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is a palpable lump in the side a known symptom of colon cancer

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Maybe: If you have noted a lump that was not there before or has increased in size, get it properly evaluated. It may be colon cancer or any other intrabdomi ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tyson
26 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Unlikely but see dr: Difficult to say likelihood without more history, but for a tumor to be palpable through the abdomen it usually would have to be fairly large, and lik ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Binu Nair
Dr. Binu Nair answered
18 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Must get biopsy : Must get biopsy to see what it is, see your oncologist to decide about this.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Need endoscopy: March is colorectal cancer awareness month, early stages colon cancer is curable. If you think you feel lump in the rectum, you should have good exami ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Not necessarily: Without a physical examination by your physician, it is difficult to tell. Most commonly an anal lump may be hemorrhoids. Viral skin lesions and anal ... Read More
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Dr. Laurie Harrell
29 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Need evaluation: All "lumps" in the testicle need evaluation. Please see your family doctor as a start.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Needs an exam: You need to be seen by a Gynecologist to determine what you are feeling. You may simply be feeling one of the lips of the cervix. A nabothian cyst is ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Very, Very rarely: The most common symptom of breast cancer is a lump; others include skin dimpling, nipple discharge, breast pain. There is a rare type of breast cancer ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience in Pediatrics
See your physician: Nonmovable lumps typically suggest pathology, see your physician, get the lump checked out. At age 15 chances are it is something treatable like an i ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience in Pain Management
Cancer pain: Usually not. Cancers are usually painless until they press on surrounding organs or nerves. Other symptoms for colon cancer should be observed, such a ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Too non-specific!: It copuld, but there are many causes including simple hip arthritis, trochnteric bursitis, etc. Also, prostate cancer first metastizes to the pelvis ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Head and neck ca: Especially in oral cancer- the incidence of hpv related oral cancer is increasing and now becoming more common- especially at younger age population- ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain in the left lower quadrant is not always due to diverticulitis which usually presents with nausea and vomiting and left lower quadrant ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Here is my guidance: Chest pain can be caused from many causes, lung cancer is not the first thing that should come to your mind. If the pain has been present for more tha ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience in Medical Oncology
Not meaningful diff.: This may be a semantic distinction more than a biological one. The cancer arises within the testicle, but may extend to the surface of that organ and ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Quite hard to tell: By looking and feeling, sometimes we shine a light, others we aim an ultrasound beam to detect the internal consistency. In the end it may need to be ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Usually not: Cancer in the bone usually not painful tell the late stages.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Nodule=Lump: A nodule is a generic name for a "lump" which can occur due to a tumor (growth); tumors can be benign or malignant (cancer). However, nodules may oc ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Tumor: It depends on the extent of the tumor, how deep it goes, whether it has spread to lymph nodes close by or far away. The surgical treatments tend to be ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience in General Surgery
It can happen: Pancreatic and stomach cancer can be quite advanced before they are detected, and it is well described that the first manifestation can be a palpable ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Breast Absence: Absence of the breast (amastia) is a very rare occurrence, it's most likely associated with a condition called polands syndrome which may have varying ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience in Pathology
Swelling: Swelling is usually normal, and often it is associated with hormonal variations. If it is swelling in one breast and not the other, or if associated ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
46 years experience in Pediatrics
Abdominal mass: A mass in the abdomen can be many things. Cancer is on the list but nit high on mine. Cysts and other lumps can be the cause. You need a doctor ex ... Read More
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