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How can you balance your emotions, and is it real that your horscope sign affect your mood, am cancer sign and they say they are moody. Could this be the reason?

How can you balance your emotions, and is it real that your horscope sign affect your mood, am cancer sign and they say they are moody. Could this be the reason?

Moody: Astrology does not control how we are, but some believe it can influence us. Balancing your emotions goes beyond reading your horoscope, though. First you need to understand what's causing your moodiness, and your physician can help with this. You may also benefit from psychotherapy if life or relationship stresses are destabilizing your emotions. Seeing your doctor would be first step. ...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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My sister got a mammogram result of "suspicious cluster microcalcifications". Is that a cancer sign?

My sister got a mammogram result of "suspicious cluster microcalcifications".  Is that a cancer sign?

Biopsy Needed for Dx: A mammographic report of "suspicious microcalcifications" warrants a stereotactic (nonsurgical) biopsy to definitively diagnose the abnormality. This is categorized by radiologists as a bi-rads 4 abnormality, which should be listed on the report. These are found to be cancerous approximately 15-30% of the time. ...Read more

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1.3 cm ovoid hypoechoic abnormal likely lymph node-non specific-could be reactive. could perform CT? should I be concerned? possibly cancer sign?

1.3 cm ovoid hypoechoic abnormal likely lymph node-non specific-could be reactive. could perform CT?
should I be concerned? possibly cancer sign?

Lymph node?: While it could be fine, the term "abnormal" is generally not comforting. If it's readily accessible, it should be removed and sent to a lab for formal pathological analysis. ...Read more

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I have a natural mole. I remove it myself a couple times. Its back and lighter now. But gets bigger each time i peel it.Is this a skin cancer sign?

I have a natural mole. I remove it myself a couple times. Its back and lighter now.  But gets bigger each time i peel it.Is this a skin cancer sign?

Could be: ABCD rule: It may be time for a biopsy to figure out the malignant potential. Many use the simple abcd guidleines (see diagram). ...Read more

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Have internal hemorrhoids since July, found 2 hard lumps inch from anus 11/14. Protected anal 10/25 &10/31, Bf and I are vaccinated. Anal cancer sign?

Have internal hemorrhoids since July, found 2 hard lumps inch from anus 11/14. Protected anal 10/25 &10/31, Bf and I are vaccinated. Anal cancer sign?

Need to examine: The lumps may be thrombosed hemorrhoids, but it is not feasible to be sure without examining you. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an in-person evaluation.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Chest tube insertion to drain fluid in lungs - is that usually a cancer sign?

Chest tube insertion to drain fluid in lungs - is that usually a cancer sign?

Maybe, maybe not: Fluid can develop around the lung for many reasons, most common being cancer, infection and heart failure. Most of the time when a chest tube or needle is used to drain the fluid, tests will be done to determine what caused the fluid to accumulate which will then determine what other treatment may be necessary. ...Read more

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I have a sharp edged wisdom teeth which always hurts my cheek. Now i noticed red area in my cheek( not painful) Is it oral cancer sign?

I have a sharp edged wisdom teeth which always hurts my cheek. Now i noticed red area in my cheek( not painful) Is it oral cancer sign?

Wisdom tooth: Most likely the red spot on your cheek is from trauma from the sharp wisdom tooth. See a dentist and get this checked. You may need to have the wisdom removed but a dentist can best answer this question. ...Read more

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My breast nipple has been crusty since about last Thursday and burns. Could it be dry skin.Should I see a doctor immediately? Is that a cancer sign

 My breast nipple has been crusty since about last Thursday and burns. Could it be dry skin.Should I see a doctor immediately? Is that a cancer sign

I would recommend: medical assessment. It could just be inflammation but you need to rule out more serious causes. I would not jump to conclusions but here is a good article about Paget Disease. See: https://www.cancer.gov/types/breast/paget-breast-fact-sheet ...Read more

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I'm obsessed with my tonsils. One is quite bigger than other. My ENT says not cancer but i can't get it out of head. Ear hurts. Earache is cancer sign?

I'm obsessed with my tonsils. One is quite bigger than other. My ENT says not cancer but i can't get it out of head. Ear hurts. Earache is cancer sign?

Get second opinion: Ear ache is not always a sign of cancer. It can occur from many causes. If you want to be doubly sure, then seek a second medical opinion from an ENT doctor and see what he/she says about your tonsil. It is very easy to see a tonsiland be able to tell if it is normal or if it has any growth/tumor in it. If both doctors can confirm that you do not have cancer, then you can trust them and relax. ...Read more

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What is a sign or symptom of oral cancer?

What is a sign or symptom of oral cancer?

A few: Ulcer that does not heal, whit or red patch, unexplained jaw/tooth pain. Swelling in neck. Trouble or painful swallowing or chewing.
If you have any of these. see an oral surgeon or ENT doc. ...Read more

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Birads 0 with no signs or symptom of cancer on mammogram means incomplete meaning the mammogram was done incorrectly? Or what does it mean exactly?

Birads 0 with no signs or symptom of cancer on mammogram means incomplete meaning the mammogram was done incorrectly? Or what does it mean exactly?

Incomplete: It means that the mammographic evaluation is incomplete based on the screening exam. The radiologist has identified a potential abnormality that requires special extra views, and possibly ultrasound, to completely evaluate and render a final diagnosis. Many times it turns out to be nothing, sometimes it is something that needs a biopsy. ...Read more

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Is a breast symptom usually a sign for breast cancer?

Is a breast symptom usually a sign for breast cancer?

Usually? no, but...: Most breast issues are not breast cancer. When all diagnoses are considered, breast cancer is not that common. However, if you give weight to those diagnoses you worry about, breast cancer becomes more prominent. Much depends on the breast symptom, age, genetic history, time from last mammogram, and physical exam. Please ask your OB to examine this issue. ...Read more

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Help docs, is having just one symptom of coughing blood a sign of lung cancer?

Help docs, is having just one symptom of coughing blood a sign of lung cancer?

Can be: But is also seen with many other problems related to lungs and heart, sometimes as "simple" as a bronchitis. It should be evaluated, though. It can be something serious, especially if the patient is a smoker. Do you smoke? Hope not....
Best to you. ...Read more

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If my nipples sometimes get crusty or flaky is this a sign or symptom of breast cancer? What should I do?

If my nipples sometimes get crusty or flaky is this a sign or symptom of breast cancer? What should I do?

See your doctor: Flaking or crusting of the nipples may represent eczema; however, paget's disease of the breast looks very similar. A biopsy may be necessary to diagnose. If paget's disease is diagnosed, there could be an underlying breast malignancy. ...Read more

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After colonoscopy & medicine symptoms of infection got better but now having 1 symptom again during bowl movements-bleeding. Is this signs of cancer?

After colonoscopy & medicine symptoms  of infection got better but now having 1 symptom again during bowl movements-bleeding. Is this signs of cancer?

Bleeding nonspecific: While bleeding after or during a bowel movement can sometimes be a symptom of cancer in the bowels, it is unlikely. If you recently had a colonoscopy, the physician would have noted if there was any evidence of cancer. Bleeding can be a worrisome symptom and you should connect with your physician sooner rather than later to review your symptoms and discuss options for care. ...Read more

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What are the ways other then a sore in your mouth does oral cancer shows signs of being present? I been thinking that every symptom I have is cancer?!

What are the ways other then a sore in your mouth does oral cancer shows signs of being present? I been thinking that every symptom I have is cancer?!

Quit worrying first: Cancer in the mouth is highly unlikely to develop in a 23 year old. Once you accept this as a fact of life, then you do not need to be thinking or looking for cancer. If you have cancer in the mouth you will not have hard time finding it or knowing that it is there as it will form an ulcer or growth which is not going away and is growing in size. So it is not a subtle finding that anyone can miss. ...Read more

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Is constant diarrhea or constipation a symptom of colon cancer or IBS. What is one alarming sign of colon cancer. Thanks?

Is constant diarrhea or constipation a symptom of colon cancer or IBS. What is one alarming sign of colon cancer. Thanks?

Cancer is rare...: These are not typical presenting symptoms of colorectal cancer but could be seen in cancer patients in some cases. On the other hand these ARE common IBS symptoms. An easy way to reassure yourself is see a surgeon or GI doc who will be able to examen you and do some tests including a colonoscopy which. They can set your mind to rest. Feel better soon ...Read more

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Is pain a sign of cancer?

Is pain a sign of cancer?

Yes/No: Some cancers present with pain depending on the organ/ location, and if there is any involvement of nerve roots or nerve plexus.

On the other hand, many tumors do not presents with pain. ...Read more

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Are new freckles a sign of cancer?

Are new freckles a sign of cancer?

No: Freckles are freckles and are benign, early skin cancer may appear to be a frickle to an untrained eye, .And a compelling reason to see your doctor for professional opinion. ...Read more

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What are symptoms or signs of tounge cancer?

What are symptoms or signs  of tounge cancer?

Pain, swelling,etc: There may be no symptoms at all. Or one or more of the following are common: pain, swelling, ulceration or non-healing area, bleeding, difficulty swallowing or swelling in the neck lymph nodes. ...Read more

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I don't have a good appetite, could it be a sign of cancer?

I don't have a good appetite, could it be a sign of cancer?

Yes.: Yes. It can also be a sign of depression, anxiety, and a host of chronic illnesses. It can also be seen in people who are healthy but just don't get hungry.

The poor appetite of cancer is usually associated with unintentional weight loss. ...Read more

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Interested to know how does cancer produce signs and symptoms?

See below:: Cancers grow locally and compress and invade surrounding tissues. These cause a lump or swelling. Cancers ulcerate and cause bleeding, including bleeding into body cavities. Cancers spread to distant organs and cause organ failure. Tumors may produce hormones and upset metabolism. See this site for more.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cancer/ds01076/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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Is losing about 17 pounds in 7-9 months without a lot of exersize a sign of cancer?

Is losing about 17 pounds in 7-9 months without a lot of exersize a sign of cancer?

Maybe: Weight loss without dieting or exercise can have several causes, but one of them is certainly cancer. You should see your doctor for a thorough workup to see why you are losing weight without trying to. ...Read more

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If someone keeps getting thinner & thinner day by day, could that be a sign of cancer?

Perhaps: There are many possible causes of weight loss. Cancer is one. A health check up is needed immediately. ...Read more

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How/why does a benign lesion simply appear and is it a precurser to cancer...Is it a sign?

How/why does a benign lesion simply appear and is it a precurser to cancer...Is it a sign?

Check out the links : Below and it will tell u the abcd rule of identifying skin cancer, how to prevent it and its treatment. Have a great day! http://m.Cbsnews.Com/blogsstorysynopsis.Rbml?Feed_id=71&catid=20055009&videofeed=null http://images.Search.Yahoo.Com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=onesearch&va=skin+cancer. ...Read more

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I know people who chain smoke but have never had any signs or symptoms of cancer. I smoke a few a day, but yet i've had three cancer scares?

I know people who chain smoke but have never had any signs or symptoms of cancer. I smoke a few a day, but yet i've had three cancer scares?

Wrong assumption: You assume that people who smoke a lot should have higher cancer rates than those who smoke a little. That is not necessarily true. Smoking increases your chances of getting cancer, but your chances are different than someone else's. Be concerned with your own health... If you have had that many potential lesions, it's time to rethink your social habits.

All the best... ...Read more

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Just curious. I know low grade temps can be a sign of cancer . My question is do they come and go or are they generally constant the same all day ?

FUO: One of the causes of fever of unknown origin can be malignancy(especially lymphoma). Infections and connective tissue diseases are more common causes of fuo. The fever could fluctuate or be constant in malignancy. ...Read more

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