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Transvag-us done findings -bilateral hydrosalpinx. Uterus - linear cavity, small amount of endometrial fluid - no chance of std. Meaning? Malignancy?

Transvag-us done findings -bilateral hydrosalpinx. Uterus - linear cavity, small amount of endometrial fluid - no chance of std. Meaning? Malignancy?

Probably not: Hydrosalpinx could mean previous infection or other process blocing tubes (previou surgery) unusal to have bilateral cancer in the tubes. Very rare to have cancer in the tubes. ...Read more

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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From what age should women have mammogram every 2 yrs instead of 1 yr? A 52 yrs old woman with benign (non cancer)findings sh. Have mam. Every 1or2 yrs?

From what age should women have mammogram every 2 yrs instead of 1 yr? A 52 yrs old woman with benign (non cancer)findings sh. Have mam. Every 1or2 yrs?

Mammography: This is a matter of controversy at this time. At age 50 mammograms every two years may be reasonable, but yearly mammography can still be done. I would be guided by your physician or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Incidental finding of rt hiler mass, pet scan showed suspicious for malignancy. Bronchoscope shows no cancer Wednesday. Tissue samples taken. Now what?

Incidental finding of rt hiler mass, pet scan showed suspicious for malignancy. Bronchoscope shows no cancer Wednesday. Tissue samples taken. Now what?

It depends: If the bronchoscopic biopsy showed a specific benign process that could account for the PET finding, you have an answer. If not, you might need to have another biopsy by a different method. ...Read more

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Thyroid u/s finding suspicious for malignancy with small flecks of calcification in irregular hypoechoic solid nodule but 3 biopsies are benign

Thyroid u/s finding suspicious for malignancy with small flecks of calcification in irregular hypoechoic solid nodule but 3 biopsies are benign

"Suspicious": Doesn't mean there is cancer, it only means there is some probability of cancer, which could be as low as 10%. Biopsy is the gold standard. If the biopsy is negative and shows a specific benign process that accounts for the nodule (concordant), then it is likely not cancer. ...Read more

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Do believe the research findings that garlic can cause tumor and cancer cells to undergo apoptosis?

Do believe the research findings that garlic can cause tumor and cancer cells to undergo apoptosis?

In vitro vs. In vivo: I am unclear about garlic in particular, but let's look at anti-cancer therapy more generally. Many, many (all?) things can kill cancer cells (=apoptosis; there are other modes of cell death, but apoptosis is the most common) in vitro (outside of the body). The predictive ability of in vitro killing to in vivo (in body) effectiveness is not great. ...Read more

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Merkel Cancer dg 6/2017. 3 mths later. FINDINGS significant interval worsening, with increased adenopathy, involvement of liver and osseous structur?

Merkel Cancer dg 6/2017. 3 mths later. FINDINGS significant interval worsening, with increased adenopathy, involvement of liver and osseous structur?

Seek Medical Oncolog: Merkel cell Carcinoma is an uncommon cancer of the skin which can spread inside the body quite rapidly. But there is now a good treatment for this type of cancer. Unless you already have a specialist taking care of you, you should go to a medical Oncologist or to a cancer Hospital where doctors can take care of all types of cancers including rare cancers like Merkel cell cancer. ...Read more

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Small to moderate free fluid in pelvis since 1 year, no other findings or symptom. 60 years old. If cancer, would the fluid have built up more by now?

Small to moderate free fluid in pelvis since 1 year, no other findings or symptom. 60 years old. If cancer, would the fluid have built up more by now?

Yes: A small amount of fluid is normal. If there are no symptoms, no increase in fluid, no change in weight, it is not a cause for concern.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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In light of new findings about triclosan, if it truly could cause breast cancer, wouldn't there be many more cases of breast cancer in the population?

In light of new findings about triclosan, if it truly could cause breast cancer, wouldn't there be many more cases of breast cancer in the population?

Unrelated: Triclosan is an ingredient used in products like antibacterial soaps and toothpaste. Its been around for 40 years and may have side effects related to changing hormone patterns.
For the most part breast cancer is inherited in about 5% of patients and is probably caused or associated with viral entry into the breast duct wnt-1 gene in about 80% of patients via the mmtv virus. ...Read more

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How credible are the findings of a new published study linking omega 3 supplementation to prostate cancer risk?

How credible are the findings of a new published study linking omega 3 supplementation to prostate cancer risk?

Not at all: The study was an association between blood levels of omega 3's and prostate cancer. It was not a study showing that taking omega 3's causes or increases the risk of prostate cancer. There has been no study to show omega 3's cause prostate cancer. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Yesterday I had several mammograms. And ultrasound of my left breast, findings so far where two fibroids or two mass, could it be cancer?

Yesterday I had several mammograms. And ultrasound of my left breast, findings so far where two fibroids or two mass, could it be cancer?

From the limited: Information provided, it sounds like the probability of cancer is low. However, depending on the ultrasound/mammographic characteristics of the masses (possible Fibroadenomas I gather), one or both of them could require serial follow up or needle biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. Talk to your doctor about the next steps. ...Read more

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Abnormal focal osseous uptakes are identified in the right proximal clavicle and the right scapula with corresponding osteolytic and blastic findings on CT are consistent with metastatic disease. Cancer?

Correct.: In the absence of long standing prior trauma or metabolic disease history, these findings in an otherwise healthy 66 y/o male would most frequently been seen with bone metastasis. ...Read more

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I have a thickened endometrial lining that is 17.5 mm (6 days past last day of period), it had been 16.4 the month before. Other findings were slightly enlarged uterus and some fluid found. Abnormal bleeding, etc. Is it Cancer? Biopsy done, waiting.

I have a thickened endometrial lining that is 17.5 mm (6 days past last day of period), it had been 16.4 the month before. Other findings were slightly enlarged uterus and some fluid found. Abnormal bleeding, etc. Is it Cancer? Biopsy done, waiting.

Thick uterine lining: At age 33, a woman not on oral (low dose) contraceptives produces a lot more estrogen as a function of increased stimulation of the ovaries to produce ovulation. This can cause increased growth of other estrogen sensitive areas. It is unlikely to be a malignancy at this age. A benign biopsy will provide guidance for other hormonal therapy to remedy this situation. ...Read more

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I'm a primary breast cancer with MRI findings of T2 hyperintense T1 isointense atypical hemangioma lesions on T6 T7. Does this sound like secondary C?

I'm a primary breast cancer with MRI findings of T2 hyperintense T1 isointense atypical hemangioma lesions on T6 T7. Does this sound like secondary C?

Frist you can't: Diagnose cancer of breast with MRI alone, definitive diagnosis is established only after biopsy only, if you did not have biopsy it may not be a cancer till proved by biopsy. Speak to your doctor and find out further management ...Read more

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What is the step by step process of finding out if you have cancer?

What is the step by step process of finding out if you have cancer?

What kind of cancer?: If you are worried about breast cancer, you need a mammogram.

Colon cancer: colonoscopy

lung cancer: chest ct

skin cancer: exam by a dermatologist

if any of those studies are concerning, they are followed by a biopsy, then by tests to see how far the cancer has spread, then by treatment. ...Read more

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Are we close to finding a cure for cancer?

Are we close to finding a cure for cancer?

Yes: The immunogenic proteins characterizing a number of major cancers have been defined. They have been sequenced and the functional monoclonals targeting the advanced forms of disease are in clinical trails. The vaccines for high risk patients are being developed and when given with chemo, a possible radiolabelled mAb and immunostimulant may change the entire picture of clinical cancer. ...Read more

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Are we getting close to finding a complete cure for cancer?

Hard to say: There are many types of cancers, which can behave very differently. I do not know of a definite cure on the horizon anytime soon. That is not to say that it can't happen. There is always research being done in different areas, by different people, all over the world and all the time. It is impossible for any doctor to be aware of all of it. The world is big. I'd like to hope one day we will. ...Read more

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Besides the seven signs of cancer, are there any other ways of finding out if a person has the disease?

Besides the seven signs of cancer, are there any other ways of finding out if a person has the disease?

See your doctor: That's a very good beginning!
there are specialized tests.


There are several tests designed to diagnose different cancers. Talk to your doctor for guided advice. Everybody does not to get tested for all the tests available.
These can be very expensive and unnecessary in most cases. ...Read more

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In addition to the seven signs of cancer are there any other ways of finding out if a person has the disease?

In addition to the seven signs of cancer are there any other ways of finding out if a person has the disease?

Not really: Attempts have been made to use tumor markers such as Ca 125 and Ca 19.9 but these also arise in inflammatory changes of organ. Specific immunogenic markers eventually will work because they are immunogenic and characterize only the malignancy. Gene mutations such as in p53 (cologuard) but don't tell if Ca present or impending. ...Read more

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I have cancer and I'm finding it really hard to cope with mentally and physically...I have tried support groups etc but they don't help what can I do?

I have cancer and I'm finding it really hard to cope with mentally and physically...I have tried support groups etc but they don't help what can I do?

I would consider: Seeing a psychiatrist. Using medication to help your brain is likely indicated. Therapy is important but for moderate to severe depression, medication with psycotherapy is the most helpful. Mention sleep dysfunction, daytime energy and pain to your doc, these are all easy to treat; hang in there. ...Read more

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Can there be any other way of finding out if I have cancer, blood test maybe?

Can there be any other way of finding out if I have cancer, blood test maybe?

No: There is not a single blood test that can detect solid organ malignancy (pancreatic, breast, lung...Etc) with certainty. The exception to this role is hematologic malignancies (leukemia/lymphoma). There are several blood tests that we use to look for surrogates of cancer that include what we call tumor markers but those are complimentary and for monitoring disease status rather than diagnosis. ...Read more

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If I went to the dr. For various reasons 14 times without the drs finding anything wrong what would the chance of me having cancer (lymphoma) be?

If I went to the dr. For various reasons 14 times without the drs finding anything wrong what would the chance of me having cancer (lymphoma) be?

Very low: Without fever, weight loss or night sweats, but instead with the head and body aches you describe, lymphoma is unlikely but you're well-read and that's good. Every guy your age has some chest cracking. Headache may be as simple as needing glasses or varying coffee intake. If you're in a difficult life situation, you can hurt all over ; feel certain you have something physical -- and you still may. ...Read more

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I have had bouts of nocturnal diarrhea in the last week. Not every night but 3 out of 5. Is this cancer. I keep finding that as the most likely cause?

No but get checked: There is no symptoms that is 100% indication for cancer. Cancers usually happen in people with family history or it occurs with more signs. But in some cases without any signs or symptoms. That is why regular screening is recommended.

You need to get a screening colonoscopy done. That is the way you will get the answer to your question and your mind will be at ease after negative colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cancer other than finding a lump?

What are the symptoms of cancer other than finding a lump?

Depends: A lump may be a sign of certain types of cancer, but as you can imagine, may internal cancers never form a lump that you can reasonably feel. Symptoms may include weight loss, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, blood in stools, coughing up blood, etc. It really depends on what type of cancer we're dealing with. ...Read more