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My 3 year old son got his eye test back and he failed the eyes focusing evenly. There was white in his left pupil in a pic. Could this be cancer?
Worrisome: He needs to see an ophthalmologist for both these problems. He needs to see someone now. Not focusing and a white reflex is very concerning and take whatever route you need to have him seen. Talk to your provider to get help. All the best and I hope he does well. ...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
From my profile pic, that was my tongue feature that I capture recently. Can dr tell me, does it show that my tongue cancer has reach advance stage?
Tongue cancer: I am unable to open the picture to see it larger and from what I can tell it looks advanced but only a dentist in person with a close up view under good lighting and other tests can give you the correct stage. Please see your treating physician asap. ...Read more
Brst cancer surv 1.5mths. (pic) lumps grew starting july, not noticeable until aug. Dr says won't check out, no big deal-lipoma. But these r growing fast.
What is the question: Your question is not entirely clear to me. Do you have a diagnosis of breast cancer made already or are you concerned that you might have cancer? Please make it clear and ask a clear question that you have in mind. I agree that if the lumps are growing fast, it is not going to be a lipoma. So a biopsy is required to determine the nature of this tumor (unless already confirmed to be breast cancer). ...Read more
Can you have skin cancer at 35? I have a spot that looks like the pics on web of melenoma on my nose. I'm scared, its noticeable and it peels.
Yep: You should show that lesion to your friendly dermatologist. ...Read more
Have blood in sputum took a pic, have liver enzmes going up and down, just had mastectomy for breast cancer stage 2 it's gone now, also just diagnosed di?
Hi, I've smoked for about two months now and am 18. I have noticed some sores on my mouth. What are the chances that I have cancer? Picture attached
31 yo. Dr said Barrertts esophagus prob "over read" by pathologist. Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg 2x day. What are chances of Cancer? Can it be reversed? Picture attach
Barretts esophagus: The diagnosis of Barretts esophagus is usually confirmed using an AB/PAS stain. Have a second pathologist examine the slides if there is any doubt. Barretts is a metaplastic change of esophagus in response to acid reflux. It's not malignant but in time can undergo malignant transformation. ...Read more
Tests for Cancer: The tests for cancer include genetic testing when there is a family history of cancer, a good annual physical examination including a chest x-ray (or CTT Scan) in smokers, annual mammography, blood tests including tumor marker studies, examination of cells in phlegm, urine, vaginal secretions (Pap Smear), colonoscopy, and imaging studies like CAT scans/MRIs. Also fine needle aspirations+ biopsies. ...Read more
Cancer screening: There are many tests for early detection of cancer. But you need to go and see your primary care physian and seek his/her advice. There are guidelines to get checked for breast cancer (mammogram), colon cancer (colonoscopy) and in smokers for lung cancer. An annual physical examination is a good place to start and learn more about this issue. ...Read more
Many/Varied tests: There are many diagnostic tests which we can use depending on your symptoms. There are blood tests, tumor markers, imaging studies to localise the Cancer to a specific organ and a biopsy to determine what kind of cancer there is. For healthy people we use Screening tests fro early detection (asymptomatic people). These tests are also organ specific (like mammography for Breast cancer, Colonoscopy fo ...Read more
NO one test exists: The purpose of screening for any disease, including cancer, is to find a condition at a time where a helpful intervention can be made. There also needs to be greater benefit than harm. There is growing evidence to show that some types of screening are costly-not just money-wise, but also due to false findings that get followed-up with harm caused by those follow-up procedures, sometimes invasive. ...Read more
Depends: A radiologist may be able to certify it as benign based on images (benign cysts are extremely common), or may do some dye studies. You have a right to find out from your physician what's the appropriate workup for your mass, and whether biopsy or some other means of getting tissue is in order. ...Read more
Cancers and vision: Eye cancer could be one possibility.Get a more detailed answer ›
EGD: The best test would be an upper GI endoscopy with biopsy of suspicious areas. An upper GI swallow (barium) would evaluate any degree of stricture as a preliminary exam. Also, ct of the chest would help evaluate nodal involvement. Finally, a pet scan could help evaluate for distal metastatic disease. Good luck. ...Read more
If you tested just a little above the cutoff for the mage4 test does that mean cancer cells are present?
No: I would draw no conclusion from any purported cancer screen that is not yet part of mainstream medicine. If this test was offered you by an "alternative practitioner", consider phoning the district attorney. If this reflects a misunderstanding on my part, please forgive me, and I will allow other healthtap team members to correct me. ...Read more
What do you consider to be the best test/scan that is able to identify the fewest number of existing dividing cancer cells?
It depends on Diagno: We are still quite limited in detecting microscopic presence of Cancer cells except in some of the blood cancers. In solid tumors we still rely on CT scan or PET/CT scans as the best tests, which can only reveal tumors that are over a few milimmeters (1 cm or above, typically can be detected) ...Read more
Can you sit on top of the inflatable splint blownup if so please test it for me and send me pic to prove to me it can be done?
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Your inquiry above does not fit into that category. ...Read more
I'm 21, my grandpa, uncle and grandma died from cancer but different types so wt are my chances and when I should do my cancer test?
Can ccl cause othe types of cancers? Cousin has ccl and has a skn cancer. Test results slow to come back. Dr. Said might be because of ccl.
CLL?: If you are referring to cll as in chronic lymphocytic leukemia then the answer is that cll does in rare situations predispose the body to develop cancer. Cll if of a certain degree of severity and it's treatment can cause a deficiency in the immune system which can make the body vulnerable to cancer. Though treatment of cll can not be avoided sometimes depending upon the stage. ...Read more
The pic on profile is pic of bite with light circle around it. My son has had two bites with these circle around it he was test neg for Lyme.?
Insect bites: The picture is too small to see the details. If he has not been to the woods or to areas where deer ticks are not expected, and he tested negative for Lyme disease already, you shouldn't worry about it. Treat these locally with good soap and water washing and a local antibiotic cream or ointment such as Polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) Neosporin. See the doctor if you see a red streak going out from the bites. ...Read more
Is there a test that tells if your body is able to produce ca19-9 even if cancer has been diagnosed and shows the level 32 and 33 tested 2x same day?
Yes possible: Ca 19-9 production is related to chromosome 19, when lewis antigen system is absent that is related to a b o blood groups will not see ca 19-9, this tumor marker may not get elevated even in presence of large GI related tumor (false negative), or elevated with out tumor 9 false positive). ...Read more