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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
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
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
So glad I did cystoscopy. They found a 3 milimeter something is sent for biopsy. If this is a tumor caught early do I have more chances to defeat it?
Yes: It may be nothing. I am glad you will know soon. ...Read more
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
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
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
Early August I got a brain scan with contrast and came back normal...is it possible that now 2 months later tumor developed?
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
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
Is it possible for testicular cancer to have spread after early detection and removal? One month has passed since the tumor was removed.
I have a 20cm tumor on my overies this last week I feel like on PMS but to early to be. I have bad cramps down there at night is this normal?
No: A 20 cm mass on the ovary needs to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more
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
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
For 55+ female how should early/mid stage GI disorder (e.g. ulcer, tumor etc) affect CBC results?
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
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?
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
Would a cancerous tumor in the stomach or colon effect routine blood work even in the early stages?
I had a dermoid tumor, ovary, and fallopian tube removed. My next period came a week early and is now more than two weeks long. Is that normal?
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
What endocrine disorders other than acromegaly or pituitary tumor could cause height growth spurts in late 30s/early 40s? Would hypothyroidism do that?
Growth: Once you go through puberty, the growth plates close, and you will not grow anymore. Acromegaly in an adult does not cause growth in height, just thickening of bones/features. Hypothyroidism does not increase height. The most common cause of "adult growth" is a mistake in measurement, including in MD offices, where height measurements are often not accurate. ...Read more
What are the early signs of a brain tumor? And my heart feels heavy. I'm only 19. Could this be a depression brain tumor or is it stress?
Where did you get that idea? Sounds more like you're depressed and wondering why.
A psychiatrist whould know significantly more about brain tumors and depressive problems than you do. Guessing leavesyou upset.
A depression is more likely that a brain tumor, but find out and get whatever helpyou need. ...Read more
My father is 59 and recently (a month ago) noticed blood in urine. He has a tumor and awaits CT scan is this likely to be early stage and treatable?
It depends on the type, size and spread.
If the tumor is limited to a kidney, surgery possibly can cure. ...Read more
Could metabolic activty from early small cell lung cancer cause vitamin deficincies (B12, D, Zinc, follate)? &Would this earlry tumor show on CT?
No; but poor diet ca: Vitamin deficiencies (more than 1) like those of which you speak come from a poor diet that often includes alcohol or cigarettes. All of those can, in turn, cause small cell lung cancer but not necessarily. Cancer patients often eat poorly, but there are other reasons (liver disease, heart failure, kidney disease) which can do the same thing. Go to your doctor, get checked out. ...Read more
Tumor definition: Tumors are growths of tissue - like fat or epithelial lining cells that grow uncontrollably and can be hadmless if benign or dangerous if malignant like a colon or breast cancer. Your doctor will perform a biopsy and send the tissue to a pathologist who can diagnose the tumor and recommend curative or palliative follow up. ...Read more
From the mayo clinic
pseudotumor cerebri (soo-doh-too-mur ser-uh-bry) occurs when the pressure inside your skull (intracranial pressure) increases for no obvious reason. Symptoms mimic those of a brain tumor, but no tumor is present. Pseudotumor cerebri can occur in children and adults, but it's most common in obese women of childbearing age. ...Read more
Review and discuss: Tumor boards are part of certified cancer programs all over the country. They usually have the surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists present. Also primary docs, pathologists, and other specialists are present. Nuses, palliative care teams and other support members are there. A patient ' s case is discussed from top to bottom, and a treatment plan is made with input from this team. ...Read more
No single answer: Tumors can feel soft or hard and may be painless or painful, depending on the type and location. Sometimes they are associated with changes to the overlying skin. A physician can check any skin spot or lump that is tender, itching, oozing, scaly, doesn't heal, has irregular color, swollen, is enlarging, or any other changes that worry you and make suggestions for further evaluation. ...Read more
Benign and malignant: Tumor refers to an overgrowth of tissue in a selected area. Benign tumors occur in the uterus as fibroids and in breast as fibroadenoma due to hormone stimulation. They do not convert or metastasize. The malignant tumors have oncogene transformations that allow rapid mitotic changes, and produce matrix metalloproteinase for invasion and telomerase activity for immortality. ...Read more
Depends on site: A 12x 8 mm lesion is about 1/2 inch in size. If in pancreas it is dangerous, In lung it can be resected. If if muscle and malignant it can easily be removed. The aggressiveness also depends on the histologic grading where a low grade tumor can be cured and a high grade lesion has to be treated more aggressively. ...Read more
Not CA, can get big:
Cancers (malignant) tumors lose normal control with other cells, have unrestricted growth; they can enlarge, spread by blood or lymph. Can be fatal.
Benign tumors are abnormal, but not cancers. Can get big, but don't spread by blood or lymph. Generally not fatal, although benign brain tumors can cause a lot of trouble-not much room to spare in the skull. ...Read more
Hard to say: There are many tumors that can occur in this area. Some are benign. Some are related the thyroid tissue, and some are related to the thymus. Lymphomas and lung cancers are just some of the other types. All have different outcomes. ...Read more
"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