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What would be an early sign of cancer in the ascending colon?

What would be an early sign of cancer in the ascending colon?

Early colon cancer: Early colon cancer typically doesn't have any symptoms- that's why screening colonoscopy is important. If there were symptoms, blood in the stool would be #1. Other things could include pencil-thin stools, pain, cramping, or diarrhea. Most of these would not likely be present in early colon cancer, though, but increasingly likely with an increasing disease burden. ...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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Are new freckles a sign of cancer?

Are new freckles a sign of cancer?

No: Freckles are freckles and are benign, early skin cancer may appear to be a frickle to an untrained eye, .And a compelling reason to see your doctor for professional opinion. ...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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Is a hard prostate a certain sign of cancer?

Is a hard prostate a certain sign of cancer?

Not necessarily: ..But would probably trigger some sort of work up depending on the circumstances. ...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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Hoping you can tell me, is tingling body all over a sign of cancer ?

Hoping you can tell me, is tingling body all over a sign of cancer ?

Unlikely but possibl: This is usually not a symptom of cancer except in the case of the paraneoplastic syndrome. This is a case where there are factors (caused by the cancer) that are in the body that affect the peripheral nerves. This can lead to a diffuse numbness in the extremities. Work-up by a neurologist can include testing of serum antigens and antibodies and nerve biopsy. ...Read more

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Is a hard prostate always a sign of cancer or can it be something else?

Is a hard prostate always a sign of cancer or can it be something else?

No: But it needs to be evaluated. A urologist is the person that can help with this. The risk of prostate cancer goes up after 50 years. There are some men diagnosed in the 40s. Almost no one at 30. Still, it may need an evaluation. ...Read more

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My skin caused by scratching, I am worried, could it be a sign of cancer?

My skin caused by scratching, I am worried, could it be a sign of cancer?

Dermatographism: Some people get hives when the skin is scratched. This results in linear welts and itching that lasts 1-2 hours. Most cases are not associated with any conditions, but it can be associated with other conditions. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a temperature on 99-99.5 everyday? That's my usual temperature but only recently in the last few months. Is this a sign of cancer

Is it normal to have a temperature on 99-99.5 everyday? That's my usual temperature but only recently in the last few months. Is this a sign of cancer

This is normal: This is not a fever. Everyone has normal temperature fluctuations during the day/night. And folks can "a little warmer" in the summer. My real question is why are you taking your temperature so often? Are you having some other symptoms? Because there is no evidence of anything wrong here. ...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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Are hemorrhoids a sign of cancer?

Are hemorrhoids a sign of cancer?

No, but...: ...It is often difficult to distinguish bleeding from hemorrhoids versus bleeding from a colon/rectal cancer. When in doubt, i advise a colonoscopy to determine the source of bleeding. ...Read more

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Are polyps in lungs a sign of cancer ?

Are polyps in lungs a sign of cancer
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High potential: They are in bronchial divisions, premalignent need trasbronchial biopsy, possible removal, some times need segmental resection of lung. ...Read more

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Boil inbetween my bum cheeks.. Is this a sign of cancer?

Boil inbetween my bum cheeks.. Is this a sign of cancer?

Probably not: It's probably just what you described... A boil. If it is a boil, it should resolve on its own with some warm compresses. If it doesn't get better in a week, it's time to have a health provider take a look. A boil should be on your skin on the fleshy part of your rump, not right on the opening of your anus. If it is on the opening of your anus, it might be a hemorrhoid. Don't be shy! ...Read more

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Could anemia neutropenic be a sign of cancer?

Could anemia neutropenic be a sign of cancer?

Possible: There are several causes of a low WBC and an anemia. Some of these can be medication related, some can be related to viral infections. There are diseases of the blood that are forms of leukemia as well. You should be evaluated to get answers and piece of mind. Your health is important. ...Read more

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Is pain a sign of cancer?

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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Is losing about 17 pounds in 7-9 months without a lot of exersize a sign of cancer?

Is losing about 17 pounds in 7-9 months without a lot of exersize a sign of cancer?

Maybe: Weight loss without dieting or exercise can have several causes, but one of them is certainly cancer. You should see your doctor for a thorough workup to see why you are losing weight without trying to. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more