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Soft Palate Cancer Symptoms
Oral cancer: In the early stages an oral cancer can be soft, but as it advances, it will usually get hard, sometimes rock hard. As a cancer gets bigger, the tissues surrounding it will also become hard as the tumor starts to invade them. If an oral cancer becomes advanced, it will spread to the lymph nodes of the neck. If you think you have something that is concerning or suspicious, strongly recommend eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Variable: Most patients with soft tissue sarcomas can be cured and have a normal life span. Even in cases where sarcoma had spread, cure can sometimes be achieved. In cases where it cannot be cured, patients may live from weeks to years. It depends on the sarcoma type and the patient. Nobody can predict survival of any one patient. We only know statistics for large groups. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have chronic cough, small 4mm nodule. 3.3cm soft density tissue in anterior mediastinum. etiologies residual thymus,thymoma,lymphoma. should i worry?
Probably not, but: Chronic cough in a non-smoker is never normal. I doubt that it is connected to the radiological findings. Based on the sizes of the findings I suspect you had a CT scan. See a pulmonary doctor to sort out things, both for the cough and the radiological findings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1.3cm thyroid nodule with multiple punctate calcification, ear pain, lump feeling in throat, cancer chance?
Painless throat swelling w/ diff. Swallowing w/hard swollen painless lymph nodes at multiple sites, airway feels obstructed.Other symptoms incl. Dry eyes+pain+photophobia, dry mouth, joint pain. Help?
Hemmorhoids: The most common reason to have thickening in the perirectal region would be hemorrhoids. These are swollen veins that sometimes develop clots in them. An infection in the peri-rectal region can cause swelling, such as herpes, warts, and bacterial infections. A perirectal abscess can also cause swelling and pain. If there is significant pain and swelling, you should be seen. ...Read more
Wildly variable: "soft tissue sarcomas" encompass over 100 different types of cancers, depending on what tissue it started in (fat, supporting tissue, muscle, bone, guts, etc.); within each tissue type, there are dozens of different cancers. In general, they are lumps under the skin, sometimes with overlying skin color or contour changes. Often neglected because not painful. See a good surgeon, and good luck! ...Read more
What do neoplastic lymphoid follicles mean? diangosis rectal ca pt1n0. Md suspects cervical mets due to cervical polyp/pelvic fluid/pain. Can cancer spread from rectum to cervix w/o lymph nodes involvement?
Unlikely: Cancer of the rectum can spread into cervix but only by local extension which is not the case here. I suspect the polyp in the cervix is unrelated to the rectal ca which is quite early in this case. But it should be removed and examined just to make sure that it is benign. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom has adenocarcinoma, stage4but not sure of the primary cancer.Has cancer in neck, spine, jaw, liver, lungs, lymph nodes&hips.1round chemo.How long2live?
Mom had 4 breast masses on mamma, and irregular, non-fatty lymph node detected. biopsy weds. definitely indicative of cancer? any benign reasons?
Can non aggressive breast cancer metastasize to bone? I have er/pr+, her2- breast cancer w tumors in spine and rib. Dr unsure both are related.
Yes, unfortunately: Unfortunately, er/pr positive, her2 negative breast cancer metastasizes to bone quite commonly. On the good side, it usually responds to treatment with hormonal therapy, radiation, and bone strengthening medications very well and patients can live for years. If this is the first possible sign of metastatic disease it is often reasonable to get a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Painless mass: Most soft tissue sarcomas, with few exceptions like synovial sarcoma, are painless. Patients and even some doctors are falsely reassured by the absence of pain. Sarcomas may grow quickly or very slowly, but any painless mass has to be evaluated appropriately. While a painless mass can turn out to be a benign lipoma, a sarcoma has to be ruled out. An MRI can readily diagnose a lipoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stools are lumpy and pellety surrounded by what appears to be soft stool outside. Had sigmoidoscopy and 4 CT scan found diverticulosis. Colon cancer?
Painless mass: Most soft tissue sarcomas are painless masses. Usually, they will grow in size. Some subtypes, like synovial sarcoma, can be painful. Other reason for pain is compression or invasion of nerves and blood vessels. Most painless masses will turn out to be lipomas, which are benign, but a sarcoma has to be ruled out. To sum it up, a painless mass is a sarcoma until proven otherwise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom was diagnosed with stage 4 nonsmall cell lung cancer, metastisized to rib, omentom, lymph nodes , spine and heart lining...How much time?
3months feels like something stuck in throat no other symptoms is this a common sign of mouth or throat cancer? Smoker. Neg CT scan of soft tiss neck
Many possibilities: That symptom is very common and could be associated with many things. It appears that you don't have an enlarged thyroid gland or other mass because of the ct, making cancer unlikely. It can be related to acid reflux(gerd) and laryngopharyngeal reflux(lpr). Some people require mo's of twice daily reflux meds to help. Another issue can be muscle tension dysphonia, so see an ent/laryngologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat, mouth lesions 2 months. Mouth BX said leukoplakia,dysplasia,candida. Now large non tender nodes in posterior triangle. Low wbc. Reactive?
Immunodeficiency : I'm worried about your overall health. To have those biopsy findings you mentioned is a concern, now if you have enlarged lymph nodes I wonder if this is connected to your earlier presentation. Hopefully your primary doc is working hard to help you out. I hope u can see an ID doctor as part of it all- I would be very interested to know "what" your immune system is or isn't doing-and know how2 help ...Read more
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