My doctor has referred me to a breast surgeon after discovering enlarged left axillary lymph nodes. The earliest the surgeon can see me is in 4 weeks. Is this a reasonable amount of time to wait or should I find another surgeon.
How old are you?
Aside from the left axillary lymph node, can you feel any lump/s in your breast?
Have you had a mammography or breast ultrasound?
While waiting for your check-up, it is very important to observe any change in the size of the axillary lymph nodes. Note also if there will be increase in number. The breast specialist may request for several examinations in order to have a definite diagnosis.
I also have an enlarged left axillary lymph node. I've always felt them for many years, they would come and go, I saw a doctor awhile back for this and he said it was nothing to worry about, that it's normal for lymph nodes to swell.
For about a year now i've felt a hard lump in the same area. I had a mammography and an ultrasound done like 3 mths ago. The doctor explained to me that it was nothing to worry about that it was a swollen lymph node and that the mammo and ultrasound didn't show anything other than a swollen lymph node. My concern is that the lump has been there for awhile and if feels somewhat hard. Is this normal? Will the swelling ever go away or should I be concerned and get a second opinion.
I am extremely worried at times especially because my mother was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, she had a masectomy, chemo and radiation. She just had some test done and they found that a couple of her lymph nodes are abnormal. The doctor had some blood test done and she got her results today. She was told that based on the blood test results and her enlarged axillary lymph nodes, it seems that the cancer is back. She will have a biopsy done to determine what type of caner they are dealing with. This has been very hard to deal with and there are so many questions, one being how can they say "the cancer has returned" based on a blood test?
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.