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Will my annual exam be able to tell me if I have testicular cancer?

Will my annual exam be able to tell me if I have testicular cancer?

No necessarily: A testicular tumor may be too small to cause a lump but still spread widely. A physical exam may not detect an early testicular cancer. ...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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Doctors can you tell me when should I get a breast cancer examination?

Doctors can you tell me when should I get a breast cancer examination?

At age 40: Here is web site for recommendations from the mayo clinic you might find useful. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mammogram-guidelines/an02052. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when my doctor checks me for a pap will she be able to see if I have an std?

Can you tell me when my doctor checks me for a pap will she be able to see if I have an std?

Not necessarily: They are not all visible. However, std testing can be done to help identify if you have an std (including one with no symptoms). ...Read more

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How will I be able to tell if I have breast cancer?

How will I be able to tell if I have breast cancer?

Screening: The two most common ways are through regular screening with mammogram tha identifies an abnormality or through breast exam (either self breast exam or your medical provider's exam). ...Read more

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Are you able to examine your own prostate? And my nan has had breast cancer so should I get examined?

Are you able to examine your own prostate?  And my nan has had breast cancer so should I get examined?

No way: The prostate is far inside the anus. It can be hard even for a physician to examine. Don't even think of trying to examine it yourself. It would not mean anything to you even if you could reach it. ...Read more

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Help please! when my doctor checks me for a pap will she be able to see if I have an std?

Help please! when my doctor checks me for a pap will she be able to see if I have an std?

Maybe,maybe not: If you make them aware that could be an issue they can take the type of samples needed for testing. If you just go in for a pap, some clinics do this anyway, but some might not. You can carry many of the sti's without signs on exam. ...Read more

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Can you tell from an ultrasound if an ovarian cyst is benign? I have cysts and my doctor doesn't want to do surgery, can she be sure it's not cancer?

Can you tell from an ultrasound if an ovarian cyst is benign? I have cysts and my doctor doesn't want to do surgery, can she be sure it's not cancer?

Depending: on the presence or absence of certain sonographic features, a cyst might be able to be characterized as benign with a high degree of confidence, or on the other hand, might be characterized as suspicious for malignancy. Or it might be indeterminate. Management also depends on your age and clinical history. A cyst in a young woman is almost always benign. ...Read more

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I'm have pelvic pain, my mom wants me to go to the gyno, because i need a pelvic exam and a full gyno visit but i'm scared. What will happen ?

I'm have pelvic pain, my mom wants me to go to the gyno, because i need a pelvic exam and a full gyno visit but i'm scared. What will happen ?

It depends...: The dr will ask you a lot of questions about the pain you ar having, (which helps to identify the causes), then he/she may do an exam- involving use of a device to look inside the vagina, then likely an exam placing 1 gloved index finger inside the vagina pushing up, and one hand on your lower abd. Pushing down to see if your ovaries or uterus are tender. They may not do exam, but sched ultrasound. ...Read more

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Just went to gyno. For yearly can they tell if you have ovarian cancer? Pap or pelvic exam?

Just went to gyno.  For yearly can they tell if you have ovarian cancer? Pap or pelvic exam?

Annual exam: A pap smear is typically done during the annual exam. A pap smear is the test done to detect and prevent cervical cancer. During the pelvic exam the ovaries are felt. This is one of the screening tools to detect ovarian abnormalities. In some cases a sonogram is done to better assess the ovaries. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have breast cancer w/o going to the doctors?

How to determine if I have breast cancer w/o going to the doctors?

Not advised.: In essence, the best way to find a breast cancer is before anyone can feel it and before it has spread from the breast into lymph nodes, lung, bone, brain, etc. That is why mammography is advised. We want to find the small cancers that neither you nor your doctor can feel because there is a better chance that the cancers have not spread. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have testicular cancer?

Find lump on exam: Before you can know, you are concerned about a lump on testicular self exam. Then you go see your doctor who does a complete physical exam and orders some tests. The confirmed diagnosis comes from the pathologist who makes the call by looking at the stained cells from the lump under a microscope. Those cells come from a biopsy of the lump. ?Make an appointment? ...Read more

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I will see a new doc who will determine if surgery for pilonidal cyst is medically necessary. What should I say to convince him? Hurts? Growing?

I will see a new doc who will determine if surgery for pilonidal cyst is medically necessary. What should I say to convince him? Hurts? Growing?

You don't have to: If doctor finds that you have pilonidal cyst , pain is possibly due to infection , then will recommend you surgical treatment . Some times initial treatment is drainage of abscess ( I &D ) and antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a cysts on my cervix. Do I need to get a bimanual exam? Is the cysts going to be ok

I  have a cysts on my cervix. Do I need to get a bimanual exam? Is the cysts going to be ok

Nabothian cysts: Nabothian cysts are mucous cysts of the cervix. They are common, benign, and don't require additional follow up. A biannual exam is a normal part of the yearly gynecologic exam ...Read more

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What can I do if my fathers younger sister had breast cancer so by any chance its possible for me to get it?

What can I do if my fathers younger sister had breast cancer so by any chance its possible for me to get it?

Yes: Breast cancer is a common malignancy in women so yes, it is possible for you as for any other woman to get it. As to the effect on your risk brought by your aunt's cancer, it depends. How old was she when she had it? Any other family members with cancer? Your risk depends on many personal and family factors. Talk to your doc and see if you need to see a specialist on risk assessment. Best 2u. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if it's neccesary to have a mammogram at 30?

Can you please tell me if it's neccesary to have a mammogram at 30?

No: Mayce: the recommendation for mammography is to begin at 40 and have one every year thereafter. There are special circumstances where mammography can/should be done earlier such as a very strong family history of premenopausal breast cancer, there is a problem (lump, discharge, dimpling, etc). If younger than 30 with a problem, a sonogram is usually done before a mammogram. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if my family has a history of colon cancer, how early should I start getting tested?

Could you tell me if my family has a history of colon cancer, how early should I start getting tested?

40: You should have a screening colonoscopy 10 years earlier than the regular population, so get screened by age 40. Eat a lower fat, higher fiber diet, and take a single Aspirin daily. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why don't men want to go to doctors? My husband has cervical spondylosis, and I feel I have to drag him in to be seen. What will happen to him without treatment?

Why don't men want to go to doctors? My husband has cervical spondylosis, and I feel I have to drag him in to be seen. What will happen to him without treatment?

Life may be ok: Cervical spondylosis is a natural aging of the spine. It may be associated with neck pain and disc bulges/canal narrowing that cause arm numbness/tingling and weakness. Usually people who need treatment won't have to be drug to the doctor when symptoms get bad. Let your husband figure out when his pain is bad enough to warrant a doctor visit. He can try physical therapy or injections w/o surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Simon Kimm
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Testicular Cancer (Definition)

Cancer that develops in the testicles, a part of ...Read more