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Thyroid Cancer With Lymph Node Affected
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
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
Thyroid cancer: Yes if it had metatisized. (spread).Get a more detailed answer ›
Diagnosed w pallilary thyroid cancer, braf v600e mutation detected. Shouldn't lymph nodes be checked before TT?
No: Once the diagnosis of Ca made the way the neck is to be handled is based on findings along the veins where the nodes are defined. The major approach is strictly to define the recurrent laryngeal nerve bilaterally and depending on the size and position of the tumor, total throid decided upon. Wlith nerves seen coming out of mediastinum dissection becomes simple and only clinical nodes removed. ...Read more
Axilary & supraclavicular lymph nodes swollen both underarm, neck node not swollen beta2-microglobulin 2.21h, poss sarc dx, no infection, cancer issue?
Might need biopsy: You have significant lymphadenopathy which could be the result of an infection or could be related to a malignancy. Most primary care docs will treat with antibiotics and then refer for a biopsy if no improvement within a couple weeks. If a biopsy is needed it can often be done by an interventional radiologist (needle biopsy) and then sent to a pathologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Chances of survival for a 24yo women with a 8.7cm papillary cancer of thyroid with metastic neck disease 13/15 lymph nodes were cancerous.
Mesenteric lymph node bx showed possible reactive lymphoid process.Now Oncology consult due to mult.enlarged lymph nodes/lung nodules.Being cautious?
Yes: Plan for a normal future. These biopsies are often difficult and you'd do well to have a few pathologists look at it. ...Read more
Sometimes: While the prognosis for stage 1 breast cancer is excellent, many women may benefit from traditional chemotherapy. This is dependent on the age of the patient, whether the tumor is hormone-sensitive, if the her2/neu receptor is overexpressed, and, in select cases, what the oncotype-dx score is. While "negative" lymph nodes are very encouraging, some breast cancers may travel via the bloodstream. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had endometrial cancer in 9/2012. I have thyroid goiter with nodules, virchow's node, mediastinal and bilateral hilar adenopathy. Could it be thyroid cancer?
No: A lymph node replaced with malignant cells growing as a primary lymphod tumor or metastatic from another site which has spread to axilla will not shrink without treatment, either chemo or RT. The node will enlarge further or if unchanged will spread to adjacent nodes. It does not have the potential to metastasize further to non lymphatic tissue such as liver or lung. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is prognosis good in those under 45yo with 2.2cm tumor, papillary thyroid cancer, no lymph node involvement or current evidence of spread?
Excellent: Very good prognosis have all good favorable indicators young age, localized smaller size of tumor , with no spread , equally good type is papillary tumor, consider this as good news , go for follow up regularly with out missing your appointment. ...Read more
2 enlarged lymph nodes in the ant mediastinum, pet suv of abt 4.7, suspected thymoma nearby. Can this be lymphoma?
Hysterectomy for endometrial cancer. Now have all mediatinal lymph nodes & bilateral hilar enlarged w/virchow's node. No sarcoid. What?
Investigation&biopsy: Need evaluation & investigation , virchow's node is most likely from abdominal metastasis , can be diagnosed by simple biopsy low risk procedure , nature nodes in the chest need pet scan evaluation first or vats ( video assisted thoracic surgery ) biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Almost everyone has a few palpable neck nodes. They are almost always your friends. Disease here she's as very large nodes, very hard nodes, or nodes stuck to surrounding structures. ...Read more
Prognosis of 41 yo female diagnosed with 2.2 CM papillary thyroid (follicular variant) with no lymph nodes, distant mets or extraglandular extension?
Hx of cardiac paraganglioma. Enlarged lv.5 posterior lymph node in neck, dur. 5 month and tripled in size. Other lymph nodes swollen too. Metastasis?
Breast ultrasound shows enlarged lymph node in auxiliary armpit. He says nothing to worry about. isn't lymph nodes associated with cancer?
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