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Melanoma Awareness Day
A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer are: basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use and ...Read more
Normal: Common probably normal for a runner.Get a more detailed answer ›
A little bit: Yes, but not a great deal. The good news is that surveillance for any skin cancer is the same. Examine your own skin regularly, and keep your scheduled appointments with your doctor or dermatologist. Notify them if you see any lesions which are concerning for skin cancer. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
We use NFP & now experience irregular & basal temps. What would cause a lack of high basal temp 21 days after period, day 33 today? No period age 49
Depends on depth: The prognosis for melanoma depends greatly on the stage at diagnosis. In the absence of spread to lymph nodes or other sites, the depth of the melanoma is the most important factor which predicts outcome. The deeper the tumor invades the more risk of it spreading/recurring. I caught early, melanoma is very curable. Discuss the case in question with your dermatologist or oncologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes you can: By visiting woman groups , conducting breast examination clinics trough your local medical facilities , educating advantages of early diagnosis , teaching self examination techniques , encouraging to visit their doctor , and annual mammographies etc you can early diagnosis saves lives . Good luck in your mission. ...Read more
8 years old \impulsive ADHD with daily night terrors & sleep walking for 9 months. 4-5 times non sleep terrors in day time. Normal eeg. Is it nt?
When charting daily basal temperature daily during monthly cycle will there be a temperature drop of 1degree during implantation?
Are home BP digital machines accurate? Mine keeps giving the irregular heart rate symbol at least once a day.
29yo. Pat grndmthr diagnosis Breast Cancer@24yo. Ovarian cx@age 34& took her@68yo.Inherent odds? +Ive virtually zero chest, size <34A-change my odds?
Hereditary CA: With grandma having both cancers at a young age, and both ca being the ones linked to a gene you should talk to your doctor about testing and what you would do differently if positive. Also see if you can get more family history data. That would help a lot. Size of your breasts won't really matter. Gather info, calculate risks, and stay on top of screening. ...Read more
During panic attack, I took propranolol. After 1 hr, heart rate is 110 bpm. Then, after relaxing, it became 70-76 bpm whole day. Is it normal?
Interesting: Are you resting every day around that time when you would be more likely to notice it then when you would be more active? They could be occurring at other times when you are not noticing it. There are some simple tests that can determine if this is the case. If it is truly happening only once a day and precisely at 5:30 it would be reportable, and for that I don't have a good answer. ...Read more
On bc for 4-5 months.Past month sore breasts, large darker nipples, headaches, exhaustion & weird appetite.Never missed a day bs daylight savings.Prego?
Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more
Irregular strong random heart beats throughout day since 1 month /15 per day. 28year old male under stress.. Light drinker/smoker. Doc app in 2 weeks?
Lexapro (escitalopram) almst 3.5 weeks 20 mg & never take it at the same time. Some ups & downs in mood/anxiety but overall doing well. Is same time a day important?
Probably no effect : If you have taken Lexapro (escitalopram) daily for at least a week, then your blood level has reached what is called steady state & varying the timing on any given day after one week probably will not make a difference. Steady state depends on half-life (among other things), which is roughly 30 hours. This means it takes 30 hours for your body to metabolize half of the Lexapro (escitalopram) dose taken. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Disorganized activity of 7-8 c/sec alpha theta mix with delta waves nearly symetrical & synchronous over both hemisphere
general cerebral dysrhythmia?
Is malignant breast tumor may decrease in size? I've had 2 breast ultrasounds with 19 days interval. The lesion decrease from 2.78 x2.3 to 1.2 x .9
Not cancer: The rule for any malignancy in the body is that if left alone it will grow on you. A tumor, especially of breast origin can not decrease by almost 50% and still represent a malignant process unless under the influence of a chemotherapeutic or immunotherapeutic process. The lesion must for the most part be an inflammatory process. in this case a fibrocytic process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer