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Neck pain and aching legs in kids a sign of cancer?

Neck pain and aching legs in kids a sign of cancer?

Other symptoms?: Pain can be a presenting symptom of cancer, but there are many, more common causes. Details about the pain (constant?, location?, migratory?, how long going on for?) can be helpful. Symptoms with pain that are more concerning for cancer include: new bruising, extreme fatigue, unexplained fevers, appearing very pale, new mass, persistent lymph nodes, headaches+vomiting. See doc if having these. ...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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I have a lump in my neck. Could this be a sign of cancer?

I have a lump in my neck. Could this be a sign of cancer?

Depends: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
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Are small lumps on the side of neck a prominent sign of cancer?

Are small lumps on the side of neck a prominent sign of cancer?

Maybe: The lumps you describe might be enlarged lymph nodes. Knowing what causes their enlargement depends on more history: how long have they been enlarged, have you had a cancer of the head and neck, etc. It could be from an infection, but it might also be cancer, especially if you already have a cancer diagnosis. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Could my neck lump be a sign of cancer? I have a pretty big lump that is visible on my left side especially if I turn my head. I am 21 years old cur

Could my neck lump be a sign of cancer? I have a pretty big lump that is visible on my left side especially if I turn my head. I am 21 years old cur

What about the lump?: If it is VERY large, more than a good inch across, rock hard, and / or stuck to nearby structures, get it seen. Otherwise, it's probably a lymph node and your friend. ...Read more

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Burning in throat a sign of cancer?

Burning in throat a sign of cancer?

It can be: Signs of throat cancer include: hoarseness, pain with swallowing, ear pain, or lymph nodes in the neck that are swollen and painless. If you have persistent burning, you should see your primary doctor and be referred to an ear, nose, and throat doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 19, had pharyngitis. The sore throat went away. Now my right tonsil and ear hurts. That won't go away. Early sign of cancer? Help please.

I'm 19, had pharyngitis. The sore throat went away. Now my right tonsil and ear hurts. That won't go away. Early sign of cancer? Help please.

Get an exam: You need to have your throat examined by your family doctor or you can go to an ENT specialist. Pain is usually not a symptom of Cancer, unless the Cancer is far advanced. How long have you had this problem??? ...Read more

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Feeling dizziness and chronic neck pain. Is because of any cancer? .

Feeling dizziness and chronic neck pain. Is because of any cancer? .

Cancer is: Low down on the list of possibilities. Please see your doc who can check you out for things like. Pinched nerves in the neck and disk problems. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have extreme clavicle and neck pain due to cancer. Is there any strong pain meds that can help?

Pain: A consultation with a pain management expert would be very helpful here - they have a wider experience in dealing with cancer pain. ...Read more

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Had MRI of neck, said "non enlarged bilateral reactive lymph nodes"...Should I b scared? Had r side neck pain for 5 weeks now, scared its cancer thx

Had MRI of neck, said "non enlarged bilateral reactive lymph nodes"...Should I b scared? Had r side neck pain for 5 weeks now, scared its cancer thx

Prob not: Need to follow up with your doctor who investigates your case and order mri. Frequent follow up with med provider is the best way to detect something early. ...Read more

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Thyroid removed 2yrs ago bc thy cancer. Now having a lot of neck pain. New U/S shows enlarged lymph node with loss of fatty hilum. Can cancer be back?

Thyroid cancer: 40 F notes: Thyroid removed 2yrs ago bc thy cancer. Now having a lot of neck pain. New U/S shows enlarged lymph node with loss of fatty hilum. Can cancer be back? ANS: yes it COULD be but only your Dr can tell you. Depends on type of cancer it was, what the path report said, your family hx of thyroid cancer and many other things. Ask your team. ...Read more

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Neck pain top of both shoulders hurt to touch had it 2 years could this be cancer eyes go heavy and hurt to touch floaters for years go weak thenshake?

Muscle pain: Sounds like my Fessional pain. You can ask your physician to send you to a physical therapy after your appropriate evaluation to be certain there's no other medical problems ...Read more

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I'm a smoker for 15 years I'm 30 years old I have upper back pain on my shoulder blades and neck pain can it be lung cancer?

I'm a smoker for 15 years I'm 30 years old I have upper back pain on my shoulder blades and neck pain can it be lung cancer?

Sounds muscular, but: I would still see your PCP to discuss cancer screening possibilities, have a full physical, and discuss smoking cessation options. The sooner you quit, the lower your chances of cancer, and the more likely your lungs will return to pre-smoking health! Good luck ...Read more

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I have neck pain and 2 lumps on my neck could it be thyroid cancer? Also back pain and cough since october and done light nausea

I have neck pain and 2 lumps on my neck could it be thyroid cancer? Also back pain and cough since october and done light nausea

Possible: You need to consult a physician. These issues may or may not be related. The neck lumps could simply be enlarged lymph nodes due to infection of the lungs (explaining the cough) or something more serious. ...Read more

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I'm freaked out I've had headaches, neck pain almost a month. I just found a lump on my neck behind my ear. Seeing dr in the morning. Is this cancer?

Unlikely: More likely a lymph node in posterior cervical chain large fighting viral infx causing myositis neck pain and headache but get a dr to check just getit checked no need to worry beyond that many benign explanation for your presentation. ...Read more

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I'm 30 year old female I wheeze lots at night and I chest pain like a shock and rib pain I get neck pain right before my skull could it be lung cancer?

I'm 30 year old female I wheeze lots at night and I chest pain like a shock and rib pain I get neck pain right before my skull could it be lung cancer?

Unlikely: Do you have asthma? Are you over-weight? It would be prudent to consult a doctor as your symptoms warrant a more detailed history, physical examination and may be some tests. If you are over-weight, try losing some weight. (easier said than done). ...Read more

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Feeling tired, weak spells, voice loss when singing or cheering, neck pain in the muscles to the touch. Normal chest xray and blood work. Cancer?

Symptoms without dx.: Someone has ordered limited lab testing which is normal, but sounds like either a vocal nodule, or perhaps a viral disease like mono may be the cause. While cancer is not likely, because this is condition worries you, a thorough evaluation to examine your whole person (physical and mental) is needed to fully diagnose or reassure you. ...Read more

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Am having neck pain and earaches and headacheseveryday I think I might have an brain tumor or cancer plus shoulder pain by my upper back pains I want to go have an cat scan but I already been for other things

Am having neck pain and earaches and headacheseveryday I think I might have an brain tumor or cancer plus shoulder pain by my upper back pains I want to go have an cat scan but I already been for other things

Cluster of symptoms: Hard to say with a general cluster of symptoms what may be happening, but if they are significant they should be evaluated. Conditions such as brain tumor are quite rare and ct/mri scans may be ordered by a physician after a thorough history and exam. Don't ignore your symptoms, but be cautious about jumping to the most severe conclusion without more of a work-up. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Swollen lingual tonsil one side of tounge white coating neck pain tounge pain post nasal drip swollen cervical lymph nodes 5 month no change. Cancer?

See a doctor: Your enlarged lymph nodes could be due to a chronic infection, but 5 months is a long time. You should see a health care provider to figure out what is wrong. ...Read more

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Is pain a sign of cancer?

Yes/No: Some cancers present with pain depending on the organ/ location, and if there is any involvement of nerve roots or nerve plexus.

On the other hand, many tumors do not presents with pain. ...Read more

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I don't have a good appetite, could it be a sign of cancer?

I don't have a good appetite, could it be a sign of cancer?

Yes.: Yes. It can also be a sign of depression, anxiety, and a host of chronic illnesses. It can also be seen in people who are healthy but just don't get hungry.

The poor appetite of cancer is usually associated with unintentional weight loss. ...Read more

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If someone keeps getting thinner & thinner day by day, could that be a sign of cancer?

If someone keeps getting thinner & thinner day by day, could that be a sign of cancer?

Perhaps: There are many possible causes of weight loss. Cancer is one. A health check up is needed immediately. ...Read more

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Is low sodium a sign of cancer?

Is low sodium a sign of cancer?

Could be: It can be a sign of an endocrine disorder in which your signals to regulate sodium may be off. There are certain conditions, such as addison's disease, in which your body cannot regulate sodium. It can be due to medications as well. It also can be associated with cancer, usually lung cancer, but you may have other symptoms such as shortness of breath or weight loss. ...Read more

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What is 49cc ovarian volume? Is this a sign of cancer

What is 49cc ovarian volume? Is this a sign of cancer

Not necessarily: This is just the size of the ovary and this is an estimate given the ultrasound just like people different sizes so our different organs I would worry too much about it would also look at shape and consistency and other features please consult with your doctor from more accurate description but it doesn't sound like anything wrong. ...Read more

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Are shingles a sign of cancer?

Are shingles a sign of cancer?

Not necessarily: We know most often we can identify a significant medical treatment, illness or psychosocial stressor as a trigger. Cancer is known to be a trigger but though we all have seen patients who had shingles and then soon after were diagnosed with cancer, most with shingles don't get a cancer diagnosis in the following months. ...Read more

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Discoid atelectasis sign of cancer?

Discoid atelectasis sign of cancer?

NO: Many non cancerous conditions will cause discoid altelectasis of lung ...Read more

Dr. Craig Morton
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more