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The Common Symptom Of A Tumor Of The Larynx Is
Mom, 78 had larynx tumor stage 3-4 in 2013. Chemo and rad completed Aug 2013. Started smoking again and refused follow up. Now vomiting all the time. ?
Check with MD : She needs to get checked ASAP. The vomiting might or not be related to her cancer. She first of all needs hydration but if vomiting persisted then she needs to see her doctor and get careful evaluation including blood work and imaging tests to make sure it is not related to cancer coming back. ...Read more
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
Is chest pain a common symptom of lung cancer if cancer is causing pain how big would a tumor have to be and what is the likelihood of showing on xray?
Here is my guidance: Chest pain can be caused from many causes, lung cancer is not the first thing that should come to your mind. If the pain has been present for more than one week and your concern is cancer, a Chest X-ray will show it easily. But you should go see a doctor first in case your pain is persistent for >1 week.. ...Read more
Very uncommon: Typically abnormal bleeding is the presenting symptom. They are very uncommon. ...Read more
Many: The symptoms are related to where in the brain the tumor lies and can include motor and sensory changes, cognition changes and seizures. But all of these can be related to other causes and should be diagnosed and treated by physicians familiar with these problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complex issue: Tumors of the brain can be benign, malignant, malignant by position, or chronic and stable. Brain tumors can be silent or present as seizures or can abruptly produce coma and death. Primary brain tumors depend on cells of origin and location as to how they show symptoms. Secondary brain tumors may come from a primary tumor elsewhere in the body and spread broadly all through the brain. ...Read more
Personality changes: The frontal lobe is known to give us our personality traits. In the case of a tumor any disruption in this area of the brain changes in the person's behavior and personality may be seen. However this largely depends on the size and specific area and also the resulting destruction of the brain by that tumor. ...Read more
Varied...: Some of the more common symptoms include headache, nausea, new seizures, balance issues (ataxia) and changes in vision. Personality changes, anger, confusion, and changes in speech can also occur. When a patient is examined by a doctor, a thorough neurological exam can find cranial nerve palsies, weakness, and defects in sensation. ...Read more
Headache: For headache, we consider location, is it there when you wake? or during the day? associated with avoidance of light noise? nausea, vomiting? blurred vision? Poor sleep, allergies, sinusitis, migraines, food intolerance are more common causes of headaches. Also lyme disease and sub clinical herpes type I, rarely autoimmune disease. If everything negative we do MRI, tumor is rare. ...Read more
High calcium: A parathyroid tumor can make too much parathyroid hormone, which will then elevate your calcium level. High calcium can lead to kidney stones, loss of bone (osteoporosis). Symptoms can include abdominal pain, constipation, fatigue, mood changes, confusion (if calcium becomes very high). In your age group, surgery to remove the parathyroid would be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are short lasting sparks of light in your periphery a common sign of brain tumors? My eye doctor couldn't find anything wrong.
Best to see Ophtho: There are conditions that can cause your symptoms. One of them is cephalic migraine, but there are also conditions in the retina and the optic nerves that can do that. It is best to see an ophthalmologist and possibly one who is also good at migraines to make the differentiations and hopefully your peace of mind. I don't know if you saw one or an optometrist. ...Read more
Simple partial seizures common idiopathic epelipsy? Brain tumor? No other symptoms. Passed neuro exam - reflexes, gait, strength, eye exam -perfectly.
Brain tumor: An MRI of the brain will determine if there is a brain tumor. Reducing or eliminating the seizures is the first priority. The anti-convulsant (anti-seizure) medication prescribed by your neurologist is specific to the seizure type. Discuss the side-effects of each medication to help you cope with seizures. ...Read more
Yes, and worse!: Sometimes, benign peritoneal growths may represent infection or just simple inflammatory bowel conditions or reactions. Pain can be prominent in the form of cramping. Bowel irregularity could occur depending on the amount, size, and number of benign tumors taking up space in the abdomen. These may just be more of a hassle than anything else, but you may need to maintain a certain diet, and monitor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nonspecific: Headaches can be due to migraine, muscle contraction, hydrocephalus, tumors, hypertension, sinus infections, jaw problems. Tumors and hemorrhages cause headaches due to increased pressure inside the skull when the size is significant. Many tumors, such as meningiomas, may be completely silent, without any pain. ...Read more
I just got diagnosed with a well defined tumor in the 4th ventricle. The only symptom I have is light dizziness. Should i continue my workout?
Brain Tumor : In general, exercise may affect intracranial pressure so it is best to first consult with your neurologist/ surgeon before resuming any hard physical activity. Without more information about your specific tumor , it's size and exact location, it is difficult to offer any specific advice. ...Read more
I have 4 subcutaneous tumors on my back. They are red, painless, small, dispersed and stiff. One seems to be very deep. I don´t have any other symptom?
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