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Old Cell Carcinoma
Our 95 year old mother has basal cell carcinoma on her nose and cheek. She had one removed in 2007. Is it necessary to treat?
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Iam 58 years old male with renal cell carcinoma metastasized in both lungs, liver and recently bones Tumor measures about 12cm in diameter I underwent target therapy SUTENT "suntinib" for a year and half Along this period I was at stationary course But r
Sorry: Sorry to hear of your diagnosis. Was your primary renal tumor removed by radical nephrectomy?
I am 51 yrs old & have extremely dry skin. I also have basal cell carcinoma which makes the problem extremely bad. Help?
Humectants!: Steph, a moisturizers with humectants can really help dry skin. Read the label and look for one with glycerin or urea. Eucerin has one called intensive repair. For the basal cell cancer, definitely see your dermatologist at least every 6 months. Once you have one bcc, you can have another!See 1 more doctor answer
Sir. I'm a student, 21 year old. I am afraid that I have basal cell carcinoma? On my chest or sternal area, small about 3mm, rised edges.
What r the chances of getting back renal cell carcinoma for an old male (63 yrs) after being cured by nephrectomy & taking nexavar (sorafenib)?
It depends: This is not an easy answer, because it depends upon the stage of your original tumor and your surgical pathology. I would ask this question of your urologist or oncologist, who know the specifics of your case.See 1 more doctor answer
Is a squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus deadly? My 60yr old mum died of it. Awful slow death!
Chances of Merkel Cell Carcinoma in a 28 year old white female that has a growth on inside of lower eye lid -fleshlike, bump that came in about 5 wee
Possible: Merkel cell tumor is a neuroendocrine tumor of skin first described by Toker in 1972. Its most frequent ite for development is the Head and Neck. May be polyoma in origin. The tumor appears as a nodular intra cutaneous lesion that can involve the eye-lid. The tumor is very aggressive and must be treated as such if this is what a biopsy shows a nuber of other tumors can occur in the eyelid.See 1 more doctor answer
I have a mole a couple years old that recently became sore to the touch. Disclosure: my grandfather had basal cell carcinoma. Should this be checked?
Yes: More information is needed. Be safe, see a dermatologist, .
Chance of Merkel Cell Carcinoma in 29yr old w/flesh like cyst on the lower eyelid (on the inside)that appeared 5 wks ago after a stye was in its place?
Why Merkel cell Carc: Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare neoplasm. It is rarely suspected clinically unless it has a characteristic pink fleshy appearance of a Nodule which is growing pretty fast.Biopsy is the final proof. Without Biopsy it is hard to be sure about. So get it removed and you will find the answer, . The cancer would be unusual in a young person as this is a cancer mostly of the of the older people (>70 year)See 1 more doctor answer
82. Year old pt. Recently had a growth on the top of his foot removed by a dermatologist the pathology results came back a basil cell carcinoma. On the follow up visit additional tissue was removed around the borders, the pathology results demonstrate
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Slightly raised/lumpy skin colored lump on chin. Looks pale underneath—yellow or white. Unlikely to be basal cell carcinoma? 26 yrs old, F, Hispanic
Recommend: Annual dermatological evaluation. Get this evaluated rather then having someone guess based on a vague description. Take care.
No: While the percent of men with prostate cancer increases with age, it is not normal to have cancer cells at age 60. The chart below shows the percent of men with prostate cancer vs age. 20 to 30 years, 2% to 8% 31 to 40 years: 9% to 31% 41 to 50 years: 3% to 43% 51 to 60 years: 5% to 46% 61 to 70 years: 14% to 70% 71 to 80 years: 31% to 83% 81 to 90 years: 40% to 73.See 1 more doctor answer
Does a shrinkage of cancer cells in nsclc metates indicate a significant prolonging of life in 70 year old female with 8 months stage 4 diagnosis of a?
See below: Depends- tumor response doesn't always predict improved survival but in certain clinical situations yes; the hope is that your tumors will continue to respond to the treatments.See 3 more doctor answers
If I toke HGH suplement in 19 years old. I there any effect on cancer cells, specialy if I had kidney cancer when I was 2 years?
NO: I assume that you had wilms tumor when you were 2 year old. Other type of kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma) does not occur in a 2 year old. Wilms tumor rarely recurs after two years of observation, and thus I think your risk of recurrence is extremely small. However you may have received radiation if you have high stage (stage 3 & 4). Radiation may give late side effects. Need regular check-up.See 1 more doctor answer
My uncle has been identified with non small cell lung cancer and it is metastases (4th stage). He is just 48 year old. Is there any cure?
Most time no cure fo: I am so sorry to hear this bad news. I have several patients who were diagnosed stage 4 lung cancer in their 40s, althought most our patients are 60-80s. In aptients with lung cancer who are young or never smoked, the likelihood of having a particularly gene mutation is high, so it is critical to have the patient's gene checked. If certain gene mutation idenfied, a tailored tgerapy can be given.See 3 more doctor answers
I'm a 21 yr old female and have HPV along with abnormal cells what are the chances of getting cervical cancer? And how often should I get a pap smear?
Possible: Keeping up with the changes in your pap smear are the primary way you can recognize and treat the issue before it becomes a threat. The timing is best determined by the OBGYN who is following your case.
Can one chest CT cause harm to the cells or soft tissue of the lungs? Is cancer possible? I m 30yr old male.
Doubtful: Cumulative radiation exposure is known to induce cancers, but 1 ct scan is not alot of radiation, relatively speaking, though it may equal the amount of radiation exposure of several hundred chest x-rays. Be your own advocate if confronted with a recommendation that you undergo repeated ct scans.
What are the chances of a 17 yr old male surviving Small Cell Lung Cancer if its still in Stage 1? He's on Oral Etotposide and has had radiation.
SCLC.: Generally the long term outlook for SCLC is not good, but every case is unique and there may be prognostic factors in your particular case that could influence the odds. No one knows better than your oncologist. Please discuss with them directly.See 1 more doctor answer
DCIS calcifications, biopsy itself removed all bad cells, lumpectomy pathology that followed 100% cancer free, radiation to aggressive? 44 yr old.
Depends: Two important other pieces of information are what the "grade" of the DCIS was which implies how aggressive it might be, and how much normal tissue was between the edge of what was removed and the DCIS. Both of these are taken into consideration when evaluating the role of radiation therapy for DCIS. Talk to your oncologist, your surgeon, and your radiation oncologist for more details.
How often should I receive a mammogram I am 29 years old. I have had a knot in my right breast since 2007, my dr says it is caused of caffine but it gets sore sometimes the first knot I had I had it removed it came back non cancer and no cancer cells wher
Yearly (begin @ 40): Mammograms remain our best test to screen for breast cancer. Most us experts advise starting at 40 (or 10 yrs younger than a close family member who had breast ca). The lump you describe sounds classic for fibrocystic changes: "lumpy-bumpy" breast tissue that is sensitive to hormonal changes. If you find a new lump, it is always best to see your gyne or primary care dr. To be extra-cautious.See 2 more doctor answers