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Can oral or oropharyngeal cancer spread to supraclavicular nodes without spreading to other cervical nodes first?

Can oral or oropharyngeal cancer spread to supraclavicular nodes  without spreading to other cervical nodes first?

Unusual but possible: As we are taught in fellowship, "tumors don't read text books." supraclavicular nodal metastasis is a distant site, technically stage iv. Usually the pattern is regional spread followed by more distant spread, but sometimes there are "skip" situations. Best of 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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Can thyroid cancer spread to the brain?

Can  thyroid  cancer spread  to    the   brain?

Yes but rare: Thyroid cancers do spread ( meta) to brain less frequently. ...Read more

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Can thyroid cancer spread to the brain?

Can thyroid cancer spread to the brain?

Thyroid cancer: It is extremely rare for thyroid cancer to spread to the brain. If it occurs, it usually has spread to other places in the boxt ...Read more

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Will chemotherapy help at all with 8.7cm thyroid cancer with mestatic neck disease and spread to nearby lymph nodes ?

Thyroid treatment: First line against thyroid cancer is surgery. You need to get all detectable disease out of the neck (the primary tumor and nodal metastases). Radioactive iodine is used to eradicate remaining thyroid and thyroid cancer cells. This can also help with distant mets in lungs/bone/etc. This can be repeated. External beam radiation ; chemo are reserved for cancer that has become dangerous. ...Read more

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Can metastatic papillary thyroid cancer spread to the parathyroid? Is this rare? Can recurrent pap thyroid cancer show up on parathyroid?

Can metastatic papillary thyroid cancer spread to the parathyroid? Is this rare? Can recurrent pap thyroid cancer show up on parathyroid?

parathyroid: Presumably you have had surgery followed by radioactive iodine. This could damage the parathyroid and cause hypoparathyroidism, although this usually does not happen. Thyroid cancer spreads locally (within the neck), and that could damage the parathyroids more, but again, this does not usually happen. Check this out with your endocrinologist. ...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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Can esophageal cancer spread to supraclavicular lymph nodes without causing any symptoms?

Can  esophageal cancer spread to supraclavicular lymph nodes without causing any symptoms?

Sadly yes: Esophagus is a muscular tube that can stretch, so often no symptoms until it can't . Also has no outer membrane surrounding it so easier to spread outside the organ itself. ...Read more

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Can papillary or follicular thyroid cancer spread quickly? Or is the only fast spreading thyroid cancer anaplastic?

Can papillary or follicular thyroid cancer spread quickly? Or is the only fast spreading thyroid cancer anaplastic?

Please see below: Papillary and follicular thyroid cancers are referred to as differentiated thyroid cancer, which means that the cancer cells look and act in some respects like normal thyroid cells. Papillary and follicular thyroid cancers account for more than 90% of all thyroid cancers. They tend to grow very slowly. ...Read more

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Does papillary thyroid carcinoma always spread to the lymph nodes first or can it spread elsewhere first?

Does papillary thyroid carcinoma always spread to the lymph nodes first or can it spread elsewhere first?

Lymph node spread: Pure papillary carcinomas spread to adjacent lymph nodes most of the time , rare to distant organs , and relatively slow growing controllable tumors with good prognosis with treatment (s). ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in chest and lung nodule, cancer? Reason to be scared?

Swollen lymph nodes in chest and lung nodule, cancer? Reason to be scared?

Maybe: Consult a specialist. May be anything from scarring through infection to cancer. You may need a biopsy or further tests such as a pet scan. ...Read more

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To which lymph nodes can esophageal cancer spread?

To which lymph nodes can esophageal cancer spread?

Local and distant: The most common spread is to local nodes around the esophagus. But the spread, or metastasis can be more distant such as to nodes around the celiac plexus, the region where the blood supply to the stomach arises below the diaphragm. But distant metastasis can be to nodes in the neck, particularly associated with the lymphatic chain that drains into the subclavian vein on left behind clavicle ...Read more

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What treatment should you expect with a 8.7cm papillary cancer of the thyroid with metastic neck disease and 13/15 lymph nodes were cancerous?

What treatment should you expect with a 8.7cm papillary cancer of the thyroid with metastic neck disease and 13/15 lymph nodes were cancerous?

Large cancer: 8.7 cm is a very large thyroid cancer. Total thyroid removal followed by treatment with radioactive iodine is needed. If the patient is under 45 years old, the prognosis is still very good. ...Read more

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Does colon cancer spread to neck if lymph nodes are negative?

Very unlikely: Colon cancer that does not involve lymph nodes should not have neck lymph node involvement. If you recently had surgery you probably had a central catheter placed in your neck for IV administration. This may be the lump you are feeling. Make sure you talk to your doctor at the next visit to have a look. You could also have swelling from the endotrachral tube. ...Read more

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Does microwave radiation to transmit voice cause esophageal cancer?

Not clearly: The present data doesn't suggest that the microwave spectrum used to transmit communications causes cancer. There is some suggestion of related male infertility but it isn't certain. Additionally there is something referred to as the microwave hearing effect where people exposed to pulsed microwave radiation hear clicking noises. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause feeling of something stuck in throat for 3 months? No other symp besides enlarged salivary gland or node. Cancer? Clear ct

Can sinus infection cause feeling of something stuck in throat for 3 months? No other symp besides enlarged salivary gland or node. Cancer? Clear ct

You need to see a : Specialist physician. Problem has gone on too long. Please see an otolaryngologist (ENT) for a complete history and physical. Bring your old records and any test results/images. I suspect they will inspect your throat with a special scope. Depending on prior workup, additional sinus or neck imaging may be useful. ...Read more

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How quick does throat cancer growths spread?

How quick does throat cancer growths spread?

Throat cancer: Hello, the most common type of throat cancer is called squamous cell carcinoma. This type of cancer is very dangerous because it spreads so quickly. However, there are a few important variables that affect each patient individually. First where is the cancer originating? If it comes from the vocal cords or from the tongue. This is very important. Also the grade of the cancer itself. Good luck. ...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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Can throat cancer not thyroid cancer spread to thyroid bed? I had thyroid cancer 2 years ago and a follow up ultrasound found 7mm nodule on thy bed.

Can throat cancer not thyroid cancer spread to thyroid bed?  I had thyroid cancer 2 years ago and a follow up ultrasound found 7mm nodule on thy bed.

Thyroid: This is either a small amount of residual thyroid or more likely a small thyroid cancer recurrence in the thyroid bed. This is one of the most common sites for recurrence. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer thats spread to chest be cured?

Can lung cancer thats spread to chest be cured?

Depends: Lung cancer can go from localized (stage 1) to wide- spread (stage iv). If it goes from involving one lobe only, to more than one lobe, the lymph nodes in the chest, the other lung, the chest wall, or the other structures in the chest, the chances of cure drop significantly. Lung cancer is best treated when it is found early, and the most successful treatment is surgery. ...Read more

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Do i have thyroid cancer.? I have pain in my throat the feeling of having a cut inside my throat i have headaches on different parts of my head mild

Do i have thyroid cancer.? I have pain in my throat the feeling of having a cut inside my throat i have headaches on  different parts of my head mild

Many possibilities: Please don't leap to conclusions. The only way to k now what is going on is to see y our doc for a diagnosis. There are many other possibilities. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can throat cancer not thyroid cancer spread to thyroid bed? I had thyroid cancer 2 years ago and a follow up ultrasound found 7mm nodule on thy bed.

Thyroid: This is either a small amount of residual thyroid or more likely a small thyroid cancer recurrence in the thyroid bed. This is one of the most common sites for recurrence. ...Read more

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Will chemotherapy help at all with 8.7cm thyroid cancer with mestatic neck disease and spread to nearby lymph nodes ?

Thyroid treatment: First line against thyroid cancer is surgery. You need to get all detectable disease out of the neck (the primary tumor and nodal metastases). Radioactive iodine is used to eradicate remaining thyroid and thyroid cancer cells. This can also help with distant mets in lungs/bone/etc. This can be repeated. External beam radiation ; chemo are reserved for cancer that has become dangerous. ...Read more

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With thyroid cancer why does it hurt so bad on my left side of my throat i'm able to feel the pain so bad and i'm able to feel the knot behind my neck?

With thyroid cancer why does it hurt so bad on my left side of my throat i'm able to feel the pain so bad and i'm able to feel the knot behind my neck?

Need more info: Do you have a diagnosis of thyroid cancer, have you or have you not had recent surgery. Would love to answer your question, just can't in any meaningful way. ...Read more

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I have been having a feeling like someting was stuck in my throatfir aprox 2yrs on & off now my throat is sore does it sound like thyroid cancer?

I have been having a feeling like someting was stuck in my throatfir aprox 2yrs on & off now my throat is sore does it sound like thyroid cancer?

Unlikely: Not a likely presenting sign of thyroid cancer. You need a physical exam by your primary care or see an ENT doctor to have a look to see what could possibly be the cause. ...Read more

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I've severe acid reflux can it cause 1 lingual tonsil more enlarged than other had previous thyroid cancer scared of throat cancer or base if tongue?

GERD: Severe reflux can result in the development of barrett's esophagus; which has an increased incidence of developing esophageal cancer. Upper endoscopy is a simple method for evaluating any esophageal disease. If your problem is severe, you should be on some form of acid blockade such as omeprazole. You may even benefit from some type of antireflux surgery. ...Read more

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I have had an MRI, Thyroid Ultrasound and now a CT w/ &w/o contrast. Determination, multinodular goiter. 2 complex one on each side. 1.6cm and 1.3cm..Am I correct in thinking these need to be biopsied? No thyroid cancer in family, but throat cancer, an

If these are: discrete nodules, next step is fine needle aspiration. Depending on the size of the thyroid gland and other studies, you might need to undergo thyroidectomy. Consult with your endocrinologist for specific advice. Chances of these being cancer is probably low. ...Read more

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I feel a pea lump on lower neck left side above clavicle. It seems to be getting smaller but not sure. Discover 10 days ago. I had. Thyroid cancer 2y?

I feel a pea  lump on lower neck left side above clavicle. It seems to be getting smaller but not sure. Discover 10 days ago. I had. Thyroid cancer 2y?

Not to worry: I t may be just a lymp node that reacts with some inflammation within that area, and it is getting smaller.But you need to see your doctor for proper evaluation. You also need to follow up with your oncologist /or endo. Doc about your thyroid cancer regularly. ...Read more

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In 2011 i got diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Since treatment I have abnormal lyphnodes frm neck 2 groin I don't know y. I have a family histry of luekemia?

See your doctor: The details of your primary treatment are important. Did you have a total thyroidectomy? Did they remove nodes from under the thyroid(central neck dissection)? Did you have radioactive iodine treatment? You should probably visit back with the surgeon or endocrinologist for evaluation of these new findings. The groin is prob not related, but also should have an ultrasound and biopsy. ...Read more

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7 months post radioiodin therapy for thyroid cancer. No lymph nodes involvement at that time. But I have tender, sowllen neck ln?

7 months post radioiodin therapy for thyroid cancer. No lymph nodes involvement at that time. But I have tender, sowllen neck ln?

Thyroid ca follow up: There are many complexities to the follow up of thyroid cancer, and you need to be followed by an Endocrinologist. An ultrasound and a blood thyroglobulin would be helpful now. Following the RAI, was there uptake in the region of that lymph node? This swollen LN could be recurrence of thyroid ca, or it could be unrelated. ...Read more

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I feel a small bump inside my neck right below my right earlobe what could it be? Thyroid cancer?

I feel a small bump inside my neck right below my right earlobe what could it be? Thyroid cancer?

Not likely: The area below your right earlobe is more likely to have a lymph node. The thyroid is more toward the center of the front of the neck. ...Read more

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I had thyroid cancer 5yrs ago and now I have two swollen lumps in my neck , really tired? Cancer again prob aye

I had thyroid cancer 5yrs ago and now I have two swollen lumps in my neck , really tired? Cancer again prob aye

Maybe: Go back to your surgeon and/or endocrinologist. Thyroid cancer recurs in the lymph nodes with some frequency and is usually curable with appropriate treatment, especially if you are young and had either papillary or follicular thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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I have Papaliary Thyroid Cancer in my lung and when I was 13 I had my Thyroid removed and a left radical and partial right neck desection also. I am63?

Thyroid cancer: It sounds like your question is whether this is the same cancer you had 50 years ago, and how it could occur after removal of all thyroid tissue. Papillary cancers from the lung and thyroid may look very similar and have almost identical markers, so it could be a primary lung cancer. But rare remnants of thyroid tissue can occur outside the neck and give rise to cancer also. ...Read more

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Got thyroid cancer, had op/neck dissection 4mnths ago, iodine treatment 5 weeks ago. Got random lumps in neck, very stiff and tender all of a sudden.

See your doctor: These kind of developments need to be examined by your physician. Make sure you are taking your thyroid med. Get labs regularly as instructed by your physician. ...Read more

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I have neck pain and 2 lumps on my neck could it be thyroid cancer? Also back pain and cough since october and done light nausea

I have neck pain and 2 lumps on my neck could it be thyroid cancer? Also back pain and cough since october and done light nausea

Possible: You need to consult a physician. These issues may or may not be related. The neck lumps could simply be enlarged lymph nodes due to infection of the lungs (explaining the cough) or something more serious. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more