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Symptoms of lung disease vs cancer?

Symptoms of lung disease vs cancer?

Similar: There is nothing specific that can differentiate these 2 problems. A chest x-ray or ct scan, if indicated, would help distinguish. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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What is sarcoma versus metastatic disease versus lymphoma versus paraganglioma?

What is sarcoma versus metastatic disease versus lymphoma versus paraganglioma?

Different lesions: A sarcoma is a malignant lesion arising from connective and not glandular tissue such as visceral leiomyosarcoma of uterus or stomach. metastatic disease represents spread of tumor that may arise from a sarcoma or carcinoma, lymphoma is a malignant form of blood cellular disease and paraganglioma is the benign form of the lesion arising from nerve tissue. All represent different forms of disease. ...Read more

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Does Hashimoto's Disease increase risk of breast cancer?

Does Hashimoto's Disease increase risk of breast cancer?

I am not: aware of any evidence that Hashimoto's thyroiditis increases your risk of developing any malignancies. ...Read more

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Are cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease the same disease?

Are cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease the same disease?

Close: The way i define it is that cardiovascular disease refers to the present of plaque (arterial disease) in the arteries of the heart. Ischemic heart disease means that the disease in the arteries has now decreased the blood flow to the heart and is affecting how it functions. Ischemic heart disease is a subset of cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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Does higher level of c reactive protein increase the risk of getting diseases like cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, and lung cancer?

Does higher level of c reactive protein increase the risk of getting diseases like cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, and lung cancer?

Limited usefulness: C-reactive protein is very useful in making the diagnosis of a couple of uncommon illnesses, such as temporal arteritis, in which it is much elevated. It is neither sensitive nor specific for anything else, and especially, as a pathologist i'm unimpressed with it as a screen for any health risk -- it's neither sensitive nor specific, and generates useless worry. Live healthy ; forget it. ...Read more

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Which disease has a higher survival rate? Ovarian or pancreatic cancer

Which disease has a higher survival rate? Ovarian or pancreatic cancer

Ovarian usually: Ovarian cancers generally have a better survival then pancreatic tumors but there are several factors to consider the stage at time of surgery, the cell type of the cancer, the response to chemotherapy and of course, the underlying health of the patient. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between coronary heart disease, heart disease and cardiovascular disease ?

Is there a difference between coronary heart disease, heart disease and cardiovascular disease ?

A bit..: Coronary heart disease is a subset of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease can involve disease of other blood vessels, including the carotid arteries, aorta, and the peripheral blood vessels particularly of the legs. ...Read more

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Does cohn disease increase your risk for colon cancer?

Does cohn disease increase your risk for colon cancer?

While Chron's can: Have varied course, it can affect the entire gut. It's cousin, ulcerative colitis that affects the large bowel, is the cancer prone malady. Chron's, aka regional enteritis, can cause a great deal of misery, but it is not usually a cancer prone illness. ...Read more

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Is celiac disease associated cancer?

Is celiac disease associated cancer?

Yes: Celiac disease, especially if one has symptoms or small intestine inflammation/damage, does increase one's risk of small intestine cancer (adenocarcinoma, lymphoma). The increased risk may go to normal if one stays on a completely gluten free diet and stops having intestinal symptoms for many years. Celiac disease is not a risk factor for stomach cancer, according to the american cancer society. ...Read more

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How is atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease diagnosed?

How is atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease diagnosed?

Depends on the site: Of lesions. Blood vessels are present in all the organs and blockage can occur anywhere and diagnosis depends on the site. General diagnostic tests are for lipid abnormalities that promote atherosclerosis, ultrasound to check suspected vessels, angiograms, and stress test. ...Read more

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How is tobacco smoking a risk factor for developing renal cell carcinoma?

Increased risk.: Smoking introduces many very carcinogenic compounds into the bloodstream, which is filtered by the kidney. These carcinogens, along with the decreased tissue oxygenation caused by smoking, is theorized to increase the risk of renal cell carcinoma. A meta-analysis of 24 studies (hunt, int j cancer 114:101-108, 2005) showed this significantly increased risk, & it is considered causal by the ussg. ...Read more

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What are cardiovascular disease risk factors associated with obesity?

Obesity: Read this: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/weightmanagement/obesity/obesity-information_ucm_307908_article.Jsp.

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Crohn's disease & metabolic bone disease. Is there a relation?

Crohn's disease & metabolic bone disease. Is there a relation?

Yes: Yes, potentially by three mechanisms: first, a percentage of patients with Crohn's disease will have an inflammatory arthritic component to it that can affect the bones; second, patients with Crohn's can have malabsorption of some of the key nutrients that make bone string; and third, some of the medications used to treat Crohn's can impact bone health. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the medical difference between Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Coronary Heart Disease, (CHD)?

What is the medical difference between 
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and  Coronary Heart Disease, (CHD)?

Difference: Cardiovascular disease is disease of the heart and blood vessels. Coronary artery disease is disease of the heart arteries. CAD is a CVD, CVD includes CAD but not all CVD is CAD. ...Read more

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Can chronic kidney disease increase my risk for coronary artery disease?

Can chronic kidney disease increase my risk for coronary artery disease?

Yes: Renal hypertension can be related and can aggravate cad. Treatment of hypertension is a part of the overall rx for cad. ...Read more

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As a cancer survivor, what increases risk of neuropathy?

As a cancer survivor, what increases risk of neuropathy?

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

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Is cardiovascular disease the same as heart disease?

Is cardiovascular disease the same as heart disease?

Not entirely...: Cardiovascular disease can involve any of the blood vessels sending blood to the body. One set of these vessels are the coronary arteries that supply the heart. Heart disease can also be caused by other problems not related to the coronary arteries. This includes valve problems. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Cardiovascular (Definition)

Cardiovascular is a general term that refers to all the components of the blood delivery system in the body such as the ...Read more