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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?

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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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


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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?

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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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

Please : Please see your gynecologist and have them evaluate the lump. It could be from milk-duct tissue, but a more serious cause needs to be ruled out. You will most likely be able to breast feed, but please see your gynecologist immediately. If you develop redness, pain, or fever, then you would have to go to the er. ...Read more

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What is cancer?

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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I believe cancer can usually be easily cured by good nutrition and lifestyle choices. What do you think?

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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What are the chances of me getting cancer if I smoke?

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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What is stage four cancer?

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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Could you tell me what are my odd of getting cancer when on both sides of the family?

Could you tell me what are my odd of getting cancer when on both sides of the family?

Genetic counselor: Meeting with a genetic counselor will give you the opportunity to provide a detailed family history. From this information a genetic counselor can establish a risk profile and suggest any genetic testing that may or may not be indicated. This will include a discussion of the implications of any test results, whether positive or negative. ...Read more

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What are the causes and symptoms of oesophageal cancer?

What are the causes and symptoms of oesophageal cancer?

Depends: Causes of adenocarcinoma: acid reflux; causes of squamous cell carcinoma: smoking, alcohol, achalasia, caustic injury, chaga's syndrome, nitrosamines. Symptoms include difficulty swallowing, bleeding and weight loss. ...Read more

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What is papilliary cancer?

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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