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How Do I Know If I Have Cervical Cancer
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
Weight loss, pain: Esophageal cancer can manifest with weight loss, pain, and gastrointestinal bleeding. Some patients can first present with jaundice if there is cancer in the liver. At age 30, the chances of having an esophageal cancer are small, but patients with concerns of cancer should see their physician right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms and eval: Cervical radiculopathy is manifest by numbness, tingling, potentially weakness, along a specific neural pathway, in the presence of central or foramenal stenosis of the spine, and most often associated with neck symptoms and mechanical patterns of neck movements causing pain or nerve symptoms down the arm. ...Read more
Testicular cancer: The only way to know for sure is to see you doc ASAP. Please do so. This type of cancer often shows up in young adult males in their late 20s-early 30s. Your doc will examine you and let you know. There are many other much more likely possibilities for symptoms you may be having. Peace and good health. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: The best way to diagnose a skin cancer is to see your dermatologist. He or she will examine the spot and determine if a skin biopsy is necessary. Often times, a dermatologist can tell by looking at a spot if it is cancer or not. If you have a spot that bleeds, doesn't heal, or grows rapidly, it may be signs of skin cancer. Fortunately, most are easily treatable in the office. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
See your dentist: Oral cancer is an ideal cancer to identify early by screening during your routine dental examination. Some dentists may use additional tests (different types of lights to detect abnormal cells) to aid in identifying areas of abnormal cells in your mouth. The goal with oral cancer screening is to identify cancer early. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BY EXAM/ULTRASOUND: You may feel a lump or swelling with or without pain, on self examination or at time of physical exam and other by your doctor, confirmed by ultrasound exam and blood test for aft(alphafetoprotein);hcg(human chorionic gonadotropin) level rise in blood, and other blood tests like ldh(lactate dehydrogenase) rise biopsy is not necessary as diagnosis can be made by ultrasound and tumor markers. ...Read more
Pain from neck-> arm: Cervical radiculopathy is usually pain with numbness, weakness, and tingling from your neck which radiates (shoots) down your arm(s). The causes are usually from a cervical herniated disc, cervical spinal stenosis, cervical degenerative disc disease, or much rarer conditions like tumor, fracture, or sarcoidosis which can compress or cause damage to cervical nerve roots. You can try ibuprofen. ...Read more
Yes, you can, but...: Asking your ob-gyn-doctor for specific questions is the right thing to do, but it noteworthy to be concerned of high-risk pregnancy due to higher age than usually preferred. Overall after balancing the pros and cons, it is probably not worthwhile. Nonetheless, ask your ob-gyn doc. ...Read more
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