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Can an advanced melanoma that has spread in all the body have signs in normal blood test?

Can an advanced melanoma that has spread in all the body have signs in normal blood test?

Yes: Lactate dehydrogenase (ldh) can be elevated in metastatic melanoma. When it is, it is a poor prognostic sign. Another, less proven, test is called tumor antigen 90 (ta-90). It is thought by some to be elevated in advanced melanoma. I have found it to be nonspecific and no longer use it in my practice, however. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of bone cancer, from spread of prostate cancer. Pain in lower body bone, or upper and lower body bone? What would be 1st sign?

What are the symptoms of bone cancer, from spread of prostate cancer. Pain in lower body bone, or upper and lower body bone? What would be 1st sign?

Prostate cancer: Prostate cancer that has spread often metastasizes to bones especially backbone. As part of evaluation for high grade prostate cancer, your urologist or oncologist may recommend bone scan to look for evidence of spread before you develop pain. If you're already having bone pain, regardless of site, go see your doc immediately. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which type of cancer starts at the cervix and spreads to the lympy nodes in your back?

Which type of cancer starts at the cervix and spreads to the lympy nodes in your back?

Cancer of the Cervix: The cancer starting on the cervix is called Cervical cancer(sometimes, it is called cancer of the Cervix). It can spread to the local and regional lymph nodes. such nodes may be located in the Pelvis or along the Aorta which runs along the front of the spine(our back region) ...Read more

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What are the symptoms if prostate cancer has spread in your body? Do you feel pain in other parts of the body or organs? I feel pain in my legs&knees?

What are the symptoms if prostate cancer has spread in your body? Do you feel pain in other parts of the body or organs? I feel pain in my legs&knees?

Pain: If prostate cancer spreads, it usually goes to the bone so naturally you would have worsening bone pain. That being said, someone your age is not likely to have prostate cancer (although it can happen). I suggest you visit your local doc and let him evaluate you properly. Best to you. ...Read more

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Is itching all over your body a sign of cancer? Pain in right breast too

Is itching all over your body a sign of cancer? Pain in right breast too

Itching: I would think of more common causes of itching before i would think of cancer. See your primary care doc and find the cause. ...Read more

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What are the remaining possible causes of intermittant heavy blood in urine if the following tests proved negative: bacteria, lower body xray, internal bladder viewing, and prostate manipulation?

What are the remaining possible causes of intermittant heavy blood in urine if the following tests proved negative:   bacteria, lower body xray, internal bladder viewing, and prostate manipulation?

Need what you mean: Are you referring to digital rectal exam when you say "prostate manipulation".What do you mean by "lower body X-ray"? You should have CT scan of the abdomen with contrast because the blood is not necessarily coming from the bladder.It could be from the kidneys. I would think the urologist who cystoscoped you must have also checked your kidneys.It is a good idea to talk to your urologist.Good luck. ...Read more

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If i had cancer in 3 lumps in my breast and 6 of the lymn nodes also percentage that it has spread to other organs?

If i had cancer in 3 lumps in my breast and 6 of the lymn nodes also percentage that it has spread to other organs?

Lets Define "Spread": Cancer cells may often be present in other organs, esp w/lymph node + disease, but we can't always see it using routine tests (ct, bone scans, pet scans). This microscopic "spread" is often amenable to treatment--chemotherapy--the success of that rx is dependent upon your cancer's unique molecular "fingerprint". Please talk to your oncologist to understand the best options for your cancer rx. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of someone with stage 4 stomach cancer that spread to multiple lymph nodes and organs surrounding the stomach?

What is the survival rate of someone with stage 4 stomach cancer that spread to multiple lymph nodes and organs surrounding the stomach?

Unknown: This is an impossible question to answer for an individual. Clearly, it is less for someone with the above findings than it is for someone who doesn't have all of the above. When we look at 5-yr survival rates for a given cancer, that is the average survival of thousands of people with the disease. Every individual has other factors to consider. Even then, prediction is faulty. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism in which cancer kills? Do the masses interfere with proper organ function? Or do cancers put off toxins in the body? Or what?

What is the mechanism in which cancer kills? Do the masses interfere with proper organ function? Or do cancers put off toxins in the body? Or what?

How doesCA kill: Cancer cells grow,requiring energy, disrupting normal organ function and can even growing into vital structures like blood vessels.Left untxed CA will essentially drain the person, why they loose wt, and eat into adjacent organs. It can also spread gaining access to other organs. ...Read more

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Family medicine what causes cysts in the liver and in the thyroid?

Family medicine what causes cysts in the liver and in the thyroid?

Cysts: Cysts in the liver and in the thyroid are not related. Both are usually benign conditions. Most liver cysts are due to hemangioma blood collection and are usually benign. Some complex cysts need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do breast cancer cells break away from the tumor and spread to other ograns of the body?

Why do breast cancer cells break away from the tumor and spread to other ograns of the body?

The Nature of Cancer: What makes a tumor malignant is the potential to break away from its organ of origin and take up residence in another one. Some cancer cells are better than others at travelling; others have more of a tendency to travel the longer they have been untreated. If we really understood the "why" part, we would be that much closer to curing all cancer. ...Read more

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Can abdom. Pain, enlarged spleen, low WBC and platelets and swelling near the spine be early symptoms of cancer or some prob. Of the pancreas?

Can abdom. Pain, enlarged spleen, low WBC and platelets and swelling near the spine be early symptoms of cancer or some prob. Of the pancreas?

Yes they may or not: You need to consult a hematologist or oncologist. Enlargement of spleen can be due to chronic blood disorders or it can be due to blood cancer. So you need to have an evaluation by a blood cancer specialist to sort out what is causing you all of this problem. ...Read more

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In an older woman, where does endometrial cancer typically spread in the body?

Lymph nodes: Endometrial cancer typically spreads first by invading the muscle wall of the uterus, and then spreading through the lymph system to the nearby lymph nodes in the pelvis. Spread outside the uterus is relatively rare in most forms of endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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What causes regional neck lymphadenitis in the absence of cancer and bacteria?

What causes regional neck lymphadenitis in the absence of cancer and bacteria?

Many possibilities: Any number of viruses do this. If prolonged more than a couple of weeks, maybe mononucleosis, although you're quite old for mono (most cases before age 20). Mostly not serious, but syphilis, HIV, tuberculosis, land other serious infections are possible if at risk. If only a few days, sit tight; probably will clear up soon. If continuing more than 2 weeks, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does the surgical removal of a cancerous tumor necessarily result in cancer cells to be spread to other parts of the body via the bloodstream?

Does the surgical removal of a cancerous tumor necessarily result in cancer cells to be spread to other parts of the body via the bloodstream?

Cancer treatment: No. If the neoplasm is thought to be limited and amenable to excision or complete removal, then it is the treatment of choice. Adjuvant chemo and/or radiation are used to kill residual microscopic local or distant metastatic disease. It is not a good idea to just debulk the malignancy. The goal is to excise or remove entirely all gross disease. What "spills" in blood stream is insignificant. ...Read more

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Mammogram with no signs or symptoms of breast cancer. Result 0.6 CM asymmetry in the central region of breast what does this mean?

Mammogram with no signs or symptoms of breast cancer. Result 0.6 CM asymmetry in the central region of breast what does this mean?

Was this a : screening mammo? It sounds like there is a potential abnormality. Were additional views recommended? 80% of the time this turns out to be nothing of concern. Talk to your doctor about the next steps. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Chills (Definition)

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