• Is there such a thing as 'preventative' radiotherapy?

    Best answer: Could you be meaning precautionary radiotherapy?
    This is done as a precaution after a cancerous tumour is removed in case any malignant cells remain at the tumour site.
    Best answer: Could you be meaning precautionary radiotherapy?
    This is done as a precaution after a cancerous tumour is removed in case any malignant cells remain at the tumour site.
    14 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Breast cancer staging?

    Best answer: Nope.
    Breast cancer is rarely staged until after surgery.
    Until they can confirm how far the cancer extends into the lymph nodes and into surrounding tissue they cannot confirm staging.
    This is done after full pathology report on all tissue removex.
    Best answer: Nope.
    Breast cancer is rarely staged until after surgery.
    Until they can confirm how far the cancer extends into the lymph nodes and into surrounding tissue they cannot confirm staging.
    This is done after full pathology report on all tissue removex.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Early detection and treatment of breast cancer and cervical cancer reduces mortality from these diseases.?

    Best answer: Check your breasts every month and go for regular pap smear tests
    Best answer: Check your breasts every month and go for regular pap smear tests
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Risk of cancer and genetics?

    Best answer: Some cancers are due to a genetic predisposition, some are directly caused by genetic defects, some are gender-specific, many respond to different hormones, most are likely due to environmental events such as exposure to certain chemicals, medicines, and too much UV light. Just because you are unaware of anyone in... show more
    Best answer: Some cancers are due to a genetic predisposition, some are directly caused by genetic defects, some are gender-specific, many respond to different hormones, most are likely due to environmental events such as exposure to certain chemicals, medicines, and too much UV light.

    Just because you are unaware of anyone in your family who has had cancer does not mean that many may have had undiagnosed cancers which were either present at their time of death due to other pathologies, or were directly their cause of death despite remaining unknown.

    All that can be said is that if your family has had a historically low incidence of cancer is that it might be significant and expose you to less risk, or it may just be a statistical blip which makes no difference at all to your chances.

    Barring disasters, cancer, stroke or heart attack are what still carry most of us off.
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is thymoma always cancer?

    2 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is a tumor in the colon ALWAYS cancerous?

    11 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is brain cancer curable?

    Best answer: I think I understand your question. When a person has a brain tumour, it will be up to the neurologist (your specialist doctor) to decide if it needs to be removed or not. If it is removed, it is a good chance that the tumour will never come back. As for curing brain cancer, you can, but only with things like... show more
    Best answer: I think I understand your question. When a person has a brain tumour, it will be up to the neurologist (your specialist doctor) to decide if it needs to be removed or not. If it is removed, it is a good chance that the tumour will never come back. As for curing brain cancer, you can, but only with things like radiation therapy and chemotherapy etc. Regarding the life expectency part of your question, if a person has a brain tumour and it is incurable, the person may still live for 5 years or even more since the cancer progresses slowly.

    What the good news is that brain cancer isn't common and if someone does have a tumour, it is usually benign and is unlikely to turn cancerous. It can however, still cause symptoms like headaches and seizures if the tumour (whether it be benign or not) is pushed up against the brain.
    10 answers · 1 month ago
  • How do I know if a mole is skin cancer?

    I have many moles on my body, how can you decipher one from cancer, and one that is just a sun spot/ regular mole?
    I have many moles on my body, how can you decipher one from cancer, and one that is just a sun spot/ regular mole?
    11 answers · 1 month ago
  • If a teen gets skin cancer can they live a long healthy life?

    I have a friend who was just diagnosed with melanoma. If a teen has this, is it possible to live to there 70s, or will they die of the cancer before this. It was early detected in a mole, and has not spread.
    I have a friend who was just diagnosed with melanoma. If a teen has this, is it possible to live to there 70s, or will they die of the cancer before this. It was early detected in a mole, and has not spread.
    8 answers · 1 month ago
  • Does this seem I could have lymphoma or leukemia? I’m freaking out right now please need answers I’m really scared?

    I think before this has happened to me but a time before that I don’t recall. Also once I swallow listerine by accident and I think it made my nodes hurt. I do have symptoms of lymphoma and leukemia but for year now I have more symptoms but I haven’t really had a problem with my nodes until now Drank a natural... show more
    I think before this has happened to me but a time before that I don’t recall. Also once I swallow listerine by accident and I think it made my nodes hurt. I do have symptoms of lymphoma and leukemia but for year now I have more symptoms but I haven’t really had a problem with my nodes until now Drank a natural essence that has alochol for the pass 3 days my lymph node hurts right after. Is this a sign of cancer?Pls read so scared? I read on many websites that when you drink alcohol and the lymph nodes start to hurt it’s a classic sign of lymphoma or leukemia. Now I have anxiety and I take Bach Original Flower Essences, Rescue Remedy. Instead of taking 4 drops I literally drank some straight from the tiny bottle. Now that has 27 percent alcohol and after doing that I can say all my lymph nodes hurt. I’ve always got swollen lymph nodes in the left side back of my neck for years then it stop but one stood kinda in large but it hasn’t hurt me in awhile until after drinking some of that bach. Then in between my butt where the tailbone ends I hurled myself many years ago and that area would hurt one/off but it hasn’t in while since taking that bach. Now also after drinking that bach today I started having pain under my armpits. And a little node under my breast. I’m really scared now I have lymphoma or leukemia I’m 19 female I had wilms tumor when I was very little caught early and docs said I’ll have a normal life.
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is this tumor from below my collarbone benign or malignant?

    Is this tumor from below my collarbone benign or malignant?

    Best answer: no doctor can tell you just by looking at it. they can tell you what they think it is but there is no way to know for sure
    until they do a biopsy.
    Best answer: no doctor can tell you just by looking at it. they can tell you what they think it is but there is no way to know for sure
    until they do a biopsy.
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Can you get Colon cancer from eating too much sugar? What about prostate cancer?

    Best answer: There is no type of cancer (and there are more than 200 types) where sugar consumption is known, or even suspected, to be a risk factor. Unless eating large quantities of sugar led to obesity, which is a risk factor for 13 types of cancer, including colon cancer. There are in fact very few known links between... show more
    Best answer: There is no type of cancer (and there are more than 200 types) where sugar consumption is known, or even suspected, to be a risk factor.

    Unless eating large quantities of sugar led to obesity, which is a risk factor for 13 types of cancer, including colon cancer.

    There are in fact very few known links between cancer and any particular type of food
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

    Best answer: Most common is loss of Eye Sight. General symptoms include: [*] Headaches, which may be severe and worsen with activity or in the early morning [*] Seizures. Motor seizures, also called convulsions, are sudden involuntary movements of a person’s muscles. People may experience different types of seizures,... show more
    Best answer: Most common is loss of Eye Sight.
    General symptoms include:
    [*] Headaches, which may be severe and worsen with activity or in the early morning
    [*] Seizures. Motor seizures, also called convulsions, are sudden involuntary movements of a person’s muscles. People may experience different types of seizures, including myclonic and tonic-clonic (grand mal). Certain drugs can help prevent or control them. The differences between these types of seizures are listed below:

    Myclonic
    [*] Single or multiple muscle twitches, jerks, spasms
    [*] Tonic-Clonic (Grand Mal)
    [*] Loss of consciousness and body tone, followed by twitching and relaxing muscles that are called contractions
    [*] Loss of control of body functions
    [*] May be a short 30-second period of no breathing and a person may turn a shade of blue
    [*] After this type of seizure, a person may be sleepy and experience a headache, confusion, weakness, numbness, and sore muscles.

    Sensory
    [*] Change in sensation, vision, smell, and/or hearing without losing consciousness
    Complex partial
    [*] May cause a loss of awareness or a partial or total loss of consciousness
    [*] May be associated with repetitive, unintentional movements, such as twitching
    [*] Personality or memory changes
    [*] Nausea or vomiting
    [*] Fatigue
    [*] Drowsiness
    [*] Sleep problems
    [*] Memory problems
    [*] Changes in ability to walk or perform daily activities
    READ MORE...
    https://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/brain-tumor/symptoms-and-signs
    5 answers · 2 months ago