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What Happens If Skin Cancer Is Left
It will spread: Different cancers spread differently. All cancers will grow locally and cause damage to nearby structures. Cancers can spread to lymph nodes which drain a particular body area as well (i.e. Squamous cell, and melanoma). Some cancers (particularly melanoma) will jump to distant sites early (brain, lung, liver, etc). This is distant metastasis, and imparts poor prognosis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
No change: The existence of oncogenes is universal and termed proto oncogenes. When they mutate they help the cell to tolerate mutations that result in cancer. There are no known instances when an oncogene reverts to a non active proto oncogene. if the oncogene is shut off where function is reduced or stopped, the cell can revert to normal. ...Read more
Comfort care time: If someone has advanced lung cancer and treatment is not an option, then the focus should be on making sure any symptoms they have or may develop will be controlled. Hospice may be an option. End stage lung cancer patients may experience shortness of breath or pain (in the chest or other sites where the cancer has spread). There may be constipation from pain medications/lack of appetite. ...Read more
Various developments: If lesion small and cutaneous, then lesion will grow, ulcerate and scab over. If aggressive skin lesion on face or chest wall such lesions rapidly metastasize to region nodes such as those of parotid or axilla and then require radical node dissection. Have seen cases where a chest wall lesion metastatic to axilla required amputation secondary to major vessel involvement. ...Read more
Why is ascites could happen on mesothelioma patient? Is that means the cancer is spreaded to organs near the abdomen like ovaries? Please advice.
What happens if breast cancer spreads to other organs and is unoperable does it leave some kind of marks on the body?
DCIS : Dcis is stage 0 breast cancer it is ductal carcinoma in situ this is made of cancerous cell that are actually located in their normal position in the breast duct and do not have the ability to spread which is the hallmark of the invasive or real breast cancer it is treated usually with surgery and radiation and hormonal treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moles appearing that i've never seen before. When is it a danger? How do I know if the mole is cancerous? What is the likelihood of it being cancer?
It Involutes: A damaged or dysfunctional spleen can gradually be resorbed by the body. This process is called involution. Sometimes a small remnant of the spleen will remain but it is not large enough or has enough blood flow to perform its job. ...Read more
What happens if the bleeding is only inside, I read that ultrasound can't detect, because it's not like a lump or mass. so how is it discovered?
I'm not sure: I completely understand the question. Where is the bleeding? ...Read more
I have a circular lump (1.5-2cm diameter) in my buttock for around 6 months. It is under the skin. It is hard . It is painless. It doesn't pain even if I push it. Skin colour. There is a layer of skin above the lump. Is it serious. Should I worry. ?
Lipoma: You have a painless lump under your skin. It may be a fatty tumor. Called. Lipoma. Have the mass/bump looked at when you see your doctor during the regular yearly visit. Note if it changes in size, color or draonage ...Read more
A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer are: basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use and ...Read more
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