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Is line on my sons finger nail cancer?

Is line on my sons finger nail cancer?

Probably not: Nail cancer is very unusual. Is the line on all of the nails? If such is the case and depending on the appearance, it may suggest a metabolic abnormality. At any rate, if it is a concern, its best to have it examined by your pediatrician. ...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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Is tingling of.The fingers sign of any cancer?

Is tingling of.The fingers sign of any cancer?

Probably not: You should see a health care provider to determine what the problem is, however. ...Read more

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What causes reoccurring squeamish skin cancer on fingers?

What causes reoccurring squeamish skin cancer on fingers?

Sun damage: I will assume you are referring to squamous cell carcinoma. This common skin cancer is most likely related to sun exposure. It could be related to chemical exposure or burn scars. If you are dealing with multiple different cancers it is due to regional damage. If a cancer is recurrent, it was not completely removed/treated in the first place. Discuss w/ your cancer md. ...Read more

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Is it good to remove remaining stool with finger? Will this cause cancer? I am worried

Is it good to remove remaining stool with finger? Will this cause cancer? I am worried

Neither: What remaining stool? Removing stool with finger is not needed and if you this, it will not cause cancer. If you are constipated, take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water, every day, so that your urine is colorless. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more

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Can you get cancer on your finger?

Can you get cancer on your finger?

Yes but rare: Cancer originating on finger may be related to skin, soft tissue, under nail (melanoma) or bone. Spread from cancer originating elsewhere can result in metastatic deposit in finger region. ...Read more

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I have never had warts before, but I have a single growth on my finger that has been there for over seven months, it hurts as well...Cancer?

Growth on finger: Warts are common growths on fingers, but there are many things this could be. The chance that this is cancer is pretty low, but not completely impossible. Please see your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can skin cancer be picked off by fingers down to its base?

Bad idea: A seborrheic keratosis can be scraped off but will recur. It's benign. Skin cancers by contrast can't be picked off and even if they could, you'd leave bits behind that would come back more aggressive ...Read more

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Hi , I have a friend that has a big piece missing out of his tonsils and he can put his pointer finger through it can that be harmful or cancer.

Hi , I have a friend that has a big piece missing out of his tonsils and he can put his pointer finger through it can that be harmful or cancer.

Not cancer: The tonsil is a lymphl structure used to help control infection of the in young children. With repeated inflammation it enlarges and may impair swallowing The tonsils as such are removed by a snaring procedure. When removed the residual bed of the pharynx remains. One cant put their finger thru the area. Just behind the tonsillar bed is the internal carotid artery which can be injured easily ...Read more