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Doctor insights on: How Do I Tell If I Have Cancer Or Just A Fungi Infection

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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 to tell if what I have is nasal cancer or an infection?

How to tell if what I have is nasal cancer or an infection?

See Dr: A good physical exam will determine if you have an infection, or some suspicious condition that would warrant biopsy, utlimately proving if there was any cancer. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have nasal cancer or just a sinus infection?

How to tell if I have nasal cancer or just a sinus infection?

See your doctor: You need a good history and physical exam and maybe labs and/or x-rays. If you smoke, please quit. ...Read more

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Pain in left side neck. Dr said its salivary gland infection. Is this common and how can u tell it's just an infection and not a tumor or cancer.

Pain in left side neck.  Dr said its salivary gland infection.  Is this common and how can u tell it's just an infection and not a tumor or cancer.

Pain: Hi,Salivary gland swelling due to infection is painful ,usually due to blockage by stone resulting in infn(Staph).Dry mouth due to decrease saliva also cause.Pain worse w.eating.Tumor is more firm & movable,(unless malignant which will get fixed).S.gld.infn.not uncommon.Rx antibiotics.If stone:may pass on own,or massage or fine manipulation by dr.w.fine instrumt.Stmes biopsy needed.Tumor:unlikely ...Read more

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What are stomach cancer symptoms? I think my mom might have it but she won't tell me. See, I'm 10 & she doesn't want 2 worry me, she says it's just a stomach infection, and that everything will be alright. I highly doubt that and I'm super worried. My bro

What are stomach cancer symptoms? I think my mom might have it but she won't tell me. See, I'm 10 & she doesn't want 2 worry me, she says it's just a stomach infection, and that everything will be alright. I highly doubt that and I'm super worried. My bro

Indigestion: The principal symptoms are subjective including abdominal pain, difficulty eating and holding food down and gastrointestinal acid reflux. You are 10 years of age and of course are worried about your Mom but she is unlikely to take you seriously. Why do you have this worry? Is there stomach cancer in your lineage; or did you read about it? This is a difficult position for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the major signs and differences between lung cancer vs other benign illnesses like asthma, bronchitis, or an infection?

Can you tell me the major signs and differences between lung cancer vs other benign illnesses like asthma, bronchitis, or an infection?

Asthma, COPD: And bronchitis have predictable signs and symptoms, lung cancer may have none or all of these, and already spread. We no know that if you smoke, and are over 50, a screening ct with low dose spiral ct detcts cancer and lowers all cause mortality. Best prevention is to never smoke, or stop if you do, at any age. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are different kinds of fungus and infection besides yeast and vaginitos in the vagina?

Could you tell me what are different kinds of fungus and infection besides yeast and vaginitos in the vagina?

Please see your gyn: As your gyn can do a vaginal culture, there are 4 diff. Strains of yeast, 7 different bacteria that can cause BV and numerous other bacteria that can cause vaginal infections, both stds and non stds. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a bacteria, viral, or fungus sinus infection?Did CT scan gave me amoxicillian.didnt work.sinus won't drain.ear pus though

How can you tell if you have a bacteria, viral, or fungus sinus infection?Did CT scan gave me amoxicillian.didnt work.sinus won't drain.ear pus though

Culture: We usually don't culture sinuses, but that would be how you could find out. If you have pus from your ear, your doctor could culture that. It may still be bacterial but the bug was resistant to amoxicillin. Fungal is much rarer, viral will resolve in 2-3 weeks on own. Another common cause of sinusitis is allergy and taking nasal steroid spray may help with that. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Fungi (Definition)

Fungi are multi-cellular organisms that grow as yeasts, molds, and mushrooms. Human disease can be cause by fungi that grow as yeasts or molds. Some of these fungi live normally on human skin and do not cause symptoms. Others that normally live in the environment and can cause serious disease when in humans. Still other fungi cause less serious disease such as diaper ...Read more


Dr. James Krick
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more