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Carotid Artery Cancer Symptoms
I feel very small lymphnodes (?) along carotid artery on both sides of my neck. If it would be cancer would it be many small 3mm knots? Crp, cbc normal
Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes swell and fluctuate usually due to the inflammatory reaction of infection. Cancer at your age would be unusual, but not impossible. If it persists beyond a month, or they grow larger, you should see someone who can evaluate it with a needle aspiration bx or similar diagnostic procedure. ...Read more
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
Thyroid cancer in June. No Rai stage 1. Now feel lump or something else on carotid artery on same side where tc was Lump is movable. 23 years old.
Probable met: Thyroid ca is a common lesion with significant chance of nodal involvement. Where originally neck dissection employed with thyroidectomy for Ca, if nodes noted at procedure they are locally removed and RAI utilized. With a lump near carotid, its probably anterior jugular and needs local resection. If Ca determined then RAl and dissection limited to + site. Under 30, even with nodes, cure high. ...Read more
Carotid arteries: Dilated arteries none good flow. Stenosis restricted flow stroke like event. ...Read more
Few: Abnormal pulsation in the neck, prominent visible structure in the neck, otherwise these aneurysms produce no symptoms. Rarely tia's or stroke sx are noted. ...Read more
Very rarely, if ever.: Usual is amaurosis fugax, like a shade coming down over the vision of one eye only, but not both. An unusual variation is bright light amaurosis, brought on in one eye when in bright light, because the extra light puts more demand on the retina.The key in all vision changes with carotid disease is that it is monocular, a point missed by most practitioners. If a symptom affects both eyes, not carotid! ...Read more
What are symptoms differences both common carotid arteries are compressed from that when both jugular veins are compressed?
One Hurts: When you compress both carotids, you only have two tiny arteries ("vertebrals") left supplying the whole brain. Ergo, you hit the ground unconscious. If the compression isn't relieved, you die fast. The veins are more compliant, but less redundant. Compression of the jugular leaves the brain with no backup drainage. You'll get a phenomenal headache as pressure builds up, then something will pop. ...Read more
How different are symptoms when both common carotid arteries is compressed from that when both jugular veins are compressed?
Risk of stroke: Carotid disease is a risk factor for stroke. Prior to a stroke, a patient may have transient ischemic attacks (tias), which are brief episodes of weakness or numbness on one side of the body, coordination or speech difficulties. A specific TIA attributable to carotid disease is a brief loss of vision in one eye called amaurosis fugax. Treatment of asymptomatic carotid disease is controversial. ...Read more
If your mother has 50% blocked Carotid Arteries at 75+ At what age should the Son or Daughter be checked (Screened)Are there symptoms to look out for?
Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is a systemic problem, I.e. High circulating levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) deposit in different vascular beds over time. In other words, more important for u to get a fasting lipid panel and treat your cholesterol aggressively rather than query about a point in time to check for occult carotid artery disease. Additionally if u are of south Asian descent, pls not LDL <100 mg/dl. ...Read more
Sometimes: There are certain types of cancers that can give you sudden symptoms. If you have a particular concern, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Depends on stage: Early cervical cancer usually has no symptoms or signs. It is important to have regular pap examinations for early detection. With later stage cancer, there may be irregular bleeding, bleeding with intercourse, ulcer and/or mass on cervix, foul smelling discharge, abdominal pain, urinary problems, weight loss, anemia and if left untreated, death. ...Read more
They are not: The symptoms of cancer are always somewhat varied. In this regard cervix cancer does what cancers in general do. They bleed (abnormal bleeding) and there is a growth of a tumor on the surface of the cervix which can be easily seen by a doctor (on pelvic examination). When there is a growth, we do a biopsy and cancer can be easily seen under the microscope. So there is nothing confusing about it ...Read more
What are bone cancer symptoms? What are the symptoms of bone cancer and how is bone cancer diagnosed?
Please refer to this excellent resource for more details:
http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/bone-cancer. ...Read more
Depends: Early stage lung cancer can be asymptomatic or no symptoms. Often it is found incidentally by chest xray or chest ct scan. Ct scan screening for high risk patients has shown to be effective. Larger cancers can cause symptoms such as bleeding (hemoptysis), wheezing, weight loss and other symptoms. ...Read more
Stomach cancer: Stomach cancer can present with various symptoms. The most common are indigestion, abdominal pain and cramps, regurgitation (food just won't go down and come back up) and weight loss. Some people have bleeding resulting in dark or black feces. They become very weak due to anemia. Loss of appetite and pain when eating are also common. With advanced disease fever and night sweats can occur. ...Read more
Can't tell: The discomfort, bleeding, full feeling, weight loss overlap. If either is a concern, a gastroenterologist or other skilled physician can take a look. ...Read more
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
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