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Quick answers: The duration of node swelling >4 weeks is not already a sign of cancer or other dangerous disease. But, the duration of the node swelling tends to increase with the severity of the underlying disease. On palpation, hard nodes feel like a stone or hard rubber and soft ones like a balloon. You can move "movable" nodes 1-2 cm "left to right," ...


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I get swollen lymph nodes all the time when I have a cold. If I push them, they kind of move back, and it hurts a little. When the cold clears up, they go back to normal. In contrast, when the melanoma nobody knew I had metastasized to under my chin, the lump was entirely different from my swollen lymph nodes. Various medical people said "it might just be a ...


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It is impossible to answer these personal situations. In general, yes it is possible that no lymph nodes were removed during surgery. Whether that might be the case with your father, I simply cannot tell. Nx means "cancer in nearby lymph nodes cannot (or has not (yet)) be measured". Some lymph nodes might have been removed during surgery, but either for ...


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You are correct to be worried about the effect of sleep on your physical health, especially because you seem to have bad luck (or bad genes) when it comes to serious infectious disease. Anyway, back to the issue of sleep as it relates to infectious disease: Sleep deprivation attenuates antibody responses to vaccine, whereas good sleep imparts long-...


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