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Can nosebleeds be a sign of kidney cancer?

Can nosebleeds be a sign of kidney cancer?

Not likely: Nose bleeds (epistaxis) can be caused by many things including picking (#1), vascular problems, blood problems. Kidney cancer would not be anywhere on my differential list of etiologies. ...Read more

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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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Can depression be a sign of cancer?

Can depression be a sign of cancer?

Dep./CA: No cause & effect, but if you develop depression after you are told you have cancer, or were depressed before you were diagnosed with cancer, the depression can affect the course of cancer & your ability to take part in treatment of the cancer. ...Read more

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Could clearing the throat too often be a sign of lung cancer?

Could clearing the throat too often be a sign of lung cancer?

Probably not: Throat clearing is often due to irritation from drainage from the nose or sinus region or reflux of acid from the stomach. ...Read more

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Can nosebleeds be a sign of nasopharyngeal cancer?

Can nosebleeds be a sign of nasopharyngeal cancer?

Yes: Nosebleeds are common and can be a sign of nasopharyngeal cancer. Nasopharyngeal cancer however is rare. If there are concerns, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can severe posterior nosebleeds be a sign of lung cancer?

Can severe posterior nosebleeds be a sign of lung cancer?

Very unlikely: A presenting sign of posterior nosebleeds is not commonly considered a sign of lung cancer. You should see your primary care or an ear, nose and throat physician to evaluate why these bleeds are happening in the first place. ...Read more

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Is a mole a sign of skin cancer or it can be a sign of other types of cancer ?

Is a mole a sign of  skin cancer or it can be a sign of other types of cancer ?

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

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Can a sore coccyx be a sign of ovarian cancer?

Can a sore coccyx be a sign of ovarian cancer?

Very unlikely, but -: Possible if the cancer has spread locally to the coccyx. Check wit your gyneacologist. Bone scans and ct/mris would all help to determine that. ...Read more

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Can extreme dizziness be a sign of cancer?

Can extreme dizziness be a sign of cancer?

Possible: Many people have extreme dizziness and vertigo and cancer is not frequently the underlying reason however, any neurologic problem should be fully evaluated by a neurologist and typically MRI imaing of the brain and IACs are acquired. ...Read more

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Can vision problems be a sign of breast cancer?

Can vision problems be a sign of breast cancer?

Usually not: There are a host of other illnesses that can affect vision. The most common are hypertension and diabetes. I recommend you see your primary care doctor and schedule an eye exam. Be sure to get your yearly mammogram and perform breast self exam. ...Read more

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Could shortness of breath be a cancer symptom an what cancer?

Could  shortness of breath be a cancer symptom an  what cancer?

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 more

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Can night sweats be a sign of ovarian cancer?

Yes: Yes but it can also be a sign of other things. See a dr for a more thorough assessment. ...Read more

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Can chronic vomiting be a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Can chronic vomiting be a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Many causes: Sorry to hear you are having this trouble. There are many reasons for chronic vomiting including ovarian cancer, this should be evaluated by a physician to determine the cause of your vomiting. ...Read more

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Can cramps be a symptom of cervical cancer?

Can cramps be a symptom of cervical cancer?

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 more

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Can diabetes be a sign of pancreatic cancer?

Can diabetes be a sign of pancreatic cancer?

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 more

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Can chest pain be a sign of pregnancy?

Can chest pain be a sign of pregnancy?

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 more

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Can bruises around your nipple be a sign of cancer?

Can bruises around your nipple be a sign of cancer?

Maybe: if spontaneous and not related to trauma and are a female of middle age maybe, see a dr for eval. ...Read more

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Could leukocytosis be a cause of cancer?

Could leukocytosis be a cause of cancer?

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 more

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Can bone pain be a sign of allergy?

Can bone pain be a sign of allergy?

Usually not: I presume you know you didnt "bang" the bone...So if it has lasted a while see your dr. Who will tke a full history and examine you..An allergy would be unusual. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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