Describe the features of cancer.?

Depends. That depends on the cancer. There are 100's to thousands of types of cancer. Cancer features are very different depending on type, subtype, stage, prognostic factors, and individual manifestations. Even the same "types" of cancer can be molecularly different for each individual.

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Describe the features of cancer of the nasal cavity.?

Bloody nose / mucus. Recurrent epistaxis (bloody noses) should be investigated, especially in older patients, or those who smoke. Sometimes nasal cavity cancer can cause a funny taste, or mucus drainage, or even physical deformity of the nose.

Describe the features of bladder cancer.?

Malig. Bladder tumor. Transitional cell bladder cancer is most common and presents with different grades of malignancy and different degrees of +depth of infiltration. Low grade is similar to a polyp+ rather benign. High grade (anaplastic) with deep muscle invasion, or even through bladder is very dangerous. Lymph node invasion is a poor prognostic sign. Squamous cell cancer, a worse type with worse prognosis than tcc.
Blood in urine. Bladder cancer can arise from different types of cells in the bladder and is more common in smokers or due to certain chemical exposure. If blood cells are detected in a urinalysis, evaluation by a nephrologist or urologist (especially if over the age of 40 or a smoker) is warranted. This condition may not have any symptoms early on, and is often treatable or curable if caught early.

Describe the features of brain cancer.?

Like stroke but slo. Brain cancers are brain tumors in which the cells are very abnormal and grow faster and more aggressively compared to non cancer brain tumors. Exact symptoms depend of the size of tumor to where located. This ranges from stroke like symptoms to headache and confusion or seizures. Treatment include surgery, chemo and radiation therapy but prognosis overall is poor.
Variable. Any cancer in the brain could present with any number of symptoms including but not limited to headache, dizziness, vision problems, trouble concentrating, weakness, nausea/vomiting, and motor problems. Most importantly, it can also have no symptoms. The best exam to check for this is MRI with and w/o contrast.

Describe the features of a breast cancer.?

Possibilities? Hi, I am going to answer this based on a patient's own observations not what could be detected by a mammogram ultrasound, mri, biopsy. Any lump in your breast nontender or tender (could be either), inverted or change in nipple, nipple discharge esp one sided, different "feelings" in one breast more than another, lumps in armpits, or above your collarbone, rashes on your breasts, painful nipples-more.
Variable. If one gets a breast cancer, hopefully it would be found on a mammogram before any mass becomes felt in the breast. There are 2 main types of invasive breast cancer, lobular and ductal. There is also non-invasive in situ cancer. Breast cancer can spread to lymph nodes. Surgery is used to remove the lump in small cancers, chemotherapy is sometimes needed. Mastectomy surgery is not used as commonly.

Describe the features of primary bone cancer.?

Variable. You may be referring to either myeloma or bone cancers such as ostesarcoma. Myeloma is often called bone cancer but is actually a blood cancer associated with painful bone lesions, low blood counts, renal problems and increased infections. Osteosarcomas are bone cancers of long bones, common in children/young adults associated with painful growths that can be treated successfully.
Sarcoma. There are many type of primary bone cancer. Osteosarcoma is the most common. Among 15 to 29 year olds, bone tumors account for 3 % of all tumors, and osteosarcoma accounts for about one-half of these cases. Enlarging mass and pain are the most common features. Biopsy is needed ot make diagnosis. Surgery-limb sparing procedure is the treatment if possible, plus/minus chemo and/or radiation.