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Does ovarian cancer cause lymph node behind ear to get really big?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

Ovarian cancer spreads to the pelvic lymph nodes and peritoneum, i.
e., the lining of the abdomen. A single enlarged retro-auricular lymph node is not likely to be due to ovarian cancer.

In brief: Not likely

Ovarian cancer spreads to the pelvic lymph nodes and peritoneum, i.
e., the lining of the abdomen. A single enlarged retro-auricular lymph node is not likely to be due to ovarian cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Can=yes. Is=No

Can ovarian cancer cause lymphadenopathy (big lymph nodes) behind the ear? Yes.
Will it, not likely. Ovarian cancer usually spread to the abdominal lymph nodes and can spread thoughout the lining of the abdomen (=peritoneum) as well as liver. Any organ or lymph node could be involved but the post auricular lymph nodes would be unusual.

In brief: Can=yes. Is=No

Can ovarian cancer cause lymphadenopathy (big lymph nodes) behind the ear? Yes.
Will it, not likely. Ovarian cancer usually spread to the abdominal lymph nodes and can spread thoughout the lining of the abdomen (=peritoneum) as well as liver. Any organ or lymph node could be involved but the post auricular lymph nodes would be unusual.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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Dr. David Masiello
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

If it has spreasd to that area it can.

In brief: Yes

If it has spreasd to that area it can.
Dr. David Masiello
Dr. David Masiello
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