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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


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When there is cancer in the head and neck. Lumps are a symptom. Now do they mean the cancerous lump in lymph nobes? Or lumps grow anywhere In the neck

When there is cancer in the head and neck. Lumps are a symptom. Now do they mean the cancerous lump in lymph nobes? Or lumps grow anywhere In the neck

Cancer head and neck: Cancer has usually moved (metastasized) to lymph nodes as lymph flows out of primary tumor and into lymph nodes as it tries to get back to venous system. ...Read more

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Why could breasts still grow at 27 years old? Even with weight loss. Recently had ultra sound for lumps. Grandmother and great grandmother had cancer.

Why could breasts still grow at 27 years old? Even with weight loss. Recently had ultra sound for lumps. Grandmother and great grandmother had cancer.

Hormones, pregnancy: Breast tissue grows under the influence of hormones (mainly progesterone), which is often contained in birth control pills. Also, progesterone production increases in pregnancy. Talk to your OB/GYN. ...Read more

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Small bumps and lumps hard palate no size grow in a year or more torus? Cancer? Gum colored rough patches on jaw no red or white. Dentist soon. Help23age

Small bumps and lumps hard palate no size grow in a year or more torus? Cancer? Gum colored rough patches on jaw no red or white. Dentist soon. Help23age

Ask: Ask your Dentist after he/she has examined you for a knowledgeable answer. Upper jaw torus is usually singular and in midline. You have to be examined to be diagnosed, but odds are that your lesions are not cancerous. ...Read more

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W/a large lump on my vagina vault wall x5yrs w/new lumps on my cervix w/in weeks. Can cancer grow that fast & w/no insurance will the ER be able to address these lumps w/r&l pelvic pain/pull/burning?

W/a large lump on my vagina vault wall x5yrs w/new lumps on my cervix w/in weeks. Can cancer grow that fast & w/no insurance will the ER be able to address these lumps w/r&l pelvic pain/pull/burning?

Needs evaluation...: Please see a doctor and have these lesions evaluated. An er physician may be able to evaluate and see how urgent this problem is and test for pelvic infections that need prompt treatment. Most will refer to an gyn physician to start the work up to rule out cancer. Check and see if there is a medical center with a gyn residency program in area. Teaching clinics are good option for uninsured. ...Read more

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How fast can the lump grow from testicular cancer?

How fast can the lump grow from testicular cancer?

Depends: There many types of testicular cancers. The growth rate will depend on the type of tumor and how aggressive it is. Sometimes difficult to predict. ...Read more

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Can the lump you get from testicular cancer grow and increase in size?

Can the lump you get from testicular cancer grow and increase in size?

Yes!: It can definitely grow and the growth is very concerning. If testicular lump is detected and especially if its growing, immediate medical attention is crucial. Early detection of testicular cancer is important as in early stage testicular is a curable disease. If scrotal lump arises from testicle, further evaluation with ultrasound is performed. ...Read more

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Can the lump you get from testicular cancer grow and increase in size? How fast does it grow?

Can the lump you get from testicular cancer grow and increase in size? How fast does it grow?

Yes: The cancer begins as a lump. Its growth rate is variable depending on the cancer type. If you get a cure with radiation or chemotherapy, there may be a scar where the cancer was or where is spread; it shouldn't grow. ...Read more

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25 yr male. For 2 years have small 3 millimetre flesh colored round, firm lump inside lower lip. It hasn't really seemed to grow. Cancer or simple fibroma?

25 yr male. For 2 years have small 3 millimetre flesh colored round, firm lump inside lower lip. It hasn't really seemed to grow. Cancer or simple fibroma?

Probably benign: Keep an eye on its size, if it has not increase din size for 3 years, it is very likely to be benign and can be left alone for now. ...Read more

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I have signs for cervical n ovarian cancer can having either one make a lump under ear I had for ten yrs that never grow till now?

I have signs for cervical n ovarian cancer can having either one make a lump under ear I had for ten yrs that never grow till now?

Slow Down: It is extremely unlikely that anyone can feel their cervical or ovarian cancer symptoms. What are your symptoms specifically?

And, no, a reactive lymph node in the neck, is a sign of immune health. It is not a sign of cancer. ...Read more

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What type of cancer tumors can grow in neck and where can it grow? Have lump in back of neck that's not lymph nodes. Test for lymphoma by dr. Negative

What type of cancer tumors can grow in neck and where can it grow? Have lump in back of neck that's not lymph nodes. Test for lymphoma by dr. Negative

Your doctor should g: A physical examination by a good doctor can guide you further. If there is a real lump in your neck, we need to know more about this lump...like how big is it? How long has it been there? Is it growing in size or static?
There are tumors that can arise from soft tissues of the neck like muscles and other structures that make up your neck. If the tumor is easily palpable, then you need X-rays done ...Read more

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Hard lump not painful on middle belly also small mass on my hip had biopsy said shouldn't grow has a lot past history 2 biopsy and pre cancer cells?

Hard lump not painful on middle belly also small mass on my hip had biopsy said shouldn't grow has a lot past history 2 biopsy and pre cancer cells?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without seeing your records, especially the results of prior biopsies, taking history, performing a physical examination and may be doing some tests. Since you have a doctor, it would be prudent to discuss the matters with her/him. ...Read more

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Can you have cancer without lumps?

Can you have cancer without lumps?

Yes: Many cancers are masses that are far deeper than you can feel. All leukemias are cancers but they are liquid tissues like blood. Cancer may produce remote effects before a lump is visible -- an oat cell cancer smaller than a fingernail deep in the blood can blind or cause brain damage. ...Read more

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Breat cancer lumps are typically hard and not moveable right?

Breat cancer lumps are typically hard and not moveable right?

Not at first: Most breast cancers are now detected with mammograms or other imaging rather than physical examination; they are too small to be able to feel. When cancers grow, they generally become hard lumps, but these may still be moveable. When the cancer is more advanced, it can become fixed to the chest muscles and become immobile. ...Read more

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Can we see cancer lumps from outside of body also how long does cancer take to get bad months?

It depends: Some tumors can be seen by eye, felt by hand, or seen by radiologic imaging. Different cancers grow and exhibit aggressive behaviors in entirely different ways; so, it depends on the lesion. ...Read more

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Can you feel lumps in boobs and not have cancer?

Can you feel lumps in boobs and not have cancer?

Yes.: Breasts vary from person to person; they are composed of glandular, fibrous and fatty tissue. Therefore, cancer is not the only type of lump that one can feel in the breast. However, the rule of thumb is, when one feels something, have it examined by an expert: they will feel it, image it, and determine whether or not it is cancer. ...Read more

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Is diareshha and lumps on sholders a cancer symptom?

Not specifically: I believe that you are asking about diarrhea and lumps on the shoulder. These are not specific for cancer. Certainly if the lumps are associated with abnormal pigmentation or with change or pain-one has to be wary for skin cancer.Diarrhea is not a specific cancer symptoms. However, it you examine all of "bowel problems", including constipation or blood in the stools, this could be a symptom of cancer. ...Read more

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I found lumps on my knee, is it cancer?

Can't tell: Probably not, but any new bump or lump should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Do painless neck lumps always mean cancer?

Do painless neck lumps always mean cancer?

No: Painless neck lumps are common and very few are cancerous. See your primary care doctor for exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Does pus normally come out of cancer lumps?

Does pus normally come out of cancer lumps?

No: Most cancers grow as solid tumors. On occasion, a tumor can grow very rapidly and outgrow it's blood supply. The center of the tumor can then liquify; this typically will contain bloody fluid rather than pus. ...Read more

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With a mammo with ill marginated focal asymmetry of 3 CM and sono with adenopathies and no lumps at physical examan: still could be brest cancer?

What is the: BIRADS category assigned by the radiologist? That is an estimate of the probability of malignancy, and drives the next steps. Categories 1 and 2 are essentially normal, 3 is probably benign ( ...Read more

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Painless lumps on both sides of neck, from past one month which are growing slowly. Age:22, female. Will that results in cancer. Worried. Please help?

Painless lumps on both sides of neck, from past one month which are growing slowly. Age:22, female. Will that results in cancer. Worried. Please help?

Neck lumps: Most lumps on neck are due to inflamed lymph nodes which most of the time are of benign nature. Infections can cause this type of reaction and they usually resolve on their own or after infection has resolved. Lymph nodes that persist, are hard and do not move need to be checked more closely. If that is the case a visit to the ENT is recommended. ...Read more

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Can cancer lumps in your armpit?

Can cancer lumps in your armpit?

Yes: Also lymph enlargement and abscess can be in your armpit ...Read more

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I have sore armpits can't feel any lumps. Bit scared of cancer?

I have sore armpits can't feel any lumps. Bit scared of cancer?

Sore armpit: If that persists and if you are worried- go to see your gp to have a good exams. It could be from different causes- including -muskuloskeletal pain, or perhaps inflammation from the sweat glands- then causing reactive lymph node irritation that is located deep inside, vs other inflammation etc. Since you are 57 years old-if you have not updated your mammogram this year-then you should get one. ...Read more

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What are causes of breast lumps besides cancer?

What are causes of breast lumps besides cancer?

Many causes: There are many causes of breast lumps besides cancer. Some of the more common causes are fibrocystic change; fibromas; and lipomas. There are many others. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is there any causes of breast lumps besides cancer?

Is there any causes of breast lumps besides cancer?

Cysts: As a women ages the normal volume of breast tissue is reduced andreplaced by fat interspersed between the breast causing lumpiness. Also the effect of hormones on the duct system is usually in the terminal duct near the nipple where overgrowth of cells partially blocks flow of normal fluid to cause cysts in the duct system.
In the younger breast fibroadenomas appear as discreet lumps. ...Read more

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What is breast cancer lumps feel like?

What is breast cancer lumps feel like?

Varies: Sometimes hard, sometimes rubbery, sometimes can't feel at all. Best way to know what it is: get examined by your md. May need mammogram and/or ultrasound to figure it out. ...Read more

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Could lumps on the roof of my mouth be cancer?

Could lumps on the roof of my mouth be cancer?

Maybe: 80% of lesions (lumps) are benign but all must be investigated and most will need biopsy to determine the type of mass. ...Read more

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Could the lumps on the roof of my mouth be cancer?

Could the lumps on the roof of my mouth be cancer?

Depends: Anything that does not appear normal to you should be visually evaluated by a dentist or physician to rule out dangerous lesions. If necessary, a biopsy is performed. Call a local healthcare provider for an appointment. ...Read more

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Besides cancer, what are the common causes of penile lumps?

Besides cancer, what are the common causes of penile lumps?

Many: There are many causes of lesions on the penis, many are benign or caused by sexually transmitted disease. These include papilloma (sometimes referred to as pearly penile papules), condyloma (genital warts caused by hpv), or genital herpes (caused by hsv). However, any penile lesion should be examined by a medical healthcare provider to ensure proper treatment. ...Read more

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Mate says he has a few lumps on his chest, what are some symptoms of cancer if he has lumps there?

Mate says he has a few lumps on his chest, what are some symptoms of cancer if he has lumps there?

Why cancer: Lumps on chest can be many things most of which are benign. If been there a while and unchanged probably nothing. If new have someone look at them. ...Read more

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I have weird lump things on the side of my neck when I push down there painless but I thought lumps probably mean I have cancer?

I have weird lump things on the side of my neck when I push down there painless but I thought lumps probably mean I have cancer?

I bet you're fine: Show your physician at your next office visit, or make an appointment if it keep growing, is stony-hard, and/or sticks to surrounding structures. Most young people have several palpable benign lymph nodes in the neck. ...Read more

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I'm 17y. I have elongated lumps both side of my groin and under them smaller lumps bigger lumps 2-3cm smaller 1cm. I can move them. Cancer? Not painful

I'm 17y. I have elongated lumps both side of my groin and under them smaller lumps bigger lumps 2-3cm smaller 1cm. I can move them. Cancer? Not painful

See doctor: Bilateral lymphhnode enlargement needs to be investigated. It could be due to infection and tumor of lymph glands cannot be excluded from what you described. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have lumps on my penis does this lead to cancer?

I have lumps on my penis does this lead to cancer?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful answer without examining the "lumps". At your age the lumps are likely to be sebaceous cysts. Please see your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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What percentage of solid testicle lumps are cancer?

What percentage of solid testicle lumps are cancer?

Varies: Some men who start checking discover their epididymis or appendix of the testis and mistake it for a possible cancer -- it's good they're checking. The percentage of testicular solid masses not related to trauma that are malignant is quite high, and for each individual mass, it's either 0% or 100%. Best have any new mass examined. ...Read more

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How can you check your breasts for lumps/cancer?

How can you check your breasts for lumps/cancer?

Mammogram&Self-Exam: The best way to check for breast cancer is a screening mammogram. It's safe, inexpensive, and noninvasive; it is most effective after menopause; most recommend starting at age 40. Self-examination is not as highly-endorsed but I think it can be a very effective way to find cancers when done often. Lastly, having a yearly physician exam is important as well. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the differences in testicular cancer and epidermal cysts lumps?

I was wondering what are the differences in testicular cancer and epidermal cysts lumps?

Malignant vs benign: Epidermal cysts are benign and can be left alone. Testicular cancer can kill if not treated and is one of the cancers for which available treatments are effective. See this site for info on testicular cancer.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/testicular-cancer/basics/definition/con-20043068. ...Read more

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Can immovable lumps in the breast always mean cancer?

Can immovable lumps in the breast always mean cancer?

No: Always and never are words we seldom use in medicine. That said, any suspicious lumps should be evaluated and women should faithfully get their age and risk-appropriate screening tests (like mammograms). Better be safe than sorry.

Oh, and go steelers. ...Read more