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Are Boils A Sign Of Cancer
I've got a lot of boils in my butt. Maybe dec. 2014. Till now I already had 10+ boils. Is it sign of skin cancer or blood cancer or what?
Your doctor can help: Frequent infections (boils) can be due to diabetes (high blood sugar) or due to poor heigene especially if you are over weight. Bathing and liberal use of soap twice daily (morning/evening) would help. Also get your blood sugar checked. On rare cases, there is immune deficiency which can be checked for by an internist, so go see one. ...Read more
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
Probably not: It's probably just what you described... A boil. If it is a boil, it should resolve on its own with some warm compresses. If it doesn't get better in a week, it's time to have a health provider take a look. A boil should be on your skin on the fleshy part of your rump, not right on the opening of your anus. If it is on the opening of your anus, it might be a hemorrhoid. Don't be shy! ...Read more
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 though we all have seen patients who had shingles and then soon after were diagnosed with cancer, most with shingles don't get a cancer diagnosis in the following months. ...Read more
There are several causes of a low WBC and an anemia. Some of these can be medication related, some can be related to viral infections. There are diseases of the blood that are forms of leukemia as well.
You should be evaluated to get answers and piece of mind. Your health is important. ...Read more
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 disease, in which your body cannot regulate sodium. It can be due to medications as well. It also can be associated with cancer, usually lung cancer, but you may have other symptoms such as shortness of breath or weight loss. ...Read more
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 too much about it would also look at shape and consistency and other features please consult with your doctor from more accurate description but it doesn't sound like anything wrong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 cancer) that are in the body that affect the peripheral nerves. This can lead to a diffuse numbness in the extremities. Work-up by a neurologist can include testing of serum antigens and antibodies and nerve biopsy. ...Read more
Is it normal to have a temperature on 99-99.5 everyday? That's my usual temperature but only recently in the last few months. Is this a sign of cancer
This is normal: This is not a fever. Everyone has normal temperature fluctuations during the day/night. And folks can "a little warmer" in the summer. My real question is why are you taking your temperature so often? Are you having some other symptoms? Because there is no evidence of anything wrong here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer