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Warning Signs Of Lymph Node Cancer
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
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
Can excessive lymph node swelling in an unrelated area be a sign of cancer elsewhere , or would this only present at a very advanced stage?
Lymph Node Swelling: At your age, the most likely causes are a viral illness like mononucleosis or some other inflammatory or infectious process, not cancer. You didn't say where the swollen nodes were and where the other area affected was. These details could help narrow the focus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have both R and L supraclavicular lymph node swelling, around 0.5 cm, rubbery, moveable. Is this a sign of cancer?
Can't tell: Supraclavicular lymph node elevations are not normal for sure and can be a sign of serious conditions like different cancers, but are not definitive of such as a single presenting symptom. You should get in to see the Dr. and get a good examination and some testing to be safe. Best wishes. ...Read more
How likely is it that the first sign of pancreatic cancer would be a palpable left supraclavicular lymph node?
1.3 cm ovoid hypoechoic abnormal likely lymph node-non specific-could be reactive. could perform CT?
should I be concerned? possibly cancer sign?
Lymph node?: While it could be fine, the term "abnormal" is generally not comforting. If it's readily accessible, it should be removed and sent to a lab for formal pathological analysis. ...Read more
Does a pea size lymph node under a chin a sign of cancer? 5 months and its not painful. I have discomfort under my chin and tongue due toacid reflux.
No: Everybody has a few lymph nodes palpable in the neck. Since my strep throat as a second year med student, the one under my chin has been the size of a gorbanzo bean. Dozens of worried young adults have palpated it and been reassured. If your node is not growing, is not stony-hard, and isn't fixed to the surounding structures, ignore it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is inguinal lymph node swelling a sign of cervical cancer?
Not other symptoms and pap last year was negative
Does scleroderma present with just a lymph node with punctate foci in neck & reflux no other symptoms fna neg 4 cancer no signs of anything ?
Lymphoma: Lymphoma is a type of cancer that occurs when white blood cells (lymphocytes) behave irregularly. Abnorma lymphocytes may divide more frequently and can form "nodules". Lymphoma may develop in many parts of the body, including the lymph nodes, bone marrow, spleen, other organs. Lymphoma is divided into two main types - hodgkin's and non hodgkin's and several subtypes. Cancer.Gov for more info. ...Read more
MD: You need to see a doctor. Nodes can get enlarged for many reasons but if they stay enlarged for a long time they should be evaluated. Visit your doc who will decide the course of action. Best to you. ...Read more
There is enlarged aortocaval lymph node measuring 6mm in diameter also suspicious can that be a cancer ??
Enlarged and firm.: A norml lymph node is about the size, shape and consistency of a partially cooked kidney bean (small, bean-shaped, and soft but solid). A lymph node involved by metastatic carcinoma would be enlarged, irregular in shape and would feel more firm / hard to the touch (like a pitted date). A node with carcinoma might also have a woody cut surface and might be 'fixed' to adjacent soft tissue. ...Read more
Depends: There are many kinds of "lymph node cancers" (lymphoma). Hodkin's vs. Non hodkin's, aggressive vs slow growing. Some are terribly aggressive, can cause death in weeks, and respond poorly to treatment whereas others can be present (often unnoticed) for years and cause no problems even without treatment. You need to be a bit more specific for us to answer your question. ...Read more
Left side neck hurts at one point. think its lymph node. im 17. i smoke abit.not consistant. im scared its cancer. pls help?
I've had a lymph node on the back of my neck for over a year now. It's about 1 CM. Hard but movable. Should i be worried about cancer?
No: Just check the node about once a month. If it does not grow bigger, you do not have other enlarged nodes, it would be okay to wait and watch. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Sentinal lymph node was negative for cancer in operating room. How likely will something be found after it is sent on for further testing?
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