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How do you find out if you have breast cancer?

How do you find out if you have breast cancer?

Biopsy: If you have a palpable lump in your breast, or abnormalities on your mammogram, a needle biopsy will help define the findings. Usually done in Xray dept. by mammographer. Speak to your doctor, and soon, for your own piece of mind. ...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 to figure out if I have colon cancer?

How to figure out if I have colon cancer?

Colonoscopy: Over the age of 40 xolonoscopy every 5 yers is a good idea becuase colon cancer can be detected early and cured. Idead is to pick up polypoid lesion that has not invaded into muscularis. Other than for that the diagnosis in an asymptomatic patient is diffieucult. A new test is being developed to measure shed antigen into the stool. This occurs in the earliest lesion where no markers in blood. ...Read more

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How to figure out if I have breast cancer?

How to figure out if I have breast cancer?

Mammogram: The mammogram is still the "gold-standard" for detecting breast cancer. You are at the age where screening becomes standard. If you have particularly dense breast tissue a 3D mammogram or perhaps an ultrasound may be recommended (or in some cases an MRI) to add to the accuracy of the mammogram. If imaging is normal and you still are concerned that you feel a lump, you may need to see a surgeon. ...Read more

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How can you find out if you have polycystic ovaries?

How can you find out if you have polycystic ovaries?

See a doctor: Is the only way. Most experts diagnose based on 3 things (sometimes 2 out of 3): 1) irregular periods, 2) pelvic ultrasound, 3) blood tests showing high androgens. Many 'symptoms' are related to pcos but non of them are important for diagnosis, only the ones i listed. ...Read more

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Whats the test they do to find out if you have ovarian cancer and how do you get it?

Whats the test they do to find out if you have ovarian cancer and how do you get it?

It depends.: Pain and bloating can be signs of ovarian cancer, but they can be just from a painful period. Ovarian cancer would be more likely in older women, like 40+ years, and most likely in women 70+ years. Other tests, like pelvic exam, ca-125, and transvaginal ultrasound would be needed. The ultimate way to know is surgery to see if it is in fact, a tumor of something else. ...Read more

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If you used to smoke how can you find out if you have lung cancer ?

If you used to smoke how can you find out if you have lung cancer ?

Health maintain: Collaborative health maintenance is critical to your health. If you smoke, you should stop. There are guidelines and recommendations as to who should undergo testing/screening. This may help: http://www.Cancer.Net/publications-and-resources/what-know-ascos-guidelines/what-know-accp-and-asco-guideline-lung-cancer-screening/recommendations-lung-cancer-screening. ...Read more

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How do you find out if you have endometriosis?

How do you find out if you have endometriosis?

Laparoscopy: Need to be evaluated with a good exam, maybe ultrasound of the pelvis and finally a surgical procedure called laparoscopy. Laparoscopy is done under anesthesia and a small telescope with a camera is introduced into the abdomen via the umbilicus allowing the surgeon to look and inspect the pelvis and the whole abdomen looking for areas of endometriosis. ...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

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What test do you need to have to take to find out if you have stomach cancer?

What test do you need to have to take to find out if you have stomach cancer?

Endoscopy and/or: Upper GI series with barium. Stomach cancer can be detected by visualization of the stomach through and endoscope and biopsy of suspicious lesions for examination by a pathologist. X-rays may detect an abnormality but endoscopy will be needed for biopsy. ...Read more

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Can you suggest where i can go to find out if I have cancer?

Can you suggest where i can go to find out if I have cancer?

Why?: Do you have symptoms? Do you have strong family history? Or are you just worried? Either way, start by visiting your primary doctor who will take a good history, do a physical exam, and determine what tests to do (if any) and whether you need to see a specialist. ...Read more

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What are some ways to figure out if I have testicular cancer?

What are some ways to figure out if I have testicular cancer?

Testicular cancer: Testicular cancer occurs most frequently in younger males. Initially there is often a painless hardness or palpable deformity to the normally smooth testis. Regular self examinations are recommended for all males after puberty. Even if you don't know what you're feeling, you likely will know if it represents a change. Any question....Get your physician to check you. ...Read more

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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

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How to determine or find out if you have cancer or symptoms of cancer?

How to determine or find out if you have cancer or symptoms of cancer?

Pain or wt. loss: Most tumors are aggressive and tend to grow, causing pain, and associated wt. loss. As tumor grows it can metastasize to organs like liver or lung and bone, where it results in bone pain. If enlarging to block bowel, it causes abdominal pain and vomiting. Many tumors produce TNF resulting in anorexia an wt. loss. MRI and or PET/CAT to define and bx needed for diagnosis. ...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 to figure out if I am going to develop cancer?

How to figure out if I am going to develop cancer?

Tough : There is no test that you can take that tells you definitively if you are going to develop cancer at some point, and if so what type. As for genetic testing, if appropriate based on your family history, when a gene mutation is identified, you would know percentages of risk for individual cancers more accurately. ...Read more

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How can you find out if you have parasites?

How can you find out if you have parasites?

Depends: Why do you think you have parasites? If you came from a place were intestinal parasites are common, you can get a stool o&p exam; there are other blood tests and exams that can be done, but the core question remains why you think you have parasites, and where are these parasites located? ...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 your ovarian cyst is going to ovarian cancer?

How do you know if your ovarian cyst is going to ovarian cancer?

Chances remote: All women have cysts on their ovarys as they produce eggs. The overwhelming majority regress spontaneously. If one does not on serial ultrasounds, an aspiration(sucking out some of the fluid in the cyst) can be done under ultrasound or ct guidance/. ...Read more

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Need to know if I can really have ovarian cancer at 27?

Yes: The common ovarian cancers are more common in older women, but no human female is immune ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

A typically silend cancer which ...Read more