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Symptom Of Cancer Be Clearing My Throat
I've been short of breath lately, I smoke cigarettes and have asthma. I've also been clearing my throat a lot lately too. Could it be cancer related?
Unlikely: While you are at increased risk for lung cancer due to your smoking, you likely are experiencing the direct effects of smoking. Your ability to clear secretions is impaired directly from smoking and you are most likely having to clear your throat more frequently because of that reason. A chest x-ray would be a reasonable option. Your symptoms may resolve if you were to quit smoking. ...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
I recently had a CT done & they found 3 nodules on my lungs. I've been clearing my throat for a year which I thought was a nervous tick. Cancer?
Fleischner Society: Fleischner society guidelines for pulmonary nodules is used by the radiologist and the lung doctor to help guide how your nodules are treated and followed. Unfortunately nodules can be common, and are often benign, but some may be problematic. Depending on the size of your nodules, if you smoke, other symptoms etc., will decide how best to tx you. In the end, a biopsy is definitive if needed. ...Read more
29/f had clear chest xray 2 mnths ago. Stopped smoking. I have been clearing my throat constantly, and noticed a small speck of blood 2x. Lung cancer?
Not likely: If chest film is clear, then the throat signs are purely coincidental. Feel better. ...Read more
Dizziness is caused by many things. The most common causes are vertigo, medicine side effects, dehydration, and changes in the blood pressure or heart rhythm. Cancer is rarely a cause of dizziness.
Dizziness can be a disabling and important symptom. Although it may not be caused by cancer, it's worth a check up if it is bothering you. ...Read more
Can be: More commonly these would be symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver. Primary or metastatic tumor in the liver can also produce these symptoms. ...Read more
3Yr old has leg (shin) pain usually in one leg on and off for over a year could this be serious? Is this a symptom of cancer? : (
More information...: The question you have asked just raises more questions for me for a medical opinion. That is always a sign that the issue should be discussed with your child's pediatrician. Is the pain only at night? Does it affect ability to walk? Is there swelling? Growing pains are common in kids BUT that can't be diagnosed without more information. See the pediatrician :) ...Read more
Usually, unrelated: Itching of the breast would not make it on my top 20 list of common breast cancer symptoms. The only time I have seen itching with breast cancer is related to paget's disease, which causes an eczema-like rash on the nipple, which can itch. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Tumor of the jaw generally will present with swelling, pain, bleeding, loose teeth, weight loss etc. See this site for more info.
http://www. Med-health. Net/jaw-cancer. Html. ...Read more
Sometimes: There is an aggressive form of breast cancer that can present like an infection. There is usually not a mass and the infection does not resolve with antibiotics. Breast infections are very common in women who are breastfeeding. I recommend being evaluated by your physician and getting breast imaging. ...Read more
Cancer is not a common reason to have itching on your kegs. Internet is not a good source of information about a common probelm which can have many many causes.
I would advise you to see your family doctor for physical examination to determine why you have the itching probelm and offer you treatment. A skin specialist (dermatologist) can also be helpful if the problem continues unabated. ...Read more
A small lump on my head? This is symptom of cancer? I consult a doctor 3 months ago he said " its movable no need to worry" but iam too much afraid
Talk to your doctor: Most likely benign like cyst or similar nature. But if you are concerned them talk to your doctor about taking it out. ...Read more
Only possible: While cancers can present variable depending on patient, type of cancer, areas involved and many things we don't understand, depression can result or be enhanced by a malignant process occurring. I'd caution though that there are more causes of depression unrelated to cancer than causes due to cancer. Talk to primary care doc as a start. ...Read more
No: Erythema multiforme ranges from a few days of target skin lesions after taking a medicine to which you're allergic to a nasty rash after a chest cold to a lifelong nuisance skin-and-mucosal disease that flares at inconvenient times. If the latter, I hope you're able to find a good dermatologist with whom you can work over the years, and that you keep an eagle eye on what triggers flareups. ...Read more
Help please! Is extreme fatigue a symptom of cancer, or just what happens during cancer treatment?
Is persistent pain on right side of abdomen and right side of navel a symptom of cancer somewhere in abdomen?
Nonspecific: Nausea is a very nonspecific symptom. It can be a sign of some cancers but more commonly it can be a sign of problems with stomach related to too much acid, ulcers, and infection. But so many other things can cause it too, anxiety, hormonal issues, and the list goes on. Be reassured that cancer is usually far from things that I first worry about when a patient presents with nausea. ...Read more
At my age of 23 I have a lack of appetite is that a early symptom of cancer for me? What are the more common causes for me
Lost thing to worry: 23yr old lost (or least) you should worry about, cancer are very rare at your age and don't worry. Your loss appetite, your mom will tell you that you not eating proper diet any slight depression, or worry will cause you loose appetite, see your family doctor first. ...Read more
A small lump on my head? This is symptom of cancer? I am a 24 year old men who for the past month or two, had been having headaches that are almost ev
Don't worry: First, you need to see a healthcare provider for your headaches. Second, take a deep breath and relax. Cancer is very unlikely as the cause of your symptoms, including the small lump on your head! It's much more likely you have sinus disease, migraine headaches or chronic tension headaches. Write down when they occur, what makes them better or worse, and other symptoms. This will help your doctor! ...Read more
Hair loss: Hair follicles are very sensitive to changes in the body. Factors such as changes in sex steroids, cortisol and thyroid hormones can cause hair loss. While cancer of various kinds could influence hormone levels, many other physical and emotional factors could cause these changes as well. ...Read more