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Are Cancer Deaths Always Painful
No: Cancer pain usually results from spread to bone or nerve, sometimes local measures can keep these under control. Some cancer deaths are agonizing and require a great deal of medication. Others are pain-free, as was my late mother's. In contrast to the barbaric policies of the past, today's politicians are more willing to allow physicians to manage end-stage cancer pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Last night i tried snus now my lip is painful dry and feel like swolleb. There is also like dead skin at my lip. Dangerous? Cancer from one usingonce?
I have a growth on my testes and it is very painful and causing me to breath fast and a upset stomach could this be cancer ? It feels like death help
You are worried.: You are right that a growth on the testicle needs to be evaluated. Testicular lumps sometimes are cancerous, and an ultrasound (soundwave) test will likely be ordered by your doctor to sort it out. The fact that it's painful makes me wonder if it is an infection/inflammation. I think you may be suffering some anxiety symptoms as your mind pictures a frightening scenario. Get checked. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scared to death I have breast cancer painful lump on top of right breast yellow discharge numbness and tingling scared went to the emergency room they weren't to concerned please help?
It depends: Some cancers are mericful, and some are very painful. Brain tumors cause very fast alzheimers-like symptoms. Prostate cancer can go on for years, though, breaking one bone after another. That is why it is important to treat prostate cancer. Not to save your life, but to avoid the pain. ...Read more
Pain, loss fxn.,etc.: This is something we hope we never have, but if one has it, it can include pain, weakness, inability to do some things, and it can have an effect known as cachexia, which is severe emaciation, and muscle atrophy due to the metabolic demands of gthe tumor, among other things. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not all cancer is: Painful. What is quite different is the profession believes that pain needs to be treated, not borne stoically. We also have many tools to treat. There are barriers, but no patient should be in pain. ...Read more
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