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can a cancer be detected in earlier stage

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Both: Cancer survival rates are improving due to early diagnosis as well as better treatment.
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Dr. Carl Van Wey
44 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: They are improving gradually, mainly due to better treatments as well as earlier diagnosis. For most cancers, earlier stage means higher chance for c ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Both: Some cancers can be treated effectively and even cured, e.g., hodgkin disease, some tumors and leukemias in children. For others, e.g., prostate canc ... Read More
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Dr. Sean Canale
29 years experience Breast Surgery
BSE,CBE,MMG: The triumvirate of screening is breast self exam, annual clinical breast exam, and annual screening mammography after age 40. For high risk patients ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Biopsy.: Quite often the results of noninvasive examination, mammography and additional tests performed in special circumstances, like ultrasound or MRI are en ... Read More
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Dr. Chad Levitt
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
Screening: Proper screening with self breast exams looking for new lumps, breast exams by your physician looking for skin or nipple chanes as well as masses or l ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Screening: Which cancer? Ovarian - no good screening technique (screening, not for symptoms...) lung - ct colon - colonoscopy prostate - psa, dre - some controve ... Read More
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Regular Screening : Early cancers can be detected by timely screening per recommended guidelines. Screening programs have the potential to detect early cancers and impact ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Cervical cancer: Early cervical cancer is frequently without symptoms. That's why cervical cancer screening is important. The most common symptoms at presentation are ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Eckert
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See answer details.: To rephrase your question: "what are the symptoms of early cervical cancer?" typically, there are no symptoms for cervical cancer in the early stages ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Chemotherapy: It depends to type of cancer and stage of disease ,so you can treat them with chemotherapy or radiation or both.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Find ca early=cure: You bet. Early means fewer cancer cells. This means greater chance of eliminating all the cells. It also means less treatment. And less toxicity. All ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Self exam of: Breast can find small lumps. All lumps are not cancer; not all lumps are 'seen' by mammo. The smaller the lesion, the better the outcome. Similar st ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Trouble swallowing: It is this complaint which prompts an EGD where a biopsy is done to make the diagnosis.
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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Difficulty to: swallow. It is this complaint which prompts an EGD where a biopsy is done to make the diagnosis.
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