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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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My granny is 70 yr old.Doctors hav observed a small hole on her right lung n de r presuming it to b cancer .Shud biopsy b done?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
25M people helped
My granny is 70 yr old.Doctors hav observed a small hole on her right lung n de r presuming it to b cancer  .Shud biopsy b done?

Yes: After adequate non invasive tests biopsy has to be done to establish diagnosis, pathologist is the only one who can give final answer, benign or malignant. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that occur in almost any organ or tissue in the body. Symptoms depend on the location of the cancer, and cancer often has the potential to grow and spread to other ...Read more


Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
13 years in practice
428K people helped
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Signet rng cell adenoc. Tumor in stomach blcking of pyloric canal remvd. Lymph nodes of immediate neg to de minimis for cancer. Prtn neg. Slight breach of tumor to colon. What test to see if spread?

Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
13 years in practice
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Signet rng cell adenoc. Tumor in stomach blcking of pyloric canal remvd. Lymph nodes of immediate neg to de minimis for cancer. Prtn neg. Slight breach of tumor to colon. What test to see if spread?

PET/CT.. beware ...: Pet/ct scan is often used to stage cancers however it is important to note that signet ring cell adenocarcinoma of the stomach is often not FDG avid and has been known to cause false negative results on pet. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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22 years in practice
170K people helped
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Dr. Eric Brown
Board Certified, Breast Surgery
27 years in practice
164K people helped
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Lump in right breast I am three weeks from my due date and found a small hard ball like lump in my right breast right next to my nipple. I am hoping it is just an infected glan and not breast cancer. Any way to find out before giving birth because I do de

Dr. Eric Brown
Board Certified, Breast Surgery
27 years in practice
164K people helped
Lump in right breast I am three weeks from my due date and found a small hard ball like lump in my right breast right next to my nipple. I am hoping it is just an infected glan and not breast cancer. Any way to find out before giving birth because I do de

Ultrasound: I would obtain an ultrasound. I would never assume a lump is a 'plugged milk duct'. Pregnant women are treated the same as those who are not pregnant. Especially so close to due date, even a mammogram could be done if absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
96M people helped
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What is cancer?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
96M people helped
What is cancer?

Uncontrolled growth: Cancer or malignancy, refers to uncontrolled growth of cells, invasion and destruction of normal tissues by these cells and spread to distant organs with damage to those organs. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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David Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
5 years in practice
1M people helped
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I believe cancer can usually be easily cured by good nutrition and lifestyle choices. What do you think?

David Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
5 years in practice
1M people helped
I believe cancer can usually be easily cured by good nutrition and lifestyle choices. What do you think?

Unfortunately not: If this were so, then every oncologist in america would gladly endorse the proper diets and supplements. These are terrible diseases that we would love to cure. Don't believe the conspiracy-mongers who suggest that someone is supressing some miracle cure. We'd all gladly shout it from the rooftops if it were so. ...Read more

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Dr. Allen Seely
Board Certified, General Practice
26 years in practice
5M people helped
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What are the chances of me getting cancer if I smoke?

Dr. Allen Seely
Board Certified, General Practice
26 years in practice
5M people helped
What are the chances of me getting cancer if I smoke?

QUIT & chance drops!: Here's some stats (from nci) quitting at age 30: smokers who quit at about age 30 reduce their chance of dying prematurely from smoking-related diseases by more than 90 percent. People who quit at about age 50 reduce their risk of dying prematurely by 50 percent compared with those who continue to smoke. ...Read more

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Dr. Devon Webster
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
17 years in practice
3M people helped
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What is stage four cancer?

Dr. Devon Webster
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
17 years in practice
3M people helped
What is stage four cancer?

Cancer spread: There are 4 stages of cancer. Stage 4 means the cancer has spread from the starting organ into another organ. Examples: breast cancer into bone, colon cancer into liver. Stage 4 cancers are usually not cured surgically and often require chemotherapy. The goal of treating stage 4 cancer is to prolong life and ease suffering. Rarely some stage 4 cancers are cured...Think lance armstrong! ...Read more

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Dr. Devon Webster
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
17 years in practice
3M people helped
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How do I tell others that my wife has cancer?

Dr. Devon Webster
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
17 years in practice
3M people helped
How do I tell others that my wife has cancer?

Ask her: This is one of the most difficult parts of a cancer diagnosis-- telling others. Ask your wife what she would like you to share. Work together to come up with a statement. Consider a website to keep others informed and give more details. One site is www.Caringbridge.Com. This website might help you as well: http://www.Cancer.Org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/talkingaboutcancer/. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
48 years in practice
200K people helped
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What is papilliary cancer?

Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
48 years in practice
200K people helped

Think sea anemonae: Those underwater creatures that have lots of fronds or feathers. Papillary just describes the anatomic shape of the cancer. Papillary tumors can ariuse in lots of places, from thyroid to ovary to rectum, even the skin. They can be benign or malignant. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
29 years in practice
24M people helped
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My son has cancer. Is that something serious?

Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
29 years in practice
24M people helped
My son has cancer. Is that something serious?

It can be.: The word "cancer" encompasses so many different types, each with their own unique treatment and prognosis. I encourage you to ask your son for more details and offer to accompany him to any doctor visits. ...Read more

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