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What are indications that glioblastoma cancer is in the final stages?

What are indications that glioblastoma cancer is in the final stages?

Losing performance: Gbm causes different signs depending on location, and growth on MRI signal progression. But decreasing ability to do daily activity, get out of bed, dress, walk, control bowel and bladder function are signs that time is short. Salvage treatment is used in able patients, and those willing to volunteer, but assess what benefit your patient gets and at what price. ...Read more

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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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Glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer what is this?

Glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer what is this?

GBM: Gbm is the most agressive type of primary brain tumor. It is of glial cell in origin. They can arise de novo, or can be from progression of a lower grade tumor. Survival beyond 2 years is extremely poor. ...Read more

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A family friend had brain cancer(glioblastoma multiforme) at 14. Was cured and is now 35 and perfectly healthy. Is this rare? Is he extremely lucky?

A family friend had brain cancer(glioblastoma multiforme) at 14. Was cured and is now 35 and perfectly healthy. Is this rare? Is he extremely lucky?

Surprising: Don't challenge him on this, and don't argue. This is so uncommon that I'd consider the original diagnosis to be in serious doubt, or some other error introduced into the story for some reason. I've been in medicine for a long time, investigated a few remarkable claims and was disappointed, and know how hard it is to get an accurate history. Just tell him you're glad he is better. ...Read more

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What is the indication of cancer?

What is the indication of cancer?

There are many: Cancer includes many separate disease processes. Cancers of different organs result in different signs and symptoms. Even cancers of the same area can lead to different signs and symptoms in different people. In general, if you have unexplained weight loss, severe fatigue, or significant changes to your body that aren't explained by other conditions, cancer is one many causes. ...Read more

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I have 1 cyst in each ovary, 5cm and 7cm. Im worried because its on both and not 1. Is this an indication on cancer. Having a lap done?

I have 1 cyst in each ovary, 5cm and 7cm. Im worried because its on both and not 1. Is this an indication on cancer. Having a lap done?

Not likely: The risk of ovarian cancer is very low in a person of your age. You are right in getting investigated to ascertain the nature of the lesion. ...Read more

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Psa level in 2012 is 8.6; psa in 2013 is 5.8; psa in 2014 is 10.7. He is 75 years old. Is that a high indication of cancer? Dr appt not until friday

Psa level in 2012 is 8.6; psa in 2013 is 5.8; psa in 2014 is 10.7.  He is 75 years old.  Is that a high indication of cancer? Dr appt not until friday

PSAs: It is very unlikely this is cancer. But, getting it checked out is the next best thing to do. It is good to see such a recent psa history so that you can feel reassured. ...Read more

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What size nodules of the lung are a cause of urgent concern? Ie; giving indication of cancer

What size nodules of the lung are a cause of urgent concern? Ie; giving indication of cancer

Presence: The presence of any nodule is of concern specially if not calcified specially in a smoker or someone that quit smoking within the last 10 years, a nodule that grows within 3 months. 5year survival for stage1non small cell lung cancer surgical resection is about 70%, for stage2nsclc about 30-35%. Stage 2 mass greater than 3cm or less than 3cm with metastasis to regional lymph node.Lowdosect. ...Read more

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Would blood tests give any indication that you have cancer in the body? Bowel cancer especially?

Would blood tests give any indication that you have cancer in the body? Bowel cancer especially?

Colon Cancer: CEA is blood test associated w/colon Ca. However, not a good screening test - significant false +, can be high with benign conditions & in early Colon Ca CEA may not be elevated. Current gold standard for Colon Ca screening is colonoscopy. 2 other alternatives- virtual colonoscopy (CT) & a new stool DNA test just recently approved by FDA. Screen age 50, 40 if + family history Colon Ca or polyps ...Read more

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Can early satiety stem from the wellbutrin (bupropion) im taking? Or is it a indication of gastric cancer

Can early satiety stem from the wellbutrin (bupropion) im taking? Or is it a indication of gastric cancer

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) antidepressant can have slight effect on appetite, although doubt possibility of cancer if no other symptoms exist to suggest tumor in stomach for your age. ...Read more

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I've been having a lot of firey pain in my left breast. I read on a cancer page.. that it can be an indication of breat cancer, can it really?

I've been having a lot of firey pain in my left breast. I read on a cancer page.. that it can be an indication of breat cancer, can it really?

No: Sharp pain in breast is usually a sign of problems related to fibrocystic disease. Cancer is defined as an abnormal growth in the breast and is rarely associated with pain. One should definitely have a mammogram or MRI of the left breast to rule out any underlying pathology ...Read more

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Could pain during intercourse indicate cervical cancer? If I have pain during intercourse, could this be an indication of cervical cancer? .

Could pain during intercourse indicate cervical cancer? If I have pain during intercourse, could this be an indication of cervical cancer?

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Possible but ....: Anything that causes inflammation or irritation in the vaginal canal or cervix can cause discomfort during intercourse. Infections, benign findings likes cysts or fibroids, as well as metabolic changes that lead to dryness or hormonal changes that can lead to bleeding all can cause discomfort. Cervical cancer is often diagnosed early with no symptoms, but once advanced it can cause pain or blood. ...Read more

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Could pain during intercourse indicate cervical cancer? If I have pain during intercourse, could this be an indication of cervical cancer? .

Could pain during intercourse indicate cervical cancer? If I have pain during intercourse, could this be an indication of cervical cancer?

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Probably not: Cervical cancer rarely causes pain until it is very advanced. A common symptom is bleeding after intercourse but otherwise it has few symptoms which is why women should get their pap smears routinely. When the cancer is early or in its precancerous state, it has no symptoms. ...Read more

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Should hysterectomy be done without any indication of cancer but just to get rid of heavy menstruation. ?

Should hysterectomy be done without any indication of cancer but just to get rid of heavy menstruation.  ?

Yes: Hysterectomy is done not for just cancer only, but has other indications , like heavy bleeding when medical treatment fails , benign symptomatic fibroids etc , although done less often than few decades ago. ...Read more

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I am having pains in the lymph node that was biopsied and found to have non-hodgkin's lymphoma the aggressive fast-growing you think that is an indication that it has come back after being free from cancer for a year and?

Hard to tell: Pain is not a specific symptom of cancer recurrence. Although, you are at a definitely high risk for cancer recurrence, it doesn't mean the pain is 100% cancer related one. I would get a consult from your oncologist on that. ...Read more

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Can pet scan always diagnose /confirm presence of lung cancer or can only give indication and later biopsy is vital to confirm cancer if a nodule seen?

Can pet scan always diagnose /confirm presence of lung cancer or can only give indication and later biopsy is vital to confirm cancer if a nodule seen?

Bx definitive: A positron emission tomography (pet) scan is an imaging test that uses a radioactive substance called a tracer to look for disease in the body. It is often used to determine the treatment of cancer, if it is spreading, or improving, etc. Used in combination with tests such as ct or mri, it can provide a very high index of suspicion for cancer, but a bx is always definitive and used for tx. ...Read more

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Can stool test show occult blood in the bowel.Will the stool test show any indication that there is something wrong in the colon like cancer.Curious!

Can stool test show occult blood in the bowel.Will the stool test show any indication that there is something wrong in the colon like cancer.Curious!

Nope: The test will just indicate whether there is blood present in the stool. A positive test needs to be followed up with your doctor to perform additional tests to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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Are normal cbc, billuprin, amylase and lipase levels, CT scan and qualitative fecal fat test a good indication against pancreatic cancer?

Are normal cbc, billuprin, amylase and lipase levels, CT scan and qualitative fecal fat test a good indication  against pancreatic cancer?

Yes: Pancreatic cancer is most uncommon at your age to begin with (it is not a common cancer in general). Normal blood tests and ct scan should reassure you that pancreatic cancer is not there. ...Read more

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How can I give someone who is in the final stages of cancer courage?

How can I give someone who is in the final stages of cancer courage?

Use your heart: Just asking this question means you have a loving heart, and that will give great comfort and courage. We all face our own death. Think about what you would like at that point. Listen to your friend. What has (s)he brought to your life? To the world? Say it. Remind your friend that you are there. Just your presence is a gift. Don't be afraid.Let your heart guide you. ...Read more

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
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Glioblastoma (Definition)

The unnatural, uninhibited overgrowth of certain supportive cells in the brain (not ...Read more