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Last Stage Of Cancer Symptoms
I was thought to or family was told in nov. 3 2003 that I would pass by morning, if not I might last 2 years. I do not drink. What are cancer symptoms?
Please clarify: We all want to help but you've given us nothing that we can understand. I understand you recovered from an acute illness, that your family was told you had an illness that would be fatal most likely within two years, and that you do not know the nature of your illness. You have an absolute right to know your diagnosis from your physician & there are often misunderstandings. Assert your right. ...Read more
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
I get hoarse 1 -2 times per yr. Cortisone fixes it. Last 6 months has happened 3 times. Am scared of cancer. Does cortisone stop cancer symptoms?
I got a tube ligation last year and I haven't gotten my period in 2 months 2 weeks and 2 days and I have ovarian cancer symptoms I'm 30 is it possib?
It is possible: There could be many causes of amenorrhea (no periods) and pelvic pain. It is possible to have premature menopause (menopause at less than 35 years old). When you had your tubal ligation, the ovaries would have been visualized and most likely appeared normal. Your pain may be due to adhesions from the tubal (abnormal scarring). ...Read more
Breast Cancer Sx: A lump in the breast, puckering of the skin, redness or bleeding in a localized area, are among common presenting symptoms, but many are so small that they are "silent" until they grow bigger. At your age, it is extremely unlikely you have a breast cancer, even with a positive family history or a "cancer gene" such as brca1. If you are worried, consult your gynecologist. ...Read more
Sometimes: There are certain types of cancers that can give you sudden symptoms. If you have a particular concern, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Depends on the type:
Of leukemia. There are many types of leukemias and there is wide range of symptoms. The common symptoms are weakness, pallor, bleeding in mucus membrane and skin, lymph node enlargement, fever, infections etc. See this site for more info.
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/tc/leukemia-topic-overview. ...Read more
None at first: Sadly, there is no screening for ovarian cancer and by the time it causes symptoms, it is often advanced. Abdominal swelling, pain, intestinal obstruction, or shortness of breath can happen in those cases. If you have a strong family history of cancer (any kind) please discuss risk reduction methods with an expert in cancer genetics. ...Read more
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Often none: Often none until the cancer is advanced, thus the potential benefit of screening methods in patients at risk. When symptoms happen, they are lung related (cough, shortness of breath, spitting blood) or related to advanced disease like bone pain or headaches due to metastases. Also, patients can experience fatigue and weight loss. If you smoke, please don't. ...Read more
Many or none: Proper screening with self breast exams looking for new lumps, breast exams by your physician looking for skin or nipple chanes as well as masses or lymph nodes, and mammogram and ultrasound if needed are the best ways to pick up early stage breast cancer before it causes any symptoms. Once advanced it can cause many symptoms throughout the body. ...Read more
Not sure what you...: Not sure what you are asking. Do you want to know if your symptoms suggest cancer or what to do if you think you have cancer? Lucky for you, the answer is the same for both: see your doctor to get a good evaluation and maybe a mammo or ultrasound. Don't waste time in the web, no doctor here can examine you. Best to you. ...Read more
Variable: Many times- there is no symptom and breast cancer is diagosed through the abnormal mammogram. Symptom/sign can be presented with palpable lump on the breast, bloody nipple discharge, skin eruption around the nipple that does not go away and itch, skin thickness over the breast area. Frequently- lump/s can also present on the arm pit area. Any of these- please see your doctor immediately. ...Read more
Persistent: Once symptoms develop as a result of a malignancy as the tumor grows the associated symptoms are enhanced. If one looks at metastasis to bone causing pain, failure to control disease causes enhancement in pain. When pancreatic CA produces jaundice, lack of treatment causes progression of jaundice. Metastasis to spinal dura if not controlled will lead to paralysis. Symptoms are not intermittent ...Read more
Bleeding and pain.: Early cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms. As the cancer progresses, the following signs and symptoms of more advanced cervical cancer may appear: Vaginal bleeding after intercourse, between periods or after menopause. Watery, bloody vaginal discharge that may be heavy and have a foul odor. Pelvic pain or pain during intercourse. ...Read more
Depends on stage: Early cervical cancer usually has no symptoms or signs. It is important to have regular pap examinations for early detection. With later stage cancer, there may be irregular bleeding, bleeding with intercourse, ulcer and/or mass on cervix, foul smelling discharge, abdominal pain, urinary problems, weight loss, anemia and if left untreated, death. ...Read more
They are not: The symptoms of cancer are always somewhat varied. In this regard cervix cancer does what cancers in general do. They bleed(abnormal bleeding) and there is a growth of a tumor on the surface of the cervix which can be easily seen by a doctor(on pelvic examination). When there is a growth, we do a biopsy and cancer can be easily seen under the microscope. So there is nothing confusing about it ...Read more
What are bone cancer symptoms? What are the symptoms of bone cancer and how is bone cancer diagnosed?
Please refer to this excellent resource for more details:
http://www.Cancer. Net/cancer-types/bone-cancer. ...Read more
Depends: Early stage lung cancer can be asymptomatic or no symptoms. Often it is found incidentally by chest xray or chest ct scan. Ct scan screening for high risk patients has shown to be effective. Larger cancers can cause symptoms such as bleeding (hemoptysis), wheezing, weight loss and other symptoms. ...Read more
Stomach cancer: Stomach cancer can present with various symptoms. The most common are indigestion, abdominal pain and cramps, regurgitation (food just won't go down and come back up) and weight loss. Some people have bleeding resulting in dark or black feces. They become very weak due to anemia. Loss of appetite and pain when eating are also common. With advanced disease fever and night sweats can occur. ...Read more
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