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Doctor insights on: What Does Cancer Look Like In The Body

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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 does cancer look like on an mri?

What does cancer look like on an mri?

It depends: Cancer can look different depending on what part of the body that it occurs. ...Read more

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What would cancer look like in an X-ray of the spine?

What would cancer look like in an X-ray of the spine?

Very Variable: It may not be detectable on an x-ray or could mimic another process like an infection or trauma. 2 classic presentations are called blastic or lytic- blastic appearance is when the region affected appears denser and lytic is when the affected region looks as if someone took n eraser to the area ; looks less dense. There are other image studies such as a bone scan or MRI that can help deliniate. ...Read more

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Skin discoloration on lip. What does cancer look like?

Skin discoloration on lip. What does cancer look like?

Non-healing ulcer: While discoloration may be one symptom of an early lesion or a pre-cancerous lesion, lip cancers usually present as non-healing ulcers. It would be prudent to consult your doctor if you have any doubt. ...Read more

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What do skin cancers usually look like?

What do skin cancers usually look like?

Non-healing wounds: If you have a growth that is not healing, and tends to bleed on its own, you should definitely bring it to the attention of your dermatologist. For photos of common skin cancers, please see the following website: http://www.Aad.Org/skin-conditions/skin-cancer-detection. ...Read more

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What does a proper exam for skin cancers look like' how thorough? 2 different exam experience.

What does a proper exam for skin cancers look like' how thorough? 2 different exam experience.

All areas: Skin cancer can develop on any part of the skin, so a complete skin exam should visualize all at-risk areas. I typically have patients change into a robe for such an exam to make sure a complete exam is performed. Often times follow-up exams are more focused and are more directed to a particular region or area. ...Read more

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What would cancer on my lip look like?

What would cancer on my lip look like?

Lip cancer: Hello, malignant changes to the lip may have a number of different appearances. Ulcerated enlarged fungating lesions that have undergone a recent change, bleed easily; are most suspicious. Really any lesion that is present could be cancerous. Especially if there is a history of excessive sun exposure with sunburns, smoking, alcohol use, and family history of cancer. See your doctor for a biopsy. ...Read more

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What does lymphatic cancer look like?

What does lymphatic cancer look like?

Many symptoms: It can look like painless bumps that you can feel - most commonly along the side of the neck. Or it can be unexplained symptoms such as weight loss, fevers for no apparent reason, fatigue, easy bruising, or intense itching of the skin. ...Read more

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What does cancer on the tongue look like?

What does cancer on the tongue look like?

Ulcer: Mostly an ulcer, shallow or deep. Can also be a lump, a red or white area. May not be painful. ...Read more

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What do cancer sores on the tongue look like?

Canker sores: Generally with the tongue, we are referring to an aphthous ulcer. These are whitish with a red border. They are generally painful. Also, there is a papillary inflammation (taste bud) that is referred to as a lie bump. Theses are also painful but generally a small red dot. ...Read more