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What are the symptoms of all or some types of eye cancer?

What are the symptoms of all or some types of eye cancer?

Variable: Cancers are seldom painful until late. A mass on the outer/inner eyelids, eye surface, in the iris, or seen within the eye, or loss of vision in an eye are the usual symptoms / signs. There are many types. Rote memorization matching symptoms and diseases is a waste of everybody's time and you've not been asked to do this. ...Read more

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


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How many different types of nasal cancers are there?

How many different types of nasal cancers are there?

More than one: Cancer can arise from different types of cells which is what gives it its name. Skin cancer on the skin surface is different than the cancer arising from the mucus membrane of the nose, which further has glandular cells and surface cells and pigmented cells in it. So a nasal cancer can be squamous type, adenoid cystic(glandular type) or a mucosal melanoma, each with a different behavior and course. ...Read more

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How many different types of cancer are there?

How many different types of cancer are there?

Many: There are over 100 different cancers known among humans. Cancer can arise from any part of our bodies. But the common sites are lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate and breast cancer. ...Read more

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What are their different kinds of cancers in the same place?

What are their different kinds of cancers in the same place?

?: Not sure what you mean by that. Different kinds of cancer can affect a particular organ, either starting there or coming from another place. Did that answer your question? If not, please restate it. Best to you. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of GI cancers?

What are the different kinds of GI cancers?

Many: Oral cancer/pharyngeal/esophageal/stomach/pancreatic/liver/colon/rectal/endocrine cancers (usually related to the pancreas). Histologically there are squamous cell cancers, adenocarcinomas, stomal cancers, lymphomas etc. Etc. ...Read more

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What are some of the different types of scrotum cancer?

Here are some...: For daily concern, go to get checked ASAP if you have a growing and / or ulcerating mass on the sac or a palpable mass inside the sac. To get these done right has not to be hard by following instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. If needed, excisional biopsy may be done for microscopic exam. If on the sac, squamous cell carcinoma is commonest; if inside, seminoma is #1 ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms among all types of diabetes?

What are the common symptoms among all types of diabetes?

Thirst, hunger...: Frequent urination, undue fatigue if concerned at all, see md to catch / treat early and can check sugars before person get these symtoms, to try to catch it early in people with family history of diabetes. ...Read more

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How many different types of breast cancer are there?

How many different types of breast cancer are there?

See below: Main types are non-invasive or invasive. Then there can be lobular or ductal forms of these non-invasive (in situ), or invasive cancers. There are then variations of hormone receptor positive or negative, her2/neu positive or negative, and then many variations of cell type, aggressiveness, and dna variations too. ...Read more

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Do different types of cancers start in different ways or are they all basically the same thing in different parts of the body?

Do different types of cancers start in different ways or are they all basically the same thing in different parts of the body?

All different: We are discovering the many and varied pathways and combinations of mutations that give rise to the huge array of different cancers. All result from natural selection for harmful mutations and ultimately all untreated cancers will kill; beyond this, the hugely different pathways account for the tremendously variable behavior. ...Read more

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What makes hives come out, and do the different types of allergies cause different sizes or different types of hives?

What makes hives come out, and do the different types of allergies cause different sizes or different types of hives?

Various: Hives can be caused by exposure to allergens in the environment, or various internal problems such as autoimmune to thyroid problems. Unfortunately, the size, location, and distribution of hives do not offer any clues as to why they're there. ...Read more

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How many different kinds of cancer are there?

How many different kinds of cancer are there?

It depends: That is hard to answer. It depends on exactly how you are defining the word "cancer, " and how much of a difference you require between two "cancers" to say that are different. One answer would be 4: carcinomas, sarcomas, leukemia/lymphomas, and melanomas. Those are malignant neoplasm of epithelium, mesenchymal tissue, hematopoietic tissue and melanocytes respectively. Each can occur all over. ...Read more

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What are the different types of arrhythmia and what are their symptoms?

What are the different types of arrhythmia and what are their symptoms?

Many, Many Types...: Arrhythmias come in many different forms: sinus arrhythmia is the normal variation of the heart by inhaling vs exhaling. Premature, isolated beats from the upper chamber or lower chamber are also benign arrhythmia. Atrial arrhythmias (coming from the upper chambers and be less dangerous) ventricular arrhythmias (coming from the lower chambers are more dangerous) symptoms are different for each. ...Read more

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In what ways are different signs and symptoms produced and displayed in breast cancer?

In what ways are different signs and symptoms produced and displayed in breast cancer?

Don't assume: Don't assume that any persistent breast symptom is or is not related to breast cancer. If you experience a symptom, that lasts more than a month or two (1-2 menstrual cycles), seek medical attention. Best to be sure. ...Read more

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Are there different types of breast cancer? How many different types of breast cancer are there?

Are there different types of breast cancer? How many different types of breast cancer are there?

See below: Main types are non-invasive or invasive. Then there can be lobular or ductal forms of these non-invasive (in situ), or invasive cancers. There are then variations of hormone receptor positive or negative, her2/neu positive or negative, and then many variations of cell type, aggressiveness, and dna variations too. ...Read more

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What are the different types of stomach cancer?

What are the different types of stomach cancer?

Very few: Adenocarcinomas are present in 95% of gastric cancers. Other types squamous cell carcinoma, adenoacanthoma, carcinoid tumors, GI stromal tumors and lymphomas ...Read more

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Of all the cases of men with HPV or HPV16, how many of those cases develop oral cancer?

Of all the cases of men with HPV or HPV16, how many of those cases develop oral cancer?

HPV 16: White, non-smoking males age 35 to 55 are 4 to 1 over females to develop oral/oropharyngeal cancer due primarily to HPV 16 infection. Cannot find overall risk frequency for males with HPV 16 to develop cancer. It takes about 15 years after being infected to develop such cancers. ...Read more

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Do those who have different types of diabetes need different types of diets?

Largely No: Diabetes mellitus, though involving many interacting issues, is ?ed blood sugar. Thus intake of any/all sugar (carbohydrates, starch ; fruits) ?es blood sugar elevations, compounding the problem/disease. This is true for both ? ed internal insulin+amylin production (type 1) or ?ed response to insulin+amylin (type 2) despite all marketing claims (supposedly healthy carbs) to the contrary. Go hf/lc. ...Read more

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What are the different types of breast cancer and there names?

What are the different types of breast cancer and there names?

A large number: Wikipedia is pretty good on this. It's a major research subject nowadays as well as a big part of a pathologist's job. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/breast_cancer_classification. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of leukemia and the treatments for each?

What are the different kinds of leukemia and the treatments for each?

Complex question: There are 4 types of Leukemias, each has many different options of treatment. Tell us which one do you need to know about? If you send us the exact diagnosis, we can address your question better and more accurately and completely. Do not pose us open ended questions. ...Read more