Ok so I had a CT over a month ago and a biopsy after that on a lymph node that was enlarged and rock hard. It had remained the same size for over a year which was 1cm. Normally that size is within normal lymph node range. I met with my doctor before the biopsy to go over the CT results. He didn't give me a copy of them and when I was waiting for the receptionist to get off the phone and give me a follow up appointment I saw the results in the folder on the counter so I took a picture of them with my phone real quick. Probably shouldn't have but my paranoia kicked in and I had to know everything that was on the paper.
So something that stands out to me is "at the level of palpable concern, there is one lymph node which is about 1cm. However, there is low level density centrally. This is concerning for a pathologic lymph node despite its size." I'm not sure what all of this means. What does low level density centrally mean? What does pathologic lymph node mean? As I said, I had the biopsy as well and the results came back negative. The lymph node actually shrunk after the biopsy was performed which I've read that cancer wouldn't shrink no matter what. The reason why these results are bothering me in hindsight is that the lymph node seems to slowly be growing again. It's not quite 1cm yet, but it definitely seems bigger than it was after the biopsy so now I'm wondering if something is still wrong. Any knowledge or advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!!