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Nearly 3 years after removing tumor and some lymph glands I still have discomfort in my upper arm and shoulder, what to do?

Nearly 3 years after removing tumor and some lymph glands I still have discomfort in my upper arm and shoulder, what to do?

Lymphedema: Details aren't provided, but sounds like breast cancer with an axillary (arm pit) lymph node dissection with lymphedema. Ask your physician for an evaluation and potential referal to a lymphedema specialist. ...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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What can cause a benign tumor in thethin bone in upper arm?

What can cause a benign tumor in thethin bone in upper arm?

It happens: They just happen in many cases. Some run in families (genetic). Symptoms can be from growth of the tumor or irritation of nerves and other structures nearby. Sometimes they are found when the bone breaks for bone weakness from the tumor. In other cases they are found when a person is evaluated for another problem. ...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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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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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?

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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Are arm and chest pains associated with pituitary tumors?

Are arm and chest pains associated with pituitary tumors?

Not commonly: These are not common symptoms of pituitary tumors...But they could occur if the tumor is producing too much thyroid or adrenal (cortisol) hormones. When someone complains of arm or chest pain, we worry more about the heart or lung rather than the pituitary. ...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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Why do brain tumors cause arm and leg tingling?

Why do brain tumors cause arm and leg tingling?

Brain tumors: Brain tumor type, size, and location are responsible for the clinical symptoms and objective neurological signs. Tumors located in the sensory cortex of the brain can irritate the underlying cortex or grey matter and cause tingling. See your neurosurgeon to discuss the ongoing symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a medium sized ball in the back of my arm. It's located in my arm fat, its hard. Could it be lipoma, a cyst, or a tumor? .

Any of the above: One needs to examine and even biopsy the area to get you the answer. In fact, you have already narrowed down the potential diagnosis yourself. ...Read more

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I have a knot under my left arm started out the size of a quarter now its the size of a baseball could it be a fatty tumor and is that cancer?

I have a knot under my left arm started out the size of a quarter now its the size of a baseball could it be a fatty tumor and is that cancer?

Could be lipoma: Lipoma are not cancer, but depends on how fast it's growing. If it's within few days I would be concerned about infection. Of months to years a lipoma is likely, but it's not a bad idea to have your primary doc take a look ...Read more

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Can bone cancer damage the nerves and paralyze the arm or leg with the tumor?

Can bone cancer damage the nerves and paralyze the arm or leg with the tumor?

Yes: Bone cancers often pierce through the cortex, outer shell, of the bone and invade surrounding tissue. This spread can involve any tissue in the vicinity, including nerves. If the nerves are involved and damaged by the tumor, the muscles supplied by the nerves will not function. ...Read more

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If it was a brain tumor making my arm numb, would an adjustment be able to cure the numbness or would the adjustment not affect where tumor was pressin?

If it was a brain tumor making my arm numb, would an adjustment be able to cure the numbness or would the adjustment not affect where tumor was pressin?

First,: Do you have a brain tumor? Or is this just a hypothetical? Symptoms caused by brain tumors are relieved by treatment of the brain tumor. You will not find "adjustments" to be useful. Treat the cause, not the symptom. ...Read more

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I have a small lymphoma tumor in the lower part of brain and not sure how far it goes down my spine but now I m having radiating pain down my rt arm and have a migraine for 3 days?

I have a small lymphoma tumor in the lower part of brain and not sure how far it goes down my spine but now I m having radiating pain down my rt arm and have a migraine for 3 days?

Talk to doctor: Because you know you have a lymphoma, I think it would be appropriate to contact your oncologist. It may be that your symptoms are unrelated - but it would be good to start there. Good luck. LGromko MD ...Read more

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Found a lump on my arm, I got CT scan and they said I have a tumor. How likely is it cancer. Are all tumor cancer?

Question too broad: With the description given a biopsy would be in order. Sometimes the radiologist can distinguish between a benign or malignant lesion. Both have their signs and symptoms and a dermatologist or other doctor should be seen. ...Read more

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Frequent headaches for 10 years. Last 2 months intermittent leg and arm tingling. Could this be caused by brain tumor?

Frequent headaches for 10 years. Last 2 months intermittent leg and arm tingling. Could this be caused by brain tumor?

10 years longtime: 10years is along time for not having a clear diagnosis and etiology for headaches. Get an MRI of brain...even if it doesn't answer your question it will at least provide piece of mind for you and your family. Then go see a good neurologist with this info in hand. ...Read more

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For years, Iv been feeling a Weird tense, tight, weak and tingly feeling from left side neck to left side of arm. No headaches. Is it brain tumor?

For years, Iv been feeling a Weird tense, tight, weak and tingly feeling from left side neck to left side of arm. No headaches. Is it brain tumor?

Very unlikely: It may be an issue with cervical vertebrae that is affecting the nerves coming out of the cervical spinal cord. It would be prudent to consult a neurologist.
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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.

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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Describe arm weakness with brain tumor. Is the weakness so bad that someone can barely lift an arm, or like muscle fatigue?

Describe arm weakness with brain tumor. Is the weakness so bad that someone can barely lift an arm, or like muscle fatigue?

Depends: Sorry, but depends on location and growth rate of tumor. Usually slow/insidious loss of strength & coordination. Often notice fine motor control issues first (penmanship deterioration, then holding pen, then holding cup, then raising arm...). ...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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Tiny Bump near vessel just under skin in arm, area and vessels clear on MRI & xray. Can MRI miss sarcoma tumor? What else can be if imaging is normal?

Tiny Bump near vessel just under skin in arm, area and vessels clear on MRI & xray. Can MRI miss sarcoma tumor? What else can be if imaging is normal?

Not sarcoma: Sarcoma unusual just under skin. Only such lesion would be leiomyosarcoma arising from venous structure More common would be a small thrombotic site in one of the veins associated with other veins in this region. If site small it would not show up on scans. Rather one could use warm soaks to see if resolution occurs over a few weeks. Otherwise small firm lipoma is the existing lesion. ...Read more