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Please dr. Does the lymph nodes swell after lung cancer surgery(stage 2 of non small cell)?

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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree

In brief: They might

They might swell after surgery or they may have been swollen before the surgery.
Do you mean the chest lymph nodes or any superficial ones? They may also swell with infection. Make sure you mention this to your doctor!

In brief: They might

They might swell after surgery or they may have been swollen before the surgery.
Do you mean the chest lymph nodes or any superficial ones? They may also swell with infection. Make sure you mention this to your doctor!
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Lymph nodes after surgery can be inflamed or reactive in a benign process.

In brief: Depends

Lymph nodes after surgery can be inflamed or reactive in a benign process.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Barry Sheppard
Enlargement of lymph nodes remaining in the chest after surgery for Stage II lung cancer should be biopsied as enlargement is more likely to be due to metastatic tumor to the nodes rather than a beinign enlargement secondary to the prior surgery.
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Yes

Any surgical procedure can lead to enlarged lymph nodes.
This is related to the healing that occurs. Hope this helps.

In brief: Yes

Any surgical procedure can lead to enlarged lymph nodes.
This is related to the healing that occurs. Hope this helps.
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Dr. Christian Schultheis
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