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Had results yesterday that cyst removed from perineum contained 2mm cancer. I'm a nervous wreck, dr thinks it's all removed but what if it's elsewhere?
Probable local: 2mm cancer very small and if margins obtained around growth it is probably cured. Question asked is whether the small lesion is a skin malignancy or some other disease process elswhere that induced cytic formation with Ca contained or a primary cytic lesion with small area of transformation. ...Read more
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
On my perineum I have a dark, hard purple vein? Hurts when touched. App 1 inch long and in the middle a bubble that's app 1/4 in. Is it Cancer?
Once in a few months i experience tingling sharp pain in my perineum. Does it already mean i have prostate cancer?
I doubt cancer: this pain could be something mild or trivial such as a muscle contraction in the pelvis, bladder or rectum. unfortunately the diagnosis of prostate cancer is more complicated than simple symptoms. if you are around 50 and have a family history of prostate cancer, consider discussing this question with a doctor. Your fears may vanish sooner than you think. ...Read more
Burning sensation in perineum while sitting? Having chronic prostatitis? Is this alarming? Cancer? or still bacterial prostate?
I have sometimes pain in my perineum and testicles. Also have some pain when doing testicular self exam. Can it be testicular cancer?
I'm 9.5m pp. I've noticed flat small moles close to my perineum & some bluish spots. Brown flat spot close to vagina too. No pain/itchiness. Cancer?
Unlikely: Not likely. But see your Gyn for exam to make sure. ...Read more
Can a 24 yrs old male get prostate cancer? Was on cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 1 month for prostatitis, now stopped. Burning in urine and ejaculating on perineum area.
24 yo men: Do not get prostate cancer. You could have persistent prostatitis. I'm confused about perineal ejacaulate if you do not have perineal urination as well. You need to see a urologist that can examine external genitalia, perineum, rectum and cystourethroscopy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How common is bowel cancer in a 16 year old? I sometimes get sudden pains around the anal/"gooch" area? I get health anxiety
Not common at all.: Bowel cancer would be extremely unlikely in a 16 year old. The symptoms also don't point to that diagnosis. There are other minor causes which are possible. Please see your doctor to be examined and let you know if there's anything wrong. Try not to worry meanwhile. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complicated Answer: Cancer is just an umbrella where more than 100 different cancers fall under. Each is diagnosed and treated differently. Prognosis is dependent on type of cancer and in stage at time of diagnosis for other cancers. Some can be cured ei: testicular cancer others you can't ei: cll. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many are cured: Over decades advancements in surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy have led to curing more patients. However the is by destroying already formed cancer. Some cancer there has been little progress while others have had leaps and bounds. The best policy is doing everything to prevent cancer or early detection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetic mutations: All cancers result from the accumulation of genetic mutations. The genes have a natural tendency to mutate, making life as we know it possible, and there's background radiation and chemicals that are part of nature and inescapable. Specific cancers have various hereditary (inherit a bad gene) and environmental (mutagen) causes; anything can promote by making mutated cells divide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very broad subject..: There is no "simple" answer. There are ever evolving treatments for cancer. One would consider cancer to be terminal when there are no treatment options that remain due to recurrence, extensive metastasis to other organs, or lack of responsiveness to the existing options. Hope & belief are important aspects of a cure - the term terminal tends to diminish them and should be used with caution. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
: Either by some symptom (something unusual you feel or notice about yourself - i.e. Pain) or sign (something your doctor notices during an evaluation - i.e. Tenderness on exam) or through a screening test. We currently have approved screeing tests for cervical, breast, colon/rectal, and prostate cancers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Actually can be good: Caffeine use in moderation actually has good health benefits such as lowering risk of diabetes among others. Caffeine is also used for treatment of headaches, often in combo with other meds. Coffee (most common source of caffeine) is actually a good thing, but the condiments such as sugar/cream/flavoring are not. So, modest black coffee consumption may boost your health. Stay healhthy. Good luck. ...Read more
Longer lives: If you control for the fact that we're living longer, smoking more (lung cancer) and women aren't always pregnantor nursing (breast cancer), cancer is no more common nowadays than it ever was. Cancer results from accumulation of genetic mutations over time. We're also diagnosing it more often; in the old days, people "just died", especially children. It's not due to modern times. ...Read more
Fermented wheat germ: This is a nutritional supplement with some good nutrients that's cheap to make and sell to support cancer patient nutrition in some countries. The websites suggest that this is "clinically proven" to actually affect but for animal and human work, there are only a few preliminary studies in obscure journals. The ads seem misleading and i'd be reluctant to reward people like this with my money. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A schmorl's node is basically a weakness in the endplate of a vertebra through which disc material is displaced into the vertebral body. The term "node" is misleading and has nothing to do with cancer. Schmorl's nodes are very common, usually asymptomatic but can be a source of pain if they are acute. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ther perineum is the area between the anus and the scrotum in men and the vulva in women. It generally refers to the surface anatomy, from the pubic symphysis to the coccyx. Perineal tears and episiotomy can occur in this region during childbirth. The anogenital distance is a measure of the distance between the anus and the base of the penis or vagina & used in the ...Read more