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Eating Late Cancer
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
What do risk factors for breast cancer such as early menarche, late menopause, & nullipara have in common?
Hormone: Longer exposure to higher levels of estrogen hormones is suggested, but these statistical findings are a measurement of increased risks. The statistics are not meant to tell us why things happen, they only measure what is seen in the us population. See gail risk model measurements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age 26. No period for 3 months. NOT pregnant. A lot of bloating, constipation and fatigue. Ovarian cancer?
30mins after eating my gut sounds noisy.Suffering from fatigue&weight loss.Colonoscopy clear, worried about smallcell lung cancer secrting hormones?
Unlikey: Small cell lung cancer is not subtle. This would be way down on my list of possibilities, along with other paraneoplastic GI syndromes. With fatigue, weight loss, and a rumbling gut, I'd check you for malabsorption / maldigestion, gluten enteropathy, maybe Whipple's, Crohn's, giardiasis, pancreatic insufficiency from tumor / adult onset cystic fibrosis, a few others. ...Read more
Dad had stomach cancer&remissed.Ifeelbloated after eating, can't eat as much, lost 30lbs unintentionally in 3mos.Poss.Stomach cancer or jst hypochondria?
Depends on what you: It is hard to know what you mean. If you mean hereditary, they typically are not except about 5 to 10% of the time there is cancer of the same type in one of the first degree relatives. But cancer is a common disease which will likely affect one in 3 people during a life time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am I having any colon or stomach cancer risks by eating teen diet at college? Mom was strict due to cancer in the family.
Not really: Growing up in the western world is associated in with an increased risk of colon cancer. Stomach cancer is less common and is seen more frequently in asia and 3rd world countries, perhaps due to h.Pylori and genetics. Though associations with diet have been suggested, there is no direct evidence that you can affect your colon cancer risk by modifying your diet. A vegetarian diet may help. ...Read more
Missed 2 period(not pregnant),gained weight despite eating less&exercising more,abs bloat,is the weight gain due to missed periods(temporary&will go?
Discuss Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) w MD: The missed periods, bloating and weight gain may be related to the birth control pill and hormone imbalance. Please discuss with your GYN as there may be a pill or dosage better tolerated by you. In the meantime adding a good B complex vitamin, enhancing your intake of deep green leafy vegetables, possibly a probiotic - all directed at enhancing exogenous oral hormone metabolism may be helpful. ...Read more
Worried about pancreatic cancer. All test normal but now getting bouts of diarrhea every 4-5 days. Does pancreatic cancer present itself this way?
Diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, been eating healthy, can i still drink wine or wine coolers?
Breast cancer after miscarriage? 2.5mth healthy pregnancy-miscarriage.2 wks later. 2.5.cm lump-biopsy-invasive dcis.confused info from all dr's
I am assuming: the question is whether the cancer had caused, or indirectly affected the viability of, the embryo/fetus. I do not think any Doctor or scientist can tell you for sure. There is a direct correlation between cancer and blood clotting ability, i.e. cancer increases the risk that venous blood clots will occur. And there is also a direct correlation between increased clotting and miscarriages. ...Read more
Haven't had solid bowl movement more then 8 months pain & feel mass upper abdomen weight gain dad has colon cancer & aunt has stomach cancer worried?
Lots of issues...: You're describing many systemic concerns, but its impossible to tell here if your symptoms are all due to organic/metabolic disease or even related. Granted, your family history is notable, ; may indicate lynch syndrome. A thorough history ; physical with some simple investigatory lab studies ; x-rays would be a great place to start in getting the answers, reassurance ;/or treatment you need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stage IV patient , lungs cancer after kidney tumor.2months after diagnosis, weight gain & good appetite, always hungry.No symptoms as doc said.Confused?
Unclear: If the diagnosis of stage 4 long cancer is correct, this may be the calm before the storm. If the diagnosis is not correct, that could be the reason there are no other symptoms. The issue is really more complex than be sorted put on this forum. Need lots more info. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Age 27 - loss of appetite for 2 weeks, belching, bloating, early satiety, loose stool - probability of stomach cancer? No pain or vomiting.
My anxiety has been eating me up thinking that I have esopheg. Cancer. Doc said if I am not regurgit. Food, I am fine. In my paranoid mind, too late?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had untreated cancer for 2 years. Now I regret not getting treatment. Is it too late to start?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Unlikely: Very unlikelyGet a more detailed answer ›
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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