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Most Painful Cancer Types
Testicular Cancer: The most common cancer is a second testicular cancer in the opposite testicle. Also depending on whether one receives chemotherapy or radiation, and to what areas, there may be increased risk of secondary cancers (leukemia from chemotherapy, sarcoma from radiation). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Some risks: Some risks are known and others are not. Prolonged estrogen exposure, family genetics, obesity, cigarette smoking, early age of first period, late age of first childbirth can be some risks. Maybe excess alcohol intake. See this site: http://ww5.Komen.Org/content.Aspx?Id=5248&terms=causes%20of%20breast%20cancer. ...Read more
Cysts, fibroadenomas: Cysts and fibroadenomas are the most common benign lumps. But if someone feels a lump it is best to see a breast disease specialist and get a mammogram and a directed ultrasound of the lump. It is not possible to determine what it is based on size, how it feels, and age of person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are some cancers(like testicular) highly curable even in full metastasis yet others(like lung cancer) are rarely curable even in early stages?
Not alike: All cancers are not alike and have different biology and genetic factors. Some are more sensitive to chemotherapies and others more resistant. Some tumors are inherently more aggressive. The patient's immune system defends some cancers more efficiently. No two cancers are alike. ...Read more
Many diff regimens: There are many different regimens utilizing multiple drugs and ranging 3-6 months. Common drugs are anthracyclines, taxanes, and Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) in various combinations - acx4, tcx4(or 6), tac x 6, acx4 ->tx4, dose dense ac->t, weekly taxol. Other options/drugs can also be considered in the metastatic setting. A patient should seek a medical oncologist experience in breast to rec the best regimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vague question: "throat cancer" is a vague layman's term which can encompass many different problems. In general, most head and neck "throat cancers" are squamous cell cancers, which are commonly associated with smoking, drinking and hpv infection. They can occur anywhere there is squamous mucosa: tongue, tonsil, palate, throat, larynx, etc. See you ENT for an exam or screening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IBD, viruses: Colon cancer probably begins from the effect of exogenous factors on the bowel, considering that the patient does not have hereditary causes. A virus such as polyoma is probably a contributing factor along with carcinogens in the food. In addition patients with inflammatory bowel disease release, over a long period of time cytokines that can induce malignant transformation. ...Read more
No: Cancer pain usually results from spread to bone or nerve, sometimes local measures can keep these under control. Some cancer deaths are agonizing and require a great deal of medication. Others are pain-free, as was my late mother's. In contrast to the barbaric policies of the past, today's politicians are more willing to allow physicians to manage end-stage cancer pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on age...: Some of the most common forms of childhood cancer in younger children are neuroblastoma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all), brain tumors, retinoblastoma and wilms tumor. Common adolescent cancers include all, rhabdomyosarcoma, osteosarcoma, ewings sarcoma and lymphomas (both hodgkin disease and non-hodgkin lymphoma). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are typical colon cancer symptoms that most patients have? Do all cancer patients have swollen, painful lymph nodes?
Here are some ...: Does this question pertain to you? If yes, it is much less likely happening to one at 20. The common symptoms related with colon cancer are changed habit of BM without traceable foods indigestion, bloody in or on stool, but most patients would not have any symptoms at all in its early stage. Besides, it related LN enlargement presents in mesentery, not outside. More? Ask doctors timely. ...Read more
They can be.: A common misconception is that if a woman has a tender, painful lump in their breast, it is unlikely to be cancer. While it is true that many women with breast cancer do not have breast pain, the presence of pain does not exclude cancer as the cause. Bottom line: a new lump in the breast, painful or not, warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more
HPV: Hpv types 6 and 11 cause about 90% of genital warts in both men and women. Hpv types 16 and 18 cause about 75% of cervical cancer cases in women. Hpv types 16 and 18 also cause about 70% of vaginal cancer cases and up to 50% of vulvar cancer cases in women. All hpv types that affect the genital area can cause abnormal pap tests in females. . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stage 4 cancer: Most stage 4 cancers are not curable. Stage 4 (or metastatic cancer) is when cancer has travelled to a distant place in the body. There are a few exceptions: many stage 4 testicular cancer or lymphoma may be curable. For stage 4 melanoma, a small percentage of patients may be cured with immunotherapy such as interleukin-2 or ipilimumab. ...Read more
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