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How to know if you have lung cancer?

How to know if you have lung cancer?

CT scan and biopsy: you would need to get imaging study like CT scan of the chest and biopsy if there is mass on the lung to establish the diagnosis. ...Read more

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 do you know if you have bone cancer?

How do you know if you have bone cancer?

BIOPSY: X-ray followed by biopsy. If sarcoma is suspected, have biopsy done by oncologic surgeon experienced in sarcoma. If metastatic disease, biopsy may not be essential if presentation is typical. ...Read more

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How would you know that you have lung cancer?

How would you know that you have lung cancer?

Imaging and biopsy: Most lung cancers are discovered by imaging studies such as chest x-rays or ct scans. These will show mass lesions that should not normally be present. If such a lesion is detected, then it is usually sampled by needle aspiration or bronchoscopy, and cells or pieces of tissue are studied in a laboratory under a microscope to decide if a malignancy is present and to decide what type the tumor is. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have bladder cancer?

How can you know if you have bladder cancer?

Blood: Most people will notice blood in the urine or maybe some discomfort but the diagnosis has to be made with a biopsy, often through a cystoscopy. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have eye cancer?

How do you know if you have eye cancer?

Eye symptoms: You will have some sort of symptoms like decreased vision for unclear reason that is also likely associated with headaches, or eye pain, sometimes with redness, edema or asymmetric bulging of the eye. However, those symptoms can also be caused by other conditions. So an eye examination by an ophthalmologist is very important . Eye cancer is a rare disease - this usually more in childhood. ...Read more

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How do doctors tell if you have lung cancer?

How do doctors tell if you have lung cancer?

Usually a Xray: Of the chest shows an abnormal shadow. It may be found routinely or on an xray for symptoms of cough or chest pain. The diagnosis is made with a tissue biopsy to confirm it is cancer. This can be a needle biopsy usually guided by ct scan or a surgical biopsy. Other tests like pet scan can help with staging the cancer. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have cance?

Complex question: Cannnot be ansered online. Start with a comprehensive medical examination by your private physician. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have prostate cancer?

How can you know if you have prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer: The main way to diagnose prostate cancer is with a biopsy of the prostate. Most men have a biopsy due to an abnormal PSA; the higher your PSA the higher chance of prostate cancer. If you have a PSA of 50 in the absence of other issues you have a very high chance of prostate cancer. Most men have PSA in the .5-2.5 range; a pt with prostate cancer in the bones can have a PSA over 1000 ...Read more

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How do you know if you have cancer? What are the symptons?

How do you know if you have cancer? What are the symptons?

Much too broad: Look to the american cancer society for the early warning signs of cancer. There are many types, so there are many signs. Unexpected bleeding, weight loss, unexplained pain, enlarging lumps, breast changes, fatigue, change in stool, easy bruising, persistent cough are among signs/symptoms which could indicate cancer. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell if you have lung cancer?

Can you tell if you have lung cancer?

Rarely: Lung cancer is a silent disease. Symptoms such as coughing out blood, shortness of breath, weight loss or pain are usually late and signify advanced disease. Chest x-ray and ct can detect lung cancer in earlier stages. ...Read more

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How do you tell if you have breast cancer?

How do you tell if you have breast cancer?

Biopsy: In order to make a true diagnosis, a biopsy should be obtained. This can be done in an office or radiology center under local anesthesia. A core needle biopsy is performed using ultrasound or stereotactic (using a mammogram). The results are available in 24-72 hours. ...Read more

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How to know you tell if you have throat cancer?

How to know you tell if you have throat cancer?

MD: You need to see a doctor, preferably an ENT (although your family doc or dentist may be able to initiate the work up). This is more important if you have history of tobacco use (any form) or alcohol abuse. Live healthy and best to you. ...Read more

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How would you know if you have breast cancer?

How would  you know if you have breast cancer?

Here is how...: Breast cancer usually presents as a painless lump in the breast. This can be detected by the patient if she knows how to look for it and do breast self examination. If you suspect something you should go to your doctor and ask for a clinical breast examination. He/she may do a mammogram to confirm the lump and often have to do a biopsy if a lump is discovered. Biopsy is the final proof of cancer. ...Read more

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How would you know if you had lung cancer, or what are the symptoms?

How would you know if you had lung cancer, or what are the symptoms?

Usuall none: Until it's too late for a cure. Weight loss and coughing up blood are the two most familiar presentations, but lung cancer can do almost anything. Most often curable lung cancer is spotted on a chest x-ray. If you are 31 years old, you're younger than the vast majority of lung cancer patients. If you need help with smoking cessation, your physician has a variety of methods to help. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you test for lung cancer? What kind of tests do you need to have to check if you have lung cancer?

How do you test for lung cancer? What kind of tests do you need to have to check if you have lung cancer?

CT screening: If there is specific lesion, biopsies will need to be obtained. Ct scan is used to screen. Lung cancer is often silent until late. However, there is screening for appropriate candidates to help find it early. The following link may help: http://goo.Gl/oqvsp. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have sarcoidosis?

How do you know if you have sarcoidosis?

Everyone different: Sarcoid can have many different manifestations. Characteristically you can have some of the follwoing: swollen lymph nodes, rashes, lung spots, eye changes, liver changes, skin rashes, etc. Each person is different and the diagnosis is made depending where the granulomas (the sarcoid biopsy inflammatory change) are found and if there is no other cause found. Your doctor can guide you here. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have penile cancer?

How can you know if you have penile cancer?

If there are: Changes to the appearance of the penis including mass, skin discoloration, pain then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Would you know if you have cervical cancer? What are the signs n symptoms?

Dr. Mark Pack Dr. Pack
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Not usually: Women with early cervical cancers and pre-cancers usually have no symptoms. Symptoms often do not begin until the cancer becomes invasive . When this happens, the most common symptoms are: abnormal vaginal bleeding , abnormal vaginal discharge, or pain with intercourse. Unfortunately these symptoms can occur with benign conditions as well. See your doctor to be examined. ...Read more

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How to know if you have prostate cancer?

How to know if you have prostate cancer?

Age and symptoms: prostate cancer while seen in males in their 40's is a more common disease with age such as 70 and older. While PSA doesn't spell yes or no, if a high level present and patient in 50's a biopsy should be performed and if positive, prognosis not good. If enlarged prostate in the 80 yr. old is bx as Ca prognosis is very good. Bx is final method for diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more