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What is a lymph node in the breast and what does it feel like?

What is a lymph node in the breast and what does it feel like?

Can't feel normal 1: 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

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What does swollen lymph nodes on right breast on mammogram mean?

What does swollen lymph nodes on right breast on mammogram mean?

There are: numerous causes of adenopathy, in most cases related to inflammation/infection. However, occult breast cancer or other malignancy are also possibilities. Your doctor needs to evaluate you for the cause of the adenopathy. ...Read more

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What is an intrammary lymph node in a breast?

What is an intrammary lymph node in a breast?

Normal: It is a lymph node located in the breast. They can sometimes normally occur there. Like all lymph nodes, they can abnormally enlarge for a variety of reasons, but a normal appearing intramammary lymph node is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are low lying lymph nodes in the breasts?

Could you tell me what are low lying lymph nodes in the breasts?

? lymph nodes: Palpable nodes in the breast may or may not be lymph nodes. Any palpable nodule in the breast should be reviewed by a physician who is experienced in breast review; surgeon, OB gyn, pcp. The provider should have access to high resolution ultrasound for an in depth review of the palpable area. Treatment options range from conservative observation to surgical excision, biopsy. Seek physician review. ...Read more

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What are lymph nodes in the breast and why are they sore?

What are lymph nodes in the breast and why are they sore?

Usually not sore: Lymph nodes are in all areas of the body. We get concerned about the lymph nodes in the armpit because it is the 1st place a cancer will spread before going to other areas of the body. There are lymph nodes in the breast but they are usually not "sore". I recommend you get an evaluation by a breast specialist and get a breast ultrasound. ...Read more

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What's the difference between lymph nodes and breast cancer?

What's the difference between lymph nodes and breast cancer?

Normal vs. abnormal: Lymph nodes are normal structures through the body used as a defense and storage site for white blood cells as a means of stopping bacteria, viruses, etc. Breast cancer is a malignancy of some of the cells in the breast tissue, abnormal growing cells. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between lymph nodes and breast cancer?

Need advice on what is the the difference between lymph nodes and breast cancer?

Lymph nodes: Are normal structures in the body involved in lymphatic drainage and body immunity. Breast cancer is a neoplasm which can spread through the body using the lymphatic channels. If it does, the cancer can cause the regional lymph nodes to be involved with cancer and enlarge. ...Read more

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Could a 7 mm grade 2 lymph node in the breast identified incidentally on a cervical MRI be benign?

Could  a 7 mm grade 2 lymph node in the breast identified incidentally on a cervical MRI be benign?

It can but: Still needs to be investigated in order to pick up any disease at an earlier stage and thus potentially more curable if detected in time. ...Read more

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What causes a breast lymph node to swell?

What causes a breast lymph node to swell?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more