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Can chronic sinituitis be viral and cause high lymphocytes 52% n low neutrophils 33% absolute #'s were in normal range though? Scared 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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Is cancer viral or bacterial?

Is cancer viral or bacterial?

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 more

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Coughing (sounds dry?) For about 5 months now. Age 18, white phlegm turning green past few days, bacterial/viral? Cancer? (rarely smoke)

Coughing (sounds dry?) For about 5 months now. Age 18, white phlegm turning green past few days, bacterial/viral? Cancer? (rarely smoke)

Need more info: It is not likely to be cancer. However, it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without further history, physical examination, and may imaging and lab tests. Cough for five months warrants seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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

Very unlikely: Throat or tonsilar cancer is very rare at your age (27). It also is not usually painful, doesn't cause cold symptoms. And such cancers don't usually first show up as tonsilar enlargement. But discuss with your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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Is HPV 1 throat cancer - is that a sexually transmitted viral cancer?

Is HPV 1 throat cancer - is that a sexually transmitted viral cancer?

HPV: Hpv especially types 16, 18 and other high risk types have been linked to cervical and oral cancers. They are most commonly transmitted sexually because they generally require close contact (not just sharing a glass) to be transmitted. ...Read more

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