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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
No: Ganglions are cystic structures secondary to the motion of a tendon in the tendon sheath. With constant irritation that could develop from localized inflammation a gelatinous material develops in the form of a cyst -- the ganglion, which can be handled by needle drainage and steroid injection. ...Read more
40 year old diagnosed with biopsies with cancer has a grapefruit size ganglion in her chest. Blood and bone cancer has been ruled out. Any ideas. Has had 3 different oncologist. Still looking for cau?
Trust pathologist: Large cancers that first appear in the chest, especially the front, make take several days for the pathologist team to assign properly. Leave it to the pathology team, and to review the final report with the clinician. Three tricky ones are embryonal cell carcinoma, thymoma of any sort, and a tumor of nerve sheath origin. ...Read more
Women 30 yo. No cancer in family. Breast echo showing two well defined hypoechoic solid nodules, 2 axilla ganglions (1, 74*0, 6+1, 48 *0, 6). What is this?
Uncertain: Ultrasounds of the breast are good for telling solid from cystic masses but other than ruling out a cyst, don't tell you what a mass is. Further testing and a possible biopsy are necessary in order to do that. With your history, breast cancer is unlikely but not impossible. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I keep having throat infection every month, it came out ganglion cyst what does it really mean? Is it possible it’s a cancer?
Your statements do not seem to add up. Ganglion cyst is usually seen at a joint, not in the throat and it is not a cancer. If your symptoms persist, it would be prudent to see a doctor.
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
Location, location.: That all depends on just where it is, how long you have had it and several other indicators that can help in determining the prognosis. Some could possible disappear while other may cause under lying bone and associated nerve problems. To remove all doubt, consult with a specialist. ...Read more
Complicated Answer: Cancer is just an umbrella where more than 100 different cancers fall under. Each is diagnosed and treated differently. Prognosis is dependent on type of cancer and in stage at time of diagnosis for other cancers. Some can be cured ei: testicular cancer others you can't ei: cll. ...Read more
Many are cured: Over decades advancements in surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy have led to curing more patients. However the is by destroying already formed cancer. Some cancer there has been little progress while others have had leaps and bounds. The best policy is doing everything to prevent cancer or early detection. ...Read more
Genetic mutations: All cancers result from the accumulation of genetic mutations. The genes have a natural tendency to mutate, making life as we know it possible, and there's background radiation and chemicals that are part of nature and inescapable. Specific cancers have various hereditary (inherit a bad gene) and environmental (mutagen) causes; anything can promote by making mutated cells divide. ...Read more
Very broad subject..: There is no "simple" answer. There are ever evolving treatments for cancer. One would consider cancer to be terminal when there are no treatment options that remain due to recurrence, extensive metastasis to other organs, or lack of responsiveness to the existing options. Hope & belief are important aspects of a cure - the term terminal tends to diminish them and should be used with caution. ...Read more
: Either by some symptom (something unusual you feel or notice about yourself - i.e. Pain) or sign (something your doctor notices during an evaluation - i.e. Tenderness on exam) or through a screening test. We currently have approved screeing tests for cervical, breast, colon/rectal, and prostate cancers. ...Read more
Actually can be good: Caffeine use in moderation actually has good health benefits such as lowering risk of diabetes among others. Caffeine is also used for treatment of headaches, often in combo with other meds. Coffee (most common source of caffeine) is actually a good thing, but the condiments such as sugar/cream/flavoring are not. So, modest black coffee consumption may boost your health. Stay healhthy. Good luck. ...Read more
Longer lives: If you control for the fact that we're living longer, smoking more (lung cancer) and women aren't always pregnantor nursing (breast cancer), cancer is no more common nowadays than it ever was. Cancer results from accumulation of genetic mutations over time. We're also diagnosing it more often; in the old days, people "just died", especially children. It's not due to modern times. ...Read more
Fermented wheat germ: This is a nutritional supplement with some good nutrients that's cheap to make and sell to support cancer patient nutrition in some countries. The websites suggest that this is "clinically proven" to actually affect but for animal and human work, there are only a few preliminary studies in obscure journals. The ads seem misleading and i'd be reluctant to reward people like this with my money. ...Read more
No: A schmorl's node is basically a weakness in the endplate of a vertebra through which disc material is displaced into the vertebral body. The term "node" is misleading and has nothing to do with cancer. Schmorl's nodes are very common, usually asymptomatic but can be a source of pain if they are acute. ...Read more
Malignant: I am not sure what you mean by cancer process. Cancer is the transformation of normal cells into malignant ones. Usually it involves the genetic material of a cell. The hallmark of a malignant cell is its uncontrolled proliferation. When it comes to function, it doesn't function as a normal cell would. Uncontrolled proliferation leads to invasion and then spread locally and distantly. ...Read more
Let me explain:
There is difference between having cancer and dying from one. There are difference between male and females. Answering your question about 2.27%.
http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/cancerbasics/lifetime-probability-of-developing-or-dying-from-cancer
for more information look at web site. ...Read more
Tests for Cancer: The tests for cancer include genetic testing when there is a family history of cancer, a good annual physical examination including a chest x-ray (or CTT Scan) in smokers, annual mammography, blood tests including tumor marker studies, examination of cells in phlegm, urine, vaginal secretions (Pap Smear), colonoscopy, and imaging studies like CAT scans/MRIs. Also fine needle aspirations+ biopsies. ...Read more
No: Hutchinson's disease is also known as sarcoidosis. This is a specific form of inflammation of the tissues in the body. Almsot any tissues can be affected, but the two most common organs affected are lungs and lymph nodes. The cause is not known. However, this is not considered a cancer. ...Read more
Depends: That depends on the cancer. There are 100's to thousands of types of cancer. Cancer features are very different depending on type, subtype, stage, prognostic factors, and individual manifestations. Even the same "types" of cancer can be molecularly different for each individual. ...Read more
Commonly associated with trauma or arthritis the joint capsule becomes stretched. As the body produces additional synovial fluid to lubricate the joint the loosened joint capsule stretches and fills with fluid...The gnaglion. As the body produces more or less the size of the ganglion will fluctuate. Best ...Read more