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Viral Causes Of Cancer
Can chronic sinituitis be viral and cause high lymphocytes 52% n low neutrophils 33% absolute #'s were in normal range though? Scared of cancer
Numbers fine: Those numbers are fine for your lymphocyte and neutrophil percentages. You can have virus infections that hold on for a while causing symptoms, but more likely the chronic symptoms are caused by allergies. I would work with your doc or and ENT to determine cause of your chronic symptoms, and then add if an allergist if felt to be allergic in nature. ...Read more
Neither: Cancer can be caused by the long-standing inflammation in tissues affected by certain viruses (i.e. Hpv, hcv) and bacteria (i.e. H.Pylori), but cancer itself is not an infectious organism. Learn more about cancer and bacteria here: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/cancer_bacteria learn more about cancer and viruses here: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/cancer_virus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coughing (sounds dry?) For about 5 months now. Age 18, white phlegm turning green past few days, bacterial/viral? Cancer? (rarely smoke)
Have I got tonsil cancer? I have a swollen left tonsil and I'm scared I had a cold /viral for almost 2 weeks and I'm a nurse myself
Husband has stage four cirrosis liver cancer, needs to go through trtmnt to kill hepc bfor he can get trsplnt, high viral load, chances it will work?
Depends: The serotype of the hep c, his tolerance and adherence to medication, abstaining from alcohol or other substances toxic to the liver are all important. Then having a compatible liver become available are all important occurrences. He has a good chance for all this to happen. Good luck and prayer help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On 7th day of viral gastroenteritis Doc said 5-7 days it will get better. Anxiety makes me think it is cancer I also have chills throughout?
Gastroenteritis...: ...is typically accompanied by symptoms of fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal discomfort. These are not the presenting symptoms of common malignancies. A colon cancer, for example might present with trace amounts of blood in the stool, or pain and constipation. ...Read more
Had viral infection 3 weeks ago symptoms are gone except 1 tonsil is still big could this be a cancer of some sort? theres no pain.or could be normal
How big?: Some asymmetry in the size of paired organs is normal. If there are no symptoms, you may wish to watch and wait. if the tonsil does not get bigger, does not ulcerate or bleed, you may leave it alone. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Had viral infection gone now 1 tonsil still swolen with pus in crevice the other a yellowbump with pus.cancer?infection gone 1 week now
What would high WBC (14.6) + high abs gran (9.3)+ high abs mono (1.8) be symptomatic of? Bacterial, viral, immune or could it possibly be cancer?
High : Granulocyte counts points to stress or bacterial infection. CBC interpertations need to be viewed in context of history and physical exam (go back to your doctor that ordered the test), and cannot deliver an answer in isolation. Uncommonly some tumors cause such results. And sometimes it is normal on next draw. ...Read more
Can viral infections be diagnosed by a high white blood cell count assuming blood cancers are not a factor?
Yes: Viral infections can cause relatively high white cells, mostly lymphocytes. Look at the whole blood counts, white, red cells, size and shape. And platelets. Any nodes, fever, sweats, weight change, bleeding, sore throat....? Do not put your self in a corner. Think outside the box. Discuss with your md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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