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Cancer Survivor Tattoos For Men
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
Strengthen your body: If you have to do rehabilitation postop, you can use it as an opportunity to get in better condition and strengthen yourself. This helps not only the areas that need this therapy, but your body as a whole. Your body can get in better condition, and you have something you can concentrate on to help overcome the cancer and its issues. ...Read more
Insurance used to: Cover everything, now they avoid risk. A medical savings account usual secures pre-tax dollars to pay out of pocket costs: co-pays, deductibles, or if you are in favor of bearing your own risks, the billable costs. Most do not realize that the insurers cut deals to discount provider's cost. If you go at the bills alone, you pay full boat. You will have big costs of surveillance. ...Read more
Neuropathy is: Associated with a number of chemotherapy classes: taxanes, platinums, vinca alkalods, and non-cancer causes, diabetes being the most prominant. A number of metals: arsenic, mercury, lead. Also infections, leprosy for instance. Maintaining good control of diabetes helps, and time alleviates many neuropathies. There are proposed preventatives, but i've not seen remedies once existing. ...Read more
What's best for you.: It is your choice of who you want for this. You did the hard part by surviving the cancer, so you should go with who you feel most comfortable with. Since you survived cancer, there are issues important to you that you have to deal with, and this fact can help you find the psychotherapist that best suits you. ...Read more
Several!: Currently over 80% of children diagnosed with cancer will be cured of their disease, due to advances in the treatment of common childhood cancers such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia; over 90% of children with that diagnosis are now cured. Many types of brain tumors, wilm's tumor, and lymphomas are also very curable. Metastatic bone and soft tissue tumors and neuroblastoma are still challenging. ...Read more
When people are described as a cancer survivor does that mean the person is cancer free and for how long? What is the meaning to doctors?
It is a broad term: Anyone with a present or past diagnosis of cancer can be labelled as a cancer survivor. So I have to ask: how long have you had cancer? Is he/she in remission and cancer free or not? Once a person is cancer free for 5 or more years, then there is a good chance to be a long term cancer survivor or Cured from cancer. ...Read more
It depends on the CA: This depends on the cancer you had. If you had a muscle cancer, your best exercises are those that strengthen the muscles around that area. If it was a lung cancer, exercises to build up your remaining lung capacity are of help. The best way to find out is to see your doctor for the best rehab. Direction, or, if he has given you one, a good (physical) therapist. ...Read more
Many choices: This is one area where the american cancer society can actually be helpful. A phone call to them will help you find a variety of meaningful things you can do -- from finding friends with whom you share a common bond to learning of opportunities to assist families who need someone for practical help or simply encouragement. Good for you! ...Read more
Fear of the Unknown: From my experience as a cancer surgeon, the two most difficult times are immediately after treatment, when one feels as if nothing is being done to treat the cancer (often after months of rx). The second most difficult issue to overcome is the fear that the cancer may come back even if all systems are clear. Of course, there is no simple answer, but with each passing month, this improves. ...Read more
Local groups: Many communities have support agencies available. You should seek resources nearby. ...Read more
Many effects: Although most children with cancer can be successfully treated. However, cancer treatment and diagnosis can cause side effects called late effects. Emotional effects such as anxiety, depression, and fear of recurrence can occur in cancer survivor. Depending on the therapies they received, they can also have learning disability and memory lose, specially in children received cranial irradiation. ...Read more
So I'm curious...I'm a cancer survivor and my girlfriend possibly has cancer so I'm wondering if our kids will have a higher chance of getting cancer?
Genetics: You didn't mention what kind of cancer you had or your girlfriend may have... Some types of cancer run in certain families, but most cancers are not clearly linked to the genes we inherit from our parents. Good luck to your girlfriend, hoping that her scare is just that and not ultimately cancer. ...Read more
I am a cancer survivor so far, if I exercise while smoking (havent quit yet), will it help or hurt my heart?
Quit: You should quit. Benefits of exercise will never outweigh harm done by smoking. ...Read more
Confused! My numerous lipomas are not moveable or soft & are fast growing & I'm a cancer survivor. Should' NT I have a biopsy to be on the safe side?
Am cancer survivor. In 5mths have fast bothersome growing lumps in r/l quad of ab. Sono:numerous benign appearing lipomata' should I insist on biopsy?
No: Fatty tumors are usually benign.Get a more detailed answer ›
My girls always very highfriends body heat is always very high especially when she's sleeping and when she works or moves around two time cancer survivor
It: It is not clear what you are asking in your question. Please provide more concise information. ...Read more
Please help as I am extremely worried, I am a cancer survivor with new lump in arm skin. What are possibilities?
Your concern...: ...Is entirely understandable, given your history. The chances that this new lump represents a recurrence of your cancer depends entirely on what kind of cancer you had, and other factors. Odds are that it is something entirely different, but go to your doctor right away and find out for sure. The sooner you find out it's just a cyst or lipoma, the sooner you can stop worrying. ...Read more
See photo in my file of 3 non movable lumps. Started july to now. Re:lipoma? But these grew fast not slow. (i am a cancer survivor also).
Get 2nd opinion/Bx: If they have grown that quickly I would get a second opinion ...Read more
I am a two time cancer survivor and three wks ago I found a hard pea size lump under my arm. ... There is no pain to it should I be worried?
Thyroid cancer survivor. Family history of gallbladder disease, are the odds are that I'm more likely to get mine removed also? They had symptoms in late 30's
Maybe: There is definitely a genetic component to gallbladder disease, but it is still not possible to know who will actually need their gallbladder removed or not. In general, even those with gallstones only have removal of the gallbladder if they have symptoms that are likely caused from the gallbladder. Typically right upper abdominal pain radiating to the back, worse 30-60' after a fatty meal. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I am an ovarian cancer survivor 5 years now. I have been having a yellowish/pinkish vaginal discharge, should I be concerned?
I haven't had a period in two months, haven't had sex in one year, cancer survivor of two years, what could be wrong, am I infirtile?
There are several factors that could be going on. Your menses changes could be related to your treatment. There are several issues that could be happening, as well. Your doctor can check you out to see if your thyroid and other systems are ok.
Variable menses does not mean infertile either.
Talk to your oncologist to get answers. You may need to see the gyn or fertility specialist after that talk. ...Read more
My grandfather 73/m is a cancer survivor. Recently they found he had a cavitary lesion in his right lung. Is it a sign that the cancer is back?
Possible: This is very likely. The other possibility is infection. He needs to be seen rather quickly to determine the cause and get the proper treatment. ...Read more
I am a cancer survivor with no spleen so I get my flu shot every year past three or four years I have been feeling sick afterwards is this a concern?
Alternative: There is an intradermal flu vaccine which is likely less troublesome for you. What you do need most is pneumococcal vaccine -both the 23 and 13-strains due to the absence of a spleen. ...Read more
I'm a 2yr (TN) breast cancer survivor. Do the odds of having cancer again, same or different anywhere in the body increase as time goes on?
Congratulations: As a rule, the risk of recurrence of the cancer you had goes down with time. It varies a lot depending on the stage and receptor status and I'm afraid there's no magic number after which the risk is zero (I've seen it relapse more than 15 years after surgery). As to other cancers, the risk depends on the kind. Some cancers have shared risk factors, be it genetic or lifestyle, some others.... ...Read more
Is neulasta (pegfilgrastim) given to patients taking humira? I know humira patients have a higher risk of infections and since I'm a cancer survivor, just curious.
What does mean when your stool is almost black all the time I am a colon cancer survivor, but when they discover my cancer my stool was regular color but there was blood around it on the outside and I was feeling very week, now I feel fine but the stool
Need to discuss:
Need to discuss this further. You are 33, clearly have a genetic predisposition to colon cancer, have already had surgery and now with black stool.
Black stool usually signifies blood from the upper abdominal tract - stomach, duodenum, small intestine.
You should definitely not leave this alone and speak with a specialist regarding this further. ...Read more
Uric acid diet: Tart cherry juice is effective; avoid organ meats; fatty meats and alcohol will elevate uric acid. Avoid these. Also, drink at least 3 liters fluid per day - this may enhance uric acid excretion - and if you incline diet successfully to mostly whole grain, fruit, and veggies, and nuts, using white fish and egg white for protein, then uric acid levels will come down. ...Read more
I thought I had breast cancer, after my lumpectomy we found out they were benign. Am I a cancer survivor?
Not exactly: You have a benign breast condition such as fibrocystic condition. You have a non-cancerous condition. You have not had breast cancer and not a "cancer survivor.". ...Read more
Immediately a breast cancer survivor. On the drug tamoxifen, I missed a day. Can I take 2 pills in one day?
No...: No, if you missed it completely do not double up. In the future if you miss a dose and remember within 8 hours you can take the dose. A weekly pill case can be a great reminder for taking pills, there are also dose reminder apps available. ...Read more
I'm 50 year old female 9 year breast cancer survivor. I'm cancer free. My Dr wants me on a good vitimen I bought alive it's b12 is 100 mcg.
No effect: Without a family history of breast cancer the chance is high that you are cured of your cancer. This has not been due to the influence of any vitamin. Cause is environmental with a high possibility due to MMTV with or without EBV. Incidence of breast cancer recurring is 1% per year for 15 yrs Yearly exam still important. Any multi vitamin will do but have no effect on your disease. ...Read more
I am a porstate cancer survivor with no PSA. Recent CTscan indicated a 1.2 cm sclerotic lesion on the L2 vertebrae, noted as bone island. Any concern?
Bone island: Has your urologist seen this CT report? If he gets concerned, then you should, too. ...Read more
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