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Have what i believe to be a tonsil papilloma experiencing earache, tooth pain night sweats sore throat hoarse voice..Reason to worry it's cancer?

Have what i believe to be a tonsil papilloma experiencing earache, tooth pain night sweats sore throat hoarse voice..Reason to worry it's cancer?

Interesting: Tonsil papillomas are viral infections, but they do not explain the tooth pain. Hpv types 6, 8, 11, and 13 are known to increase cancer risk. Your symptoms as indicated do not indicate cancer, but typing the kind you have and going for biannual oral cancer screenings are wise in order to prevent or identify early conditions. The tooth pain could be something else. Get evaluated by a dentist. ...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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My husband has three ulcers and night sweats are they related and what causes the ulcers to prevent them....?

My husband has three ulcers and night sweats are they related and what causes the ulcers to prevent them....?

Ulcers & night sweat: I assume you mean he has 3 ulcers in his stomach. Peptic ulcers are now known to be caused by a germ called h pylori, which should be treated with at least 2 antibiotics and omeprazole. Night sweats are not usually a symptom of peptic ulcer, but can be a symptom in anyone who is very uncomfortable. Ulcers tend to hurt the most at night because there is nothing to buffer the normal acid. ...Read more

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Why do some cancers cause night sweats?

Why do some cancers cause night sweats?

Some do: Not all cancers cause sweats. Some are due to toxins and sometimes from fever ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions with cancer related night sweats?

Can you give me suggestions with cancer related night sweats?

Treat : Hi. Yes, generally, treating the cancer (usually leukemia/lymphoma in my non-oncologist perspective) will help the night sweats. I'm sorry you're going thru this. You're young. Hang in there, and I hope for a happy outcome. ...Read more

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Can night sweats be a sign of ovarian cancer?

Can night sweats be a sign of ovarian cancer?

Yes: Yes but it can also be a sign of other things. See a dr for a more thorough assessment. ...Read more

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Are night sweats a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Are night sweats a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Unlikely: Although night sweats can be associated with malignancy (such as lymphomas) it is less likely to be directly associated with ovarian cancer. A better scenario could be that you are having these symptoms due to fluctuations in your hormone levels. I would recommend that you speak with your gyn and under go hormonal level testing if it is deemed appropriate. ...Read more

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Can night sweats also be a symptom of cancer cells regressing or dying? Any help appreciated!

Yes: Early in treatment with chemotherapy or radiation, as tumor cells die, it can produce what is sometimes called 'tumor fever.' Classically, it happens about once every 24 hours and be accompanied by night sweats. Be sure to let your doctor know about these symptoms. ...Read more

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My husband 30yo/m . Been having night sweats for a few weeks. He had recent 10 lb weight gain. I'm worried it could be related to cancer. ?

Night sweats: Certainly derserves a comprehensive physical exam and blood testing: multiple medical problems are possible. Please call for examination today. ...Read more

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No signs of lymphoma but fever, night sweats, fatigue, etc. Are these signs of cancer or lymphoma?

No signs of lymphoma but fever, night sweats, fatigue, etc. Are these signs of cancer or lymphoma?

Many causes: Tuberculosis and bacterial endocarditis are serious concerns and there are a host of other illnesses that can do this. Please do yourself a favor and read up on the workup of "fever of unknown origin". ...Read more

Sweating At Night (Definition)

Night sweats may be a sign of an overactive thyroid, vitamin d deficiency, or a more serious problem like hodgkin's disease. The most common cause is probably just a heavy mattress and a warm room. The result is the same: waking up overheated and sweaty. Some people have a problem with sweating not just at night. ...Read more


Night Sweats (Definition)

Sleep hyperhidrosis, more commonly known as the night sweats, is the occurrence of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) during sleep. The sufferer may or may not also suffer from excessive perspiration while awake. Sleep hyperhidrosis may occur at any age, but is most commonly ...Read more