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What Is Normally The Size Of A Cancerous Lymph Node In Lymphoma How Big Does It Have To Get
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
What are characteristics of cancerous lymph node?I have one behind ear for 4 months,1 CM diameter, moves when touched,no pain. Could it be lymphoma?
Cancer's abnormal: A great many of your peers have one or more nodes like this one. Freely mobile nodes that are not outrageously large and not growing rapidly, especially in a year old, aren't going to be cancer. I'm glad you're health-conscious. The lymph nodes is your friend. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a cancerous lymph node go down in size with heat and massage? Or would it just continue to grow?
Grow: A cancerous node will not go down with massage or heat, however, it may alter your perception of the size of the node. Since the node is palpable, you may wish to discuss having fine needle aspirate done by a pathologist or better yet an open biopsy, for a proper diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wld a sarcoma or cancerous lymph node grow over 3 years?Had it seen then, Dr. said nodule,not to worry.Small, firm, mobile,I feel well.Still same size
Yes...: Without treatment, cancer as you describe always grows. If a "nodule" has definitely and objectively not changed in size over 3 years, then for all practical purposes it essentially proves that the initial diagnosis by your physician was correct. I hope this helps answer your question! ...Read more
I am having pains in the lymph node that was biopsied and found to have non-hodgkin's lymphoma the aggressive fast-growing you think that is an indication that it has come back after being free from cancer for a year and?
Yes,sometimes: Most times the cancers grow but sometimes they can be stable for extended periods of time and on rare occasions they can regress spontaneously. This happens with some lymphomas and melanoma. But a biopsy is the best way to know if the nodes are indeed cancerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What it contains: Lymph nodes drain a region of a body of its toxins, pathogens, & dead cells through the lymphatic system. This parallels the venous system. Once the lymphatic fluid from distant cells reaches a node, white blood cells either kill or process the contents. Cancerous nodes simply collected cancerous cells that drained from its territory. The cells then were able to multiply in that node as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Over the course of 3 yrs,would a sarcoma or cancerous lymph node show signifigant,noticable growth?Possible to not notice change or wld change a lot?
What lymph node "group" or area does lymphoma typically start at. I heard it normally starts at the callie bone or chin & grow up to size of lemon ?
My doctors always say if the lymph node is moveable and soft and not growing it's normal. Is this true? What texture and size is a typical in lymphoma
Soft, non-fixed: Normal lymph nodes may vary somewhat, but in general normal is non-fixed (movable), soft (not firm). Size < 1-2 cm. Enlarged lymph nodes may be a non-cancer and likewise cancer can be in normal sized lymph nodes. Very large lymph nodes are more likely to be lymphoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it still possible that I have lymphoma? I had lost weight and appetite but since then I gained doe weight and eating again. I have a swollen lymph Node but hasn't grown I size and is moveable.
Possible: please consult with your hematologist/oncologist and have the lymph node checked. ...Read more
If a lymph node( about 0.7 cm) doesn't become bigger in size for 1 year
Is that mean it is not lymphoma?
Why worry about it?: Lymph nodes are normally present in all of us. Unless a node is growing in size and grows bigger than one centimeter, it is considered normal. Simply stop checking it unless it is painful or getting bigger on a once monthly check that you can do yourself. ...Read more
If a lymph node is the size of golf ball or a tad bit smaller in the groin, does that mean it's lymphoma?'
I've had a submandibular lymph node that
measures 0.54x1.9x1.0 cm /cortical thickening measuring
5-6 mm for 1-1/2 years. No change in size. Lymphoma?
Possible: Rare for submandibular lymph node to remain unchanged when over 1 cm. in size. It either continues to enlarge if pathology unresolved or regresses with healing of inflammatory process. We have seen enlarged cervical node remain and at bx 2-3 yrs. later, bx demonstrated low grade lymphoma. One might consider excisional bx, not aspiration which can be erroneous with lymphoma. ...Read more
Lymph node under jaw on neck size of a pea, firm, not very moveable, been there for months. Not painful. likely Lymphoma??
No worry: likely represents a scarred lymph node if it has not changed after a few months. ...Read more
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