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Eating Late Cancer
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?
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What happens if polycythemia vera is diagnosed late, does that mean one is at a greater chance of developing cancer?
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
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
Cervical cancer: Yes. This is usually related to secondary mechanical issues. ...Read more
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
Do the majority of people through the early and late stages of terminal cancer experience long term depression?
I read that sleep late would cause liver cancer in the future. I sleep at 2:00 and wake up 09:00 in the morning.?
Does having an adenomatus colonic polyp in one's late 20s indicate a significantly increased chance of colon cancer later in life?
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
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
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
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?
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
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?
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?
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?
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
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