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What Do Swollen Lymph Nodes Mean On A Mammogram
Been having swollen lymph nodes come up in both armpits for 6 mnths now had mammogram and clear what should i do now still getting them?
Widen the search: You and your healthcare provider need to widen the search for possible enlarged lymph nodes. This often requires looking for various types of inflammatory pathology(problems) like different types of infections and even cancers(though you issues may have nothing to do with cancer). Please make sure you discuss this with your doctor if you haven't otherwise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more
Often it is from inf: Most often, infections cause lymph nodes to swell up; they are usually painful. But painless swelling of lymph nodes can be more serious and often it is caused by cancer of the lymph nodes(lymphoma) or spread of cancer from inside into lymph nodes will cause them to swell up. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the location and the size of the lymph nodes. If they are bigger than 1.5-2 cm, or if they are continuing to increase in size, then a biopsy should done to find out the cause.. Lymph nodes are commonly swollen due to infections or inflammation. They may also be increased in size due to cancer of the lymph nodes, a condition called lymphoma. ...Read more
Usually nothing.: This is the place where enlarged lymph glands are most often found. If not tender or hard, and if they are under 1 cm in diameter there usually is no problem. If that is not the case, or if there are other symptoms like fever, night sweats or weight loss, they might need to be biopsied. ...Read more
Several things: A few small nodes (less than 1 cm) are not uncommon in the groins. These are usually due to injury or infection and are usually harmless. However, if your groin nodes seem getting larger over times, you should check with your doctor since besides infection, many cancers can cause this. Some examples are lymphoma, melanoma, or testicular cancer (in men), or cervical cancer (in women). ...Read more
Infection: This is usually a sign of infection. You should see your doctor to get worked up for the infection and treated. ...Read more
See your doctor: See your doctor to have it evaluated. Many possible causes. ...Read more
Many things: Many causes for enlarged nodes, both malignant and not. You need to see a doc for a good physical exam and maybe additional tests. Do it asap. Best to you. ...Read more
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