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Can you tell me the symptoms of vulvar cancer?

Can you tell me the symptoms of vulvar cancer?

A couple common ones: Most women present with a single raised area or mass on the labia majora. The labia minora, perineum, and clitoris are less frequently involved. Itching is also a common complaint. Bleeding, discharge, pain with urination, and/or an enlarged lymph node in the groin are less frequent but also possible presenting symptoms. ...Read more

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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 you tell me the symptoms of cervical cancer?

Can you tell me the symptoms of cervical cancer?

Range of none tosome: Early stage cervical cancer tends not to result in symptoms (this is why regular pelvic exams and pap smears are so important) but symptoms can develop as the cancer progresses. These can include vaginal bleeding after intercourse or between periods or after menopause, watery/bloody vaginal discharge, pelvic pain or pain during intercourse. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Can you tell me the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: The four most common symptoms of early ovarian cancer are pain, bloating, feeling full when trying to eat (satiety), and urinary changes. ...Read more

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Can somebody please tell me the symptoms of prostate cancer?

Can somebody please tell me the symptoms of prostate cancer?

Variable: Prostate cancer is vanishly rare before 40 years of age. The symptoms are variable and usually there are none. There may be trouble urinating, blood in urine or the symptoms may be due to metastases, such as bone pain. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/prostate-cancer/ds00043/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Can you tell me the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Abdominal distention: Good news...Ovarian cancer is very rare. Bad news...Ovarian cancer does not cause any symptoms until the later stages. It is uncommon to diagnose someone with ovarian cancer at an early stage. Most women with ovarian cancer will complain of a decrease in appetite and abdominal bloating or distention. At present there are no good screening tests for ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Can you tell me the symptoms of endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Bleeding: The most common presenting symptom of endometrial cancer is post-menopausal bleeding. It this happens you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of endometriosis?

Can you tell me the symptoms of endometriosis?

Varies: Some patients have no symptoms and others have pain with their cycles, sex, or daily with any activity. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of squamous cell cancer?

Can you tell me the symptoms of squamous cell cancer?

Squamous cell cancer: It depends on the location of the body, skin, intraoral, anus etc. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the prostate cancer symptoms?

Can you please tell me the prostate cancer symptoms?

Several, but rare. : Most prostate cancers in this country are detected by psa screening, and have no initial signs or symptoms. Beyond this group, the first sign can be a nodule or lump felt on the prostate during a digital rectal exam (dre). More advanced cases present with symptoms, such a difficult urination, bone pain, and neurologic deficits, but his is much more rare in a contemporary screened population. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the syptoms of throat cancer?

Can you tell me about the syptoms of throat cancer?

Several: There are any number of symptoms and not all are necessarily present at one time: difficulty or painful swallowing, mass in the throat, neck mass, bleeding from the throat, difficulty breathing (in advanced cases) , ear pain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of gonorrhea?

Can you tell me the symptoms of gonorrhea?

A/w Dr. Livingston: Sxs in a male can include: pain with urination, burning or itching from the interior of the penis, swollen testicles which can also be painful ; yellowish to greenish penile discharge. Sxs in a female can include: vaginal discharge, abdominal pain, pain during with sexual intercourse, irregular bleeding (especially after sexual intercourse) ; burning/pain with urination. Other sxs can include >. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of chlamydia?

Can you tell me the symptoms of chlamydia?

The silent disease: The vast majority of chlamydia infections have no symptoms making it easy to spread from partner to partner. People do not know they have it and pass it around. Get tested to protect yourself and others. In some cases people have discharge from the penis or vagina, burning with urination, pelvic pain and swelling in the testicles. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of medulloblastoma?

Can you tell me the symptoms of medulloblastoma?

Medulloblastoma: Most common early sign is severe headaches, followed by gait ataxia - a stumbling like gait with sometimes running into walls and falling. If the tumor gets large enough there can be swallowing problems and rarely facial weakness. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the signs of breast cancer?

Can you tell me which are the signs of breast cancer?

Lumps and discharges: Some of the signs of breast cancer include lumps and/or discharges. Regular monthly breast self exam can give you a baseline to work from, and if you feel a change, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of oesopaghitis?

Can you tell me the symptoms of oesopaghitis?

Esophagitis: Difficulty to swallow food is the most common symptom. Others are food stuck in your esophagus, pain when swallowing... If you have those symptoms, it would be best to seek a gastroenterologist advice and evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the stages of colon cancer?

Can you tell me the stages of colon cancer?

Colon cancer staging: Please open this website- a very useful resource with a very nice illustration. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/colon/patient/page2. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of genital herpes?

Can you tell me the symptoms of genital herpes?

Often none.: Many people have little or no symptoms most of the time. When symptoms do occur, they typically appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals, rectum or mouth. The blisters break and leave painful sores that may take two to four weeks to heal. ...Read more

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Please tell me what the symptoms of gastric/stomach cancer are?

Please tell me what the symptoms of gastric/stomach cancer are?

Multiple: The principal symptoms are pain, difficulty eating, early satiety (feeling full), weight loss, and anemia. Other symptoms can occur, but these would be the ones to look for. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of vulvar cancer?

A couple common ones: Most women present with a single raised area or mass on the labia majora. The labia minora, perineum, and clitoris are less frequently involved. Itching is also a common complaint. Bleeding, discharge, pain with urination, and/or an enlarged lymph node in the groin are less frequent but also possible presenting symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of vulvar cancer?

What are the most common symptoms of vulvar cancer?

Patch or sore: Vulvar cancer usually presents as a persistent white patch of skin or non-healing sore. A biopsy is useful in the diagnosis. You should not go by how it looks, some forms of vulvar cancer can be deceptively benign-looking. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for vulvar cancer?

What are the symptoms for vulvar cancer?

Usually a lesion: Most commonly patients present with a single vulvar lesion (nodular or warty) on the labia majora. Sometimes the lesion can be itchy. Less commonly there may be bleeding, discharge, pain with urination, or an enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the risk factors for vulvar cancer?

Can you tell me the risk factors for vulvar cancer?

YES: The most common risk factors associated with vulvar cancer are age, hpv, hiv, smoking, and vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia. Other risk factors may include bowen's disease, paget's disease, lichen sclerosus, chronic irritant vaginitis (such as with pessary), and employment in laundry and cleaning industry. ...Read more

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How can I tell if what I have are signs of vulvar cancer?

How can I tell if what I have are signs of vulvar cancer?

See GYN: See your gyn and discus your concerns, a good gynecological exam will determine this, with possible biopsy if warranted. ...Read more

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What is vulvar cancer?

What is vulvar cancer?

Genital cancer: Vulvar cancer is uncommon, a cancer of the external genitals of a woman. May present as a mass, an ulcerated abnormality, persistent nonhealing sore, lump. Generally in older women, takes time to develop. Just another reason to go for regular exams. ...Read more

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Who gets vulvar cancer?

Who gets vulvar cancer?

Vulvar cancer : Women in their 30s & 40s with high risk hpv and older women with chronic vulvar irritation. Smokers in both age groups are at more risk. ...Read more

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How is vulvar cancer staged?

Read below: Staging is a way of describing a cancer, such as where it is located, if or where it has spread, and if it is affecting the functions of other organs in the body. Doctors use diagnostic tests to determine the cancer's stage, so staging may not be complete until all of the tests are finished. Knowing the stage helps the doctor to decide what kind of treatment is best and can help predict a patient'. ...Read more

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How is vulvar cancer treated?

How is vulvar cancer treated?

Vulvar cancer: Vulvar dysplasia (precancer) can be treated by surgery (cutting it out or destroying it with a laser) or occasionally with medicine. Invasive vulvar cancer is most commonly treated with surgery (removal of lesion and lymph nodes). Rarely, chemotherapy or radiation is used also for advanced disease. ...Read more

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How is vulvar cancer diagnosed?

By biopsy: If the physical exam of a troublesome area is suggestive, a biopsy of that skin area is used to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for vulvar cancer?

What are the tests for vulvar cancer?

Physical and biopsy: Vulva can be observed directly for any suspicious lesions. If there are any, those can be biopsied for examination by a pathologist. Hpv infection is implicated in vulvar cancer like in cervical cancer. ...Read more

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What are the causes of vulvar cancer?

What are the causes of vulvar cancer?

Not exactly clear: The risk factors for vulvar cancer include cigarette smoking, vulvar dystrophy (eg lichen sclerosus), vulvar or cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, human papillomavirus (hpv) infection, immunodeficiency syndroms, a prior history of cervical cancer, and northern european ancestry. ...Read more

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Do you know the color for vulvar cancer?

None specifically: Many cancers have associated 'awareness' colors. A common exapmle is pink ribbons worn to support breast cancer patients and breast cancer research. To my knowledge, there are no specific 'support' colors for vulvar cancer. I think that the awareness colors for cervical cancer (as close to vulvar cancer as i can find) are teal ; white. You could wear teal ; white to support vulvar cancer too! ...Read more

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Who is more likely at risk for vulvar cancer?

A couple: Risk factors for vulvar cancer include: cigarette smoking, vulvar dystrophy, vulvar or cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, human papillomavirus (hpv) infection, immunodeficiency syndromes, a prior history of cervical cancer, and northern european ancestry. ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have vulvar cancer?

Should I still go to work if I have vulvar cancer?

Sure: Vulvar cancer is not generally debilitating, although you may miss some work if and when you have surgery for the cancer. At that point your surgeon will specifiy any restrictions. ...Read more

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What is vulvar cancer, and what does it look like?

What is vulvar cancer, and what does it look like?

Squamous cell : Carcinoma. Most vulvar cancers are ulerative type lesions and you can see at picture at the link given below. Many of these cancers are related to hpv infection. http://www.helpfulhealthtips.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/vulvar-cancer-150x150.jpg. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...Read more


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