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Do chronic swollen lymph nodes in the arm pit most likely mean breast cancer?

17 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Eisenberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
10 doctors agree

In brief: May need biopsy.....

If the lymph nodes are persistent after seeing your doctor and being evaluated for a possible infection and perhaps being treated with a course of antibiotics, a consultation with a breast cancer surgeon may be needed.
Also, a proper breast exam with your doctor, mammogram and ultrasound should be performed if not already.

In brief: May need biopsy.....

If the lymph nodes are persistent after seeing your doctor and being evaluated for a possible infection and perhaps being treated with a course of antibiotics, a consultation with a breast cancer surgeon may be needed.
Also, a proper breast exam with your doctor, mammogram and ultrasound should be performed if not already.
Dr. Steven Eisenberg
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

This would not be the first thing that i think of.
Could be related to infection. You should tell your friendly primary care physician about these symptoms.

In brief: No

This would not be the first thing that i think of.
Could be related to infection. You should tell your friendly primary care physician about these symptoms.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Michael Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology
2 doctors agree

In brief: On the list

But no where near the top.
A local infectious or inflammatory process would be more likely. Indolent lymphoma and breast cancer possible but unlikely. Get it checked out.

In brief: On the list

But no where near the top.
A local infectious or inflammatory process would be more likely. Indolent lymphoma and breast cancer possible but unlikely. Get it checked out.
Dr. Michael Dugan
Dr. Michael Dugan
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 1of many reasons.

Lymph nodes may become enlarged due to many different reasons, of which cancer is but one explanation.
The first step is to be seen by your doctor who will perform a careful breast exam and order a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound. Based upon these findings, an ultrasound-guided biopsy of one of the lymph nodes may be ordered.

In brief: 1of many reasons.

Lymph nodes may become enlarged due to many different reasons, of which cancer is but one explanation.
The first step is to be seen by your doctor who will perform a careful breast exam and order a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound. Based upon these findings, an ultrasound-guided biopsy of one of the lymph nodes may be ordered.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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