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What are the symptoms of cancer in the abdomen?

What are the symptoms of cancer in the abdomen?

Visceral problems: Masses related to cancer that appear in the abdomen have to be distinguished from lesions arising in retroperitoneum behind the abdominal content i.e. renal lesions or retroperitoneal sarcomas. In the abdomen the typical lesion is of stomach or bowel origin. Here one finds masses that grow, bleed and eventually obstruct bowel. When spread, the common site is to liver to cause jaundice. ...Read more

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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My sister has fluid on her lungs, she has cancer in her abdomen wall and has spread to her nodules. how long to live?

My sister has fluid on her lungs, she has cancer in her abdomen wall and has spread to her nodules. how long to live?

Life span: There is no one but God that knows the number of days we each have but you are describing someone with a terminal disease process. I would advise your sister to get her affairs in order. There is no way to know exact how long she will live. Best of luck to you and your sister. ...Read more

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Is persistent pain on right side of abdomen and right side of navel a symptom of cancer somewhere in abdomen?

Is persistent pain on right side of abdomen and right side of navel a symptom of cancer somewhere in abdomen?

Vague: Could be a variety of issues- appendix, pulled muscle, hernia...Don't sit back and have doubts...Get checked asap to help determine if you need treatment or not. ...Read more

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Ultrasounds effective at detecting tumors? Are ultrasounds effective at detecting tumors? Should i be worried about cancer in my abdomen even if I have clean bloodwork and an ultrasound that showed nothing?

Ultrasounds effective at detecting tumors? Are ultrasounds effective at detecting tumors? Should i be worried about cancer in my abdomen even if I have clean bloodwork and an ultrasound that showed nothing?

Very good: Ultrasound can detect tumors or masses between 2 - 3 mm, but it depends on the site and the surrounding tissues. Thyroid, pancreas, ovary, liver, etc are all organs that can be screened with ultrasound. But, you have to make sure it is a technically well performed study without any limitations. ...Read more

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Does a large amount of ascites indicate metastatic cancer throughout the abdomen?

Does a large amount of ascites indicate metastatic cancer throughout the abdomen?

Possibly: Ascites is common in liver disease, happens sometimes in congestive heart failure. It can happen with a large tumor burden in the abdomen, but not always. You should review this finding with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which type of CT scan required for detecting metastatic clear cell renal cancer in chest/abdomen, is it plain or contrast ?

Which type of CT scan required for detecting metastatic clear cell renal cancer in chest/abdomen, is it plain or contrast ?

This sounds like: Radiology calling. It should be the radiologist deciding, but the contrast tends to identify vessels, and some tumors "flush" with contrast. The contrast is iodine based. One wants to see vessels in venous phase in a kidney tumor, and looking for metastasis to liver and lung. I vote for contrast. ...Read more

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I am concerned about cancer in abdomen. Multiple symptoms?

I am concerned about cancer in abdomen. Multiple symptoms?

Go see your doctor: If you have persistent symptoms, you should get an examination by your doctor. If he/she suspects a tumor a ct scan of the abdomen can easily show a tumor or lack of it. Other tests can guide hi/her to the diagnosis. But it takes all your detailed information for the doctor to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could cancer be missed in abdomen during laparoscopy?

Could cancer be missed in abdomen during laparoscopy?

Depends: It depends where the cancer is located. If the cancer small and is within an organ in the abdomen, it could be missed. Laparoscopy visualizes the external surfaces of the abdomen. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is it when prostate cancer spreads to the abdomen?

How harmful for your health is it when prostate cancer spreads to the abdomen?

Suggest treatment: Hello Maria, I hope I can be of help. Cancer spread is always serious, but in the case of prostate cancer treatments are available and should be discussed with the patients doctor or a Urologist or Oncologist. Best wishes, Dr. Long ...Read more

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Lymph nodes in portahepatis & portacaval seen on mri. Can this be cancer somewhere in the abdomen? Have symptoms of pancreas cancer but no tumor seen.

Lymph nodes in portahepatis & portacaval seen on mri. Can this be cancer somewhere in the abdomen? Have symptoms of pancreas cancer but no tumor seen.

Yes but depends on s: It all depends on the size of the lymph nodes. If the nodes are larger than 1 cm, then we have to be concerned. Anything over 2cm in size requires a biopsy to exclude cancer. These nodes can be enlarged due to cancers in the liver, bile ducts and rarely stomach and pancreatic cancers. ...Read more