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Hard movable lymph node in the cervix - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Cervical and Ovarian Cancer
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User :   I had a lumpectomy, radiation and AI for early breast cancer in 2004. In 2006 I found a hard, moveable cervical lymph node. I had a needle biopsy which only found blood. It is still present and is quite hard but moveable. It ranges from 2+cm and goes down to 1+ cm at times. If it were metastatic would it have grown more and would it get smaller and bigger? Should I have further investigation?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr here
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   if a metastatic lymph node is present, it would defintiely enlarge, and be immobile
User :   Is this the case even under the neck area? How large could it get across a 4 year period?
Doctor :   usually, it would reach about 5 cm
User :   Thanks. My second question relates to Ca 15.3 test results. I had a test in Nov 2009 and it was 26. Last month, it was 29. Should I be concerned about this result?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   there is no need to worry about that
Doctor :   the rate of increase is not alarming or diagnostic of cancer
User :   Ok thank you.
Doctor :   you are most welcome
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