Posted by: SuzGuz | 2019/01/09


Swollen lymph nodes

Painless swollen lymph nodes in neck, painful node left side chest (inflammation where rib attach to chest??? doesn't go away after several treatments), severe itchy after bath, fatigue, sweats. The one that was said to be inflammation where the ribs attach to the chest has been treated with various anti-inflammatory courses for about 7-8 years, doesn't get better or go away. I also get chest pains, but not very often. I swell around the stomach very easily. Nodes in neck is sometimes a bit bigger with little pain than other times and mostly, no pain. My history: Thyroid removed 1989, malignant. Thyroid removed 2004, not malignant. Hysterectomy 2005, SIN 3 advanced throughout and malignant patches found in uterus. Family history: Brother had blood cancer, hamstring removed where "cricket ball" was found. Cousin had cancer lymphoma in groin.

Expert's Reply


Cancer expert
- 2019/01/10

Dear SuzGuz, thank you for contacting Health24. From your history of cancer, my first question would be: when last did you visit your treating physician for a check-up. Any person who has been treated for cancer should visit his/her treating physician regularly and especially when something new crops up. There is one thing about your medical history that is not clear. You state: thyroid removed 1989, malignant; then thyroid removed 2004, not malignant.

Swollen lymph glands is an indication that something is not right. This should be checked out by a qualified person, the necessary tests done, and treatment instituted. The best person to do this is the doctor who treated previously. It is essential that you make an appointment with this doctor to make sure whether your cancer has possibly returned or whether you possibly could just have an infection that needs to be treated. It is always important to remember that an early diagnosis leads to early treatment with better results than when a condition has advanced because of unnecessary delay in visiting one's doctor. You must immediately make an appointment with your doctor so that your problem can be diagnosed and treated. (MCH).

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