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Doctor insights on: Eating Late Cancer

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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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What does it feel like to have late stage cancer? Painful?

What does it feel like to have late stage cancer? Painful?

Pain, loss fxn., etc.: This is something we hope we never have, but if one has it, it can include pain, weakness, inability to do some things, and it can have an effect known as cachexia, which is severe emaciation, and muscle atrophy due to the metabolic demands of gthe tumor, among other things. ...Read more

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What kind of experience is it to be in late stage of cancer?

What kind of experience is it to be in late stage of cancer?

Symptoms vary: Late stage cancer is associated with many different symptoms depending on nature of tumor and site of metastasis. Tumors like lung, breast Ca and prostate frequently spread to bone and pain from expanding periosteum must be brought under control. Eventually all cases of metastatic tumor fail due to malignant stem cells. Goal is to control tumor for survival time and symptoms. ...Read more

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How much time do you half to have cancer for it to be. To late to take it out?

How much time do you half to have cancer for it to be. To late to take it out?

It varies: A basal cell on the skin can sit and grow for a decade before it becomes inoperable. An oat cell carcinoma of the lung has almost always spread by the time it's found. If you suspect you have a cancer, don't delay. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are types of cancers that do not cause pain until it is too late?

Can you tell me if there are types of cancers that do not cause pain until it is too late?

Yes: Abdominal cancers (most often pancreas, gallbladder, ovarian, sometimes stomach and bowel) can grow unknown and without symptoms. When discovered, they can be so far advanced that treatment will not cure them. The good news is that our ability to diagnose cancers is getting better all the time. ...Read more

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What are common late symptoms of cancer?

What are common late symptoms of cancer?

Late cancer: No appetitte, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, malnutrition, increasing pain, weakness, falls, depression, anxiety, insomnia. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are common late stage symptoms of cancer?

Could you tell me what are common late stage symptoms of cancer?

Check hospice sites: Some hospice sites give guidance on the dying process which is seen in late stage (or end stage) cancer or any other disease process. Quick search found this site: http://www. Hospicefoundation. Org/deathsigns. Common early findings include irreversible anorexia, weight loss, fatigue, lethargy, and so on. These all indicate that the body is slowly shutting down, especially if no reversible causes. ...Read more

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Could late marriage add to risk of some kind of cancer for women?

Could late marriage add to risk of some kind of cancer for women?

Late childbirth: Having children late is one of the risk factors for breast cancer, but not age of marriage itself. ...Read more

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I am in the late stages of cancer and want to know if it is safe for me to live with a cat if I am allergic to them?

I am in the late stages of cancer and want to know if it is safe for me to live with a cat if I am allergic to them?

Yes it is safe: There is no effect on your cancer. If you are allergic to cats and live with them you will have allergy symptoms. You will need to take antihistamines; over the counter allergy medications. ...Read more

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Late afternoon and evening raised tempersture again. Is this a symptom of cancer.

Late afternoon and evening raised tempersture again. Is this a symptom of cancer.

How high? How long?: More details please. How long have you been running a temp, and how high is it? Do you have any other symptoms? Body temperature normally fluctuates during the day. 1 degree above and 1 degree below 98.6 degrees F is within normal limits. Why do you think it might be cancer? ...Read more

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I've had untreated cancer for 2 years. Now I regret not getting treatment. Is it too late to start?

I've had untreated cancer for 2 years. Now I regret not getting treatment. Is it too late to start?

Every cancer is: Different. If you are regretting your decision, why not consult with the oncologist who diagnosed you? You will not know till you ask and get reevaluated. Don't waste any more time, find out. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 34 and 4 years ago I had all the tests for ovarian cancer it was negative. I now have all the symptoms, could I be in the late stages of it now?

I'm 34 and 4 years ago I had all the tests for ovarian cancer it was negative. I now have all the symptoms, could I be in the late stages of it now?

You can not be so su: If you have symptoms, then an examination by your doctor is the first step. Only if he/she suspect something on an examination will they order imaging studies with an ultrasonogram or ct scans which can easily show the status of your ovaries. I would not get so anxious right away when your previous testing has been unremarkable. It may simply be fear/ worry of the unknown. Your doctor can help. ...Read more

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Hi I just did a tatto and he went on a beauty spot that was still big I forgot to say to not go but too late is it that dangerous can I have cancer?

Hi I just did a tatto and he went on a beauty spot that was still big I forgot to say to not go but too late is it that dangerous can I have cancer?

Tattoo OK: Tattoos do not increase risk of melanoma, to my knowledge. But depending on the type of "beauty spot", you should observe it for changes in color, the way if feels, etc. To be really safe, you might get it checked by a deramtologist. Many birthmarks are ok, but some are not - the derms are great at sorting this out. ...Read more

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Is there any type of blood tests that can be given to detect if someone has some form of cancer growing in their bodies & cure it before its to late?

No: There are a couple of phony labs that offer this, one pair of well-intentioned people who offer a test that I would urge you not to rely on, and there is no substitute for a proper history and physical exam for cost-effective cancer screening. I'm more impressed with breast self-exam and colonoscopy as life-savers than anything else; tumor markers aren't realistic screens. ...Read more

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Chances of stomach cancer in late 20s in uk?

Chances of stomach cancer in late 20s in uk?

Ambiguous: Asking generic questions like this will only get you simple answers like 'very low'. Perhaps you can give us your symptoms and a bit of your history so that we can give you more specific advise. ...Read more

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For how long is considered too late for skin cancer?

For how long is considered too late for skin cancer?

Metastasis: Some skin cancer will spread by metastasis to lymph nodes or the internal organs. If you wait too long and this happens the skin cancer may be fatal. ...Read more

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Is it possible for late stage colon cancer be cured?

Is it possible for late stage colon cancer be cured?

Stage 4?: If by late you mean stage 4 (metastatic), the answer is: possible but unlikely. If the number of metastases is limited and the patient is in good shape, he/she could be treated aggressively with surgery and chemo (maybe even radiotherapy) and some of those, God willing, can be cured. I have seen a few of such patients and I'm sure my colleagues here have too. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do you get any symptoms of colon cancer before it's too late?

Do you get any symptoms of colon cancer before it's too late?

Yes, sometimes: Symptoms include bleeding, change in bowel habits, unexplained weight loss. However, colon cancer can occur without symptoms. That s why sceening colonoscopy in asymptomatic patients is warranted. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of colon cancer (early and late staged)?

What are some of the symptoms of colon cancer (early and late staged)?

Here are some...: Every life event including colon cancer not only is a process of lifelong making, but displays on its pattern of full spectrum. Likewise, for colon cancer, at its early stage, no symptom but incidental finding found on routine colonoscopy; at its late stage, gross colon bleeding or bowel obstruction may evidence; at its middle path, symptoms are in between. More? Ask doc timely. ...Read more

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Do most cancer patients require an operation to remove the tumor, or is that just in late stages/severe cases?

Do most cancer patients require an operation to remove the tumor, or is that just in late stages/severe cases?

Usually, the opposite: What makes cancer "evil" is it's ability to spread from its organ of origin elsewhere in the body. Most cancer strategies are two-tiered, targeting the organ of origin (local rx) and the rest of the body (systemic rx). The mainstay of local rx is surgery, which is most effective before the cancer has spread. Surgery is much less effective in late stages, typically performed to improve symptoms. ...Read more

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What happens if polycythemia vera is diagnosed late, does that mean one is at a greater chance of developing cancer?

It is a cancer: Polycythemia vera is a cancer, albeit one that is usually not very aggressive. See this site for more info.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/polycythemia-vera/basics/definition/con-20031013 ...Read more

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How quickly takes for the colon cancer to get evolved? Is the first symptoms to late to get healed? How do the young adults get protected?

How quickly takes for the colon cancer to get evolved? Is the first symptoms to late to get healed? How do the young adults get protected?

Colonoscopy at 50: There are many risk factors for colon cancer. You should consult the website given below to see if you have any. If you do not have any risk factors you should get a colonoscopy at age 50. Avoid the behavioral risk factors of diet that may be applicable to you.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/colon-cancer/basics/risk-factors/CON-20031877 ...Read more

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Is fatigue normally a late symptom of cancer?

Yes and no: Fatigue can be caused my many things. As cancer progresses, you may indeed become more fatigued. Having a lot of fatigue does not necessarily mean you have a late sign of cancer. ...Read more

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Why do doctors warn about late effects of childhood cancer treatment?

Why do doctors warn about late effects of childhood cancer treatment?

Many late effects: Childhood cancer treatments have many effects that will not be recognized until later in life. These range from infertility to heart disease to secondary leukemias. The effects depend on which medications were used in the treatment for cancer initially.

Many cancer have clinics set up to review a person's individual treatment for cancer and recommend a plan for following the potential effects. ...Read more

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Can stage 4 oropharyngeal cancer be surgically removed, or it is too late?

Can stage 4 oropharyngeal cancer be surgically removed, or it is too late?

Depends on the type: Oropharyngeal cancer can be removed and treated. I have recently had two patients have successful treatment of stage four oropharyngeal cancer and are both in remission. Get under the care of a good university based program and make sure the treating surgeons and oncologists meet regularly to treat your type of cancer with the latest methods. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do the majority of people through the early and late stages of terminal cancer experience long term depression?

Do the majority of people through the early and late stages of terminal cancer experience long term depression?

Yes.: I believe having cancer itself will cause depression besides the physical effects of the cancer itself and the medications that are used to treat it. ...Read more

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Does having an adenomatus colonic polyp in one's late 20s indicate a significantly increased chance of colon cancer later in life?

Does having an adenomatus colonic polyp in one's late 20s indicate a significantly increased chance of colon cancer later in life?

Depends: On whether it is part of a genetic predisposition such as hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (hnpcc), or an isolated event and you never have another polyp. Your GI doc will recommend the appropriate follow-up to minimize the risk of cancer. ...Read more

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I have read that a higher ejaculation frequency when younger reduces a mans risk of prostate cancer. What is recommended for a man in his late 40s?

I have read that a higher ejaculation frequency when younger reduces a mans risk of prostate cancer. What is recommended for a man in his late 40s?

Actually...: Most of the work supports minimal protection from benign hyperplasia and no effect on cancer (jama 2004) which is what i'd expect from basic medical science. Trusting that you ejaculate often enough to stay comfortable and to keep that special person (if any) happy. Some men prefer to wait a while for a more intense experience; others like as often as possible. Both are healthy. Enjoy yourself. ...Read more

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My brother's ultra sound came back bad on his testicals they said it is a mast. How curable is late stage testical cancer? . if it is he sees dr tomm

Go to see urologist: ... so she/he can help him timely confirm diagnosis and advise highly effective modern treatment for testicular cancer. Now, confirm Dx first and stage it if cancerous.... Do you know the marvel of succeeding in treating testicular cancer has been a big stride of modern medicine. So, sit tight to move on the timely care. Best wish... ...Read more

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My late father had prostate removed. He did not have cancer. My memory of him is his stream was stop start, stop start was that caused by the removal?

My late father had prostate removed. He did not have cancer. My memory of him is his stream was stop start, stop start was that caused by the removal?

Not just for Ca: Prostate surgery done not just for cancer, most commonly done foe benign enlargement that causes obstruction, only enlarged part (adenoma) is removed, prostate gland itself left behind, unlike in cancer the entire gland will be removed. On your dad the scar formation or recurrence possibly the cause. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: Common for ovarian cancer to develop quickly. However, ovarian cancer is uncommon and is especially uncommon in a 22 year old. There could be other concerning diagnoses. Go see a doctor, but don't stress to much about ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Can someone survive having brain cancer - did sen kennedy have late stage?

Can someone survive having brain cancer - did sen kennedy have late stage?

Yes: There are many different types of brain cancer. Some are very curable, some are not. The type sen kennedy had was virtually impossible to cure. It was not so much the stage as the cell type of brain cancer he had. ...Read more

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My dad and I were just diagnosed with 'MEN.1' My dad's almost 60-will he be okay finding the cancer so late? &Does drug addiction make it worse? : (

My dad and I were just diagnosed with 'MEN.1' My dad's almost 60-will he be okay finding the cancer so late? &Does drug addiction make it worse? : (

It's manageable: The tumors in 'MEN-I' tend to be benign and quite manageable, if they pop up at all. Some folks carry the gene and never have troubles. Just be vigilant and detecting them at any age is easy. ...Read more

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By late morning afternoon my temp is around 99.5 or less. I am ana+ 1:640 elev sed. Cbc ok. By evening/sleep temp is norm. Could cancer cause this?

By late morning afternoon my temp is around 99.5 or less. I am ana+ 1:640 elev sed. Cbc ok. By evening/sleep temp is norm. Could cancer cause this?

Temp: It is not likely to be cancer. Because of your slightly elevated ANA and sed rate I would make an appointment with a rheumatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I had abnormal pap followed by a normal 1, 1 year late for pap as was pregnant. Baby9 weeks and b/fed, suffering with intermittent bleeding, cancer?

I had abnormal pap followed by a normal 1, 1 year late for pap as was pregnant. Baby9 weeks and b/fed, suffering with intermittent bleeding, cancer?

Doubtful: If it has been over a year from your last pap and pelvic, please get one now.
Usually you get pelvics during your pregnancy and they can see the cervix then. ...Read more

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What are the chances of someone in their mid/late 20s to get Colon Cancer. Seems like I hear more people in their 20s than any other age range online?

Pretty unlikely: According to American Cancer Society: "Overall, 90% of new cases and 94% of deaths occur in individuals 50 and older."
http://www. Cancer. Org/acs/groups/content/@epidemiologysurveilance/documents/document/acspc-028312.pdf
An Australian group puts the risk at age 30 at 1/7000. https://www. Bowelcanceraustralia. Org/risk-factors/age ...Read more