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What is the size diameter of a lymph node

By Anonymous May 25, 2017 - 7:09am
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With an enlarged lymph node found by the aorta area enlarged by 10% if biopsy what's the chances of it being cancerous or not and what is the reg size diameter of the lymph node spose to be??

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community with your questions.

The lymph system is an important part of the immune system, the body's defense system against disease. The lymph nodes filter lymph fluid as it flows through them, trapping bacteria, viruses, and other foreign substances, which are then destroyed by special white blood cells called lymphocytes.

Lymph nodes may be found singly or in groups. And they may be as small as the head of a pin or as large as an olive. Groups of lymph nodes can be felt in the neck, groin, and underarms. Lymph nodes generally are not tender or painful. Most lymph nodes in the body cannot be felt.

I cannot answer your question about the risk for this being cancerous. That must be discussed with your physician and will be dependent upon the biopsy.

Please keep us updated. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

May 25, 2017 - 9:03am
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