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Which color ribbon represents spleen cancer?

Which color ribbon represents spleen cancer?

Lymphoma: Hodgkin's is violet, non-hodgkin's is lime green. These are the two that are likely to pop up in the spleen. ...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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What does the cancer ribbon mean to cancer survivors?

What does the cancer ribbon mean to cancer survivors?

Hope, badge ofcourage: They see and instantly identify with others wearing the cancer pin telling them that they are not alone in this fight- that there are others that have traveled the same journey and are still here - as a sign of hope and a source of information, counseling, commiserating, and to share a good cry and a good laugh. But do not ask me --- ask them - they will readily tell you their story. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy dec'15 removed 5pol, some hyper. Wk 2 change in bm, narrow, ribbon like, sometimes thicker but flat sides. Pain low lt pelvic. Cancer hist?

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Colonoscopy dec'15 removed 5pol, some hyper. Wk 2 change in bm, narrow, ribbon like, sometimes thicker but flat sides. Pain low lt pelvic. Cancer hist?

What's your question: This sounds like diverticulitis. There is a possibility of inflammation in the colon from the biopsies but this is uncommon and diverticulitis is common. You should see your doctor back to see if you need antibiotics or further investigation of the pelvis. ...Read more

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I am 21 female 120 pounds I have had 18 x rays in the last month is that too many? 10 wrist 6 dental and panormaic. Is there increase in cancer?

I am 21 female 120 pounds I have had 18 x rays in the last month is that too many? 10 wrist 6 dental and panormaic. Is there increase in cancer?

Probably not a real: Cause for concern. Now days most images are made with digital technology which uses greatly reduced amounts of radiation. If you were to lay on the beach all afternoon or fly across the country in a commercial jet you would be exposed to as much or more x-radiation that what you were exposed to having the images done. ...Read more

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A pretty good mass on my upper inner wrist it's very deep under several veins, hard can't move around sometimes painful its growing CANCER?! : (

A pretty good mass on my upper inner wrist it's very deep under several veins, hard can't move around sometimes painful its growing CANCER?! : (

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination, however, from what you described it is likely to be a ganglion cyst and not cancer. Consult this site for info on this topic and you may Google Ganglion Cyst for images.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/ganglion-cyst/home/ovc-20168586 ...Read more

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What kind of cancer does the pink and blue ribbon represents and what does it stand for?

What kind of cancer does the pink and blue ribbon represents and what does it stand for?

Male and inflammator: The pink and blue ribbon has been used to promote awareness of male breast cancer and of inflammatory breast cancer. ...Read more

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How are green and orange ribbons for kidney cancer different?

How are green and orange ribbons for kidney cancer different?

See below: The orange ribbon is for the kidney cancer association. A green ribbon signifies renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer, hypernephroma) awareness. ...Read more

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How thin does a ribbon stool have to be in order to be a concern that it's colon cancer?

How thin does a ribbon stool have to be in order to be a concern that it's colon cancer?

Pencil thin stool: Pencil thin stools should generally be like that. However any change in bowel habits or bleeding should prompt evaluation by your pcp gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Do thin ribbon like stool mobements in case of colon cancer continue all the time or is it ab on and off thing?

Do thin ribbon like stool mobements in case of colon cancer continue all the time or is it ab on and off thing?

Ribbon like: Stool which is INTERMITTENT are DUE TO SPASM of the lower bowel (old term ="spastic colon") now this is a part of the diagnosis of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) which is a DIAGNOSIS of EXCLUSION (other GI problems MUST BE RULED OUT) SO STOP worrying about the "big C" and get yourself checked out by your PCP and at your age a COLONOSCOPY, may be recommended!
Hope this is helpful
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I have had 18 x rays in the last month 6 dental 10 wrist and 1 panormaic. I am 21 female 120 pounds is that too much radiation? Will it increase my risk for cancer?

X-rays: All x-rays are cumulative, and the amount of radiation you have had increases your risk of cancer by an infinitesimally small amount. You've had the equivalent of spending they in the sun, so please don 't be worried. You're fine. ...Read more

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Which type of cancer a pink and blue ribbon represents and what does it stand for?

Which type of cancer a pink and blue ribbon represents and what does it stand for?

Male breast cancer: It is also an anti-circumcision ribbon and an anti-abortion / sudden infant death / fetal loss ribbon. ...Read more

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Will men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Will men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Yes; not sure!: Men with a mother, sister, or daughter with breast or ovarian cancer, male relatives with breast cancer, or with ashkenazi jewish heritage, have a high risk of carrying a brca mutation. Men with this mutation are at risk for breast and other cancers. Rarely, men without a brca mutation get breast cancer, usually in their later years. I think the ribbon is still pink! Sorry guys... ...Read more

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Pink is the official color for breast cancer in women, what color ribbon is it for men?

Pink is the official color for breast cancer in women, what color ribbon is it for men?

Pink w/ blue: I don't know of an official ribbon for male breast cancer. Many organizations use a ribbon with 1/2 pink and 1/2 blue. I refer you to an organization called men against breast cancer. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Please tell me, could men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Yes.: Men get breast cancer at a rate of about 1% of the rate in women. Given that female breast cancer is, unfortunately, all too common, male breast cancer is unusual but not rate.

I am not aware of any "ribbon" campaign for male breast cancer; the one for "breast cancer" should be sufficient. ...Read more

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I have a bump in my hand near my wrist; about a CM bulging out my skin, is it possible it might be cancer?

I have a bump in my hand near my wrist; about a CM bulging out my skin, is it possible it might be cancer?

Impossible to tell: Although it could very well be a benign cyst such as a ganglion cyst, without a complete history and physical examination possibly plus further testing, it would be impossible to tell what it is. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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My poop come out like ribbons what can be done about it. It happen when I had readiation for my anal cancer few years ago?

My poop come out like ribbons what can be done about it. It happen when I had readiation for my anal cancer few years ago?

See Surgeon or GI: This could be related to the radiation you received which can cause a stricture in the anus. This can be treated with dilation but needs to be evaluated by a surgeon or GI doc. You also need to be checked for other causes such as a recurrence of the cancer. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a couple of pink skin nodules on my right arm under my wrist area for awhile now (years). Not sure what they are scared it could be cancer.

I have had a couple of pink skin nodules on my right arm under my wrist area for awhile now (years). Not sure what they are scared it could be cancer.

Skin nodules: The fact that you have had these nodules unchanged for years makes it highly unlikely that these are cancer. They could be cysts, fatty tumors, or other benign tumors of the skin. See a dermatologist and ease your mind. ...Read more

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I have small, skin colored, non-itchy bumps on my wrist and hands. Can these be cancers?

I have small, skin colored, non-itchy bumps on my wrist and hands. Can these be cancers?

Not likely: These may be warts. See your doctor to have one or more removed and the material examined by a pathologist. ...Read more

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I completed chemo in sept radiation in dec. For breast cancer now have deep bone pain in elbows & wrists, pain under right upper rib cage. Normal?

I completed chemo in sept radiation in dec. For breast cancer now have deep bone pain in elbows & wrists, pain under right upper rib cage. Normal?

Potentially: You would certainly want to let your doctor know. But because many drugs used in chemotherapy affect rapidly dividing cells, it is not uncommon for many of them to be associated with some degree of bone pain. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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When tattooing your wrist, how much pain is to be expected?

When tattooing your wrist, how much pain is to be expected?

It's worth it: This is a major life decision. If you are sure that this is something you want, then the pain itself is something you will cherish for a lifetime. Any doubts, don't do it. Hurts less that donating blood, even on the wrist (which being near bone will be more uncomfortable than some other sites). I'm a fan of these and have two myself. If you are sure -- then congratulations and good luck. ...Read more

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Can I get a tattoo on my wrist a week before I get the NovaSure procedure done?

Can I get a tattoo on my wrist a week before I get the NovaSure procedure done?

Only issue would be: Risk of infection following tattoo, so I suggest you wait on tattoo. ...Read more

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Can I get a tattoo on my wrist 2 days before a robotic exploratory laparoscopy? Thank you.

Can I get a tattoo on my wrist 2 days before a robotic exploratory laparoscopy? Thank you.

First things first.: Not a good idea. There will be plenty of time for the tattoo, after the exploratory laparoscopy. Just saying. ...Read more

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Small bump on tattoo, do I have cancer?

Small bump on tattoo, do I have cancer?

Likely not: It's likely not skin cancer, but if u have a suspicious skin issue you should get it checked out by a doctor. Better safe than sorry! ...Read more

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Getting a cancer check of skin with tattoo?

Getting a cancer check of skin with tattoo?

Rephrase question: If I can rephrase your question- you are asking how to check skin cancer if your skin is full with tattoo? The answer is-- it would be difficult. Your dermatologist really have to look very carefully to see if there is anything suspicious. You have to pay attention to your own body, if you feel a growth or something not right -bring that up to your doctor. And, don't add anymore tattoo, if you can. ...Read more

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I just did a tattoo on a beauty spot can it transform into cancer I heard that : (?

I just did a tattoo on a beauty spot can it transform into cancer I heard that : (?

No cancer, bad idea: I am not aware that the pigmentation used in tattoos will induce cancer but once you have a tattoo over a mole it will be almost impossible to watch that mole should a cancer develop. Generally that's not a good idea. ...Read more

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My wrist has been hurting for a few months and hurts badly I did not injured...ever since I got my tattoo in the ending of feb. What should I do?

Checkup: You need an examination. The worst possibility is a septic joint. More likely you have a teno-synovitis (rheumatism) - perhaps a hypersensitivity reaction from the dye used. Alternatively, it could be unrelated. You may have a form of arthritis that needs to be determined. In any case, blood tests and possibly xrays would be helpful. ...Read more

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Ok so doing a tattoo on a beauty spot can't devlop a cancer right? Its just the fact that its harder to detect if the beauty spot became cancer right?

Ok so doing a tattoo on a beauty spot can't devlop a cancer right? Its just the fact that its harder to detect if the beauty spot became cancer right?

You got it: The tattooed won't be any more likely to become cancer, whether or not it's on a "beauty spot" (birthmark). In fact, the dark colors in tattoos make skin cancer slightly less likely! But if it does appear, it might be harder to find.

The good news is that the vast majority of birthmarks have no additional cancer risk. The exception would be congenital giant melanocytic nevus. ...Read more

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Can laser tattoo removal cause cancer?

Can laser tattoo removal cause cancer?

No: There are a variety of lasers in use today, used to remove tattoo ink, and to treat brown spots, spider veins, wrinkles, and skin tightening. Some lasers are useful to treat pre-cancerous lesions. These lasers do not increase the chance for cancer. ...Read more

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Could laser tattoo removal cause cancer?

So far no: The immune system eats at your ink and if you look at your nodes they will have tiny flecks of ink in them. Tattoos have been around thousands of years no notable cancers. Lasers break up the ink into small particles ad speed up the immune process. There is no proof tht the inc load causes cancer however some speculation a to yellow ink causing some cellular chage. ...Read more

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Red streaks from tattoo on wrist to arm pit what is this?

Red streaks from tattoo on wrist to arm pit what is this?

Infection: This could be drainage from the tattoo up with lymph system. I would see an M.D. to see if you have an infection. ...Read more

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I'm getting my gallbladder and hernia fixed would it be ok if I got a tattoo like a week before on my wrist?

Best to wait: Tattoos are low risk but not perfectly sterile. You are having major abdominal surgery and infection is always something we worry about. Why not put off the tattoo until you are healed from the other surgery. ...Read more

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I have type 3 von Willebrand's disease, and I want to get a medic alert tattoo on my wrist. How should I approach the procedure?

VON WILLE BRAND DIS.: I realy prefer if you use medical alarm bracelet instead, tattoos can cause several serious infections & increase your risk of bleeding because of your Von Wille brand diseae. Talk to your doctor before do anything. Good luck ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more