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If I Had Prostate Cancer Would I Know It
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
May surprise you but: ...Folks with high risk for breast cancer (without cancer) can take it to reduce their risk. It's not for everybody and should be done under the care of a specialist in the field. Anybody else will get the side effects (hot flashes and increased risk for blood clots and uterine cancer) for no gain at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got to see my aquaintence I know who has cancer today.I was wondering if I have a chronic cough, but wasn't coughing then,would I ctch cancer brthng?
Dont know if you know the dr I picked but I am convinced myself I have ovarian cancer I want an oopherectomy I am petrified of surgery is a laparoscopy a big deal?
Find trusted doctor: Before any surgery, i recommend finding a physician you can talk with and be sure to get a good history and exam first.It is critical to share your fear you have cancer, and say why you are convinced you do.The doctor should ask your perspective, and be open to your real emotions, and the two of you should decide how best to evaluate your problem. Short answer, laparoscopy less invasive than surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High ankle sprain: A high ankle sprain is different from other typical sprains due to the instability and location of the sprain. If standard rest, ice, compression, wrapping and bracing fail, get fully evaluated, possible advanced imaging like MRI of the ankle (without contrast). You may need surgery to stabilize the ankle joint. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Serious Health issue: The only way to know what's going on in your body is to know what is normal for your body and your age. Participate in the regular screening studies and visit with your md regularly. Visit the american cancer society web page to see what screening is recommended and what age to start. ...Read more
What do you advise if i was not recently pregnant nor have i ever been, and I am a teenager age 15, could this possibly be a case of breast cancer?
Don't understand: Hello- i can't see what symptom you are having from your question. Breast cancer at 15 is incredibly rare so i don't think that's what you have. Please see your doctor so that they can examine you and give you clarification about whatever symptom you are having. Good luck. ...Read more
Consult with dentist: Dentist can only do the preliminary diagnosis with the velscope light unit. With the scope, irregular tissue with capillary network can be detected. However, definitive diagnosis must be done with biopsy. Brush biopsy also must be followed through with the tissue biopsy. Check with your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More likely.: Most colon cancer is from adenomatous polyps. Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer comes from hmsh2 and hmlh1 genes on chromosomes 2 and 3 respectively which repair dna. These have mutations that can lead to colon and other cancers. Diagnosis needs three or more relatives with colon cancer, with one being a first degree relative, >1 case before 50, and >=2 generations. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I need help! How do I know if I have another prostate infection even if my urine culture was negative?
Here are some...: Known to us, most of patients labelled with prostatitis are not related with bacterial infection and their urinalysis may be normal so the urine culture is (-). Largely, detailed history and physical exam are the keys to suspect "prostatitis". How to get to the core of puzzle and confusion has not to be hard by following instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
What do you advise if i had an ultrasound done about a year ago, could I have gotten ovarian cancer since then.?
Ovarian cancer: It is theoretically possible, the ultrasound one year ago has no influence on future events. Why do you think you might have ovarian cancer? Best bet is to talk to your gyn. If you have a genetic increased risk(BRCA carrier) or a strong family history, there may be a role for screening ultrasounds. ...Read more
I have prostate cancer (no methastesis). I won't have any treatment. How long can I have before it gets really worrying?
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
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