Is it possible for cancer to be isolated to the axillary lymph nodes and not be breast cancer
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 61
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and am ready to help.
it depends on what type of cancer is in the axilla nodes.
if the cancer is a lymphoma cancer which started in cells of the lymph nodes, then yes, the lymphoma could be isolated to be there.
Would it be suspected if a lump is found in the armpit along with some puckering?
but if the cancer cells came from the breast or if the cancer cells came from the skin, then the cancer is not localized.
puckering can happen when the cancer in the nodes are large
you need a biospy as soon as possible to find out what type of cancer cells are in the arm pit.
do you have any lumps or masses in that breast?
No lumps in breast. Only lump is in armpit.
no one can say what type of cancer it is by just feeling it or seeing puckering
you need to get a biopsy of the lump to know for sure.
are you willing to see a doctor and get a biospy?
Yes I'm making an appointment now. Thank you.
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