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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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Does a negative pet/ct exclude lung cancer as a cause of my non specific symptoms including fatigue, muscle loss and night sweats. Thank you.

Yes it does!!: You should stop worrying about having Lung Cancer. You should get out and exercise such as a daily walk. That will take care of your present symptoms of fatigue etc. ...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!

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

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I have a family history of cancer and I have had a painless swollen lymphnode on the left side of neck along with night sweats. What could it be?

I have a family history of cancer and I have had a painless swollen lymphnode on the left side of neck along with night sweats. What could it be?

Get it checked: An enlarged lymph node and night sweats could be sign of a lymphoma, such as Hodgkin's, which is a very treatable form of lymph cancer. On the other hand, many people have benign small lymph nodes related to a recent virus, sore throat, etc. See your doctor to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Have family history of cancer and I have an enlarged lymphnode on left side of neck, night sweats, tired, and cough. When to worry what could it be?

Have family history of cancer and I have an enlarged lymphnode on left side of neck, night sweats, tired, and cough. When to worry what could it be?

Get checked: many possibilities, see an ENT....could be a tooth abscess draining to the lymph node. If so, detoxify the infection, and treat the tooth. Infection will resonate with biomarker l-homocysteine. If there is presence of cancer, lesion will resonate with biomarker integrin alpha5beta1. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with prostate cancer, resulting in surgical removal 4 months ago. Since, I have night sweats and subst. Amount of urine flow every night.

Diagnosed with prostate cancer, resulting in surgical removal 4 months ago. Since, I have night sweats and subst. Amount of urine flow every night.

Prostate cancer: Sorry to hear about your prostate cancer. Fortunately, if diagnosed early recovery is very likely. Surgical treatment tends to be more prone to longer recoveries and problems such as uroinary incontinence. Most of the time, with time, this will improve significantly. The concern here is the night sweat issue. I presume your doctor has check for chronic post-op infections? ...Read more

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I've had 4 aunts, both grandparents, and mom all have cancers. I'm extremely tired, night sweats and have swollen lymph in groin. Could this be cancer?

I've had 4 aunts, both grandparents, and mom all have cancers. I'm extremely tired, night sweats and have swollen lymph in groin. Could this be cancer?

Swollen Lymph Nodes: There are 2 basic reasons nodes are enlarged. Infection being the most common followed by cancer. It is important to be seen by your doctor to evaluate your issues. ...Read more

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Hello. I have night sweats, every night for a couple weeks. No fever. Is there a particular way to check for cancer? Do blood tests reveal cancer?

Hello.  I have night sweats, every night for a couple weeks.  No fever.  Is there a particular way to check for cancer?  Do blood tests reveal cancer?

It depends: There are lots of different causes for night sweats. Cancer can be one of them. But there are many different kinds of cancer, and each has different diagnostic and treatment pathways. The best thing to do if you have persistent night sweats is get evaluated in person, by a doc who can do a thorough history and physical examination. Then you can calm your worries. Hows that sound? ...Read more

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I found out i had fatty liver in march. Changed diet and lost 62 lbs. Having some night sweats and hair loss. Worried I have cancer.?

I found out i had fatty liver in march. Changed diet and lost 62 lbs. Having some night sweats and hair loss. Worried I have cancer.?

Worrying does't help: I am worried about your 62 lb weight loss in 6 months. You need a good evaluation. No one can guess what you have until a good history and physical done with some blood tests and scans. ...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