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is shingles a sign of cancer

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
NO: Kidney stone formation is often diet related with uric acid and calcium as the primary components. Herpes zoster that causes shingles is a virus and i ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Herpes zoster: Shingles may occur in such patients, or in totally normal individuals. There is no direct causation or association.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
27 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Not necessarily: We know most often we can identify a significant medical treatment, illness or psychosocial stressor as a trigger. Cancer is known to be a trigger but ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
No: Freckles are freckles and are benign, early skin cancer may appear to be a frickle to an untrained eye, .And a compelling reason to see your doctor ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
19 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Could be: It can be a sign of an endocrine disorder in which your signals to regulate sodium may be off. There are certain conditions, such as addison's disea ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
21 years experience in Radiology
Possible: Many people have extreme dizziness and vertigo and cancer is not frequently the underlying reason however, any neurologic problem should be fully eval ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Not necessarily: ..But would probably trigger some sort of work up depending on the circumstances.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Faustino
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: This is just the size of the ovary and this is an estimate given the ultrasound just like people different sizes so our different organs i would worry ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience in Neurosurgery
Unlikely but possibl: This is usually not a symptom of cancer except in the case of the paraneoplastic syndrome. This is a case where there are factors (caused by the cance ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
30 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No: But it needs to be evaluated. A urologist is the person that can help with this. The risk of prostate cancer goes up after 50 years. There are some me ... Read More
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