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What sort of skin cancer metastasizes most often?

What sort of skin cancer metastasizes most often?

Melanoma: Melanoma is the most aggressive type of skin cancer, arising from the pigment cells of the skin. When caught early, the chance for cure is high; however, once it has spread, it is very difficult to cure. ...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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Is it common that breast cancer metastisize in the skin? What are signs of skin cancer?

Is it common that breast cancer metastisize in the skin? What are signs of skin cancer?

Possible: Most of the skin metastasis in local area of breast as set lite metastasis in advanced breast cancer, out side breast skin metastasis is rare and unusual. Primary skin cancers like melanoma from pig. Mole or squamous cell, or basal cell all have their own futures, for any suspicious, non healing lesion should seek help of a professionals for early detection and cure. ...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 are the causes of skin cancer in adolescents?

What are the causes of skin cancer in adolescents?

UV exposure: Over exposure to uv rays from the sun or tanning beds are the most common cause. Genetics and family history also play a strong role. Number of moles especially large or atypical moles, skin and hair color, number of sunburns are risk factors. ...Read more

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Colon cancer spread to small intestine, what are the most aggressive options when this happens?

Colon cancer spread to small intestine, what are the most aggressive options when this happens?

Discuss with onc: you should discuss with your oncologist. additional information is needed- i.e. presence of lymph nodes and other distance organ/s involvement. where is the location of the colon cancer and what part of the small intestine involved? important to get the right staging and check the biology of the cancer to guide treatment. if able to get surgery- most aggressive would be surgery then chemo/ ...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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What is a most common manifestation of colon cancer?

What is a most common manifestation of colon cancer?

No symptom: Get a colonoscopy if age over 50, sooner if family history of colon cancer or having symptoms ( blood in stool, prologued diarrhea, unexplained abd pain, weight loss, bowel obstruction). ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of metastatic melanoma?

What are the most common symptoms of metastatic melanoma?

Depends: The most common symptom would be no symptoms at all. Metastatic melanoma is often picked up on imaging. Symptoms can occur depending on the location of the lesions. Neurological symptoms for brain mets, bleeding or obstruction for GI mets, possible pulmonary symptoms for lung mets. ...Read more

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Why is a symptom of pancreatic cancer sometimes listed as "uneven texture of fatty tissue"? Does this mean panniculitis from acinar cell carcinoma?

Why is a symptom of pancreatic cancer sometimes listed as "uneven texture of fatty tissue"? Does this mean panniculitis from acinar cell carcinoma?

Not common: The origin of pancreatic cancer is within the ductal Some people with pancreatic cancer develop an uneven texture of the fatty tissue underneath the skin. This is caused by the release of the pancreatic enzymes that digest fat. Tumor eventually obstructs the duct completely to prevent digestive enzymes from being secreted resulting in steatorrhea. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of vaginal cancer? Can it spread t other areas other areas of the body?

What is the prognosis of vaginal cancer? Can it spread t other areas other areas of the body?

Good prognosis: It likes to spread usually locally first, so it needs to be treated locally. Prognosis depends on stage and extent of disease involvement. In very advance stage it can metastasize to other organs. ...Read more

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What is the most easily treatable type of cancer?

What is the most easily treatable type of cancer?

The One Prevented: I have heard both basal cell cancers of the skin and certain types of thyroid cancer called "good" cancers due to their near-100% cure rate. However, i would consider the easiest cancer to treat the one prevented (by genetic testing and appropriate intervention); a close-second is carcinoma-in-situ (pre-cancers) found by screening exams (mammogram, colonoscopy, skin testing). ...Read more

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How is inflammatory breast cancer different from other types of breast cancer? Why is it difficult to detect and diagnose?

How is inflammatory breast cancer different from other types of breast cancer? Why is it difficult to detect and diagnose?

Looks like infection: Ibc occurs suddenly with breast pain, redness, or swelling or a rash. Mammograms are often negative because the tumor cells grow in a sheet and don't form a lump. It is very fast-growing and spreads quickly. Immediate chemotherapy is needed. It looks like an infection, so doctors often try antibiotics first, delaying diagnosis. See a medical oncologist immediately if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do some websites say a symptom of pancreatic cancer is lumpy fatty tissue? Is this referring to panniculitis caused by acinar cell carcinoma?

Why do some websites say a symptom of pancreatic cancer is lumpy fatty tissue? Is this referring to panniculitis  caused by acinar cell carcinoma?

See below: Ms. Amanda: Unfortunately there are no good tests for screening for pancreatic cancer. Lipase is not reliable and lumpy fat is a quack thing. You may consult this site for info on this topic: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pancreaticcancer/detailedguide/pancreatic-cancer-detection 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. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of vulvar cancer?

What are the most common symptoms of vulvar cancer?

Patch or sore: Vulvar cancer usually presents as a persistent white patch of skin or non-healing sore. A biopsy is useful in the diagnosis. You should not go by how it looks, some forms of vulvar cancer can be deceptively benign-looking. ...Read more

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What are the different stages of skin cancer?

What are the different stages of skin cancer?

Generalized answer: There are many different types of skin cancer and therefore there' is no one answer but most cancers have several stages speaking in general terms and these fall into premalignant with atypia, in situ, early, advanced, invasive, and metastatic. Furthermore most cancers will be staged by the tnm classification. ...Read more

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What symptoms of breast cancer are the most commonly seen when women show up with a cancer?

What symptoms of breast cancer are the most commonly seen when women show up with a cancer?

Varies: Many times these days, there may be no symptoms, as the tumor is small and seen on screening mammogram. Some women feel a new lump. Sometimes there are changes to the skin of the breast, or retraction of the nipple. Sometimes bloody drainage comes from the nipple. ...Read more

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What is the most obvious symptom of brain cancer?

What is the most obvious symptom of brain cancer?

Different.: Many different symptoms, not really any single obvious symptoms as many different brain conditions can cause the same symptoms. To give you an example, brain cancer can give you signs/symptoms of a stroke, a brain infection, or even a parasite. A good work to describe the types of symptoms is the word neurological. Headaches, seizures, hemiparesis are symptoms that may be seen. ...Read more

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Why do breast cancer cells break away from the tumor and spread to other ograns of the body?

Why do breast cancer cells break away from the tumor and spread to other ograns of the body?

The Nature of Cancer: What makes a tumor malignant is the potential to break away from its organ of origin and take up residence in another one. Some cancer cells are better than others at travelling; others have more of a tendency to travel the longer they have been untreated. If we really understood the "why" part, we would be that much closer to curing all cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

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


Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Cancer of the melanocyte cells. Melanocyte cells determine the color of your skin. Although these cells are primarily found in your skin, they can also be found in the bowel ...Read more