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Will keeping my cellphone under my pillow eventually give me head or neck cancer?

Will keeping my cellphone under my pillow eventually give me head or neck cancer?

Not that we know: There has been no proven information that cancer is caused be cellphones. However why take the chance and don't put it under your pillow. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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Can head and neck cancers metastasize to breasts?

Can head and neck cancers metastasize to breasts?

Not common: This is not common but sometimes they do metastasize to the chest wall and breast skin/ tissues. ...Read more

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Will throat or neck cancer show on a neck mri?

Will throat or neck cancer show on a neck mri?

Usually: Usually, if the MRI was to look at the neck, and not the cervical spine. Small throat cancers, or cancers without enlarged lymph nodes or masses can be harder to detect. It always helps the radiologist reading and study to have a great clinical history and know what diagnoses the referring clinician and patient are thinking about. ...Read more

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Is head and neck cancer hereditary?

Is head and neck cancer hereditary?

Usually not: Head/neck cancers are typically environmentally driven- smoking, alcohol, tobacoo chewing, virus infections (hpv and ebv virus) are the causative factors. Some head/neck cancers such as thyroid cancers can be hereditary though. ...Read more

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Will a head and neck MRI be able to detect a head or neck injury?

Will a head and neck MRI be able to detect a head or neck injury?

Sometimes: If your head/neck symptoms are stemming from pathology in the brain or cervical spine then these tests may reveal something. If its muscular pain, then probably not. Realize that an MRI is just a picture at that point in time, and is not a physiologic test. However, it can be a very helpful test, especially if the symptoms aren't going away in a few weeks time. ...Read more

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Fell backwards upside down on back of head. Heard noise in neck upon impact. Lot of neck pain, but can move neck and do activities. Rest or go to doc?

Fell backwards upside down on back of head. Heard noise in neck upon impact. Lot of neck pain, but can move neck and do activities. Rest or go to doc?

Go to doc asap: The neck is one of those areas in which you could cause significant damage to the spinal cord if a fracture goes untreated. I am assuming all of the weight of your body fell in top of your neck which is not a good thing. You need plain films and additional flexion and extension views to rule out a listhesis/slippage. CT and/or MRI might need to be considered if there is suspicion for fracture. ...Read more

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Neck pain, shoulder pain, scalp/top of head tingling/prickly feeling. Ear pain. CT and MRI on head normal. Neck cracks when I turn my head. Help!

Neck pain, shoulder pain, scalp/top of head tingling/prickly feeling.  Ear pain.  CT and MRI on head normal.  Neck cracks when I turn my head.  Help!

? Pinched nerve : in your neck area, may not show on imaging studies, rest your neck, non-steroidals as ibuprofen, unless contraindicated, and physical therapy guided by your treating doctor, may take few weeks to recover, the follow up with and conservative therapy will work, if no improvement otherwise, you may need to see a spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon, good luck ...Read more

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Localized spinal pain, shoulder blade height, that radiates up to neck and skull base, making head turning painful for past 5 mths. What can it be?

Localized spinal pain, shoulder blade height, that radiates up to neck and skull base, making head turning painful for past 5 mths. What can it be?

Trapezius muscle pai: Trapezius muscle pain with spasm. Are you sleeping on only one side? Do you do a repetitive job? You need a mild muscle relaxant and a good massage. Physical therapy will help you strengthen the muscles that are weak. Warm compresses and stretching will help as well. Good luck! feel better. ...Read more

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Can a CT scan of head and neck completely rule out neck cancer?

Can a CT scan of head and neck completely rule out neck cancer?

Yes, near completely: Head and neck Cancer is easy to diagnose even without a CT scan because it can be seen with a naked eye and felt with the hands of the expert doctor. CT may reveal the actual size better, and also show some of the deeper cancers. With a negative CT scan we can be 98% certain that there is no significant cancer left undetected. ...Read more

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Can neck x-rays show neck tumors?

Can neck x-rays show neck tumors?

Neck tumor: X-rays can show a tumor in the neck if it involves a bone. Otherwise a MRI is required to see other types of tumors. ...Read more

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Diagnosed brain lesion and small herniated disc in neck Past 2 months head n neck tension Motrin don't work Can it be herniated disc or lesion?

Diagnosed brain lesion and small herniated disc in neck Past 2 months head n neck tension Motrin don't work Can it be herniated disc or lesion?

What kind of lesion: You'll need to specify your "brain lesion" since this can mean many different types of problems from stroke, to tumor, to degenerative white matter disease, to demyelination or MS. The pain in the neck is more likely secondary to the herniated disc rather than an intracranial lesion. ...Read more

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Off balance , neck issue on right side. Grind my teeth ..it aggravates right side of neck, tiny needle-like pain) from neck down to mid back near spine hurts too. Ideas ? MRI/MRa of head & neck fine

Off balance , neck issue on right side. Grind my teeth  ..it aggravates right side of neck, tiny needle-like pain) from neck down to  mid back near spine hurts too. Ideas ? MRI/MRa of head & neck fine

See a dentist: If you know you grind your teeth, your neck issues may be a result. Bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), which s often a stress-related habit, can cause headaches, migraines, ear and neck pain. See your dentist or a TMJ specialist for an examination. ...Read more

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Post neck dissection and head lesion removal. Mets from head to neck. Path results: malignant epithelioid and spindle cell neoplasm-english please. ?

Post neck dissection and head lesion removal. Mets from head to neck. Path results: malignant epithelioid and spindle cell neoplasm-english please. ?

Provisional: This is a preliminary report while the pathologist does more work to get the exact nature of the tumor settled down. I suspect this will turn out to be a carcinosarcoma. This is a difficult case and your physician will probably want several pathologists' signatures on the final report. ...Read more

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Can a node inside collar bone enlarge 4-5 mm cause of wounds on neck and shoulders?

Can a node inside collar bone enlarge 4-5 mm cause of wounds on neck and shoulders?

Yes: If there is a clear infection in the area the lymph nodes react and they can be also painful not just larger. Hopefully your are treated appropriately as when the infections subsides the lymph nodes will go down in size. Keep and eye on the situation. ...Read more

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Can a bone in neck appearing on MRI require neck surgery. ?

Can a bone in neck appearing on MRI require neck surgery. ?

Could be: It depend on the bone and what's wrong with it. I see in your profile you mentionned "broken clavicle". If you have a simple fracture, it may be treated conservatively. If the fracture is comminuted, infected or articular, surgery may be the best way to treat. ...Read more

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Leftside neck pain & where neck meets skull after masseuse massage a day ago. Mostly when tilting-moving neck. Normal? neck did ache B4 the massage.

Leftside neck pain & where neck meets skull after masseuse massage a day ago.  Mostly when tilting-moving neck. Normal? neck did ache B4 the massage.

Well,...: I can not tell you whether it is normal of not, but "it is what it is." Since you had the pains before the massage, it probably means the massage was unfortunately just not therapeutic. Neck sprains and muscle tension in the posterior cervical area can be hard to treat, and may take time. See the Doctor if you do not get well soon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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