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Signs and symptoms for early breast tumor/breast cancer?

Signs and symptoms for early breast tumor/breast cancer?

Usually None: There are usually no signs or symptoms for early breast cancer. It is important to perform your breast cancer screening as recommended by your physician. The best chance for a cure is with early detection. ...Read more

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Premature (Definition)

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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If it's early enough can the tumor be cut out as simple as that? Or does it have to involve some sort of chemotherapy?

If it's early enough can the tumor be cut out as simple as that? Or does it have to involve some sort of chemotherapy?

Too general: Recommendations regarding management of a "tumor" depends on multiple variables- benign or malignant, type, location, stage. Without further information it is very difficult to answer your question. ...Read more

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Why is early diagnosis of pituitary tumors such a problem?

Why is early diagnosis of pituitary tumors such a problem?

Few symptoms.: Pituitary tumors are slow-growing and tend not to cause any acute symptoms, allowing them to grow to a relatively large size prior to their discovery. Furthermore, most do not cause hormonal problems, and the usual symptoms they cause (vision change, sometimes headache) are nonspecific and may be caused by a number of other conditions. ...Read more

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Early symptoms of brain tumor?

Early symptoms of brain tumor?

It is very rare: Headaches and seizures
it is very unlikely to have brain tumor at your age. See neurologist if you want more assurance. ...Read more

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How paraganglioma develop in early stage of child, if a family have no one of this kind of tumor?

How paraganglioma develop in early stage of child, if a family have no one of this kind of tumor?

Dumb luck: Like most other childhood tumors, these strike at random. There is a background rate of genetic mutation and getting one of these is as far as we can tell a random event. ...Read more

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Can a pituitary tumor be cured if found early?

Yes: Some simply require monitoring. So you need to ask your doctor about this. ...Read more

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What are some early indicators of having a tumor in your throat?

What are some early indicators of having a tumor in your throat?

Here are some...: Look for any sign of obstruction: difficulty swallowing or difficulty breathing are especially important - and sometimes are emergencies requiring er visits. Hoarseness or a change in your speech may be a clue. Be especially alert if you are or have been a smoker or have otherwise used tobacco products. I trust you are consulting your physicisn. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Early August I got a brain scan with contrast and came back normal...is it possible that now 2 months later tumor developed?

Early August I got a brain scan with contrast and came back normal...is it possible that now 2 months later tumor developed?

Anthing possible: But
1) while I do not know much about you, I assume that you had an indication for the (NEG) scan.
2) http://www. Cancerresearchuk. Org/cancer-info/cancerstats/types/brain/incidence/uk-brain-and-central-nervous-system-cancer-incidence-statistics#By2
about the lowest risk age group. The more common (slow growing, NON-mailgnant) type is most likely to show up (meningioma, or pituitary) ...Read more

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Can you see small, early bone cancers on an x-ray, or do they have to be already bigger tumors?

Can you see small, early bone cancers on an x-ray, or do they have to be already bigger tumors?

There's limitation: Like any radiological testing whether mri, ct scan or bone scan, they cannot detect microscopic disease. Generally speaking, the cancer has to be about 5mm before we can say with some certainty whether it's suspicious or not. For plan xray, the bone cancer needs to have eroded the bone, cause abnormal calcification or elevate the periosteum before it's visible. ...Read more

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Is it possible for testicular cancer to have spread after early detection and removal? One month has passed since the tumor was removed.

Is it possible for testicular cancer to have spread after early detection and removal? One month has passed since the tumor was removed.

Yes: Testicular cancers are more often detected late than early, known to spread early even after surgery, but the great news, thanks to our oncologists, is virtually they can be cured even with spread, by availability of excellent chemotherapy, best example is cyclist l aramstrong. ...Read more

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Is a 2-3 CM lung tumor small or considered early stage?

Is a 2-3 CM lung tumor small or considered early stage?

Depends: Staging has more to do with whether it has spread or not - not the size. Typically the larger the tumor, the more likely it is to spread. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, is there any new innovative techniques in the early detection of cancer. I heard aboue circulating tumor cells.?

Hello doctor, is there any new innovative techniques in the early detection of cancer. I heard aboue circulating tumor cells.?

Detection: Each cancer is detected currently in different ways. What you are discussing is one way, but if you find tumor cells in the blood then the cancer has already spread beyond its organ of origin. Other new tests being worked on include looking for dna or breakdown products from tumors in blood, urine, or feces. ...Read more

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For 55+ female how should early/mid stage GI disorder (e.g. ulcer, tumor etc) affect CBC results?

For 55+ female how should early/mid stage GI disorder (e.g. ulcer, tumor etc) affect CBC results?

It may not: In early stages and if the tumor and/or ulcer are not bleeding, CBC would be normal. If the lesion is bleeding, a mild to moderate iron deficient anemia may be found. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the incidence of liver tumor cancer cells and some cells traveling thru the bloodstream when there is early stage cancer?

Can you tell me about the incidence of liver tumor cancer cells and some cells traveling thru the bloodstream when there is early stage cancer?

Unclear Question!: Please give background of why you ahve this question and then ask a simple questions so that we can explain and simplify your query ...Read more

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If a reaccurence of a surgically removed brain tumor reappears is it better to treat it in its early stage with cyberknife, rather than surgery?

If a reaccurence of a surgically removed brain tumor reappears is it better to treat it in its early stage with cyberknife, rather than surgery?

Tough question: Michael, I am sorry to hear about this. Regarding the best next step, I would discuss it with a Neurosurgeon, preferably the one who treated you the last time. Then, get a second opinion. Ask him/her specifically if Cyberknife would be an option.

Remember that you are the patient and that it is your health that matters. Ask questions. Be proactive. ...Read more

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For 55+ female, does early/mid stage GI issues (e.g. ulcer, tumor) get revealed by physical examination of doctor?

For 55+ female, does early/mid stage GI issues (e.g. ulcer, tumor) get revealed by physical examination of doctor?

Try elimination diet: Must start with your PRIMARY care doctor & if you do not have one find a good internist. Detail history will reveal many differential diagnosis. Exam alone may not reveal much but helps to rule out many options.
go dairy free for 1 month except yogurt & see how your symptoms improve. If no change go grain free & see.
Visit drhoffman. Com for holistic & practical answers. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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