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Esophegeal Cancer Symptoms
How can you tell the difference between hiatal hernia/gerd symptoms and esophageal cancer symptoms?
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
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
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
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
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
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