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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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What are the symptoms of cancer and purple blotches on the back of your thighs?

What are the symptoms of cancer and purple blotches on the back of your thighs?

Sarcoma: This would be sort of rare, but certain types of sarcoma (kaposi's sarcoma and angiosarcoma) can cause purple discoloration of the skin. If it is an early cancer, these can be the only symptoms. I should emphasize that most purple skin splotches are not cancerous. If your doctor is suspicious, a biopsy can be helpful. ...Read more

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An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


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Dr. Sewa Legha
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If I have a thigh rash, is this a symptom of cancer?

If I have a thigh rash, is this a symptom of cancer?

Unlikely: Skin rashes are usually due to infection or due to alergy. You need to go see a doctor who can examine you and treat you fpor this probelm which might be a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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What is really going on with my wife. Syrpressd because of thigh rorod cancer. Was very active sexurley. Now nothing.

What is really going on with my wife. Syrpressd because of thigh rorod cancer. Was very active sexurley. Now nothing.

Understandable: Cancer of any kind is tough to deal with and stressful. Stress affects your feelings of well being and your desire for sex. Thyroid especially affects your energy level. Support her and be patient, make sure she gets good medical care. Sometimes even when cancer treatment is successful an antidepressant is needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Pain in inner thigh, do I have cancer?

Pain in inner thigh, do I have cancer?

Not necessarily: It could be caused by lymphadenitis ( inflammed /swollen lymph glands) or could be musculoskeletal-muslce sprain etc. Infection, open wound, trauma, inflammation, tumor around the genital areas can cause swollen lymph gland on the inner thigh and swollen lymph gland can be painful. Not necessarily to be cancer. Infection would be the most common cause. Go to see your md to get checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Eilerman
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I had thyroidectomy for cancer last month and now have sharp pains in my thigh. Are these connected?

I had thyroidectomy for cancer last month and now have sharp pains in my thigh. Are these connected?

Hypocalcemia: If you are hypocalcemic, a common side effect from thyroidectomy, you can develop sharp pains. See you doctor and get your calcium and PTH levels checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Liesa Harte
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I have groins my both thighs since small. are painful or troublesome but I have are cancer?

I have groins my both thighs since small.  are painful or troublesome but I have are cancer?

Unclear: I wish I knew exactly what you were talking about so I could help you. Unfortunately, I do not know what you are saying or asking. Please clarify and resubmit and I will be happy to help you. ...Read more

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Dr. Drazen Jukic
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Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Curious why I have a brown spot on my left thighs? It's lik3 a beauty spot or big brown dot ..Worried that can it be skin cancer?

Curious why I have a brown spot on my left thighs? It's lik3 a beauty spot or big brown dot ..Worried that can it be skin cancer?

Skin : A number of skin growths can cause a "brown dot " ( moles, warty bumps, freckles , or even early skin cancer, etc. ) have a dermatologist evaluate the area to determine the diagnosis and treat if needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
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Large mass on the inside of the thigh recently biopsy that came back malignant. What type of cancer is likely?

Large mass on the inside of the thigh recently biopsy that came back malignant. What type of cancer is likely?

Any kind: I would guess sarcoma, melanoma, or any other soft tissue or skin malignancy. That said, it could be anything starting in the area or metastatic to the skin/subcutaneous tissue or to a local lymph node from somewhere else. Please wait for the final diagnosis to be made and make sure you see a specialist with expertise in the field. I truly wish you the best. Fight well and God bless. ...Read more

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