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How To Know If You Have Cancer In Your Neck
Please clarify: It would be extraordinarily unusual for thyroid cancer to spread to the cervix. It is fairly common however for thyroid cancer to go the the cervical lymph nodes. This means the lymph nodes in the neck around the thyroid. These can be checked by the scans done before surgery and possibly with removal of the nodes during the thyroid operation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends on type: It is well know that there are certain cancer types that run in families. This has recently received a lot of publicity with breast cancer. To specifically address your question, start with the family history of cancer. Is there a particular type that shows a pattern? Then check with your physician to see if there are any genetic screening markers (dna markers) that can be done for this cancer. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my doctor is unable to determine from a needle asp. if I have cancer in my thyroid nodule. they want to remove?
Calcium: Calcification is simply a sign of arteriosclerosis - nothing more. If you smoke, stop. If you're obese, lose weight. Follow a vegetarian or mediterranean diet. Be sure your BP is controlled. Exercise regularly. If your 10 year risk is >7.5%, begin a statin. (there are online calculators to help determine your 10 year risk). ...Read more
Suspicious spot: The only way to know for sure that you have cancer is with a biopsy. If you have a "lesion" (which can be a pimple, ulcer, crater, redness, thickening, etc) which doesn't go away, it should be evaluated by a health care professional. Dentists and oral surgeons should be able to evaluate, but the best evaluation would come from a head and neck surgeon (ent). Risk is high if you chew or smoke. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you tell me about hpv? If your told you have it are you doomed to have it the rest of your life and give it to everyone your with?
HPV can clear: Anogenital HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Most infections are subclinical and clear spontaneously within 2 years. Persistent infection with high-risk types of HPV is associated with development of cervical cancer, with more than 12 000 new cases and 4000 deaths attributed to HPV annually in the United States. From Pediatric Red Book ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you know if your having a miscarriage and if you are what can you do in the process without having to visit the doctor as yet?
What do you suggest if I have heard that guys can get breast cancer, how is this and if so what are the signs?
It's very rare: Hello- if you have a strong family history of cancer you may need to see a genetic counselor. A lump in the breast tissue (pecs) is the most common presenting sign. Usually there are no other symptoms. Men should examine the area and alert an md if a lump is found. Most lumps are not cancer (especially in men) but they should be checked out. ...Read more
Bariatric surgery is: ...available in those under age 18. Here a specialty-society guideline link to help: https://asmbs.org/resources/pediatric-best-practice-guidelines ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the severity of the degenerative disc disease and the chiropractic methods used. The more severe the disc disease and the higher energy techniques used, the greater the risks with chiropractic manipulation. My opinion, better safe than sorry. See your doctor and or a physical therapist. Osteopathic doctors are trained in spinal manipulation. ...Read more
Pathology: We can sometimes make a pretty good guess just from symptoms and a few tests. But a guess isn't good enough and a firm diagnosis usually involves looking at tissue taken from the tumor--sometimes just a few cells from a pap test or sputum are enough and sometimes a lot more is removed if the tests strongly suggest a malignancy. ...Read more
It's uncommon, but..: If you've had a significant injury including a fracture - especially one that extends into the joint, say of the thumb or the bones in the wrist - there might be the beginning of arthritis development. An xray could help show if there's any arthritis there. Best of luck! ...Read more
Please explain if it is the tobacco or what they add to it that gives you the cancer and how long would it take you to get cancer from smoking?
It's the tobacco: The products of combustion include chemicals that wreck havoc on the genes. After 15 pack-years, your risk is much higher than other folks and doesn't return to baseline for a few decades. More important, you've become a slave to an addiction that now carries a serious stigma in the civilized world. I can't promise you cancer, but it will take your wind away both now and as you get older. ...Read more
Differents symp.: Stones in the g.B may happen without symptoms and that is like that in 50 % of cases. Now, the symptoms are: pain in the upper part of the belly or below the right costal margin, this paincould be very severe, named biliary colic. Other symptoms are: introlerance to many foods, mainly fatty type, nausea, vomiting, diarrheas. In acute condition may have fever, jaundice, that mean serious problem. ...Read more
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