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Can Coughing Be A Sign Of Cancer
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
Most often not!: There are many different moles or lesions that present on the skin during a persons lifetime. The vast majority are benign and of no consequence except for maybe appearance concerns. However there are certain moles or skin lesions that need to be evaluated because of their characteristics. Color changes, inflammation, enlargement are all things that should be checked by a physician ...Read more
Yes, but: Practically ANYTHING can be a symptom of cancer but that doesn't mean the individual has cancer. For instance, lung cancer commonly causes shortness of breath (as well as chest pain, coughing blood, weight loss, hoarseness, etc) but there are dozens of less serious causes of shortness of breath which are generally more likely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe but....: Locally advanced or invasive cervical cancer may cause pain, but "cramps" have many much more common causes. Cramps are common right before or during your menstrual period. Pelvic pain can occur if you have a pelvic infection. Bladder infections can cause a cramping sensation when you urinate. Prevention is key. You should focus on HPV vaccination & pelvic exams, pap tests & HPV testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Some pancreatic cancers produce a hormone called amylin that will start up diabetes. There are perhaps other ways in which an early pancreatic cancer can cause diabetes to appear out of nowhere. A new diabetic whose clincal picture isn't typical might be offered an ultrasound on the off-chance of a tumor there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sort of: I would think of it more that it can be a complication of pregnancy. We don't usually diagnose pregancy because you are having chest pain. That said, various conditions related to the pregnancy could cause chest pain. Pressure from below the diaphraghm can result in various types of chest pain.. The breasts can enlarge and pull downward on the chest. Gi problems related to pregnancy can cause cp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely a cancer sign: Leukocytosis is an abnormally high number of white blood cells in the blood. Both viral and bacterial infections can sometimes cause high numbers of white blood cells (wbc's) or low numbers of wbc's (leukopenia). Unusual leukocytosis, not caused by an infection, can be due to a bone marrow problem such as an early stage of leukemia (cancer of the blood cells). A doctor can further evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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