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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
Testis cancer: Entails the effected testis to be removed, unilateral orchiectomy. For advanced prostate cancer, bilateral orchiectomy is as effective and cost effective as pharmaceuticals, but the idea is unpalatable to many patients and some doctors. The anti-hormone therapy is justified for those that might want the effcts reversed, not always desireable or posible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a small lump under my right armpit. Its been there for 2 months. It was painful initially, but not anymore. I am a 24 year old male. Cancer ?
Not likely: Infection or inflammation of anytime can produce a painful lump. This seems to be the case with your lump under the arm. The fact it is now painless indicates that acute problem has settled down. But watch its size...Which should get smaller and not be increasing at all.If it is increasing in size, then you need to see a doctor for further examination to find out its nature. Cancer is unlikely rig. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a bump on anus right near the hole. Looks gray. Feels like part of the skin but appeared 3 days ago. Hurts a little. Itchy. 17 y/o male.Cancer?
Find out cause: My first advice would be to find out the cause. Hiccups can be related to any type of irritation of the diaphgram, including tumor growth or metastasis. You can also get hiccups from a pleural effusion. If you can't find the cause, then I have used low-dose Chlorpromazine at a dose of 25 mg by mouth 3-4 times per day to be effective. This medication can have other serious side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in groin on right side above the penis root.Pressed slightly to check and feels like some swollen veins at the painful spot.20 yo male.Cancer?
My dad and I were just diagnosed with 'MEN.1' My dad's almost 60-will he be okay finding the cancer so late? &Does drug addiction make it worse? :(
Could an edoscopic investigation that shows lesion in lower esophagus with some ulceration and gastritis be caused by anti-inflammatory drugs or more likely be cancer in 78 yr old male.
Need a biopsy: An ulcerated lesion at the distal esophagus can be from esophagitis due to reflux, but can be from other causes, such as cancer. Other causes include hiatal hernia and paraesophageal hernias. Risk factors such as tobacco use and alcohol intake can increase the risk of this being cancer. In any case, a brushing or biopsy can make the diagnosis, as well as response to medical therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
70 years male with stomach cancer metastasized to liver and bone, is this a good chemo drug combination (capecitabine+oxaliplatin+zoledronic acid)?
Chemo : If you can tolerate capecitabine, the regiment will be good for the type of cancer. Also, consider to check her2-neu receptor status of the cancer - as if her2-neu receptor is positive, Herceptin (trastuzumab) which is an inhibitor to the her2-neu receptor should be considered as one of treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pretty uncommon: Esophageal cancer is not a big concern for anyone without symptoms or risk factors under the age of 40. The incidence for all ages is about 5/100, 000. Most of that risk occurs in those who are older. Less than 15% of esophageal ca is in those < 55 years of age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer