Anonymous
Anonymous asked in HealthMental Health · 7 months ago

Can you have cancer without a noticeable tumor?

My body has been feeling different as i have a swollen lymph node under my left armpit about a jelly bean size for about 6 months. With that I also have been feeling weaker and have nausea from time to time. Also i get stomach pains sometimes.

My doctor tells me not to stress it as i am 21 and blames it on anxiety that I didn’t even know I had. He doesn’t even advise me to get tested for cancer.

Also, how small does a “tumor” have to be?

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  • 6 months ago

    yes cancer is a silent killer

  • Josie
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    Your body is battling cancer cells all the time =

    and generally wins. So unless a tumor gets out of control

    it may not be anything to worry about.

    A swollen lymph node just suggests an infection.

    The other symptoms could be worry.

    Or poor diet.

  • 7 months ago

    I would suggest you get a second opinion and if it is anxiety (stress can wreak havoc w/ the body) try working with a therapist.

  • LAN
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Are you honestly as stupid as your posting history shows you to be? If so then how have you avoided drowning in the bath or shower?

    • LAN
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Funny how TheBellJar posts that comment while hiding her history isn't it?

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  • Pippin
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    A swollen gland that has not changed in 6 months is not cancer.

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Lymph nodes do not swell in the presence of cancer,. The only exception is lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph glands, which presents as a red patch.

  • 7 months ago

    you need to see another doctor that knows what theyre doing

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    cancer has to START with a single cancer cell and then that cell GROWS. so IF you get it early enough, it's possible ................

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Bubonic Plague

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