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What are the growths in the groin area ?

By December 13, 2009 - 2:28pm
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My mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Feb. 2006. She has taken chemo for 4 years, she has most of the usual side effects of chemotherapy but has recently developed growths in the groin area that are very tender and painfull what is this?

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I also wanted to confirm that you are referring to a "growth" under the skin? There are growths that can happen on the skin (similar to a "skin tag"), and I can provide some information about this as well.

December 13, 2009 - 9:33pm

Thanks for your question. How is your mom's progress with ovarian cancer and chemo?

The "growths" in the groin could be caused by a number of factors, and the location and "feel" of the growths need to be medically evaluated by her doctor, especially with her history of cancer.

There are many areas in the groin that can become swollen, including lymph nodes and glands, that may indicate an infection that can be easily treated.

Here is a picture (a medical drawing of a male) of swollen lymph nodes in the groin area: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/9000.htm

December 13, 2009 - 4:32pm
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