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How Long Does It Take To Diagnose Ovarian 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
In 1 wk: HPV, associated with squamous Ca affects two different areas. One is in the vagina cervix and the other in the H&N. In either case, the identification of the lesion and recognition of an association with HPV requires that depending on the extent of disease, neoadjuvant therapy with chemo RT or relatively quick scheduling for surgery should be arranged for. ...Read more
No answer for: This depends. It is different for different people. ...Read more
It depends...: Different type of cancers develops differently. For example, it takes approximately 10 years for colon cancer to do so, hence the recommendation to have colon checked every 10 years. Breast cancer is generally more rapid. Pacreatic cancer is yet even faster... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Roughly one year: The immunogenic tumor protein, a post translational modification of MUC5ac is found in most colon Ca. When polyoma enters bowel to form a field effect, one site will develop a Ca. If resected and premalignant normal appearing cells which express MUC 5ac are left behind, suppression is eliminated and one of the foci, staining + for MUC5ac will grow and replace anastomosis in about 1 yr. ...Read more
Not sure that: Any one has done the human experiment of snuff dose/time/exposure to discern minimal dose and time of a carcinogen to cause a potentially lethal event. It would be unethical. Dipping and snorting a carcinogen maybe legal, and in our libertarian culture, you are entitled to do it. Adolescents as young as 15 have developed h&n cancer/. ...Read more
Depends: There are cases in which the physical signs and symptoms are so characteristic that the diagnosis can be made on the first office visit, or at least strongly suspected. In other cases if the situation is less clear, other entities may need to be ruled out, such as spinal cord diseases etc. This may require tests like mri, or electromyogram. The time to get these tests can vary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can take long.: Most patients present at over age 50. Tobacco use, including smokeless tobacco, is certainly a risk factor. There may be few or no symptoms. Mouth cancers can present as non healing ulcers that can be painful. Rarely, there can be painless lymph node enlargement. Patients are staged by size of tumor and lymph node involvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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