread to lymph nodes or to other organs. Some small colon cancers will spread early and other cancers will grow large and not spread. ...Read more

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How fast can colon cancer be spreading from lymph nodes to other organs?

How fast can colon cancer be spreading from lymph nodes to other organs?

It is relative.: This depends upon the stage of cancer at diagnosis. Colon cancer is staged by the dukes' system. Stages a and b have no lymph mode involvement and so no spread is likely. Stage c patients do better if <5 nodes are involved so those are likely to be slower than those with >5 nodes. Stage d means distant metastasis (organs involved). It is hard to say since people come in at diferent stages. ...Read more

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What are the odds of squamous cell cancer on your face spreading to lymph nodes?

What are the odds of squamous cell cancer on your face spreading to lymph nodes?

Low: If the squamous cell cancer is truly on the skin of your face, then the risk is low for small lesions. If the squamous cell cancer is on the lining of your mouth or oral/nasal passages, then the risk of spreading to the lymph nodes is much higher. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a squamous cell skin cancer spreading to lymph nodes?

What are the odds of a squamous cell skin cancer spreading to lymph nodes?

Very high: Neglected sqamous cell skin cancer is a very lethal lesion. It rapidly penetrates to deeper layers of skin, spread to regional lymph nodes. Early detection and wide excision will assure cure if you see a non healing ulcer seek the help of your physician for early diagnosis and cure. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of squamous cell skin cancer spreading to lymph nodes?

Depends: Most squamous cancers of the skin do not metastasize but some do. Many factors involved including the size of the tumor, its location, and microscopic appearance. ...Read more

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What is the probability of squamous cell skin cancer spreading to lymph nodes?

Rare but happens: While basal cell skin cancers almost never metastasize to lymph nodes, squamous cell cancers do, but rarely. ...Read more

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Metastatic breast cancer spreading to lymph nodes? Is that usually pretty bad?

Metastatic breast cancer spreading to lymph nodes? Is that usually pretty bad?

Not necessarily: 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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Would excisional biopsy of a lymph node spread cancer?

Would excisional biopsy of a lymph node spread cancer?

No.: An excisional biopsy of a lymph node should not result in spreading of the malignancy. ...Read more

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Friend with stage 4 nsc inoperable lung cancer with mets and lymph node spread, diagnosis march 2013, needed blood transfusions today. Hr140.Ideas?

Friend with stage 4 nsc inoperable lung cancer with mets and lymph node spread, diagnosis march 2013, needed blood transfusions today. Hr140.Ideas?

HR 140 is concerning: Heart rate of 140 may be acute atrial fibrillation or worse. She should see a doctor immediately. There are multiple medications available to lower the heart rate. ...Read more

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What to do if lung cancer is spreading to opposite side lymph node?

What to do if lung cancer is spreading to opposite side lymph node?

Unpleasant: None are good!
best is locale with only surgical removal.
Once spreading it is a bigger problem.
To a distant site or opposite lymph nodes has a decreasing prognosis even with best therapy. ...Read more

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My mother is 87 and has fibromyalgia, inflammatory myopathy, & chronic uti. Diagnosed w/liver cancer spread to lymph nodes. What is life expectancy?

My mother is 87 and has fibromyalgia, inflammatory myopathy, & chronic uti. Diagnosed w/liver cancer spread to lymph nodes. What is life expectancy?

Life expectancy: This is a very tricky question. No one can say with certainty how long a stage 4 liver cancer patient will survive. Get hospice involved. They can provide comfort care for her and will help the entire family through this process. ...Read more

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Can thymoma spread via the lymph nodes?

Can thymoma spread via the lymph nodes?

Very unlikely: Thymomas rarely spread via lymph nodes. Most often they spread by direct extention into other organs or by "drop" metastasis into the pleural or pericardial cavities. ...Read more

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