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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 lower back pain and ovary pain serious? Dr oz said could be cancer.

Is lower back pain and ovary pain serious? Dr oz said could be cancer.

Ovary pain?: The TV entertainer you mention is as credible as professional wrestling. A majority of people have low back pain and it almost never is the first sign of cancer. Pelvic pain is worrisome and the screen for ovarian cancer is your annual pelvic exam. If this is normal, stop worrying, and stop watching phony medical television shows for your own comfort. ...Read more

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Is lower back pain a symptom of testicular cancer?

Is lower back pain a symptom of testicular cancer?

Possibly: Low back pain might be caused by testicular cancer in abdominal or pelvic lymph nodes, pelvic or lower abdomen back muscles, low lumbar vertebrae or if it were pushing on the nerves exiting the spine in the low back. The best was to evaluate this would be imaging of the low back, abdomen and pelvis with either ct scan or MRI scan or both. ...Read more

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Are lower back pain and testicular cancer related?

Are lower back pain and testicular cancer related?

Usually not: Testcular cancer may spread to the lymph nodes of the back but this is seldom painful. It seldom metastasizes to the bone. Your question is important and should be moot -- if there's a testicular mass it needs to be investigated, if a person has been treated for testicular cancer, low back pain isn't the normal way a recurrence presents. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could lower back pain be a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Could lower back pain be a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: Most people do not have symptoms until advanced stages but if symptoms occur, they may include bloating, pain, early satiety (feeling full after a few bites) or change in urinary symptoms. So, yes back pain is a possible symptom. ...Read more

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Does lower back pain means bone cancer?

Does lower back pain means bone cancer?

No: Back pain can be from many causes. It can be muscular (due to muscular spasm, etc), neuropathic (nerve problem) or herniated disc, degenerative (arthritis), post-traumatic (fracture), or could be from cancer but there is no reason to jump to cancer. Thorough history and physical should be very helpful for initial evaluation. Imaging may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Does colon cancer cause lower back pain?

Does colon cancer cause lower back pain?

Thanks for asking!: I agree plus many causes of low backache and colon cancer can do it too. ...Read more

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Red bump in middle of spine.. Doesnt hurt and is not itchy. Also been having lower back pain. Is it cancer?

Red bump in middle of spine.. Doesnt hurt and is not itchy. Also been having lower back pain. Is it cancer?

Less likely: Your presentation is unlikely to be cancer. This is to answer your question. As to what it can be - not sure without further history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Lower back pain with nausea No other symptoms I'm very scared of cancer and I can't see my doctor before 2 weeks ?

Lower back pain with nausea 
No other symptoms
I'm very scared of cancer and I can't see my doctor before 2 weeks ?

Take it easy: What you described is not a cause for concern for cancer. Wish you good health and a happy new year! For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have cancer and am receiving chemo. Last couple of days I have lower back pain, coughing and coughing up thick yellow mucus.

I have cancer and am receiving chemo. Last couple of days I have lower back pain, coughing and coughing up thick yellow mucus.

Be seen: There aren't enough details here, but if you are on chemotherapy that suppresses your immune system and not on a growth factor, you might be susceptible to febrile neuropenia and infection. Please be seen promptly by your treating oncologist. ...Read more

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Sharp lower back pain for 3 weeks now only in certain positions for few sec and very mild body tingling but tht might be after i read abot spinal cancer?

Sharp lower back pain for 3 weeks now only in certain positions for few sec and very mild body tingling but tht might be after i read abot spinal cancer?

Probably not: Please see your doctor, even though a spinal tumor is quite unlikely, unless you already have a previous cancer. It might be as simple as a pulled muscle or a ruptured disc. ...Read more

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I have been having lower back pain, and pain in my right side.. along with narrow stools quite frequently. Could these be related? Colon Cancer?

I have been having lower back pain, and pain in my right side.. along with narrow stools quite frequently. Could these be related? Colon Cancer?

Um: Colon cancer could be but not the first thing to consider. You could have urinary issues, stones, infection, irritable bowel. I would see your doctor for a full history and physical. Good luck ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat lower back pain from sciatica due to a tumor in the lumbar area? On tarceva (erlotinib) for the cancer but how to stop the pain?

What is the best way to treat lower back pain from sciatica due to a tumor in the lumbar area?  On tarceva (erlotinib) for the cancer but how to stop the pain?

Get doctor advice: If your pain is due to metastatic cancer to the lumbar spine, radiation therapy should probably be administered. A combination of pain medications is often effective, and should include a narcotic analgesic and a non-steriodal anti-infllammatory agent. If the pain is radiating down your buttock and leg, addition of a medication for neuropathic pain could also be added. Please see your oncologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more