Management Of Neck Lumps Due To Swollen Lymph Nodes?
I want my mother to have a lump in her neck … but I have already been checked for a late lymph node … is there a solution other than chemotherapy, please help, thank you … thank you
Thank you for the question.
The appearance of a lump in the neck can indeed be caused by swollen lymph nodes, or in the medical realm called lymphadenopathy. Lumps due to lymphadenopathy are usually about the size of a marble, although they can also be larger because they swell when inflamed. There are many causes of lymphadenopathy, for example:
Infections, such as tuberculosis, laryngitis, measles, tooth abscess, HIV, toxoplasmosis, mononucleosis, syphilis
Immune disorders, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis
Malignancies, such as lymphoma, leukemia, or other cancers that metastasize to the lymph nodes
Drug side effects, such as anti-malaria drugs, anti-seizures, and so on
Not always lymphadenopathy needs to be treated with chemotherapy. Chemotherapy only needs to be done if your mother's condition occurs related to certain immune disorders or malignancies. If that is not the cause, of course other treatments need to be taken. The doctor or surgeon who examines your mother directly certainly understands better what your best treatment for your mother's condition is. Therefore, you should consult directly with him yes ..
Depending on the cause, in addition to chemotherapy, lymphadenopathy may also be treated with medication or surgery. Usually, to find out the cause of this, the doctor will not only conduct interviews and physical examinations, but also conduct supporting tests, such as ultrasound, biopsy, blood tests, and so on.
Hope this helps ...