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Is It Bad Luck Or Bad Genes That Made Me Develop Parathyroid Tumor
Both: Some of parathyroid tumors have no genetic bearing then you can call it bad luck, others hane genetic link as in men syndromes. ...Read more
parathyroid glands are found in association with the thyroid gland . There are 4 glands situated on top of and below the thyroid gland. The glands function to produce the hormone parathormone which controls Ca++ metabolism. Occassionally one of the glands converts to a glandular adenoma which is more functional than the gland and more rarely the adenoma converts to ...Read more
Not your fault: Quoting dr. Loh:primary cushing's syndrome is the result of an endocrine active mass of adrenal gland cells that become so not as a result of lifestyle habits (good or bad). It's not your fault, but fortunately often completely curable. There are secondary cushing's syndromes related to medications doctors give to treat certain conditions, and it becomes a balance of benefits vs. Risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Answer is complex: Avm are communications which in variable degrees exist in different parts of the body. Most are congenital (you are born with) others can be related to injury or trauma . It also depends how large the avm are and if they cause symptoms besides the esthetic concern. ...Read more
Nothing genetic: I am not aware of any geneticly linked predisposition to ear drum rupture. The ear drum is tucked away in a strong bone protected from most outside events. Cupping injury( in a fight) or proximity to a blast might generate pressure waves that would rupture your drum. With any middle ear infection a rupture might occur & essentially all kids have them but not so many adults. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Liposarcoma falls in the category of sarcoma which are connective tissue cancers. Prognosis depends on staging, size of the tumor, aggressiveness of the tumor( grade), location. Low grade tumors that are completely excised with clear margins without evidence of spread elsewhere, have a very good prognosis. ...Read more
Is it true that aspartam is bad for health ? Does it cause anything like cancer or ... ? What is a better substitute ?
Aspartame: It is safe and fda gave them "gras" status meaning generally recognized as safe". No clear cut link to cancer except the saccharin studies of 70, s raising concern for bladder cancer in rats but nothing has panned out since then and generally there consumption is safe like "equal" and "nutrasweet". ...Read more
How does a bad diet cause lack of appetite? Im 22 and my appetite just isnt as strong lately I've been fearing cancer but everybody is saying appetite loss is not a usual sifn of cancer true or false please explain in detail so I can understans fully?
No true, false here!: What is a bad diet? A good diet is balanced to carbohydtes, protein and fat, with fruits and vegetables. The amount as well as quality are important. Appetite loss can be a sign of many diseases. What is your weight? Any fatigue or fever, pain or... ? How are your emotional and psychlogical conditions? One has to open, hopeful, optismitic and not hypochondiac. Give us more details? See a dr. ...Read more
My mother died in 1997 of a horrible disease called my cancer is it in my genes to and is it possible that I'm gonna die of it too ?
Sorry to hear: If you are asking "can I ever have cancer?", the answer is yes, just as any one can. If you are worried about increased risk due to your mom, it depends on many factors. At your age cancer is rare but I suggest you discuss this with your doc. He/she will review your personal and family history and make recommendations for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i clear high risk hpv, what can it do to me when i'm old, like 70 or more, and my immune system isn't as good as it is now? Does it mean cancer?
Regular followup: That you have cleared a high risk strain of hpv for now is a good thing.However, once you have it it could return at any tome. Regular followup exams and testing by your doc will be your best plan.Hopefully, it will never produce cancer, but it certainly could at some point. ...Read more
My mother just passed away from a breast cancer called her 2. It is evidently a rare type of cancer. What else can you tell me about this cancer?
Not so rare.: First of all, I am sorry for your loss. Her 2 stands for human epidermal growth factor receptor. This is a protein that is present on approximately 20% of all breast cancers. These cancers tend to be more aggressive; however, there are targeted therapies with drugs such as Herceptin (trastuzumab) that can be very effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that professional body spray tans can cause cancer? As someone told me there was a chemical that causes cancer.
Tanning: Tanning accelerators, such as lotions or pills that contain the Amino Acid tyrosine or its derivatives, are not effective and may be dangerous.The main ingredient in sunless tanning pills, canthaxanthin, can show up in your eyes as yellow crystals, which may cause injury and impair vision.There have also been reports of liver and skin problems. Read more at www.Cancer.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom was diagnosed with Pick disease but doing research I see it is similar to Lewy and CJD. Is the life expectancy similar. Worse because bad fall.
Archaic terminology: I presume your Mom has progressive cognitive decline, and statistical considerations would include Alzheimer's, vascular and mixed dementias, and perhaps Dementia with Lewy bodies. CJD is a prion infection, and relatively uncommon. You need a second opinion, as the diagnosis you expressed does NOT truly exist, as concepts have changed. ?Concierge or INBOX consult to expand on this? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does the medical community make of the mthfr genetic mutation? I had a doctor tell me that they no longer look at it or feel it is a problem
May be good: A fibroid that outgrows it's own blood supply may "infarct" and start to "degenerate". This stops growth and may cause a decrease in size. Now the bad news, it's painful and may lead to other problems like fever or infection (not common) or inflammation that cause adhesions (common). Fibroid degeneration is most common in pregnancy and usually does not require rx other than pain control. ...Read more
I've heard basically a 22 yr olds chance of colon cancer is pretty much nil is this true? If so why? I only have a poor appetite thats not a specific symptom of colon cancer right? Please explain in detail
There are 4 parathyroid glands. One each situated in upper and lower pole region of the thyroid. The glands which are soft and no larger than 3-4 mm are almost flat. The tumor is firm and round, and may expand the gland out. The tumors may or may not be symptomatic and based on overexpression of the parathyroid hormone. Should gland migrate say into mediastinum then imaging ...Read more
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more