Treatment Of Lymph Nodes?
want to ask my mother 65th check with the doctor when the lymph nodes, glands appear when fasting is not fast, behind the small lower ear not too large, then suggest the result is good rongsen, then suggested again for surgery taken glands (pathogens) to ensure this cancer or ather another tumor, my mother is afraid of surgery. what should she do if she should have surgery? Is it not dangerous to operate or not?
Hello Eka, thank you for asking.
Lymph nodes are actually normal glands in the body of every human being. Many people are mistaken and think that lymph nodes only appear when there is a certain disease. That is not true. Every normal human has lymph nodes, only when the glands do not enlarge, a person will not be aware of their existence. Lymph nodes function in the activation of the body's immune cells when there is an infection.
Lymph nodes can also develop infections or tumors. When infected or affected by a tumor, the lymph nodes will enlarge. That enlargement makes a person aware of the presence of lymph nodes. So many people think that the lymph node is a disease that arises at a certain time.
Generally the doctor will make observations and provide therapy to assess whether with therapy, the lymph nodes will shrink back or not. If so, enlarged lymph nodes are most likely caused by an infection. Infection can be a bacterial or viral infection. If the drug does not get an improvement in the size of lymph nodes, then it is likely caused by a tumor. At this time, doctors generally recommend a biopsy. Biopsy will take some or all of the lymph node tissue, then the samples are sent to the anatomic pathology laboratory. Glandular tissue samples will be examined microscopically to assess the type of cell. Thus it will be known whether enlargement is benign or malignant.
We could not determine whether an enlarged lymph node that was not treated would be dangerous or not, because we did not do a physical examination. Please consult with your treating doctor. If the doctor observes that the lymph nodes are showing signs of malignancy, then the doctor will probably still recommend surgery. However, if the doctor does not suspect malignancy, it may be possible to observe. You should know that without biopsy and microscopic examination, it cannot be ascertained whether the enlarged glands are benign or malignant. Also discuss this with your family.
Thus my explanation, hopefully useful. Regards.