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What are the common cancers that cause ascites?

What are the common cancers that cause ascites?

Either those causing: Liver failure by metastasis (colon, any gi, breast, lung, melanoma, kidney), or those infesting the abdominal cavity: ovary, pancreas, endometrium, lymphoma. Benign causes are liver, heart and kidney failure. ...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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What are the most common symptoms of liver cancer?

What are the most common symptoms of liver cancer?

1. Pain: 2. Jaundice; 3. Poor appetite and weight loss. Common symptoms but these can also be seen with a gall bladder problem. Symptoms and signs help, but do not make a diagnosis. Imaging (ultrasound, mr, ct) find things that a physical exam misses, but only a biopsy tells that it is a hepatoma, and what kind. ...Read more

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What are the ways that cancer causing agents usually lead to cancer?

What are the ways that cancer causing agents usually lead to cancer?

Dna damage: That is either not repaired, or repaired incorrectly. Cell division replicates the mistake, and leads to more errors. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes breast cancer?

What are the most common causes breast cancer?

Some risks: Some risks are known and others are not. Prolonged estrogen exposure, family genetics, obesity, cigarette smoking, early age of first period, late age of first childbirth can be some risks. Maybe excess alcohol intake. See this site: http://ww5.Komen.Org/content.Aspx?Id=5248&terms=causes%20of%20breast%20cancer. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of thyroid cancer?

What are the most common causes of thyroid cancer?

Mostly unknown: The cause of thyroid cancer is not known in most cases. Exposure to x-rays in childhood, and genetic defects are seen in a minority of the cases. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/thyroid-cancer/ds00492. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of liver cirrhosis?

What are the most common causes of liver cirrhosis?

See below: 1. Alcohol 2. Hepatitis c & b 3. Others like fatty liver disease, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, inflammatory bowel disease (includes ulcerative colitis and crohns - usually crohns), primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aflatoxin (certain mushrooms) toxicity but usually causes immediate failure, parasites, and others. ...Read more

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Are all liver mass cancers what is the cause ?

Are   all  liver mass  cancers  what is the cause ?

Unclear Question: If I understand your question correctly, you have a mass in your liver(?). Your concern is if it is Cancer. Not all liver masses are cancerous but only a proper evaluation by your doctor can find the exact nature of this mass. This requires a physical examination and may require having several tests and X`-Rays and sometimes, a biopsy to find out the exact nature of this mass. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of stomach cancer?

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Clinical feature: Weight loss and persistent abdominal pain are the most common symptoms at initial diagnosis. The abdominal pain tends to be mid upper abdomen ( epigastric) , vague and mild early in the disease but more severe and constant as the disease progresses. Nausea, anemia from occult bleeding, also frequently happen. ...Read more

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What are the most common secondary cancers from testicular cancer?

What are the most common secondary cancers from testicular cancer?

Testicular Cancer: The most common cancer is a second testicular cancer in the opposite testicle. Also depending on whether one receives chemotherapy or radiation, and to what areas, there may be increased risk of secondary cancers (leukemia from chemotherapy, sarcoma from radiation). ...Read more

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Certain parasites can cause cyst in the liver. What are the treatments?

Certain parasites can cause cyst in the liver. What are the treatments?

Depends : Tests need to be done first to determine the specific organism, then treatment of the infestation and its consequences can be initiated. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of bladder cancer?

What is the most common cause of bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer: The primary risk for bladder cancer is smoking or exposure to secondary cigarette smoke. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of colon cancer?

What are some common causes of colon cancer?

IBD, viruses: Colon cancer probably begins from the effect of exogenous factors on the bowel, considering that the patient does not have hereditary causes. A virus such as polyoma is probably a contributing factor along with carcinogens in the food. In addition patients with inflammatory bowel disease release, over a long period of time cytokines that can induce malignant transformation. ...Read more

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What are the strangest things that can cause breast cancer?

What are the strangest things that can cause breast cancer?

Wow! What Question!: Hmmm... Well the only known things that "can" (not always) cause breast cancer are radiation exposure to the chest/breasts, genetic mutations either inherited (brca1, brca2, p53, pten) and spontaneously made (huge variety). Estrogen does not cause breast cancer! if so, every woman, and most men, would get it. Other factors: obesity, smoking, alcohol, family/personal history, low activity. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of esophageal cancer?

What are the most common symptoms of esophageal cancer?

Pain: The most common symptoms are pain, food getting caught and weight loss. If you have any of these symptoms, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is lymphoma the most likely cause of enlarged spleen and para aortic lymph node? Are there other conditions that could cause this?

Is lymphoma the most likely cause of enlarged spleen and para aortic lymph node?  Are there other conditions that could cause this?

DDx LAD A-Z: The differential diagnosis (ddx) for lymphadenopathy is broad: lymphadenopathy (lad) a-z ddx -- see table 3 -- http://www.Matheny.Info/files/habermann_mayo_clin_proc_2000_75_723.Pdf. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cancer and what causes it to spread?

What are the causes of cancer and what causes it to spread?

Mutation: Cancer is an abnormal proliferation of cells. There are mutations in the dna that lead to the uncontrolled growth of the cells.There are certain environmental factors like tobacco smoke or radiation that are clear mutagens.The cells grow rapidly and lose their contact inhibition-thus their local spread and invasion. Cancers can also spread through the blood and set up at distant sites (metastases). ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of skin ulcers?

What are the most common causes of skin ulcers?

Diabetes, varicose v: Diabetes is the most common cause of foot ulcers and varicose veins of ulcers on the ankles or lower legs.Both need to be treated to prevent infection. ...Read more

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What are the causes of skin cancer nowadays?

What are the causes of skin cancer nowadays?

Causes: Skin cancer is caused by errors or mutations in the dna of skin cells. This then causes the cells to grow out of control leading to cancer. This can be from exposure to uv light from the sun or tanning beds or from exposure to toxic substances. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of cancer in humans?

What is the most common cause of cancer in humans?

Common CA: That's a great ? If you look at the cancers that can be linked to causes that would be Tobacco products, which cause lung, pancreatic, esophageal, bladder, head&neck cancers to name a few. If you look at the number of skin cancers we see annually(like 3 to 4 million) the sun and tanning beds would win. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of liver problems?

What are the most common symptoms of liver problems?

None.: Most liver problems are evident with lab or imaging studies long before symptoms are present. The liver has lots of extra capacity. When it gives symptoms you are already in a world of trouble....... If you do get symptoms it might be right upper quadrant pain or fullness, vomiting, jaundice, fatigue, white stools or very dark urine, generalized itching, generalized swelling. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Yepuri
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Abnormal Fluid Buildup In Abdomen (Definition)

Abnormal fluid buildup in abdomen refers to Ascites, a medical condition in which a person has excess fluid in the abdomen (in the peritoneal space). Abdominal fluid buildup occurs in conditions such as liver failure, kidney ...Read more


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Ascites (Definition)

Ascites = abnormal accumulation of fluid in peritoneal ...Read more