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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if there are types of cancers that do not cause pain until it is too late?

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Dr. R Condon Hughes
Dermatopathology 42 years experience
Yes: Abdominal cancers (most often pancreas, gallbladder, ovarian, sometimes stomach and bowel) can grow unknown and without symptoms. When discovered, they can be so far advanced that treatment will not cure them.The good news is that our ability to diagnose cancers is getting better all the time.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have swollen and are causing me pain, could I have cancer?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
?: Swollen what? Anything swollen and causing pain should be evaluated so please see your doc about it.
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