• In the "Findings" section of my MRI it says: Other: "Relatively numerous non enlarged right axillary nodes." I thought that cancerous nodes

    Asked by Leahb on Saturday, January 26, 2013

    In the "Findings" section of my MRI it says:
    Other: "Relatively numerous non enlarged right axillary nodes." I thought that cancerous nodes

    are usually enlarged why were they mentioned? What might this mean?

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • JennyMiller's Avatar

      I am not proficient in the medical field but here goes ---
      When I read the report on my CT Scan -- it reported normal findings such as "lungs are clear" -- "some trace of calcification in aorta" -- "liver & kidneys present normal", etc.
      It appears that your report is just confirming that there are no enlarged nodes. Do you have reason to believe that these nodes are indeed cancerous? -- a biopsy will tell. Not sure if I was helpful but I wish you the best.

      almost 4 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar

      I'm not a medical professional either but I'm sure that is referring to your lymph nodes and the fact that they are not enlarged is a very good sign. They were only mentioned because they were viewed and appeared normal.

      almost 4 years ago
    • debco148's Avatar

      Please go back and ask your surgeon to interpret this for you so that you have peace of mind. I also think it means those nodes were noted in the test and are not enlarged and that is all. But, you deserve a professional answer from your doctor.

      almost 4 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      It means exactly what it says. Any type of diagnostic report identifies what the findings were. In you case it found that your right auxiliary nodes were not enlarged.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Leahb's Avatar

      After reading your responses I'm feeling more at ease. Thank you all for answering.

      almost 4 years ago
    • nonnie917's Avatar

      I say thank God for MRI's. I was diagnosed with DCIS in June and was going to have a simple lumpectomy, but when the surgeon saw that the radiologist missed a spot he sent me for an MRI. Not only did the MRI show that the spot was bigger than the mammogram showed, but it also found to clusters in the left breast that did not show up on the mammogram. Consequently, I had a double mastectomy rather than a triple MRI guided biopsy. It was also cancer. As far as your nodes, I would be hounding my doctor for an answer to that question and wouldn't quit until I got one I was satisfied with. Good luck and I hope it is nothing to worry about.

      almost 4 years ago

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