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Lymph nodes in the middle of my chest mean high chance of cancer?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Maybe

Enlarged lymph nodes in the chest (mediastinum or lung hilum) can be due to chronic infections such as tb, or fungal lung infections like histoplasmosis and coccidioidomycosis, but also can be due to cancers.
Sometimes the clinical history and appearance of the nodes on ct can imply a benign cause. Normal sized nodes are not a problem. When in doubt, biopsy is needed.

In brief: Maybe

Enlarged lymph nodes in the chest (mediastinum or lung hilum) can be due to chronic infections such as tb, or fungal lung infections like histoplasmosis and coccidioidomycosis, but also can be due to cancers.
Sometimes the clinical history and appearance of the nodes on ct can imply a benign cause. Normal sized nodes are not a problem. When in doubt, biopsy is needed.
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