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33 yrs old, axillary swelling, family history of breast cancerbefore 40. Doctor suggests mammogram. Should I hold off on xrays? Are there better tests?
Sharp prostate pain for 2 days/prostate and jaw lymph node pain after masturbation/fatigue/weight loss. Any diagnosis? Blood tests normal. Seen doc
Please see your: Doc. You may have a prostate infection or systemic infection. The weight loss and fatigue need to be addressed also. A thorough exam will tell you a lot if you tell the doc everything. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Bilateral nipple discharge with stimulation, cytology was negative, no lump or mass seen on u/s.Is this accurate test for breast cancer?
Sort of: Cytology is not a great test to rule out cancer in the case of nipple discharge. Ultrasound is a good test but also doesn't rule out cancer. However bilateral discharge, only with stimulation, is extremely unlikely to represent cancer, especially at your age. Unilateral, spontaneous discharge is more concerning, as is bloody nipple discharge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Being sent for diagnostic mammo, u/s and biopsy, for 8mm X 6mm mass at 9 o'clock position left breast. Should i be worried?
The probability: of malignancy is based on various mammographic/sonographic characteristics, and is the basis for the BIRADS code at the bottom of the report. Since biopsy was recommended, it is probably at least a BIRADS 4A(low suspicion,3-10% chance of maliganancy) up to BIRADS 5(>95% chance). Can't say much more without further details or images. About 75% of all biopsies turn out benign. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Situational: For screening: mammograms are the most valuable. For diagnosis (palpable mass, mammographic density): ultrasound can be very helpful. Mris are the most sensitive test for breast cancer, but their prohibitive cost makes this unaffordable for large-population screening. It is best used in high-risk patients, those with very dense breast tissue, and for evaluating the extent of a known breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
1st mammogram ever and abnormal, family history breast cancer. Single group amorphous microcalcs in left breast. US BIRAD 3 and now going for MRI. Biopsy?
A grouping: of amorphous calcifications is probably not appropriate for BIRAD category 3(probably benign). Although they are still likely going to be benign, stereotactic needle biopsy may be more appropriate management, and BIRAD 4 a more appropriate category. Breast MRI is generally not that useful in the imaging work up of microcalcifications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Movable painless swollen lymph node in armpit its been there for 5+ years i believe had ultrasound doctor request biopsy to be safe I'm 18 cancer?
Mammogram results-intramammographic benign lymph nodes. Huge family history of breast, ovarian, and cervical cancer. Should I be worried and pursue this?
BRCA: If you have a strong family history of breast and ovarian cancer you should ask for BRCA genetic testing. This tests your genetic risk for developing these cancers. There are several companies that do this test and individualized treatment plans can be created. Cervical cancer is not related to family history but rather exposure to the sexually transmitted HPV virus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enlarged lymph node for almost 4 years. Difficult for doctors to feel. Painful mainly at night, chest x-r, blood test, ultrasound neg. Ideas?
Probably nothing: If it's been ther for 4 yrs. Where is it? ...Read more
Thyroid mass 3.5cm enlarged nodes on same side of mass. Mass hard non moveable. None of it hurts gotta get ct scan done. Likely cancer or cyst?
Biopsy on prominent lymph node about 3 inches below armpit ultrasound showed no tumour or mass.Should i be worried?
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
Painless mass under ear, hashi's w/hypo, night sweats, u/s showed normal lymph nodes, should I have fna biopsy to rule out cancer? Is u/s accurate?
Just found chain of little ln in armpit. Shotty ln neck groin & armpit months. Dr checkesd CBC xrays fine. What is causing ln? Cancer?
Normal: For post viral syndrome, danger IG they grow and harden. ...Read more
Excisional biopsy R groin-now seems to be a lymph node near hip bone enlarging and painful. Results were negative for malignancy on biopsy. Normal?
22yrs old mammogram normal enlarged right axillary lymph node 7mm left axillary lymph node 3mm waiting biopsy results. Family history breast cancer?
Be patient: Even with a family history of breast cancer, it would be very rare for a 22 yo to have the disease. You only have about a 14-15% chance of developing breast cancer, unless there are multiple family members who have the disease. There are many reasons for lymph nodes to enlarge, many benign, so just wait for the results. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have 3 supraclavicular lymph nodes 1cm in size for a year. Can just an ultrasound detect lymphoma or should I push for a biopsy?
Bx needed: unchanged glands for 1 yr probably not lymphoma. More likely inflammatory yet certain low grade malignancies can remain unchanged without enlargement or progression for more than 1 yr. Ultrasound of no value making histologic dx. Final diagnosis can only be defined by histologic exam after formal bx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer