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Occult Malignancy Symptoms
If PET/CT comes back negative while looking for occult cancer (paraneoplastic neurological sympts) can I relax, symptoms ongoing 2 years. Thanks you.
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
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
What are the possibilities of malignancy if you just happen to be 50 years old in the u.S. But with no symptoms?
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
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?
Can a PID abscess or tubo-ovarian abcess present without any symptoms? Both were suggested vs. Malignancy but I haven't been sick at all.
Not all illnesses cause symptoms.
You should followup these findings.
Feel free to consult with me. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Re evaluated: You should be re evaluated by your oncology to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
Depends: Most of the time it can continue to get worst and constant but come and go also possible. ...Read more
Who is most likely to have cancer and what are the common symptoms of it and can the diseaae be cured...
In 400 characters?: Is there a specific malignancy that you are concerned about? ...Read more
If you had a cancer and it was advanced would you most likely have symptoms or could you just die with none?
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
Sometimes my body shows below normal temperature (97*f).Can it be a symptom for any abnormality or cancer or low immunity?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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