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What are the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer?

None: Usually there are no symptoms. Later can develop intestinal or rectal bleeding, anemia, weight loss, intestinal blockage, change in bowel movements, etc. ...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 signs and symptoms of bladder cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of bladder cancer?

Hematuria: The most common presentation of bladder cancer is painless hematuria (blood in urine). Often the first step is a urine culture (to make sure not related to urinary tract infection) and cytology (to look for cancer cells in urine specimen). A cystoscopy is needed to confirm to diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of prostrate cancer?

Many or none : Trouble urinating decreased force in the stream of urine blood in the urine blood in the semen swelling in the legs discomfort in the pelvic area bone pain or none at all in early stages. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pancreatic cancer?

What are the symptoms of pancreatic cancer?

Depends: Early pancreatic cancer in the body of the pancreas is often asymptomatic or may have vague abdominal symptoms. Cancer in the head of pancreas may present with jaundice. Later there may be pain radiating to the back and symptoms from metastases in the liver. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of carcinoma stomach?

What are the signs and symptoms of carcinoma stomach?

Quite varied: Often patients will have stomach related symptoms, like poor appetite, pain in belly , indigestion or bleeding . Weight loss is common. Why are you concerned about this matter? ...Read more

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What are the signs of pancreatic cancer?

What are the signs of pancreatic cancer?

Jaundice most common: The pancreas extends across the abdomen with a head, body and tail. While the head is the most common site, its symptoms are related to the position of the bile duct under the head which when involved produces painless jaundice. The body becomes symptomatic when tumor penetrates the nerve plexus near the spine and the tail near spleen shunts blood to stomach when tumor invades splenic vein. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs and symptoms of lung cancer?

What are some of the signs and symptoms of lung cancer?

Chest symptoms: Lung Cancer can present with varied chest symptoms like persistent cough, hoarseness, chest pain or shortness of breath. In many cases the symptoms may come due to metastases and these can go to Bones(causing pain in the bones) or spread to brain and this can present with a seizure or headaches. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of bile duct cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of bile duct cancer?

Jaundice: Bile duct cancer is uncommon but carries a poor prognosis. It will typically impede the flow of bile from the liver to the small intestine thus causing obstructive jaundice (yellowish discoloration of eyes and skin). Pain in the upper abdomen, weight loss and nausea may be noted. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of anal cancer?

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What are the signs and symptoms of anal cancer?

Anal pain &/or blood: Anal pain, painful defecation, bright red blood on stool or toilet paper, stool incontinence. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of skin cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of skin cancer?

Visible: Usually there are no symptoms until very late. Odd bumps, ulcers or abnormal pigmented lesions are the presentation. The most concerning is melanoma -- find a few good melanoma sites and read the ABCDE's. The photos will help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of vaginal cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of vaginal cancer?

Discharge, mass: Pain, ulcer. Vaginal cancers are less common than cervical cancer. The lesions are likely to manifest by producing bloody discharge, mass and/or ulcer in the vagina, depending on the location, pain. Bleeding on intercourse may be an early sign. ...Read more

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What are the signs/symptoms of colon cancer? What are the signs/symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are the signs/symptoms of colon cancer?  What are the signs/symptoms of stomach cancer?

Quite different: The symptoms for colon and stomach cancer are quite different, as is the prognosis and treatment. For colon cancer, symptoms do not usually appear until quite late, include blood loss anemia, blood in stool, vague abdominal pain and difficulty with bowel. Stomach cancer may present with weight loss, abdominal pain, and anemia. Prognosis is much worse with stomach cancer. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of a cancer tumor?

What are signs and symptoms of a cancer tumor?

Numerous: By definition a cancer is a growing lesion that has the potential to metastasize and has achieved immortality thru the production of telomerase. As such and depending on the structure involved a mass can be noted and symptoms such as obstruction, hemorrhage, pain and jaundice can be a result of the lesion. Weight loss and anorexia frequently follow. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of breast cancer?

What are the signs or symptoms of breast cancer?

Varies: A lump in the breast, bloody nipple discharge, skin redness, skin dimpling, skin looking like an orange peel, or a lump in the arm pit. If it presents at a later stage, could be a new pain in a bone (back, ribs etc...) stroke-like symptoms, anorexia/weight loss, etc. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of male breast cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of male breast cancer?

Painless lump: Breast cancer appear in men as silent painless lump, often ignored then as fixed ulcerated mass. 1% of breast cancers are in men, as diagnosis is done in late stages, prognosis is poor, due to lack awareness in men cause delayed treatment. Early diagnosis, is the key for cure. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of throat cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of throat cancer?

See below: A hoarse voice, difficulty or pain with swallowing, or swelling in the neck due to involved lymph nodes can all be signs. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease?

What are the signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Pain and nausea: Upper abdominal pressure discomfort with gas and bloated feeling after eating, may get upper abdominal pain and nausea, sometimes vomiting. Worse after eating some fatty or greasy foods. Pain can go into the right upper abdomen too. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer?

Most common: Most commonly, an ulcer that does not heal. Other symptoms include a lump in the mouth, unexplained bleeding or pain in the mouth. See oral surgeon or ENT doc for exam if you are worried. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of terminal leukemia?

What are the signs and symptoms of terminal leukemia?

Many: Not all leukemia is "terminal", meaning some leukemias are cured. People with leukemia need chemotherapy and sometimes a bone marrow transplant. If the leukemia comes back over and over despite treatment, then it's more likely to be terminal. When leukemia grows, it causes bleeding, bruising, infections, fevers, weight loss, and fatigue. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the signs and symptoms of the horrible disease, pancreatic cancer?

Can you tell me the signs and symptoms of the horrible disease, pancreatic cancer?

See below: Unfortunately early pancreatic cancer may not have any specific symptoms. The general symptoms are pain in the abdomen and back, jaundice, weight loss and blood clots in vessels. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pancreatic-cancer/ds00357. ...Read more

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What is the signs of pancreatic cancer if there are no symptoms?

What is the signs of pancreatic cancer if there are no symptoms?

Varies: Symptoms refer to the complaints of the patient that may suggest pancreatic cancer (ie. Nausea/vomiting). Signs refer to the phyical findings on the patient that would suggest this cancer. Signs include jaundice, abdominal swelling, abdominal fluid collection (ascities), weight loss, and new onset glucose intolerance. The signs may vary depending on location of the cancer(head vs tail of panceas). ...Read more

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Symptoms of pancreatic cancer?

Symptoms of pancreatic cancer?

Depends on location: Pancreas is a fish-shaped organ with its head tucked into the duodenum (c-shaped beginning of small intestine coming off stomach). If tumor blocks bile duct or panc duct, causes abdominal pain, pancreatitis, jaundice. If it's in tail, will cause no symtptoms till very large or spread to other areas. Most common: weight loss, mental status change such as new onset depression. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pancreatic cancer?

Symptoms of pancreatic cancer?

Highly variable: Each person is different. Much of the early stage of pancreas cancer has no symptoms. May have gradual onset of lack or appetite and gradual weight loss. Later posdible yellow jaunduce formation. Later stage pancreas cancer can cause a severe boring pain from the mid upper abdomen into the upper back. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of pancreatic cancer bad?

Are the symptoms of pancreatic cancer bad?

Can be: Pancreatic cancer symptoms depend on the extent of the cancer and can range form minimal to very significant in intensity. Typical symptoms include jaundice, abdomen pain (can be severe), bowel obstruction, weight loss, new-onset diabetes, depression, fatigue to name a few. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pancreatic cancer?

Depends: Early pancreatic cancer in the body of the pancreas is often asymptomatic or may have vague abdominal symptoms. Cancer in the head of pancreas may present with jaundice. Later there may be pain radiating to the back and symptoms from metastases in the liver. ...Read more

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What are the signs of pancreatic cancer?

Jaundice most common: The pancreas extends across the abdomen with a head, body and tail. While the head is the most common site, its symptoms are related to the position of the bile duct under the head which when involved produces painless jaundice. The body becomes symptomatic when tumor penetrates the nerve plexus near the spine and the tail near spleen shunts blood to stomach when tumor invades splenic vein. ...Read more

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What are some signs of pancreatic cancer?

What are some signs of pancreatic cancer?

Pain, weight loss: Symptoms and signs can include pain in the upper abdomen, sometimes traveling to the back, and weight loss. Jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and eyes, can occur. Doctors may be able to detect a tender mass in the abdomen or enlarged lymph nodes. Unfortunately sometimes these symptoms aren't present until later. Smoking and obesity are 2 important and modifiable risk factors for pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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Does pancreatic cancer usually cause many symptoms?

Does pancreatic cancer usually cause many symptoms?

Yup...: Commonly yellow skin; +/- belly pain; weight loss; new onset diabetes and depression. Pancreas tail makes hormones: insulin, gastrin, glucagon - these cause symptoms. Head/body make digestive juice, and engulf the duct draining the liver into the gut. This is a very nasty cancer. ...Read more

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My pancreatic cancer: causes, & symptoms, as well as cure?

My pancreatic cancer: causes, & symptoms, as well as cure?

Unsure of question!: Do YOU have pancreas cancer? That is very rare in someone in their 30s. No one knows what causes pancreas cancer. Symptoms are usually upper mid-abdominal pain near the breast bone, often after eating going into the back, weight loss, loss of appetite, change in taste/smell sensation, blood clot in leg, depression. Early pancreas cancer's best chance for cure is surgery. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are there no obvious symptoms with pancreatic cancer?

I'm wondering why are there no obvious symptoms with pancreatic cancer?

Location of organ: The reason there are no obvious symptoms with pancreatic cancer is that it's location is mostly behind the abdominal cavity. A cancer can grow and grow without disrupting any bodily function for quite a while. Thus the cancer presents later when there is a "mass effect." ...Read more

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What causes pancreatic cancer? What are the symptoms and how is it treated?

What causes pancreatic cancer? What are the symptoms and how is it treated?

Probably viral: Pancreatic Ca is a lethal disease of probable viral origin. The tumor begins 15-20 yrs before a clinical lesion can be defined. It appears in the head where painless jaundice is seen, in the body with symptoms of invasion of celiac plexus and tail with pseudo varices of vasa brevia. Even with surgery for 10% of patients the survival here is 10%. Chemo with gemzar (gemcitabine) and Abraxane used. ...Read more

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Can pancreatic cancer cause only mild symptoms? How can I know if I have it?

Can pancreatic cancer cause only mild symptoms? How can I know if I have it?

Pancreatic cancer: 21 M from LA. Asks: Can pancreatic cancer cause only mild symptoms? How can I know if I have it? ANS: Time will tell. Dr. humor here. All diseases go thru evolution of Sx as does CA pancreas. At your age CA pancreas is VERY rare. Discuss with your Drs & they can help u. If u don't wear your seatbelt start doing that now. Only way 2 tell is 2 take out pancreas. But u get diabetes etc 4 life. ...Read more

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What are the chances of pancreatic cancer reoccuring after eight years? What would be the most likely earliest symptoms?

What are the chances of pancreatic cancer reoccuring after eight years? What would be the most likely earliest symptoms?

Maybe something else: The majority of pancreatic cancers recur within the first 2-4 years, but some recur as long as 10-15 years out. Main symptoms may be unexplained weight loss, jaundice, abdominal or back pain. There can be other causes for many of these things, so go back to your oncologist for a check up. ...Read more

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If I had idiopathic PE a year ago and it was caused by pancreatic cancer would I have symptoms of PC yet? Just scared I have PC.

Not pancreas cancer: While deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is common as a complication of pancreatic cancer, it is VERY rare for that to be the first sign of the disease. You are not at above-average risk of pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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Dose my symptoms sound like pancreatic cancer?

What symptoms?: You did not list any symptoms. Pancreatic cancer does not have specific symptoms. A usual symptoms is abdominal pain boring into the back. You may visit this site for information on this topic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pancreatic-cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20355421
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the signs of a pancreas not working and/or pancreatic cancer?

Can you tell me the signs of a pancreas not working and/or pancreatic cancer?

Steatorrhea: The pancreas is both endocrine and exocrine. When the islets are not working, diseases like diabetes develop. When the gland undergoes inflammation and fibrosis, no pancreatic juice enters the bowel and food is not digested leaving large amts. of fat floating in the stool. Pancreatic cancer does block the duct and has a subclinical form of steatorrhea but his is most often seen with jaundice. ...Read more

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Can you please list specific symptoms of liver or pancreatic cancer?

Unfortunately: There are no specific symptoms, mostly non-specific symptoms. Abdominal discomfort, malaise, weight loss, GI symptoms are typical presentations, but really very non-specific. Sometimes, even doctors can't tell without special imaging tests. ...Read more

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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


Dr. Debashish Bose
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Pancreatic Cancer (Definition)

Cancer that begins in the organ lying behind the lower part of ...Read more