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Please tell me what are leukemia cancer symptoms?

Please tell me what are leukemia cancer symptoms?

Depends on the type: Of leukemia. There are many different types of leukemias and there is wide range of symptoms. The common symptoms are weakness, pallor, bleeding in mucus membrane and skin, lymph node enlargement, fever, infections etc. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/cancer/tc/leukemia-topic-overview. ...Read more

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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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Can docs please explain are cancer symptoms persistent or do they come and go?

Can docs please explain are cancer symptoms persistent or do they come and go?

Persistent: Once symptoms develop as a result of a malignancy as the tumor grows the associated symptoms are enhanced. If one looks at metastasis to bone causing pain, failure to control disease causes enhancement in pain. When pancreatic CA produces jaundice, lack of treatment causes progression of jaundice . Metastasis to spinal dura if not controlled will lead to paralysis. Symptoms are not intermittent ...Read more

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I was thought to or family was told in nov. 3 2003 that i would pass by morning, if not i might last 2 years. I do not drink. What are cancer symptoms?

I was thought to or family was told in nov. 3 2003 that i would pass by morning, if not i might last 2 years. I do not drink. What are cancer symptoms?

Please clarify: We all want to help but you've given us nothing that we can understand. I understand you recovered from an acute illness, that your family was told you had an illness that would be fatal most likely within two years, and that you do not know the nature of your illness. You have an absolute right to know your diagnosis from your physician & there are often misunderstandings. Assert your right. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what are uterine cancer symptoms?

Can you tell me what are uterine cancer symptoms?

Abnormal bleeding.: Symptoms of endometrial (uterine) cancer may include: vaginal bleeding after menopause, bleeding between periods, blood-tinged discharge from the vagina, pain during sex, and pelvic pain. Unexplained weight loss is another possibly sign. Most uterine cancers happen in postmenopausal women. Obesity is another risk factor. If you are concerned see a doctor or other provider or visit a clinic. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the prostate cancer symptoms?

Can you please tell me the prostate cancer symptoms?

Several, but rare. : Most prostate cancers in this country are detected by psa screening, and have no initial signs or symptoms. Beyond this group, the first sign can be a nodule or lump felt on the prostate during a digital rectal exam (dre). More advanced cases present with symptoms, such a difficult urination, bone pain, and neurologic deficits, but his is much more rare in a contemporary screened population. ...Read more

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How come ovarian cancer symptoms present like GI problems?

See below: There is probably not a good answer. Ovarian cancer does not have specific symptoms and causes vague abdominal symptoms that are similar to GI symptoms. See this site for more info about ovarian cancer. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001891/. ...Read more

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Thyroid cancer symptoms start out as how?

Thyroid cancer symptoms start out as how?

Lump in the neck: Thyroid cancers may produce a lump in neck over the thyroid; if functional, the tumor may express as hyperthyroidism and cause rapid heart rate, palpitations, weight loss, intolerance to heat etc. Many cancers may be asymptomatic and may only be picked up during a physical examination. Some may not become apparent till metastases develop in the local lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the real prostate cancer symptoms?

Doctors, what are the real prostate cancer symptoms?

Often none. : In fact, a good number of men who die of "old age" or other reasons are found with prostate cancer in their autopsies they never knew existed. If it grows big enough, men will have the usual symptoms of an enlarged prostate: difficulty starting the urine flow, getting up at nite to pee, etc. If it spreads (and it likes the bone) pain may occur. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between depression symptoms and HIV symptoms or Cancer Symptoms?

How can you distinguish between depression symptoms and HIV symptoms or Cancer Symptoms?

See doc: This requires an examination, detailed history and lab tests to distinguish since they have many shared symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the most common breast cancer symptoms?

What are the most common breast cancer symptoms?

None in early stage: 1.'early stages, breast cancer usually has no symptoms. 2. A painless lump 3. Breast pain 4. Underarm swelling 5.Change in size or contour of breast 6. Nipple discharge or retraction 7. Skin discoloration 7. Temperature change. ...Read more

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What are the most significant breast cancer symptoms?

What are the most significant breast cancer symptoms?

Lump: Feeling a firm hard breast lump, seeing breast skin or nipple being pulled inward, breast skin ulceration, firm hard lumps in the axilla area (armpit). Do not wait for these findings. See a doctor for yearly breast examinations and consider yearly mammograms after age 40. ...Read more

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Lung cancer symptoms, should I go to the doctor?

Lung cancer symptoms, should I go to the doctor?

Probably: If you are unwell, a physician visit is advised. There are no symptoms that are specific for lung cancer, however, your doctor can ask questions, examine you, and recommend further tests. ...Read more

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What are inflammatory breast cancer symptoms?

What are inflammatory breast cancer symptoms?

Redness, swelling, : ...And tenderness in the breast that develops within a short period of time, sometimes a few weeks. Looks like an infection or inflammation of the breast, thus its name. It is a very serious and virulent form of breast cancer and has to be addressed promptly and aggressively with all the available treatments. If this about you, please see your doc right away! ...Read more

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What to do if I have breast cancer symptoms or pms?

What to do if I have breast cancer symptoms or pms?

Big difference: Do you have one or the other? Or you just don't know? A woman your age is not very likely to have breast cancer but please see your family doc or gyn for full evaluation and management. Best to you. ...Read more

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About brest cancer symptoms?

About brest cancer symptoms?

Breast Cancer Sx: A lump in the breast, puckering of the skin, redness or bleeding in a localized area, are among common presenting symptoms, but many are so small that they are "silent" until they grow bigger. At your age, it is extremely unlikely you have a breast cancer, even with a positive family history or a "cancer gene" such as brca1. If you are worried, consult your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I was wondering, do cancer symptoms appear suddenly?

Sometimes: There are certain types of cancers that can give you sudden symptoms. If you have a particular concern, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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If I am showing cancer symptoms, what are my next steps?

If I am showing cancer symptoms, what are my next steps?

See your doc: Not sure what you mean by cancer symptoms but if you have a medical concern, you need to see your doctor to be properly evaluated. Hope you do not have cancer or anything serious. ...Read more