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Nose Cancer Color Ribbon
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
Nasal cancers: Cancer survival varies by the specific type of cancer (for example squamous cell, adenocarcinoma, lymphoma, melanoma, etc.) the location of the tumor (sinus, nasal passages) and the stage (depth of invasion, presence of metastasis, etc.) Treatments today for nasal cancers include surgery plus often radiation and sometime chemotherapy. Long term survival is possible. ...Read more
Reconstruction: No, usually nasal cancer defects can be reconstructed extremely well. See a facial plastic surgeon for the reconstruction of complex defects that also involve the nasal passage. ...Read more
No: Most nasal cancers are not related to cigarette smoking. Woodworking and other chemical exposures are more common causes. You still should not smoke! ...Read more
Uncommon: There are two sites where malignancies can involve the nose. The more common is on the skin wherein one sees basal cell and squamous cancers. In the mucosa of the nose basal cell lesions can be found but more commonly nasal mucosal tumors are also seen as squamous and glandular adenocarcinomas When defined early surgery and RT can be curative. ...Read more
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Yes: Nosebleeds, pain and nasal bockage are symptoms of nasal cancer. It is a rare disease. If these symptoms are ocurring you should see an ENT specialist. ...Read more
Does nostrils with slight blood staining indicate I have nose cancer as this been for few months?
I have nose cancer and have already done my radio n chemo treatments. Why do scans and test still show residues?
How cancer heals: All but the softest cancers produce tough fibrous tissue to support their cells. When radiation / chemo kill the malignant cells, the fibrous tissue stays behind but has no ability to hurt you unless some of the malignant cells can come back. This is a common source of misunderstanding, and I'm very glad you're doing well. ...Read more
I've had a spot in both nostrils for nearly a year, they flare up and hurt from time to time. Now I've got a brown mark on the outside of nose. Cancer?
I sneeze violently and sometimes a bit of blood-tinged mucus come out. Do I have higher risk of getting nose cancer?
Was diagnosed with NPC Stage 2 (nose cancer) in Jun. Completed radio + chemo in end Sep. Face is swollen after spicy food intake. How to reduce swell?
It will take longer: Some degree of swelling (lymphedema) is common after radiotherapy as it blocks the skin lymphatics. With longer follow up, over the next one or two years it will likely reduce and ultimately go away. Make adjustments in your food/spice as the mucosa becomes ultrasensitive /oversensitive after radiotherapy. You have to be patient and reduce the salt in your food, that too will help. ...Read more
Tumor erosion: These tumors develope on the mucous membrane and erode into adjacent tissues including capillaries, causing bleeding. ...Read more
Hope, badge ofcourage: They see and instantly identify with others wearing the cancer pin telling them that they are not alone in this fight- that there are others that have traveled the same journey and are still here - as a sign of hope and a source of information, counseling, commiserating, and to share a good cry and a good laugh. But do not ask me --- ask them - they will readily tell you their story. ...Read more
Colonoscopy dec'15 removed 5pol, some hyper. Wk 2 change in bm, narrow, ribbon like, sometimes thicker but flat sides. Pain low lt pelvic. Cancer hist?
Gold: A gold ribbon raises awareness for all pediatric malignancies. ...Read more
Do thin ribbon like stool mobements in case of colon cancer continue all the time or is it ab on and off thing?
Stool which is INTERMITTENT are DUE TO SPASM of the lower bowel (old term ="spastic colon") now this is a part of the diagnosis of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) which is a DIAGNOSIS of EXCLUSION (other GI problems MUST BE RULED OUT) SO STOP worrying about the "big C" and get yourself checked out by your PCP and at your age a COLONOSCOPY, may be recommended!
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Male breast cancer: It is also an anti-circumcision ribbon and an anti-abortion / sudden infant death / fetal loss ribbon. ...Read more
Yes; not sure!: Men with a mother, sister, or daughter with breast or ovarian cancer, male relatives with breast cancer, or with ashkenazi jewish heritage, have a high risk of carrying a brca mutation. Men with this mutation are at risk for breast and other cancers. Rarely, men without a brca mutation get breast cancer, usually in their later years. I think the ribbon is still pink! Sorry guys... ...Read more
Pink w/ blue: I don't know of an official ribbon for male breast cancer. Many organizations use a ribbon with 1/2 pink and 1/2 blue. I refer you to an organization called men against breast cancer. ...Read more
Men get breast cancer at a rate of about 1% of the rate in women. Given that female breast cancer is, unfortunately, all too common, male breast cancer is unusual but not rate.
I am not aware of any "ribbon" campaign for male breast cancer; the one for "breast cancer" should be sufficient. ...Read more
My poop come out like ribbons what can be done about it. It happen when I had readiation for my anal cancer few years ago?
See Surgeon or GI: This could be related to the radiation you received which can cause a stricture in the anus. This can be treated with dilation but needs to be evaluated by a surgeon or GI doc. You also need to be checked for other causes such as a recurrence of the cancer. See your doctor. ...Read more
Symptoms are:: Such things as nasal obstruction, nasal discharge, nose bleeds, headache, facial pain. If more advanced there can be facial swelling or invasion of nerves resulting in neuropathy with numbness or weakness in the face or muscles of the face. Some of these symptoms occur with sinusitis however and patients may go back and forth on antibiotics till doctors determine there is a mass inside. ...Read more
Yes: The skin cancer will spread and be locally destructive which can result in complete loss of the nose. It can then spread to affect the rest of the face and can even spread in the nerves to the brain. Some types of skin cancer can metastasize into the bloodstream or lymphatics and then spread to the rest of the body which can be fatal. ...Read more
Yes: If it raised, irregular, and bleeds or enlarges rapidly it may well be. Get to a facial plastic surgeon, ENT or dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more
A brown colour discharge is coming from my nose, is it dangerous? Do I have cancer? What should I do about it?
Colored nasal discha: Brown discharge is not normal. Have it examined to rule out infection, polyps or other lesions ...Read more
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