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How Can I Tell If I Have A Prostate Cancer
Rectal exam and PSA.: Digital rectal exam and serum psa levels are what doctors usually use to determine the next steps in care. Rectal exam showing one or more hard, irregular nodules on the posterior surface on the prostate is considered positive. Serum psa over 4 ng/nl is also seen but it is nonspecific, and even values <4 can possibly be in cancer cases if rectal exam is positive. That's why biopsy is done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
By feel: Assuming you don't have an undescended one. Get familiar with the normal contents of your scrotum. An enlarged testis or one with a rough bump should prompt a physician's office visit. Other changes, specifically if your not a new teen and are getting breast tissue, may prompt an ultrasound search. Diagnosis made by biopsy (bx), very treatable if caught in time, 1 works as well as 2. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Medical evaluation.: Breast cancer sx’s can include a mass. Masses that are painless, irregular ; hard are more suggestive of cancer but they can also be tender, painful ; soft. Swelling of breast; thickened, red, skin; non-milky nipple discharge; new retraction of nipple, puckering or irritation of skin or pain ; sometimes swollen lymph nodes under arm(s). Seek med eval if you have suspicious symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Obvious lesion: Any mass in the throat needs to be seen. A clear white or red patch that lasts more than 2 weeks or that you just discovered and doesn't hurt needs to be seen. Most worrisome are painless cauliflower-like masses or ulcers. Having a "lump in your throat" when you get emotional isn't cancer. Good luck, and get seen if you are concerned. ...Read more
Self-Exam: You'll find a new lump attached to your testis. If this is present, get with your physician. Less often, one of them is quite a bit larger than its companion, and larger than it used to be. Any doubts, get seen. ...Read more
Normal nodes can be: Found from head to toe, and lymphoma can arise in any place where nodes are, and even "extranodal" sites. Fever, weight loss, and drenching sweats are called b symptoms, indicating a wore prognosis, pruritus or itching is another finding. There is the hodgkin's type, and a variety of others. This is very treatable and curable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: The bladder size in an adult is 300 mls or about 10 ounces. There are several factors which affect this volume. For example the resting bladder activity. To measure your bladder volume, collect the urine with each void in a graduated container and read the measurement. Collect several voids and measurements and take the average. If you bladder volume is 200 mls or less, consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms/exam: Strictures usually occur after procedures such as cystoscpoy or foley catheters. Sometimes after recurrent infectionns too. Pts will find their urinary stream will be weak, takes longer to empty the bladder, feeling that you still have to go even after leaving the bathroom. Sometimes the stream in such pts is no longer a single stream but has two or three streams indicating scar is obstructing. ...Read more
Tissue examination: The only way to know for sure is to remove the suspicious tissue and have it examined by a pathologist. It you have a lump in your breast, have family history of breast cancer or signs of breast cancer, please see your doctor. Consult this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328. ...Read more
Often limited: Unfortunately, early lung cancer is often asymptomatic. Symptoms may include persistent cough, bloody cough, pain, short of breath. The following link may assist you in the possible symptoms: http://goo.Gl/vvhhy there is screening for appropriate candidates to help find it early. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endoscopy (EGD): The symptoms of a stomach ulcer and a stomach cancer may be similar. They may even look pretty similar when seen endoscopically. The best way to distinguish the two is by endoscopic biopsy and follow-up endoscopy to be certain that the ulcer has healed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dominant mass: A dominant lump n a breast should be seen by your personal physician without delay. You can ask your physician about whether mammography is right for you. If you are from a breast cancer family, you are entitled to get brca1 / brca2 genetic screening and to act on the results as seems best to you. Best wishes and stay vigilant. ...Read more
No - you would need: To be evaluated. Breast cancer sx’s can include a mass. Masses that are painless, irregular ; hard are more suggestive of cancer but they can also be tender, painful ; soft. Swelling of breast; thickened, red, skin; non-milky nipple discharge; new retraction of nipple, puckering or irritation of skin or pain ; sometimes swollen lymph nodes under arm(s). Seek med eval if you have suspicious sx's. ...Read more
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
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