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axillary

 [ak´sĭ-lar″e]
of or pertaining to the armpit.

ax·il·lar·y

(ak'sil-ār'ē),
Relating to the axilla.
Synonym(s): alar (2)

axillary

(ăk′sə-lĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Anatomy Of, relating to, or located near the axilla.
2. Botany Of, relating to, or located in an axil: axillary bud.
n.
Variant of axillar.

ax·il·lar·y

(ak'sil-ār-ē)
Relating to the axilla.
Synonym(s): alar (2) .

axillary

Pertaining to all the structures lying in the AXILLA, such as the axillary lymph nodes.

axillary

(of plant structures) arising in the angle of a leaf or bract.

Axillary

Located in or near the armpit.
Mentioned in: Mastectomy

Patient discussion about axillary

Q. A lump in my armpit Hi, Last week after the shower I found a small painful lump in my right groin. I went to see a doctor and he prescribed me some antibiotics. I’ve been taking it for 5 days and the lump is still there. I’m 31, usually healthy and work-out in the gym regularly, don’t smoke or use drugs and don’t take any medications. Is that dangerous? Should I go and see another doctor?

A. What you describe sounds like enlarged lymph node. The first diagnosis that’s suspected in such case is an infection that makes it painful. The antibiotics you take need several more days to act, so currently it doesn’t sound suspicious. If the lump persist, it’d be wise to consult you doctor

Q. I located a lump on the surface of my right underarm. I think I am showing some signs of breast cancer. I am 27 years old working lady. I think I am showing some signs of breast cancer. I located a lump on the surface of my right underarm. This lump is of a cherry size and does not pain at all. But I do have pain in my breast. I had my mammogram done which showed no lump and my doctor says that there is nothing to worry and she has given me some medicines. I want to know that if everything is normal then how come these lumps came.

A. there are ways to diagnose if lumps are breast cancer or not. a lump under the forearm can be a sign of an advanced stage of cancer, but it can also mean some kind of viral infection that caused a lymph node to swell up. so if a doctor told you it's fine- he probably checked it out, and it's fine. if you still anxious - go get a second opinion.

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Since axillary lymph node involvement is common in MBC, modified radical mastectomy has become the most established intervention.
Prognostic value of extracapsular extension of axillary lymph node metastases in Tl to T3 breast cancer.
Patients, then, underwent modified radical mastectomy with dissection of axillary lymph nodes (ALN) and the samples were sent for histopathology.
The use of FDG-PET in assessing axillary lymph node status in breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature.
There were palpable left axillary lymph nodes. The rest of the physical examination was unremarkable.
Caption: Figure 5: PET scan after treatment: (a) no more hot lesions in the bone; (b) no more hot lesions in the axilla, bone, and lung; (c) no spine metastasis; (d) no hot lesion in the lung; (e) no hot lesion in the left axillary lymph node.
Cytologically proven axillary lymph node metastases are eradicated in patients receiving preoperative chemotherapy with concurrent trastuzumab for HER2-positive breast cancer.
Of the patients with a positive sentinel lymph node biopsy who underwent a completion axillary lymph node dissection, 242 cases (54.2%) had no additional positive lymph nodes as shown in Table 6.