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Lumps on the legs and enlarged Lymph Nodes

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My question is. Is there anything you can think of that wouldbe causing this, I have had my thyroid checked. I hve to currently seek care in German hospitals due to us being stationed here. I have read alot about soft tissue cancers. Is there anything besides a soft tissue cancer that you can think it would be. So i can bring it to the attention of the Dr's cause with the language difference it is very hard to communicate. So I have been taking in ideas that I have printed off to them. I just need answers...and I am having a hard time gettting them.


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replied April 17th, 2008
Cancers Answer A3945
Enlarged lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy) generally can be due to infection, malignant tumor or an autoimmune disorder. There are several diagnostic procedures used to determine the cause of lymphadenopathy:
1. Patient’s questioning (anamnesis);
2. Clinical examination (inspection, palpation,…);
3. Blood tests (blood count, sedimentation rate, CRP, liver status, kidney status,…);
4. Specific serological tests for infective diseases (tuberculosis, brucellosis, mono, HIV, toxoplasmosis…);
5. Specific serological tests for autoimmune diseases;
6. Imaging procedures (X-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI);
7. Lymph node biopsy.
The first 3 diagnostic steps are standard while the further diagnostic steps depends upon the results of the previous examinations.



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