Are lymph nodes under jaw cancerous?

Could be. We all have lymph nodes in different parts of our bodies including the neck and jaw areas. Mostly they are small and you can't feel them. Occasionally they get bigger because of multiple reasons like inflammation, infection or yes, cancer too. If you have persistently enlarged nodes anywhere you should have them checked by your primary doc. Don't panic, just get checked.

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Are lymph nodes under jaw by ear usually palpable in children? What would cause them to enlarge? Should I worry it's cancer in a 5 yo?

Lymph nodes. Lymph nodes swell up to fight off anything that's foreign in the system- a virus, a bacteria infection, ie. strept throat, even allergies and can stay swollen for a while after the "battle" is over. In young children, who are constantly being exposed to germs, they can stay enlarged. If they are small (pea or marble size), they are usually not a problem. If larger than a golf ball, get it checked. Read more...
They can be. Kids are skinny and it is possible to feel even the normal lymph nodes under the jaw and in the neck. They are usually enlarged as the result of viral infections and go down after a month. If the lymph node is hard, not moveable and non-painful then I would have it checked by a doctor. Read more...
Not too much. We all have lymph nodes.Whether we can feel them or not depends on location and what's covering them. In the neck small lymph nodes are easy to feel in thin kids and adults. Slight enlargement, if the nodes are not painful, & with no other symptoms, are common in kids. Recheck in 1 week, if still there, see doc. Don't keep feeling them before then, manipulation can make them stay enlarged. Read more...
Swollen lymph nodes. Swollen lymph nodes in a 5 year old is rarely cancer. In children it is common to be able to feel lymph nodes around the neck and under the ears. Usually they are tender when they first appear. That is a good sign. Swollen lymph nodes from cancer are not tender. Read more...
Not so fast. Lymph nodes can swell up when they are protecting us from spread of a nearby infection. Any viral or bacterial infection can cause them to enlarge, and sometimes it may take a few months for the swelling to resolve. I give them about a month to show me they are getting smaller. If I see no improvement, or if they get larger I begin a thorough investigation, starting with blood work, then imaging. Read more...

I have hard lymp nodes under my jaw and was wondering, Can lymph nodes be hard and non cancerous?

Yes. Scar tissue is sort-of-hard (harder than a lean, flexed muscle which is the standard for "firm"). The "hard" of cancerous lymph nodes is often almost "bony hard" (like your knuckle). Read more...

67y.o. Otherwise healthy male with oral cancer in jaw bone, gums, and lymph nodes. Generally speaking, what is the five year "cure" rate for that?

Cancer statistics. The outcome for oral cancer in general depends on how advanced your cancer is (stage, grade) gender and location. For your particular situation, you should talk to your own specialist. Best of luck! Read more...
Depends. Depends on many variables. Most important if work up shows spread to other parts of body like liver or lungs. Most commonly, if no distant disease, treatment is primary surgery, radiation, sometimes chemo. You need to find the best head and neck surgeon in your region. Get several opinions quickly. Read more...

Mom has stage 4adenocarcinoma, not sure of the primary cancer. Has cancer in neck, spine, jaw, liver, lungs, lymph nodes&hips. How long does she have to live?

A very hard ?... ....2 answer, stage 4 of anything is bad. Only her oncologist is able 2 answer this ; a lot depends on prior treatment or her response 2 proposed treatment, ; how widespread the metastasis r ; how advanced they r. Then a definite answer is an educated guess/ prognosis with a wide range of possible time. Read more...
Cancer and lifespan. There is no exact way to know. Your mom's doctor is in a position to give you the best estimate of how long she has to live. Read more...

Can too many root canals cause cancer to the jaw, mouth, throat or lymph nodes?

Anecdotal Record. There is no scientific evidence that root canals cause cancer to the jaw, mouth, throat or lymph nodes. Root canal treatment may save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. Read more...

Mom has adenocarcinoma, stage4but not sure of the primary cancer. Has cancer in neck, spine, jaw, liver, lungs, lymph nodes&hips.1round chemo. How long2live?

No one can tell. This is a widely spread cancer. Would defer to her oncologist as to average survival time..When my faterinlaw was at the end of his life were felt blessed to have the time to spend with him knowing we neede to tell him how we felt. Read more...
Discuss this issue. With her oncologist who knows best.God bless ur mom! http://m.Cancer.Org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/herbsvitaminsandminerals/index?Sitearea=eto. Read more...

2 bilateral under jaw (2cm) lymph nodes for 16 months. Normal esr, crp, LDH, FNA, bullet like nodes under UlS, no fever, no weight loss, is it cancer?

Lymph nodes. Two lymph nodes 2 cm in diameter needs attention. If it has been present and unchanged for 16 months it is much less likely to be a cancer but you must have your doctor refer you than Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist. Read more...

I'm 22 and have 6 to 8 lumps on my head neck and higher back. Their not pimples. It's scaring me I think cancer is in my lymph nodes?

Get them checked. At your age they might be lymph node cancer, which is quite treatable if you get a diagnosis & get started. It might also just be inflamed lymph nodes if your scalp/skin has issues with rash/bug bites, skin infection, etc. You can suffer with the pain of not knowing or get moving and find out. Its up to you to do something. Read more...