Cancer hiding spot. The lymph nodes in the axilla/armpit is usually one of the favorite locations of breast cancer to go to.
What do you think, could having your breasts and lymph nodes removed eliminate your chance of breast cancer?
What are the characteristics of a cancerous armpit lymph node from breast cancer? Hard, immobile, etc?
Not easy to tell. It's common to have a palpable node or two there. Metastatic disease tends to produce large nodes and they may be matted and/or fixed to the chest. If you have no breast mass and the nodes aren't obviously abnormal, I wouldn't worry. Read more...