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Cancer with unknown primary tumor. Enlarged lymphnodes under armpits. Tumor find in breastbone. Ok ct Scan of lungs, abdomen, breast. Lymphoma?

Cancer with unknown primary tumor. Enlarged lymphnodes under armpits. Tumor find in breastbone. Ok ct Scan of lungs, abdomen, breast. Lymphoma?

Need biopsy done: A biopsy of one of the axillary lymph nodes may provide some guidance about the primary source of this tumor. It could be breast Cancer which sometimes would not show on a Mammogram(it is called an Occult Primary). Without obtaining tissue for microscopic exam it is difficult to proceed further. Ask his oncologist to provide you some answers and an understanding of this problem. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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Is nf1 a dangerous disease? Do all get tumors on the body and other complications? There is mild freckling on the left armpit no other symptom.

Is nf1 a dangerous disease? Do all get tumors on the body and other complications? There is mild freckling on the left armpit no other symptom.

Variable: Dark brown skin patches, raised spots (lisch nodules) on the iris of the eye, fractures of long bones in childhood, freckling armpits, neurofibromas (tumors on the skin or deeper in the body), larger tumors under the skin (plexiform neurofibromas), with pressure on nearby nerves or organs, cognitive impairment (adhd, learning disorder. Most people just get mild forms of disease and nothing else. ...Read more

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At the peak of the deepest breath i can take standing sitting etc. I get a pinch sensation in my upper right chest between nipple and armpit.Tumor?

At the peak of the deepest breath i can take standing sitting etc. I get a pinch sensation in my upper right chest between nipple and armpit.Tumor?

Pain on deep : Breaths is called pleurisy. Broad differential, but as a sign, not very specific. You need a chest x-ray, and if it does not show free air (pneumothorax) a prospect, might need more expensive work up. See a good generalist or lung doctor. Cancer is not high on my list, even if you smoke, if 37 is your age. ...Read more

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If a lymph node in biceps has some cancer cells but the one in the armpit doesn't, is the tumor only in the lymphatic system or it could have spread?

If a lymph node in biceps has some cancer cells but the one in the armpit doesn't, is the tumor only in the lymphatic system or it could have spread?

Unclear question: If a tumor is in a lymph node (there are no lymphodes in the biceps) it has already spread. Where is the primary cancer and what kind of cancer? ...Read more

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Small lump in left breast near armpit and in neck. Cyst or tumor?

Small lump in left breast near armpit and in neck. Cyst or tumor?

Need to see adoctor: You need to see a medical doctor, get evaluated and be appropriately directed. ...Read more

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What happen if there are cancer cells in a sentinel lymph node in the biceps but none in the armpit? The tumor started from a nevus on the arm.

What happen if there are cancer cells in a sentinel lymph node in the biceps but none in the armpit? The tumor started from a nevus on the arm.

Complete dissection: I would recommend that you undergo a complete axillary dissection and a complete removal of any remaining nodes where the positive node was located. ...Read more

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My uncle got stung by a bee yesterday kinda under his armpit but more under arm he had surgery for a brain tumor about 10 years ago Doctor needed?

My uncle got stung by a bee yesterday kinda under his armpit but more under arm he had  surgery for a brain tumor about 10 years ago Doctor needed?

Watch for Infection: Check the skin of the area/site of the sting for the degree of redness and swelling daily. If it is going down, then you do not need to do anything as it will heal itself. If the welling is increasing or the area becomes more painful over the next 24-48 hours, then he needs to see a doctor for examination and treatment....?antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more

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What if I have a tumor in just my left arm?

What if I have a tumor in just my left arm?

Depends...: If it's a benign tumor like lipoma, no threat to life or limb. If cancer, different story. Get it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can u get a tumor under ur arm kn ur arm pit and can it kill u?

Can u get a tumor under ur arm kn ur arm pit and can it kill u?

Primary and Mets: Lymph nodes in the arm pit are a common site for metastases from breast cancer and may be the site of primary lymphoma. Both of these type of tumors can be lethal. ...Read more

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Can a new tumor on my arm cause lymphedema?

Can a new tumor on my arm cause lymphedema?

Yes: Depending on where the tumor grows and which tissues it involves, it certainly can cause lymphedema of the arm. In particular, if the tumor involves the lymph nodes in the arm pit (axilla), this could Prohibit lymphatic drainage from the arm and cause lymphedema. ...Read more

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Have Polynueuropathies and it's hard to raise my arm and I have a pain in my back. I saw online it could be a tumor. Should I go to the ER?

Have Polynueuropathies and it's hard to raise my arm and I have a pain in my back. I saw online it could be a tumor. Should I go to the ER?

Polyneuropathies: For how long?Injury? What was done? How was diagnosis made? if never assessed ER may be first stop , they will make sure it is not acute and then refer you. Could be rotator cuff injury ( usually not acute), MS, disc(infection or slipped), rarely lymphoma(CXR), autoimmune, rarely impingement,vascular, rarely schwanoma. F/u/ w ER ...Read more

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Friend has an baseball sized tumor? growth on the outside of his chest.It looks soft & says it 's bleeds when he moves to fast& 2 tiny 1's on arm

Friend has an baseball sized tumor?  growth on the outside of his chest.It looks  soft  & says it 's  bleeds when he moves to fast& 2 tiny 1's on arm

May be sarcoma: Most common lesions to reach baseball size on chest wall are lipomas. However they don't bleed. One must consider if primary, that lesion is a form of angiosarcoma or vascular dysplastic melanoma . Treatment never offered unless dx available. If easily resectable, this approach needed. Two other lesions may represent mets and once dx made, PET/CAT important to find other possible sites. ...Read more

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I have an auxially mass like tumor formed in my left arm it is round shaped when i touched it hardly i feels pain otherwise it doest pain in the arm?

I have an auxially mass like tumor formed in my  left arm it is round shaped when i touched it hardly i feels pain otherwise it doest pain in the arm?

Axillary Mass: Hi, this sounds like it could be an abscess. These are painful, warm, red, fast appearing masses under the skin. An abscess generally needs to be drained and treated with antibiotics. See a medical provider today. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a tumor on my right arm muscle. What could it be?

I have a tumor on my right arm muscle. What could it be?

Have u seen an md?: If but just feeling a mass and have not had it looked it then that would be the first step. Torn or attained muscles can feel like a lump but usually with pain and difficulty with motion. If it is a tumor it most likely would be a fatty benign lipoma but these can become or b malignant. Physical exam and likely an MRI would be first steps to evaluate. Could b clot, lymph, met but need more info. ...Read more

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Is shoulder / arm pain from a pancoast tumor always severe?

Pancoast was a: Radiologist that noted tumor at the top of the lung burst upward, involve sympathetic nerve plexus, and the nerve roots before, as and after they enter the brachial plexus. The tumors tend to be insidious, so the arm pain may be gradual. These tumors can be difficult to diagnose because the shoulder arm pain make people think orthopedic rather than oncologic. Pancoast was wrong. These can be cured. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of pancoast tumor spread to the feet and the other arm?

It is a type of canc: This cancer can definitely spread, typically into other distant organs, not likely to go to the arms or legs but more to lungs, liver, brain or bones. Your oncologist can help clarify it for you while you are being treated. ...Read more

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Hello my mom has a tumor under her arm and its spreading is it fatal?

Hello my mom has a tumor under her arm and its spreading is it fatal?

Tumor: Your mother needs to see her physician to have tests run so that both of you can have peace of mind. ...Read more

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Will chemo help pancoast tumor shoulder arm pain?

Will chemo help pancoast tumor shoulder arm pain?

Pancoast: It depends. If pressure is lessened on the surrounding tissues, nerves, vessels, then arm pain could lessen. ...Read more

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Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more