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How can I tell if I have a prostate cancer?

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 more

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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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How can I tell if I have testicular cancer?

How can I tell if I have testicular cancer?

Doctor!: The only way to know for sure is to see a doctor and perhaps get an ultrasound as well! assuming those are negative, monthly self exam would be recommended. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have testicle cancer?

How can I tell if I have testicle cancer?

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 more

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How can I tell if I have colon cancer?

How can I tell if I have colon cancer?

Colonoscopy: Excellent screening , and or diagnostic test. No other cancer has superior screening test than colon cancer. Go and get one. Talk to doctor about proper time to do it. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have kidney cancer?

How can I tell if I have kidney cancer?

Medical imaging: Most kidney tumors today are found early by imaging i.e. Ultrasounds or ct scans done for other reasons. Many other are diagnosed becoause of blood in the urine_ hematuria.Larger tumors may cause pain or fever. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have breast cancer?

How can I tell if I have breast cancer?

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 more

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How can I know if I have testicular cancer?

How can I know if I have testicular cancer?

See your: Primary care doctor who will exam you. They may order a testicular ultrasound if there is suspicion for a mass. Also, do a self exam and feel for any lumps. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have throat cancer?

How can I tell if I have throat cancer?

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

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How can I know if I have undiagnosed testicular cancer?

How can I know if I have undiagnosed testicular cancer?

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

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How can I tell if I have a cancerous abdominal mass?

See a doctor: You are young to get cancer or to be concerned about such, and I do not know what you are feeling or what your specific concerns are. Cancers may have no symptoms at all for a long tine period. Would need to see a doctor for a physical examination. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have lymphoma?

How can I tell if I have lymphoma?

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 more

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How can I tell if I have a small bladder?

How can I tell if I have a small bladder?

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 more

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How can I tell if I have a urethral stricture?

How can I tell if I have a urethral stricture?

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

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Can you tell me how i can know if I have breast cancer?

Can you tell me how i can know if I have breast cancer?

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

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How could i tell if I have lung cancer?

How could i tell if I have lung cancer?

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 more

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How to know if I have prostate cancer or diabetes?

How to know if I have prostate cancer or diabetes?

MD: By visiting a doctor and getting a good evaluation. Prostate cancer at your age would be uncommon, albeit not impossible. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have cancer or an ulcer.?

How can I tell if I have cancer or an ulcer.?

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 more

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How to tell if I have breast disease/cancer?

How to tell if I have breast disease/cancer?

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

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Can i tell me how i can tell if I have breast cancer?

Can i tell me how i can tell if I have breast cancer?

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

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Prostate (Definition)

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


Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Prostate Cancer (Definition)

Cancer in a man's prostate, the small walnut-sized gland ...Read more