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Doctor insights on: All Over Body Thighs Arms Chest Cancer

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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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2007 mastectomy w/reconstruction. Sudden swelling left breast arm neck and bottom of rib bruises on right leg. Breast MRI ruled out breast cancer?

2007 mastectomy w/reconstruction. Sudden swelling left breast arm neck and bottom of rib bruises on right leg. Breast MRI ruled out breast cancer?

R/o lymphedema: If there is a question of spread of cancer, you may need a pet scan. The most common reason for non-malignant swelling of a post-mastectomy area is lymphedema. ...Read more

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Will x-rays on my arm lead to cancer in other parts of my body like my chest?

Will x-rays on my arm lead to cancer in other parts of my body like my chest?

No: X-ray of the arm will not damage your chest or other parts of the body. There is less than minimal risk of cancer from diagnostic x-ray of the arm. ...Read more

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I've been breaking out with hives all over my body neck chest arms legs and thighs mainly on thighs the most but all over my body why is that?

Allergic reaction: You are having a generalized allergic reaction. Hives can occur anywhere on the body. Many things can trigger an allergic reaction, certain foods, medication, insect bites are the most common causes. I suggest you seek immediate medical treatment. ...Read more

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I have itchy skins for a few days now, around arms, thighs, chest & stomach. What can it be? I changed shampoos & cond & body soap.

I have itchy skins for a few days now, around arms, thighs, chest & stomach. What can it be? I changed shampoos & cond & body soap.

Pruritis: Multiple causes of generalized itchiness, and you may need an examination or visit with the doctor to find out what is causing it for you. Generalized itching with raised welts is hives, and can be a systemic allergic reaction to a food or drug or other trigger. Poison oak or ivy can be very itchy. Very dry skin is itchy too. Try antihistamines (benadryl) and see a doctor if not better soon. ...Read more

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Age30, female. Vitb12=387pg/ml. Vitd 25-oh=19ng/ml.8yrs immense pain on left side body only (head, chest, arm, thigh, foot) root-cause? Other tests? Cure? Taking 16000iu vitd/day, 2500mcg b12/day since 3/14

Age30, female. Vitb12=387pg/ml. Vitd 25-oh=19ng/ml.8yrs immense pain on left side body only (head, chest, arm, thigh, foot) root-cause? Other tests? Cure? Taking 16000iu vitd/day, 2500mcg b12/day since 3/14

Chronic L-sided pain: Long term left-sided pain suggests an underlying neurological condition and a visit to a neurologist is suggested. Your vit b level is ok, however your vit d level of 19 is below the hoped for 32. A supplement is suggested of 2000 units per day. With a recheck in a couple of months. ...Read more

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I have full breast, thighs and wide hips with an unusually small buttocks fleshy arms and some belly. What is my body shape? Potential health issues?

Endomorph: It is a nice way to say overweight or obese. Risks include hypertension, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, and cardiac/stroke issues. Minimize these risks with a 5 times weekly exercise program, diet changes, and stress reduction. ...Read more

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GF is fatigued w/ SOB, chest pain, joint pain, bruises/petechiae on arms &legs. I've been doing research &idont want to jump to conclusions but cancer??

GF is fatigued w/ SOB, chest pain, joint pain, bruises/petechiae on arms &legs. I've been doing research &idont want to jump to conclusions but cancer??

New?: It's hard to think about cancer in someone so young but the history of petechiae and bruising bothers me. Could be as "simple" as a viral infection but a more serious problem could be going on, even leukemia. I strongly advise she see her doctor ASAP. Best to both. ...Read more

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Sudden randomly distributed red marks at mt chest, arms, under arms, thighs for last 4 days. Don't itch much (little itching is there). Serious?

Sudden randomly distributed red marks at mt chest, arms, under arms, thighs for last 4 days. Don't itch much (little itching is there). Serious?

Derm: Doesn't sound serious especially if there are no other symptoms such as fever. Watch for a few days and if not better see your doctor. Can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if the itching really bothers you. ...Read more

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What is the difference between allergic reations and heat bumps? Do they occur on the thighs, arms, chest, neck, and back? And how to cure it?

What is the difference between allergic reations and heat bumps? Do they occur on the thighs, arms, chest, neck, and back? And how to cure it?

Heat bumps: Heat bumps only occur when you are hot and sweating, they may last more than a day in one spot. Hives are fleeting and have different triggers and heat is just one trigger. Have your lesions examined by an allergist to determine which is which and how to treat your symptoms. Both can occur anywhere on your skin. ...Read more

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I have muscular arms and calf's, my upper abdominals show a little but my thighs lower core and chest has extra fat how do I lose this extra weight?

Diet: Exercise certainly helps but a healthy, sustainable diet is the only reliable way to fat loss. The best place to start is by cutting out all sugary drinks and juices (i only drink water), and limiting foods with added sugar. I've always been very fit but I lost at least two inches from my waist just making this simple change, and most people respond well to this adjustment. ...Read more

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Can renal cancer cause headaches and chest pain with pain in the arm? Seen lots of doctors not really getting any answers. The headaches are bad!

Can renal cancer cause headaches and chest pain with pain in the arm? Seen lots of doctors not really getting any answers. The headaches are bad!

Needs evaluation: You have to make sure there are no brain metastasis, so have brain ct scan done. If patient is on chemo, that may be the cause of headaches too. ...Read more

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I have eczema. Usually in the summer my skin tans fine, but this summer I have white sun spots on my thighs, upper stomach, arms, and chest. I heard s?

I have eczema. Usually in the summer my skin tans fine, but this summer I have white sun spots on my thighs, upper stomach, arms, and chest. I heard s?

Pityriasis alba: See a dermatologist. This can be post inflammatory pigment loss which will recover when eczema is controlled. Can also be pityriasis alba, vitiligo, tinea versicolor. See a dermatologist for best outcome. ...Read more

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I have a itchy feeling all over especially on wrists, hands creases in arms upper thighs chest, lower neck could it be hives?

I have a itchy feeling all over especially on wrists, hands creases in arms upper thighs chest, lower neck could it be hives?

No rash? No hives.: Most common reason for itching without a rash? Dry skin. Skin not dry? Liver, kidney, thyroid, and parathyroid disease - including thyroid & parathyroid cancers - cause itching without rash. Lastly, eczema is called "the itch that rashes" meaning intense itching leads to scratching resulting in a chronic rash. The places where you itch are typical areas for eczema. Time to see your doctor? Yes. ...Read more

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I have upper back pain, chest pain and pain at top of left arm, I smoked for 20 yr, quit 5 weeks ago, could I have lung cancer?

Multiple causes: Your symptoms could be due to anything, simple muscular to heart disease.
Try simple conservative treatment with over the counter pain relievers for a couple of weeks before going to the doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I have these brown bumps on my neck, chest, stomach, arms on both sides and my thighs I was wondering what they are I hate seeing them I hope u know?

Brown bumps: Unfortunately, without seeing those, it's hard to make a diagnosis. You would need to see a doc to have them evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my legs, arms, chest, neck and thighs have an itch if it's not a fungal skin infection?

Not sure?: dry skin? This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Have a lump under my right armpit. Painful to put my arm next to me. Not moving, hard, have chest pain, headache, fatigue. Worried its cancer.

Have a lump under my right armpit. Painful to put my arm next to me. Not moving, hard, have chest pain, headache, fatigue. Worried its cancer.

Probably infection: From your history, it would appear that you have an enlarged lymph node in your armpit secondary to the recent injury to the hand. You may be having associated fever secondary to infection. At your age it is unlikely to be anything like cancer. You do need to see your pcp to be started on antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are these ringworm like sores on my skin one appeared about a week ago on my forehead. Now they are all over my chest, arms and inner thighs. (not on genitals)

What are these ringworm like sores on my skin one appeared about a week ago on my forehead. Now they are all over my chest, arms and inner thighs. (not on genitals)

This: This is quite a challenge to answer without a picture. Feel free to read more about ringworm and rashes on the links below. I would recommend you see a dermatologist for further evaluation. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have intense itchy rashes on my thighs, arms, chest, stomach and hands this has been going on for a month or so?

I have intense itchy rashes on my thighs, arms, chest, stomach and hands this has been going on for a month or so?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Red very itchy rash dr aid she didn't know what it is all over back chest inner thigh neck arms shoulders had for two days bad itchy skin

Red very itchy rash dr aid she didn't know what it is all over back chest inner thigh neck arms shoulders had for two days bad itchy skin

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I've had a morning cough for a month. Never any flu symptoms. Now my left arm goes numb when I lie down. Cancer? Had clear chest X-ray 6 months ago

I've had a morning cough for a month. Never any flu symptoms. Now my left arm goes numb when I lie down. Cancer? Had clear chest X-ray 6 months ago

Cancer?: Doubtful especially with a normal chest radiograph in the last 6 months. The cough and the left arm are probably 2 separate conditions. I would start with your PCP or see an ENT/pulmonologist for the cough. See an orthopaedic doc for the left arm. ...Read more