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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Why is there cancer for different parts of the body?
    Skin cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, etc. Why does cancer attack a specific part of someone's body?
    Also, people get Lung Cancer from smoking, and people can also get Skin Cancer from too much sunlight. How could you get the same disease from two totally different kinds of sources?

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer isn't foreign in your body .. cancer is your own DNA . .your own cells that have mutated. Cancer cells were once NORMAL cells. Cancer can occur in any living cell in your body . . any cell . . breast cells, liver cells, brain cells, eye cells, skin cells, tissue cells, muscle cells, bone cells, spinal cells, vaginal cells, penile cells, blood cells, urinary cells, uterine cells . . any cell in the human body can mutate and become malignant. So . . even though you may never have heard of this . . there are at least 200 different types of cancer and at least 200 more subtypes of cancer. Skin, breast, and lung cancers are just more 'common' so you have heard of them before . . but cancer can occur anywhere inside or outside the body . . any age . . both sexes . . and any cell in or on your body.

      Although most cancers are named for the location in the body in which the cells originate . .Cancer isn't always named this way . . there are other cancers in which the name of the cancer comes from the type, shape, or even color of the cell . . here are just a few types of cancer that you may never have heard of because they are less common than breast or lung . . but they are just as deadly:

      Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, Astrocytoma, Carcinoid tumor, Desmoplastic Infantile Ganglioglioma, Ewings family of tumors, Gastointestinal stromal tumor, desmoplastic small round blue cell tumor, Medulloblastoma, Mesothelioma, Neuroblastoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Wilm's tumor, Fibrosarcoma, Ependymoma, Oligodendroglioma, Esthesioneuroblastoma, Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia, Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma, Chondrosarcoma, Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma,Epithelioid Sarcoma, Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors, Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor to name a few.

  2. QUESTION:
    What are the three most commonly diagnosed cancers in the world?
    I've been trying to find it online, but I can't find a definite answer. I want the three most common cancers in order for both men and women combined. So far I would have to say it is skin cancer, lung cancer, and then colorectal cancer (colon/rectum). I don't want the most deaths I want the most diagnosed in the entire world. Thanks in advance and please leave your source.

    • ANSWER:
      That information is reported to WHO, at least the countries that report that information.

  3. QUESTION:
    How long does someone have to live, when they have cancer and...?
    My grandpa is in his 80s, and has bladder cancer, lung cancer, and now bone cancer. He also has Diabetes. They are planning on taking him off insulin, how long do you think he would have? Thank you all for your inputs and thoughts.

    • ANSWER:
      Days? So sorry for your loss.

  4. QUESTION:
    Why are some cancer so deadly and others so easy to treat ?
    Why is liver cancer , stomach cancer ,kidney cancer ,skin cancer so much easer to treat than pancratic cancer ,lung cancer and brain cancer that is very deadly and little survival rate.

    • ANSWER:
      It all depends on how much tissue from organs you can sacrifice. In the brain for example, you can sacrifice very little.

  5. QUESTION:
    Why are some cancer so deadly and others so easy to treat ?
    Why is liver cancer , stomach cancer ,kidney cancer ,skin cancer so much easer to treat than pancratic cancer ,lung cancer and brain cancer that is very deadly and little survival rate.

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, you can die from any of them if the cancer is not caught and treated quickly.

      It has a lot to do with the location of the tumor, the grade of the tumor (I, II, III, IV), the type of tumor and how quickly they were able to find it.

      It also depends on the types of treatments available to treat the cancers.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are some cancers that you can get from smoking?
    I knoe that u can get tongue cancer, lung cancer, throat cancer, cheek cancer and wat other cancers are there for smoking cigarettes.

    • ANSWER:
      Every type of cancer has the risk increased more than 10 to 15 times by smoking.

      Here's a very very short list of cancers caused by or contributed to by smoking.
      All cancers of the lung, respiratory tract
      All cancers of the brain, spinal cord, nerves
      All cancers of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, rectum, anus, liver, spleen, pancreas, gall bladder, bile ducts
      All cancers of the skin
      All cancers of the kidneys, ureters, bladder & urethra
      All cancers of the ovary, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, vagina and labia
      All cancers of scrotum, prostate, ejaculatory ducts and penis
      All cancers of muscle, cartilage and bone.

      You see, cigarettes contain 3000 compounds:
      23 of which are Carcinogenic (they directly cause cancer) and are in the dose necessary to cause cancer.
      A further 793 compounds are carcinogenic but are found in a lower dose than is needed to cause cancer.
      A further 1019 components are known to increase the growth of cancer although they do not cause it to start.
      That means a stunning 2000 of the 3000 components of cigarettes are related to cancer.
      And the other 1000? Oh, they cause hypertension, atherosclerosis, diabetes etc etc. And they cause death of your cerebral neurons (brain cells)
      And of course atleast 300 compounds are addictive even in the most minute quantitites.

      And yet it's legal.

  7. QUESTION:
    Where can someon go to get tested for lung cancer in los angeles or california ?
    I have been a hard core smoker for 23 years and am trying to stop smokeing cigerettes . Cancer and diabetes run in my family and I am concerned for my health because for a while I have been having signs of lung cancer , I looked up the symptoms and alot of them fit me . I am beginning to get really scared about this and need to find out what is wrong with me and if it is actually what I suspect and am afraid of I am only 33 years old and shouldn't be feeling so fatigued and sick
    like I am . Can someone tell me where I can go to get tested for cancer /lung cancer here in Los Angeles or california Thanks Robin Gist in Los Angeles.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a DOCTOR

  8. QUESTION:
    What cancers are considered hereditary?
    I have had cervical cancer and several people in my family have died of different types of cancer,lung canser mostly, also skin cancer and pancreatic cancer. I want to know if my chances of developing another type of cancer are greater due to this.

    • ANSWER:
      having a positive family history increases your chances,but this does not mean that you'll have cancer for sure.
      the only hereditary case is familial polyposis,which is a massive number of polyps in the intestines,that will turn into a colon cancer in 100% of the cases.and the bad thing about it that it is familial.
      once you find it in a member of a family,you have to screen the rest.

  9. QUESTION:
    What type of cancer is most common for smokers?
    Oral Cancer?
    Throat Cancer?
    Lung Cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      It's not that simple. A person who is a heavy smoker and drinker is most likely to get esophageal cancer (cancer of and around the esophagus). Oral cancer is more common in people who chew tobacco or smoke cigars. Cigarette smokers are at high risk for lung cancer, of course, but other factors such as alcohol intake, working conditions and heredity have effects also.

  10. QUESTION:
    Why in hell are Cigarettes and Alcohol legal while marijuana is illegal?
    Cigarettes cause lung cancer. Lung cancer cause over 160,000 deaths each year.

    Alcohol causes thousands of deaths each year.

    100,000 people die every year due to Prescription drugs.

    Marijuana doesn't cause any diseases. It is not directly linked to any deaths. Wtf?
    Is it just the name marijuana that sets idiots off and not the facts?
    - stuck on stupid? as opposed to actually causing people to become impaired and kill other people in car accidents like alcohol does? wow, sucky argument.

    • ANSWER:
      The politicians have to have something illegal so they can be on the take.

  11. QUESTION:
    How would you group the diseases below? What are the similarities and differences between these diseases?
    Diabetes,
    coronary heard disease [CHD],
    stroke,
    obesity and
    common cancers [lung, prostate, breast and cervical]

    Is there a word or words that would mean these diseases?
    Are there other diseases you would add to this group?

    • ANSWER:
      I am not sure if I remember it correctly but seeing your list, the words "Deadly Orchestra" and "Diseases of Lifestyle" come to mind. We discussed these somewhere in Medical/Surgical Conditions.

  12. QUESTION:
    Would you rather have cancer or have both your legs amputated?
    CANCER: Lung cancer-- you die 15 years earlier than normal but you're stinkin' rich!
    AMPUTATION: You live 5 years longer and you remain single with only one good friend. :(

    • ANSWER:
      i have cancer in my leg due for amputation in the Morning
      no choice

  13. QUESTION:
    How does smoking cause premature birth and low birth weights ?
    i need helo with my science homeworkk ! if possible please help me with these questions tooo :) x

    how smoking causes heart disease
    cancer
    lung diseases such as bronchitis and emphysema
    low birth weights and premature babies
    it must also consider different ways to give up smoking
    how does it work?
    is it expensive?
    is it an effective method?

    lovess x

    • ANSWER:
      Although smoking has not been associated with the development of mesothelioma, the combination of smoking and asbestos exposure significantly increases a person's risk of developing pleural mesothelioma.

  14. QUESTION:
    Why does breast cancer receive so much attention?
    Breast cancer is a big deal, but so is prostate cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, diabetes, alzheimers, etc. Why does breast cancer seem to get the most attention (by far)?

    • ANSWER:
      It's statistically one of the most common forms of cancer. It get so much attention because there are a lot more groups making sure it gets more attention. Almost everybody knows somebody who in some way has been affected by it. That's not to say the others aren't as important, they just don't have as many groups speaking up about them. I've been seeing way more stuff about diabetes and prostate cancer lately than breast cancer, but maybe that's just my area.

  15. QUESTION:
    anyone ever used cantron for treatment with cancer?
    My longtime friend has been told she has cancer , lung and lumph , I am looking for any thing other than chemo and radiation. please tell me this is something positive.

    • ANSWER:
      No clinical scientific evidence exists that proves that cantron/cancell/protocel is of any benefit to cancer patients. There is no magical product that will cure cancer . . if it existed than everyone would use it. Much really depends on if your friend is interested in a curative approach or is only seeking palliative treatment to keep her comfortable. She should make sure that her oncologist is aware of any alternative treatments she undergoes as they can intefere with traditional treatments.

      NCI: Cancell/Cantron/Protocel
      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/cancell/Patient/page1

      Please review the levels of evidence for human studies to determine whether unknown treatments may be of any benefit or risk to a cancer patient:

      NCI: Levels of Evidence for Human Studies of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/levels-evidence-cam/HealthProfessional

  16. QUESTION:
    How come breast cancer gets it's own month and special pink ribbons and fundraisers?
    Is it because it is sexier to have breast cancer than say, colon cancer or lung cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Breast cancer is sometimes harder to detect because of breast mass, or self breast exams that are incorrectly done or not done at all. Even though there are symptoms such as puckering of nipple, change in breast skin texture, these dont always present themselves. Therefore many women dont know they have it because the signs are not obvious. With lung and colon cancer there are usually more pronounced chances that will alert someone to seek help such as change in bowel habit, rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, persistent cough, breathing problem, etc. Women need to be educated about the cause, elearly detection of breast cancer because its so hard to detect sometimes and thats why extra effort is put into educating the public about it.

  17. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get eye cancer?
    I have heard of skin cancer, lung cancer and many other cancers but is there any eye cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes

  18. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for smokers to get cancer?
    You always see pictures of the detrimental effects of smoking from anti-smoking campaigns. How long/how much smoking would it take for a smoker to develop cancer (mouth, lung etc.)? Is it really that common?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      This is based upon statistics. The risk of lung cancer seems to be partially genetically determined. Overall, one might say that out of one hundred cigarette smokers who have smoked one pack of cigarettes per day for twenty years, about seven will have developed lung cancer. With longer or heavier exposures, the odds increase. But lung cancers can develop many years before they become clinically apparent. One example we were shown when I was in medical school was a series of x-rays where there was a small lesion, called a coin lesion, in the right upper lobe of the lung in a smoker. With annual chest x-rays, the nodule was eventually noticed by a radiologist in the thirteenth film, and a small bronchogenic carcinoma was removed at surgery, along with the entire right upper lobe of lung. In another instance, a physician who formerly practiced in my community stopped smoking at the age of 34, but developed a smoker's lung cancer only 24 years later! How long did he have the cancer before it caused symptoms? I suspect it was many years, since it was far advanced when it was found. The cancers of the lip, tongue, lung, urinary bladder, etc., that develop in smokers may also develop in non-smokers, but only very raqrely. Also, we know that 25% of cigarette smokers of all ages die younger than non-smokers. I'm sure that there are really good statistics available from the National Institutes of Health. In any case, I wouldn't advise anyone to smoke cigarettes or to use any other tobacco product, because users and smokers just don't live as long as non-users and non-smokers!

  19. QUESTION:
    How likely is it that I will contract some type of cancer?
    Each of my grandparents has died from cancer (skin, lung, pancreatic, and bladder).
    One of my great-grandparents also died from cancer, but I don't remember whicht type. I think bone.
    I know lung and skin cancer are preventable.
    I'm not really worried, just curious. It gets you thinking a little.

    Thanks
    Nope, my biological parents have no cancer and hopefully never wilil.

    • ANSWER:
      All those listed are unrelated cancer types.

      Less than 10% of cancers are due to inherited risk factors and the only reason the reis suspicion of an inhgerited risk is when several closely related family members have the same cancer types.

      It sounds like your risk is average of the general population, 1 in 3 chance if you are femal, 1 in 2 chance if you are male with a 1 in 5 chance over the whole population of dying of cancer.

  20. QUESTION:
    Pain under left breast area all the way to my left shoulder & left lung?
    when i cough & sneeze it is very painful in the back area by my left lung/shoulder.. when i reach for something i get a sharp pain under my left breast.

    could it be lung infection, breast cancer, lung cancer, heart disease etc.

    what are your thoughts?

    i've had a chest xray when i started getting the pain (2 months ago) and it was normal.. could the xray miss anything like cancer etc?

    • ANSWER:
      It may be a strained muscle. Consult with your doctor on the pain issue. The doctor might recommend muscle relaxers or a specialist to loosen the muscle.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have multiple types of cancer?
    In example, can you have skin cancer, breast cancer and lung cancer all at once? And why?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is possible and not all that unusual. This week alone I had 3 double primary cases and one triple primary. Although triple primaries don’t happen very often.

      I’m not really sure why they happen. I guess it is because the body is not limited to one illness at a time or more than one bad tooth or one broken bone. They are usually found in the course of determining what is wrong with the patient initially or during metastatic work up.

      You should note there is a difference between having multiple primary sites and having cancer in multiplet sites. Multiple primaries are separate individual cancers, not related to each other. Having cancer in multiple areas is usually metastatic cancer, meaning it started in one area and spread to another. For example someone can be diagnosed with colon cancer and it spread to their liver and their lung. This person does not have colon liver and lung cancer. They only have colon cancer that is also in the liver and the lung.

  22. QUESTION:
    What does it feel like to have Cancer?
    How does it feel?

    Do some forms of cancer hurt more than others? Testicular cancer, brest cancer, lung cancer, liver cancer, intestinal cancer, colon cancer, skin cancer, Lukemia, what hurts the most and what hurts the least?

    • ANSWER:
      I had testicular cancer. The chemotherapy was worse than the cancer itself. Up until my chemo began, I only felt back pain. I would play sports and the extra weight would cause back pain. My testicle didn't hurt.

      The cancer spread to my lymph nodes so I had to have chemo. The chemo caused me to lose a lot of weight. Loss of appetite was a big problem. I also lost my hair, fainted a few times, lack of energy, etc. I would be in pain at times, however my experience pales in comparison to most other forms of cancer.

  23. QUESTION:
    How exactly does cancer kill you? For instance breast or colon cancer?
    I understand brain cancer or lung because if those parts of you die you do as well. But im confused because i'v asked everyone, but no one really can make me understand. And why do some people survive and others dont? Is it a matter of a will to live? Do some people just give up Hope? I really need to know these answers! Can anyone help????

    • ANSWER:
      You have a number of good answers already.
      This is my medical specialty, so I have seen death from breast cancers and colon cancers many hundreds of times.

      Colon cancers usually like to go to the liver where they eventually cause liver failure. They do not become "liver cancer" - it is colon cancer growing in the liver. Retroperitoneal lymph nodes and the lungs may also be sites of spread for colon cancers. For unknown reasons, colon cancers do not like to go to the brain or the bones. In some cases it is a matter of tumor volume causing weakening and malnutrition of the person affected. In those cases a late infection can cause death.

      Breast cancers go almost anywhere - brain, bones, bone marrow, liver, lungs, adrenal glands, ovaries - but usually not the heart. (Only melanomas seem to metastasize to the heart.) So breast cancers can end life by causing "end organ failure" due to involvement of vital places such as the lungs, liver, and brain - or there can just be an overwhelming tumor burden that the body cannot support - again the general weakening effect and late stage infection such as pneumonia.

      Remember that breast cancer spread to the bone is not "bone cancer" - it is still malignant breast tissue that is growing in the bones which might respond to - but not be cured by - hormonal therapy.

      Hope this isn't too grisly for you. These are bad diseases when widespread. The best situation is to catch breast or colon cancers early with screening. Both are usually cured when caught early. Once breast cancers or colon cancers are clearly evident as visible metastatic disease, neither is considered curable in today's medicine. The people who are cured - and there are millions in the U.S. - are the ones diagnosed earlier in the stage of their diseases.

  24. QUESTION:
    What type of test is done to check for cancer any kind of cancer....?
    What type of test is done to check for cancer any kind of cancer.... I know about breast cancer tests, but what about other cancer, like bone cancer, lung cancer, or other types?
    Thank you ahead of time.

    • ANSWER:
      In leukemia they can initially diagnose this through a CBC and then conclusively through a bone marrow test . In liver cancer I think they have to do a liver biopsy,and other cancers they have to do biopsies as well. I know about leukemia because I was diagnosed almost 1 year ago with this.

  25. QUESTION:
    What are 2 medications taken for these cancers?
    Brain cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer.

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    Can you get Health Insurance after getting Breast Implants?
    I read somewhere that health insurance co. dont provide coverage to woman with breast implants due to the complications that implants cause over time, like breast cancer, lung cancer, or any other complications that they might want to blame on the implants,

    If you have had implants for some time now, let me know if you have Health insurance, and if you ever had a problem with getting anything done that insurance didnt want to pay for.

    • ANSWER:
      The coverage will depend upon the insurance company, your state of residence, the reason you got the implants, how long ago the procedure was done, and if there have been any complications since.

      Some companies in my state won't take you if it's been less than 1 year. Some companies will rider the implants, which means they'll cover you for everything except the implants or anything resulting from the implants. Some companies will increase the premium but still cover you, while other will accept you with no conditions.

      You'll want to visit a local independent agent. The agent can find out which companies in your area will be best for you. The plans and premiums are exactly the same whether you use an agent or not. If you try to get a policy over the internet you will have no idea what the insurance company will do.

  27. QUESTION:
    Urgent Help Please; How To Maintain Weight, While Having Chemotherapy?
    Hi to all, I would like to ask, which foods does any recommend for someone suffering from cancer to maintain their weight, while have chemotherapy. My Mother is 45 years old, and suffers from; breast cancer, lung cancer, brain cancer, and liver cancer. She has lost almost 20kgs in the past few years, and now she’s down to 60kg. Though the last weeks days she had dropped to 58kg. I know it’s normal for someone to lose weight, but which foods will help her gain, and maintain weight, without affecting or irritating the liver much. Thanks a lot for your time. Any information will be great. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      make a routine to take Spirulina everyday....if possible 80 tbs/ day...good luck and god bless..

  28. QUESTION:
    Does smoking weed really help prevent cancer?
    I heard that people who smoke weed are a lot less likely to get cancer. (Even lung cancer.) Is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      False.....Totally False....
      People who smoke weed are a lot less likely to think

  29. QUESTION:
    How long does it take lung cancer to form?
    My 37 year old sister has two masses of incurable cancer on each lung. It is inoperable. I am just curious. How long did she have it. 1 year, 2 years? I just wonder how long she was walking around with cancer not even knowing it. Thank for any help. She is to young to die.

    • ANSWER:
      lung cancer has an 11% surival rate, so she most likely will die. Sorry

  30. QUESTION:
    What is renal cancer on the lungs? I know it is critical but to what extent?
    I have a brother-in-law that had a kidney removed 5 or 6 years ago. Today he found out that he has renal cancer on his lungs. I would like to know more about this disease and what to expect?

    • ANSWER:
      It is very critical he has stage 4 kidney cancer and it is not curable.

  31. QUESTION:
    How to grow my own cancer cells (outside of body)?
    I'm going to do a project on cancer cells but i want to grow them and basically see how they multiply/what products decrease the cancer cells.
    I think this is possible because I recently found an older project where the girl found an extract that decreases breast cancer cells.
    Or where could I get cancer cells ? eg. breast cancer cells, lung cancer cells, etc.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have a sterile, environment controlled lab to be sure that any results you get are reliable?

      You probably have to start with a less ambitious project.

  32. QUESTION:
    What are some tips to help survive cancer and pneumonia?
    My girlfriend as had pneumonia for 4 months now and it is serious. She was recently diagnosed with cancer (I expect lung cancer). She is 18 and she does not eat but she does try and drink a lot as well as have a drip and she sleeps a lot now. She will fight anything to get better and she won't give up fighting it for a second.

    Please would anyone help us or give us any tips to help my girlfriend get better. Any piece of information could potentially help save her life so please do not hesitate anything.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes main tip stay away from doctors and traditional treatments which will eventually kill her.
      Cancer cures have been around for 50 years but the medical establishment and the mainstream media suppress them.

      BUY THIS BOOK AND READ THE FACTS ABOUT CANCER AND HOW TO BEAT IT NATURALLY!

      What have you got to loose? a few quid, it will cure your girlfriend. Read it, explosive, shocking and uplifting.

      "Cancer, why we're still dying to know the truth" by Phillip Day Get it on Amazon.com or at phillipday.com

      Good luck.

  33. QUESTION:
    What do they mean when they say they are trying to find a cure for cancer?
    Like when people or who ever says they are trying to find a cure for cancer, is there something that all of the types of cancer have i common that they are trying to cure so it gets rid of every cancer? Or are they just trying to find a cure for a specific cancer like lung cancer or breast cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      You are wise to know that there are very different, specific diseases lumped together under the term "cancer."

      Most people don't have a clue that cancer is a general term for over 200 very different diseases as "Panda" says. This is a pet peeve with me. No one asks when there will be "A" cure for infections. People seem to realize that there are many types of infections. It boggles my mind that people do not realize that cancers are many specific diseases. Heck, no two people with breast cancer or lung cancer are completely alike. Breast cancers and lung cancers are not all alike. These are diseases caused by mutated body cells. Each have specific mutations. Cancers are far more complicated than most people realize. There will NEVER be "one" treatment that fixes all types of cancer in all stages in all people. Would people expect to find one antibiotic that cures beta hemolytic streptococcus, influenza, malaria, typhus, diphtheria, cholera, tuberculosis, and HIV infections? There are cures for some types of cancer now. Lance Armstrong is a very good example of a person with a widespread life threatening cancer who was cured with modern therapy and went on to win multiple Tour de France endurance bicycle races. More than half of all patients with cancers in the USA are now being cured with current therapies - usually surgery - but also radiation and chemotherapy. By the way, chemotherapy is not one thing either.
      We have more than 100 very different chemotherapy agents now, and we use them in combinations - so there are many hundreds of specific, different chemotherapy regimens for the hundreds of different, specific cancers in people who are each unique.

  34. QUESTION:
    What type of cancer is the most uncommon form?
    I am interested in types of cancer ie breast, lung tongue etc and i amwondering if there is a most uncommon among the discovered types of cancer any help would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Rare Cancer Questions I can answer. Currently studing this in Medical Biology and am currently fighting Breast Cancer.

      SO hear goes. Hope this information can help you.

      Breast Cancer types that are not as common are:
      ~Paget's Diease
      ~Inflammatory Breast Cancer
      ~Scirrhous,
      ~Phyllodes (rarest type)

      Other Cancers that are rare:

      Vagina Cancer, Vulva Cancer, Penis Foreskin Cancer, Finger Cancer,

      Please check out the website http://www.plwc.org click on Cancers and there will be a listed of all the cancers there are. Good luck to you and I hope this could be of some help. :)

  35. QUESTION:
    Should people who smoke in public be charged with attempted murder?
    It seems to me that people who smoke in public or even at home in the presence of non-smokers is exposing others to poisonous gases. Tobacco smoke may not kill you instantly but it can cause cancer, emphysema, various respiritory conditions, and even other types of cancer besides lung cancer. Breathing second-hand tobacco smoke can be very dangerous to people who have respiritory problems. I think it should only be legal to smoke outside on your own property. It should only be legal to smoke in your own house or apartment if no non-smokers live in your household. Smoking in ANY public place should be illegal. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I agree with you.
      It just kills me when I see people smoke in a vehicle with a child in it. I hope they start giving out tickets for that soon.

      Remember the old bill boards along the expressways and highways? They still have them. Instead of advertising the Marlboro Man or the Camel guy, they could show people like me. I have COPD. I am on oxygen 24/7. I have end stage which means there is nothing left they can try on me that they haven't already. They can sit me in the wheelchair with my oxygen tanks next to me and all my inhalers/meds sitting on a table next to me. The board could say something like, "This WILL be you. ENJOY that smoke"! Then have a child about 5 standing next to me coughing. Then it says, "If you don't think of yourself, what about them?"

      What do you think of that idea?

  36. QUESTION:
    Need to speak to people who have survived cancer behind the lungs?
    My father has recenlty been diagnosed with cancer behind the lungs . Need to speak to people who have had this cancer and survived. Please call me on Australian Mobile 0414 748 780 or email me on frankmichaelpublications@hotmail.com leaving contact details and i will call you.

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer behind the lungs is not a diagnosis and it is not a good idea to put your phone number and email address on the internet.

  37. QUESTION:
    How long do you have to live after inhaling fiberglass dust?
    I was mowing a property for someone that had old dried up fiberglass insulation for a dishwasher laying around. I accidently backed over it and it went everywhere. I quickly put my shirt over my face and stopped the mower. The fiberglass insulation had been dried in the sun for a long time and was breaking up and falling to pieces. Should I go to the doctor to get screened for cancer or lung failure? I'm freaking out!

    • ANSWER:
      I worked on fiberglass boats for years, its long term exposure to breathing that is the problem, you should be just fine, but a little itchy.

  38. QUESTION:
    Do you think it hurts to die naturally of old age?
    Not not of cancer, tuberculosis, lung failure, I mean of old age. Do you think it hurts? And another question, has a person ever died of old age then successfully revived?

    • ANSWER:
      While some people just pass away in their sleep, quit breathing or their heart stops, lots of the elderly do die in a lot of pain. But most people who die "naturally" as you call it have lots of aches and pains and feel bad, other than ones who die suddenly in their sleep I'd suspect most who are very elderly and fade away, fade away with a lot of suffering they often don't tell others about. Had an aunt that lived on her own, did everything herself. Got a bad cough, my cousin took her to the doctor who said she had pneumonia, put her in the hospital. As the treated her infection they found she had 3 types of terminal cancer and she died in a few days. Could have easily just died at home with the cancer, but never complained of pain.

  39. QUESTION:
    is it possible to have serious lung disease or cancer and still be able to do rigorous cardio?
    I have been having a stinging feeling in the right lung area, i do smoke about five cigarettes a day and i used to smoke alot of marijuana. I say to myself that nothing could really be wrong if i can withstand a four mile run, and half a mile swim, plus stationary bycyle almost daily. I had a chest xray last year which showed no disease. Would i have this kind of cardiovascular endurance and still have lung cancer or lung disease caused by smoking?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, irregardless of whether you have cancer or not . . only your doctor can determine that . . the answer is that yes a person can have very advanced cancer and still be physically active.

      Young and very healthy people can endure and even mask the signs of cancer. Often they will dismiss the aches and pains and continue with their sport until the cancer is quite advanced and can no longer be ignored. I know that this is true because it happened to my 17 year old son. He was playing high school basketball right up until a few weeks before being diagnosed with stage IV abdominal sarcoma.

      So, yes it is possible for a young, healthy, active person to have advanced cancer, be asymptomatic, and not know.

  40. QUESTION:
    How fast does lung cancer kill?
    My grandfather gtot diagnosed with lung cancer in both lungs. Last year he had given up smoking after 60 years of addiction. He's 76 or so years old. He's looking pretty good right now but I'm just wondering what the worst and best case scenarios are here.

    • ANSWER:
      It slowly spreads and causes lung disease.

      Chemo can help sometimes. I wish you the best of luck.

  41. QUESTION:
    What is brain cancer? and how does it affect your body?
    I am doing an essay on cancer, and I selected brain cancer and lung cancer, any information on them would be appreciated :]

    • ANSWER:
      I have brain cancer a (malignant tumor) or cancerous tumor on the back left side of my head. I had a seizure in march and went to the doctor and had a MRI of my brain. I have an egg size tumor. In may I I had a biopsy (they drilled in my skull) and took out some of my tumor and found out my tumor was cancerous. I've had 6 weeks or Proton radiation and 6 week of pill form of chemotherapy. I took a one month break. Now I am going to do 5 days a week a double dose of chemotherapy for 1 week a month for six months. Hopefully it will cure my cancer. Here is a link to a web site about brain cancer good luck

  42. QUESTION:
    Is it more likely to get mouth cancer or lung cancer?
    Ive been smoking for 10 months now and havent done chewing tobacco in like 6 months, but what i want to know is which is less likely to kill me or get to me first, mouth cancer, or lung cancer, please answer

    • ANSWER:
      Mouth cancer if you chew tobacco. Did you ever hear of Harvey Kuenn and Bill Tuttle of the Detroit Tigers? Kuenn chewed tobacco and persuaded his teammate Tuttle to chew as well to put his mind off an ankle injury. Kuenn died of mouth cancer and Tuttle had half his face removed by surgery as a result of mouth cancer.

  43. QUESTION:
    Why do the number of genetic mutations vary for different cancers?
    Cancers such as lung cancer only occur after thousands of mutations, so how come leukemia is caused by only a few mutations?

    • ANSWER:
      And how do you know how many mutations occur before lung cancer starts to grow?

  44. QUESTION:
    what are the chances that she will live?
    My mom has breast cancer, Lung cancer and brain cancer what are the chances that she will live?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds to me like your mum has breast cancer which has spread to the lungs and brains. This is not good as it is stage 4 and incurable. There are lots of treatments these days though that will help to prolong her life and make her more comfortable. I wish her all the best.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to surgically remove adenocarcinoma ( Cancer) of Lung which has slightly invaded a bone?
    My father is suffering with adenocarcinoma (Cancer) in right upeerlobe of lung, and the tumor has invaded a bone, is it possible to remove it with surgery?
    Please note that it has not spread to any other part of the body till now !

    • ANSWER:
      They may decide to operate if they can destroy the cancer in the bone thru means of chemo and/or radiation. Seldom do they operate if the cancer has spread to another area other than the original site. There is an exciting new trial being used right now with lung cancers, I'll attach the link for you. You could print it off and your Dad can ask his oncologist if he may be suitable for the trial.

  46. QUESTION:
    Why do Asians who move to the USA have increased rates of certain cancers?
    Their rates of certain cancers (stomach, liver, cervix) go down while their rates of other cancers (breast, colon, lung and prostate) go up. Smoking might account for the increase in lung cancer (although many Asians smoke in their native countries), but why does the incidence of other cancers increase? Many immigrants continue to eat their native diets once they get here, so does their limited exposure to a Western diet really have that much impact on their health? Or are there other factors involved?

    • ANSWER:
      Very good question.
      You are a top answerer here.
      Maybe you can figure it out with the internet.
      You know that I'm a cancer doctor - and I do not know this one.
      JLI may have a good answer.

  47. QUESTION:
    If you were told you had mestastasized breast cancer into your lungs, and your chemo oncologist and a second o
    pinion said that the mestastasized cancer in the lung could have possibly come from your cat ...........in front of other people, not definitely, but possibly.....what would you do?
    http://www.achooallergy.com/chronic-inflammation-disease.asp?utm_id=NL0207

    This evidence suggests that cancer can be attracted to an inflammed tissue in the body that has become that way from allergic irritation so that lymph glands get swollen and provide a highway transportation system to allow the cancer cell vehicles to move between other organs and the lung.

    • ANSWER:
      I know the answer is hard but you need to get rid of the cat. What you have to do is decide if your life is more important to you than the cat.
      I have colon cancer and believe me if it came down to my life or keeping the cat, it would be gone. There are places out there that can find it a new home. Just look in the phone book.

  48. QUESTION:
    My mother smokes, she had breast cancer before. Isn't she more likely to get cancer from smoking then?
    She claims that she is trying, but she will sometimes argue that the two cancers (lung and breast) aren't related at all, and the fact that she had breast cancer before won't make her risks any higher than any other smoker.

    I disagree with that but I would like to find some statistic or something that I can show her.

    • ANSWER:
      Your mother is right the two are not related and breast cancer is not putting her at a higher risk for lung cancer. I don’t see a point in arguing the issue even if you were correct. You should be glad your mother is trying to quit – it isn’t easy and not your place to give her a hard time or medical advice she has a doctor for that,

      Memere – By your own account your sister in law did not have lung cancer she had metastatic breast cancer if you are an RN you should know better and not mislead people.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    If you have a lump in your breast does it mean you have breast cancer?
    I've had a lump in my breast for about two days now, I'm not quite sure if it is breast caner; but my family does have a track record for breast cancer.
    It is sore to the touch, but there is no disfiguring or discoloration either. Could this just be normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Not in most cases, no.

      Most breast lumps aren't cancerous - over 80% of breast lumps considered suspicious enough for biopsy are found to be benign.

      And most cancerous breast lumps don't hurt; most people diagnosed with breast cancer have felt no pain.

      You don't say how old you are, and that's important. Most breast cancers (80%) are diagnosed in women over 50; it's rare in women under 40 (only 5%), fewer than 0.1% of all those diagnosed with it are under 30 and it's almost unheard of in under 25s.

      Hereditary breast cancer is actually rare - only 5 - 10% of breast cancer cases are hereditary, and breast cancer diagnosed after the age of 50 is even less likely to be hereditary.

      Where it is hereditary it's due to a rare inherited faulty gene. Unless the presence of this gene has been established in those of your family who've had breast cancer, it's unlikely that it is hereditary in your family.

      With one in eight women developing breast cancer over a lifetime of around 80 years, it isn't unusual for an extended family to have one, two or more cases of non-hereditary breast cancer among its members.

      See your doctor if you're concerned

  2. QUESTION:
    How did you find out you had breast cancer?
    How did you find out that you had breast caner? Besides something wrong with your beast(s) what else happens? Do you get sick? Do the lumps get bigger? How do you know you have it besides a little lump?

    • ANSWER:
      I didn't know that I did.

      CRAP.

      This ruins my weekend.

  3. QUESTION:
    Which is the best way to treat Breast cancer?
    i am doing an essay on isotopes in which i am supposed to find one and write about how it helps globally. i found cobalt 60 is used for radiotherapy and thought that talking about breast caner was a good idea since it is a very big issue. i have investigated but i cant seem to understand which is best, radiotherapy or chemotherapy. thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Radiation therapy is only a local treatment
      while chemotherapy is a systemic treatment.
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/DS00328/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs
      The various chemotherapy agents used for breast cancer are given intravenously,
      so they go everywhere in the body. Radiation therapy only works where you aim it.
      Most often radiation is used to supplement lumpectomy for local control of breast carcinoma. Chemotherapy regimens are used when there is concern that there may have been distant spread of microscopic breast cancer cells.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is there anyway to change the settings of what gets posted on my wall on FaceBook?
    Like I get stupid invites to groups like
    Make Breast Caner Awareness Month Official
    Homosexuality is Not a Sin

    and I join them because my friends are sending them to me but then they appear on my wall and in all my other friends News Feed so is there a way to change this somewhere?
    This is why I will always like MySpace cause I can't talk to people and in groups on Facebook without making it public.

    • ANSWER:
      i dont know but if there is a way i would love to know

  5. QUESTION:
    What does it usually mean when you see a dog who has been a mother BREAST SWOLLEN?
    i seen recently a dog with its owner with one of its breast swollen it kind of looked like two for into one?? it sounds so confusing but i think it would have had breast caner it looked like it had babies

    • ANSWER:
      The mammory glands of a female canine sweel with milk while nursing. It takes a few months, after weaning the pups, to shrink back to a tight, "normal" appearance, although they're never perfect again.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the offical name of the black North Face Jacket called?
    its the one that is all fleece. no jacket feeling material on the top half! i dont think it usually has a hood.it zips the whole way.i like the breast caner one. with the pink lettering. thank you very much for your time.
    its not the dinalli

    • ANSWER:
      Danali.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the first sign of breast caner, i think i might have breast cancer because there are stuff growing?
    on my breast, they are flaky, and they are dark, its like my skin is peeling off my breast, its getting worse i use cream and that lead to irritation. is this breast cancer

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you have a skin problem not cancer.
      You would be best off going to the doctor because they can tell you what the problem is and give you stuff for it. If you have lumps under the surface I would make sure you see a doctor straight away.

  8. QUESTION:
    I have degenerative disk disease and spondylosis. I worry about bone cancer. Need help please?
    I have had this for a long time, but worry about bone cancer. Cancer run's in our family, we have both bone and breast caner and have lost two aunts and two uncles from both types. I looked on the net and found that I have all of the symptoms for bone cancer except one and that is weight loss. Does anyone have any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      This WILL NOT cause bone cancer. I've had DJD(degenerative joint disease ) Also (Disc/joint disease. the one I have) for over 30 yrs. My husband has DJD as well as spondylosis and spondylolisthesis for about 40 yrs. Neither one of us had bone cancer. The two are in no way related. Breast cancer can be hereditary providing you have a long long history and you possess the faulty gene for it. The only way you will find that out is by being tested for this gene through DNA testing, called BRCA1 & 11. One, is for breast cancer and II is for ovarian, cervical, uterine cancers. Please don't go on the net to find answers to medical questions. I know out of curiosity, people do it. Many of these sites are false, or they don't give the entire picture. Ask your doctor, Believe me, these don't cause cancer of any kind. Relax I had breast cancer but I was also positive for the genes, Even then, being positive doesn't mean you can or will get breast cancer. It only means the possiblity is there. Blessings

  9. QUESTION:
    How do you tell the difference between the normal tissue and a potentially cancerous lump in the breast?
    When self-examining, how do your tell, with all the lumps in the breast, what could be cancerous.... will there be a significant difference?

    • ANSWER:
      They feel quite firm and fairly fixed in location (at least mine did).

      Very different to the "normal" lumpiness of breast tissue.

      If anything feels "different" get it checked, just in case.

      No-one should try to self-diagnose.

      I was sure I had a cyst, DR was sure I had a cyst, Mamogram looked like a cyst, Ultrasound looked suspicious, biopsy said I had caner.

      Early treatment gives the best chance of survival.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the risk factor for twins if one twin has breast cancer? What is the best way to check if the other?
    twin also has breast cancer even starting, as the first one had aggressive breast cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Breast caner is genetic. So the risk for the other twin is high. She needs to make sure she does her self breast check and if a lump if found to question it. It may be nothing but it is better to be safe than sorry. She will also need to get a mammogram earlier than most.

      Good luck

  11. QUESTION:
    How high risk am I for getting breast cancer?
    My Mom is medium risk she would be high risk but she did not go into puberty in till she was like 16.There is breast cancer in the family my aunt had it and I think some other family members have had it.I started puberty at like 9 and by 11 I was a B cup and had my period.How high is the chance of me getting breast cancer?When should I get a mammogram(Im 13 so I dont need one for a long time)?When should I start doing self checks?

    • ANSWER:
      you are. anything in you gene pool like caner is always a threat.my gynocologist told be that anything that doesn't move when you press on isn't natural. if you feel and bump its hard, go to a gyno. as you grow your body's going to change. I'm 20 and im still changing and learning about my body. i wouldn't worry. when your 16 i would start going to the gyno. just have fun.your young.

  12. QUESTION:
    I have breast caner my treatment is done but why do my bones hurt even with pain medication its really painful?
    My pain is most bad in my arms legs and back.

    • ANSWER:
      I with you girlfriend! I have my last chemo this Thursday (yeah!!!!!). But, while I was taking it over these past few months, my bones have been killing me even with Vicodin. I read that it's common when you are taking treatment (I didn't have radiation - don't need it - had a mastectomy - Stage II). I know that I had to take those shots of Neuprogen after ever chemo round - are you on that because that makes my bones really hurt too - I take 3 shots every time I finish chemo for 3 days.

      Call you oncologist and talk to him/her about the pain because they need to see if its anything else. But, I have the pain in same places you are describing and pain pills don't help. They may have to check your white count cause sometimes that the symptom of low white count.

      Good luck.

  13. QUESTION:
    It aches between my armpit and breasts... What could it be?
    I don't feel it on both sides at the same time, but there is what started out as a dull ache and has progressed into a little bit more of an intense ache with some tingling(the best way I can describe it). I notice it several times a day and it has been happening for about a month now.

    It couldn't be a sign of breast caner, could it? I did a quick check the other day and didn't feel anything...
    Thank you, Jill!

    • ANSWER:
      it is likely your lymph nodes, but in that area, it actually could be an indicator of breast cancer, as your lymph nodes will get inflammed when fighting cancer.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the survival for brain cancer and colon cancer?
    I hear that Lmphoma caner is really bad it has very slow survival rate.

    • ANSWER:
      By the impact of Chemo with 'target therapy' survival rate can be increased considerably high. How? Details follow----------------

      The symptoms of lymphoma---------an offshoot of blocked energy + accumulated toxins in brain, lymphatic system, thyroid, spinal cord, spleen, hormonal imbalance with a displaced solar plexus

      Chemotherapy with the aid of ‘Target Therapy’ [Acupressure Techniques & Indian Natural Remedies] proved to be effective for all types of cancer [including brain tumors, leukemia, melanoma, Crohn’s Disease, breast cancer, etc., ] & all the most dreaded and incurable diseases.

      TARGET THERAPY* It is the God-given therapy communicated to the mankind through THE RIGVEDA, one of the Hindu scriptures.
      Target Therapy---Acupressure Techniques & Indian Natural Remedies, [comprising Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Bio-chemic salts, Herbal Remedies, Yoga/Meditation, Magneto-therapy, Sidha, etc.,] U can have sizable & perceivable relief in 45-90 days. @ no/affordable costs, No side effects, and No Hospitalization.

      Dr.Vora designed it in such a way that the costs are the least for the survival/rescue of common man and the poor in villages, towns and metropolis on the globe; with NO insurance cover. It is most suitable to all the youngsters on this entire globe.
      U may study it, discuss with Ur family members/friends/acquaintances and slowly and steadily implement it for the best results.

      •No side effects and no risk. If it clicks, mostly possible, U shall have a cure. Lest, the therapy keeps mum. No extra risk. It is the most suitable line of treatment even for the terminally ill patients. Cancer cure/prevention is quite possible. U may try it for any incurable disease including cancer of any organ[s], post-surgical recurrence of tumors, Leukemia, HIV/AIDS, Crohn’s Syndrome, Gilbert’s Syndrome, colon cancer, Thalassemia, Muscular Dystrophy, Autism, bone TB., Tinnitus, all brain & spinal cord disorders, CLL, Crohn’s Syndrome, endometriosis, etc., ---it should aim @ [3] steps.
      1. Removal of toxins from all internal organs & purging through Normal Drainage systems, feces, urine, menses [females], skin, lungs.
      • 2. Activating all the internal organs to make each & every organ to function up to optimum levels.
      3. Supplying vitamins, nutrients, micro-nutrients, minerals, trace elements for invigorating the entire Immune system to produce antibodies.

      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.
      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol.I & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.
      Dr.Vora, the world renowned Acupressurist, an octogenarian and the Bhishma Pithamaha of acupressure in India--- treated and caused to treat more than 150000 cases of Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, irregular menses and also many other most dreaded diseases.

  15. QUESTION:
    what is the first sign of breast caner, i think i might have breast cancer because there are stuff growing?
    on my breast, they are flaky, and they are dark, its like my skin is peeling off my breast, its getting worse i use cream and that lead to irritation. is this breast cancer

    • ANSWER:
      Highly unlikely that it's breast cancer - more likely that it's a skin condition like eczema or psoriasis. Certain over-the-counter creams can make them worse if they're not meant to treat the condition.

      If you're truly that worried about it, you should have a doctor check it out.

  16. QUESTION:
    What is the medical term for cervical cancer?
    I need to know the medical term for cervical caner and breast cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Breast cancer can be ductal carcinomas or lobular carcinomas.

      Cervical cancer can be squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma.

  17. QUESTION:
    How long does it usually take to schedule a mammogram?
    I went to my dr. today and she has to refer me to someone who can perform a mammogram. She said it usually takes up to 2 weeks to get an appointment for the mammogram, is this normal? I actually feel a huge lump in my breast and im only 20.
    the lump is also really sore
    i live in America btw

    • ANSWER:
      It honestly depends on where you live in North America. Some states can get you in the same day, other states have a 6 month waiting list.
      Mammography centers around the world have closed due to low pay-outs -- it's an unfortunate fact that mammography pays so low that it often times COSTS the practice money to perform them.

      You can ask your doctor for a STAT referral. This usually means s/he feels you are at an increased risk for breast cancer, like having a strong family history, having cervial or uterine caner, or already having been diagnosed with breast cancer.

      The fact that you are young and that the lump is painful leans towards a benign diagnosis. Breast cancers typically don't hurt. Painful breast lumps usually turn out to be breast cysts - a benign bag of fluid in the breast. Breast cysts can react to hormonal changes, and can enlarge just before and during your period. They also react to caffeine, so try to stay away from coffee, caffeinated sodas, tea and chocolate a few days or a week before your mammo and ultrasound appointment.

      I'll tell you the same thing I tell my patients -- stay calm! You can always call every day to check for cancellations.

      One more thing...you often will have to wait about a week to get your results. Don't panic if/when you hear this news, too.

      Good luck to you!

  18. QUESTION:
    Red streaks and blotches on breast?
    I've recently have been getting these red streaks on my breast and red blotches. First, one red streak came and went away in about 2 days. But two weeks later, the streaks come back again on both breast and more severe. I went to the doctor, and she said it was nothing and will probably go away. But i just cant believe that. I also feel congested. What do you think this could be staph? inflamatory breast caner? im going back to the doctor soon.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like possibly and infection,Voice your concers to your doctor if she/he doesnt listen and take your concerns seriously and do some tests I would seek a second opinion
      Goodluck

  19. QUESTION:
    Is it possible that one day I can get cancer too?
    This has been bothering me for quite a while now. Last year in August my uncle from my dads side of the family passed away because he had cancer, and a few months later my mother passed away because she had breast cancer. Since I had family members from both sides of the family that passed away because of cancer is it possible that I inherited these genes and could one day have cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Of course it's possible you'll get cancer one day. One in 2 men and one in 3 women will develop cancer over the course of a lifetime of around 80 years, with most cases occurring after the age of 60.

      But if you do, it won't be because two unrelated members of your family had cancer.

      Fewer than 10% of all cancer cases are hereditary, and cancer diagnosed after the age of 50 is even less likely to be hereditary.

      There's no general 'cancer gene'.

      A sign that caner MIGHT (only might) be hereditary within a family is when SEVERAL members of the SAME SIDE of that family (ie, related to each other) have had the SAME TYPE of cancer, especially if some developed it at a younger than usual age.

      Both my parents had cancer; so did two of my grandparents, my aunt, my uncle and two cousins. No members of my immediate or extended family have ever been considered at increased risk of any of the cancers they had. And of my parents' 6 children, now all in their 50s and 60s, I am the only one who has developed cancer and mine too was non-hereditary and unrelated to theirs.

  20. QUESTION:
    How can you tell if you have breast cancer?
    My sister recently found a little lump under her arm pit, and I felt it, and I told her I had the same lump under mine also and that it went away. She's so worried, and has been crying 'all' day about it.
    Any info. Would be great thnx. :)

    • ANSWER:
      Nobody can self-diagnose breast caner.

      In other questions and answers you say you're a teenager. If your sister is too, her chances of having breast cancer are so close to zero that it makes very little difference.

      Breast cancer is almost unheard of in under 25s; fewer than 0.1% of all those diagnosed with it are under 30 and only 5% are under 40. Most (80%) are over 50. I was classed as a 'younger woman' when I was diagnosed with breast cancer; I was 50.

      Most breast and underarm lumps, even in women over 50, aren't cancer.

      Your sister should stop worrying - she's in an age group where breast cancer is just about unknown - and should talk to her mother; if she doesn't feel comfortable about doing that, she should talk to her school nurse, who will be used to girls having worries like this and will be able to reassure her than she doesn't have breast cancer

  21. QUESTION:
    Can you recommend some good supplements to take?
    I am looking for some good supplements I can take. I take fish oil regularly and sometimes turmeric. Turmeric has a lot of health benefits like it may prevent breast cancer, alzheimer's, and stops new blood vessels in tumors. What else would you recommend taking that can prevent certain caners, etc.? Is there anything that can help improve blood flow in my hands?

    • ANSWER:
      I've researched a ton on supplements over the years. I believe that if one is not eating a 100% organic, fresh-picked raw food diet, it's a good idea to supplement one's diet. But, I must say right here that 99% of the vitamins and supplements in the marketplace should be taken off the shelf and flushed! They are basically worthless and could be quite harmful. However, there is a small percentage of supplements available that are fantastic! Let me explain the difference ….

      Most vitamins and supplements are "isolated" elements taken from the whole compound (food), recreated in a lab by heat processing. We need to realize that all chemistry is bonded magnetically together and when we break these bonds by isolating elements, we break the bonds of natural chemistry leaving the bonds open to magnetically bind to other elements or compounds creating RADICAL CHEMISTRY! Not only that, but when supplements are "processed" this usually means that heat has been applied in the formation, reducing or even totally eliminating vital nutrients.

      Besides this potentially dangerous processing, your body does not recognize these types of supplements and will try harder to eliminate them than to utilize them! When we consume real food, your body knows what to do with it - digests, absorbs and utilizes it - which is opposite of what happens when consuming these isolated elements…. just look in the toilet after you release your bladder when taking these isolates - you'll notice a pungent smell and dark color urine - this is the supplements being eliminated and not utilized by the body, wasting your money!

      Then, there are the few effective and safe supplements that are food itself - not recreated in a lab, not isolated elements, not overly-processed, but are a "wholefood" compound. The nutrients are kept in tact while maintaining the natural chemical bonds. More importantly, the body will not reject and eliminate it for being a foreign invader. To spend the extra money (you get what you pay for) ensures that you are getting not only an effective product, but that it is also safe.

      Diet is so important in balancing the body so that no health concerns exist OR to reverse conditions. Sometimes, we cannot eat the healthiest diet and must resort to supplementing with REAL food supplements.

      Here are a few examples of wholefood supplements:
      God's Garden Superfood Blends - http://tinyurl.com/83ja9o7
      Oceans Alive Marine Phytoplankton - http://tinyurl.com/7o8p8lj
      Healthforce Fruits of The Earth - http://tinyurl.com/7svvyyd

      Hope this helps you out! :)

  22. QUESTION:
    Looking for a breast cancer ribbon tattoo but I want it unique?
    I don't want just the simple pink ribbon. I want something unique and eye catching. I've googled images but haven't seen anything that I haven't seen before. Any suggestions?
    My mom is a breast cancer fighter. My sister has one already, with "MOM" in the middle of it, and I don't want to copy her.
    I'm not asking for advice on how to spend my money. A tattoo idea or design would be sufficient.

    • ANSWER:
      My husband tattooed a guy whose grandmother past away with cancer, he wanted her favorite flower, which is a hibiscus, and in the middle of the stem is the ribbon is wrapped around it.
      Another guy is going to be getting a cross made of railroad spikes and instead of a rope tying them together in the middle he is getting a ribbon wrapped around it.
      Ive seen the ribbon used as the body of a butterfly and wings added to it like this http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=breast+cancer+tattoo#/d1i9wa5
      This is also really pretty http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://s2.causes.com/photos/EQ/p2/VQ/ng/nI/UO/lt/3iJ.jpg&imgrefurl=http://media.causes.com/592413&usg=__pQseFHpka3ufdYqq6UUtXY9q230=&h=180&w=240&sz=31&hl=en&start=0&sig2=KHRPqGurzKn9QtrJjfqr8g&zoom=1&tbnid=8pxeedML1iCozM:&tbnh=124&tbnw=162&ei=MwrqTJiBMI3CnAfS6JmEDQ&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbreast%2Bcaner%2Btattoo%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D956%26bih%3D387%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=459&vpy=97&dur=100&hovh=144&hovw=192&tx=94&ty=71&oei=DQrqTOSKLoG0lQfjr9GrCw&esq=13&page=1&ndsp=10&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0
      Here are a couple of different ideas
      http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=breast+cancer+tattoo#/d2vtwa1
      http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=breast%20cancer%20tattoo&order=9&offset=72#/d309wwk
      http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=breast%20cancer%20tattoo&order=9&offset=72#/d2n53cb
      And if you want to keep looking deviant art has a lot of good references
      I hope your mother beats it, its in my family too, my grandmother had to have her breast removed because of it and my mother passed away from pancreatic caner. Just keep fighting and I hope you find the perfect tattoo

  23. QUESTION:
    What are some signs of breast cancer?
    sharp pain in the chest, fatigue, shortness of breath? Any or all signs of breast cancer? What are they?

    • ANSWER:
      Breast Cancer Facts http://howtotreatcancer.com/

      Breast cancer is one of the most commonly found cancer form in women and early treatment can assure greater survival rate. Let us look at some Breast Cancer Facts to find out more information regarding its diagnosis, symptoms and treatment.
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      Breast cancer is one of the most frequently met forms of cancer in the case of women, which usually occupies a second place in recent statistics, after skin cancer. Taking into account the actual life expectancy, it was determined that approximately one woman out of nine will suffer from breast cancer.

      The cause and the treatment of this disease have not been identified yet, but, if it is detected in an early phase of its evolution, it can be treated with very good results by conservative surgery of the breast, followed by radio therapy. This treatment of cancer, detected in an early phase, assures a 97% survival rate of five years.

      Diagnosis
      What do you have to do in order to detect breast cancer in an early phase?

      1. Clinical exam of the breast:
      women with the age between 20 and 40 years should benefit of this exam as part of the general control of their health condition, preferably once in three years. Women older than 40 years must be examined by a specialist once a year.

      2. Mammography:
      It is a radiological exam of the breast, with very small doses of X rays. Women, which are older than 40, should benefit from a mammography every year. If you notice something suspect at your breast, or you have in you family cases of breast cancer, go to your physician and establish together the moment when you should start doing this investigation. Even if some cancers can't be detected by the mammography, this still remains an excellent method of diagnosis.

      3. The auto examination of the breast:
      This method of an early detection of breast cancer is very important. In order to obtain the best results you must perform it 10 days after the menstruation. If your period is not regular, you ma perform the auto examination in the same day of the month. There are sites on the internet where you may find auto examination techniques and other useful information related to this subject.

      Which are the factors involved in the genesis of breast cancer?
      Risk factors : sex, age, genetic risk, family history, personal breast cancer history race, radiological examinations at an early age, biopsies, normal substitution therapy, alcohol consumption, obesity.
      Protection factors: nursing, physical exercise, a balanced diet.

      Signs and symptoms which might suggest breast caner:

      1. Axillary's tumor mass, or a tumor mass located in the breast or next to it. If it is not painful, hard, with irregular edges, adherent to the tissues around, there is a high probability to be cancerous.
      2. A denser area of the breast compared to those around it.
      3. Changing of the breast shape or size.
      4. Wrinkles, depressions, or red breast skin.
      5. Pains in the mammilla or a depression in it.
      6. Any secretion, different from milk.

      If any of these signs appear, go immediately to a doctor specialized in this disease.

      Not any change you feel in your breast mean cancer, 80 % of the inflammations are benign, but it would be the best thing for you to be seen by a doctor, who will indicate the investigations you need.

      Remember:
      1. Breast cancer may appear t any age, but it is more possible if you are older.
      2. The risk to get breast cancer at the age of 70 is double compared to the age of 50.
      3. More than 70% of the women suffered from breast cancer didn't have any other person in the family suffering from this disease.
      4. An early diagnostic means better chances of survival.
      5. Mammography is a sure and efficient instrument for detecting breast cancer even before it could be felt. Annual examination by an expert and auto examination every month are extremely important, too.

      Frequency
      The frequency of breast cancer grows continuously in developed countries (especially in Occidental Europe and in North America, less in Japan). Every year, breast cancer is responsible of 77,000 deceases in Europe, out of which 40 % in the case of women under 65. The incidence of this cancer, which means the number of new cases during a year, grows, but mortality reached a plateau level, which makes us notice that chances of survival are growing.

      Risk factors
      Risk factors are known for a long time and they are:
      1. Personal: early menstruation, absence of birth, a late first pregnancy (after the age 35), late menopause.
      2. Inherited or Genetical: breast cancer antecedents in the case of closely related members of the family, suggesting the presence of genetic factors.

      Apart from these factors, age is also a risk factor 7% of breast cancers affects women 40, and this percent grows with age: 18% in the case of 40-50 years, 32% in the case of 50-60 years and 43% in the case

  24. QUESTION:
    What are the social determinants of caner in Australia?
    i have to know the social determinants of cancer and the group highest at risk of cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      The National Cancer Prevention Policy 2007-09 advocates for a concerted and comprehensive national approach to the prevention of cancer. It offers clear recommendations on how Australia can reduce the estimated 106,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed each year.

      The first section outlines a strategic approach to reducing preventable RISK FACTORS relating to:
      tobacco,
      ultraviolet radiation,
      diet,
      physical activity,
      obesity/overweight
      alcohol.

      The second section discusses areas where population screening may be an effective approach to reducing the burden of disease.
      http://www.cancer.org.au/Policy/NationalCancerPreventionPolicy.htm

      Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in females and responsible for the highest death rate. It is uncommon in males. There are more than 12,000 new cases a year in Australia. The risk of being diagnosed before 85 is 1 in 9 for women and 1 in 747 for men. Each year, 2707 women and 19 men die of breast cancer.

      Colorectal cancer, commonly called bowel cancer, is the second most common cancer in both men and women. Eighty per cent of cases are sporadic with no known hereditary genetic associations. Colorectal cancer is preceded by adenomas (polyps), which if undetected become invasive cancer. There are more than 13,000 new cases each year. The risk of being diagnosed by age 85 is 1 in 10 for men and 1 in 15 for women. More than 4160 people die of colorectal cancer each year.
      http://www.cancer.org.au/AboutCancer/CancerTypes.htm

  25. QUESTION:
    What are some cool nail art designs I should do for my blog?
    I've already done polka dots, the yin yang sign, french tips, crackle, bunnies, zebra stripes, and nail stickers. Any more ideas that I should do?

    • ANSWER:
      I love some of the designs you've done, they are super cute designs. However, I think there are still a lot of more designs that open for consideration! Here are a few that I would try:

      -tuxedo
      -cheetah
      -glitter
      -flowers
      -braided
      -american flag
      -watermelon
      -glitter
      -citrus fruit
      -hunger games (very popular)
      -water marble
      -cupcake
      -music note
      -plaid
      -tie-dye
      -lace
      -santa hat
      -reindeer
      -candy canes
      -candy corn
      -snowman
      -snowflake
      -magnetic polish
      -breast caner symbol
      -hello kitty
      -tribal
      -checkered
      -rainbow
      -hearts
      -panda

      These are just a few that come to mind, but I know tons more! If you want some more, just let me know! :) Hope this helped a little!

  26. QUESTION:
    Approximately how much does it cost a breast caner patient?

    • ANSWER:
      Telly, first off, congrats on your 1yr!! I am a 2x survivor at 3 yrs this mo!! YAY:)

      Anyroad...it depends on what type of treatment and such. I live in USA, and I have insurance that pays 80%, but still the out of pocket was a pain. Luckily someone at the hospital was nice and told me there is financial aid to help with that. It was soo cool, and it helped us a lot.

      You have your visits, your chemo and rads (if that's what they decide to do), Surgery(if they do that) meds..........

      Cancer treatment is expensive, but it sure beats the alternative.

      For example, my first time round, the chemo for every 3 weeks for 4 1/2mos..was ,000
      and the 2nd time every 3 weeks for 6mos..,000.......
      of course I DID NOT have to pay that amount, but it gives you an idea.

      There are places that should be able to help you if you don't have insurance, and even if you do, like I said.

      Good luck
      God Bless

  27. QUESTION:
    what happens when lymph nodes are removed from ones hand?
    my aunt needs to get herself under knife as she was detected with breast caner now few of her lymph nodes are also being removed so what will happen when lymph nodes are removed?ie side effects..

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, I'm sorry for your Aunt and hope she does well. In breast cancer, lymph nodes are typically removed for STAGING purposes. Meaning, the doctor is trying to find out if the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes. The STAGE of the cancer, essentially determines how advanced the cancer is. I'm assuming the lymph nodes you are talking about are in the AXILLA or "arm-pit". These lymph nodes can be removed in several ways with different risks but usually after the lymph nodes are removed, patients sometimes develop swelling in the arm or LYMPHEDEMA that can occasionally be rather dramatic and difficult to treat. Other complications can be nerve damage and infection at the site of operation. Hope this helps.

  28. QUESTION:
    A very close person have had a breast cancer , what are the chances that it might come back ?
    my sister in law have had a breast cancer one and a half year ago they removed her breast , now the doctors suspect she have another type of cancer in her neck and liver , could that be possible? can it be developed to another type?

    • ANSWER:
      DENISEDDS you couldn't be more WRONG. my sister had breast cancer twice, a lumpectomy and then brain cancer. When the pathology on the brain tumor was done,it was from breast cancer. The same cells. So please, don't be telling people it's impossible because you are so far from right. Another case, in my family,, after a mastectomy was done, that SAME cancer that caused breast cancer, went into her lungs. She's dead now. So do you think she would agree with you? NOT I'm sorry, I got off the track but I hate to see someone talk about something they know nothing about. I had a mastectomy and it wasn't long after that my Dr. found another tumor at the same site,, So the answer is yes, it can develop into another type, but it all stems from the breast cancer itself. Sad but true. There have been so many incidences in my family where the breast cancer metastasized to another area creating another cancer. I am so sorry your sister-law-law got another cancer from the breast caner God bless her and I hope she gets well soon

  29. QUESTION:
    what is a good gift for someone who just finished chemo & radiation?
    my mom just finished chemo & radiation. we were taking her out to dinner & wanted to get her a gift. what would be a good gift? she is 59 & had breast cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a girl at my work who had problem with cancer. She almost died but they saved her. She is cancer free now but she is still so very afriad the caner will come back. I bought her a small rose bush and told her that as long as it is living she will be cancer free it even had pink roses she liked the gift so much she cried and she always says how she loves that plant

  30. QUESTION:
    Can what I do now affect my breasts later?
    Okay. This is werid asking stangers this but I'm a teen. and i've heard so many diff things like "if you were a bra while you sleep you'll get breat caner" or it you where underwire bra's at a young age it can affect your growth" Are these true? Is there anything I can do to increase growth. I really bothers my becuase I have a friend that I swear could work at the playboy mancin. her cousin is in hotters magizine. Please help me!
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Depending on your age, your breasts will possibly grow more before you reach adulthood. However, doing things like wearing underwires or wearing bras to bed does nothing to affect your breast health. One thing to consider however - support is important - DO wear bras when they're needed (i.e., gym/sports, daily wear, etc).

      You must remember too, that as you get older your breast size and shape will change. I was small till I was pregnant then gained 2 cup sizes (which contrary to popular opinion, never went back to their original size OR shape!).

      My opinion is to wait a while and MAYBE discuss your options with a plastic surgeon later on...much later on.

      Your self-esteem should never be judged or based on your cup size. Perfection comes from inside yourself, not from Victoria's Secret or a plastic surgeon's bill.

  31. QUESTION:
    Treatment of stage three breast caner?
    My aunt was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in October, I am unsure of what stage I do know they found in lymph nodes. They have her doing chemo every Monday for the next 38 weeks.
    She has become very sick and been hospitalized three times already, I don't know very much about cancer. Does anyone think 38 weeks of chemo is alot with no break or is that how it has to be treated because it is an advanced stage?

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    Which caner hospital should we go to?
    My mom has breast cancer and we're not sure which hospital to take her to. Its either MD Anderson: Making Cancer History in USA Texas or Fuda Cancer Hospital--Guangzhou in China where they treat cancer in a new method. Help guys.
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      MDA-in Texas this is where we send all of our cancer patients-Your in my prayers

  33. QUESTION:
    What is the description of a cancerous lymph node?
    Can they be seen Outside of the body?

    • ANSWER:
      Lymph nodes can be seen on the outside of the body - few years ago I had a lump on my neck and after scans etc I was told it was and inflamed lymph node and to determine if I had cancer somewhere in the upper body they done a fine needle biopsy but thankfully it was all clear, after another scan it was shown I had an under active thyroid. Lymph nodes in the armpit can be a sign of breast caner and in the groin area can be a sign of stomach/bowel cancer.

  34. QUESTION:
    i think my mom has breast caner but she wont tell me the truth. what do i do?
    ok, i think my dad knows too. and all they both say is "its not cancerous. its just a little lump that needs to be removed every little while"

    that sounds like cancer to me..

    but then again, if someone has cancer, doesn't their hair fall out once they perform surgery,and dont they also have to have therapy?

    if all this happened, im pretty sure i would notice if any of that happened, and it didnt.

    so someone tell me what to think.

    • ANSWER:
      the lump doesn't necessarily have to contain any cancer cells.. they may be removing them as a cautionary measure...

      and your hair only starts to fall out after she began chemotherapy, and im pretty sure you would know if she had begun that treatment...

      good luck :]]

  35. QUESTION:
    im a 14 year old girl, When i went to the bath today i had dried-up blood on my nipple. Is this breast cancer?
    Im a 14 year old girl, and worried about breast cancer.
    When i went to the bath today i had dried-up blood on my nipple. And i had a big red lump beside my breast. Is this a sign of breast cancer? Please help, im worried.

    • ANSWER:
      im 16 and i found a lump on my breast as well. Feel it and get a good idea of the size of it. looks for the following:
      -is it able to move?
      -is there redness?
      -is there pain

      if it moves, its a good sign. you do need to go to a doctor though. its probably an infected cyst like what i had. You may find it awkward when you have some lady feeling you up but you get used to it :p haha. it isnt bad though, they'll put you on antibiotics and then send you for an ultrasound.

      don't research anything, or get too scared. its not impossible for it to be breast caner, but its very uncommon for someone your age to have it.

      i went through the same thing, so if you need anything else, just email me!

      * and just a warning.. if it IS an infected cyst, there will be times where it is VERY painful, but it will feel better if you stay calm and breathe

  36. QUESTION:
    i have a major question is it true women have a holes in the middle of their nipples and if so why?
    i have a major question is it true women have a holes in the middle of their nipples and if so why and ow can you tell if you have breast caner just wanted to know because ive heard many oppions and statements but they were kind of ludacris..

    • ANSWER:
      yup we all do! for the breast milk to come out of, also men can produce breastmilk too weird i know but their hormones are different but the make up of the breast tissue is the same men have milk glands too like us, ok a doctor can do the breast exam at you yearly visit to the gyno, you shuld do them 1x a month usually after your period is over, lift your arm and start from the outside of the arm pit and work in circles going around the breast and nipple area feeling for lumps or any changes in the tissue or skin. some womens breasts are just naturally a lil lumpy texture wise but have a doctor make sure if there are changes some lumps could be cancer or they could be totally harmless but a doc may want to take a biopse to be sure, thats when the take a lil part of the lump out and test it.

  37. QUESTION:
    What can I do with fresh Turmeric?
    I bought some and don't know what to do with it! Every recipe calls for powder. I am interested in dietary ideas as well as cosmetic and medicinal.

    • ANSWER:
      Use fresh turmeric just like ginger. Peel it, grate it and add along with ginger and garlic in your curries. The amount of fresh tumeric would be about 1"x1" per teaspoon of dtied turmeric powder.
      Fresh Turmeric can also be used to make Chutney just like, fresh ginger.
      One thing you do not want to do is dry it out and than grind it to a powder. The fresh mature ginger needs to be boiled to a pukp and than dried and ground to make Turmeric powder.

      You can always grind fresh turmeric along with Vitamin E, Aloe-vera,and Almond oil. You can search the net for right proprtions. This paste helps lighten skin color, remove wrinkles, and is an excellent moisturizer.

      Turmeric in general has proven to be excellent for memory, and is credited for low rate of Alzheimer's disease in India.

      Click on following for nutrition profile
      http://www.indiacurry.com/nprofiles/turmeric.htm

      Turmeric (Curcumin) Nutrition Profile

      Turmeric is called "Haldi". Haldi is derived from Sanskrit name "Haridra". Turmeric is one of the basic ingredients used in making most of the Indian Curries. At this point I cant help mentioning one other customary use of Turmeric. The bride and bridegroom in India get a massage with specially formulated mix of Turmeric powder, Yogurt, Wholegrain wheat flour and Mustard oil. The result is a tanned body with a light yellow color that glows under candlelight. In United States, Turmeric is used in making pour-able mustard. Turmeric contains a compound "Curcumin", that gives it the distinct yellow color. For centuries, Turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. The German Commission E has approved turmeric for a variety of digestive disorders.

      Nutrients per teaspoon of ground turmeric powder.
      Energy: 8 kCal
      Protein: 7 g
      Fats: .22g (Saturated: .069, monounsaturated: .037, mostly polyunsaturated)
      Fiber: .5 g
      Moisture: .25 g
      Ash: .13 g
      Calcium: 4 mg
      Iron: .91 mg
      Magnesium: 4 mg
      Phosphorus: 6 mg
      Potassium: 56 mg
      Copper: .013 mg
      Manganese: .172 mg

      Health Benefits
      Antibiotic . When applied topically, it prevents bacterial infection and aids in healing wounds, cuts, bruises.
      Anti-inflammatory , and anti-ulcerative properties, orally, and topically. Curcumin has shown to reduce the inflammation of the uvea. It helps relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis by reducing inflammation.
      Curcumin increases detoxifying enzymes in the liver and protect it from from toxins such as carbon tetrachloride and acetominophen (caused by alcohol abuse or pain killers).
      Helps the production of bile emptying the gallbladder. In the process it helps break down fats. It reduces secretion of acid from the stomach and protects against inflammation along the intestinal walls. it strengthens digestion and helps improve intestinal flora. It aids in the digestion of protein.
      Lowers cholesterol levels and inhibits the oxidation of LDL. Oxidized LDL results in forming plaque in the walls of blood vessels. Turmeric also prevents platelet build up along the walls of an injured blood vessel. Platelets collecting at the site of a damaged blood vessel cause blood clots to form and blockage of the artery.
      Anti-cancer properties. It inhibits growth of leukemia, colon caner, oral cancer, prostate and breast cancers. When applied topically, inhibits growth of skin cancer.
      Reduces the destructive activity of parasites or roundworms.
      Alzheimer's Disease. In animal studies, it has been found to reduce actual Amyloid plaque, and recover some of the damage from oxidation and inflammation.

      Medicinal dosage
      Normal dosage for average adult: ¼ teaspoon of ground Turmeric taken twice a day.
      Turmeric should not be used in medicinal dosage during pregnancy or by people suffering from gall bladder disease. Excessive use could cause stomach ulcers.

  38. QUESTION:
    Fatigue after radiation from breast caner?
    If I'm doing 7 wks of radiation, when will the fatigue start to kick in and how long does it last after my treatments? Are there any other side effects (outside of the skin burn) I should be aware of?

    • ANSWER:
      It varies from person to person and, as Inverse says, some people don't experience this side effect.

      I had 25 sessions, and I can't honestly remember how far into it I was when I began to experience fatigue. It wasn't constant, just every few days I felt exhausted - suddenly tired as if a plug had been pulled and my energy drained away. I made sure I went for a walk every day - many people find gentle exercise helps with fatigue.

      I did continue to feel tired for a few months after treatment, but honestly I put this down to the treatment in its entirety - surgery and anaesthetic, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, rather than just the rads.

      I didn't burn - my skin was slightly pink by the end of my 25 sessions; this too, of course, varies from person to person.

      I'm not aware of any other side effects - I didn't have any and none of the women I've spoken to about it in bc support networks have mentioned any.

  39. QUESTION:
    Is this a sign of breast cancer?
    Today I noticed that I have like little spots around the surrounding area of one of my nipples. I think naturally my nipples are inverted, and sometimes one erects more than the other. But on my nipple with the spots (kind of like a rash) it erects a lot less. I'm 14 years old, I dont know if this makes any difference?

    • ANSWER:
      No it isn't. You don't have symptoms of breast cancer, and you're in an age group where the chances of breast caner are as close to zero as makes just about no difference.

      Breast cancer is almost unheard of in under 25s (let alone young teens) and fewer than 0.1% of all those diagnosed with it are under 30. I was classed as a 'younger woman' when I was diagnosed, and I was 50.

  40. QUESTION:
    What can cause your breast to be sore?
    Still going on with these questions.. my breast have been sore for 6 days.. I can't sleep on them I can't have anything touch them.. I thought maybe it was from my bra.. but I haven't worn one for the past 3 days... my period is next week.. but i never get pms of any sort until the day before... and never like this... i know its not caner either.. is the only other option pregnancy? or what can it be?

    • ANSWER:
      When I was 13 I had a cyst in one of my breasts. Believe me, it was painful! It even hurt when nothing was touching it. It could be a lot of things though, so I would go to the doctor. If you can't deal with the pain until the doctor's office can get you in, go ahead to the ER. Good luck!

  41. QUESTION:
    Is it true that chemo from cancer kills you?
    My grandma had Brest cancer twice and ovarian cancer. She didn't do any chemo and is still alive and well. She is also a big Christian. My dad had lipo sarcoma removed from his arm and had no chemo and is still alive and well. They both go regularly for scans.

    • ANSWER:
      Not all of the 200+ types of caner are treated with chemotherapy.

      Of those that ARE sometimes treated with chemo, such as breast cancer, the decision to recommend chemo is based entirely on each individual patient's particular cancer.

      Through breast cancer support networks, I've known many women with breast cancer whose treatment didn't include chemotherapy, as chemo wasn't considered appropriate for their particular cancer. Some had radiotherapy, some had neither.

      You don't make clear (perhaps you don't know) whether your grandmother refused chemotherapy or whether (more likely) she wasn't offered it as it wasn't appropriate for her particular cancer

      Is it true that chemo kills you? Sometimes people get hold of ideas like that because with most cancers there are few ill effects if any until the cancer is quite advanced, and a person with an aggressive and advanced cancer usually looks, feels and behaves like a healthy person.

      Then if they have chemotherapy side effects of the drugs can make them ill, sometimes very ill and frail, while treatment is taking place.

      So some people conclude that the treatment is worse than the disease, and myths about people being killed by chemo bolster this belief.

      It isn't always effective. But in those cases it is the cancer, not the treatment, that kills the patient - they have died in spite of treatment, not because of it. Distressed relatives sometimes look for something or someone to blame, and some conclude that it was the treatment that killed the person.

      With some types of chemotherapy, and in some cancers, there is a very slightly increased chance of developing a second type of cancer later.

      Generally this is more likely to happen when the original cancer was a lymphoma, but it can happen very occasionally with other types of cancer.

      Fortunately this very serious long-term effect is VERY RARE. But yes it happens, and yes very occasionally someone dies as a result.

      People with aggressive and advanced cancers who agree to chemotherapy aren't duped; they do so in the full knowledge of these facts because they have a life-threatening disease and this is their best chance.

      Chemo and other cancer treatments are not perfect, very far from it. But we know they save many lives, and prolong many, many more because they have been tested and proven in double blind clinical trials.

      The ignorance of the 'CHEMO KILLS!' brigade is nowhere better illustrated than in the answer here which claims that having chemo means 'you go hours under radiation'. Chemotherapy does not involve radiation at all.

      Where cancer is treated with radiation, the exposure is for a very few minutes

  42. QUESTION:
    How do you get breast caner?
    is it only for girls & can you get it with sleeping with a bra on? Like what are some ways you can get it & ways you can pervent it

    • ANSWER:
      Best prevention is NEVER use any hormones like Depo Provera, Yaz, the pill or HRT

  43. QUESTION:
    what are the chances of surviving caner?
    My mom's friend just found out he had cancer which spread through his organs. He was diagnosed with kidney, liver, lung, and colon cancer. The doctor said "it's time to sew things up because it's the end to your time". The doctor also said that he was very healthy, and during the radiation process, that he would hit him hard with the radiation and that would have a chance to extend his life by 4 years if successful. What are the chances of surviving this cancer? Please be honest. Thank You

    • ANSWER:
      A metastasized cancer to multiple organs would not likely be treated with radiation alone. Multiple metastases would not be diagnosed via surgery, but would be diagnosed via scanning tools such as MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds, bone scans, etc.

      No doctor would say "following this treatment will give you four years." Most would say, "Following this treatment can gain you some time . . . perhaps as much as four years." However, as stated above, radiation alone is simply not going to do that.

      Once a cancer has spread to other organs, it does not get called by that organ's name. (For example, breast cancer that has spread to the liver is not called liver cancer. It's called breast cancer that's metastasized to the liver."

      While we like to think that attitude changes things, in the long run, it doesn't. I know too many people who have had the most positive attitudes in the world when it comes to dealing with their disease and they died anyway.

      Even though I am most optimistic about my cancer, I understand that I simply don't know the future. It will come soon enough and I'll deal with whatever may come at that time.

  44. QUESTION:
    How many people does caner kill every year?
    Yeah, approx. how many people does cancer kill every year?

    • ANSWER:
      "Page" is close on numbers for the U.S., but she is wrong about cures.
      Most cancers diagnosed in the U.S. are being cured these days - mostly with early detection and surgery - but some like Lance Armstrong are being cured with chemotherapy.

      ACS (American Cancer Society) data for 2008
      1,437,180 people in the USA diagnosed with serious cancers {There are more than 200 different types of cancer - each quite different in treatment and prognosis.}
      (This does not include the million or so skin cancers that are fairly easily cured with surgery.)
      Cancer deaths in the USA for 2008 estimated at 565,650.
      Many of these people were diagnosed many years ago and just died this past year.

      American Cancer Society predictions for 2008:
      Men diagnosed with cancer - 745,180
      Women diagnosed with cancer - 692,000
      Deaths from cancer in men 2008 - 294,120
      Deaths from cancer in women 2008 - 271,530
      Total deaths 565,650 = 39% of the new cases number
      [These are data not including non-melanoma skin cancers which are the most numerous cancers and the most curable.]

      Here are the five year survival data from the ACS 2008
      [Note that five year survival does not necessarily mean a “cure”.]
      All sites 66%
      Breast 89%
      Colon 65%
      Leukemia 50%
      Lung cancers 16%
      Melanoma 92%
      Non-Hodgkin lymphoma64%
      Ovary45%
      Pancreas 5%
      Prostate 99%
      Rectum 66%
      Urinary bladder 81%

      Note that most are still cured with surgery
      - not by chemotherapy.

      Where Page is correct is in the area of lung cancers.
      More people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. In 2004 - lung cancer killed more people than breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer combined.

      Lung cancer accounts for 31% of all deaths from cancer, and 90% of these could have been prevented if people had not smoked cigarettes.

      In 2004,
      108,355 men and 87,897 women were diagnosed with lung cancer - - - 89,575 men and 68,431 women died from lung cancer †
      Bottom line – Most lung cancers cannot be cured, but they could be prevented if people would not smoke cigarettes.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is breast caner genetitary? Can you get it if nobody else in your faimliy has it?

    • ANSWER:
      you mean hereditary? You could get it if nobody in your family does, but it's MUCH more likely if one or both parents get it. Men can get it too.

  46. QUESTION:
    My cat has CANCER and it is too late to be cured? : ( What should we do?
    Should we take him to the vet or let him die peacefully in our house.
    He has increased loss of appetite and is very skinny and is bleeding from the mouth and coughing up blood and other symptoms that match it perfectly. We called someone who has had a cat with caner that died two years ago and my cat is going through the same thing.

    Skin and bones can feel every bone.
    Will not eat a thing.
    Bleeding and coughing up blood
    Constantly drinks water.

    How much more time do you think he has?

    • ANSWER:
      This is a thing for you alone to decide. My queen died just short of 12, of recurrent breast cancer, and we let her fight so long as she would, but when it got too dreadful to watch her suffering, we all told her it was okay to quit. She promptly quit eating and drinking, so we took her to the vet and had her put down. When they're ready to die, they will neither eat nor drink, so you know they are ready to go, but if the suffering is too painful, it's really kinder to put him down.
      Pixi's sister Wo died at at home, just short of 8, of kidney failure, and it was very traumatic, for us all. I think euthanasia is a mercy for the whole family, especially if you stay with them till they're gone. It hurts, but not as much as watching them struggle to breathe. And they have their family around them, which is a comfort. Doesn't make it easier, but it takes some of the future pain and feeling of futility out of the circumstance.

  47. QUESTION:
    breast caner HELP PLEASE!?
    is it comment for 13 year old girls to get breast caner? how old do you have to be? what does it look like? and were is it on your breast

    • ANSWER:
      i agree with the first two posts, but when in doubt go ahead and consult a doctor. if you gave yourself a breast exam and noticed lumps, then realize that it might be from mammory glands that all women have...and there are a few other reasons their might be lumps.

  48. QUESTION:
    Is hormore replacement therapy after breast cancer considered pallative treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      I assume you mean hormone therapy (like tamoxifen), not replacement therapy (like estrogen), which is used for those going through menopause.

      Hormone therapy is a standard treatment of metastatic breast cancer, which is not generally curable, so in this case it is palliative, though patients can live many years with this therapy (I got some > 10 yrs out).

      For women with early stage breast caner, if they have ER+ or PR+ disease, they are offered hormone therapy after the surgery. In this case they take it for a limited time, and it is given to eradicate any remaining cancer cells after surgery. It is curative therapy in this case.

      Blessings


breast caner

Renal Cell Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is effective in relieving the side effects caused by cancer medications?
    My mother, who is 61, has metastatic renal cell cancer and has been put on a treatment regimen which requires her to receive intravenous Avastin once every two weeks and have Roferon-A shots three times a week. She has since suffered such side effects as tiredness, lethargy, muscle aches, gum and mouth inflammation, chills, fever and, recently, loss of appetite. Is there anything she could use, eat or drink to ease the side effects?

    • ANSWER:
      She needs to talk to her oncologist.

      Many of these symptoms are treatable.

      The fever is a cause for concern - I was told with any fever to report to emergency room immediately when I was on chemo.

      I would not be giving anything other than a good healthy diet without an ok from the oncologist to avoid any interactions with medications.

  2. QUESTION:
    How long does someone with stage 4 Renal cell carcinoma have?
    My grandfather, 83, has stage 4 renal cell carcinoma. The cancer has spread to his lungs (several tumors on lungs), bladder, gall bladder, and the doctor said he could feel tumors all over. I just want a realistic outlook for his life expectancy. He will be receiving immunotherapy in a few weeks but his general practice doctor seemed to think he had weeks to a few months to live. His oncologist didn't give him a time frame. I just want to know what he is looking at. He already is having trouble breathing.

    • ANSWER:
      No one knows.My wife has stage IV renal cell carcinoma and no one thought she would make it one year.It been a tough road, but shes still here 5 years 5 months latter.

  3. QUESTION:
    Is Renal Cell Carcinoma (kidney cancer) stage 2 disqualifying from joining the military?
    I have a family member recently diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma (kidney cancer) stage 2. He lost his kidney as a result. Can he still join the military? or should he forget about joining the army? Which branch will take him? He's bilingual (English-Arabic, most dialects of the Middle East). He has a post-college degree.
    What will the MEPS doctors say?

    • ANSWER:
      Why not look into other federal jobs that would gladly take him as an arabic linguist? There is obviously a large and growing emphasis on recruiting those who speak any of the many arabic dialects at all levels of govt. There are even civilian linguists that work with the military at all levels in translating/transcribing/intelligence etc. CIA, FBI, Homeland Security etc would probably all be possibilities.

  4. QUESTION:
    Crohns and risk to cancer. Had renal cell cancer and nervous about colon cancer. Higher risk now?
    Had my left kidney taken out over the Summer due to renal cell cancer. In a follow up with my gastroenterologist yesterday, he indicated that since I am at my 15 year mark with the diagnosis of Crohns, he wanted to do a scope and that sooner was better than later. As I have already been diagnoses and had renal cell cancer removed, is my risk for Colon cancer higher?

    • ANSWER:
      No, not at all. One of my children suffer from Chrohns. Although he has good kidneys and never had cancer, his Dr keeps scoping him about once a year just to keep an eye him. He's never had any signs of cancer. No polyps in the intestinal tract, No stomach polyps etc. I don't think your diagnosis is an indication of possible cancer. We are all predisposed to cancer of kind or an other but as you know, not everyone gets cancer. It takes one mutated cell to decide to it's damage. Lets hope that you never have one of those cells. Good luck. I hope all turns out well. Speak to your Dr about your fears OK> Blessins

  5. QUESTION:
    How to deal with cancer pain?
    My mother, 65 YO, she was diagnosed renal cell cancer stage IV last December, has taken Sutent for 7 months, but since last week she's tortured by cancer pain and situation is getting worse and worse, is there any way we can help her to relieve pain?
    Her doctor is a friend of my nephew, he even said there are not many things he can do about this, coz my mother 's health state not allowed. is that true?

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    My Mom's renal cell cancer has spread. Her doctor suggests she join a clinical trial. Will the drugs help?
    Despite having her right kidney removed some 2.5 years ago, my mom's renal cell cancer has spread. Her doctor has suggested that if certain tests and scans confirm her suitability, she join a trial comparing two treatment regimens - everolimus plus bevacizumab versus bevacizumab plus interferon alfa. Will the regimens help prolong her life? If so, by how much?

    • ANSWER:
      Nobody can really answer that - That is the purpose of a drug trial - To see how/if it works.

      I wish you and your family all the best.

  7. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had any experience in a cancer treatment called Torisel for Renal Cell Carcinoma?
    My dad was diagnosed with Stage 4 Renal Cell Carcinoma. He started a treatment this week. The treatment is call Torisel. I wonder if anyone has any experience in this drug. If it worked for your loved one and if there was any side effects and how long did it take to have the side effects.

    • ANSWER:
      I believe this is one of the newer mTOR targeted therapy drugs. It is very new. You would probably get more response and better information by going to an online support group with other patients who are using this drug. Good luck.

  8. QUESTION:
    I'm 52 and have a 1 cm nodule in my lower right lung. Should I worry?
    I've had two bouts of renal cell cancer. Both tumors were caught in the early stages and surgery was performed.

    • ANSWER:
      It is unusual to have RCC twice. Was it the same kidney? What was the stage of each?
      The radiologist would state what they think the nodule is – what does their report say?

  9. QUESTION:
    Has anyone recovered from high dose chemo?
    and stem cell transplant with renal failure for germ cell cancer? Just curious. My husband is still recovering although the cancer isn't completely gone. He needs dialysis now and occasionally more blood for low platelets.
    He's pretty tired, slow moving, we have to watch his diet.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure what your question is . . but yes, people have recovered from high dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant. Usually the doctors explain this process and the fact that there is no guarantee with this treatment . . it is a chance. Much depends on his overall health, but I would be more concerned that the cancer is not completely gone. My understanding is that stem cell transplant is used as the period at the end of treatment. If he still has cancer present than further treatment options may now be limited.

      We decided not to do stem cell transplant once this was explained to us. It is something that is best used when there is minimal or no detectable disease present. We still have the option of going to this treatment once the disease is smaller.

  10. QUESTION:
    What's life expec having renal cell carcinoma stage 3-1 yr after having kidney removed & shoulder replaced?
    My 54yo dad has renal cell carcinoma. He's had his kidney removed (cancerous mass over 50% in 5/06 at stage 3) and his right shoulder replaced in 11/06 (from where cancer spread & broke bone) still has very minimal use of arm. Now the cancer has spread in his lung, around his liver & spleen and either effecting his pancreas or gall bladder. What quality of life will he have (he manages a goodyear store) and what is the typical life expectancy (only good know-but there is an average out there). Please only serious answers or similar experiences. Any referral sites out there would be appreciated.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      First I want to express how truly sorry I am to hear about your dad. I am even more sorry that I don't have better news sto share with you, so I am going to preface it with an emphasis that you enjoy your time with your dad and understand that it does not happen over night. You will see a decline in his health so you will be able to prepare a little as the time comes.

      You might want to check out these associations:
      www.kidneycancerassociation.org
      www.kidneycancer.org

      Many hospitals also have support groups for cancer patients and their families. I encourage you to get involved with one just so you can know more of what to expect and how to cope as things progress.

      OK, he is really in stage 4 now because it has spread to distant organs. The 5 year survival rate for sttage 4 renal cell carcinoma is about 14%. Those aren't good odds, but at the same time, someone has to be in that 14% in order for it to exist.

      Traditional chemo & radiation don't work on rcc because the kidney's job is to filter out toxins - which is what those treatments are: toxic. There is immuno-therapy such as interferon and interleukin-2, but they are usually used when the metastasis isn't so far spread. Clinical trials are another option he could discuss with his doctor. Unfortunately, there really are no cut and dry treatments for rcc.

      My mom was diagnosed with stage 4 renal cell carcinoma in January 1997 and fought it until July 1999 when she was 53, so you see she was a typical case. Her kidney was the size of a football when it wass removed and she had a spot the size of a quarter on her lungs.

      What to expect:
      As it progresses, their body becomes weaker and they can feel the tumors growing in their body. My mom would have pillows all around her to counteract the pressure from the tumors. It's sno uncommon for calcium levels to increase, which shows itself in confusion and becoming unsteady or losing balance. It's important to watch for this. It's easily managed through a process similar to donaitng blood, although it's not being donated. Watch for this.

      With my mom, her head was too heavy in the last 6 months, so she shaved her head and would frequently put it down on the table or wherever she was to rest. She became unsteady in the last couple months. In the last couple weeks, she became dehydrated and constipated, which were uncomfortable. She knew the time was coming and she called my brothers and me home two days before she passed away.

      I'm not trying to paint a grim picture, but rather help you realistically know what path you have ahead. It's a gradual decline usually over 6 months, once they become more weakened or in pain. There are some things that can be done to help with comfort, but it is usually not entirely taken care of.

      I don't know if you are a teen or young adult, but it is important either way to have support from others and that your fmily knows what is coming. He should have a durable power of attorney and a will and he should talk to his doctor about hospice care. Does he want to die at home or in the hospital? This is a hard question, for you, I'm sure, but it's an important one.

      I'm sure he is trying to keep his life as ordinary and normal as he can. If there are things you want to say and do with him, now is the time. Don't wait until he isn't up to it.

      I am so sorry that you are going through this. I wish no one had to go through it.

  11. QUESTION:
    Can renal cell carcinoma spread to the skin?
    My husband has had kidney cancer since 2008. It has spread to the plueral lining and to some lymph nodes. He now has an open sore that will not heal. I am wondering if it is possible for this to be more of the kidney cancer or possibly some other cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes kidney cancer can spread to the skin and if it did it would not be skin cancer it would still be kidney cancer. Technically most cancers can spread anywhere and although it doesn’t often happen kidney cancers are known to spread to the skin. It is also possible that it could be skin cancer.

  12. QUESTION:
    How long do I have with my dad?
    My dad is dying of Stage 4 Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC cancer). What is the approx. amount of time until he passes? Nobody will tell me. :( Please help.
    It's frusterating! :(

    • ANSWER:
      A study in Turkey that used the 1997 AJCC staging system estimated the five year survival rate to be 90% for stage I, 51% for stage II, 22% for stage III and 4.6% for stage IV.[38] The same study estimated the median survival time to be 7.7 years for stage I, 5.0 years for stage II, 3.1 years for stage III and 1.1 years for stage IV

      For those that have tumor recurrence after surgery, the prognosis is generally poor. Renal cell carcinoma does not generally respond to chemotherapy or radiation. Immunotherapy, which attempts to induce the body to attack the remaining cancer cells, has shown promise. Recent trials are testing newer agents, though the current complete remission rate with these approaches are still low, around 12-20% in most series. Most recently, treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors including nexavar, pazopanib, and rapamycin have shown promise in improving the prognosis for advanced RCC since 2004.

      SO WE can tell 1.1 yrs
      but from 2004 life magnize in brazil
      there are references of PATIENTS WHO DID SURVIVE FOR 3 YRS
      AND also on website

      AN ACCOUNT OF A PATIENT

      Quote | Reply Hi Pieper

      I was dx with stage 4 kidney (clear cell) cancer in Jan 06, when left humorous bone broke due to a metastsis. I was 59 at the time. Kidney removed, arm repaired, radiation to arm. I had other mets to both lungs and to bones. One year on Nexavar. At end of year my mets were approximately same size as at the beginning. I have now been on Sutent for over 3 years and all of my mets are significantly smaller today than they were 4 years ago. The volume of my largest lung met is less than 1% of its original volume. Last CT was last Monday. Mets have remained about (within CT resolution limit) the same size for about 2 years. There is a chance that my mets have died. My oncologist and I are considering stopping the Sutent treatment in 4 months after next CT if there is no change. For me Sutent has been a life saver. Sutent has not worked as well for many other people and some people have bad side effects. However, it is the best available treatment.

      look whatever be the case
      it is how u look after him matters
      make him happy
      tell him stories even if lies to motivate him
      give him confidence

      i am here to pray for u

  13. QUESTION:
    How can I start a cancer support group for renal cell carcinoma?
    Where could we meet?
    How large of a space would I need?
    How can I get speakers?

    • ANSWER:
      Do you or someone in your family have renal cell carcinoma?

      You can contact your city's local hospitals to see if a support group for that type of cancer already exists. If the group does not exist, you can ask to speak with the hospital's community relations director or volunteer director to talk about your interest in starting a support group. But there are guidelines and funding involved b/c you will have to find a room in a hospital to use and may have to pay the hospital to use it, unless you are told otherwise. And your hospitals may have cancer ward or unit that you can check out in person too, to see if there are support groups there and speak with the people or organizations who lead those support groups, to get an idea how you would create one. You would also have to advertise for volunteers to lead the support groups on specific nights, etc.,.

      Your best bet is to find an existing cancer support group and either do an informational interview with the person in charge, or do research online to start with.

  14. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever been to cancer treatment centers of america? if so how was your experience?
    My mother was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma a few weeks ago, she has an 11.6 centimeter mass on her left kidney. She was hospitalized last weekend because they gave her morphine for pain, it dropped her blood pressure extemely low. That is when we found out the cancer had spread to other organs (liver,pancreas, lymph nodes and stomach) the doctors said she would only make it a few weeks to a month. That is when I looked into this cancer center, her insurance has been approved and they want to schedule her flight asap. I just want to know if anyone out there has had good results with ctca? I have a friend who goes with her mother who had breast cancer metasis to her liver and bone who goes to ctca and she said they were great. Are they as wonderful as my friends mom says?
    My mom is also doing better now, she's home from the hospital and she's not as weeks and she's eating . My mom says she's ready to fight this.

    • ANSWER:
      GO THERE. they are no doubt the best. my mother goes to the one in zion IL, (chicago). the only problem is they dont do ortho (bones and stuff) or neuro (brain) ad thats what shes got now. the cancer spread from lung cancer, it has metastized 5 times already. if we could go back to ctca we would, but they cant treat what she has. CTCA is the best place, when you go there it is full of hope and it doesnt even seem like a hospital! transport service is amazing! they transport you in a Limo!!! i hope the best for your mom, i'll pray for her.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is anyone taking or know of someone taking the cancer drug Sutent?
    My mom is suspose to start taking the cancer drug Sutent and I was wondering if anyone know of any body using this as a form of cancer treatment for renal cell carcinoma. If so how have your/their experience on this medication been? Any Advice?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to find other patients with this disease who are taking Sunitinib Malate (brand name is Sutent). You can join an email Listserv group and ask others if they have used this or been in a Clinical Trial with it:

      The Kidney Cancer Online Support Group
      http://listserv.acor.org/archives/kidney-onc.html

      Wikipedia: Sunitinib Malate
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunitinib

      Entrez Pubmed: Sunitinib versus interferon alfa in metastatic renal-cell carcinoma.
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=17215529

      The drug is being used effectively with the Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) and they have alot of information from patients who take this.

      GIST Support International: Sutent (sunitinib malate, formerly SU-11248)
      http://www.gistsupport.org/treatments/current-treatments/sutent.php

  16. QUESTION:
    People talk about cancer survival in 2, 5, 10 year intervals. When does the clock start?
    Does it start when the cancer is discovered? When they think the cancer started growing? If it has metastasized from somewhere else, does the clock start over again? My husband learned he had kidney cancer in 2007. He had a complete nephrectomy in October. The doctor told him that the tumor had probably been growing for two years before we found it. Last September the kidney cancer spread to the plural lining in his lungs. Now it has spread to his lymph nodes. If he has a 5 year expected survival rate, when did the clock start?

    • ANSWER:
      I'd like to see what Denisedds has to say about this if she sees this question. She is a tumor registrar - statistics expert. Stage IV renal carcinoma - what percentage five year survival rate did your medical oncologist tell you?

      No experienced oncology doctor would say a person has five years to live. We never know that so far in advance. We usually quote percentage five year survivals for people in similar situations with various types and stages of cancers.

      The "clock" as you put it starts when the biopsy diagnosis is made and the malignant disease is initially staged. The statistics do change when metastatic disease is later identified. You now know that the renal cancer cells had already spread to the pleura and the lymph nodes before the nephrectomy in 2007. The cancer cells were microscopic in the pleura and lymph nodes in 10/07 - too small to detect with any scans.

      BUT - Statistics never tell us what one special individual will do. Statistics are averages from the experiences of a large number of people who are not really alike even though they have the same general diagnosis. No two people I saw with renal carcinomas were exactly the same. No two women with breast cancers are ever the same.

      People may become too caught up in numbers or statistics from other people. No one can precisely predict the future of one person with statistics based on a large group of other people.

      The urologist who did the initial surgery in October 2007 could not have known how long that primary tumor had been growing. He or she was just making a guess. Our thinking is that most tumors go through ~70% of their cellular divisions or growth by the time they reach 1 cm in diameter - about the size of a marble. Most of the growth of a malignant tumor - either a primary or a metastatic lesion - occurs before we can see the tumor mass with any scans.

      Maybe your doctor meant that it may have been visible for two years before it was finally detected. That is the problem with kidney cancers (and pancreatic and lung and ovarian cancers). There often are no signs or symptoms until they are already advanced.

  17. QUESTION:
    Can cancer go into remission without treatment?
    I have a friend who was diagnosed with cervical cancer, which she then said spread into her spine. She was going to have a bone marrow transplant and a hysterectomy and start chemo, but that never happened. She said that she was drinking alot of green tea which supposedly helped her health. Now all the sudden she said she is in remission. Is it possible that she went into remission without any sort of treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, in a VERY few cases a cancer may disappear without any treatment.

      This spontaneous remission is very rare indeed. William Boyd, a pathologist, documented a large number of such instances in a book he published in 1961. He estimated that approx one in every 100,000 cases of cancer will show spontaneous remission.

      In his documentation collected from data extending over 100 years, more than half the proven cases of spontaneous remission came from four types of tumour: renal-cell cancer, melanoma, neuroblastoma and choriocarcinoma. In the other half of the cases, there were one or two examples in almost every type of cancer.
      Source:Cancer is a Word, not a Sentence, by Dr Robert Buckman.

      So yes it's possible but highly unlikely for a cancer to go into spontaneous remission Whether or not this is the case with your friend I have no idea. Like Brian A I find the deails of her story less than convincing. And green tea does NOT cure cancer, nor does any other food or drink

  18. QUESTION:
    How long do you have to live if you have stage four cancer?
    My friend has stage four cancer, how long do you have live?
    My friend has stage four cercoma cancer in her kidney's, in her liver, lungs, and now her brain, how long does she have to live?

    • ANSWER:
      No one knows.My wife has stage IV renal cell carcinoma.She was diagnosed in Oct. 2003.It's been a tough road but she is still here.Keep the faith.

  19. QUESTION:
    Do you like to see a woman eat a banana?
    I do because Bananas contain moderate amounts of vitamin B6, vitamin C, manganese, potassium and may be associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, breast cancer and renal cell carcinoma.

    • ANSWER:
      Nice save .

  20. QUESTION:
    How many paint chemicals do you have to breath to get cancer?
    How many paint chemicals do you have to breath for the chance to possible get cancer?

    Like is breathing some in alright

    Breathing it in all days

    Breathing it in for 2 hours+

    Or anything inbetween and above?

    • ANSWER:
      I found complete relief from very painful sinus by giving up water and other liquids for 48 hours. That was 3 years back and no sinus since then. Earlier I used to get sinus 2-3 times in a year with extreme body pain and fever of 105. There was an additional factor. For last 2-3 years I was drinking 1 glass of water 1 hour before each meal and no other water or liquids during the day.

      Since then I tried the same approach on lot of other ailments - like renal failure, slip disk, dry skin, dandruff, constipation, mouth ulcers, dry eye syndrome etc. The result were shocking.

      I had been wearing spectacles since the age of 15 i.e. for last 34 years. I have been trying eye exercises since begining with practically no benefits. Last 3 months I started eye exercises in a different way. It gave benefits in a number of areas. Better concentration and memory, better digestion, clearing of dark eye circles, no head aches etc.

      I wonder that cough effects every nerve in the nearby area. Food pipe is also close by. So it effects that as well. All mental problems also arise because of excess water. I am quite hopeful that drinking water and liquids on alternate days and giving up water and liquids on other days as a way of recovery from cancer and all other diseases. Eye exercises is additional way of speeding up recovery from cancer and other diseases.

      Dark eye circles are caused due to nasal congestion. Dark eye circles are also due to gluten intolerance and celiac diseases. That is a clear indication that cough effects eye muscles, brain, entire gastric system and could be responsible for cancer.

      General Guidelines -

      Give up water and all other liquids for 24 hours. To avoid dehydration keep indoors. In case of cancer repeat this after every 24 hours.
      On other days drink 1 glass of water 1 hour before each meal. The total water intake on these days should not be more than 3 glasses.

      There are 3 main or rather only common symptoms of cancer -
      1) The cells are not able to produce 38 units of energy that is done in case of normal cells.
      2) The stomach acid is very low.
      3) Tumours or general swelling.

      The reason and logic for the above in short is as under -
      The cells of the human body are at the lowest level of producing energy. To produce energy cells burn glucose in presence of oxygen.
      When there is more water in the cell then the energy producing capacity of the cell is significantly reduced. Reduced energy by the cells cause build up of water outside the cells as well. That causes pain in the entire body due to constant excess weight on the cells.
      Continued less burning of glucose also causes accumulation of other minerals in the cell. That causes the cells to swell up.
      This does not happen overnight.
      There are various checks in the body to avoid build up of water in the cells. Like whenever there is change in atmosphere temperature the body adjusts the amount of water that cells carry. When this adjustments fails due to some reason the body tries various modes to get rid of the excess water - sinus, cold and cough, adrelin levels, water reduction thru increased urine etc.
      There are certain other complications that happen due to build up of excess water in the cells. One is build up of bacteria and infections in the body.
      These bacteria or infections cause the increase in the body temperature. The increased temperature takes care of the situation.

      What is the reason for cancer. Same. There are tumours in all kind of cancers. The tumours are caused due to cells not dieing. The reason for cells not dieing is cells not producing enough energy and that prolongs their life cycle.
      What is the cure for cancer. The cure for cancer and all other common ailments is same. I found that sinus, cold, cough, IBS, skin blood clots, slip disk, dry skin, mouth ulcers, renal failure etc can be cured effectively by giving up water and all other liquids for 24 hours to 48 hours. This has been tested on more than 50 persons so far. Thru Yahoo Answers this same been tested on more than 100 people but I do not have conclusive proof of this. The cerainity with which relief is produced in 24 hours gives enough hope for cancer cure in 15 days.

      After treatment of cancer patients with chemo etc they are asked to avoid getting in touch people with cold and cough. The chances of such people catching infection is more.

      By giving up water what happens in the body. The blood acids go up by 10% in 24 hours due to reduction in water content by 5% of body weight. That produces enough heat in the body. That causes the infections not to grow, water to come down, there will be more energy production. Increase in body temperature is enough indiction of antibodies becoming more effective. Google on fever and treatment.

  21. QUESTION:
    How long does a patient with terminal kidney cancer live? Read Short Description?
    Like, it spread already, to the lungs and liver. Sorry if I got anything wrong, like something like this can't happen. even if my mom is a nurse I don't know very much about this type of stuff. What is the shortest time they could live and the longest? what is the worst type of cancer you could die from?
    P.S. I don't have kidney cancer. It's research and i cannot find anything on Google about how long and how short someone can live with terminal kidney cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      In kidney cancer,Median patient survival for patients with metastasis is about 10-12 months.
      Patients with metastatic disease have an 18% chance of surviving 2 years.
      However, subsets of patients with advanced disease have shown improved survival.
      The following factors predict the risk of metastasis following radical nephrectomy (RN) for clinically localized RCC(RENAL CELL CARCINOMA) viz: size and stage of primary tumor, extent of regional lymph node involvement, if any, tumor histology, presence or absence of necrosis, and presence or absence of vascular invasion.
      Small cell branchogenic ca,pancreatic ca.gall bladder ca are few ca with worst prognosis.

  22. QUESTION:
    Why is there no medical progress with renal disease or diabetes?
    In 1942 there was renal hemodialysis which could save the lives of patients with endstage renal disease but only at the cost of utterly destroying their quality of life. The same situation obtains today. In 1922 there was insulin to treat diabetes, but the treatment dosing was onerous and dangerous, and no amount of precision obtainable could prevent neurological and vascular complications and premature death. The situation is still the same today.

    • ANSWER:
      Probably because the government isn't providing enough funding for research, or doctors are trying to get grants but everyone is more into stem cell research and cancer research, which get most of the money for research. It could also be that no scientist/MD, is really making any progression.

      Sorry, I hope this helps:)

  23. QUESTION:
    If the psa and gleason score is low, can the cancer still spread to the bones?
    For prostate cancer patients stage 4? Or not likely?
    (its currently in the lymph nodes)
    Is it true that bone metastases does not result in pain ?

    • ANSWER:
      I found complete relief from very painful sinus by giving up water and other liquids for 48 hours. That was 3 years back and no sinus since then. Earlier I used to get sinus 2-3 times in a year with extreme body pain and fever of 105. There was an additional factor. For last 2-3 years I was drinking 1 glass of water 1 hour before each meal and no other water or liquids during the day.

      Since then I tried the same approach on lot of other ailments - like renal failure, slip disk, dry skin, dandruff, constipation, mouth ulcers, dry eye syndrome etc. The result were shocking.

      I had been wearing spectacles since the age of 15 i.e. for last 34 years. I have been trying eye exercises since begining with practically no benefits. Last 3 months I started eye exercises in a different way. It gave benefits in a number of areas. Better concentration and memory, better digestion, clearing of dark eye circles, no head aches etc.

      I wonder that cough effects every nerve in the nearby area. Food pipe is also close by. So it effects that as well. All mental problems also arise because of excess water. I am quite hopeful that drinking water and liquids on alternate days and giving up water and liquids on other days as a way of recovery from cancer and all other diseases. Eye exercises is additional way of speeding up recovery from cancer and other diseases.

      Dark eye circles are caused due to nasal congestion. Dark eye circles are also due to gluten intolerance and celiac diseases. That is a clear indication that cough effects eye muscles, brain, entire gastric system and could be responsible for cancer.

      General Guidelines -

      Give up water and all other liquids for 24 hours. To avoid dehydration keep indoors. In case of cancer repeat this after every 24 hours.
      On other days drink 1 glass of water 1 hour before each meal. The total water intake on these days should not be more than 3 glasses.

      There are 3 main or rather only common symptoms of cancer -
      1) The cells are not able to produce 38 units of energy that is done in case of normal cells.
      2) The stomach acid is very low.
      3) Tumours or general swelling.

      The reason and logic for the above in short is as under -
      The cells of the human body are at the lowest level of producing energy. To produce energy cells burn glucose in presence of oxygen.
      When there is more water in the cell then the energy producing capacity of the cell is significantly reduced. Reduced energy by the cells cause build up of water outside the cells as well. That causes pain in the entire body due to constant excess weight on the cells.
      Continued less burning of glucose also causes accumulation of other minerals in the cell. That causes the cells to swell up.
      This does not happen overnight.
      There are various checks in the body to avoid build up of water in the cells. Like whenever there is change in atmosphere temperature the body adjusts the amount of water that cells carry. When this adjustments fails due to some reason the body tries various modes to get rid of the excess water - sinus, cold and cough, adrelin levels, water reduction thru increased urine etc.
      There are certain other complications that happen due to build up of excess water in the cells. One is build up of bacteria and infections in the body.
      These bacteria or infections cause the increase in the body temperature. The increased temperature takes care of the situation.

      What is the reason for cancer. Same. There are tumours in all kind of cancers. The tumours are caused due to cells not dieing. The reason for cells not dieing is cells not producing enough energy and that prolongs their life cycle.
      What is the cure for cancer. The cure for cancer and all other common ailments is same. I found that sinus, cold, cough, IBS, skin blood clots, slip disk, dry skin, mouth ulcers, renal failure etc can be cured effectively by giving up water and all other liquids for 24 hours to 48 hours. This has been tested on more than 50 persons so far. Thru Yahoo Answers this same been tested on more than 100 people but I do not have conclusive proof of this. The cerainity with which relief is produced in 24 hours gives enough hope for cancer cure in 15 days.

      After treatment of cancer patients with chemo etc they are asked to avoid getting in touch people with cold and cough. The chances of such people catching infection is more.

      By giving up water what happens in the body. The blood acids go up by 10% in 24 hours due to reduction in water content by 5% of body weight. That produces enough heat in the body. That causes the infections not to grow, water to come down, there will be more energy production. Increase in body temperature is enough indiction of antibodies becoming more effective. Google on fever and treatment.

  24. QUESTION:
    Where is the best medical center for treating renal cell carcinoma? What are the latest treatments?
    in the United States or foreign countries?

    • ANSWER:
      For me, I live in Mass and I think the best medical center for any cancer is Dana Farber cancer institute in Boston. I know they advertise a cancer hospital on TV but I can't remember the name. They are suppose to be good as well. I swear by Boston because of how the helped me and my sister who had stage 4 ovarian cancer with mets to her uterus, cervix, spleen, gall bladder, and parts of her intestines and stomach. She had a total of 5 surgeons working on her and they got all the cancer. That was 5 yrs ago. They didn't think she would live. No one did. But they did it. Then she got brain cancer. twice. Each time they did surgery and she is walking around today. After much chemo and radiation. she is free of cancer. So I am a strong supporter of Dana Farber. in Boston. Do some research Be blessed

  25. QUESTION:
    what types of tests are there for cancer screening?
    My mother was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in her lungs, neck and brain. the doctors aren't even sure what type of cancer is in her lungs, they can't id it. So i am wondering if there are any tests that i can have done to see if i have any chances of getting the cancer too... i have a daughter too.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, I'm truly sorry for the fear and anxiety you are living with now and in the future. Cancer is an equal opportunity disease and I speak that from my own personal experience. Lost a kidney to cancer 15 years ago.

      If you were told your mom had lung cancer and she is stage 4 then they had to have done a biopsy. A diagnosis of cancer is dependent on biopsy only. No words, no guesses, no I think. BIOPSY ONLY.

      Cancer is cancer and the only thing that changes it from being just cancer is where primary tumor is located IE: mine was renal cell carcinoma in medical terms and in layman terms kidney cancer. If you're looking for cancer diagnosis such as brain there are different tumors which ascertain if cancer is terminal or good prognosis for full remission. Your mom's cancer primary location is lung with metastasis to brain. I'm a former Hospice nurse and have never seen a physician document neck involvement with lung. I highly assume it is possible but simply stating never saw it in a chart for cancer patient.

      There is only one REAL way at this time to find out if you might possibly be a candidate for cancer and that is a DNA test. Genetics play a big part in cancer being passed down but, no one in my family has ever had cancer. Was the last diagnosis I expected when told my kidney tumor was encapsulated and surgery was to be ASAP. Since I don't have children I won't be passing genetic gene down. Who's not to say my family linkage has had cancer gene for 100's of years and I am the only lucky recipient?

      The world will be a better place when this disease is eradicated. Such pain, misery, loss of loved one, loss of talents, love, and the endless why, who's next......

      Sorry for what you're going through. Don't think my post is going to brighten your days.

      Be kind to yourself, love your mom, hug your children. Take care of yourself, please.

  26. QUESTION:
    What are some possible causes for low white blood cell count in cats?
    My cat had her yearly vaccinations and the blood work came back low white blood cell count. She's an INDOOR cat, always up to date on her shots, and has never been sick. My vet did blood work to check for leukemia, which came back negative. She has absolutely NO symptoms, hasn't lost any weight, and eats & drinks fine. She's 8 yrs old & spayed. After the first bloodwork, my vet put her on clavamox for 10 days which raised the count, but now that she's off clavamox, the count has fallen. Any info. or input?

    • ANSWER:
      You should consider seeing an internal medicine specialist. There are several forms of cancer that can cause a decrease in WBC, as well as FELV/FIV and sometimes FIP. Also Panleukopenia (feline distemper), which should be in the vaccine they give, but still a possibility. If your vet did only the in house FELV test, I would ask them to send it out to a lab, along with titers for the rest. You also need to be careful about exposing your cat to other ill cats, as she is immune compromised with a low WBC count.
      Did they check her kidney and liver values as well? Chronic renal failure will sometimes show a low WBC count, and if her protein levels are high that could indicate certain diseases.

  27. QUESTION:
    Can you tell me how serious bladder cancer is?
    I just learned my uncle had a MRI done because blood was coming out with his urine. They said "do not count cancer out" now he and I am worried about it. Just finished breast cancer treatment with my wife and know nothing about bladder cancer. Any help would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Blood in the urine from a malignancy could be caused by a couple things: bladder cancer or kidney cancer (usually RCC or renal cell carcinoma). For the bladder--if it is muscle invasive (that is the cancer is penetrating into the muscle of the bladder) then surgery to remove the entire bladder is the usual treatment. Chemotherapy may or may not be used.
      If it is non-invasive--what is called CIS (carcinoma in-situ) then usually the tumor is removed as much as possible (a maximal TURBT--transurethral resection of bladder tumor). Usually following this procedure the bladder is instilled with a chemical (BCG) to decrease the likelihood of recurrence. CIS is definitely curable and has high rates of survival (95%). Muscle invasive bladder cancer is a bit more grim--in general 50-80% of patients are alive at 5 years.
      For RCC--surgery is the primary treatment (removal of entire kidney). Depending on the stage chemotherapy or immunotherapy can also be used.
      Blood in the urine could also be benign--infection, kidney stones, side effect from drugs, etc.

  28. QUESTION:
    How large is a cyst when it becomes a mass in or on the kidney in renal cell carcinoma?
    .25cm .43 cm 1.2cm 1.6cm 3.0cm 4.0cm 5.8cm
    What is the procedure if it is 2.0 or smaller?

    • ANSWER:
      A cyst is benign (not cancer).

      Carcinoma is malignant (cancer).

      The only relation they have to each other is they both present as growth of some sort.

  29. QUESTION:
    Imagine a new medication that slows the cell cycle. How would this medication likely effect cancer?
    A. It might slow the rate of mutations.
    B. It might slow the division of cancerous cells.
    C. It might slow the effectiveness of chemotherapy.
    ?

    • ANSWER:
      There are lots of common diseases which do not have any cure till date inspite of progress made by science. I am getting success with most of the common diseases with the following.

      Give up water and all other liquids for 24 hours. To avoid dehydration keep indoors. In case of cancer repeat this after every 48 hours.
      On other days drink 1 glass of water 1 hour before each meal. The total water intake on these days should not be more than 3 glasses.

      There are 3 main or rather only common symptoms of cancer -
      1) The cells are not able to produce 38 units of energy that is done in case of normal cells.
      2) The stomach acid is very low.
      3) Tumours or general swelling.

      The reason and logic for the above in short is as under -
      The cells of the human body are at the lowest level which produce energy. To produce energy cells burn glucose in presence of oxygen.
      When there is more water in the cell then the energy producing capacity of the cell is significantly reduced. Reduced energy by the cells cause build up of water outside the cells as well.
      Continued less burning of glucose also causes accumulation of other minerals in the cell. That causes the cells to swell up.
      This does not happen overnight.
      There are various checks in the body to avoid build up of water in the cells. Like whenever there is change in atmosphere temperature the body adjusts the amount of water that cells carry. When this adjustments fails due to some reason the body tries various modes to get rid of the excess water - sinus, cold and cough, adrelin levels, water reduction thru increased urine etc.
      There are certain other complications that happen due to build up of excess water in the cells. One is build up of bacteria and infections in the body.
      These bacteria or infections cause the increase in the body temperature. The increased temperature takes care of the situation.

      What is the reason for cancer. Same. There are tumours in all kind of cancers. The tumours are caused due to cells not dieing. The reason for cells not dieing is cells not producing enough energy and that prolongs their life cycle.
      What is the cure for cancer. The cure for cancer and all other common ailments is same. I found that sinus, cold, cough, IBS, skin blood clots, slip disk, dry skin, IBS, mouth ulcers, renal failure etc can be cured effectively by giving up water and all other liquids for 24 hours to 48 hours. This has been tested on more than 50 persons so far. Thru Yahoo Answers this same been tested on more than 100 people but I do not have conclusive proof of this. The cerainity with which relief is produced in 24 hours gives enough hope for cancer cure in 15 days.

      Now what happens when there is excess water in the cells. That causes build up of excess water outside the cells. That causes pain in the entire body due to constant excess weight on the cells. That also causes the infections to build up. The antibodies causes the increase in body temperature.

      After treatment of cancer patients with chemo etc they are asked to avoid getting in touch people with cold and cough. The chances of such people catching infection is more.

      By giving up water what happens in the body. The blood acids go up by 10% in 24 hours due to reduction in water content by 5% of body weight. That produces enough heat in the body. That causes the infections not to grow, water to come down, there will be more energy production. Increase in body temperature is enough indiction of antibodies becoming more effective. Google on fever and treatment.

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of uncontrollable peeing for an 85 year old man?
    My grandpa feels like he's going to faint (just happened right now), and for the past month or so he's been peeing uncontrollably, at random times, an urgency to go pee. He went to the doctors and they think its cancer, but I honestly think it can be caused by other reasons. Please help! Thanks! This is making me really worried.

    • ANSWER:
      There are lots of common diseases which do not have any cure till date inspite of progress made by science. I am getting success with most of the common diseases with the following.

      Give up water and all other liquids for 24 hours. To avoid dehydration keep indoors. In case of cancer repeat this after every 48 hours.
      On other days drink 1 glass of water 1 hour before each meal. The total water intake on these days should not be more than 3 glasses.

      There are 3 main or rather only common symptoms of cancer -
      1) The cells are not able to produce 38 units of energy that is done in case of normal cells.
      2) The stomach acid is very low.
      3) Tumours or general swelling.

      The reason and logic for the above in short is as under -
      The cells of the human body are at the lowest level which produce energy. To produce energy cells burn glucose in presence of oxygen.
      When there is more water in the cell then the energy producing capacity of the cell is significantly reduced. Reduced energy by the cells cause build up of water outside the cells as well.
      Continued less burning of glucose also causes accumulation of other minerals in the cell. That causes the cells to swell up.
      This does not happen overnight.
      There are various checks in the body to avoid build up of water in the cells. Like whenever there is change in atmosphere temperature the body adjusts the amount of water that cells carry. When this adjustments fails due to some reason the body tries various modes to get rid of the excess water - sinus, cold and cough, adrelin levels, water reduction thru increased urine etc.
      There are certain other complications that happen due to build up of excess water in the cells. One is build up of bacteria and infections in the body.
      These bacteria or infections cause the increase in the body temperature. The increased temperature takes care of the situation.

      What is the reason for cancer. Same. There are tumours in all kind of cancers. The tumours are caused due to cells not dieing. The reason for cells not dieing is cells not producing enough energy and that prolongs their life cycle.
      What is the cure for cancer. The cure for cancer and all other common ailments is same. I found that sinus, cold, cough, IBS, skin blood clots, slip disk, dry skin, IBS, mouth ulcers, renal failure etc can be cured effectively by giving up water and all other liquids for 24 hours to 48 hours. This has been tested on more than 50 persons so far. Thru Yahoo Answers this same been tested on more than 100 people but I do not have conclusive proof of this. The cerainity with which relief is produced in 24 hours gives enough hope for cancer cure in 15 days.

      Now what happens when there is excess water in the cells. That causes build up of excess water outside the cells. That causes pain in the entire body due to constant excess weight on the cells. That also causes the infections to build up. The antibodies causes the increase in body temperature.

      After treatment of cancer patients with chemo etc they are asked to avoid getting in touch people with cold and cough. The chances of such people catching infection is more.

      By giving up water what happens in the body. The blood acids go up by 10% in 24 hours due to reduction in water content by 5% of body weight. That produces enough heat in the body. That causes the infections not to grow, water to come down, there will be more energy production. Increase in body temperature is enough indiction of antibodies becoming more effective. Google on fever and treatment.

      One can try to find a cat or dog with cancer and try the above on them for 15 days and see them go cancer free in 15 days.

  31. QUESTION:
    Is it possible for cancer to go away on its own?
    Hypothetically speaking, if something had one of the most "bad" lifestyles, for example, they smoked, drank alcohol, and ate unhealthy foods. Lets say, one day they developed lung cancer, if they turn their lifestyle around completely, they stopped smoking, stopped drinking, ate health foods, and exercised.

    Would it be possible for the cancer to go away on its own without having any medical treatment or chemotherapy?

    Just wondering.

    • ANSWER:
      Spontaneous remission does happen, but it's very rare indeed.

      William Boyd, a pathologist, documented a large number of such instances in a book he published in 1961. He estimated that approx one in every 100,000 cases of cancer will show spontaneous remission.

      In his documentation collected from data extending over 100 years, more than half the proven cases of spontaneous remission came from four types of tumour: renal-cell cancer, melanoma, neuroblastoma and choriocarcinoma. In the other half of the cases, there were one or two examples in almost every type of cancer.

      If a healthy lifestyle was all it took to cure cancer, there wouldn't be nearly so many people dying from cancer.

      And many healthy people with healthy diets and lifestyles, get cancer. Cancer affects the healthy and the unhealthy alike.

      You give the example of someone with lung cancer - of course the greatest risk factor for lung cancer is smoking (though not everyone who gets it smokes); but unhealthy though they are, a bad diet and alcohol are not risk factors for lung cancer.

      If anyone tells you that you can either prevent or reverse cancer through diet, you can be sure of one of two things - they have no experience of cancer whatsoever, or they are trying to sell you a product of some kind - book, supplement etc

      I once thought my healthy, largely organic vegan diet, coupled with the facts that I exercised regularly and have never smoked, would protect me from cancer. I was wrong, I got cancer anyway.

  32. QUESTION:
    Can stage 4 renal cell carcinoma be cured?
    My cousin who is 33 got diagnosed about a week ago and the cancer has spread to his pancreas and 2 tumors in his brain. Is it possible for him to be cured do u think and how long do most people live with this usually?

    • ANSWER:
      The five-year survival rate for this kind of cancer is less than 10%. It's impossible to say how long he might live, only his doctors can say that. It depends on how he responds to treatment.

  33. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a cancer patient taking the drug Sutent?
    My father is taking is taking the drug for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) that has spread into his lungs. I have done the research and know all the risks, side effects and possible outcomes, I just want to know if anyone has had success with this drug personally. I know cancer is unpredictable, and everyone reacts to drugs in different ways, I'm just trying to figure out what real people have to say, not the doctors.

    • ANSWER:
      The doctors where I live suggested that drug for my mom but thought she would better benefit from surgery. She also had RCC. They sent her to the Mayo clinic in MN because they didn't feel she would make it thru the extensive surgery here at a smaller hospital. The doctors in MN said they aren't even sure yet just how well that drug even works. I am so glad she decided against the drug and went to Mayo. Not sure where you are or how far along your father's cancer is, (they gave her 2 months before the surgery) but I would strongly suggest going somewhere like the Mayo clinic for surgery instead of the Sutent, if its possible. My mom is still with us today thanks to this choice and the wonderful doctors at the Mayo Clinic. Good luck. If you ever need to talk about this please email me.

  34. QUESTION:
    How many types of cancer are there?
    my grandmas brother died of colon cancer and im sad so i want to get all the colors of cancer ribbons so i can support ppl wit cancer. i can imagine how the families feel. :-[ i miss him..

    • ANSWER:
      Over 200 types of cancers. They are -

      Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Adult
      Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Childhood
      Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Adult
      Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Childhood
      Adrenocortical Carcinoma
      Adrenocortical Carcinoma, Childhood
      AIDS-Related Cancers
      AIDS-Related Lymphoma
      Anal Cancer
      Appendix Cancer
      Astrocytoma, Childhood Cerebellar
      Astrocytoma, Childhood Cerebral

      Basal Cell Carcinoma, see Skin Cancer (Nonmelanoma)
      Bile Duct Cancer, Extrahepatic
      Bladder Cancer
      Bladder Cancer, Childhood
      Bone Cancer, Osteosarcoma and Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma
      Brain Stem Glioma, Childhood
      Brain Tumor, Adult
      Brain Tumor, Brain Stem Glioma, Childhood
      Brain Tumor, Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Brain Tumor, Cerebellar Astrocytoma, Childhood
      Brain Tumor, Cerebral Astrocytoma/Malignant Glioma, Childhood
      Brain Tumor, Ependymoblastoma, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Brain Tumor, Ependymoma, Childhood
      Brain Tumor, Medulloblastoma, Childhood
      Brain Tumor, Medulloepithelioma, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Brain Tumor, Pineal Parenchymal Tumors of Intermediate Differentiation, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Brain Tumor, Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors and Pineoblastoma, Childhood
      Brain Tumor, Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma, Childhood
      Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors, Childhood (Other)
      Breast Cancer
      Breast Cancer and Pregnancy
      Breast Cancer, Childhood
      Breast Cancer, Male
      Bronchial Tumors, Childhood
      Burkitt Lymphoma

      Carcinoid Tumor, Childhood
      Carcinoid Tumor,Gastrointestinal
      Carcinoma of Unknown Primary
      Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Central Nervous System Lymphoma, Primary
      Cerebellar Astrocytoma, Childhood
      Cerebral Astrocytoma/Malignant Glioma, Childhood
      Cervical Cancer
      Cervical Cancer, Childhood
      Childhood Cancers
      Chordoma, Childhood
      Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
      Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
      Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders
      Colon Cancer
      Colorectal Cancer, Childhood
      Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma, see Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome

      Embryonal Tumors, Central Nervous System, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Endometrial Cancer
      Ependymoblastoma, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Ependymoma, Childhood
      Esophageal Cancer
      Esophageal Cancer, Childhood
      Ewing Family of Tumors
      Extracranial Germ Cell Tumor, Childhood
      Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumor
      Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
      Eye Cancer, Intraocular Melanoma
      Eye Cancer, Retinoblastoma

      Gallbladder Cancer
      Gastric (Stomach) Cancer
      Gastric (Stomach) Cancer, Childhood
      Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
      Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)
      Gastrointestinal Stromal Cell Tumor, Childhood
      Germ Cell Tumor, Extracranial, Childhood
      Germ Cell Tumor, Extragonadal
      Germ Cell Tumor, Ovarian
      Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
      Glioma, Adult
      Glioma, Childhood Brain Stem
      Glioma, Childhood Cerebral Astrocytoma
      Glioma, Childhood Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic

      Hairy Cell Leukemia
      Head and Neck Cancer
      Hepatocellular (Liver) Cancer, Adult (Primary)
      Hepatocellular (Liver) Cancer, Childhood (Primary)
      Hodgkin Lymphoma, Adult
      Hodgkin Lymphoma, Childhood
      Hypopharyngeal Cancer
      Hypothalamic and Visual Pathway Glioma, Childhood

      Intraocular Melanoma
      Islet Cell Tumors (Endocrine Pancreas)

      Kaposi Sarcoma
      Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer
      Kidney Cancer, Childhood

      Laryngeal Cancer
      Laryngeal Cancer, Childhood
      Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic, Adult
      Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic, Childhood
      Leukemia, Acute Myeloid, Adult
      Leukemia, Acute Myeloid, Childhood
      Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic
      Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous
      Leukemia, Hairy Cell
      Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer
      Liver Cancer, Adult (Primary)
      Liver Cancer, Childhood (Primary)
      Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell
      Lung Cancer, Small Cell
      Lymphoma, AIDS-Related
      Lymphoma, Burkitt
      Lymphoma, Cutaneous T-Cell, see Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome
      Lymphoma, Hodgkin, Adult
      Lymphoma, Hodgkin, Childhood
      Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin, Adult
      Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin, Childhood
      Lymphoma, Primary Central Nervous System

      Macroglobulinemia, Waldenström
      Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of Bone and Osteosarcoma
      Medulloblastoma, Childhood
      Medulloepithelioma, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Melanoma
      Melanoma, Intraocular (Eye)
      Merkel Cell Carcinoma
      Mesothelioma, Adult Malignant
      Mesothelioma, Childhood
      Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer with Occult Primary
      Mouth Cancer
      Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome, Childhood
      Multiple Myeloma/Plasma Cell Neoplasm
      Mycosis Fungoides
      Myelodysplastic Syndromes
      Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative Diseases
      Myelogenous Leukemia, Chronic
      Myeloid Leukemia, Adult Acute
      Myeloid Leukemia, Childhood Acute
      Myeloma, Multiple
      Myeloproliferative Disorders, Chronic

      Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancer
      Nasopharyngeal Cancer
      Nasopharyngeal Cancer, Childhood
      Neuroblastoma
      Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Adult
      Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Childhood
      Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

      Oral Cancer, Childhood
      Oral Cavity Cancer, Lip and
      Oropharyngeal Cancer
      Osteosarcoma and Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of Bone
      Ovarian Cancer, Childhood
      Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
      Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor
      Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumor

      Pancreatic Cancer
      Pancreatic Cancer, Childhood
      Pancreatic Cancer, Islet Cell Tumors
      Papillomatosis, Childhood
      Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity Cancer
      Parathyroid Cancer
      Penile Cancer
      Pharyngeal Cancer
      Pheochromocytoma
      Pineal Parenchymal Tumors of Intermediate Differentiation, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Pineoblastoma and Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors, Childhood
      Pituitary Tumor
      Plasma Cell Neoplasm/Multiple Myeloma
      Pleuropulmonary Blastoma
      Pregnancy and Breast Cancer
      Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
      Prostate Cancer

      Rectal Cancer
      Renal Cell (Kidney) Cancer
      Renal Cell (Kidney) Cancer, Childhood
      Renal Pelvis and Ureter, Transitional Cell Cancer
      Respiratory Tract Carcinoma Involving the NUT Gene on Chromosome 15
      Retinoblastoma
      Rhabdomyosarcoma, Childhood

      Salivary Gland Cancer
      Salivary Gland Cancer, Childhood
      Sarcoma, Ewing Family of Tumors
      Sarcoma, Kaposi
      Sarcoma, Soft Tissue, Adult
      Sarcoma, Soft Tissue, Childhood
      Sarcoma, Uterine
      Sézary Syndrome
      Skin Cancer (Nonmelanoma)
      Skin Cancer, Childhood
      Skin Cancer (Melanoma)
      Skin Carcinoma, Merkel Cell
      Small Cell Lung Cancer
      Small Intestine Cancer
      Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Adult
      Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Childhood
      Squamous Cell Carcinoma, see Skin Cancer (Nonmelanoma)
      Squamous Neck Cancer with Occult Primary, Metastatic
      Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
      Stomach (Gastric) Cancer, Childhood
      Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors, Childhood

      T-Cell Lymphoma, Cutaneous, see Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome
      Testicular Cancer
      Throat Cancer
      Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma
      Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma, Childhood
      Thyroid Cancer
      Thyroid Cancer, Childhood
      Transitional Cell Cancer of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter
      Trophoblastic Tumor, Gestational

      Unknown Primary Site, Carcinoma of, Adult
      Unknown Primary Site, Cancer of, Childhood
      Unusual Cancers of Childhood
      Ureter and Renal Pelvis, Transitional Cell Cancer
      Urethral Cancer
      Uterine Cancer, Endometrial
      Uterine Sarcoma

      Vaginal Cancer
      Vaginal Cancer, Childhood
      Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma, Childhood
      Vulvar Cancer

      Waldenström Macroglobulinemia
      Wilms Tumor
      Women's Cancers

      The above are as given in web site - http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/alphalist
      of National Cancer Institute.

      For cancer awareness ribbons, please note each cancer has a different color ribbon. Full details can be had at website -
      http://www.personalizedcause.com/

  35. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a list of types of cancer?
    I am doing personal cancer research and would like to start with a list of cancer types.

    • ANSWER:
      Here's a list I can provide myself:

      -DIGESTIVE SYSTEM CANCERS
      -Colorectal Cancer
      *Colon Cancer
      *Rectal Cancer
      -Gastric Cancer
      -Esophageal Cancer
      -Pancreatic Cancer
      -Liver Cancer
      -Gallbladder Cancer
      -Oral Cancer
      -Anal Cancer #
      -Appendix Cancer #
      -Small Intestine Cancer #

      -REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM CANCERS
      -Prostate Cancer
      -Testicular Cancer
      -Breast Cancer
      *Inflammatory Breast Cancer
      *Male Breast Cancer #
      *Hormone-Sensitive Breast Cancer
      *HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
      -Ovarian Cancer
      -Cervical Cancer
      -Uterine Cancer
      -Endometrial Cancer
      -Fallopian Tube Cancer #

      -SKIN CANCERS
      -Melanoma
      -Bowen Disease
      -Basal Cell Carcinoma
      -Squamous Cell Carcinoma

      -NERVOUS SYSTEM CANCERS
      -Brain Cancer

      -RESPIRATORY SYSTEM CANCERS
      -Lung Cancer
      *Small Cell Lung Cancer
      *Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
      -Laryngeal Cancer
      -Pharyngeal Cancer
      -Throat Cancer

      -MUSCULAR SYSTEM CANCERS
      -Sarcoma
      -Leiomyosarcoma

      -URINARY SYSTEM CANCERS
      -Kidney Cancer
      *Renal Cell Carcinoma
      *Urothelial Cell Carcinoma
      -Bladder Cancer

      -CIRCULATORY AND IMMUNE SYSTEM CANCERS
      -Heart Cancer #
      -Lymphoma
      *Hodgkin's Lymphoma
      *Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
      **Burkitt's Lymphoma
      **B cell neoplasms
      **T cell neoplasms
      **Natural killer cell neoplasms
      -Leukemia
      *Acute Leukemia
      **Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
      **Acute Myeloid Leukemia
      *Chronic Leukemia
      **Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
      **Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
      -Multiple Myeloma

      -ENDOCRINE SYSTEM CANCERS
      -Thyroid Cancer
      -Adrenal Cancer

      -SKELETAL SYSTEM CANCERS
      -Osteosarcoma

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the outlook of renal cell(kidney) cancer without treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Agree with BSherman and Monocyte

      What stage? This is crucial information you are not providing us.

      Surgery is by far the best treatment for renal cell carcinomas.
      The best hope is to resect these completely if possible.

      Systemic treatments - e.g. various chemotherapy treatments - have a low partial response rate and virtually zero cure rate for advanced metastatic disease.
      It sure would help us to know the stage of the person's disease you are asking about.

      For those with advanced metastatic disease, a person may have a similarly poor outlook with or without treatment since many of these renal carcinomas do not respond to any of the multiple chemotherapeutic options we have available - all of which are very expensive and yield limited responses for a minority of people.

  37. QUESTION:
    What are the most common kinds of cancer?
    What are the most common types of it and what are the basic treatments that you have to go through?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some forms of cancer we know of:

      bladder cancer

      breast cancer

      carcinoid tumor

      colorectal cancer

      glioblastoma

      liver cancer

      non-small cell lung cancer (NSLC)

      chronic lymphocytic leukemia

      lymphoma (both Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s)

      melanoma

      multiple myeloma

      neuroblastoma

      ovarian cancer

      pancreatic cancer

      prostate cancer

      renal cell carcinoma

      throat cancer

      uterine cancer

      Understanding a few processes that your body goes through might provoke you to live a bit better so we can give it a go.

      Sleep - your body is on a universal time clock and it repairs itself somewhere between midnight and 6 a.m..Over time if you can’t or you don’t give it time to repair what do you reckon will happen? Right, a run down or break down will occur. You will get sick or worse.

      Immune system – evidence is mounting and it’s being traced back to your immune system. Stress, toxins, poor eating habits and a slew of other elements are wearing down our immune systems. This is the main defense against many viruses and bacterial invaders. We are starving our troops.

      Nutrition - the very thing that feeds our army which fights diseases is eluding us daily.

  38. QUESTION:
    renal cell carcinoma what should I expect?
    I have been diagnosed recently with renal cell cancer to my right kidney; I will be having surgery to remove my right kidney asap; the doctors don't know if the tumor has connected to the liver, lower bowel, or even the colon until they get inside; also there is a thrombus that is going up the vena cava; at this time there is no mets to the lungs or brain; I am only 39 and recently like 2 weeks ago found out about the tumor 9.5cm by 10cm

    • ANSWER:
      Fortunatelly, there is a lot of new research and new agents available to treat RCC. Ask your doctor about:

      *Sutent (or other tyrosine kinase inhibitors --TKI's for short)
      *Avastin (to stop the blood vessels that feed the tumor)--may not be appropriate because of the thrombus though

      Please consisder getting a second opinion on treatment at a cancer "Center of Excellence" or at a university if you haven't already. They may also be able to enroll you in clinical trials where you can get cutting-edge treatment (you can also search for RCC yourself at www.clinicaltrials.gov).

      I've found that support groups online that discuss your individual cancer can be SO helpful medically and emotionally, too.

      Good luck!

  39. QUESTION:
    What does the cancer drug vatalanib do - buy Novartis ?
    Patrick Swayze is taking it . for pancreatic cancer.

    Will it work on other cancers ?

    • ANSWER:
      Vatalanib is one of a whole slew of new targeted drugs therapies (tyrosine kinase inhibitors) that includes Axitinib, Bosutinib, Cediranib, Dasatinib, Erlotinib, Gefitinib, Imatinib, Lapatinib, Lestaurtinib, Nilotinib, Semaxanib, Sorafenib, Sunitinib, and Vandetanib. Most of these drugs can now be taken orally. Results for some types of cancers have been considered 'break through' . . while other types of cancers havn't had the same responses . . so they keep researching . . the drugs target specific proteins inside a cancer cell.

      Some of the tyrosine kinase inhibitors such as Imatinib (gleevec) have revolutionized chemotherapy treatment . . they are less toxic and the response from at least two types of cancer has been positive (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia and Gastronintestinal stromal tumor). Many of these new targeted drugs have been approved by the FDA for various types of cancers . . Axitinib is being used for breast, renal cell carcinoma, and pancreatic cancer; Dasatinib is being used to treat Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia and CML if patients don't respond to Imatinib; Erlotinib is used to treat non-small cell lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and is in Clinical Trials for other types of tumor as well; Lapatinib is being used and researched on solid tumors such as breast and lung cancers; Lestaurtinib is one of the newer "-nib" drugs being tested on treatment of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and myeloproliferative disorders; Sorafenib is on 'fast tract' status because of the good response in liver cancer patients . . it is already approved for use for kidney cancer; Sunitinib is approved for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and imatinib-resistant gastrointestinal stromal tumor and is being researched for many other difficult to treat cancers; Vandetanib is undergoing Clinical Trial research for treatment of non–small-cell lung cancer.

      If Patrick Swayze is taking vatalanib . . than he is either in a Clinical Trial or he has this available as 'compassionate use' . . there is no guarantee his cancer will respond . . and there is no documented evidence that it will be effective for every type of pancreatic cancer (though it has all the 'markers' to be effective) . . just the hope at this point that it will be effective for each individual.

      The Clinical Trials using vatalanib for pancreatic cancer have been promising . . stable disease in some:
      http://www.abstract.asco.org/AbstView_55_36125.html

  40. QUESTION:
    Who determines what kind of treatment a kidney cancer patient receives?
    My husband has a 3.4 cm kidney tumor. He has already had acute kidney failure and has high blood pressure. We both would rather have non-invasive kidney sparing surgery such as (freezing the tumor) rather than taking the tumor out along with part or even all of his kidney.

    • ANSWER:
      The patient always determines treatment, hopefully after getting an expert opinion or two and talking it over with people they trust and love.

      Ideally this kind of cancer should be removed surgically it is the best option we have. Going by size alone this would be a stage 1 cancer with a 5 year survival rate of 100%. Right now is the best shot for cure, tumors under 4cm confined to the kidney is as good as it gets with this disease.

      Without it being removed surgically and having a pathologist actually look at it and make sure there are clear margins there is really know way to know for sure if 1 cancer cell is left behind and that is all it takes, 1 tiny microscopic cell to survive and this cancer will likely kill him.

      There are several things his doctor knows that we do not. A lot rides on the location of the tumor. How bad his renal function is. How high his blood pressure is. If it is well controlled, etc., etc. We don’t even know his age or his history.

      My best advice to you is to get at least one more opinion before you make a decision and if you decide to go with tumor ablation ask the doctor who will be doing it how many they have done and how often they are done at the hospital your husband will be treated to help you judge their experience. I would also want to know the statics of the recurrence rate for this procedure on kidney cancers so that you have something to compare.

  41. QUESTION:
    Can a body fight off cancer without going to a hospital fo treatment?
    Just want to know if the immune system is capeable of this.

    • ANSWER:
      Of course. It happens every day - unknown to the human.
      That is part of the normal human (or other animals) immune system's function.
      Many people develop malignant cells, and their immune system kills them early.
      These people never know they had a single cell go haywire.
      They never wind up in a hospital.
      It takes one billion cancer cells to make a tumor mass the size of a marble
      - 1 cm diameter.
      A one centimeter mass is never symptomatic.
      It is when the immune system is overwhelmed or drops its guard that cancers may advance.
      In very rare cases we see an advanced renal cell carcinoma or a melanoma regress from the body's immune system finally putting up a fight.
      - - - -
      lo_mcg's answer is excellent as always.

  42. QUESTION:
    Hydrogen Peroxide an alternative for Cancer Treatment?
    Hydrogen Peroxide (H202) Food Grade 35% .. a person I know has a Friend who is a Naturopath and suggested the use of this it comes in a powder form and is diluted with water.. as an alternative treatment for Renal cell carcinoma (Kidney Cancer ) where as the kidney in conventional medicine must/ would be removed.

    • ANSWER:
      I hope that naturopath provided peer-reviewed scientific documented evidence to support her/his claims. Well, no - I don't hope s/he did, I know s/he didn't, as there is none.

      PLEASE urge your friend, or whoever it is that has kidney cancer to ignore this dangerous quack.

      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/eto/content/eto_5_3x_oxygen_therapy.asp

  43. QUESTION:
    can a calcium build up on the lungs lead to cancer?
    my ex has had multiple pulminary embolisms and scar tissue which he says has a calcium build up which has lead to cancer.can this be true?

    • ANSWER:
      I found complete relief from very painful sinus by giving up water and other liquids for 48 hours. That was 3 years back and no sinus since then. Earlier I used to get sinus 2-3 times in a year with extreme body pain and fever of 105. There was an additional factor. For last 2-3 years I was drinking 1 glass of water 1 hour before each meal and no other water or liquids during the day.

      The logic for this sinus relief is as under -
      There is swelling and inflamation during sinus. Water reduction will cause fast relief from swelling. That will make it easier and faster to get rid of cough.
      Water reductions boosts the immune system by increasing the blood acids by upto 10% of previous levels.

      Since then I tried the same approach on lot of other ailments - like renal failure, slip disk, dry skin, dandruff, constipation, mouth ulcers, dry eye syndrome etc. The result were shocking.

      I had been wearing spectacles since the age of 15 i.e. for last 34 years. I have been trying eye exercises since begining with practically no benefits. Last 3 months I started eye exercises in a different way. It gave benefits in a number of areas. Better concentration and memory, better digestion, clearing of dark eye circles, no head aches etc. In 15 days I could cure my + number. There is marked improvement in other parameters. The - number seems to be coming down but I have not checked.

      I wonder that cough effects every nerve in the nearby area. Food pipe is also close by. So it effects that as well. All mental problems also arise because of excess water. I am quite hopeful that drinking water and liquids on alternate days and giving up water and liquids on other days as a way of recovery from cancer and all other diseases. Eye exercises is additional way of speeding up recovery from cancer and other diseases.

      Dark eye circles are caused due to nasal congestion.
      Dark eye circles are also due to gluten intolerance and celiac diseases.
      That is a clear indication that cough effects eye muscles, brain, entire gastric system and could be responsible for cancer as well. Linking cough with cancer may seem to be a bit far fetched. But there are lot of other things which I am not able to share at yahoo answers because of limitations to number of charaters that I can post here.

      General Guidelines -

      Give up water and all other liquids for 24 hours. To avoid dehydration keep indoors. In case of cancer repeat this after every 24 hours.
      On other days drink 1 glass of water 1 hour before each meal. The total water intake on these days should not be more than 3 glasses.

      There are 3 main or rather only common symptoms of cancer -
      1) The cells are not able to produce 38 units of energy that is done in case of normal cells.
      2) The stomach acid is very low.
      3) Tumours or general swelling.

      The reason and logic for the above in short is as under -
      The cells of the human body are at the lowest level of producing energy. To produce energy cells burn glucose in presence of oxygen.
      When there is more water in the cell then the energy producing capacity of the cell is significantly reduced. Reduced energy by the cells cause build up of water outside the cells as well. That causes pain in the entire body due to constant excess weight on the cells.
      Continued less burning of glucose also causes accumulation of other minerals in the cell. That causes the cells to swell up.
      This does not happen overnight.
      There are various checks in the body to avoid build up of water in the cells. Like whenever there is change in atmosphere temperature the body adjusts the amount of water that cells carry. When this adjustments fails due to some reason the body tries various modes to get rid of the excess water - sinus, cold and cough, adrelin levels, water reduction thru increased urine etc.
      There are certain other complications that happen due to build up of excess water in the cells. One is build up of bacteria and infections in the body.
      These bacteria or infections cause the increase in the body temperature. The increased temperature takes care of the situation.

      What is the reason for cancer. Same. There are tumours in all kind of cancers. The tumours are caused due to cells not dieing. The reason for cells not dieing is cells not producing enough energy and that prolongs their life cycle.
      What is the cure for cancer. The cure for cancer and all other common ailments is same. I found that sinus, cold, cough, IBS, skin blood clots, slip disk, dry skin, mouth ulcers, renal failure etc can be cured effectively by giving up water and all other liquids for 24 hours to 48 hours. This has been tested on more than 50 persons so far. Thru Yahoo Answers this same been tested on more than 100 people but I do not have conclusive proof of this. The cerainity with which relief is produced in 24 hours gives enough hope for cancer cure in 15 days.

  44. QUESTION:
    How many 500MG non aspirin pills does it take to overdose and die?
    No, this isn't so I don't accidentally 'overdose' I'm being serious about this. I am so done.

    • ANSWER:
      Lisa, listen to me for a second. I don't even know you and I already care about you. NSAIDS overdose is a painful painful way to go. Sometimes it seems as if the world is turned against us and that there is no hope. I dont know the details or why you feel this way but you do and I care. My name is Schone(Shane) and I have had a real shitty life. Every time I get past one bad event another one happens to me. I make good decisions and have good people around me yet bad things happen to me. A bullet ricocheted off of a rock and I lost my right eye at 13yrs old. I was a ward of the State of California until I turned 21. I used to slam meth in my veins until I was 26. Every girlfriend that I ever had has cheated on me. My brother committed suicide 2 yrs ago and my Dad died of renal cell carcinoma cancer last june. I have been clean and sober for 8 yrs now. I'm married and somewhat happy all and all with life. Bad things still happen. Its part of the learning experience. Hold on be strong. Talk to someone.. Please Lisa..

  45. QUESTION:
    how was the causation of cervical cancer by hpv proved?
    i was just curious what was required to determine that the link between hpv and cervical cancer was causation and not just correlated? was it a matter of statistical proofs or was there direct evidence? in either case, what are the details of the studies?

    • ANSWER:
      I found complete relief from very painful sinus by giving up water and other liquids for 48 hours. That was 3 years back and no sinus since then. Earlier I used to get sinus 2-3 times in a year with extreme body pain and fever of 105. There was an additional factor. For last 2-3 years I was drinking 1 glass of water 1 hour before each meal and no other water or liquids during the day.

      The logic for this sinus relief is as under -
      There is swelling and inflamation during sinus. Water reduction will cause fast relief from swelling. That will make it easier and faster to get rid of cough.
      Water reductions boosts the immune system by increasing the blood acids by upto 10% of previous levels.

      Since then I tried the same approach on lot of other ailments - like renal failure, slip disk, dry skin, dandruff, constipation, mouth ulcers, dry eye syndrome etc. The result were shocking.

      I had been wearing spectacles since the age of 15 i.e. for last 34 years. I have been trying eye exercises since begining with practically no benefits. Last 3 months I started eye exercises in a different way. It gave benefits in a number of areas. Better concentration and memory, better digestion, clearing of dark eye circles, no head aches etc. In 15 days I could cure my + number. There is marked improvement in other parameters. The - number seems to be coming down but I have not checked.

      I wonder that cough effects every nerve in the nearby area. Food pipe is also close by. So it effects that as well. All mental problems also arise because of excess water. I am quite hopeful that drinking water and liquids on alternate days and giving up water and liquids on other days as a way of recovery from cancer and all other diseases. Eye exercises is additional way of speeding up recovery from cancer and other diseases.

      Dark eye circles are caused due to nasal congestion.
      Dark eye circles are also due to gluten intolerance and celiac diseases.
      That is a clear indication that cough effects eye muscles, brain, entire gastric system and could be responsible for cancer as well. Linking cough with cancer may seem to be a bit far fetched. But there are lot of other things which I am not able to share at yahoo answers because of limitations to number of charaters that I can post here.

      General Guidelines -

      Give up water and all other liquids for 24 hours. To avoid dehydration keep indoors. In case of cancer repeat this after every 24 hours.
      On other days drink 1 glass of water 1 hour before each meal. The total water intake on these days should not be more than 3 glasses.

      There are 3 main or rather only common symptoms of cancer -
      1) The cells are not able to produce 38 units of energy that is done in case of normal cells.
      2) The stomach acid is very low.
      3) Tumours or general swelling.

      The reason and logic for the above in short is as under -
      The cells of the human body are at the lowest level of producing energy. To produce energy cells burn glucose in presence of oxygen.
      When there is more water in the cell then the energy producing capacity of the cell is significantly reduced. Reduced energy by the cells cause build up of water outside the cells as well. That causes pain in the entire body due to constant excess weight on the cells.
      Continued less burning of glucose also causes accumulation of other minerals in the cell. That causes the cells to swell up.
      This does not happen overnight.
      There are various checks in the body to avoid build up of water in the cells. Like whenever there is change in atmosphere temperature the body adjusts the amount of water that cells carry. When this adjustments fails due to some reason the body tries various modes to get rid of the excess water - sinus, cold and cough, adrelin levels, water reduction thru increased urine etc.
      There are certain other complications that happen due to build up of excess water in the cells. One is build up of bacteria and infections in the body.
      These bacteria or infections cause the increase in the body temperature. The increased temperature takes care of the situation.

      What is the reason for cancer. Same. There are tumours in all kind of cancers. The tumours are caused due to cells not dieing. The reason for cells not dieing is cells not producing enough energy and that prolongs their life cycle.
      What is the cure for cancer. The cure for cancer and all other common ailments is same. I found that sinus, cold, cough, IBS, skin blood clots, slip disk, dry skin, mouth ulcers, renal failure etc can be cured effectively by giving up water and all other liquids for 24 hours to 48 hours. This has been tested on more than 50 persons so far. Thru Yahoo Answers this same been tested on more than 100 people but I do not have conclusive proof of this. The cerainity with which relief is produced in 24 hours gives enough hope for cancer cure in 15 days.

  46. QUESTION:
    Are there any Dr or nurses out there that can help?
    I'm trying to understand my fathers cause of death his death cert. says -renal cell carcinoma-extensive metastases-chronic lymphocytic leukemia is this 3 types of cancer?which came first?does it run in the family?

    • ANSWER:
      No it is 2 cancers, kidney and leukemia. You do not give enough information to know which one came first. Neither is hereditary.

  47. QUESTION:
    What is the name of that cancer drug that makes your skin glow in black light?
    and turns the color of your urine and tears...i think to a neon green?

    • ANSWER:
      There are lots of common diseases which do not have any cure till date inspite of progress made by science. I am getting success with most of the common diseases with the following.

      Give up water and all other liquids for 24 hours. To avoid dehydration keep indoors. In case of cancer repeat this after every 48 hours.
      On other days drink 1 glass of water 1 hour before each meal. The total water intake on these days should not be more than 3 glasses.

      There are 3 main or rather only common symptoms of cancer -
      1) The cells are not able to produce 38 units of energy that is done in case of normal cells.
      2) The stomach acid is very low.
      3) Tumours or general swelling.

      The reason and logic for the above in short is as under -
      The cells of the human body are at the lowest level which produce energy. To produce energy cells burn glucose in presence of oxygen.
      When there is more water in the cell then the energy producing capacity of the cell is significantly reduced. Reduced energy by the cells cause build up of water outside the cells as well.
      Continued less burning of glucose also causes accumulation of other minerals in the cell. That causes the cells to swell up.
      This does not happen overnight.
      There are various checks in the body to avoid build up of water in the cells. Like whenever there is change in atmosphere temperature the body adjusts the amount of water that cells carry. When this adjustments fails due to some reason the body tries various modes to get rid of the excess water - sinus, cold and cough, adrelin levels, water reduction thru increased urine etc.
      There are certain other complications that happen due to build up of excess water in the cells. One is build up of bacteria and infections in the body.
      These bacteria or infections cause the increase in the body temperature. The increased temperature takes care of the situation.

      What is the reason for cancer. Same. There are tumours in all kind of cancers. The tumours are caused due to cells not dieing. The reason for cells not dieing is cells not producing enough energy and that prolongs their life cycle.
      What is the cure for cancer. The cure for cancer and all other common ailments is same. I found that sinus, cold, cough, IBS, skin blood clots, slip disk, dry skin, IBS, mouth ulcers, renal failure etc can be cured effectively by giving up water and all other liquids for 24 hours to 48 hours. This has been tested on more than 50 persons so far. Thru Yahoo Answers this same been tested on more than 100 people but I do not have conclusive proof of this. The cerainity with which relief is produced in 24 hours gives enough hope for cancer cure in 15 days.

      Now what happens when there is excess water in the cells. That causes build up of excess water outside the cells. That causes pain in the entire body due to constant excess weight on the cells. That also causes the infections to build up. The antibodies causes the increase in body temperature.

      After treatment of cancer patients with chemo etc they are asked to avoid getting in touch people with cold and cough. The chances of such people catching infection is more.

      By giving up water what happens in the body. The blood acids go up by 10% in 24 hours due to reduction in water content by 5% of body weight. That produces enough heat in the body. That causes the infections not to grow, water to come down, there will be more energy production. Increase in body temperature is enough indiction of antibodies becoming more effective. Google on fever and treatment.

      One can try to find a cat or dog with cancer and try the above on them for 15 days and see them go cancer free in 15 days.

  48. QUESTION:
    Why does the back of my right testicle hurt?
    The back of my right testicle hurts a little bit when I press on it. When I do the same to my left one, it does not hurt.

    I do not have any STD's (never been sexually active) and I'm wondering if this is just bruising of some sort, and infection, or -- worst case scenario -- testicular cancer.

    Thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      I found complete relief from very painful sinus by giving up water and other liquids for 48 hours. That was 3 years back and no sinus since then. Earlier I used to get sinus 2-3 times in a year with extreme body pain and fever of 105. There was an additional factor. For last 2-3 years I was drinking 1 glass of water 1 hour before each meal and no other water or liquids during the day.

      Since then I tried the same approach on lot of other ailments - like renal failure, slip disk, dry skin, dandruff, constipation, mouth ulcers, dry eye syndrome etc. The result were shocking.

      I had been wearing spectacles since the age of 15 i.e. for last 34 years. I have been trying eye exercises since begining with practically no benefits. Last 3 months I started eye exercises in a different way. It gave benefits in a number of areas. Better concentration and memory, better digestion, clearing of dark eye circles, no head aches etc.

      I wonder that cough effects every nerve in the nearby area. Food pipe is also close by. So it effects that as well. All mental problems also arise because of excess water. I am quite hopeful that drinking water and liquids on alternate days and giving up water and liquids on other days as a way of recovery from cancer and all other diseases. Eye exercises is additional way of speeding up recovery from cancer and other diseases.

      Dark eye circles are caused due to nasal congestion. Dark eye circles are also due to gluten intolerance and celiac diseases. That is a clear indication that cough effects eye muscles, brain, entire gastric system and could be responsible for cancer.

      General Guidelines -

      Give up water and all other liquids for 24 hours. To avoid dehydration keep indoors. In case of cancer repeat this after every 24 hours.
      On other days drink 1 glass of water 1 hour before each meal. The total water intake on these days should not be more than 3 glasses.

      There are 3 main or rather only common symptoms of cancer -
      1) The cells are not able to produce 38 units of energy that is done in case of normal cells.
      2) The stomach acid is very low.
      3) Tumours or general swelling.

      The reason and logic for the above in short is as under -
      The cells of the human body are at the lowest level of producing energy. To produce energy cells burn glucose in presence of oxygen.
      When there is more water in the cell then the energy producing capacity of the cell is significantly reduced. Reduced energy by the cells cause build up of water outside the cells as well. That causes pain in the entire body due to constant excess weight on the cells.
      Continued less burning of glucose also causes accumulation of other minerals in the cell. That causes the cells to swell up.
      This does not happen overnight.
      There are various checks in the body to avoid build up of water in the cells. Like whenever there is change in atmosphere temperature the body adjusts the amount of water that cells carry. When this adjustments fails due to some reason the body tries various modes to get rid of the excess water - sinus, cold and cough, adrelin levels, water reduction thru increased urine etc.
      There are certain other complications that happen due to build up of excess water in the cells. One is build up of bacteria and infections in the body.
      These bacteria or infections cause the increase in the body temperature. The increased temperature takes care of the situation.

      What is the reason for cancer. Same. There are tumours in all kind of cancers. The tumours are caused due to cells not dieing. The reason for cells not dieing is cells not producing enough energy and that prolongs their life cycle.
      What is the cure for cancer. The cure for cancer and all other common ailments is same. I found that sinus, cold, cough, IBS, skin blood clots, slip disk, dry skin, mouth ulcers, renal failure etc can be cured effectively by giving up water and all other liquids for 24 hours to 48 hours. This has been tested on more than 50 persons so far. Thru Yahoo Answers this same been tested on more than 100 people but I do not have conclusive proof of this. The cerainity with which relief is produced in 24 hours gives enough hope for cancer cure in 15 days.

      After treatment of cancer patients with chemo etc they are asked to avoid getting in touch people with cold and cough. The chances of such people catching infection is more.

      By giving up water what happens in the body. The blood acids go up by 10% in 24 hours due to reduction in water content by 5% of body weight. That produces enough heat in the body. That causes the infections not to grow, water to come down, there will be more energy production. Increase in body temperature is enough indiction of antibodies becoming more effective. Google on fever and treatment.


renal cell cancer

Cancer Lymphoma

Dog lymphoma is a disease that occurs when the lymph tissue is damaged by cancer cells. As this lymph tissue can be found in any organ or part of your pet's body the disease can grow and affect almost every organ of the dog. Lymphoma can be found more commonly in middle-aged dogs.
Symptoms of Lymphoma in Dogs
The most visible symptom is swelling of the lymph nodes. Depending on the area that is affected the dog will show symptoms in that area. Probably the most common areas affected by the disease are gastrointestinal tract and chest. If your dog shows loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss it may suffer from gastrointestinal tract lymphoma. If you notice shortness of breath in you dog it may be suffering from chest lymphoma.
Diagnosis
In our days there are many types of cancer and also many causes. Lymphoma in dogs can be diagnosed with a biopsy of the affected lymph nodes or organs. The stage of the disease is very important when it comes to treatment and prognosis. To discover how bad the disease is, there can be performed also tests like bone marrow biopsy, x-rays, ultrasound, blood analysis. You'll never know the cause of the condition. The best thing you can do is to focus on the treatment. Untreated dogs die usually after 2 months from the discovery of the disease. If the disease was discovered early, immune modulation in most cases offers the greatest chances of recovery. Early diagnosis gives your dog 50% chances of survival.
Treatment
The best treatment you can get only from a veterinarian. As in humans with cancer, lymphoma in dogs is treated with chemotherapy. Although only a small percentage of dogs are hospitalized due to side effects, nausea or infections may occur due to chemotherapy. Ask your veterinarian for more information on side effects and emergency hospitalization. If your dog is in later stages of the disease it is very likely that it won't respond to this treatment type. Fatty acids, like those found in fish oil, may help slow down the growth and spread of cancer tumors, and also prevent weight loss and muscle wasting.
Studies have shown that dogs rarely die of cancer. They usually die of liver or kidney failure. These conditions are cancer's side effects and they can be avoided by controlling the pet's diet in most cases.
Prognosis
The treatment of lymphoma in dogs can be effective in most cases. However, this is one of the diseases that will likely recur in the future. A second treatment with chemotherapy can be given, but the effect will last even less that the last one. Although the disease seems curable it keeps on coming back. You should also know that this chemotherapy treatment protocol can be very expensive. No matter how many treatments you administer to your pet if the disease keeps on coming back your dog may pass away in a couple of years from diagnosis.
If you have any doubts and you think that your dog might have this deadly disease called lymphoma don't hesitate and visit immediately a veterinarian for a full diagnosis.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can I prevent my dogs from getting cancer?
    I lost 1 of my dogs at 8 from cancer (lymphoma). I also still have a 4 and 17 year old dog at home. I want to do everything possible to prevent the same thing from happening again thanks (ill choose anyone with good tips for best answer)

    • ANSWER:
      I really dont think its possible for you to prevent an illness like cancer. I would suggest you have the dogs on really good food with no by products or wheat or corn or soy. Make sure they are clean and their teeth are healthy get them into your vets for all their check ups and shots.
      If your already doing all of these things then I beleive your doing everything in your power to keep your dogs very healthy.

  2. QUESTION:
    Is there a link between lymphoma in cats and the use of spot-on flea treatments?
    Trying to find out if other pet owners may have used a spot-on flea product like Advantage and later had their cat suffer with cancer/lymphoma. Especially curious if the cat may have licked the spot-on product during lifetime.

    • ANSWER:
      Cats have a higher incidence of lymphoma than dogs or humans. Genetic disposition is perhaps the strongest factor in developing lymphoma, although environmental exposure to carcinogens plays a role as well. While there is no breed or sex predilection for cats that develop the condition, older cats, in the nine to ten years old range, have a higher incidence of it. In the past, the age range was lower largely due to widespread feline leukemia which most often presented as mediastinal lymphoma, that is tumors originating in the chest cavity. While lymphoma was strongly associated with Feline Leukemia Virus, appearing co-morbidly in 70 percent of cases, only 20 percent of affected cats today also have Feline Leukemia. The feline immunodeficiency virus, FIV, increases a cat's chance of developing lymphoma by sixfold.
      .
      Environmental factors, such as exposure to carcinogens, may also play a role in the development of Leukemia, although there is scant evidence to support this. Some studies show exposure to cigarette smoke may double a cat's risk of developing lymphoma. A long standing theory linking feline lymphoma to inflammatory disease has yet to be proven or disproven.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can someone be permanently cured of a serious cancer like lymphoma or melanoma?
    I know people are temporarily cured of serious cancers like lymphoma and melanoma; do they always come back, or can individuals be permanently cured?

    Any statistics?

    • ANSWER:
      A person is never "cured" of cancer. You just go into remission until it eventually comes back and kills you. Or you could remain in remission for the rest of your natural life.

  4. QUESTION:
    Can someone be permanently cured of a serious cancer like lymphoma or melanoma?
    I know people are temporarily cured of serious cancers like lymphoma and melanoma; do they always come back, or can individuals be permanently cured?

    Any statistics?

    • ANSWER:
      Melanoma survivors must always be diligent of the possibility of recurrence. Annual doctor checks, and awareness of changes in their body, etc.

      Melanoma does not always come back but there is a higher risk of recurrence than general population.

  5. QUESTION:
    How can I prevent these classifications of cancer?
    Carcinoma: malignant tumors derived from epithelial cells. This group represent the most common cancers, including the common forms of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer.
    Lymphoma and Leukemia: malignant tumors derived from blood and bone marrow cells
    Sarcoma: malignant tumors derived from connective tissue, or mesenchymal cells
    Mesothelioma: tumors derived from the mesothelial cells lining the peritoneum and the pleura.
    Glioma: tumors derived from brain cells
    germ cell tumours: tumors derived from germ cells, normally found in the testicle and ovary
    Choriocarcinoma: malignant tumors derived from the placenta

    Live Long
    Live STRONG

    • ANSWER:
      According to WHO website, there are more than 100 types of cancers; any part of the body can be affected.
      In 2005, 7.6 million people died of cancer - 13% of the 58 million deaths worldwide.
      More than 70% of all cancer deaths occur in low and middle income countries.
      Worldwide, the 5 most common types of cancer that kill men are (in order of frequency): lung, stomach, liver, colorectal and oesophagus
      Worldwide, the 5 most common types of cancer that kill women are (in the order of frequency): breast, lung, stomach, colorectal and cervical
      Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of cancer in the world.
      One fifth of all cancers worldwide are caused by a chronic infection, for example human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer and hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes liver cancer.
      A third of cancers could be cured if detected early and treated adequately.
      All patients in need of pain relief could be helped if current knowledge about pain control and palliative care were applied.
      40% of cancer could be prevented, mainly by not using tobacco, having a healthy diet, being physically active and preventing infections that may cause cancer.
      Please see the webpages for more details on Cancer.

  6. QUESTION:
    Royalties in the world suffered those painful cancers?
    Do any of you know if there have been royalties in some countries who suffered such cancers as, say, pancreatic cancer, lymphoma, liver cancer, sarcoma, bone cancer, or any other rare cancers? I'm curious, 'cause they must have had the best medical care in the world.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22997433-5005961,00.html

  7. QUESTION:
    What water filter is best, and removes chlorine?
    My mom is looking for a good water filtration system, and I thought I would ask. Their water tastes like chlorine, and she wants to remove the taste. Also, she has cancer(Lymphoma), and is trying every natural thing she can to be healthy, and that includes staying away from chlorine. Can you help us?

    • ANSWER:
      I know Brita and Pure make water filters, but I don't know the quality. My business, has a web site that can answer some of your questions, from there you could do the research and find what is best for you. The site is www.cyberwize.com/time. wellness products (<==click=). On the left you'll see, EnviroWize Water filters (<==click=). On the right there is a link for the smart alternatives (<==click=). Good luck, and hope you stay strong for your mom.

  8. QUESTION:
    Could the lump in my neck possiby be a benign tumor?
    I've read everywhere that a lump in the neck (swollen lymph node) is the result of either an infection or cancer (lymphoma). Is it possbile that the lump I have in my neck could be just a benign tumor, or a unharmful growth?

    • ANSWER:
      You question needs to be clarified. The lymph nodes are more behind your ears at your jaw line rather than on your neck. If, indeed, you are talking about a site anywhere else on your neck, it can not be attributed to your lymph nodes. Either way, see a physician.

  9. QUESTION:
    How many years can someone go with having cancer undetected?
    For example: breast cancer or lymphoma. How long will it take for a person to notice symptoms? At that point is it to late?

    • ANSWER:
      Depending on the size of the tumor or how fast it grows. Normally, there are no outward symptoms of breast cancer nor pain. doing self exams around 40 yrs old or starting at 35 is normal. Mammograms usually depend on family history. If you have a strong history, the Dr will recommend a mammogram starting at age 35. The mammogram is the best way to find a tumor, even one to small for feel for. That's why they are so important and your best tool for detecting breast cancer. It doesn't normally strike any woman until she is post menopausal. It's rare for anyone under 35 to even have a tumor. But, never take chances. If you are scared, or feel you have something to worry about, then please as your Dr. Most women who begin to have their mammograms when the Dr says and has them yearly, will find the cancer if they have it. Like I said, it's your best diagnostic tool then the biopsy follows. So if you keep your appointments, there's not much chance of breast cancer going undetected. Blessings.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is a good Charity to donate proceeds of a bake off to?
    For student council we decided to host a bake off,and we need a charity to donate the proceeds to. we all ready do fundraisers for breast cancer, lymphoma and leukemia, and cystic fibrosis

    • ANSWER:
      A local soup kitchen or homeless shelter.

  11. QUESTION:
    If you have cancer that spreads to lymph nodes, what is it called?
    If you have cervical cancer, and it spread into your lymph nodes, do you have lymph node cancer? Or lymphoma? Or just cervical cancer that metastisized to your lymph nodes?

    I already survived this crap but my brother was arguing with me saying that since it was in lymph nodes that means its lymphoma. Maybe I am being stupid, but I really don't think I had anything but stage 2B cervical cancer.

    Is there another term for cancer spread to lymph nodes? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      It would be called cervical cancer with lymph node metastases.
      You never had lymphoma.
      Each type of cancer is a completely different disease.
      If your cancer spread to your lungs or your brain you would not have lung cancer or brain cancer. If a biopsy was taken of the cancer In your lungs or brain it would look just like the cancer originally found in your cervix.

  12. QUESTION:
    How to tell if lymphoma or cancer are present?
    I have a swollen lymph node on the side of my neck, about 0.5 cm. It started large and has slowly shrunken over a month but is still feelable. It moves freely. I have no signs of lymphoma.(fever, night sweats, fatigue, etc.). Signs of cancer or lymphoma? How big is bad?

    • ANSWER:
      The way your swollen lymph node is behaving isn't characteristic of one that is cancerous. A cancerous node normally doesn't decrease in size, and it's unmovable. It's possible that a few weeks ago you had a minor infection that caused the swollen lymph node, and as time has passed it's returned to normal. A noncancerous lymph node can actually be quite large, and it's still not a cause for alarm, especially if it's steadily shrinking in size. If you're genuinely worried, then book an appointment with your doctor, but I don't think there's any valid reason based on what you've written here to be scared that it's any form of cancer.

      This might be helpful to you:
      http://thesoultodare.blogspot.com/2012/08/relax-you-probably-dont-have-cancer.html

      ~ skylark : )

  13. QUESTION:
    I have been having a sharp pain in my right arm for the past 2 days. Any idea on what it is?
    It definitely isn't a muscle strain, but the pain does feel deep. Pain is very sharp and only lasts a few seconds at most and probably ranges from a 4 to a 7 on the pain scale.

    I'm 30 years old. Currently on chemo for cancer (lymphoma). I have never smoked, exercise fairly regularly, and eat healthy.

    • ANSWER:
      Thats really bad for you.
      It would be better, if you ask a doctor.
      Best wishes!

  14. QUESTION:
    Likelihood of a 24 year old male having Lymphoma of any sort?
    I am a 24 year old male who has had a general feeling of being unwell for probably almost a year now, particularly the last 3 months. Have begun having terrible night sweats almost every night, had a period of 2 weeks or so where my hands would itch so bad it would keep me from sleeping, have developed what I can only describe is what feels like a pulled muscle from my groin on my right side to just below my ribs. The Internet of course tells me I have cancer, lymphoma to be exact. I have felt my lymph nodes and they do not feel particularly swollen to me, but I'm not a doctor . Anyone have any experience with these symptoms?Also I am generally pretty healthy, I eat fair at best, and over the years I have consumed FAR too much alcohol ,picked it back up again fairly recently. Am I just treating my body like crap?Or should I be worried?

    • ANSWER:
      Cut out the alcohol, improve the diet, get plenty of sleep and plenty of exercise and have a routine check up with your Dr.

      There is probably nothing wrong other than your body starting to object to being mistreated.

  15. QUESTION:
    How do I correct dry mouth from radiation therapy?
    My wife had head and neck cancer (phrangeal lymphoma) in 2002. Treated with radiation therapy. Was told that saliva would return 6-8 months after therapy...it did for a while and disappeared. Have dry mouth (xerostomia) for approx. 8 months now.

    • ANSWER:
      Has he tried just gum. Chewing gum stimulates the salivary glands to produce saliva. That's what I would do.

  16. QUESTION:
    How to Stave Off The Bad Side Effects of Biologic Drugs?
    We know the black-box warnings on drugs like Humira or Orencia that often used to fight advanced RA. The warnings say something about serious infections, blood disorders, and in a few cases, cancers like lymphoma, that may happen with this those drugs.

    This is because this class of drugs are immunosuppresives, so is it, I guess, extremely important to do things like ingest 2000 mg of Vitamin C and 8 glasses of orange juice every day to compensate for this immunosuppresive activity.

    • ANSWER:
      I did a web search on "vitamin C" AND immunosuppressive.

      You might try the same. Some sources do claim that vitamin C helps with immunosuppresive effects, and some say that it 'may' help. I'd check with the person who prescribed the drug for you. I'd ask about vitamin D, too,

  17. QUESTION:
    What would cause sudden cramps, diarrhea, joint pain, muscle aches and sinus pressure?
    Has been happening on and off for the past 3wks to my husband. He would be fine one minute and the next would have all of these symptoms. What could this be? He has a history of testicular cancer and lymphoma.
    It has been going to my husband for 5wks and he has lost 23lbs. His mother was just diagnosed with Crohns disease. Could it be that or related to that?

    • ANSWER:
      wow, he has all that on and off for 3 weeks.

      With his history, he obviously has a weakened immune system, so what has his dr say is causing this ?
      or did you really think that asking on here was better than taking him to his dr ?

  18. QUESTION:
    How Aflac calculate the premium for cancer policy? Do we have to get a medical diagnosis?
    If someone was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer 9 years ago, do you think he can get a cancer policy from Aflac?
    I mean, do we have to have a diagnosis in order to but the policy?

    • ANSWER:
      You must have the pathology report to file a claim on an Aflac cancer policy - you must have the coverage at least 30 days prior to diagnosis.

      Now if you have a personal cancer history (not family) and you are selecting the coverage through a payroll group - you are eligible if you have been 5 years treatment free and 10 years treatment free if purchased on a direct basis. If someone has had only skin cancer, he/she can still select the plan but it would have a skin cancer coverage exclusion on their plan. The key language is treatment free. Incredible plan when you need it the most.

      Premiums are based upon age at enrollment, coverage can include family and optional items such as wellness visits: once owned the rate is locked.

      Good Luck and if your in NC contact me.

  19. QUESTION:
    What are the odds of my friend surviving lymphoma cancer?
    My BEST FRIEND has lymphoma cancer. She has a lymph node in her neck and she says that it could turn into a tumor and she could die. I'm so scared! She's my best friend! What are the chances of her living? Can she do anything about it?

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    What is the survival rate using chemotherapy in children for lymphoma?
    In the US, chemotherapy for Children with Lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system) is ruled by a judge as mandatory. How many survive? What are the statistics?

    • ANSWER:
      Lymphoma is the general name, but there are many sub types of it. It can be Hodgkin's or Non-Hodgkin's (and there are a dozen or so different types of Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas). It therefore depends on the exact type of lymphoma you are referring to - and naturally it depends on how advanced the lymphoma is when it is detected.

      Survival rates for lymphoma are pretty high - normally around 80%

      However, most lymphomas have a high chance of recurrence.

      All the very best

  21. QUESTION:
    Has your Dog lived longer then the life expectancy after the diagnosis of Lymphoma cancer?
    My dog unfortunatly has Lymphoma cancer, she was diagnosed 3 weeks ago, she is only a 4 year old Cocker-Spaniel, still a puppy through my eyes, the Oncologist/ Specialist clarified that if she continues untreated she will live up to 2 months with out Chemo. Has anyone had a dog that went with out chemo and lived longer or past the two months??? Help please!

    • ANSWER:
      I had a pet with the same issue. Do NOT put them through Chemo.

      With Chemo they will suffer gravely for the rest of their dying days. However, if you just do your best to make your pet comfy and treat him/her well with healthy foods, it may live a bit longer than expected and it wont suffer nearly as much.

      We kept our pet until we saw it really suffering and were forced to put him down so that he wouldn't be in pain. But he had several months of normal happy living and we got to say our goodbyes and have good happy memories of him.

      I would suggest the same. Definitely do not put your pet through radiation.

  22. QUESTION:
    What are the odds of dying from lymphoma?
    I've just found out that tony iommi has lymphoma (cancer) which is pretty gutting for anyone really. He's 64 and looks pretty healthy or his age.

    • ANSWER:
      Lymphoma is always more serius in older people but overall has a higher survival rate that many other forms. The odds for dying from lymphoma really depend on the stage of the disease so unless you had that information it would be difficult to say. Typically lymphoma has about a 80%+ 5yr survival rate.

  23. QUESTION:
    How can cancer go undetected by a doctor?
    I have an uncle that just died from lymphoma cancer. He was cancer free during his check-up two months ago. Two weeks ago he was feeling tired and weak and made an appointment to see his doctor. After tests were run, he was told he was in the last stages of lymphoma cancer. He died this past Monday. He lived for two weeks after his check-up.

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer is a progressive disease, which means it starts very small and begins to grow indefinitely . . problem is that different cancers in unique bodies can all grow at different rates . . and cancer that has metastasized has sent hundreds and hundreds of new cancer cells all through the body . . and they can all grow at different rates . . some slow, some fast . . sometimes all together. Usually it takes about two to three months for an aggressive cancer to be revealed . . which is why CT are scheduled every three months or so. Unfortunately if the cancer is particularly aggressive, which happens in advanced cases . . than the cancer can grow suddenly all at once all through the body at the same time . . which may be what happened to your uncle. When the doctor examined him two months ago the cancer scattered about his body was still too small to detect . . within those two months the cancer grew aggressively which was why he felt so tired.

      Cancer is deceptive . . be angry at the disease . . cancer can easily go undetected by doctors . . especially if it is hidden behind organs or body structures or is just too small to see when the patient is examined . . what is frustrating is that had your uncle gone in to see the doctor four weeks ago . . it might have made a difference . . that is something no one will ever know. It just depends on how fast his cancer was growing (it can grow like wildfire in a matter of days in some cases)

  24. QUESTION:
    Has anyone developed cancer from an injury?
    Like a sports injury, a bruise, etc. My son was hit by a hockey puck on his shin last January, and was even xrayed at the time...nothing. Then in April he gets this lump, we check it out and it's cancer, localized lymphoma.

    Had anyone else's cancer started due to some type of injury? Just curious because there must be some connection but the doctor's say they simply don't know the causes, but there seems to be some correlation.
    Well I did ask the oncologists and this was at Sick Kids so that's all they specialize in and they said the co-incidence is more common that you would think. It must be something underlying that was brought out by the injury, or somehow the body was unable to heal itself...but never overlook something like that thinking it's "nothing"...in our case it wasn't "nothing". He's cancer free and our chemo is over...I pray it never comes back too, it's such a terrible thing those drugs.
    If you talk to people who have had cancer...many will say they fell, they bumped into something...my own aunt died of cancer and every swears it was from a "needle touching her bone"...she had gotten a shot and afterwards her arm got more and more sore...ends up it's bone cancer...another woman we know said her daughter hit her hard in the breast...and it was so sore she went to the doctor and you got it, breast cancer...so injuries sometimes bring these things to light, or activate the process. I think it's like a switch that for some reason turns on. They have to find out why that happens so they can stop it for everyone. Smoking...well hey, 300 carcinogenics inhaled daily for 20 or 30 years and you don't know WHY?

    • ANSWER:
      I would say that the cancer was already there, and just kind of 'lodged' in the injury. The injury itself wouldn't have caused it- though I daresay it was uncomfortable.

      Good luck to your son!

  25. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of survival for 3 month old lymphoma?
    My friend went to the doctor several times over the last 3 months, and each time the doctor said it was an infection, and prescribed medicine to heal it. But it never healed. So they went to a different doctor and it turns out that it is lymphoma cancer.

    He goes into surgery tomorrow. What do you think his chances of survival are, considering he went 3 months without knowing it was cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      my husband has been going through treatment for lymphoma for 5 years now.....it took about 8 months beefier they diagnosed him correctly......he has had chemo (loads of it) a stem cell transplant with his own stem cells and a stem cell transplant with his sister's stem cells.....he is not cancer free, and won't be, but with these treatments he is able to have a good quality of life and a prolonged life.....if he had not had the last stem cell transplant he would not be here right now. he is very positive and strong......give your friend much strength, support and be there for him/her to "lean on" ...i will send out much positive thoughts to you and your friend and i wish for all the very best!!!

  26. QUESTION:
    Would girls date a guy who has gone through having cancer?
    I know this sounds a bit strange but I know some people are sensitive when it comes to being around others who have had cancer.
    I had and gone through having cancer B Cell Lymphoma I had a Tumor in my neck due to that.
    I'm now in the remission stage of it. I've never had a girlfriend but having this health problem kind of lowered my self esteem a little and I didn't know if women would still find a guy attractive or appealing.

    • ANSWER:
      Some would, including myself, but a lot wouldn't. It's just a burden I guess, knowing that it could always come back. Knowing they are stuck with it and could have to take care of you or that they could lose you to it.
      edit:
      I was just giving reasons as to why a girl wouldn't. I said that I would, of course I would support him through it as well. And personally I don't find that a guy having cancer changes how attractive or appealing they would be to me if they didn't.

  27. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for cancer to run its course?
    Assuming a person were diagnosed with an early form of cancer, how long does it take to run its course? Cervical cancer, for example. Could a person still live a relatively normal life for a while? How long would it take to kill a person if they could not afford or did not have access to treatment?

    I assume lung cancer would do you in faster, skin cancer slower. Are there any websites or books that discuss cancer in people who do not get treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Assuming a person were diagnosed with an early form of cancer, it means they have already had it for years and lead a normal life. Cancer is a category of disease not a single disease and they all behave differently.
      There are plenty of books on the subject if you want to spend a few years studying it.
      There are people diagnosed with prostate cancer and some lymphomas who wait years before starting treatment and lead normal lives. People with prostate cancer who do not have surgery have a median survival of 2-6 months. So exactly what kind of cancer are you referring to?
      BTW melanoma is the most dangerous skin cancer, but it does not necessarily spread faster than any other cancer. It is not unusual to see it spread 30 years after diagnosis. I do not call that fast.

  28. QUESTION:
    How to reduce a bloated stomack caused by lymphoma cancer and tumors, urgent help?
    My husband is going through chemotheraphy for lymphoma cancer and his stomack is extremely bloated also his feet are retaining fluids. We want to know how, other than pills, can we get his stomack down and the fluids out of his body, Thank you. We are seeking other alternative remedies

    • ANSWER:
      This is the kind of thing that chemo-therapy can do.

      If I were him, I would stop the chemotherapy immediately, and seek a more natural cure for cancer.

      If you read the details at the site below, not only will you learn about the cancer industry, but you can learn about a diet that will be extremely helpful. There are also details of some alternative cures available.

  29. QUESTION:
    Why are some forms of cancer more common in young people and others more common in old people?
    I know cancer doesn't discriminate when it comes to age,sex,race etc...but i have heard that certain cancers strike different age groups....why is this so??? why would cancers like lymphoma, leukemia or osteosarcoma mostly affect adolescents, as opposed to cancers like prostate cancer or colon cancer which usually affect people older than 50????

    • ANSWER:
      Acute leukemias, brain tumors, bone cancers, retinoblastomas are much more common in children primarily because they are developing. Note, the location of all of these are organs with rapidly dividing cells. Most of these cancers are associated with inherited genetic mutations. This is not a hard rule. Older people can get ALL, lymphomas and, osteosarcoma too. It's just much more rare.

      In older people, there is less active cell division. Older people usually accumulated mutations, reduced ability for cell repair and, weaker immune system. Most prostate cancers are very slow growing. In may cases, the patients will die of something else before the prostate cancer. There have been documented cases of colon cancer in the late teens and prostate cancer at age 27. Again, extremely rare.

      As a whole, cancer does not discriminate. However, some ethnic groups are far more suspectible to certain cancers than others. Examples:
      Ashkenazi Jews have a much higher incidence rate of breast cancer.
      Certain Chinese have the highest rate of espogeheal cancer in the World.
      Germ cell cancers can only occur in people with that sex organ. In other words, women cannot get prostate or testicular cancer. Men cannot get cervical, vaginal or, ovarian cancer.

  30. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of survival of someone with cervical and lymphnode cancer?
    Young woman aged 18-20 years old with cervical cancer, and cancer of the lymph-nodes. Is it going to be fatal, or is there a good chance for survival?

    • ANSWER:
      The odds of anyone having cervical cancer and lymphoma at the same time are so small doctors would want to study her at a teaching hospital.
      Are you trying to say she has really been diagnosed with both? Because I seriously doubt it and if so, which lymphoma does she have as that will make all the difference in the world and what are the stages of her cancers – there is no way to answer you without this information.

  31. QUESTION:
    What do I do when my 17 year old friend has Hodgkins Disease?
    I just found out one of my bestfriends has Hodgkins disease. It's a type of cancer in the Lymphoma catagory (excuse my spelling). She doesn't deserve this. No one deserves any major illness. How can I deal with this knowing that there's a chance she might not live. She's only 17. How can I hide my fear and support her? What do I do? Thank you guys. Please help. Have a great night everyone. God bless.

    • ANSWER:
      I am 22 years old, and I found out I had Hodgkins 2 months ago. I thought having cancer meant I might die from it too, but I did my research and Hodgkins has a very low death rate. It is one of the most treatable forms of cancers. As long as she gets treatment early she should be fine. I am lucky I am in the initial stage of Hodgkins (I think stage 1B), so my Oncologist scheduled me to have 6 months of chemotherapy (2 every month). I try to stay positive during treatments. I had only three chemotherapy sessions so far, but I think I am responding well to treatment since all my Hodgkin symptoms (itching, coughing, periodic fevers, and night sweats) are gone. Chemotherapy was not as bad as I thought it would be either. I sit in a chair for about four hours and have medicine administered into my body by an IV. The only down part for me is that I feel nauseated for 4-5 days after chemotherapy. Everyone responds differently to treatment. I think it is wonderful you care so much about your friend and want to support her. I think researching more information about Hodgkins Lymphoma will help ease your fear. Just telling your friend you will be there to support her and will be there to talk if she wants to helps. It might seem like a small gesture, but that is what my friends did for me and it made me feel a lot more positive. Best wishes for your friend to stay positive and get better!

  32. QUESTION:
    What are the types of cancer a 13 year old girl can get?
    I know that there are a lot of types that girls this age can't get such as breast, but my friend is being tested for pancreatic cancer. I was wondering if she can get that? Also, what types of cancer CAN 13 year old girls get?

    • ANSWER:
      A 13-year-old *can* get breast cancer, but the chance of that happening is extraordinarily rare. You're more likely to be struck by lightening than to get breast cancer as a teenager. Most industrialized countries keep detailed records of incidences of cancer, including the type, the age of the patient, and other relevant variables. The statistical odds in the United States for breast cancer are currently listed as 0.0% for those under the age of 20. Pancreatic cancer is also extremely uncommon in younger adults, teens, and children. The median age is 73, and it's very unusual for anyone under the age of 45 to be diagnosed with it. Last year 0.0% of the people who were diagnosed with it were under the age of 20, and only 1.5% were under the age of 45.

      Any type of cancer is rare in kids, and in fact, the majority of people with cancer are fifty or over. However, the young do get cancer. The most common types of cancer that affect kids are leukemia, brain tumors, bone cancer, and lymphoma (specifically Hodgkin's Lymphoma).

      Some of the answers you'll get on this site are from very knowledgeable people, but many are from those who are well-meaning but not well-infomed about cancer. These are some good resources:
      http://kidshealth.org/kid/cancer_center/cancer_basics/cancer_kinds.html
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cancerinchildren.html

      Also, the majority of doctors will not tell a young patient that they're being tested for a serious disease that is rare for their age without having already run some basic tests. It's very hard to believe that a 13-year-old would be told she was being tested for pancreatic cancer. That's almost like saying she was being tested for the bubonic plague. Whatever the case may be, I hope she's healthy and well.

      ~ skylark : )

  33. QUESTION:
    What is a good thesis statement for lymphoma?
    Were working on term papers in school . I decided to type mine on lymphoma cancer. Im doing both types Hodgkin's and Hodgkin's. But before we start typing we need a good thesis statement. So could someone help me ? Please.

    • ANSWER:
      This might get you started (keep reading article below paragraph, see http./)).

      Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Disease) has a colorful history: It was not the first cancer discovered, but it was one of the first in which treatments were investigated and ultimately successful. Here is a time line of events important in the history of Hodgkin's

      Remember, don't plagiarize!

  34. QUESTION:
    What are preventive measures of Lymphoma cancer after undergoing chemotherapy ?
    My father in law has been under chemotherapy for Lymphoma and already taken six cycles.Tests have suggested that he almost got rid of it now. how recurrence can be prevented ?.. the diet to be avoided / to be taken ? please suggest .

    • ANSWER:
      ayurveda having a lot of antioxidant therapy....so consult nearest ayurvedic doctor.

  35. QUESTION:
    How long can you live with lymphoma cancer that is showing up in spleen?
    My grandma (64yrs old) recieved her test results today, hoping to hear that she was in remission the results show the cancer has spread even more in her spleen and some in her liver. She didn't ask her doctor how long she can live with this, but I'd like to hear some experiences of this type.

    • ANSWER:
      If the cancer has spread, there are probably treatments for it: surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation.
      You need to ask the doc if it's growing aggressively or slowly. No one can predict how long any patient will live, but the doc might have some estimate.

  36. QUESTION:
    Is it typical to only display a few symptoms of cancer, but still have it?
    That kind of makes me look illiterate. But, the fact of the matter is is that I've ran a fever around 101F for and off for the last 2 weeks and I don't feel sick. I'm scared of what it could be and my mind automatically goes to cancer. Leukemia and Lymphoma to be exact. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      You surely don't write as if you are illiterate. You sound scared.

      I've had two cancers so I know a little something.

      Your fever suggests the possibility of some kind of bacterial infection that is being fought by your immune system. However the continual fever will be taxing the liver and lymph system and should a concern to a doctor for reasons other than leukemia or lymphoma. Go see a doctor and have a blood test so whatever is causing the fever can be identified and cured.

      Good Luck

  37. QUESTION:
    What is Lymphoma and can you die from it?
    My uncle had a cyst on his side that's been there since 1972, he said and he got it removed because it was changing colors and stuff and he said the doctors dont even know what it is. He said they believe it's lymphoma. What is that and can you die from it?

    • ANSWER:
      I think you mean lipoma which is a benign tumour (not cancer).

      Lymphoma is something else (it is a type of cancer). I'm sure you can google it...

  38. QUESTION:
    What kind of cancer is usually found in children?
    I am writing a story and a little girl is born with cancer. I want it to be a type of cancer that lets her be a little girl but it can take her life away anytime. I want her to be able to play and not be in the hosiptal all the time and yet I need something severe. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The most common childhood cancers are leukemia, lymphoma, bone cancer, brain tumors, neuroblastoma (a ususally advanced cancer of the nerve cells) a type of kidney cancer called Wilm's Tumor, and a type of soft tissue cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma.

      I think for the story you are writing, neuroblastoma would fit. A lot of the time, it goes into remission, however, it usually comes back (often years later), and when it does, the survival rates are quite low. Also, it is one of the few cancers you can truly be "born with".

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the survival rate of a person diagnosed with lymphoma of the lungs?
    My sister just got a probable diagnosis of Lymphoma in her lungs. I just want to know how serious this is. So if any one can help, it would be much obliged. And what kind of treatments are there?

    • ANSWER:
      All cancer is very serious and all the different kinds of lymphoma have the potential to be fatal. But, lymphoma that is in the lungs is also potentially CURABLE. A lot depends on what kind of lymphoma your sister has.

      Lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system) is divided into two major types: Hodgkin's Disease (most common in ages 15 to 35) and Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Which kind of lymphoma your sister has will depend on the results of the biopsy.

      Lymphoma that has spread to the lungs generally will be staged as 4. There are four stages in lymphoma; stage 4 denotes disease outside the lymphatic system that has spread to an organ like the lung, liver, or bone marrow.

      Hodgkin's Disease very commonly begins in the chest and may spread to the lungs. Stage IV Hodgkin's Disease has a cure rate with chemotherapy of 50% or better. (Actual prognosis depends on a number of other factors.) I know there are many Hodgkin's survivors who had lung involvement. Hodgkin's Disease is a fairly rare cancer, about 8,000 cases per year. (However, there are a lot of us Hodgkin's survivors running around because it is such a potentially curable cancer.)

      Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a much more diverse group of cancers. There are about 60,000 cases of N-HL every year. There are over 30 different kinds of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. These can range from curable kinds (Burkitts, Diffuse Large B-Cell) to non-curable kinds (mantle cell for example is very difficult to cure). Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas are usually grouped together as aggressive or indolent (depending on how fast they spread). Some lymphomas grow very fast, others grow slow.

      Lymphoma is generally treated with chemotherapy, sometimes with the addition of radiation. Very limited lymphoma is sometimes just treated with radiation. Lymphomas tend to be very sensitive to chemotherapy and as I said, even stage IV lymphoma is potentially curable depending on what kind it is.

      I've included some good sources to learn more about lymphoma below.

      Hodgkin's Disease specific:

      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/hodgkinslymphoma/

      Non-Hodgkin's specific:

      http://www.nci.nih.gov/cancerinfo/types/non-hodgkins-lymphoma

      Message boards for both N-HL and HD:

      http://www.lymphoma.com/

      The LLS: http://www.leukemia.org/hm_lls

      Lymphoma Information Network: http://www.lymphomainfo.net/

      ACS: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/nws/content/nws_2_1x_what_is_lymphoma_.asp

      Best of luck to your sister.

  40. QUESTION:
    What gender and age group are more likely to get lung cancer?
    I also ask the same question for breast cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, and non-hodgkin lymphoma.

    Anybody know?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on which country you live in . . but if you are referring to the US than you can check the statistical facts for all these types of cancers:

      US Cancer Statistics for 2007
      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/stt/stt_0.asp

      US Cancer Statistics from NCI
      http://www.cancer.gov/statistics/

      SEER cancer statistics
      http://seer.cancer.gov/statistics/

      CANCERMondial - world statistics for cancer
      http://www-dep.iarc.fr/

  41. QUESTION:
    Does the effects of chemotherapy cause heart attacks and stokes in cancer patients or the cancer itself ?
    Read other post if you care to but what would cause a heart attack or stroke in a cancer paitent specifically Hodgkins lymphoma. The chemotherapy or the cancer itself?

    • ANSWER:
      Demi is correct.
      But there are over 100 very different chemotherapy drugs.
      Only a few may cause heart disease.
      Usually people with Hodgkins lymphomas are too young to worry about strokes.
      A stroke would be the least of your worries as a Hodgkins disease patient.

  42. QUESTION:
    Can cancer get diagnosed by a blood test?
    If a person with a normal number of white cells in his blood (generally a descent blood quelity), can suffer by cancers like Lymphoma?

    • ANSWER:
      the "T" cell count in your blood is what is called the cancer test of the blood.

  43. QUESTION:
    What are the odds of surviving cancer after a bone marrow transplant?
    My dad has non-hodgkins lymphoma and is going to a specialist because he has stopped responding to his chemotherapy. And they were looking into a bone marrow transplant.
    Any information on it and the outcome would be welcome!

    • ANSWER:
      The odds are pretty good and getting better all the time. The best part is that even stage four lymphoma (some types) are now curable with stem cell or bone marrow transplants. Make sure you dad goes to a major cancer center that does lots of SCT or BMT and he should do just fine. He might have some lingering graft vs host disease but that sure beats stage four lymphoma.

      http://bonemarrow.org/

      http://www.marrow.org/PATIENT/Undrstnd_Disease_Treat/index.html

      http://www.marrow.org/PATIENT/Plan_Life_after_Tx/Managing_Long-Term_Effects_of_/Graft-Versus-Host_Disease/index.html

  44. QUESTION:
    Where can I find cancer awareness shirts for cancer survivors?
    My friends and I are having a cancer remission party for our friend and we want to wear cancer ribbon shirts to show our support.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many shops for cancer awareness shirts. Two of my favorites are:

      Hope & Dreams Cancer Awareness T-Shirt Shop
      (They have shirts for breast cancer, lymphoma, leukemia, hodgkin's disease, lung cancer and many funny cancer t-shirts and they can customize too)
      http://www.cafepress.com/hopeanddreams

      Gifts4Awareness T-Shirt Shop
      (They have breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, leukemia awareness shirts, etc. Lots to choose from)
      http://www.cafepress.com/gifts4awareness

      Good luck to your friend. I'm also a cancer survivor!

  45. QUESTION:
    How fast would the population grow if all cancer was cured?
    I want to calculate the population if a cure for cancer was found. I know that right now the growth rate is about 1.2% every year. What would this figure be if all cancer related deaths were taken out of the equation.

    • ANSWER:
      Umm.. cancer is ALREADY CURABLE. You can cure first stage cancer lesions with surgery where you remove the cancer cells with an added layer of healthy tissue to make sure no cancer cell is left. A lot of tumors respond insanely well to radiotherapy and chemotherapy and the person can be cured.

      Leukemia can be cured. Hodgkin Lymphoma can be cured. Heck, some kinds of brain cancer can be cured. Now, if you were telling me you had pancreatic cancer of any cellular type or an end-stage astrocytoma, I'd say you're out of luck and enjoy your last few months.

      And since most people that get cancer are no longer of childbearing age, the population wouldn't grow by the millions. It's probable the 70 year old guy that got cured of his prostate cancer will die tomorrow from a heart attack.

      Now, if you asked this very same question from diseases like diarrhea which is the #1 killer of children (people that obviously haven't reproduced yet) and which kills children by the hundreds of millions each year, then we can seriously state the world population would be severely altered.

  46. QUESTION:
    what happens if my cervical cancer has not gone after treatment?
    I am 27 years old and I have recently undergone chemo and radiation therapy for cervical cancer and i am still waiting for my results. i was just wondering if anyone knows of my options if the treatment has not worked this time round. What if it is still there but has shrunk? would i have to undergo another round of chemo or would they just do a hysterectomy as i have already had two rounds of chemo and radiation? Can anyone please help me?
    if i have the surgery to remove the cervix would that mean that i would not be able to have children?

    • ANSWER:
      Please feel free to email me, and I can send you my regularly used email address (not the yahoo one) if you need to talk.

      I just turned 28 and I just found out last month that my stage 2B cervical cancer was gone. It had spread into lymph nodes and tissues in my pelvis. I was diagnosed in July, I was 27 also. I feel like your doctors should be informing you better because I don't know of any radiation and chemo treatments for cervical cancer which are fertility sparing. I did not have a hysterectomy, I still have my uterus AND cervix, as well as all of my other "parts" BUT my eggs were all destroyed throwing me into menopause at 27. This ALWAYS happens unless you have ovarian transposition and your radiation avoids the higher area above your pelvis (mine did not because it was in lymph nodes higher up) and on top of it, cervical cancer chemo is often Cisplatin which almost always causes infertility. If one doesn't get you, sadly the other probably will. And thats just the egg issue. I was lucky to have a few weeks to have them frozen before starting treatments. But even after all of this, I've done extensive research on the possibility of carrying my own child in the future, and I have found that this had never been successfully done, ever. There are cases of women with smaller doses of radiation, smaller than those used for cervical cancer, who occasionally are able to sustain pregnancy. Usually they are childhood cancer survivors for lymphoma or other cancers through the body and even then, it's not very common for them to be able to carry a pregnancy successfully. Removal of the cervix is called a trachelectomy and it's used for women who don't get chemo and radiation, but just have the cervix removed so that they can carry a pregnancy. If the surgeon doesn't get clear margins during the surgery (they test the edges of the removed cervix for signs of cancer) then they will proceed to do a hysterectomy because that means that the cancer has gone too high into the endocervical canal for a trachelectomy. BUT after chemo and radiation theres no way to have children naturally anyways.

      To answer your question correctly otherwise, I need more information. Why did you get chemo and radiation? Usually this is done because it's advanced stage, stage 2B or later like mine was. Any earlier, and theres a good chance you are getting a radical hysterectomy with complete lymph node dissection and removal in the area affected. Those lymph nodes are tested for cancer and then if any test positive, you will likely then get chemo and radiation or sometimes just radiation alone but chemo reduces recurrance A LOT.

      What stage is your cervical cancer?

      If the cancer is contained to the cervix after treatment (or was it contained to the cervix before treatment, and they for some reason did chemo and radiation anyways?) then you can have a hysterectomy to remove the residual cancer.

      Now here's the scary part...which had me on pins and needles for months. IF the cancer is spread outside of the cervix, into nearby tissues or nodes, theres a radical surgery they do, which usually involves removal of abdominal organs including possibly (and usually) complete hysterectomy, oophrectomy (ovaries removed), part of your bowels or intestines, tissues and muscles affected, and even sometimes the bladder, other affected organs which cancer would likely be in such as a kidney, etc. This is considered salvage surgery and it's used in the most desperate of situations as a last hope to save a patient who hasn't responded well to radiation and chemo.

      Most of the time, I found out that we will receive the max dose of radiation for cervical cancer, I know I did. That means that you cannot receive radiation to the same area ever again, as long as you live. This also scares the hell out of me. They can do pin point radiation elsewhere in the body should it ever happen, but not full radiation because theres a max that the body can handle without becoming toxic :/ Also theres a max dose chemo, although typically they use chemosensitization for cervical cancer which is not a high dose. Mine was a double dose because they thought I could handle it physically but it was still considered a fairly low dose.

      Also what do you mean by 2 round of chemo and radiation? For my treatment, I received a total of 8 weeks of chemo, radiation internal and external.

      Mondays were chemo days, every monday for 8 weeks.

      Then I did 8 weeks of external beam radiation, and the last week or 2 (can't remember) I received a total of about 5 internal brachytherapy radiation treatments.

      I wish I could give you more solid answers but I need more information. Please email me if you want to talk about this more. I have a few young cervical cancer friends I've met thru forums such as this and we support eachother, there are not many young cervical cancer survivors out there willing to talk, or so I've found when going thru my treat

  47. QUESTION:
    If Lymphoma goes into remission does that indicate the person is cured and can live normally?
    My partner unfortunately has been diagnosed with Lymphoma. I am scared that I will lose him. He is beginning an aggressive one month round of Chemo therapy and I'm wondering if after the chemo, the Lymphoma goes into remission, does that eventually mean he is "cured" and can live a normal life?

    • ANSWER:
      A few different things to consider.

      There are two major kinds of lymphoma. There is a specific type called Hodgkin's Disease and then there is Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, which is basically every other lymphatic system cancer that isn't considered Hodgkin's Disease. There are about 30 different kinds of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

      A remission generally means that the person simply has no evidence of disease. In lymphoma, a person often will go into remission, but then still need more chemotherapy and/or radiation to make sure any microscopic disease has been wiped out. For example, in Hodgkin's Disease, two cycles of "extra" chemotherapy are commonly given beyond the initial remission point.

      A cure in lymphoma is generally defined as being in remission for five or more years, with no relapse. For purposes of defining "cure," the period of time is measured from the end of treatment, not the initial remission point. Hodgkin's Disease and some kinds of Non-Hodgkin's are considered curable. Some kinds of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma are considered treatable, but incurable. This means that although it may be possible to control the lymphoma or even achieve a remission, it will almost always come back.

      Lymphoma that comes back after initial remission may bey treated with high dose chemotherapy and stem or bone marrow transplant. This treatment can provide very long-term remission rates for some people, possibly even cure.

      A person with lymphoma in remission should be able to live a normal life. Sometimes the drugs used to treat the lymphoma have long term side effects, but many people return to normal life and are able to exercise, work, etc. It depends on the individual.

      Because lymphoma is such a diverse set of cancers, it is difficult to generalize without knowing what a person's specific subtype is. Generally, the type of lymphoma (HD vs. NHL, then what specific type of NHL), stage of disease, and the person's overall health are most important to determining how well a person does.

      Best of luck to you both.

  48. QUESTION:
    Is it true that lemon grass prompt cancer cells to commit suicide?
    A drink with as little as one gram of lemon grass contains enough citral to prompt cancer cells to commit suicide in the test tube. Seems to come from some Israeli researchers. Can be trusted?

    • ANSWER:
      a drop of gasoline will kill cancer cells in a test tube.

      The list of test tube cancer cures is very long. Unfortunately what happens in a test tube often, in fact usually, does not translate to what happens in the human body.

      Here is the abstract of the study you are probably refering to:

      Planta Med. 2005 May;71(5):484-8. Links
      Citral is a new inducer of caspase-3 in tumor cell lines.Dudai N, Weinstein Y, Krup M, Rabinski T, Ofir R.
      Hazeva Research and Development Center, Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.

      Citral, 3,7-dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-al, a key component of the lemon-scented essential oils extracted from several herbal plants such as lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus), melissa (Melissa officinalis), verbena (Verbena officinalis) is used as a food additive and as a fragrance in cosmetics. In this study, we investigated the anti-cancer potential of citral and its mode of action. Concentrations of 44.5 muM, comparable to the concentration of citral in a cup of tea prepared from 1 g of lemon grass, induced apoptosis in several hematopoietic cancer cell lines. Apoptosis was accompanied by DNA fragmentation and caspase-3 catalytic activity induction. Citral activity (22.25 microM) was compared to a reference compound like staurosporine (0.7 microM), in respect to DNA fragmentation and caspase-3 enzymatic activity. The apoptotic effect of citral depended on the alpha,beta-unsaturated aldehyde group.
      PMID: 15931590
      .......................................

      Looks like citral might cause cancer, lymphoma, in female mice fed citral in their food. What this means, who knows?

      Natl Toxicol Program Tech Rep Ser. 2003 Jan;(505):1-268. Links
      NTP toxicology and carcinogenesiss studies of citral (microencapsulated) (CAS No. 5392-40-5) in F344/N rats and B6C3F1 mice (feed studies).[No authors listed]
      National Toxicology Program, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA

      Citral is used primarily as lemon flavoring in foods, beverages, and candies. It is also used as a lemon fragrance in detergents, perfumes, and other toiletries. Citral was nominated by the National Cancer Institute for study because of its widespread use in foods, beverages, cosmetics, and other consumer products and its structure as a representative beta-substituted vinyl aldehyde. Male and female F344/N rats and B6C3F1 mice were exposed to microencapsulated citral (greater than 96% pure) in feed for 14 weeks or 2 years. Genetic toxicology studies were conducted in Salmonella typhimurium, cultured Chinese hamster ovary cells, mouse bone marrow cells, and mouse peripheral blood erythrocytes. 14-WEEK STUDY IN RATS: Groups of 10 male and 10 female F344/N rats were fed diets containing starch microcapsules with a load of 31.3% citral. The concentration of citral in the diet was 3,900, 7,800, 15,600, or 31,300 ppm microencapsulated citral (equivalent to average daily doses of approximately 345, 820, 1,785, and 1,585 mg citral/kg body weight to males and 335, 675, 1,330, and 2,125 mg/kg to females) for 14 weeks. Additional groups of 10 male and 10 female rats received untreated feed (untreated controls) or feed containing placebo microcapsules (vehicle controls). In the second week of the study, all rats in the 31,300 ppm groups were killed moribund. Mean body weights of exposed males and females that survived to the end of the study were generally significantly less than those of the vehicle controls. Feed consumption by 15,600 and 31,300 ppm males and females was less than that by the vehicle controls during the first week of the study. Males and females in the 31,300 ppm groups exhibited listlessness, hunched posture, absent or slow paw reflex, and dull eyes. Exposure of rats to citral may have been associated with forestomach epithelial hyperplasia and hyperkeratosis, bone marrow atrophy and hemorrhage, and nephrotoxicity. 14-WEEK STUDY IN MICE: Groups of 10 male and 10 female B6C3F1 mice were fed diets containing 3,900, 7,800, 15,600, or 31,300 ppm microencapsulated citral (equivalent to average daily doses of approximately 745, 1,840, 3,915, and 8,110 mg/kg to males and 790, 1,820, 3,870, and 7,550 mg/kg to females) for 14 weeks. Additional groups of 10 male and 10 female mice received untreated feed (untreated controls) or feed containing placebo microcapsules (vehicle controls). In the second week of the study, four males in the 31,300 ppm group were killed moribund. Mean body weights of all exposed groups of males and females were significantly less than those of the vehicle controls. Feed consumption by females exposed to 7,800 ppm or greater was less than that by the vehicle controls during the first week of the study. By the end of the study, feed consumption by all exposed groups was greater than that by the vehicle controls. Mice in the 15,600 and 31,300 ppm groups were generally thin and lethargic; a few males in the 7,800 ppm group were also thin. The incidences of ovarian atrophy were significantly increased in females exposed to 15,600 or 31,300 ppm. 2-YEAR STUDY IN RATS: Groups of 50 male and 50 female F344/N rats were fed diets containing 1,000, 2,000, or 4,000 ppm microencapsulated citral for 2 years. Additional groups of 50 male and 50 female rats received untreated feed (untreated controls) or feed containing placebo microcapsules (vehicle controls). Dietary concentrations of 1,000, 2,000, and 4,000 ppm delivered average daily doses of approximately 50, 100, and 210 mg/kg to males and females. Survival of all exposed groups of males was significantly greater than that of the vehicle control group. Mean body weights of rats exposed to 4,000 ppm were generally less than those of the vehicle controls from week 49 (males) or 25 (females) to the end of the study. Feed consumption by exposed groups was similar to that by the vehicle controls. No neoplasms or nonneoplastic lesions were attributed to exposure to citral. 2-YEAR STUDY IN MICE: Groups of 50 male and 50 female B6C3F1 mice were fed diets containing 500, 1,000, or 2,000 ppm microencapsulated citral for 2 years. Additional groups of 50 male and 50 female mice received untreated feed (untreated controls) or feed containing placebo microcapsules (vehicle controls). Dietary concentrations of 500, 1,000, and 2,000 ppm delivered average daily doses of approximately 60, 120, and 260 mg/kg to males and females. Survival of exposed males and females was similar to that of the vehicle control groups. Mean body weights of mice exposed to 1,000 or 2,000 ppm were generally less than those of the vehicle controls throughout the study, and mean body weights of 500 ppm females were less from week 30 to the end of the study. Feed consumption by the exposed groups was similar to that by the vehicle controls. The incidences of malignant lymphoma occurred with a positive trend in female mice, and the incidence in 2,000 ppm females was significantly greater than that in the vehicle control group. Tissues most commonly affected by malignant lymphoma were the spleen, mesenteric lymph node, thymus, and, to a lesser extent, the ovary. GENETIC TOXICOLOGY: Citral was not mutagenic in S. typhimurium strain TA98, TA100, TA1535, or TA1537 with or without induced rat or hamster liver S9 enzymes. In cytogenetic tests with cultured Chinese hamster ovary cells, citral induced sister chromatid exchanges with and without S9, but chromosomal aberrations were not significantly increased after exposure to citral, with or without S9. Negative results were obtained in an in vivo bone marrow micronucleus test in male B6C3F1 mice treated by intraperitoneal injection with 250 to 750 mg/kg daily for 3 days. Likewise, no increases in the frequencies of micronucleated erythrocytes were observed in peripheral blood samples collected from male and female mice within 24 hours of the final exposure in the 14-week study. In conclusion, citral gave negative results in in vitro and in vivo tests for genotoxicity, with the exception of the in vitro mammalian cell test for sister chromatid exchange induction CONCLUSIONS: Under the conditions of these 2-year feed studies, there was no evidence of carcinogenic activity of citral in male or female F344/N rats exposed to 1,000, 2,000, or 4,000 ppm. There was no evidence of carcinogenic activity of citral in male B6C3F1 mice exposed to 500, 1,000, or 2,000 ppm. There was equivocal evidence of carcinogenic activity in female B6C3F1 mice based on increased incidences of malignant lymphoma.
      PMID: 12637974


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Symtoms Of Colon Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Could I have a Possible Colon Cancer Symptom?
    I have a sharp kind of pain that is just to the left of my bellybutton where your colon is and it's not always there. Sometimes it's not then all of a sudden it comes on again. I get constipated alot. Could this pain be a symtom of colon cancer if not what else could it be? I am 20 years old I feel i shouldnt be constipated all the time? P.S. I drink lots of water, eat lots of fiber, and get alot of exercise?

    • ANSWER:
      I would see your Physician but normally the first sign is blood in the stool or bloating in your lower abdomen. Your problem could be one of many things, excess gas in the lower intestine plus many other things.

  2. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have cancer?
    If you never get it checked?
    Are there symtoms or something?

    • ANSWER:
      You won't know . . cancer is painless, small, and goes undetected in the early stages. Usually by the time there are symptoms the cancer is advanced and life threatening. However. . there are some things you can do . . that you should be aware of just in case . . . the first thing to know is that there are certain cancers that happen to specific age groups. Thus . . an older adult (over 50) is more likely to get carcinomas of the lung, breast, colon . .or organ. While children tend to get blood malignancies such as Leukemia or Lymphomas . . and teens and young adults tend to get sarcoma . .which is a type of cancer that affects 'growing' and 'growth spurts' associated with bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and soft tissue in the body.

      So . .if you are a young adult . . than you should always pay attention to any unusual or unexplained lump on your body that seems to be growing. Take a clue from the breast cancer awareness where they encourage young girls to check their breasts for lumps. The real message should be changed to . . . both young males and females should check their entire bodies for any unexplained lumps or bumps . . because in almost every case that turns out to be a malignancy . . the cancer was ignored for months because the young person looked and felt healthy. The danger was not recognized until it was too late.

      So the best way to protect yourself . . is to stay as healthy as possible (avoid alcohol, cigarettes, fast foods - eat healthy, exercise ) . . not so much as that will protect you from getting cancer . .but if you are really healthy and fit when you do get cancer than you have a better survival chance.

      Check your body regularly and go to a doctor once a year for a complete well physical. The reason for the doctor visit is to establish what you look like when you are healthy . . to create records in case you ever do get cancer . . those medical records will be valuable to compare 'before' and 'after' as you go through treatment.

      Otherwise . . just stay aware of your own body. Not much else you can do.

  3. QUESTION:
    54 female who just had a double contrat enema anf found a 2cm polyp?
    had colonsocy in june2007 came back negative but symtoms continues so had a baryium enma and they found a peduncalted polyoe of the caecum of 2 cm.I hve to go for another clonoscopy this friday 12 october.Does anyone know anything about this and what r the chances of being cancerous.
    Thank you so much.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have a family history of colon cancer? My mother died of metastatic colon cancer. I am 55 and have had multiple polyps removed. Many have been precancerous but none have been cancerous. I have also had many benign polyps. Don't worry until there is something to worry about. My doctor told me that from the time a polyp first appears until it becomes cancerous is 3 yrs. You have to trust that even if it is the kind that becomes cancerous that you have caught it before that time. I have had friends who had cancerous polyps removed who have not had reoccurences & have gone on with their lives as if nothing had ever happened. Just the thought of cancer is scary, but if colon cancer is caught early is it very treatable. Good luck.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are the symtoms for people with colon cancers?
    No pain?

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer of the colon is the disease characterized by the development of malignant cells in the lining or epithelium of the first and longest portion of the large intestine. Malignant cells have lost normal control mechanisms governing growth. These cells may invade surrounding local tissue, or they may spread throughout the body and invade other organ systems.

      Symptoms

      Colon cancer causes symptoms related to its local presence in the large bowel or by its effect on other organs if it has spread. These symptoms may occur alone or in combination:

      * a change in bowel habit
      * blood in the stool
      * bloating, persistent abdominal distention
      * constipation
      * a feeling of fullness even after having a bowel movement
      * narrowing of the stool—so-called ribbon stools
      * persistent, chronic fatigue
      * abdominal discomfort
      * unexplained weight loss
      * and, very rarely, nausea and vomiting

      Most of these symptoms are caused by the physical presence of the tumor mass in the colon. Similar symptoms can be caused by other processes; these are not absolutely specific to colon cancer. The key is recognizing that the persistence of these types of symptoms without ready explanation should prompt the individual to seek medical evaluation.

      If a tumor develops in the colon, it will begin to cause symptoms as it reaches a certain size. The symptoms are caused by the tumor blocking the opening in the colon. In addition, the tumor commonly oozes blood that is lost in the stool. (Often, this blood is not visible.) This results in anemia and chronic fatigue. Weight loss is a late symptom, often implying substantial obstruction or the presence of systemic disease.-

  5. QUESTION:
    Day by day his ability to walk degrades?
    Hi everyone,

    A very good friend of mine is going through something very difficult. Day by day his ability to walk degrades, he has had so many tests done, including being tested for colon cancer and his doctors can't find anything wrong. He's 34 years old and lists his symtoms as tightening pain around the abdomen and tingling in his legs but not all the time. Any suggestions are welcomed.

    • ANSWER:
      My Dad had a compressed spine where he got worse alittle at a time. He had to learn to walk all over again after his surgery. All it takes is an MRI to find out.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is causing the pain in the sides of my lower back?
    At the beginning of last week I got the worst case of the flu. I could not eat, sleep, and all the joints in my body hurt. That was Monday. Wednesday I started to develope Strep throat and was still dealing with the flu. I did not go to get any meds until thursday but that was just for Strep. On late thursday night I started to have some cramping pain in my low back on both sides (maybe kidney area). Friday and work I had some very little trouble breathing and still having pain in my sides. I took the meds for strep and pain goes away. I am still having pain in sides and what can someone tell me as to what it might be? I am also having pain in my low abdomen. Is it from flu, strep? What. I don't like going to doctors because most time they don't know what to tell you? Someone please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There

      Pain in the body is the indicator that you have an issue to deal with. Sounds simple, but people don't deal with pain. We are conditioned to take a drug and the pain will disappear, but the actual issue will not. That is what people don't understand (including doctors). Suppression (taking drugs) of any symtom of the body causes it to take the next issue with your body to a bigger problem. Suppress enough headaches, then you have migraines, suppress those and you have a disease, suppress that and you have a cancer, ect. Same story applies for any issue.

      I have been educating people for years and if you are sick you need to detoxify the body by letting it rest for at least a week. Eat fruits and veggies (live foods) for a week (better yet juice them) and you will feel better before you know it. ALso good to do a colon cleanse because the toxins in the body hang out there and when people dont have regular bowel movements (30 minutes after each meal), the toxins get in the blood and illness and disease occur.
      You are probably dehydrated from being sick and that and stress is what causes back pain. Be sure to drink at least a gallon of distilled water a day. More tips please email me.

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

  7. QUESTION:
    what could water retention be a symtom of?
    hi all. i've not been chaning my eating habits or anyway. but i've been drinking lots of cold water. i've been gaining weight since like crazy. like 5pounds. my ankles are swollen. i believe i have water retention. i'm sweating heavier then before. arg..could waterretention be a symtom of anything? how do i get rid of it asap?
    not having period. i'm 18. was 50kg. before.

    • ANSWER:
      Reduce salt in your diet to reduce the water retention in your body.
      Medical problems commonly resulting from untreated obesity and morbid obesity include:
      * Diabetes
      * Hypertension
      * Heart disease
      * Stroke
      * Certain cancers, including breast and colon
      * Depression
      * Osteoarthritis
      Obesity can lead to a gradual decrease in the level of oxygen in your blood, a condition called hypoxemia. Persons who are obese may temporarily stop breathing while asleep (sleep apnea). Decreased blood oxygen levels and sleep apnea may cause a person to feel sleepy during the day. The conditions may also lead to high blood pressure and pulmonary hypertension. In extreme cases, especially when left untreated, this can lead to right-sided heart failure and ultimately death.
      Doctors prescribe diuretics to hypertensive patients to reduce overweight and thus reducing hypertension.
      Drink eight glasses of water daily. If you are suffering from kidney stones, drink upto 15 glasses of water daily.
      Please see the web pages for more details on Obesity, Drinking water and Diuretics.

  8. QUESTION:
    what is the difference between colon cancer and diverticulitis and what are the symtoms of each?

    • ANSWER:
      A diverticulum is a blind pouch leading off the alimentary tract, lined by mucosa that communicates with the lumen of the gut. Most individuals with diverticular disease remain asymptomatic throughout their lives, and the lesions are most often discovered incidentally. Only about 20% of those affected ever develop manifestations in the form of diverticulitis. These may include intermittent cramping or continuous lower abdominal discomfort, constipation, distention, and a sensation of never being able to completely empty the rectum. Patients sometimes experience alternating constipation and diarrhea. Occasionally there may be minimal chronic or intermittent blood loss, or rarely massive hemorrhages. Whether a high-fiber diet prevents such progression or protects against superimposed diverticulitis is still unclear. Diets supplemented with high fiber may provide symptomatic improvement, but the treatment may seem worse than the disease. Even when diverticulitis supervenes, it most often resolves spontaneously. Relatively few patients require surgical intervention for obstructive or inflammatory complications.

      Diverticulitis is NOT a cancer.

      Colon cancer, as the name implies, is a cancer on the colon, and without a doubt needs to be removed by a surgeon.

      -random physician

  9. QUESTION:
    Could this this just be my OCD again?
    Could this be colon cancer?

    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Please stop looking in your toliet and go talk to your doctor. Please.

  10. QUESTION:
    Having bowel issues akin to irritable bowel but now having pieces of an orange substance in stool?
    Is this also a symptom or irritable bowel? I am so scared I have colon cancer or something. Have had 2 times that I saw blood but lately its just the orange stuff!

    • ANSWER:
      I had colon cancer 3 yrs ago and prior had absolutely no symtoms whatsoever. I don't know your age but I'd definitely tell your doctor about the blood. You might need a colonoscopy to see if you have polyps or what. Polyps can cause the blood, and they are simple to remove, usually at the time of the colonoscopy and detection. DON'T BE AFRAID TO SEE A DOCTOR. Colon cancer is easily cured if caught in time, as was my case.

  11. QUESTION:
    Could this just be my ocd again?
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      The fact that you ask the same question every few days leads me to believe that it's something in your head rather than your bowels.

      Of course, it might be the same stuff in both places.

  12. QUESTION:
    Could this just be my ocd again?
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    Could this just be my ocd again?
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Could this just be my ocd again?
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      you could be getting constipated. the blood could be from little scratches on the inside of your anus wall from it being flat and hard. nothing to worry about just eat alot of fiber and it will go back to normal. if continues you can talk to your dr. and he can reassure you

  15. QUESTION:
    Could this just be my ocd again?
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      I have an idea. If you save your crap and put it in a box, you can compare your crap with the crap of ALL your other personalities on YA. You really should go to a mental institution.

  16. QUESTION:
    Could this just be my ocd again?
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know what you are even talking about, but it definitely sounds like OCD.

  17. QUESTION:
    Could this just be my ocd again?
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    Is it bad to have blood in your stool?
    There is blood every time I go.

    • ANSWER:
      The underlying cause for tarry or bloody stools should be found out. If it is a symtom of colon cancer, it is very serious.
      COLON AND RECTUM-cancer symptoms.
      1. Change in ordinary bowel habits.
      2. Change in appearance, size, and consistency of stool.
      3. Bleeding on moving bowels.
      4. Dark red blood in stools; tarry stools.
      5. Increasing difficulty in moving bowels.
      6. Distension of abdomen.
      7.Abdominal cramps, often colicky.
      8. Episodes of vomiting, sometimes of fecal material.
      9. Unexplained anemia.
      10. A lump in the abdomen (a late sign).
      Consult a gastroenterologist.
      Please see the web page on Bloody or tarry stools and Fecal occult blood test.

  19. QUESTION:
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be many things. You could take a home test to see if there is blood in there. If there was, I would advise further testing. Colon cancer is very curable with early testing, no fun if you let it go.

      http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-stool-testing-blood-fecal-occult-blood-test

  20. QUESTION:
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      problems will be best solved if you are investigated by colonoscopy. the result of this investigation will clearely tell you a straight answer to your type of questions !

  21. QUESTION:
    Do I have IBS or something worse?
    Symtoms:

    Constipated for 2 weeks
    Now I made dihhera ((spelling))
    A tons of gas
    A bit blood
    today I had rock hard stool, and later this evening I had ribbony stools
    No ab pain
    no vomiting
    no nausea

    Please help,Dr's tomorrow though

    I am 16 years old and I have no relatives with Colon Cancer

    COuld the ribbons be **three of them SUPER SOFT they almost just fell out of me** a sign of cancer?
    Pain in tailbone, but i think its because of my previous ushing

    • ANSWER:
      There are a number of thing this could be. If it has been only the past few weeks and never before it could be viral or bacterial in nature, something temporary that is. If these have been chronic or long lasting symptoms, it could be IBS, or an IBD (irritable bowel disease) such as colitis (which is in the colon) ileitis (ilium) or Crohn's Disease (which is the only non-curable bowel disease besides cancer and can occur anywhere throughout the digestive tract) The likelihood of it being cancer are small, but still possible so just make sure that if it isn't some sort of virus or infection that your doctor gives you a consult to a gastrointestinal doctor so you can get this properly diagnosed. If you do have any questions, I am not a doctor but I and family members have Crohn's Disease and are very knowledgeable on the subject and know what questions to ask doctors and know what medications are best if that is the case so feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions, I hope you start to feel better soon and don't let any of what I said scare you, I just feel that knowledge is power so I try to give people the most info i can :)

  22. QUESTION:
    Could this be colon cancer?
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    Could this be colon cancer?
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    Could this be colon cancer?
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know the answer to that,you would have to see a doctor,which you need to do anyway.Have you eaten any foods that are red or have red in them,if so that could be why you see the red,if not then for sure get to the doctor.

  25. QUESTION:
    Okay I'm extremely worried, do I have Colon Cancer, i'm only 19 please help me?
    Hey everyone. Alright,I'm extremely disturbed at the moment and confused. Last year I used to be constipated and had very hard stools, I checked up the symtoms of Colon cancer and thought I had that, I went to the Gastro specialists, who shouted at me for looking up on the internet and getting worried, he said my stomach was as soft as a pillow and if the stomach is soft there is nothing to worry about, only if the stomach is hard then something could be wrong. He gave me this powder to mix in water and drink to make my stools softer, it helped. He made me take a stool test too, and Occult Blood in stool came negative so he said there is no cancer or anything.. now the opposite has happened.. I have absolutely watery stools. This started a week ago when I was under a LOT of tension for my Board Results and college admissions. So the time I started getting tensed the watery stools started, I guess it was IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome. And in that, if it doesn't stop, they say there is no cure. Now it's been around two weeks. Everytime I eat something, half an hour later I'll go to the loo, and my stool will be watery. I have gas as well. However my tummy is soft as ever, but I do have the symtoms of Colon Cancer (some) ie - Watery stool, gas, change in bowel movements (more or less), stools thinner than normal (pencil stools) but then again it could be IBS. I'm so scared. I don't wanna work myself up again over nothing.. what does it sound like to you'll???? PLEASE HELP ME OUT

    • ANSWER:
      You do know that certain types of cancer are AGE SPECIFIC. Colon, breast, and lung cancers all happen to OLDER adults. Teens and young adults get different types of cancer associated with bone, muscle, or blood. So stop wasting your time worrying about a cancer that happens in older people . . besides there are no symptoms with cancer unless it is in an advanced state . . and by than people already know they have cancer.

      Age specific cancer
      http://www.cancer.net/patient/Coping/Age-Specific+Information/Cancer+in+Teens

  26. QUESTION:
    Colon cancer at 19? ?
    Hi so I am going to be a little detailed so if you rather not read about my personal health problems I don't recommend you continue to read . . .
    With that being said. I am a little worried and trying not to panic. I have been having these werid cramps in my abdomen for a while now my Dr never really found anything wrong with me. I've suffered of constipation for a while now but for the past days I have been going poo about 3 times a day , which is not the norm for me. Also these past 2-3 days I have been seeing pinkish red blood on the toilet paper after I wipe. I searched up some information and found out I have all the symtoms for colon cancer. I am trying to stay calm and hope it's something less serious. I have pain on my right side and some under my belly. I have been having fatigue also. I have been eating less but I still eat the usual foods so not really a Diet change. Could I have colon cancer at 19? Or if not what is wrong with me? My family has no cancer history. I am a Hispanic female.

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    Okay I'm extremely worried, do I have Colon Cancer, i'm only 19 please help me?
    Hey everyone. Alright,I'm extremely disturbed at the moment and confused. Last year I used to be constipated and had very hard stools, I checked up the symtoms of Colon cancer and thought I had that, I went to the Gastro specialists, who shouted at me for looking up on the internet and getting worried, he said my stomach was as soft as a pillow and if the stomach is soft there is nothing to worry about, only if the stomach is hard then something could be wrong. He gave me this powder to mix in water and drink to make my stools softer, it helped. He made me take a stool test too, and Occult Blood in stool came negative so he said there is no cancer or anything.. now the opposite has happened.. I have absolutely watery stools. This started a week ago when I was under a LOT of tension for my Board Results and college admissions. So the time I started getting tensed the watery stools started, I guess it was IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome. And in that, if it doesn't stop, they say there is no cure. Now it's been around two weeks. Everytime I eat something, half an hour later I'll go to the loo, and my stool will be watery. I have gas as well. However my tummy is soft as ever, but I do have the symtoms of Colon Cancer (some) ie - Watery stool, gas, change in bowel movements (more or less), stools thinner than normal (pencil stools) but then again it could be IBS. I'm so scared. I don't wanna work myself up again over nothing.. what does it sound like to you'll???? PLEASE HELP ME OUT

    • ANSWER:
      I recommend you stop worrying: do yoga or sophrology. You obviously worry a lot and it may have an effect on your body. Plus, have a very balanced diet: lots of fruit and vegetables, but not too many raw ones: cooked vegetables and compotes are good. Don't eat too much sugar, and no sodas. Drink a lot of water. Not too much meat. Fish is good.

      But most of all: go and see a doctor who will listen to you.

  28. QUESTION:
    colon cancer?
    do i have colon cancer?
    I'm 18, almost 19, and have been through a lot in my life. i don't have a family my mum died, my dad turned abusive and have been in care. there's been other stuff which i don't want to mention as well.
    I was dignosed as depressed about a year ago, but luckly I'm over that and imediately stopped taking the anti depressants as i felt they made me feel more miserable. However in the past couple of months i have had trouble going to the toilet but i put it down to the depression and stress even though i have been happy.
    Recently i have suffered non stop micranes, extreme tiredness, basic signs of enemia and swelling of the stomach and often severe pain. theres also been some bleedin when passing a stool. this has occured over two months.
    i confided in a friend who said the symtoms sounded like colon cancer, i don't know if anyone in my family has suffered from this and is it only old people who suffer from this? could anyone please give me advise?
    also, this sounds very embarassing but, when i have sex in a certain position i feel a sharp pain and uncomfort. could this be linked?

    • ANSWER:
      If yu have stopped anti-depressants, it could be a sign of withdrawl. I decided it was a good idea just stopping cymbalta (i don't know what the equilvalant is in your country) I felt like I was going to die! It felt like my stomach was turning inside out, i was vomiting, constipated, I could not sleep, my mucles were stiff and a whole lot of other things.

      You are supposed to wean off them slowly!! You can have serious medical complications if you dont.

      About the colon cancer stuff, please, PLEASE, see a doctor. Colon cancer can happen at your age. My cousin was diagnosed this summer and she is your age. Yes 19 year olds can hve colon cancer! when my cousin actually went to the doctor she really wasn't feeling well at all. I mean she was really really sick. They gave her all sorts of tests and they found out her cancer was at stage 4!

      Idont mean to scare you, but please get some sort of test.

      I hope things work out well for you.

  29. QUESTION:
    Do you think i could have colon/stomach cancer?
    Hi, Im a 20 year old guy. For about the past week I have been getting some mild stomach discomfort sometimes cramps though sometimes just discomfort (by discomfort i mean no pain but an annoying feeling of something in my stomach that shouldnt be there is how i would describe it). THe other symtoms I have gotten a few times, though not as much, is being really 'gassy.'
    I am not really too worried (though a LITTLE bit) about it being cancer, though I am just asking because im a worryer. I looked up symtoms of colon cancer and i dont have any other ones (no blood in stool, no change in stool habits, no constipation/diarrihha, no weight lose or appetite lose). I also don't think it could possibly be my diet because I am a fitness freak and I eat very well - only possible thing it could be is that i always eat really high protein cus i lift weights. The strange thing is that it really only noticable SOMETIMES after i eat (not all the time). Anyone have any clue whats wrong with me?

    • ANSWER:
      Gastritis
      Ulcers
      Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      Both gastritis and ulcers are closely related and similar diseases, their symptoms are very similar and both diseases are very common, causing heartburn, stomach pain after eating, gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort, constipation, and more symptoms.

      A common cause of gastritis and ulcers is a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium is one of the major reasons that most people develop ulcers and gastritis. This bacterium infects adheres to the stomach, causing an excess of acid, which in turn causes gastritis and ulcers.

      Both gastritis and ulcers can lead to major health problems without treatment and with the passage of time the gastric cancer may appear.

      For all the above is very important to look after our health and assist with a medical gastroenterologist.

      Irritable Bowel syndrome is another condition placed very common, the United States alone, 14% of the population has suffered from this disorder, in other countries like Mexico to 35% of the population have suffered from irritable bowel syndrome.

      Irritable bowel syndrome has many symptoms for it is sometimes difficult to diagnose, the most common are that your stomach hurts after eating, often intermittent abdominal pain, anytime, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal swelling, intestinal dysmotility, in some patients also have fever, nausea and even vomiting.

  30. QUESTION:
    has anyone on here been diagnosed with colon cancer or had it?
    and did it take them a long time before it was diagnosed? becasue usually with bowel cancer it does not get diagnosed until you get sypmtoms and when you do sometimes it does not get diagnosed until it reaches its later stages. I wounder why that is.Did you get diarea when you drank lots of water? where you run down feeling like you have a virus? Like a virus feeling, meaning feeling unwell? did sometimes at night did you have diarea that looked like jelly? and your stomach was bloated and rumbling noices? please let me know. becasue I think my cancer has come back. Please let me know if you had the above symtoms with your colon cancer or if you know anyone who had the above sypmtoms that I stated. I need some advise here. Thank you very much.

    • ANSWER:
      My aunt had colon cancer. With a lack of insurance and money, she put off going til doc til her bowel problems were so bad she had no other choice.

      They did a colonoscopy, and found polyps. They scheduled a routine surgery to remove something like 3 or 4 polyps. During the surgery the docs discovered that it was cancer, not polyps. Her cancer was hormonal though, and very agressive. The docs gave her a year with treatment, and 6 months without.

      Her daughter was extremly upset, and convinced her to go through treatment. She lived for 11 months.

      I cant remember all of her symptoms, but I think it was severe constipation that caused her to finally see a doc.

      I know its not a good story, but, its the only experience I know about.

  31. QUESTION:
    has anyone on here been diagnosed with colon cancer or had it?
    and did it take them a long time before it was diagnosed? becasue usually with bowel cancer it does not get diagnosed until you get sypmtoms and when you do sometimes it does not get diagnosed until it reaches its later stages. I wounder why that is.Did you get diarea when you drank lots of water? where you run down feeling like you have a virus? Like a virus feeling, meaning feeling unwell? did sometimes at night did you have diarea that looked like jelly? and your stomach was bloated and rumbling noices? please let me know. becasue I think my cancer has come back. Please let me know if you had the above symtoms with your colon cancer or if you know anyone who had the above sypmtoms that I stated. I need some advise here. Thank you very much.

    • ANSWER:
      Leanne? Yep, thought it was you.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is wrong with me??
    okay ive lost weight, i barely eat. my lower back hurts. i randmly catch myself diszzy/ light headed. a few years ago the doc put me on birthcontrol bc my periods were abnormal,,,, like 7 weeks long! but i stopped that. they also told me later on i might get overy cancer. but now someone told me i have symtoms of colon cancer.....is that true? h it hurts to ppoop and today there was blood with poop..no not constipated.

    • ANSWER:
      You need Medical counselling. Blood in your feces is not good, although it could be only at the annulus (too much force) and maybe you have hemorrhoids; in any case, the lack of appetite is significant and must be investigated.

      No one can predict an ovarian cancer. The colorectal cancer is influenced - not determined - by hereditary patterns. So, it's not a certainty.

  33. QUESTION:
    Could this just be ocd again??
    Could this be colon cancer?
    I just took a crap, and my crap kinda on the flat side. Not really like ribbon like crap, but flatter than it should be. I also found random areas with light red.

    I'm only 20 years, and I don't have any other symtoms of colon cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      knock it off, you really need to go sign yourself in to a mental ward.

  34. QUESTION:
    what the heck is crones disease?
    well, what the heck are the symtoms? thank you for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It typically affects the terminal ileum (last portion of the small intestine) and colon (large intestine) but it can affect any part of the digestive tract from mouth to anus. The inflammation is transmural and affects all the layers of the intestinal wall. There are typical pathological features that distinguish Crohn's disease from other intestinal disorders. Patients often present with abdominal pain, fever, weight loss or diarrhea. Delayed growth and maturation can occur in children with inflammatory bowel disease. Rectal bleeding is less common. Perirectal involvement with fissures and abscesses are also a prominent feature of Crohn's disease. Extraintestinal manifestations (features of inflammatory bowel disease affecting areas outside of the intestine) include skin rashes, joint pains and inflammation, eye problems and sclerosing cholangitis (disorder of the bile ducts). Colon cancer is more common in patients with inflammatory bowel disease as compared to the general population. The development of colon cancer depends upon the extent of colonic involvement and the duration of the disease.

  35. QUESTION:
    Could I have colon cancer?
    For about a week I have been having some stomach discomfort on the left side on my abdomen. For the most part I only notice it occasionally, and it usually happens after I eat (though not always). I usually don't get cramps, though I have a few times. The other thing I get sometimes is excess gas. I know this sounds kinda dumb to ask, but do you think it could be colon cancer? I checked online for the symtoms and I don't have any of the other ones (and obviously stomach problems can be a LOT of things) but I am quite a worrier so I was just wondering if someone who knows more about what they are talking about could tell me maybe whats wrong with me?

    BTW I am only 23, so that too would seem like it would make it highly unlikely that it would be cancer. I also eat very healthy - very little junkfood, no pop etc. The only thing about my diet that am speculating could be a factor is that I eat A LOT of high protein stuff (eggs, meat etc) but I have no idea if that can cause stomach annoyances.

    Anyways, can someone help me out?

    • ANSWER:
      Ignore the first bozo.

      Unless there is a very strong family history of EARLY colon cancer, it's extremely unlikely at your age.

      If it continues, see your doctor.

  36. QUESTION:
    do I have colon cancer?
    Hi, so about 2 weeks ago I got diagnosed with the stomach flu (bad diarrhea) and was sick for 3 days and then I got better for about 3-4 days and then I started to get bad cramps and still felt nausea. My period just ended and I still felt nausea, loss of appetite and constipation. So i went to the doctor and they gave me antibiotics. Do you think I have colon cancer? How long does it take for colon cancer to show symtoms? I am 23 years old and have no history of colon cancer. please help me...I am so worried i have it. :/ The doctor said no way I have cancer but he didn't run any tests and i heard they always misdiagnose patients who are younge? also does all colon cancer come from a poly-p?

    • ANSWER:
      At your age it is very unlikely you have anything serious to worry about. Keep taking any antibiotics the doctor may have given you, if it does not get well, see him. If it gets worse ask your doctor that for your peace of mind he order a CT scan of the rectal area.

  37. QUESTION:
    What stage might my mom's colon cancer be in?
    Ok, yesterday I found out my mom was diagnosed with Colon Cancer.

    She hasn't felt bad, and says she hasn't been feeling ill at all. The only reason she found out was because a week back, she had a tiny bit of blood in her stool. And then it stopped on its own anyways.

    However, she went in to get her Colon checked out anyways...and they found colon cancer. They didn't tell her what stage she is in, because they still need to do a body scan, but they did tell her that they are going to give her surgery sometime before Christmas regardless (after they do the scan).

    Now when I asked her what stage of cancer she might be in, she said the doctor didn't know.

    BUT he knows there is a tumor and said it was quite Large..:( But she also told me that oddly, he said something about the tumor not being completely "attached" to her body..therefore, they think it might be easy to remove......

    My mom is 56, overweight, and smokes. She does have a good and good insurrance (her job has benefits, etc.)

    But overall she doesn't really take good care of herself by eating right, etc...She doesn't each much, but doesn't get any exercise at all..she is on the obese side..in which I'm terrified that the shape she is in, will make it harder for her to beat the cancer (IF it is not fully removed during surgery)..or worse--she can die in sugery since she is a smoker....but I'm mainly worried more abuot the Cancer itself.

    Anyhow...I just wanted anyone's opinion on what type of Stage YOU think my mom has...she was only diagnosed yesterday.

    The ONLY issues she's had 2 weeks ago was tiny blood in her stool--and that stopped on her own.

    She hasn't had rapid weight loss (as explained when I look at info about Stage 3 or 4 Colon Cancer)..

    so her SYMTOMS seem very small..as she has been feeling very good during the last months, besides some gas and bloating--again she is already overweight tho.

    Thank you in advance for reading and replying. Again, we WILL find out what stage she is in..but that won't be for another week or so...so I just want some opinions on what stage YOU all think she might be in--considering that:

    -her tumor IS large
    -but she hasn't had any symtoms other than bloating and gas
    -she is 56
    -overweight
    -smokes

    mind you--she has never had her colon checked out until now...not sure if you also would need that information

    she hasnt had any major weight loss, vomiting, or neasea...etc..
    You don't have to be qualified to answer..I just want your opinion, especially if you know someone who has had the same type of Cancer. :)

    I would not hold anyone's opinion against them.
    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Its irrelevant asking us "what we think" until you mother has a biopsy or surgery there is no way of knowing if this tumour is malignant or benign. The term "stage" doesn't really apply to bowel cancer as such. Its either malignant or benign. Smoking and being over weight are factors but not majorly so, age, poor diet and family history are major factors in bowel cancer.

      Why are you capitalising certain words ie YOU think my mom has and ONLY issues and her tumor IS large ??

  38. QUESTION:
    im 18? can i get colon cancer????10 pointsss?
    or do i possibly have it?...ive been having constipation since ive been 14 and now im 18..within those four years i started getting hemmorhoids and i do bleed sometimes..and my mom also has hemmorhoids i dont know if that helps? but i just got to know that colon cancer has the same symtoms so i got scared...i really dont have the money to go to a doc and get a colonscopy done or anythin etc...help would be appreciated...thanxxxx :)

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    Help grandmother, could this be colon cancer?
    my grandmother is 80 years old. About 3-4 weeks about she has been getting blood in her bowels. My aunt (who is a nurse told her to -take laxatives.) It didn't help so last Friday she went to get a colonoscopy. She had colon cancer when she was in her early 30s, so that is why colon cancer is an issue. When she came back from colonoscopy she told me she didn't have colon cancer. But today she said doctors need to consult her tomorrow, since they might of screwed up on the test. I've been praying for her, and if you don't mind can you keep her in your prayers (:

    Some of her symtoms she is experiencing are-
    -blood in bowels
    -loss of appetite- though I think it's still because of the meds she had to take from the colonoscopy
    - lower stomach has been hurting since last week

    • ANSWER:
      I'm very sorry to hear. You'll be in my thoughts. Best of luck.

  40. QUESTION:
    ok this is really embarrassing... what are the symtoms of colon cancer as...?
    i keep having sharp shooting pains just inside my anus and feels like its pulsating. sometimes its so bad i cant even move with the pain, theres no blood, i aint gay, i dont put nothing up there so what could it be,
    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      It's probably piles, love. Go to your doctor, bite the bullet as they say, and let him have a look. You can get cream for it. I can't imagine it's particularly pleasant but is it pleasant sitting there thinking you've got cancer?

  41. QUESTION:
    Do I have lung cancer & what now to diagnose?
    Basically, I have a pneumonia like symtoms that does not go away(chest pain on one particular spot & coughing).

    About 8 yrs ago, I had a stage 3 colon cancer with 3 of 7 nymph nodes affected. I went thru surgery, chemo and radiation later.

    About 3 yrs ago, I had a bowel surgery because of bowel obstruction and since then, I have felt tired easily mostly because of bowel obsorption problem.

    About 2 yrs ago on Dec 31, 2007, the doctor at the hospital emergency dept told me that an X-ray and CT scan showed that I had a pneumonia after I complained of having chest pain on my top left lung and hard of breathing for a few days.

    Since that pneumonia, I had at least 4 above similar pneumonia-like symptoms (chest pain up breathing and low fever), that lasted for 6 weeks or more. I went back to see my personal physician twice - one last november and one last week. My doctor examined me and told me that my lungs were clear, and an x-ray in both times were "clear".

    I remain skeptical because my doctor told me for two years 9 yrs ago that I only had a irritable bowel syndrome, before later determined to be a colong cancer.

    I hate to check into the emergency dept here after my doctor keeps telling me that the xray shows my lungs are "clear", or have another CT scan with the junk injected into my vein for the scan...

    What can I do? I have this chest pain on my upper left lung (same painful spot as in previous incidents) for over 8 weeks now.
    jenjoy: what is a&e ?

    • ANSWER:
      you appear to have certain symtoms of lung cancer, as per the following handout from the cdn lung association:

      A cough that doesn't go away and gets worse over time
      Chest pain that doesn't go away
      Coughing up blood
      Feeling short of breath
      Wheezing
      Losing your voice (hoarseness)
      Getting sick with pneumonia and bronchitis a lot
      Swollen neck and face
      Not hungry, losing weight without trying
      Feeling tired

      The only way to tell whether u have lung cancer is, CT scan or MRI or Positron emission tomography, if the x-ray cannot definitely tell you. As the x-ray could not comfort you and you still have this chest pain for the pst 2 yrs, as the consequent of having a lung cancer can be serious to you (making u a stage 4 cancer patient), and as u dont want CT scan, maybe u should have an MRI which is less invasive than CT scan. You may also have a 2nd medical opinion.

      Good luck.

  42. QUESTION:
    no cold symtoms but have a fever?
    My father has a fever but no cold, he is in pain to where he is tearing up....my father had kidney cancer 4 years ago, got over it but never got his check up after..my father is in constant pain but he cant afford to go to the hospital again, he went a month ago an the doctor said they couldn't find anything but he wanted him to go back for another check up at that time he was bleeding out of his colon.ive been telling him to go to the hospital.. I don't know what to do its getting bad.

    • ANSWER:
      Keep trying to convince him that your worried, a few tears will help :p I'm sorry about your Dad, he should get help immediately.

      P.S. nice picture :)

  43. QUESTION:
    Chances of this being cancer + mets? i need help?
    firstly i noticed flat stools 6 years ago with no other symtoms. Then 3 months ago i had loss of appetite and my bowel habbits changed i had loose stools and 2 bouts of blood in my stool. i have read on google that it takes 5 years for colon cancer to form. so this fits really well. then after i had a dry cough that came from my throat. i also have been having headaches when i wake up which to me sounds like colon cancer spread to brain and lungs and maybe thyriod since i keep having this feeling that there's a lump behind my adams apple. it feels like my throat is blocked. i have been feeling weak and dizzy at times also.

    lately my bowel habbits have got worse very gassy and very loose stools i get gass all the time. i have testing in 3 weeks a colonscopy but im so worried i just need to get peoples opinions and to ask if im thinknig too much into it or am i right in connecting all this as it has all fit too well together.

    • ANSWER:
      I see no reason to think you have cancer, much less mets.

  44. QUESTION:
    Chances of cancer + mets?
    firstly i noticed flat stools 6 years ago with no other symtoms. Then 3 months ago i had loss of appetite and my bowel habbits changed i had loose stools and 2 bouts of blood in my stool. i have read on google that it takes 5 years for colon cancer to form. so this fits really well. then after i had a dry cough that came from my throat. i also have been having headaches when i wake up which to me sounds like colon cancer spread to brain and lungs and maybe thyriod since i keep having this feeling that there's a lump behind my adams apple. it feels like my throat is blocked. i have been feeling weak and dizzy at times also.

    lately my bowel habbits have got worse very gassy and very loose stools i get gass all the time. i have testing in 3 weeks a colonscopy but im so worried i just need to get peoples opinions and to ask if im thinknig too much into it or am i right in connecting all this as it has all fit too well together. the lump feeling in my throat is annoying it wont go away!

    • ANSWER:
      This has been asked an answered.
      Stop repeating questions.

  45. QUESTION:
    HELP ANSWER THIS PLEASE ANSWER ANSWER CANCER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
    hey is 13 and i have been constipated for 3 weeks its very hard and poo usually comes out in balls im so worried because apparently contispation can lead to colon cancer and i checked up on some websites and it said it was a symtom im so scared im gonna go to the doctor and get some tablets im just so worried am i gonna die and get cancer im so scared AND WHAT HAPPENS IF YOUS ARE WRONG AND I DO DIE! :( xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx thank uuuuuuu for ur answers

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer types are age specific . . that is why no one would take your complaint seriously. Cancer does occur in your age group but it is a collection of cancers that occurs almost always in childhood . .hence the term 'Childhood cancer'. And for your future information . . breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, and most organ related cancers occur almost always in older adults and almost never in children or teens. The reason is simple . . cancer refers to a persons own cells . . and the cells in the body of a child are biologically different than that of an older adult (because they are still growing). So . . you need to learn the types of cancers that commonly occur in your age group and what to watch out for rather than wasting time thinking you have an old adult type cancer.

      ASCO: Age specific information
      http://www.cancer.net/patient/Coping/Age-Specific+Information

      KidsHealth: Types of cancer teens get
      http://kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions/cancer/types_of_cancer.html

  46. QUESTION:
    Can some one make me a list with different cancers and if they are curable or not.. details?
    ex.
    Brest cancer- (i don't know the correct information)
    how curable...easily curable,
    how many recover... 7/10 women recover,
    Treatments are... Kemo theropy,
    Symtoms are... painful movements

    Lung cancer-

    ect..

    (i dont know the right information, so what i wrote may or may not be true)

    PLEASE HELP MEE!!

    • ANSWER:
      Check out "seer cancer statistics", they have great info on that. Will tell you the survival rates based on the stage of the cancer.

      I will give you a list of how some cancers bases on how curable.

      --Most curable. ( nearly always cured unless it has spread far)

      Thyroid
      Skin ( if caught early)
      Testicular
      Prostate

      --Highly curable. ( but can depend on stage and age of patient)

      Most Lymphomas
      Breast
      Bladder
      Kidney
      Colon
      Throat

      50/50 range

      Brain
      Ovary
      Luekeima
      Bone

      Worst cancers

      Pancreas
      Liver
      Stomach
      Esophgous
      Lung

  47. QUESTION:
    Could this be cancer or am i overeacting?
    5 years ago i started having flat stools with no other symtoms. Then 3 months ago my appetite went and had a change in bowel habbits. Then had blood in my stool. then started having a dry cough which recently i found one small streak of blood in it. i have also been getting headaches and also headaches when i wake up. im never hungry no more and can go like 8 hours without eating and when i do eat i only eat small amounts. could this be colon cancer spread to my lungs and brain? or am i driving myself crazy im 24. it jsut seems to all add up the flat stools and i know cancer in bowel takes 5 years to form which makes sense for my flat stools 5 years ago. and now with me getting symtoms and the coughs etc makes sense to me that its spread?

    • ANSWER:
      Go and see a doctor. Probably not cancer, but it sounds like some thing's wrong.

  48. QUESTION:
    I think i'm dieing of cancer please help?
    firstly i noticed flat stools 6 years ago with no other symtoms. Then 3 months ago i had loss of appetite and my bowel habbits changed i had loose stools and 2 bouts of blood in my stool. i have read on google that it takes 5 years for colon cancer to form. so this fits really well. then after i had a dry cough that came from my throat. i also have been having headaches when i wake up which to me sounds like colon cancer spread to brain and lungs and maybe thyriod since i keep having this feeling that there's a lump behind my adams apple. it feels like my throat is blocked. i have been feeling weak and dizzy at times also.

    lately my bowel habbits have got worse very gassy and very loose stools i get gass all the time. i have testing in 3 weeks a colonscopy but im so worried i just need to get peoples opinions and to ask if im thinknig too much into it or am i right in connecting all this as it has all fit too well together. the lump feeling in my throat is annoying it wont go away!

    i keep getting pains in my liver so now i think it has spreadd to my liver and also my left arm aches when i lift it up i.e talking on the phone for a short period of time. i feel like giving up on life and keep planning my death. i wake up with headdaches and have them in the morning my body feels riddled with cancer :(

    • ANSWER:
      And you haven't seen a doctor yet???


symtoms of colon cancer

Cancer Symptoms

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are some other breast cancer symptoms?
    I can't find any information on what other types of breast cancer symptoms there are other than the obvious, breast lumps, discharge, changes in physical appearance etc. Anyone have any other symptoms associated with cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Breast cancer can occur in the ducts, or lobules in the breast and on the skin of the breast. Typically if breast cancer forms in the ducts or lobules, there will be a lump that you can physically feel when you examine your breasts. Other symptoms to look for would be a change in the skin on your breast, a puckering of the nipple, or nipple discharge.

      Breastcancer.org has some good information...

  2. QUESTION:
    Can someone have colon cancer symptoms but, the tumor is not cancerous?
    Can someone have colon cancer symptoms, but the tumor is not cancerous? Is this possible? Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. Proctitis causes inflamed tissue in the colon.

  3. QUESTION:
    Are strokes and cancer symptoms of Huntington's disease?
    Are strokes and cancer symptoms of Huntington's disease?

    • ANSWER:
      A stroke is a symptom of cancer in extreme cases. But honestly, I don't think cancer and Huntington's is related.

  4. QUESTION:
    What shall i do i have colon cancer and im only 14?
    I am only 14 years old and today i was diagnosed with colon cancer symptoms and im not sure what to do! I am very upset about it and feel that my friends should know about my condition.
    How can i tell them without scaring them?
    And what shall i do to make my self feel better??

    thankyou to anyone who can help me!

    • ANSWER:
      “Colon cancer symptoms” is not a diagnosis. If you truly were diagnosed with colon cancer not scaring your friends should be the least of your concerns. When someone your age gets an adult cancer it is far more dangerous for you than it would be for a 60 year old person.

  5. QUESTION:
    What cancer/disease can be diagnosed to a 18 year old boy?
    I'm writing a story. I've been searching some cancer symptoms and disease but I'm not sure how to implement them on my story and I haven't decided yet. I was able to publish symptoms such as weight loss, pale skin, and fatigue. What is the most convincing disease/cancer for my character?
    I've been thinking of leukemia, but it seems common to all stories.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      An 18 year old male could be diagnosed with any kind of cancer except cancers of the female reproductive organs.

      However, there are some that are so incredibly rare for an 18 year old to get that they wouldn't make sense. An 18 year old male would be more likely to get leukemia, lymphoma, or testicular cancer. That being said, it's still very rare for an 18 year old to even be diagnosed with cancer.

      The common rule in writing is to write about what you know. Without having intimate knowledge of the kind of cancer you choose, you won't be able to accurately portray it.

  6. QUESTION:
    What could be the signs of pancreatic cancer if there are no symptoms?
    As we know, this killer disease has no symptoms and only diagnose when it's too late. What could be done to avoid this or what to do to find out if you are not getting this? Does it start by having stomach aches or similar to indigestion or colon cancer symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      Pancreatic cancer, primarily ductal adenocarcinoma, accounts for an estimated 37,000 cases and 33,000 deaths in the US annually. Symptoms include weight loss, abdominal pain, and jaundice. Diagnosis is by CT. Treatment is surgical resection and adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Prognosis is poor because disease is often advanced at the time of diagnosis. (Merck)
      Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. The disease is slightly more common in men than in women, and risk increases with age.
      The cause is unknown, but it is more common in smokers and in obese individuals. Almost a third of cases of pancreatic cancer are due to cigarette smoking. There is controversy as to whether type 2 diabetes is a risk factor for pancreatic cancer. A small number of cases are known to be related to syndromes that are passed down through families.
      (MedlinePlus)
      Prevention
      Although there's no proven way to prevent pancreatic cancer, you can take steps to reduce your risk, including:
      * Quit smoking. If you smoke, quit. Talk to your doctor about ways to help you quit, including support groups, medications and nicotine replacement therapy. If you don't smoke, don't start.
      * Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight increases your risk of pancreatic cancer. If you need to lose weight, aim for a slow, steady weight loss — 1 or 2 pounds (0.5 or 1 kilogram) a week. Combine daily exercise with a plant-focused diet with smaller portions to help you lose weight.
      * Exercise regularly. Aim for 30 minutes of exercise on most days. If you're not used to exercising, start out slowly and work up to your goal.
      * Eat a healthy diet. A diet full of colorful fruits and vegetables and whole grains is good for you, and may help reduce your risk of cancer.
      (MayoClinic).

  7. QUESTION:
    Why are cervical cancer symptoms so confusing?
    Perimenopausal women can get two periods in the same month...this is also a symptom of cervical cancer. It would be so hard to know if its another period or if it's bleeding due to cervical cancer. Other symptoms of cc are nausea, bloating, and constipation and sometimes abdominal pain. Now I get those symptoms sometimes from my period. I have talked to my doctor but she says they are perimenopausal symptoms.
    I;ve had breast cancer so I'm more prone to get cervical cancer. My last pap smear came out clear but a lot of women with cervical cancer do get clear test results. Please give me something to help ease my confusion ....thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      They are only symptoms there is nothing confusing about them.
      A lot of women do not get cervical cancer period – it is an uncommon cancer.
      Having had breast cancer does not increase risk for cervical cancer.
      I can’t help but wonder where you get your information from I know it is not your doctor.

  8. QUESTION:
    With cervical cancer, where is the pain in the vagina typically situated?
    If the cancer is caused by HPV then how long ago could the person have attracted the virus for them to show signs of cancer.

    In other words what is the range of time between attraction of HPV, and cancer symptoms.

    If the two ways of explaining the above are not understood, say so, and I'll explain in another way.

    Don't forget to answer the very first question too.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a wide range - HPV is many different viruses. If you want to learn more, here's some information: http://the-cancer-disease.com/breast-cancer-treatments/cervical-cancer-treatment

  9. QUESTION:
    What are the early symptoms of ovarian cancer?
    I also heard that abnormal bleeding is an important symptom. Is it possible to have ovarian cancer symptoms without the abnormal bleeding?

    • ANSWER:
      None. Ovarian cancer is well known for having no symptoms at all until its advanced.

  10. QUESTION:
    What does stomache cancer blood look like?
    Can someone give me a description as to what stomache cancer blood would look like? Is it small black or brown specs, or a black tarry substance.

    Also, is there pain involved with stomache and colon cancer symptoms?

    Thanks
    What would it actaully look like. Just bornw dark specs in normal looking feces, or a liquid tart type substance.

    • ANSWER:
      whatever it is it needs to be checked it might be an ulcer
      see you DR

  11. QUESTION:
    Can cancer spread before i even notice it?
    More specifically, can colon cancer spread to Malenoma or vice versa? Im currently displaying colon cancer symptoms and plan to get it checked out. But i also have an odd mole under my armpit. I have yet to experience and extreme symptoms, i feel decent(aside from anxiety and panic attacks) and i have no blood in my stools. So hopefully if i actually do have cancer it hasn't reached the point where its spreading already. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      You sound a little bit like a hypochondriac. You have anxiety which is very common among the hypochondriac population.
      No colon cancer cannot turn into another type of cancer. Melanoma usually goes straight to the lungs or brain.
      If your having colon cancer symptoms, you would have bloat, constipation and bloody stools and possibly diarrhea.

  12. QUESTION:
    today i am feeling a slight pain around my left underarm and above the left breast.is it breast cancer symptom?
    i also have a very tiny lump on the right side of my breast near the nipple. that tiny lump is almost dried up & and the area is painless.. sometimes i feel very very slight pain near my left breast and left underarm but the pain stays for one or two seconds then goes.. i am feeling this since morning. i am very scared and worried. is this a breast cancer symptom?

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    Does anybody know if green stool could be a sign of colon cancer?
    Today when I went to the bathroom, my stool was greenish. It almost looked like it had green moss growing on it. Does anybody know if this is a sign of colon cancer? I've had other colon cancer symptoms as well lately and I have a doctors appointment scheduled for July 6th.

    I've never heard of green stool being a symptom of colon cancer, but I am just curious.

    • ANSWER:
      You wouldn't have happened to maybe eat some green veggies in the last few days? No, it's not a sign of cancer. What would your other symptoms happen to be?

  14. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms closely related to my Pins and needles and itchyness?
    What are the symptoms closely related to my Pins and needles and itchyness?Could this be an HIV infection or a cancer symptom anyone knows.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are female and are pregnant, tingling and numbness, and occasionally weakness in your hands and feet, similar to pins and needles can occur in late pregnancy. This sensation of pins and needles in your hands is known as carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is due to excess fluid being present in the tissues in your wrist compressing the median nerve. The tingling sensation will affect all fingers except the little one. Lying on your side may help or you may get some relief by raising your arms above your head and moving your fingers around. The condition usually resolves itself completely soon after delivery.

      Do you take Tamoxifen to keep breast cancer from returning? Tamoxifen causes itching and a feeling of pins and needles.

      Ciguatera poisoning or ciguatera is caused by eating contaminated tropical reef fish. Common nonspecific symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, excessive sweating, headache, and muscle aches. The sensation of burning or "pins-and-needles," weakness, itching, and dizziness can occur.

      Paresthesia is a term that refers to an abnormal burning or prickling sensation which is generally felt in the hands, arms, legs, or feet, but may occur in any part of the body. The sensation, which arises spontaneously without apparent stimulus and is usually not painful, may also be described as tingling or numbness, skin crawling, buzzing, or itching. Most people have experienced transient (temporary) paresthesia at some time in their lives; it occurs whenever inadvertent pressure is placed on a nerve and causes what many describe as a "pins and needles" feeling. The feeling quickly goes away once the pressure is relieved. For some people, however, paresthesia can become a chronic condition caused by an underlying disorder.

      There are a great variety of reasons for the ‘pins and needles’ sensation. You would be advised to consult your doctor if the symptoms continue.
      Hope this helps
      Matador 89

  15. QUESTION:
    What do you know about Testicular cancer?
    I want to know everything you all know about Testicular Cancer. Symptoms, Surgeries, everything. What does your testes feel like if you have it, how long does it take to get really bad, and anything else you can think of. Thank you!!

    • ANSWER:
      My friend who is 19 got testicular cancer a few months ago. It started in April I think. He was really sick in bed with a temperature, and all of us thought it was the swine flu when all that first broke out. What I know is that he had quit smoking marijuana, and than BAM two weeks later he was sick. It didnt help that he hadnt had a girlfriend for a while and then he got one (thats why he quit smoking pot) so when he said his nuts hurt we thought it was blue balls. Then one night at work he asked me what to do b/c on of his balls were dramatically swollen. He went to the E.R. that night and they said he had testicular cancer. It's very treatable the sooner it is caught. There is something in the blood that increases when a women is going to miscarry, and those numbers also increase when a man has testicular cancer. He didnt have to get chemo b/c he caught it so quick. So far all is well with him. I think one in ten guys get it.

  16. QUESTION:
    Does biology have anything to do with Breast Cancer?
    I believe that studies of heredity and genetics in Biology is somewhat connected to Breast Cancer symptoms. My friend thinks that its more on the Physiology/Anatomy side? Who is right and why?

    • ANSWER:
      Does it have ANYTHING to do with it? Of course. What doesn't really have anything to do with another, if you really think about it? Besides, there really isn't a right or wrong to it. Biology and other fields of science as well as all other subjects are simply general names given for those areas of study. They don't really mean anything. You just have to learn the subjects, learn about, in this case, breast cancer(and everything else) and experience more and more and you will define it on your own. Why listen to what names others give things when you have a mind of your own? Use it or lose it=]

  17. QUESTION:
    How can you tell a brain tumor headache from a regular one?
    I know that brain cancer symptoms tend to vary depending on the type of brain tumor,and I know symptoms vary from person to person.I was just wondering if there's some characteristic that distinguishes the average headache caused by a brain tumor from the average headache caused by something other than brain cancer.I'm not asking you diagnose me in particular,I just want a general idea.Best answer gets the points.

    • ANSWER:
      From my experience, they were just general headaches that went away with medicine, like aleve. The increasing intensity goes unnoticed because it kind of creeps up on you. There was only a couple times I was at work and had to leave early because my head hurt. I only had one migraine, with no nausea, dizziness, or throwing up. It went away and I went to work that same evening. I was not "right", as my boss noticed something was wrong and told me not to come back till I was better. The next day I had off and went to work the next day, feeling just ok. Later that evening I had a seizure, which is how most brain tumors are diagnosed.

  18. QUESTION:
    How do you tell you breast cancer?
    My mom thinks she may have breast cancer...symptoms? What happens when you have it?

    • ANSWER:
      Most of the time, breast cancer does not present with symptoms. Most lumps that women find are not cancerous and are merely cysts of some kind. The big push for the last 20 years has been for early detection of breast cancer via screening tools such as mammograms and ultrasounds.

      If your mother feels a lump, then she should make an appointment with her doctor to have it checked out. She cannot diagnose herself. Her doctor will be able tell her what she needs to know and what the next steps will be.

  19. QUESTION:
    is it possible that liver cancer can transfer to another person trough sexual contact?
    my girlfriend have a liver cancer symptoms and she consulted it in doctors. doctors says that it has an sign of a liver cancer in the future. i am worried about my girlfriend and also in me... pls. answer me..thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      It is not the cancer that is transfered but what causing it. If it is because of hepatitis, then the hepatitis that will be transmitted. there is a probability. So you have to know the initial cause of her liver cancer first.

  20. QUESTION:
    What are normal testicles meant to feel like?
    One of my testicles is bigger than the other, i know but has been for some time, no pain or cancer symptoms... It's not hard anywhere, but not really soft.
    Is this cancer? Or normal?

    • ANSWER:
      How much bigger? If we talk a walnut and a golf ball, that's normal. If we talk a walnut and a lemon, get to the doctor

  21. QUESTION:
    What is the new definition of a human body energy?
    The priority of human body system

    As human body is keeping super minuteness system, actually, been managing situation is coping institutively in limitative extent. It is trouble on path circumscriptively, is focusing on shortage or excess ingredient searching examination. Of course, although it is rightful action as primary, whole state government official is not becoming entirely.
    Human body is as complex minuteness system. Although is very difficult to diagnose whether some part is becoming trouble, as precedence, it must manage the basics human body energy by optimum level.

    Energy administration is designed into two dimensions in industry system and being prepared for step by step. It gets into precedence from all administration order items.
    Parts that become an issue so have changed in industry system and Human body is reconstructed. Also, although energy component is each different, Model who circuit composition is common can be presented. So, if probability density functions appear,
    Industry system homeostasis of required level has but human body has periodicity along with basic homeostasis.

    Usually, although it displays current of energy in electron state, human body gets into energy state of very big scale. Therefore, human body is using various drug stuffs when drug stuffs awards electron pair or is given and react with incidental surrounding systematical quantity becomes very easy to be stabilized. So, it has reaction result in some form. That is, it is no to avoid side effect. While, industry system has removed electron's flowing. That is, it is converted in work form. Although checking administration system stabilized in system as visible, there is no entirely human body and life is kept institutively.

    So, first it must define energy component newly.

    Second energy optimum level must sort size.
    Electronic circuit composition can be approached easily but it is very important that
    design step that control action special quality by electron transfer.

    Third energy source of supply by model that amount dual dimension to activity source
    of supply and control source of supply operate must. Otherwise, system does not
    become organization.

    Forth Administration Para Meta should be presented to keep optimum level strictly to energy
    activity source of supply. So, energy balance path that is happened in mitochondria as
    original energy circle and transition mechanism is defined newly and has to be
    examined closely.

    Much energy according to reaction that is required in human body are consumed so
    Sometimes, it can demonstrate crisis but indifferent is doing very.
    In diabetes symptoms
    Reactant chase and repletion of reaction are putting which pass deteriorate performance of human body. So, it can not but change relevant part.
    In cancer symptoms
    There is optimum energy level of human body in trend that drop gradually therefore Part charges are formed. If it is passed, control of central nerve does not become and has been slackened. So, human body gradually disablement if it is done entirely method is not.

    Although human body is going to recover normalcy energy conclusively, Optimum energy source had been dried up. Energy balance between incomings and outgoings circuit of energy balance between incomings and outgoings is kept well supported in optimum extent. If function drops, it can not but replace in system. Human body is available restoration gradually. So, important question must control energy level and is impossible by institutive method. As the easy example, low voltage and much current are supplied changelessly contiguously in system. Human body is ephemeral and is supplied periodically. Special phenomenon has character of half-life and If sudden something wrong symptoms are passed more than 30 years, even if is not, Special quality half-life, efficiency is dropped. Therefore, although covenant or nutritive substance supply is serious, it can not cope this problem. Although also information cross-fertilization and concept awareness were lacking mutually, If it is participated onc e, Medical treatment standardization can be achieved perfectly.
    Thank you very much.

    Contact Address:
    Byeungok Oh (lccobok@yahoo.co.kr)
    L.C.C. life environment research institute
    10-9 Haewhadong Jongrogu Seoul 110-530 South Korea

    • ANSWER:
      If you're living, your cells are making ATP, and using it to power reactions within your cells.
      You make heat to maintain a near-constant body temperature; you're constantly radiating heat because your insulation isn't perfect.
      Your nervous system maintains unevenly charged areas; electrical and magnetic fields can be measured.

      Here comes the truck delivering me two points. By the way, computer software-based translation doesn't work very well.

  22. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to experience gerneral aches and pains around your body?
    I don't know if this is growing pains or anything but I feel light pain near my hip bones on both sides. It's not severe but it comes every few minutes and usually goes away the next day. I've been doing some research on bone cancer, and they said not to mistaken general aches and pains with a cancer symptom.

    Is it true that everyone experiences minor aches and pains around their body?
    Ok, I'm 13 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      You have no idea lol. When I was younger I would get the most horrible pains in my legs. It felt like the middle of my bones were pure ice. Turns out that they were just growing pains, I'm 6'3" now. It would help to know your age and sex. If you're still pretty young then I would bet it's just growing pains, but then again it never hurts to get it checked out by a doctor. If they're worried about cancer they will probably do some blood tests to see whats really going on, if not they might just suggest taking a pain killer or anti-inflammatory drug like Ibuprofen to help with the pain.

      Oh well if you're 13 then I'm 99% sure it's growing pains. I think the last major pain I had was when I was 17 or 18 and I still get maybe one small one a year and I'm 22.

  23. QUESTION:
    How should I overcome my cancer phobia?
    Hi guys! So sadly over the summer i lost a friend to Ewing Sarcoma. He was only 16 when he passed and when i saw people posting on his Facebook page saying R.I.P i flipped out. I knew he had cancer but I really had no idea what cancer was. All i knew was that it was a growth in your body (Tumor). So i typed in cancer symptoms cancer treatment ect. Ever since that day I've been paranoid about cancer and constantly thinking i have cancer even though i dont. How can i overcome this fear? It's so hard to concentrate in school because of this. Also what are the chances of a 15 year old boy to even develop any type of cancer? Just curious
    Chemoangel do you have any advice? :D

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. By Living Life to it's fullest. :) Enjoy Life, there is so much of it! Live for your Friend! Please don't be paranoid. You can go your whole life without even the slightest threat of cancer. Your chances are the same as anyone else's. Grieve for your friend, but don't dwell on your own fear...you will get nowhere in life. If you must, join to get the word out on Ewing Sarcoma, or do some volunteer work in memory of your friend. But don't put a dent in your life worrying about Cancer that you may never experience in your life time. My grandmother is 98 years old, and she watched her parents, husband, and son go through and lose their battle with Cancer, but she is still alive and kicking. Now imagine if she spent her whole life worrying about dying, what would she accomplish? Nothing. You may live to be 100 years old, kiddo....ENJOY YOURSELF.

  24. QUESTION:
    Does using duct tape to remove a mole work?
    I have a pencil eraser sized mole on my face, and it drives me crazy. I heard if you put duct tape on a mole for 5 days and don't take it off, the mole will come off with the duct tape after the 5 days are up. Is this safe? Has anyone tried it? The mole doesn't have any cancer symptoms, and I can't afford the plastic surgery to get it removed, so I figure this is worth a shot.

    • ANSWER:
      The duct tape trick is only used for WARTS, moles need to be removed by a doctor because they are easily infected.. The reason people use duct tape on warts is to suffocate it and kill the bacteria that makes it, but moles are just discolored skin. Sorry but there isn't any other way to get rid of a mole, just don't try using the duct tape (:

  25. QUESTION:
    What is the disease called that looks like cancer but is not it?
    There is a disease that looks like cancer, gives cancer like symptoms and gives you every reason to believe it's cancer but it's not. What is this disease called?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you thinking of the word... 'Benign'? Hope this info helps.

  26. QUESTION:
    Are there any places in Michigan that provide free or low cost Mammograms for uninsured women under 30?
    A friend of mine is 25 and has several breast cancer symptoms. Both her mother and grandmother had breast cancer at young ages. We can't find anywhere that will provide a Mammogram at free or low cost at her age even given family history. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Get in contact with your local county health department. Many are able to do examinations on site, and if yours isn't, they'll be able to put you in contact with someone who can.

  27. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have breast cancer?
    I'm 13 years old, and for soem reason I have weird scratch marks around my niples. They look like when you wear too tight jeans and once you take them off there's that weird mark left there from the indent. Kinda liek a stretch mark.
    Does anybody know what it is?? And also, is this a signe of breast cancer? Please leav a list of breast cancer symptoms aswell if you can.
    Thanks!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I doubt at 13 that you have breast cancer but its good that you pay attention to your body and changes that it goes through. only a doctor can tell for sure if it is cancer. if you are still concerned about it have your mom or dad schedule you an appointment. here is the list of symptoms that you asked for though:

      A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area.
      A change in the size or shape of the breast.
      A discharge from the nipple.
      A change in the color or feel of the skin of the breast, areola, or nipple (dimpled, puckered, or scaly).

  28. QUESTION:
    What causes the pain I feel at the back of my head?
    The pain at the lower right back of my head is really bothering me. Sometimes it's sharp an piercing, but sometimes, it's not there. Sometimes, the pain is at the lower left. Is this a cancer symptom? Or a brain disease symptom? Or is this only the cause of neck pain? Please help me! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Pain could be due to wrong sitting posture, if you watching Tv program with high pillow, sometime this sort of problem exist.
      It may be due other symptom,. but i recommend you to lower your pillow., while watching TV or sleeping.try this first, still pain persist consult your doctor immediately.

  29. QUESTION:
    What were your thyroid cancer symptoms?
    I was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism as well as nodules that may be cancerous. To those of you who have had thyroid cancer, what kinds of symptoms did you experience prior to your diagnosis? I know symptoms are different for everyone, but I'm really worried right now, and any information you can give me about this would be really helpful.

    • ANSWER:
      The only symptom I had was a large, hard lump on my throat. Many people have nodules, and the vast majority (95%) are benign, so more likely than not, you don't have to worry.. Here's a list of symptoms: http://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/thyroid/thyroid-cancer-symptoms also check out http://thyca.org for everything you've wanted to know about thyroid cancer.

  30. QUESTION:
    I have accidentally re used bisleri plastic bottles for over 4 months.Is my health in danger?
    I have been using a mineral water plastic bottle for over 4 months and have noticed recently that the inner layer of the bottle has turned green. I didn't pay much attention to it until one of my friends told me about that it can cause cancer as mentioned here - http://www.medimanage.com/my-diet/articl…

    Do I need to consult a doctor to see whether I have cancer symptoms or not?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it's quite likely that you will die of bilateral, four-level mocus in about six months or less.

  31. QUESTION:
    So unbelievably scared of ovarian cancer symptoms?
    I am literally crying as I type this I am so scared and I know you are going to tell me to go to a doctor but as a compulsion I am going to ask: For the last 3 months I have been having on and off symptoms of what I found out to be symptoms of ovarian cancer after I googled them. I had an irregular period, then a pressure-like feeling in pelvic area and then a normal period but much sooner than what I normally have. Then my periods became a little more normally spaced apart. For the last 3 months, though, I would on an off feel symptoms like pelvic pressure and pain, more frequent urination, and achiness near the waist. These symptoms have all appeared, i think, around the time of ovulation and would arrive, last for about a week, then subside until PMS time. The symptoms have come and gone in the past 2 months but I am so freaking scared about ovarian cancer that I cannot even sleep at night. I am 19 years old, a virgin, have no family history of ovarian cancer, do not take any medication. I have a severe problem with anxiety and hypochondria but I am really scared this time because the symptoms are so specific and worrisome. Also, for about 2 weeks I have had noticeable abdominal bloating. I did just start my period and do usually bloat before my period. However, the bloating usually goes away after the first day of my period and it did not. i am on the third day of my period and I am still bloated, especially after eating which is also an ovarian cancer symptom. I am really, really. scared. Does anyone have any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      From your symptoms, there is a chance that it could be ovarian cancer. However, at 19 years, you are way too young to get ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is mostly prevalent amongst older women, after their menopause. So, its more likely that you are just suffering from hormonal imbalances.....

  32. QUESTION:
    Is it true that 5 hour energy drink can cause stomach or colon cancer?
    I heard that this energy drink can cause cancer like symptoms and if not treated it can get quite serious in combination with stress and not enough food. Drinking it on empty stomach like the people in the commercial is reportedly the worst thing you can do. Is there anything to it or is it just a rumor?

    • ANSWER:
      cancer is a very long term disease due to damage to cells. you do not get it from one or two drinks
      But long term exposure to bad stuff like smoking, asbestos gasoline vapors and industrial chemical probably will sooner or later

      the energy drinks are mostly concentrated caffeine like several cups of coffee at once

      probably not a good idea to take too much

  33. QUESTION:
    is there a point to trying to fix your lung cancer if youre never gonna quit smoking?
    is there even a point to going to the doctor for having lung cancer like symptoms, if you never plan on quitting

    i jus google lung cancer symptoms and my mom has all of them - and this nasty cough of her is just getting worse and worse and quite frankly driving me insane, now i know it wont get better and shell simply develop cancer, most likely. what to do?

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    When at the hospital, may you request certain treatments?
    Ex. If you were having all pregnant symptoms but upt came back negative, could you request blood work to be sure or even an transvaginal ultrasound?

    Ex2. Cancer symptoms and test of cancer even if it's not the doctor's idea.

    Thank you.
    Save the sarcasm, it was a simple question. Take your chdish remarks elsewhere, thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Generally "at the hospital" can mean you are at an emergency room or you have been admitted to hospital. There is a difference.

      Emergency room is there to treat emergencies. If you present there, they will get you comfortable, relieve your immediate symptoms and either admit you for further care if they feel it is necessary or recommend you follow up with your regular Dr. They are unlikely to pursue non-urgent health issues.

      If you have been admitted to hospital, then there is generally a line of treatment already decided.

      Both of your examples would normally be dealt with by your regular Dr, with referrals to specialists as required. They would nt normally be dealt with by either an ER or hospital admission.

  35. QUESTION:
    I have accidentally re used bisleri plastic bottles for over 4 months.Is my health in danger?
    I have been using a mineral water plastic bottle for over 4 months and have noticed recently that the inner layer of the bottle has turned green. I didn't much attention to it until one of my friends told me about that it can cause cancer as mentioned here - http://www.medimanage.com/my-diet/articles/water-is-good-but-the-bottles-are-not.aspx.

    Do I need to consult a doctor to see whether I have cancer symptoms or not?

    • ANSWER:
      no need to worry,
      only a stomach infection can occur with using a uncleaned bottle
      good luck

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between Flu/Cancer symptoms?
    Many people say that cancer produces flu-like symptoms. How can you determine the difference between the two?

    • ANSWER:
      seriously danielle....

  37. QUESTION:
    what else can i say about colon cancer?
    i have a group presentation on colon cancer. my part is the symptoms of colon cancer. The symptoms are Blood in stool, Thin stool, Abdonminal pain, and Fatigue. i have a breif describtion of each but that doesnt even give a one page summary. What else can i say to elborate more about the symptons of colon cancer.

    i dont want my group thinking im not doing my part its just there is little information on colon cancer symptoms its pretty straight forward.

    • ANSWER:
      Stage 3C 6 month survivor.

      The only symptom I had prior to diagnosis was acute abdominal pain/cramping, which was originally thought to be colitis. Colon cancer is one of the "sneaky" cancers that sometimes shows no symptoms at all.

      Blood in stool is an indicator, but amount of blood varies widely from survivor to survivor. An elevated CEA (Carcinoembryonic antigen) marker level is also a indicator, not not overtly accurate.

      Colon cancer is among the 3 most fatal cancers around. African Americans seen to have a higher likelihood of developing it. If caught early, survival rates are near 80% after 7 years.

      Best preventative is high fiber - high protein diet and colonoscopies at regular intervals after age 50, unless CC is in your family history, then screening should begin earlier.

  38. QUESTION:
    How EXACTLY does skin cancer kill?
    Although I hear of different kinds of cancers daily, I don't know exactly what happens to the body if it goes untreated. I'd like to know, specifically for skin cancer, what happens to the body that leads to death. Why EXACTLY do people die from skin cancer? What symptoms and side effects do people suffer from when they have skin cancer? Surely they don't just have a place on their skin that worsens over time, and then all of a sudden they die one day. I mean, do they get ill; like with fever, nausea, etc.? What happens exactly?

    • ANSWER:
      malignant cells in a cancer grow so fast. these malignat cells are not normal and tend to move from their delineated place. these cells get themselves to blood stream and spread in body. some of them like prostate cancer cells replace in spinal bones, some of them in brain, some in liver, some in blood cells. these malignant cells occupy the place of normal cells and don't let them work properly. for example metastatic cells in bone cause lack of white and red blood cell in blood which called cytopenia. its complication cause infection and then death. malignant cells in lymph nodes cause lymph draining stop and cause problem. any way, i don't exactly know which part of body skin metastatic cells move to

  39. QUESTION:
    Are there symptoms to breast cancer that are not breast related?
    Many other cancers have symptoms like nausea, pain, tiredness, bleeding, headaches, etc. Are there symptoms that are common but non-breast related to breast cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      The symptoms of possible breast cancer are

      change in size - one breast may have become noticeably larger or lower

      nipple change - if it becomes inverted (pulled in) or changes its position or shape

      rash - on or around the nipple

      discharge - from one or both nipples

      puckering or dimpling - around nipple

      swelling – in your armpit or around your collarbone (from lymph nodes)

      lump or thickening - that feels different from the rest of the breast tissue

      All symptoms are breast or underarm related unless the cancer has spread to other parts of the body - typically the brain, liver, bones or lungs - in which case there may well be other symptoms.

      But most cases of breast cancer are diagnosed before this has had a chance to happen. Nausea, tiredness etc are not breast cancer symptoms.

      Most people diagnosed with breast cancer have felt no pain, but some do - I did.

  40. QUESTION:
    Are there any other skin cancer symptoms besides the actual marks on the skin?
    Skin cancer runs in my family and I just noticed a mole on my arm change and become weird and irregular. I also have been very nauseous the past few weeks or so. Could there be any correlation at all? I've looked on a lot of different sites and it doesn't say anything about it. I do plan to get it checked, but my appointment isn't for a while.
    No, but sometimes? Which one is it?

    • ANSWER:
      as i always say to my friends, do not google anything as it can make you panic, go straight to your doctor or get a second opinion from dermatologist.but if u really notice a big change in size, colour and border of the mole, better get it check straight away.

  41. QUESTION:
    Do i have cancer symptoms or is it just side effects of smoking?
    It feels like i have somethin stuck in my throat and i have shortness of breath. Is it cancer symptomns or just normal side effects of smoking?

    • ANSWER:
      Difficult to say with your symptoms...get yourself examined and if possible quit smoking

  42. QUESTION:
    What exactly happens with ovarian cancer?
    Maybe coming from someone who has experience this... what happened to lead you to think you had ovarian cancer? extended symptoms and such please

    • ANSWER:
      The symptoms are generally kind of vague. They are the sorts of things that occur commonly in women who are menstruating, like bloating, adominal pain, unexplained bleeding, gas, bowel changes. That's usually a cyst or polyps or perimenopause. But if these things happen in a menopausal woman, then they are much more unusual and much more likely to be a serious problem.

  43. QUESTION:
    How long can a person have cancer without any symptoms ?
    I know some cancers have no symptoms until its too late but how long does it usually take?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are talking about some cancer which are not diagnosed in initial stage because symptoms do not occur soon so no one can tell you accurate but it depend upon the person when he feels that it is a symptom of disease, sometime people avoid symptoms and think that it is common.

  44. QUESTION:
    How do you know or find out if you have cancer or symptoms of cancer?
    How is a DX of cancer found? How would you know if
    you have some sort of cancer? Worried about myself and hubby, whom both have cancer history in family.

    • ANSWER:
      Less than 5% of cancers are hereditary.

      Age is the most common risk factor, followed by environment.

      If you eat well, don't smoke, exercise regularly, drink only in moderation, protect yourself against UV radiation (sun) and maintain a healthy weight, you moinimise your risk.

      If you also get regular annual check-ups and consult your Dr when anything unusual occors in your overall health (changes to sleep patterns, digestion, energy levels, lumps etc without explanation) then you should be fine, and if you or hubby do develope cancer it should be caught early while still treatable.

  45. QUESTION:
    Breast Cancer symptoms other than the ones that revolve around the breasts themselves?
    is there any symptoms for example vomiting or sickness?
    ect can you give me all of them?
    i know the symptoms that revolve around the breasts themselves but is there any others that dont?

    • ANSWER:
      There are some common non-specific symptoms that can occur in any cancers, especially in a later stage with spread.

      Generalized symptoms include tiredness, significant weight loss, poor appetite, low grade fever, and lymph nodes felt. In breast cancer, lower neck nodes and axillary (armpit) nodes are more common.

      Other symptoms depend on where the cancer has spread to, e.g. bone pain and pathological fractures if to the bone; breathlessness and coughing up blood if to the lungs; severe headache and neurological symptoms if to the brain; abdominal swelling and ache, and poor liver function if to the liver.

  46. QUESTION:
    Question about swollen lymph nodes in the armpit area?
    Can they fluctuate in size? I have had a swollen one in my armpit since July and it's gotten bigger then smaller and now it's big again. What's up with that?
    Someone told me that it's probably just a blocked sweat gland or something and NOT cancer, because if it were a breast cancer symptom, the lump wouldn't change in size...it would stay the same or get bigger (not smaller).
    Is that right?

    • ANSWER:
      It means some type of infection.you need to see a doctor and get an appropriate diagnosis.Trying to diagnose yourself in this forum is not very bright.

  47. QUESTION:
    If ovarian cancer symptoms are really advanced could it be see during a speculum?
    And when it is seen during a speculum exam it means you are experiencing the symptoms

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian Cancer is considered a "silent" killer - meaning the symptoms can be vague (or common among other diseases/disorder, or just a general "not feeling well".) That being said, you can't see cancer unless an imaging exam was ordered or there was a surgery and it was found.

      It's not the symptoms that are advanced, but the cancer cells. The cells can move to other parts of the body and the patient can exhibit other symptoms (not always though).

      So in short, no, cancer cannot be seen during a pelvic exam. But they can do a pap to check for cervical cancer cells.

  48. QUESTION:
    19 years of age with left colon cancer symptoms?
    I am 19 years of age with left colon cancer symptoms which are severe stomach bloating thats causes severe shortness of breath and rarely do i get a satisfying deep breath and bright blood found in toilet paper after number 2 in the toilet

    Ps : my father and his mother have colon issues but nothing cancerous

    • ANSWER:


cancer symptoms

Breast Ca

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Why do they do breast checks during pregnancy if the woman decides not to breastfeed already?
    I guess its either to screen (opportunistic) for breast Ca, or to establish if nipples are ok - if the mum decides to breastfeed??? It just seems strange that they do it - any1 know the real reason why?

    • ANSWER:
      Your breasts go through a lot of changes during pregnancy - they are checking for lumps or growths.

      Interesting fact - If you breastfeed it will decrease your risk for breast cancer.

  2. QUESTION:
    I am taking hormone suppresents, how can my endometrium be thick?
    Taking Aramadex for Breast Ca. Now having pelvic cramping and a endometrium that is 12mm thick?

    • ANSWER:
      Your endometrium can be thick due to unchecked action of estrogen, in spite of the hormone suppressants...

  3. QUESTION:
    I am caring for this person that hates everything and almost everybody?
    This person is in her late fifty's and dose have medical problems lt. breast ca scoliosis ,polio and many other problems. Has nothing good to say about any member of her family. The only person that she cares about was her boy friend and he passed away a couple of years ago. Is there a web site on hints on how to deal or help this person.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't know any web sites but know that a prayer is there for you and her....

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the latest research on the link between Breast Ca and deodorants/anti persperants?
    My niece died of Breast Cancer at 32 yrs old and her young 8 yr old is needing to use an antipersperant due to strong odour irrespective of frequent washing. I read somewhere that some anti per or deoderants could cause Breast Cancer so need more info.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no scientific evidence at all that deodorant and anti-perspirant cause or contribute to any cancer. The widespread belief that they cause breast cancer is due largely to a hoax email that was widely circulated.

      For the facts read:

      http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/bc_myths/antipersp.jsp

      http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/help/default.asp?page=3943

      http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/healthyliving/cancercontroversies/deodorants/

      Also, contrary to what someone else has said, only 5- 10% of breast cancer cases are genetic. Most are random.

  5. QUESTION:
    What should I do a day before my chemo?
    I have breast CA stage 2b.

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get Breast CA if you had Thyroid CA?
    In the past 10 months I've had Thyroid CA and surgeries and radiation, cuz it matastiszed. Now I'm wondering since Thyroid is a hormone, will other hormone areas get CA? What are the odds?
    What about other hormone areas; cervical, ovarian, uterus etc...

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it is possible to have a secondary cancer. If your cancer metastisized that means that it is possible that microscopic cells traveled anywhere in the body and lodged there. Common places for a thyroid cancer cells to metastasize include the central nervous system, lymph nodes, in areas of the lungs or bones, or in the neck. You cannot rule out a metastasis to the breast. These malignant cells in the breast though would show they were thyroid cells, thus they would be considered a metastasis.

      It is also possible to get a second primary cancer in the breast that has no relation to the primary cancer of the thyroid.
      Some people have two or even three different types of cancer. Just because you've had one cancer does not mean you can't get another one. Sometimes the second malignancy can be linked to the first treatment, especially if the second cancer is sarcoma of the breast.

      As far as the hormone theory, it seems that the common spots for reoccurence (based on the experiences of many other patients) are the cns, lymph nodes, lungs, bones, or neck . . and it is not common for it to go to the breast. Thus you cannot discount your reasoning, but it is not common.

      Medline Plus: Thyroid Cancer
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/thyroidcancer.html

      NCI: Thyroid Cancer
      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/thyroid

  7. QUESTION:
    In medical terms what does CA & NAC mean in relation to breast surgery?
    I've got my discharge notes after recently having had a total duct excision
    Most of the wording makes sense but i don't know what breast CA or NAC means
    i have to wait 2 weeks to go back to the hospital to see if i have cancer or not.
    Which is really bugging me it seems like the longest wait i've ever had!!!!
    Anyone know what the abbreviations stand for?

    Cheers for any help

    • ANSWER:
      Breast CA is breast carcinoma

  8. QUESTION:
    What constitutes a family history of breast cancer?
    My mum was diagnosed with breast cancer in her mid-40's and she's the only one who had it in my family.I'm 19 and she's stressing about the prospect that I'll get it too because she had it.As far as I know there have to be at least 2 people in your family for the cancer to be linked to genetic reasons.Am I wrong?

    • ANSWER:
      Anyone can get breast CA. Having any family history puts you ast risk. But yes scientists say that having at least 2 puts you at "high" risk.

  9. QUESTION:
    Does wearing a bra constantly really cause Breast Cancer?
    I have read conflicting stories on this subject. I personally wear one 98% of the time. Besides the fact that my breast aren't "droopy" , I believe due to this habit, I don't have Breast problems. I have regular mammos and everything is good. I "heard" that wearing a bra constantly constricts the lymphnodes causing them to "back up" and swell and harden. Possibly causing the dreaded Breast Ca. I work for a Cancer Institute and have been told that there has to be a tremendous amount of pressure on the lymphnodes to cause any of the said effects. I tend to concur on this but was wondering what others have heard and if it is still possible? The upside is that the breasts are firmer from years of wearing a bra constantly even after 3 kids. My oldest is 21. So in 21yrs I have not developed Breast Ca. Has anyone heard of potential danger?

    • ANSWER:
      lymph drainage is different from mutated cells that are cancerous, you may wish to let yourself "breathe" a little more by not constricting all the lymph passages with a bra so much, but cancer is not related to lymph drainage.

  10. QUESTION:
    What are three factors that affect breast cancer penetrance?
    What are three factors that affect breast cancer penetrance? (Penetrance is defined as the likelihood of cancer when a cancer predisposing mutation is present).

    Will award points to the person who answers the question most accurately. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      - Many family members with Hx. of Br. Ca.

      - Few family members with Hx. of Br. Ca.

      - Polymorphisms in certain otherwise 'protective' genes

  11. QUESTION:
    Where can I get information about breast augmentation surgeons in the Sacramento, California area?
    I'm very interested in having breast augmentation done. I'd like to research surgeons in my area to find out the best one to go to. I'd like to read feedback, ratings, and see photos from women that have already undergone surgery from various surgeons in the area.

    Does anyone know where I might find this information? I'm aware that the surgeons have their own websites with before/after photos, etc., but I was looking for feedback from a source other than the surgeon himself.

    I'm not really sure where to start my search. I'd like to have the surgery done in the near future and don't know how to go about picking the right surgeon.

    Any ideas? Thank you very much!
    "try google seraching" doesnt' help. Please be more specific and tell me how I should search for it (i.e., which words to type into the serach engine). Believe me, I've already tried searching for various things, but can't find feedback/ratings from women that have already undergone surgery.

    • ANSWER:
      I have included a link below that includes board certified plastic surgeons, Sacramento CA. Most plastic surgeons can do breast augmentation.

  12. QUESTION:
    Safest drug for insomnia after breast cancer. Not interested in over the counter remedies?
    I was taking seroquel but I see it increases breast ca
    Nicer risk. Thanks
    Feona

    • ANSWER:
      INSOMNIA/SLEEPLESSNESS:
      1. Ask Ur family member[s] to massage Ur spinal cord [from C-1 to Coccyx/tail bone] with his/her thumb for five times up and down.
      2. Just before sleep stop thinking and observe Ur breath as to from which nostril U inhale and from which nostril U exhale.
      3. Complete Ur dinner before sunset and last glass of water U take just 2 hours before U go to bed; so that U need not disturb Urself for urination in the midnight..
      Normal sleep ranges from 6 to 8 hours daily.
      4.If feasible enjoy free sex within Ur wedlock, since man can enjoy sex up to 90 years.
      5.Acupressure Techniques ensure optimum functioning of all Ur internal organs.
      Source(s):
      'Health In Ur Hands' by Dr.Devendra Vora vol.i & ii. Available all over the globe & in all Indian Languages + Braille lipi, Germany and the French. Dr.Vora, the world renowned Acupressurist, an octogenarian and the Bhishma Pithamaha of acupressure in India, wrote the books, after treating and caused to treat more than 150000 cases of Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, and many other most dreaded & incurable diseases. NO SIDE EFFECTS, NO HOSPITALIZATIONS AND THE LEAST COSTS. Most items are available locally.

  13. QUESTION:
    Why are men with larger breast than mine allowed to expose their breast in public?
    I see it in the summer at the pools. Very large men with breast far larger than mine, letting them hang out.

    Why are they permitted to show their large breast and run around exposed, but I have to wear a shirt?

    Is it discrimination against women that we have to stay covered?

    • ANSWER:
      In every state that the law has had to go to a federal court it has been struck down. Contact the ACLU and see if they are interested in doing a case in the state where you live. You might also take a look at http://www.tera.ca/

  14. QUESTION:
    How much do saline breast implants cost?
    Please only serious responses. On average how much do they cost in CA ? How much would be to low ? I want the best but I would like to spend between 4-5 thousand nothing more.

    • ANSWER:
      Looking for "the best" and wanting to not pay much isn't going to give you the best results. There are a lot more factors to consider then just the cost of the implants. There are different types of implants from round to textured to smooth, tear drop shape and others. Different brands like mentor. Different placements like in front of or behind the muscle, through the nipple or the underside or the armpit. Different procedures require different techniques which mean more money. If the surgery is done on site or if they have to rent out a surgical room at a hospital. That cost has to be absorbed by someone. And not to mention the skill of the surgeon, board certified or not.
      All these factors come into play. Its not uncommon to have surgery range from 00 to ,000+ just depends on what all you have done.
      Below are a few surgeons in California that specialize in breast augmentation. They maybe able to help.

  15. QUESTION:
    is it possible to receive a breast augmentation for free in CA?
    ok, is it possible to receive a breast augmentation for free in the state of california IF you have a family history of breast cancer? Is there a specific age requirement, or anything? I know there's some sort of thing that you can qualify for that doesn't cost much money at all but i cant seem to find anything online, help?

    *if your comments are going to be negative please keep them to yourself, i need real info that'll help me get some answers! thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    How long do Cold Grilled Chicken Breast fillets last in the ref?
    I eat salad the whole day, and I want to put GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST FILLETS as my protein. I grill my chicken fillets every night (George Foreman Grill) chop them into cubes, and store them in the ref. So whenever I want salad, I can just easily throw them in together with my other salad ingredients.

    I was wondering how long do these grilled chicken breast fillets last? Within how many days should I consume them?

    • ANSWER:
      Cooked chicken can be stored for 3-4 days. Make sure your fridge is set to 4°C (or 40°F).

      For more food safety tips and hundreds of chicken recipes visit www.chicken.ca.

      Hope this helps.

      Marty Brett
      Chicken Farmers of Canada

  17. QUESTION:
    Is the canadian cancer society and breast cancer part of the same organization?
    if breast cancer isnt then what are some other organizations that are a part of the canadian cancer society?

    • ANSWER:
      Here is info on them:

      http://www.cancer.ca/Canada-wide/About%20us.aspx?sc_lang=en

      I live in the US, but here, and possibly in Canada, there are multiple separate organizations dealing with cancer and research. It looks like from the website, that the Canadian Cancer Society has alliances with other groups, though:

      http://www.cancer.ca/Canada-wide/About%20us/CW-Alliances.aspx?sc_lang=en

  18. QUESTION:
    If you are diagnosed with breast ca are you on a long waiting list to be seen?
    My mom told me that her cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer and because she was on such a long waiting list to see a dr she died. I have heard of long waits in Canada but would you have a long wait for treatment in the case of cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      What's her cousins name? What province? How far along was the cancer? What was her/she on the waiting list for? Why not link to the news story on this. It would certainly have made the news if it were true.

      For a critical illness, you can see a specialist in hours or days. If you need a medical procedure, waiting lists depend upon what the procedure is. Most chemotherapy treatments are scheduled within a few weeks and, and reoccuring treatments are booked well a head of time. Surgery wait times are typically within a few weeks if it is a critical illness. As an example, for a mastectomy in British Columbia, 50% of patients receive the procedure within 2.3 weeks, 90% within 6.7 weeks.

      Long wait lists do exist on elective surgeries. Cancer treatments are not elective surgeries.

      Most provinces provide detailed specifics on waiting lists and you are free to look them up yourself.

  19. QUESTION:
    What should I avoid eating while breast feeding?
    Are there foods that should not be eating while breast feeding? My premature (35 weeks), baby's poop has changed from yellow seedy color and texture to soft light yellow green. He is 9 days old and has pooped about 4 to 5 times today.

    • ANSWER:
      Those are mostly wives tales. Unless your baby shows signs of a food allergy or intolerance, you don't need to avoid anything. Your breasts aren't hooked up to your stomach. The baby CAN get gas at times for sure, all babies do, but it unlikely due to anything you already digested BEFORE you even produced the milk. Even formula fed babies, who have the SAME food every day sometimes are gassy.

      From Dr Jack Newman's site:

      Quote:****More Breastfeeding Myths

      1. A breastfeeding mother has to be obsessive about what she eats. Not true! A breastfeeding mother should try to eat a balanced diet, but neither needs to eat any special foods nor avoid certain foods. A breastfeeding mother does not need to drink milk in order to make milk. A breastfeeding mother does not need to avoid spicy foods, garlic, cabbage or alcohol. A breastfeeding mother should eat a normal healthful diet. Although there are situations when something the mother eats may affect the baby, this is unusual. Most commonly, "colic", "gassiness" and crying can be improved by changing breastfeeding techniques, rather than changing the mother's diet. (Information Sheet Colic in the Breastfed Baby).****
      http://www.nbci.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27%3Amyths-of-breastfeeding&catid=5%3Aarticles&Itemid=17&limitstart=1

      There are 4 really informational pages to read at that link of all types of breastfeeding myths.
      I ate whatever I wanted. Were my kids gassy sometimes? Sure. All babies are. They were much more gassy after they started solids though & never nearly as gassy as my Dh. ;) EVERYONE told me to avoid certain foods, etc. It's NOT needed. Nursing is hard enough as it is early on when they nurse so frequently & just getting a good meal can be hard. As long as it has some nutrition, stick it in your mouth & ENJOY!

  20. QUESTION:
    How much would I spend on breast augmentation with all fees included?
    I don't want to hear anything abut how I should love my boobs the way they are and so on, I jsut want a price range. I havemy mind set on it. Thank you in advance! I live in San Francisco, CA.
    And if you have had this procedure done, I would love for you to share your story with me. Not the pictures, jsut the story. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I just got mine done yesterday in Folsom, CA (not too far from you). I went from a small 32A to a full 34C. My surgeon charged me about 00 and she did an AWESOME job! Plus her staff was really kind and caring. I have shopped around for surgeons for almost a year and she was my favorite, though a little more expensive than the others, but she was WELL worth it!

      So yeah, since I just started my experience, I can tell you what I'm going through so far :)

      Yesterday was the surgery. When I came in, I had a guy friend with me who was to look after me after the surgery. It was actually kinda funny. I was getting my IV and the second he saw the needle, he went white! He almost passed out right there. And then I started to get a little dizzy, but the anesthesiologist gave me something to relax and I felt ok. My friend however had to leave since he couldn't handle needles. The next thing I remember, they gave me something to knock me out and then I woke up to see two of the nurses that had helped me earlier. They were very sweet and helped me to my friend's car.

      On the way back home, I started feeling nauseous and I threw up in the car (luckily he had a plastic bag handy), mainly due to the bumpy ride back. When I got home, I noticed that the medication was slowly wearing off, but I wasn't feeling any pain. I felt quite a bit of pressure on my chest and my arm pits felt pretty sore, but there was no pain. So throughout the day, I felt like I was in okay shape. I could walk around if I wanted to (but I did it slowly, since I'm recovering), but yeah, the most painful part of my procedure was actually getting the IV. I sat in the recliner for the most part, since it's the most comfortable position. I watched a few movies, ate some chicken & stars with crackers, ate some apple sauce, drank a lot of water, and took my anti-biotics. My doctor called to check up on me. I told her I was feeling virtually no pain and if it was okay not to take the pain killers. She said it was okay and sounded surprised and happy to know that I had very little if any pain.

      Later, I went to sleep rather early. Sitting in the recliner all day did take a toll on my back, but I was ok. I did take a pain killer right before I went to bed, just in case I should feel the pain in the middle of the night, it won't wake me up. Fortunately, I didn't experience any pain throughout the night. When I woke up, the pressure on my chest was the same, but my arm pits felt a little more sore due to the bandages and surgical bra. It wasn't a really big deal, but it made getting out of bed a little more difficult.

      I went to my follow up about 6 hours ago. When she checked my breasts, she said everything was looking good and normal. She asked me again if I had any pain, I told her I didn't and she said I was one heck of a trooper! When she took my bandages and bra off, a lot of the pressure and soreness went from medium to very mild. But they have to be there so the implants can heal in place.

      Right now, I'm going out of my mind with boredom. I feel okay to do a lot of things, but I'm not allowed to since my breasts need to recover, which is fine, not gonna push myself around like that. But keep in mind that some people have a high tolerance of pain and some don't. So my experience shouldn't be the main reason to go get implants.

      Anyway, if you have any questions you can ask me! I'm going through the process right now and I can't wait to see the final results months from now! Good luck sweety!

  21. QUESTION:
    Where can I learn more about the proposed legalization of medical marijuana in CA?
    I'm interested in learning more about medical marijuana and exactly what the issue is in the upcoming CA election.
    Are there any websites about this, or information people have learned from watching the news?

    • ANSWER:
      It's called the California Cannabis Initiative. Their website is:

      http://www.californiacannabisinitiative.org/

      But just Google 'California cannabis initiative' and you'll see lots of commentary, news articles, etc.

      It's not for medical marijuana. We already passed that one. My sweetie is getting over breast cancer and has been using it, and I really think it's helped her. This initiative is for -recreational- pot. It will allow it to be used just for fun, and it will allow people to grow it.

      EDIT: I just checked the website and it says the initiative has been 'withdrawn'. Can't believe it. Google is full of news articles up to just a few days ago showing the initiative leading slightly, so I wonder what's the deal.

  22. QUESTION:
    Donate or sponsor my organization to give money to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Foundation?
    My organization is Sigma Lambda Gamma and San Diego State University in CA. We are looking for donations or anyone to sponsor us so that we are able to allocate money for this organization by October 15th. IF you know of anyone please let me know. I appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      if you have a computer you can help find a cure

      http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the best home remedy for baldness in women?
    I am 44 an old patient of CA Breast . General health is good ,diet is good .With the passage of time, thinning has increased many folds and i am near baldness. Its very embarrassing for me . Please help me to cure it.

    • ANSWER:
      I researched these for you. I hope they help. You should give them a try.
      Amla Oil and Shampoo

      Amla oil, also known as Indian gooseberry oil, is considered a valuable hair tonic for enhancing hair growth and is simple to use. Prepare by boiling dry pieces of amla in coconut oil and apply it on the scalp.

      To prevent hair loss and use as a baldness treatment, make a shampoo by mixing 100 grams of amla, reetha and shikakai. Boil these items in two liters of water. This shampoo should be used for one month. Any of these ingredients can be found online or at your local grocery or pharmacy.

      Lettuce and Spinach Juice

      Drink half a liter of mixed lettuce and spinach juice daily to prevent hair loss. Prepare by mixing one bunch of lettuce and spinach in your juicer. When it is pressed, simply stir with a spoon to make sure the flavor is smooth and even.

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      Alfalfa

      Combine the juice of alfalfa with equal quantities of carrot and lettuce juice to help enrich hair growth. Drink this on a daily basis. Alfalfa juice can also be prepared by using fresh leaves of the plant, though these are more difficult to obtain.

      Coconut Oil and Milk

      Apply coconut oil mixed with lime water or lime juice on the scalp daily. If coconut oil cannot be found, coconut milk can also be used.

      Prepare coconut milk by grinding coconut shavings and squeezing them, or simply purchase it at the local grocery store. Massage the coconut milk into the hair roots and over the scalp daily.

      Coriander Leaves

      Daily application of the juice of green coriander leaves, also known as cilantro, is also beneficial to hair loss. Juice cilantro by using an efficient juicer that will not only crush the vegetable and press it firmly enough to juice it.

      Mustard Oil and Henna Leaves

      Boil 250 milliliters of mustard oil in a tin basin. Gradually drop 60 grams of henna leaves in the boiling oil till they are burnt in the oil. Filter the oil using a cloth and store it. Massage the scalp regularly with the oil to promote healthy growth of hair.

      Lime and Pepper Seeds

      Grind together lime and black pepper seeds to make a fine paste. This paste has been found to be one of the most valuable remedies for hair loss. Apply the paste twice a day for a few weeks on the scalp or patches of baldness. Although this paste has a mildly irritant reaction, it helps maintain blood circulation to the affected area and increases hair growth.

      Onion and Honey

      Rub the scalp with onion pieces every morning and evening till the area begins to redden. When it has turned red, apply a small amount of honey.

      Liquorice

      Apply a paste of liquorice over the bald patches before going to bed. Grind pieces of liquorice in milk and add a pinch of saffron to prepare this fine paste.

      Almond Oil

      To stop further hair loss, apply almond oil onto the scalp two to three times a day.

      Olive Oil Paste

      Prepare a paste with hot olive oil, honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Apply this before a bath or shower and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash it off afterwards.

  24. QUESTION:
    I decided on a bareback pad with a breast collar help me find some that are not to pricy but are good?
    I want a bareback pad with a breast collar. Help me locate some on the internet. I found some just want more information and more choices. Any price. I like to see high end and low end.

    • ANSWER:
      I got mine( all4) from Ballards Saddles in Norco CA. They were .00( the last one I bought was 3yrs ago) with the saddle bags. They do make all of them with a breast collar. They do not have pictures of them on line, but you can call & they can send you pictures( I think). They are all American made in his warehouse in Bloominton CA. They are very high quality! I have had one for a good 10yrs & have had no rips or tears. They have many, many different prints from Zebra to, your Indian patters to plain colors. If you are looking for great quality American made for a great price I would call them. They do ship everything they sell. I hope this helps! I will only buy his pads because of the durability!! I have been on some rough terrain & through bush & they hold up very well!

      http://ballardsaddles.com/

  25. QUESTION:
    Is there anyway to decrease my breast size without surgery?
    Hi, I was wondering if there was anyway to decrease my breast size naturally? I've always had big breasts, but when i got pregnant they got bigger, but didnt shrink after i stopped breast feeding. I had D breasts before my pregnancy and now I have E breasts and its very difficult to find clothing and I have terrible back pain. Please no smart ass answers or perverts answering this. I just want people who can give me helpful information.

    • ANSWER:
      u can make them appear smaller by

      wearing a sports bra, bcuz it has no padding

      on your shirt have a some kinda of waist line under the bust, like the strap on this top http://www.garage.ca/productDetail.aspx?productId=8408&displayGroupId=2

      v-necks can make them apear smaller

      and wearing over sized clothes will make ur chest apear alot bigger.

  26. QUESTION:
    Does a sudden retracted nipple and slight burning mean breast cancer?
    I am a 51 year old woman and have noticed a sudden, total retraction of my left nipple with a slight feeling of burning behind it. Does this mean breast cancer? I saw my Doctor today and now have an urgent appointment to see a Breast Surgeon on Thursday but I am frightened. Could it be something else? Retraction and slight burning are the only symptoms I have no lumps!

    • ANSWER:
      I dont mean to scare you but it could indicate Ca. However as you are feeling a burning sensation and only the nipple is effected, it may be nothing more than an abcyss or a cyst

      my thoughts reach out for you.

      good luck ;-)

  27. QUESTION:
    Why do Dr.s reccomend breast and ovarian cancer testing when there are several other types of cancer?
    So you find out you don't have breast cancer but who knows what other types you may have?

    • ANSWER:
      They recommend these as preventative screening measures. They do not test for ovarian cancer it is cervical cancer which they screen for. As well as colon cancer. They test for these because early detection is key in all cancer. These are only the select few that can be detected without invasive surgery or expensive testing.
      Ovarian Cancer is not tested for as a preventative measure, but it should be for it is only the matter of an internal exam and a CA-125 test which cost about 0 to run verses 0 for an internal ultrasound.
      They test for these to help prevent cancer and save lives.

  28. QUESTION:
    Is there any breast cancer worse than inflammatory breast cancer?
    I really need to know. I hate seeing my dear mommy suffer with the stage 4 Inflammatory Breast Cancer she is diagnosed with and now I want to give her as much information I can. So please leave me answer you would not usually see in information sites, please?

    • ANSWER:
      I know it's the fastest growing breast cancer,is she attending a cancer facility like
      The City Of Hope in Ca.? Also you should buy or check out a book from the library
      called " Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book"4th edition. It has so much information on all types of Breast Cancer, But only her oncologist can help since every person is different. But you will learn much from her books. She is a clinical professor at UCLA's David Geffen School a teacher,surgeon and activist. I myself have 4th stage breast cancer and almost daily have use for this book. Your Mommy is fortunate to have a daughter like you. God Bless You Both

  29. QUESTION:
    How to improve my cleavage and breasts?
    How can I make my cleavage stand out more? I am a crossdresser, I know I can tape, use push-ups, etc. I am not sure if implants are the right answer.

    Also how can I increase the size of my breasts without implants or expensive breast forms? Some say birdseed and hose, or water balloons.

    • ANSWER:
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  30. QUESTION:
    Am I allowed to breast feed on an airplane?
    In December I will be taking a 6 hour flight (Continental Airlines) with my daughter who will be 5 months. My question is, is breast feeding allowed on airplanes? What happens when a baby is formula fed? Are moms allowed to bring bottles on a plane?

    • ANSWER:
      No worries. Trust me most people on that plane will be more then willing for you to breastfeed and will cheer you on instead of listening to a baby scream becuase their ears hurt. Babies are unable to chew or yawn to pop their ears so while the plane is ascending or decending baby needs something to suck on to keep their ears from hurting.
      If baby is on formula they will still allow you to bring it with. If you use liquid formula as stated earlier you do need to declare it at security. However they do not have the right to open it up, demand you or baby drink it , or "test it". The attendants on the plane will be more then willing to provide you with warm water on the plane to mix up a bottle if you use concentrated or powdered formula.
      I flew down to CA when my daughter was that age and it went fine. Granted there are helpful people and there are idiots. One attendant actually expected that I would hand her my DAUGHTER instead of the diaper bag to help get us situated. Of course the freaking airline had actually cancelled my flight and this was the next flight so they had the nerve to place me in the very last row of seats next to the engines. That was alot of fun. I brought our bobby pillow and it worked very well for her to lay in and nurse while in the air. If you pay for her own seat they may try to insist that you have her belted into it during take off and landing, I'm sure it depends on the airline.
      Also take advantage of the fact that you can have a stroller checked at the gate, makes life much easier to have baby in the stroller throughout the airport especially if your flight is delayed or bumped. Make sure your diaper bag has plenty of supplies rather then just what you would need say for the two hours before the flight and in flight.
      Also do your best to get a seat as far forward as you can, those engines are loud especially to baby's sensitive hearing.
      If you do use check at gate for a car seat or stroller make sure there is no removeable pieces like the stroller latch. LOL I learned the hard way when I got my stroller back the freaking latch was missing and they had to actually go back in to find the car seat!

  31. QUESTION:
    what can i do with frozen chicken breasts?
    with the economy the way it is and after having our second baby in 11 months, money is a little tight, so i purchased this bag of skinless boneless frozen chicken breasts. excluding the crock pot, im not sure what to do with them. do i thaw them first? can i bake them or grill them frozen? any good recipes to use? basic ones? any ideas would be great! thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      SJ-SC-CA Incredible Chicken Salad

      3 cups chicken breast (cooked and cubed)
      1 cup pineapple (diced)
      1/2 cup celery (diced)
      1/2 cup mayonnaise
      1/4 cup raisins
      1/4 cup walnuts
      1/8 cup dried cranberries
      2 Tablespoons sweet onion (minced)
      2 Tablespoons apple juice

      Combine all ingredients in a bowl until well combined and chill. Serve with a lettuce garnish.

      ***You can use the chicken salad as a sandwich filling.***

  32. QUESTION:
    what type of bird has a yelllow breast?
    What type of backyard birds that has a yellow breast and why does it pull blooms off of flowers?

    • ANSWER:
      There are several types of backyard birds that are yellow-breasted. Some build nests and some prefer houses. Some are found in just the eastern portion of the states and some are found all over. Knowing where you live would have helped a bit.

      I guess the most common is the Yellow-breasted Chat.
      http://images.google.ca/images?hl=en&q=yellow+breasted+chat&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2
      - Medium-sized songbird.
      Bright yellow chest and throat.
      Olive-green back.
      White spectacles.
      White belly and undertail.
      Long tail.

      Size: 18 cm (7 in)
      Wingspan: 25 cm (10 in)
      Weight: 23-31 g (0.81-1.09 ounces)

      This web site list all the yellow birds. Take a look at the photos of the yellow-breasted ones and perhaps you will be able to spot the bird.
      http://www.birdnature.com/yellowbird.html

  33. QUESTION:
    Correlation between cervical dysplasia and breast cancer?
    I was recently diagnosed with cervical dysplasia at age 26. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 26. Mine is from HPV, but since my mother was so young to have the cancer, does it increase my susceptibility to forming full blown cancer? Is there any correlation between cervical and breast cancers?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no established correlationship between cervical dysplasia and breast cancer.
      As your mother has had ca.breast at early age .you are at higher risk and need regular screening from early age of 30.

  34. QUESTION:
    How long do you cook a 3 lb turkey breast and 8 lb Ham?
    My husband and I couldn't make it back home to Ca for thanksgiving since the Army has different plans for him this weekend. We have to stay here in NY. So I'm going to cook for us on our first thanksgiving. This sounds bad for asking since I went to Culinary School but however I went for baking not cooking. lol Thank You if you can help me out.

    • ANSWER:
      Deep-Fry the turkey in a turkey frier with peanut oil(time depends on the size of your frier).

      Boil the salt out of the ham,glaze it with honey........then bake it(depends on if you slow cook it...or want to get it done fast).

  35. QUESTION:
    Does acnitic keratosis always turn into squamous cell carcinoma or can it also turn into basal cell carcinoma?
    Prior to 3 areas developing on my chin that will not go away, for several years I had an area on my chin that was wart-like, it was small and skin colored and from the research I have done it is called acnitic keratosis(pre-cancer). It would come and go. But now I have the sores on my chin that won't go away for 2 months now. I do have an appointment at the end of this month with the dermatologist and I am on the cancellation list. Unfortunately I am one that loves the sun, I just returned from an Island and prior to going I did use the tanning bed like I do every year. I also have a Hx of CA in my family , my mother had breast CA and alot of my aunts and uncles on my mothers side has had some type of CA. I know with my Hx of CA and sun exposure you are probably saying how stupid could you be?? You just never think it will happen to you until it does. Maybe I'm overdiagnosing but I have to wait a month to find out.

    • ANSWER:
      An actinic keratosis is sometimes a precurser to squamous cell carcinoma. Basal cell carcinomas are also caused by excess UVA damage but in a different type skin cell. The ratio of AKs that convert into SCC varies but is around 2-15%. My own estimate is about one in six if the AK is given enough time to keep growing. Here is a new article from PUBMED discussing this same question.

      Eur J Dermatol. 2006 Sep;16(4):335-9. Links
      Actinic keratosis: how to differentiate the good from the bad ones?Quaedvlieg PJ, Tirsi E, Thissen MR, Krekels GA.
      Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Maastricht, P.Debyelaan 25, Postbox 5800 6202 AZ Maastricht, The Netherlands. pqua@home.nl

      Our objective was to obtain practical clinical parameters to indicate those actinic keratoses (AK) that are at risk of becoming invasive. A systematic review of the literature, with focus on randomized trials, retrospective studies and reviews was undertaken. The main outcome measure was the rates and clinical features of AK that transformed into SCC. This study reviewed randomized and retrospective studies and reviews of AK and their risk of becoming SCC. We reviewed a total of 875 studies and identified 62 useful prospective, retrospective studies and reviews. Finally 15 studies covering percentage and/or clinical parameters of malignant transformation were found to be useful: a total of 9 reviews, 4 randomized controlled trials and 2 retrospective studies. Only 1 study (meta-analysis) examined the percentage of malignant transformation and found a rate between 0.025% and 20% per year/per lesion. Clinical parameters found were: induration (3 studies), bleeding (3 studies), enlargement in diameter (3 studies), erythema (2 studies) and ulceration (2 studies). Other minor clinical criteria were pain, palpability, hyperkeratoses, pruritic lesions and pigmentation. The amount of quality research on the most common premalignant lesion in humans is disappointing. The only longitudinal study looking at the incidence of malignant transformation of AK to SCC dates from 1988.Besides the known risk factors (skin type, photodamage, immunosuppression etc), based on this review we found clinical features that provide a practical guide to practitioners in the treatment of AK. Although not prospectively studied, clinical parameters indicating those AK with an increased risk of malignancy are IDRBEU. I (Induration /Inflammation), D (Diameter > 1 cm), R (Rapid Enlargement), B (Bleeding), E (Erythema) and U (Ulceration). In future prospective studies, these parameters should be included.
      PMID: 16935787 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

      Your family history of breast cancer does not influence your own chances of developing skin cancer but your history of tanning and sun exposure certainly does. You can reverse the development of many AKs with the prescription medicine Solaraze (topical diclofenac) if you apply it twice daily for three months or so. AKs that do not respond to Solaraze either need cryosurgery (freezing) or surgical removal. Solaraze will not effectively treat a SCC so if the Dr suspects you have a SCC it is better to treat the suspected SCC first with biopsy and excision and then treat any remaining non threatening AKs with Solaraze. Solaraze will not help if you continue tanning or sun exposure.

      http://www.bradpharm.com/products/Doak/prescription/Solaraze.htm

      If you do end up being diagnosed with SCC then you need to realize that your tanning and heavy sun exposure days are over because once you have one SCC of the skin the chances of you developing a second SCC are increased and will not decrease. Chances are about 40-70% that a person with one biopsy proven SCC will develop another one within five years.

      http://www.aad.org/public/Publications/pamphlets/SquamousCellCarcinoma.htm

      There is some preliminary research that indicates drinking green tea daily might reduce a person's chances of developing skin cancers due to excess sun exposure and possibly help in the DNA repair of UVA damage of the skin. So far the research is not completely convincing but if you like drinking tea it certainly won't hurt any to add tea to your daily diet.

      Skin cancer chemoprevention: strategies to save our skin.Einspahr JG, Bowden GT, Alberts DS.
      Arizona Cancer Center, University of Arizona, P.O. Box 245024, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA.

      There are over 1 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed yearly in the United States. The majority of these are nonmelanoma (NMSCs) and are associated with chronic exposure to ultraviolet light (UV). Actinic keratosis (AK) has been identified as a precursor for SCC, but not for BCC. AKs are far more common than SCC, making them excellent targets for chemoprevention. Cancer chemoprevention can prevent or delay the occurrence of cancer in high-risk populations using dietary or chemical interventions. We have developed strategies that have rational mechanisms of action and demonstrate activity in preclinical models of skin cancer. Promising agents proceed to phase I-III trials in subjects at high risk of skin cancer. UV light induces molecular signaling pathways and results in specific genetic alterations (i.e., mutation of p53) that are likely critical to skin cancer development. UVB-induced changes serve as a basis for the development of novel agents. Targets include inhibition of polyamine or prostaglandin synthesis, specific retinoid receptors, and components of the Ras and MAP kinase signaling pathways. Agents under study include: epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a green tea catechin with antioxidant and sunscreen activity, as well as UVB signal transduction blocking activity; perillyl alcohol, a monoterpene derived from citrus peel that inhibits Ras farnesylation; difluoromethylornithine (DFMO), an inhibitor of ornithine decarboxylase and polyamines; retinoids that target retinoid X receptors and AP-1 activity; and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents that inhibit cylooxygenase and prostaglandin synthesis. We performed a series of Phase I-II trials in subjects with multiple AK. For example, a phase II randomized trial of topical DFMO reduced AK number, suppressed polyamines, and reduced p53 protein. Our goal is to develop agents for use in combination and/or incorporation into sunscreens to improve chemoprevention efficacy and reduce skin cancer incidence.
      PMID: 12903851 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

  36. QUESTION:
    How often should a baby make a bowel movement?
    Having lots of problems with the midwives, health visitors and breast feeding consultants. Does anybody know of any articles written by paediatricians where they provide definitive proof that a breastfed baby can sometimes take up to 14 days to make a poo? This is just one of the issues I have with these people, they seems to think they know more than the GP's and Paediatricians and yet they can't actually provide any proof or quote the research.

    • ANSWER:
      From world-renowned infant feeding authority Dr Jack Newman:

      "Some breastfed babies, after the first three to four weeks of life, may suddenly change their stool pattern from many each day, to one every three days or even less. Some babies have gone as long as 20 days or more without a bowel movement. As long as the baby is otherwise well, and the stool is the usual pasty or soft, yellow movement, this is not constipation and is of no concern. No treatment is necessary or desirable, because no treatment is necessary or desirable for something that is normal."

      http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=doc-IMB

      ...it's not clear who's telling you what, but, pediatricians and GPs receive no or almost no training in breastfeeding -- they are not good sources of information.

      Dr Newman is a published author on the topic, a widely respected researcher, has been running a breastfeeding clinic for years, and has his IBCLC lactation consulting certification; he is (obviously) an exception. IBCLCs are the most authoritative sources, generally, should you be seeking better nursing support -- some midwives aren't as knowledgeable as they should be, and people post crazy stuff their health visitors told them about nursing on here all the time. Uncertified self-styled "consultants" have also given new parents a lot of bad starts.

  37. QUESTION:
    A unique breast cancer tattoo with ribbon incorporated?
    My mom has gone through breast cancer for about three and a half years now with reoccurrences. We have decided to get matching tattoos, small tattoos.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=unique+breast+cancer+tattoos&gs_sm=c&gs_upl=31353l37945l0l40278l19l15l1l2l3l1l516l3944l0.1.5.6.0.1l16l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1280&bih=586&wrapid=tlif132119900635710&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi

  38. QUESTION:
    What medications are used after your first four round of chemotherapy?
    I have a friend with breast cancer and she has 4 more rounds to go but with a different type of chemo medication.

    • ANSWER:
      Ask your friend. There are many different types of cancer medications for each type of cancer. Much depends upon the stage and grade of the tumors and the patients response to the chemotherapy. So . . there isn't just one answer . . it just depends. Sometimes a doctor will elect to go with a single chemo and sometimes the chemo will work better in combinations. Here is a list of chemotherapy drugs that you can look through:

      Individual Chemotherapy Drugs
      http://www.cancerbackup.org.uk/Treatments/Chemotherapy/Individualdrugs

      ACS: Chemotherapy Principles
      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ETO/eto_1_3_Chemotherapy_Principles.asp

      Professional Cancer Drug Manual
      http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/HPI/DrugDatabase/DrugIndexPro/default.htm

  39. QUESTION:
    What to say when my boyfriends mom has cancer?
    My boyfriend just told me his mom is in hospital with breast cancer. I dont know what to say to him. Ive told him im here to help and everything but he asked me to keep talking to him. ): What can I say?

    • ANSWER:
      Your boy friend is blessed to have you by his side. Just keep being there for him sweet heart. He needs a listening ear, and at times a shoulder to cry on. Part of his world has been turned on its ear.
      Try to keep things as normal as possible. Plan things to do as a couple, such as movie and dinner nights, visits with friends etc. Include his parents if his mother is up to it. There will be days when she feels crappy,and a frozen home cooked meal(made by you) will be a welcome blessing. Just as welcome will be help with housework. I did this for my buddy in last months of his life. His wife really appreciated the break.

      There will be days when your bf will have questions. Ones that are tough to answer. Here's a few sites I use for research.
      http://www.cancer.ca.
      http://www.cancer.org.
      http://www.cancer.gov.
      http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/44.cfm.
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/
      http://www.uhn.ca/applications/PMH/iNews/default.aspx.
      http://www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org/index.htm.

  40. QUESTION:
    How do you evaluate the tumor marker test?
    I have stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. It has spread to my bones and possibly my liver. After a number of years on estrogen therapy I am now on a chemo regiment. I have been told that my cancer is slow growing however I learned that my tumor marker is approximately 600 up from 42 last year. I understand that the "normal" range is between 0-30. Can anyone help me interpret my specific results?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like a positive CA 15-3 marker.
      http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/UnderstandingYourDiagnosis/ExamsandTestDescriptions/TumorMarkers/tumor-markers-how-t-m-used
      That will be useful in following your response to chemotherapy.
      It means nothing by itself.
      It is just a useful marker to assess response to treatment.
      If your CA 15-3 does not go down within 2-3 months of chemotherapy,
      I would switch to a different breast cancer treatment regimen.
      Your oncologist should be explaining this in detail for you.
      I always did with my patients.

  41. QUESTION:
    How long can I leave uncooked chicken in the refrigerator?
    I bought chicken breasts Friday & I washed and seasoned them but I'm not planning to cook them until Wednesday. They are sitting in the meat drawer in the refrigerator. Is 5 days too long?
    squdldr...
    that's pretty scary. I checked them & they just smelled like seasoning. Still, I don't want to take a chance with my guests, so I washed them again & froze them in foodsaver bags to maybe cook some other time. I will start over again with chicken breasts that I previously froze for Wednesday's dinner party.

    • ANSWER:
      Fresh chicken can be kept for 2-3 days in the fridge. Today will be your third day. Why not freeze them now? Raw chicken meat can be kept up to 6 months in the freezer if it is well packaged. Cooked chicken meat doesn't keep as long in the freezer (3 months).

      Please make sure you clean up properly (with a bleach/water solution) where you washed the chicken. Sometimes washing can cause more problems and isn't recommended because of the potential for cross-contamination with your kitchen surfaces, counter tops, etc.

      For more food safety tips and hundreds of great chicken recipes visit www.chicken.ca.

      Hope this helps
      Marty
      Chicken Farmers of Canada

  42. QUESTION:
    Why do you give baby rice cereal and should I start?
    I keep reading about moms giving rice cereal. Do I do this before can baby food? My baby is breast fed and is three months old.

    • ANSWER:
      What mystic_eye said. There's no point. It is cheap starch, heavily processed, not very nutritious at all.

      "Cereals started as an important part of a child's diet back when the infant formula companies couldn't get an absorbable form of iron into the formula. They then fortified rice cereal with iron and introduced the rice cereal early into the diet as a way to make sure the kids got the iron.

      Now, all the infant formulas are fortified with iron and of course, breastmilk has an abundant and easily absorbable supply of iron in it, so we really don't need an extra source. If you take away the iron in the cereals, it's just starch."

      http://www.drjen4kids.com/myths/mythrice.htm

      It is sweetened wallpaper paste with a vitamin pill stirred in.

      Wait for signs baby is ready -- can sit up unassisted, has lost tongue thrust reflex, etc -- around six months.

      A smushed-up banana (you do _not_ need to waste your money on commercial ready-made "baby food"), as already suggested, is a nice first choice. As is meat if baby is not vegetarian...

      "Take rice cereal, for example. Under conventional American wisdom, it's the best first food. But Butte says iron-rich meat — often one of the last foods American parents introduce — would be a better choice.

      Dr. David Ludwig of Children's Hospital Boston, a specialist in pediatric nutrition, says some studies suggest rice and other highly processed grain cereals actually could be among the worst foods for infants.

      "These foods are in a certain sense no different from adding sugar to formula. They digest very rapidly in the body into sugar, raising blood sugar and insulin levels" and could contribute to later health problems, including obesity, he says."

      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9646449

      "A recent study has confirmed that the consumption of highly refined and fortified cereal foods may not be the best way to maintain adequate iron status for infants. Researchers from the University of Colorado wanted to determine the nutritional efficacy and effect on infants of the consumption of either meat or iron-fortified infant cereal as their first complementary food.
      ...The authors suggest that more research is needed to develop optimal complementary feeding guidelines and conclude that the introduction of meat as a first complementary food for exclusively breastfed infants is beneficial and associated with improved zinc intakes."

      http://www.infactcanada.ca/Winter_2006_Pg6_.htm

      If you want to give your baby rice, cook up some brown rice and smush it a bit. Much better than the "cereal."

      "Have you checked out the taste and texture of commercial baby cereal? Pour some commercial rice cereal in a bowl. It has no smell. The taste is the very definition of bland. The cereal is made from refined rice that has been processed and precooked. Refined grains have nothing to offer but carbohydrates. Whole grains, on the other hand, contain not only carbohydrates but also protein, fat, fiber, vitamins, essential minerals, and life. The germ is still intact. If you put a whole grain in water, it sprouts. If you put commercial baby cereal in water, it makes paste. Why train your baby to want this? By pre-toasting organic whole grains, grinding them in a small electric grinder, and cooking the grains with water, you can create a fresh, delicious, nutrient-dense cereal with taste, texture, and aroma."

      http://www.mothering.com/articles/growing_child/food/kitchen_baby.html

  43. QUESTION:
    How to check for breast cancer?
    I just felt my boob and there's a relatively small lump. I remember having one like this at like age 13 and the doctor said it's only there because my boobs are developing, but I'm 18 now and dont know why I would still get a lump for that reason.

    So I'm wondering what do breast cancer lumps feel like? What size are they? Do they hurt? Or what might be happening to my boob?

    • ANSWER:
      The most common place for a breast ca is the
      right breast (if you are right handed), upper
      outer quadrant They will have some degree
      of calcification, and that is what a mammogram
      will find. Because it is calcium, it is hard like
      a rock.

      It is most likely that you are just having a cystic
      structure that is forming, and then breaking down,
      as the circulation works to clear up these problems.
      (Think of a blemish on your skin, that is another
      cystic structure, with debris blocking it)

      You have been to the dr, and been checked out.
      However, it is not unknown for very young women
      to get breast ca. (At the pathology lab where I worked
      the youngest patient we had with breast ca was 16 yrs old)
      This is a rarity, but does point out the importance of
      breast self exam, as that is how most ca's are found.
      If you start to have any other symptoms, such as
      unexplained weight loss, lack of appetite, tiredness,
      you definitely need to be checked up. Those are all
      symptoms of cancer.

  44. QUESTION:
    Why do some men are against woman getting breast implant?
    Men likes to look at woman with nice breast.So she want to get plastic surgery to make her breast look nice, mostly for herself and for the confindence. Would you support her ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      its because a lot of girls that get breast implants go overboard and the implants are WAY too big for there skin, therefore you can see the 'rounded look' that looks too fake.

      I have breast implants and i got 210cc filled to 240cc, i now have a 34b bra size and I look 100% natural.

      I don't think girls should get the "HI I JUST GOT FAKE BOOBS" look. Instead opt for a smaller size implant that will settle down and look natural.
      I don't have any outline over the implant.

      BAD IMPLANTS LOOK LIKE THIS
      http://www.ebreastaug.com/zip/CA/Beverly_Hills/73-before-after-breast-implants/pics/breast_aug12.jpg

      Mine look like this and this is a picture of someone else that has GOOD IMPLANTS.
      http://www.ebreastaug.com/zip/PA/Philadelphia/74-before-after/pics/breast_augb.jpg

      if you are considering implants please get a smaller size. your surgeon will tell you to get a big size, but you have to get what you like. DONT listen to ppl who say breast implants look FAKE, becuz if you get the right size and the right plastic surgeon you can get a beautiful look, I DID!

  45. QUESTION:
    The Best Breast Augmentation Method and a good surgeon referral in Orange County, CA area?
    My 23 year old daughter is planning on a breast augmentation surgery and if I don't do some checking, she will go ahead and have the first surgeon she finds do the surgery for her. I am trying to find out what is the best method out there and see if I can get some referrals in O.C. area. I heard now days they go thru the belly botton and there would be no marks. Any guidance will be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      A good site that may help you find the information you seek is thru the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. You can also find information on there about different procedures.

  46. QUESTION:
    What are some good solid foods to begin baby on other than rice cereal?
    What did you start your baby on other than rice cereal? What's the next step after breast milk and formula?
    He is 12 weeks, I don't plan on starting solids for a few more months but he is holding his head up now and very alert, also expresses interest in my food so I'm just looking for ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      I have not yet started, but will be starting next month. You ca do the easy things like banana and avocado. They are super easy to do on your own by simply mashing them up with a fork or spoon. They are good, low allergy risk foods.

      Be sure to introduce one food at a time and watch for any reactions. They rule is a 4 day wait period until adding new foods.
      http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/solidfood6to8montholdbaby.htm

      Apricots, Avocados, Nectarines, Peaches, Plums, Prunes, Pumpkin, Mangos, Carrots*( http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/nitratearticle.htm ), Peas, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Parsnips (8 months)

  47. QUESTION:
    How long is chicken good in the freezer?
    I have a bag of chicken breasts that I ate some out of and threw the rest in the freezer. They have been in there for months...how long are they good?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's some handy information about storing and thawing chicken.

      Freezer (-18º or 0°F)
      Whole chicken 12 months
      Chicken pieces 6 months
      Cooked chicken 3 months
      Ground chicken 3 months

      Thawing methods and times:
      Wrapped, in refrigerator
      10 hours per kilogram (5 hours per pound)

      Wrapped, in several changes of cold water
      2 hours per kilogram (1 hour per pound)

      Microwave, defrost*
      10-15 minutes per kilogram (or according to microwave guidelines - 5 minutes per pound)

      *When defrosting in microwave, chicken should be loosely covered and pieces turned, separated and rotated several times during thawing to ensure even penetration. Chicken that has been defrosted in the microwave should be cooked immediately as some of it may have already started to cook.

      Note: Cook all other thawed chicken within 48 hours.

      For more food safety tips, hundreds of great chicken recipes and more visit http://www.chicken.ca.

      Thanks
      Marty Brett
      Chicken Farmers of Canada

  48. QUESTION:
    What do I need to know about flying on Northwest Airlines with my 6 month old baby?
    In march i'll be flying from WI to CA on northwest and i would like to know if there is anything i should know about flying with my daughter...
    Will we be in one seat???
    Do they allow formula again? (I know they didn't after 9-11)
    How do I find out this information without calling them?

    • ANSWER:
      We - my wife myself and son (now ten) have flown extensively all flights on NWA in the USA and KLM abroad. My son flew with us for the first time when he was 5months old, he flew with us twice a year on average. No problems at all.
      TO YOUR QUESTION
      If you have other questions write NWA.COM

      A six month old is held on mothers lap tied to mother/father with an extension belt.
      During takeoff and landing of U.S. registered civil aircraft, each person on board that aircraft must occupy a seat with a safety belt properly secured about him. a person who has not reached his second birthday may be held by an adult who is occupying a seat.

      Formula is allowed.
      Medications, baby formula and food, breast milk, and juice are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint.


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Graviola Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What do you think about Graviola as an alternative cancer treatment?
    It's been said that Graviola kills cancer cells and is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy but has only been tested on rats. Do you think it might have similar results if used on humans?

    • ANSWER:
      If I was a rat and had cancer it would be my first choice of treatments, assuming the positive results being claimed were not produced just in a test tube. If I was a human with cancer and wanted to live, I'd see an oncologist as soon as possible because no substance like graviola has ever proven to be an effective tool against cancer other than on the internet where anyone can say anything and have zero real life proof to back up that statement. If graviola actually cured cancer in humans you can be assured that oncologists would be rushing to use it rather than letting their patients die of cancer.

  2. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used Paw Paw or Graviola to fight cancer?
    I read that both Paw Paw and Graviola can fight cancer with no side effects. Anyone use them? Is it working?

    • ANSWER:
      Since nobody has answered yet, I'll toss in my 2 cents. Graviola is a very good herb for immune system health, but it's basically so powerful that it should not be used long term.

      I looked up Paw paw, and it is mentioned that some people have tried it for fighting cancer, but also mentions that it smells like rotting meat and doesn't last long in storage (so it's seldom you'll see it in supplemental form).

      As far as "no side effects", most supplements have no side effects to speak of. However, there are a number of drugs and medical conditions that may have reactions to some supplements.

      I have heard of a number of people that have tried using high amounts of various immune system boosters to try to fight cancer.... but at this point in time, nobody knows for sure what causes cancer, much less what cures it.

  3. QUESTION:
    What would you do to help breast cancer patient with the fiber consumtion?
    She is a breast cancer patient stage1,and 32 years. She has received total mastectomy ( of the right breast) and chemotherapy. This patient is worried about her illness and she would like to prevent or control her illness.
    I want to know how can I advice her for how much of Fiber consumtion that she need and which kind of food is best for her health?

    • ANSWER:
      i tell people about graviola. it costs about a bottle sent to your address. you take 2 tablets a day for two months and decide if it helps you. it has worked for three people i know of personally. you get it 818-882-2400 or go to physiciansformula.com.. this is word of mouth only but my niece had a mastectomy(both breasts). they finally told her they could do no more for her because her body could no longer tolerate chemo. i sent her two bottles of graviola to try. she took them for two months and so far ALL of her tests have com back clear of cancer..they had told her she had less than a year to live. i have no affiliation with phys. formula- i just buy thier product to keep cancer away and help my relatives get rid of thier cancer...so far 3. 2sisters and a niece..i don't know if it will work for everyone. it worked for them.

  4. QUESTION:
    does anybody know if the herb graviola extract does what it suppost to claim ?
    I heard that it is the most powerful item that there is for preventing and fighting cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      It's primarily an immune system booster. Supplement companies have to be careful about making medical claims (because of FDA regulations and the fact that they aren't doctors), so you'd be hard pressed to find a company that would say it would fight cancer. But theoretically, since it helps to boost your immune system, your body could more adequately fight against bad things in the body. ;-) Good luck!

  5. QUESTION:
    I read on the web that Graviola Extract can protect against cancer?
    I read on the web that Graviola extract can protect from getting cancer any idea's.

    • ANSWER:
      Think about it, if there were something "magical" that came from the Amazon Basin and prevented cancer, wouldn't you expect the indigenous peoples of the Amazon Basin to have lower rates of cancer than everywhere else on the planet? Look up the actual data...they don't.

      The only thing you can be sure that "Graviola Extract" actually does is make a LOT of money for those unscrupulous enough to market it...

      If you want to avoid cancer, then eat a balanced & healthy diet, get plenty of exercise, avoid tanning, avoid drugs (including tobacco) & alcohol, and (most important of all) be born of parents with no family history of cancer...

  6. QUESTION:
    Is the Philippine Guyabano tree the same as the Amazon Graviola tree?
    It's supposed to treat cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      yes, they are. graviola helps reduce tumors, but you have to take a strong dose multiple times a day.

  7. QUESTION:
    Please tell me how to use these product for alternative medicine?
    I have a 17 year old Beagle just developed a tumor inside of his right cheek. I did on line research and came up with the following products.

    1) Raintree Nutrition Graviola
    2) Oregano Oil P73
    3) Colloidal Silver

    Please help me how to use them properly safely on my dog? At this moment, nothing else is really an option with my dog.

    • ANSWER:
      I do not feel most of these products will help with a tumor.

      Use clark's rule for dosing of children and pets

      http://www.curezone.com/schulze/handbook/CAD.asp

      If you want to email me, I will send you the save your life videos and manual and he has worked with dying and sick people and animals and has a chapter on pets and discusses cancer. I do not post this info publicly online due to reasons I will explain.

      you would use the same incurables program essentially as for a human but using pet doses based on weight.

      also ask me to send you info I put on curezone.

      I am sorry I could not send it due to you not accepting email. Send me an email address and I will email you the info.

      also there is a little info on pets in Linda page's book called healthy healing. You might give the dog essiac tea in pet size doses.

      Colloidal silver is more used for viral, bacterial, fungal or protozoan infections.

      The same with oregano oil so I don't think these will help with the problem.

      I have not heard of the graviola but a quick research showed me it is used for cancer.

      you might do better with a powder..this website has some cautions like large doses causing vomiting and being an emetic.

      (here are some anti emetic herbs in event of nausea and vomiting the herb you want to use may cause)
      http://www.gaines.com/html/Libraries/Herbs/Antiemetic.html

      see cautions info here on the first product you mentioned.

      http://www.rain-tree.com/graviola-powder.htm

      research the Herxheimer reactions effects..this site recommends using lots of water for this. (ie--you feel a lot worst before you feel better due to die off)..maybe that is why you are using the other ones to kill off some fungus or sometime. If you are, I do not feel you need both. I have always felt oil of oregano is better than colloidal silver personally. Other things that kill viruses, bacteria, fungus etc are garlic (which might give the dog diarrhea) and olive leaf extract.

      but I would definitely email me and get that link to the manual download and read that chapter and much of the manual at least the stuff on the program and cancer and pets. Get a fake email account through yahoo or hotmail for free if you are scared to trust sending it.

      a good website addressing both pets and humans is here

      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/
      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/acancer.htm

      good luck just weigh your dog and dose him according to weight if it weighs 10 pounds, it would take 1/15th the adult people dose...if it weighs 15 it would take 1/10th the dose. If it weighs 25 it would take 1/6th and if it weighs 50 pounds it would take 1/3rd the dose..just put the weigh over a fraction with 150 as the bottom number and then reduce the fraction. see the link above for Clark's rule

  8. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural remedies available that can fight cancer? I want to know about options post chemotherapy?
    As of now, chemotherapy is the only viable option available to fight cancer immediately after diagnosis, but even after chemotherapy, the prognosis is not always good for all people. I have read a lot about asparagus, graviola, etc. but I haven't come across one person who has prolonged his/her survival. If you know, please post your answer. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Well Rup is incorrect. Linus Pauling never had cancer. He is the only person ever to receive two unshared Nobel Prizes — for Chemistry (1954) and for Peace (1962).
      He won several awards through the years, all in sciences or humanitarianism. He died in '91 at the age of 93
      He considered orthomolecular medicine a crucial adjunct to standard medical practice and therefore did not rule out conventional treatments, such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, when considered appropriate.

      There are complentary treatments to go WITH standard medical care.

  9. QUESTION:
    What is graviola supplements used for?
    I take Fish Oil, One-A-Day Multi Vitamin, Hair & Nail Vitamins and MSM Vitamin. I read some great things about Graviola supplements, but would it be pointless for me to take it? I'm not sure if it's bad to take too many vitamins. And I honestly am not sure what Graviola is good for other than cancer prevention. Would love to hear from someone who may know about Graviola vitamins or tea.

    • ANSWER:
      Liz,
      CANCER, but..
      In your case graviola is not necessary, as a matter a fact you should not take it! Yes the fruit is rich in B, and C vitamins but you already have that covered in your multi-vitamin. You also introduce bad compounds by taking this fruit extract: fructose (complex sugars) and Annonacin (caused brain lesions consistent with Parkinson's disease).
      TOO MUCH CERTAIN VITAMINS CAN BE REALLY BAD!
      While we are on a subject of vitamins; your multi-vitamin is junk (especially pills). It is better than not taking them at all, but people think a multivitamin is a good insurance policy, wrong!! It is overrated in every way.. When you pop a pill your stomach doesn't have enough time to dissect it and absorb all the benefits (its like you chewing a big bone trying to get into the bone marrow in limited time). Your urine has more vitamin properties than the multi-vitamin going in!

      Advise: Liquid has greater chance to get absorbed in the stomach, so look for liquid multi-vitamin!
      Please eat more fruits and vegetables! Strawberries also have anti-cancer properties, Vitamin C, spend your money on that (not to mention how delicious it is)

      PS. Sorry I shifted away from your question, but I felt this information is much more helpful than Graviola

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between paw paw and graviola tree? How do paw paw and graviola fruits look like?
    The trees are found in the jungle of Brazil. They have alot medicinal values.

    • ANSWER:
      In general the name pawpaw can include different Annonaceae from genus Annona and Asimina:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pawpaw

      The scientific name of the pawpaw used by Dr. McLaughlin in his research is Asimina triloba, a North American species of pawpaw.

      The scientific name of graviola is Annona muricata, Annonaceae and one of its common names is Brazilian pawpaw,
      http://www.plantnames.unimelb.edu.au/Sorting/Annona.html

      Taxonomically one could say pawpaw is an umbrella term for regional different but closely related plant species.

      That`s the reason why scientists use the latin/binomial names to make sure that everybody all over the world knows what sort of plant is meant in their publications.

      This is an example for a publication about these two plants:
      Graviola is Inferior to Paw Paw as a Cancer-Fighting Supplement. Here's Why.

  11. QUESTION:
    I have heard about this fruits Soursop which is said to cure cancer?
    Guys my 7 year old cousin sister is suffering from cancer she is undergoing chemo therapy, i read about this fruit called soursop that it can cure cancer, please let me know the details of this or any info you can provide. thanks a lot

    • ANSWER:
      It's not yet known whether soursop, or graviola,graviola could be effective against cancer - there haven't been any large scale studies in humans. In laboratory studies, graviola extracts can kill some types of liver and breast cancer cells that are resistant to particular chemotherapy drugs. But what works on a dish doesn't necessarily work when used on people.

      So far there's no actual evidence that it's effective; you can find many websites where they're eager to part you from your cash for it, and of course they'll assure you it's a sure cure. But you won't be able to find any real evidence.

      It should in any case be treated with caution; it can cause nerve changes, with symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease.

  12. QUESTION:
    Which is best treatment for pancreatic cancer with liver metastasis? Could anyone help….?
    My Father has pancreatic cancer with liver metastasis and doctors told that it’s in IV stage, which is better treatment to survive him for some more days? Chemo therapy or ayurvedic medicines? The chemo will show its bad effects. I heard that in ayurvedic, Graviola substance medicine will decrease the growth of tumor cell. So please any one suggest the best process. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing in Western scientific medicine works well in this situation - stage IV pancreatic carcinoma with liver metastases, so Hindu traditional "alternative" medicine would work as well as anything. Nothing is likely to work well if the diagnosis is correct. If this were my father or myself, I would rely on supportive/symptomatic measures - give him whatever he can or wants to eat and use opiates
      to best effect for comfort. Nothing is likely to buy any added time.
      The key is to provide as much comfort as possible for the weeks or months that may be left. If he believes in ancient "ayurvedic" medicine, there could be some placebo effect that will make him think he is doing better. Western chemotherapy in this situation causes more harm than good in my opinion - - it is a terrible placebo to use - - just to make patients or family members believe "something is being done."

  13. QUESTION:
    Is Graviola Fruit (Soursop) is really good enough to kill Cancer cells especially or is it a Hoax ?
    I recieved a mail claiming that this fruit is having anticancer effects. But i could not find anything about this fruit in Wikipedia. Is this mail a Hoax ???. Need genuine answers.

    • ANSWER:
      Most definitely a hoax.

  14. QUESTION:
    How can I get hold of Graniola Tree seeds in India? This is the cancer fighting fruit tree.?
    In India this tree is called Durian - something.
    Sorry the tree is called Graviola and in India it is Durian Bengalla.

    Its other names are soursop, Brazilian paw paw, guanábana etc.

    • ANSWER:
      This 'Divine' tree is cultivating in India by Mr.Jayanth Laxman (Email : jayanthfarm@gmail.com). You can contact him for further details. I understand that he is trying to help the needy ones with the plants of this tree, but currently not ready for distribution.

      Any how you can contact him for help.

      If you can give me your email I can send you a message that I have received from my friend in Coimbatore regarding GRAVIOLA. My email address is ravikv41@gmail.com

  15. QUESTION:
    where can i buy graviola capsule in hyderabad?
    hi guys anybody know where can i get graviola organic powder, or capsules in hyderabad.please suggest me any person in hyderabad who has been treating for asthma and cancer.thanx
    please provide me their contact details.

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Muhammad,
      I Being a medical doctor, I would suggest you an Ayurvedic Doctor in Hyderabad his name is Dr.ABDUL AZIZ who is treating ASTHMA, ALLERGIES, ARTHRITIS and CANCER since 20 years his permanent cures are really wonderful, my wife and daughter were suffering from Asthma, i knew that there was no cure for any disease in Allopathy and i chose to go with him, he has cured my wife and my daughter' asthma permanently, He is really a wonderful doctor, i suggest u to get in touch with him.contact him his mobile no is +91 9912719508, +91 9000222404.

      and for GRAVIOLA medicine,

      contact this person his name is,

      Dr.khan and his number is 7207476966,9393868625.

  16. QUESTION:
    Can Ellagic Acid really cure or prevent cancer?
    how many mg supplement is need daily? or how much fruits
    graviola powder, rasberry, strawberry, red grape, etc are good enough daily for prevention?

    • ANSWER:
      You should read up as much about it as you can. The website below says that it should probably be used in conjunction with other treatments.

      http://www.cancertutor.com/Cancer/EllagicAcid.html

      "Unpublished research at the Hollings Cancer Center shows that one cup of raspberries per week will stop prostate cancer growth for a period of up to one week. Their studies reveal that ellagic acid from red raspberries is readily absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract. This study is ongoing, but you can read more at the Life Enthusiast web site."

      http://alternativecancer.us/ellagicacid.htm
      and
      http://www.life-enthusiast.com/ellagic/ellagic_acid_articles.htm

      It should be noted that the Life Enthusiast site states 'one cup of raspberries DAILY' not weekly! It seems to be the puree that is used. No mention is made of how effective raspberry juice might be.

      All the studies seem to be in quite early stages and recommended dosages or methods of delivery (oral or otherwise) have not been established.

      It is almost certainly not a cure for cancer but the studies suggest that it inhibits cancerous cells, so it can be considered a preventative treatment for certain types of cancer.

  17. QUESTION:
    Where can i get Graviola / SourSop fruit / extract in India?
    I have been using this for cancer treatment, but i now I am not able to get it in India.

    • ANSWER:
      It isn't a cancer treatment.

  18. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried Soursop (graviola) for cancer? Does it work?
    Somebody told us about soursop and that it works for cancer. My husband goes for chemo once a month, and was curious if this works. His friend's granddad had cancer and has been drinking the graviola tea and has been cancer free. Just wanted to know if it was an isolated incident, or if it actually works before I buy it.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to hear about your husband. Unfortunately there is no evidence that graviola works in cancer patients. If your husbands friends granddad had conventional cancer treatment, the most likely explanation is, that the evidence based conventional cancer treatment worked.

      There have been a few studies on cell lines, but they have not led to anything useful in patients. Cancer is a collective term for approximately 200 different diseases. Every cell type in your body can (in principle) develop into its own type of cancer. On top of that individual cancer cells in every cancer are also different from one another. So a compound that may damage one cancer cell may do nothing another cancer cell.
      This is how resistance to chemotherapy develops. The sensitive cells are mopped up leaving the rest behind.

      In a cancer cell line, all the cancer cells are identical. This is one reason why you can't deduce from a cell line study that it will work in patients. And even in more realistic situations where you treat rats/mice that have been given cancer, you can't be sure that the effect you observe automatically translates into an effect on human cancers. Such studies are useful in selecting substances, but such studies do not prove that it will work in patients. This very important point is explained in further details here: http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/if-it-works-in-a-mouse-it-works-in-a-man-right-well-not-necessarily/

      To know if it works in humans, you need to do controlled studies. There simply is no way around it.

      In addition to avoid problems with resistance, you also need to tolerate a sufficient amount of the drug. This may present a problem with Graviola, because it destroys certain types of nerve cells (dopaminergic nerve cells). Testing in animal models indicates that Graviola may have very serious side effects such as lowered blood pressure, decreased heart activity, apatia, nausea/vomiting etc.

      It should also be mentioned, that scientists aren't against looking into useful substances in plants. Here is a list of many plant derived important drugs: http://chemistry.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.rain-tree.com/plantdrugs.htm But as of today, a Graviola derived drug is not among them.

      Here is a recent example of published research: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22475682 Again this is a study on cell cultures and experimental mice. The cancers in the mice that were treated didn't disappear. They only had more dead cancer cells than the untreated mice.

  19. QUESTION:
    Are there any alternative medicine treatments for someone diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor?
    ...my 56 year old brother had the majority of a malignant brain tumor removed by a neurosurgeon recently. He's now home recuperating and physically is feeling well for the time being. Being that the tumor is malignant, would alternative medicines help him at all? And if so, what alternative medicine treatments would be beneficial?

    • ANSWER:
      Phoenix Tears - http://www.phoenixtearsmovie.com/
      Graviola, Wolf Berries, Chaga, B15 & B17, Oleander soup, Kombu seaweed etc...etc...

      Simply anything which does have a healing properties and can go past the brain barrier.

      @ concerning the answer above me, I wouldn't rely on Artemisinin as it isn't helping for this type of cancer....studies are showing that Artemisinin is effective against a wide variety of cancers....the most effective is leukemia and colon cancer....activities were also shown against melanoma, breast, ovarian, prostate, CNS and renal cancer.

  20. QUESTION:
    The name and addresses of Graviola suppliers in New Delhi.?
    Graviola is supposed to be Anti- Cancer Natural? Herbal product.

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Is soursop the same fruit, which is called "Aatha" in bihar?
    The soursop fruit which is helpful in the treatment for Cancer of all type. Is it the same fruit which is called as " Aatha" in Bihar or West Bangal!
    Please Answer, I want to purchase it.

    • ANSWER:
      Other names for Soursop is Brazilian paw paw, Guanabana and Graviola not sure about Aatha but i hope this helps :)
      I think Aatha is the name for a fruit in Sri Lankan.

  22. QUESTION:
    How can i get graviola fruit or tree in kolkata?
    i want to buy this fruit.. how can i buy this fruit from kolkata... some one please let me know...

    • ANSWER:
      @shan - It's not yet known whether graviola could be effective against cancer - there haven't been any large scale studies in humans. In laboratory studies, graviola extracts can kill some types of liver and breast cancer cells that are resistant to particular chemotherapy drugs. But what works on a dish doesn't necessarily work when used on people.

      So far there's no actual evidence that it's effective; you can find many websites where they're eager to part you from your cash for it, and of course they'll assure you it's a sure cure. But you won't be able to find any real evidence.

      Graviola should in any case be treated with caution; it can cause nerve changes, with symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease.

  23. QUESTION:
    The particular fruit called Graviola or Guyabano in the Philippines, is it safe for diabetics?

    • ANSWER:
      Use in moderation . OK for diabetic

      Custard apple, cherimoya, sherbet fruit, soursop, guanabana (all same fruit)
      35 Is the Glycemic Index which is low

      Soursop fruit nutrient
      Soursop fruit is contained within various types of nutrients beneficial to human health where this fruit contains large amounts of vitamin C, B1, and B12. Soursop fruit is rich in carbohydrates, particularly fructose.

      Health benefits of soursop
      Soursop fruit, leaves and seeds are useful as a natural remedy to treat a variety of diseases, and in communities where traditional indigenous fruit grown soursop plant also use as an herbal remedy to treat various types of diseases and which are as follows

      1. Cancer
      To prevent cancer is to eat fruit or drink soursop juice on a regular basis, to treat cancer while it is able to utilize the leaves because the leaves of soursop fruit is believed to be useful as a natural chemotherapy drug for cancer patients, even more remarkable because soursop leaves only kill cells that grow abnormally and allow cells to grow normally and the patient do not experience negative effects experienced with chemotherapy treatments such as hair loss and nausea. While the addition of chemotherapy to kill abnormal cells can also give effect to kill also some normal cells are exposed to radiation and chemotherapy in addition to the usual patient will experience hair loss and nausea

      How to treatment using soursop leaf is to take old soursop leaves as many as 10 pieces and then boiled with three glasses of water to stay a glass of water, then drink boiling water twice a day each a glass and do it continuously on a regular basis, and drink this potion for the body feels warm like effect of chemotherapy and in two weeks will be visible effect against cancer in the body and to know the exact results in better medical check.

      2. Ambient.
      Pick the ripe fruit soursop and then extorted to be taken as a glass of water, then drink two times a day, every morning and evening

      3. Lumbago
      Take 20 sheets of soursop leaves and then boiled with 5 cups water to boiling until there remained 3 glasses and then drink each day as much as ¾ cup

      4. Ulcer
      Take young soursop leaf to taste and finely mashed with added ½ teaspoon of water, then stir until smooth and pinned in place Boils

      5. Pain in the bladder urine.
      Take half-ripe soursop fruit and mix it with sugar and salt to taste to the fruit compote is made by cooking soursop fruit mixed with sugar and salt, then spent a week in a row regularly eaten every day

      6. Others
      Soursop plant is also believed to cure various kinds of other diseases such as heart disease, catarrh, gallbladder problems, leprosy, cough, diarrhea, fever, dysentery, diarrhea, and indigestion

      Tin

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      *

  24. QUESTION:
    What is the best medicine for advanced stage cancer (Graviola)?

    • ANSWER:
      Graviola is an Amazon fruit extract.

      It has been shown to have some anti viral, anti bacterial and anti cancer properties in test tubes.

      There are no clinical studies as yet on humans and there is some concern that taken for extended periods it may lead to symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

      There are around 200 different cancers, some things may be effective against some cancers and useless against others.

      I would be extremely hesitant to use an unproven, possibly unsafe compound to treat a cancer that it may have no effect against. Check with your oncologist.

  25. QUESTION:
    Could the herb Graviola treat and possibly cure lung cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      It could, but that's not the way to bet.

      If the plain herb could cure lung cancer, do you think that information could have remained obscure?

  26. QUESTION:
    Has anyone heard of Graviola?
    A family member has cancer and the doctor says they have less than a year to live...I've heard of Graviola helping cancer patients, it is still in it's early stages of research but I was wondering if any of you heard of it, and could possibly tell me if this has helped you or anyone you know.
    Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I have. My girlfriend takes it for tumors in her uterus and fibroid tissue in her brain from a brain injury.

      Getting someone to use alternative medicine is kinda tricky, but, they can sure try it if they are open to alternative therapy. Doctors are notorious for rejecting alternatives to their attempts at curing cancer.

      If I ever developed cancer, I would never let doctors treat me. I would go the alternative route.

      I know one guy who cured his cancer with alternative medicine, then, he got tired of the rigors of the new lifestyle of healthy living. He said he would rather die than stop eating all the junk food that he loves. After a year of being cancer free, he went back to eating junk food, beef and ice cream and drinking beer and coffee. In six months, he was dead.

      Beating cancer means totally cleaning up the garbage that one puts into their body so the cancer is not being fed. Not too many people want to give up the lifestyle that is killing them. Those that are willing to change stand the best chance of beating it.

      I hope your family member will seek out alternative therapy and make the changes necessary to live.
      Good Luck!

      Here is the link to the site where my girlfriend gets her graviola.
      http://www.rain-tree.com/graviola.htm

  27. QUESTION:
    Why Government & Big Pharma Can't Find the Real "Cure" for Cancer?
    If there is a cure, will the government ever tell us?

    • ANSWER:
      They have found a cure...but because they can't put a patent on it...they will lose money if they bring it out.

      Do some research on Graviola...

      There is a cure for cancer that has been hidden for over 7 years by a large pharmacy company. It's a natural growing product that this company tried to copy in the lab...since it couldn't be copied...they were unable to patent a natural growing item...so they sealed the files and told no one. It did come out later when one of the researchers let out their secret. This herb only attacks cancer cells and does nothing to normal cells. If you don't believe me...look it up.....GRAVIOLA
      http://www.rain-tree.com/graviola.htm

  28. QUESTION:
    my aunt is diagonised with brain cancer and she is advised to have graviola fruit.can anybody tell me the?
    place where I can find this fruit in dubai.

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately it is a bad advice. There have been a few studies on cell lines, but they have not led to anything useful in patients. Cancer is a collective term for approximately 200 different diseases. Every cell type in your body can (in principle) develop into its own type of cancer. On top of that individual cancer cells in every cancer are also different from one another. So a compound that may damage one cancer cell may do nothing another cancer cell. This is how resistance to chemotherapy develops. The sensitive cells are mopped up leaving the rest behind.

      In a cancer cell line, all the cancer cells are identical. This is one reason why you can't deduce from a cell line study that it will work in patients. And even in more realistic situations where you treat rats/mice that have been given cancer, you can't be sure that the effect you observe automatically translates into an effect on human cancers. A comparison of drug performance in mouse models with subsequent clinical trials shows that drugs which reduce tumour bulk by less than 60% do not show efficacy in human trials: http://www.nature.com/bjc/journal/v84/n10/pdf/6691796a.pdf

      To know if it works in humans, you need to do controlled studies. There simply is no way around it.

      In addition to avoid problems with resistance, you also need to tolerate a sufficient amount of the drug. This may present a problem with graviola, because it destroys certain types of nerve cells (dopaminergic nerve cells). Testing in animal models indicates that graviola may have very serious side effects such as lowered blood pressure, decreased heart activity, apatia, nausea/vomiting etc.

      @Woofdoggy42
      The answer was not written to entertain you. If it holds more information than you can handle, you are free to pay no attention to it :-)

  29. QUESTION:
    What is the best herb for breast cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      My favorite cancer supplements are Artemisinin (best bought on the internet), Graviola (easy to find on ebay), and for breast cancer, perhaps Turmeric capsules(found at Walmart).
      I make no claims on any of these items. I had a buddy who swore by Graviola for uterine cancer.
      Particular word of caution against the Artemisin if radiation is going to be used.
      I recommend researching and talking with doctor before trying.
      Sometimes a gamble is worth it.
      I found out that I could use hormones for my cancer (low stage uterine) and never took the surgery that I was expressly told to have. That was almost 5 years ago. It wasn't the doctor who told me to try the hormones.. in fact, she refused and I had to get another doctor.
      http://www.vitaminarcade.com/graviola.htm
      http://medicineworld.org/cancer/lead/6-2005/turmeric-fights-breast-cancer.html
      http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=2&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.springboard4health.com%2Fnotebook%2Fnutrients_artemisinin.html&ei=DddZR9H0IqiczQSEv-WjCQ&usg=AFQjCNFAVAhRh1PJg35yGHDVhWlHy6DtJg&sig2=Qgrri-1yJmC62BJfzTzIYw

  30. QUESTION:
    In what proportion we have to take graviola fruit if patient is in last stage of cancer (chemo is stop 6mnt)?
    she has detected cervical cancer before 3 years and after 2 years it reoccured. chemo and radiation has been stoped since 6 month.

    • ANSWER:
      graviola fruit, alone @ this tertiary stage-------can do no good. However, 'target therapy' is worth trying. Details follow-------------

      *CANCER/HIV PREVENTION & Cure:-- Details Made available ‘free of cost’ right @ Ur door-steps with the aid of Target Therapy.
      Beware of Cancer Symptoms: Sudden loss of weight/stamina, anemia, unbearable pains in any organ despite medication, neuralgia, fatigue-getting extremely tired for a little or no work, loss of appetite, unhealed wound in any part of the body for years together, chronic bloating, chronic constipation, chronic hemorrhages, hemoptysis. etc. Cancer may affect from any organ to any organ[s]/system[s].

      The symptoms cited---------an offshoot of blocked energy + accumulated toxins Brain, Spinal cord, liver, lungs, Thyroid & Parathyroid, lymphatic system, Spleen, hormonal imbalance with a displaced solar plexus.

      “Target therapy” is worth trying.

      ‘Target Therapy’ [Acupressure Techniques & Indian Natural Remedies] proved to be effective for all types of cancer [including brain tumors, leukemia, melanoma, Crohn’s Disease, bone marrow cancer, breast cancer, etc., ] & all the most dreaded and incurable diseases.

      TARGET THERAPY* It is the God-given therapy communicated to the mankind through THE RIGVEDA, one of the Hindu scriptures.
      Target Therapy---Acupressure Techniques & Indian Natural Remedies, [comprising Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Bio-chemic salts, Herbal Remedies, Yoga/Meditation, Magneto-therapy, Sidha, etc.,] U can have sizable & perceivable relief in 45-90 days. @ no/affordable costs, No side effects, and No Hospitalization.

      Dr.Vora designed it in such a way that the costs are the least for the survival/rescue of common man and the poor in villages, towns and metropolis on the globe; with NO insurance cover & NO money to bear the costs of chemo. It is most suitable to all the youngsters on this entire globe.
      U may study it, discuss with Ur family members/friends/acquaintances and slowly and steadily implement it for the best results.

      •No side effects and no risk. If it clicks, mostly possible, U shall have a cure. Lest, the therapy keeps mum. No extra risk. It is the most suitable line of treatment even for the terminally ill patients. Cancer cure/prevention is quite possible. U may try it for any incurable disease including cancer of any organ[s], post-surgical recurrence of tumors, Leukemia, HIV/AIDS, Crohn’s Syndrome, Gilbert’s Syndrome, colon cancer, Thalassemia, Alzheimer’s Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Autism, bone TB., Tinnitus, all brain & spinal cord disorders, CLL, Crohn’s Syndrome, endometriosis, etc., ---it should aim @ [3] steps.
      1. Removal of toxins from all internal organs & purging through Normal Drainage systems, feces, urine, skin, lungs, menses [females].
      2. Activating all the internal organs to make each & every organ to function up to optimum levels, by purging out toxins.
      3. Supplying vitamins, nutrients, micro-nutrients, minerals, trace elements for invigorating the entire Immune system to produce antibodies.
      All items for a cure—available in Ur vicinity all over the globe.

      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol.I & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.
      Dr.Vora, the world renowned Acupressurist, an octogenarian and the Bhishma Pithamaha of acupressure in India--- treated and caused to treat more than 2,00,000 cases of Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, irregular menses, brain & spinal cord affected disorders and also many other most dreaded diseases.

  31. QUESTION:
    Is Graviola as good as they say?
    I was thinking of taking some for the healing properties to help fight off anything bad in the body, i seen it on this website http://pints.biz/graviola-extract/ has anyone used it? recommend it?

    • ANSWER:
      You've asked this in the Cancer section, so presumably it's cancer you're concerned about.

      It's not yet known whether graviola could be effective against cancer - there haven't been any large scale studies in humans. In laboratory studies, graviola extracts can kill some types of liver and breast cancer cells that are resistant to particular chemotherapy drugs. But what works on a dish doesn't necessarily work when used on people.

      So far there's no actual evidence that it's effective; yes, you can find many websites where they're eager to part you from your cash for it, and of course they'll assure you it's a sure cure/preventative. But you won't be able to find any real evidence.

      Graviola should in any case be treated with caution; it can cause nerve changes, with symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease.

  32. QUESTION:
    Graviola Herb---Good to use, or a scam?
    I've read a lot about GRAVIOLA HERB being good for cancer & parasites, but have you had a good experience with it? Thanks !!!

    • ANSWER:
      There's a couple aspects to an answer like this.
      Graviola is a great immune system booster, but it's also too potent of a booster to use long-term... there's actually a warning on the bottle that says not to use it long term or too much at a time. I've heard a lot of theories about it fighting illnesses because of that high potency and quite a few people who were trying it for that reason, but there haven't been any studies I've heard of that verify it would help enough to overcome major problems like that.
      One main reason is that it boosts the immune system and the immune system would do the fighting so it would vary on the person's immune system to start with... some people might cure major ailments like those while others won't.

      If you needed an immune system boost, I'd say to go for it and follow the warnings and directions closely. Good luck and I hope I helped!

  33. QUESTION:
    Ever heard of St. Vincent herbal wine? its supposed to be a cure for cancer... Any alternative med for cancer?
    I have a friend who's diagnosed with 4th stage cancer, she heard about St. Vincent Herbal Wine that can cure cancer, I've been searching around the web, found nothing... help pls. Thanks!
    I want to thank everyone who gave me new ideas for alternative medicines, Thankyou so much!

    • ANSWER:
      I've never heard from it and every search I did for it on Yahoo came up with either St. John's Wort (from the herbal part) or St. Vincent's hospitals/clinics in various parts of the country (where someone had cancer).

      I have heard of people wanting to fight cancer that loaded up on immune system boosters like Graviola or Echinacea (both of which are so powerful that they should normally be taken only on a short-term basis). Aside from those, there are Colostrum, Mushrooms (Maitake, Shiitake, and Reishi), IP-6 (Inositol Hexaphosphate), Beta Glucans, Elderberry, and any antioxidants.
      Good luck to you both in this hard time.

  34. QUESTION:
    My mother has skin cancer and shes goin through treatment, my friend has fake legs and now she has depression.
    my mother has skin cancer stage three. and she is starting her treatment she is really sick and i dont know what to do to help. About two weeks ago my friend was diagnosed with depression and she also has fake legs and i have to be there for her and my other friend whose dad was recently diagnosed with leukemia. I am fourteen and i dont know what to do. If anyone that reads thins and you know how to help me please do anything you say will be appreciated everything is happing so fast and i am loosing control.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't lose control just yet, I may beable to give you some hope.For the skin cancer your mother can try emu oil, this product got rid of my skin cancer. For the person with leukaemia ,he can try emu oil gel caps, know a nurse that got rid of her leukaemia that way, and for all other cancers internal go and check out this site www.rain-tree.com/graviola.htm now you have something to tell them, good luck and don,t forget to pray.

  35. QUESTION:
    where can i get a Sour Sop or the fruit from the graviola tree?

    • ANSWER:
      If it sounds to good to be true it is. Also when it come to Soursop (AKA Graviola) as a proven effective treatment of cancer.

      There have been a few studies on cell lines, but they have not led to anything useful in patients. Cancer is a collective term for approximately 200 different diseases. Every cell type in your body can (in principle) develop into its own type of cancer. On top of that individual cancer cells in every cancer are also different from one another. So a compound that may damage one cancer cell may do nothing another cancer cell.

      This is how resistance to chemotherapy develops. The sensitive cells are mopped up leaving the rest behind.

      In a cancer cell line, all the cancer cells are identical. This is one reason why you can't deduce from a cell line study that it will work in patients. And even in more realistic situations where you treat rats/mice that have been given cancer, you can't be sure that the effect you observe automatically translates into an effect on human cancers. Such studies are useful in selecting substances, but such studies do not prove that it will work in patients. This very important point is explained in further details here: http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/if-it-works-in-a-mouse-it-works-in-a-man-right-well-not-necessarily/

      To know if it works in humans, you need to do controlled studies. There simply is no way around it.

      In addition to avoid problems with resistance, you also need to tolerate a sufficient amount of the drug. This may present a problem with Soursop, because it destroys certain types of nerve cells (dopaminergic nerve cells). Testing in animal models indicates that Soursop may have very serious side effects such as lowered blood pressure, decreased heart activity, apatia, nausea/vomiting etc.

      It should also be mentioned, that scientists aren't against looking into useful substances in plants. Here is a list of many plant derived important drugs: http://chemistry.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.rain-tree.com/plantdrugs.htm But as of today, a Soursop derived drug is not among them because of lacking evidence.

  36. QUESTION:
    can any body provide me the address of cancer cure through Graviola in India?

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer Cure through Graviola. I wish there was Some Such thing for Real

  37. QUESTION:
    anyone who has tried Graviola , for alternative medicine ?
    For anyone who has tried this Graviola supplement. How , if at all did it make you feel any different ? Did you find after taking it for a while that any conditions you may have improved ? I'm not going to ask if it cured your cancer that is a far fetched idea but from everything I have read about this it could have good health benefits for other things. Did anyone find using this that they felt better for whatever the reason they used it ??

    • ANSWER:
      Here is some more info on Graviola. Hope this helps you out!

  38. QUESTION:
    What are Good Stress Relief Vitamins and Herbs?

    • ANSWER:
      Graviola is wonderful, and extraordinarily calming.

      It's a rainforest herb, sold in capsules. Take two a couple of times a day, any time you're stressed, or know you're approaching a stressful situation.

      It's been used for centuries for it's mood-balancing properties, and there's also evidence that it promotes healthy cell division, which is good news against cancer, too.

  39. QUESTION:
    Where could I purchase/obtain Graviola seeds ...?
    or even a mini-Tree to further grow and take care of?

    I do NOT want tea bags, supplements, pills, juice but the actual TREE or SEEDS.

    It is supposedly a very powerful and respected cancer killer and health restorer/improver.

    Guidance on this?

    • ANSWER:
      SOURSOP also called Guanabana or Graviola or Annona muricata plants can be purchased here:
      http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/annona_muricata.htm#Annona_muricata_sale

      Plants can be purchased here:
      http://www.amazon.com/SOURSOP-Guanabana-Graviola-Annona-muricata/dp/B0091MNN3O

  40. QUESTION:
    is it really true that GUYABANO (GRAVIOLA) cures cancer and ten times potent than chemotheraphy?

    • ANSWER:
      There's no scientific evidence that graviola cures cancer.

      Nobody will be able to direct you to any clinical trials that have been conducted into graviola's effect on cancer because there haven't been any. There are just claims from people who want to sell you graviola.

      Sadly where there's a cancer patient there's a charlatan eager to relieve them of their cash for untested and unproven 'cures'. Please be more cautious about the things you hear and believe; somebody has been spinning you a tale. Beware of testimonials from people who have been miraculously 'cured' - you have no way of knowing whether they ever had cancer in the first place.

  41. QUESTION:
    Do you think researchers will find a cure for cancer in your lifetime? Yes or No?

    • ANSWER:
      Google this plant...it has been known to cure several kinds of cancer...the bad thing is there are hundreds of others we can't cure.

      Check out..... Graviola .... a tree grown in Amazon jungle.

  42. QUESTION:
    what are the affects of ATP inhebitors on normal cell vs tumerous cells (cancer cells)?
    has anybody heard of a fruit tree from south america or brazil that produces a fruit called graviola suposed to fight cancer along with many other things,

    • ANSWER:
      What the hell is an ATP inhibitor?

      Sounds like quackery to me.

  43. QUESTION:
    i have found a tree juice that may be effective against cancer, what can i do to do more research?
    it desolves warts and if refined maybe able to eradicate certain types of cancers

    • ANSWER:
      If it is Graviola, that also comes from a tree. My wife and I are takeing that for pancreatic cancer. Hers isn't responding , but mine seems to be in suspension. We are searching for help too. Perhaps you might contact me through the Avitar next to this answer.

  44. QUESTION:
    what is the dose of graviola for a dog with cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      If I told you 2 teaspoons would you do it? What if I told you 2 cups? Some people are cruel on here. I'd ask your vet. It probably depends on the size of the dog.

  45. QUESTION:
    Does Graviola really cure cancer?

    Well Rachel, I actually read that it wasn't manufactured because they couldn't get a patent on it. And thus, prevent them from making mass profit from it.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no clinical scientific evidence that proves graviola cures cancer. There have been some studies done to try and determine the benefit, if any, that it may play in the treatment of some cancers. It is important to keep in mind that though graviola may have some undetermined benefits as a treatment there are also reported neurological side effects that mimic Parkinson's disease.

      You can locate information about this herb at Memorial Sloan Kettering cancer center and at MD Anderson Cancer center where they conduct research on the benefits or lack of benefits of herbs as treatment for cancer.

  46. QUESTION:
    Graviola - Where this tree is available in India?
    Graviola or Sour Sop see the link- http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=281058298661929&set=a.126463734121387.16818.126462364121524&type=1&theater

    • ANSWER:
      The information in the link is dangerous nonsense

      It's not yet known whether graviola could be effective against cancer - there haven't been any large scale studies in humans. In laboratory studies, graviola extracts can kill some types of liver and breast cancer cells that are resistant to particular chemotherapy drugs. But what works on a dish doesn't necessarily work when used on people.

      So far there's no actual evidence that it's effective; you can find many websites where they're eager to part you from your cash for it, and of course they'll assure you it's a sure cure. But you won't be able to find any real evidence.

      Graviola should in any case be treated with caution; it can cause nerve changes, with symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease.

  47. QUESTION:
    Some studies show that soursop leaves are 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy, is that true?

    you are all so pessimistic

    • ANSWER:
      No study shows any such thing

      It's not yet known whether soursop/graviola could be effective against cancer - there haven't been any large scale studies in humans. In laboratory studies, graviola extracts can kill some types of liver and breast cancer cells that are resistant to particular chemotherapy drugs. But what works on a dish doesn't necessarily work when used on people.

      So far there's no actual evidence that it's effective; you can find many websites where they're eager to part you from your cash for it, and of course they'll assure you it's a sure cure. But you won't be able to find any real evidence.

      Graviola should in any case be treated with caution; it can cause nerve changes, with symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease.

  48. QUESTION:
    Whats the chances of someone living with cancer in their testicles. bones and liver?
    Now hes getting chemo

    • ANSWER:
      Chances? I don't know but I am sure that the chances are much better if you use some alternative or complementary treatments along with conventional.

      IP-6 with Inositol is mentioned at http://www.articlesbase.com/cancer-articles/cancer-natural-alternative-and-diet-880677.html The recommended formula of this product is available in the Enzymatic Therapy brand known as Cell Forte IP6 with Inositol but there are a few other brands available as well such as IP6 Gold and Inocell IP6. Purchasing the powder and following the directions on the label assure that your are getting the therapeutic dose for cancer which would be equivalent to 8 capsules twice a day. I have also read a lot about graviola and it sounds promising and I know Chanca Piedra works for kidney stones caused it worked for me and it is suppose to benefit the liver including for liver cancer. Four to six 500mg capsules twice a day is recommended. I took 6 capsules twice a day to get rid of 2 8mm kidney stones in my kidneys and it worked in nine days. It also eliminated the usual pain that comes with kidney stones so it could help with pain management.

      The cost for the IP6 should be about a month or a bit more depending where you buy it and the Chanca Piedra from Swanson vitamins is only 4.99 for 60 capsules.
      ..........................................................................
      Chanca piedra has a long history in herbal medicine systems in every tropical country where it grows. For the most part, it is employed for similar conditions worldwide. Its main uses are for many types of biliary and urinary conditions including kidney and gallbladder stones; for hepatitis, colds, flu, tuberculosis, and other viral infections; liver diseases and disorders including anemia, jaundice and liver cancer; and for bacterial infections such as cystitis, prostatitis, venereal diseases and urinary tract infections. It is also widely employed for diabetes and hypertension as well as for its diuretic, pain-relieving, digestive stimulant, antispasmodic, fever reducing, and cellular protective properties in many other conditions.
      ..................................................................
      Today the IP6 is on sale at http://www.webvitamins.com/product.aspx?id=2939 otherwise Swanson also sells it. Swanson does ship faster so that is a plus.
      A few testimonials can be found at http://www.inocell.com/testimonials/testimonials.html

      I also strongly recommend curcumin but make sure it is the "BCM-95 Curcumin" such as the Life Extension brand Super Bio Curcumin, available at Amazon or Swanson vitamins and numerous other vendors or from life extension website. http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2002/jul2002_report_curcumin_01.htm


graviola cancer

Colors For Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what color cancer ribbon should I get?
    My daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was 2. She is 15 now and doing great. I am thinking of getting a tattoo, but I am not sure of what color cancer ribbon to get. Orange ribbons are for Leukemia, and gold ribbons are for Childhood cancer. Leukemia is a type of childhood cancer so I'm having a hard time deciding. I want this to look good but still represent. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Why would you want a tattoo that represents a horrible disease? Get a tattoo that represents your DAUGHTER, not her illness.

      Does she like reading? Get one of books. Does she like DS games? Get a tat of that. In other words, make your tat be about what is truly important . . . your love for your daughter. She is so much more than the illness she had.

  2. QUESTION:
    Colors of cancer awareness for each month?
    Each month at work we were the colors for cancer survivors. I cannot find the list and need to get info for each color of every month. Right now, we're wearing pink :) Thank you for any info!

    • ANSWER:
      Not sure what you mean by colors of cancer awareness . . lol . . but if you are referring to the ribbon color used for some types of cancer and the National Health Observants by month . . here goes:

      January - National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month (Teal ribbon)
      January - unofficial Thyroid cancer (Blue/Pink/Teal ribbon)

      February - National Cancer Prevention Month

      February 4 - World Cancer Day
      http://www.worldcancercampaign.org/

      March -National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (Blue or Brown ribbon)
      http://www.preventcancer.org/education3c.aspx?id=1036
      March - Kidney Cancer Awareness Month (orange ribbon)

      April - National Cancer Control Month - American Cancer Society

      April 4-10 - National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week

      April 18-24 - National Minority Cancer Awareness Week

      April 12-18 - Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

      May - Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month (black ribbon)
      http://www.aad.org/media/press/month.html

      May - National Neurofibromatosis Month

      May 3-9 - Brain Tumor Action Week

      June -National Cancer Survivors Day
      http://www.ncsdf.org/Pages/AboutNCSD.html

      June - Men's Health & Cancer Awareness Month (Purple ribbon)

      June 6 - National Cancer Survivors Day

      July - Sarcoma Awareness month (yellow ribbon)
      http://www.sarcomaalliance.org/News/news7.shtml

      August - nothing official

      September - Childhood Cancer Month (yellow or gold ribbon)
      September - Blood Cancer Awareness Month (orange ribbon)
      September - National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month; (teal ribbon)
      September - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month; (Light blue ribbon)
      September - Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (peach ribbon)
      September - Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month (Blue/Pink/Teal ribbon)

      Sept 26 - National Mesothelioma Awareness Day

      October - National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (pink ribbon)

      Oct 13 - Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

      November - Lung Cancer Awareness Month; (white or clear ribbon)
      November - Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (purple ribbon)
      November - National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month (periwinkle ribbon)
      November 14 - Brain Tumor Awareness Day (gray ribbon)

      December - nothing official

      http://www.healthfinder.gov/nho/nho.asp
      http://www.cancer.net/patient/Cancer+News+and+Meetings/Cancer+Awareness+Dates

  3. QUESTION:
    What goes on in the mind of a cancer patient?
    My uncle has been diagnosed with color cancer stage 3 and they started the chemo. He doesn't seem to complain or whine or even cry, but i can tell that he's very scared and concerned...
    er.. colon cancer

    • ANSWER:
      Everybody is completely different. And what they think and feel can often change as the cancer progresses.

      Some people put on a brave face to everybody else to stop them from worrying, but inside it will be hurting them loads. Other people simply cannot do this and rely heavily on support from friends and family.

      I can't speak for everybody, but when I was diagnosed the main things I thought about was how this would impact on my family and my fiance. I knew they would all be very concerned or worried, so initially I kept it a secret from them. They eventually found out, as the side effects from the treatment were too hard to hide.

      To start off with, I think most of what I felt was denial. I just wanted to carry on with life as normal and pretend the cancer didn't exist. I didn't talk about it or the treatment to anybody and acted like everything was completely normal. But as soon as I was sat alone in a room, I would completely break down in tears. I guess I didn't want to show others how I really felt, because in some way it felt as though the more people that knew about it - the more real the cancer felt.

      Once it sunk in, all I could think of was of the many things that I still wanted to achieve in life. The cancer gave me a push to go on and get many of these things done.

      Everyday now is different really, and different things go on in my mind. Some days I will wake up feeling on top of the world and just happy to be here to enjoy the time with my friends and family. Other days, all I can think about is what the future holds, and how the cancer will progress next, and this really gets me down.

      You just need to show your uncle that you are there for him, and make him aware that if he wants to open up and talk or express his emotions you are there to support him. Don't be too pushy, but just show him that the support is there if he needs it

      All the best to you and your uncle

  4. QUESTION:
    What color represents my sisters cancer?
    My sister was diagnosed with a rare cancer and I just wanted to know what color her cancer represents. For example, a pink ribbon represents breast cancer. Well her cancer is called "Extra gonadal germ cell tumor with bilateral pulmonary and liver metastasis", what color of cancer would that be?

    • ANSWER:
      Teal.

  5. QUESTION:
    What are the ribbion colors or these cancers?
    So I've been lookg up ribbon colors and theireanings but have come
    across some conterversy. What do you know or believe are the colors for..
    Colon cancer, untertjne cancer and
    blood clots?

    • ANSWER:
      colon cancer - dark blue
      uterine cancer - peachy color
      not sure about blood clots, sorry.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the awareness ribbon color for Laryngeal cancer?
    I've been trying to find the awareness ribbon color for Laryngeal Cancer and have been unable to. I know that light purple tends to be the general Cancer awareness ribbon, but I am looking specifically for Laryngeal Cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      The only thing I could find was esophageal cancer, sorry. It's periwinkle.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the Pantone color of the purple/lavender used for general cancer awareness?
    In creating an awareness bracelet (the silicone material most often seen as yellow for the LiveStrong) you are able to choose to Pantone match the color. General Cancer awareness is given a lavender color. Does anyone know its Pantone color?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm 99% sure it's 2706

  8. QUESTION:
    The Theme for our overall Relay for the whole county is the colors of cancer whats a good name?
    We need a good slogan or something to go with for the colors of cancer, I would love to do the color teal or anything really, any ideas

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    what is the ribbon color for childrens cancer?
    i know pink is for breast cancer, is there a color for childrens cancer?? i thought it was gold.. and blue for lung cancer help please!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. The color most often used for childhood cancer is Gold. However there are many different types of cancer and they usually have their own color or symbol. Awareness ribbons are not limited to cancer, other types of diseases and causes also use the ribbon colors:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_awareness_ribbons
      http://www.craftsnscraps.com/jewelry/ribbons.html

  10. QUESTION:
    How many types of cancer are there?
    my grandmas brother died of colon cancer and im sad so i want to get all the colors of cancer ribbons so i can support ppl wit cancer. i can imagine how the families feel. :-[ i miss him..

    • ANSWER:
      Over 200 types of cancers. They are -

      Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Adult
      Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Childhood
      Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Adult
      Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Childhood
      Adrenocortical Carcinoma
      Adrenocortical Carcinoma, Childhood
      AIDS-Related Cancers
      AIDS-Related Lymphoma
      Anal Cancer
      Appendix Cancer
      Astrocytoma, Childhood Cerebellar
      Astrocytoma, Childhood Cerebral

      Basal Cell Carcinoma, see Skin Cancer (Nonmelanoma)
      Bile Duct Cancer, Extrahepatic
      Bladder Cancer
      Bladder Cancer, Childhood
      Bone Cancer, Osteosarcoma and Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma
      Brain Stem Glioma, Childhood
      Brain Tumor, Adult
      Brain Tumor, Brain Stem Glioma, Childhood
      Brain Tumor, Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Brain Tumor, Cerebellar Astrocytoma, Childhood
      Brain Tumor, Cerebral Astrocytoma/Malignant Glioma, Childhood
      Brain Tumor, Ependymoblastoma, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Brain Tumor, Ependymoma, Childhood
      Brain Tumor, Medulloblastoma, Childhood
      Brain Tumor, Medulloepithelioma, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Brain Tumor, Pineal Parenchymal Tumors of Intermediate Differentiation, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Brain Tumor, Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors and Pineoblastoma, Childhood
      Brain Tumor, Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma, Childhood
      Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors, Childhood (Other)
      Breast Cancer
      Breast Cancer and Pregnancy
      Breast Cancer, Childhood
      Breast Cancer, Male
      Bronchial Tumors, Childhood
      Burkitt Lymphoma

      Carcinoid Tumor, Childhood
      Carcinoid Tumor,Gastrointestinal
      Carcinoma of Unknown Primary
      Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Central Nervous System Lymphoma, Primary
      Cerebellar Astrocytoma, Childhood
      Cerebral Astrocytoma/Malignant Glioma, Childhood
      Cervical Cancer
      Cervical Cancer, Childhood
      Childhood Cancers
      Chordoma, Childhood
      Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
      Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
      Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders
      Colon Cancer
      Colorectal Cancer, Childhood
      Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma, see Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome

      Embryonal Tumors, Central Nervous System, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Endometrial Cancer
      Ependymoblastoma, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Ependymoma, Childhood
      Esophageal Cancer
      Esophageal Cancer, Childhood
      Ewing Family of Tumors
      Extracranial Germ Cell Tumor, Childhood
      Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumor
      Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
      Eye Cancer, Intraocular Melanoma
      Eye Cancer, Retinoblastoma

      Gallbladder Cancer
      Gastric (Stomach) Cancer
      Gastric (Stomach) Cancer, Childhood
      Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
      Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)
      Gastrointestinal Stromal Cell Tumor, Childhood
      Germ Cell Tumor, Extracranial, Childhood
      Germ Cell Tumor, Extragonadal
      Germ Cell Tumor, Ovarian
      Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
      Glioma, Adult
      Glioma, Childhood Brain Stem
      Glioma, Childhood Cerebral Astrocytoma
      Glioma, Childhood Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic

      Hairy Cell Leukemia
      Head and Neck Cancer
      Hepatocellular (Liver) Cancer, Adult (Primary)
      Hepatocellular (Liver) Cancer, Childhood (Primary)
      Hodgkin Lymphoma, Adult
      Hodgkin Lymphoma, Childhood
      Hypopharyngeal Cancer
      Hypothalamic and Visual Pathway Glioma, Childhood

      Intraocular Melanoma
      Islet Cell Tumors (Endocrine Pancreas)

      Kaposi Sarcoma
      Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer
      Kidney Cancer, Childhood

      Laryngeal Cancer
      Laryngeal Cancer, Childhood
      Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic, Adult
      Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic, Childhood
      Leukemia, Acute Myeloid, Adult
      Leukemia, Acute Myeloid, Childhood
      Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic
      Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous
      Leukemia, Hairy Cell
      Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer
      Liver Cancer, Adult (Primary)
      Liver Cancer, Childhood (Primary)
      Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell
      Lung Cancer, Small Cell
      Lymphoma, AIDS-Related
      Lymphoma, Burkitt
      Lymphoma, Cutaneous T-Cell, see Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome
      Lymphoma, Hodgkin, Adult
      Lymphoma, Hodgkin, Childhood
      Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin, Adult
      Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin, Childhood
      Lymphoma, Primary Central Nervous System

      Macroglobulinemia, Waldenström
      Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of Bone and Osteosarcoma
      Medulloblastoma, Childhood
      Medulloepithelioma, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Melanoma
      Melanoma, Intraocular (Eye)
      Merkel Cell Carcinoma
      Mesothelioma, Adult Malignant
      Mesothelioma, Childhood
      Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer with Occult Primary
      Mouth Cancer
      Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome, Childhood
      Multiple Myeloma/Plasma Cell Neoplasm
      Mycosis Fungoides
      Myelodysplastic Syndromes
      Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative Diseases
      Myelogenous Leukemia, Chronic
      Myeloid Leukemia, Adult Acute
      Myeloid Leukemia, Childhood Acute
      Myeloma, Multiple
      Myeloproliferative Disorders, Chronic

      Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancer
      Nasopharyngeal Cancer
      Nasopharyngeal Cancer, Childhood
      Neuroblastoma
      Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Adult
      Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Childhood
      Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

      Oral Cancer, Childhood
      Oral Cavity Cancer, Lip and
      Oropharyngeal Cancer
      Osteosarcoma and Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of Bone
      Ovarian Cancer, Childhood
      Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
      Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor
      Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumor

      Pancreatic Cancer
      Pancreatic Cancer, Childhood
      Pancreatic Cancer, Islet Cell Tumors
      Papillomatosis, Childhood
      Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity Cancer
      Parathyroid Cancer
      Penile Cancer
      Pharyngeal Cancer
      Pheochromocytoma
      Pineal Parenchymal Tumors of Intermediate Differentiation, Childhood (See What Are Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors?)
      Pineoblastoma and Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors, Childhood
      Pituitary Tumor
      Plasma Cell Neoplasm/Multiple Myeloma
      Pleuropulmonary Blastoma
      Pregnancy and Breast Cancer
      Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
      Prostate Cancer

      Rectal Cancer
      Renal Cell (Kidney) Cancer
      Renal Cell (Kidney) Cancer, Childhood
      Renal Pelvis and Ureter, Transitional Cell Cancer
      Respiratory Tract Carcinoma Involving the NUT Gene on Chromosome 15
      Retinoblastoma
      Rhabdomyosarcoma, Childhood

      Salivary Gland Cancer
      Salivary Gland Cancer, Childhood
      Sarcoma, Ewing Family of Tumors
      Sarcoma, Kaposi
      Sarcoma, Soft Tissue, Adult
      Sarcoma, Soft Tissue, Childhood
      Sarcoma, Uterine
      Sézary Syndrome
      Skin Cancer (Nonmelanoma)
      Skin Cancer, Childhood
      Skin Cancer (Melanoma)
      Skin Carcinoma, Merkel Cell
      Small Cell Lung Cancer
      Small Intestine Cancer
      Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Adult
      Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Childhood
      Squamous Cell Carcinoma, see Skin Cancer (Nonmelanoma)
      Squamous Neck Cancer with Occult Primary, Metastatic
      Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
      Stomach (Gastric) Cancer, Childhood
      Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors, Childhood

      T-Cell Lymphoma, Cutaneous, see Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome
      Testicular Cancer
      Throat Cancer
      Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma
      Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma, Childhood
      Thyroid Cancer
      Thyroid Cancer, Childhood
      Transitional Cell Cancer of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter
      Trophoblastic Tumor, Gestational

      Unknown Primary Site, Carcinoma of, Adult
      Unknown Primary Site, Cancer of, Childhood
      Unusual Cancers of Childhood
      Ureter and Renal Pelvis, Transitional Cell Cancer
      Urethral Cancer
      Uterine Cancer, Endometrial
      Uterine Sarcoma

      Vaginal Cancer
      Vaginal Cancer, Childhood
      Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma, Childhood
      Vulvar Cancer

      Waldenström Macroglobulinemia
      Wilms Tumor
      Women's Cancers

      The above are as given in web site - http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/alphalist
      of National Cancer Institute.

      For cancer awareness ribbons, please note each cancer has a different color ribbon. Full details can be had at website -
      http://www.personalizedcause.com/

  11. QUESTION:
    What is safest, home permanent hair color, and is it safe to dye eyebrows?
    Have been getting my hair colored for about 5 years now by my hairdresser. Problem is; it starts to fade after about 2 weeks. It was right before a holiday; so I dyed it myself using a light Brown permanent color by Nice and Easy & it actually turned out really nice (not fake looking). Yet, I heard permanent hair colors can cause cancer. Is there a safe permanent hair dye? Also if one is very careful; is it safe to dye eyebrows?

    • ANSWER:
      Hun, don't worry about the cancer. Permanent colours cannot cause cancer (that I've heard of--and I've heard everything about hair colouring there is!). Sure, it's not safe to inhale the fumes, but cancer? that's a bit far-fetched.
      The Nice & Easy hair dyes are good, aren't they? I've been dyeing my hair red from their line, and it turns out very nice. They're pretty safe. And yes, it's safe to dye the eyebrows. If you can, try and get someone else like a roommate or friend to help you with them. Take a dye-brush or even a paintbrush, and take a bit of the dye onto it. Then dab it all over your brow, lightly. Wait about 10 minutes and wipe it off. (you should have a friend because I advise you to keep your eyes closed during the dyeing). If the colour isn't dark enough for you, then wait a day and do the same thing again.

  12. QUESTION:
    What color is the lung cancer ribbon?
    I'm planning on getting a tattoo in memory of my grandma who died of lung cancer. And since I don't want it to be wrong I was curious what color the lung cancer ribbon is.

    • ANSWER:
      lung cancer is definitely pearl.
      good luck!

  13. QUESTION:
    What color cancer ribbon would I use?
    My Grandmother died of cancer almost 3 years ago. They weren't able to diagnose what type of cancer. What color ribbon would I use?

    • ANSWER:
      Dark purple represents an unknown cancer. A Lavender Ribbon brings awareness to All differents kinds of Cancers that may have affected your grandmother. This may acknowledge any of the cancers that do not have a specific awareness color, or it may be used to represent a variety of different cancers that families might have experienced such as differetn family members who die of different cancers.Lavender products are designed and created to provide humor, inspiration, and strength for all cancer survivors and their family and friends.

  14. QUESTION:
    Is a new mole on my arm that is thick and different colors indicate cancer?
    I have a new mole on my arm that has grown very quickly. It is different colors, itches and bleeds if touched. I dont have insurance and dont know where to go for help.

    • ANSWER:
      One way to know if you have skin cancer is ABCD

      A stands for assymetry
      B stands for border irregularity
      C stands for color (black or blue is a sign of cancer)
      D stands for diameter (if its bigger than a pea then there is a greater chance its cancer)

      if i were you i would go to the doctor

      and check out the website that i sourced.

  15. QUESTION:
    Why is thyroid cancer color symbol 3 different colors?
    I had thyroid cancer when i was 15. I'm 24 and just realized that the color for thyroid cancer is pink blue and teal. It was neat to find that out but why is 3 different colors?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,
      September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, and we can all wear our colors proudly. The 3 colors were selected nearly 12 years ago by thyroid cancer survivor Cherie LC, a volunteer for the nonprofit ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association. The deep blue/purple represents the throat energy center, pink represents spiritual influences in healing, and teal is a healing color. The 3-color combination also emphasizes the variety of situations with thyroid cancer, because there are different types of thyroid cancer, and it affects people in all age groups from young children through seniors. Thank you so much for raising awareness.
      Cherry, ThyCa Volunteer

  16. QUESTION:
    What color is the throat cancer awareness ribbon?
    My dad was recently diagnosed with throat cancer. My parents wont let me dye my hair. I thought that if I ask to die my hair the color of the throat cancer ribbon they would let me. So what's the color?

    • ANSWER:
      Burgundy/Ivory is the color for Head, Neck & Throat Cancer

      Lizzie

  17. QUESTION:
    What does it mean, when the last drop of pee?
    you make in the morning specially, is frothy looking & pale in color?

    Cancer grows in my family, I'm just kinda curious, looking for signs, etc.
    I peed in a cup, and I noticed the last drop was darker than a normal yellow morning pee.

    I tried that again, this time only the last drop went in the cup, so I can take a closer look. Sure enough, it was frothy!

    • ANSWER:
      You're doing the right thing.
      Don't stressed out, but if you notice blood and you're not your normal cycle - then you be concern about it, that's the 1st sign, something's wrong! Mom was having bloody noses for 75 years, and doctors don't know why! She was diagnosed of breast cancer by age 89.

  18. QUESTION:
    What are the colors of ribbons major charites use and why isn't there one for male breast cancer?
    Pink is the official color for Breast cancer in women, what color is it for men? Yes breast cancer in men is a rare occurance.

    • ANSWER:
      Pink is for all breast cancer.

      Here are some others:
      Teal - Ovarian Cancer
      Clear - Lung Cancer
      Purple - Pancreatic Cancer
      Purple - Leiomyosarcoma
      Orange - Leukemia
      Black - Melanoma
      Dark Blue - Colon Cancer
      Burgundy - Multiple Myeloma
      Grey - Brain Cancer
      Blue - Prostate Cancer
      Gold - Childhood Cancers
      Lavender - General cancer Awareness
      Lime Green - Lymphoma
      Peach - Uterine Cancer
      Kelly Green - Kidney cancer
      Yellow - Sarcoma/Bone Cancer
      Yellow - Bladder Cancer
      Teal/White - Cervical Cancer
      Burgundy/Ivory - Head and Neck Cancer
      Emerald Green - Liver Cancer
      Periwinkle Blue - Esophageal Cancer
      Source:
      http://www.choosehope.com/

  19. QUESTION:
    What does the throat cancer ribbon and the melanoma ribbon look like?
    Im getting a tattoo in honor of my dad who had throat cancer and my mom who had melanoma. One ribbon is going to be on one shoulder and the other ribbon on the other shoulder. The ribbons will be ripped in the middle with a sparrow flying through the middle. They both survived and this is for them! So if anyone can help me, it would be greatly appreciated!!!

    • ANSWER:
      According to the "for the cure" site melanoma is a black ribbon. It doesn't list throat cancer. But it also doesn't list lung cancer, so it doesn't appear complete.

      The Trinity London site and the Pin People site also have black for melanoma, and "pearl" (opalescent?) for lung cancer.

      Purple is the color for cancer survivors, but would be more appropriate for your parents than for you.

      That tattoo is really a lovely idea... I'm sure you'll come up with whatever is just right for you, and no matter what it is, your parents should feel honored by the fact that you did it.

  20. QUESTION:
    What is the ribbon color for thymus cancer, more specifically thymic carcinoma?
    My mom was diagnosed with having a thymic carcinoma and i want to know what color ribbon that is associated with.

    • ANSWER:
      its teal

  21. QUESTION:
    What color is the cancer survivor ribbon?
    I'm a survivor of childhood cancer and I want to get a tattoo of a
    small ribbon and small printing of the word survivor under it. I'm asian so I have a slightly yellow skin. I searched at some websites but some say light blue or gold...and some just said gold. I don't want to get the gold one cause I know that it won't look good on my skin.
    I had Leukemia

    • ANSWER:
      A general cancer survivor ribbon would be purple.
      Childhood cancer would be gold.
      reference: www.choosehope.com
      Best wishes

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for radiation burns from cancer treatment?
    My cousin has stage 4 lung cancer and has been on radiation treatments for 3 weeks to reduce tumors. Wondering if anyone can give me information on really good products to help treat the resulting radiation burns.

    • ANSWER:
      His oncologist should give him a prescription for a soothing burn cream. I was very lucky, as my radiation didn't burn my head or face. It just turned a really tan color.

      Aww, mommy to super Conrad it's a shame you don't allow people to add you. I've met so many wonderful people on here in the worst of situations. Prayers and Blessings to your little man.

  23. QUESTION:
    How can I raise money for my roommate's mom who has cancer?
    My roommate's mom has cancer and they are struggling to pay for it. It is getting pretty bad. I go to college and want to start some sort of benefit to try to help her. What are some good ways I could raise money? I've considered a concert or something but what other tactics would be good?

    • ANSWER:
      Get your whole floor to have a bake sale.
      As a college kid myself, I know students want any excuse they can get not to do their homework, so you could ask them to help bake and sell some cookies and brownies. (We college kids do love our sugary foods) And you can color the icing in the color of the cancer. Breast cancer is a pink ribbon and colon cancer is a blue ribbon. You could try to even shape goods in the shape of a ribbon.
      I hope your roommate's mom has a full recovery. Cancer is a difficult disease, but it is not an impossible disease to defeat. She has my prayers.

  24. QUESTION:
    What are the colors of the zodiac signs?
    Hey all,

    I've had difficulty finding the correct colors that correspond to the 12 zodiac signs. If you could please list the 12 colors that you know to be true with it's associated sign, that'd be freaken awesome. 10 pts rewarded to best answer.

    Cheers!

    • ANSWER:
      Aries- Red
      Taurus - mixture of yellow and green
      Gemini - Yellow
      Cancer - silver, white
      Leo - Gold
      Virgo - black VERY DARK blue,murky tones
      Libra - greys, subtle tones
      Scorpio - Black and Red or Maroon
      Sagittarius - Purple
      Capricorn - Dark Brown
      Aquarius - Sky blue
      Pisces - White or Cream

  25. QUESTION:
    What are some ideas for breast cancer awarness foods?
    So our volleyball team is going to do a breast cancer awarness bake sale. All the money will go to research. I am assigned to make something that has pink in it, has the little ribbon sign, or something related to that. Does anyone have any cute ideas that I can make for the sale? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I did something like that for a work function. I made fortune cookies, the recipe is very simple. I'll attach it below. I then melted down some white chocolate chips and dipped the finished cookies in it, not the whole thing, just the back side, and then dip it in light pink sprinkles, and then let the chocolate harden. I got dark pink frosting, or you can use white frosting with dark pink food coloring added, and decorated them with a ribbon. You can put in your own fortunes breast cancer awareness related, I used white paper with a ribbon and breast cancer awareness message printed on it. People loved them.

      If you don't want to do all of that, then you can buy breast cancer awareness themed mini cupcake holders and put brownie mix, or cake batter in them, frost them, and top them with a pink frosting ribbon. Or get a breast cancer awareness ribbon cookie cutter and make ribbon cookies and frost them pink. Good Luck!

  26. QUESTION:
    What color ribbon represents peritoneal cancer?
    I think it might be teal because of its connection to ovarian cancer, but I haven't found a definite answer. Any direction would be appreciated. :)
    Actually, it's the peritoneum. And yes, it's a body part, just like a breast is a body part. But you can have peritoneal cancer just like you can have breast cancer. My grandmother was diagnosed with it 3 months ago, so I know that it exists.

    • ANSWER:
      I say go with teal, since it's basically identical to epithelial ovarian cancer. It's treated the same way too. So it puts you in touch with a larger support network.

  27. QUESTION:
    How much would it cost to get a breast cancer symbol tattoo?
    I want to get a breast cancer symbol on the top of e foot and get the words live, laugh, love across it as well. I am just wondering how much it would cost for something like that.

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I know tattoos don't cause cancer. I've had a few for several years and haven't had cancer.
      As for the tattoo, it would depend on how big you want it, if it's going to be colour or black and white and it could also depend on the shop you decide to get it done at.
      So have a look at tattoo shops in your area, give them your ideas and see if they can come up with a price for you. If you go to a good clean shop then there shouln't be a risk of getting any thing or contaminated ink.

  28. QUESTION:
    How do you know when a cancer patient's body is shutting down?
    I know a cancer patient who's kindey's have started producing creamy fluid, is this a sign of her body shutting down?

    • ANSWER:
      Signs to watch for when death is closing in are:

      several signs can indicate that your loved one is at the end of life
      and is beginning the dying process. This is called the pre-active
      phase of dying, and it generally begins about two weeks before death,
      but this can vary. Signs that your loved one has entered this phase of
      the end of life include:

      Difficulty getting out of bed. Many formerly active people may find
      they no longer have the strength or energy to get out of bed at the
      end of life.

      Restlessness. This may manifest as agitation or the need to be moved
      or repositioned often.

      Withdrawal from activities. Your loved one may no longer want to
      participate in social activities he or she used to enjoy.
      Increased need for sleep. Your loved one may spend most of the day
      asleep as the end of life nears.

      Loss of appetite. It's natural for people who are dying to gradually
      reduce the amount they eat and drink. Don't force your loved one to
      eat and try not to take it personally if he or she refuses a meal
      you've spent time preparing. Provide only the foods that your loved
      one wants. Eating or not eating won't slow down or speed up the dying
      process.

      Pauses in breathing. This can happen when the person is asleep or awake.

      Difficulty healing. Wounds and infections may not heal.

      Swelling in the arms and legs. Swelling may occur in other areas of
      the body, as well.

      Seeing people who have already died. Your loved one may speak about
      seeing or feeling the presence of loved ones who have died.

      Settling unfinished business. This might include calling for people he
      or she hasn't seen in many years or expressing a need to tie up loose
      ends.

      I have also heard of people fidgeting with the bed covers, as if in
      trying to pick things off the linen.

      What to expect in the last days of life
      Your loved one may begin to show other signs when death is imminent.
      This is called the active phase of dying and usually begins about
      three days before death. How people die varies greatly, but you can
      expect some of the common signs, including:

      Cool arms and legs. While the hands, arms, feet and legs will feel
      cool to the touch, your loved one's trunk will feel warm.

      Bluish coloration. Fingers, earlobes, lips and nail beds may turn blue.
      Purple coloration on the legs. Also called mottling, this blotchy
      coloring is one of the clearest signs that death is approaching.

      No longer eating or drinking. Your loved one may not feel like eating,
      or he or she may no longer be able to swallow.

      Congested breathing. Noisy breathing is sometimes called the "death
      rattle." As secretions from the lungs build up, your loved one may no
      longer be able to cough up these secretions. Eventually the secretions
      will dry up because your loved one's body may become dehydrated after
      he or she stops eating and drinking.

      Medications can control congestion if your loved one feels uncomfortable.

      Irregular breathing. Breathing patterns may change in depth and rate.
      Your loved one may also stop breathing for several seconds at a time.
      Keep in mind that your loved one generally isn't aware of these
      changes.

      Discolored urine. If your loved one stops taking in liquids, there
      will be less urine and it will be darker in color.

      Incontinence. As muscles that control bowel movements and urination
      relax, your loved one may experience incontinence.

      Blurred vision. His or her eyes may appear glassy and unfocused.

      Limited ability to communicate. Your loved one may lose the ability to
      speak. He or she most likely can still hear you.

      Confusion and agitation. This can be subtle or pronounced, involving
      jerking motions, hallucinations or delirium.

  29. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for skin cancer to kill someone if left untreated?
    Just curious. I always hear about and have know people who died from skin cancer, but they were going through treatment. How long would it take for skin cancer to kill someone if they had no treatment? I know everyone is different, but what would be an estimate. And what symptoms would they show?

    • ANSWER:
      For your information, the skin cancers symptoms are:
      * A small lump (spot or mole) that is shiny, waxy, pale in color, and smooth in texture.
      * A red lump (spot or mole) that is firm
      * A sore or spot that bleeds or become crusty. Also look for sores that don't heal.
      * Rough and scaly patches on the skin.
      * Flat scaly areas of the skin that are red or brown.
      * Any new growth that is suspicious
      If you have the symptoms like this, better if you make appointment to the doctor or dermatology and for more information you could see the website

  30. QUESTION:
    Is there a certain color for Cystic Fibrosis support?
    I was wondering if there is a certain color(s) for Cystic Fribrosis support? Like how the color for breast cancer is pink. I want to make a blanket for a baby I know who has it, but I don't know what colors to use. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Well i'm in australia and its red here, and the symbol for it is a rose, a man wrote a song called '65 roses' because everytime his mother said to him that his sister had cysic fibrosis he couldn't understand what they were talking about, his sister having 65 roses, so when he was older and understood that it was cystic fibrosis, not 65 roses, he wrote a sone about it, so thats th song the use for it, and a red rose is the symbol, and they sell red armbands for fundraising.

  31. QUESTION:
    Which hair color brands are harmful and cancerous?
    I heard that hair color cause cancer. I'm still hearing that it does. Which hair color brands actually have been linked to causing cancer?? Which hair color brands are harmful?? Which hair color brands should I avoid and which hair color brands are actually good??

    • ANSWER:
      Most contain chemicals that arn't good for scalp. but black would have to be the worst. There are organic hair colours now check them out.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the affect of skin cancer on your body?
    I know how skin cancer is detected and treated, but what exactly does it do to your body when you get. Please explain in detail and links will be very appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Quite simple. Basal and Squamous cell carcinomas destroy tissues at the surface of the skin, and if left untreated, can develop deep lesions that can become problematic. Its unlikely you would let them get that far along without doing something about them.

      Melanoma, on the other hand, is a silent killer. Its hard to detect because it has no real symptoms, outside of shape, size, and color. Generally it has to be diagnosed by a doctor. Treatment is quite simple, if caught in time, it is simply surgically removed.

      If left untreated, and it metastasizes into the body, then a serious problem exists that might not be fixable.

      General rules, if its the size of a pencil eraser, has irregular borders, has black or blue coloration, is associated with a mole, or it can be quite flat, and/or recent changes have occurred, you should see a physician very soon.

  33. QUESTION:
    What is the ribbon color for vulvar cancer?
    I'm trying to embroider a cancer design for someone who has vulvar cancer and would like to know what the correct ribbon awareness color was for vulvar cancer. Thank you!!

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a LEGIT website regarding all of the awareness colors and their meanings
      Good Luck!
      http://kiwijewels.com/awareness_colors_and_meanings.htm

  34. QUESTION:
    When was the White House illuminated in colored lights for prostate cancer awareness?
    Recently the White House was illuminated in pink lights at night for breast cancer awareness.

    When was a similar event held for prostate cancer?

    Ever since I was in high school, I noticed that girls seem to think only women get cancer.

    Or that if men get it, it's not important.
    Thanks, momo. I knew we'd make up.

    • ANSWER:
      How about the hundreds of other diseases, as well.

      I live in Wi. and Conservative Talk show host Mark Belling addressed this, it's a great point and is total PC nonsense.

  35. QUESTION:
    How can I be most supportive of my best friend who has breast cancer?
    My friend had a mastectomy but is undergoing chemotherapy that is making her sick. Now she fears that the cancer has gone to her bones as she is having severe pain in her knee and needs to use a walker to get around. Does anyone know if breast cancer can progress to bone cancer? Also what are some things I might be able to do to encourage her? She puts up a very brave and stoic front but I know she is frightened. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I know that cancer can spread, but breast cancer is one of the most successfully treated cancers there are so there is good reason for hope.

      My wife had breast cancer 6 years ago. Her are some things that were most encouraging for her and the things that were not encouraging.

      Not encouraging:
      The endless suggestions that people gave us for natural medicine alternatives. My wife is a nurse, she wanted to use things that were proven, not an experiment.

      People who tried to convince her that they could identify with her but really had never experienced anything like what she was going through.

      People who offered the "cosmic answer" to why she was going through this.

      What helped:
      We had a lady who offered to bring meals over the day after she went though chemo. This was very appriciated.

      We had a family who gave my wife a cleaning service that came in once a week and cleaned. This was appriciated.

      I made a commitment never to leave the house in the morning unless everything was cleaned up and put away. My wife can't rest in a messy house and I think this made a difference.

      Lot's of listening, but also lot's of initiating conversation about normal everyday circumstances. When you have cancer, lot's of people ask how's it going. Answering this question a thousand times is very exhausting emotionally. My wife loved it when someone came along and talked exclusively about what was happening with them and she didn't have to answer questions about herself.

      Cards that express that you are thinking of this person without lines of optimizin from "rose colored glasses". Simply "I'm thinking of you." Is much more real and benificial than, "I know it'll all work out in the end."

      Also, we have 3 kids. My wife appreciated families who reached out to our children and gave them a place to talk about their emotional ups and downs through the process. Our son was a teenager at the time. He rarely talked to us about what was going on and only asked one question. What we found is that he was talking to the parents of a friend of his and getting support there. Sure, we felt a little like we were out of the loop. But the important thing is he found a safe place to process his emotions. My wife found comfort in this.

      Best wishes

  36. QUESTION:
    How do you make the breast cancer symbol with your keyboard?
    I want to put the breast cancer symbol in my status on facebook without having to use photobucket code or anything like that. For a cross you hold alt then push 0143 on the keypad. Are there any codes like that for the breast cancer symbol?

    • ANSWER:
      I have several ribbons on my email signatures. It won't let me paste them here but if you email me I can send one to you. Its an actual ribbon, not X's.
      Mine are gray for Brain Cancer/Tumors so you can copy it and change the color yourself.
      You can make your own by changing the fonts on your mail I think to Comic Sans, (not sure on that) and one of the keys is a ribbon. I need to look and see which one, its been a long time.

  37. QUESTION:
    what color is the cancer survivor ribbon?
    I'm a survivor of childhood cancer and I want to get a tattoo of a
    small ribbon and small printing of the word survivor under it. I'm asian so I have a slightly yellow skin. I searched at some websites but some say light blue or gold...and some just said gold. I don't want to get the gold one cause I know that it won't look good on my skin.

    • ANSWER:
      Not to be personal, but which cancer was it? You could get the cancer specific ribbon instead of just the gold childhood cancer ribbon.

  38. QUESTION:
    What does my astrological significance represent?
    My Astro sign is Cancer, I was born on a Monday cancer is a lunar sign and monday is as well. Silver is the metal and color of all cancers, my name means silver. what do you think this could mean?

    • ANSWER:
      There are all kinds of interpretations for the meanings of this. And some of it does start to get pretty strange pretty fast. But I do find it interesting. I am also a cancer. Did you know that cancer is the only sign of the zodiac associated with the moon?? We're also strongly linked with water. The symbolism and such goes on for quite a bit.
      And as far as personal meaning goes; it has as much significance as you're willing to give it. Though it is kinda cool that your name means silver and that it's your signs metal.

  39. QUESTION:
    Can colors in a painting convey feelings or moods? Can you generalize about which colors evoke which moods?
    Do you agree with Matisse that colors in a painting (even when they are not exactly “realistic”) can convey feelings or moods? Can you generalize about which colors evoke which moods?

    • ANSWER:
      GRAY Elegance, humility, respect, reverence, stability, subtlety, wisdom, old age, anachronism, boredom, decay, decrepitude, dullness, dust, entanglement, pollution, urban sprawl,
      strong emotions, balance, neutrality, mourning, formality, March.

      WHITE Light, Reverence, purity, snow, peace, innocence, cleanliness, simplicity, security, humility, sterility, winter, coldness, criticism, surrender, cowardice, fearfulness, unimaginative, air, fire, death (Eastern cultures), hope, Aries, Pisces (star signs), bland, empty and unfriendly(interior), January, celebration.

      BLACK Absence, modernity, power, sophistication, formality, elegance, wealth, mystery, style, evil, death (Western cultures), fear, anonymity, anger, sadness, remorse, mourning, unhappiness, sex, seriousness, conventionality, rebellion, anarchism, unity, sorrow, life, rebirth(ancient Egypt), slimming quality(fashion) January.

      RED Passion, strength, energy, fire, love, sex, excitement, speed, heat, arrogance, ambition, leadership, masculinity, power, danger, gaudiness, blood, war, anger, revolution, radicalism, socialism, communism, aggression, summer, autumn, stop, Mars (planet), respect, Aries (star sign), December, the Roman Catholic Church[citation needed], martyrs, the Holy Spirit, conservatism (U.S. politics), wealth (China).
      Studies show that red can have a physical effect, increasing the rate of respiration and raising blood pressure; red also is said to make people hungry; the red ruby is the traditional 40th wedding anniversary gift. Red is also the color of the devil in modern Western culture.

      BLUE Seas, men, productive (interior) skies, peace, unity, harmony, tranquility, calmness, coolness, confidence, conservatism, water, ice, loyalty, dependability, cleanliness, technology, winter, depression, coldness, idealism, obscenity, tackiness, air, wisdom, royalty, nobility, Earth (planet), Virgo (light blue), Pisces (pale blue) and Aquarius (dark blue) (star sign), strength, steadfastness, light, friendliness, July (sky blue), February (deep blue), peace, mourning (Iran)[citation needed], truthfulness, love, sadness, aloofness, the Virgin Mary, liberalism (U.S. politics)
      In many diverse cultures blue is significant in religious beliefs, believed to keep the bad spirits away.

      GREEN Great intelligence, life, nature, bad spirits, spring, fertility, youth, environment, wealth, money (US), good luck, vigor, generosity, go, grass, aggression, inexperience, envy, misfortune, coldness, jealousy, disgrace (China), illness, greed, corruption (North Africa), life eternal, air, earth (classical element), sincerity, hope, Cancer (bright green, star sign), renewal, natural abundance, growth, health, August, balance, harmony, stability, calming, creative intelligence, Islam, the ordinary.
      During the Middle Ages, both green and yellow were used to symbolize the devil. Green is believed to be the luckiest of colors in some western countries including, Britain, Ireland, and the U.S.

      YELLOW Sunlight, joy, happiness, earth, optimism, intelligence, idealism, wealth (gold), summer, hope, air, liberalism, cowardice, illness (quarantine), hazards, dishonesty, avarice, weakness, greed, femininity, gladness, sociability, summer, friendship, Gemini, Taurus, Leo (golden yellow, star signs), April, September, deceit, hazard signs, death (Middle Ages), mourning (Egypt), courage (Japan), God (gold). Yellow ribbons were worn during times of warfare as a sign of hope as women waited for their men to return.
      During the Middle Ages, both green and yellow were used to symbolize the devil.

      PURPLE Envy, Sensuality, bisexuality, spirituality, creativity, wealth, royalty, nobility, ceremony, mystery, wisdom, enlightenment, arrogance, flamboyance, gaudiness, mourning, profanity, exaggeration, confusion, pride, Scorpio (violet, star sign), May, November, riches, romanticism (light purple), delicacy (light purple), penance.
      Purple is the color of mourning for widows in Thailand, favorite color of Egypt's Cleopatra, and the purple heart - given to soldiers who have been wounded during warfare.

      ORANGE Hinduism, Buddhism, happiness energy, balance, heat, fire, enthusiasm, flamboyance, playfulness, aggression, arrogance, gaudiness, over emotion, warning, danger, autumn, desire, Sagittarius (star sign), September.
      Orange has less intensity or aggression than red and is calmed by the cheerfulness of yellow.
      Orange is the Royal family of the Netherlands. As such in the Netherlands Orange symbolizes royalty and as William of Orange was a Calvinist orange symbolizes protestantism particularly in Ireland(Orange Irish).

      BROWN Calm, boldness, depth, natural organisms, nature, richness, rusticism, stability, tradition, anachronism, fascism, boorishness, dirt, dullness, filth, heaviness, poverty, roughness, earth (classical element), October, Capricorn, Scorpio (reddish brown, star signs), down

  40. QUESTION:
    What color should my tattoo be outlined in?
    Alrighty, I finally made the appointment for my tattoo! I know exactly what I want (a light purple cancer awareness ribbon), but I do have one question.

    Some people are telling me to get it outlined in a slightly darker purple, some are telling me get it outlined in black so you can get it shaded in the darker purple?

    What does the Yahoo! Answers community think?

    • ANSWER:
      i'd ask the tattoo artist- if your skin is light enough then you may not need the black outline, but if your skin is more tan then you may want the outline... the artist will know.

  41. QUESTION:
    How many people reported cancer of throat and lungs after exposure to graphite and fiberglass.?
    I know several people that have gotten throat or lung cancer after working with graphite coated fiberglass. Do you know any who have same?

    • ANSWER:
      I haven't known someone who have been diagnosed with cancer due to graphite and fiberglass exposure but, I believe that long exposure to this industrial products can lead to this kind of disease. Other form of industrial products like paints, hair coloring can also be the cause of many forms of cancer with long time exposure.

  42. QUESTION:
    How do I get a colored hair extension?
    I see people with a pink glued in hair extension for breast cancer awareness month. (Just one strip of hair is pink). I want a purple one in honor of Crohn's and Colitis. Is this something that I can have done at the hair salon? I know it can be done on my own but I feel someone who works with hair would be better at it.
    I plan on calling my hair salon but was wondering now.

    • ANSWER:
      Why don't you try a clip in extension they sell many different single colored ones. It will be better for your hair since you can take it out at the end of the day and the next day just clip it right back in. you can go to your local beauty supply store and they should sell them there Try Sally's Beauty Supply they should sell them there.

  43. QUESTION:
    What color ribbon would be used to honor someone on deployment thats in the Air Force?
    Like Breast Cancer is pink, other cancers are yellow and purple. Any idea? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Yellow Ribbons symbolize and acknowledge all military (and not just Air Force) on deployment.

  44. QUESTION:
    What does a shiny white color mean in a tumor?
    My 8 year old lab/bloodhound mix recently had a tumor removed from between his toes on his front foot. The vet said it was "suspicious" in that it was a very shiny white color. My first thought was cancer but i would love to be wrong. Are there other diseases that cause this sort of growth?

    • ANSWER:
      It is probably a connective tissue tumor. The only way to be sure is to submit the growth to a lab and have histopathology performed. Did the vet do this, did you authorize and pay for this? If not, he is just making a guess based on what it looks like, a connective tissue tumor.
      Just because it is cancer does not mean it is malignant. It may be benign, and since you had it removed may not even grow back.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are ten things that increase the risk of skin cancer and what can we do to stop it?
    I've heard that skin cancer is very dangerous for your health and well being but I want to know about ten things that contribute to the risk of skin cancer so I'm sure that i don't do it. Also can I have about five sun safe strategies. Which ones would you think work the best. Thanks for helping fight skin cancer. ( =

    • ANSWER:
      lucky you, that i'm doing an assignment on skin cancer today haha, i'm 15. so if i'm wrong i'm sorry, hah

      well, slip slop slap.
      slip on a shirt.
      slop on some sunscreen
      and slap on a wide brim hat.
      :)

      Wear light colored clothing, long sleeve and make sure it has shoulders if you choose to wear a short sleeved.

      don't think that only applying one layer on sunscreen once a day protects you from the sun, because it doesn't.
      you need spf15+ and apply every 3 hours.

      wear a wetsuit if possible, don't go to tanning salons. they trigger off melanomas.

      sit under the shade as often as possible, altought this doens't fully prevent skin cancer, it does help.

      wear sun glasses. good ones, not cheap shit ones.

      sit under an umbrella at the beach.
      don't sun bake, no matter how good it feels, you'l regret it in 20 years.

      wear lip sunscreen too.

      and yeah, hope i've helped. :)

  46. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when you poop and it is different sizes, colors, and textures?
    Colon cancer runs in my family and my mother had polyps at 40. I am only 23 and also get bleeding hemorrhoids. How much would one of those anal test cost?

    • ANSWER:
      Fluctuating BM's are normal - blood is not - At 23, you could get tested - and at least have a Dr. aware of your family history. They may recommend a colonoscopy when you're a little older -

  47. QUESTION:
    What are the official cancer ribbon colors?
    I'm looking for the OFFICIAL cancer ribbon colors so I can make bracelets to remember those I lost to cancer and to symbolize the people I know who have cancer. Thanks!
    I'm only looking for official colors, please!

    • ANSWER:
      different cancer has different color. look into this

      http://www.craftsnscraps.com/jewelry/ribbons.html

  48. QUESTION:
    Why are people different skin colors or have different characteristics?
    I've been thinking about this. Here's my wild guess. People with darker skins tones have much more melatonin in their skin. To survive in warmer climates they would need the xtra melatonin to fight off skin cancer and other problems.

    In Europe where the climate is colder, the xtra melatonin was not needed. Austrailia was once part of Asia, but drifter off thousands of years ago, that is why the Aborigines have distinct features that are unlike any other race.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes for the most part you are correct in that skin colour, is a way to help prevent skin cancer, but it was also for vitamin D as well.

      When humans made their way to europe and other more northern places those with less melanin were more suited to the conditions where there is less intense sunlight and having darker skin means that they also get less vitamin D....this meant that fairer skin was selected for in europe and asia.

      Aborigines are a different situation...australia did not did not drift off from asia, during the ice age the sea levels dropped and people were able to make their way to Oz, when the sea levels rose they were isolated from the "rest of the world" and i am pretty sure they made their way from Africa by way of the coastlines thru asia to australia.
      The people that made it their had different selelction pressures and "look" slightly different from other people.


colors for cancer

What Kinds Of Cancers Are There

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What kinds of cancer are there that happen in the chest?
    What kinds of cancer are there that happen in the chest, mainly the part between your stomach and upper chest? EXCLUDING lung cancer, the most obvious one.

    • ANSWER:
      Recent publications explain the dangers of inhaling secondhand smoke and the increased risk of developing lung cancer. According to a 2006 report from the U.S. surgeon general, nonsmokers may inhale more cancer-causing chemicals than do smokers since the carcinogenic toxins from the burning end of a cigarette are highly concentrated and more dangerous than the smoke inhaled through the cigarette itself.

  2. QUESTION:
    At what age should I begin getting checked for cancer/high blood pressure?
    I've been told I should most likely get checked earlier than most because my mother had precancerous cells in her cervix, my grandfather died of some kind cancer, and my great grandmother died of breast cancer. I'm 15, and how early do people mean by early?

    Both of my parents also have high blood pressure. My mom said not to worry about that until my twenties or thirties, but I'd like to get some second opinions on how early checks like these should start.

    • ANSWER:
      well in cervical cancer is you main concern, you should be tested every two years from the time you become sexually active, or if you are over the age of 18 and not sexually active, every two years on and after your 18th birthday.
      as for high blood pressure, you look for symptoms such as dizziness, hot flushes, extremely strong pulse, but i wouldnt worry to much, even though these problems are within your family doesnt really mean you will suffer from them and even so they my take 20-30 years before they become and problem. Your young dont be worrying about stuff like this.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are the full scientific names of all kinds of cancer known till now?
    I really need to know all the names of all kinds of cancer as I have a project on them .

    • ANSWER:
      That is a tall order as there are SO many dfferent types of cancer. You can find a very complete list in the provided link.

  4. QUESTION:
    What kind of cancer could cause a dog to limp?
    My dogs been limping and someone said cancer could cause it. What kind of cancer could cause a dog to limp?

    • ANSWER:
      A tumor could have formed on another organ & could be pressing on the spinal cord, causing limited motion.

      He could also be limping because he sprained his leg, it doesn't always mean something like cancer.

      Get him checked out since you are concerned about it.

  5. QUESTION:
    What kind of cancer is the most dangerous and also has the lowest recovery rate?
    I know that there are many kinds of cancer over there.

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    What kind of cancer would act like your heart is skipping a beat?
    My girlfriend i was talking about it the other question, the doctors told her she has cancer and she is going to get the treatment tomorrow when she was told she had it today. What kind of cancer could it be, they toold her it was a rare cancer?
    I know i should just wait but its hard because she is only 18 years old and i love more than anything in the world
    The doctors haven't said what type of cancer she has yet, she it in a coma right know

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t know of any cancer that acts like a heart unless it is arising from the heart. They are usually sarcomas and exceedingly rare. They are also fatal. It is very unusual to be diagnosed with cancer and start treatment the very next day. I don’t think you should wait and these things are too important to guess. Talk to her again fand find out what kind of cancer she has.

  7. QUESTION:
    What kind of cancer a person with cryptorchidism might have?
    Hi, I read that a person with cryptorchidism has high risk of having cancer. My questions are: What kind of cancer? In what age? How to prevent?

    • ANSWER:
      Testicular, typically in the third decade of life. The prevention of this complication would be to surgically correct the anomaly by a procedure called orchiplexy. If you look up cryptorchidism on wikipedia, you'll find a lot more information.

  8. QUESTION:
    Is a tickly throat a symptom of throat cancer, or any other kind of cancer for that matter?
    Hi,

    Is a tickly throat a symptom of throat cancer or any other kind of cancer for that matter?

    Thank you,

    Elizabeth.

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer isn't the first diagnosis that springs to mind, it's more likely to be due to a viral or bacterial infection.
      Or perhaps an allergy.
      In some cases, throat tickling might be the result of reflux after eating meals or when sleeping, although acid reflux is more likely to lead to a sore throat than a tickly feeling.
      Sometimes something like a piece of popcorn can scratch the mucosa and cause irritation until the scratch heals.
      Try honey in a warm drink, soluble Tylenol or Ibuprofen, they act locally as well as systemically.

      You are worried enough to post this question, why not have a word with your doctor?

  9. QUESTION:
    what kind of cancer did ollie woodson die from?
    Ollie woodson of the temptations died sunday the 30th of May, what kind of cancer did he die from?

    • ANSWER:
      Former The Temptations star Ali "Ollie" Woodson has died following a battle with leukemia.
      Leukemia or leukaemia is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal increase of blood cells, usually leukocytes.

  10. QUESTION:
    What kind of cancer did michael Crichton die of?
    The great author died recently of cancer. on his web page is says his family would like some privacy. I'm doing a report on him, and I need to know what kind of cancer it was.

    • ANSWER:
      It is not known what kind of cancer Michael Crichton had. There are a lot of rumors flying around but nothing reliable or verifiable. I think many publications that stating what kind of cancer it was are just reprinting rumors. As it was Dr. Crichton’s wish that it be kept private, I won’t speculate myself.

      As a former high school English teacher, I can tell you that you do not need to know what kind of cancer it was. It would be more professional and correct to state in your paper that it is unknown for certain what kind of cancer Michael Crichton had. Crichton himself disliked people passing off rumors as facts.

      I would recommend that you check my website for links and info on Michael Crichton. It has proven very useful for other students who have done reports on Michael Crichton. Please feel free to email me with any questions.

      http://kahlessa.proboards80.com/

      Good luck with your report!

  11. QUESTION:
    how do you prevet yourself from getting any kind of cancer ?
    whats the best prevention you can do to not get any cancer , even if you know ways not to get certain kinds of cancers please let me know !!!!! i think i have it like all the time , it freaks me out a lot just thinking about it , & whats the right test you would have to do to make sure you dont have cancer any where !

    • ANSWER:
      You can't prevent it and there isn't a single test for the more than 200 diseases called cancer.

  12. QUESTION:
    What kind of cancer can you get in your hand?
    What kind of cancer are you able to get in your hand??? Like a tumor or something?

    • ANSWER:
      There are different types of cancer that can develop in the hand. Skin cancer is one, but so is a type of rare cancer called sarcoma . . which can affect bone, soft tissue, tendons, joints, fat, or muscles located anywhere in the body.

      One rare type of sarcoma, in particular, comes to mind called Epithelioid Sarcoma and can start in the soft tissue of the hand:

      http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/help/default.asp?page=23508
      http://mylefthand-themovie.com/default.aspx

      I have known people who post at the Sarcoma Alliance with soft tissue sarcoma that presented on the hand.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have two different kinds of cancer at the same time?
    I've never heard of anyone having two different kinds of cancer at the same time and was just wondering if it was possible or not.
    I know cancer cells spread, but it's still the same cancer type.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, but fortunately it's rare. I had a co-worker who had breast cancer and leukemia (which is a blood cancer).

      Unfortunately, having one type of cancer doesn't protect you from developing any other illness or condition.

  14. QUESTION:
    why most of the dogs death associated with some kind of cancer?
    i have a lot of friends have pet dogs. when there's a dog died, it is most likely with some kind of cancer. i rarely heard of a dog die of old age. why is that dog so easily to develop cancers? is it the genetic disposition or it is because of the environment? could it be the food we feed them?

    • ANSWER:
      Certain breeds are more predisposed to cancer than others. There may be some things in the environment that trigger cancers. Also before vaccinations and treatments for dog diseases, these diseases would kill dogs before they got old enough for cancers to develop. Dogs also used to run loose and get hit by cars, get lost or tangle with other dogs or wildlife more often. In other words, until recent years, dogs were a lot more disposable than they are now.

      I know many dogs that have lived to old age. Unfortunately, cancer is often the old age disease that gets them if nothing else does.

  15. QUESTION:
    What kind of cancer could rapidly progess?
    My cat has had extream trouble walking, and has no energey the vet found a mass, it's not lukemia what kind of cancer could rapibly progress over 3 days
    he just turned 3
    They did a blood test for lukemia it came out negitive, they just said it does not look good.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many illnesses which could be the cause of your cat's problems, not all of them cancer, and may be treatable. The best answer would be to take the cat to another vet. Good vets do not mind if you get a second opinion.

  16. QUESTION:
    What make pancreatic cancer so different from other cancers?
    From everything that I have read about pancreatic cancer it is uncurable. Breast cancer, leukemia, and other kinds of cancer can be cured/brought into remission and I was wondering what is so different about pancreatic cancer that does not allow this type of cancer to be cured/go into remission?

    • ANSWER:
      Pancreatic cancer can be treated for cure under very specific conditions. It spreads by local invasion and via lymphatic channels. If it is caught early prior to invasion in the local vasculature, it can be treated for cure via several procedures - Whipple (pancreaticoduodenectomy), Total Pancreatectomy, or Distal Pancreatectomy. A major issue is catching it early. The symptoms of this disease early on are usually no symptoms, vague abdominal pain, mild discomfort. It is hard to detect. There is also no good screening that is cost effective. The reason for this is the cancer is not that common, and the tests available are not that cheap. This makes for a very inefficient screening method. The ones out there currently that can detect pancreatic cancer include CT scan of the abdomen and Endoscopic Ultrasound. Both of these tests have their own drawbacks. CT scan of the abdomen involves radiation that may set you up for a cancer. Endoscopic ultrasound requires sedation, a specialist (gastroenterologist), and has risks of perforation. Also the tests need to have a high degree of sensitivity (meaning that there is a high number of people who have the disease also test positive). Endoscopic ultrasound is being used more for symptomatic pancreatic cancer, but I do not know of studies used for screening the general population.

      Another issue is it's proximity to other organs. It is near the duodenum, stomach, inferior vena cava, aorta. It is also a part of the biliary system and liver. It can spread to many important organs easily.

      There is some increased hope on the horizon as new chemotherapy drugs are being developed. Dr. Vickers at the University of Minnesota is doing clinical trials on a new medication that will hopefully help with treating the disease.

  17. QUESTION:
    What is the current status of cancer virotherapy?
    I'm looking for more information on how cancer is fought with viruses...like what kinds of viuses they use, how they modify the DNA, what kinds of cancers it works for, and the efficacy of the therapy when combined with a moderate dose of chemotherapy.

    • ANSWER:
      Virotherapy is an experimental form of cancer treatment using biotechnology to convert viruses into cancer-fighting agents by reprogramming viruses to only attack cancerous cells while healthy cells remained undamaged. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS, is a candidate for this and is currently under investigation. Usually the viruses used are Varicella Zoster Viruses (The Herpes simplex) and Adenoviruses(First isolated in adenoid tissue).

      It uses viruses as treatment against various diseases, most commonly as a vector used to specifically target cells and DNA in particular. It is not a new idea - as early as the 1950's doctors were noticing that cancer patients who suffered a non-related viral infection, or who had been vaccinated recently, showed signs of improvement: this has been largely attributed to the production of interferon and tumour necrosis factors in response to viral infection, but oncolytic viruses are being designed that selectively target and lyse only cancerous cells.

      In the 1940s and 1950s, studies were conducted in animal models to evaluate the use of viruses in the treatment of tumors. In 1956 some of the earliest human clinical trials with oncolytic viruses for the treatment of advanced-stage cervical cancer were started. However, for several years research in this field was delayed due to the inadequate technology available. Research has now started to move forward more quickly in finding ways to use viruses therapeutically.

      In 2006 researchers from the Hebrew University succeeded in isolating a variant of the Newcastle disease Virus (NDV-HUJ), which usually affects birds, in order to specifically target cancer cells [1]. The researchers tested the new virotherapy on Glioblastoma multiforme patients and achieved promising results for the first time.

  18. QUESTION:
    How can I get a lot of money really quickly so I can donate it to cancer research?
    What are some good organizations that put money toward cancer research? My mom has/had 3 kinds of cancer.

    I am to young to get a job, Im still in middle school.

    • ANSWER:
      first of all, i am sorry for what have happened, and i really hope that there will soon be cure for cancer, and every other sickness.

      unfortunately, if you are underage, you wouldn't be able to work, nor to claim the prize of lottery, neither.

      i would suggest you to focus at your school work, just do the best you can do, to show your mother that she has a good kid who's doing very well at school (that means a lot to all mothers, and that will sure give them strength and will to fight the sickness and to survive.) let your mother know that you do care about her, and, as new technologies and medical science are getting better each and every day, any thing that is not curable today might be curable tomorrow... so, hang on there and never give up, things will get better for her, for you and every one who suffers.

      you may wanna spend all your spare time with your mother, to make her happy and feeling safe. that is perhaps the best thing you can do at this moment.

      wish your mother, and every mother good health and all the best.

  19. QUESTION:
    What are the chances that you will get cancer in your lifetime?
    Like all cancers? What are the chances that u will get any kind of cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      The lifetime risk for females is 1 in 3 and for males it is 1 in 2.

  20. QUESTION:
    What is the most common fatal cancer in children and teens?
    I'm writing a screen play to raise cancer awareness but first I need to be aware first and get my facts straight. If i'm writing about a teenage girl who only has 2 weeks to live, what kind of cancer could have been treated but then failed? What is a very common fatal cancer in children and teens. Please provide a site that you got the information from. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Most kids and teens with leukemia get better.

      I read your other question, and cancer does not fit what you're looking for. If a teenager is treated for cancer and the treatment doesn't work or the cancer recurs, if she only has two weeks left (which, BTW, is impossible for a doctor to determine), she is not capable of traveling and completing her "bucket list." She would be very, very sick.

  21. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of getting cancer or some other terrible illness?
    In all reality what are the chances of getting any kind of cancer or tumor or something like that, that'll kill you. Maybe I'm just paranoid but I have a gut feeling my chances aren't as low as I'd like them to be.

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of getting cancer or some other terrible illness?
    In all reality what are the chances of getting any kind of cancer or tumor or something like that, that'll kill you. Maybe I'm just paranoid but I have a gut feeling my chances aren't as low as I'd like them to be.

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    what kind of cancers do teens and young adults get?
    I'm just curious as to what kind of cancers teens and young adults get. I want to write a story about 17 year old having cancer. I will do more info on the cancers once I find out what they are

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer in teens is rare.

      Writing a story about cancer when you have no personal experience and lilttle (if any) knowledge is offensive to many cancer patients.

      Write about something you know and it will be a much better story.

  24. QUESTION:
    What is a good book for dealing with cancer?
    My mom has been diagnosed with a very rare kind of cancer and I am looking for a good, inspirational, etc, book to help deal with it. More interested in fiction but not opposed to non-fiction. Just looking for some help....Thanks!
    The book is more to help me cope rather than her. I am staying positive for her but it's more for the issues I am going through in being a supporter. It's definitely hard and I'm sure anyone would agree, so I'm just looking for some inspiration! Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Recommendations can see the soul chicken soup, the Buddha's wisdom, like this book, because it was for the height and angle of looking at things different, give people the feeling of rainbow clouds are not anti-try.
      In addition there are some sites of cancer is introduced, it is recommended you want to help to you

  25. QUESTION:
    what are the chances of me getting cancer like my relatives?
    If cancer (any type) has been common in grandparents, great grandparents etc what are the chances that i will get some kind of cancer when i am older? Even when i live a healthy life and have not/do not smoke or drink?

    • ANSWER:
      There are hundreds of different types of cancers that have no genetic link.

      Only 5% of cancers have a genetic link.

      The biggest risk factor is AGE, so the way to avoid this one is to die young ......... not good!

      The next biggest risk factor is ENVIRONMENT. This includes smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, weight, exercise, UV exposure, chemical exposure etc. To avoid this one, don't smoke, avoid excessive alcohol consumption, maintain a healthy weight, eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, use sunscrean, and try to avoid exposure to known nasties!

      Genetic risk factors are low on the list, and there is nothing that we can do to avoid them.

      Take care of your health, avoid the enviromentatl risks and have regular checkups, remember that if you do develope cancer, one of the keys to survival is early diagnosis and treatment. Don't be paranoid, as stress is also a risk factor, but take responsibility for your health, and hopefully age will always be your biggest risk factor!

  26. QUESTION:
    What kind of cancer did Dane Cook's parents die from?
    Both of comedian Dane Cook's parents died from cancer, only 6 months apart from each other. What kind of cancer did they each die from?

    • ANSWER:
      Watched the stand up huh? I just heard him say that and wanted to see if they really did die of cancer

      nothing says.... if u find out post it up thanks

  27. QUESTION:
    What kind of cancer would do this?
    I just found out today that one of my favorite customers I haven't seen in a few months has had cancer and they had to amputate a foot. What kind of cancer would cause this to happen? I like her and miss her and feel bad. She's had one hell of a roller coaster since I met her. She is the nicest, most genuine person I've ever met.

    • ANSWER:
      Melanoma is most likely other cancers are possible.

      A woman I know lost both feet and hands due to complications following her breast cancer treatment.

  28. QUESTION:
    What groups are there for people who are healling themselves of cancer?
    I know 12 step groups are great for helping people get support through the emotional roller coasters & also given struture when a person needs to stay focused on something they would rather ignore. This groups also help people meet others who can share knowledge. They are a great resource. What websites or phone numbers are there for me to find groups like this for healling different kinds of cancer & other dis-ease. Thank you!
    Jonny- when I say natural I should have said without drugs.

    • ANSWER:
      johnny is not talking about drugs ma'am,

      A man named Rick Simpson has recently come forward (with a team of doctors) with PROOF (and lots of it) that Marijuana does indeed kill cancer cells and break down and destroy this terrible ailment. He has terminal cancer patients describe with cat scans and MRI's exactly their process with this treatment. I am against drugs, but there is a lot more to marijuana than what you think. Please, if you have cancer you should at least open yourself up to watch his documentary about this. Please just watch it for 5 mins, if you dont like it, then shut it off. But I know this will help you, I KNOW this. Good luck, much love.

      "Run From the Cure" by Rick Simpson (available on you tube or other sources on the net) Please watch this if you have cancer!!!!!

  29. QUESTION:
    How would you know if you had cancer?
    I have always heard that early detection is important for successful treatment. But, I have also heard that by the time symptoms are noticable and severe enough to send you to the doctor, many cancers are already advanced.

    What can be done about this? How can cancer be detected before it is advanced? Is there some kind of cancer screening that people do as a part of their regular physicals? Is there one test that can detect many types of cancers, or does each type have a specific test? Do you recommend getting such tests?

    Thanks for your answers!

    • ANSWER:
      With over 200 different types of cancer and just as many subtypes of cancer it is extremely difficult to detect all of them. There is no overall blood test or overall screening that will detect all types of cancer possibilities.

      You can check yourself for breast lumps . . but that won't help you detect a brain tumor. You can test your blood for prostate cancer but that test won't tell you if you have bone cancer. Simply put . . there is no overall screening which will detect all forms of cancer. But there are some things that you can do.

      Certain types of cancer are more common in certain age groups. Find your age group and check the types of cancer you are more likely to get.

      Some quick examples - Children are likely to have cancers that stem from immature or the primitive cells associated with development. Young children and teens can have a cancer called Neuroblastoma . . . a cancer of the central nervous system.

      Teens and young adults - tend to develop hormonal related cancers often associated with growing - ie, teens often get bone cancers, such as osteosarcoma or ewings sarcoma - teens and young adults are more likely to have soft tissue sarcoma (cancer in the joints, tendons, muscles) than older people.

      Young adults - Germ cell tumors associated with testes or ovaries.

      Older adults - more susceptible to lung, colon, and breast carcinoma. Adults tend to get carcinoma associated with their organs (kidney, liver, lung, etc).

      Find out which cancers affect your age group the most and than learn the general signs of that cancer. In young people the types of cancer they have involve unusual lumps or bumps that often appear on the extremities. Young people should be taught to search their entire bodies for lumps . . not just check the breast for females or testicles for males . . but lumps anywhere located on the body. I have known young people to ignore lumps that have grown on their shoulders . . they just think it is odd but they are not alarmed . . and they should be. A lump or bump that begins to grow should be examined immediately. It may be the only symptom that you will ever have until the cancer is very advanced.

      So . . for young adults the number one way to detect cancer is by completely examing the body on a regular basis searching for unusual lumps or bumps that cannot be explained. A regular doctors check up is also essential. Many young people avoid going to the doctor because they feel so healthy and consider a physical a 'waste of money'. However, a regular doctor can establish what you are like when you are well . . and be able to compare your past health with the present to determine if there is anything unusual going on.

      And, that's about it for early detection . . . check for anything unusual on a fairly regular basis and have well physicals. At the moment, little else can be done.

  30. QUESTION:
    How can I get a lot of money really quickly so I can donate it to cancer research?
    What are some good organizations that put money toward cancer research? My mom has/had 3 kinds of cancer.
    I am too young to get a paying job, but I volunteer a lot.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, definitely use fundraisers. You could set up a foundation in your mom's name as well and fight for her cause. Good luck to you and her.

  31. QUESTION:
    Is knowing that you're sick with cancer and not doing anything about it considered suicide?
    I think I have a kind of cancer that not everybody would want to share with anyone and I'm afraid that if I keep quiet about it and end up dying that I might be committing suicide. Am I committing suicide?

    • ANSWER:
      Why would you not want to seek treatment for your condition? Actually, it seems you are only assuming you have cancer, without a medical diagnosis. Why do you think you have cancer and why are you not getting properly diagnosed?

      Many cancers caught early are curable. Why wait until it has progressed past the initial, curable stage? What is so embarrassing that you would prefer to die than seek treatment? I honestly can't think of any type of cancer that falls into that category. Breast, penile,testicular, vulval, cervical, bowel? I have known people with each of those. Nothing embarrassing about it.

      Seek medical treatment/advise.

  32. QUESTION:
    Just found out my grand mother has cancer how to deal with it?
    I'm not 100% sure what kind of cancer it is, But she will be going for an operation to remove it. The good news is the Dr's knew about it a week ago, and went for minor surgery for test to see if she had it last Tuesday. But today she went back for the results and my, mother told me she had it. I don't know when she will be going for surgery again to remove it
    Just found out she has cervical cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Working for a Positive Outlook
      Breast cancer therapy can leave a patient exhausted and fatigued for weeks, months, or years. One of the greatest trials for a woman with breast cancer may be in facing the fact that she can not do as much as before. Coming to terms with her body will mean pacing herself and resting during the day.
      When depression sets in, quick measures need to be taken to keep a positive attitude. Noriko relates her experience: “The results of hormone treatment left me depressed. In this condition I couldn’t do the things I wanted, and I began feeling useless to Jehovah and in the Christian congregation. As my thinking became more negative, I would call to mind the final sufferings of those in my family who had died with cancer. Fear would engulf me as I wondered, ‘Can I go through with it as they did?’”
      Noriko continues: “It was at that time that I made an effort to adjust my thinking by using the publications of Jehovah’s Witnesses to make myself think of how Jehovah views our existence. I learned that godly devotion is shown, not by the amount of work done, but by the motive in which it is done. As I wanted Jehovah to take pleasure in the condition of my heart and my thinking, I decided that I should serve him with joy and be whole-souled even if I could only do a little in the Christian ministry.”
      The long-term uncertainty for many women fighting breast cancer can tend to erode a positive outlook. Diana explains that what has helped her the most is filling her heart and mind with all the lovely things Jehovah God has given her: “My family, friends, beautiful music, looking at the mighty sea and beautiful sunsets.” She especially encourages: “Tell others about God’s Kingdom. And cultivate a real longing for the conditions that will prevail on earth under the Kingdom, where there will be no more sickness!”—Matthew 6:9, 10.
      Virginia also gains the strength to fight her depression by meditating on her purpose in life: “I really want to live because I have such a precious work to do.” As for the times when critical moments come and fear wells up, she says: “I put my full trust in Jehovah, knowing that he will never abandon me. And I think about the Bible verse at Psalm 116:9, which assures me that ‘I will walk before Jehovah in the lands of those living.’”
      All these women have centered their hope upon the God of the Bible, Jehovah. The Bible book of 2 Corinthians, at chapter 1, verses 3 and 4, calls Jehovah “the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation.” Does Jehovah stretch out his hand to support those needing comfort?
      Mieko from Japan answers: “I am convinced that by staying in his service, I receive Jehovah’s strong comfort and help.” Yoshiko also tells us: “Although people may not understand my suffering, Jehovah knows everything, and I am convinced that he has helped according to my needs.”
      Joan says: “Prayer has the power to lift you out of despair and get you back on your feet. When I think about the grand healing Jesus accomplished when on earth and the complete healing he’ll do in the new world, how those words comfort me!”—Matthew 4:23, 24; 11:5; 15:30, 31.
      Can you imagine a world without breast cancer, in fact, without any illnesses at all? This is the promise made by the God of all comfort, Jehovah. Isaiah 33:24 speaks about a time when no person on earth will ever say that he or she is sick. That hope will soon be realized when God’s Kingdom in the hands of his Son, Christ Jesus, brings its full rule to the earth, wiping away all causes for sickness, sorrow, and death! Why not read about this wonderful hope at Revelation 21:3 to 5? Take courage to face the future with the support that gives true comfort.

  33. QUESTION:
    What type of cancer did Grete Waitz die from?
    This elite marathoner just died after a years-long battle with cancer, but nowhere does it say what kind of cancer she had, as she was keeping it private. Now that she is gone, can it be revealed? She could be an even greater inspiration if we knew more about the specific battle she so courageously fought. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree that many would have found inspiration in knowing more about her struggle. She firmly resisted questions on her type of cancer. However, in a story reported in 2005, she described its discovery as following from being short of breath when jogging. Her doctors discovered a significant level of anemia, and did further tests that revealed a cancer as the cause. She also related that she responded well to initial chemotherapy. She ultimately survived 6 years (or more) following the initial diagnosis.

      These details are particularly consistent with a blood cancer, such as a lymphoma, leukemia, or multiple myeloma. Anemia is often a secondary feature of these cancers, as the abnormal cells displace normal blood cell components. And, many cases are initially treatable, although often not curable. I'm most familiar with myeloma, which typically arises later in life (over 40) and can often be put into remission for several years with an assortment of chemical agents. These features are consistent with the few details in Waitz's disclosures. However, there may be non-blood cancers that also cause anemia.

  34. QUESTION:
    What kind of cancer kills you quickest?
    A while ago I heard about someone who died only a few weeks after their cancer was diagnosed. (Not someone I knew personally, or anyone my friends knew personally).

    I didn't think it was possible for you to be killed by it so quickly, but I suppose I was wrong. Does anyone know what kind of cancer it might have been?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many types of cancer, and of the many types there are many variations.

      A cancer that is high grade is a fast killer. High grade cancers have fast replicating cells.

      Lung and pancreatic cancers are typically diagnosed very late (Stage, not grade), which is why patients seem to die quickly. However, these cancers have not grown quickly, but slowly ... they simply remained undiagnosed for many years.

  35. QUESTION:
    Who here is battling any kind of cancer or has survived any kind of cancer?
    Yeah....and what kind of cancer do/did you have? I am 16 currently battling lung cancer...
    Uhh...I know its lung cancer because the doctors told me.And I know its not a tumor how could the doctors mistake cancer for a tumor?!

    • ANSWER:
      I have been diagnosed with breast cancer twice. Once in Oct 2004. Once in Oct 2007. I am 34.

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the name of the former Steelers player that died of cancer?
    I forget what kind of cancer he had, but I am trying to find his name. I can't remember it and it's bugging me. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and found out he had cancer which made him unable to play but he still attended the games before he died.

    • ANSWER:
      Vince Lombardi died of cancer but i dont know about any steelers Players that died of any cancer, But former Steelers Head Coach Bill Chower's wife died recently from cancer.

  37. QUESTION:
    What types of cancer are detected by blood tests?
    Without actually looking for a certain kind of cancer, what kind of cancer would be detected by a normal, check-up type of blood work?

    • ANSWER:
      Regular blood tests normally include a "Full Blood Count" and "Liver Function Test".
      Any extreme irregularities in these tests would warrent further testing - but would not in itself immediately highlight cancer.
      If your white blood cell count was down, for example, this is not necessarily a sign you have leukaemia - the doctor would put together your whole profile, including other symptoms such as easy bruising, lethargy, fatigue etc and more specific tests (such as a bone marrow biopsy) would be required to confirm diagnosis.

      Most cancer blood screening is actually specific tests. One such example is PSA - which is used to monitor men for Prostate cancer.
      When men start screening for prostate cancer (anywhere from 40+ depending on family history - every man over 50 should be regularly screened) they will have a prostate physical examination and a screening blood test. Honestly, most men obviously prefer to have a blood test every year rather than the physical!

      If the Prostate Serum Antigen (PSA) level comes back high, this is a trigger that something is wrong with the Prostate and further tests are carried out.

      Other cancers that can be detected by blood test are Ovarian cancer. This is a very silent cancer, which is often not detected until very advanced as often there are no obvious physical signs. A simple blood test for the CA125 marker will show something is amiss if it returns a high reading. Again, further tests would be required to detect if there is cancer and where it is.

      This test has improved since 1996 - and is now sometimes referred to as CA125-II

      There are non-cancerous causes of CA125 being elevated as well - so an abnormally high reading is not automatically a diagnosis.

  38. QUESTION:
    A friend of mine has been diagnosed with intestinal cancer recentley. Is it treatable?
    I would like to know more about how bad is this kind of cancer and what are the odds of her surviving, as she´s only 27 years old.Is there also a treatment for it?

    • ANSWER:
      That would depend on what stage the cancer is in. Support of family and friends is helpful, as are attending a cancer support group with a friend or family member.

      They may want to do surgery or chemo, etc. It is good to have a friend or family member to go with the patient to the doctors, if possible.

      She should listen to her doctors. She could try Cancer Treatment Centers of America or the Gerson (diet) therapy developed by Dr. Max Gerson for cancer and other diseases. Google "Dr. Max Gerson" or "Gerson therapy". It is mostly a diet of organic raw vegetarian juices with coffee enemas. I don't know about the coffee enemas, but the vegetarian juices couldn't hurt.

      Yes, 27 is very young for that cancer...or any cancer for that matter.

      It could also help if her family/friends could fast and pray for her, perhaps forming a prayer circle around her. Fasting is like a magnifying glass for prayer and healing.

  39. QUESTION:
    How EXACTLY does skin cancer kill?
    Although I hear of different kinds of cancers daily, I don't know exactly what happens to the body if it goes untreated. I'd like to know, specifically for skin cancer, what happens to the body that leads to death. Why EXACTLY do people die from skin cancer? What symptoms and side effects do people suffer from when they have skin cancer? Surely they don't just have a place on their skin that worsens over time, and then all of a sudden they die one day. I mean, do they get ill; like with fever, nausea, etc.? What happens exactly?

    • ANSWER:
      malignant cells in a cancer grow so fast. these malignat cells are not normal and tend to move from their delineated place. these cells get themselves to blood stream and spread in body. some of them like prostate cancer cells replace in spinal bones, some of them in brain, some in liver, some in blood cells. these malignant cells occupy the place of normal cells and don't let them work properly. for example metastatic cells in bone cause lack of white and red blood cell in blood which called cytopenia. its complication cause infection and then death. malignant cells in lymph nodes cause lymph draining stop and cause problem. any way, i don't exactly know which part of body skin metastatic cells move to

  40. QUESTION:
    My dad has lung and esophogus cancer, and i decided that from now on?
    I am going to dye my hair a different color each month to represent a different kind of cancer. So anyway, have any idea where i can get brightly colored hair dye?

    • ANSWER:
      i am so sorry about your dad :( my dad had pancreatic cancer so i do know what its like :) i think its awesome your doing something positive and id say go for it!! sorry i cant help with where to buy it but i just thought i'd let you know i think its a great idea and i totally support yu doing it!! all the best :)

  41. QUESTION:
    What are the odds of a dog surviving cancer?
    My dog Misty has been ill recently. She was taken to the vets and they believe she has some kind of cancer. I just want to know the odds of her surviving if she does have it. She means the world to me.
    (She is a lurcher and she was three this August)

    • ANSWER:
      An oncologist can give a percentage of dogs that survived for x months, years, and the average survival time, but they are nevertheless meaningless statistics.

      When my dog was diagnosed with cancer, I was asked by my local vet at the time the news was given did I want a referral for a specialist opinion from an oncologist at the Animal Health Trust, which has the most up-to-date treatments, specialist staff and research which is focused on treatment and cures.

      He was diagnosed with aggressive cutaneous melanoma, skin cancer, with an average survival post diagnosis of 6 – 12 months, with an excellent quality of life, with no dog having survived longer than two years. The options I was given was try one session of chemo to see how well he would tolerate it, go for surgery to excise the tumour with a wide margin followed by four sessions of chemo, or do nothing, he would have palliative care, and while he still had a good quality to his life, I could enjoy what I had while I had it.

      He bounced back quickly from major surgery, had zero side effects from carboplatin (chemo) and jumped back happily into the car after each session and lived an active life for all but an addition 4 years. Diagnosed at four, he died at almost eight, it was a success.

      Every case is individual and what if any treatment is in the best interest of a dog depends on the opinion of the oncologist and if the owner can afford or wants to go ahead with treatment.

      Good luck with your dog. Keep the Animal Health Trust in mind if it is cancer, the worst case scenario, because the treatment is excellent.

  42. QUESTION:
    Can cervical cancer be treated without drugs?
    I have a friend who has been diagnosed with early stage cervical cancer. She is quite healthy and a MRI has shown the cancer has not spread. She has decided to not have conventional treatment and instead is flooding her body with good nutrition, sleep and healthy living. She feels very strongly this is the best way for her. Does anyone know anything about this kind of cancer? Is it inevitable that untreated, it will spread? Are there any incidences of people recovering from this, with the help of vitamin therapy and good living. Sorry to ask what seems like a stupid question but I want to get all the facts.

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Is there a test that can detect all types of cancers?
    I have never smoked a day in my life, however I hanged around people that do smoke, I also recently discovered that a lot of people in the history of my family had all types of cancers and I want to take preventive measures, is there any test out there that can detect all kinds of cancers?

    • ANSWER:
      A PET scan but it is hard to have one ordered with no early sign of cancer. A DNA test and white blood cell test as well as a CT scan are also used in cancer diagnosis.

  44. QUESTION:
    How can a 30-year old woman get cancer of the cervix and uterus?
    I'm 38, and so is a former classmate that I just met up with on Facebook and chatted with last week. She's divorced twice, and has a 12-year old son with her first husband. She contracted cervical/uterus cancer when she was 30, and needed a hysterectomy, so could never have any more children.

    What could possibly cause a woman that young to have this kind of cancer and need a hysterectomy?

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm. She could have been exposed to HPV at a young age, like teens or earlier if maybe she was molested, and that could cause cervical cancer that spread to uterus too. Or she could have a hormone imbalance like PCOS or endometriosis that caused uterine cancer that spread to her cervix too. Or none of the above--sometimes cancer just happens. I had ovarian cancer at 16 with no sexual experience or problems at all. Babies can get cancer. There is not an explanation for everything in life.

  45. QUESTION:
    How much chewing tobacco do you have to chew to get cancer?
    'm 15 and i chew about 1-2 lips a day
    do i have risk of getting any kind of cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      yes you can. any amount of chewing can cause cancer... do you know the stuff they put in chew? I think you need to read this. http://www.tobaccofacts.org/tob_truth/spit.html I hope this helps you some.

  46. QUESTION:
    What is the name of the former Steelers player that died of cancer?
    I forget what kind of cancer he had, but I am trying to find his name. I can't remember it and it's bugging me. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and found out he had cancer which made him unable to play but he still attended the games before he died.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a few,but depends what sort of year,.

  47. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to have sex with someone who has cancer?
    I know this is stupid but I am being serious. My cousin is 19 and she is seeing a 26 year old with some type of cancer and I think she's disgusting for sleeping with him.
    And by the way what kind of cancers do men that young get anyway?

    • ANSWER:
      Men can get HPV some types of which can cause cervical cancer in women. But she would only get it if he had HPV to begin with.
      If' it's a type of cancer like lymphoma or lung cancer then cancer isn't contagious and it's not passed on by having sex.
      She is legally an adult and age doesn't matter when it comes to love. The only way she could get some thing from having sex with him is if he had an std, or she could get pregnant if she isn't on birth control.

  48. QUESTION:
    Is cancer is transfer with relation sheap how and what kind of cancer ?
    How and which kind of cancer

    • ANSWER:
      In a relationship --- No it is not contagious.


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