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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Heart Cancer (Overview)

A heart cancer is a condition in which a person has a cancerous tumor in or on his heart. The heart is a muscular pump, so cancers there can be a type of muscle cell cancer.


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What are some common signs of heart cancer?

What are some common signs of heart cancer?

Rare disorder: Most of the cancers in heart are metastatic cancers. Primary cancers of the heart are very rare. Such a tumor may produce signs and symptoms of heart failure. Please see this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-cancer/an01288. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
33 doctors shared insights

Heart Cancer (Overview)

A heart cancer is a condition in which a person has a cancerous tumor in or on his heart. The heart is a muscular pump, so cancers there can be a type of muscle cell cancer.


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What are the symptoms associated with heart cancer?

What are the symptoms associated with heart cancer?

Variable: The commonest cancers in the heart are metastatic cancer and may be asymptomatic for cardiac involvement. Primary cardiac tumors may cause embolic lesions resulting in stroke, blood in urine, hemorrhagic and necrotic lesions in hands and feet, fever and heart failure. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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Can you have heart cancer?

Can you have heart cancer?

The cancers of the: Heart are all metastatic, lead by lung and breast primaries, all uncommon; a primary cardiac malignancy would be a sarcoma. I have seen one in 30+ years of practice. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
Once
Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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What carcinogens can cause heart cancer?

What carcinogens can cause heart cancer?

None identified: In almost four decades in pathology, i've never heard of a chemical that causes that rarest of rare primary cancers -- primary cardiac cancer, usually an angiosarcoma. In fact, i'm the discoverer of one of the rare heart tumors. Therapeutic radiation is the one carcinogen i'd think could increase the risks for the angiosarcs, but i couldn't find a series to confirm this. ...Read more

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Is there a gentle way to treat heart cancer?

Is there a gentle way to treat heart cancer?

Heart cancer: Heart cancer is extremely rare and carries a significant mortality. It is usually treated with chemotherapy, or supportive care depending on the stage of cancer. I would speak with your cancer doctor. ...Read more

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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

Make healthy lifestyle choices
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Stop smoking and avoid second-hand smoke
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Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
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Treatments and care for heart cancer ?

Treatments and care for heart cancer ?

Exact diagnosis: Cancer very seldom arises in the heart itself. The common tumor of the heart is atrial myxoma which is removed surgically. If cancer spreads to the heart from a remote site, it usually does not cause trouble or admit of effective treatment by itself. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
4,214 doctors shared insights

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