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Throat Cancer In 20s
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
After working with burlap & inhaling small fiber particles have tightness in upper throat epiglottis area & tightness in chest X 2d. Opinion? Tx?
Get checked: 2 things seem likely: either irritant/allergen/exercise induced asthma exacerbation or irritant induced vocal cord paroxysmal motion. Both are more easily diagnosed while symptoms are present and both are treatable. Depending on other risk factors, heart related chest tightness is always a consideration. If the symptoms are worsening, consider an urgent evaluation. ...Read more
My mom age 65 diagnosed w/ barrett's esophagus and prominent veins in esoph. Gi said due to liver and ordered ct. 2-3 glasses/wine a week. Thoughts?
More details: Barrett's esophagitis is a precancerous condition of the lower esophagus associated with gerd. Treatments vary depending on the severity and whether dysplasia exists. "prominent veins" suggest esophageal varices. These occur when the liver is damaged, usually by cirrhosis and there is back pressure. If she has liver disease, she needs to stop all alcohol. Get details from her gastroenterologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can longtime breathing exposure (15 years +) to mold from bread cause cancer such as lymphoma? Found in old backpack in a desk which was mostly closed
Yes: A majority of colorectal cancers, if they recur, recur within 3-5 years, but it is possible to recur later as well. The other possibility is development of new cancers or polyps, which is why surveillance/screening colonoscopy may be warranted. Ask your doctor/surgeon for more information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Face feels swollen but isn't, shortness of breath, shoulder pressure points, some fatigue. Afraid of a lung or lymphoma type cancer. age 22 non smoker?
Get eval: At 22yo unless you have some family history there would not be a high probability or cancer or lymphoma, and it is good you do not smoke. Get an evaluation by the doc and get your fears alleviated and at the same time get treated for what is causing you to be short of breath, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad acid in throat for 3 days then thick, swollen feeling in throat, lower part. Related? Just reflux? Acid now passed - can I have a glass of wine?
Sounds like Reflux: Probably reflux which can be related to certain things you eat and drink and alcohol especially can cause reflux. I would tread carefully you might find wine is ok or makes reflux come back. You can also now take over the counter anti-acid like Prilosec to help with reflux symptoms. ...Read more
Signs..Symptoms..Treatment..Investigation...Prevention of pain n swelling in tragus in case of 8 year children?
Cyst: Sounds like a preauricular cyst. Easy to treat with antibiotics but most likely will need to be removed. See a pediatric surgeon or pediatric ent. ...Read more
Lots of clogginess in nose and cheek areas. Watery/burning eyes. Fullness in face + mucus. History of sinus. For about 3 weeks now. Suggestions?
CT sinuses, Rx: Some would treat empirically first with antibiotic 10-14 d, systemic decongestants (Sudafed), nasal steroids - and then get the CT afterward. Depends on exam, story, etc. Get seen, resolve infection concerns and then see an allergist to find out why this is happening. They are the best for accurate testing to find cause; a teaching center is near you w/ great allergists. ...Read more
What would this mean in MRI findings - Enlarged nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal tonsillar fossa lymphoid tissues. Reactive lymph nodes in the ne?
10 months numbness in left leg physical therapy said coming from neon in brain, mri show white matter in pon. seeing neurology in big city help?
Really raging tickle in throat on/off 4 15yr this makes me feel sick and retch sometimes accompanied by strange smell in nose. Nose continually blockd?
Could be seallergies: Your symptoms seems to be very much as " seasonal allergic rhinitis" or inflammation of sinus due to exposure to spring pollen ! depends on your local area - pollen saturation in the air is high between february to july! you may try otc antihistamine as Allegra , nasal saline rinses to " flush nasal passages "! if more symptoms persists you may see your doc to prescribe more effective medication. ...Read more
Bathtub resurfaced w white spray. Home throughout. Strong smell in bathroom, went there 3-4 times. Odd taste in tongue&lips, throat itchy. Poisoned?
Dry cough for 4 days with sore throat, hoarse voice. No fever. Nausea at times and discomfort in stomach just below sternum.
An early upper respi: This sounds like an early upper respiratory infection. To treat this gargle with some warm salt water, put 1 teaspoon of salt in a large glass of warm water and gargle with this. For the nose saline nasal spray that you can buy over-the-counter can be used three or four times a day no other treatment is necessary. ...Read more
St 4 Colon Cancer with mets to the brain and liver. Received palliative radiation for brain tumors, no chemo, fluid in lungs
Prognosis with time left?
Chances of 23 year old to have esophageal cancer? Worried about nodule in distal esophagus, 8mm, ultrasound tomrrow. Throat feels tight and mucusy CA?
Stage 3c ovarian cancer in 2011 done several chemo drugs now in liver and have colostomy doc says if no more chemo qual of life 6 mo fair assessment?
Doc may be right: I can not fully answer your question without knowing which chemotherapy drugs have been used(we have 5-6 good drugs for ovarian cancer). But once the cancer becomes resistant to all drugs then life is short...Usually a matter of months than years. But you can get a second opinion from another oncologist if you want to be absolutely certain. ...Read more
Throat/back tongue irritation for 3 months. Antibiotic didn't help. Some whiteness, no pain/lesions, constant frog in my throat. Ideas?
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