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What are symptoms of cancer in the groin lymph nodes ?

What are symptoms of cancer in the groin lymph nodes ?

Please be seen: Any swelling of nodes in the groin need to be explained. Even insect bites on your lower leg can make nodes enlarge. Of course other issues need to be considered, depending on the full history and physical your doctor completes. Good luck. ...Read more

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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 are the symptoms of cancer of lymph nodes?

What are the symptoms of cancer of lymph nodes?

Lymph nodes: Lymph node disease occurs for a number reasons. Any noticeable enlargement in a group of lymph nodes, especially painless, with accompanying fevers, night sweats or rapid weight loss should be followed up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can infected lymph nodes in the neck cause cysts and nodules in the same area of the neck worried about lymphoma?

Can infected lymph nodes in the neck cause cysts and nodules in the same area of the neck worried about lymphoma?

Yes: Any inflammatory response in an area of the body can cause swelling of lymph nodes which can be palpable as nodularities. If they persist for weeks or continue to enlarge over a similar time period, u will need to have these checked out by your md. Most of the time a cut shaving or a sore or abrasion in your scalp or dave or in your mouth can lead to swollen nodes/glands. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism cause swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck?

Can hyperthyroidism cause swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck?

Probably not.: Causes of enlarged lymph nodes are infection, inflammation, or less likely neoplasm. Hyperthyroidism usually means overactive thyroid gland. If you have persistently enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, you should have a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

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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Is cancer the cause of large lymph nodes on back of neck?

Is cancer the cause of large lymph nodes on back of neck?

Possibly: Lymph nodes may enlarge as a result of a number of problems, not just cancer. You should see your physician soon for further evaluation and proper diagnosis. It may just be a manifestation of an infection that requires antibiotics to clear up. But see your doctor. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes can be a one of the symptoms of HPV or cervical cancer?

Enlarged lymph nodes can be a one of the symptoms of HPV or cervical cancer?

Maybe: This would depend on how advanced the tumor is. If it is a small minimally invasive tumor it is unlikely that enlarged lymph nodes have tumor deposits within them. Most of the time lymph nodes are enlarged because they are simply reacting to an infection or other process and not because one has cancer. ...Read more

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Are swollen lymph nodes in neck a sign of breast cancer?

Are swollen lymph nodes in neck a sign of breast cancer?

Depends: Usually lymph drains centrally, so suggests throat/sinus/ear infection--unless limited to nodes at base of neck/upper chest, then possible. See dr for exam. ...Read more

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Swelling of lymph nodes under the arm is a symptom of breast cancer? Are the swollen lymph nodes supposed to be pain-free?

Swelling of lymph nodes under the arm is a symptom of breast cancer? Are the swollen lymph nodes supposed to be pain-free?

No neccasarily: 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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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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In stage III colon cancer what is the significance of spread to 2 of 17 lymph nodes? What are lymph nodes?

In stage III colon cancer what is the significance of spread to 2 of 17 lymph nodes?
What are lymph nodes?

Significant: Cancers spread by either blood vessels or lymphatic pathways. Lymph nodes are collections of tissue along the lymphatic pathways, and are common places for tumor particles to start to grow. Your oncologist can discuss it in detail as to other measures you need to take, such as chemotherapy, radiation, more surgery, or some combination of all of the above. ...Read more

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What causes regional neck lymphadenitis in the absence of cancer and bacteria?

What causes regional neck lymphadenitis in the absence of cancer and bacteria?

Many possibilities: Any number of viruses do this. If prolonged more than a couple of weeks, maybe mononucleosis, although you're quite old for mono (most cases before age 20). Mostly not serious, but syphilis, HIV, tuberculosis, land other serious infections are possible if at risk. If only a few days, sit tight; probably will clear up soon. If continuing more than 2 weeks, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's the prognosis of testicular cancer that did spread to the lymph nodes?

What's the prognosis of testicular cancer that did spread to the lymph nodes?

Still quite good: If this is currently being managed..Ie surgery, chemotherapy, then it is still a good prognosis. Remember that lance arstrong had cancer that spread to his brain and other organs and of course has no current evidence of this. ...Read more

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Can swollen lymph nodes in neck be the symptom, of any autoimmune disease?

Can swollen lymph nodes in neck be the symptom, of any autoimmune disease?

Many causes: 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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What is the likelihood of enlarged right-sided lymph nodes in the neck being related to pap. Carcinoma on the left? No obvious lymph nodes on left.

What is the likelihood of enlarged right-sided lymph nodes in the neck being related to pap. Carcinoma on the left?  No obvious lymph nodes on left.

Need lymph biopsy.: It is very hard to tell if the lymph nodes are related to cancer without a biopsy or aspiration cytology. They may be related, but papillary carcinoma of the thyroid is not very aggressive and is not known to spread beyond the thyroid unless it is given a long time. Having said this, enlarged lymph nodes in conjunction with cancer is likely cancer until proven otherwise, so see dr. & get that bx. ...Read more

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Are there lymph nodes in the back of your neck?

Are there lymph nodes in the back of your neck?

Yes, Nearby: 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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What size are the lymph nodes in the groin?

All small sizes: 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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Can melanoma in the lymph nodes be treated without, to me, the extreme action of the complete removal of nodes in the area?

Can melanoma  in the lymph nodes be treated without, to me, the extreme action of the complete removal of nodes in the area?

2nd opinion: You are right that there are some forms of melanoma which do not require complete lymph node resection, however the science and evidence around this is complex and requires careful consideration to make individual recommendations. If you feel unsure or unhappy about the advice you have been given then you should feel confident to question it + even seek a 2nd option. Most Dr's are ok with this. ...Read more

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Lymph nodes in the middle of my chest mean high chance of cancer?

Perhaps: Abnormal lymph nodes anywhere in the body can be related to cancer. Visit your primary care physician or a medical oncologist to find out more. You might need a ct scan or a biopsy. ...Read more

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