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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 would i know if i had breast cancer?

How would i know if i had breast cancer?

See a doctor: Need to see a doctor for annual breast physical examination to look for breast lumps. Usually get mammogram yearly starting age 40, and sooner if your doctor's examination feels an abnormality. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would happen if someone took tamoxifen if you didn't have breast cancer?

I was wondering what would happen if someone took tamoxifen if you didn't have breast cancer?

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 more

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How should I know if I have colon cancer?

How should I know if I have colon cancer?

Only way: To know for sure is by colonoscopy. If you are not in a high risk group and have no symptoms such as abdominal cramping, blood in stool, or anemia, your chances of colon cancer before age 50 is pretty low. Talk to your doctor about getting proper tests. ...Read more

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What should I do if i suspect breast cancer?

What should I do if i suspect breast cancer?

See a physician: Immediately see your physician for a detailed history and physical. Diagnostic imaging (ultrasound or mammogram) may be indicated. ...Read more

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If I have a lump in my uterus, how do I know if it is cancer?

If I have a lump in my uterus, how do I know if it is cancer?

See your doctor: Diagnosis of cancer usually requires a biopsy and examination of the tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more

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Worried that i might have cervical cancer. How would i test for this?

Worried that i might have cervical cancer. How would i test for this?

Pap smear: A pap smear, although a screening test, is a very good way to screen for cervical cancer. Some physicians also take biopsies or tissue samples from the cervix, to be examined by a pathologist. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Say I have man boobs does it mean i might have testicular cancer?

Say I have man boobs does it mean i might have testicular cancer?

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 more

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If I think I may be at risk for pancreatic cancer, what should I do?

If I think I may be at risk for pancreatic cancer, what should I do?

Depends: There are rare families with hereditary pancreas cancer--if you are in one of those you should find a clinic that specifically addresses them--2 i know are at johns hopkins and the university of washington/seattle cancer care alliance. ...Read more

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How to know if I have i have ovarian cancer or anything serious?

How to know if I have i have ovarian cancer or anything serious?

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

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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?

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

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How do I know if I have it could be oral cancer?

Dr. Dinh Bui Dr. Bui
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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 more

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How likely is it that I have colorectal cancer if my dad had it?

How likely is it that I have colorectal cancer if my dad had it?

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 more

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I need help! How do I know if I have another prostate infection even if my urine culture was negative?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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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

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How can I know if I have testicular cancer?

How can I know if I have testicular cancer?

See your: Primary care doctor who will exam you. They may order a testicular ultrasound if there is suspicion for a mass. Also, do a self exam and feel for any lumps. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had an ultrasound done about a year ago, could I have gotten ovarian cancer since then.?

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

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I have prostate cancer (no methastesis). I won't have any treatment. How long can I have before it gets really worrying?

I have prostate cancer (no methastesis). I won't have any treatment. How long can I have before it gets really worrying?

Depends: It depends on the volume of cancer, the gleason score, and lymphatic or perineural invasion. On average, the most common prostate cancer will take 7-10 years before any significant metastatic disease develops. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Prostate (Definition)

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


Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Prostate Cancer (Definition)

The second most common cancer after skin cancer ...Read more