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Underarm Mass Ortumor
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
Does the breast cancer grows faster in a year?well defined
lobulated solid mass lesion & enlarged intra axillary lymph node specify cancer ?
Yes possible: First please see your doctor and find out what it is, 66 yr old with breast mass need serious investigation. investigation. ...Read more
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
45 yrs. right breast and armpit pain and tnderness. Extremely dense breasts. Mri shows 6cm non mass enhancement regional asymmetric.birad 4. Cancer?
Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. Other causes can be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
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
39 yo extremely dense fibrocystic breasts w/well-circumscribed macrolobulated hypoechoic mass 11:00 left breast 3cm above nipple BIRAD 4? Cancer?
No easy answer: It is imperative that you talk with the physician who took care of you. There are many possibilities and I would have to know more about these findings to give you my best opinion. ...Read more
Ultrasound finds benign axillary lymph nodes with intact hilum bilateraly,largest 1.3cm on right 0.8 cm on left ,one 5mm fibroidenoma in both breasts.
Not exactly sure: What the question is, but the axillary lymph nodes sound like they are normal. Ultrasound cannot specifically diagnose a fibroadenoma, but probably benign nodules that likely are fibroadenomas are usually followed up at 6 month intervals for 2 or 3 years to assess stability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No sign cancer in breast,spread to 2 lymph nodes prominent lymph nodes about 3 inches below armpit,no primary tumour . What is survival rate ?
Same as breast mass: Survival rate of breast cancer metastatic to axillary lymph nodes, but without evident primary tumor is the same as that when a primary tumor is evident. It depends on hormone receptor status, HER2status, age and overall health of patient. Also—since some women are cured of this disease and others aren't—it depends on factors of which medical science is now ignorant. ...Read more
Had breast u/s showed multiple fibroadenomas, complex cyst and bilateral axillary lymph nodes enlargement. Painful breast+ arm with edema. Possibly?
See specialist: You have a "busy" breast and with your young age it is probably dense as well. I highly recommend you find a breast specialist who can review the films and examine you. I have several other posts on Fibroadenoma and Cystic changes (Fibrocystic) that you can review. Good luck. ...Read more
Many rt. Paratracheal/mediastinal, bilateral hilar nodes consistent w/metastasis. Right subcarinal metastatic node mass 3cm. Max suv 9.1. Lung cancer?
Needs Biopsy: Is there a known primary cancer? If not, you will need a biopsy of one of the nodes. Your doctor may suggest a mediastinoscopy and biopsy to get a tissue specimen. There are other causes of mediastinal node enlargement such as infection and sarcoidosis so it is important to make a definite diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
8mm well circumscribed hyperechoic mass in sternal notch, slightly mobile, firm, growing. Possible lymph node?? Tech thought node, doc thinks lipoma??
Prob lipoma.: An ultrasound can see the difference between a lymph node and a lipoma. So if the doctor (radiologist) said lipoma, it's a lipoma. Even so, if it keeps growing, it's best to have it biopsied. Some tumors, like liposarcomas, can masquerade as lipomas because they are made of fat. Any lump that continues to grow eventually needs a biopsy. I hope that helps! ...Read more
Thorax CT multiple lung nodules, calcified lt hilar nodules, benign appearing lt axilla lymph node 1.5cm I have smoked 30 years could it be cancer?
Spread of cells: Micrometastasis means that a few tumor cells have left the breast tumor and traveled to the lymph nodes under the arm. In most cases, this is treated as a negative lymph node. I encourage you to review your pathology report with your surgeon and oncologists (ideally they are communicating with each other through a meeting called a tumor board). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Breast Mri VAB biopsy of regional non mass hetrogeneous enhancement is benign breast tissue 2nd rad opinion wrong area biopsied what to do. Scared?
If the second: opinion is correct(not always the case), you need to have another biopsy so the right area is sampled. Consider discussing your concerns with the original radiologist, or consulting a third radiologist as a "tie breaker", before having the procedure repeated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2mm lung nodule grew to 4.5 mm in 12 mo new nodule noncalcified punctate 2.7mm , 1palpable intramammary lymph node and tiny axillary nodes, related?
Regional spread: Many tumors, as they evolve, develop the potential to spread. The lesions develop matrix metalloproteinase which forms small e-cadherin from the cell cement and allows for spread. Regional nodes are a common site and for lesions on the arm and chest, spread is to the axilla. Lt. breast carcinomas as they grow and spread frequently are noted in the left axillary lymph nodes as metastatic adenoca ...Read more
Is this a lymph node or breast tissue: circumscribed hypoechoic mass with central hyperechoic focus measuring 10x8x7mm in right axilla... ?
Need follow up: By your doctor , if it is in axilla it is most likely a lymph node , ( where they are supposed to be and normal ) some times breast tissue will have lymph nodes which need closes follow up , to rule out it is not some thing serious , go to your doctor for regular follow up. ...Read more
Bilateral axillary lymph nodes swollen+ fibroadenoms & cysts,arm pain +numbness,no body infectio.Dr said nothing to worry.Lymph nodes biopsy needed?
60yo mom's mammogram found an irregular shaped, enlarged, non-fatty lymph node near breast. Any reason not cancer related? 4 masses in right breast only too
I have an enlarged soft, formed mass about the size of a grapefruit in both axilla areas. Should I have them looked at?
I have a small round mass in my armpit (near the surface), diameter probably a few mm. Should I be worried or get it checked?
I was diagnosed as having a fatty mass in my armpit. It's somewhat painful to the touch. Is there any reason to have it removed?
Possibly : A cyst or enlarged lymph node. What did the doctor say? ...Read more
Very soft swelling that u can hardly detect a mass inside, under left armpit , for 2 years , getting bigger in last months?
Get checked.: It is impossible for us to be able to tell what this is without an in person examination. Since it is getting bigger, please get seen very soon! (Within a week) Take your temperature twice a day, and right it down and take those readings to your doctor. Weigh yourself once a week and take that info in, too. ...Read more
I have a 5x5 inch doughy feeling mass build up on my left rib cage just below my armpit. it moves easily , and is painless. right side is smaller?
Can us always diagnose suspicious mass in armpit? Area of left axillary looks black, feels hard/rubbery, burns, us was "normal". No other tests done.
I have a mild pain under my left armpit. It feels like it could be a muscle. There is a very slight soft mass that seems larger than my right armpit?
Uncertain: If there is an enlarging mass it could be a cyst or swollen lymph nodes. If it isn't resolving get it medically assessed. ...Read more
I have a swelling in armpit and doctors say I should remove it , is it a must , nothing was proven its bad or not ..But its just a mass 5x5 CM movable?
3 years ago i thought i got a zit in my armpit but couldnt pop it i still have the mass a little deeper now... What could it be it was black on the us?
Cyst: It could be a sebaceous cyst or epidermal inclusion cyst. This normally needs to be removed by surgical excision. It can also be treated with incision and drainage or a steroid injection can be used to shrink the cyst (but it can keep recurring). Surgical excision would be definitive. ...Read more
I have an underarm mass 6 years ago and it increases in size during my first pregnancy and during lactation what could be this?
Possible breast tsu: When the breast tisssue matures, most of it's functional tissue is located in the primary breast area.However, some can stretch back toward the axilla on either or both sides.I remember one mom whose axillary masses on both sides were so uncomfortable, she quit breast feeding due the pressure and both masses shrunk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between a suspicious mass in the armpit and a swollen/clogged sweat gland?
Exam: Good question! often it is difficult for a patient to know the difference between a suspicious mass in the axilla (armpit) and an obstructed or infected sweat gland or hair follicle. If it is red or has a discharge suspect infection and use warm compresses and antibiotics. If it is hard and non-tender it could be serious. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
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
Is it bad to have scarring on a 1.4cm mass&1.4x1.5cm mass in armpit on ultrasound? Im 18 U/S couldnt clearly identify them as cyst&lymphnode. Cancer?
U/S inconclusive of 1.4cm mass and 1.4x1.5cm mass in armpit. Doc thinks its cyst&lymphnode but unsure U/S shows scarring on the masses. Cancer? I'm 18
Needle or watch: If it was me, I'd watch it. Teen cancer doesn't present like this. Hodgkin's would be growing rapidly or you'd be sick. The other option if it's cystic or you're simply very anxious is to have it fine-needled. It's your call with your physician. You'd be amazed how many of your fellow teens have the same thing. ...Read more
I have found a mass in my breast as well as a fixed node in armpit. I am only 28. What else could this be/ other than cancer
Fibroadenoma,abscess: BUT you MUST get it sorted out ASAP ...Read more