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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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What kinds of symptoms are signs of bone cancer?

What kinds of symptoms are signs of bone cancer?

Last I checked: There are 206 bones in the human. Curiously, bone metastasis affect skull and central skeleton & proximal appendicular. Each bony site is different. Pain is common, fracture of weight bearing bones. Some cause abnormal increased blood calcium. Cancer starting in bones is very rare (osteo- chondro- sarcoma). Usually in young adults. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
43 years in practice
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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

Uncontrolled growth: Cancer or malignancy, refers to uncontrolled growth of cells, invasion and destruction of normal tissues by these cells and spread to distant organs with damage to those organs. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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David Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I believe cancer can usually be easily cured by good nutrition and lifestyle choices. What do you think?

I believe cancer can usually be easily cured by good nutrition and lifestyle choices. What do you think?

Unfortunately not: If this were so, then every oncologist in america would gladly endorse the proper diets and supplements. These are terrible diseases that we would love to cure. Don't believe the conspiracy-mongers who suggest that someone is supressing some miracle cure. We'd all gladly shout it from the rooftops if it were so. ...Read more

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Dr. Allen Seely
Board Certified, General Practice
25 years in practice
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What are the chances of me getting cancer if I smoke?

What are the chances of me getting cancer if I smoke?

QUIT & chance drops!: Here's some stats (from nci) quitting at age 30: smokers who quit at about age 30 reduce their chance of dying prematurely from smoking-related diseases by more than 90 percent. People who quit at about age 50 reduce their risk of dying prematurely by 50 percent compared with those who continue to smoke. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Devon Webster
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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What is stage four cancer?

What is stage four cancer?

Cancer spread: There are 4 stages of cancer. Stage 4 means the cancer has spread from the starting organ into another organ. Examples: breast cancer into bone, colon cancer into liver. Stage 4 cancers are usually not cured surgically and often require chemotherapy. The goal of treating stage 4 cancer is to prolong life and ease suffering. Rarely some stage 4 cancers are cured...Think lance armstrong! ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Lawson
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Could you tell me what are my odd of getting cancer when on both sides of the family?

Could you tell me what are my odd of getting cancer when on both sides of the family?

Genetic counselor: Meeting with a genetic counselor will give you the opportunity to provide a detailed family history. From this information a genetic counselor can establish a risk profile and suggest any genetic testing that may or may not be indicated. This will include a discussion of the implications of any test results, whether positive or negative. ...Read more

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Dr. David Cooke
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What are the causes and symptoms of oesophageal cancer?

What are the causes and symptoms of oesophageal cancer?

Depends: Causes of adenocarcinoma: acid reflux; causes of squamous cell carcinoma: smoking, alcohol, achalasia, caustic injury, chaga's syndrome, nitrosamines. Symptoms include difficulty swallowing, bleeding and weight loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
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What is papilliary cancer?

Think sea anemonae: Those underwater creatures that have lots of fronds or feathers. Papillary just describes the anatomic shape of the cancer. Papillary tumors can ariuse in lots of places, from thyroid to ovary to rectum, even the skin. They can be benign or malignant. ...Read more

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Dr. Devon Webster
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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How do I tell others that my wife has cancer?

How do I tell others that my wife has cancer?

Ask her: This is one of the most difficult parts of a cancer diagnosis-- telling others. Ask your wife what she would like you to share. Work together to come up with a statement. Consider a website to keep others informed and give more details. One site is www.Caringbridge.Com. This website might help you as well: http://www.Cancer.Org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/talkingaboutcancer/. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Why do my friends from china say many of their relatives are dying from cancer?

Why do my friends from china say many of their relatives are dying from cancer?

Access to med care: In addition to dr. Rao's answer, .. The types of cancers occurs in china are different than cancers here in usa. Liver cancer is one of the most common cancers in world wide-especially in china- as the incidence of hepatitis b especially and hep c is very high. In us, liver cancer is not very common. Also, the access to medical care is limited there that increases mortality. ...Read more

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