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If PET/CT comes back negative while looking for occult cancer (paraneoplastic neurological sympts) can I relax, symptoms ongoing 2 years. Thanks you.

If PET/CT comes back negative while looking for occult cancer (paraneoplastic neurological sympts) can I relax, symptoms ongoing 2 years. Thanks you.

Yes!: Serious conditions make their presence known fairly quickly and don't as a rule wait for good doctors to diagnose them!! I do not have enough information in your case but if they have gone as far as PET Scan and still have not found anything serious one should relax!! ...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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What kind of bowel cancer screening is better for mom? Fecal occult bool test or sigmoidoscopy? (52yrs, smokes 2-3 cigs a day.) no symptoms so far.

What kind of bowel cancer screening is better for mom? Fecal occult bool test or sigmoidoscopy? (52yrs, smokes 2-3 cigs a day.) no symptoms so far.

See below: Here's a link to the cdc guidelines. There's a role in screening for fobt, sigmoidoscopy, and full colonoscopy. They each have risks/benefits and differ also in cost as well as the recommended interval between testing. Here's the link: http://www. Cdc. Gov/cancer/colorectal/basic_info/screening/guidelines. Htm. ...Read more

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What are the possibilities of malignancy if you just happen to be 50 years old in the u.S. But with no symptoms?

What are the possibilities of malignancy if you just happen to be 50 years old in the u.S. But with no symptoms?

Breast/colon/cervix: All malignancies are without symptoms at onset. The malignancies we can detect early enough to prevent mortality are colon, breast and cervical cancer. 50 year old should be in some program of prevention and early detection for these. ...Read more

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What is occult malignancy?

What is occult malignancy?

Hidden: Even though it sounds like something you find in a quija board, it just means that the source of the cancer is unknown. It is not terribly uncommon to see a malignancy that spread to many places from an unknown origin. Sometimes we are successful in identifying the site of origin, sometimes we can't and we have to do the best we can with the available data. ...Read more

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I had a PE at 29. Idiopathic. No symptoms. Very small. It was diagnosis in Jan. If it was from cancer would I show symptoms yet of malignancy?

I had a PE at 29. Idiopathic. No symptoms. Very small. It was diagnosis in Jan. If it was from cancer would I show symptoms yet of malignancy?

Yes: IF your blood clot was due to cancer you should have had additionally symptoms unless it is in its early stage. Many other things cause blood clots, such as birth control, smoking, genetic mutations. Best to see your doctor to address your concerns. Good luck ...Read more

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Splenic cyst, 16-17cm, no other symptoms, extensive bloodwork, no parasitic infection, no malignancy, can't conclude if hydatid or of what kind.?

Splenic cyst, 16-17cm, no other symptoms, extensive bloodwork, no parasitic infection, no malignancy, can't conclude if hydatid or of what kind.?

Leave it alone: Benign cysts like this are uncommon, mysterious, and a non-problem. They're probably little developmental things, like dimples only involving the spleen, and that grow over time. If you're confident that you don't have echinococcus (travel history is key), forget about it. ...Read more

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I recently had a chest ct. The radiologist noted "malignancy" in right lung. How can this diagnosis be true without a biopsy? I was diagnosed with pneumonia 1 month ago. The symptoms that led to seeing a surgeon was right lower quadrant pain and back p

I recently had a chest ct. The radiologist noted "malignancy" in right lung. How can this diagnosis be true without a biopsy? I was diagnosed with pneumonia 1 month ago. The symptoms that led to seeing a surgeon was right lower quadrant pain and back p

Not exactly: Your suspicions are reasonable. Actual diagnosis requires tissue, i.e. Biopsy and/or resection. There are features in radiologic imaging that are highly suggestive of a malignant process. However, this by itself is not a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Symptoms of over I an cancer?

Symptoms of over I an cancer?

Nonspecific: In many cases, asymptomatic or no specific symptoms some vague, non specific abdominal pain, nausea, bloathing etc. When it is symptomatic- like persistent abd pain, weight loss, no bowel movement etc- usually already in more advanced stage. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in cancer?

What symptoms are common in cancer?

Many: There are many types of cancers- thus symptoms would vary based on the type, biology of cancers. It may include some symptoms caused by the enlargement of mass- like pain, symptoms of obstruction, depending on the organ involved. Some systemic symptoms like unintentional significant weight loss, fever, chils, night sweats, etc- could be there too. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of stage four cancer?

Depends: Each common cancer has a staging system depending on how far it has spread, and in turn, the symptoms depend on exactly where the tumor has spread and what it's doing. There's no telling. A stage IV lung cancer in the liver will behave much differently than a stage IV lung cancer in the chest wall. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having cancer?

What are the symptoms of having cancer?

Anything, .....: ....or nothing. The symptoms will depend on where the cancer starts and how advanced it is. Early cancers usually cause no symptoms, thus the importance of screening and early detection. If you are a bit more specific in your question, maybe we can answer better. Peace to you. ...Read more

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What are the general symptoms for cancer?

What are the general symptoms for cancer?

Generally speaking: Cancer is a very wide subject, but many patients with occult cancer experience fatigue, weight loss, and/or an unexplained pain. Changes in stool, or in a mole, or a new cough, can also be symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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What the early symptoms for survic cancer?

What the early symptoms for survic cancer?

No symptoms: Early treatable, curable cervical cancers has no symptoms, some one your age and up need regular gyn exams and pap smears, are essential for early detection and cure. ...Read more

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What is the early symptoms of survical cancer?

Cervical Cancer: Blood at intercourse with or without dyspareunia. Bloody tinged discharge. Palpable mass originating on the cervix and lymphadenopathy. These late findings can all be prevented by getting a screening pap smear test every one to three years (depending on practice guidelines -- military still requires, annual, for instance). If concerned about yourself, I would start with getting a pap. ...Read more

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Hi, I want know more about cancer and symptoms?

Hi, I want know more about cancer and symptoms?

Wow: That is one question that cannot be answered here. There is too much to say in such a small space. Try the american cancer society website (www. Cancer. Org) or the national cancer institute website (www. Cancer. Gov). They have good info. There must be local resources in your country as well. Best to you. ...Read more

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What exactly is the most common symptoms for cancer?

What exactly is the most common symptoms for cancer?

Depends on lesion: Various tumors have different symptoms. Cutaneous lesions like squamous and basal cell ulcerate then heal and reulcerate. Lesions of the oral cavity rarely visualized but palpated as a submucosal, underrlateral tongue mass. Breast Ca starts intra ductal with microCa on mammogram before palpable lesion and tumors of bowel obstruct and then eventually bleed but can be diagnosed by colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What are very early symptoms of oeasophogus cancer dr?

What are very early symptoms of oeasophogus cancer dr?

Trouble swallowing: It is this complaint which prompts an EGD where a biopsy is done to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of early oeasophogus cancer?

What are the main symptoms of early oeasophogus cancer?

Difficulty to: Swallow. It is this complaint which prompts an EGD where a biopsy is done to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What symptoms are typically associated with you having cancer?

What symptoms are typically associated with you having cancer?

Type dependent...: The symptoms of cancer depend upon the type of cancer for the individual patient. A breast cancer might present with a mass in the breast and inversion of the nipple, whereas a colon cancer might present with blood in the stool and bowel pattern changes. Some symptoms of "cancer" are common to many cancer types, such as unexplained weight loss and fatigue. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Is pain and/or the symptoms in cancer constant or intermittent?

Is pain and/or the symptoms in cancer constant or intermittent?

It depends: There is no uniform presentation or pattern for cancer symptoms. It can be intermittent or continuous depending on the tumor location and the organ involved. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of any cancer, how can one detect it early?

Good question...: ...Hard answer. Sadly, not all cancers cause early warning symptoms or can be detected before they are too advanced. Make sure you see your doc regularly and be strict with the recommended screening tests appropriate for your age and risk. Eat well, exercise, don't smoke, live long (and prosper). ...Read more

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If you have cancer, what signs or symptoms should you seek medical attention for?

If you have cancer, what signs or symptoms should you seek medical attention for?

Oncologist follow-up: The types of things that you should be looking out for will depend on the type of cancer that you have. An oncologist will be the best person to help you look out for certain signs or symptoms specific for you. ...Read more

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If you had a cancer and it was advanced would you most likely have symptoms or could you just die with none?

Advanced cancer: Ultimately has some symptoms somewhere at some point. There are some cancers that can be advanced before they are found (ovarian cancer comes to mind), but they all ultimately present with symptoms sooner or later. ...Read more

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How to check whether ourselves got cancer? Or what are the symptoms. And what test should a person go for todetect it

How to check whether ourselves got cancer? Or what are the symptoms. And what test should a person go for todetect it

Cancer: Cancer can present with a variety of symptoms - usually related to the organ affected or originated from. General symptoms can be weight loss, overall feeling of being unwell or swollen lymph nodes. The way to combat your fears is to have routine well visits by your primary care doctor and to follow all guidelines for screening. For example, mammograms and colonoscopies. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Sometimes my body shows below normal temperature (97*f).Can it be a symptom for any abnormality or cancer or low immunity?

Sometimes my body shows below normal temperature (97*f).Can it be a symptom for any abnormality or cancer or low immunity?

No: Probably nothing except for the thermometer.
If you were really hypothermic, you would know it.
That being said, in infants or the elderly, low temp can be seen with infections and illness. ...Read more

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Symptoms of cervicle cancer?

It can be: Without symptoms, therefore the reason forpap smears on a regular basis, but in your 40's post coital bleeding, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, may be a cause to take a look even if the pap was normal last year. Cervix cancer is highly curable, but less morbid the earlier that it is found. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of cancer?

Varied symptoms: Cancer can develop in different parts of the human body. Depending on its location, there are local symptoms of swelling/new growth which is often painless when it is small but may become painful after it has grown in size to more than 2-3 inches. There can be ulceration and bleeding from the new growth. Some peeopl start losing weight despite eating normally. An unexplained fever can be a clue to ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cancer?

It depends: Initially most cancers have no symptoms, hence the need for screening for the most common ones: cervical, breast, colon, etc.
Depending on which organ or system the cancer is, the symptoms will be specific.
Once advanced, weight loss, fatigue, fevers can be common symptoms.
Would need more clarification for specific answer ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cancer?

Depends: There are no specific symptoms - it is really a broad spectrum depending on the type, location, stage, etc. If there is a specific concern, please speak with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cancer?

What are the symptoms of cancer?

It varies: Cancer can produce different symptoms in different people...it is largely related to where the cancer started. Often there is a growth (a mass or a tumor) a swelling which is increasing in size and is often painless. In chest it can produce chest pain or cough. In the abdomen, it is often swelling or pain which is persistent and progressive. Weight loss can also be a feature. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Cancer?

Symptoms of Cancer: Cancer can present with a variety of symptoms or none at all. General symptoms can include unexplained weight loss, fever, weakness and unexplained pain. Organ specific symptoms can include a darkening mole, a hardened white lesion in the mouth, blood in the phlegm, urine, or stool, abdominal pain or swelling, difficulty swallowing, or persistent headaches. Many patients have no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of uc cancer?

What are the symptoms of uc cancer?

?? uc: Not familiar with the abbreviation "uc" in this sentence. ...Read more

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What is the symptom of servical cancer?

What is the symptom of servical cancer?

Sometimes bleeding: Cervical cancer rarely causes symptoms until it is very advanced. A common symptom is bleeding after intercourse but otherwise it has few symptoms which is why women should get their pap smears routinely. When the cancer is early or in its precancerous state, it has no symptoms. ...Read more

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What are symptoms or signs of tounge cancer?

Pain, swelling, etc: There may be no symptoms at all. Or one or more of the following are common: pain, swelling, ulceration or non-healing area, bleeding, difficulty swallowing or swelling in the neck lymph nodes. ...Read more

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I am wondering what the symptoms of cancer are?

I am wondering what the symptoms of cancer are?

7 signs of cancer: 1.Change in bowel or bladder habits
2.A sore that does not heal
3.Unusual bleeding or discharge
4.Thickening or lump in the breast or elsewhere
5.Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing
6.Obvious change in a wart or mole
7.Nagging cough or hoarseness. ...Read more