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What does lymphatic cancer look like?

What does lymphatic cancer look like?

Many symptoms: It can look like painless bumps that you can feel - most commonly along the side of the neck. Or it can be unexplained symptoms such as weight loss, fevers for no apparent reason, fatigue, easy bruising, or intense itching of the skin. ...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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What are the signs of lymphatic cancer?

What are the signs of lymphatic cancer?

Possibly none: You may not have any symptoms but there may be anything from fatigue, pain, or swelling.Usually on exam the physcian will find swollen lymph nodes or a tender liver or spleen. Laboratory exams help. But usually diagnosis is made by imaginging such as a ct scan and biospsies. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for lymphatic cancer?

What is the best treatment for lymphatic cancer?

Depends: I assume you mean lymphoma. There are different kinds, from very aggressive to very slow growing. Treatment depends on the particular kind, the stage (how advanced), and the age and general health of the patient. It may include observation (yes, sometimes we do not need to treat them), chemotherapy (plus or minus Rituxan), or radiotherapy. Best to you. ...Read more

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I have heard that the laser can cause skin cancer or lymphatic cancer. Is there any truth to this?

I have heard that the laser can cause skin cancer or lymphatic cancer. Is there any truth to this?

Skin lasers: Generally lasers used to treat certain skin conditions are considered safe when performed by an experienced and qualified medical professional. It is best to see a dermatologist familiar with laser use and their side effects. Skin cancer formation would be highly unlikely. ...Read more

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Does abnormal or reactive lymph nodes mean cancer? How common would a lymphatic cancer be in an 18 year old?

Does abnormal or reactive lymph nodes mean cancer? How common would a lymphatic cancer be in an 18 year old?

Lymphadenitis: Or swollen lymph nodes due to viral or bacterial infection. The swollen lymph nodes caused by cancer is not very common condition. I don't think that your case is any different. . If concerned, check with your pcp. ...Read more

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Is there an injection a lymphatic cancer patient can be given to increase appetite. He lacks appetite, is having diarrhoea and is anaemic.

Is there an injection a lymphatic cancer patient can be given to increase appetite. He lacks appetite, is having diarrhoea and is anaemic.

Dexamethasone: Decadron (dexamethasone) is one if three drugs commonly used to stimulate appetite and is the only one that is injectable. The other two, Megestrol (Megace), and Marinol can be taken orally, or in the case of Marinol (medical marijuana) can be smoked. ...Read more

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If a lymph node in biceps has some cancer cells but the one in the armpit doesn't, is the tumor only in the lymphatic system or it could have spread?

If a lymph node in biceps has some cancer cells but the one in the armpit doesn't, is the tumor only in the lymphatic system or it could have spread?

Unclear question: If a tumor is in a lymph node (there are no lymphodes in the biceps) it has already spread. Where is the primary cancer and what kind of cancer? ...Read more

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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

Uncontrolled growth: Cancer or malignancy, refers to uncontrolled growth of cells, invasion and destruction of normal tissues by these cells and spread to distant organs with damage to those organs. ...Read more

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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

Abnormal growth: Body has capacity to control its growth, maintain cells normal structure & function , have a purpose, will co ordinate with other cells of body, stays with in the confinements like a well trained army, cancer cell does exactly opposite, abnormal cell no control invade and spread to other tissue and cancer cell has no purpose in the body. ...Read more

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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

Abnormal cells: quoted from Medicine Net. com:. "Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells which tend to proliferate in an uncontrolled way and in some places metastasize (spread). Cancer is not one disease. It is a group of more than 100 different distinctive diseases." You can go online and research more about the different types. ...Read more

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Lymphatic (Definition)

Arteries and veins carry blood around the body. Fluid leaks out and bathes the tissues and is returned to the heart by a system of vessels termed the lymphatic system. Without it fluid would accumulate in tissues ...Read more