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My mother has paranasal sinus cancer. Should I be worried for what this means?

My mother has paranasal sinus cancer. Should I be worried for what this means?

Sure, but wait: Sinuses are mysteries to people but they are hollow cavities that add to voice quality, but when inflamed, can cause bleeding, drainage, infectiojn, and unusually cancer:frontal, ethmoid, spenoid and maxillary describe locations. The neighboring things are sensitive and important: brain, eyes, ability to smell and taste. Some can be cured, other can be relieved. But it isn't simple. See ent/radonc. ...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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My mother has broken eye orbit. Should I be worried for what this means?

My mother has broken eye orbit. Should I be worried for what this means?

Need evaluation: A fracture of the eye socket- orbit- can be serious. Many of these fractures will need surgical repair as they can cause double vision or the eyeball to change position. A c/t scan is needed for proper diagnosis and to make treatment recommendations. She should be evaluated by a facial surgeon who treats these and she should have a complete eye exam by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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My mother has liver spots. Should I be worried for what this means?

My mother has liver spots. Should I be worried for what this means?

Lentigos or seb k's: There are two common skin spots that are often called liver spots, although neither is related to liver disease. The lentigo is like a dark freckle and can vary a lot in size and shape. They can respond to cryotherapy or bleaching. Seborrheic keratoses can look similar but are more varied in color and are usually raised. They often look warty. Cryotherapy may clear these, bleaching doesn't help. ...Read more

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My mother has biliary cirrhosis. Should I be worried for what this means?

My mother has biliary cirrhosis. Should I be worried for what this means?

Family risks of PBC: 90% of pbc patients are female. Age ranges 20-80, but typically patients are 40-60. The disease is world-wide, & affects asians, caucasians, jews, african. Family clustering is common in sisters, twins, daughters, mothers. While environmental factors can't be ignored, a strong immunogenetic background for pbc that runs in families is suggested. Early sxs: fatigue, itching +/- jaundice, RUQ pain. ...Read more

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My mother has huffing. Should I be worried for what this means?

My mother has huffing. Should I be worried for what this means?

Yes you should worry: Huffing is a practice of inhaling chemicals found in various products such as spray paint. It reportedly produces an intoxicating effect. It is dangerous as it can cause deadly heart rhythms. Repeated use can damage the lungs, kidney and brains. Additionally, using any intoxicating substance can lead to a path of using stronger and more dangerous drugs. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my mom was diagnosed with a avm brain tumor what exactly is it?

Should i be concerned if my mom was diagnosed with a avm brain tumor what exactly is it?

Not too much: Arterio-venous-malformation [avm] is a congenital abnormality in the blood vessels of the brain.. Very rarely there is a familial condition manifested clinical by this type of abnormalities... ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my mom has pancreatic cancer and has had a good exposure to fifth disease. Does anyone know the risk she could be facing?

Should i be concerned if my mom has pancreatic cancer and has had a good exposure to fifth disease. Does anyone know the risk she could be facing?

Little risk: Fifth disease is usually caused by parvo b19. A majority of adults are immune from subclinical infection. This is troublesome to people who have difficulty making red blood cells. It is not an opportunist otherwise. Pancreatic cancer is a rough disease but inability to make red cells is seldom part of the picture. ...Read more

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I think I have an enlarged lymph node behind my ear that is about a cm. Should i worry? It has been there for 3 years and i'm healthy?

I think I have an enlarged lymph node behind my ear that is about a cm. Should i worry? It has been there for 3 years and i'm healthy?

Lymph node: I think you should be concerned of any abnormal growth. If you think or your doctor told you, it is a lymph node then you may want to discuss with your doctor about biopsy. If there is family history of lymphoma then definitely you want biopsy. Good luck. ...Read more

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OK so my wbc is always high 13-26 and the lymph nodes below the jaw have been hard for almost a year what could be causing this should I be concerned?

OK so my wbc is always high 13-26 and the lymph nodes below the jaw have been hard for almost a year what could be causing this should I be concerned?

MD: You should have this thoroughly evaluated by your MD. And probably an ENT surgeon for biopsy if other tests are negative for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my friends mum has mouth cancer and now has 2 months of stem cell treatment. Does anyone know how this is done?

Should i be concerned if my friends mum has mouth cancer and now has 2 months of stem cell treatment. Does anyone know how this is done?

Not sure: ...What you mean. Is this a research trial? Most head and neck cancers (squamous) are treated with one or more of the following in different permutations: surgery, radiation, and/or chemo. I guess we need more information to give you a better answer. ...Read more

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My pediatrician thinks my 3 month old has a urachal cyst. What is this in leamans terms, how's it treated, and should I be concerned?

My pediatrician thinks my 3 month old has a urachal cyst. What is this in leamans terms, how's it treated, and should I be concerned?

See below: It is a connection between the umbilical cord site, belly button, and the bladder. This is a normal part of fetal development but should have closed. If there is a cyst, it will be surgically corrected. ...Read more

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I have lynch syndrome and have a colonoscopy every year, I am 47 y/o. I had 4 polyps removed today and 1 was 5mm. Is it possible that it could be cancerous, and I have a prominent fold in my cecum, what does that mean could it be cancer?It was biopsied as

I have lynch syndrome and have a colonoscopy every year, I am 47 y/o. I had 4 polyps removed today and 1 was 5mm. Is it possible that it could be cancerous, and I have a prominent fold in my cecum, what does that mean could it be cancer?It was biopsied as

Anatomy discreption: An anatomical description no it does not mean cancer, result of biposy is the answer , lynch syn is heriditory nonolyposis colorectal cancer ( hnpcc) will not see true polyps vs familial adenomatous polyposis (fap) where you see true polyps . Good luck for biopsy report. ...Read more

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I had 3 swallon nodes in my neck for 6 weeks then 2 have shrunk to normal and there is one left, I have been told by my oncologist that It is almost certain that it is galanjala fever does this sound correct?

I had 3 swallon nodes in my neck for 6 weeks then 2 have shrunk to normal and there is one left,  I have been told by my oncologist that It is almost certain that it is galanjala fever 
does this sound correct?

Probably: Lymph nodes that appear in the neck are most often inflammatory or represent a metastatic process to neck. At times there is primary lymph node pathology such as lymphoma. When 2 or the 3 nodes resolve the 3rd is on its way and by definition is inflammatory in nature --one might say a form of glandular fever. ...Read more

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I have a complex cyst that contains a daughter cyst, 4.7cm. My mom passed from ovarian cancer at 49, im 39. What is this and should I be worried? Thx

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I have a complex cyst that contains a daughter cyst, 4.7cm. My mom passed from ovarian cancer at 49, im 39. What is this and should I be worried? Thx

Go to see gyn: See your gynecologist / a gyne oncologist for further eval on the complex cyst. Especially with a family history positive for ovarian cancer at relatively young age now you have a complex cyst- an agressive approach has to be done . If the cyst has enlarged and looks concerning- a biopsy/ surgical resection need to be done by an experienced gyne/gyne-onc. Do you know if your mother had brca 1/2 ? ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my daughter is 6yrs old recently was diganoised with scolosis but my main concern is an enlarged chest bone on?

Should i be concerned if my daughter is 6yrs old recently was diganoised with scolosis but my main concern is an enlarged chest bone on?

She needs to be seen: By an orthopaedic surgeon in any case but most likely the chest bone appearance is related to the scoliosis of the spine which is really a coiling or twist of the spine that can lead to abnormal appearances in the chest and rib cage as well in addition to the pelvis/hip region. ...Read more

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I had a pelvic MRI and was told I have a 14x16x3cm fibroid how big is that? Is this something to be worried about? Please help

I had a pelvic MRI and was told I have a 14x16x3cm fibroid how big is  that? Is this something to be worried about? Please help

Maybe: Fibroids are very common in women, reported to occur in up to 70% of all women. The issues is whether or not symptoms are present. Common symptoms are abnormal bleeding, pelvic pressure, pelvic pain, menstrual cramps and changes in menstrual flow. There are 2.54 cm per inch for comparison so this fibroid is approximately 6x6x1 cm in size. Not huge but not small. The key is symptoms. ...Read more

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Have had swllon lymph nodes in neck for years, no doctor seems concerned! I'm scared its lymphoma or is going to turn into it. Should I be this scared?

Have had swllon lymph nodes in neck for years, no doctor seems concerned! I'm scared its lymphoma or is going to turn into it. Should I be this scared?

Probable not : Enlarged lymph nodes from lymphoma and other cancerous causes leads the lymph nodes to continue to grow over time, and it's usually pretty quick. If you have lumps in your neck that have been the same for many years, it's likely nothing to worry about. They may not even be lymph nodes. You may have lipomas anywhere in the skin, which is a benign growth of fat tissue. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


Dr. Nick Debnath
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Paranasal Sinus Cancer (Definition)

cancer= cancer that arises in one of the paranasal sinuses that drain into the nasal cavity(maxillary, ...Read more