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I have recently had breast cancer and now in remission. I

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I have recently had breast cancer and now in remission. I have noticed a swollen lymph node in my armpit. It’s not hard but I can see it though my skin? Is this something to worry about
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Oncology
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
File attached (V1G1TM7)
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 11 days ago.
Hi. Dr Hayat here.  Welcome to JA.
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 11 days ago.

Can you feel it ? How does it feel like ? Hard ? Soft? Firm ? Any pain in it ?

Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 11 days ago.

Size?

Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 11 days ago.

Can you plz mark it in the picture?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Soft. I can’t really feel it apart from it feels like a large lymphnode
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
File attached (1G3Q627)
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 11 days ago.

Ok. A bit unusual site for a lymph node. I would say to please get it examined. The top of the list thing which should not be missed is a recurrence..

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Would a recurrence lump come back there?
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 11 days ago.

As I said it's a bit unusual site for an enlarged axillary node but definitely needs to be seen

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Is there anything else it could be? I have cording too
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 11 days ago.
It could be..of course..but as I said something that should not be missed is a node because of recurrence..
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 11 days ago.

Anything else I can help with?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
What would a cancer lump feel like in a node? Hard?
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 11 days ago.
Not a cancer itself...spread to a node I'm talking about
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
What do you mean sorry?
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 11 days ago.

A cancer can spread to a lymph node. In that case the node will enlarge. We need to rule out this possibility here

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Can it skip all the nodes before it as it’s so high up?
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 11 days ago.

It can involve any group of axillary nodes...anterior, medial, lateral, posterior, apical..

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I am booked to see my comsulatant Wednesday but should I be really worried about this?
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 11 days ago.

No..as I said it needs to be ruled out..I'm not saying that this has definitely happened..

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
ok x
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 11 days ago.
Anything else I can help with?
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
No thanks
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 11 days ago.

Best wishes.  Please feel free to contact if you have any further queries or need to follow up.  I would be happy to help and guide.  Have a nice day.