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Daughter Had Regional Enteritis Early Age Can That Cause Cancer
Can colon/colorectal cancers only symptom be back pain? How likely is this cancer in a 35 yr old woman? No immediate family history.
Unlikely: that 1. Colon/rectal cancer "present" as Back Paim 2. occurs in a 35 YO with OR without Family History the real question should be WHY are YOU so worrtied about this???????????????????????????????????????????? Suggest strongly that you deal with that.. Hope this is helpful... BE WELL Dr Z ...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
What can be done for endometriosis? My wife 33 is in agony every mth.Does HRT increase risk of cancer? We can't have more kids due to severe adhesions
Had abdominal ultrasound November of 2015 (almost a year ago) --- unremarkable study.
 Is it possible that the ultrasound had missed any concerning pancreatic lesions?
 How likely pancreatic cancer has progressed to advanced stage since then?
Friend's brother died of pancreatic cancer at 32. Used to be a drinker. What would cause it so early?
Possible viral cause: pancreatic cancer begins at least 15 years before an early invasive lesion is present. Teen agers have been reported with panc. CA. The probable cause is a virus getting into the tissues to cause transformation though disease like melanoma and chronic pancreatitis are associated with higher incidence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low: The chances are low. Yet this does not mean that you should not discuss with your primary care physician or GI specialist in further detail. There are certain clues in a history we use to determine a risk profile. This can only be ascertained in a face to face discussion. This forum is subpar for this type of discussion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes first time pcos at age 40, cervical erosion and bloody discharge? Could it be cervical cancer relapse or early menopause?
How is young age of first intercourse & cervical cancer related?How many get cancer due to this reason specially in those who have never had papsmear
HPV exposure: Most cervical cancers are caused by chronic infection with certain strains of the human papilloma virus. Hpv is spread by unprotected sex, and so the earlier age a girl starts having sex, the more likely she is to have more partners and run into one who is hpv+. Pap smears screen for the early changes caused by hpv; if you don't have one you aren't screened or treated, and so have a higher risk. ...Read more
Healthy, 34-year old woman, no hx of cancer, etc.Have occasional vertigo,not very often.How likely to be from brain tumor?No other symptoms.
Vertigo: Greetings, vertigo by definition is a "spinning/motion" like sensation that is usually accompanied with nausea maybe even vomiting. Usually the origins is in the ear. Some forms of vertigo can come from intracranial problems -cancer fortunately only be a small percentage. More likely causes are "misplaced crystals" within the inner ear, meniere's, viral or even migraine linked. See your ENT doc. ...Read more
Ultrasound last august was fine feel symptoms of ovarian cancer now. From experience, have you seen ovarian cancer develop to late stages in this span?
Top dr says 87yr old man that had partial gastrectomy but found some lymph node involvement will likely succumb to other causes & not cancer. True?
Possible: Depends upon the overall health of the person and associated illnesses which can also limit further chemotherapy or radiotherapy as adjunct treatment to the surgery, specially at that age. Proper gastric surgery can result in a long term disease/cancer control but gastric cancer can have an aggressive disease course and high risk of recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is colon cancer common in the midtwenties? My grandmother's mom had it so should I be screened early?
No , uncommon : It is uncommon at your age , every one has to concerned at any age when has unexpected wt loss , altered bm, bleeding , tarry stool , abdominal dissension, must see md & get colonoscopy done one member with distant past is not considered familial cancer .You are 22 yr old with no symptoms , do not worry enjoy your life ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have psa 6.5 also sharp to severe anal pain not due back to hospital for a month, is this a sign of prostate cancer. age 50?
My sister has stage 4 cervical cancer. She has a secondary tumor, 5cm, on her adrenal gland. We know it is terminal, but can we expect months? Years?
It depends: Her treating doctor can answer this question better. Not all stage-4 Cervix cancers are fatal. So the answer to your question depends on her exact stage(localized versus metastatic) and also on her cancer's response to treatment. Sometimes adrenal tumors can be removed surgically provided the pelvic tumor is under control.There are also new treatments coming along for cervical Cancer(e.g. Avastin) ...Read more
Male patient 61 years old known case of locally advanced non small lung cancer recieved chemotherapy and radiotherapy 1 year ago known to have HCV +ve since that time of its diagnosis with cancer now developed generalized edema and his serum bilirubin
Clarify: please complete you case and be clear about the question.. We would like to help you and your loved one ...Read more
Does g6pd can cause gum problems in early age(14 years old ) with maximum hygiene of her teeth or puberty is the cause ?No family history?
Maybe: Undiscovered/untreated g6pd can be associated with an increased incidence of gum disease. After reading your question more closely, it seems you are asking whether puberty may be the cause of gum problems and i answer that with a resounding yes! hormonal changes in females are connected with many gum problems. So to be brief, it is more likely puberty than g6pd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the stages of cervical pre-cancer?My mom just diagnosed with stage 5 of 6 but is still pre-cancerous. She might have to have a hysterectomy
Pap smears: The two common classifications of precancerous lesions of the cervix are the bethesda system, which classifies lesions as low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (lsil), or high-grade (hsil). Of these the hsil is the important one. The other system is the cin system with cin 1 (mild dysplasia), cin 2 (moderate), cin 3 (severe dysplasia) and ultimately cis (carcinoma in situ). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost died from mononucleosis very young. Could that have caused me to be more likely to develop Crohn's disease in my family?
Mono & Crohn's: Although the two diseases share a simllar lymphoid hyperplasia, there is not much in the medical literature that links these together. Certainly there is no causative link that has been proven at this point. ...Read more
Are life-threatening chromosomal disorders usually detected in early infancy? Would a 2 yo have already shown signs if there is was serious problem?
Yes: The normal impact of chromosome abnormalities is the interruption of complex fetal organ development. Too many or too few genes change the process.The heart/brain/facial features/hands & feet are all complex & usually show the effects.Some kids escape defects in one area but show them in another. Most are evident within the first months but some less threatening defects can escape early detection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confusing question: You say 2 yo and at possible colorectal cancer? Never heard of this.Years ago i recall an 8 yo that was part of a cancer family grouping studied at md anderson. Never anyone this young. I would consider anyone who told you this was possible to be misinformed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can breast cancer cause breast cysts to develop? I know it's rare for cancer in a cyst, but can a tumor be the cause of a simple cyst?
It's possible: A breast cancer may exist in a cyst if there is a mass in the cyst or in the wall of the cyst. A simple cyst is unlikely to be cancerous. Usually cancerous cysts are complex and may have separations within it. In any event either removal, aspiration with follow up, or repeat imaging my be needed to ensure the cyst is not cancerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
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