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Is there such a thing as bilateral eye cancer?

Is there such a thing as bilateral eye cancer?

Rarely: Most eye cancers occur in one eye. Bilateral disease can be found in retinoblastoma in infancy as this is an inherited tumor commonly but not always present in both eyes. Adults get bilateral cancer in the eye in the rare instance of simultaneous metastatic cancer from another site like breast or lung. ...Read more

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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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Is there such a thing as bilateral breast cancer?

Is there such a thing as bilateral breast cancer?

Yes: A woman with breast cancer in one breast is at a slightly higher rush of having it in the opposite breast. In some cancers, the risk is much higher. Biopsies should be able to confirm for you that any lump is benign. See your MD ...Read more

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Is there any such thing as eye cancer?

Is there any such thing as eye cancer?

Yes: Eye cancer can happen to any number of the eye layers from eyelids in the front to brain in the back. Also other cancers undergo metastasis to the eye and surrounding tissue. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as peritoneal cancer?

Is there such a thing as peritoneal cancer?

YES: It is known as ~ primary peritoneal carcinoma. Now there are other cancers that can start in the peritoneum like mesothelioma and others that can spread to the peritoneum like gastric, colon and ovarian to name a few. When this happens its described as peritoneal carcinomatosis. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as eye cancer? Is it treatable?

Yes: There are several types of eye cancer, some more treatable than others. Children can get a certain type of cancer called retinoblastoma. A common type of cancer in adults is melanoma. There are also many types of benign eye cancers. If you are having vision problems or have been told you have an eye cancer, you should see a retina specialist, as many eye tumors affect the retina. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a mucinous carcinoma breast cancer?

Is there such a thing as a mucinous carcinoma breast cancer?

Yes: Mucinous, or colloid, breast cancers are a rare type of breast cancer characterized by the production of mucus within the tumor. These tend to be low-grade tumors, are usually estrogen-receptor positive and her-2/neu negative. Treatment follows the same criteria for all breast cancers. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as lung transplant?

Is there such a thing as lung transplant?

Yes: Over 1800 were done in the United States in 2011. Either one or both lungs are used from a deceased donor. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as brain drain?

Is there such a thing as brain drain?

Geopolitical term: This relates to the acquisition of professional and highly skilled individuals migrating from the country in which they are trained, to another country offering better salaries or opportunities. This depletes the available "brain power" of the originating country - thus draining their brainy individuals. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as appendix cancer?

Is there such thing as appendix cancer?

Yes: The most common type of appendix tumor is a carcinoid tumor. Many of these are discovered by accident if someone has an appendectomy for appendicitis. If it has not spread or come from a distant source, removing all of it is curative. For other types, see nice summary at: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/appendix-cancer. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as tongue cancer?

Is there such thing as tongue cancer?

Yes: Tongue cancer is part of a spectrum of oral cancers. It is likely the most dangerous form of oral squamous cancers. The primary cause is tobacco use, although alcohol, genetics and human papilloma virus can play a role. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as blind pimples?

Is there such a thing as blind pimples?

Yes: Blind pimples are closed whiteheads that are not unclaimed. Topical salicylic wash can open these or prescription retin a (tretinoin). ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as frozen hip?

Is there such a thing as frozen hip?

Frozen hip: No, there is not a specific frozen hip. A hip can, however, become stiff and lose motion from arthritis, infection, scar tissue, synovitis, heterotopic calcification, muscle and ligament contractures, as well as from metabolic, congenital, and traumatic causes. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as lung pancreatitis?

Is there such a thing as lung pancreatitis?

No: The only linke between abdominal descriptions and the lungs is hepatization. This is very lung tissue is so full of fluid/pus that it appears to look like liver tissue on scan/ct. Pancreatitis is an abdominal process that describes an inflammed pancreas - it does not affect the lungs directly. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as severe menopause?

Is there such a thing as severe menopause?

Not exactly: The symptoms of menopause or peri menopause can be mild, moderate or severe. But menopause itself - absence of periods due to cessation of ovarian function - does not have varying degrees of severity. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as vitamin b17?

Is there such a thing as vitamin b17?

No: Amygdalin is sold under this name but it's not a vitamin. This is the laetrile fraud -- the most vicious of all the historic cancer quack regimens, and the most profitable to its proponents. Sadly, it's still around. There's nothing spiritual about "keeping an open mind" about a proven, vicious scan. Simply shun these people and don't reward them with even a little of your money. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as pain memory?

Is there such a thing as pain memory?

Yes: "phantom pain" for example is common in people who have amputations, where their brain makes them feel their foot is really aching, etc...Despite having had it amputated. It is the brain remembering the foot being their and thus a type of "memory pain.". ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as voice transplant surgery?

Is there such a thing as voice transplant surgery?

Laryngeal transplant: The larynx can be transplanted in certain very select cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Eye Cancer (Definition)

Eye cancer is a layman term used to describe any ocular oncological issue. These incluse ocular melanoma, basal carcinoma etc. Cancers of the eye should be referred to ocular ...Read more