Treatment For Lymph Nodes?
can swollen lymph nodes cancer certainly?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Lymph nodes are glands that spread throughout the human body and function as one of the body's defense methods. Although scattered, there are several places where the lymph nodes gather, such as in the neck, armpits and groin. When the lymph nodes swell, the possible causes are:
Infections such as skin infections, strep throat, measles, tuberculosis and HIV
Autoimmune diseases, where the body's immune system attacks itself
Side effects of certain drugs
Tumors and cancer
In addition, there are also several conditions that resemble swollen lymph nodes but are not, such as thyroid disease, lipoma or growth of fatty tissue, and stones in the salivary glands. So regarding your question, not necessarily a lump is a cancer. When cancer, usually the sign is the lump is hard, irregular shape, enlarge quickly and pain. This also must be confirmed again by supporting examinations in the form of biopsies. Only then is it known whether it is cancer or not.
Therefore, if you feel you have a lump, you should immediately consult a doctor so you can be sure what the lump is and what treatment is most appropriate for you. So, hopefully answering your question.