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How does lung cancer people feel i mean i want to know how and what kinda body pains they go through?
Nothing early: Early stage lung cancer causes no symptoms. As the tumor grows, it can cause coughing or hemoptysis(coughing up blood). It can also cause shortness of breath if a portion of the airway is blocked off. Pneumonia can cause pain by irritating the lining over and around the lung. More advanced lung cancer can spread to other organs such as bone, brain, etc. Causing symptoms there. Don't smoke! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not all the same: Cancer is a general term used to describe the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells. Prognosis varies depending on the cancer type, it's location, how large it is, where it invades, and if there is regional or distant spread. Different cancer types respond differently to surgery, radiation, and systemic therapy. Patient age, co-morbidities, and performance status also impact prognosis. ...Read more
Is there any data collected showing what types of cancer certain people have collected over their lifetime?
Registries: Most hospitals have cancer registries that collect this information. Hospitals, in turn, need to report this data to the state. On a national scale, the surveillance epidemiology and end results (seer) database of the national cancer institute collects this information as does the national cancer database (ncdb). ...Read more
I'm looking to buy a sauna suit. Does neoprene cause cancer like people who don't have medical degrees say?
No: These "pop" claims are made up, probably by the manufacturers of sports and relaxation clothes that do not include neoprene. I'm sorry the world is full of crooks. ...Read more
Genetics: Genetic trasmisionin in the family.Get a more detailed answer ›
Every month i donate for cancer and people keep dying why isnt there a cure, do doctors waste the money that we donate in something else?
No real answer: No on knows what really causes malignant brain tumors. There are clearly genetics which can be part of the story. There are probably also linkages to environmental exposures, etc....But not have been teased out. There's been a lot of stories about cell phone use....But that has never really been shown to be linked to tumors - we haven't seen a dramatic increase over the alst 20 years. ...Read more
Is a small hard lump in a testicle usually testicular cancer? Some people said to me that other causes for lumps - besides cancer- are frequently soft
Why are people with low cholesterol more likely to get cancer than people with higher cholesterol? Is this related to their vitamin d levels?
Statistical fluke: Healthy people with low cholesterol don't get more cancer. This is a statistical fluke of some studies. In some studies, people with low cholesterol or vit d have an occult cancer, or are smokers, or are too skinny (due to their illness), and then these people tend to show more cancers later. Statistical associations can be misleading and do not prove cause-effect. ...Read more
What causes breast cancer in people under 40 if there is no family history of the disease and no smoking involved?
Is there proof that there is no greater incidence of any kind of skin damage, wrinkling or skin cancer in people who've had laser hair removal?
What is the prognosis of liver cirrhosis with stage 4 liver cancer? Why people with liver cirrhosis/liver cancer have low hemoglobin, red blood cells?
Need to ask your ono: Your oncologist can help. Anemia can be caused by blood loss(which is common in patients with cirrhosis(GI blood loss due to varices). Poor blood formation is also common(Anemia of chronic disease). Blood transfusion can help the pateint. Keep Hemoglobin near 10 Grams. There is some treatment for Liver cancer that could be tried(the medicine is called Nexavar(Sorafenib) ...Read more
Do you smoke?: This is the overriding factor that will make you more likely to get cancer than the next person. Other factors you can control are sun exposure and hpv; if diet is actually a risk, scientists have had much more difficulty demonstrating it. A few genetic cancer syndromes are known; your physician can advise you. The key is early detection no matter what you risk to save your life. ...Read more
It's common: Minor skin cancers are usually easily managed and light-skinned people who get a lot of unprotected sunlight can almost expect these. Older folks are at greater risk than younger. Lifetime risk of a serious cancer is 40%, risk of dying is 20%, but this is higher or lower depending on your using tobacco and your family history. ...Read more
Deadliest form of cancers? How many people a year did from cancer? What age are you likely to get cancer?
Wrong Forum: Such an open ended question would take more than one text book length answer. Training in Oncology takes years of advanced training after medical school and initial residency. Do you have a specific question about a symptom you are having that we can answer in 400 characters? ...Read more
It varies a lot: Patient can stay lucid almost till the end. It is only d last few days that patients may become lethargic, confused, disoriented and then lose consciousness. The final step is stoppage of breathing or the heart. Some patients develop serious infections and may have high fever. It all depends on where the bulk of the tumor is located...Symptoms would often relate to that site or area of bulky tumor. ...Read more