Breast Cancer Symptons

Breast cancer is one of the types of cancers form of malignant tumors in the breast that occurred when. This type of cancer, but can occur in both men and women, usually in women and men rarely occurs. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States. Survival rate of breast cancer is increased, the number of deaths is early detection, with a decreased consciousness among the people and new treatments. Of the eight women, one in the United States suffer from this disorder

Following risk factors are involved in the development of breast cancer.
1. Old age
2. Birth of first child in old age
3. Family history
4. Treatment of breast cancer before radiation therapy
5. Whitish color of the breast
6. Consumption of alcoholic beverages Seven. Estrogen and progesterone hormone intake

Breast cancer is characterized by the following symptoms.

1. Lump in the region of the armpit or near the breast
2. Secretions from the breast
3. Get inverted nipples
4. Changes in texture and form of breast reduction such as scaliness, bumps, swelling, and size of
5. Heat sensation
6. Can not feel pain when I press in the early stages

Home Remedies for Breast Cancer

There are something like a natural therapy for breast cancer

1. Garlic: raw garlic and eat it, in the form of a powder as an anti-cancer agent will be good.
2. Broccoli: If this was taken in the form of raw, it has the power to kill tumor cells.
3. Grapes: Grapes, which contains a compound that lead to effective treatment of breast cancer.
4. Wheat grass: Because research has shown that there is a reduction of cancer cells, this has been taken in the form of raw or juice.
5. Green tea: It will prepare the herbal tea to have anti-inflammatory properties.
6. Soybean: This is one of the diet because they contain substances that block the cancer cells, has been considered necessary for cancer patients.
7. Lignans: This is a lignan is present cashew nuts, strawberries, flax seed, sunflower, peanut, as to slow the rate of progression of cancer.

Other treatments Been made to kill cancer cells, there are many other treatments. They include:

One. Radiation therapy: high-power energy such as X-rays are used to kill cancer cells. There are two types of radiation therapy such as brachytherapy and external beam radiation.
Two. Chemotherapy: In this therapy, has been used in medicine to kill cancer cells. These drugs are administered intravenously in a hospital under the guidance of the specialist.
Three. Hormone therapy: This is known as hormone blocking therapy in breast cancer is treated hormone sensitive. These cancers are referred to as estrogen and progesterone receptor modulators. This therapy can be used after surgery to reduce the cancer from occurring again.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the symptons for breast cancer?
    Hey my friend is panicking, because she thinks shes got breast cancer. She says it hurts as well, i was thinking it might be growing pains because shes 15. Thank You.

    • ANSWER:
      It's prob growing pains, there are a lot of changes going on in the breasts at this age - even when we are older! My GP told me if it's hurting, it's prob not cancer? Only her GP will put her mind at ease.

  2. QUESTION:
    What are the symptons for breast cancer in dogs?
    I have a siberian husky named Alisa, I have had her ever since i was five and now I'm 14. There is a considerable sized lump around one of her teets. Could this be cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Dog cancer symptoms are of grave concern to all pet owners. Although we don't want to see cancer in our dog; as a responsible pet owner you need to be aware of the various symptoms of dog cancer.

      We will list some of the most important cancer symptoms so that you will be informed and able to let your veterinarian know of any change in your dog's health.

      Before we continue please understand that these indicators of dog cancer are just that. They are simply things to watch concerning your dogs' health

      * Unusual swellings or tumors that get larger over time...

      Finding a lump on your dog is scary to say the least. Now most lumps that we find are not cancerous. When we tell the vet about the lump she will probably want to do a needle biopsy. This will enable the veterinarian to make a diagnosis. There is a good chance that it is simply a lipoma. These commonly found lumps are generally benign, but they occasionally can be cancerous. Warts and cysts are types off non-cancerous lumps

      * Open sores that fail to heal

      Open sores can be the result of flea and tick allergies. Another possibility is allergic reaction to the shampoo you are using. A staph infection can also be the culprit.

      * Problems urinating or defecating

      Prostate cancer is rarely found in dogs. Less than 1% of older dogs are diagnosed with prostate cancer.The most common signs are problems with urinating and defecating and weakness of the rear leg. Prostate cancer is often the cause of bloody urine in older dogs. it is most often found in unaltered dogs

  3. QUESTION:
    What are the signs of breast cancer?
    my breasts have been lumpy. my mother said that she had the same. i looked at the signs of breast cancer i really dont have any of the symptons besides the lumpeness(if thats how you spell it) and im not really old enough to have breast cancer....ANY IDEAS:))

    • ANSWER:
      You don't say how old you are, but I'm guessing you're a teenager, and will answer on that basis..

      There are signs and symptoms of possible breast cancer, but at your age you don't need to be looking out for them.

      You know, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer I was allocated to the breast care nurse whose special interest was 'breast cancer in younger women'' I was 50 years old.

      The chances of a girl your age having breast cancer are as close to zero as makes no difference; the chances of it occurring in both breasts are even smaller - that really would be one for the medical record books.

      Breast cancer is almost unheard of in under 25 (let alone teens); fewer than 0.1% of all those diagnosed with it are under 30, only 5% are under 40 and most (80%) are over 50. The average age at diagnosis is a little over 60.

      Most breast lumps, even in women over 50, aren't cancer. Breasts are pretty lumpy things anyway - if you feel them with your fingertips you'l always find lumps. The lumpiness you describe is normal and NOT a sign of breast cancer.

      If you're doing breast self examination - stop. It is not recommended at your age; it will tell you absolutely nothing and will worry you unnecessarily.

      The American Cancer Society and other cancer organisations recommend that women begin breast self-exams at no younger than 20, if then. Before that it's pointless firstly because there are so many hormonal changes that there is no 'normal' - and self examination is about a woman knowing what's normal for her and reporting any changes. And secondly because the chance of breast cancer is almost nil.

      Stop worrying about breast cancer; you are at an age where it is just about unknown and you don't have any symptoms. Enjoy your young life.

  4. QUESTION:
    How and what are the symptons of having Cancer?
    I know someone who feels like there energy has been sucked out of them everyday. After being a very energetic person. Bad pain in there upper left ribcabe behind breast. About twicw a week feels very weak,trembly and feels like there going to pass out.

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest going to see a doctor. This might be a heart problem and not a cancer. And even if it is a cancer, better to see a doctor early to get more possible cure options available.

  5. QUESTION:
    what are a few signs of diabetes or breast cancer?
    if you have diabetes, will you have any symptons or anything like that. because i have an ingrown toe and my friend said that thats a sign of diabetes. just wondering.

    • ANSWER:
      ingrown toenails are just caused by how you cut your toenails. If you cut them curved at the ends then they will grow sideways causing the ingrown. Cut them straight and there will be no problem. Dont worry you dont have diabetes, unless you have serious signs relating to it such as:
      * Increased thirst
      * Increased urination
      * Weight loss in spite of increased appetite
      * Fatigue
      * Nausea
      * Vomiting

  6. QUESTION:
    how young is too young to have colon cancer?
    I am 28 year old , female. I have 4 symptons of colon cancer. the symptons that I have is Constipation, thin stools, stomach cramps, Hematochezia (Bloody Stool) could I be at risk. I also have colon cancer in my family .

    • ANSWER:
      Everyday, people are discovering they have cancer at younger and younger ages. The old advice to not worry about it until you're 40 or 50 is just not good advice any more.
      During my cancer treatment, I saw very young women - some in their teens, being treated for everything from colon and bladder cancer to breast cancer (usually thought to be an "older woman's disease). With those symptoms, insist on getting tested as soon as possible. The earlier the detection, the better the chances. Don't wait.

  7. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have cancer?
    What are the symptons?

    • ANSWER:
      Women especially need to be aware of any signs and symptoms their bodies may be exhibiting. Many types of gynecologic cancer produce symptoms early enough for them to be successfully treated. When the symptoms are ignored, the delay in treatment can prove to be fatal. Ladies, listen to your bodies! If you are experiencing something abnormal for you, see your doctor. Chances are the symptoms aren't cancer related, but it's better to be safe.

      1. Pelvic Pain
      Pelvic pain is characterized by pain or pressure below the navel. It is persistent and isn't limited to just premenstrual syndrome. Pelvic pain is associated with endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, fallopian tube cancer and vaginal cancer.

      2. Abdominal Swelling and Bloating
      Abdominal swelling and bloating is one of the more common symptoms of ovarian cancer. It is also a symptom that is most ignored. The bloating may be so bad that one can't button their pants, or even have to go up a size.

      3. Persistent Lower Back Pain
      Lower back pain occurs in the lower back and often feels like a dull ache. Some women describe it as feeling like labor pains. Lower back pain is a symptom of ovarian cancer.

      4. Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding
      Abnormal vaginal bleeding is the most common symptom experienced by women when they have a gynecologic cancer. Heavy periods, bleeding between periods, and bleeding during and after sex are all considered abnormal vaginal bleeding and are symptoms of gynecologic cancer. The symptom of abnormal vaginal bleeding is linked to: cervical cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer.

      5. Persistent Fever
      A fever that does not go away or lasts for more than 7 days on and off should be reported to your doctor. A stubborn fever is often a symptom of cancer. Keep in mind that a fever is also a symptoms of many other benign conditions.

      6. Persistent Stomach Upset or Bowel Changes
      If you experience constipation, diarrhea, blood in the stools, gas, thinner stools, or just a general overall change in bowel habits, see your doctor. These changes are all symptoms of gynecologic cancer and colon cancer.

      7. Unintentional Weight Loss
      Losing 10 or more pounds without trying may be a nice surprise, but isn't quite normal. Although a woman's weight may fluctuate throughout the month, any thing 10 pounds or more should be reported to your doctor.

      8. Vulva or Vaginal Abnormalities
      With vulvar or vaginal abnormalities, you should be aware of any sores, blister, changes in skin color, and discharge. Women should exam their vulva and vagina regularly to look for these abnormalities.

      9. Changes in the Breast
      During the monthly breast self exam, women should look for lumps. soreness, nipple discharge, dimpling, redness, or swelling. Report any changes to your doctor as soon as possible.

      10. Fatigue
      Fatigue is one of the most commonly experienced cancer symptom. It is usually more common when the cancer has advanced, but still occurs in the early stages. Any type of fatigue that prevents you from doing normal daily activities need to be evaluated by a doctor.

  8. QUESTION:
    what are the symptons of a breast lump that is not cancerous and just a normal cyst?
    i know that cancerous ones has signs of redness on the breast and discharge from it but what is the sympton of just a normal cyst thats not dangerous?

    • ANSWER:
      a cyst is a fluid filled area and are typically round and have smooth borders, cancer has irregular borders and can be somewhat lumpy because it grows outwards in all directions. The best way to tell is to go to the doctor and they will do an ultrasound.

  9. QUESTION:
    Anybody know if there is any side effects to the contraceptive pill marvalon?
    I take this contraceptive anf have been told it is safe not to take a break. I choose not to take a break as i get stupidly bad periods. But i was wondering if they have any side effects at all as i have been sufferinf severe stomach cramps which make me dizzy, hot and sick. And was wondering if taking them without a break may cause it?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know if this is the exact one that you're talking about because the spelling is off but hopefully it does you some good..the symptons are father down...

      MARVELON 28
      IMPORTANT NOTE:
      The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

      ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES:

      WARNING:
      Smoking cigarettes while using this medication increases your chance of having heart problems. Do not smoke while using this medication. The risk of heart problems increases with age (especially in women greater than 35 years of age) and with frequent smoking (15 cigarettes per day or greater).

      USES:
      This medication is used to prevent pregnancy or to regulate your menstrual cycle. Certain brands of birth control pills may be used for treating acne or as a "morning after" pill for emergency contraception. Consult your doctor or pharmacist. Use of this medication does not protect you or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases (e.g., HIV, gonorrhea).

      HOW TO USE:
      Take this medication with food or immediately after a meal to prevent stomach upset. Try to take this medication at the same time each day. This may help you to remember to take it. Learn proper use of your particular brand of medication. Follow your dosing schedule carefully. Be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. Use a supplemental form of birth control during the first week of taking this medication since it takes a while to be effective. Follow your doctor's directions exactly if this drug is being used as a "morning after" pill.

      MARVELON 28 SIDE EFFECTS:
      This medication may cause dizziness, headache, lightheadedness, stomach upset, bloating, or nausea. If these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Notify your doctor if you experience: severe depression, groin or calf pain, sudden severe headache, chest pain, shortness of breath, lumps in the breast, weakness or tingling in the arms or legs, yellowing of the eyes or skin. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

      MARVELON 28 PRECAUTIONS:
      Before you take this medication, tell your doctor your entire medical history, including family medical history, especially: asthma, high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, stroke, history of jaundice (yellowing skin/eyes) or high blood pressure during pregnancy, excessive weight gain or fluid retention during menstrual cycle, blood clots, heart attack, seizures, migraine headaches, breast cancer, high blood level of cholesterol or lipids (fats), diabetes, depression. Depending on strength, this drug may cause a patchy, darkening of the skin on the face (melasma). Higher strengths are more likely to cause melasma. Sunlight may intensify this darkening and you may need to avoid prolonged sun exposure and sunlamps. Consult your doctor regarding use of sunscreens and protective clothing. It may take a long time for you to become pregnant after you stop taking birth control pills. Consult your doctor. Do not smoke cigarettes. Birth-control pills slightly increase your risk of strokes, blood clots, high blood pressure, heart attacks, gallbladder disease, vision problems, and liver tumors. Cigarette smoking (especially 15 or more cigarettes daily) and age (women older than 35/smokers or 40/nonsmokers years of age) further increase the risk of stroke, blood clots, high blood pressure and heart attacks. Ask your pharmacist or doctor for a copy of the patient labeling which explains these risks in more detail. Consult your doctor for any questions, including possible use in nonsmokers over 40 years of age. If you are near-sighted or wear contact lenses, you may develop vision problems. Also, your tolerance of the lenses may decrease. Contact your eye doctor if these problems occur. If you will be having surgery, be confined to a chair or bed for a long period of time (e.g., a long plane flight), or have recently delivered a baby, notify your doctor beforehand. Special precautions may need to be taken in these circumstances while you are taking this drug. This drug must not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. This medication passes into breast milk. This may affect milk production and may have harmful effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

      MARVELON 28 DRUG INTERACTIONS:
      Certain drugs can decrease the effectiveness of combination-type birth control pills by decreasing the amount of birth control pill hormones in your system (impaired enterohepatic recirculation or hepatic induction). This can result in pregnancy. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for details. Drugs that may cause this effect include: many antibiotics (e.g., cephalosporins, chloramphenicol, macrolides, penicillins, tetracyclines, sulfas), aprepitant, bexarotene, bosentan, dapsone, griseofulvin, certain HIV protease inhibitors (e.g., amprenavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir), modafinil, nevirapine, rifamycins (e.g., rifampin), many seizure medications (e.g., barbiturates, carbamazepine, phenytoin, primidone, topiramate), St. John's wort. Ask your doctor if you should use additional reliable birth control methods while taking any of the drugs mentioned above while also taking birth control pills. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and non-prescription/herbal medications you may use, especially of: thyroid hormone drugs, certain benzodiazepines (e.g., diazepam, chlordiazepoxide), prednisone-like drugs, certain antidepressants (e.g., tricyclics), beta-blockers (e.g., metoprolol), "blood thinners" (anticoagulants such as warfarin), insulin. This product can affect the results of certain lab tests (e.g., thyroid). Inform all laboratory personnel that you use this drug. Birth control pills may significantly intensify the effects of alcohol. Consult your doctor or pharmacist about this. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

      OVERDOSE:
      If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea and vomiting. Females may experience vaginal bleeding.

      NOTES:
      Do not share this medication with others. Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. You should have a complete physical examination that includes blood pressure measurements and breast/pelvic examinations at regular intervals (e.g., once a year) or as directed by your doctor. Follow your doctor's instructions on how to examine your own breasts and report any lumps immediately. You should also be regularly screened for cervical cancer (e.g., Pap test). Consult your doctor for more details. A manufacturer's fact sheet about this drug should be dispensed with each prescription. Read the information carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you may have.

      MISSED DOSE:
      Missed dose advice differs and depends on the brand used, and the number of doses missed. Refer to the product package information for advice on missed doses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

      STORAGE:
      Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom.

  10. QUESTION:
    Can I still be having hot flashes at 58 that can be cured by hormones?
    Stopped taking hormones after five years and I am really suffering again from all the old symptons of menopause- hot flashes, insomnia and mood swings. Could hormones be a solution?

    • ANSWER:
      Who gets them
      Eighty-five percent of the women in the United States experience hot flashes of some kind as they approach menopause and for the first year or two after their periods stop. Between 20 and 50% of women continue to have them for many more years. As time goes on, the intensity decreases.

      If you have had breast cancer, your hot flashes can follow the same pattern as for women in general, or they can be more intense and last longer, particularly if menopause was premature, or if you are taking tamoxifen and your body hasn't adjusted to it. Rarely, women may not have hot flashes until they stop taking tamoxifen—an unpleasant surprise. In these women, tamoxifen develops an unusual estrogen-like ability to combat hot flashes.

      There is considerable variation in time of onset, duration, frequency, and the nature of hot flashes, whether you've had breast cancer or not. An episode can last a few seconds or a few minutes, occasionally even an hour, but it can take another half hour for you to feel yourself again. The most common time of onset is between six and eight in the morning, and between six to ten at night.

      How hot is hot?
      Most women have mild to moderate hot flashes, but about 10–15% of women experience such severe hot flashes that they seek medical attention. For women who have had breast cancer, the number who suffer debilitating hot flashes is probably much higher. Randomized studies provide the most objective data: about 50–75% of women taking tamoxifen will report hot flashes, compared to 25–50% taking placebo.

      The faster you go through the transition from regular periods to no periods—the peri-menopause or climacteric—the more significant your hot flashes will be. Hot flashes are severe after surgical menopause, and they can also be quite difficult after a chemotherapy-induced medical menopause. If you haven't been warned about hot flashes, a sudden severe episode can be frightening; you might even confuse the flash with a heart attack.

      The intensity of hot flashes accompanying treatment with tamoxifen eventually improves for many women after the first three to six months. Because of the conversion of androstenedione from the adrenal glands into estrone by fat and muscle cells, heavy or muscular women experience less severe hot flashes than thin women. If you smoke, your blood vessels lose some of their ability to radiate heat, so you may suffer more severe hot flashes.

      Beating the heat naturally
      The best way to beat a hot flash is naturally. Hot flashes have a lot to do with the low levels of estrogen in your body, but other factors can cause your temperature control to go out of whack. Recent studies show that medication is not always helpful. Instead of estrogen therapy, look at less drastic measures first, partly because estrogen therapy is not known to be safe for women with a history of breast cancer—but also because you should always begin with the least aggressive approach to treating your menopausal symptoms.

      Avoiding triggers
      If you can identify the things that trigger your hot flashes, you've made the first step in getting the upper hand. Keep a record of when they occur and what you were eating or doing, or how you were feeling at the time. Many women find that stress tops the charts as a trigger. Was that hot flash in the boardroom a random hit, or were you feeling under pressure at the time? Was it a full day of pressure without a break?

      Solution: Ease the pressure. Give yourself more time to plan your work, to rehearse your presentation, to deliver your assignments, to arrive where you're going. If you are doing a series of presentations, give yourself a chance to relax and cool off between sessions. And plan your schedule so you avoid meetings or decision making when you're most likely to be in a sweat.

      Other hot flash triggers:

      alcohol

      caffeine

      diet pills

      spicy food
      hot food

      hot tubs

      saunas

      hot showers
      hot beds

      hot rooms

      hot weather

      smoking.

      Hot flash survival tips
      Dress in layers, so you can peel off one layer after another as you get warmer.

      Don't wear wool, don't wear synthetics, and be wary of silk. That leaves cotton, linen, rayon, and more cotton. (Look at the bright side: You'll save on cleaning bills, and you can stop worrying about moths.)

      Avoid turtlenecks. Stick to open-neck shirts.

      Keep ice water at hand that you can sip to cool down your insides.

      Where possible, lower the thermostat. Maybe it's time for a decent air conditioner or a ceiling fan. Or maybe you'd prefer one of those little hand-held battery-operated fans or the foldable kind you flutter in front of your face. You can find perfectly adequate paper fans for about a dollar.

      Wear cotton pajamas or a nightgown. If you perspire a lot at night, your nightclothes are easier to change than the sheets.

      Use cotton sheets only, not synthetics.

      Get a bigger bed if you and your partner are on different heat planets but you still want to stay in close orbit.

      Take cool shower before bed.

      Try a mild medication like Tylenol

      Arrive at meetings early so that you can get the coolest seat.

      Use your freezer liberally. A number of women talked about opening the freezer at home (or in the supermarket) and sticking their head in when a hot flash hits.
      Lifestyle changes to alleviate hot flashes
      Exercise: Increasing your level of activity (for example, taking the stairs instead of the elevator) can reduce hot flashes and have a positive impact on just about every other symptom attributed to menopause and growing older, including:

      insomnia

      mood swings

      eroded self-image

      loss of libido
      fatigue

      elevated cholesterol levels

      heart, bone, and muscle health.

      Exercise also increases endorphin levels, increasing your threshold for pain.

      Relaxation and stress reduction: It isn't unusual to have trouble dealing with stress, especially if you've undergone treatment for breast cancer. You may find that one of the following techniques will help you minimize the devastating effects of stress on your body:

      relaxation exercises

      breathing exercises

      meditation

      visualization
      massage

      hypnosis

      yoga

      biofeedback techniques.

      Changing your diet: Over time, a low-fat diet helps some women with hot flashes. Losing excess weight helps, but losing too much weight, or being too thin, can worsen symptoms. As you consider other food changes, keep in mind that natural doesn't mean harmless. Herbal remedies and soy preparations may work because of their plant estrogens, but you can't assume that just because an estrogen comes from a plant it's a safe remedy.

      Chinese medicine: Chinese medicine has a long tradition of treating hot flashes. There are all kinds of hot flashes, and the Chinese have descriptions for all of them. Before treating you, a Chinese doctor takes a full history and performs a complete physical, with particular attention to your tongue and your pulse. He or she then determines whether you're suffering from a "hot" menopause or a "cold" menopause. If you have gone through a surgical or medical menopause, Chinese herbs are usually not considered strong enough to eliminate your menopausal hot flashes, but they can help.

      Chinese medicine usually involves:

      acupuncture, which moves your Xi (your inner wind, energy, or spirit). For every woman who's skeptical about this approach, there's a woman who's found acupuncture helpful for hot flashes.
      herbology, in which many different herbs are cooked together to make a tea customized to your particular symptoms. Common to all Chinese herbal mixes is dong quai, thought to be a plant estrogen. More plant estrogens that women have found effective in treating hot flashes over the centuries can be found in ginseng, evening primrose oil, licorice root, red raspberry leaves, sarsaparilla, spearmint, damiana, motherwort, chasteberry (also known as Vitex), black cohosh, and wild yams. These herbal remedies, Chinese and other, may be effective at reducing hot flashes but, again, their relative safety in women who have had breast cancer is not known. Avoiding, or using plant estrogens with great caution, is best, and never try them without telling your doctor. Even leading Chinese medicine practitioners caution women not to self-treat with Chinese herbs.
      Vitamins: Some women find that taking vitamin E every day (800 I.U., range 400–1000) helps. Actually, a placebo works almost as well. The National Cancer Institute's/National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project's Tamoxifen Breast Cancer Prevention Trial also recommends vitamin E, or one of the following: vitamin B6, 200–250 milligrams daily, and Peridin-C (containing antioxidants), two tablets taken three times daily. If vitamin E helps you, great, but if you have significant hot flashes, you will probably need something more effective.

      Relieving hot flashes with medications
      If you have tried these lifestyle, nutritional, and alternative medicine recommendations, and they have not helped, you may feel compelled to go on to stronger remedies, available only through your physician.

      Blood pressure-lowering medication

      Blood pressure-lowering medications such as clonidine (Catapres-TTS, 0.1–mg patch applied once weekly) and Aldomet (250 mg twice daily) can lessen the severity and frequency of hot flashes. They modify how the blood vessels respond to the brain's command to give off heat quickly. These drugs must be prescribed and adjusted carefully by your doctor.

      Antidepressants

      Low-dose antidepressant medication may help forestall a hot flash by rebalancing or intercepting the chemicals in the brain that transmit the hot flash alarm, epinephrine and serotonin.

      Effexor (venlafaxine) can reduce hot flashes by about 50% in nearly 60% of women with breast cancer according to a study done by Dr. Charles Loprinzi at the Mayo Clinic. Improvement happened relatively quickly: 80% of the eventual decrease in hot flashes occurred within the first week of taking the medication. Side effects, when they were noted, were mild. The dose used was 12.5 milligrams taken twice daily.

      A more recent study showed that some women may need a higher total dose of 75 milligrams daily to get significant relief. Extended-release preparations are available. Paxil (paroxetine) works in a similar way to Effexor and is a good alternative. Some women tolerate Paxil better. Its recommended dose is 10 mg once a day for the first week, then 20 mg once a day thereafter.

      Mild sedatives

      Bellergal-S simmers down overactive chemical activity in the brain. Taken occasionally, once or twice a day, it can be quite safe and effective—but not with alcohol. (It contains belladonna, phenobarbital, and an ergotamine.) Phenobarbital can cause drowsiness and, if you use it regularly, you can develop a dependency for it.

      Progesterone-like products

      Megace (megesterol acetate) can reduce hot flashes in approximately 80% of women who take it, and it is also considered a treatment for breast cancer when taken in high doses continuously. Megace is usually started at 40 milligrams daily, and it may take a few weeks to start to work. After a month the dose is adjusted up or down. The maximum dose is 80 milligrams per day. Those who reap its benefits and can tolerate its side effects (fluid retention and bloating) may do well on this medication.

      Estrogen therapy

      Menopausal hormone therapy, or estrogen therapy, is probably the most effective way to relieve hot flashes, but its use is highly controversial in women who have had breast cancer.

      Most physicians would not recommend estrogen therapy to remedy severe tamoxifen-related hot flashes because estrogen is not known to be safe for women who have had breast cancer, and may reduce tamoxifen's effectiveness. Estrogen therapy may also add to the potential side effects from these combined drugs—such as blood clots forming and traveling to the lung, and increased risk of endometrial cancer.

      However, if your hot flashes are severe and you have not had adequate relief from lifestyle modifications or non-hormonal remedies and medications, your doctor may suggest a limited course of low-dose menopausal hormone therapy to ease your transition into menopause.

      The therapy should last only several months, depending on the degree of your symptoms, tapering off over the last month. Dr. John Eden of the Royal Hospital for Women in Paddington, Australia, studied simultaneous estrogen replacement and tamoxifen therapies in women beyond menopause. The study showed no short-term problem from combined side effects. The Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) is trying to launch a study that combines the two drugs. Share this information with your doctor, and decide together what you want to do.

  11. QUESTION:
    Help me find a genetic cancer questionaire online?
    My mom died of acute myelocytic leukemia around 41years of age and my grandmother did too. I was told granny was the worse. I'm 31 and according to mayo.clinic i have half of the symptons. I will be paying cash where i go and i really want to make sure im taking the right test to find out for sure. Im going to one place that will do a pap and blood work but i'm afraid that may not be enough.

    • ANSWER:
      You might want to check out the Leukemia and Lymphoma society... they even have a call center you can access. i've worked in oncology for about 12 years, and am not too familiar about genetic predispositions for leukemia. on cancer.gov there is a 'breast cancer risk assessment' tool, but i don't think that is what you are looking for.

  12. QUESTION:
    I am concerned I have breast cancer?
    Both of my nipples occasionally hurt sooo bad that I awake in the middle of the night (and this is not during PMS!) The pain wakes me up and I am in soo much pain! (and this is without contact, touching them is even worse) and literally both nipples are poking out. I am wondering if this is sympton of breast cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      you need to see adoctor or you will never find out for sure. i had a lump in my breast, i got it chekced out and luckily it wasnt cancer. it doesnt hurt to spend a little money to find out, its your body and life, take care of yourself.

  13. QUESTION:
    I have a lump on my sternum with a few other symptons. Very worried.?
    I am really worried - a few weeks ago I found a 4mm lump just to the right of my sternum underneath my right breast and it is getting bigger. It is visible and can be seen on top of the skin. It's not completely hard nor a squidgy lump. I've been noticing that I keep getting terrible headaches on the left side of my head and I've been looking more pale than usual. I have also been extremely tired lately with lots of joint aches. Should I be worried? What could it be? I'm a 15 year old female.
    5 stars for the best answer.

    • ANSWER:
      thanks for age please review the links and see dr if still hurts i think the other things are coming from stress so try to chill a little more Huggles

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  14. QUESTION:
    I am having pain on my right breast. It is hard to describe but it hurts to touch a patch of skin lightly.?
    It does not hurt to press on the spot but only if I rub it or touch it lightly. It comes and goes daily and the area is about the size of a nickel. I do not feel any sort of lump and there is not visible signs on my skin. This has been going on for about 2 weeks. It is on the right breast on the top right where my clevage starts.
    I am 29 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      There are various reasons for this.
      I've experiences things like like , and found out it is fron unerwire bras, or restrictive clothing, sleeping wrong on in or piched nerve. Does it hurt if you move you arm or neck in certain ways.
      Look up your symptons on webmd.com and call your dr . Also check into see if there is a history of this kind of trouble or breast cancer in your family.
      Above all watch it to make sure it's not growning. Keep a journal of the problem if you feel like you need keep track of this problem , or others like it to tell you dr about. As somedys can have no pain and some days can be excruciating.. So I hope that things work out for you to where you find answers to this

  15. QUESTION:
    My 35 year old friend is suddenly finding herself lactating from one breast - is it natural?
    She has a 10 year old daughter. She has got a regular period two weeks back. Her previous period was unusually less. She is only taking a antibiotic medicine for stomach problems for the last ten days. No other medication. Could this be a sign of breast of uterine cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      See a doctor about this asap. A friend also had unusual excretion from her breast which turned out to be not only breast cancer, but a really rapid growing kind. This was her only sympton and she was otherwise well. But she got to the doctor quickly and is okay now. Best to check it out promptly!

  16. QUESTION:
    breast cancer symptoms in young women ?
    What are the breast cancer symptons for young women ?
    Because for a quite a few weeks now i've been really scared because i have realised something that's unusual. i'm not going to tell you what it is though, I'm just going to see whether it comes up or not.

    And im only 13 now, but i'd like to know the symptoms for when i'm older because breast cancer runs in my family and im doing the race for life on the 28th of June, so thanks so much in advance x

    Love Vicky x
    Could i have breast cancer then because i have a rash on my nipple, and one is slightly bigger?

    • ANSWER:
      This is off the NHS website;

      The main symptom of breast cancer is usually a lump, or thickened area of tissue, in your breast. The majority of breast lumps are found by the women who have them, and it is very important that you are aware of any lumps, or changes in the appearance, feel, or shape of your breasts. This is important because the sooner a cancerous lump is detected, the better the chances are that it will be treated successfully.

      Changes to look out for

      You should see your GP if you notice any of the following:

      a lump, or thickened area of tissue, in either breast,
      discharge from either of your nipples (which may be streaked with blood),
      a lump or swelling in either of your armpits,a change in the size, or shape, of one, or both, of your breasts,
      dimpling on the skin of your breasts,
      a rash on, or around, your nipple,a change in the appearance of your nipple, such as becoming sunken into your breast, or
      pain in either of your breasts or armpits which is not related to your period.

      If you have a lump in your breast, it is important to remember that it may not be the result of breast cancer. In fact, 90% of breast lumps are benign (non-cancerous). For example, a breast lump may be caused by a harmless cyst (a small fluid-filled lump), or fibroadenoma (benign growths that are very common). You may also find that your breasts feel lumpy just before your period.

      However, if you notice any changes to one, or both, of your breasts, as listed above, you should always get it checked by your GP.

      Breast awareness

      It is important that you are breast aware and, if you find a lump on your breast, that you inform your GP as soon as possible.

      Get to know the way that your breasts normally look and feel because this will make any changes easier to spot.

      You can check your breasts in the shower or bath, or before dressing. It is best to do this after your monthly period because your breasts can feel lumpy before your period is due.

      I wouldn't worry if I was you it will prob be nothing, at 13 your breasts will be changing alot anyway, hormones etc. If you are worried about anything just go and see a Dr, I found a lump around your age and it was checked by the Dr and just turned out to be hormone changes. Good Luck.

      Ps you could always call NHS Direct to ask for advice, 08454647

  17. QUESTION:
    Breast cancer symptons?
    how old can you get breast cancer at?

    • ANSWER:
      Anyone can get breast cancer at any age including men. It is just more common in women. Usually you have a lump in you breast tissue. Sometimes you can have lumps that are fibroids which need to be watched but usually cause no problems. If you have a concern it is best to see a doctor or go to your local health department they can also give you more information.

  18. QUESTION:
    Pain On Left Arm , And Neck, and back pain, and jaw pain, fast heart beat, blackout feeling.?
    Iam 43 years old and i have had this pain in my neck, back, left arm, chest sometimes and it feels as if my heart is beating way to fast
    and sometimes i feel as if iam going to pass out. and i just feel really tired , but it couldnt be a sympton of a heart attack could it? i have had breast cancer, and i felt a bit like this when i first got it could it be the cancer back? please answer back thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Call 911 now. let the EMT's sort it out. Yes, those are serious symptoms.

  19. QUESTION:
    are there symptons of breast or skin cancer?
    if so what are they?

    • ANSWER:
      Skin cancer is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the outer layers of your skin. Your skin protects your body against heat, light, infection, and injury. It also stores water, fat, and vitamin D.

      The skin has two main layers and several kinds of cells. The top layer of skin is called the epidermis. It contains three kinds of cells: flat, scaly cells on the surface called squamous cells; round cells called basal cells; and cells called melanocytes, which give your skin its color.

      BASAL CELL & SQUAMOUS CELL
      (From the National Cancer Institute PDQ Statement)

      There are several types of cancer that start in the skin. The most common are basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer, which are covered in this PDQ patient information statement.

      Skin cancer is more common in people with light colored skin who have spent a lot of time in the sunlight. Skin cancer can occur anywhere on your body, but it is most common in places that have been exposed to more sunlight, such as your face, neck, hands, and arms.

      Skin cancer can look many different ways. The most common sign of skin cancer is a change on the skin, such as a growth or a sore that won't heal. Sometime there may be a small lump. This lump can be smooth, shiny and waxy looking, or it can be red or reddish brown. Skin cancer may also appear as a flat red spot that is rough or scaly. Not ail changes in your skin are cancer, but you should see your doctor if you notice changes in your skin.

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      MELANOMA
      (From the National Cancer Institute PDQ Statement)

      Melanoma is a disease of the skin in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the cells that color the skin (melanocytes). Melanoma usually occurs in adults, but it may occasionally be found in children and adolescents. Your skin protects your body against heat, light, infection, and injury. It is made up of two main layers: the epidermis (the top layer) and dermis (the inner layer). Melanocytes are found in the epidermis and they contain melanin, which gives the skin its color. Melanoma is sometimes called cutaneous melanoma or malignant melanoma.

      Melanoma is a more serious type of cancer than the more common skin cancers, basal cell cancer or squamous cell cancer, which begin in the basal or squamous cells of the epidermis. If you have basal cell or squamous cell cancer of the skin, refer to the patient information statement for skin cancer.

      Like most cancers, melanoma is best treated when it is found (diagnosed) early. Melanoma can spread (metastasize) quickly to other parts of the body through the lymph system or through the blood. (Lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped structures that are found throughout the body; they produce and store infection-fighting cells.) You should see your doctor if you have any of the following warning signs of melanoma: change in the size, shape, or color of a mole; oozing or bleeding from a mole; or a mole that feels itchy, hard, lumpy, swollen, or tender to the touch. Melanoma can also appear on the body as a new mole. Men most often get melanoma on the trunk (the area of the body between the shoulders and hips) or on the head or neck; women most often get melanoma on the arms and legs.

      If you have signs of skin cancer, your doctor will examine your skin carefully. If a mole or pigmented area doesn't look normal, your doctor will cut it out (called local excision) and look at it under the microscope to see if it contains cancer. This is usually done in a doctor's office. It is important that this biopsy is done correctly What is breast cancer?
      Breast cancer happens when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control and can then invade nearby tissues or spread throughout the body. Large collections of this out of control tissue are called tumors. However, some tumors are not really cancer because they cannot spread or threaten someone's life. These are called benign tumors. The tumors that can spread throughout the body or invade nearby tissues are considered cancer and are called malignant tumors. Theoretically, any of the types of tissue in the breast can form a cancer, but usually it comes from either the ducts or the glands. Because it may take months to years for a tumor to get large enough to feel in the breast, we screen for tumors with mammograms, which can sometimes see disease before we can feel it.

      Am I at risk for breast cancer?
      Breast cancer is the most common malignancy affecting women in North America and Europe. Every woman is at risk for breast cancer. Close to 200,000 cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in the United States in 2001. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women behind lung cancer. The lifetime risk of any particular woman getting breast cancer is about 1 in 8 although the lifetime risk of dying from breast cancer is much lower at 1 in 28.

      Risk factors for breast cancer can be divided into those that you cannot change and those that you can change. Some factors that increase your risk of breast cancer that you cannot alter include being a woman, getting older, having a family history (having a mother, sister, or daughter with breast cancer doubles your risk), having a previous history of breast cancer, having had radiation therapy to the chest region, being Caucasian, getting your periods young (before 12 years old), having your menopause late (after 50 years old), never having children or having them when you are older than 30, and having a genetic mutation that increases your risk. Genetic mutations for breast cancer have become a hot topic of research lately. Between 3% to 10% of breast cancers may be related to changes in either the gene BRCA1 or the gene BRCA2. Women can inherit these mutations from their parents and it may be worth testing for either mutation if a woman has a particularly strong family history of breast cancer (meaning multiple relatives affected, especially if they are under 50 years old when they get the disease). If a woman is found to carry either mutation, she has a 50% chance of getting breast cancer before she is 70. Family members may elect to get tested to see if they carry the mutation as well. If a woman does have the mutation, she can get more rigorous screening or even undergo preventive (prophylactic) mastectomies to decrease her chances of contracting cancer. The decision to get tested is a highly personal one that should be discussed with a doctor who is trained in counseling patients about genetic testing. For more information on genetic testing, see Let the Patient Beware: Implications of Genetic Breast-Cancer Testing, Psychological Issues in Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer, and To Test or Not to Test? Genetic Counseling Is the Key.

      Certain factors which increase a woman's risk of breast cancer can be altered including taking hormone replacement therapy (long term use of estrogens with progesterone for menopause symptoms slightly increases your risk), taking birth control pills (a very slight increased risk that disappears in women who have stopped them for over 10 years), not breastfeeding, drinking 2 to 5 alcoholic drinks a day, being overweight (especially after menopause), and not exercising. All of these modifiable risk factors are not nearly as important as gender, age, and family history, but they are things that a woman can control that may reduce her chances of developing a breast malignancy. Remember that all risk factors are based on probabilities, and even someone without any risk factors can still get breast cancer. Proper screening and early detection are our best weapons in reducing the mortality associated with this disease. For further information about breast cancer risk factors, see Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool,and Risk Factors and Breast Cancer.

      How can I prevent breast cancer?
      The most important risk factors for the development of breast cancer cannot be controlled by the individual. There are some risk factors that are associated with an increased risk, but there is not a clear cause and effect relationship. In no way can strong recommendations be made like the cause and effect relationship seen with tobacco and lung cancer. There are a few risk factors that may be modified by a woman that potentially could influence the development of breast cancer. If possible, a woman should avoid long-term hormone replacement therapy, have children before age 30, breastfeed, avoid weight gain through exercise and proper diet, and limit alcohol consumption to 1 drink a day or less. For women already at a high risk, their risk of developing breast cancer can be reduced by about 50% by taking a drug called Tamoxifen for five years. Tamoxifen has some common side effects (like hot flashes and vaginal discharge), which are not serious and some uncommon side effects (like blood clots, pulmonary embolus, stroke, and uterine cancer) which are life threatening. Tamoxifen isn't widely used for prevention, but may be useful in some cases. There are limited data suggesting that vitamin A may protect against breast cancer but further research is needed before it can be recommended for prevention. Other things being investigated include phytoestrogens (naturally occurring estrogens that are in high numbers in soy), vitamin E, vitamin C, and other drugs. Further testing of these substances is also needed before they can be recommended for breast cancer prevention. Right now, the most important thing any woman can do to decrease her risk of dying from breast cancer is to have regular mammogram screening, learn how to perform breast self exams, and have a regular physical examination by their physician. For more information on breast cancer prevention, see NCI/PDQ Physician Statement: Prevention of breast cancer.

  20. QUESTION:
    what is the symptons of breast cancer?
    breast cancer

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Breast Cancer?
    How do you know you "have" breast cancer-what are the symptons? I know your supposed to check for lumps-but what do the lumps look like? How do they feel & where do they normally occur?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all there is only one way to find out if you have breast cancer and that is a surgeon doing a biopsy. In early stages, breast cancer may not be painful and there may be no symptoms at all. As the cancer grows you may start to notice changes in the breast or underarm such as a lump. lumps vary they may be hard or soft, rounded or uneven edges. Swelling of part of the breast, skin irritation or dimpling. Nipple pain or the nipple becomes inverted. Redness or scaliness of the nipple or the breast skin. Nipple discharge, if you notice any changes what so ever, seek medical attention at once. I never felt a lump my right breast had pain at times shooting through it, it wasn't constant. My breast started getting fuller in appearance. Didn't think much of it, then my nipple inverted and in 2 weeks my breast started turning red on the side. Never felt a lump. The tumor was in my arm pit and by the time I had a mamo. and biopsy it had grown half the size of my breast and had spread into my lymph nodes. So If you ever notice any changes at all go get a mamo. It could save your life and alot of unnecessary chemo, surgery, and radiation.

  22. QUESTION:
    I`m 25 years and I want it to know what R the symptons for breast cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      It is extremely rare for someone as young as you are to have breast cancer - 80% of people diagnosed are over 50 - but you are very wise to be breast aware. All changes to your breasts should be investigated, though most won't be cancer.

      Early breast cancer usually has no symptoms at all. The signs and 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 - but remember that most breast lumps are not cancerous

  23. QUESTION:
    chances of colon cancer at 19?
    I have no family history of cancers at all except an aunt who died from breast cancer. But, I have had ulcerative colitis for around 5-6 years in the entire colon (and 1 yrbefore that on the left side only). I am going to start my yearly screenings in a week..(full colonoscopy with biopsies) apparently because my risk of cancer increases after living with UC for that long.. should i be worried or are the chances still very slim? I ve been in remission for 5 years now but i read that the period in which the disease is in remission has no connection to the chances of getting cancer.. any thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      hi, i also have UC but i've only been recently diagnosed in June 2007, i think the scans will give you the answer you need, both my grandparents have cancer, and others family members have died of certain cancers on both sides of my family, so i guess there is always a risk.
      I believe to have gone into remission but have you ever experienced a relapse as i dont know if that is what im going through at the moment because some of my symptons are returning...anyway i think because not much as been found out about the disease itself, i.e. actual source and cure, there is not a correct answer to your questions as the information isn't fully delveloped itself, add me to msn if you wish if you reply to this email :)

  24. QUESTION:
    i think i may have breast cancer?
    i have a lump on my left breast , by my arm pit, and it kind of itches and hurts? help ? what are the symptons of breast cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      u should go to a gynecologist, some breast cancer starts as a lump or lymp nodes.. ask ur doctor to do some tests.

  25. QUESTION:
    Sore pain in nipples/breasts?
    hi im 13, last monday the 18th i started getting a strange pain in my both breasts/nipples (not sure) it continued for a week and this monday i got my periods...is this normal but im still getting a little bit of pain occasionally....i was tinking maybe it because of the cold...its freezing where i live! when will this pain stop? plz help im getting freaked out!
    Btw i checked online for breast cancer symptons so no i dont have it (thank goD!) no lumps or irritations etc.

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    help please =)?
    ok so i heard a breast cancer sympton is nipples retracting? dont they do that normally... please explain the difference?

    • ANSWER:
      okay. ONE symptom of breast cancer, is inverted nipples, but this is also along with lumps, changes in colour, size and any tenderness. some people have generally inverted nipples, so its nothing to be afraid of !

  27. QUESTION:
    i frequently get pain in one of my breasts?
    i get pain as if some one had hit me on my breasts.. there r no other symptons... just a pinching pain.. which makes me feel sick ... twice r thrice a week i get this type of pain.... ofcourse not severe...is this a breast cancer??
    so which doc shd i see
    i gained some weight(around 3kgs) in the last four months and even my bra size also increased... is tht a reason??
    and i am 24 year old
    and unmarried

    • ANSWER:
      This can be due to many things including fibrocystic breast changes, mastitis, PMS. and injury. You will need to see your doctor for an exam and testing to determine what the exact cause may be so the proper treatment can be given.
      You can read more here
      http://imaginis.com/breasthealth/breast_pain.asp

  28. QUESTION:
    Breast Cancer?
    Hello does anyone have breast cancer? I was curious as to if you had any symptons prior to finding out. I have a lump and am a little afraid but going to the doctor to get it checked. My grandmother just passed away from breast cancer she had it but didnt know and never went to the doctor so we (the family) did not know until it was too late. I never got to ask her if she had any symptons but I am curious. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I don't have breast cancer but have had friends who did. Sometimes no symptoms until it has grown.

      Be sure to go to the doctor. This could just be a cyst and no problem but you want to catch it AS EARLY AS YOU CAN.

      Increase you intake of fresh fruits and veggies. The anti-oxidants are the best defense against any cancer.

  29. QUESTION:
    Breast Cancer in men?
    Hi, i am a 17 year old male worried about breast cancer.

    i was doing some research and found out that a sympton of breast cancer is a hard lump under the nipple that eventually spreads.

    around a year ago i felt a hard round lump under my nipple, told my mum and thought nothing on it. now, there isnt so much of a lump but a hard substance in general that has spread out on both breasts. am i worrying too much or do i need to see a doctor?

    i am overweight so i do have fleshy man breasts could it just have something to do with my weight?

    this is a serious and quite embarassing subject, so please, no silly answers.

    i have not had any other symptons i read up on a particular website.

    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      It is very common for young men in the teens to have the lump explained by you. It is only puberty development. If it is cancer you have to see few points here - It will not come at the age of 17 or so and it will not come on both breasts.

      Until puberty, young boys and girls have a small amount of breast tissue consisting of a few ducts located under the nipple and areola (area around the nipple). At puberty, a girl's ovaries make female hormones, causing breast ducts to grow, lobules to form at the ends of ducts, and the amount of stroma to increase. In males, hormones made by the testicles prevent further growth of breast tissue. Men's breast tissue contains ducts, but only a few if any lobules.

      Like all cells of the body, a man's breast duct cells can undergo cancerous changes. Because women have many more breast cells than men do and perhaps because their breast cells are constantly exposed to the growth-promoting effects of female hormones, breast cancer is much more common in women.

      So you need not at all worry about breast cancer.

      In this connection, I request you to see my blog under link -http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-wHph4Fg7er_0G0bOurZW.KsRJQ--?cq=1&p=228

  30. QUESTION:
    Breast Cancer ?
    I'm high risk for breast cancer as my sister had it 4 years ago. I don't have a lump in the breast but above the breast in the chest area I'm sore to touch_muscle area. Last time I saw a surgeon about a cyst in the breast__he said if it hurts_don't worry_it's not cancer.

    I know some people have had cancer in the chest wall__what were your symptons ?

    • ANSWER:
      Technically, pain is not a sign of breast cancer, but that is not always true. It could be in your chest wall. What about intracystic cancer? Don't just assume. If you notice anything different about your breast, see a doctor. You need to at least have an ultrasound on the area on your chest wall. Have your annual mammograms. Don't wait for a lump. You can catch cancer before that. Good luck to you.

  31. QUESTION:
    Woman only please in less your a health professional.....?
    My breast have started to itch around the nipple alot......and im getting bumps on the aeroal......could these be symptons of IBC? (Inflammatory breast cancer)? Please serious answeres only.....this is not nothing to joke around with....thanks....Im in my early 20's
    Also im not pregnant and its not that time of the month....
    also i plan on going to my drs im just worried right now...

    • ANSWER:
      IBC can appear as a bump resembling a bug bite or as an indentation. Either way if you are concerned about IBC go get it checked out, do not rely on Yahoo Answers for your health care. IBC is an extremely aggressive form of breast cancer, for your own sake get it checked.

  32. QUESTION:
    My mums 52, has breast cancer, i'm scared the chemo might be hard for her?
    Only 4 days ago i discovered the horrible news that my mum, at aged 52 has breast cancer in the right breast.. she starts her chemo in less than 2 weeks time.. i'm so worried for her.. i really want her to get through the chemo as smoothly as possible but i've read all sorts of scary symptons from chemo patients.. and.. shes 52, emotionally shes never really been a strong person, she cries a lot which only makes thinks all the more depressing for me (her son).. the nurse said success rate for breast cancer patients is now really good compared to 10-20 years ago so thats comforting to know and she even said my mum won't die but i'm scared the chemo will be too much for her.. she already has diabetes type 2, i'm so scared.. i don't want her to die.. that would just finish me.. i would be lost without her! i'm turning 27 soon and no where am i losing my mother, i can't

    • ANSWER:
      I have a coworker who's the same age as your mom. She was diagnosed with breast cancer just over a year ago. She had a full mastectomy, many rounds of chemo, and radiation too. She ended up having to miss almost a year of work, but now she is in remission and will be returning to school (she's a teacher). Breast cancer is over 90% curable if diagnosed early. The chemo wiped her out and made her so tired, but it was all worth it for her. She found out she had the breast cancer gene, so she ended up having a hysterectomy, too. She's looking great now. Her hair is coming back, and she has much more energy. Her mom had breast cancer, too, and went into remission for like 30 years. Be a support for your mom. She can beat this.

  33. QUESTION:
    do i have breast cancer?
    i am 17 years old and i have a history of breast cancer in my family, my nan died of it in her early 40s. a couple of months ago i found a lump on my nipple, it was pretty big, i was to scared to talk to a doctor or to my family. it eventually went away and then i noticed another big lump on my nipple a couple of days ago. i have been feeling quite down in the dumps and feeling like i have no energy lately. can anyone help me? and does anyoe know what the symptons are? thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Although your nan was on the young side to have breast cancer, an isolated case of breast cancer in a family doesn't suggest heredity.

      Hereditary breast cancer is rare - only 5-10% of all cases are hereditary. An indication that breast cancer is hereditary within a family, due to one of the rare faulty genes responsible for hereditary breast cancer, is when several members of the same side of the family have had it, especially if some have developed it at a younger than usual age.

      So it's very possible that you aren't at increased risk of breast cancer.

      And breast cancer at your age is almost unheard of (even if your nan's was hereditary you would be most unlikely develop it at 17). It's mainly a disease of ageing - 80% of those diagnosed are over 50, only around 5% are under 40 and it's almost unknown in under 25s.

      Feeling low and lacking energy aren't symptoms of breast cancer, and most breast lumps, even in women over 50, aren't cancerous.

      But umexplained lumps should be checked out, even if they are very unlikely to be cancer, so see your doctor.

  34. QUESTION:
    do i have breast cancer ?
    hi ,before 5months i notices that there is around thing in my left breast its not a lump ..i can move it around is that weried ? and lately my nipples burn not alot thu ...and some times they r hard ......so please tell me what u think do i have breast cancer or is all that normal i dont have any idea so please help

    • ANSWER:
      It's best to contact your doctor about this.
      Has it been there for five months? If it has you really need to get in now and not wait any longer. Chances that someone will give you the correct answer on here are slim, and this isn't something you should wait any longer and worry yourself with.

      You can visit this site for more information
      www.breastcancer.org there is a bulliten board for questions, and a chat room and tons of information the site is run by doctors, however the chat room and discussion board is usually patients, family members and woman who are scared or have symptons of the disease.

      Dont wait any long if you've waited five months and it's still there, early detection makes a hugs difference in the medications you can recieve

      Best of luck

  35. QUESTION:
    Question for women or doctors??....?
    Can a 13 year old get breast cancer? What are the symptons? What would a swollen pink mosquito bite almost thing that hurts a little below a breast be?

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    discharge from womans breast 48 yrs old but under weight diet a bit poor?
    grey discharge

    • ANSWER:
      Any discharge from a woman's breast needs immediate investigation. It can be a sympton of breast cancer. I have had breast cancer twice, please ask her to seek advice immediately.

  37. QUESTION:
    my boobs hurt and i have no idea why?
    im thirteen still not fully developed yet, anyway my boobs hurt at night when i remove my bra. i know that sleeping in your bra causes defects on boob growth. im scared i might have breast cancer because my grandmother had it.i need some advice pls anwer me!
    p.s. i didnt bump into anything jsut saying its all the time when i remove my bra

    • ANSWER:
      they hurt before and during your period..
      if your sexually active it is also a pregnancy sympton
      as for them hurting wen u remove ur bra, its likely to be the blood pressure going down and shud go away just like a tight pair of socks in joggers all day..

      sweety, id talk to ur mum about ur grandmother...it will help with other fears u may face in the future..

      jodez

  38. QUESTION:
    Signs and symptons of breast cancer?
    discuss the signs and symptons

    • ANSWER:
      In early stages, breast cancer usually has no symptoms. As the tumor progresses, you may note the following signs:
      Swelling in the armpit.
      Pain or tenderness in the breast.
      A lump in the breast, is often the first apparent symptom of breast cancer, breast lumps are usually painless, although some may cause a prickly sensation. Lumps are usually visible on a mammogram long before they can be seen or felt.
      A noticeable flattening or indentation on the breast which may indicate a tumor that cannot be seen or felt.
      Any change in the contour, texture or temperature of the breast, reddish, pitted surface like the skin of an orange (called peu de orange) is symptomatic of advanced breast cancer.
      A change in the nipple, such as an indrawn or dimpled look, itching or burning sensation, or ulceration, scaling of the nipple is symptomatic of Paget's disease, a localized cancer.
      Unusual discharge from the nipple that may be clear, bloody or of another color, usually caused by benign conditions but possibly due to cancer.

  39. QUESTION:
    If you have a type of cancer, what does it make you feel like physically and what do you do to make it better?

    • ANSWER:
      Certain cancers you do not feel, some you don't cause symptons.
      I had breast cancer 2x, and I had the lumps. They were found, but otherwise nothing.

      I didn't feel sick from the cancer itself, but from the chemo, which wasn't fun. But I got through and still here:)

      God Bless

  40. QUESTION:
    Clear stuff coming out of nipples?
    This just started happening today. Im scared. Im not pregnant and don't have sex. Is this a sign of breast cancer. Or what can it be? Should i go see a doctor?? Im scared

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, go see a doctor.

      But don't be scared.
      Your symptons are NOT a sign of cancer.

  41. QUESTION:
    What do these symptoms in my breast point to?
    I'm in my late teens, and for quite a while now, my breasts have felt as if there were a lump inside. Sometimes they hurt, sometimes they don't. A few months ago, my nipples started getting very irritable and itchy; I had a few googles about the symptons though a lot of the sites suggest that it could just mean my breasts are still growing. My friends have also agreed. Alternative sites have, however, suggested that I may be suffering from breast cancer.
    However, I am concerned as my mother had previously had a cyst growing in her breast, although it was not large enough to be breast cancer. What should I do? Any suggestions would be good thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Although this is not common in men, the signs that this disease may be present in a male or a female are the same.

      However, it must be pointed out that these signs can also be an indication of something else.

      There are common signs or symptoms of breast cancer :

      1. The most obvious sign of this ailment is a lump in the breast or armpit. A self-examination test, once a month, or a visit to the doctor can expose any lump in this area.

      2. Change in the size of the breast & shape. If you notice any unusual changes in its shape or size, do not ignore it.

      3. There is nipple inversion & spontaneous single nipple discharge. If you observe that your nipples are turning inwards, this may be an indication that everything is not working as well.

      4. Pain in the breast is not a reliable symptom but can also be indicative of other breast problems.

      The best way to deal with breast cancer before being diagnosed and after is to be completely knowledgeable about how dangerous breast cancer.

  42. QUESTION:
    2 symptons, should I be worried...?
    Hello, I am 15 years old and have an enlarged nipple and a mass beneath my breast. I think I might have male breast cancer, but I don't have any other symptoms except those two. I've tried to tell my parents and even my grandparents but they told me not to worry. Should I be worried?

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    what are the symptons of testicular cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      You can feel a hard small lump like in a breast exam. Manipulate both testies slowly & thoroughly all over, each one. If you feel something "foreign" get off to the doctor a.s.a.p. Testicular cancer is one of the success stories of cancer research. (there are't too many). Cis-platin, and cis-rhodium, and cis-ascorbate etc. treatment have improved the success rate outcome dramatically. But it should be treated early.
      Every male over age 20 to 25 and older should check thier gonads once a month.
      Or have your girlfriend do. Tell her she gets this golden opportunity to play nurse. And you'll reward her handsomely, after she is done.
      Dan.

  44. QUESTION:
    Breast Rash/Discharge at age 14?
    Hi, Im 14 and I have a rash on my left breast mainly around the nipple and there's a little bit of yellow discharge that comes out. I googled my symptons and found it could be breast cancer but I dont think its possible for a 14 year old to have breast cancer. For me this is very awkward to ask and even explain but I want to know whats wrong with me and why My skin is being weird. If you know what this is please please respond asap and please tell me what cream or medicine would be best to treat it and to take care of it. Oh and I go to boarding school so I dont really see much of parents because I live in a dorm so going to the doctor will be a little hard to do so home(dorm) remedys are much appreciated. Thank you.
    Im not sexually active.....really? im only 14
    no family history of cancer
    not overweight
    dont do drugs

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    Can anybody please help me?
    Ok so my girlfrind went to the doctor b/c she had a lump on her chest. So the doctor thought it was breast cancer so he gave her some medicine to get rid of it. Unfortunitly the lump has came back about a month ago. So later on this week she is supposed to go back to the doctor an this this time she is sure she has breast cancer. So I have no clue what to do. Can someone please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello dear friend,

      The situation with your girl-friend happens to alot of young women. Many have seeked doctor's help when they find that there is a hard, lumpy area on her chest. Like you mentioned, there is a possibility that it may be breast cancer, but in many cases it is not. WHY it's not breast cancer?? Every month, women has their menstrual cycle, and the hormone levels changes and varies...at times, the hormones may cause parts of the chest or the thigh to tighten or tingle with pain. Hard lumpy areas are often a sympton.

      ~Ask your girlfriend when her mentrual cycle is, and whether she finds the lumpy parts present on her chest during those times.

      ~But all the same, do schedule appointments with the doctor to have your girlfriend checked. It sounded like that the doctor who prescribed medication previously didn't take the time to think it through and examine the problem.

      All the best,

  46. QUESTION:
    Is it possible I have ovarian cancer?
    I'm fifteen years old and on and off again ive had sharp pains that feel like they are shooting through my vagina. During my period (I don't know if this means anything because its my period but..) I mimic many of the signs of ovarian cancer such as pressure in my pelvic area, back aches, loss in appetite or feeling full very quickly, and right now I am supposed to get my period in 4-5 days but I'm experiencing extreme pressure in the pelvic/anus/vagina area. Also in some of my research it said if anyone in your family has had ovarian or breast cancer its more likely to get it also, and my grandma died of breast cancer. Am I just psyching myself out or should I talk to my mom about seeing a doctor or just wait and see the symptons continue? I'm also very nervous about talking to my mom because whenever I tell her that something feels weird or unusal she just says to wait and see what happens or that I'm probably just overreacting. So what should I do? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      mmm.. that sounds just like your period, in some women the period is painful in some others is just like yours, i will tell you to stop researching in the internet because that will drive you crazy, some patients tend to related they symptoms with the symptoms of a disease that they just read about, but if you want to be 100% sure that it is not cancer you should go yo see an oncologist, they should keep your visit to the hospital as private when is a topic like this so nobody that you don't want to know it will know it hospital policy. :D

  47. QUESTION:
    Do I have ovarian cancer?
    I'm fifteen years old and on and off again ive had sharp pains that feel like they are shooting through my vagina. During my period (I don't know if this means anything because its my period but..) I mimic many of the signs of ovarian cancer such as pressure in my pelvic area, back aches, loss in appetite or feeling full very quickly, and right now I am supposed to get my period in 4-5 days but I'm experiencing extreme pressure in the pelvic/anus/vagina area. Also in some of my research it said if anyone in your family has had ovarian or breast cancer its more likely to get it also, and my grandma died of breast cancer. Am I just psyching myself out or should I talk to my mom about seeing a doctor or just wait and see the symptons continue? I'm also very nervous about talking to my mom because whenever I tell her that something feels weird or unusal she just says to wait and see what happens or that I'm probably just overreacting. So what should I do? Thanks

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    Has anyone been diagnosed with fat necrosis of the breast?
    I had a core biospy today and the results will be back next Monday. The surgeon told me it is likely to be a fat necrosis. I have researched information on this and though fat necrosis is benign, the symptons/features can be similar to breast cancer. I am wondering how certain a doctor can be of a diagnosis before the results of the biospy are determined. Has anyone been misdiagnosed or had fat necrosis.
    Hi Smiling d...
    I cannot recall any recent injuries. I know I stupidly walked into a door handle and it hit my breast but that was 4 years ago. So what happened with you - did you have it removed or did it just go away? Thanks for your reply and also to the other person who wished me well.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. This happened when I fell and cracked a rib, a few days/weeks later I found a large lump in my breast. Had a mamogram and core biopsy and the result was fat necrosis (dead fat). It is common with injuries. Did you injure your breast? I am not sure of the timing required.


breast cancer symptons

Blader Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Has anyone out there got any advise on wearing an Urostomy?
    My Husband had his blader removed through having cancer, we have to deal with his Urostomy and wonder if anyone in the same position has any tips please?

    • ANSWER:
      my friend had one for 17 years no problems just be careful when lifting or carrying things as the slightest pressure makes a slight leak around the seal. my friend used to say the best of having this is in the winter he had his own hot water bottle.

  2. QUESTION:
    When I ejaculate i hold my penis so nothing come out. Is that bad?
    I havent felt pain. Ive only done it once or twice. Is it destructive to my genitals? Does my sperm go back or is it released to the blader? Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      it does not cause cancer, or "blue balls" whatever the hell that dumb name is, but it does cause retrograde ejaculation. why don't the people here understand that you most likely did it because you didn't want a mess? i mean i have done that one or two times myself.

  3. QUESTION:
    has anybody been treated with TheraCys for blader cancer?
    I was just told that I have to start a 6 week program of feedings of TheraCys thru a catheter as a preventative of recurrence. If you have done this tell me about it. Thanx

    • ANSWER:
      i have not. cancers a bitch!!

  4. QUESTION:
    what is the use of blader in our body?
    my brother have cristal in the blader. the doctor want to go for operation, is it will be safe if he will be operated? what are the chances of survival?

    • ANSWER:
      The human bladder can be seen as the final way station before urine is voided from the body. Its function is fairly singular, to hold urine until we can get to the bathroom.

      Bladder stones often occur when urine stagnates in your bladder. Usually, there's an underlying condition affecting your bladder's ability to empty itself completely. These conditions may include:

      Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). An enlarged prostate is one of the most common causes of bladder stones in men. If your prostate becomes enlarged, it can compress the urethra and interrupt urine flow, causing urine to stagnate in your bladder.

      Neurogenic bladder. Normally, nerves carry messages from your bladder to your brain and then back from your brain to your bladder muscles, directing the bladder muscles to tighten or release. If these nerves are damaged, your bladder may become underactive — meaning that your bladder doesn't empty completely.

      Bladder diverticula. Bladder diverticula are weakened areas in the bladder wall that bulge outward in pouches. Bladder diverticula may be present at birth or develop later as a result of benign prostatic hyperplasia or other conditions that cause poor bladder drainage. Urine may stagnate in the diverticula and stones can develop.

      Bladder crystals or stones can also develop if your bladder becomes inflamed. Urinary tract infections, which are infections caused by bacteria or other infectious agents in your urinary tract, and radiation therapy to your pelvic area can both cause bladder inflammation. Sometimes catheters can also be a potential cause.

      Bladder stones are usually removed during a procedure called a cystolitholapaxy. During this procedure, your doctor inserts a small tube with a camera at the end (cystoscope) through your urethra and into your bladder to view the stone. Your doctor uses a laser, ultrasound or mechanical device to break the stone into small pieces and then flushes the pieces from your bladder.

      You'll likely have regional or general anesthesia prior to the procedure to make you comfortable. Complications from a cystolitholapaxy aren't common, but urinary tract infections, fever, a tear in your bladder and bleeding can occur. Your doctor may give you antibiotics before the procedure to reduce the risk of infections. About a month after the cystolitholapaxy, your doctor will likely check to make sure that no stone fragments remain in your bladder.

      Occasionally, bladder stones that are large or too hard to fragment are removed through open surgery. In these cases, your doctor makes an incision in your bladder and directly removes the stones. Any underlying condition causing the stones, such as an enlarged prostate, may be corrected at the same time the stones are removed.

      There is no problems associated with the surgery. Be glad he is having surgery, without having the stone or crystal removed he risks blocking his Urethra when passing urine, having recurrent bladder infections, and raising his risk of Bladder Cancer.

      To prevent future crystals or stones, drink plenty of fluids every day. Drinking large quantities of fluids, especially water, may help prevent bladder stones because fluids dilute the concentration of minerals in your bladder. How much fluid you should drink depends on your age, size, health and level of activity. Ask your doctor what's an appropriate amount of fluid for you.

      Also, consider cranberry juice. This type of juice contains a substance that slows bacterial growth. Drinking cranberry juice may help prevent urinary tract infections, which can lead to bladder stones.

  5. QUESTION:
    movie about a guy who has either lukemia or brain tumor and falls in love with a sick girl in the hospital?
    I guess it was out in the 90s or begining of year 2000 !! .. the boy play sports and popular and when he loses his hair after the chemo .. his girl friend leaves him .. he then falls in love with a girl who is sick as well she looks indian .. and by the end of the movie they spend the night at the roof watch the moon and then she gets really sick and he lays beside her in her bed and she dies in his arms !!

    any1 knows this movie?

    • ANSWER:
      The Whole of the Moon?
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118164/

      "When Kirk, a top roller-blader, discovers that he has bone cancer in his leg, his pleasant affluent (Takapuna) life is shattered. Even though amputation provides the best chance for survival; to lose skating means the end of life, to him. His friends cannot cope with his condition, but his isolation is relieved by Marty - a street kid, who was found dying of leukaemia, but is a survivor. Marty bullies, taunts, and challenges Kirk, until he begins to climb out of his depression. Marty seems afraid of nothing and, knowing she will die, wants to experience everything. She persuades Kirk to run away from the hospital with her. A well done and surprisingly upbeat story, given the subject matter."

  6. QUESTION:
    I got no answers for the last question. Please I need some answers here. If a women as ovarian cancer and she?
    goes for an ultrasound with a very full blader, why does her ovaries not show up on the screen? Is it becasue the tumor is blocking the radiographers veiw of the ovaries? I head today that it can happen. So I need some helpful advice please. I need to know why a female with ovarian cancer will not show up on the ultrasound and they cannot seethe ovaries. Is this becasue the tumour is blocking the view? Thanks heaps

    • ANSWER:
      The only way to tell if you have cancer is with a biopsy of the tumor.

      You have asked these identical questions numerous times. Go to a doctor as the answers you need will never be found here.

  7. QUESTION:
    ifound my cat unable to move not wonting to eat or drink and the black of her eyes very big been sleepy?
    just very uncomftorble its been 3 days showing slite sigins of getting little stronger tonite my other cat was found bit the same but her body had became stiff her eyes wre also fix on one veiw no move ment there vomiting and no conrtol of blader very strong smelling urine has sience past way .i am worred about my other cat

    • ANSWER:
      My cat had all these symptoms. I waited a few days to take her to the vet, and by the time I'd taken her, they said she had cancer. And it grew and became so bad. I was too late. I wish I had taken her earlier. She died of cancer years ago and I still feel guilty for not taking her earlier.

      What are you waiting for?!?! Take your cat to the vet!! It could be something serious!!

  8. QUESTION:
    what do u think of this essy so far?
    THE DANGERS OF SMOKING
    Juliana Okereke
    Sec:7,8

    All smokers must quit now!!! Scientists have discovered that smoking kills more people then Aids, alcohal, car accidents, suicide, and illegal drugs put together.Statistics shows that 22.3% of U.S citizens smoke. Smoking causes many different heath risks,coast a lot of money,and is linked to environmental tobacco smoke wich is known has second hand smoking.

    Studies have shown that smoking is dangerous to a smokers health including the 4,000 chemicals found in cigarettes that can cause cancer. In addention, smoking causes 30% of all cancer deaths. In 1982 Surgeon Genarl stateted that “Cigarette smoking is a major cause of cancer in the Uniated states”this is as true today as it was in 1982.But cancer is onley half of the heath problems caused by smoking.Smoking also causes heart disease, bronchitis, emphsema, and strokes.Addentionly, smoking can also cause Ostoporosic wich is a diesase that causes older people to become bent over and break there bones easily. Smoking is also said to shorthen your life by 14 years

    Not only can smoking harm you it can also cost you a lot of money it is estimated that smoking just a pack a day can cost you ,800 a year,but wait there is more smoking over the course of a life time can cost you ,400.000 dollars!!For example smoker Barney has to pay perday for one and a half pack of cigarettes that’s ,380 per year. Now that is money you could spend on something useful like helping the poor, buying a new car, and also saving up on that some thing special you may want to buy.

    Not only can smoking harm the smoker it can also harm the people around the smoker too this is known has second hand smoking or Enviromental tobacco smoke.Statistics says that 3,000 people die of second hand smoking each year. Furtamore there are 2 types of second hand smoking mainstream smoke and sidestream smoke.Mianstream smoke is when half of the smoke is inhaled of exhaled. Sidesream smoke is when smoke floats in the air.Second hand smoking can cause a lot of health issues like lung cancer, Nasel sinus, cavity cancer, cervical cancer, breast cancer, and blader cancer. In addention too, secondhand smoking has a greater risk on children it can worsen a kids astma condition and can cause sudden infant death or (SID).

    In conlusion based on my research on the dagers of smoking I think all smokers should quit because of its heath risks, expenses on ones income, and also its affects on the envioment. In fact in 1982 Surgen Geneal said that formor smokers live longer then continuing smokers. For example people who smoke that quit before the age of 50 have half the risk of dying in the next 15 years compared with continuing smokers.But even though 70% of smokers want to quit and 35% attemt to quit sadly only 5% succed in quiting.A famous quote I think has to do with smoking is “Cigarettes are killers that travel in packs” this quote tells about the danger of smoking. I think that if anyone ever choses to smoke they are making a very wrong destion.

    • ANSWER:
      The content of the essay is good but you have a lot of spelling and grammer mistakes that really need to be corrected. There are also a lot of run-on sentances. You should run it through spelling and grammer check before you turn it in.

  9. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know what this is 1.5 cm polypoid filling defect extending from the urinary bladder sidewall.?
    A report from the radiologist shows the above result and also states this is suspicious for malignancy and correlation with cystoscopy. Is it true that all blader tumors are malignant?

    • ANSWER:
      The test involves shooting dye through a catheter into your bladder. "Filling defect" means the dye outlined a bump in the bladder that may be a cancer. It could be benign, but to be straight with you it's more likely malignant. The only way to know is to take a piece of it and send it for pathology study. The pathologist will also be able to stage the tumor, which will help determine what kind of treatment you need, be it surgery or chemo or radiation therapy.

  10. QUESTION:
    I only recieved a few answers to this questin before and I need as many as possible. If a female as early?
    stage ovarian cancer with cramps, lower back pain, periods that are irregular etc and then goes for an ulstrsound with a full blader and then a radioligist looks at the overies but cannot see the ovaries does that mean that it is blocked by the cancerous tumour either big or small? I was told today by a proffesional that yes most times this happeds with women with cancer, that the tumor is in the way of the overies so they cannot see the overies. I need this clarified. and as many answers as you can give taht would be helpful. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      The only way to tell if you have cancer is with a biopsy of the tumor.

      You have asked these identical questions numerous times. Go to a doctor as the answers you need are not here.

  11. QUESTION:
    Mental health anxiety or something serious cancer ibs ovarian etc......?
    iv had deep lower pelvic pain for 6 months started of just a.niggling.pain and hurt when i.sit on it i have had an ultrasound and a transvaginal.ultrasound a full blood count and a colorectul waiting results on colorectul but all other test was fine but i still fear i may have some sort of cancer like ovarian. cervical. or blader cancer i have thought i had hiv but got tested and negative i have symptoms of brain tumor but doc sed its not but im just pakicking and worrying everyday iv asked docs to section me as i have been goin everyday to the docs or hospital i just wanyed to know would they have found something from the tests they have done i have literally tried.to kill myself because of the pain.and scared feeling here are my symptoms
    weher my pubic bone and cervix are well if i press in just to the left of it i get a sharp pain it has the same feeling when i sit down like pressure pushing on it i have been through lots of emotions not eating losing weight having diorrhea feeling sick but i have tried to eat properly and i have been feeling a.bit better i have fatigue uti and back pain mostly in one side the left so as you can see.i am reading up all these symptoms and coming to the conclusion of cancer.im.seing a psychiatrist although im eating so my gasric is feeling a bit better the pain is still there sometimes its sharper than others but constantly there im just confused and dont know wot to do please help me

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    serious question here. If a female has got ovarian cancer and she gets a scan like a ultrasound ans she has a?
    full blader while getting it done, and they do not find her overies I found out that the tumour is blocking the ovires and they cannot find the ovaries on screen. why is that? Why would they not see the oviers on screen with somebody how has ovarian cancer. Is it becasue the tumor is blocking their view? I need to know this. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      The only way to tell if you have cancer is with a biopsy of the tumor.

      You have asked these identical questions numerous times. Go to a doctor as the answers you need will never be found here.

  13. QUESTION:
    what are my chances of suing for neglect?
    my mum pased away on the 11-09-07 after emergancey op because her stomach had swollen looked like she was having triplets on opening her up they found tumor in her bowl my poor mother was being treated for a blader infection for 4 days prieor to op also she was seen by the hospital for a ultra scan on her abdom and blood tests also test for bowl and still they found nothing please is there something i can do on opening her up they also said the cancer was secondary and that it had spread why after all these tests they never found anything i just cant belive it

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry for your loss honey, i understand you are and angry i was angry too when my mum died, there was a cancer that was missed, but is suing the medical profession is not going to bring your mum back nor will it ease your pain, we could have sued the hospital but as a family we all agreed that if we sue then it would take away money form an already stretch nhs it would not bring our mum back or make us happy, you may have a case and if you still want to sue the hospital then see a solicitor and they will be able to tell you if you have a case or not. good luck honey.

  14. QUESTION:
    whats the name of the romance movie where the boy who has cancer and trys to hide it from his girlfriend?
    this was along time ago but its about a boy who finds out he has cancer and tries to hide it from his friends but while hes in the hospital he meets a girl who also being treated for some illness not sure if it was also cancer and she starts of as being a real crazy chick throwing chairs at him and what not then they end up falling in love and at the end of the movie they die together in hospital on the same bed..

    • ANSWER:
      The Whole of the Moon?
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118164/

      "When Kirk, a top roller-blader, discovers that he has bone cancer in his leg, his pleasant affluent (Takapuna) life is shattered. Even though amputation provides the best chance for survival; to lose skating means the end of life, to him. His friends cannot cope with his condition, but his isolation is relieved by Marty - a street kid, who was found dying of leukaemia, but is a survivor. Marty bullies, taunts, and challenges Kirk, until he begins to climb out of his depression. Marty seems afraid of nothing and, knowing she will die, wants to experience everything. She persuades Kirk to run away from the hospital with her. A well done and surprisingly upbeat story, given the subject matter."

      Preview:
      http://www.filmarchive.org.nz/assets/Media/video/F29738.mov

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the Prognosis of Stage IV blader cancer?
    My wife was diagnosed with Squamous Cell carcinoma on July thte 9th of this year, they removed a 4 inch tomur from her bladder and did a biopsy on the lymph nodes and they are positive for the same cancer, now they are saying that the bladder and lymph nodes do not need to be removed but want to do chemo and radiation therapy, she has Transversemilitis from 12 years old and her imune system is weak from that, she has no energy as it is, I need answers, we have been married for 26 years

    • ANSWER:
      Not good .
      So sorry.
      http://www.ehow.com/about_5554463_prognosis-stage-iv-bladder-cancer.html
      Does God have mercy ? Hard to believe in this world.

  16. QUESTION:
    I will ask a quesiton about blader cancer?I have the desease, and want to know why with this you have high?
    epithialial cells(however it is spelt) in your urine that comes from the bladder? becasue these high white cells have formed a tumour in my right thigh in my leg and in my right groin too. Any Rns or doctors on here please or any medicaly trained tech or someone? I will be going back to the specialist on Friday next week as this is the only time he is there on a Fridays and I need to know why in bladder cancer why these abnormally high epithialil cells spread and make tumours? Please help(no infections) My tumour is hard and biger than a marble and tener, so yes it ha spread, please help if you can.
    thans davincus, my dad is a veitnam war vet too. Hey with bladder cancer did you have high epitilial cells too please let me know
    I am only 38 and female and never smoked. I will be 39 soon.

    • ANSWER:
      I can't answer your question, but I had bladder cancer in 1989. I had surgery, went through local chemo and have been cancer free since. I hope that you will have the same luck as I.

      Edit: I'm afraid that I can't answer about counts and things like that. My doctor wasn't very communicative with me and everything from that time is pretty much of a fog for me. I'm 65 and have smoked for 47 years (I was told that smoking is the most common cause of bladder cancer).

      Tell your father I said "Welcome Home."

  17. QUESTION:
    Should we tell my mom?
    Well she obviously needs to know this but idk know how or what to tell her??

    So a while ago my mom had golf stones and they were bad so they had to remover her liver. When they did the surgery was like 5x's bigger then they thought. And while they where 'in there' they saw that her organs looked 'bad'. Later studies showed she had cancer in her blader. The cancer had attached itself to a vein so there was no way of cutting it off or removing it. They also tested it and it was a 'rare' cancer that was not treatable with chemo but they said they would try anyway, so that it could at least help.
    Things were going ok, untill she started having problems with her whole liver thing. She'd have pains and we'd take her to the doctors and they kept puting this tubes in her that kept clogging up.

    We are back at the hospital again and the doctors kinda saw the problem, since it got worser. They said the cancer was clogging up the tubes and that there was nothing they could do, but they would try everything possible. they also said that my moms about to get way worse because due to the problem they have to stop doing chemo. And well theres no way they can stop the cancer from clogging the tubes. They said because of all this my mom will suffer and...
    well basaclly its bad:( like we need to prepare for the worste.

    I'd tell my mom all this if it wasn't for the fact that my brother is in jail. we havn't seen him for 4 yrs and if we are lucky enough we'll be seeing him within 5-10 months. My mom is very hopeful she is about to see him and all.
    We just don't want to tell her what we found out bc we feel she will be concerned even more. I mean she already barly eats anything. And now this. I know she's already kinda prepared herself for everything i just don't think she thought it would be so soon.
    My sister says to just keep telling her every things fine and not mention it.
    But my family tends to do that a lot to each other... and at the end it always ends bad.
    Unfortunately my mom waited about a month and 2 weeks with pain in her stomach before my sister and auntie gave her no choice but to go to the hospital. By then her liver was severely damaged and her other organs had began to harden (doctors believe they did that to protect themselves from infections). They also said it was one of the worst cases they'd ever seen:(.
    No she doesn't have liver cancer I believe she has it in her bladder. (Or somewhere around there, sorry I'm not sure). The reason doctors can't really go in and try to 'remove' it, is because they said it has attached itself to a main vein.
    She also had tube like things put into her ducts to help drain her fluids, but they eventually started to clog up more deeper towards the smaller thinner ones where doctors say they could not reach. They said the reason they keep clogging up is because the cancer tissue is forming around them straining them.
    Yes my sister (25yo) is in charge of my moms things (t

    • ANSWER:
      The liver makes bile. This bile flows through tube like structures,
      known as ducts, to the gallbladder to be stored and concentrated and
      then to the Common bile duct and down to the intestines to help
      emulsify the fats we eat so they can be digested.
      Gallbladders can form stones inside of them that move into the
      ducts. The bile will then back up into the liver and can cause
      liver cell damage. When the liver cells become damaged, the immune
      system of the body responds to this and causes inflammation to
      develop inside the liver...this may cause the liver to enlarge in size.
      If she had gallbladder surgery to remove the gallbladder and the
      liver cells were damaged...this should help to remove the
      inflammation that developed there. As long as the liver cells had
      not started to die off and form scar tissue in the liver (Cirrhosis)...
      the problem could have been reversed. You did not say this was
      Liver cancer....if it was, the surgery done would have been known
      as a resection to remove the part of the liver that had the cancer.

      If she has bile duct cancer, they would attach tubing to the
      ducts in the liver, for the bile to flow through this tubing to the outside of the
      body. It would lead to a ball like structure or bag for it to collect in.
      This tubing may have to be changed because it can become clogged.
      It is a simple procedure of removing the tubing over the wire and
      inserting a new one.

      It isn't quite clear what you are stating is actually happening with your
      mother. Your Mother needs to decide if she wants to continue any
      kind of treatment or stay at home...the doctor may sign for her to
      have Hospice care. Your sister could call the Area of the Aging in
      your area...they sometimes help disabled people even though they
      may not have reached elderly status.

      Your mother should sign forms, an advance directive or power of
      attorney form giving someone in the family the right to talk to her
      doctors directly and answer for her, if she is in surgery or under
      the influence of strong medications.

      She would already know what her own medical condition may be.
      But, she may not agree for someone else to know. You should
      ask her whether the doctor has informed her of anything she thinks
      the family should know about. She may try not to let others
      around her know, if she feels it will upset their lives and the
      things they want to do.

      If your mother isn't able to eat...then the doctor may tell you
      what supplements she may be able to take to help her keep
      her strength up and provide the vitamins and minerals she
      may be lacking now.

      I hope this info is of some help to you.
      Best wishes to you and your entire family

      Here is a link to an article that may be of benefit for your
      family to read:
      This is known as the
      ULTRASONIC WAVE (CUSA)excel ultrasonic Aspiration System...
      it leaves the blood vessels intact, so it may not hurt the bile ducts
      either...you might want to ask her doctor about this.
      http://www.ivanhoe.com/channels/p_channelstory.cfm?storyid=17589

  18. QUESTION:
    Uti or kidney cancer?? please help scared!?
    sooo lets start with basics im a 17 year old female also a virgin and just the other day when i was peeing it started smelling funny.. well later on that night after i peed i got this uncomfortable feeling not a burning feeling like most infections but this pressure kind of feeling and it happens right when im almost done peeing and there is Little blood in it not alot just afew drops and thats enough to scare the life out of me plus its just alittle cloudy and i feel like i constantly have to pee i looked up sypthoms of kidney and blader infections also blader and kidney cancer and im worried it might be kidney cancer or something.. i think i scared myself to death P.S i am kind a hypercondriac..

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    chemotherpy for ureteric cancer after removal of growth along with ureter &kidney?
    patient had cancer of blader.growth from blader removed. local Bcg instaled.developed cancer of ureter.kidney with ureter removed.invasion of muscle with vesel involement noticed.wht should be the treatment now?

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like what happened to my aunt. except the muscle controled bowel movement and cancer spread to her intestines, which created a perferation that cause toxins from her intestines to enter her body. while on chemo she died because of this.

  20. QUESTION:
    My shih tzu has blood in his pee?
    My 13yr. old shih tzu pees clear the first two times when we go out.the third and last time he has blood at the end.our vet says his kidneys and gall blader test ok. his blood tests dont show any signs of cancer. if you have had a simular case please advise.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of blood in urine, including urinary tract infections, bladder stones, crystals in the urine, kidney disease, bladder inflammation, and bladder cancers.

      The most frequent cause of blood in urine is the bladder infection or UTI. If a urinalysis has rules that out, and no crystals were seen in the urinalysis, you may look at having an x-ray taken of the bladder to check for stones. Not all cancers show up as changes in blood tests, so a bladder ultrasound could be helpful to rule out abnormalities there. A rectal exam would be helpful to determine if there are any prostate problems as well (especially if he is not neutered).

  21. QUESTION:
    I have a lump is it cancer?
    I have a lump on the lip of my privet area and it hurts, I'm really scared! is it cancer, I;m only 17 year old, but i have a history of blader infections, could this be the reason. some one plz help me !!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      go to the doctor and ask him what it is

  22. QUESTION:
    my dad has cancer but not bad does anyone have any get well poems?
    i just found out my dad has cancer in his blader and i need a get well poem and song anyone have any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Dear dad, I can't believe that this is true,
      just remember your baby girl loves you.

      Whatever it takes I know you can do it and
      I will always be there to help you through it.

      Please get well as fast as you can, before you know it, you will be back on your feet again.

      Love....

  23. QUESTION:
    I have a prostate which enlarge inside squeeze or pinch the urethra, causing the increased pressure on blader
    I have a prostate which enlarge inside* and squeeze or pinch the urethra, causing the increased pressure on thebladder, what is the best treatemenat available for
    an enlarged prostate
    enlarged prostate symptoms
    enlarged prostate treatments

    • ANSWER:
      I assume you have been checked to rule out prostatic cancer. Screening consists of a simple blood test, the PSA. Symptoms are as you described: frequency and urgency of unination, getting up at night to urinate, difficuty starting your stream, slow stream, progressing to acute urinary retention.

      BPH or Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy is very common in men over 60. Treatment consists of taking any of several different classes of medicines: alpha blockers or 5 alpha reductase inhibitors. Sometimes surgery is necessary to improve urinary flow. The most common procedure is a TURP or transurethral resection of the prostate.

  24. QUESTION:
    symptoms blader cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Main symptom is blood in the urine. Smokers have a much higher incidence of this than nonsmokers. Try googling it- you will find a ton of info.

  25. QUESTION:
    My mother is suffering from Carcinoma GB. Her GB is removed and Cancer spread to Lever.She is active age 78?
    My mother was operated to remove Gall Blader Stone by Leproscopy method. The Surgeon ignored the Ultra sound report which showed Carcinoma GB and removed the Gall Blader. Biopsy report indicated Cancer. CT and PET Scan confirmed it. The cancer has spread to the Lever. I went to Tata Memorial, Bombay where the Doctors showed their inability to perform operation and advised against Chemo therapy due to her age and health.
    My mother is 78 years of age thogh not in very good health but she is fully active. She does not know she has cancer.
    She is having constant pain and we are giving her pain killers for relief.
    There is a Dr. Vishal Khanna who feels she can be given Chemo (Gensite) which has few side effects but still risky.
    We are in a dilemma whether to go for chemo therapy or just do nothing and let her go peacefully.
    There must be some therapy which can give her few more years to live. Please suggest what action should I take under the circumstances.

    • ANSWER:
      Ive done chemo (I'm 36) and it is no walk in the park, for a lady of your mothers age it would be more harmful I think, I know my oncologist here in Britain will not give chemo to someone of that age, she may have a few years without it and a few years with it if you know what I mean....they need to keep her comfortable but most of all I think this should be her decision not anyone Else's. Please dont hide this from her she needs to know so you can all discuss it as a family.

      If it was my 78 year old mother I wouldn't advise her to take the chemo, its so harsh and will not be a nice quality of life for her.

      Love to you all

  26. QUESTION:
    help with cancer stress?
    im almost 16 and this is the 2nd time my mom is starting chemo for a cancerous lump last year it was appendix and almost ovarian but she got those out also with her gull blader but the original lump she found was just diagnosed as cancerous. she is staring chemo this coming tuesday. my brother doesnt know yet and its just us three. i try to stay strong because i dont want her to know or my brother to find out this past week ive been really moody and i cant stop crying i know she will be fine but im still scared my mom is my everything to me, if anyone could help me out with something i can do to relieve my stress or anything that would make me really happy i just dont know what to do and i figured someone on here might know..

    • ANSWER:
      Talk to your school guidance teacher.

  27. QUESTION:
    Colon cancer or just IBS?
    This has been like this for 6 months, an incomplete bowel motion feeling. I have had some stomach aches which are often mild, they are relieved when I pass gas or when I go to the toilet. Sometimes I have a feeling that my bowels are not fully emptied, I am 14 years old and I live in the UK. For some strange reason, When I go to toilet at school my bowel motions look a bit strange, the colour ranges from dark brown to light brown/yellow. Not sure why, but when I go to toilet at home when school wasn't on during the day, everything is fine (the colour, the shape etc) except I get a mild feeling of incomplete bowel motions.

    Is this IBS or colon cancer :|

    I've visited my GP twice, he has checked for lumps and has found none in doing so.

    Hope you can help me.
    Sometimes with small foods, I have to swallow more than once to complete the swallowing process.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think this is colon cancer colon cancer is more commun in old people of age of 40-50-60 this migth be IBS or a yeast infection or a blader infection

  28. QUESTION:
    Does having lots of crisps cause cancer?
    Now the reason i'm asking this, is because i used to eat multiple packs of crisps on some days when i was younger (now i'm 18). And ever since then I have been cutting down on chocolate and crisps etc, and i'm slightly worried about getting cancer after eating multiple packs of crisps when i was younger.

    So does crisps cause cancer or not. Oh and now i only eat a pack of crisps every other day

    Thanks
    One last thing, i used to eat one pack of crisps slightly high in fat, and one in low in fat whilst at college for 4 days. But not all of the time now

    • ANSWER:
      ALL junk food contributes to cancer, especially fried starches like potato chips (if thats what crisps are?) Good article below but it might be smarter not to eat them, you might need that gall blader down the road.

      How to Protect Yourself From Cancer-Causing Acrylamides in the Foods You Love

      http://www.naturalnews.com/024942_acrylamides_acrylamide_food.html

      more info on health below if interested:

      Diet is the most important thing you can do, if you are eating the SAD diet (Standard American Diet) you are putting yourself at a very high risk for cancer and all the other diseases. Sounds like you would like to learn more about cancer, please read below.

      Cancer reversing diet:
      http://www.hacres.com/hallelujah-diet

      Read some of the testimonies here:
      http://www.hacres.com/testimonies/cancer

      You need to read a book called "The China Study" number one selling book on health and nutrition, after reading this book you will understand why cancer is so predominate in this country. Book is based on the largest biomedical study in the history of mankind, involving 800,000,000 (almost a billion people). The research was conducted to find the cause of cancer and other diseases....and they did find the answers. It's the most important book you can buy about cancer!

      Can be bought on Amazon for 10 bucks used. You'll learn why the SAD diet (Standard American Diet) is killing us (Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Auto Immune Disease) these diseases are NOT genetic, read the book and learn why.

      http://www.amazon.com/The-China-Study-Comprehensive-Implications/dp/1932100660

      Read the reviews on the book they also speak for themselves.

      Cancer is EASY to cure, I just gave you the answer.

      Based on 30+ years of my own research.

      SAD diet (Standard American Diet) = High cancer risk

      Raw Vegan diet = Zero cancer risk!!!!!!!!!!! (Also cures cancer)

  29. QUESTION:
    Is there any chance I could have Cancer?
    Hi. So I am teen. I have stomach problems. My pain is right between my rips in the center. Sometimes it gets so bad I can’t move. I can’t eat fatty foods or spices or sugar because it makes it worse. But ice-cream doesn’t hurt? I’m on an only water to drink diet and I guess it’s helping I am also on pain meds that rarely work. Sometimes I am in extreme pain and I fell like passing out. I also get major headaches all the time. I’ve seen a GI at children’s and they gave me a few possibilities to what could be wrong. They said I most like have intestine problems. Where my intestine doesn’t work right. They also said I may have allsore in my stomach. I’m going to have an operation where they put a camera on a tune and put it in my stomach. Do you think they’ll find anything? Could I have a tumor inside my stomach? I have a lump on my neck that’s new if that’s related to anything. What do you think is wrong with me? I’m confused and I just want to be fixed this has been going on for like 5 months.Also now it's ot the gall Blader because I've had that checked out and itt was fine.

    • ANSWER:
      Your doctor should have explained everything to you. I've had these test many times, in fact, I'm scoped every 6 months because I have bleeding ulcers. The test is called a gastroscopy or endoscopy. This test will show if you have ulcers, tumors or polyps which can turn to cancer. Even if the doctor doesn't see any of these things, he will do a biopsy. Cancer doesn't always show in early stages . It sounds to me like you either have ulcers, diverticulitis or gall stones even though you said that tests was negative. Drinking only water and eating nothing is also dangerous. If you're having surgery, you will need nutrition. Find out what foods you can eat and avoid the ones that cause pain but don't just drink water. Hope everything comes out good for you. God bless and don't be scared of the test because you won't feel anything.

  30. QUESTION:
    Having trouble Urinating?
    I'm having trouble urinating ?

    I woke up about 5 am and i went to the restroom but only peed a little i knew i had to pee more but nothing more would come out, went to bed and felt that my blader was still full but went to sleep. woke up again felt the need to pee again so went to bathroom only a little came out again, this happened several times and i still feel the need to have to go.

    I'm 16, and male, if you need to know.
    Could this be Bladder cancer? :(

    • ANSWER:
      Very unlikely to be bladder cancer.

      If you have burning or stinging when passing urine, you probably have an infection of the bladder or urethra.

      Whatever other symptoms you have, you need to see a doctor.

  31. QUESTION:
    OMG camera is going in my " willy " !!!!!!!!!!! does it hurt?
    im having tests for renal cancer and im having an enderscope test which invoves puting a small camera in my willy to look at my blader!!!!!!!!! OUCH! any body ever had this done? does it hurt?do they give any anestetic?????????OMG IM BRICKING IT!!!!!!!!LOL.

    • ANSWER:
      No anaesthetic for me! I had my Prostate checked, and it just went straight in and up.... Yeah, it was pretty uncomfortable, but I've been through much more pain in my life. The worst part is when it travels up and into the pelvic bone area... by this time though it's too late, the doctor will already be looking around and spotting any potential problems. I think I made a crack about me not being too excited about the procedure, and thus had shrinky-dink; alas the camera today wouldn't have far to travel! I was the only one laughing, at my own joke at that! :|

  32. QUESTION:
    is it safe doing masturbating but stop before ejacting?
    is it ok doing at least once in aweek

    • ANSWER:
      first i would like to say jst shut up tommy if yar not going to say somthing good then shut up...
      ok know for the answer,yah its really unhealthy cause it may block your urine track and may lead to cancer or blader control probs,so just ejaculate properly and relaxxx your body,ohh and dont for get to wash up properly or it will cause infections..

  33. QUESTION:
    What is my bladder problem?
    I have suffered from bladder problems for 5 years now. I am currently under the care of a urologist, but he has canceled out interstitial cystitis, overactive bladder, bladder cancer, and bladder infection (after trial and error with lots of medications and surgery). The next step is that he wants to try a nerve spinal cord surgery that will help my bladder function properly. They tell me there is a 50/50 chance of this working. I am getting tired and at a phase of barely being able to walk without experiencing unbare able pain. I am 22 years old and my symptoms are Spinal pinched nerve (between my shoulder blades on the left side), frequent urination (every 15 minutes 24/7), bloating in abdomen, sphincter spasms, and feeling the need to urinate directly after going to the bathroom. I am in need of advice because i am very young and am getting to a point that i have no one to take care of me. I am also a single mother of 1. My insurance runs out in 8 months!!!!! PLEASE HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      HI ,
      THIS IS THE not General but not biggest prablum . in blader some time prostape gland is not work comenly and THIS is may be fanctionly not any surgicaly. fricvency of urine is may be due to loosnes of musle and may some infection in urethra . if ur waight loose may chack suger. in nerve pain back on sholder is due to press a nerve in vertibal colum and may be ur disc is sleep .In lot of case this surgery is not success. and if success it ocer back. if u wait some time u meet any alternative medicine system person like homeo, electro, and yoga also. on this type of chronic case this thing is very sutable.
      once more if u dont change ur consultent last 5 year so u change imidiatly because this is not gd for ur life .
      in nerve case not complitly repair the object some cell is may damage and that cell is persist dificulty of anather type.
      with ur best helth
      ur frind

  34. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms of a stomoach cancer, or something i might have?
    under my blader it fells like something isw pushing it up
    i have a unconfortable felling on the top of my stomach and yes, i don't know if im hungry or not, because i can't fell my stomach
    im a virgin yes...if this is an infection i don't know! but i do have problems breathing but i have asma its genetic my moms side
    i am during my period right now and its going fine
    i have pains on my blader only under it it fells liek if i putted my hand under your blader and held it like a glass of wine like two fingures side by side but the pain is NOT seriouse not seriouse like i can egnore it
    my doc said i might have a liver infection, a blader infection or a stomach cancer i spoke to him live on webcam...it was soo cool anyway if you have these simptoms tell me what the fuck you have

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_4_3X_How_is_stomach_cancer_diagnosed_40.asp

      all the info you need is there

  35. QUESTION:
    Testicles hurt, I'm worried, what should I do?
    The very lower bit of my abdomen, near my right testicle aches practically every time I'm in real need of defecating, or if I've masturbated, and rid myself of the excess semen etc.. Is this normal? I'm going to visit a doctor, but need some extra help. Thanks. Is this a hernia or the beginning of testicular cancer? I put on some gloves and carefully slipped one of my fingers a good bit up my rear, and there was this thing like intestines blocking it. It felt swollen.

    • ANSWER:
      Trust me there are many other causes for testicular pain than cancer...my advice go to see a docter as soon as u can
      note : [ if u think u have testicular cancer see if u have these symtoms
      1.u should have huge lumps on the 'beeds' .
      2. One of ur testicul will be larger than the other
      3.your testicules will feel heavyer than normal .
      4.sudden change in any or both testicules size
      5.take a hot bath and check on the testis(i mean its skin part) if ther are any boil or pimpels
      6.in later (after 8or 10 years) symtons you'll pee blood , your testaculs will became bigger than a giant apple , very painfull to move your lower parts,your cancer would have passed all over the lives ,lower intastine , gall blader, penis..ect....
      7.the final symptom is i think some fluid will start filling in your lungs and u die in 2or 3weeks]
      i think what u have might be an infection or something
      hey i'm only gessing u should visit a doc in any case fast..

  36. QUESTION:
    things with caffeine?
    with the prostate cancer it has affected his blader and the dr requested no caffienie at this time,i am very serious what has caffeine in it.appreciate answers thank you.betty_43113@yahoo.com

    • ANSWER:
      I am not too sure what caffeine has or may do to cancer. But, I can tell you that caffeine is not good. Whether its in small or large amounts. My mom has cancer and she has eliminate completely caffeine, sugars, and bad fats. I suggest you do the same. And try to incorporate lots of veggies and fruits. My mom has been doing great ever since she's change her diet. By the way have lots of faith it will help so much!

  37. QUESTION:
    is vegetarianism better?
    i mean to eat eggs and milk but no meat

    • ANSWER:
      no doubt about it..............

      "For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love."

      " The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
      To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being"

      few facts........

      The list of famous vegetarians includes Sir Paul McCartney, Ozzy Osborne, Sinead O'Connor, Brad Pitt, Albert Einstein, Henry Ford and Leonardo da Vinci

      And then, of course, it's believed that Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian during the latter part of his life. In fact, it's said that he predicted that the world of the future would be vegetarian. Records show that Hitler amused himself by telling grim stories of slaughterhouses while entertaining meat-eating guests. When they were put off their food, he would mock them for their hypocrisy. On one such occasion, he remarked: "That shows how cowardly people are. They can't face doing certain horrible things themselves, but they enjoy the benefits without a pang of conscience

      An animal based diet is invariably high in saturated fat, animal protein and cholesterol, which will raise the level of cholesterol in the blood-the warning signal for heart disease and stroke. Due to the meat-centered diet of most Americans, these diseases account for nearly 50%of all deaths in the U.S.

      If tomorrow people in the U.S. made a radical change away from their meat-centered diets, 200 million acres could be returned to forest.

      Calorie for calorie, spinach has 14 times the iron of sirloin steak. Iron requires vitamin C for absorption, of which animal products are totally deficent.

      The common cold, as well as allergies to dust, cats and pollen, are more likely to go away when milk is taken out of the diet. No other mammal in nature drinks milk after weaning, nor drinks the milk of other species, as do humans.

      Fiftenn million pounds of antibiotics are used in animal production every year. In 1988, animal drug sales came to .5 billion.

      Humans have no sharp pointed front teeth to tear flesh as do carnivores; humans have flat back teeth to grind (plant) food unlike carnivores.

      The positive health benefits a person may think they get from eating fish, can be better achieved through a vegetarian diet. And then, fish lacks carbohydrates, fiber and vitamin C. Fish is high in animal protein, which is hard on the kidneys, and high in fat, which increases the risk for cancer and gall blader disease.

      According to William Castelli, M.D., Director of the Framingham Heart Study, vegetarians outlive other people by about six years.

      The treatment of human disease with antibiotics is showing signs of being hampered by the flagrant overuse of antibiotics injected into the animals people eat. People are becoming immune to medicinal drugs just by eating hamburgers and chicken. It is predicted that we are about to embark on a pre-antibiotic era.

      Number of people worldwide who will die as a result of malnutrition this year:20 million

      Number of people who could be adequately fed using land freed if Americans reduced their intake of meat by 10%:100 million

      How frepuently a child dies as a result of malnutrition:every 2.3 seconds

      Incresed risk of breast cancer for women who eat meat daily compared to less then once a week:3.8 times

      For women who eat eggs daily compared to once a week:2.8 times

      For women who eat butter and cheese 2-4 times a week:3.25 times

      Increased risk of fatal ovarian cancer for women who eat eggs 3 of more times a week vs. less than once a week:3 times

      Increased risk of fatal prostate cancer for men who consume meat, cheese, eggs and milk daily vs. sparingly of not at all:3.6 times

      How frequently a heart attack kills in the U.S.:evey 45 seconds

      Average U.S. man's risk of death from a heart attack:50 percent

      Risk of average man who eats no meat:15 percent
      Risk of average U.S. man who eats no meat, dairy of eggs:4percent

      Amount of water used in production of the average cow:sufficient to float a destroyer

      Gallons of water needed to produce a pound of wheat:25
      Gallons of water needed to produce a pound of Califirnia beef:5,000

      95-99 percent of toxic chemicals residue in the American diet come from animal sources.

      About 30% of all pork products are contaminated with toxoplasmosis, a disease which is caused by parasites. It can be passed on to the consumers....

  38. QUESTION:
    extremely weak bladder??
    hi im am 18 year old male from melbourne Australia.
    i have a really small sesitive weak blader, i go to the toilet on average around 15 times a day(sometimes up to 20), that includes several night trips. often when i go, before an after i driblle urine a bit in my pants.

    ive been to several doctors and been tested for every possible related disease including, diabetes and prostate cancer, and im all clear.
    ive tryed lots of medications, all of which have had poor efect, and sometimes worsesned the problem( including total bladder loss).

    the doctor has strongly recomended, that i try diapers/nappies because me holding on, is having bad effect.

    what should i do, im not reallly embareesed and im happy to try nappies/diapers, but im kind off worried if its a bit wrong.

    WHAT SHOULD I DO?? need help, please pst yuour opinions on topic.

    than you. xo

    • ANSWER:
      Women who have this problem usally have a blader that has dropped. I'm assuming the same thing is true of men. Day surgery can correct the problem and a couple of friends who have had it done said it was the best decision they could have made and are extremely happy with the results. BOL to you.. : )

  39. QUESTION:
    Extremely weak bladder??
    hi im am 18 year old male from melbourne Australia.
    i have a really small sesitive weak blader, i go to the toilet on average around 15 times a day(sometimes up to 20), that includes several night trips. often when i go, before an after i driblle urine a bit in my pants.

    ive been to several doctors and been tested for every possible related disease including, diabetes and prostate cancer, and im all clear.
    ive tryed lots of medications, all of which have had poor efect, and sometimes worsesned the problem( including total bladder loss).

    the doctor has strongly recomended, that i try diapers/nappies because me holding on, is having bad effect.

    what should i do, im not reallly embareesed and im happy to try nappies/diapers, but im kind off worried if its a bit wrong.

    WHAT SHOULD I DO?? need help, please pst yuour opinions on topic.

    than you. xo
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    • ANSWER:
      don't be embarassed about the diapers/nappies, there is nothing wrong with it and i think lots of people wear such a thing.

      let me recommend a urologist in moorabbin, his name is doctor fletcher, and he consults from right next to the moorabbin branch of monash medical centre. he might be able to help.....i don't know his number, but ask your local gp.

  40. QUESTION:
    extemeley weak bladder?
    hi im am 18 year old male from melbourne Australia.
    i have a really small sesitive weak blader, i go to the toilet on average around 15 times a day(sometimes up to 20), that includes several night trips. often when i go, before an after i driblle urine a bit in my pants.

    ive been to several doctors and been tested for every possible related disease including, diabetes and prostate cancer, and im all clear.
    ive tryed lots of medications, all of which have had poor efect, and sometimes worsesned the problem( including total bladder loss).

    the doctor has strongly recomended, that i try diapers/nappies because me holding on, is having bad effect.

    what should i do, im not reallly embareesed and im happy to try nappies/diapers, but im kind off worried if its a bit wrong.

    WHAT SHOULD I DO?? need help, please pst yuour opinions on topic.

    than you. xo

    • ANSWER:
      Find a different doctor. It could be the muscles that aren't working right, I really don't know tho. I know u haved tryed several doctors but there has to be one that can help you. 18 is way to young to just accept you just have to live with it. Do some research on line. Try Medhelp.com Someone out there can surely help you. Good luck to you and don't give up trying to find help!

  41. QUESTION:
    Extemeley weak bladder?
    hi im am 18 year old male from melbourne Australia.
    i have a really small sesitive weak blader, i go to the toilet on average around 15 times a day(sometimes up to 20), that includes several night trips. often when i go, before an after i driblle urine a bit in my pants.

    ive been to several doctors and been tested for every possible related disease including, diabetes and prostate cancer, and im all clear.
    ive tryed lots of medications, all of which have had poor efect, and sometimes worsesned the problem( including total bladder loss).

    the doctor has strongly recomended, that i try diapers/nappies because me holding on, is having bad effect.

    what should i do, im not reallly embareesed and im happy to try nappies/diapers, but im kind off worried if its a bit wrong.

    WHAT SHOULD I DO?? need help, please pst yuour opinions on topic.

    than you. xo

    • ANSWER:
      I work with the older generation, more like your grandparents age.
      But what we do is something called a Bladder Control Program.
      You don't need nappies/diapers, but you should be using something like a Depends for Men. It's a Bladder Control Pad to put in your underwear.
      During the daytime, we take our patients to the bathroom every 2 hrs. At night, we do the same. This helps the bladder to become regular.
      Stay away from colas, sodas, alcohol. Drink water.
      Have you been tested for kidney problems?
      No drinks after 8pm. This helps with going in the middle of the night. Get yourself into a regular sleep pattern. To bed at the same time every night and up at the same time every day.

  42. QUESTION:
    find words in this big word!?
    deoxyribonucleic acid
    i need like 100 words but anything you can think of will help!

    • ANSWER:
      6-letter words
      abduce, abided, abider, aboded, abound, abulic, accede, accord, accrue, acidic, acidly, acinic, acnode, aculei, adduce, adenyl, adieux, adored, aedile, aedine, aeonic, aeried, aerily, aerobe, airily, albedo, albino, aldrin, alexin, alined, aliner, alnico, aneled, anodic, anoxic, anuric, areole, aridly, ariled, around, audile, aulder, axenic, axonic, badder, baddie, bailed, bailee, bailer, bailey, bailie, bailor, balded, balder, baleen, banded, bander, barded, bardic, barely, barley, barned, barney, barony, baryon, beacon, beaded, beader, beadle, beaned, beanie, bedder, bedrid, beduin, belady, belaud, belied, belier, benday, bended, bender, berlin, beylic, beyond, bicorn, bicron, bidden, bidder, binary, binder, bindle, bionic, birded, birdie, birled, bladed, blader, blared, bleary, blende, blonde, bloody, blooey, blooie, boccia, boccie, bodice, bodied, bodily, boiled, boiler, bolder, bolero, bolide, bonaci, bonded, bonder, bonduc, bonier, boodle, borane, bordel, boreal, boreen, boride, boucle, boudin, bounce, bouncy, bourne, boxcar, boxier, boxily, boyard, braced, brainy, brandy, brayed, bridal, bridle, brined, briony, bronco, broody, brucin, bruxed, buccal, budder, buddle, bundle, buoyed, burden, burdie, burial, buried, burled, burley, burned, burnie, byline, byrled, byrnie, byroad, cabled, cabler, caddie, cairny, calcic, calico, calory, cancel, cancer, candid, candle, candor, canoed, canoer, carbon, carboy, carcel, carded, cardio, cardon, careen, caribe, caried, carlin, carney, carnie, caroli, caudex, caudle, ceboid, cedarn, cedary, cedula, ceiled, ceiler, celery, celiac, cercal, cereal, cicale, cicely, cicero, cilice, cinder, cineol, circle, claxon, clayed, cleric, clerid, clinic, cloddy, cloned, cloner, clonic, cloudy, cloyed, cnidae, coaled, coaler, coaxed, coaxer, cocain, coccal, coccid, coccyx, codder, coddle, codeia, codein, codlin, coerce, coiled, coiler, coined, coiner, colder, colead, colobi, colone, coloni, colony, colour, colure, concur, condor, conoid, cooeed, cooled, cooler, coolie, corban, corbel, corbie, corded, cordon, cornea, corned, cornel, cornua, corody, corona, coulee, cradle, craned, crayon, credal, crenel, creole, cruddy, cuboid, cuddie, cuddle, cuddly, cuneal, curacy, curbed, curded, curdle, curiae, curial, curled, cyanic, cyanid, cycled, cycler, cyclic, cyclin, dacron, danced, dancer, dander, dandle, darned, darnel, daubed, dauber, daubry, daybed, deacon, deaden, deader, deadly, dealer, deaned, dearie, dearly, debone, decade, decane, decare, decern, decide, decile, decode, decury, deduce, deiced, deicer, delead, delude, deluxe, denari, denary, denial, denied, denier, denude, deodar, derail, deride, deuced, diacid, dialed, dialer, dicier, dildoe, dindle, dinero, diobol, dioxid, dioxin, direly, dirled, dirndl, diuron, doable, doblon, docile, doiled, dolour, doobie, doodle, doolee, doolie, dorado, double, doubly, dourly, drably, drayed, dreidl, droned, drooly, dudeen, dueled, dueler, duende, durian, durion, durned, dyable, dyadic, dynode, earbud, earned, eclair, edenic, edible, educed, eerily, eidola, elided, elixir, elodea, eluded, eluder, enable, encode, encore, endear, endued, endure, enduro, enlace, enolic, enrobe, enured, eolian, eroded, excide, exedra, exiled, exiler, exilic, exodoi, exonic, exuded, eyelid, icebox, icicle, iconic, idiocy, inbred, incubi, indeed, indole, indoor, induce, indued, inlace, inlaid, inlier, inroad, inured, iodide, iodine, irenic, iridic, ironed, ironic, ixodid, labour, lacier, lacune, ladder, laddie, ladino, ladron, laired, lanced, lancer, landed, lander, larded, lardon, larine, larynx, lauded, lauder, launce, leaded, leaden, leader, leaned, leaner, lender, leucin, lexica, libido, librae, lieder, lierne, linear, linier, loaded, loader, loaned, loaner, locoed, loided, looney, loonie, lorded, lorica, louden, louder, loured, lubric, lucern, lunacy, lunier, lurdan, nacred, nailed, nailer, nearby, neared, nearly, nebula, nebule, nebuly, nereid, neroli, neural, nicely, niobic, nobler, nobody, nodder, noddle, nodule, noodle, nordic, noyade, nubile, nuclei, nudely, nurled, obelia, obeyed, obeyer, ocreae, ocular, odored, oilcan, oilier, oleine, onload, oorali, oracle, orcein, ordain, ordeal, oreide, oriole, oroide, ourebi, oxalic, oxidic, racily, racoon, raddle, raided, railed, rained, rancid, rebind, rebody, reboil, recane, reclad, recoal, recode, recoil, recoin, redbay, redbud, redden, reddle, redeny, rediae, redial, redone, reduce, redyed, reined, relace, relaid, reland, relend, relied, reline, reload, reloan, renail, rended, rexine, ribald, riband, ridden, riddle, ridley, rinded, roadeo, roadie, robalo, roband, roiled, rondel, rouble, rubace, rubied, ruddle, rudely, ruined, rundle, unable, unaxed, unbale, unbear, unbred, unciae, uncial, unclad, uncoil, uncool, undoer, undyed, unlace, unlade, unlaid, unlead, unload, unread, unreal, unreel, unrobe, uracil, uranic, uranyl, urbane, uredia, ureide, urinal, xenial, xylene, xyloid, yarded, yarned,

  43. QUESTION:
    Negative effects of Coffee?
    I am a 17 year old and I m not going to lie but i drink alot of coffee mostly cappuccinos actually almost 3 times a day everyday. Ive had problems with acid reflux lately and migraines could those be caused by the caffeine. I'm also wondering if caffeine breaks down muscle and bones?

    Thanks for your awnsers

    • ANSWER:
      Liver corrosion, tooth corrosion, kidney stones, cardiovascular deterioration, nervous system irregularities, dry skin, dandruff, increased body odor, accelerated aging, bad breath, ulcers, cancer of the rectum, brittle bones, loose blader, erectile dysfunction and many other effects.

      Love your body, please lower the amount of toxins that you intake and dilute them with lots and lots of water and you're surely bound to live a long time!!!

      Also, it is ok if you have one maybe two cups a day but you have to dilute it with water or else you still will see the effects of it, and it doesn't take years and years for the effects to kick in, like with cigarretes!!

  44. QUESTION:
    Blood in urine, doctor says not a UTI?
    This is the fourth time that I have been peeing blood, the first time I went to the hospital, they said UTI gave me antibiotics, it went away. Second time my doctor, gave me antibiotics and later called saying the culture came up negative, but the antibiotics made it go away. Third time hospital, same as the first. This time, doctor same as the third.

    I'm going to a urologist a week from today, but I'm freaking out. What else could be causing blood in urine to the extreme where it is solid red?
    18 year old, female, taking loestrin 24 fe.

    • ANSWER:
      Seeing blood in your urine can cause more than a little anxiety. Yet blood in urine — known medically as hematuria — isn't always a matter for concern. Strenuous exercise can cause blood in urine, for instance. So can a number of common drugs, including aspirin. But urinary bleeding can also indicate a serious disorder

      There are two types of blood in urine:
      Blood you can see- called gross hematuria indicates damage to the lower tract - ureters, blader or urethra
      Urinary blood that's visible only under a microscope is known as microscopic hematuria indicates damage to the upper urinary tract -kidneys.

      •Blood in the urine can come from any condition that results in infection, inflammation, or injury to the urinary system

      Other causes of hematuria are:

      *Urinary tract infections-•The most common causes in people younger than 40 years of age are kidney stones or urinary tract infections.
      *•Blockage of the urinary tract, usually the urethra: by a stone, a tumor, a narrowing of the opening (stricture), or a compression from surrounding structures.
      *A bladder or kidney stone
      *Kidney disease-glomerulonephritis, which causes inflammation of the kidneys' filtering system; or part of systemic disease such as the disease of DM ( diabetes).
      *Cancer-Cancers of the kidney, bladder, and prostate become a more common concern in people older than 40 years of age.
      •Blood clotting disorders
      *Inherited disorders.
      •Chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and sickle cell anemia;Liver disease; Glomerulonephritis.
      •Viral infections
      *Kidney injury-•Injury to the upper or lower urinary tract, as in a car accident or a bad fall (especially falls onto your back)
      *Medications-laxative Ex-lax, and certain foods, including beets, rhubarb and berries, can cause your urine to turn red. Antibiotics (for example, rifampin [Rifadin]), analgesics such as aspirin, anticoagulants (blood thinners such as warfarin, [Coumadin]), phenytoin (Dilantin), quinine
      •Benign (noncancerous) enlargement of the prostate known as benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), a common condition in older men
      *Strenuous exercise. Long-distance runners are especially prone to exercise-induced urinary bleeding. In fact, the condition is sometimes called jogger's hematuria; results from repeated jarring of the bladder.But anyone who works out strenuously can develop symptoms.
      * Menstrual blood

      Having sex may cause repeated UTI in women because bacteria can be pushed into the urethra. Using a diaphragm can lead to infections because diaphragms push against the urethra and make it harder to completely empty the bladder. Postponing the urge to void allows the urine to stay in the bladder; grow bacteria and cause infections.

      Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Blood in urine caused by exercise usually goes away on its own in a day or two, but other problems often require medical care

      Tips on preventing urinary tract infections:
      *Kidney stones. To help lower the likelihood of kidney stones, drink lots of water(Eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day) and limit salt, protein, and oxalate-containing foods such as spinach and rhubarbDrinking cranberry juice may also help prevent UTI
      *Bladder cancer. Stopping smoking, avoiding exposure to chemicals, drinking plenty of water, and eating more cabbage and broccoli can cut your risk of bladder cancer
      *Kidney cancer. To help prevent kidney cancer stop smoking, maintain a healthy weight, up your intake of fruits and vegetables, stay active, and avoid exposure to toxic chemicals
      •Don't hold your urine. Urinate when you feel like you need to.
      •Wipe from front to back after bowel movements.
      •Urinate after having sex to help wash away bacteria.
      •Use enough lubrication during sex. Try using a small amount of lubricant (such as K-Y Jelly) before sex if you're a little dry.
      •If you get urinary tract infections often, you may want to avoid using a diaphragm as a birth control method. Ask your doctor about other birth control choices.

      The urologist will most likely do a cystoscopy to determine the cause of your hematuria.

      Among the dangerous side effects of Loestrin fe( oral contraceptive) are •Bladder infection (urinary tract infection, or UTI) and •Bleeding or spotting between periods (known as breakthrough bleeding). bring this to the attention of your Dr so this pill can be discontinued and you'll be given another one or other safer forms of contraception.

  45. QUESTION:
    Should i be worried? what do you think it could be?
    Right....
    Try and cut a long story short!
    My symptoms...
    -Very sore breasts
    - Unusual sensation in my tummy (not painful but something is going on)
    - Back ache
    - Week late on period 2day

    I'm taking a medication called cabergoline and have been for about 8 weeks this medication is to reduce the size of an overactive pituitry gland!

    So i don't know what to make of it all, I feel silly keep going to my docs as she said breast pain was a side effect but oh my its getting painful!

    Maybe pregnancy i thought... But had 2 neg tests! (Also been told not to get preg on meds)

    Any advice will be much appreciated
    Thanks Guys xx

    • ANSWER:
      sore breats are a good thing in the sence that its not cancer or tumors seeing as you cannot feel pain with those, bad in the sence that it can mean anything else, the feeling in you tummy can very well be a maturing fetus, but you wouldnt feel moving yet...
      back ach another common side effect of pregnancy, but also with blader/kidney infections... andy type of urinary track tinfection or Venereal disease can cause u to be late on your period, or again you can be pregnant. now as for the tests being negative, that doesnt matter. my best friend took 9 before she got a positive on the test. go to the doctors, they can tell you the result of all things i said above.. n never feel silly asking them, thats what they being paid for...

  46. QUESTION:
    Lump on right side of abdomen?
    I'm freaking out about this, ever since I looked up rhabdomyosarcoma. I've had this weird lump or protrusion in my lower right abdomen for over a year. I don't think it's grown at all, or if it has, not that much. There's no redness or bruising on it. It's hard and immoveable, but when I lie down it's definitely not as prominent (though still there if I push down enough). Again, been there over a year, and I've only recently noticed some tenderness around it (though I have been messing with it since I've been scared). I can't stop fearing alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, but I also understand that that grows very quickly. Does this sound like that? I'll run it by my doc when I get my physical on Thursday, and I'm getting an ultrasound tomorrow and I'll see if they'll look at it for me. Should I be worried?
    It's exactly 3 inches to the right of my belly button, and in the right light (when it's actually visible) only the bottom part of it is visible. I have something similar on my left side but it doesn't stick out as much. The skin over it is normal color. What would an alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma even look like? I tried looking at images online but only the embyonic type, around the eye no less.
    By that last sentence I meant I could only find the embryonic type.
    I'm having an ultrasound because of upper abdominal pain, doc is looking for gallbladder problems. I'm a carcinophobe, so my mind naturally jumps to the worst case scenario when I notice something new. I'm aware of how extremely rare this cancer is, but that doesn't stop me from thinking about it due to my anxiety, and since cancer seems to run in my fathers side and strikes at relatively young ages. I know a lot of this is irrational but I worry nonetheless.

    • ANSWER:
      Why would you even suspect this?

      It is a rare form of caner.

      Why are you having the ultrasound? For the cancer of the small intestine you were sure you had yesterday?

      What you are describing sounds more like a hernia than anything else.

      A week ago you were sure you had leukemia, 2 weeks ago it was a brain tumour and 10 months ago it was pancreatic cancer, none of which were found to be the case.

      Starting to sound like true hypochondria.

      Add: Have you done any research into familial cancers? Less than 10% of cancers are due to inherited genetic factors, and when they are they are the same type of cancer. You say cancer runs on ypour father's side of the family - which type of cancer? the ones you have so far been worried about are unrelated to each other.

      I had an ultrasound of my gall blader last week (3 cm stone found) and they also checked liver, pancreas and kidneys as part of the examination.


blader cancer

Stage 4 Breast Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How long might a person with Stage 4 breast cancer survive?
    My mother has been diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. It is in her breast, multiple lymph nodes, liver and bones. How long could she live? Like 30 months or 17 years?

    • ANSWER:
      The 5 year survival rate is 20%, but it is not unusual to see patients survive 10 years or more. A lot depends on the type, grade and hormone receptor status.

  2. QUESTION:
    What are the things that can be gifted to stage 4 breast cancer patients? Where to get them?
    My mom is in stage 4 breast cancer, and I am traveling to India to be with her for 4 months during her chemo. I would like to buy gifts for her. I need to know what chemo patients prefer, and I need to know where i can get these things. I am in USA currently. I am leaving in less than 10 days, and i have less time to plan.

    • ANSWER:
      Buy a couple of cases of Ensure and bring them along. If she is going through chemo, there will likely be periods where she does not want to eat. A couple of cans of Ensure can provide the daily nutrition she needs without forcing her to eat if she does not want to.

      She may want a wig, and I don't know how easy those are to get in India. Otherwise, there is not a whole lot that you can get here that they will not have there. I get cold a lot, but I am sure that you can get her sweaters in India if needed. Chemo treatment is pretty boring, you sit in a chair for a few hours while you get infused. I like to read or watch movies. But again I assume that any entertainment that your mom would watch is easy to get locally.

  3. QUESTION:
    I have a dream that i have stage 4 breast cancer and am terminal?
    I have been having a dream for the past three nights that I am terminal with stage 4 breast cancer and don't know what it means, can anyone decode for me?

    • ANSWER:
      It could mean that someone you know could be ill. Maybe someone you know is sick maybe not as severe as cancer.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the survival rate of stage 4 cancer?
    My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer about 3 years ago, she met with a doctor and had surgery. After that the doctor told her she was cancer free. A few weeks ago she noticed a rash on her, and went to a different doctor. They told her today that it was stage 4 breast cancer, and it was spreading rapidly. Today was also her first day of chemo. Any input?

    • ANSWER:
      The 5 year survival rate for stage 4 breast cancer is 20%. However, it is not unheard of to see patients survive 10 years, those are often hormone receptor positive cancers.

      Stage 4 does mean the cancer has spread to a distant site, it does not mean it is spreading fast, that is determined by the grade and it is not considered curable.

  5. QUESTION:
    Could stage 4 breast cancer go undetected on a mammogram?
    I was reading an article in the newspaper about a 62 year old woman that had a clean mammogram. A month after this she found a lump and was then diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. Is this possible?

    • ANSWER:
      It cant go undetected. Unless the machine is faulty.

  6. QUESTION:
    When will my mom die of stage 4 hermonal breast cancer?
    My mom was diagnosed in October with stage 4 hermonal breast Cancer. It is cuurrently crippling her and I would really like to know how long I have left with her.

    • ANSWER:
      Stage 4 is the last stage there is, and being in pain is the worst sign there is. It's a very bad sign. I have stage 4 breast cancer, but am not at the painful stage yet. But everyone is individual. If you want to know, ask her doctor for his honest opinion.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is three years a long time to live with Stage 4 breast cancer?
    My mom died of stage 4 breast cancer almost two months ago. She was diagnosed over 3 years ago.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it is. With stage IV breast cancer the choice of chemotherapy treatment depends on the patient's goal of treatment. If the goal of treatment is to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life, it may be more desirable to select a chemotherapy treatment with minimal side effects. On the other hand, if the goal of treatment is to attempt to cure the cancer, treatment with more aggressive chemotherapy regimens is opted. Either way, all the new advanced drug therapies have recorded average survival rates of fewer than 24 months—so your mom sure had a passion for life! Here are some recent trial findings:

      ET (Ellence® (epirubicin) and Taxotere® (docetaxel)): In a randomized clinical trial comparing ET to FEC (fluorouracil, epirubicin, and cyclophosphamide) as first-line therapy for stage IV breast cancer, the response rate to ET was 63%, compared to 31% for FEC. The average time to cancer progression was 8.6 months for patients treated with ET, compared to 6.1 months for patients treated with FEC.

      TAC (docetaxel, doxorubicin, and cyclophosphamide): In an attempt to further improve treatment, a third drug has been added to the combination of doxorubicin and docetaxel and evaluated as initial treatment for patients with stage IV breast cancer. Two years following treatment, nearly 60% of patients were still alive. The average survival had not yet been established past two years following treatment.

      AT (doxorubicin and paclitaxel): A recent clinical trial evaluated the use of AT in patients with stage IV breast cancer. Patients received AT or a common chemotherapy combination consisting of fluorouracil, doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide (FAC). The results of the two groups were then directly compared. The average survival time was 23.3 months for patients receiving AT versus 18.3 months for patients receiving FAC.

      Taxotere® (docetaxel) and Xeloda® (capecitabine): Researchers conducted a clinical trial to directly compare docetaxel plus capecitabine to docetaxel alone in the treatment of patients with stage IV breast cancer. Patients who received treatment with docetaxel/capecitabine were more likely to experience anti-cancer responses, have a longer time to cancer progression and survive longer when compared to patients treated with docetaxel alone. One year following therapy, 57% of patients treated with docetaxel/capecitabine had survived, compared to only 47% of patients treated with docetaxel alone.

      Gemzar® (gemcitabine): Recently, clinical trials indicated that gemcitabine and paclitaxel is an effective treatment option for initial therapy of stage IV breast cancer. In one trial, researchers from France treated 36 patients with stage IV breast cancer or locally advanced breast cancer with gemcitabine and paclitaxel. Following therapy, approximately 42% of patients had an anti-cancer response. The average time to cancer progression was approximately 7.5 months.

  8. QUESTION:
    Stage 4 breast cancer have dangerous bacteria?
    We have a friend who living with us in one roof, she have stage 4 breast cancer. Since she took an alternative medicines.Something like a brown hard flesh coming out from her breast. Causes an open wound. She have cancer paste to cover it. But my question, are there dangerous bacteria that spread anywhere in the house? i need your answer, thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      There are billions and billions of dangerous bacteria that are in your house. If your friend has a large open wound and it's cared for by slapping on some "cancer paste" I guarantee you it will be come a large open festering wound in about a week.
      I understand that living with metastatic cancer is difficult, but don't kill yourself with an infection for a treatment that will not work.
      Alternative medicine is psudoscience. Maybe 1% of it has any positive effect on your body, the rest is placebo effect marketed by anecdotal evidence. Any alternative medicines that show potential benefits in controlled clinical trials are quickly turned into drugs by the pharm companies, the rest are junk.

  9. QUESTION:
    What do you think of the NC woman who was denied custody of her kids because she has breast cancer?
    I saw this story on the news. Supposedly a North Carolina woman was denied custody of her children because she has stage 4 breast cancer. The judge said that the children need more contact with the non-ill parent than the ill parent. What do you think of this situation?

    • ANSWER:
      I think it is a good idea that the judge is thinking in the best interest of the children. They will still get to be with their mother, but at the same time build a good bond with their father for when the most likely situation of the mother passes, actually happens. Plus, who will watch the children while the mother, if she goes through treatments, is sick from the medications, cannot get up to bathe or clean or cook? They need someone capable of taking care of them.

      This isnt just about a mother loving her children, but the lasting effects that these decisions will have on the children.

  10. QUESTION:
    Can you survive stage 4 breast cancer?
    I just found out that my aunt has moved up to stage 4 breast cancer that has spread to her liver, lymnode, leg, neck etc. I don't know much about cancer and all I really want to know is what is the survival rate when you've reached stage 4? The doctors plan on Chemo therapy.

    • ANSWER:
      Stage 4 breast cancer has spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other parts of the body.

      In stage IV breast cancer, the cancer has spread elsewhere in the body. Affected areas may include the bones, brain, lungs, or liver. Because multiple areas may be involved, focused treatments like surgery or radiation alone are not sufficient. So far, treatment of stage IV breast cancer does not provide a cure for the disease. By shrinking the cancer, treatment can slow down the disease, make you feel better, and let you live longer. Although patients with stage IV breast cancer may live for years, it is usually life-threatening at some point. Many factors influence this

      * Chemotherapy , or treatment with cancer drugs, is often the main treatment. It can slow down the growth of the cancer. Chemotherapy is often used in combination with hormone therapy or immunotherapy.
      * Hormone therapy can be key for women with hormone receptor-positive cancers. These are cancers that need hormones to grow. Tamoxifen has been used to block the effects of estrogen for decades. But newer drugs, like the aromatase inhibitors Arimidex and Femara, and the aromatase inactivator Aromasin, also show great promise. They reduce the amount of estrogen your body makes. By cutting off the supply of estrogen, you can choke the cancer and slow it down. Women who haven't reached menopause may consider having their ovaries removed to stop them from making hormones that help cancer grow.
      * Biological therapy is a new approach. In about 25% of women with breast cancer, an excess of a protein known as HER2 makes the cancer spread quickly. Herceptin is a new drug that's been approved to treat women with metastatic breast cancer that is HER2-positive. It stops this protein from making the cancer cells grow. It may also boost your immune system, giving it the strength to fight the cancer itself. It is most often used in combination with chemotherapy.
      * Clinical trials are open to many women with stage IV cancer. A clinical trial may allow you access to cutting-edge treatments. Many new therapies -- new drugs, new treatments, and new combinations -- are in clinical trials now. Keep in mind that any successful treatment we have now started out in a clinical trial.
      * Surgery and radiation are used in some cases. These treatments aren't used to cure the cancer. But they may help treat pain and other symptoms in areas where the cancer has spread.
      * Other drugs may also help treat some of the side effects of breast cancer treatment, such as nausea, fatigue, and infections.

  11. QUESTION:
    How do I help or talk to a neighbor who has cancer?
    I don't know her well and a mutual friend told me she has stage 4 breast cancer. I want to talk to her or do something to help, but I'm not sure what to do or say. She didn't tell me herself (but I haven't seen her much either) so I don't want to butt in or make her uncomfortable. Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Stop by, and say, "Hi Jane. I don't mean to butt into your personal business, but I have heard through the grapevine that you've been having some health issues. I wanted to let you know that you should feel free to ask if there's anything I can do to help make things easier for you."

      That lets her know that you're available, and gives her the opportunity to talk more about her illness or her needs if she wants to. It's important that you let her do the asking, and don't pester her too much. Being ill is hard work, and making nice for company can be exhausting.

      Also, when you're talking to her, don't be overly sad. Try to talk about normal things...what's been going on in the neighborhood lately, your favorite tv show, the project your husband is working on...you know, the things you talk to healthy friends about. A little bit of normalcy is often appreciated by those who have so much other stuff going on.

  12. QUESTION:
    How do people with terminal cancer go about day-to-day life?
    Specifically, stage 4 breast cancer.

    As in:
    Do they feel pain?
    Do they have to take specific drugs, if they do feel pain?
    Do those with terminal have radiotherapy or chemo or does that simply prolong life/they don't have to?
    Are there certain things they're not allowed to eat/drink/do?

    Thank you :)

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, they have pain and their doc will give them pain meds to keep them comfortable. Docs will try further chemo, but it is very hard on the body so it's common for the patient to quit the treatments and just get by while they can.

  13. QUESTION:
    any long time survival from stage 4 breast cancer ?
    My Mom has a stage 4 breast cancer mets to lungs, liver and bones but still she's doing better she's is very positive and doing lot of work and she has a strong feeling to beat cancer ,MY question is , is it possible to beat cancer from positive thinking.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes there are long term survivors (10 years or so), but no one “beats cancer” with positive thinking.
      Her best hope is that while her cancer is being managed we come up with other ways to extended her life or cure the disease.

  14. 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

  15. QUESTION:
    What to expect from someone with a brain tumor?
    My mom has stage 4 breast cancer which has now spread to her kidneys and brain, she was given 4 - 6 months of living left. What should we expect down the road especially with the brain tumor?

    • ANSWER:
      Its hard to say how this will progress. There's probably at least two different paths that might occur. One one path, multiple organs start to fail and she could take a sudden turn for the worse before the brain cancer causes any symptoms. This path might be more likley if the kidney problems progress faster than the brain cancer.

      The other path is one where the brain cancer causes problems before organ failure occurs. This path is very difficult to predict since the effects of brain cancer depend on the precise locations where the tumors are located and the nature of the tumors. At one end of the spectrum of possibilities, she might suddenly lapse into a coma, and not recover. At the other end of the spectrum, neurological problems might slowly multiply and become more severe until a critical brain function is lost.

      Hopefully she will have little pain and keep a clear mind for much of her remaining time. Keep this in mind if faced with options that might prolong her life by few months versus treatments that will make her remaining days more pleasant.

  16. QUESTION:
    Would having had cancer disqualify me for the military? Even after I have been through chemo etc?
    I want to join the military, but I am currently under going chemo and radiation for stage 4 breast cancer. When I am done I will be back in the gym beefing up to join the military. Will I still be able to join or will it disqualify me for a medical condition?

    • ANSWER:
      you must be cancer free for FIVE years before a waiver is considered. at Stage 4 your chances are negligible even after the 5 years are up.

  17. QUESTION:
    How do teens raise money for a good cause?
    Once a year, there is a trip held at our school that gives students the opportunity to go to Europe over spring break. The trip costs 00. Our best friend, whose mom has Stage 4 Breast Cancer, has been wanting to go for 4 years, but he can't, due the expenses of his mother's disease. We want to surprise him by raising enough money to send him to Europe.
    We need ideas (inexpensive) on how to raise 00 in six months.

    • ANSWER:
      that sonunds difficult, well you could do door to door selling and recieve donations for your cause, you could ask for online donations it basically works like scholarships you just have to write or via email contact individuals who could assist. or you could organize a group at school and recieve that way.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is normal grieving and when should you seek grief counseling?
    My very good friend died of stage 4 breast cancer almost a year and half ago. A friend on FB posted about his sisters cancer battle today and it made me break down. I really thought this was behind me but it still hurts so bad and I am crying for my friend. What point do you say you need to talk to a professional

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    stage 4 breast cancer spread to lungs,bone neck and liver,How long she's live?
    My mom has stage 4 breast cancer but she has a fighting spirit and treat like a normal person she is Er and Pr positive , Is 30 to 40 years life is possible in stage 4 cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      No one can really say but I would guess between 2 and 10 years. Who knows what treatment they will come up with in those 10 years though. I do know of one woman who has had it for 10 years and is still going strong but I think she only has it in her bones.

      Good luck to your mum, I hope she keeps up that fighting spirit for a long time.

  20. QUESTION:
    How can I get my mothers health insurance to pay me to take care of her, I'm a registered nurse?
    My mother has stage 4 breast cancer with mets to brain and chest wall. She is currently failing chemo and I'm not sure the next direction to take. I am trying my best to be there at all times taking care of her, and her house, but I am also employed full time as a registered nurse. My mom would like to make me her private nurse, but I don't know how to get the insurance to pay for this at all?

    • ANSWER:
      Insurance doesn't pay for private nurses. They're paid out of pocket.

      Good insurance will, however, pay for hospice care, and maybe that's the direction you need to look in.

      You won't be able to be paid by her insurance, without first becoming a provider by contract with them, and that process generally takes about six months.

  21. QUESTION:
    Hi Friends I have a burning and an important question to ask?
    Can anyone out there can help. Does BIORESONANCE THERAPY helps to cure a stage 4 Breast cancer. I am in a confused stage of making a decision for my wife.Its urgent pls help. Thanks and best regards

    • ANSWER:
      I fear not. This is about all I can find on the topic, as it seems science has deemed this as pseudo-science:

      Lacking any scientific explanation of how bioresonance theory might work, researchers have classified bioresonance therapy as pseudoscience.[3] Scientific studies[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11] did not show effects above that of the placebo effect.
      Proven cases of online fraud have occurred,[12] with a practitioner making false claims that he had the ability to cure cancer, and that his clients did not need to follow the chemotherapy or surgery recommended by medical doctors, which can be life-saving. Ben Goldacre ridiculed the BBC when it reported as fact a clinic's claim that the treatment had the ability to stop 70% of clients smoking, a better result than any conventional therapy.[13]
      In the United States of America the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies "devices that use resistance measurements to diagnose and treat various diseases" as Class III devices, which require FDA approval prior to marketing. The FDA has banned some of these devices from the US market.[14]

  22. QUESTION:
    where can i find a Breast Cancer Charities that will help us?
    my mother is diagnosed with stage 4 Breast Cancer and already undergone operation last december 2009 the doctor said she will have a 2 or 3 months to live but thank God shes still alive until now but shes now bed ridden and fighting the cancer within her. her only medicine is pain killers because we cant afford the oral chemo the doctor prescribed us thats why im hoping theres charities who will help us. if you know a charity please help us.

    • ANSWER:
      This is what really makes me angry. Why do they make us pay so damn much money for medication desperately needed. It's so wrong. Like the first person said, try the American Cancer Society. I belong to the Susan G. Koman foundation or organization for breast cancer awareness. Now, I'm not sure if they can help you, but go on to their site and see if they can. Ask your mom's Dr who can help you. Doesn't she have insurance? They should help pay for this medication. My insurance paid and I only had a co-pay. I didn't take any chemo pill like Tamoxifen, I refused. I still have that old prescription on my fridge but if your mom needs it, it should be available to her. Can you ask family members to help you buy this drug? I feel awful that she can't or you can't pay for this. Ask your town. Ask anywhere, start with the town hall, There is help out there. A lot of people don't realize how much help is out there, you have to do some leg work. I wish your mom the best. Blessings

      ADD I just received a letter in the mail from the Breast Cancer Society. I thought of you as soon as I read it. this woman named Rhonda was a member. Here is a quote from her that was on her picture.
      TBCS has been there with me, offering their assistance every step of the way from the Christmas check to literally holding my hand in the hospital before and after surgery.. Taking my mother and children to and from the airport, getting me groceries and so much more..." I think this could be an answer for you. As I read on, I could see how people really like them. I never heard of this society before. I guess there's always a reason unexpected things happen.
      It also says in the pamphlet that the breast Cancer Society is providing direct help to individuals and families. This help gives hope and hope is essential in winning the battle and becoming a survivor." I might add that the woman Rhonda lost her battle but they continued helping her family until they got back on their feet.
      They are located in Ohio. Here is the address;
      Breast Cancer Society
      PMB 283-Gift Processing. MA
      3971 Hoover RD.
      Grove City, OH 43123-2839

      The National Headquarters are in Meza, AZ.
      I can't find the web site for them but I'm sure if you just use the information I gave you, you will find it. Hope this helps you a lot.

  23. QUESTION:
    Are there any companies that will donate wicker baskets for a gift auction?
    I am running a gift auction for my sister who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer, and I am looking for a company/organization who will donate baskets for free- I'm not looking for items to put inside of a basket, I am looking for literally the wicker (or whatever material) baskets themselves. Can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      You'll need to go to the stores that sell such items and ask the manager.

      Nobody here knows what stores are near you. If there's a Pier 1, that's where I'd start, or maybe at Michael's craft stores.

  24. 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.

  25. QUESTION:
    What phrases get you through a tough day?
    My wife is dying from stage 4 breast cancer.Our twelve year old, Billy, wants to make her a "One Day At A Time" calendar. He's come up with some of his own motivational phrases, our family photos, his and his siblings original drawings, and random (rambling) 'thoughts for the day'. however, we've got quite a few more days to fill in the rest of her calendar... If you have a few short, sweet, motivational thoughts or phrases and who's credited for the quote Billy could use them.

    • ANSWER:
      i sought my soul
      but my soul i could not see.
      i sought my God
      but my God eluded me.
      i sought my brother
      and i found all three.
      (Source Unknown)

  26. QUESTION:
    I am 28, and I have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Any gud idea on how I should spend the rest of my life?
    My boyfriend broke off from our 6 yr relationship. My Mom is a stage 4 breast cancer patient, and I do not want to trouble her by sharing my grief. I am depressed, and I have no attachment to life. I am not interested in pursuing any treatment. Just wondering how I should spend the rest of my life. I am not rich. Just an average software engineer without savings. Any idea on how I can spend the rest of my life? I know that my clock is ticking, and I am counting days. Now, I do not remember what makes me happy... I am just confused.. What do people usually do when they know they are going to die?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you still in Union City/Fremont? There are excellent treatment options.

      I, too, have Stage IV breast cancer and I'm taking every treatment option available to me. I have a lot to live for! I would love to meet up with you if you'd like. I live in the San Jose/Santa Clara area. Just send me an email via the email system. We can easily meet in Milpitas or some place like that.

      I know I am going to die one day, most likely of cancer. However, I don't know what day. It literally could be years and years away as my mets are limited to bone right now.

  27. QUESTION:
    Travel insurance for breast cancer sufferer?
    My sister has stage 4 breast cancer but is responding well to tamoxifen and zolodex. She is planning a trip to Canada this summer but is having real difficulty finding a company who will cover her. Can anyone suggest a british insurance company who will cover acancer sufferer.
    I don't know why this has came up on Yahoo USA. I'm on Yahoo UK and Ireland and have a .co.uk address.

    • ANSWER:
      World First Travel Insurance will cover most medical conditions, they're not too expensive either. You can get a 10% discount on all World First policies through www.diabetictravelinsurance.com. Although this is a site aimed at those with diabetes, the link saving 10% is open to anyone who wishes to take advantage of the offer - give it a go, its free and easy to apply without obligation.

      Hope she has a super trip to Canada, I've been there and loved it!

  28. QUESTION:
    How should I start this story?
    Ok so I am writing a love story and basically it's two old people a man and a woman and the woman has cancer and her husband comes every day while she is in the hospital to read her his journal of all the days he loved her. I know it's very much like the notebook but that's not the point and I actually wasn't even thinking of that when I created this idea. So I need to know how to start the story. It will need to he of the day she tells him that her test results say she has stage 4 breast cancer. Please help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Make it to where the comes into the hospital and says, "How are you feeling?" and then she can say, "_____, there is something you should know," and then she can tell him about the breast cancer.

  29. QUESTION:
    Is fever associated with cancer progression or regression?
    My mom has stage 4 breast cancer with mets to bones and liver. Recently, she's been having fever episodes that spike around 102F. There is no identifiable infection. I read confounding information on fever and cancer: the fever could be due to the body fighting the cancer leading to regression, or it could be the tumors releasing pyrogens as they are progressing. Which is it?? Help! I'm worried...

    • ANSWER:
      I would keep looking for an infection especially if she is on chemotherapy..
      Fevers are NOT the normal course for stage IV breast cancers
      either in progression or regression.
      If her white blood count is low, I would treat her empirically
      with a broad spectrum antibiotic.
      Her oncologist should be made aware of 102 degree fevers.

  30. QUESTION:
    A friend of mine has stage 4 breast cancer and arthritis in the spine. How long does she have to live?
    She has been diagnosed with breast cancer. After all the necessary tests have been taken the doctor seems suspicious that the cancer has spread to the spine. What is the survival rate? How long does she have to live by taking the additional tests and medicine?

    • ANSWER:
      With Stage IV, even though the prognosis is terminal, there's a wide variety of survival times once a woman has been diagnosed with it. Just look at Elizabeth Edwards. She was diagnosed with Stage IV sometime around the end of 2005, and it's barely noticeable. But survival stats are worthless, because it depends on many factors, the main one being whether she tested positive or negative for hormone receptors. If she tested positive, she can be treated with anti-hormonal therapy in addition to chemo, which is a huge plus. Other factors include age and especially the type of cancer she has.

      Bones are the most common place for breast cancer metastases to land, so while the spine sounds scary, (and probably painful) it's something they'll treat until the mets are driven back. In general, bone mets are considered less serious than soft tissue mets, which most Stage IV BC patients ultimately get.

  31. QUESTION:
    the petitioner did not show up to court today, due to severe illness. Can she be represented by her parents?
    Mother of my children has Stage 4 Breast Cancer and can no longer take care of my 3 children. She missed mediation yesterday and did not show up for court today due to her being hospitalized. Her mother (kids grandmother) came to court on her behalf and was able to speak to the judge. Is that legal? Mother is not contesting the divorce or custody... The grandmother is fighting for legal guardianship,

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    How did you cope with your mother having cancer?
    My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 months ago, it has since spread to her bones and lungs. She is in stage 4. I am so scared to loose her, She has been through 1 phase of Chemo and the cancer is getting bigger so she is starting a different one. She is making sure to go over her will and going over what she is leaving me and what I am to do. I am 21 and have a 16 year old sister. Has anyone delt with a parent going through cancer or lost a parent, how do you deal. My mom and I are really close, I dont know what I would do if I were to loose her?

    • ANSWER:
      i am going through the exact same thing. my mom is in stage 4 of her breast cancer. it is in her bones and spread to her liver. she is going through chemo right now and is taking it well. i cannot even begin to tell you how hard it has been for the fam. there are 4 of us kids ranging from 17-27. i feel your exact pain. ive been sooo worried and have had trouble having faith in God, but for my mom i have to remain strong. she has been battling breast cancer on and off for 17 years. hope lives. she has beat the odds. you need to be there for your mom every step of the way because she needs all the hope and strength she can get. i will be praying for your mom. she can do this. just pray. God can heal her just like he can heal my mom. We have to be strong and have faith. email me with any questions you have or if you wanna talk about it because im in your exact position xcheerxforxlifex@yahoo.com

  33. QUESTION:
    What can I expect regarding stage 4 breast cancer that has spread to the liver?
    My friend went to the hospital due to jaundice/liver failure. We thought she had hepatitis but it turns out it was breast cancer. I know her prognosis isn't good, and that there's no cure for her situation, but is there a reasonable chance she may overcome the immediate liver failure crisis and live in better health than her current bedridden state for a little while? Or is she going to be terribly ill from now on?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry to hear that, and it sounds bad. A HUGE part of it depends on how long she wants to live. If she doesn't want to fight, she won't last long, but she could over come it, not easily, but it's possible. Find a support book about cancer if you've never had to deal with cancer, and attempt to relate. I had to learn the hard way. My mom is healed now but she was diagnosed with Colon cancer, and I - her son was/am her primary care taker. If she decides to fight back you need to make sure that you are with her, and that you also show a great appreciation to the care taker, because it is one of the hardest jobs, and most thankless jobs on the face of the planet.

  34. QUESTION:
    I need help from someone who has experience with cancer?
    My mom has stage 4 breast cancer, and it's spread so much that they had to take all the lymphnodes out of one arm. For the past few months she's been very forgetful and it's almost like her brain isn't working right. Could that be because the cancer has spread to her brain?
    Yes, it has spread to another place (her spine).
    She was diagnosed a little over a year ago.
    She's undergoing hormone treatment, but not chemo.

    • ANSWER:
      You have good answers above - especially from "Denisedd."
      It is important to check for brain metastases since the treatment is different.
      Her oncologist should be made aware of these mental changes.
      If there is brain involvement, radiation treatments will be recommended rather than chemotherapy of hormonal therapy

  35. QUESTION:
    How bad is it when doctors use radiation as treatment for stage 4 colon cancer?
    My best friend has stage 4 colon cancer. She's only 24 years old. She told me that they are going to start radiation, what does that mean? I read about how they do it, but how bad does it have to be before they do radiation?

    • ANSWER:
      Just as the poster before me, they do radiation even for Stage 2 cancers. I have to get radiation for Stage 3B Breast Cancer I was officially diagnosed as cancer free but I have still have to go thrut he radiation as a safety measure. All Stage 4 cancer is bad but that does not mean that she can't beat it--people beat statistics all the time. Keep a positive attitude and my thoughts and prayers are with you and her and the family during this difficult time.

  36. QUESTION:
    Anyone have any information on treatment for triple negative stage 4 breast cancer?
    My sister, 55yrs old, diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in April 2010. Had mastectomy, 3 positive lymph nodes (under arm), had 12 weeks of grueling chemotherapy and 5 weeks of radiation treatment. Now found out she has lung metastasis and bone. Just when our family thought she'd beat this disease. Interested in hearing from a survivor or an oncologist. Any promising clinical trials? She lives in LA and is a wonderful person.

    • ANSWER:
      As you know, this is now stage IV breast cancer and is considered incurable.
      The goal now is to buy as much good quality time as possible.
      Here's an excellent review from an Sept 30,2008 journal.
      http://www.cancernetwork.com/triple-negative-breast-cancer/content/article/10165/1340727
      - - - -
      http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/569483
      - - - -
      http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/news/20090602/new-drug-for-hard-to-treat-breast-cancer

  37. QUESTION:
    What is the youngest age for a woman to have IBC?
    IBC is a type of breast cancer that is over looked by doctors untill it is too late. This type of breast cancer is the fastest spreading cancer there is. Sadly the only time they can detect it is when the patient is already at Stage 4 of the cancer. The scarist part of that is there is NO Stage 5 of this cancer. Once at stage 4 it results in death. So my question is What is the earliest age for a woman to have IBC?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately it isn't just IBC that is a fast spreading cancer. There are over 200 different types of cancer and many are extremely aggressive, spread rapidly, and have no treatment protocol. Welcome to the world of rare cancers.

      IBC is a rare type of breast cancer, few people get it, but of course if you are one of the unlucky ones this can be devastating. But, just because a person is diagnosed as stage IV does not mean that the cancer is not treatable. Actually the survival rate for IBC is between 25 to 50 percent . . those odds really aren't that bad when dealing with rare cancers (we are used to seeing figures like 5 to 20 percent or worse). Any age women, including a teen can get this type of cancer . . but again it is very rare . . and makes up about 1 to 6 percent of breast cancers. Anyway you can do a little research about the disease:

      Inflammatory Breast Cancer: Questions and Answers
      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Sites-Types/IBC

      People Living with Cancer: Inflammatory Breast Cancer
      http://www.plwc.org/portal/site/PLWC/menuitem.6067beb2271039bcfd748f68ee37a01d/?vgnextoid=70d6ea7105daa010VgnVCM100000ed730ad1RCRD&vgnextfmt=cancer

      And, if you have any interest in rare cancers at all . . take a look at this list . . remember the majority of these rare cancers have a lower survival rate than IBC because there is little research taking place to help these patients. This doesn't mean their cancer can't be treated . . but it is more difficult because no research or protocols are in place to save these patients . . and that statistic includes children.

      Adult and Pediatric Rare cancers (not a complete list)
      http://adult.rare-cancer.org/raw-adult-list.html
      http://pediatric.rare-cancer.org/raw-pediatric-list.html.

      Incidentally the scariest part about a rare cancer is not the stage of the disease (as long as its treatable) .. the scariest part is the lack of treatment options.

  38. QUESTION:
    Are all stage 1 breast cancer patients with no lymph node involvement recommended to take chemo?
    What if a person has stage 1 breast cancer with no lymph node involvemet and have estrogen and progesterone negative tumors, will chemo strongly be recommended for that person especially if they are young? Also, I would like to know are positive estrogen and progesterone tumors very slow growing tumors? Are negative tumors faster growing?

    • ANSWER:
      Ok....trying to think back. I was diagnosed when I was 29. I was a stage 2 because of the size of one of the tumors. I had no lymph node involvement. I am er+, I had DCIS and invasive tumors, and I am Her2+ which means that my cancer was a little more agressive. I was strongly encouraged to do chemo because of my age when I was diagnosed, and I think for us early stage breast cancer folks, that is always the case....but I could be wrong. It's been 4 years and I still blame chemo brain.

      Anyway, I hope I answered your questions a little. Good luck!

  39. QUESTION:
    What phrases get you through a tough day?
    My wife is dying from stage 4 breast cancer.Our twelve year old, Billy, wants to make her a "One Day At A Time" calendar. He's come up with some of his own motivational phrases, our family photos, his and his siblings original drawings, and random (rambling) 'thoughts for the day'. however, we've got quite a few more days to fill in the rest of her calendar... If you have a few short, sweet, motivational thoughts or phrases and who's credited for the quote Billy could use them.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      What a beautiful thing your son is doing for his mother with the "one day at a time" calendar. All the best to you, your wife, your son, and all your family.

      “The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.” ~C.C. Scott

      "Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself." Desiderius Erasmus

      “Things will happen in your life that you can't stop, but that's no reason to shut out the world. There's a purpose for the good and for the bad." Crazy Pete

      “Think of all the beauty that’s still left in and around you and be happy!” ~ Anne Frank

      “Just as the caterpillar thought the world was over, it turned into a butterfly.” Author Unknown

      "Sometimes even to live is an act of courage." -Seneca

      “It is not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game ever starts.” -- Addison Walker

      “Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process.” Anne Wilson Schaef

      “From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

      “Sunshine surrounds the earth as love surrounds our souls.” ~Terri Guillemets

      “Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” Victor Hugo

      “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell

      "Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight." – Rossiter Worthington Raymond

      “Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.” ~Emily Dickinson

      “Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." -- A.A. Milne

      “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” Buddha

      “Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.” Anthony Brandt

  40. QUESTION:
    How long can someone survive with stage 4 cancer?
    My grandmother is 87 years old and was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. The cancer is in her breast, lung, bone, liver, brain, and there is a mass in her heart, not sure if it is a tumor or not. She is now living at my mother's house and will get hospice care. We have asked the doctors what her time-line looks like and no one can give us an answer. As a family we have decided to forgo any treatment for fear that it would be too strenuous on her. I guess what my real question is what we can expect, as far as her condition and what may happen in the coming months. I would greatly appreciate any advice anyone can give me who may have some experience in this. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      OMG!! Don’t listen to the guy with the long answer he is not a real doctor. I am so sick of his nonsense.

      It is difficult for anyone to tell until the time gets close and that is probably why the doctors are not really saying. Once hospice gets involved they will be able to give you more information, but it would most likely be days to weeks.

  41. QUESTION:
    How long do you have with stage 4 lung cancer?
    My dad has stage 4 lung cancer and it is also now in his chest plate/breast bone area. I want some information but his doctors kind of avoid my questions. How long does he have with chemo and radiation? Like an estimate. Also what do I expect? Hes 50 years old and I don't want to watch my dad deteriorate.

    • ANSWER:

  42. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know anything I can do for Colon Cancer Fundraising?
    My dad was diagnosed a couple of months ago with Stage 4 colon cancer. I have been reading everything I can on it, but one of the things this oh-so-preventable-cancer is missing is the type of fundraising I only seem to find for breast cancer. I want to do everything I can to do my part to raise awareness and raise money if I can. Please let me know if you know how to do so.
    Anything local to the PA, NJ, DE, MD aread would be even better!

    • ANSWER:
      Your desire to help with this important health issue is wonderful. You may want to start by contacting your local chapter of the American Cancer Society (ACS). You should find them in the phone book.

      The ACS may have fund-raising programs you can assist with. You may also be able to work with them to start a special program specifically for colon cancer if they do not already have one.

      There are plenty of ways to raise funds for cancer awareness. Here are a few ideas:

      1) a walk for colon cancer (walkers get friends and family to 'sponsor' their walk with a donation for each mile the person walks)
      2) a raffle/drawing (donated artwork, cruise or vacation tickets, a 50/50 drawing, etc.)
      3) sell tee-shirts, mugs, hats, etc. with a logo about supporting colon cancer awareness
      4) a community auction - get local people and businesses to donate items to the auction
      5) sell ribbons, pins, etc. to show support for colon cancer awareness.

      Best wishes and good luck.

  43. QUESTION:
    My mom has diarehea for over a month should she be worried?
    My mom has had diarehea for the past month. She says it worse at night like between 2-6 in the morning. She will go about 4 times and it like water. She has changed her eating habits and her dr told her j to just take Imodium before bed. It's not working. History: she was dx with breast cancer stage 4, 3 years ago. As of now she is cancer free. BUT her cancer marker keeps going up. It started at 16 and is now at 32. Her dr said he isn't going to worry about it until it reaches 36. And it's getting there. So should we be worried about her diarehea connected to some sort of cancer?

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Can you still have Chemotherapy in Stage 4 Breast Cancer?
    I have a friend who is still getting chemo therapy at (allegedly) stage 4 of breast cancer. She says that it has (allegedly) spread to her bones but not any vital organs but she still works. Does this sound like stage 4? Can you still get Chemotherapy in Stage 4 breast cancer?
    i hate to sound doubtful but at times she can make things seem a lot more than it is...i have learned that in our relationship

    • ANSWER:
      With luck one of the medical professionals who answer questions on here will be along to answer in detail; meanwhile I can tell you that I know someone with breast cancer who has had chemotherapy more than once since spread to the bones was diagnosed eight years ago.

      Her bone secondaries are much less widespread than they were when she was diagnosed, thanks to the treatments she has had.

      Another friend who had had stage one breast cancer and had surgery but not chemotherapy was diagnosed with bone metastasis and began chemotherapy almost immediately.

      Breast cancer that's spread to the bones isn't considered curable, but it can be managed, sometimes for years.

      Why do you doubt your friend's word?

  45. QUESTION:
    A good place for my sister and I to go?
    My sister has stage 4 breast cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. I'm 24 years old, she's 28... I want to have her come hang out with us but I don't want her to feel uncomfortable or any of my friends to feel uncomfortable, cause they don't know her all that well. Where's a good place my sister and I can go hang out? Any suggestions? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      the best thing to do is go spend time with your sister.if she has family she may want to be around them.i don't believe your sister will be able to do any traveling,due to the chemotherapy,and the pain.tell her how much you love her,and support her any way you can.i am so sorry for you because i know what you are going through.i lost my beloved aunt may 2nd due to cancer in the brain liver and lungs.my prayers for you and your sister will always be.put your faith in god and let him guide you through this ordeal.if you need support or just need someone to talk to e-mail me at debbiesharp26@yahoo.com

  46. QUESTION:
    stage 4 breast cancer met to liver,lungs and bone is terminal of life?
    My mom has a stage 4 breast cancer and she's feel she is ok! and live more than 20 years, Is there is any chance to live longer. I'm so scared about my mom.

    • ANSWER:
      Stage 4 is terminal but there are many treatments around that will help relieve her pain and give her a lot longer. Depending on the type of breast cancer I have known women who are still living with stage 4 after 10 years.

  47. QUESTION:
    What is the life expectancy of stage 4 lung cancer?
    And age doesn't matter, does it? A friend of mine and a friend of hers who is 34 years old dying of stage 4 lung cancer. She lost so much weight and she can't start chemo until she gains weight. The doctor only gave her about 7 to 8 months to live, but she has a mass like size of a softball in her lungs. The doctors can't operate on her, because its near her heart and she will die. Is it possible that she might die sooner than 7 or 8 months? Please help by explaining it. Thank you!!

    • ANSWER:
      Aww I can't help you I just want to say I'm so sorry. I know what it's like to have a friend or family member with cancer. My mom has breast cancer and its been a struggle. I'm so sorry and you and your friend will be in my prayers. <3

  48. QUESTION:
    If you have cancer, but are in remission, will tumor markers stay the same?
    My sister has stage 4 breast cancer. By the grace of God, we were told she is now in remission. The problem is her tumor markers are staying around 47.7. Should it be going down if she in in remission? The tumor is still there behind her breast bone, but is not currently active. Please help me if you can. I am confussed about this and the doctors confuse me more.

    • ANSWER:
      Tumor markers are used to monitor treatment.
      Stage 4 breast cancer is not curable but the marker and the tumor remaining stable means the chemo is keeping that way for now.


stage 4 breast cancer

2 Types Of Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do you obtain medical marijuana?
    I have 2 types of Cancer, They are called Basal Cell Carcinoma, and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. I really need this, it will help me calm down

    • ANSWER:
      Obtaining med marijuana is easy, even if you get diagnosed with depression you would be able to obtain it. There's a few locations out there in the US of course...at this location you become legal for smoking marijuana AND you are legal to grow. i know someone that is legal i can ask for you but it happens to be too late right now to call or contact this person so i'll get back to you

  2. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever gotten better after being admitted to Hospice care?
    ..My good friend is in Hospice after having been admitted.She is a Cancer recovery patient from 2 types of serious cancer. She looks like she is getting better again, Do people ever get well enough to leave there and go home?

    • ANSWER:
      Hospice is for those who are dieing. Instead of hospital care. Well enough to not need hospital, but not well enough to be home without nurses looking in several times a day. If there was a chance of her surviving she would be in a nursing/rehab home until strong enough to be home. Sorry, for your friend. Only good thing out of it is when the body gives up and she goes to God, she is whole again and suffers no more.

  3. QUESTION:
    What types of cervical biopsy are there, do they both hurt?
    I have to have a cervical biopsy for HSIL, maybe cervical cancer. I am a wimp. I am reading that there are 2 types of possible biopsies. How do I know which one I need, the doctor didn't specify. Do they both hurt pretty bad?
    When you say it hurt, do you mean like REALLY hurt? Intolerable pain? or tolerable?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know what the 2 types are. During my cervical biopsy, the doctor scraped the cervix for skin cells, and then clipped a small piece of the cervix. The scraping didn't hurt, but the clipping did. I took Tylenol and laid around the rest of the day. The next day I felt fine.

      EDIT: It's definitely tolerable.

  4. QUESTION:
    What types of cancer are the most common in teens and how do they affect a person?
    I'm writing a story and I want the main character to end up getting cancer. Although I've heard about cancer and read stories about it, I've come to realize I know nothing about the horrific disease.

    *What types of cancer are the most common in teen girls?
    *How would these cancers affect you, hair loss; etc.
    *I know there are stages determining how far along cancer is, what are these stages? How long do you have to live typically during each stage, like how long would you have to live if you are diagnosed with stage 2 cancer?
    *What would be the easiest cancer to hide? I don't want it clearly visible to every one she meets, I want the main character to be able to hide it up until the point she's going to die or somewhat close. Is that possible?
    *Also how long would you typically live with no treatments. Could cancer go away without treatment and if you received treatment a year after being diagnosed would it have any effect?

    Please answer the best you can
    I did know it was the treatment that caused hair loss, guess I should have made that clear based on your answers.

    I respect your answers, I really do. But that's the reason I'm asking. I want to learn about cancer. Do you think people who write about serial killers and crime scenes know what it feels like to murder someone, what the process is when an officer is questioning you, or how to hide the murder scene? No. They research what they want to write about. They watch crime shows/movies, read about it, talk to people who have been there and done that.

    • ANSWER:
      Those people are jerks. Obviously she isn't going to be mass printing the book, it's just to help with her writing. ALSO, she is learning. Is it better to stay ignorant about something and move on to something easier? SHE'S USING YAHOO ANSWERS AS A SOURCE OF LEARNING. dream crushers.
      My cousin died of cancer a few years ago, and I don't find this offensive at all.

      While it isn't common, IT DOES HAPPEN. My cousin was 12. He was diagnosed with Lymphona when he was 5, the tumor was taken out, he was cancer free. Then, when he was 9, he was rediagnosed and eventually the treatment was doing more harm then it was good. He went home where he could die peacefully.
      He lost his hair, both times, from Chemotherapy. Do more outside research on that.
      Stages of cancer (generally, not all are the same):

      Stage 0Carcinoma in situ.
      Stage I, Stage II, and Stage IIIHigher numbers indicate more extensive disease: Larger tumor size and/or spread of the cancer beyond the organ in which it first developed to nearby lymph nodes and/or organs adjacent to the location of the primary tumor.
      Stage IVThe cancer has spread to another organ(s).

      Sure, it's possible. All cancer could somewhat be hidden, as long as she doesn't have a tumor growing out of a very visible place. (My cousin had a tumor in his stomach,a round the size of a small melon) But, they become very weak and pale. Sometimes real people don't even realize they have cancer and they have only months to live.

      Cancer is something that is somewhat mysterious. The cells can divide in many different ways, theres always a new thing popping up. That is why it is so hard to find a cure for. My cousin's cancer went away for the first time after treatment, the second time he was so far along, and the various treatments didn't work. It could very well go away with no treatment, it's unlikely, but It can happen..

      other info:
      It was almost cruel to continue to keep my cousin alive by the different treatments. He was unable to eat or swallow after a while, and it became so painful. It was time for him to go.

      There are cancerous tumors, and uncancerous tumors. (or benign)

      Go ahead and do a bit more research. I believe there is a movie (and book) about a girl with cancer, called "My sister's keeper." that might help give perspective just a bit. But the book and movie are very different.

  5. QUESTION:
    Can you be 2 types of forensic scientist in one? What is foot thread casting?
    I would love to be a forensic scientist but i dont just want to be a crime scene investigator i also want to be a forensic science technician. That is DNA and finger prints etc. is this possible.

    Also can I speacialize in more than 2 types of forensic science?
    what is foot thread casting?

    • ANSWER:
      Not quite. You can get to be a forensic scientist via the back door, as it were, in the following way.

      Before I explain, I need to tell you my son is a Doctor of Genetics and apart from the run-of-the-mill work on breast cancer checks, assessing whether a child is fathered by someone, etc, his lab does work in an entirely different field.

      His lab was targeted by the Police who needed forensic tests of Crime Scenes and he developed an entire Crime Scene Kit for them, which can tell how many people were at the scene of the crime, how old they all were, what ethnic group they belonged to, though the kit cannot say who perpetrated the crime.

      So it seems your best bet is to get the ball rolling by getting yourself a degree in genetic research.

  6. QUESTION:
    What type of cancer patients call for the prescription drug fentanyl?
    I've been doing personal research on all types of cancer. I am also wondering if fentanyl is still classified as the strongest prescription painkiller? Its been over 2 years ago on the answers that are already on here

    • ANSWER:
      The fentanyl transdermal patches are commonly used in the management of pain for any end stage malignancy. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/drug-information/DR601815
      The strength of an opiate pain killer is relative since the doses can be adjusted for all of them.

  7. QUESTION:
    What types of cancer are common during late adolescence and early adulthood?
    Is there a good website to look up this information? I tried googling it I'm not getting any good results.
    I'm just curious as to what types of cancer I should be aware or concerned about. I am 18 and I know I shouldn't be too concerned about cancer at this age, but it does happen.
    I don't know my medical history and I have no idea whether my family has a history of cancer or not.

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer of all types is rare in young people.

      Women are advised to begin breast self-exams at 20. Besides that, just be conscious of changes in your body and discuss concerns with your doctor as appropriate.

      The number one killer of young people is accidents. Tens of thousands of young people die accidentally every year. Motor vehicle accidents are the biggest killer. But falls, drowning, shootings, and drug-related incidents take a terrible toll as well. Here is how to increase your chances of dying from old age:

      1) Always wear a seat belt.

      2) Obey the speed limit.

      3) Never drive drunk or impaired. Don't be a passenger of someone who is drunk or impaired.

      4) Wear a helmet on motorcycles and bikes.

      5) Learn to swim, never swim alone, never swim at night, and never swim while drunk or impaired.

      6) Stay away from ladders and roofs.

      7) Stay away from situations where illegal drugs may be present

      8) Do not handle firearms unless you have completed a firearms safety class.

  8. QUESTION:
    What type of cancer is chemotherapy least effective against?
    What type of cancer is chemotherapy most effective against and the least effective against?

    • ANSWER:
      Red Angel is correct. According to the study that was done by some Australian oncologists, when a person gets chemotherapy, they have a 2.1% chance of survival in 5 years for all of the cancer's included. The study was called "The Contribution of Cytotoxic Chemotherapy to 5-year Survival in Adult Malignancies. This study took every randomized controlled clinical trial performed in the U.S. from 1990 to 2004 and the results showed the above Cancer cure statistics. According to that study, chemo is most effective against Hodgkin's disease at 40.3% (ABSOLUTE numbers).

      In 1989, a German biostatistician, Ulrich Abel PhD, after publishing dozens of papers on cancer chemotherapy, wrote a monograph "Chemotherapy of Advanced Epithelial Cancer." It was later published in a shorter form in a peer-reviewed medical journal.70 Dr. Abel presented a comprehensive analysis of clinical trials and publications representing over 3,000 articles examining the value of cytotoxic chemotherapy on advanced epithelial cancer. Epithelial cancer is the type of cancer we are most familiar with. It arises from epithelium found in the lining of body organs such as breast, prostate, lung, stomach, or bowel.

      From these sites cancer usually infiltrates into adjacent tissue and spreads to bone, liver, lung, or the brain. With his exhaustive review Dr. Abel concludes that there is no direct evidence that chemotherapy prolongs survival in patients with advanced carcinoma. He said that in small-cell lung cancer and perhaps ovarian cancer the therapeutic benefit is only slight. Dr. Abel goes on to say, "Many oncologists take it for granted that response to therapy prolongs survival, an opinion which is based on a fallacy and which is not supported by clinical studies."

      Over a decade after Dr. Abel’s exhaustive review of chemotherapy, there seems no decrease in its use for advanced carcinoma. For example, when conventional chemotherapy and radiation has not worked to prevent metastases in breast cancer, high-dose chemotherapy (HDC) along with stem-cell transplant (SCT) is the treatment of choice. However, in March 2000, results from the largest multi-center randomized controlled trial conducted thus far showed that, compared to a prolonged course of monthly conventional-dose chemotherapy, HDC and SCT were of no benefit.71 There was even a slightly lower survival rate for the HDC/SCT group. And the authors noted that serious adverse effects occurred more often in the HDC group than the standard-dose group. There was one treatment-related death (within 100 days of therapy) in the HDC group, but none in the conventional chemotherapy group. The women in this trial were highly selected as having the best chance to respond.

      "April" You need to start using the ABSOLUTE NUMBERS and NOT the relative numbers often used by those that want to skew the results to encourage funding of chemo. You madam, are the laughable one here. Get your facts from credible sources.

      EDIT: "April" My you have been indoctrinated well. Because the medical profession in America has gained so much power and money, it is foreign countries that are doing the real research it seems. The drug company studies are the real jokes with all the "Ghost writers" and throwing out the information that does not meet with their agenda and having people like you supporting that insanity makes it difficult to extract the real truth. You simply will NOT find ANY studies done in America that attack the medical industry's use of chemotherapy, it's just too lucrative and way to big of a cash cow.

      You still have the brain tumor? How has our modern medicine helped you? Look at Genetic Engineering fiasco; same issue. Only in America do they NOT label GMO foods, but everywhere else in the world they do and the rest of the world has seen the tests and know how bad it is for you, but NOT in America! Same problem.

      QRA testing is a very accepted method of testing people for many problems that even doctors have not been able to help. So you know, there is a machine that has been developed that gives data in place of the "O" ring testing you mentioned. It is very sophisticated and not only proves the validity of the "O" ring testing, but is very accurate. You need to update your data bank dear.

      Can you name just ONE disease that ANY drug company has "CURED" in the last 100 years? Just one. And don't embarrass yourself by naming vaccines because there is way too much credible data showing how bad vaccines are and how ineffective they are in so many cases.

      good luck

  9. QUESTION:
    Can you have different types of cancer all at once ?
    My mother was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer with a lump about 3cm and today her MRI revealed that she has a tumor in the neck also.

    Does she have neck cancer also ? How dangerous is removing a lump on her neck ?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you can have more than one kind of cancer at the same time, but it isn’t very common. There is no such thing as neck cancer. Having a tumor does not mean it is cancer.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is radiation treatment to a cancer patient after giving up the fight?
    My mom has suffered with several types of cancer over the past 3 years and now it's severely deteriorating all of her bones. She broke a bone in her back 2 days ago just by picking up her coffee pot. Her oncologist says there's nothing more that can be done. Keeping her out of pain and comfortable is now top priority. He's having her get radiation treatments daily for the next 2 weeks. He says it's for pain relief. Is that true?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, radiation treatment is used for pain relief. Are you receiving hospice services? They can help your family through this experience, and they would have explained the purpose of radiation at this stage. Good wishes

  11. QUESTION:
    What tests are needed to tell what TYPE of cancer you have?
    what tests are needed to tell what type of cancer you have. now where its coming from but the actual cell biology type, such as squamous cell, or small/oat cell, or basal cell, etc. I have been trying to get these answers for a report at school on specifically small cell carcinoma, and all i can find on it is small cell lung carcinoma. i don'tt need the place where it originated from: lung cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, etc. I need the actual cell biology. Any Citable websites would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      The American Cancer Society describes the different methods for biopsy and what happens during a cytology test when processing the specimen for histology type:

      ACS: Testing Biopsy and Cytology Specimens for Cancer
      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ped/content/ped_2_3x_testing_biopsy_and_cytology_specimens_for_cancer.asp

  12. QUESTION:
    What are the names of the different stages of different cancers?
    For colon cancer stage one it is called dukes a. For stage 2 it is called dukes b and so on. Is there any other types of cancer the uses dukes for a stage? If not what name do they use for different stages? Links to sites would be great. Thank you so much for helping!

    • ANSWER:
      Well, it depends on which system that you use. In general all cancers are considered to have four stages and three grades of tumor. Staging is used by the oncologist and surgeon to determine what the best treatment is to be used. So, the majority people only really need to know the stage of their cancer and not all the systems that describe it.

      So, in general, there are four stages:

      Stage 1 - Early cancer. One small tumor.
      Stage 2 - Early cancer. Tumor larger.
      Stage 3 - Tumor larger than before. More than one. Tissue invasion.
      Stage 4 - Advanced cancer. Large tumors, invasion of tissue, metastatic spred through lymph nodes or blood

      And, their are three grades . . low, medium and high grade in reference to how abnormal the cells look under a microscope.

      Sarcoma is often described as Groups . . instead of Stages . .but it is basically the same thing.

      As for your direct question about colon cancer there are 3 systems of stagings that can be used depending on the hospital or country you are in. ACS provides a description for you:

      Detailed Guide: Colon and Rectum Cancer
      How Is Colorectal Cancer Staged?
      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_4_3X_How_is_colon_and_rectum_cancer_staged.asp

      Breast cancer also has a more detailed staging system.

      Detailed Guide: Breast Cancer
      How Is Breast Cancer Staged?
      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_4_3X_How_is_breast_cancer_staged_5.asp

  13. QUESTION:
    If you were given one of the three chances to help the world, which would you choose?
    And why?

    1) Finding a cure for every type cancer/disease
    2) Ending poverty and world hunger
    3)Stopping violence in the world (world peace)
    and a fourth just because
    4)Stopping cruelty to animals

    You can NOT choose more than one.
    ☮♥¢уη ; - Did you understand when I said you can't choose more than one, or should I try to explain that in a different way?
    I agree, georgie boy.

    • ANSWER:
      That's hard! Great question, though.

      I think I would choose "ending poverty and world hunger," because it would have an impact on all of the other ones too. Poor and hungry people are less likely to be healthy and to be able to afford health care, and poverty breeds violence and cruelty. It's easier to be kind to each other and to animals when we're not desperate for a meal and a roof over our heads.

      Edit: I understand what georgie boy's saying, but I wouldn't change my answer. The fact is that there's already enough wealth and food in the world for everybody, but some of us are hogging it. And I'm a happy, healthy first world person, so I think it would be pretty arrogant of me to say that I need other people in the world to stay poor and hungry to fight overpopulation. It's other people's lives, you know? And they deserve better.

      I don't even know if overpopulation would be a problem if we ended poverty and hunger anyway. First, we've never tried it. Second, when people aren't fighting poverty and hunger, they make different reproductive choices. A woman makes different choices if she isn't facing starvation if she insists on birth control in her relationship, or if she isn't fighting off poverty with prostitution.

      So that's why I'd still pick #2.

  14. QUESTION:
    What are all the symtoms for one type of cancer?
    What are all the symtoms for one type of cancer? And please put the link down on your answer were you got the info from.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't need the link. I can tell you from experience:

      Brain Tumors (mine has been upgraded to brain cancer)

      1) Headaches - severe, that come out of nowhere and can last from a few minutes to a few days.

      2) Blurred vision and/or sensitivity to lights

      3) Nauseau and/or vomiting

      4) Cognitive problems - forgetfullness, mood swings, being unreasonable, etc.

      5) Severe Fatigue or a sense of having no energy

      These are the main symptoms but there are others. If you want more information, check out www.abta.org (the American Brain Tumor Association).

  15. QUESTION:
    Can You Help Me Answer Several Questions About Breast Cancer?
    1. If a male's mother had breast cancer, does this increase his risk of getting any type of cancer?

    2. If someone underwent chemotherapy and radiation for chemotherapy and survives, and is also in remission and never has cancer again, will their experience with cancer and cancer treatment shorten their life span?

    3. What is the likelihood of someone's breast cancer relapsing if they successfully underwent chemotherapy and radiation for it?

    Thanks for your help.
    Thank you for the extremely helpful response, and I'm happy to hear that you have NED.

    • ANSWER:
      1) Breast cancer is hereditary in only 5 - 10% of cases. If the man's mother is one of those 5-10% whose breast cancer was due to one of the rare inherited BRCA genes, then he has a 50% chance of having inherited that gene.

      If he has inherited the gene, his risk of breast cancer is 1% with the BRCA1 gene and 6% with the BRCA2 gene. This is low, but is many times the breast cancer risk of a man who doesn't carry a BRCA gene.

      If he hasn't inherited the gene, his risk of breast cancer isn't increased. Nor is it increased if his mother was one of the 90 - 95% of breast cancer patients whose breast cancer was not hereditary.

      No, he is not at risk of other types of cancer, whether or not his mother's breast cancer was hereditary.

      2) I don't believe there is any evidence of this; someone else - Denise or Spreedog perhaps - will be able to tell you whether this is ever the case.

      3) People who have hadbreast cancer and are in remission are told that they have 'no evidence of disease' (or NED - my favourite word!) rather than that they are cured or have the 'all clear'. This is because breast cancer can return at any time, even years later - although that doesn't mean it will.

      Most recurrences happen within two years of diagnosis and treatment. After 5 years the chances of recurrence are statistically very low, and continue to fall with every passing year.

      It DOESN'T mean breast cancer is never cured, simply that there is no way of telling whether a particular person's cancer will recur. Many people live the rest of their long health lives without recurrence after breast cancer treatment.

  16. QUESTION:
    I was wondering what type of cancer kills in a matter of weeks?
    I know there are many types of cancer but what one kills a person in under 3 months or so. A political person from Canada has died very quickly from this Cancer that took him very quickly.

    • ANSWER:
      No cancer kills in a matter of weeks.
      By the time people are diagnosed they have had it for years it takes that long to see it on imagining.
      However, I have seen a lot of patients who die quickly after diagnosis. That can be from many cancers, but they have usually had symptoms for awhile. I just had a guy in his 50s who had a tooth pulled and the dentist could not stop the bleed so he was sent to the ER. Turns out he had leukemia and was dead 8 days later. He claimed he did not have symptoms, but that is hard to believe.
      The median survival for pancreatic cancer is 2-6 months. Stage 4 melanoma is 7 weeks.

  17. QUESTION:
    What type of cancer can female teens get?
    Im 15 and my mom wants me to check into some vaccines she wants me to get that helps prevent some type of cancer.

    Cervical cancer pops in mind for some reason.

    Well i know i don't want to get the vaccine, but i still want to know what types of cancer female teens can get.

    If possible, explain them & please don't use big words.
    Cause then i wont understand anything lol

    • ANSWER:
      not sure of very many dif kinds but you definitely want to get the vaccine for hpv im 30 and just about everyone i know my age and around my age has it. Me and 1 friend have had the precancerous cells we had in the office procedure to have the part of our cervix cut out that had displasia (precancerous cells) and 2 that I know have had the cancer and had to have a BIG chunk of their cervix cut out with in the hospital outpatient surgery

  18. QUESTION:
    If someone has 2 types of cancer at the same time, is it harder to heal? Are their chances lower?
    Can they heal one but not the other?

    Any information would be appreciated. I'm talking about a woman with breast and lung cancer.
    She had breast cancer 10 years ago and now it's back. Also, it seems that they would be 2 different cancers. They are doing a biopsy on Monday. They'll treat the lung cancer first and then the breast one.

    • ANSWER:
      While I was writing, another doctor has given a good explanation. I am also a cancer specialist doctor.
      My answer just adds a few bits to the above.

      Quite often this is a situation in which the breast cancer has spread to the lungs so it is not two cancers but the same type of cancer in two areas. If you do mean a primary breast cancer and a primary lung cancer, it would depend on the stages of each. Most early breast cancers are cured with lumpectomy, radiation, and possibly adjuvant chemotherapy. Primary lung cancer is not so often cured with surgery and radiation, but a minority can be cured if caught very early.

      Let's focus on the more likely reason for your question. Someone you care about has breast cancer and now something is showing up in the lungs. Is it one tumor or several in the lungs? If there is more than one tumor mass showing up in the lungs, it is very likely to be the same breast cancer "metastatic" or spread to the lungs. That situation carries a limited prognosis since cures for metastatic breast cancer are few. But - - metastatic breast cancer may be controlled for some time if it responds to systemic therapies such as hormonal treatments and / or chemotherapy.

      People often have difficulty understanding that breast cancer which has spread to another place is still cancerous breast tissue - - it may respond to hormonal treatments. When breast cancer goes to the bones, it is still breast cancer in the bones - not "bone cancer." I hope this helps you to understand, and we hope your loved one or friend has a good outcome.

  19. QUESTION:
    can you treat 2 different types of cancer at once with chemo?
    A person I know has brain and lung cancer. They have just had radiation for the brain cancer. They are now starting chemo. Will the chemo hit both cancers?

    • ANSWER:
      Usually this is very uncommon that a person is suffering from tow or more 'type' of cancers! A person can have cancer in various organs of body due to metastasis of the primary cancer, but the 'type' of cancer remains same, doesn't matter wheresoever it is present. So the treatment is decided on the type of primary tumor, and the extent of metastasis.
      In your patients case, it appears that the primary cancer was in lung, and the it metastasized to brain. Yes, a chemo can hit cancer in both the places.

  20. QUESTION:
    How do we get the world to better fund and better recognize the various forms of childhood cancer?
    My son, now 4, was 3 1/2 when diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer called a Wilms Tumor (kidney tumor). While there is money being put toward it's research more needs to be added. Stages 4 and 5 of this type of cancer can be very hard to fight. New drugs need to be developed for these more aggressive cases. Also, the survival rate, if you relapse, is not what it should be. Longterm survival rates, with no relapse, can be very good. I believe that more attention needs to be given to all forms of childhood cancer, not just leukemia.

    For the record, my son is nearly 6 months off treatment and so far is doing just fine! His next check up is at the end of July.

    • ANSWER:
      Since Wilms, as you say, is a rare form of childhood cancer, the money--and overall, childhood cancer research is well funded--is honestly better spent on cancers that affect more children. While I do understand your desire to see more attention paid to your son's illness, the research must first be done on more common cancers.

      Lest you think I am unsympathetic, I lost my own youngest 2 years ago to complications from very aggressive chemo when he was 5, 10 years prior to his death. (Don't let that scare you, though, treatment has come a long way in 12 years!) He was fortunate to have the ten years, though, as his cancer, like your son's, was rare and not well understood, hence the very aggressive treatment.

      Nonetheless, I still understand the need to work on the more common cancers first. It is not only leukemias that are now being turned into treatable illnesses, though, more and more solid tumors of many types have become survivable each year.

      Give that boy a big hug for me, and you two look forward to your next 60 or 70 years together, if *you* last that long.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is this rare type of blood cancer that attacks organs and blood cells, causing uncontrollable mood swings?
    I don't know very much about cancer and how it works and affects people. Someone mentioned they had a type of cancer that affects them this way, does anyone know what its called?

    • ANSWER:
      When asked for their opinion on cancer tests, a lot of doctors say that, cancer blood tests and other lab tests are the first steps, which help a doctor to make a cancer diagnosis. As we wade through the dawn of 21st century, we are faced with newer diseases and never ending challenges. One such (a deadly one) is the cancer. It is a disease with no guaranteed cure and in most cases, it is fatal. More than 10 million people in a year, come in the cadaverous mouth of this monster.

      Blood tests alone can also sometimes show the presence or absence of cancer. If the doctor suspects that you have cancer, he may like to order certain cancer blood tests or other laboratory tests, such as an analysis of urine or a biopsy of a suspicious area, to help guide the diagnosis. Cancer blood tests give the doctor clues to the body's inside, which can very well be the missing pieces from the puzzle. Just because the doctor has ordered cancer blood tests or other tests to look for signs of cancer doesn't mean that a cancer diagnosis has been made and you have cancer.

      Reduce your anxiety by learning more about cancer blood tests, how they are done and how they prove to be lifesaving.

      The Blood Tests

      Samples collected with cancer blood tests are always analyzed in a lab for signs of cancer. The samples may show cancer cells directly, proteins or any other substance made by the cancer. Blood tests give the doctor an idea of how well your organs are functioning and if they've been affected by any cancer.

      Examples of blood tests used to diagnose cancer include:

      1. Complete blood count (CBC): This common test measures the amount of various types of blood cells in your blood sample. The abnormality is in terms of too many or too few cells of a particular type or abnormal cells.

      2. Blood protein testing (electrophoresis): This test examines various proteins in blood and can aid in detecting certain abnormal immune system proteins (immunoglobulins) that are sometimes elevated in people with multiple myeloma (cancer of plasma cells). Other tests, such as a bone marrow biopsy, are used to confirm a suspected diagnosis (like the blood cancer).

      3. Tumor marker tests: Tumor markers are chemicals made by tumor cells that can be detected in the blood. But tumor makers are also produced by some normal cells in your body and levels could also be significantly elevated in noncancerous conditions. This limits the potential for such kind of tests to help in diagnosing cancer.

      Interpreting the results

      Test results are interpreted very carefully because several factors can influence test outcomes, such as variations in your body or even your diet. In addition, noncancerous conditions can sometimes cause abnormal test results. And, in other cases, cancer may be present even though the blood test results don't show the same. Doctors usually use test results to determine whether your levels fall within a normal range or they may compare your results with those from past tests.

      Though blood tests can help give your doctor clues, other tests are usually necessary to make a confirmed diagnosis. For most forms of cancer, a biopsy - a procedure to obtain a sample of suspicious cells for testing - is usually necessary to make a definitive diagnosis. In some cases, tumor marker levels are monitored over time. The doctor may schedule follow-up testing in a few months. He may use these tests to determine whether if you have cancer or that your cancer is responding to treatment or whether your cancer is growing.

      The basic problem with this sort of a disease is that oftentimes it is found in stages too advanced for the best treatment opportunities. Half of all patients diagnosed with lung cancer die within a year of diagnosis. Getting tested at an earlier stage is the only possible way to control the devastation that, this disease can cause. So the test results must always be discussed with your doctor and after his opinion, with your family. Ask the doctor what your results say about your health and in cases of positive diagnosis, what should be the future course of action
      Take care...

  22. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of having 4 different forms of cancer?
    I don't know specific types of cancer, but a friend of mine who I don't really trust told me his friend just found out she has 4 different forms of cancer. It seems far fetched but not impossible but I would like to know statistics.

    • ANSWER:
      All at the same time?!..................I seriously doubt it.
      I think out of every 300 cases or so I see a patient with 2 cancers at once.
      Sometimes, but rarely will you see an older person on their fourth cancer during their lifetime.
      I have never seen anyone with 4 cancers at the same time.

  23. QUESTION:
    Is anyone else upset that breast cancer is the only publicized awareness month?
    I'm all for cancer awareness but why is breast cancer the only publicized cancer awareness month? Many people suffer from all types of cancer daily and I've had family suffer from both Leukemia and Pancreatic Cancer. It's seems that if a celebrity is diagnosed with a cancer or has died from a cancer that's the only way awareness will be publicized. Now that Patrick Swayze has passed I'm sure Pancreatic cancer will be well known coming this November (Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month) Does anyone agree?

    • ANSWER:
      No, I don't agree.

      Breast cancer awareness and Breast Cancer Awareness Month are not high profile because of celebrity deaths, but for a much simpler reason - sheer hard work.

      Breast cancer awareness campaigns and BC Awareness Month started as a campaign by ordinary women, many of them with cancer, to raise awareness so that people knew the symptoms, examined themselves regularly, attended their routine mammograms etc. Enthusiastic participation and hard work by women made it grow into something nationally, then internationally, recognised (and then big business cashed in).

      I agree that awareness needs to be raised about other cancers too.and while I hate 'competitive illness' I can see why there is resentment about an imbalance in awareness raising and fund raising. I too have had family members suffer from other cancers - lung, testicular, stomach and cervical cancers and leukaemia, all but one of them dying of their cancers.

      There are, as you point out, other cancer awareness months, weeks, ribbons etc; but the fact is none has had the sheer hard work put into it that breast cancer awareness has.

      Now, I've had breast cancer and I personally very much dislike BC Awareness Month - or Pink October as the more cynical of us call it.

      Support for those with a deadly disease that kills on average 33 women a day in the UK and 112 a day in the US (the only stats I have, I'm not being ethnocentric) has been turned into a marketing opportunity by big business, with around 1% of the cost of specially made pink stuff going to breast cancer charities, the rest into the retailers’ pockets.

      The pink fluffy stuff infuriates me, and I'm not at all 'tickled pink' by Asda's (Walmart's) trivialisation of an illness that may yet kill me. October magazines carry stories from cheerful survivors who claim to have the all-clear (there is no all-clear with breast cancer), and often say bc has changed their lives for the better - very different from anybody I know who's had breast cancer.

      And it has negative consequences for breast cancer patients too - I believe that the whole thing is counter-productive, that the marketing and fund-raising hype surrounding breast cancer, by trivialising a deadly disease, is leading people to believe, wrongly, that breast cancer is 1) not very serious, certainly not as serious as many other cancers (many women with breast cancer have been told - by people who don't have it - that it's a 'good' cancer to get) and 2) easily curable.

      I've even heard it said that it's a ‘fashionable’ or 'sexy' cancer - my sexy prosthesis and sexy scarred, one-breasted body are evidence that it's no such thing.

      In all the pink trivia, it's easy for people to lose sight of the fact that breast cancer is a devastating illness with disfiguring surgery, grueling treatments and so far no cure.

      I don't wear a pink ribbon and as someone in remission from breast cancer I support the Think Before You Pink and Pink Stinks! campaigns, both started by women with breast cancer

      http://thinkbeforeyoupink.org/?page_id=13

      BUT it does annoy me a little when people complain about the attention breast cancer receives in comparison to other cancers. The solution is not less attention for breast cancer, but more attention for other cancers - and there is nothing to stop any group of people starting a campaign along the lines of the one started ny those women who started all the breast cancer awareness. They'd have to be as dedicated and prepared to work as hard though.

  24. QUESTION:
    Should you take aspirin and milk to reduce cancer?
    After today's news about taking aspirin and milk To reduce types of cancer by 1/3-1/2 should we be taking it? Or is the risk of internal bleeding from the aspirin far greater and outweighs the pros?

    • ANSWER:
      Aspirin and milk do not reduce cancer, surgery does.
      If you are referring to reducing the risk for some cancers, studies for some time have shown aspirin does reduce the risk. No one here can tell you if the risks outweigh the benefits in your case as we know nothing about you and that is what your doctor is for.
      In any case they are referring to a low dose aspirin.

  25. QUESTION:
    What are some common cancers that affect children?
    I would like to know what types of cancer children are diagnosed with the most an some of the ones that are hardest to treat. Thankyou.

    • ANSWER:
      Pediatric cancers are uncommon, but among cancers that do affect children the most common forms are:
      Leukemia (the most common)
      Brain cancers
      Neuroblastomas (tumors outside the brain, usually occur in the first year of life)
      Lymphoma, both Hodgkins and Non-Hodgkins
      Wilms tumor (cancer in one or both kidneys, usually occurs in kids aged 2-3)
      Rhabdomyosarcoma (soft tissue sarcoma)
      Retinoblastoma (eye tumor)
      Bone tumors such as osteosarcoma and ewing sarcoma. These tumors are more common in adolescents since that is the period when the bones undergo the most rapid growth.

  26. QUESTION:
    How often do people with cancer get cancer again in a different location, not related to the previous cancer?
    Statistically, does getting cancer decrease the risk of getting a different type of cancer (not related to the previous cancer)?

    • ANSWER:
      Based on data from a national meeting a few years back there were 2.7 million cases reported from nine SEER registries from 1973-1999 of these 10% developed a second primary.

  27. QUESTION:
    Why would breast cancer be more important than other cancers?
    There is a lot media coverage on breast cancer than any others. Many more organizations gather funds for that cause than any other type of cancer. Why? Why would people divide their efforts and independently search for cures against that specific type of cancer? Wouldn't it be way more efficient to have a single (possibly international) organization to gather funds for developing a cure against cancer, since it's the exact same illness in breasts than in intestines and everywhere else?
    I know that cancer is an umbrella term, but in molecular terms, the same imbalances and genetic defects give rise to all types of cancer. Sure, many environmental factors give rise to the different types of cancer:
    -Skin cancer is mostly caused by UV damage to DNA;
    -Evidences point to the bacterium Helicobacter Pilori as a cause of stomach cancer;
    -Lung cancers are mostly caused by carcinogens in cigarettes and asbestos;

    But breast cancer is on par with all the other types of cancer in terms of ultimate cause: a genetic defect. Cells don't go astray, they simply execute the genetic information they have; and if part of that information is missing or abnormal, either the cell dies (by apoptosis) or forms cancer

    I'm not discriminating women or any such ridiculous thing! That person "..." clearly has a biased opinion of others.
    My point is, why not putting more emphasis on "fighting CANCER" than fighting "breast cancer," if the solutions to breast cancers are the same than for any other

    • ANSWER:
      There is more coverage for 2 reasons: 1 - it is the #3 killer of women, and 2 -more famous people are being diagnosed, and thus are in the news. As for a global fund gathering, ALL countries would have to agree on something, and that will never happen -- our govt. can't even agree within itself...

      Another reason there is more of it in the news is that the generation known as Baby Boomers are getting older, and most often it hits older women. Also, people with similar types cancer tend to gravitate to each other for support, etc.

      People. for example. with lung cancer will care most about it, rather than other cancers. Take myself as a better example: I am in terminal stage breast cancer, and quite frankly, I could care less about other cancers at this point.

      And my last point about the "popularity" [a disgusting term], of breast cancer -- is due to mental effect it causes. Having a doctor say you may lose a breast or part of one to surgery is equal to telling a man he would have to lose all or part of his manhood.

      So please... a little sensitivity for what we go through, okay? Thanks.

  28. QUESTION:
    How many mutations does a stage 4 cancer have ?
    What are they and where ?

    Does a stage one cancer have less mutations

    and therefore more easy to kill?

    Are stage 4 cancers resistant to chemo and radiation ?

    do some types of cancer have a natural resistance

    to chemo and radiation ?

    What causes this?

    Is it in the genes?

    • ANSWER:
      You are mixing up stage and grade of tumor. A stage refers to the progression of the disease . .how much it has grown, spread, or metastasized . . what you are asking about is the grade of the tumor which refers to how mutated the cancer cells look under a microscope. The more mutated the cancer cell, in general, the more aggressive the disease. Thus . . even if a cancer patient has a stage 1 cancer, if the grade of the tumor (how mutated the cells are) is high or aggressive than he is dealing with a deadly disease . . the cancer could progress very quickly into a stage 2, 3, or 4. People often mistakenly think that if they are a stage 1 or stage 2 than the cancer is not 'as serious' . .however what the Stage of the cancer really means is in reference to TREATMENT . . it is easier to treat a smaller stage 1 cancer than it is to treat a metastatic stage IV.

      As for your other questions . . it is likely that a stage one cancer . . because it is early in the progression of disease will have less mutations than a late stage cancer . . but again, it has nothing to do with stage . . it is the grade of the tumor type.

      Stage 4 cancers are not resistant to chemotherapy or radiation. Many patients with stage IV cancers have been treated successfully. In general a stage IV cancer is more difficult to treat because there is more cancer to treat . . it has spread in the body . . so it is like trying to put out little fires all over the body . . you take care of one area only to have cancer pop up somewhere else. But the answer is . . no . . stage IV cancer is not resistant to treatments. My son was diagnosed with stage IV disease and was treated successfully with chemotherapy and surgery for two years (he was no evidence of disease, his type of cancer responded to chemo and shrunk significantly.

      As for cancer becoming resistant to chemo . . there is a possibility that this is happening . . cancer evolves . . it is our own DNA and what seeems to happen is that tumors that are not killed 100 percent have left over cancer cells that do not respond to the type of chemo first used. That is why they use different chemos .. searching for the magic bullet. But every body is unique . . every DNA is unique . . and every cancer is unique, making it extremely difficult to come up with a treatment that will fit everyone.

      It isn't the genes necessarily . . it is that cancer is our own DNA cells . .it isn't something foreign in the body . . and the cells have mutated and as they grow they mutate even more . . so it is a progression of disease . . an evolution of disease. There is no 'natural resistance' . . its just that each individual needs to have a treatment tailored specifically for them because their cancer is unique. If a 'natural resistance' existed than you would see this results across all patients . .but you don't . . some patients cancers respond to the treatment, while others do not because of their own unique body chemistry.

  29. QUESTION:
    how much money is received by cancer researchers?
    How much do they spend on cancer research in the USA? How many people live today because of cancer research? How many cancer patients have died because of cancer? What types of cancer is there? What types of drugs are being used in cancer research? How are cancer patients treated? What is the biggest type of cancer that the most people in the USA have?

    • ANSWER:
      1. billions
      2. millions
      3. millions
      4. many(since cancer is the rapid growth of cells i think there is a cancer for every type of cell!) here are a few since there is too many to list: lung cancer, prosatate, bladder, brain, mouth
      5.those that kill the cells before they spread and those that supress them to a confined area
      6.gentilly
      7. LUNG CANCER HAS A SURVIVAL RATE OF 15% AND IT IS THE MOST COMMON CANCER AND IS THE SECOND LEADIN CAUSE FOR DEATH

  30. QUESTION:
    Where can I find statistics on the success of different cancer treatments?
    I need to find data/statistics that demonstrate the effectiveness of different types of cancer treatment, all I can find is statistics on survival and diagnosis ect, but not anything related to the actual treatment used. Does anyone know where I can find any data on this, im really stuck :(
    any help appreciated
    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Denise is right. The kind of statistics you are looking for is found in papers on controlled studies, where efficacy of new treatments (under testing) are compared to older treatments. Sometimes comparisons are given in reviews. See for example this one: http://theoncologist.alphamedpress.org/content/10/4/250.full Figure 2 illustrate effectiveness of various types of treatments of metastatic bowel cancer.

      Be aware that cancer is a collective term of approximately 200 different diseases. The most effective treatment of bowel cancer is not necessarily the most effective treatment of other types of cancer.

  31. QUESTION:
    Before i start smoking pot, i need some advice?
    I need to know these things
    1: will i be able to smoke a little bud after school without my parents realising im high?
    2: will smoking pure marijuana cause any types of cancer, no tobacco involved
    3: will it effect how i think for example make me stupid as im coming up to school tests and things.
    4: obviously its illeagle, how and where do i hide it?
    I know that weed dosnt kill brain cells and things, just mainly concerned wether it will cause cancer and wether my mum and dad will notice im high, can i still react the same as act the same or will being high make me just see everything different and make it obviouse theres something wrong?
    Ps. Dont come saying omg dont start weed you will lead to other drugs and it will mess your life up, im an expert on canabis and dont need telling it will ruin my life because it wont trust me, thats just rumers parents make up to keep children away from drugs

    • ANSWER:
      You know, I wasn't going to respond, until I came to your "don't start" speech. The very fact that you wrote it proves that you really aren't an expert.

      I don't trust you on this frankly. I am considerably older than you are and I freely admit that many of my friends did drugs when we were young, mostly pot -- a few of them continued. I can tell you right now, it hasn't killed any of them, but not one of the potheads who did not stop within a few years of starting has amounted to sh*t. So as much as you may think you know, you are wrong. Watch your life slip down the hole after you start - sadly that's the only way you will believe anyone who doesn't agree with you.

      Hermes

  32. QUESTION:
    Which HRT is safe for me with strong family history of cancer.?
    I am 37 and have had a hysterectomy and my ovaries removed. My dr is not sure which HRT to advise me to take. My mum had 2 different types of breast cancer and i am at moderate to high risk of developing it too. I also only have 1 functioning kidney! I only need it to prevent osteoporosis.Please can anyone with medical background help me.

    • ANSWER:
      With your history it really isn't advisable to take hrt. Since you aren't taking it for menopausal symptom relief, you would be much better served by taking one of the medicines specifically to prevent or control osteoporosis. Have you had a base line bone density test yet/ If not, your Dr. should order one now so that you can track your bone health and be sure your preventative medicines are working adequately. I am concerned that your Dr. couldn't advise you properly on HRT. i think it would be advisable for you to find a new Dr. who can more adequately speak to your health issues/concerns. If you should develop difficulty with menopausal symptoms there are alternatives to HRT that would be safer for you to take. ie; vaginal estrogen creams that don't cause systemic risks etc. Be aware that herbal menopausal replacements can carry some of the same risks to women with your health history, always check with your (new I hope) Dr. before starting any over the counter supplement. Good luck to you.

  33. QUESTION:
    Explain the process of how smoking can lead to pancreatic cancer. How can this habit destroy the pancreas?
    We found out that Patrick Swayze, who recently died of this type of cancer last night, was a smoker. Regrettably, he did not completely quit. Of course, cigarette smoke has a lot of lung-damaging chemicals, such as benzene and CO, but what is the one thing in this smoke which can can wreak havoc with the pancreas?

    • ANSWER:
      No one can explain this process to you as no one knows what causes cancer. Most cancers have known risk factors and we know what they are by the information we keep, but very often we don’t know why they are risk factors.

      Pancreatic cancer surgery is very extensive and takes several hours. The national mortality rate is 18%, but drops to 5% with an experienced surgeon. However, this is not the reason it is seldom performed. The reason is only 5-20% have resectable disease at the time of diagnosis. There is no bright side to this disease. Less than 20% survive the first year. Less than 3% survive 5 years. The median survival for patients with unresectable or metastatic disease is 2-6 months.

  34. QUESTION:
    What alcohol names are there for Girl cats?
    I just got a new kitten for my birthday, because i had to put my cat down (she had 2 types of cancer). I have a Seal point kitten, she is so adorable!! My grandfather also recently passed away from cancer, He was marine so he loved alcohol, he loved the names and the taste. So i want to name my cat after a Alcohol Brand. Any ideas??

    • ANSWER:
      Margarita!

      good luck!

  35. QUESTION:
    Is it curable to have a stage two cervical cancer?
    My mom has been diagnosed with stage or type two cancer. Im worried because I love my mom like crazy. The cancer is cervical.

    • ANSWER:
      The 5 year survival rate ranges from 40-60% depending on which stage 2 you are referring to.

  36. 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.

  37. QUESTION:
    How do people acquire cancer?
    I understand that it is when your immune system fails, and in some cases it can just be bad genes. My friend Jake got a type of cancer in his leg, and he doesn't smoke or hang around nuclear powerplants or anything like that...I guess if we knew exactly what causes it, we'd have a way to fix it..but can anyone share what they know about how people get cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      From what I've learnt, everyone has cancerous cells in their body, usually safe stable cells which unfortunately can be triggered which can cause cancer, tunours etc, it's very sad and I don't believe there will ever be a cure, fingers crossed though!! I've had 2 family members die from cancer but this was 30 years back, now 30 years on we tend to understand it much better and are able to maybe not cure, but treat it.

  38. QUESTION:
    How to know if u have blood cancer with out going to the doctor?
    I am 14 and as I know no one in my family ever had any type of cancer
    Yes it it for me. Well I've been suffering for over a year being tired all the time no matter how many hours I sleep, I also take vitamins with 18 grams of iron which didn't work. I've been also realizing that I have a short memory and forgetting things very quickly. How to know if I have blood cancer with out going to the doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      If you're worried and think you have cancer, go see a doctor immediately. No one here can diagnose you and if you do have cancer, it's nothing to mess with and needs to be treated.

      With symptoms that last for a year it's very unlikely that you have blood cancer, more often called leukemia. It's extremely rare that someone your age would have chronic leukemia, as it is rarely seen in anyone under the age of 55. I, personally, have only heard of it happening twice in someone under 40. Untreated acute leukemia may be fatal within weeks - not a year - which leads me to believe you do not have acute leukemia.

      It seems like your only symptom can be attributed to being a teenager. Teenagers need more sleep than children or adults do because of the growth and changes going on inside and out. If you feel that you're unnaturally tired and weak for someone your age, it may be possible that you're anemic - you may just need a little more iron in your diet or an iron supplement. This can be tested by your physician in a simple blood test. The causes of anemia can vary from something as simple as growing, or something more serious such as leukemia, although leukemia is an extremely rare diagnosis for a fairly common problem. When my son was diagnosed with leukemia, he was diagnosed as anemic less than a week before and had a very sudden onset of anemia symptoms.

      There are lots of symptoms of leukemia but each individual is different. Some display some symptoms while others display other ones. There's no actual tumour as in other cancers but leukemia is a cancer of the cells that create blood cells.

      My son E had a cold in November that he just couldn't kick. We took him to the doctor and he was given an antibiotic. He got a little better but as soon as he finished the antibiotic he got sick again. He usually has a couple bruises here and there since he is a 2 year old. His walking was greatly affected from one of the drugs in his first chemo cocktail so he trips and falls pretty often. But the bruising he had was more than usual - he bruised at the slightest bump and he was absolutely covered in bruises, it looked like he lost a major fight. That's when we really knew something was wrong and took him to the doctor again. Once he was diagnosed we found out that his spleen and liver were enlarged - also symptoms of leukemia. Due to the extent of enlargement of his spleen, he had it removed after a round of chemotherapy. So far he has had 3 strong doses of induction chemo and 3 consolidation rounds, he was given another 2 strong doses of chemo due to a tumour in his liver that has just been typed as a hepatoblastoma. He has is about to start another round of chemo next week. He does stay in the hospital during his chemo. His chemo lasts 7 days and he usually stays for up to 2 weeks - protocol likely to change now. He will also have a bone marrow transplant when a donor becomes available. The chances of relapse with AML are pretty high. Since this is his second time fighting cancer he is considered at a greater risk for relapse so the bone marrow transplant is the best choice for him.

      He had some joint pain at the time of diagnosis. I have to say I didn't really think too much of the joint pain because he doesn't walk well due to one of the previous chemotherapy drugs he had - Vincristine. Because of Vincristine his leg muscles are weaker and he walks with "slapfoot" or "dropfoot" and he trips and falls fairly often. I figured his joint pain was because of falling but since his diagnosis I now see that it was probably because of the leukemia. On treatment he has had a significant amount of bone and joint pain, especially early on. When it's clear that he is in pain, he does get pain meds to help. I think the painkillers do help him but I think even then he does have some pain but duller than without painkillers.

      A leukemia diagnosis is absolutely not a death sentence. It's treatable but you have to keep in mind that it does take lives. I know many children and adults that have gone on to live completely normal lives after getting their No Evidence of Disease (NED) status. Sometimes a patient does relapse but it is absolutely possible that he or she can reach remission and eventually NED status.

      I hope this helped you out some and I hope you're able to come to a conclusion with your physician. If you have any more questions feel free to email me (crazycanuckj@yahoo.ca) or IM me (crazycanuckj).

  39. QUESTION:
    What percentage of people get cancer?
    How many people out of 100 have any type of cancer? I want to know the chances of getting it, as well as ways to avoid it. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It is always increasing. The National Cancer Institute estimates that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will get cancer in their lifetimes.

  40. QUESTION:
    What is the survival rate for someone with stage 4 cancer?
    Don't know the type of cancer, already started treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      If the cancer has metastasized and is truly stage 4, then ultimate long term recovery chances are very small. However there are always exceptions to every rule. Some types of previously incurable lymphomas are now curable with stem cell or bone marrow transplants, so at least some stage 4 cancers are now sometimes curable. Brain, lung, breast, cervical or ovarian cancer are not curable after reaching stage 4 unless there is a miracle (spontaneous regression). Another thing to remember is that staging is often not as precise as Drs would have you believe, so one Dr's stage 4 is another Dr's stage 2 or 3. good luck to your relative

  41. QUESTION:
    Why does it seem like breast cancer is the only type of cancer anyone cares about?
    It seem as though breast cancer gets so much more attention than any other type of cancer. I realize that it is the most common but does that mean it is the most important? I went to a cancer support walk (to raise money because my father died of colon cancer) and I can't even describe how much emphasis was put on breast cancer and no other types. I'm sorry if this sounds a little ignorant, I don't mean it to sound that way at all. It just confuses me.

    • ANSWER:
      "Is The Most Common"? I thought there were many more likely chances of cancer than breast cancer?

      I think it is because of a couple of factors:

      1. Men like boobies and anything that threatens the boobies must be destroyed!
      2. Breast Cancer seems to have a high mortality rate.
      3. When a woman loses a breast, even if it is reconstructed, women don't feel like women anymore because so much pressure is put on a woman's breasts... It isn't uncommon for a husband/boyfriend to stop having sex with a woman that has had a Mastectomy.

      Oh, and you can't point fingers at a person with breast cancer...

      Lung Cancer?
      "Oh, they SO DESERVE it... They should have known better than to smoke!"

      Or

      "Oh, they didn't smoke? They shouldn't have spent so much time in BARS getting exposed to 2nd hand smoke... They should have known better..."

      You can't say "Oh, well, she should have... It must be her own fault." when it comes to breast cancer.

      (BTW, people get lung cancer all the time and not always from smoking, that is just the most well known cause.)

  42. QUESTION:
    How to upgrade heat system in 35 yr old home? Electric heat cost is a killer. attic/cellar was insulated?
    Would propane addition be good? switch completely to $ oil $ There are 2 fireplaces but do not want to get into wood stoves, because this was my inlaws house and i rent it out and don't want the tennants burning it down.. My husband was going to handle this but just died suddenly of cancer. I know I dont HAVE to upgrade, tennants pay for heat, but I can deduct cost of upgrade on taxes and make the house more attractive to potential tennants (winter heating costs top 800/month!) its about 2500 sq. feet.
    ONE MORE THING since I still have 400 characters :-) What kind of caulk should I use (A)around outside doors and (B) around the bathtub surround? 2 different types? Thanks in advance, look for more queries in future!!
    ps I live in Massachusetts, gets 80 to 90 in summer, as low as -20 below 0 in winter. gets quite cold!

    • ANSWER:
      Lot of questions here but let's see if this helps. Going with natural gas if you have opportunity is the best route. Oil is definitley not cheaper than eletric. If you live in a warmer climate you could try a heat pump however if you have heat pump you will still need to install an air handling unit for your air conditioner. If you go with propane or natural gas you could install a boiler system with radiant or in floor heat. We put in a boiler in a first home it was built in 1947 and we found that it was great because you never had cold spots in the house everything was toasty. But agin if you install a boiler you need an air handling unit for your a/c. You can use a water heater for in floor heat but it is not as efficent as a boiler. We also found that are utilites with the bioler were about 70% less than the gas furnace. I would suggest that you talk to a couple of heating contractors and tell them these are the items you are looking for and have them give you a quote and then compare the gas, propane, heat pump and boiler options and decide which is the economical for you.

      Look at you windows and doors caulking is a could thing however, if they are really bad you may want to consider replacing them. I would you a silcone exterior caulk for the outside and inside arounf the windows and flexible paintable caulk.
      For your tub surround They have caulk made for tubs and tiles. Make sure that it is waterproof and paintable.
      Goof Luck.

  43. QUESTION:
    what is the life expectancy of a male with stage 1 or 2 bladder cancer?
    a 57 yrs old male who is just going for surgery could be in the stages of 1 or 2 bladder cancer. what is the approximate years of longevity with this type of cancer ?

    • ANSWER:
      Very easy to look up on the internet.
      Here are the survivals by stage for bladder carcinomas.
      http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/BladderCancer/DetailedGuide/bladder-cancer-survival-rates

  44. QUESTION:
    How much exposure to the sun causes skin cancer?
    I want to know anything about the amount of sun/damage one should be concerned about on their skin.
    I know it only takes a few "good burns" to develop certain types of skin cancer but does it classify as a "good burn" if you dont peel and the redness fades after NO more than 2-3 days? I'm fair complected and often get red even after using sunblock and it had me wondering.

    • ANSWER:
      Skin cancer can be caused by one exposure to the sun, although it may take decades to surface. In general, we acquire about 85% of our sun damage that will result in the lovely signs of old age on our skin, including skin cancer, before we turn 30. After that, protection is important for preventing existing damage, ie. cancer, from growing more quickly. Different types of cancer come from different exposures. Squamous cell carcinomas may be linked to burns while basal cell carcinomas often result from long term cumulative exposure - daily activity.

      As for a "good burn" - if you don't peel, then it is a mild burn. Dermatologists look for blistering burns as more problematic, although any significant exposure risks damage.

  45. QUESTION:
    Why are rates of colon cancer and type 2 diabetes so high in north america?
    North Americans have among the highest rates of colon cancer in the world. Rates of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease are also among the highest in the world. Give two reasons why these rates are so high, and explain how they could be reduced.

    • ANSWER:
      Obesity and the fact that people live in longer in North America; higher the life expectancy the greater the disease.

  46. QUESTION:
    Is chemotherapy really all that effective in treating cancer?
    I did some recent digging on line for statistics regarding the absolute effectiveness of chemotherapy and came across a number of websites that are very critical of chemotherapy. They often cite a book by Ralph Moss entitled, "Questioning Chemotherapy," which apparently demonstrates that chemotherapy doesn't really provide any long term survival advantages for most types of cancer. While I'm skeptical of the many alternative therapies promoted to treat cancer, I also wonder if chemotherapy really has that much value, or if it's just being used by the medical profession because nothing else has come along yet to replace it.

    • ANSWER:
      Based on a cursory review of the posters here, it seems like the answers are pretty much evenly divided between "No" and "Yes", although many of those are qualified no's and yes's.

      As someone who watched both of my parents die of cancer, and shared a great deal of psychological pain from the chemotherapy treatments my wife endured when facing breast cancer over seven years ago, I'll have to side with the NO answers here.

      I also speak as someone with a medical background (technician, not M.D.), and broad education in the sciences, including physiology and biology. Apart from my day job, I am also a freelance science writer. When my wife endured chemotherapy and radiation treatments, I acquired a small library of literature on both mainstream and so-called alternative treatments for cancer, so I'm well versed in both.

      In my humble, but well informed, opinion, chemotherapy has value only in two ways: 1) As a debulking agent for large tumors prior to surgery (I think one of the posters mentioned a son that went through this), and 2) as the primary treatment for a small minority of cancers where it has been shown to be highly effective--with childhood lymphomas, Hodgkin's disease, and testicular cancer--remember Lance Armstrong?--being especially vulnerable to the onslaught of chemo, just to name the few I can remember off the top of my head.

      With respect to what are commonly called "epithelial" cancers--i.e. cancers of the epithelial tissues, like breast cancer, liver cancer, lung and pancreatic cancer--the overwhelming weight of evidence for long term survival gained through chemotherapy agents is NEGATIVE.

      Many of the posters here--and many oncologists, sad to say--may not have heard of Ulrich Abel. Abel was a German medical doctor and statistician who did an exhaustive review of long term survival rates for all types of cancer treated by chemotherapy.

      You can find Abel's study discussed in the following link:

      http://users.navi.net/~rsc/chemorad.htm

      I'll also include a choice quote from that link, in case readers and posters here don't have time to thoroughly review it:

      QUOTE:
      Abel further concluded, after polling hundreds of cancer doctors, "The personal view of many oncologists seems to be in striking contrast to communications intended for the public." Abel cited studies that have shown "that many oncologists would not take chemotherapy themselves if they had cancer." (The Cancer Chronicles, December, 1990.) "Even though toxic drugs often do effect a response, a partial or complete shrinkage of the tumor, this reduction does not prolong expected survival," Abel finds. "Sometimes, in fact, the cancer returns more aggressively than before, since the chemo fosters the growth of resistant cell lines." Besides, the chemo has severely damaged the body's own defenses, the immune system and often the kidneys as well as the liver.
      ENDQUOTE

      I also can't agree with the poster that dismissed Ralph Moss. Moss' book, Questioning Chemotherapy, is a real eye opener as is his much longer, well researched book, The Cancer Industry. The argument that Moss is not a medical doctor is largely a red herring. In fact, it may be a plus that he isn't a medical doctor, since he has the objectivity to see what many medical doctors--oncologists especially--remain blind to.

      One thing that struck me during the treatment phase my wife endured was what one oncologist told us of a supposedly excellent double blind study involving chemotherapy. According to this study, the chemo afforded a five year survival year for recurrent breast cancer patients (and my wife was included in this category) of almost 30%. No offense to the good doctor, but this is a 70% FAILURE RATE!. If I only got 30 percent of my answers correct on a final exam in university course, do you honestly think I would pass the class?

      Chemotherapy effective? Not by a long shot.

  47. QUESTION:
    How long does it take (how much schooling) to become a cancer doctor?
    After seeing my Aunt suffer for SO long with cancer and seeing how brutal it is, not just on her but our whole family, I think I really want to help people with this VERY deadly illness. I have 2 questions, 1.) how much schooling to become an oncologist (name of a cancer doctor..right?) AND 2.) what are the different types of cancer doctors?

    Thank you SO much for your time and if you or someone you care about is currently battling cancer, bless you/them. Happy **almost** Friday! :)

    • ANSWER:
      if you want to help people with cancer, you might want to look into research science. that way you can try to find cures or preventative measures for it. the best way about that is by getting your masters and then getting your phd by research. well worth it. happy friday!!

  48. QUESTION:
    What happens to the cells that can trigger cancer to develop? Its for a research paper I'm working on...?
    and can you also provide the website you got the info from? thanks =) and, What are some common cancer risk factors and what types of cancer could they lead to? I've already listed some common cancer risk factors, but, I havent found the types of cancer it leads to. Here it is: growing older, tobacco, sunlight, ionizing radiation, certain chemicals and other substances, some viruses and bacteria, certain hormones, family history of cancer, alcohol, poor diet, lack of physical activity, or
    being overweight.

    Could someone please tell me what types of cancer do they lead to?
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Cells that could become cancerous are just normal cells that have accumulated genetic mutations in some unfortunate places, such as genes that control cell cycle, cell differentiation, and apoptosis. These genes are sometimes called proto-oncogenes or tumor suppressor genes.

      As for what types of cancer risk factors cause....there are cancers that are associated with particular carcinogenic factors, such as melanomas from sunlight, lung cancer form tobacco smoke, mesotheliomas from asbestos exposure, papillomas from HPV and stuff like that, but cancer by nature is kinda random....sometimes you can't really point to a risk factor and say it will cause only a particular type of cancer. But I'll try to answer the best I can:

      1. growing older: more time to accumulate all kinds of mutations, raising the possibility of many types of cancer. The two periods of your life when you're most likely to get cancer is either as an infant or an old man.

      2. tobacco: lung cancers, mostly.

      3. sunlight: Ultraviolet rays on your skin cause skin cancers such as melanomas.

      4. radiation: depends on which part of your body is exposed to the radiation. For example, if it's ingested, you're likely to get some sort of GI cancer.

      5. chemicals: depends of what type of chemicals and where the chemicals are applied to.

      6. viruses and bacteria: These organisms are rather specific in the types of cells they infect, so the types of cancer they cuase are specific.Papilloma viruses will cause papillomas, Merek's disease in birds will only cause neoplastic transformation in B lymphocytes and feathers. Other viruses that target your immune system will cause all types of cancers as your immune system is no longer able to keep everyone in check.

      7. hormones: many hormones act as growth factors for particular cells, so some cancers have to rely on hormones to grow. A good example would be breast cancer relying on progesterone. Abnormal levels of a hormone in your blood will cause the cells they affect to have abnormal growth, too. On the other hand hormones like corticosterone depress your immune system, causing all types of cancers.

      8. lifestyle: that covers alcohol, diet, physical activity, etc etc. Obviously the healthiness of your body, and particularly your immune system is crucial to avoiding cancer. An unhealthy lifestyle is usually coupled with abnormal immune function and hormone levels, which would lead to all types of cancer. But research in this field is still ongoing, since it's much harder to pin down a lifestyle change than a particular carcinogen.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the cancer types that respond well to chemotherapy?
    Besides Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Lymphocytic Leukemia, are there any other cancer types that respond well to chemo?

    Please indicate your source. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Homework, right? Try the Homework forum.

  2. QUESTION:
    How many different types of cancers types are there and what does each mean?
    I heard, in a post somewhere about someone saying that there is a Cancer I, Cancer II and Cancer III types. What does each one mean and what do they mean by that?

    • ANSWER:
      There are more than 3 types of Cancers. What about Cancer rising or a storng Moon in the angles. That multiplies the possibilities.

      Aries

  3. QUESTION:
    How long would u live if cancer and coronary heart diseases were curable?
    say they will create treatments for most cancer types and coronary heart issues causing heart arrests, etc.

    how long could one live and what could cause death then?

    • ANSWER:
      Uh, those diseases are totally preventable and reversible, so I guess they are curable. :) You won't get that from the medical community unless you go to the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine (pcrm.org I think). That said, assuming no other health issues, you'd only die when your bodily enzymes can no longer function and/or run out. Then you die of old age. It depends on how well you've behaved for your whole life. How well did you take care of yourself and how well did you eat? How many toxins/poisons from drugs did you subject yourself to? How much oxidative damage have you caused your body from how you ate? It has a huge impact on your health. You won't get that from the medical community either...

      I'd agree with the poster below on western diet and how third world countries do. Except that if they adopt a western diet, they start getting western diseases. That's why I say these diseases are curable. They don't exist in non-western countries. If those countries, however, had enough to eat and ate a *good* diet of largely raw fruits and vegetables, they'd do well. Meat is a problem, it's a luxury food that is clearly not essential and only causes shorter life spans, especially when eaten in quantity. You do need a little fat and cholesterol in your diet to maintain optimum health, but not anything near what is done in the U.S. Protein is way over-rated, it's in a much more usable form in plants and vegetables.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is one of the causes of cancer called?
    I know that it causes over 50% of cancer types. You have two of them, and if both of them become inactive, then you get cancer. What is it called?
    I'm pretty sure it's a cell in your body. It might control or have something to do with the cell cycle.
    I think it might be called the P53 Stem Cell, but I'm not sure.

    • ANSWER:
      I have no idea what you are referring to.
      No one knows what causes cancer.
      Do you mean risk factors?
      If so, for which kind of cancer?

  5. QUESTION:
    Why did Rudolf Steiner think that the mistletoe is effective against breast cancer?
    Furthermore, what did he think about the Hellebores plant? He suggested to use it as an alternative treatment for certain cancer types. But why?
    (Note: Anthroposophical Medicine)

    • ANSWER:
      I think that is what Suzanne Somers used for her breast cancer. Obviously, herbs used for cancer are immune-system strengtheners.

  6. QUESTION:
    how long would u live if cancer and coronary heart diseases were curable?
    say they will create treatments for most cancer types and coronary heart issues causing heart arrests, etc.

    how long could one live and what could cause death then?

    • ANSWER:
      You would live so long until you die, the cause would be the treatments you are receiving, causing another disease and another or clocking you up to such an extent that your system can't take more and give up.
      Why this? Because you and the whole medical system doesn't know what 'disease' really is. They are treating the symptoms but they are not 'healing', causing side effects with their medications and then giving medication for the side effects... Who is interested to find out about the real cause of a disease, the root cause?
      Maybe 'disease' is something completely different than the established knowledge is limited to? Disease might not only caused by environmental reasons or ones nutrition or whatever one takes in. These can be the reasons on one level, the physical, but what about the mental and the emotional level? Yes, it is known that an imbalance can cause a physical disease and so these levels are also treated with medication. Oh boy!
      But last not least: There might be another level causing imbalance that lays beyond all the other and what is not connected yet and because of this causing imbalance and disease. Who is asking to find out? Are we on such a low evolutionary state, that we need to suffer from so many diseases and being stuck in a vicious circle, turning around ourselves, that we first have to suffer to such an extreme, before we even question ourselves, our world view and our attitudes and habits?
      What is causing 'death'? Are we really alive? Are zombies alive? So why you want to prolong your state of being? Wake up, be alive, get out of dependencies and take self responsibility! Then you would live the utmost and able heal yourself and even find out, that 'death' is an illusion.
      InkyPinkie

  7. QUESTION:
    Why the big awareness campaigns for the breast cancer? Arnt there other censers to pay attention to it?
    There are so many diseases and cancer types, I dont get why the big awareness campaigns for the breast cancer... it sounds like a celebration more than awareness ...
    I just wonder why this particular type...if there is any particular reason!

    • ANSWER:
      There is a reason why breast cancer has a higher profile than other types of cancer.. It's not because it's more important, it's because of hard work and campaigning by women with breast cancer. That's it. There are other cancer awareness campaigns, with awareness months and ribbons etc - but the fact is none hs had the sheer hard work and dedication put into it that breast cancer awareness has.

      Breast cancer awareness campaigns and Breast Cancer Awareness Month started as a campaign by ordinary women, most of whom had breast cancer or had lost someone to breast cancer, to raise awareness so that people knew the symptoms, examined themselves regularly, attended their routine mammograms etc. It caught the public imagination, and enthusiastic participation and hard work by women made it grow into something nationally, then internationally, recognised (and then big business cashed in).

      People have limited time, and choose their campaigns; those who campaign around illnesses are usually concerned with the illness that's affected them or their family. I know a couple who have a child with a very rare and life-threatening condition (not a cancer). Much of their time is now taken up with campaigning around this condition - fund raising and agitating for more funding for research, more education, more awareness etc.

      And an old friend of mine has stage 4 prostate cancer; for some time he has dedicated his spare time to raising awareness of prostate cancer and funds for prostate cancer research.

      What they're doing is what what the women who started the breast cancer awareness campaign did. And it's as a result of the hard work by those women that breast cancer is no longer the automatic death sentence it once was - but don't lose sight of the fact that in the US an average of 112 women die from breast cancer every day (that's one every 15 minutes), and in the UK.that average is 33 a day - I don't have statistics for other countries.

      I agree that all the pink fluffy nonsense and 'fun' makes the whole thing seem more like a celebration sometimes. I'm in remission from breast cancer, and I hate Breast Cancer Awareness month. You know, all the pink razzmatazz has negative consequences for breast cancer patients too – the marketing and fund-raising hype surrounding breast cancer, by trivialising a deadly disease, is leading people to believe, wrongly, that breast cancer is 1) not very serious, certainly not as serious as many other cancers (many women with breast cancer have been told – by people who don’t have it – that it’s a ‘good’ cancer to get) and 2) easily curable.

      In all the pink trivia, it’s easy for people to lose sight of the fact that breast cancer is a devastating illness with disfiguring surgery, gruelling treatments and so far no cure.

      I agree that awareness needs to be raised about other cancers too.and while I hate ‘competitive illness’ I can see why there is resentment about an imbalance in awareness raising and fund raising.

      But when people complain about the attention breast cancer receives in comparison to other cancers, they need to be reminded that there is nothing to stop any group of people starting a campaign along the lines of the one started by those women who started all the breast cancer awareness - the solution is not less attention for breast cancer, but more attention for other cancers. Someone starting such a campaign would have to be prepared to be as dedicated and work as hard as those women though, if they wanted their campaign to be as effective.

  8. QUESTION:
    Can cancer go from stage 2 to stage 1 with medication?
    A friend told me that liposarcoma (a cancer type) can go from stage 2 to stage 1 if you take certain types of pills or something along those lines. Is it true that cancer can move backwards through stages like this?

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    Can you get genital warts in your mouth if you have oral sex?
    My boyfriend wants to give me oral sex, I gave him the HPV so he already has it.
    I did my own research but it said that only if you had the cancer types you can get it in your mouth.
    Is this correct?
    WE BOTH HAVE GENITAL WARTS.
    I GAVE IT TO HIM.

    • ANSWER:
      It all depends on the strain. I had HPV but the warts were very very small, almost to the point that you could not see them. They eventually went away.
      My doctor told me that new studies are coming up about HPV, and the research is showing that oftentimes, within a few weeks or months, your body will suppress the warts to the point where you probably can't even spread them, let alone have symptoms.
      The physician's assistant also told me that genital warts can be spread back and forth between partners, and many cases of HPV can be asymptomatic- you have it, can spread it, but don't show warts anywhere.

      The thing is that warts aren't very harmful. There are a few strains of HPV that can cause a greater risk of cervical cancer, and typically it's only harmful to the female, and annoying to the male.

      You can spread genital warts I believe to any mucous membranes in your body- mouth, nose, genitals, rectum, anus. I'd avoid it if there are warts present, but all in all HPV is pretty harmless.

      All warts are different strains of HPV. Hand warts can't spread to the genitals, or other places, and it just depends on the strain. Hand warts go away after a while, too in most cases- think about it. You'll always have a virus but your body is good at suppressing it. The only worry is that if you are immunocompromised (HIV, taking immunosuppressants, etc) you may be affected more severely by warts than an otherwise healthy person.

      Warts sort of suck because they are spread by skin to skin contact and condoms don't really help.

      If you're worried try getting advice at your local health department or sexual health clinic, too!
      good luck, and just be careful.

  10. QUESTION:
    National Cancer Institute or Roswell Cancer Institute for treatment?
    My father has just been diagnosed with lung cancer, type and stage unknown at this time. Im trying to decide between joining a study through the National Cancer Institute or getting treatment at Roswell Park. Looking for words or wisdom from those who have been there, done that.

    • ANSWER:
      That depends on type and stage. He shouldn't be deciding anything at this point

  11. QUESTION:
    What r the fastest progressing / aggressive cancers?
    i know that thyroid anaplastic cancer can kill u within 2-4 months from its start. when they diagnose it, it is too late

    1) what r other cancer types with similar prognosis?

    2) what is the way to early detect them and survive?

    • ANSWER:
      stomach cancer is frightening. Most often you only have about 3 weeks from symptoms presenting to death. That is why japanese people - who have a high incidence of stomach cancer- are subjected to endoscopy examinations regularly to catch the disease early.

  12. 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

  13. QUESTION:
    What can you do to help prevent breast cancer after you start taking birth control pills?
    Birth control pills can cause breast cancer. What type of "preventative maintenance" can you do while you're on them?

    • ANSWER:
      there is no sure way to prevent breast cancer; however, regular exercise and eating healthy can't hurt. Make sure you are doing monthly self breast exams and getting a mammogram if you 40 or over (or earlier if you have a history).

  14. QUESTION:
    how much money is received by cancer researchers?
    How much do they spend on cancer research in the USA? How many people live today because of cancer research? How many cancer patients have died because of cancer? What types of cancer is there? What types of drugs are being used in cancer research? How are cancer patients treated? What is the biggest type of cancer that the most people in the USA have?

    • ANSWER:
      1. billions
      2. millions
      3. millions
      4. many(since cancer is the rapid growth of cells i think there is a cancer for every type of cell!) here are a few since there is too many to list: lung cancer, prosatate, bladder, brain, mouth
      5.those that kill the cells before they spread and those that supress them to a confined area
      6.gentilly
      7. LUNG CANCER HAS A SURVIVAL RATE OF 15% AND IT IS THE MOST COMMON CANCER AND IS THE SECOND LEADIN CAUSE FOR DEATH

  15. 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!

  16. QUESTION:
    What happens during lung cancer treatment?
    Does a person have to stay in the hospital for the whole treatment process? And what exactly is happens during treatment?

    Cancer type: NSCLC epidermoid carcinoma or Squamous cell carcinoma

    • ANSWER:
      My sister has lung cancer and she was to have out patient chemo. Only because she has several cancer and is terminal, chemo was not an option. Most chemo treatments for lung cancer and most cancers are done on an out patient basis. You don't usually stay in the hospital for the duration. Good luck

  17. QUESTION:
    if scans can early detect cancer why r we not doing them often enough?
    i mean e.g. ultrasound and MRI scans that r harmless, and can detect cancer early before it is too late to cure it (some cancer types develop within 3 months rather then 3 years e.g. thyroid anaplastic cancer, etc . why r we not doing them say each 2-3 months to be on safe side? is it due to costs or pure stupidity? better be safe then sorry no?

    • ANSWER:
      It's a bit too soon to say that MRI scanning is "harmless." Better to say that harm has not yet been proven, as an MRI is a relatively novel test. An MRI of the head takes about 45 min in the machine. An MRI of the entire body would take several hours per person. 300 million people x 3 hours each = 900,000,000 hours. That's 1.3 million months for one pan-scan of the entire US. Not counting the time it takes to look at all those pictures. Even spread among multiple MRI machines, that's nuts. Every 2 or 3 months as you suggest.....would be inane. Also, what if you find a thyroid nodule or an adrenal nodule or a liver cyst? All three of these are VERY common, and mostly benign. Are you going to sign all of those people up for biopsies now? Those aren't without risk.

      I'm glad you left CT scans out of this, as they do have ionizing radiation and have the potential to cause cancer if you did them enough.

      An ultrasound isn't a great tool for picking up small asymptomatic cancers. You don't get a great look at the pancreas, you can't see through bone to the brain, you can't see through air to look at the lung or the colon.

      Also, many cancers don't have much better death rates even when diagnosed earlier. It seems like survival time is longer, but it just seems that way because you picked it up earlier. It's called lead-time bias. Diagnosing anaplastic thyroid cancer is a pretty dismal diagnosis no matter what stage you pick it up in. Same with pancreatic cancer.

  18. QUESTION:
    What kind of doctor works with breast cancer?
    Let's say I want to be a doctor that works with treating breast cancer. What type of doctor is that (name of doctor) and what education should I get?

    • ANSWER:
      You have to be a regular doctor and then specialise in Oncology.

      An oncologist will deal in all types of cancer including Breast cancer. Oncology is the study of cancer. There are five major areas of oncology: etiology, prevention, biology, diagnosis, and treatment. As a clinical discipline, it draws upon a wide variety of medical specialties; as a research discipline, oncology also involves specialists in many areas of biology and in a variety of other scientific areas. Oncology has led to major progress in the understanding not only of cancer but also of normal biology.

      There are several sub-specialties within oncology. Moreover, oncologists often develop an interest and expertise in the management of particular types of cancer.

      Oncologists may be divided on the basis of the type of treatment provided.

      Radiation oncology: treatment primarily with radiation, a process called radiotherapy.
      Surgical oncology: surgeons who specialize in tumor removal.
      Medical oncology: treatment primarily with drugs, e.g. chemotherapy.
      Interventional oncology: interventional radiologists who specialize in minimally invasive image guided tumor therapies.
      Gynecologic oncology: focuses on cancers of the female reproductive system.
      Pediatric oncology: concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in children
      In the United Kingdom and several other countries, oncologists may be either clinical or medical oncologists. The main difference is that clinical oncologists deliver radiotherapy, while medical oncologists do not. (This difference does not apply in North America: the terms, clinical oncologist and medical oncologist are used interchangeably.)

      In most countries it is now common that patients are treated by a multidisciplinary team. These teams will meet on regular basis and discus the patients under their care. These teams consist of the medical oncologist , a clinical oncologist or radiotherapist, a surgeon (sometimes there a second reconstructive surgeon) , a radiologist , a pathologist , an organ specific specialist like a gynaecologist or dermatologist, and sometimes the general practitioner is also involved. These disease oriented teams are sometimes in conflict with the general organisation and operation in hospitals. Historically hospitals are organised in a organ or technique specific manner. Multidisciplinary teams operate over these borders and it is sometimes difficult to define who is in charge.-

      So can select your course and do it according after compleation of baisc medicines and surgery. -

  19. QUESTION:
    if scans can early detect cancer why r we not doing them often enough?
    i mean e.g. ultrasound and MRI scans that r harmless, and can detect cancer early before it is too late to cure it (some cancer types develop within 3 months rather then 3 years e.g. thyroid anaplastic cancer, etc . why r we not doing them say each 2-3 months to be on safe side? is it due to costs or pure stupidity? better be safe then sorry no?

    • ANSWER:
      I am afraid you just can't scan every bit of every patient, and then how often could you do scans anyway. Not only is it impractical, but it would create massive levels of paranoia in the worried well!

  20. QUESTION:
    What are some charities you could help without paying money.?
    Paying money is okay, but I'm talking about like: Avon's Walk for Breast Cancer type things where you raise money that way. Or the 48 hour famine thing to raise money.
    Basically I'm looking for some charities where people can all get together and do something to raise money without making a random donation.
    I don't know where you volunteer for that kind of stuff.

    • ANSWER:
      Volunteering for an animal shelter is a great way to help without giving money cause a lot of times because of the amount of animals in the shelter they always need people to walk the animals, give baths and feed them. Thats something a group can do maybe once a week or even more and its helping the animals to not be so lonely.
      Another idea is always volunteering for your local fire department. Alot of the time fire departments will accept associate members that are there to help out during fundraisers, bingos and other events (not necessarily there to fight fires). For small departments it really helps them out to have the extra help.

  21. QUESTION:
    how do I get 25 year old medical records?
    My mother passed away 25 years ago. Now I am in my 40"s and want to know about her breast cancer. (type,metastesis,meds) Do they throw these away? How can I see them if they are around. Where would I start?

    • ANSWER:
      They are allowed to dispose of medical records after 7 years. Though some places keep them forever. But they would most likely be in storage. I would call the medical office that treated her and ask them if they exposed of them or have them in archives.

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the deadliest cancer type in children?
    I'm writing a story about a teenage girl (15- 17) with cancer and i need to know what the deadliest type of cancer is in children. a cancer that is really hard to diagnose in children and is very deadly.

    thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Most Leukemia's aren't deadly infact it's cure rate is quite high.Osteosarcoma is a deadly bone cancer common in teenagers.

  23. QUESTION:
    Why do some cancers respond to chemo and some don't?
    Even for the same cancer type and stage, why are the outcomes different? Is it just luck or are the tumours actually different in some way?

    "In EWS patients with metastatic or recurrent disease, however, the same 5-drug regimen results in a disease-free survival rate of less than 20%, which is not improved with chemotherapy intensification or stem cell transplantation". Why is this the case?

    Why can't you get surgery first to remove the tumour, and then get chemo? Or is it just my case I had to get chemo first? What happens when it doesn't work?

    • ANSWER:
      Different cancers have different biochemical properties which make them more or less resistant to chemo drugs. Even if they are of the same type, there can still exist differences, and some patients are indeed just luckier than others.

      Some cancers also do respond, but the dose needed to be effective is too high to be safely administered without harming the patient.

      As for your other question, surgery is likewise not an option in all cases. Surgical resection is an extremely complicated procedure, and in some cases it isn't viable against a given patient- it might simply not be possible to reach and remove the tumour. In addition, if a cancer has spread too much, it is often impossible to reach all of it with surgery. In some cases, surgical removal isn't necessary, and other treatments might be a better approach.

  24. QUESTION:
    Does anybody out there survive breast cancer stage 4?
    I have a niece only 30 years old and having invasive cancer type 4. I heard that for a breast cancer that young, the cancer spreads very fast. I just wonder anybody out there survive the cancer this stage so I can have some hope for her.
    Thanks, worried aunt

    • ANSWER:
      There is a big difference between type 4 and stage 4. We need to know which it is to answer you.

  25. QUESTION:
    Are there any alternative cancer treatments besides chemotherapy and radiotherapy?
    Not any of this alternative medicine crap but actual scientific treatment for cancer (any type of cancer) other than chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

    • ANSWER:
      The following website is a good summary of worldwide cancer treatments:

      www.cancertutor.com

  26. QUESTION:
    What are the health risks of burning incense?
    Well i got into burning incense. But when i bought a new pack it had a warning label on it stating it could cause cancer. What type of cancer can it cause? How come the other incense packages dont have that warning and how likely are you to get cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      any smoke inhalation can cause cancer of the lungs but of course you need long term exposure and probably a lot of it. some people with allergies can't use those at all. Any candles or Incense makes me sneeze like crazy and then the nose running and eye watering starts.

  27. QUESTION:
    If my identical twin sister caught a venerial disease, will I be at risk to catch one too?
    My sister and I are identical twins, meaning identical DNA. We are in our early 20s.

    Neither of us had the Gardisil vaccine. She was diagnosed with HPV and it is the cancer causing type. After I heard about this, I immediately ran out to my doctor and got the vaccine.

    My question, TQC - since we are identical twins, does this mean that I will get HPV too?

    • ANSWER:
      considering how hereditary VD's are id say your screwed for generations

  28. QUESTION:
    Can cancer skip every other generation in your family?
    Can cancer be so hereditary as to skip every other generation in a family? On my dad's side of the family it seems like it does. Both my great grandmothers on my father's side had cancer (breast cancer and another type) and a great grandfather had cancer as well. My grandparents did not have cancer. My father ended up having cancer out of the three of my grandparents children. Me nor any of my cousins have had cancer. Is it possible any of our children will?

    • ANSWER:
      According to the American Cancer society data, at least one in three of us will develop a cancer at some time in our lives. There are more than 200 types. Some have hereditary components, and some do not (that we know about). Breast cancers may be associated with an inherited factor. You don't mention what other types of cancer are in the family.

      So, the answer is yes, cancer could easily skip generations just based on chance alone and not necessarily on any hereditary predisposition. If there is a history of early (younger than the usual age) breast cancers in your family, you could talk to your doctor about screening tests to see if you or the children need closer monitoring.

  29. QUESTION:
    Is their any correlation between blood type and cancer?
    I just got through reading a book that says there is. For instance it says that blood type a is much more prone to cancer than blood type b, has anybody heard anything about this?

    • ANSWER:
      Despite research no conclusive evidence exists that blood type is significant in the development of cancer . . some evidence has suggested that some types of cancer such as lung cancer may have an association with Blood Type O and I believe that some studies have made mention of breast cancer and blood type A . . however the significance of this is not really clear and may not have a biological connection (it may have more to do with socio-economic status of those who were tested). Research is ongoing . . but so far nothing conclusive correlates in the manner you suggest.

      Go back to your book and look for Clinical Research data . . you should be able to find literature about the topic at the National Library of Medicine. If your book holds no bibliography of where it got this 'information' . . than it is probably someones unsubstanciated opinion. If the credit is there than look it up, read the reports and than look for differing opinions. There is a ton of misinformation presented as fact . . make sure to seek out verifiable research.

  30. QUESTION:
    What are the various scientific aspects of climate science?
    I’ll start by describing how science can be divided into two basic scientific goals defined as:

    -Fundamental Science (pure science or research): This is the search for the basic understanding of the processes of nature using controlled experiments and careful observation (the scientific method).
    -Applied Science (applied research): This is the use of knowledge gained from pure research being applied to build useful things or discover useful solutions.

    Cancer can be used as a good example here to further distinguish the two. Pure science researchers try to discover the cause of cancer, the types of cancer, the characteristics of cancer cells, etc. Applied scientists use that knowledge to try to find ways to treat cancer or find cures for cancer.

    This question is about applying these goals to climate science. What aspects of climate science fit into which categories? Or in other words, which part of climate science is fundamental and which is applied?

    • ANSWER:
      I suspect the vast majority of climate research would count as fundamental research. Scientists are trying to figure out *how* weather systems work, what climate was like in the past, what effects a given change in climate parameters would have, and so on. A lot of what's going on is scientists trying to figure out exactly what *is* happening--how much ice mass glaciers are losing, what temperatures and temperature trends actually exist in various locations, how plants, animals, and other life forms are reacting to changes, and so on.

      The only applied research that I'm personally aware of is various attempts to design better alternative energy sources, to figure out how to best capture carbon, and to geoengineer to mitigate AGW irrespective of greenhouse gas levels.

  31. QUESTION:
    How can you tell if you have genital warts?
    The skin in my private area gets a few bumps on it sometimes, however it feels like something is under the surface of the skin, not on the surface. Almost like a pimple that I can't squeeze because the skin there is too sensitive. Any ideas what this might be? I just tested negative for the cancer-causing types of HPV

    • ANSWER:
      It's normal to get small bumps like when the area is dry. The things you are taking about that are under the skin are glands. Don't squeeze them since it will hurt a lot. When you have genital warts you will see an actual wart if its outside. If is inside the vagina you will see small bumps that are on the surface of the skin. Some are white while others are pink. If you just tested negative for the virus that causes genital warts (HPV) you shouldn't worry.

      You should also know that there are over 1000 kind of HPV viruses and you can get many by just touching someone with the virus. Make sure you practice safe sex and don't sit down in public toilets. It's rare to get it like that but I've heard of some cases. Best Wishes!

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the kind of chocolate packs twice the "antioxidant punch" of red wine?
    And also helps fight heart disease, lung cancer, and type 2 diabetes and so on as promoted by "Prevention" Magazine"

    • ANSWER:
      Dark chocolate is chock full of antioxidants!!

  33. QUESTION:
    I want some notes on cancer and types for my son,s project work ?
    my son is given some project work on cancer and its types. please give me some information regarding cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Should your son not be doing his own homework?

  34. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of getting HPV after having the Gardasil shot?
    I've had all three of the Gardasil vaccine shots, afterwords I had unprotected sex (multiple times) with someone who is a carrier of HPV. If it makes a difference, this specific kind of HPV is a strong cancer-causing type of HPV.

    What are the chances I have HPV after having the shot and being frequently exposed to the virus?

    • ANSWER:
      Did you have sex before you received all three of the Gardasil injections….this could play some part in the percentage of how effective Gardasil was for you?

      The Gardasil website claims the vaccine may not work for everyone….the studies have shown that this would be only a small majority of the young gals that received the vaccine.
      I am not sure if having sex multiple times has an effect on how your body handles your acquired HPV type or types.

      There is no screening method for the male and even though he may have transmitted a high risk HPV type or two it may not be more aggressive than another HPV type. Each gal’s body handles HPV differently….most women will have the virus regress to low levels in a year or so. We can acquire new HPV types and there is a possibility of HPV type reactivating. Some women do not build adequate immunity to their acquired HPV type or type’s when/if this happens then he virus can persist and progress. Having multiple high risk HPV types may play into a mix of how the body handles HPV…but we are still in the infancy of that type of research. According to the CDC they are 40 genital HPV type, about 15 are classified as high risk and can progress to cancer.
      High risk HPV types 16 and 18 have been found in 70% of all cervical cancers. The five most common high risk HPV types are 16, 18, 45, 31 and 33; these 5 accounts for 80% of all cervical cancer and 94% of cervical cancers due to adenocarnimoa. High risk HPV types are found in virtually all cervical cancers…so the remaining 10 high risk HPV types make up the other 20% of HPV types found in cervical cancers.

      There are 15 HPV types that are the highest-risk types. They are identified by number (16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 68, 73, and 82). Recent studies show that not all HPV types are equally likely to cause cancer. For example, the risk of developing cervical cancer with the presence of HPV16 is 434 times greater than without HPV16, whereas it is 45 times greater in the presence of HPV45 than without HPV45.

      GARDASIL may not fully protect everyone, and does not prevent all types of cervical cancer, so it’s important to continue routine cervical cancer screenings. GARDASIL does not treat cervical cancer or genital warts. GARDASIL will not protect against diseases caused by other HPV types or against diseases not caused by HPV. GARDASIL is given as 3 injections over 6 months.

      In 2003, the IARC proposed an epidemiological classification of the HPVs regarding their oncogenic potential: 15 HPV types were classified as high-risk types (types 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 68, 73, and 82), 3 were classified as probable high-risk types (types 26, 53, and 66), and 12 were classified as low-risk types (types 6, 11, 40, 42, 43, 44, 54, 61, 70, 72, 81, and CP6108) (14).

      http://jcm.asm.org/cgi/content/full/45/2/313

      HPV type distribution in cervical cancer: Of the more than
      40 HPV types found in the genital tract, HPV-16 accounts
      for some 50% to 60% of the cervical cancer cases in most
      countries, followed by HPV 18: 10% to 20%, HPV 45: 4%-
      8%, and HPV 31: 1%-5%. The five most common HR HPVs
      (16, 18, 45, 31 and 33) account for 80% of the distribution in
      squamous-cell cancers and of 94% of adenocarcinomas.

      GARDASIL may not fully protect everyone, and does not prevent all types of cervical cancer, so it’s important to continue routine cervical cancer screenings. GARDASIL does not treat cervical cancer or genital warts. GARDASIL will not protect against diseases caused by other HPV types or against diseases not caused by HPV. GARDASIL is given as 3 injections over 6 months.

      There are 15 HPV types that are the highest-risk types. They are identified by number (16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 68, 73, and 82). Recent studies show that not all HPV types are equally likely to cause cancer. For example, the risk of developing cervical cancer with the presence of HPV16 is 434 times greater than without HPV16, whereas it is 45 times greater in the presence of HPV45 than without HPV45.

      In 2003, the IARC proposed an epidemiological classification of the HPVs regarding their oncogenic potential: 15 HPV types were classified as high-risk types (types 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 68, 73, and 82), 3 were classified as probable high-risk types (types 26, 53, and 66), and 12 were classified as low-risk types (types 6, 11, 40, 42, 43, 44, 54, 61, 70, 72, 81, and CP6108) (14).

      http://jcm.asm.org/cgi/content/full/45/2/313

      The most common screening test for high risk HPV types is made by Digene it screens for
      16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59
      and 68 in Cervical Specimens.
      It does not tell us what specific HPV type or types we carry.

      http://www.thehpvtest.com/About-the-digene-HPV-Test/HPV-Test-vs-the-Pap-FAQs/~/media/Files/QIAGENCMS/Corporate/Web/TheHPVTest/FAQ/PatientPI.ashx
      How your body handles your

  35. QUESTION:
    what are the best ways to prevent cancer?
    not just skin cancer but all types...i am so scared that i am going to get it.

    • ANSWER:
      To prevent cancer you must focus on your life style what are thing that you should do and don't here are some ways to prevent cancer:
      1. Avoid Smoking
      2. Practice Sun Safety and Recognize When Skin Changes Occur
      3. Eat Your Fruits and Veggies
      4. Limit Red Meat and Animal Fat
      5. Limit Your Alcohol Intake
      6. Exercise for Cancer Prevention
      7. Know Your Personal and Family Medical History
      8. Know What You're Being Exposed to in Your Work Environment
      These are the ways to prevent cancer if you strictly follow them you will be remain save from thousands of diseases.
      http://mesoblog.org/blog/mesothelioma-healthy-food/

  36. QUESTION:
    How does cancer get into a body?
    It doesnt make any sense to me how one could just develop breast cancer or colon cancer or any type of cancer. Its obviously not contagious or anything like that. How does it just develop out of nothing? Same goes with tumors. How does it just appear one day?

    • ANSWER:
      It's basically when cells have to regenerate themselves...and they have a defect. That's the simple answer.

      For example, mexicans are at higher risk for throat cancer because they eat a lot of spicy foods. The spicy foods have acid in them which means the cells in their throats have to continue to regrow, which means there's more chance for a defect.

  37. QUESTION:
    Can you get genital warts or cervical cancer from a common wart on your hand?
    My boyfriend has a wart on one of his fingers, and he's fingered me in the past. Is it possible for me to get genital warts, cervical cancer or another type of STD from this? I've heard that common warts are from a different strain of HPV, not the STD kind, so I haven't worried much, but I'm just making sure.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, they are different.

  38. QUESTION:
    Question for people who prefer a 100% free market on health care?
    What 100% market mechanism will allow someone who has pre-existing conditions of cancer and type 1 diabetes to afford health care on their own, in a free market?

    In other words, what market mechanism lets people buy things they can't possibly afford?

    Thanks for your answers.

    • ANSWER:
      Assigned risk.
      It's a consortium of private underwriters that cooperate in covering otherwise un-insurable people. The administration is assigned to member insurers.

  39. QUESTION:
    What are the 6 most common cancer types diagnosed at male population? Which one kills more?
    I'm interested in cancer prevention. I want to check for the 6 most found types of cancer in male populantion. I'll check-up on regular basis, from now on, until (hopefully) something else kills me. What should I look for? (Of course I'll also see an oncologist, and take his oppinion in consideration, as well).

    • ANSWER:
      Lung cancer (mortality 31%), Prostate cancer (10%), Colorectal cancer (10%), Pancreatic cancer (5%) and Leukemia (4%)
      Most common-prostate cancer (33%), lung cancer (13%), colorectal cancer (10%), bladder cancer (7%) and cutaneous melanoma (5%)

  40. QUESTION:
    Are cancers the type of people to replace people?
    Well basically i know a Cancer female. She has a boyfriend but i like her. Whenever i see them together, they hardly talk or hug or anything!

    And well basically, i just want to know if Cancer females, are the type that would leave someone for someone else?

    • ANSWER:
      im a cancer female too and i would say NO.. i would not leave my existing Bf for someone else. i beleive that relations are not jus some dresses to exchange if you dont like one... its not that i will be with someone if i still dont like him... but that's a different matter... but i would never go for some other person leaving my Bf all alone... i mean i dont think relations are build so easily... i take so much time to know a person and go into a relastionship and after im bonded to someone its too hard for me to come outa it... and i cant even think of other person when im with my existing one... i feel it as a sin and i would never prefer someone whom i bond superficially leaving someone whjom i already bonded with... i dont know whether all cancers think the way i think but im like this

  41. QUESTION:
    Can anybody answer these questions about getting started running?
    1. First of all I'm not a runner, but I want to be because it's good excercise (not that I need it too bad) and I want to run to raise money in june for a "run for cancer" type thing, so anyways keeping in mind that I barely ever run what would be a good way to start out and work up?

    2. What muscles exactly does running work, meaning what specific muscles in the legs ... arms etc. And does it build muscle as well as tone?

    3. And kind of off question 1, when I do run, should I run until I'm almost exhausted or something?

    4. Would Niki Shox be good running shoe to buy, or are there any better suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      drink a lot of water

  42. QUESTION:
    What comes to mind when you think of cancer?
    I have this assignment and i am writing about my grandpa getting cancer. what comes to your mind when you think cancer. just type the first things you think of!! thanks!!
    seriously people

    • ANSWER:
      i think it as a time to get right with god and the world.

  43. QUESTION:
    This morning I had a bowel movement that was about 14 inches long. Is this a sign of colon cancer?
    I have normal bowel movements everyday. Usually 1 to 2 a day. Normal size, normal color,etc. Yesterday I had 3 full bowel movements and then this morning I had a BM that was at least 14 inches long. Normal in width. Is this some type of precursor to colon cancer or some type of intestinal disease?

    • ANSWER:
      It's no symptom I've ever heard of. Colon cancer often has no symptoms, but the main ones to watch for are changes in bowel habits such as long-term bouts of constipation, diarrhea or narrow gauge stools. I found out after I ignored those changes, and began to have intense pain which alternated between the worst gas you can imagine and pain that literally doubled me over.

  44. QUESTION:
    Obesity in humans is most likely to contribute to which of the following?
    Obesity in humans is most likely to contribute to which of the following?
    A) type II diabetes and decreased insulin production
    B) type I diabetes and prostate cancer
    C) type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease
    D) type I diabetes and breast cancer
    E) type II diabetes and muscle atrophy

    Which of the following do you think is correct?

    • ANSWER:
      C) type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease

  45. QUESTION:
    Is drinking coffee once a week at age 16 bad for you?
    I'm starting to really like coffee, but I don't want to become addicted. If I did start drinking coffee more often, it would only be once a week on Monday mornings. I know that coffee can prevent some types of cancer and type 2 diabetes, but I'm wondering if I ever start to not want coffee once a week, will I be able to stop drinking it? Or will I get a headache?

    • ANSWER:
      Once a week is fine.

  46. QUESTION:
    Anyone know the statistics of Birth Control linking to any type of Cancer?
    Anyone know the statistics of Birth Control linking to any type of Cancer?

    I’m worried since Birth Control is a hormone and all, and on both sides of the family I have like every cancer you can think of heredity wise. Will taking Birth Control heighten my risk for Breast or Cervical Cancer or any type of cancer for that matter? My Aunt on my Mom’s side has had Cancers around her female part, and has had Breast Cancer like 3 times. My grandma on my Dad’s side had Breast Cancer, and then died from some other odd cancer (probably from all the chemo from treating the Breast Cancer). This is a big concern of mine and is why I’ve tried avoiding taking Birth Control for so long. Please give me some hard evidence to prove or disprove so I know if I’ve made a major mistake or not.

    • ANSWER:
      My answer is this...the success rate of birth control pills is measured in a way that you probably wouldn't expect. It is measured by comparing the number of deaths in women caused by taking birth control to the number of deaths in women caused by becoming pregnant.

  47. QUESTION:
    what do guys with venus in cancer like?
    this guy i know has moon and venus in cancer.. what type of girl does he like? im cancer rising. also, he has sun in leo and mars in aries. how would he behave toward a girl he likes?

    • ANSWER:
      I was gonna say just cook a meal, cuddle and watch a movie, and then I see Sun in Leo and Mars in Aries and it's like bam!

      That doesn't negate what I just said but there's this possibility there might be just a tiny bity of a problemo.

      Sun in Leo and Mars in Aries are very strong (both are in... domicile? = the sign they rule) and those are the most energetic planets so... that guy has plenty of energy to put it mildly.

      What could constitute the problemo is if that Venus in Cancer (god forbid the Moon as well-io) square Mars in Aries (it doesn't have to, those can be in a trine, but even if they are the styles clash a bit-io). That's like "let's cuddle, cuddle, cuddleeee..... now I'll rip you apart! Sh*t, what did I just do?" Venus in Cancer is very tender and easily hurt (and so is the Moon in Cancer) but Mars in Aries is so aggressive once it's on fire there's no stopping it here and now.

      My impression of people with Mars and Venus in square signs (and I know several including myself) is that... well... they separate their lovers into two types: they have sex with the Mars type and love the Venus type. I also know a guy with Mars and Venus in opposite signs who does the same thing. We are attracted by the sign we see Mars in but the sign of Venus touches us more deeply and intimately I think.

      Another thing is the actions he takes are not very likely to bring the desired result. Mars in Aries is very aggressive (my ex (see below) pushed me against a wall one late night while we were walking in the town and we had already split apart; it's a turn-on but I also got scared and the more you say 'no' to a Mars in Aries, the more aggressive they become so beware... I mean it). And then if you act like this, how do you get the woman to be all cuddly and sweet and smiling? You scare the sh*t out of her.

      The good news is they are normally proactive and would call you if they are interested in you (Aries is about making things happen). And I can't believe I'm saying that but yeah, that's a definite plus, men have become too passive these days. Mars in Aries are not (unless that Mars is blocked by Saturn let's say).

      The Mars in Capricorn, Venus in Cancer guy (see below) acts in an even more ridiculous way 'cause he's super cold, demanding, controlled, etc., but at the same time expects you to be open with your feelings. To give you an example, at a party once he told me with the coldest most unemotive demanding voice on the face of the planet "hug me." I was like dafuq? That's extreme in its idiocity but I think it shows the tension they feel very well: I act cold and controlled with the idea to make you soft. Guess if it works.

      Both want to be hugged and cuddled but Mars in Aries wants it in a physically aggressive way and Mars in Capricorn sends a double message as it acts by negating emotion in order to provoke it in other people. Mars in Aries was more fun though since I have Sun in Sag and Moon in Leo and so enjoy fire but this guy was too much even for me sometimes. If you are not fond of fire yourself, I wouldn't recommend that guy as he really has it in excess (Sun and Mars) and if you do like fire, be prepared to experience it to extremes.

      I myself am attracted to guys who display Aquarius characteristics (rebelliousness, originality, above average intelligence) but need Scorpio type of nurturing (emotion, digging out secrets, intensity).

  48. QUESTION:
    Where can I find cancer frequency OR soft drink consumption trends/statistics?
    I need to find cancer (any type) frequency or soft drink consumption trends.

    Stock market trends would be nice too. Thank you all in advance :D

    • ANSWER:
      wikipedia


cancer types of

Types Of Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid disease is one of the most common endocrine disorders in the United States, striking mostly females. According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), 27 million Americans have some type of thyroid disorder, although it's estimated that half of those cases are undiagnosed.

Located near the front of the neck, the thyroid is a small gland that produces a hormone that helps control blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature and weight. The thyroid is regulated by the pituitary gland and influences several of the body's most important organs including the heart, brain, liver and kidneys. When a person suffers from thyroid disease, their body uses energy more slowly or quickly than it should.

Types of Thyroid Diseases

1. Hypothyroidism is the most frequently diagnosed thyroid condition and affects women more than men. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Treatment involves taking a daily dose of synthetic thyroxine, which is identical to the hormone produced by the thyroid. Dosage is dependent on the patient's age, weight and severity of the disease and is monitored carefully so that only the exact amount needed is given.

Symptoms of hypothyroidism include
Fatigue Weight gain Cold intolerance Dry thinning hair Constipation Depression
2. Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid produces more hormones than the body needs. Treatment depends on the severity and can include medication to regulate the amount of thyroid hormone produced, radioiodine therapy and surgery.

Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include
Nervousness Weight loss Mood swings Irregular heartbeat
3. Thyroid cancer is rare, and more likely to occur in those exposed to large doses of radiation or who have a family history of an enlarged thyroid, known as goiter. Treatment depends on the type and severity of the cancer and most often includes surgery, chemotherapy, and lifelong supplemental thyroid replacement taken as a pill.

Symptoms of thyroid cancer include
A mass in the front of the neck A lump in the throat Hoarseness Swollen lymph nodes Neck or throat pain
Family History and Other Risk Factors

Thyroid disease is more likely to strike those with existing endocrine diseases like diabetes, those who have a family history of thyroid disease, females, people over the age of 60, and women who are pregnant or have recently given birth.

Diagnosing Thyroid Disease

In the early stages, symptoms of thyroid disease can develop slowly, and many people are not diagnosed until the disease has progressed. Thyroid disease can be diagnosed through a physical exam and a series of blood tests to check thyroid hormone levels. When thyroid hormone levels are too high or too low, multiple body functions can be negatively affected and in some cases cause coma or death. Ensuring that the thyroid gland is healthy and functioning properly is crucial to the body's overall health.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of thyroid disease, contact your physician or an endocrinologist to determine if you are suffering from a thyroid condition.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what are the alternative medicine for thyroid cancer?
    I have a papillary carcinoma,or a type of thyroid cancer does anyone know any diet or alternative medicine for this?

    • ANSWER:
      Chemo is not usually an option for thyroid cancer. Radioactive I131 is administered a few months after your thyroid is removed. The thyroid gland takes up iodine and so do the cancer cells. So by having treatment with I131 you will be killing the remaining cells, The benefits of treatment outweigh the side effects as there are few with I131. As for diet, the is no alternative for thyroid cancer but there is a diet you need to go on before scans and treatments called the Low Iodine Diet. Here is a site that can help you listed below

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the likelihood of this being thyroid cancer?
    I am a 20 year old female. No previous health problems. About a month or so ago, I noticed a large lump on the front right side of the base of my neck. It is fairly large and is accompanied with other symptoms such as a choking feeling on the right side of my neck, a hoarse throat, and constant coughing along with a few others. It also was sore to the touch when I first noticed it, but has since stopped hurting- and it has increased in size in the past week. I went to the doc immediately and they did blood testing for hypothyroidism. All results came back regular and all my levels were normal.

    I went to get a CT scan and an ultrasound, and I am currently waiting to find out whats going on. And of course I am scaring myself into thinking I have some type of thyroid cancer. What is the likelihood of this being some time of thyroid cancer? Any help is greatly appreciated- also, if this sounds like a possibility, what are the normal treatments and results? Thank you in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      The likelihood is low,
      but you have had the appropriate tests done which will
      answer your question better than any of us making guesses
      without being able to see or examine you.

  3. QUESTION:
    what happens if you are charged with a crime and you die?
    I was charged with a crime and I could get 5 years. I have a dangerous type of thyroid cancer. Can they make me accept treatment for my cancer in jail? What if I die during trial? I am thinking about taking my life during trial.

    • ANSWER:
      Then you die. If you die during trial, the trial stops and everyone goes home and moves on to the next case.

      Can they make you accept treatment? What kind of treatment do you think they would force on you? If you are terminal, they usually release you on house arrest so the tax payers don't have to pay for your medical care.

      If you are suicidal and terminal, then why do you want to wait until your trial to off yourself? If you want to do it, then do it. If you don't want to do it, then get help. I'm not sure if you're a troll or a bit nutty.

  4. QUESTION:
    Would I be crazy if I got my whole body tested for cancer after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer?
    My thyroid cancer has spread to 4 lymph nodes in the lower central area of my neck(below my thyroid). I don't think I have any other type of cancer just because of my thyroid cancer, but melanoma, ovarian and breast cancer runs in my family(not even thyroid cancer). Would I sound too crazy if I asked to get tested for other types of cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      You are definitely not crazy. Call your doctor and talk to him about getting a PET/Scan. This is a full body scan. It is expensive and the costs range differently from where you are getting it done. Mine ran about 00, while friends of mine costs were ,000, ,000. Make sure the insurance company will approve. I am sure your doctors can get it pushed through.
      I get these all the time and they just inject you with some sugar water (using a very small needle). The sugar goes straight for the cancer and will light up on the scan. Would definitely give you peace of mind having it done.

  5. QUESTION:
    Can potassium iodate tablets be given to pregnent lady who has thyroid cancer? What are the risks involved?
    potassium iodate tablets are given to people in nuclear emergency in order to prevent them from having thyroid cancer. Is there any risk invovled giving such tablets to pregnent ladies who are having thyroid cancer in similar circumstances? Will this compromise to their treatment and what impact will it have on foetus?

    • ANSWER:
      Potassium iodide is not the treatment of thyroid cancer, it would actually make the follow-up treatment ineffective. Taking KI literally "fills up" the thyroid gland with stable iodine, preventing it from absorbing radioactive iodine (normal follow-up treatment for most common types of thyroid cancer). If you go to an real medical doctor, you'd find out that surgical removal of the thyroid cancer likely wait until the baby is born, same holds true with the follow-up treatment.

  6. 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

  7. QUESTION:
    My mother may have thyroid cancer, but they set her surgery a month out? Does that mean its not too serious?
    My mother had an inconclusive test last month on her thyroid. They did it again and said it may be anapalastic. But her surgery is scheduled a month away. Does that mean it's not too serious since they are waiting that long? I'm extremely upset on this after reading up on that type of thyroid cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      If there is an inclination that it could be Anaplastic, treatment needs to start immediately. Go get a second opinion from a doctor who specializes in thyroid cancer. Anaplastic is very rare, but very aggressive. In one month, the tumor could grow so big that is could be choking her. http://www.thyca.org/atc/index.htm I'm not sure what her doctor's thinking is saying it may be Anaplastic but waiting a month for surgery, did you ask their reasoning behind it? Good luck!

  8. QUESTION:
    What would be the Life Expectancy of a Person with Thyroid Cancer?
    What would be the life expectancy for a person with untreated Thyroid Cancer? What is the typical treatment? Radiation or Chemotherapy? I think I may have it, and may have had it for at least two years. I want to know if my assumptions are bogus or can actually be legitimate. Thanks :]

    This is serious guys, please no spam answers. Thanks.

    God bless you, all!
    xoxo

    • ANSWER:
      Why do you think you have thyroid cancer?? Do you have a lump on your neck? If so, why wouldn't you let your doctor know? The life expectancy depends on the type and stage/ aggressiveness. The most aggressive type, Anaplastic, has a poor prognosis and can crush your esophagus, so you'll likely notice that. The other types of thyroid cancer have a good prognosis, meaning they likely won't kill you soon.

      The treatment for the most common types of thyroid cancer is surgery, and possible radioiodine ablation therapy (not potassium infusion, that's for hypokalemia), and life long thyroid medication.

      If you think something is wrong, don't self diagnose, go to a doctor. Good luck!

  9. QUESTION:
    Does the Air Force discharge, if you develop thyroid cancer and have the thyroid removed during active duty?
    My Daughter developed thyroid cancer, while in active duty. Doctors removed her thyroid and limp nodes. She will have to take thyroid meds for the rest of her life. Has anyone else gone through this?

    • ANSWER:
      In your daughter's case, she will have to go before the Physical Evaluation Board. The Air Force needs to make a determination as to whether your daughter can continue in her Air Force career with her existing medical condition. If she is allowed to stay in the Air Force, she may have certain duty restrictions depending on the circumstances. If the Air Force determines she cannot perform her duties because of her medical condition, she will be medically separated. She will receive an honorable discharge, which means she retains all her VA benefits (including the GI Bill) and she will receive some type of disability payment from the DOD for the rest of her life. Depending on the circumstances, she may be entitled to care at a VA hospital for this condition for the rest of her life as well.

  10. QUESTION:
    What does hyperthyroidism mean if someone has had their thyroid gland removed?
    My dad had his thyroid gland removed due to thyroid cancer (hurthle cell carcinoma) now his doctor says that he is borderline hyper. What does that mean since he has no thyroid gland? Also, does that have anything to do with his cancer? Please explain. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      It has everything to do with his thyroid cancer. People with certain types of thyroid cancer (papillary, follicular, hurthle, and other variants) need to have their TSH suppressed in order to keep any thyroid cells, cancerous or not, at bay. Doctors will purposefully slightly over medicate patients with Synthroid in hopes of shutting of the brain's function to create more TSH (TSH = fertilizer to thyroid cancer). Does that make sense?? http://thyca.org

  11. QUESTION:
    Can there be different types of cancer inside one house?
    I have my Grandparents, my uncle, my aunt, and the dog in one house, 4 out of the 5 had/have cancer. But, there all different types: thyroid, Hodgkin lymphoma, skin, and luekemia. Is this unusual?

    • ANSWER:
      Some families are more genetically prone to cancer than others (dog's cancer is a coincidence). This just means that you should never skip your yearly pap-smear after the age of 18. You should also have a mammogram at 38 (to use as a base) and then one every year after that. You should never smoke or drink alcohol (both increase cancer risk-- eventhough red wine is ok for heart disease it's bad for cancer) and make sure you discuss non-hormonal options for birth control when you're ready for that.
      All that said, if you have a basement where you live, there is a test sold in Home Depot and Lowe's called a Radon Test. It's about and you leave it in the basement for a day or 2 and it will tell you if your home has a Radon problem. Radon is a radio-active gas known to increse risk of cancer by a HUGE margin. It's easy to find out and worth the . If your home does have a high Radon problem it only costs a few hundred bucks to get it fixed which is much less money than the medical bills it can cause later.
      Good luck.

  12. QUESTION:
    Is it likely to get thyroid cancer when your mother had it twice before?
    my mom has been having symptoms for a month that might suggest thyroid cancer, and it makes sense since my grandmother got it twice.
    My mother will do a test tomorrow and ther results will be up in two days. The doctor there probably isn't a reason to worry, but we're suspicious.
    So do you think that it's likely?
    And even if nothing shows up now, should she keep getting checked???

    • ANSWER:
      No, it's not very likely. You don't say which type of thyroid cancer your grandmother had, if it was familial, that slightly raises your mother's risk.

      Can I ask what symptoms your mother has been experiencing that indicates thyroid cancer?? The vast majority of people don't have symptoms that randomly pop up.

      She probably has a thyroid nodule, which is extremely common, so an ultrasound will determine if there are suspicious features which would then call for a biopsy.

  13. QUESTION:
    How does an FNA (Fine Needle Aspiration) biopsy on the thyroid procedure go?
    Recently, I have been undergoing testing for thyroid cancer. Tomorrow, I am having an FNA biopsy and I am super nervous. Of course, I have been doing research on it, but I feel that if I hear about it from someone who has gone through it, I will feel a little better.
    Also, what type of anesthesia do they use? Can I get completely put under for it if I am still extremely nervous?
    Thank you so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Most doctors will use Lidocaine to numb the biopsy site and you will be completely awake. Honestly, the injection of anesthetic was the worst part of my biopsy. The shot stung before it went numb, but the biopsy itself was painless (a little pressure at times). Voice your concerns to your doctor before your procedure so they can help minimum fear and anxiety. Good luck!

  14. QUESTION:
    Are there types of bone cancer that do not cause any pain in the early stages?
    My dad has had a knee that has been swollen for 5 days. He says it does not hurt. But that it feels tight. He has not fallen or anything like that. And he has thyroid cancer. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Bone cancer is not painful in the early stages and wouldn't cause knee swelling. As we age our knees become very sensitive to bumps, hard landings, twists etc. Chances are that he just twisted his knee and it swelled up as can be very common once you hit 40.

  15. QUESTION:
    is it safe to take thyroid support supplement when my thyroid is healthy?
    I have a family history of thyroid disorders. My mom had thyroid cancer and my father had hyperthyroid. I had a goiter 3 years ago. It was drained and turned to be benign. My recent blood work indicated that my thyroid is functioning normally. However, I have been feeling a bit sluggish and have put on over 10 pounds in the last 5 months without changing my eating habits at all.
    Any advice is appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, the blood work you had done was most likely a TSH test or possibly a T3 or T4 level test. These tests are very basic and not very accurate. The T4 hormones need to be converted to T3 hormones that are 4 times more active and do most of the metabolic work in the body. The thyroid is a gland that responds to other glands (like the pituitary) to function. Most people in America today are deficient in iodine. (Thank you Crest toothpaste, Fluoridated water, etc.) Fluoride depletes the body of iodine. The T3 hormones have 2 iodine molecules and 1 tyrosine amino acid molecule that make up that hormone. The T4 hormones have 3 iodine and 1 tyrosine amino acid. In order for the body to convert the T4 hormones into the T3 hormones, you must have enough Rubidium in your body to allow this to happen. The Tests doctors give you do not take any of this into consideration. They simply rely on the TSH test for example. If the TSH test shows high amount of hormone in your body, this means the pituitary is producing lots of this because the Hypothalamus is sending it a command to do so. The Hypothalamus reads the endocrine "feed back loop" and determines if the metabolic rate is o.k. in the body. If it appears slower than it should be, it sends a hormone to the pituitary to increase TSH.

      In regard to thyroid problems, many things can cause this problem. The parathyroid glands, contrary to popular belief of endocrinologists, can be infected and cause thyroid issues.

      The first test you can do for yourself very easily to get started trying to figure out the "root cause" of the thyroid problem is to find out if you are iodine deficient. There is a simple test to determine this. Get a bottle of "Tincture of Iodine" from a legal drug store and paint a patch on your forearm about 2" x 3." I suggest doing this first thing in the morning. Then watch it throughout the day. You should be able to see the patch 24 hours later. If it disappears in a few hours, you are very deficient in iodine. This is the main ingredient in making the thyroid hormones. If you are deficient in this, how can anyone expect to be able to make thyroid hormones at all? Doctors will tell you that very few people are deficient in iodine. Really, doctor? You find fluoride in more and more things today. Sodas have fluoride in them. Green tea is loaded with fluoride. Toothpaste. In fact, if you look at the tube of fluoride toothpaste, you will find a warning to keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. Why? If it is so good and safe, why would they put that warning on there. Because it can be lethal. Fluoride is one of the most lethal chemicals known. It is used in making atomic bombs. The fluoride they put in water supplies is from toxic waste dumps. They say it prevents cavities. Primitive man had NO cavities and cavities is a modern man's disease due to foods being fed to people by our illustrious food industry.

      The weight gain you are feeling is most likely from eating out of your "metabolic typing." You need to get metabolically typed to find out what foods your body metabolizes the best and then concentrate on eating the right fats and oils, eliminating grains that are not soaked over night, reducing your carb intake, and eating the right kinds of meat from GRASS FED COWS.

      Get the book called, "Life Without Bread" by Christian Allan, Ph.D. and this will give you a basic understanding of what you need to do about diet.

      good luck to you

  16. QUESTION:
    If someone has thyroid cancer wouldn't the CBC blood test show that something was abnormal?
    I know it can't tell you what type of cancer but wouldn't the red and white blood cell count come back as abnormal?

    • ANSWER:
      No. The CBC only looks at very basic blood cells in your body. These cells can be completely normal in a person with cancer, although they almost always vary when a person is undergoing treatment or has very advanced disease. What you need is to look at the thyroid levels which will show if they are increased, which is common in thyroid tumor. Your symptoms and the physical exam will often point more directly to the cause. A biopsy is needed to confirm a cancer diagnosis.

  17. QUESTION:
    I have hypothyroidism - does that mean I'm more prone to thyroid cancer?
    I take a generic brand of synthroid to treat my hypothyroidism. I've been on a type of synthroid for about 12 years, since high school. I have read where thyroid cancer is on the rise and I'm concerned that I have to take medication for my thyroid, that I'm more prone to thyroid cancer. Am I right?

    • ANSWER:
      NO.
      You need to take external supplementation and it does not lead to thyroid cancer.

  18. QUESTION:
    My thyroid ultrasound showed mutliple nodules with one being 1.2 cms so my gp is sending me to an ent for a?
    FNA. I'm freaking out that it might be cancer and now I've been having all kinds of neck pain that I'm not sure if it's nerves. I've read lots that thyroid cancer has a low rate etc but I know several people who have had it - so that odds are that great for one person to know several. Any good news stories out there? How was the FNA?

    • ANSWER:
      i had a surgical biopsy for medullar cancer in my thyroid. i passed. since i have 1/2 of a thyroid; i,m now on 75 mcg of synthroid. it works well. no other issues. the surgery is day surgery. it is the easiest cancer to treat, by far. thyroid cancer doesn,t metastasize. it is always thyroid cancer. only one type of cancer is untreatable, and that version is extremely rare.

  19. QUESTION:
    what kind of doctor should i see to get my thyroid checked?
    i have a chronic cough and my sister had thyroid cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Having Thyroid cancer (thyca), I first went to my regular doctor. I had a blood test taken and the thyroid hormone checked. Mine was 5.290, so that is on the high side. So she put me onto Synthyroid to lower my number down. I had already known that I had a nodule which was beign. She couldn't tell by feeling my neck to see if it had gotten any bigger, so I went down to get an ultrasound. There they found that I had developed more nodules in both lobes of the thyroid. I went back for the results and she scheduled me to have a biopsy. The results of that confirmed that there were cancer cells of papillary. Then I am sent to the ENT (ears, nose, throat) doctor/surgeon. He set up my surgery to remove my whole thyroid. That is sent to the pathologist to test to see about the cancer cells. I actually had two types of cancer. This last week I was sent to the ENDO, who schedules my radiation treatment, etc. I will be staying with him for quite a long time since he will have to monitor me, blood test, body scans, medication, etc. My ENT told me that a doctor would not have been able to feel the other nodules in my neck, so I am so greatful that she had me go down to ultrasound to check it. They were very small, less than an cm, and the doctor said that the radiologist who did the biopsy got the right spot. If he had missed, it would have come up beign, and then they wouldn't have done the surgery. So I was lucky. Now they will monitor me after the radiation to kill off any cancer cells that has gotten into my body.

      I had no symptoms of coughing. I felt totally fine. The only reason why I was concerned about having my tested was that my son has the same thing as I do. So you want to get yours checked, My son's numbers on the blood test were normal, so don't go by that. Since your sister had it, do an ultrasound. Insist on it. My mom was tested and she has the nodules, but they are beign. My daughter is now going to have hers tested. I had papillary variant of follicullar carcinoma. Very easy treatable. There are acouple of aggressive types of thyroid cancer too that are not easy to treat.

  20. QUESTION:
    My mother and sister both have thyroid cancer, will i get it too?
    Both my sister and mother have thyroid cancer, but two different types.
    I'm a teenager and wonder what the chances are that I will also get thyroid cancer...

    • ANSWER:
      some types of cancer can be hereditary but that's not to say this one is or that you will get it!
      Your doctor should be aware of the family history and give you regular check ups. If or when, you ever change doctors, make sure they're aware of the family history.

  21. QUESTION:
    Can you die from untreated Thyroid problems?
    If they are untreated for a maximum of 20 years, or even longer. Can you die from the condition? Like thyroid Cancer or something? What happens if it is left untreated??? I highly suspect I have it and have to wait another week for blood tests, I cannot take it.

    • ANSWER:
      Why do you think you have thyroid cancer? Hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism aren't necessarily correlated with thyroid cancer, if that is what you were thinking. There are four type of thyroid cancers, with the medullary being the most malignant type that can kill you. It is very rare though and there is no way you would have had it for 20 years. Papillary is the most common and extremely benign. Found in many people incidentally on autopsy.

  22. QUESTION:
    What are the types of cancer a 22yrs old female can have?
    I would like to know what are the cancers a female of 22yrs old could have or develop? Is there any? Please let me know am curious:)

    • ANSWER:
      This is a strange question, but they can have several the most likely In their age group is Hodgkin’s lymphoma and thyroid cancers.

      EDIT: Someone your age is more likely to be struck by lightning than they are to get breast cancer.

  23. QUESTION:
    I had papillary thyroid cancer, how long will I live?
    I read it on the internet that the prognosis for a person over 50 years old that had papillary thyroid cancer the size of a golf ball (which I had) could only live for 10 years or less. I would really like to know because I want to get my house in order. I am not afraid. So would somebody please tell me.

    • ANSWER:
      Madam , 1st of all life and death is in the hands of god ,,, so no one can tell you ever how long will you live ,,, but what i can tell you is some statistical facts based on patients diagnosed with Papillary carcinoma of the Thyroid gland ,,

      before this i want to bring you some good news i hope:

      the treatment for this type of cancer is surgical resection and it is curative in most of the cases
      even if the caner cells metastasized (usually to the cervical lymph nodes) they are very responsive for Radiotherapy with Iodine 131...

      now the prognosis is EXCELLENT , 20 years survival = 90%
      which means , after the time of diagnosis with 20 years you will find patients with this type of cancer are still alive and if they died it is probably due to another cause rather than the actual cancer ,,
      so you are lucky to get this type of cancer , because other types like the anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid is very aggressive and rapidly fatal

  24. QUESTION:
    Young people diagnosed with thyroid cancer ?
    I was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer and being under 20 I was told it was very rare, does anyone else know of any young cases, or any more information ?

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t recall if I have seen anyone that young, but it is better than getting it over 40.
      The most common type is very curable.

  25. QUESTION:
    What do thay mean by types of cancer or cancer is not a disease?
    Cancer is not one disease. It is an overgrowth of an organ or a part of your body. If you have an overgrowth in your brain, it can have problems and complications entirely different from an overgrowth of your thyroid gland.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Can soneone explain this better ? What do thay mean by types of cancer or not all cancer is the same?

    Than why are some cancer there is a cure?

    • ANSWER:
      Basically what cancer is is a cell type in your body loses it's regulation on it's ability to divide. Cells normally divide to regenerate, but most of the time they're in a resting state. Cancer occurs when the cells lose that regulation and begin dividing uncontrollably. They may also lose the outer cell markers which tell them to stay where they are and invade into surrounding or more distant structures. The overgrowth eventually can deplete energy stores (why cancer patients often look so gaunt) and can invade into surrounding tissues causing pain and/or failure of the invaded tissues. Not all cancers are the same, because they can arise from different cell types in the body. Different types of cancer behave differently as to where they invade and how aggressive they are. Some cancers are worse due to location. For example, a skin cancer is picked up early because you can see it, as opposed to a lung or pancreatic cancer which is in deep tissues and often don't present until it is advanced.

      Some cancers have a cure becau some cell types are more susceptible to the chemotherapeutic agents or radiation than others, or they can be removed surgically more easily. The really important thing with regards to cure is early diagnosis.

      Does that help?

  26. QUESTION:
    Can get travel insurance after thyroid cancer?
    A friend has had a cancer removed (about 7 months ago) and is due for another check-up in July 2008. We're travelling to USA in January and need to get travel insurance, but most companies say they won't medically insure anyone who has had cancer or is awaiting medical investigation. Can she get fully comprehensive insurance from anywhere?

    • ANSWER:
      I am sure there HAS to be some type of insurance out there for your friend, unfortionately I do not have the type. I bet your friend's doctor would be able to tell you though.

  27. QUESTION:
    Do doctors give you chemotherapy for thyroid cancer?
    Doctors found a lump on my thyroid and the worst comes to mind.

    I was wondering if you receive chemo during thyroid cancer treatment. I looked at some websites but their information wasn't clear.

    Please don't troll. I'm really worried

    • ANSWER:
      The treatment of most patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (both papillary [PTC] and follicular [FTC] histologies) includes surgery, radioactive iodine, and thyroid hormone therapy.

      Chemotherapy is not used as a first treatment for thyroid cancer. This is because surgery and radiotherapy tend to work better for thyroid cancer. Chemotherapy is sometimes used to treat advanced thyroid cancer or thyroid cancer that has come back after treatment and is causing symptoms.

      http://cancerhelp.cancerresearchuk.org/type/thyroid-cancer/treatment/chemotherapy/about-chemotherapy-for-thyroid-cancer

  28. QUESTION:
    What r the fastest progressing / aggressive cancers?
    i know that thyroid anaplastic cancer can kill u within 2-4 months from its start. when they diagnose it, it is too late

    1) what r other cancer types with similar prognosis?

    2) what is the way to early detect them and survive?

    • ANSWER:
      stomach cancer is frightening. Most often you only have about 3 weeks from symptoms presenting to death. That is why japanese people - who have a high incidence of stomach cancer- are subjected to endoscopy examinations regularly to catch the disease early.

  29. QUESTION:
    What r the fastest progressing / aggressive cancers?
    i know that thyroid anaplastic cancer can kill u within 2-4 months from its start. when they diagnose it, it is too late

    1) what r other cancer types with similar prognosis?

    2) what is the way to early detect them and survive?

    • ANSWER:
      I am not a doctor, so can only speak from experience of having seen what happens to friends, brain cancer killed one of my closest friends within three weks of being diagnosed, the only indication he had of his illness was an occasional sight problem, he thought he needed new glasses, and another friend with liver cancer, which was less than two months from diagnosis to him passing away.

      Neither of these cancers are curable and I believe like other cancers are more aggressive the younger the patient.

      I hope you receive the answer you need from a professional person, and I truly hope that you have only good news.

  30. QUESTION:
    Should I be freaked out over the possibility of thyroid cancer?
    I was diagnosed with a nodule on my thyroid and have to go in for a biopsy. How concerned should I be?

    • ANSWER:
      Most likely, the nodule is benign. However, if it does turn out to be cancerous, thyroid cancer is one of the more treatable forms of cancer. Thyroid cancer tends to progress slowly, so your doctors might recommend that you basically just leave it alone for a while and not do anything until it starts causing problems. If they catch it early enough, they may be able to remove just the tumor, with no lasting consequences.

      In more advanced cases, doctors can remove the entire thyroid, which leaves the patient basically healthy apart from taking a pill every day to replace to hormones normally produced by the thyroid. With any cancer there's a risk that the cancer will spread to other organs, which, obviously, is a bad thing. However, the cancer cells would still have some properties of thyroid cells. One of the characteristics of thyroid cells is that the take up iodine. Other cells don't do this. So doctors can follow up surgery with a dose of radioactive iodine to kill any thyroid cells that are left over (this is usually given 6 months after surgery). This procedure has a very high success rate (I think it's something like 80% of patients are cancer-free afterwords).

      The point is that although any type of cancer is bad, the prognosis for thyroid cancer is typically quite good.

  31. QUESTION:
    What do you think about the cancer conspiracy theory?
    It states that there is a cure for cancer but people are keeping it a secret because of monetary gains that come with the treatment/meds and to keep the population limited.
    I personally don't believe in it, you?

    • ANSWER:
      It's nonsense, you are right to disbelieve it. These 'cancer cure conspiracy' theories are a sort of parlour game played by people who have not had, studied or been close to cancer.

      The very words 'a cure for cancer' shows the ignorance of those who make such claims. Cancer is not just one disease, it is an umbrella term for over 200 different diseases. Different cancers are caused by different things, so no one strategy can prevent them, and different cancers respond to different treatments so no one treatment can cure them all. There will never be a magic bullet that cures all cancer, never be a Eureka! moment when a single substance or procedure is discovered that will reverse all cancers.

      That doesn't mean cancer is never cured. 70% of children with cancer are cured. Testicular cancer, Hodgkin's disease, and many cases of leukaemia can all be cured in adults with chemotherapy, most skin cancers are cured with surgery, and many cases of thyroid cancer and cancer of the larynx are cured with radiotherapy.

      Many other types of cancer are also cured if they are found early enough. Of course there's still a long way to go, especially with some of the commonest types of cancer such as lung, breast, bowel and prostate cancer.

      Ask the conspiracy theorists - where are all the people who have been cured by this secret cure? Because several hundred at least would have to have been cured by it, in order to prove it worked. How have all those people and their families been silenced.

      It's hard to see who would benefit from hiding a cure for cancer...

      Drug companies? - yes, they're in it for the money - so why would they be keeping quiet about this cure even though it would bring them fame and fortune? Any drug company discovering a cure would make far more money than they can have dreamed of making up till now.

      Doctors, scientists, researchers etc? -they and their families develop cancer at the same rate as the rest of the population; would they really be prepared to die and watch family members die rather than reveal this secret cure.

      And every medical professional in the whole world would have agreed to keep existence of a cure secret. Every single one. People who went into a profession to help people would be instantly turned into uncaring conspiracists who put other people's profit over their patient's lives.

      Governments? - I live in the UK; we don't pay for our medical treatment, including cancer treatment. Cancer treatment costs our government untold billions - no fortunes being made there. Yet we have the same treatments as the rest of the world - no miracle cure has been revealed in order to save money.

      As for keeping the population limited - cancer would be a lousy method of population control. It isn't catching. Not everyone dies from it and those that do can take months or years to do so and existing treatments mean more people survive cancer than ever before. And most people who develop cancer are over 60 so they've already reproduced if they were going to, so it wouldn't affect the birth rate.

  32. QUESTION:
    What exactly is cancer in general and why havent we found a cure yet?
    I don't understand why Research Scientists spend so much time in the Cancer Research centers and yet still they haven't found a cure yet...
    Some one help please?
    thank you guys for the answers!

    • ANSWER:
      There's no guaraneed cure for any type of cancer but, thanks to the work those research scientists have been doing, that doesn't mean cancer is never cured.

      For example, 70% of children with cancer are cured of it. Testicular cancer, Hodgkin's disease, and many cases of leukaemia can all be cured in adults with chemotherapy, most skin cancers are cured with surgery, and many cases of thyroid cancer and cancer of the larynx are cured with radiotherapy.

      Many other types of cancer are also cured if they are found early enough. There is still a long way to go, especially with some of the commonest types of cancer such as lung, breast, bowel and prostate cancer.

      The problem with finding a 'cure for cancer' is that cancer is hundreds of diseases, not just one. The difficulty is that different cancers are caused by different things, so no one strategy can prevent them all, and different cancers respond to different treatments so no one treatment can cure them all. There will never be a magic bullet that cures all cancer.

      Currently available treatments are not perfect; but they save many lives and prolong many, many more. There will never be a Eureka! moment when a single substance or procedure is discovered that will reverse all types of cancer. Rather there will probably be steady, sometimes slow, progress - an improved treatment here , a way to reverse one type of cancer there, a way to prolong more lives.

      In answer to your other question, cancer happens when normal cells change so that they grow in an uncontrolled way. The uncontrolled growth causes a tumour to form. If not treated, the tumour can cause problems by invading normal tissues nearby or by causing pressure on other body structures.

      Nobody knows what causes it to happen.

  33. QUESTION:
    What is currently the most under-funded form of cancer in terms of occurrence?
    I'm interested in donating money to cancer research and would like it to go to a cancer that has a low ratio of funding to its occurrence. There doesn't seem to be a great deal of easily accessible information on the internet.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know if it's possible to easily determine what kind of cancer is the most underfunded, but you can easily get the stats on government funding. Much of the government funding for cancer research goes through the National Cancer Institute (NCI.) NCI divides up the money allocated by the federal government into the various forms of cancer research. Many kinds of cancer research also gets more government money through other arms of the NIH, Department of Defense, and other government organizations. Each kind of cancer research gets money from other sources, as well, but for that info, you'd have to find out about each and every organization that contributes money.

      This link http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/NCI/research-funding includes a table demonstrating the funding by NCI for the most common types of cancer in the US. This link http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/NCI/research-funding gives dollar amounts for every kind of cancer that NCI provides research funding for.

      The most underfunded cancers are the more uncommon- larynx, vaginal, salivary glands, pituitary, parathyroid, etc. The most underfunded more common types of cancer would be thyroid, uterine, bladder, and kidney. And, as a whole, childhood cancer research is very underfunded compared to adult cancers. While other kinds of cancer get funding through multiple government groups (aside from NIH), childhood cancer gets government funding ONLY through NIH, and gets very little of the NIH funding. http://www.candlelighters.org/Information/AboutChildhoodCancer/ChildhoodCancerStatistics.aspx

      When donating, you also need to figure out what organziation to donate to. I highly recommend finding several organizations and doing research on them. Find out how they are using the money. You can use something like Charity Navigator to learn this information.

  34. QUESTION:
    How long do you think it will be before someone finds a cure for cancer?
    There are hundreds of people working in labs across the country researching cancer and trying to come up with a cure for it. Just how long will it be before someone finds it? When we do find a cure, it will dramatically change people's lives.

    • ANSWER:
      Who knows?

      Some cancers can already be cured. Seven out of ten children are cured of cancer. Testicular cancer, Hodgkin's disease, and many cases of leukaemia can all be cured in adults with chemotherapy, most skin cancers are cured with surgery, and many cases of thyroid cancer and cancer of the larynx are cured with radiotherapy.

      Many other types of cancer are also cured if they are found early enough. Yes, there is still a long way to go, especially with some of the commonest types of cancer such as lung, breast, bowel and prostate cancer

      The difficulty with finding a cure for cancer is that cancer is hundreds of diseases, not just one. Different cancers are caused by different things, so no one strategy can prevent them all, and different cancers respond to different treatments so no one treatment can cure them all. There will never be a single magic bullet that cures all cancers. But, as you say, there is much (underfunded) research and dedicated hard work going on in all types of cancer to try and find cures; treatments will continue to improve and cures will be found.

  35. QUESTION:
    At what amount do insurance companies and hospitals consider a bill a medical catastrophy?
    Within the last 3 months my husband has had two brain surgeries and his thyroid removed...all cancer. We recieved treatment for each, all involving hospital stays, labs, specialists. The bills are literally over 0,000 and we are still recieving new ones daily. At what amount do insurance companies and hospitals consider a bill a medical catastrophy and charge these off?

    • ANSWER:
      Do you mean a catastropic illness? This type of coverage is usually issued to the 50-65 yr age group and has a higher deductible and co-ins or out of pocket to the insured. Your insurance doesn't "charge off". They pay according to the benefits you purchased. Most group policies have a maximum benefit of mil. This max is based on what they pay out and not what is actually billed. Most insurances pay a contracted rate to the providers and write off the difference less your deductible and co-pay amounts. If you use a "non-contracted provider" you may be liable for more out of pocket expenses because the insurance benefits paid are less. You will need to read your policy to see how your insurance is written. Explanations of Benefits should also give you info on how providers are being paid. If you have questions, sk your agent or HR dept.

      Additionally, if you are having trouble paying your portion, check with your local Health Services Dept to see if you qualify for assistance. Sometimes, hospitals have assistance programs as well.

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the relationship between radiation and cancer?
    How are they related(does radiation cause cancer)?
    Radiation such as mircowaves and what not.

    • ANSWER:
      You are using 2 broad terms creating a short question requiring long answers. There are many types of radiation, and almost 300 different types of cancer. Some types of radiations do cause some types of cancers. e.g.

      UV rays from sun are a factor in skin cancers.
      Excessive X-rays (e.g. from CT scans)
      radiation from Radon a factor in lung cancers.
      radioactive materials are factor in thyroid and other cancers. Microwaves in major amounts have some evidence to cancer causes.

      Radiation is also a treatment for cancers.
      Gamma rays for treating cancer such as brain cancer.
      radioactive Iodine I131 kills thyroid cells and thyroid cancer.

  37. QUESTION:
    How long do people live with lung cancer when chemo is not an option?
    I just heard of a man who has lung cancer, in his mid-60's, and his liver is to bad for any chemo to be done. I didn't want to ask his sister, who is the one I know, how long he has but I was curious. Without chemo is lung cancer probably only a matter of a month or two or can one live along time. It is stage 2 lung cancer on a man with severe liver damage as the man has battled alcoholism and also the man has some kidney disease.

    • ANSWER:
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      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.

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  38. QUESTION:
    When will there be a cure for cancer and why does progress seem slow?
    I read 30 years ago that they expected a cure for cancer by the year 2000, but still millions people die of it each year despite countless million being spent on research. No more ambitious claims of wiping out cancer are made nowadays. Was the problem not really so well understood 30 years ago, or have fundamental problems been encountered that are really hard to overcome?

    • ANSWER:
      There won't ever be a single 'cure for cancer', because cancer is an umbrella term for over 200 different diseases; different cancers are caused by different things, so no one strategy can prevent them, and different cancers respond to different treatments so no one treatment can cure them all.

      So there'll never be a Eureka! moment when someone discovers a single substance or procedure that will reverse all types of cancer. And I doubt that 30 years ago anyone thought there would be.

      That doesn't mean cancer is never cured. Yes, progress seems slow - it 's bound to, when people are still dying of cancer - and yes, there's still a long way to go.

      But at the same time, progress has been huge. Someone with the type, stage and grade of cancer I had would very likely have died 30 years ago. I have so far survived almost 7 years from my diagnosis, and I have no sign of cancer.

      Did you realise that 70% of children with cancer are cured of it? 70%! We'd all rather it was 100%, and progress has been much too slow for those children that do die and their parents, but it's a far cry from 'no cure'.

      There's no guaranteed cure for any type of cancer, but - for example - testicular cancer, Hodgkin's disease, and many cases of leukaemia can all be cured in adults with chemotherapy, most skin cancers are cured with surgery, and many cases of thyroid cancer and cancer of the larynx are cured with radiotherapy. Many other types of cancer are also cured if they are found early enough, and many lives are prolonged.

      Progress is slow because the process of trialling and testing a particular drug takes years - it isn't a case of seeing something that kills cancer cells on a dish in a lab and pronouncing it a cure.

  39. QUESTION:
    Can one form of cancer (specifically papillary thyroid cancer) lead to another cancer?
    I have had papillary thyroid cancer and got it removed in July 2005. I was wondering if this makes me more prone to other cancers, such as skin cancer. Ever since my surgury, I've been so suspicious of cancer popping up in other place, and I just wanted to know what I should look out for. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer is a whole body thing - not just one type of cancer in one place. The problem with the current system of medicine is that it treats symptoms only, and never considers the cause. If you have cancer, your whole body has it, although it may show in only one place.
      The solution is to go for a holistic cure, of which about 100 are available,
      They are not publicised by the cancer industry, because there is no money to be made. For the same reason, they are not approved by the FDA, so even if doctors do know about them, they are not allowed to recommend them.

      For a detailed report on this subject, and some holistic cures, see

      http://dgwa1.fortunecity.com/body/cancer.html

  40. QUESTION:
    Could you explain in simple words how is radiation used in Medicine/cancer treatments?
    I know they perform something called 'radiotherapy', but I don't know what type of radiation they use, or what exactly do the electrons/the radiation does in the body.

    I looked it up in Wikipedia, but they only mention the biological effects. They don't mention what type of chemical elements are used, or whether the elements decay or capture electrons or...
    It's for my chemistry homework.

    Thank you in advance for any help.

    • ANSWER:
      In a very few words:

      Radioactivity induces cell apoptosis and cell death. In simple words you target tumoral cells and destroy them.

      You already know that radioactivity is one of the factors that may induce cancer. Well it is one because you also need other factors like the malfunctioning of an oncosuppressor gene or whatever (just an example) involved in the suppression of a carcinogenic agent. (famous example p53).

      anyway that is a digression. In practice you use radiation to eliminate the cancer cells, problem is that the same radiation can cause cancer elsewhere.

      An example is radiotherapy for the thyroid, you do find stuff under radioisotope therapy as well http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation_therapy#Radioisotope_therapy_.28RIT.29

      btw you do find the mechanism of action on wikipedia
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation_therapy#Mechanism_of_action

  41. QUESTION:
    How close are we to finding a cure for cancer?
    So much money is put out there for research.

    My heart goes out to everyone who is suffering or suffered from cancer!

    • ANSWER:
      Well there'll never be 'a cure for cancer', because cancer is an umbrella term for over 200 diseases. Different cancers are caused by different things, so no one strategy can prevent them all, and different cancers respond to different treatments so no one treatment can cure them all. There will never be a Eureka! moment when someone discovers a single substance or procedure that will cure every type of cancer.

      But while there's no guaranteed cure for any type of cancer, that doesn't mean cancer is never cured - it is cured all the time on an individual basis. Did you know, for example, that 70% of children with cancer are cured of it? And testicular cancer, Hodgkin's disease, and many cases of leukaemia can all be cured in adults with chemotherapy, most skin cancers are cured with surgery, and many cases of thyroid cancer and cancer of the larynx are cured with radiotherapy.

      Many other types of cancer are also cured if they are found early enough. There's still a long way to go, of course there is. But thanks to research that's already been done, many lives are saved, and many, many more are prolonged. I've been in remission fo over 6 years; as recently as 25 years ago someone with my prognosis would almost certainly have died.

  42. QUESTION:
    How long is goin take before we know the real cause of cancer?
    What is the best research so far on this question? in the future will cancer be easier to heal like common cold or will be a biggest killer as more and more people are being diagnosed with cancer as the enviroment is being polluted.

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer isn't a modern disease, it's been around as long as people have and probably before, predating present-day pollution.

      The problem with finding a cure is that cancer is not a single disease, it's an umbrella term for over 200 different diseases. The difficulty with finding a cure is that different cancers are caused by different things, so no one strategy can prevent them They all respond to different treatments so no one treatment can cure them, so there isn't a magic bullet that cures all cancers and there never will be.

      But quite a few cancers can already be cured: seven out of ten children are cured of cancer; testicular cancer; Hodgkin's disease, and many cases of leukaemia can all be cured in adults with chemotherapy, most skin cancers are cured with surgery and many cases of thyroid cancer and cancer of the larynx are cured with radiotherapy.

      Many other types of cancer are also cured if they are found early enough - . 75% of breast cancers found at stage one for example.

      It's true that we're still pretty much in the dark as to the causes of most cancers. But there's dedicated (and underfunded) hard work going on to solve the mysteries of cancer and find effective treatments and, hopefully, cures.

      Nobody can say how long all this might take.

  43. QUESTION:
    Would the metro line go through the same zone that caused teens at the high school cancer?
    I have heard that toxic fumes from the oil well around its school caused thyroid, lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease. Would the new proposed metro line go through the same area? This is scary to me. I know everyone has focused on the earthquake fault as reasons to that the metro line is not a good idea, but has anyone looked into the oil wells, gas wells and the oil derrick? I've heard there are 25 oil wells inadequately sealed from years before that may still be hazardous...

    • ANSWER:
      I'm assuming you're referring to the vehemently disputed plan to build an extension tunnel for the LA metro purple line under the campus of Beverly Hills High School? There are reasons why the tunnel might be detrimental to the learning environment of the campus, but unfortunately they were overshadowed by the inaccurate information served up with overwrought emotion by those in most vocal opposition to it. The way to fight is to thoughtfully construct a strategy using proven facts and sound logic, not melodramatic subterfuge and scare tactics. You're singing the same propaganda tunes.

      Facts:
      * No, the metro line will not pose an increased risk of cancer to the students, faculty, or staff of BHHS.
      * No, the now inactive oil rigs are not responsible for the thyroid or lymphoma cancers of BHHS alumni.
      Known causes of these cancers are not petroleum or petroleum products.
      * Hodgkin's Disease, also known as Hodgkin's Lymphoma, is a type of lymphoma. It is often more prevalent in affluent neighborhoods and in children who were not as exposed to typical childhood illnesses.

      In the early 2000s a young alumna of BHHS approached Erin Brokovich, the real-life woman the movie was based on, and compelled her to look into whether the oil rigs that used to be active on the high school campus had caused what appeared to be a suspiciously high number of graduates with specific types of cancer. Sniffing an opportunity for huge publicity Erin agreed and quickly riled up fear within the community. She sprouted a lot of bullshit and only stood on a few pebbles of proven fact. This is why her actions were slammed by medical and legal professionals and the cases dismissed. Time Magazine called it her "junk science," and others described her as a shark in a suit preying on the emotions of the parents and students at BHHS. Fortunately, there were positives to her self-aggrandizing stunts because more time and research were put into both the health of the BHHS campus and the epidemiology of Hodgkin's Disease. The air quality of the region was tested, and the readings of benzene, hexane and other air toxic levels were all considered normal. No evidence of harm was found in 2003 or in any of the subsequent tests.

      The rates of cancer in BHHS alumni are actually not any higher than others in the same age range with similar socioeconomic backgrounds. I was raised in the northern part of Beverly Hills miles from the BHHS campus and diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma at age sixteen. I never attended BHHS. It's obnoxious to me that people are trying to erroneously use cancer as part of their agenda instead of utilizing facts. I'm in opposition to the tunnel, but I'm also in opposition to the manipulative and absurd tactics that were used to prevent it.

      ~ skylark

      I agree with the first comment to this article:
      http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-subway-beverly-hills-20120507,0,734718.story

  44. QUESTION:
    What Are The Chances Of Getting Colon Cancer If No One Else In My Family Has It?
    I know this sounds a bit strange, but hear me out...
    A few days ago I used a Mystic Eye (something like an oujii board) and I asked how I would die. It said of "Cancer Colon" and in my 70's.
    I'm a bit of a hypochondriac and this got me thinking. Since then I have had stomach pains (not from being worried) most of the time during the past 3 days. Today I had a pain in the lower part of my chest/upper part of my stomach that later moved to around my right kidney.
    My body is achey which it has been for the past few months (the doctor said it was from over-using my muscles from playing bass) today it's been a bit worse but I've been walking around town all day.
    The only people in my family to have Cancer are my aunt on my mother's side who had ovarian cancer and my grandma on my father's side who had lung cancer (and smoked for many years.) I'm 15 years old.
    What are the odds of me getting Colon Cancer?
    I also have shortness of breath which I've had on and off since my muscles/joints started hurting in the beginning of the summer.
    I'm a white male who doesn't smoke, drink or do any drugs. I don't eat much meat other than Mcdonalds hamburgers, and occasionally hamburgers off the grill at home.

    • ANSWER:
      Colon cancer is asymptomatic until the very late stages. It is not a common cancer for a 15 year old at all. Certain age groups tend to have different types of cancer, not always, but enough to think that age is a factor when determining the types of cancer you can get. Colon cancer is bascially a disease of older people, you hear alot about it because there is educational material teaching the public about the disease (just like smoking and breast cancer receive a great deal of media). This is all good for older people who need this information, but it does little good for people your age.

      The types of cancer that teenagers commonly get are often related to growing (growth spurts) and hormones thus you should be looking out for any unusual lumps or bumps located anywhere on the body. Be especially suspicious of any bump that seems to be growing. The types of cancer common to adolescents are:

      1. Leukemia - cancer of the blood
      2. Osteosarcoma - a type of bone cancer
      3. Ewing's sarcoma - a type of bone cancer
      4. Hodgkin's disease - lymphatic system (lymph nodes, thymus, spleen, adenoids, tonsils, and bone marrow)
      5. non-Hodgkin's lymphoma -lymphatic system (lymph nodes, thymus, spleen, adenoids, tonsils, and bone marrow)
      6. Germ cell cancers - Testicular cancer
      7. Soft tissue sarcoma - cancer of connective tissue or muscles, example is Rhabdomyosarcoma
      8. Brain tumors - not generally common in teens but two forms to watch for include Astrocytomas (from cells in the brain called astrocytes) and Ependymomas (begin in the lining of brain ventricles).
      9. Melanoma - skin cancer
      10. Thyroid cancer

      http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions/cancer/cancer.html

      It is possible to have other types of very rare cancer as a teen too, but the above diseases are the most common and the ones that all teens should become aware of. Each age group should become familiar with the types of cancer common for their age . . it narrows the field of over 200 different kinds of cancer down considerably.

      Still, if you have any doubts please go seek out medical advice. Get a complete physical and discuss any concerns with your doctor.

      Best.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms for thyroid cancer ?

    thanks all..

    cats ... can you tell me what are the other multitude symptoms your daughter had ?

    • ANSWER:
      There are different types of thyroid cancer (carcinoma of the thyroid), and the most common types (papillary carcinoma and follicular carcinoma) are highly curable if detected early. Up to 97% of these common types of thyroid cancer that occur in younger people are completely cured with appropriate treatment. Less common types, including medullary carcinoma and anaplastic carcinoma, tend to spread more rapidly and extensively than the other types and have a worse prognosis.

      Most commonly, thyroid cancers in the early stage produce no symptoms. As the cancer grows, a small lump or nodule can be felt in the neck. The vast majority of thyroid nodules are caused by benign conditions, but about one per cent of these lumps represent early stages of thyroid cancer. If the cancer spreads, it can cause symptoms that include:

      Problems with swallowing
      Hoarseness
      Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck
      Breathing difficulty
      Pain in the throat and/or neck
      Remember, 99% of nodules in the thyroid gland are benign, but only your doctor can determine if a lump in your neck is cancerous. Even the symptoms above can be caused by infections and other benign conditions. If you have a lump in the neck or have the above symptoms, you should visit your doctor to determine the cause of your symptoms.

  46. QUESTION:
    What does it mean if my docotor found lump in my thyroid?
    I am a 25 year old female had to go to the hospital and had a CT scan done. They called and told me they found a 1.8cm lump in my right thyroid and need an ultrasound. I'm kind of freaking out now because I can't call my tricare doctor for another 3 days. I need help. Anyone with information please. Thank You.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with the previous posters...please try to relax. When I first heard the news that I had a nodule/lump (same thing), I panicked, cried, then called my MD back to get an appointment ASAP! I said that I was freaking out and needed some info immediately.

      My MD explained that half of the population has nodules and it usually isn't until a person has an ultrasound of their thyroid (my case), or an MRI, or a CAT scan (your case), or actually feels lumps that they even know they have them. We just happen to have a test that detected the lumps.

      In addition, 95% of nodules are benign. Any nodule over 1.0 can be biopsied. Mine is a 1.2, and because I was so upset at first, I was given the option to have a biopsy. As I learned more about the thyroid and nodules and also spoke with a specialist (a surgeon), I felt calmer and have decided to have the nodule monitored, as was suggested at first by my MD. I will be having another ultrasound in about four months.

      The surgeon only suggested a biopsy because I was so frightened that he thought a biopsy would ease my mind. I asked him if the biopsy was benign, would it ever change to cancer, and he said "no, and that it why you should just find out now". My nodule is fluid filled and the surgeon said that he's never seen that type become a problem, however if it was a mass type, he would definitely send me for a biopsy. If yours is a mass type, please still try not to worry. A biopsy will ease your mind. From what I've learned, the worst case scenerio, cancer, would be a slow growing and CONTAINED type, in which case they just remove the thyroid and you take supplement meds.

      I asked a lot of questions that day, andnow I feel relieved about the whole thing. I understand that most nodules may stay the same size, can shrink, or slowly/quickly grow and that is why you need to monitor it.

      I have been reading and learning about nodules since I first got the news, and I'm learning a lot of great info at this site:

      http://www.healthboards.com/boards/forumdisplay.php?f=122

      I also did a search for "nodules" so you can easily read about them:

      http://www.healthboards.com/boards/search.php?searchid=13461957

  47. QUESTION:
    Has the cancer industry given up on truly finding a cure?
    If one reads the fine print when donating to "Race For The Cure" promotions, it appears most $$ go to funding "prevention & awareness" and "care services" efforts rather than research and actually curing cancer once it is diagnosed. So, has the industry given up on truly finding a cure? The actual amount of "cures" we've seen (minimal) might suggest so.

    • ANSWER:
      No, there is a lot of dedicated hard work going on to find cures; prevention, awareness and care services are vital too.

      The problem with finding a cure is that cancer is not a single disease, it's an umbrella term for over 200 different diseases. The difficulty with finding a cure is that different cancers are caused by different things, so no one strategy can prevent them They all respond to different treatments so no one treatment can cure them, so there isn't a magic bullet that cures all cancers and there never will be.

      But quite a few cancers CAN already be cured: seven out of ten children are cured of cancer; testicular cancer, Hodgkin's disease, and many cases of leukaemia can all be cured in adults with chemotherapy, most skin cancers are cured with surgery and many cases of thyroid cancer and cancer of the larynx (voice box) are cured with radiotherapy.

      Many other types of cancer are also cured if they are found early enough - three quarters (75%) of breast cancers found at stage one for example.

      Suggestions that there’s an existing cure that’s being kept hidden are nonsense. The cancer cure conspiracy theory is a sort of game played by people who've never had or been close to cancer.

      If ther were a 'secret cure'...

      In order to prove that any secret, hidden cure worked, or for anyone to know they were ‘getting close’ to a cure, several hundred people would have to have been cured by it (otherwise how would its discoverers know it worked?). Every single one of these people would have to be keeping quiet about it– not a word to the media from any of them, or any of their delighted relatives and friends.

      Any drug company discovering a cure would make far more money than they can have dreamed of making up till now – fame and fortune beyond their wildest dreams..

      Doctors, scientists, researchers etc would be watching their relatives die and dying themselves (they and their families develop cancer at the same rate as the rest of the population) rather than revealing any existing secret cure

      Most unlikely of all, if there were a secret cure, every medical professional in the whole world would have agreed to keep existence of a cure secret. Every single one. One blabbermouth, one disgruntled researcher or sacked nurse and the whole conspiracy’s blown. Newspapers and other media wouldn't have got a sniff of it. Likely? -and is it likely that these people, who went into medicine to help people, would be conspiring to kill them? If they wanted to make a fortune, medicine was a very poor choice of career.

      No secret cure then, and no letup in the search for cures and more effective treatments. Next time you're asked to donate, put your hand in your pocket.

  48. QUESTION:
    Do you think in this century we will find the cure for cancer?
    I know cancer is many different diseases but at its basic, cancer is uncontrolled cells in the body. The answer may be in front of our eyes but we haven't realize it yet. Some of the greatest discoveries in history
    were right in front of us but we didn't know it yet. I look forward to your answers.

    • ANSWER:
      The trouble with finding a 'cure for cancer' is that cancer, as you point out, is hundreds of diseases, not just one. The difficulty is that different cancers are caused by different things, so no one strategy can prevent them, and different cancers respond to different treatments so no one treatment can cure them all.

      Although there's no guaranteed cure for any cancer, some cancers can already be cured; Seven out of ten children are cured of cancer. Testicular cancer, Hodgkin's disease, and many cases of leukaemia can all be cured in adults with chemotherapy, most skin cancers are cured with surgery, and many cases of thyroid cancer and cancer of the larynx are cured with radiotherapy.

      Many other types of cancer are also cured if they are found early enough. There is still a long way to go of course, especially with some of the commonest types of cancer such as lung, breast, bowel and prostate cancer.

      No, there'll never be a Eureka! moment when someone discovers a single substance or procedure that will reverse all cancers. But there will be progress; a way found to reverse one type of cancer, or a way to slow down others, or improved treatments.

      There is no conspiracy to supress cures for cancer to maximise profits as some answers suggest. These secret cancer cure conspiracy theories are a sort of game played by people who've never had, studied or been close to cancer.

      Who exactly would benefit from keeping a cancer cure secret?

      Drug companies? No secret they're in it for the money. And any drug company discovering a cure would make far more money than they can have dreamed of making up till now – fame and fortune beyond their wildest dreams.

      Doctors? Scientists? Researchers? They and their families develop cancer at the same rate as the rest of the population, They'd be watching their relatives die and dying themselves rather than revealing the secret cure

      Governments? In the UK we dont pay for our medical treatment. including cancer treatment. So cancer treatments cost our government billions upon billions, but the treatments are the same as elsewhere. If there were an existing, cheaper, guaranteed cure - BELIEVE ME that's what they'd be paying for. As it is someone like me could be back at any time with a recurrence for more costly chemo.

      And our doctors are salaried - they wouldn't make one extra penny if the cancer rate doubled tomorrow and the chemo rate with it. And they wouldn't lose any money if the cancer rate dropped dramatically tomorrow.

      And how could this secret be kept? In order to prove that any secret, hidden cure worked, several hundred people would have to have been cured by it - lived out their long natural lives without the cancer reappearing (otherwise how would its discoverers know it worked?). Every single one of these people over many years would have to be keeping quiet about it– not a word to the media from any of them, or any of their delighted relatives and friends.

      Most unlikely of all, if there were a secret cure, every medical professional in the whole world would have agreed to keep existence of a cure secret. Every single one. One blabbermouth, one disgruntled researcher or sacked nurse and the whole conspiracy’s blown. Newspapers and other media wouldn't have got a sniff of it


types of thyroid cancer

Symptoms Of Leukemia

Leukemia is the cancer that starts in the blood forming cells in the body. New blood cells - white cells and red cells - are formed in the bone marrow; bone marrow is a soft tissue that is found in most of the bones in the body. White cells are often called the soldiers of the body who protect it from various infections. However, in Leukemia, bone marrow starts producing white cells in uncontrolled manner, and in huge quantities; this result in disruption in the normal functioning of the body. If detected at an early stage, the patient can be cured.

Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of Leukemia or blood cancer will differ depending on its type, and where the white cells have accumulated in the body. So, if the cancerous cells have spread into the brain, then the person may experience symptoms like headache or eyesight problems. In general, the common symptoms are:
Headache Poor eyesight Confusion Vomiting Loss of weight Difficulty in breathing Frequent and recurrent infections Lack of hunger Swollen lymph nodes of the groin or neck Unusual fever Sweating at night Enlargement of the spleen or liver Tenderness of bones
Blood Cancer Treatment in India

Blood Tests are quite helpful in diagnosing blood cancer; then, there are diagnostic methods like chest x-rays, MRI scan, CT scan and ultrasound that can be used to detect the presence of Leukemia in the body.

There are a number of options available, when it comes to blood cancer treatment in India.

Chemotherapy: Herein, doctors use anticancer drugs to destroy the cancer cells. The drugs are either taken orally or injected into the vein.

Radiation Therapy: Here, the doctors expose the patient to high-energy rays to damage the cancer cells and stop their growth in the body.

Biotherapy: Herein, the cancer patient is treated with substances that boost the body's immune system to fight the cancer cells, and stop their growth. This treatment uses antibodies to target the leukemia cells.

Bone Marrow Transplant: This transplant helps in restoring normal cells in the body that have been destroyed during radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Herein, the affected bone marrow needs to be replaced. It is an effective blood cancer treatment in India.

Medical Oncology India

We've got the best of the best hospitals in India, which offer both non-surgical and surgical treatments for cancer and many other deadly diseases. The affected person, therefore, should look for the best hospital and doctor to ensure the best-possible treatment, and fast recovery. Periodical check-ups are, thus, quite significant as the diseases can be detected early and thus, can be cured effectively.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are some sicknesses with similar symptoms as leukemia?
    My friend has not been feeling too hot and is staying with a lady that had leukemia and she said that the symptoms that my friend was having were very similar to that ones that she had when she had leukemia but i was wondering if there are any other sicknesses that have very similar symptoms as leukemia.

    • ANSWER:
      Something as simple as a flu could have similar symptoms of leukemia. The symptoms range from fatigue (such as is present in mono) to fever and infection (such as a flu) to headaches, which can be caused by stress, sickness, dehydration, among other things.

      If she is really concerned, she should see a doctor, particularly if she has been bruising extremely easily, has abnormal bleeding, has had severe weight loss for no reason, or does not start to feel better within a couple weeks.

  2. QUESTION:
    What are some sicknesses with similar symptoms as leukemia?
    My friend has not been feeling too hot and is staying with a lady that had leukemia and she said that the symptoms that my friend was having were very similar to that ones that she had when she had leukemia but i was wondering if there are any other sicknesses that have very similar symptoms as leukemia.

    • ANSWER:
      The flue or a cold basically there are many sicknesses with similar symptoms as leukemia.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some sicknesses with similar symptoms as leukemia?
    My friend has not been feeling too hot and is staying with a lady that had leukemia and she said that the symptoms that my friend was having were very similar to that ones that she had when she had leukemia but i was wondering if there are any other sicknesses that have very similar symptoms as leukemia.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, leukemia is not contagious. It's the cancer of the developing cells of the bone marrow, is in cancer of blood cells. Literal term means 'white blood'.

      Symptoms like fever, night sweats, joint pain, swollen lymph nodes (esp in the neck), weakness and fatigue, headache can be associated with the flue or other infections as well.

      Frequent infections, fatigue can be associated with anemia (low blood iron levels).

      These symptoms can be confused with other things, but only a doctor can diagnose leukemia by doing special tests. Symptoms start out gradually and get worse with time. Suffice it to say, I really doubt your friend has leukemia.

  4. QUESTION:
    Can you have the symptoms of leukemia for like 2 years but not get diagnosed with it until later?
    Okay so I have been really sick with different things going on for 2-3 years now am I'm 13. I have the symptoms of leukemia but the doctors haven't like said anything. I'm going to specialist for my problems but the haven't brought up cancer cause they haven't really thought of testing for it I guess. All the specialist told me was I don't have lupus. Can I have leukemia and the symptoms but not be actually diagnosed with it until later?

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe, but it seems unlikely the docs would have missed signs of leukemia. Signs of leukemia show up very readily in standard blood tests. You might consider leukemia an extremely remote possibility in your situation.

  5. QUESTION:
    How to distinguish between leukemia and Effexor XR side effects?
    I have several side effects of Effexor XR which coincide with symptoms of leukemia. Namely leukocytosis, lymphadenopathy, headaches every day, fatigue and night sweats. Is there any way to know which is the culprit? I'm 27 and on birth control, so menopause isn't likely to be causing the headaches or night sweats. Serious replies only, please.

    • ANSWER:
      I am currently on Effexor XR and suffered from headaches and night sweats for the first few months of taking it. I have also suffered from extreme fatigue since i began taking them 6 months ago. Leukocytsis and lymphadenopathy are infrequent side effects to the drug, which means approximately 1 in 100 people will suffer these effects. It is extremely likely that effexor is the cause and not leukemia. Although you should probably go to the doctor if these symptoms continue and try a different anti-depressant.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is usually the prognosis for leukemia in infants?
    So I'm writing a story (no one actually has leukemia) and the main characters baby is diagnosed with leukemia. What is the usual prognosis and some symptoms with leukemia in infants?

    • ANSWER:
      What kind of leukemia? How old is the baby? There's no easy way to answer your question, as there are so many things that can change the prognosis.

      I strongly recommend rethinking your idea- you will not be able to accurately portray childhood leukemia without having intimate knowledge of it yourself.

  7. QUESTION:
    How long can a person go without realizing that they have leukemia?
    I have some symptoms of leukemia. However, most of the symptoms that I have, I have had for 10 years or more. Could it be possible to live that long with untreated leukemia?
    Is it possible that I am anemic maybe... Please help, I'm scared! I'm only 18!!!

    • ANSWER:
      No, you could not have acute leukemia for ten years and not know it.
      Chronic leukemias are extremely unlikely at your age, and even these would become evident within ten years.
      Anemia is very possible for an 18 year old female.
      See your regular doc and have some simple blood work done.
      A CBC (complete blood count) will answer this question very quickly.
      Anemias are very treatable and usually "fixable."

  8. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of teenage leukeamia?
    What are the symptoms of leukemia in teenage girls?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Classic symptoms of leukeamia in any age group are bruising, excessive bleeding (particularly nose bleeds) anemia, fatigue, looking pale, shortness of breath, joint or muscle pain, painful glands in the neck, groin, armpits or elsewhere, poor appatite, fevers and night sweats.

      However, please note that any or all of these symptoms can indicate illnesses other than leukeamia, so if you are suspecting or worried about leukeamia please consult your GP. In any case, if you experiancing any or all of these symptoms you should consult your GP in any case.

  9. QUESTION:
    How long does it usually take for a kitten to die of leukemia, if born for with it.?
    Also, what are the common symptoms of leukemia?

    • ANSWER:
      here's a good site for you to reference.

      http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/brochures/felv.html

      A cat with FeLV can live a very long life, if kept indoors and fed a well balanced diet. Most of the time, the cats die of a secondary problem due to the compromised immune system.

  10. QUESTION:
    What are the main symptoms of cancer?
    My friend has leukemia and i have told her about how i have been feeling lately. I have been very tired and i have strange bumps on the back of my neck. My friend was the same and shes scared i have cancer. Are these symptoms of leukemia?

    • ANSWER:
      You have asked for the main symptoms of cancer. I think you want to know the symptoms of Leukemia cancer as you have elaborated about it in the details of your question. Hence I am giving below the symptoms of Leukemia for your information.

      Leukemia is cancer of your body's blood-forming tissues, including your bone marrow and lymphatic system. It usually starts in your white blood cells.

      The common leukemia symptoms are:

      - Fever or chills
      - Persistent fatigue, weakness
      - Frequent infections
      - Loss of appetite or weight
      - Swollen lymph nodes, enlarged liver or spleen
      -Easy bleeding or bruising
      -Shortness of breath when you're physically active, as while climbing steps
      - Tiny red spots in your skin (petechiae)
      - Excessive sweating, especially at night
      - Bone pain or tenderness

      The severity of signs and symptoms depends on the number of abnormal blood cells and where they collect. You may overlook early symptoms of leukemia because they may resemble symptoms of the flu and other common illnesses-.

  11. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of having leukemia?
    What are the symptoms of having leukemia?

    • ANSWER:
      Fevers and night sweats
      Frequent infections
      Weakness and fatigue
      Headaches
      Bruising and bleeding of the gums
      Bone and joint pain
      Pain on the left side of the belly or shoulder due to swollen spleen
      Swollen lymph nodes on the neck, armpit, or groin
      Loss of appetite and weight loss

  12. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of having Leukemia?
    I need to know what are the symptoms of having leukemia.. :-(

    • ANSWER:
      depends if its acute or chronic,acute usually present with dyspnea headaches ,bone pain ,or an acute infection ,chronic usually are aysmptomatic in most cases and present with an infection on investigation u find chronic leukaemia in blood tests (high lymphocytes)and abnormal,there is myeloid and lymphoid types and the myeloid in acute is more aggressive and less in the chronic catgeory

  13. QUESTION:
    How Can I Tell If Its Advanced Leukemia?
    I was diagnosed with low platelets a little over a year ago. Just realized it could be Leukemia. What are the symptoms of advanced Leukemia? I haven't been bleeding or sick, just a little tired and sore from work lately. If I was about to die or have a brain hemorrhage would there be more warning signs than this?
    I've heard from various sources the prognosis for untreated acute leukemia is 3-6 months. Is it possible I could've survived without treatment for 12-15 months?

    • ANSWER:
      The only way to know for sure is to go to an Oncologist, and run blood work. If the white cell count is very elevated, like mine were 41,000, then they'll take a bone marrow biopsy to be sure it is Leukemia, and what type.

      Leukemia comes in two types, acute and chronic. Acute comes with a death sentence of about 2 months, the chronic one if treated properly has a death sentence of several years.

  14. QUESTION:
    Is bruising a main sign of leukemia?
    I have had some symptoms of leukemia (aches, pains, fatigue, bone aches) but I don't have abnormal bleeding OR bruising. Could it still be leukemia?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably not. But you probably are a hypochondriac. Only cool people get leukemia anyway.

  15. QUESTION:
    What are the signs and symptoms of leukemia?
    I have to do a ppt on Leukemia for a 6 weeks project, and i'm having a hard time finding information. What are the initial signs of leukemia?

    • ANSWER:
      My baby had a rare leukemia 13 years ago. He sweat terribly at night-his pillow was wet every morning. He had a swollen belly because his liver and spleen were enlarged. He had a big double chin from swollen lymph nodes in his neck. He had a couple ear infections and burst ear drum. He was very pale. He slept a lot. We just thought he was a chubby happy baby. Then he got a respiratory illness and his white blood count was hugely abnormally high when he was tested at the hospital. He started having bruises on his stomach that looked like someone had poked their finger on his tummy over and over. These were all signs.

  16. QUESTION:
    What are some characteristics and symptoms of Leukemia?
    I'm really want to know about this disease because my best friends cousin has it. Does it also cause death? What symptoms and characteristics are found by this disease?

    • ANSWER:
      My son was diagnosed with leukemia last year. There are four different types of leukemia: acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myelocytic leukemia, chronic lymphoblastic leukemia and chronic myelocytic leukemia. Some types are easier to treat than others and it also depends on the age of the person at the time of diagnosis. Some of the symptoms of leukemia are:

      * pale skin
      * tiredness
      * bruises
      * mild fever
      * shortness of breath
      * petechiae (pinpoint size red dots under the skin)
      * thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)
      * bone pain
      * enlarged spleen
      * enlarged liver

      I have created a leukemia website with lots of information....take a look and if you have any questions just contact me and I will do my best to get you the information you need.

  17. QUESTION:
    What are all the symptoms of leukemia in teens?
    What are the leukemia symptoms for teenage girls (15)

    • ANSWER:
      Take your own symptoms to a doctor, all of them, including that broken leg you thought might be sarcoma.

  18. QUESTION:
    Are these the symptoms of leukemia?
    I think i have leukemia!... I have all the symptoms of leukemia... like tiredness, bruising really bad and quickly, losing weight for no reason, bad headache that has not gone away for 4 days, sweating really bad all the time and aching... i don't feel myself at all... feel ill all the time.. can anyone help me please?
    I don't want to go to the doctors because it might be nothing and i would look silly.

    • ANSWER:
      A someone above stated, the symptoms you list can be any number of diseases or illnesses, many which are not very serious, especially if you are older. I would definitely recommend seeing a doctor soon, as it could be something serious such as leukemia(though I honestly don't think it is leukemia for the symptoms you described, but I am also not a doctor).

      I have anemia(low iron) and we have many of the same symptoms, and it is treated very easily by taking 2 iron pills a day. Some of the other illnesses they come to mind are thyroid problems, mono, or just stress due to something recent or a major change in you life.

      I would also recommend going to WebMD's "Symptom Checker" and see if that gives any suggestions.

      Hope you feel better soon!

  19. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of feline leukemia?
    Are there any common symptoms to know if your cat is infected? Is there a cure?

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      There are some symptoms that may occur depending on the severity of the disease. Lethargy, anemia, diarrhea or constipation, lack of appetite. Unfortunately there is no cure nor an exact way to determine how long the cat will live for. On the streets, it may not last a year if around other cats since the disease brings their immune systems effectiveness down. However, an indoor cat can live a fairly long, normal & happy life alone or with other FLV+ cats. Leukemia is quite easy to catch from feline to feline, so it's always best to keep separated or have no other cats at all. Take your cat to the vet soon, you'll do it some good.

      http://thecatconnection.com/care/flv.htm

  20. QUESTION:
    what are the more rare symptoms of leukemia or other blood disorders?
    im trying to figure out what is wrong with me. a detailed list of symptoms would be very useful and greatly appreciated. (:
    i know it seems wierd not to go to a doctor first but i had a very traumatic experience and was hoping to diagnose myself to ease my worrying.
    i know it seems wierd not to go to a doctor first but i had a very traumatic experience and was hoping to diagnose myself to ease my worrying.

    • ANSWER:
      Only your physician will know what your symptoms are caused by. Leukemia is not the most common reason for symptoms but it is possible. You really need to talk to your physician to resolve your concerns. If it is something serious like leukemia, you need to have your physician diagnose you so you can begin treatment.

      My son E was diagnosed with a Wilms' Tumour as a newborn, won his battle, and was recently diagnosed with Secondary Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). AML is related to ALL but is still quite different. His cancer is most likely a secondary cancer caused by the chemotherapy his first time when he fought Wilms. E somehow passed his screenings he has every 3 months back in October but in the end of November we started to notice he wasn't quite himself, and he was diagnosed December 19th.

      There are lots of symptoms of leukemia but each individual is different. Some display some symptoms while others display other ones. E had a cold in November that he just couldn't kick. We took him to the doctor and he was given an antibiotic. He got a little better but as soon as he finished the antibiotic he got sick again. He had some joint pain at the time of diagnosis. I have to say I didn't really think too much of the joint pain because he doesn't walk well due to one of the previous chemotherapy drugs he had - Vincristine. He usually has a couple bruises here and there since he is a 2 year old. His walking was greatly affected from one of the drugs in his first chemo cocktail so he trips and falls pretty often. But the bruising he had was more than usual - he bruised at the slightest bump. That's when we really knew something was wrong and took him to the doctor again. Once he was diagnosed (through blood tests looking for certain markers) we found out that his spleen and liver were enlarged - also symptoms of leukemia. Due to the extent of enlargement of his spleen, he had it removed after a round of chemotherapy. So far he has had 3 strong doses of chemo, a round of consolidation chemo, and he's currently on his second round of consolidation chemotherapy and he's labeled as being in remission! He still has 4-6 rounds of consolidation chemo left just to make sure all of the cancerous cells are gone.

      I hope this helped you out some and I hope nothing but the best for you. If you have any more questions feel free to email me (crazycanuckj@yahoo.ca) or IM me (crazycanuckj).

  21. QUESTION:
    What was your first symptom of leukemia?
    I've been tired more often, not necessarily fatigued. I bruise sooo easily, didn't used to. Lower back pain. Really dry mouth. Dizziness. Chest pains. Infections. The side of my breasts by my armpits feel sore. Pale skin... i'm worried I have leukemia, maybe acute myeloid lukemia.. any help?

    • ANSWER:
      a friend of mine had leukemia she had odd kind of pains in her stomach and suddenly got lots of unexplained bruises

  22. QUESTION:
    I have been tested for mono, but have been sick a lot. Is it leukemia?
    My mono test results should be in tomorrow. I'm just worried it might be something more serious, I also have other blood problems and suffer from abdominal pain. Are these symptoms of leukemia or mono?

    • ANSWER:
      Relax. You have no control over what the test show tomorrow. It may be mono, or it could be another virus. I have mono now and it started with fever. My bloodwork (no mono test the first week) came up with bad liver enzime levels (they thought it could be hepatitis A). My doctor told me that we may never know what I have because there are so many viruses out there that can be. She ran a mono test even though she thought I did not have it... and I hadn't even thought of it. It came back positive.

      Do not try to diagnose yourself over the internet. it will stress you out and does not do your body any good.

  23. QUESTION:
    What are the signs any symptoms of leukemia?
    I started getting bruising on my inner thighs for no reason, the doctor said that I could be scratching in my sleep but I highly doubt it, he also told me that it could be leukemia. I'm always tired, sometimes I don't get hungry, I'm usually sore and my bones crack and pop, and I'm pretty pale. I was in the ER when the doctor told me it could possibly be leukemia and he told me he didn't think that's what it was but he told me to make an appointment with my family doctor as soon as possible and get blood tests done.. I'm a 17 year old female and I was wondering if these things are common or if I should be worried.

    • ANSWER:
      Bruising and tiredness could also be anaemia. People with anaemia are also often pale.

      Those symptoms are not specific to leukaemia.

      Spreedog could give you a great answer, but Tyler is right. These symptoms are all general. They can all be linked to numerous conditions.

      If the doctor in the ER thought there was even a smallest possibility it could be THAT, why didn't he take a blood sample before you left? Acute leukaemias are just that --- acute and symptoms appear and get worse over a few weeks. There's little time for pussyfooting.

      My bones constantly crack (my knees and back mostly) and I'm very pale, they always have cracked (I'm not the kind of person who sits cracking my bones for fun, it just happens unexpectedly) and I have always been pale. I'm never hungry when it's appropriate to be.

      I've had bruises all over my legs for the last few weeks, along with all my other "usual symptoms".

      No one knows exactly what they get up to when they're asleep. I once hit myself so hard in the face that I woke up with a bloody nose.

      Again, if the ER doctor thought there was any possibility in leukaemia...why didn't he order blood tests when you were there?

  24. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of Leukaemia and in what order do the occur?
    Hello...

    I need to know what the symptoms of Leukaemia are, and what order they happen in. How soon do they start showing up? Also, what are the most common symptoms, like the ones you experience the most? And, is Leukaemia a form of Lung Cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Leukemia is a blood cancer and is not a form of lung cancer. The only symptoms my mother had before her diagnosis with leukemia were headaches (unusual for her because she never had headaches). Look up the symptoms: www.google.com -- "symptoms of leukemia"

  25. QUESTION:
    What were your symptoms of leukemia when you were diagnosed?
    I just need a collection of a specific persons symptoms before they were diagnosed with leukemia.

    dont go online and give me them. i need someone who had leukemia and what theyre symptoms were.

    thanks :D

    • ANSWER:
      Before I was diagnosed i felt really tired and i would get so dizzy everything would turn black around me.
      My hemoglobin went to 6.0

  26. QUESTION:
    Why do lymph nodes swell in Leukemia?
    Website tell you that lymph nodes swell is one of the symptoms of Leukemia, but they never tell you why they swell? What are the reasons behind it?

    • ANSWER:
      Leukemia is a cancer of the blood and lymph system; it attacks both. Your lymph nodes are part of your lymphatic system and get attacked by the cancer. Ergo, they swell. But they also swell sometimes when you get sick because they get attacked by bacteria.

  27. QUESTION:
    How long do acute leukemia symptoms take to appear?
    So I've been getting symptoms like night sweats, fever, pale skin, backache and fatigue. The thing is, these symptoms seem to have appeared within the last 3-4 days. Could it be serious, or am I jumping the gun by booking an emergency blood test today?
    Also no appetite as of today.

    • ANSWER:
      When you start to have bleeding and constant infections over months then you could consider some type of acute leukaemia but until then just take painkillers for your viral infection

  28. QUESTION:
    What are the Feline Leukemia Symptoms in Kittens?
    I want to know if what are the obvious feline leukemia symptoms. We have 3 kittens at home and I want to take care of them properly.

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, the symptoms of FeLV, (feline leukemia virus), vary greatly. The virus causes anemia and compromises cats/kittens immune systems so that a variety of opportunistic infections can occur. These may include bacterial, viral, fungal, protozoan and parasitic infections.

      An infected cat may exhibit no symptoms initially, while many develop a fever, malaise, lethargy, blood component deficiencies and swollen lymph nodes. After the initial infection, a cat may be affected with any of the following: anemia, weight loss, infections, depression, jaundice, low grade fever, decreased energy, loss of appetite, excessive thirst and urination, diarrhea or constipation, bloody stools and swollen lymph nodes.

      If the newborn kittens are FeLV positive, unfortunately they may not survive more than a few weeks. I hope that is not the case with your kittens. The litter can be affected with a variety of secondary infections, loss of body mass, parasites, stunted growth, lethargy, lack of appetite and atrophy of the thymus gland.

      There is no cure for feline leukemia and the only course of treatment is to try to strengthen the cat's general health and immune system. Your kittens can be tested at a veterinarian's office with an in-office test.

      Unless you know that the mother is FeLV positive, I wouldn't assume that the little ones may be. If the kittens do not have FeLV, they will be more likely to develop respiratory infections and viruses. I do wish you and the kittens well.

  29. QUESTION:
    How long can a person go without realizing they have Leukemia? And how long can they live without treatment?
    When I saw how long they go without realizing I mean... is it like you get all the symptoms rapidly? or can you have a couple symptoms for say 3-4 years and not know you have it?

    • ANSWER:
      My docs estimate that I was sick for about 2-3 months based on symptoms. At the time of diagnosis, my bone marrow was 100% blast cells. My wbc count was high, but when you looked at the differential, everything was 0. I was diagnosed by chance as a doc decided that my bruises were too much to just be anemia. The largest symptoms of leukemia are anemia and neutropenia, and low platelets.. I can never remember that word. I have been anemic all my life, so I never paid attention to those signs. By some miracle of God I didnt have any infections. And weird bleeding is what sent me to the doc.

      With my level of blast cells, it was a miracle I was still alive. They started treatment 2 days later. Had I not went to the doc, they told me I would have bleed to death in a matter of a couple days if infection didnt get me first.

      My type was an acute type though. My great aunt on the other hand, is chronic, has no idea how long she was sick before she was diagnosed. She is being treated, but her body cannot handle the harsh chemo, so her treatment is really only to control it. Her disease will ultimatly kill her, but she was diagnosed about 2 years ago, and presently is expected to survive for a few more years.

  30. QUESTION:
    What were your leukemia or lymphoma symptoms?
    I'm having a myriad of weird symptoms and awaiting test results (we all know how long that can take).

    My main question is: did anyone experience peripheral neuropathy as one of your lymphoma/leukemia symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      My son had flu-like symptoms(Fever, aches, chills) for about a week before we took him to the pediatrician. He didn't order a blood test, he though it was the flu; so he sent us home with antibiotics. That was on a Friday. On Sunday after church he came home and said he was going to bed because he was tired. He's 9, 9 year old boys don't get tired very easily! That night he only ate 2 bites of his dinner. The next day he had a large, purple bruise on his stomach(It was not tender or anything). A while later his gums were bleeding and a little later he was nosebleeding. The fever was still high too. I was at work, so my wife to him to the E.R. She called me a while later sobbing trying to tell me they think our son has Leukemia. The world stopped! We just finished our 1st course of induciton and we're waiting for his counts to recover so we can go home for 5 or 6 days and come back for the second course of induction. It's been 12 days since he was diagnosed and 4 days since he finished induction 1. Todays has been a pretty rough day, he's been feeling pretty bad, but he's so positive and he makes us proud! Usually if they think you might have Leukemia, they'll order a CBC and within a couple of hours they'll tell you. Good luck. I hope you're fine! God bless :)

  31. QUESTION:
    Can I stop my cat from dying once she has feline leukemia?
    Yesterday one of my cats died of feline leukemia. Now that I know the signs I think my other 2 cats have the deadly disease. It is in the beginning stages for both of them, but so far they are only loosing their teeth. We have been buying them soft cat food to help them eat. Is it to late to save them? Will a vaccine still work for them? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Get them tested, and if they're negative, then you can vaccinate them. Don't get ahead of yourself. I wasn't aware that losing teeth was a symptom of feline leukemia, and even among cats that live together the transmission rate is 10% in cats over one year (per my vet).

      Get their teeth taken care of, because bacteria from the mouth can spread throughout the body. Cats with feline leukemia are not well equipped to fight infections.

      If they are positive, continue to feed canned, keep them indoors away from other cats, and bring them to the vet at any sign of a problem. Infections, etc., need to be treated very promptly in positive cats.

      Here's an article for you:

      http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=1+1316&aid=211

      Good luck. The odds are very good that your cats are not infected, but get them tested and go from there.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the substance from stage 4 leukemia that came out of a tube and was yellow then turned black?
    My mother had stage 4 leukemia there were tubes in her mouth, i noticed one of them was pumping out something dark yellow but turned black inside the tube. Also can the substance solidify in a few hours?
    They were giving her blood, but is it possible the tube going down her stomach, can the blood that is coming out solidify inside the tube?

    • ANSWER:
      I am assuming here that your mother has a tube going into her stomach. The dark yellow is gastric acid that is being removed from her stomach because she is unable to digest it herself, as you probably already know Stage 4 is pretty serious and usually means that she is terminal. The fluid that turned black is probably old blood from her stomach because she is bleeding in her stomach. Are they giving her blood products? They would do that to replace the blood she is losing internally. This is a very serious symptom & often once this starts to happen in a pt. with leukemia there is usually not much that can be done except to replace the blood she has lost. Also, they may give her medication to try and get her blood to clot. I'm sorry that I can't be more encouraging, but will remember your mother in my prayers and hope that the doctors are able to stop the bleeding.

  33. QUESTION:
    What is acute lymphocytic leukemia in a chronic stage?
    A friend was recently diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia but said that hopefully it'll be in a chronic stage. I have no idea what any of this means. I went online and was doing a little research but it said it effected mostly older people, and he's only twenty. I couldn't find anything on what treatment entails or what chronic stage means. Anyone deal with this on a first hand experience? Is a chronic stage good?

    • ANSWER:
      Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)

      There are four major types of leukemia. ALL is the most common type of leukemia diagnosed in children, and the least common type diagnosed in adults. About 5,200 people are diagnosed with ALL each year. Children account for two-thirds of these cases. In general, children with ALL have a better prognosis than adults. Most children with ALL can be cured of this cancer.
      Symptoms of ALL include fatigue, pale skin, recurrent infections, bone pain, bruising, and small red spots under the skin. Doctors use various tests, including blood counts and bone marrow biopsies, to diagnose ALL.ALL is treated with chemotherapy and, sometimes, radiation. Children receive different types of chemotherapy regimens than adults. Patients with advanced cancer that has not responded to these treatments may need a stem cell transplant.

  34. QUESTION:
    What signs did you have before leukemia diagnosis?
    I would like to know what signs you had prior to a diagnosis. My sister had tests done, no results until Tuesday. Her symptoms are migraines, back pain, bruising, blood in urine and fatigue. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Any info would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      I know that it is very difficult to wait for answers but try not to worry....these symptoms could mean something else is going on. My son had lots of bruising, nosebleeds and leg pain. Then he began running a fever that would not go away and his abdomen hurt (due to enlarged spleen and liver). I pray for good health for you sister.

  35. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for Leukemia to be diagnosed?
    Like from the moment symptoms starts and the child is take to the hospital. What tests are does and how long does it usually take for the patient and family to get the news. What is the process? What happens after? Ect.
    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      That's a really big question and there would be different answers depending on the specific hospital and doctors involved. Diagnosis stories can be very different.

      Timing is impossible to determine. Leukemia symptoms are vague and quite like those of viral illnesses. After diagnosis, a parent often looks back and sees possible symptoms weeks or even a few months before diagnosis. But again, it's impossible to tell if those symptoms were truly due to the leukemia or not.

      Generally, something sends a kid to the pediatrician. It could be fever of unknown origin, yet another ear infection that won't go away, rash, fatigue, etc. Rarely, leukemia is diagnosed through a year checkup (I've seen this happen once in ten years.) When a child goes to the pediatrician first, the pediatrician sees something that prompts him or her to order blood work. If the pediatrician is really, really concerned, the blood work will be done stat and the results will be back within an hour. If the pediatrician is not terribly concerned, the blood work might come back later that day or the next day. When it does come back suspicious of leukemia, the pediatrician may send the child to the ER or directly to the pediatric oncology clinic.

      Some children end up in the ER instead of at the pediatrician's office. Some parents get frustrated of not getting an answer from the pediatrician, or a symptom develops that scares a parent and necessitates an ER visit. Severe bruising in unusual places (I don't mean a handful of bruises, I mean half the face is one puffy bruise due to a fall out of bed or something), gushing nosebleed that won't stop, infection, etc.

      If a child is sent to the ER by the pediatrician with blood work already done, the ER will do more blood work and start an IV, and order an oncology consult. A CBC with differential will be run. There may be a chest x-ray to check for mediastinal mass if the blood work is that indicative. If the child is sent to the clinic instead of the ER, similar procedure is followed. Immediate blood work and IV. Our oncologists will get a slide ASAP and look at the cells themselves to see if there are blasts in the peripheral blood. Sometimes, a diagnosis can be made this way. Other times, the peripheral blood will only suggest leukemia and not diagnose it. In either case, a bone marrow aspiration will be ordered. This will usually happen the next day, under sedation. If the peripheral blood made a diagnosis, the child will be admitted then to the hospital. If not and the blood counts aren't terrible, the child may be admitted or sent home for the night. If any of the blood counts are dangerously low, though, the child will be admitted and possibly transfused with red cells or platelets.

      At some point, the parents are clued into what the doctors are thinking. If the peripheral blood is able to make the diagnosis, parents in our clinic are told that very first day. If not, they are told of the suspicion. As soon as the bone marrow results are back the next day (within a couple of hours after the test), the parents are told of the diagnosis.

      That's all I have time to get into now. Basically, once the bone marrow is done, the oncologists can verify the diagnosis the peripheral blood made, or make the diagnosis. They know quickly what kind of leukemia it is (ALL vs. ALL vs. CML) but may not know the specific type within for a few more hours (APL variant of AML, for example; though they tend to know with ALL if it's T-cell or pre-B quite quickly and sometimes by peripheral blood smear.)

  36. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of leukemia?
    My doctor is doing tests for this, I wanna know what all the symptoms for it are.

    • ANSWER:
      Leukemia is a cancer of the cells that produce blood cells. Typically it is the bone marrow that is cancerous but in some cases the spleen is also affected. The cancerous cells either overproduce nonfunctional blood cells or cease blood cell production. Different cells are affected and that is what determines what type/subtype of leukemia the patient has.

      My 2 1/2 year old son E was diagnosed with a Wilms' Tumour as a newborn, won his battle, and was recently diagnosed with Secondary Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). AML is related to ALL (the most common leukemia in children) but is still quite different. His cancer is most likely a secondary cancer caused by the chemotherapy his first time when he fought Wilms. E somehow passed his screenings he has every 3 months back in October but in the end of November we started to notice he wasn't quite himself, and he was diagnosed December 19th.

      There are lots of symptoms of leukemia but each individual is different. Some display some symptoms while others display other ones. There's no actual tumour as in other cancers but leukemia is a cancer of the cells that create blood cells. E had a cold in November that he just couldn't kick. We took him to the doctor and he was given an antibiotic. He got a little better but as soon as he finished the antibiotic he got sick again. He usually has a couple bruises here and there since he is a 2 year old. His walking was greatly affected from one of the drugs in his first chemo cocktail so he trips and falls pretty often. But the bruising he had was more than usual - he bruised at the slightest bump. That's when we really knew something was wrong and took him to the doctor again. Once he was diagnosed we found out that his spleen and liver were enlarged - also symptoms of leukemia. Due to the extent of enlargement of his spleen, he had it removed after a round of chemotherapy. So far he has had 3 strong doses of induction chemo and 3 consolidation rounds, he then had another strong dose of chemo due to a tumour in his liver that hasn't been typed yet - unrelated to the leukemia but possibly related to the Wilms' Tumour he had as an infant. He's finishing his 2nd dose right now. He does stay in the hospital during his chemo. His chemo lasts 7 days and he usually stays for up to 2 weeks. He will also have a bone marrow transplant when a donor becomes available. The chances of relapse with AML are pretty high. Since this is his second time fighting cancer he is considered at a greater risk for relapse so the bone marrow transplant is the best choice for him.

      He had some joint pain at the time of diagnosis. I have to say I didn't really think too much of the joint pain because he doesn't walk well due to one of the previous chemotherapy drugs he had - Vincristine. Because of Vincristine his leg muscles are weaker and he walks with "slapfoot" or "dropfoot" and he trips and falls fairly often. I figured his joint pain was because of falling but since his diagnosis I now see that it was probably because of the leukemia. On treatment he has had a significant amount of bone and joint pain, especially early on. When it's clear that he is in pain, he does get pain meds to help. I think the painkillers do help him but I think even then he does have some pain but duller than without painkillers.

      A leukemia diagnosis is absolutely not a death sentence. It's treatable but you have to keep in mind that it does take lives. I know many children and adults that have gone on to live completely normal lives after getting their No Evidence of Disease (NED) status. Sometimes a patient does relapse but it is absolutely possible that he or she can reach remission and eventually NED status.

      I hope this helped you out some. If you have any more questions feel free to email me (crazycanuckj@yahoo.ca) or IM me (crazycanuckj).

  37. QUESTION:
    What are the signs of Leukemia in a cat?
    And if my cat had it's Leukemia shots since before I got him, could he ever catch it?

    Nothing is visibly wrong with him, I'm just paranoid because I'm in the process of adopting a new kitten from the shelter and I want to take all precautions.

    • ANSWER:
      The three forms of feline leukemia are chest, abdominal, and multicentric. The signs that the cat shows depend on the lymph nodes and organs involved. Your vets will be able to tell you which, if any, are applicable here.

      Chest symptoms include enlarged chest lymph nodes, compressed windpipe and esophagus, fluid accumulation in the chest, breathing difficulties, coughing, and gagging.

      In abdominal leukemia, malignant cells may be present in the intestine, lymph nodes, liver, spleen, or kidney. There may be a decrease in appetite, depression, weight loss, dehydration, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, anemia, and jaundice.

      Multicentric leukemia causes greatly enlarged lymph nodes under the skin and tumor formation in many organs. The cat may or may not have a fever.

      PROGRESSION OF DISEASE:

      Feline leukemia begins with infection of the mouth tissues. It spreads from the mouth by blood cells and infects the lymph glands. At this stage, most cats are able to block the infection. If it invades the bone marrow, the cat is infected for life. It then spreads through the blood through the circulation. Tissues such as the tear glands, salivary glands, and urinary bladder become infected. The cat is now shedding the virus, and becomes infectious to other cats.

      FeLV-RELATED CONDITIONS:

      Other conditions that may be caused by FeLV include: blood in the stool, decreased stamina, immune suppression, bleeding disorders, excessive drinking and urination, abortion, infertility, "infant mortality complex" (the unexplained deaths of newborn kittens), arthritis, ulcers at body openings (i.e., mouth, anus, vagina, and eyes), immune diseases like inflammatory bowel disease, cystitis, cloudy eyes, and neurologic abnormalities.

  38. QUESTION:
    What happens to you after you are diagnosed with leukemia?
    I am writing a story about a young girl who is diagnosed with leukemia. I need to know the effects of leukemia and what it is. Give me all the detail you can. Don't include all the scientific crap.

    • ANSWER:
      My little girl had Leukemia. First, a description from faqs.org: Leukemia is caused by the overproduction of white blood cells. This has two effects on the body. First, the white blood cells may not mature properly as they develop. They may lack the ability to kill foreign bodies in the bloodstream. This defect seriously damages the immune system and the body loses its ability to fight off infections.

      Second, so many white blood cells may form that they pack the bone marrow until there is not enough room for red blood cells and platelets to develop. Without red blood cells, the body's cells do not get enough oxygen, and the condition known as anemia develops. Anemia is characterized by general weakness, headache, pale skin, and dizziness. It can become a life-threatening disorder. Without platelets, blood cannot clot properly and simple injuries can lead to serious blood loss.

      My daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia (specifically, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia) when she was 6 years old.
      Her symptoms were: lowgrade fever x 2 months, severe nosebleeds, bruising easily (like just from touching her arm), extreme fatigue and anemia.
      They diagnosed her via a blood test - a "CBC with Manual Differential" which showed "BLASTS" in her bloodstream (the immature cells explained above). They then proceeded with a bone marrow biopsy, which both confirms the diagnosis, and tells them which kind of Leukemia they are dealing with. (There are different kinds: acute & chronic, & whether it affects granulocytes, lymphocytes, or monocytes cells.)
      They then put together a chemotherapy regimen for that specific type of Leukemia. There are 3 phases, the first is the "Induction" phase in which they try to kill all the leukemia cells in the bloodstream. This phase usually lasts a month. They do blood tests and once no more leukemia cells show up in the blood, they have achieved "remission" and they proceed to phase 2, the "intensive" phase. This phase is to irradicate the leukemia cells still in the bone marrow and brain/spinal fluid. She received chemotherapy every other week, for 3 days in a row, for 6 months, via IV. She also received regular spinal taps, and injections of chemotherapy directly into the spinal fluid, (because cancer cells can hide out in the brain tissue, and the brain has natural barriers that prevent the IV chemo from entering the brain via the bloodstream.)

      After 6 months, the spinal fluid is tested again, and another bone marrow aspiration is done. If no leukemia cells are found, they proceed into the 3rd Phase "Maintenance". In maintenance, they receive outpatient, lower doses of chemo by both injection and pill. This goes on for 2 years. Spinal taps and bone marrow aspirations are done regularly to make sure the leukemia cells aren't multiplying again. If they are found, they stop "maintenance" and begin all over again.

      My daughter went through all three phases without a recurrence, and after that, she had to see the oncologist every other week for a blood test. After a month, we went every other week, then every month, then every 3 months for a year, and then every 6 months for another year, and then yearly until she reached age 19.

      Throughout her treatment, she also received phsychological testing and we answered survey after survery about her milestones (did she get her period on time, how did it affect her learning/schoolwork, how did it affect her mentally?). These surveys help to pinpoint possible problems with chemo effects, which I am happy to say she had no long-term affects.

      She is doing well and is 23 years old now.

      I hope this helps!

  39. QUESTION:
    What can you tell me about hybrid/mixed lineage leukemia?
    I basically just want to know about treatment, symptoms, and an explanation of what happens inside the body. Also, what would life most likely be like shortly before death from the disease?

    • ANSWER:
      The outlook is worse that single line leukemias and they are harder to treat

  40. QUESTION:
    Recurring illness is a sign of Feline Leukemia?
    I've searched a lot online regarding Feline Leukemia symptoms and one that always comes up is "recurring illness", but it doesn't elaborate any more than that. What does it mean by recurring illness? How often should the illness occur for it to be considered recurring?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually recurring illness is a risk from this disease not a symptom. Symptoms are
      Loss of appetite
      Slow but progressive weight loss, followed by severe wasting late in the disease process
      Poor coat condition
      Enlarged lymph nodes
      Persistent fever
      Pale gums and other mucus membranes
      Inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) and mouth (stomatitis)
      Infections of the skin, urinary bladder, and upper respiratory tract
      Persistent diarrhea
      Seizures, behavior changes, and other neurological disorders
      If yoiu rhink your cat has it but you are not sure, the vet can preform a simple test and the rsults would be immediate
      If just infected it may not show up so another test would need to be preformed 4-6 months down the road. Hope this helps

  41. QUESTION:
    What is Chemically induced leukemia in the kidneys?
    This cannot be detected by blood nor urine test, only biopsy. Symptoms are usually misdiagnosed and not caught until latter stages, too late, for treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      well, first leukemia is in the blood, not in the kidney.
      second, the leukemia that is more affected by chemicals is: Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. And is caused by one or more of the followings: Some types of chemotherapy, radiation therapy used to treat other cancers, tobacco smoke and/or exposure to large amounts of benzene (you know that Listerine contains benzene???)

      Now, leukemia affects the kidneys, liver, and other organs bcz: "Leukemia cells can collect in the kidney, liver, and spleen, causing enlargement of these organs. Pain in the abdomen may cause a child to have loss of appetite and weight loss."
      hope this clear your mind.

  42. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for Leukemia symptoms to set in?
    Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, specifically.

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on what type of leukemia a patient has. Some are chronic leukemias that may go on for years before diagnosis, and others are acute leukemias that must be diagnosed immediately and treated within the first 48 hours. Without treatment AML or ALL may be fatal within 6 weeks, but again, it's an individual prognosis. The most common chronic leukemia are CLL and less common CML. Both chronic leukemias are most common in older adults and rare in children. Children, more often, are diagnosed with an acute leukemia - most commonly ALL. AML is more rare than ALL and also found mostly in people over the age of 50.

      I have met many children with ALL over the last 2 1/2 years but I know more about AML - the two are closely related. My 2 1/2 year old son E was diagnosed with a Wilms' Tumour as a newborn, won his battle, and was recently diagnosed with Secondary Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). AML is related to ALL but is still quite different. His cancer is most likely a secondary cancer caused by the chemotherapy his first time when he fought Wilms. E somehow passed his screenings he has every 3 months back in October but in the end of November we started to notice he wasn't quite himself, and he was diagnosed December 19th.

      There are lots of symptoms of leukemia but each individual is different. Some display some symptoms while others display other ones. There's no actual tumour as in other cancers but leukemia is a cancer of the cells that create blood cells. E had a cold in November that he just couldn't kick. We took him to the doctor and he was given an antibiotic. He got a little better but as soon as he finished the antibiotic he got sick again. He usually has a couple bruises here and there since he is a 2 year old. His walking was greatly affected from one of the drugs in his first chemo cocktail so he trips and falls pretty often. But the bruising he had was more than usual - he bruised at the slightest bump. That's when we really knew something was wrong and took him to the doctor again. Once he was diagnosed we found out that his spleen and liver were enlarged - also symptoms of leukemia. Due to the extent of enlargement of his spleen, he had it removed after a round of chemotherapy. So far he has had 3 strong doses of induction chemo and 3 consolidation rounds, and he's labeled as being in remission! He still has 3-5 rounds of consolidation chemo left just to make sure all of the cancerous cells are gone. He will also have a bone marrow transplant when a donor becomes available.

      He had some joint pain at the time of diagnosis. I have to say I didn't really think too much of the joint pain because he doesn't walk well due to one of the previous chemotherapy drugs he had - Vincristine. Because of Vincristine his leg muscles are weaker and he walks with "slapfoot" or "dropfoot" and he trips and falls fairly often. I figured his joint pain was because of falling but since his diagnosis I now see that it was probably because of the leukemia. On treatment he has had a significant amount of bone and joint pain, especially early on. When it's clear that he is in pain, he does get pain meds to help. I think the painkillers do help him but I think even then he does have some pain but duller than without painkillers.

      A leukemia diagnosis is absolutely not a death sentence. It's treatable but you have to keep in mind that it does take lives. I know many children and adults that have gone on to live completely normal lives after getting their No Evidence of Disease (NED) status. Sometimes a patient does relapse but it is absolutely possible that he or she can reach remission and eventually NED status.

      I hope this helped you out some. If you have any more questions feel free to email me (crazycanuckj@yahoo.ca) or IM me (crazycanuckj).

  43. QUESTION:
    Where can i get diagram of Leukemia cells?
    Hey thanks for taking the time to read this. I'm doing a project on leukemia. I'm very specific w/ photos and i was hoping to find a picture with white blood cells, red blood cells, & ABNORMAL white blood cells (leukemia cells) and platelets all together in a good image. If you have any or know where i can find any please send me the link. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Here are numerous illustrations and diagrams of various leukemia types
      easily found via internet search. http://www.google.com/search?q=acute+leukemia&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

      http://www.google.com/images?q=acute+lekemias+microscopic+illustrations&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1276&bih=552

      There are more than a dozen types of leukemia.
      It might help if you narrowed down your project to just acute leukemias
      and choose either lymphoblastic or myeloblastic subtypes.
      But there are seven types of acute myeloblastic leukemia subtypes.

      http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://medicalimages.allrefer.com/large/acute-myelomonocytic-leukemia-microscopic-view.jpg&imgrefurl=http://health.allrefer.com/pictures-images/acute-myelomonocytic-leukemia-microscopic-view.html&usg=__mlOMO5uUasp9Xzq-EcgoNmvDkMc=&h=226&w=306&sz=15&hl=en&start=0&sig2=zDGL7Zfl3gCuIyNGP0ExtQ&zoom=1&tbnid=i8ys8OeTFiLXjM:&tbnh=127&tbnw=170&ei=6WpjTbdpgde2B83WoM4L&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dleukemia%2Billustrations%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26biw%3D1276%26bih%3D552%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=991&vpy=96&dur=129&hovh=180&hovw=244&tx=129&ty=114&oei=6WpjTbdpgde2B83WoM4L&page=1&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:0

      http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://dempseycenteratcmmc.com/Media/big/CDR0000526538.jpg&imgrefurl=http://dempseycenteratcmmc.com/cancers/view/CDR258000/&usg=__2c5WTRp6SfAXIYJhnNKF_PGSmrw=&h=2342&w=3138&sz=1316&hl=en&start=0&sig2=4nK2aHrQhhl_nihQ4CCK4A&zoom=1&tbnid=lil6NFsRMWCHbM:&tbnh=114&tbnw=153&ei=y25jTYePG42jtgfu883bCw&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dacute%2Bleukemia%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DyRT%26sa%3DX%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26biw%3D1014%26bih%3D552%26tbs%3Disch:1%26prmd%3Divnsb&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=117&oei=y25jTYePG42jtgfu883bCw&page=1&ndsp=16&ved=1t:429,r:13,s:0&tx=95&ty=55

      http://health.allrefer.com/pictures-images/acute-myelocytic-leukemia-microscopic-view.html

      http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.methodsofhealing.com/files/2009/02/leukemia.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.methodsofhealing.com/who-discovered-leukemia/&usg=__FaYsH0fwWHBIOqgSqIAkj-3WWmc=&h=333&w=500&sz=125&hl=en&start=0&sig2=cclWGBmpUo_W4PMGxsTkpw&zoom=1&tbnid=0DemJkmkD6MxFM:&tbnh=109&tbnw=163&ei=Vm1jTe_lDcuEtgfo3cztCw&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dacute%2Bleukemia%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26biw%3D1014%26bih%3D552%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=580&vpy=123&dur=153&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=127&ty=107&oei=Vm1jTe_lDcuEtgfo3cztCw&page=1&ndsp=16&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:0

      http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d8/Symptoms_of_leukemia.svg/740px-Symptoms_of_leukemia.svg.png&imgrefurl=http://gino-memoirofaschizo.blogspot.com/2010/08/nursing-care-plan-acute-leukemia.html&usg=__DKiIRkvfzuS8SmvF3soEta-qw8s=&h=599&w=740&sz=221&hl=en&start=61&sig2=g6ySEMBaoZOt5zPac9dgOQ&zoom=1&tbnid=erzxHORwm6v1eM:&tbnh=120&tbnw=148&ei=K25jTa-BN4actwfC9_DeCw&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dacute%2Bleukemia%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26biw%3D1014%26bih%3D552%26tbs%3Disch:10%2C1616&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=224&vpy=185&dur=371&hovh=202&hovw=250&tx=172&ty=111&oei=Em5jTd6eBpCitgeA29jUCw&page=5&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:61&biw=1014&bih=552

  44. QUESTION:
    How do I know whether i have leukemia or what i was diagnosed with?
    I recently went to the doc and was told i had mono/ebv. I was online and noticed that my symptoms also line up with leukemia. Would the doc be able to tell if i had leukemia when he took a blood test to test for mono or would he have to be looking for it?

    • ANSWER:
      I recently went through a similar scenario and my doctor ran multiple tests including white, red and platelet counts to rule out other causes of illness.
      You should call your doctor and ask what tests he ran.

      If it was the rapid, five minute mono test then no, other things would not show up.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are a list of symptoms one can get a prescription for medicinal marijuana for?
    if you cant find a full list a couple symptoms would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      Below is a general list of sicknesses with symptoms and/or side effects that have been treated with medical marijuana

      Agoraphobia
      AIDS Related Illness
      Alcohol Abuse
      Alcoholism
      Alopecia Areata
      Amphetamine Dependency
      Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
      Angina Pectoris
      Ankylosis
      Anorexia
      Anorexia Nervosa
      Anxiety Disorders
      Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease
      Arthritis
      Asthma
      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
      Autoimmune Disease
      Back Pain
      Back Sprain
      Bell's Palsy
      Bipolar Disorder
      Brain Tumor, Malignant
      Bruxism
      Bulimia
      Cachexia
      Cancer
      Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      Cerebral Palsy
      Cervical Disk Disease
      Chemotherapy
      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
      Chronic Pain
      Chronic renal failure
      Cocaine Dependence
      Colitis
      Conjunctivitis
      Constipation
      Crohn's Disease
      Cystic Fibrosis
      Damage to Spinal Cord Nervous Tissue
      Degenerative Arthritis
      Delirium Tremens
      Diabetes
      Diabetic Peripheral Vascular Disease
      Diarrhea
      Diverticulitis
      Dysthymic Disorder
      Eczema
      Emphysema
      Emphysema
      Endometriosis
      Epididymitis
      Epilepsy
      Fibromyalgia
      Gastritis
      Genital Herpes
      Glaucoma
      Graves Disease
      Headaches, Cluster
      Headaches, Migraine
      Headaches, Tension
      Hemophilia A
      Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
      Hepatitis C
      Hereditary Spinal Ataxia
      HIV/AIDS
      Hospice Patients
      Huntington's Disease
      Hypertension
      Hypertension
      Hyperventilation
      Hypoglycemia
      Impotence
      Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis
      Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
      Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED)
      Intractable Vomitting
      Lipomatosis
      Lou Gehrig's Disease
      Lyme Disease
      Lymphoma
      Major Depression
      Malignant Melanoma
      Mania
      Melorheostosis
      Meniere's Disease
      Motion Sickness
      Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS)
      Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
      Muscle Spasms
      Muscular Dystrophy
      Myeloid Leukemia
      Nail-Patella Syndrome
      Nightmares
      Obesity
      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
      Opiate Dependence
      Osteoarthritis
      Panic Disorder
      Parkinson's Disease
      Peripheral Neuropathy
      Peritoneal Pain
      Persistent Insomnia
      Porphyria
      Post Polio Syndrome (PPS)
      Post-traumatic arthritis
      Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
      Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
      Prostatitis
      Psoriasis
      Pulmonary Fibrosis
      Quadriplegia
      Radiation Therapy
      Raynaud's Disease
      Reiter's Syndrome
      Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
      Rheumatoid Arthritis
      Rheumatoid Arthritis
      Rosacea
      Schizoaffective Disorder
      Schizophrenia
      Scoliosis
      Sedative Dependence
      Seizures
      Senile Dementia
      Severe Nausea
      Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
      Sinusitis
      Skeletal Muscular Spasticity
      Sleep Apnea
      Spasticity
      Spinal Stenosis
      Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS)
      Stuttering
      Tardive Dyskinesia (TD)
      Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
      Tenosynovitis
      Thyroiditis
      Tic Douloureux
      Tietze's Syndrome
      Tinnitus
      Tobacco Dependence
      Tourette's Syndrome
      Trichotillomania
      Viral Hepatitis

  46. QUESTION:
    Is a fever always present when a teen has leukemia?
    If you think you have leukemia, would you have to have a fever or easy bruising?

    • ANSWER:
      No. Fever is not always present.
      You can never - and I mean never - make a leukemia diagnosis
      based on non-specific symptoms alone.
      So many teens on this site think they have leukemia
      based on a list of symptoms which are not at all specific
      for any of the many types of leukemia.
      Teens often get "freaked out" thinking they have a leukemia.
      The level of paranoia among teens baffle me.
      They look up the symptoms and suddenly have them.
      This is no symptom pathognomonic for leukemia.
      Leukemias are very easy to rule out.
      I could do it in five minutes in my office.
      An automated CBC and a look at the blood smear
      will rule out leukemia without a bone marrow examination
      if the CBC is normal.

  47. QUESTION:
    My cat has Feline Leukemia. What can I do to help her survive, and has anyone had a cat that survived it?
    Her daugher died from Feline Leukemia a month ago, and she has it too.

    We are getting her homeopathic threatment from a pet homeopath...

    Is there anything else I can do to save friend?

    Has anyone heard of a cat surviving the desease, and what did the owners do to help?

    Thank you all very much.

    • ANSWER:
      Our cat had this and lived a healthy life of 9 1/2 years in two different states, and only died because he got out and was hit by a car.

      Our vet gave us pills that we had to give him every morning. I"m not sure what they were (this was when I was a teenager at home) and as long as we gave him them every day it never acted up and he never got sick.

      We tried to keep him in the house as much as possible (he was used to going outside) and just keep an eye on him for any symptoms. Other than that, my parents were cheap, never brought him for his check ups or bought good food or anything. I think it was a fluke he survived so long.

      Good Luck & hugz!

  48. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of chromosome 15 deletion?
    I have a deletion in chromosome 15. I was just wondering if you knew what the symptoms were?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a couple of conditions that appear with chromosome 15, the one I am most familiar with is Angleman's syndrome & Prader Willi syndrome, then there is 15q13.3 microdeletion, 15q24 microdeletion, acute promyelocytic leukemia and Sensorineural deafness and male infertility.

      Each of these have different signs & symptoms, with Angelman's the person can have behavioural issues, with laughing/squealing, hand flapping, short attention span, odd gait (walk) which appears to be a bit jerky or stiff, intellectual problems (often severe) , speech problems, seizures, and other health problems, but they are happy little people and are delightful little people to be around.

      Prader Willi, the baby is quite floppy (as if they have no muscle tone/control) initially feeding difficulties, especially sucking, and have a insatiable appetite which can lead to obesity, intellectual disorders, delay in all aspects of development, crawling, walking, Speech and articulation defects, behavioural issues etc.


symptoms of leukemia

Prostate Cancer Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the side effects of prostate cancer treatment? All excluding removal of the prostate.?
    I have had an agressive form of prostate cancer. Treatment included radiation internal as well as internal, inplants. Horemone and meds. Everything other than removal. I now have diabeties, have undergone triple bi-pass, I now hurt all over, my hips are all but killing me, I have lost and regained and lost again ability to controll urination. Thoughts please.

    • ANSWER:
      You will expect some pain, weakness, and other side effects from the treatment you described. If you feel the treatment is not working you could look into other options, see these links.

      http://www.cancertutor.com/Other/Prostate_Cancer.html

      http://www.naturalnews.com/027534_vitamin_D_prostate_cancer.html

  2. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of surviving a prostate cancer over the long-term if you are also diabetic?
    Does the fact that you have Diabetes 2 complicate your recovery efforts? I am thinking that prostate cancer treatment might involve a dietary adjustment that might complicate what one is trying to do to cut down on sugar intake.

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetes has no effect on surviving prostate cancer if you have not already developed complications from diabetes, but some prostate cancer treatments cause side effects that reduce the longterm survival rate for diabetes. Make sure you talk to your doc about all the treatment options and choose one that gives you the best chances for long-term health. Look into robotic surgery. If this is an option for you, it may cause the least amount of complications.

  3. QUESTION:
    What breakthroughs have been found in cancer treatment lately?
    Has there been a breakthrough in prostate cancer treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      This is the free alternative for cancer patients.Do it and you will know from the future test results.You can also do it alongside any medical treatment.It is very natural and works like chemotherapy - destroys only the cancer cells.
      Cancer hates oxygen and cannot live in a high-oxygen environment.If you want to supplement the medical treatment you receive(or not receive) with some alternative therapy then this is for you. You need to help your body to build up your immune system.The breathing exercises - pranayam is a holistic approach creating extra oxygen supply in the body and will slowly help with the health problem.Do the pranayam to see the benefits.Build up your timing slowly and after four weeks at the suggested maximum duration you will start to notice benefits gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy,stop and resume later.
      What is known: pranayam helps the body heal itself. How it works in the body is not known – but people may build their own theory. You have to do it yourself for your benefit.
      The small print: Keep doing pranayam after you are better for minimum 30 minutes a day for rest of life to maintain health.

      People who have been treated successfully, should do pranayam as well, as there is a chance of recurrence.

      The pranayam techniques:
      Bhastrika - Take a long deep breath into the lungs(chest not tummy) via the nose and then completely breathe out through the nose.Duration upto 5 minutes.

      Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day.(Max 60 min/day) Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.

      Anulom Vilom - Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril
      then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril
      then -keeping the left nostril closed deep breath-in through right nostril
      then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
      This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
      Repeat this cycle for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day(maximum 60 minutes in one day).
      You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.

      Bhramri Pranayam -Close eyes. Close ears with thumb, index finger on forehead, and rest three fingers on base of nose touching eyes. Breathe in through nose. And now breathe out through nose while humming like a bee.
      Duration : 5 to 10 times

      Only by doing you will benefit and will feel good that you can do something to help the body.Copy and print this to improve your technique and stay focused.This is simplified pranayam for everyone and you do not have to go to classes to learn. This is for life, unlike short term classes where you do it in the class then stop when classes are over.

      For Prostate cancer follow the pranayam and you can notice the benefits in 3 months.

  4. QUESTION:
    Are there different types of treatments for prostate cancer stages 3 and 4?
    Are there different types of prostate cancer treatments for stages 3 and 4? Or they use the same treatments?

    thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      The are several treatments from the most severe of removing the prostate to cooking the cancer with radiation to chemotherapy to injecting radioactive seeds into the prostate to kill the cancer.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the laser treatment for prostate cancer?
    I was wondering if anyone knew how the green light laser prostate cancer treatment worked. i found http://www.birminghamprostateclinic.co.uk/greenLightLaser.php which has some good information but I need a bit more detail.

    • ANSWER:
      Laser is used to cut out the cancer without damaging the nerves. Need a doctor skilled in it.

  6. QUESTION:
    The Sun as a prostate cancer therapy option?
    Can somebody tell me if this is true? Someone told me a long time ago that one of the best prostate cancer treatment is the sun. I was just wondering right now if it's true. Thank you very much.

    • ANSWER:
      Absolute wrong info./myth.
      How cancer can be treated with Sun?
      Please do not propagate such false knowledge.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the number of procedures for prostate cancer brachytherapy, external beam radiotherapy in Europe & US?
    I am looking for the 2010 numbers of these treatments for prostate cancer, both in the US and in Europe. I am not looking just for prostate cancer incidence, but treatments numbers broken out by treatment modality.

    • ANSWER:
      You’re not going to find them as they are not there to find. Few 2010 cases have been reported yet and none have reached the national level.

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the most effective treatment for prostate cancer?
    What do you think is the most effective treatment for prostate cancer? Why?

    • ANSWER:
      Surgery and/or radiotherapy. According to SEER, prostate cancer survival rates are 99.9% as a result of these and because of early detection.

  9. QUESTION:
    What does treatment for prostate cancer consist of, and does it affect a male's ability to have sex?
    A very close friend of ours has been diagnosed with prostate cancer (it really *isn't* my partner or me!) and we were wondering what his treatment options might be.

    If the prostate gland is removed, does that eliminate the ability to have sex?

    Probably best to have an older person answer this: it's pretty obvious by the question that this is going to be completely out of the realm of experience for most of the teenagers.

    • ANSWER:
      It can, but new surgical techniques have reduced the risk. I was diagnosed with it about a year ago, but a second opinion from Johns-Hopkins said no. At least not yet. Anyhow, there are a number of different treatments that depend on the age of the patient and the stage of the disease. At my age, 50, and the very early preliminary diagnosis, removal was recommended. There is a new procedure called the da Vinci procedure that is minimally invasive and less likely to lead to the nerve damage that causes impotence. However, it is still a risk, as well as a risk of urinary incontinence. And even if you are not impotent, your orgasms will be dry - seminal fluid is produced by the prostate. There are also other procedures, such as implanting radioactive 'seeds' into the prostate. It is my understanding that the risk of impotence from that or any other radiation procedure is higher than da Vinci surgery, but less than with traditional surgery. Chemo and broader irradiation can be recommended in more advanced cases.
      My brother had the daVinci procedure, and he is able to have sex. He uses a penile constriction band to maintain an erection; I don't know whether he had any ED problems before. He is able to have orgasms, but as I said, they are dry.
      Sometimes, again depending on the age,the stage, and how aggressive the cancer, they will recommend leaving it alone. Don't bank on that, though.

      Here's a link with info on the daVinci procedure.
      Tell your friend my thoughts and prayers are with him. I know how scary this is. I have to have regular biopsies to keep track of mine, and every time I go through hell waiting for the results.

      http://www.davinciprostatectomy.com/davinci_prostatectomy/index.aspx

      If you Google 'prostate cancer stories' there are lots of personal stories on the web.

  10. QUESTION:
    does anyone know about prostate cancer treatment in Canada?
    My soon-to-be father-in-law has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and was told that they have new technology for treatment in Canada, where they use laproscopy (i think this is what he is describing). Does anyone know anything about this? Why is it not done here in the states? What is the recovery process and how sucessful is it really?

    • ANSWER:
      I live in Canada and my dad had prostate cancer about 11 years ago. They caught it early enough and he went with radiation treatment. I believe laparoscopic surgery involves removing the prostate which some men choose. My dad had radiation treatment, where the prostate isn't actually removed but the cancer is hit with radiation. You might want to keep checking because I believe laparoscopic treatment is widely available in the US too.

      Things turned out fine for my dad fortunately and I hope your father in law's prognosis is positive too.

  11. QUESTION:
    How long can someone live with prostate cancer stage 4?
    My dad has prostate cancer stage 4. With his hormone treatment, can he still live for several more years? He is also 81 years old and currently in the lymph nodes area.

    • ANSWER:
      After prostate surgery I still had the cancer. It's now metastatic. Been on hormones almost 4 years and cancer hasn't spread anymore. Hormones work differently on different people. Doctors say I'm lucky since hormones sometimes stop working after 12 to 18 months. Good luck to your Dad.

  12. QUESTION:
    How much longer can my dad live with Prostate Cancer?
    So my dad is in his 60's and he has prostate cancer and he has been going in for treatment. What I would like to know is if someone has prostate cancer can you live while undergoing treatment or will it kill you overtime while going in for treatment? If you have prostate cancer how long can you normally live?

    • ANSWER:
      If prostate cancer is caught early enough (which it normally is), there is a high likelihood that your father will pass away from something else. Especially if he has had treatment. Sometimes, not all that often, there is a type of prostate cancer that is hormone refractory and will not respond to radiation or the hormone therapy. This is the kind that will get out of control fairly quickly.

      If he is undergoing treatment, I assume you mean radiation therapy and/or hormone therapy? As long as he is getting treatment, has routine PSA checks and stays on top of his follow-up, he should be okay from the prostate cancer standpoint.

      Good luck to him with his treatments! Hope everything turns out okay.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the prognosis for a recurrence of prostate cancer being treated with hormone therapy?
    My husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer 5 years ago and had radiotherapy after which he was ok until early this year when his PSA started to rise. It is now 16 and he has been advised to go on permanent hormone treatment. The doctor didn't tell us how likely this was to work and how long for. He is 63. Does anyone here know anything about it.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m not sure what you mean by “work”. I assume you know this will not cure him of the disease. Prostate cancer is typically slow growing and far more often than not managed very well. How aggressive it is, is determined by the Gleason score. This would have been determined at biopsy. Hormone therapy is standard care and works quite well at slowing the disease for long periods of time. It is not unusual to see men with prostate cancer for 15-20 and more. Whenever you realize you have an unanswered question call the doctor and ask over the phone they are used to it – it’s part of the job.

      You may also be interested in knowing there is a prostate cancer vaccine due on the market by February. I can’t remember the name but I believe it is coming from a company in New Jersey. From what I was told it works very well, but it is also very expensive ,000-,000. The patient’s tumor cells are used to make the vaccine so it is specific to the patient and their cancer. Over time, which fortunately you husband has, I suspect the price will come down. I also believe this type of vaccine will become available for different types of cancer. I work with a doctor who has had one for brain tumors in clinical trials for a few years now and it has been doing very well. Best wishes.

  14. QUESTION:
    How long does a person have to live if their doctor has prescribed them Lupron for prostate cancer?
    The person has had prostate cancer from 2005 and has gone through Chemo twice. Several hormone treatments, It was a few years between hormone treatments because his Ph balance was good for years and then it will rise again. Now it has been a year after that device they put in him that is radio active and his ph balance has come up again and they prescribed Lupron.

    • ANSWER:
      I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2011 and was treated last year with radiation, prostate seeding, which I suppose is what you mean by "device they put in him that is radioactive". I had Lupron along with my radiation treatment. Some docs do them together and some don't. So just being put on Lupron does not mean death is near! After radiation treatment a PSA (which is what I think you mean by ph balance) can fluctuate after radiation, so don't be too alarmed. He needs to get regular exercise and eat good food. It has been scientifically proven that regular exercise (even long walks) will help against the cancer. The Lupron will do a number on his sex life, but at this point it is more important to get the cancer under control, then work on the sex issues. Prayer and support of loved ones around are good. There are other protocols after Lupron which can hold off the cancer, if it has been contained. I know of one man who has lived 15 years after being given "there not much more we can do for you" and done a PhD. Some people have fought off cancer by doing a certain diet.
      There are lots of good books for more info than can be given here. Dr. Patrick Walsh has written "Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer." Probably better at this point is Dr. Gerald Chodak's "Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer." Also check out John Mulhall's Saving Your Sex Life" since he is on Lupron and if ED, etc is a concern. If he is a Christian, you might want to look up online John Piper's "Don't Waste Your Cancer" at http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/taste-see-articles/dont-waste-your-cancer
      There are some very good websites with lots of info and encouragement. Some are : Ustoo.com,,
      http://prostatecancerinfolink.net/,
      http://www.prostatevideos.com/ (a site run by Dr. Chodak),
      http://askdrmyers.wordpress.com/
      www.yananow.org (yana stands for 'you are not alone' - these are stories of prostate cancer survivors)
      Blessings and good health.

  15. QUESTION:
    If someone was treated for prostate cancer how does that affect their sexual life?
    A man I know said he had a "mild" case of prostate cancer and went through a few months of chemo for treatment.I don't want to ask him personal questions, but does that mean chances are he can't have sex any more?

    • ANSWER:
      Keep in mind that each part of a man's sexual response is somewhat separate from the other parts. So, after some types of cancer treatment, a man may still desire sex and be able to ejaculate but not have an erection. After other types of treatment, a man may have the feeling of orgasm along with the contracting muscles even though semen no longer comes out.
      Most men getting chemo can still have normal erections. But a few have problems. Erections and desire often drop right after getting chemo but return in a week or so.
      Psychological effects of cancer treatment is fears about erections can sometimes lead to problems. Instead of letting go and feeling excited, a man may watch himself during sex to see how well he does. His fear of failure can make it happen

  16. QUESTION:
    What can my father do with the side effects from his prostate cancer?
    My dad is 81 years old with stage 4 prostate cancer. Been diagnosed for 2-3 years now.

    Presently in the lymph nodes and not yet in the bones.

    PSA is less then 1%. Gleason score is 7.

    He has been on hormone treatment for more then a year now and experiences the normal side effects. His doctors seemed to give him no response. They cannot do anything to stop the side effects. My dad is use to it by now but wishes for the side effects to be stopped.

    Is this a bad sign of experiencing the side effects?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm surprised that he's even getting treatment at 81. My doctor would have advised against it.

  17. QUESTION:
    prostate cancer treatment options - looking on prostate cancer treatment options?
    What are the prostate cancer treatment options that you prefer to me to choose?

    • ANSWER:
      If you have prostate cancer, there are many important factors to take into account before deciding on a treatment option, such as your age and general health, and the likelihood that the cancer will cause problems for you. You should also think about which side effects you can live with. Some men, for example, can't imagine living with side effects such as incontinence or impotence. Other men are less concerned about these and more concerned about removing or destroying the cancer.

  18. QUESTION:
    What suppliments can be taken for stage 3 prostate cancer BLADDER INCONTINENCE?
    I have a relative, 76 year old, with stage 3 prostate cancer. He is taking hormone shots before undergoing radiation treatment. In the meantime he is suffering from an uncontrollable bladder (excessive urination). Are there vitamins available to lessen this problem? I was thinking super beta tablets as a first choice...open to natural remedies as well. Thanks all!

    • ANSWER:
      There should be several different medications available through his primary care physician. They may not be "natural" but they will help allot and prevent the embarrassing and frustrating accidents.
      Best Wishes

  19. QUESTION:
    What does it mean to a patient where you are stuck w only 1 treatment option?
    My father is on prostate cancer, and despite other treatments he is only from now on hormone therapy?

    He has tried other treatments but no good. Is that usually a bad sign that the end might be near for him than we expected?
    My dad has tried Chemo and Radiation therapy and told me he has tried some Lupron drugs before. I live in another state so I cannot see his situation.

    • ANSWER:
      What other treatments are you suggesting?
      Have you talked to his doctor?
      This has nothing to do with how much time someone may have.

      So are you saying he should go back to those?
      There is something wrong if he has had chemo as it has nothing to offer prostate cancer patients.
      You were saying the other day it is in his node so radiation is not going to help.

  20. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of prostate cancer spreading?
    My dad has bone scan every 3 months now. As long as he is on the treatments everything should be ok right? Or despite the treatments, it can still spread anywhere?

    Background:

    My dad is 80 years old with prostate cancer stage 3 (2 years now) and spread into the lymph nodes area. His neighbor has the same thing except his neighbor is already in the bones and have about a year to live. So this absolutely scares me.

    • ANSWER:
      How do they know it is in the lymph nodes?
      I know damn well they did not do a prostatectomy.
      I’m not even sure why they are doing a bone scan every 3 months. That is not standard care.
      He can be followed by PSA. If and when he get bone mets it will not change treatment unless he needs radiation on them.
      To answer your question the chances of it spreading is high provided it really is in his lymph nodes.

  21. QUESTION:
    seeking information on help with prostate cancer treatments without insurance?
    a family member has stage 3 prostate cancer. his insurance is declining to pay saying it was a pre exsisting condition. where should he go for help. obviously time is of the essence.

    • ANSWER:
      I dont know what stage 3 is.. BUT I had prostate cancer in 2005 and was given a harmone shot called lupron to start with .. One lupron shot will put the cancer on hold for about 4 months.. and if his cancer isnt real bad there is a possibility that it can keep him alive 8-10 years... The shots cost about ,200.00 to ,500.00 each.. dont know if this will work for you.. If he is near California .. he might call Loma Linda University Medical Center..Proton Radiation Department.. They treat lots of prostate cancer there and it is a Seven Day Adventist Hospital.. I have no idea if they would help him if he explained his situation.. all I know is that they are some of the nicest people I have ever met.. wish I could help more..

  22. QUESTION:
    Radiology vs the shots? Someone I know has prostate cancer, and I was wondering which is the better treatment?
    This person is 67 years old, overweight, and was diagnosed with prostate cancer about 3 weeks ago. His psi count is 6. My grandfather took the shots and his cancer is gone, and he was 80. For some reason though they want to do radiation treatments. Does anyboby have any input?

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on the cancer and the patient. Some patients require both chemo and radiation. They have been having good results with radiation treatment for prostate cancer.

      The American Cancer Society www.cancer.org can provide current info on treatment options.

  23. QUESTION:
    what is the best course of action if you have prostate cancer?
    My Dad has just been diagnosed with prostate cancer and the doctor gave him 2 options, normal open surgery or robotic surgery. Can anyone tell me which of these is better and why?
    Also, he is keen not to have any surgery at all and would prefer to have radiation, the doctor said in a man of his age (55) that radiation might cause problems down the track (he did not specify) and he would not recommend it. Is there anyone who has had radiation treatment for this who would disagree?
    He has caught it quite early and it is only in half of his prostate.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no treatment that has a clear advantage in overall survival when it comes to prostate cancer. Many men choose to not teat it at all for the first few years, as it is usually slow growing and can be managed for long periods of time. However, in someone as young as your dad it should be treated for cure.

      If he is going the surgery route I would definitely go robotic. It is more precise, less invasive, has a faster recovery and there is less risk of side effects. To get the biggest advantage from this surgery you wan to make sure the surgeon has several under his belt as this is still fairly new in some areas of the country and it does take some getting used to.

      There are several types of radiation. At a minimum I want IMRT. Someone else mentioned Proton Therapy, which many men swear by. It is available at Loma Linda here in southern California. There is also Cyber Knife that was invented at Stanford several years ago. However it is still not available everywhere, but we do have it at several hospitals in southern California.

      At the very least he should get a second opinion and it should be from a teaching facility. These hospitals are nearly always designated cancer hospitals, they see the most unusual cases, are involved in research and have the best equipment. Some of the treatment I mentioned requires very expensive equipment, which is often out of reach for many community hospitals. Best wishes to you and your dad.

  24. QUESTION:
    What does chemotherapy do for prostate cancer?
    My father is 82 years old with prostate cancer stage 4 (presently in the lymph nodes only, not yet bones).

    He thinks his doctors is going to sign him up for chemotherapy later this year because his PSA seems to be rising and his hormone therapy its not working.

    Which is worst, hormone or chemotherapy? And after chemotherapy, do you think he can go back to hormone?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      1. The progress that has been made in the treatment of prostate cancer has resulted from development of better treatments in patients with more advanced stages of cancer and participation in clinical studies. While some progress has been made in the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer, the majority of patients still succumb to cancer and better treatment strategies are clearly needed. Future progress in the treatment of prostate cancer will result from continued participation in appropriate clinical studies. Currently, there are several areas of active exploration aimed at improving the treatment of prostate cancer.
      Chemotherapy: Because hormone therapy is not curative and only controls metastatic prostate cancer for a certain amount of time, efforts are underway to discover more effective systemic therapy. Recently, several chemotherapeutic drugs have demonstrated the ability to kill prostate cancer cells in patients with recurrent cancer. Developing and exploring single or multi-agent chemotherapy agents as a treatment approach for patients with metastatic prostate cancer is an area of active investigation. In particular, the chemotherapy drugs Novantrone®, Taxotere®, paclitaxel and estramustine are being evaluated in patients with newly diagnosed metastatic prostate cancer.
      Select patients with recurrent prostate cancer have been shown to live longer when treated with Taxotere compared to standard chemotherapy.
      In a direct comparison of treatment with Taxotere®/prednisone to the historical standard treatment–mitoxantrone/prednisone–patients treated with Taxotere survived more than a year and a half (19 months), on average, compared to 16.5 months for patients treated with mitoxantrone.[4] There also appears to be a similar improvement in survival when Taxotere is combined with the chemotherapy drug estramustine.[5]
      Combination Therapy: The growth of prostate cancers can be slowed but not eliminated by using drugs that block the effect of hormones on prostate cancer cells. Combining hormonal therapy with chemotherapy treatment appears promising.
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  25. QUESTION:
    One of the most common cancers in men is prostate cancer. Once detected, there are many different types of tre?
    One of the most common cancers in men is prostate cancer. Once detected, there are many
    different types of treatment available. Which are different types of
    treatments available and pick one that you feel would be most effective.
    1. Explain why you chose this particular treatment
    2. Explain why you feel that this treatment is more effective than another.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to do your own homework.
      If there is something you don't understand ask, but expecting others to do your work for you is cheating.

  26. QUESTION:
    Can a Primary Care doctor diagnose you with prostate cancer based on a PSA test that shows the PSA as elevated?
    My dad was told his PSA levels are high. The doctor put him on a 2 week antibiotic treatment "Just in case" it was an infection... The doctor said the results came back and its elevated more. He has been referred to Urology, Does this mean he has cancer? My dad said the doctor told him he has prostate cancer. Is it possible to diagnose that with just a PSA blood test?

    • ANSWER:
      No it isn't. He needs further tests.

      Read this. There are other reasons it could be high: http://prostatecancer.about.com/od/symptomsanddiagnosis/a/psacauses.htm

  27. QUESTION:
    How long can you live with Prostate cancer?
    About ten years or so ago I went to the doctor and asked about Prostate cancer screening. He said I was too young. Besides being over worked under paid and uninsured I have a pain in my scrotum and it feels like I have an 8 ball in between my crotch. I have been doing a lot of heavy lifting and I am exhausted. Everything works fine down there but I am very tired. A friend of mine had kidney cancer and he died shortly afterwards, he complained of being tired. Also my bones hurt. I was thinking that I could have a body infection. Should I be terminated by lethal injection? Getting sick is a sin in this country, I should be punished. Of course I could be over reacting, it has been a terrible week.

    • ANSWER:
      While prostate cancer is a known killer, it, like all cancers, can take from a few weeks to several years to really get you. Ypou didn;t say your age but if you are over 15 and asked for a prostate check, the doctor should oblige. In fact all guys once they are pretty well through puberty should have everything checked annually. Unfortunately, unless one is insured and the insurance covers routine medicals, very few people actually get them. And due to embarassment or whatever even those who do get routine checkups don't insist on genitals being thoroughly examined.

      As for your current pain in the scrotum, I would be more suspocious of a hernia or similar problem causing the discomfort especially given you do heavy lifting. so insured or not, it is tiem to get an appointment with a doctor who will give you a thorough exam in the genital region to determine wha tis right and what is in need of treatment.

  28. QUESTION:
    Why are a lot of people aware of breast cancer than prostate cancer?
    I don't understand why a lot of people consider breast cancer of higher importance than prostate cancer. A lot of scientific research done is spent on breast cancer, girls are being immunised in high schools in the uk to protect them from cancer, whereas boys get nothing. A lot of money is going into treatment of cancer for females than males why?

    • ANSWER:
      There may be more advertizing for breast cancer, but I am not aware of anyone who is not aware of either cancer nor do I know of anyone who believes one is more important than the other. Breast cancer patients do require immediate treatment which is not always the case with prostate cancer. Also, men get breast cancer too.

      There is no vaccine for cancer nor is there anything to protect anyone from getting it. If you are referring to the HPV vaccine males get HPV related cancers too. The money spent on treatment is spent on everyone with cancer. I don’t know the numbers, but it is very likely more is spent on men as they tend to get cancer more than women.

  29. QUESTION:
    Knowing what you know now, what would you ask your doctor before starting prostate cancer treatment?
    My dad has just been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will be going to the doctor to learn more about all of the options he has. If you or someone you love has been through this can you help us with what we might want to ask. Or let me know what you wish you knew then that you know now. Anything and everything will be helpful. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      If the Doctor had served time.

  30. QUESTION:
    How long can someone live with prostate cancer stage 4?
    My Father has Prostate Cancer and shots will not work anymore and he is 84 years old.
    It has not gone into his bones, the Bone Scan was okay.
    How long will he live and will he be in pain at the end.
    Going to get Bone Scan very three months.

    • ANSWER:
      There are various ways to treat patients with prostate cancer, this condition is actually not fatal if detected at the earlier stage. I think putting numbers on how many days a person could live is inappropriate. Just have faith and let the patient believe that he will be okay, faith is a powerful thing. Age and Health Condition of the patient with this condition is a determining factor for his treatment method. Hope your dad will be okay soon.

  31. QUESTION:
    Can you help with this question about prostate cancer and pomegranate juice?
    I have a strong family history of prostate cancer (father & older brother). I am now over 65 and my PSA tests have remained at normal levels I have that test and a rectal exam by a urologist done annually. I've heard recently that pomegranate juice may be of value in treating men wiith prostate cancer whose cancer is still progressing despite radiation and/or hormonal therapy. What I'd like to know is this:

    (1) Is there any evidence that it might help in preventing or delaying onset of the disease? and
    (2) Is there any indication it could interfere with early diagnosis by skewing the PSA test?
    Cat Lover: Thank you for your kind remarks. Last year after reading an article that advised taking 4 times the usual recommended dose of Vitamin D3 I asked my urologist about it and he was able to tell me nothing. I think he would have no more information about pomegranate juice. I find that most doctors' knowledge of therapies is restricted to treatment of trauma, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and the latest drugs the big pharmaceutical companies are pushing. They don't seem to know or even care about alternative therapies. I know, of course, there are exceptional doctors who do, but it's difficult to find them.

    • ANSWER:
      Why don't you ask your doctor? Most of the men (boys) who answer questions here are too young to even think of prostate cancer! They are more obsessed about sex!

      I think this pomegranate juice theory is relatively new, and no real studies have been done. Your best bet is to keep on having the PSA tests regularly. You are at the age where it is very important to do this.

      I have no idea whether the juice would interfere with the PSA test or not. Again, ask your doctor. And just because there has been a lot of prostate cancer in your family, doesn't guarantee you will get it. Just keep having those tests! If you should get it, treatment is so much better these days than it was years ago.

      Good luck!

  32. QUESTION:
    Can you still have children and be firtile after prostate cancer?
    If you get prostate cancer twice, and had half the left testical removed each time (So he is only left with the right), is a man still fertile? If so is there reduced chance of fathering children etc?

    • ANSWER:
      My neighbor father a second child after testicle cancer and treatment. It is his! Shocked everyone.

  33. QUESTION:
    My dad had prostate cancer but did treatments and is now having pain on left side?
    Hi, My dad had prostate cancer. He was diagnosed with an agressive case last january 2012.
    He had surgery for it in the spring/summer and they removed the prostate.
    They tested again and found it had spread a bit (I think they took too long to get going on surgery).
    He had radiation treatment starting in september 2012, the normal amount of sessions and then his psa was back to 0.
    The doctor had a big smile on his face when he told him this. He said that he wont be considered cured for years but his psa was zero and the radiation killed the remaining cancer cells.

    Anyways, He eats a healthy no sugar diet and he has been doing great.
    Recently hes been having a pain in his left side. Above his hipbone but lower than his ribs (could it be kidneys or intestines?) It comes and goes but the pain was really bad for a couple days last week and he has a bad back from an accident a long time ago and could feel it in his back too.
    He thought it was galstones but he did a catscan and they said it was not galstones and they arent sure what it is and will be doing another cat scan that will show more deatail of that area.
    So now hes waiting to have another cat scan that will show more detail of that area.
    He also had a blood test and psa was still normal. Does this mean its not recurrence because these two tests were normal (couldnt find anything)?
    I want to know what you guys think it could be given the info I gave.
    Im really scared and it dawned on me this morning that what if his cancer came back already?

    I read online that the lower the psa score after treatment (his was 0), the less chance of reoccurance? And they did a blood test too just before the cat scan and like I said it was still normal (0)
    He only finished radiation in october that just passed:(?
    He is 54.

    This is all of the info I have for you to give suggestions on. Not sure his gleason score or anything else.

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    How much time would you have off work if you had prostate cancer?
    How much time would you have off work if you had prostate cancer and were having an operation for it?
    How long would each stage take in the whole thing of having it and getting rid of it?
    Any other information about prostate cancer is welcome!
    ....Thankyou...X
    does 6-7 months sound too long??
    I know someone who is going to be off work for that amount of time and was wondering if that was what was wrong with him ?
    what else could it possibly be if it can't be that?

    • ANSWER:
      There are several options for treating prostate cancer. My husband had his prostate removed and was off 6 weeks. He is now undergoing 39 treatments of radiation, 5 days a week, which will take a little over 7 weeks. He works M-F and just leaves early for his treatment. He hasn't missed a day so far and he's half way through his treatments. He is otherwise very healthy and in his mid-fifties. It can be different for each individual depending on several factors. An older man or someone with other medical problems would probably not be able to work. So you see, it all depends on the person and the type of treatment they have chosen.

  35. QUESTION:
    What is the prognosis for prostate cancer?
    My dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer 2 years ago. Now the doc says he has lesions on his ribs and spine. What should I expect as far as how long he will live and what kind of treatments are out there?

    • ANSWER:
      He will need chemotherapy and radiation.

  36. QUESTION:
    Is it worth fighting cancer if you have no family?
    I just found out I have prostate cancer, it has no metastasis yet. I'm single, no children.

    I think I'll just let it run its course. I don't want to be burden to anyone, cancer treatment for prostate is not only embarrassing but turns you into a vegetable in a matter of hours.

    My parents are both deceased, my brother already has grandchildren and all my friends are married. My finances are fine, I could perfectly pay for hospice care until the end.

    I've lived my bit so now it's my time to go.

    • ANSWER:
      Prostate cancer, caught in earlier stages (with no metastases) is one of the easier cancers to treat. Not saying that it will necessarily be easy on you personally, but the cancer itself is treatable. Don't know where you got the idea that cancer treatment for prostate turns you into a vegetable in a matter of hours, but that shows how poorly informed you are about your disease.

      Dying of cancer is not a fun thing. If you think that prostate cancer treatment is embarrassing, then you don't want to go through the dying of cancer process either. Your bodily functions can fail, you can be in extreme pain, you can be gasping for breath, you can lose mental capacity, etc.

      Go ahead. Drop your drawers and get treatments. I feel like I've taken my shirt off for half the world now, but that's the least of my concerns when it comes to the journey to healing.

  37. QUESTION:
    How do I lower my testosterone level to slow the growth of prostate cancer?
    I presently have prostate cancer and have been treated with 120 radio active iodine seeds imbedded in my prostate gland. I do not want to follw up with hormone therapy but want to lower my testosterone level via vitamins or herb therpy. My PSA after the seed procedure was at 1.29 but a year and a half later has risen to 1.78.

    • ANSWER:
      If you really want to avoid the therapy - then I would see a naturopath - don't screw around with remedies you read on the web. This is your life you're talking about. I am all for homeopathic, herbal and naturopathic remedies, but most of them I talk to (who are any good) believe that combination therapy is a good thing. You might be able to follow up with hormone therapy - but take something homeopathic or naturopathic to help with the side effects or to help cleanse your body (just make sure it doesn't interact with your therapy) Some herbs and remedies can actually counteract certain treatments - so see a professional. I know - seeing a classical homeopath can work wonders. My sister shrank her cancerous tumour in her breast (before surgery) to a third of its size - through one dose of a remedy. I used a homeopathic vet for my cat too - and her tumour went down to next to nothing as well. But remember - they all help each other. Good luck.

  38. QUESTION:
    My dad had prostate cancer but did treatments and is now having pain on left side?
    Hi, My dad had prostate cancer. He was diagnosed with an agressive case last january 2012.
    He had surgery for it in the spring/summer and they removed the prostate.
    They tested again and found it had spread a bit (I think they took too long to get going on surgery).
    He had radiation treatment starting in september 2012, the normal amount of sessions and then his psa was back to 0.
    The doctor had a big smile on his face when he told him this. He said that he wont be considered cured for years but his psa was zero and the radiation killed the remaining cancer cells.

    Anyways, He eats a healthy no sugar diet and he has been doing great.
    Recently hes been having a pain in his left side. Above his hipbone but lower than his ribs (could it be kidneys or intestines?) It comes and goes but the pain was really bad for a couple days last week and he has a bad back from an accident a long time ago and could feel it in his back too.
    He thought it was galstones but he did a catscan and they said it was not galstones and they arent sure what it is and will be doing another cat scan that will show more deatail of that area.
    So now hes waiting to have another cat scan that will show more detail of that area.
    He also had a blood test and psa was still normal. Does this mean its not recurrence because these two tests were normal (couldnt find anything)?
    I want to know what you guys think it could be given the info I gave.
    Im really scared and it dawned on me this morning that what if his cancer came back already?

    I read online that the lower the psa score after treatment (his was 0), the less chance of reoccurance? And they did a blood test too just before the cat scan and like I said it was still normal (0)
    He only finished radiation in october that just passed:(?
    He is 54.

    This is all of the info I have for you to give suggestions on. Not sure his gleason score or anything else.

    • ANSWER:
      Google, Biochemist who cured his own stage 4 prostate cancer with no side effects!!! If the pain is in his back just above the hips it sounds like it might be sciatica, a pain caused by the sciatic nerve being pinched by a hip misalignment or muscle imbalances it can be cured without drugs by doing simple stretches!!! While standing straight up pull the foot on the side the pain is on backwards bending the knee to touch the heal to the buttock and hold still for 8 to 10 seconds while pointing the knee straight down to the floor!!! This will relieve any muscle imbalance and relieve the pain for about a couple of hours, do this as often as necessary until the pain is gone for good!!! It stretches your front upper thigh muscles relieving the pinch in your sciatic nerve!!! HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!

  39. QUESTION:
    Why is there not a large prostate cancer awareness movement like there is for breast cancer?
    I ask this considering prostate cancer is more prevalent than breast cancer.
    Good god. I am not complaining. I am just wondering why there isn't one.
    Gwennie B, that is such a stereotpye. Believe it or not, most men are capable of being mature adults. I'm sorry to say it, but your mentality about men is childish.
    No harm done, Gwennie.

    • ANSWER:
      There is generally more focus on diseases that affect women now, due partly to the fact that women's diseases (breast cancer does affect men, but not very often, enough that it really could be considered a gendered disease) weren't always given the same treatment as men's diseases for years. Now we've gone the opposite way on these things. I do believe, however, that if someone started a movement, it would take off, assuming they knew what they were doing and had money, which we don't all have. All it really would take is someone like Lance Armstrong with testicular cancer, although Armstrong used his yellow ribbons to promote all kinds of cancer. Here, I think, if there is any problem, we'd run into it. For whatever reason, it's not socially acceptable to only focus on men these days, and I do think if there was a large enough movement somebody would complain about that too. However, by and large I think it would be embraced.

  40. QUESTION:
    Is it permisable or wise to donate blood while your are being treated for prostate cancer?
    I have prostate cancer and my treatment is: Hormone Therapy and External Beam Radiation. Is my blood OK to use for what ever purposes blood banks use it?

    I can't help any other way at the moment and wish to continue helping others. Prior to my cancer I would do volunteer work. Now I am too tired to do the physical work I used to do. Even driving my car has been too much.
    Thank you everyone, it was so silly of me to think I could donate.

    • ANSWER:
      Blood banks must follow Food & Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines. Contact your area blood bank with this question.

      Regarding the use of donated blood: By FDA regulations, if you are paid to donate plasma (this process is called plasmapheresis), this plasma is not transfused into human beings. The companies you donate to will sell the plasma to research companies and drug manufacturers.

      You do not mention how long you have been receiving your radiation therapy. Your oncologist should be able to instruct you regarding fatigue--what causes it, how long it will last, what can be done to address it so you may become active again. You are a very unselfish, empathetic person to be still thinking of others in your own times of hardship--bless you.

      Please talk to your oncologist. I hope your cancer is treated successfully!

  41. QUESTION:
    Please suggest me the best Hospital for Prostate Cancer Treatment in New Delhi / OR IN INDIA?
    Hello,

    My Father has been diagnosed with localised Prostate Cancer during biopsy and we are at a stage when dads radiologist has suggested surgery as treatment ( Robotic Radical Prostatectomy).

    We still havent decided as where we should get the surgery as we are looking for best cancer hospital for it. The cost of surgery doesn't not matter , as we are willing to pay even if the hospital is expensive .

    Please suggest the best cancer hospital in New Delhi or Neighbouring Areas like NCR region or even in rest of the cities like mumbai as we are looking for best possible treatment and also doesn't want the cancer to come back in future.

    We have to take the decision as soon as possible as we risk the cancer spreading to other parts if we keep delaying it.

    PLEASE DONT GIVE INTERNET REVIEWS , I HAVE ALREADY GONE THRU IT A LOT .. Please give answers based on your experience about the COMPETENCE of the Hospital u are advising and also if possible please tell us about your experience if u have personally faced such a situation and have been treated in that hospital.

    Your help will be much appreciated

    Thank you so much

    Indian

    • ANSWER:

  42. QUESTION:
    How painful is prostate cancer pain?
    If someone is having prostate cancer back pain. How painful is it? Can the man suffer without strong pain killer or treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      If he has back pain due to prostate cancer he likely has bone mets and yes it is very painful. Radiation often takes care of it and he would not need to take pain kills for long.

  43. QUESTION:
    Is spreading to lymph nodes still prostate cancer stage 3 or is it stage 4?
    My dad has prostate cancer and is currently in the lymph nodes area. Presently monitoring if it has spread to the bones and so far not yet.

    • ANSWER:
      By definition it is stage 4. Different cancers have different stage definitions. In other cancer types, lymph node metastasis defines stage 3, but in prostate cancer it defines stage 4. Here is an overview of the stage definitions in prostate cancer: http://cancerhelp.cancerresearchuk.org/type/prostate-cancer/treatment/the-stages-of-prostate-cancer#number

  44. QUESTION:
    what types of foods are good when you have prostate cancer ?
    hi , any good foods that help prevent prostate cancer ? or any remedies ??

    • ANSWER:
      My father had prostate cancer and he looked up foods which might help. He was a healthy eater anyway, but he added more of these types of foods to his diet. He survived it for a very long time. It wasn't the cancer which killed him, it was the treatments at the hosp after 16 years.

      Raw almonds and Brazil Nuts
      Foods rich in zinc
      Pomegranate Juice
      Tomatoes
      Brussel Sprouts, Kale, Broccoli
      Tumeric
      Flax Seeds
      Green Tea
      Scallions

      And no, you can't prevent it with any foods. These foods simply help your body keep strong throughout the ordeal.

  45. QUESTION:
    Any connection between Bicycle riding and prostate cancer?
    I ride 12 to 15 miles on a hybrid bicycle every other day. Has there ever been a link between to prostate cancer due to bike riding?
    I am 74 yrs old and was just required to have a prostate biopsy so i am concerned as I love the sport.

    • ANSWER:
      Overview of Penile Cancer by Brenda Williams

      Penile cancer is cancer of the penis, the male sex organ, and it is not as common as other forms. This penile disorder can develop in people aged 60 years or older, in people that have...

      How and When to Have the Latest Treatment on Prostate Cancer by Arnold Nerenberg

      Prostate cancer, one of the leading causes of deaths in men, is common to males across the globe especially to the elderly. Because this type of cancer barely has early prostate cancer warning signs, usually it is diagnosed in its later stage already. Prostate cancer questions and answers arise and one of the questions which must be addressed is : What is the latest treatment on prostate cancer?

      Prostate Cancer Causes and Treatment by Anand Suradha

      Prostate cancer occurs due to the sudden and faster growth of the cells in prostate gland. This gland is located in the bottom of the urinary bladder near the rectum. Prostate gland is the size of a walnut. To learn more about Prostate cancer, read this article.

      A Family Torn Apart - Whose Decision is it to Treat Cancer? by Ronda Behnke

      Cancer is a terrible ordeal for any family to face. It can tear families apart when the person with cancer decides to choose alternative medicines over chemotherapy or radiation therapy. But whose decision is it to choose which the method that is best when it comes time to heal any illness, including cancer?

      Sex After Prostate Cancer - a Wife's Sensual Secrets Revealed About Touch by Lori Wilk

      This article is for men who have survived prostate cancer and their partners. It was written with love and prayers for your health and relationships. Read this and know you are not alone and people are praying for you to have better experiences and more sensuality in your life.

      Take care...

  46. QUESTION:
    Can prostate cancer spread after been diagnose, before treatment?
    My husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer in April, up to today he have not be given the treatment needed. How long it takes for prostate cancer to spread?

    • ANSWER:
      it can but not that fast

  47. QUESTION:
    I need some information on prostate cancer, preferably from someone who has firsthand experience?
    Someone I know was just diagnosed with prostate cancer. The biopsy revealed a "12 out of 12" on the biopsy.

    Is this a disease that can be cured or just treated? What is the life expectancy of someone who is diagnosed?

    Thank you for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      Prostate cancer can be due to many things, but primarily due to infection(s). The first place I would look is at their front teeth, both 2 upper and 2 lower front teeth. If they have any trauma, amalgam fillings, root canals, gum infection, or dead tooth of these, that needs to be fixed immediately by a dentist that is not the typical dentist you find "down the street," but one that understands the problems with modern dentistry and can truly fix those teeth. The next place to look is infections with the bladder; then look at nutritional deficiencies and toxins. Zinc is a very necessary mineral that feeds the prostate and if you are deficient in zinc, the prostate will enlarge to compensate and can develop cysts, etc. as a result of this deficiency. It's not enough to just take zinc in the diet. You need to deal with the co-factors in the body that cause the body to actually digest the zinc and utilize it properly. One main cause of this problem is the lack of stomach acid. When doctors prescribe antacids, this can contribute to deficiencies in zinc, calcium, and magnesium in particular. Eating highly processed foods contribute to this problem greatly.

      The typical medical response is to treat the prostate itself with radiation beads, etc., but you need to find what generated the problem, not just treat the symptoms. Sometimes treating the cancer itself with radiation or chemotherapy causes many other problems. It's a dangerous dance and any treatment must include the search and fix of the "root cause" or sustained survival may be in question.

      Doctors are NOT good at dealing with "root causes" because they are not trained to find those and they only deal with the immediate symptoms. When you get better, it is determined a cure if the cancer has been irradicated, but many times it returns due to the "root cause(s)" not being dealt with.

      Removing the organ is also an option medical people use to deal with this, but if you find the "root cause" and fix that, you will be a long way to solving the problem and you may find the problem to be resolved if a good dietary program is then followed.

      The life expectancy will be dependent upon how you deal with this problem. I strongly suggest you find a practitioner that understands QRA testing to find the "root cause" of the problem and then have that practitioner work with your doctor to deal with this issue. That will be far better than just turning the person over to the medical community.

      good luck to you

  48. QUESTION:
    what stage is vomiting with prostate cancer?
    My grandfather has prostate cancer and he has been vomiting the last couple of days. Does it mean it's getting worse? What stage would that be?
    Yes he has been getting check ups. He goes again this week to two different doctors. He is also very weak.
    He has not done chemo
    He is also sleeping a lot and he never used to. He has been diagnosed with it about two years ago.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some advice to your grandfather and how he deal with prostate cancer.

      Maintaining good nutrition for Prostate Cancer is essential to help combating the side-effects of prostate cancer treatment. This can give you more energy and you will probably also feel better.
      • Maintain a Basic Calorie Intake - Maintain the basic calorie needs of your body while dealing with prostate cancer is important. If you suffer from prostate cancer and you maintain a stable weight, then the estimated calorie intake is possibly about fifteen calories per pound of weight.
      If you are losing weight, then you might add five hundred calories every day. For example, if a person weighs 160 pounds, then the caloric intake of the person should be 2,260 calories each day to maintain a stable weight.
      • Take Protein Each Day to Tackle Prostate Cancer - Proteins help the body in repairing and rebuilding damaged body tissue by prostate cancer. An estimated protein intake might be 0.5 to 0.6 grams for every pound of body weight. For example, a person weighing one hundred and fifty pounds requires around seventy-five to ninety grams of protein intake per day. Foods that are rich in proteins are dairy products, meat, eggs, fish and legumes - especially beans. 8 oz of milk - 8 grams of protein. One ounce of fish, meat or poultry - 7 grams of protein
      • Drink Enough Fluids - Drink around eight cups of fluids each day. This is the best way of preventing dehydration. Fluids can be water, milk, juice, milkshakes, gelatine, broths and other beverages. Avoid fluids that contain caffeine or excess sugar. However, if prostate cancer treatment's side effect is diarrhoea and vomiting, then you will need to consume extra fluids.
      • Enough Vitamins- If your food is not vitamin-rich, then you may need to take vitamin supplements. Natural sources of vitamins include nuts, olive oil, seeds, avocado oil, non-fat milk, peas and wheat germ.
      • Foods That Are Rich in Lycopene and Quercetin - These plant pigments promote health and may have cancer-fighting abilities. Foods that are rich in lycopene are watermelons, papaya, red grapefruit, red berries and tomatoes. Quercetin has anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties that may be beneficial in reducing the pain of the inflamed prostate. Foods that are rich in quercetin are green and black tea, apples, onions, red wine, citrus fruits, raspberries, red grapes, broccoli, citrus fruits, cherries and leafy green vegetables.
      you can get a good advice here:
      http://www.ehealth4you.com


prostate cancer treatment

Tonsil Cancer Symptoms

Tonsil stones (or tonsilloliths as they're also called) is a major cause of bad breath. They are generally created from calcium buildup, which develops and grows over time, inside the crypts of the tonsils. Due to the fact that tonsils stones cause bad breath, people search for answers to get rid of them along with the terrible smell associated with them.

How Are Tonsil Stones Formed:

The reason why people get tonsil stones is still not known. The tonsils are responsible for trapping bacteria so they don't enter the body, but they also snare food and dead cells, and this build up of particles creates the stones. Here are some ways that are believed to be the reason tonsil stones:
The tonsils ensnaring food and other particles. Bacteria and saliva being trapped in the tonsils. The tonsils catch calcium particles. Some studies have shown that men and women that suffer from post nasal drip can also be generally affected by the stones.
Not everybody gets tonsilloliths exactly the same as everyone is different and vunerable to various things.

What Happens When You Have Tonsil Stones:

Tonsil stones may effect you in several ways. The location and size of the stones will determine if the following side effects will happen:
Halitosis (probably the biggest dilemma of tonsil stone individuals). Swallowing food can be difficult or painful. An unpleasant taste in the mouth. Discoloration on the tonsils. Extreme coughing fits(whether or not you are sick). Swollen tonsils. Earaches.
Depending on the severity of the stones, the frequency of which you get them, and how big they are, each of these signs and symptoms may be found. The severity of the symptoms is going to differ for each person who experiences the tonsil stones.

How To Identify Tonsil Stones:

You won't know for sure if you have tonsil stones unless you get examined by a medical professional, however there are symptoms to look for if you do. The aforementioned symptoms are a good source of info or you can use a hand mirror and see if can see a small, white nodule in the back of your throat. If you are unable to tell by a self examination, and your throat is really painful, it's best to see a trained medical doctor who will make the judgment if x-rays are necessary and even if your tonsils ought to be removed.

Steps You Might Take To eliminate Tonsil Stones:

If you want to try it, there are different ways to remove a tonsil stone. Some solutions you might take into account are:
Expelling air from your lungs rapidly. An oral irrigator. Using different mouthwashes and rinses may do just as well if the stones are not too big, or too deep into the tonsils to be removed.
In extreme cases where the stones are causing problems, it might be necessary to have a tonsillectomy.

Eventually tonsil stones will go away. Only if they come back often should you be troubled, because it will not only end in chronic bad breath but possibly more serious issues with your tonsils.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can inflamed tonsils for months turn into tonsil cancer?
    I have had inflamed tonsils for about 2-3 months now, and they have not gone down. Now I am noticing that one is getting bigger than the other (Which is a symptom of tonsil cancer) Is it possible for that to happen? Because they both started off just being inflamed.

    • ANSWER:
      It is possible to get cancers in one or both of your tonsils but unless you are over age 40 and are either a heavy smoker or work around second hand smoke then it is infinitely more likely that you have tonsillitis possibly complicated by strep or another type throat infection. Go to the Dr and get your throat swabbed, find out exactly what type infection you are dealing with and then take the correct antibiotics for a long enough period of time (possibly as long as 14-21 days). Gargle regularly with warm salt water. If you smoke then quit.
      good luck

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the incubation period for throat and tonsil cancer?
    Im wondering how long it takes from when you get the cancer until when u first see the sines and symptoms of it.

    • ANSWER:
      There's not an incubation period. Many people who have any cancer have symptoms earlier than they realize. Minor symptoms that are mistaken for other minor illnesses and conditions, like for throat or tonsil cancer, a sore throat, scratchy throat, etc...would not lead one to think cancer.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can Tonsillitis be mistaken for throat cancer or oral cancer?
    A friend of mine, Anna. Her brother had throat cancer at 18, he believed for 2 weeks it was just tonsillitis and it would go by itself, but when the Dr's saw him they immediately knew it was throat cancer.
    So I want to know, is swollen painful tonsils a symptom of throat cancer?
    I can't imagine how he confused tonsillitis with cancer, unless of course he didn't bother to check his throat and guessed by the pain. He wouldn't even get it checked out, his mum had to force him because she started to get worried.

    • ANSWER:
      Self diagnosing usually gets a wrong diagnosis.

      Throat cancer of any type is uncommon in someone so young.

      There are several types of throat cancer.

      It took 30+ years of smoking to trigger cancer of the tonsil in my brother.

  4. QUESTION:
    Why cant doctors find a cure for terminal cancer?
    I cant help but feel sorry or those who suffer from terminal cancer and know that they are going to lose their life and nothing can be done to save them. What exactly is it that makes terminal cancer impossible for doctors to cure?

    • ANSWER:
      The issue with terminal cancer is that the cancer has spread to multiple systems in our body or is rooted in a vital organ that can not be treated. Any cancer can be terminal, and most cancers can be treated if caught early enough. The problem is that a lot of cancers don't have symptoms, or at least no obvious and sudden symptoms, until they are fairly advanced.

      I had cancer that started in my tonsil. Not a big deal to treat. I did not find it though, until it spread to my lymph nodes. I was lucky to find it before it spread beyond the nodes in my neck. If I had ignored (or not found the lump), it would have spread to other parts of my body, maybe vital organs, maybe my bones. From that point, radiation and surgery are less effective because it is everywhere, and chemotherapy is very hard on the body and may not get it all. So I could have gone from what was a very treatable condition to a potentially terminal one in just a few months time.

  5. QUESTION:
    How long before a man gets HPV symptoms?
    So I had unprotected sex with this girl three years ago. A couple of weeks after we slept together she contacted me and told me that she had HPV and that she believed that she got it from someone she slept with before she slept with me.

    Is it possible that I might have the HPV virus and not have any symptoms after three years? How long does it usually take for guys to display any symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      According to the CDC this is what they say: Most people with HPV do not develop symptoms or health problems from it. In 90% of cases, the body’s immune system clears HPV naturally within two years. But there is no way to know which people who get HPV will go on to develop cancer or other health problems.

      Sometimes, certain types of HPV can cause genital warts in males and females. Rarely, these types can also cause warts in the throat -- a condition called recurrent respiratory papillomatosis or RRP. Other HPV types can cause normal cells in the body to turn abnormal, and might lead to cancer over time. These HPV types can cause cervical cancer and other, less common cancers, including cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus, and head and neck (tongue, tonsils and throat).

      The types of HPV that can cause genital warts are not the same as the types that can cause cancer.

  6. QUESTION:
    Can indigestion cause a swollen feeling in throat?
    Almost every night I have a burning feeling in my throat and upper chest but recently I have a feeling as if something in my throat is swollen. The sensation is round the front of my throat. I have no other symptoms and know it is too low to be my tonsils. Does anyone have any idea what this could be? I know it is not some sort of cancer as I have no other symptoms. I seem to breath fine too.

    • ANSWER:
      The burning does sound like acid reflux and when the acid comes back up it will give that burning sensation. As far as the swelling goes I have asthma and I am allergic to certain things around me such as perfume, etc. In Autumn when the leaves are dying off, or summer if the air is high in pollen, I used to get this sensation of a swelling in my throat and it's not a great feeling. It feels as though there is a ball there. But I take some natural stuff now that helps me avoid a lot of my symptoms. and I try to stay away from those things that irritate me. Since your swelling occurs at night it might be related to dust mites that often build up in mattresses or in your room where there is something that irritates you.( even if you never had allergies before) I keep an air purifier going most of the time and I hardly ever have those problems now. But Doug offered good advice too. It might be wise to just check with a Dr and rule out other problems. . But be clear on your symptoms and when they occur each day..

  7. QUESTION:
    What has been causing this persistent bad breath/taste and chronic sore throat?
    For the last 2-3 months, I have had this constant bad breath that won't go away no matter what I do. I have also had a pretty persistent sore throat as well. I do not believe I have halitosis because I have excellent dental hygiene and regularly go for dental appointments. I don't have any sinus issues. My dad died of stomach cancer at 43, I am worried these might be symptoms but I am only 23 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      Go get your tonsils checked out! You may have tonsil stones, which cause bad breath. Also, you could be having irritation of the tonsils that is causing your sore throats. Good luck!

  8. QUESTION:
    All of a sudden one side of my neck is swollen?
    I just noticed one side of my neck suddenly become swollen. Its on the side of my neck not down the middle where i guess the lymph nodes are. Its on the side of my neck and its like a muscle is swollen. Its on the side of my neck and extends to the base of my skull. I'm scared. I'm a hypochondriac. Is it cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      •Tonsillitis*:

      The main symptom of tonsillitis is a sore throat. More symptoms occur in most cases. Some or all of the following may be present:
      • Fever
      • Bad breath
      • Nasal congestion and runny nose
      • Swollen lymph nodes
      • Red, swollen tonsils covered completely or in patches by pus
      • Difficulty swallowing
      • Headache, ear infections.
      • Abdominal (belly) pain
      • Raw, bleeding patches on the tonsils
      When you have sore throat plus cold symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and coughing, the cause is most likely a virus. Viral infection of the tonsils usually goes away without treatment within 2 weeks.
      TONSILS:
      Tonsils are like street dogs in Ur vicinity. They are just like security guards for Ur entire body-house.
      When a thief/stranger enters Ur locality to observe the surroundings to commit a crime/theft; the street dog[s] starts barking continuously cautioning U against the dangers ahead.
      Similarly, much before the entry of a serious virus/bacteria into Ur body, the first organs to be affected are tonsils-which are nothing but lymph glands.
      As u r aware that lymphatic system is nothing but a drainage system. If tonsils are removed surgically, it is as good as killing Ur security guards given by the God.
      It is prudent and safe to see a local homoeopath for total cure.

      •OR
      Tonsilitis— Inflammation of the tonsil-a gland at the root of the tongue—Mixture of CF 3x, CP 3x or 12x, CS 3x, FP 12x, KM 3x, KP 3x, MP 3x, NM 3x, NP 3x, NS 3x and S 12x failing which give mixture of CS 3x, KS 3x and S 12x.
      It is often caused by taking too much of ice-solid ice and too much of iced water should be avoided by every body. If it is chronic MP 3x. If tonsils are painful NP 3x. If frothy transparent mucous NM 3x. If the discharge is golden yellow NP 3x.
      About 16 years ago, Sri Pooranchand Sood, Advocate, Agra, was going to get his son's tonsils removed surgically, when the author induced him to defer the operation. In about 3 weeks time this medicine cured the patient: since then he and his son have been recommending this medicine to a number of patients, all of whom have sent very favourable reports.
      Sri H.C. Mukerji, Advocate, Lukerganj Allahabad, gives an
      excellent report about its efficacy in several cases in his family.
      •454. Tonsilitis— (Septic)—Try both the above formulae, failing which mixture of CS 3x, KP 3x, NM 3x, NS 3x and S 12x.

      •Dosage: 2 grains t.d.s.
      •All these biochemic salts/homeo medicines available @ local Homoeo shops, are safe and with side benefits. Don’t swallow medicine. The medicine to be dissolved on/under the tongue. Don’t take any thing 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after medication. You can take water.

      PS:If satisfied, inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.
      •Source: 'Health In Ur Hands' by Dr.Devendra Vora,D.Sc.,M.D.,F.R.C.P., an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  9. QUESTION:
    what kind of sore throats can you get after you have had your tonsils removed?
    i had my tonsils taken out about 7 months agp after getting realy bad tonsillitis about 5 times in a year i even came down with it on the morning of my operation so it got postponed since getting them out it has been great but my throat has started getting sore today just like before it is the exact same felling but surely i cant get tonsillitis its not possible so what is it?

    • ANSWER:
      You are right. You have no tonsils so that is not what is causing your sore throat.

      Sore throats are caused by a number of things including viruses and bacteria. They can even be caused by breathing through the mouth causing the throat to become dry and sore.

      If you have a sore throat for longer than a week, you should see your family physician and get a proper diagnosis. Constant sore throats can also be a symptom of throat cancer.

  10. QUESTION:
    Whats a symptom that I have to take my tonsils out?
    my voice is kinda crappy and I don't talk very well. I don't think I am sick, I am not coughing, just a tiny one here and there so I could clear my thorat. and no sneezing/runny nose.

    I have had allergies for the pass few weeks, and store bought allergy medicine took care of it. Could it be allergies maybe?

    Allergies, hiddin cold, or tonsils? what can it be?

    • ANSWER:
      I doesn't sound like you have inflamed tonsils but there are other reasons to have a tonsillectomy and adnoidectomy. Here are a few:

      1. trouble breathing at night because of enlarged tonsils or adenoids
      2. frequent infections of the tonsils (more than 7 serious infections of the tonsils in a year; or 4 infections each year for 2 years in a row)
      3. an abscess (a build-up of pus) around one or both tonsils
      the strep carrier state, which means that strep bacteria are living in the tonsils and adenoids and the bacteria are causing repeated infections or spreading infection to other people
      4. trouble swallowing because of enlarged tonsils
      5. possible cancer of the tonsils.

      None of these sound like they apply to you. If you are finding that your voice has changed and is raspy sounding I would suggest seeing a doctor.

      Good luck.

  11. QUESTION:
    What do you know about tonsillitis?
    I am 16 years old male and have had swollen tonsils and lymph nodes since January. No other symptoms. Bumpy tonsils and not so big lymph nodes but enough to know they are swollen. Ive been asking yahoo answers before if it's HIV or Cancer. Most of my responses were tonsillitis but I've had this going on for 7 months? What can it be please help me out I'm young and scared and need help with the real deal.

    • ANSWER:
      Tonsils that have been inflamed for several months are usually the result of a chronic bacterial infection. The most likely treatment would be antibiotics and oral steroids. If the infection recurs frequently after treatment then your health care provider will recommend a tonsillectomy (surgical removal). It is unlikely that HIV is a component of your problem. Do your self (and your throat) a favor and seek medical treatment. The longer you wait, the more likely you are to require surgery.

  12. QUESTION:
    What to do with possible throat cancer?
    I have had a sore throat for a few days, but it feels different than normal. It feels like the pain (which isn't too bad) is concentrated in one spot when I swallow. It may be nothing serious, but I wonder if it could be cancer. Although I've never smoked and stopped drinking when I was about 20 you never know. I'm willing to pay to find out.

    Should I see a General Practicioner first, go straight to an Oncologist, or wait until the symptoms get worse?

    • ANSWER:
      I have some throat issues going on right now too. I have this lump feeling in my throat like I have food stuck in my throat that I can not swallow down it has been going on now for five months. I was told that throat cancer is very rare and the chances of having it are slim. If you still have your tonsils that may be the cause of your sore throat. My doctor found tonsillith pocket in my tonsils that trap food and bacteria that cause infection of the tonsil which will lead to sore throats and pain in the throat. Sometimes antibiotics can fix these issue but in my case that have not. So I went to See a GI doctor which he said that it might be acid reflux or gurd. I never had or ever gotten heart burn. So he did a upper endoscopy test and found a small hiatal hernia that was leaking acid from my stomach up into my throat causing a burning sensation and sore throat. I was put on omprozole and it really has not worked for my sensation in my throat. I would ask for a referral to a ENT ears nose and throat doctor and skip seeing your primary for any throat related conditions and some primary care doctors will dismiss your condition as a cold or allergy's as my doctor did. I plan on having my tonsils out soon and hop that it solves these issues with my throat. But also have your doctor check your thyroid to see if there are any issues with it. Because that might be the cause of your sore throat issue. Good luck and feel better.

  13. QUESTION:
    Can cancerous cells be detected in a blood test?
    Can someone be sure that they have cancer from a blood test?

    • ANSWER:
      A simple blood test can't reveal. However, here is a way out to diagnose any cancer in 5 minutes; after proper training or study and discussion.

      Instant Diagnosis*of any Disease and or the affected organ[s]--- even Cancer, HIV/AIDS or any Incurable Disease/Syndrome with the aid of acupressure maps.
      Dr.Vora designed the diagnostic procedures, with the aid of acupressure techniques, so simple that even the poorest of the poor in remote villages/hamlets, all the youngsters [the future of this mother “EARTH”] with little knowledge & serious efforts, can know instantaneously @ no costs all over the globe.

      U may study the details, discuss with Ur family members and friends and understand the concept of ‘Acupressure’ and confirm for Urself, if U or anybody else has cancer/hiv and the affected organs.

      Any Cancer, lupus, HIV/AIDS, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, etc., —Common 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 constipation, chronic hemorrhages, hemoptysis, etc. Cancer may affect from any organ to any organ[s]/system[s].

      Point Nos.1-10 -----1 [brain], 2 [Mental Nerves], 3 [Pituitarygland], 4 [Pineal gland], 5 [Head Nerves], 6 [Throat], 7 [Neck], 8 [Thyroid & Parathyroid], 9 [Spine], 10 [piles-constipation], , Point Nos.11-16, No.11 [Prostate gland], 12 [Penis], 13 [Vagina], 14. Testes & Ovaries], 15 [Uterus], 16 [Lymph], 17 [Hip], 18 [Urinary Bladder], 19 [intestines], 21 [appendix-front side], and 21 [allergy-back side]; 22[gall bladder], 23 [liver], 24[Shoulder], 25[Pancreas], 26[kidney], 27[Stomach], 28[Adrena gland], 29[Solar Plexus-Nabhi Chakra-Umbelicus], 30[Lungs], 31[Ear], 32[Energy], 33[Nerves of ear], 34[Cold], 35[Eye], 36[Heart], 37 [spleen]. 38[Thymus].

      Diagnosis--With the help of Acupressure maps published herein, hard press these points with Ur thumb and middle finger and find out if all/most of acu points are tender. If all these or most of these points are very painful on thumb pressure, it means one has cancer/HIV/dreaded disease[s].
      Suppose, point no. 11 [prostate] along with no.8 [thyroid, 16 [lymph], then it is prostate cancer.

      If point no. 27 [stomach] along with point no.8, 16, then stomach cancer/ulcer, etc.,
      Point Nos. 1-6, 8, 11-16, 26 and 37—skin cancer/melanoma/basal cell carcinoma..
      Point Nos. 8, 16, 11-15 and 37 –Lymphoma.
      Point Nos. 6, 8, 11-15, 16 & 37—Mononucleiosis. In mono tonsils are also affected.
      Point Nos. 8, 16, 37, 27, 29, 30 & 37---Leukemia.
      Point Nos 1-10, 11-15, 22.23 &37---HIV/AIDS/STDs.
      Point Nos.8, 11,14[testes/ovaries], 15,16, 37—Testicular/Ovarian cancer.
      Point Nos. 1-9 11-16, 22, 23 & 37---Skin Cancer/Melanoma.
      Note—In every cancer, 8 [thyroid], 16 [lymph] are tender as a precondition.
      Prevention & Cure: Remote control Acupressure points given by the God. For Treatment and perceivable relief , hard-pressure is to be applied on & around these points with Ur thumb and middle finger.
      Palms/soles:
      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2304961665160.2103840.1282822997&type=1&l=0a6bb63dd0

      Dorsal side of Palms & soles:
      In the middle of dorsal side of Ur palm, the remote control point for the breast is given. On hard pressing by Ur thumb and middle finger, if it hurts, U may feel that U/she have/has breast cancer. If U press the surrounding area on both palms regularly three times a day and then breast cancer shall not grow further. Acupressure & Indian Natural Remedies can cure breast cancer safely & totally.

      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2306802071169.2103895.1282822997&type=1&l=38eadce9df
      Cure is available by Acupressure Techniques & Indian Natural Remedies.

      PS:If satisfied/benefited with, U may 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, cured and caused to cure more than 150000 cases of Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, irregular menses and also many other most dreaded diseases.

  14. QUESTION:
    What are the doifferent types of surgeons?
    I want to become a surgeon but im a long ways off still. Just wondering what are the different tyoes, i know neuro and cardiovascular what else?

    • ANSWER:
      Cardiothoracic surgeonCardiothoracic surgeons treat diseases of the chest wall, gullet, lungs, pleura and heart. Cardiac surgeons limit their practice to the heart and its major blood vessels. Thoracic surgeons specialise in chest surgery but do not perform heart surgery.

      Colorectal surgeonColorectal surgeons specialise in the surgical treatment of disorders of the lower intestine (the colon, anus and rectum). Examples include treatment for cancer, ulcerative colitis, twists of the colon causing obstruction, or investigate bleeding or other symptoms. Colorectal surgeons also treat hernias, piles, fissures and fistulas and rectal prolapse.

      Ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon (also known as an otorhinolaryngologist from the Greek words for ear, nose and larynx)

      ENT surgeons operate on disease of this part of the body (eg the tonsils and adenoids, the nose and nasal sinuses, tumours of the throat, and sometimes the salivary glands and the thyroid gland).

      Endocrine surgeonEndocrine surgeons specialise in the surgery of diseases of the hormone-producing glands (eg the thyroid, and the adrenal glands or the pancreas).

      Neonatal surgeonMore specialised than paediatric surgeons, neonatal surgeons operate on very young babies up to the age of one or two months old, including premature babies. They treat conditions such as congenital obstructions of the gullet, bowel or anus, urinary obstruction or reflux, or abnormalities of the spinal cord such as spina bifida.

      Obstetrician and gynaecologistA surgeon who specialises in the care of the pregnant woman and her foetus (obstetrics) and women’s conditions, especially those affecting the reproductive organs (gynaecology). Obstetric surgeons’ work includes normal and abnormal childbirth, Caesarean sections and termination of pregnancy. Gynaecological surgeons operate on the uterus, cervix, ovaries and associated organs and structures, and are involved in the treatment of fertility.

      OphthalmologistOpthalmologists undertake surgery of the eyes, eyelids and bony surrounds of the eye (the orbits). Examples of an ophthalmologists work include cataract operations, lens implants, corneal grafts, treating ocular injuries, squints, diabetic retinopathy and rodent (malignant) ulcers near the eyelids.

      Oral and Maxillofacial surgeonSometimes called a faciomaxillary or an oromaxillofacial surgeon. This specialist holds qualifications in surgery as well as in dentistry. Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons perform operations on the head and neck not included in ENT, ophthalmology or neurosurgery (there may be some overlap). Oral and maxillofacial surgeons operate on tumours and cysts of the face, jaw, tongue and salivary glands, or after accidents or sports injuries to this part of the body. They also treat congenital or developmental disorders of the skull, facial bones and jaws, including cleft palate.

      Orthopaedic surgeonOrthopaedic surgeons specialise in bone and major joint disease. Their work includes treating fractures, performing hip and knee replacements, examining the inside of the joints (arthroscopy), operations for back problems and correcting abnormal foot or leg development in children (e.g. club foot). Some orthopaedic surgeons specialise further to become experts in hand, knee, shoulder or spinal operations.

      Paediatric surgeonPaediatric surgeons treat surgical conditions in children up to the age of 14-16 years, such as hernias, undescended testes, congenital abnormalities of the gut, kidney or urinary system, and childhood tumours.

      Plastic and reconstructive surgeonThese surgeons deal with surgery of the skin and soft tissues all over the body. The skills of plastic and reconstructive surgeons are required for serious burns and skin grafting; reconstruction after accidents or cancer; removal of warts, moles or tattoos; removal of excess fat from the very overweight (including liposuction); cosmetic surgery of the nose, eyelids, face, lips, ears, breasts; repair of tendons and damaged joints in the hands; and skin and soft tissue repairs in large wounds. Surgery carried out simply to improve appearance is called cosmetic surgery.

      Upper gastro-intestinal surgeonUpper gastro-intestinal surgeons specialise in operations on the stomach (and sometimes the gullet), hiatus hernia, biliary system, pancreas, upper intestines, and the appendix.

      Urological surgeonsUrological surgeons treat problems in the urinary system (eg kidney and bladder stones and tumours, enlargement of the prostate, disorders of the penis, testis or scrotum).

      Vascular surgeonVascular surgeons operate on the blood vessels (ie arteries and veins) for conditions such as blockages or dilations (aneurysms) in the major arteries in the abdomen or legs. They also operate for conditions such as varicose veins or complications of venous thrombosis, and carry out bypass grafts in the abdomen or lower limb. Vascular surgeons may also undertake major and minor amputations of the lower limbs, and microsurgery on small blood vessels (eg in reconnecting a severed finger).

      I hope this helped.

  15. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms and signs of hpv?
    I'm 17 and is sexually active. I don't smoke or drink and I have a odd spot on my cheek.

    • ANSWER:
      Most people with HPV do not develop symptoms or health problems from it. In 90% of cases, the body’s immune system clears HPV naturally within two years. But, sometimes, HPV infections are not cleared and can cause:

      Genital warts
      Rarely, warts in the throat -- a condition called recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, or RRP. When this occurs in children it is called juvenile-onset RRP (JORRP).
      Cervical cancer and other, less common but serious cancers, including cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus, and oropharynx (back of throat including base of tongue and tonsils).

      The types of HPV that can cause genital warts are not the same as the types that can cause cancers. There is no way to know which people who get HPV will go on to develop cancer or other health problems.

      Genital warts usually appear as a small bump or group of bumps in the genital area. They can be small or large, raised or flat, or shaped like a cauliflower. Health care providers can diagnose warts by looking at the genital area during an office visit. Warts can appear within weeks or months after sexual contact with an infected partner—even if the infected partner has no signs of genital warts. If left untreated, genital warts might go away, remain unchanged, or increase in size or number. They will not turn into cancer.

      Cervical cancer usually does not have symptoms until it is quite advanced. For this reason, it is important for women to get regular screening for cervical cancer. Screening tests can find early signs of disease so that problems can be treated early, before they ever turn into cancer.

      Other HPV-related cancers might not have signs or symptoms until they are advanced and hard to treat. These include cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus, and oropharynx (back of throat including base of tongue and tonsils). For signs and symptoms of these cancers, see www.cancer.gov

  16. QUESTION:
    Can a canker sore on a tonsil give you an ear ache?
    I have a canker sore on my right tonsil. I went to my ENT and he coterized it with a chemical. I'm still in a lot of pain and my right ear is killing me. Can a canker sore on my tonsil do this to my ear? And if so, how long will it take to go away? My doctor said I got the canker sore from stress.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. Many times a sore throat can seem like or cause an ear ache. The ears, nose and throat are very connected. Your ENT should have given you something for the pain and discomfort and you should go back to see him (free of charge-follow up) to have the ear thing checked. I am not a doctor or anything and I do not want to scare you, but I had a friend with a very bad sore throat and earache and it was a pre-cancerous melanoma. She got it early and had it removed.
      So FYI check out this-
      If you have extreme pain, consider the following and get checked:
      Nose and mouth (signs): The most common places for primary (where cancer first occurs) mucosal melanomas to develop are the nose and mouth. Treatment is often delayed because the early signs and symptoms are minor and often ignored or misinterpreted. Signs and symptoms are:

      Nose - Nosebleeds and nasal stuffiness, which may be misinterpreted as "sinus trouble"
      Mouth - A pigmented mass and pain on swallowing, which may be misinterpreted as a canker sore or sore throat. By the time melanoma causes pain, it is probably quite advanced; however, an annual oral examination by a physician may detect melanoma in the mouth before it is well advanced.
      Mouth/nasal cavities (nasopharyngeal) - Inflammation of the inner ear (otitis media), which may be misinterpreted as an ear infection.

  17. QUESTION:
    what are the different types of surgeons and what do they do?
    hi im doing a project for school and i want to be a surgeon when i get older. but i dont know all the different kinds. so if you know any will you let me know and tell me what they do?? ok thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Cardiothoracic surgeon

      Cardiothoracic surgeons treat diseases of the chest wall, gullet, lungs, pleura and heart. Cardiac surgeons limit their practice to the heart and its major blood vessels. Thoracic surgeons specialise in chest surgery but do not perform heart surgery.
      Colorectal surgeon

      Colorectal surgeons specialise in the surgical treatment of disorders of the lower intestine (the colon, anus and rectum). Examples include treatment for cancer, ulcerative colitis, twists of the colon causing obstruction, or investigate bleeding or other symptoms. Colorectal surgeons also treat hernias, piles, fissures and fistulas and rectal prolapse.
      Ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon

      (also known as an otorhinolaryngologist from the Greek words for ear, nose and larynx)

      ENT surgeons operate on disease of this part of the body (eg the tonsils and adenoids, the nose and nasal sinuses, tumours of the throat, and sometimes the salivary glands and the thyroid gland).
      Endocrine surgeon

      Endocrine surgeons specialise in the surgery of diseases of the hormone-producing glands (eg the thyroid, and the adrenal glands or the pancreas).
      Neonatal surgeon

      More specialised than paediatric surgeons, neonatal surgeons operate on very young babies up to the age of one or two months old, including premature babies. They treat conditions such as congenital obstructions of the gullet, bowel or anus, urinary obstruction or reflux, or abnormalities of the spinal cord such as spina bifida.
      Neurosurgeon

      Neurosurgeons operation on the skull, brain and spinal cord (including operations for ‘slipped disc’). Neurosurgeons also undertake operations for bleeding inside the skull caused by conditions such as head injuries, aneurysms, brain abscesses, tumours and swellings of the pituitary gland.
      Obstetrician and gynaecologist

      A surgeon who specialises in the care of the pregnant woman and her foetus (obstetrics) and women’s conditions, especially those affecting the reproductive organs (gynaecology). Obstetric surgeons’ work includes normal and abnormal childbirth, Caesarean sections and termination of pregnancy. Gynaecological surgeons operate on the uterus, cervix, ovaries and associated organs and structures, and are involved in the treatment of fertility.
      Ophthalmologist

      Opthalmologists undertake surgery of the eyes, eyelids and bony surrounds of the eye (the orbits). Examples of an ophthalmologists work include cataract operations, lens implants, corneal grafts, treating ocular injuries, squints, diabetic retinopathy and rodent (malignant) ulcers near the eyelids.
      Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon

      Sometimes called a faciomaxillary or an oromaxillofacial surgeon. This specialist holds qualifications in surgery as well as in dentistry. Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons perform operations on the head and neck not included in ENT, ophthalmology or neurosurgery (there may be some overlap). Oral and maxillofacial surgeons operate on tumours and cysts of the face, jaw, tongue and salivary glands, or after accidents or sports injuries to this part of the body. They also treat congenital or developmental disorders of the skull, facial bones and jaws, including cleft palate.
      Orthopaedic surgeon

      Orthopaedic surgeons specialise in bone and major joint disease. Their work includes treating fractures, performing hip and knee replacements, examining the inside of the joints (arthroscopy), operations for back problems and correcting abnormal foot or leg development in children (e.g. club foot). Some orthopaedic surgeons specialise further to become experts in hand, knee, shoulder or spinal operations.
      Paediatric surgeon

      Paediatric surgeons treat surgical conditions in children up to the age of 14-16 years, such as hernias, undescended testes, congenital abnormalities of the gut, kidney or urinary system, and childhood tumours.
      Plastic and reconstructive surgeon

      These surgeons deal with surgery of the skin and soft tissues all over the body. The skills of plastic and reconstructive surgeons are required for serious burns and skin grafting; reconstruction after accidents or cancer; removal of warts, moles or tattoos; removal of excess fat from the very overweight (including liposuction); cosmetic surgery of the nose, eyelids, face, lips, ears, breasts; repair of tendons and damaged joints in the hands; and skin and soft tissue repairs in large wounds. Surgery carried out simply to improve appearance is called cosmetic surgery.
      Upper gastro-intestinal surgeon

      Upper gastro-intestinal surgeons specialise in operations on the stomach (and sometimes the gullet), hiatus hernia, biliary system, pancreas, upper intestines, and the appendix.
      Urological surgeons

      Urological surgeons treat problems in the urinary system (eg kidney and bladder stones and tumours, enlargement of the prostate, disorders of the penis, testis or scrotum).
      Vascular surgeon

      Vascular surgeons operate on the blood vessels (ie arteries and veins) for conditions such as blockages or dilations (aneurysms) in the major arteries in the abdomen or legs. They also operate for conditions such as varicose veins or complications of venous thrombosis, and carry out bypass grafts in the abdomen or lower limb. Vascular surgeons may also undertake major and minor amputations of the lower limbs, and microsurgery on small blood vessels (eg in reconnecting a severed finger).

      -------------------------

      You might want to change up the words and stuff a bit. If it's for a project, you could lose marks if you take it like this because this came straight from the source. It could be copyright infringement too =)

      Good luck

  18. QUESTION:
    Do you feel ill if you get throat cancer?
    i get so worried about cancer for no reason at all im 21 year old and if i get a pain in my neck i think its cancer or the worst. when i o its prob not something keeps saying what if.

    • ANSWER:
      The signs and symptoms of oropharyngeal, laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer vary depending on the location of the cancer. Some of the most common symptoms are a sore in the throat that does not heal or pain in the throat that does not go away. Individuals also may notice an unusual lump or thickening in the neck.

      Other signs and symptoms can include:

      Persistent white (leukoplakia) or red patch on the lining of the throat or tonsils

      Continual sore throat or feeling that something is caught in the throat

      Difficulty moving the jaw or tongue or swallowing problems

      Voice changes or hoarseness

      There's lots more information below - but I do urge you to contact a physician if your symptoms persist:

      http://cancer.health.ivillage.com/headneckmouthcancer/throatcancers.cfm

  19. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms of neck cancer?
    years ago,i feel hardness in certain (left back) side of my neck.but now i feel the hardness increase gradually and slowly.

    • ANSWER:
      Actually there is nothing like Neck Cancer. It is throat cancer or Head and neck cancer. The term head and neck cancers refers to a group of cancers found in the head and neck region. This includes tumors found in:

      -The oral cavity (mouth). The lips, the tongue, the teeth, the gums, the lining inside the lips and cheeks, the floor of the mouth (under the tongue), the roof of the mouth and the small area behind the wisdom teeth are all included in the oral cavity.
      -The oropharynx (which includes the back one-third of the tongue, the back of the throat and the tonsils).
      -Nasopharynx (which includes the area behind the nose).
      -Hypopharynx (lower part of the throat).
      -The larynx (voice box, located in front of the neck, in the region of the Adam's apple). In the larynx, the cancer can occur in any of the three regions: the glottis (where the vocal cords are); the supraglottis (the area above the glottis), and the subglottis (the area that connects the glottis to the windpipe).

      The most frequently occurring cancers of the head and neck area are oral cancers and laryngeal cancers. Almost half of all the head and neck cancers occur in the oral cavity, and a third of the cancers are found in the larynx. By definition, the term "head and neck cancers" usually excludes tumors that occur in the brain.

      Make an appointment with your doctor if you notice any new signs and symptoms that are persistent and last more than two weeks. Most throat cancer symptoms aren't specific to cancer, so your doctor will likely investigate other more common causes first.

      Make an appointment with your doctor and have an evaluation immediately by them.Most head and neck cancer symptoms aren't specific to cancer, so your doctor will likely investigate other more common causes first. -

  20. QUESTION:
    Why do I get gooey White stuff forming in my mouth and edges of my lips?
    It's not plaque, I brush my teeth 3 times a day and I take care of my teeth. The White gooey stuff is forming around my mouth and edges of my lips.
    I was wondering if it could be dehydration?
    I always drink a lot, have at least 10 cups of water because I'm always so thirsty and tired.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Excellant,

      Oral thrush or 'candidiasis' is an infection of yeast fungi belonging to the genus Candida, on the mucous membranes of the mouth. It is often caused by Candida albicans, but sometimes it can be caused by Candida glabrata or Candida tropicalis. Oral thrush is the term which is generally used to describe candidiasis in the mouths of babies. If it occurs in the mouth or throat of adults, it is usually referred to as candidiasis or moniliasis. Signs and symptoms of oral thrush may develop suddenly. Moreover, they may persist for a long time.

      Oral Thrush

      Symptoms

      •Pain in the mouth

      •Creamy-white lesions on the tongue, inner cheeks

      •Sometimes lesions on the roof of the mouth, gums and tonsils

      •Lesions look like cottage cheese

      •Loss of taste

      •A cottony feeling in the mouth cavity

      •Lesions spread into esophagus, creating difficulty in swallowing

      Causes

      •Consumption of sugar rich diet is the main cause of oral thrush as candida requires sugar and moisture for survival. Diabetic patients have high blood glucose levels and so are more susceptible to thrush and other fungal infections than others.

      •Too much of antibiotics kills useful bacteria, disturbing the balance. Lack of defending bacteria and other microbes results in easily caught infection of candida fungus in the mouth and also in other body parts.

      •A weak immune system can result in oral thrush. So, people suffering from HIV/AIDS, diabetes, cancer, vaginal yeast infections, etc. are most likely to be attacked by candida.

      •Wearing ill-fitted dentures leads to constant irritation and inflammation of gums and mouth parts, leading to candidiasis.

      Home Remedies for Oral Thrush

      For Adults

      Besides proper medication, regular consumption of yogurt is one of the best oral thrush home remedies. Yogurt contains acidophilus, a bacterium, which helps in destroying excess fungus. Thus yogurt can naturally treat and prevent candida infection.

      You may opt for candida cleanse diet to get rid of candida infection. Avoiding sugar and fermented food products can help cure candida infection. Garlic exhibits anti fungal properties. Onions also help cure oral thrush. You may use combination of onion and garlic in your food.

      Add a few drops of tea tree oil to some water and hold the water in your mouth for a minute and spit it. Do not drink the mixture. You can also use a mixture of tepid water, apple cider vinegar and a pinch of salt, to rinse your mouth till the oral thrush heals. You may simply rinse your mouth with tepid water containing half tea spoon of salt.

      Oral thrush treatment also includes 'following a healthy, balanced and high fiber diet', to maintain correct blood sugar levels. Wearing perfectly fitting dentures is necessary. Keeping your mouth, tongue, teeth and gums clean is equally important. Maintaining oral hygiene helps prevent thrush. Smoking and dry mouth can lead to oral thrush. So drinking plenty of water and following a healthy lifestyle is necessary to avoid the problem of thrush.

      Anti fungal home mouthwashes can be prepared. For example, take equal parts of a tincture consisting of licorice, myrrh, and echinacea and use one teaspoon of this mixture with water as a mouthwash, every three to four hours.

      Take care! Mama Bear

  21. QUESTION:
    If a guy has sexual relations with a girl who has HPV, what are the consequences?
    I know someone who did this, and he would like to know what is going to happen to him.

    • ANSWER:
      What are the signs, symptoms and potential health consequences of HPV?

      Most people with HPV do not develop symptoms or health problems from it. In 90% of cases, the body’s immune system clears HPV naturally within two years. But there is no way to know which people who get HPV will go on to develop cancer or other health problems.

      •Sometimes, certain types of HPV can cause genital warts in males and females. Rarely, these types can also cause warts in the throat -- a condition called recurrent respiratory papillomatosis or RRP.
      •Other HPV types can cause normal cells in the body to turn abnormal, and might lead to cancer over time. These HPV types can cause cervical cancer and other, less common cancers, including cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus, and head and neck (tongue, tonsils and throat).

      The types of HPV that can cause genital warts are not the same as the types that can cause cancer.

      Is there a treatment for HPV or related diseases?
      There is no treatment for the virus itself, but there are treatments for the diseases that HPV can cause:

      Visible genital warts can be removed by the patient him or herself with medications. They can also be treated by a health care provider. Some people choose not to treat warts, but to see if they disappear on their own. No one treatment is better than another.

      Cervical cancer is most treatable when it is diagnosed and treated early. But women who get routine Pap tests and follow up as needed can identify problems before cancer develops. Prevention is always better than treatment. [see www.cancer.org]

      Other HPV-related cancers are also more treatable when diagnosed and treated early

  22. QUESTION:
    stage 4 tonsil cancer symptoms and survivla rate?
    what are the symptoms of tonsil cancer stage 4?

    those who already survive stage 4 need your help..
    if you diagnose stage 4 and you already done some various kind of medication like chemo does this means you have 5 years left in your life
    what would be the success rate,,
    i'm scared
    i was diagnosed with stage 4 tonsil cancer

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms of tonsil cancer include a sore at the back of the throat that does not heal, or one tonsil that is bigger than the other. It may or may not be painful. Tonsil cancer is known to cause bleeding, bad breath, or altered taste. Larger cancers can interfere with eating, talking or breathing, and may make it difficult to open the mouth.

      Though it is almost a terminal case, the longevity can be increased by a decade or two; subject to T & C.
      Here are the details.
      It is the God-given therapy communicated to the mankind through THE RIGVEDA, one of the Hindu scriptures.
      •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. U may try ---------
      TARGET THERAPY* for any incurable disease including cancer of any organ[s], post-surgical recurrence of tumors, Leukemia, HIV/AIDS,Crohn’s Syndrome, colon cancer, Thalassemia, Muscular Dystrophy, Autism, Tinnitus, all brain & spinal cord disorders, CLL, Crohn’s Syndrome, 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 and vomiting.
      • 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.


      • Acupressure techniques & Indian Natural Remedies [comprising Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Bio-chemic salts, Herbal Remedies, Yoga/Meditation, Magneto-therapy, Sidha, etc.,] can meet all the requirements.
      • Acupressure Techniques—NO SIDE EFFECTS. NO HOSPITALIZATION. Costs Affordable even by the poor. An acupressure Therapeutist can, not only diagnose any disease instantaneously, but, also prevent/treat any disease & or the affected organ[s] with the aid of Indian natural remedies. All stipulated instructions must be followed most religiously. The % of success depends upon the extent of compliance.
      Remote control Acupressure points given by the God. For Treatment, hard-pressure is to be applied on & around these points with Ur thumb and middle finger.
      Palms/soles:
      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2304961665160.2103840.1282822997&type=1&l=0a6bb63dd0

      Dorsal side of Palms & soles to diagnose & treat ailments of eyes, spine, breast cancer, etc., :

      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2306802071169.2103895.1282822997&type=1&l=38eadce9df
      4. U may try acupressure techniques and natural remedies strictly for 45 days and If U find any perceivable improvements, U may continue it for another 45 days & thereafter to have total cure.

      PS:If satisfied/benefited with, U may inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

      Source:
      ===== Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol. & 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---Dr.Devendra Vora has analyzed that pressure applied on certain points located on the palms and soles helps to stimulate all organs of the body, prevents disease and assists in maintaining good health. Acupressure also helps to diagnose, prevent and cure diseases like common cold, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Migraine, Paralysis, and even cancer, HIV/AIDS. Autism, Thalassemia, Muscular Dystrophy, all brain and spinal cord affected diseases.

      Latest updates* on “Miracles of Acupressure & Indian Natural Remedies.”--We r treating from 01082011 a case of Thalassemia-Major-a genetic disorder acquired from Thalassemia-Minor parents[both] for a 4-months old boy born with congenital [liver] Jaundice, anemia [Hb-5.8] and fatigue] and his Hb levels have shot up steadily from 5.8 to 11.00 as on 04012012 and the doctors @ Apollo Hospitals @ Ludhiana have postponed steadily the transfusion dates from 3-4-6 weeks as on date.

  23. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms for toncilitis?
    i have this white thing on my left toncil. idk what it is! it doesnt hurt at all! i dont have a fever. i just noticed it yesterday afternoon.

    • ANSWER:
      Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils in the mouth and will often, but not necessarily, cause a sore throat and fever. Symptoms may also include pain in the tonsil area and inability to swallow and/or painful swallowing. White spots may also appear on the tonsils. These white spots may be raised and they cannot be scraped off.

      White material in your tonsil might be just detritus or dead tonsil mucous. (But it could be bad sign, such as cancer). Don't worry yet, go see your doctor.

      Good luck.

  24. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of toncil cancer with high risk hpv?

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms of tonsil cancer include a sore at the back of the throat that does not heal, or one tonsil that is bigger than the other. It may or may not be painful. Tonsil cancer is known to cause bleeding, bad breath, or altered taste. Larger cancers can interfere with eating, talking or breathing, and may make it difficult to open the mouth.

      HPV Symptoms

      Symptoms of HPV Strains Related to Genital Warts: The strains of HPV known to cause genital warts in men and women obviously can cause genital warts to appear. These are cauliflower-like growths that can appear on, in and around the genitals and surrounding areas. However, in some cases, genital warts never appear or can appear years after contracting the virus. This is why you cannot rely on the visual presence of genital warts to determine if someone is infected or not.

      CANCER/HIV PREVENTION & Cure:--
      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 constipation, chronic hemorrhages, etc. Cancer may affect from any organ to any organ[s]/system[s].
      The symptoms cited---------an offshoot of blocked energy + accumulated toxins in, Thyroid & Parathyroid, tonsils, gonads, lymphatic system, Spleen, hormonal imbalance with a displaced solar plexus.

      ‘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 keep 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.

  25. QUESTION:
    What are the advantages and disadvantages of using alternative medicine?

    • ANSWER:
      Benefits

      1 see this chart on the main differences between natural healing and medical intervention

      you will see many advantages that are healthier for the body and emotions

      http://healingtools.tripod.com/nvm.html

      2 natural medicine has cured every incurable and terminal illness out there pretty much if done in a comprehensive health building [program that includes lifestyle changes and dietary changes. No illnesses seems to be ones that at least some people have not beaten their death sentence on or reverse something doctors said could never be cured so this is a big one

      For instance. it has cured late stage full blown AIDS every cancer under the sun, the various nerve diseases,. it has prevented massive internal bleeding when one has been shot. It has gotten people off dialysis. It has even reversed blindness and nearly all eye diseases and restored hearing and enabled the lame to walk.

      It has reversed death when people were given a one in one million chance of surviving (anne frahm). It has prevented arthroscopic surgery , regrown skin burned to the bone that doctors said would never regrow without skin grafts and so many miracles it is astounding

      3 it goes to the deeper root cause and helps fix what is often causing more than one disease or the symptoms that doctors call with various disease names

      4 it is organic to the body unlike most man made drugs etc

      5 it retains the body parts that allopathic system removes *for example-- cancerous parts, legs to amputations in diabetes, appendix, tonsils, and so forth. alternative meds, diet changes and herbs have cured people that were scheduled for colonoscopies. cancer surgeries, legs scheduled to be removed. It has even regrown fingers to the 2nd knuckle that were cut or scraped off in accidents

      6 it can be done on one's own allowing people to take responsibility for their disease, when they realize they often created the disease it allows them to know they can also reverse it if they are willing to do what it takes to do so.

      7 substances like garlic are not just antibiotic but anti viral, anti fungal, anti-protazoan and anti fungal and unlike drug antibiotics it is selective only killing the bad bacteria so one does not get the good ones to die off that creates yeast infections and diarrhea that regular ones do. It also kills 100% not 99% like drugs so it does not create super bacteria and superviruses. Herbs and foods are designed to heal in a way the body can accept unlike many of the toxic drugs etc

      8 in some cases, it is cheaper such as when one heals with vegan and/or raw diets and with other foods or herbs one can pick themselves allowing one aid if one is cut off form medial care.

      9 it was the cure create by God for man and beast that tends to have more knowledge than man

      10. It relieves worry. It allows people to help their families, friends and others to get better and share their knowledge thus putting love into the environment

      11 it allows for healing touch as in the case of various massage and body cues

      12 it can work in a holistic way such as using EFT put with positive affirmations

      13 it is a very broad based in its scope..here are some of the many kinds of alternative modalities (see my answer here)

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AgsUXp.ZoouTVEw6Djc8ymfsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20100113005006AAgqrCw

      14 it can cure very quickly for example removing warts in a week or so

      15 using it doe snot waste our natural resources like plants

      16 it is more gentle for babies, children and old people

      17 it is a godsend for those without insurance

      18 it is far safer id one knows what they are doing

      19 websites abound for people to get help on their own for biog and small things or when doctors not available.

      20 it enhances medical care (but medical care generally does not enhance alternative health but makes it harder to work)

      21 if one adopts the no or less animal product diet many natural healers espouse, it can be less cruel to animals, better for the environment in many ways.

      22 when herbs are taken in form of tinctures they can be gfood up to 100 years unlike drugs which expire more quickly and are often flushed down toilet affecting the water quality

      I am sure there are tons of other advantages

      Disadvantages

      1 not covered in many cases by insurance (althugh some cover things like chiropractic and acupuncture and also in some cases with dietary changes to reverse say heart disease (dr Esselsytn is covered) so some of it must be paid out of pocket
      ]

      2 not as good for accidents when one needs to take quick action and for things like artificial limbs etc that use advanced technology..once in a while we need quick and accurate diagnosis and treatments in emergency situations where herbs might work but would be much slower which might be bad if one needed urgent and fast lifesaving care.

  26. QUESTION:
    do sensitive and intelligent people have anxiety disorders?
    especially ocd? zodiac signs, cancer and scorpio are sensitive and intelligent, therefore they're likely to have ocd than any other sign? this isn't of such a strong knot, but i would say that there is a tie as i've researched a little

    • ANSWER:
      Famous People with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder:

      Charles Darwin - 1809-1882 Naturalist, author; OCD and stutter. Darwin's many lifelong and serious illnesses have been the subject of much speculation and study for over a century. Darwin stated that his health problems began as early as 1825 when he was only sixteen years old, and became incapacitating around age 28. The exact nature of Darwin's illness or illnesses remain mysterious at this time. Unless sophisticated molecular probing of his biological remains is allowed, no definitive diagnosis can be reached. It has been speculated that one of Darwin's conditions may have been Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

      Howard Hughes - Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. (24 December 1905 – 5 April 1976), was an American aviator, engineer, industrialist, film producer and director, and one of the wealthiest people in the world. By the late 1950s Hughes had developed debilitating symptoms of social avoidance behavior and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The Aviator (2004), directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Hughes focuses primarily on Hughes' achievements in aviation, in the movies, and on the increasing handicaps imposed on him by his obsessive-compulsive behavior.

      Marc Summers - born Marc Berkowitz November 11, 1951 in Indianapolis, Indiana, is an American television personality, popular game show host, producer, and a two-time talk show host, perhaps best known for hosting the children's game show Double Dare on Nickelodeon. During an interview with Dr. Eric Hollander on Biggers & Summers, Summers revealed that he has obsessive compulsive disorder. Summers went public about his condition on various television shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Today Show. In 1999, Summers co-wrote a book with Hollander about his experience called Everything In Its Place: My Trials and Triumphs with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

      Billy Bob Thornton - (born August 4, 1955) is an Academy Award-winning American screenwriter, actor, as well as occasional director, playwright and singer. He came to fame in the mid 1990s, after writing, directing, and starring in the film Sling Blade. Billy Bob Thornton explains his particular penchant for repetitive compulsive actions. 'I have a little bit of OCD,' he says. 'The simple ones I can explain to you. The more complex ones, I don't even know how to tell anybody.' He and rock singer Warren Zevon became close friends after sharing their common experiences with the disorder.

      Jessica Alba - (born April 28, 1981) is an American actress whose TV and film credits include Dark Angel, Honey, Sin City, Fantastic Four, Into the Blue, Idle Hands and 2007's Good Luck Chuck. Alba's early life was marked by a multitude of physical maladies; she suffered collapsed lungs twice, had pneumonia 4-5 times a year, a ruptured appendix, and a cyst on her tonsils. She has also acknowledged suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder during childhood. Her health improved, however, when her family moved to California.

      Donald Trump - Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, New York) is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television and radio personality and author. He is also known for his catchphrase "You're Fired" and his distinctive hair style. Donald Trump, host of the TV show "The Apprentice," has a germ phobia that makes him afraid to shake hands. Property tycoon Donald Trump confesses he has borderline obsessive compulsive disorder and is terrified of germs. The star refuses to touch the ground floor button of a lift and avoids shaking hands with people - especially teachers.

      Cameron Diaz - Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972) is an American actress and former fashion model. She is perhaps best known for her roles in popular blockbuster movies such as The Mask, There's Something About Mary, My Best Friend's Wedding, Charlie's Angels, Shrek, and Gangs of New York. Cameron Diaz suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, and has publicly admitted she habitually rubs doorknobs so hard before opening doors to clean them that the original paint on the doorknobs fades afterwards. She says, she washes her hands "many times" each day and uses her elbows to push open doors. Diaz has perhaps modified her fears somewhat, saying on May 10, 2007, "I think I've made my peace with it."

      Leonardo DiCaprio - Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974 is a three-time Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who garnered world wide fame for his role as Jack Dawson in Titanic. Leonardo DiCaprio has revealed he suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The 'Titanic' star says he has to force himself not to step on every chewing gum stain when walking along and fight urges to walk through a doorway several times, because he doesn't want his condition taking over his life.

      Michael Jackson - Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29, 1958), is an American musician and entertainer, who debuted at the age of five as a member of the Jackson 5, and went on to become a pop icon as a solo artist. Michael Jackson seems to have BDD. He has had over 30 cosmetic surgey operations and his ex-wife Lisa Presley has said he would never take off his make-up, even in bed. Body Dismorphic Disorder (BDD) is a negative preoccupation with physical appearance. Many who suffer from this disorder are at a greater risk of becoming plastic surgery addicts. Individuals with BDD display symptoms similar to those who are diagnosed with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).

      Harrison Ford - (born July 13, 1942) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. Ford is best known for his performances as the tough, wisecracking space pilot Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy and as the adventurous archaeologist and action hero Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr. in the Indiana Jones film series. Online encyclopedia wikipedia.org says there are lots of celebrities who have been identifed with OCD including Jessica Alba, Rose McGowen, Howard Stern, Harrison Ford and Winona Ryder.

      Howard Stern - Howard Allan Stern (born January 12, 1954) is an American radio and TV personality, media mogul, humorist, actor, and author. Stern hosts The Howard Stern Show four days a week (Monday-Thursday) on Howard 100, a Sirius Satellite Radio station. Stern used to suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder, and now practices transcendental meditation. He is also a brown belt in Japanese Shotokan Karate.

      Howie Mandel - Howie Michael Mandel II (born November 29, 1955) is a Canadian comedian and actor, known for his roles on sitcoms and television. Being one of the best stand up comedians of all times, Howie Mandel suffers from OCD and can't shake hands with anyone due to mysophobia. Basically being the fear of dirt and germs, for this reason Howie shaves his head because it helps him feel cleaner. All these symptoms pass unnoticed when seeing him animating the popular show Deal or no Deal.

      Penélope Cruz - (born April 28, 1974, in Madrid, Spain) Penelope is a Spanish actress who has known much success in many of her movies. She was originally a dancer but slowly started to get involved in Spanish television. With time she has now appeared in several movies in English, Spanish, Italian, French and Portuguese. This beautiful and talented actress has been said to suffer from OCD.

      Ludwig Van Beethoven - Beethoven was as we know a great source of confidence for himself and for others, being able to create music and play music even after being completely deaf is by itself quite a miracle. Although it was clear to everyone that beethoven was but a man, he conquered his disability and led himself to being one of the greatest musicians of all time. If there was one thing that was affecting his struggle to succeed it was not only being deaf, but having to fight all the emotions that he felt inside when he had to turn around to look at the audience applause because he could not hear.

      Albert Einstein - (March 14, 1879 - April 18, 1955) Being one of the most important great minds of his century Albert Einstein was then known to suffer from dyslexia mainly because of his bad memory and his constant failure to memorize the simplest of things. It is also thought that he had OCD. He would not remember the months in the year yet he would succeed in solving some of the most complicated mathematical formulas of the time without any trouble. He may have never learned how to properly tie his shoelaces but his scientific contributions and theories still have a major effect on all of todays current knowledge of science.

      Michelangelo - One of the greatest artists of all times, his attention was constantly on his art work and he suffered from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He was not a social person and had a short temper which would often blow to anger inside normal conversations with family members or strangers. He would avoid people most of the time and sometimes would even walk out of a conversation for no apparent reason. When an opinion would offend his beliefs he would get angry and simply leave. Michelangelo was also known for always sleeping in his clothes including even his boots. he would almost never remove his boots even when they would cause damage to his feet. He would isolate himself for long periods of time working on himself and his arts, while ignoring and showing no emotion towards his surroundings. There was no doubt that Michelangelo had suffered from OCD, that did not keep him from being the best at his work.

      Charlie Sheen - (born September 3, 1965) Sheen had started being an actor at the age of 9 alongside his father in a TV movie named ''The Execution of Private Slovik ''. His film career b

  27. QUESTION:
    I think I have throat cancer. Can anyone tell me the symptoms?
    I have a lump in the back of my throat and just now I spat up blood. My teeth and gums have been hurting for a while now and I had a sore throat about a couple of weeks ago, but it went away. Also my doctor has found two lumps in my neck, but when tested, the tests came back negative. I think I should see an ent just to be sure because the lumps have been there for a while now.

    • ANSWER:
      please go back to the doctors,
      And sometimes, Tests are in-accurate, meaning wrong.

      Signs and Symptoms

      Cancers that involve the throat, base of the tongue, tonsil, pharynx, or tube that extends from the nasal passages to the mouth to the esophagus and sinus are called oropharyngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers.

      Symptoms of throat cancer may include:

      A sore throat that does not go away
      Cough
      Pain or difficulty swallowing
      Weight loss for no known reason
      Ear pain
      A lump in the back of the mouth, throat or neck
      Advanced tumors may invade the voice box, causing hoarseness or breathing difficulty
      Bleeding from the throat or blood-tinged sputum
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Risk factors for developing throat cancer may include:

      Smoking tobacco
      Heavy alcohol use
      A diet low in fruits and vegetables
      Drinking maté, a stimulant drink common in South America
      Chewing betel quid, a stimulant commonly used in parts of Asia
      Being infected with human papillomavirus (HPV)

  28. QUESTION:
    Is there any treatment for cancer?
    My Uncle is suffering a cancer in neck.
    He can not eat properly and problem in breath also.
    Doctor has told them that he has a cancer in neck.
    Is there any succesful treatment for cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      It is difficult to tell anything from what you have told. There are more than 200 cancers affecting different parts of our body. There are many types of head and neck cancers. These are classified by where the cancer is found:

      * Oral cancers occur in the mouth, or oral cavity, which includes the lips, the lining inside the lips and cheeks, the front two-thirds of the tongue, the teeth, the gums, the floor of the mouth (under the tongue), the roof of the mouth, and the small area behind the wisdom teeth. Symptoms and signs include a mouth sore that does not heal within two weeks, unusual bleeding from the teeth or gums, or a lump in the gums, mouth, or tongue.

      * Lip cancers occur on the inside or outside surface of the lips. Signs of this cancer include a lump on the inside of the lip or a sore on the outside, which is usually a form of skin cancer.

      * Oropharyngeal cancer is found on the back one-third of the tongue, the upper section of the pharynx, and the area around the tonsils. Symptoms include a lump in the back of the mouth or throat, ear pain, or difficulty swallowing.
      * Nasopharyngeal cancer is found in the area behind the nose and the upper section of the pharynx, the area just behind the mouth. Symptoms include difficulty breathing or speaking, pain or ringing in ears, frequent headaches, or trouble hearing.

      * Hypopharyngeal cancer is found only in the bottom section of the pharynx. Symptoms include a sore throat that does not subside, difficulty swallowing, a lump in the neck, or ear pain.

      * Laryngeal cancer starts in the larynx, which is located in front of the neck, in the region of the Adam's apple. Symptoms include pain when swallowing, a sore throat that does not subside, a change in voice, or ear pain.

      * Paranasal sinus cancer and nasal cancer develop in the small, hollow spaces in the nose called the sinuses and in the nasal cavity, which is the passageway for air moving to the throat during breathing. Symptoms include frequent sinus infections, nosebleeds, a sore inside the nose that does not heal, or pain in the sinus area.

      * Salivary gland tumors form in the salivary glands, which produce saliva to help prevent the mouth from drying out and aids with digestion. They are located under the jaw, in front of the ears, underneath the tongue, and in other regions of the digestive tract. Symptoms include swelling under the chin or around the jawbone, facial numbness, muscles in the face that will not move, or persistent pain in the face, chin, or neck.

      * Thyroid cancer is found on the thyroid gland, which is located in the front of neck and secretes hormones that help regulate body temperature and metabolism. Symptoms include a lump on the neck, pain in the neck region, a cough with bleeding, or difficulty swallowing or breathing.

      * Parathyroid cancer is found on one or on all four of the small parathyroid glands, which secrete a hormone that controls the level of calcium in the blood. They are located in neck area, with a pair on either side of the thyroid gland. Symptoms include bone pain, a lump in the neck, weak muscles, or nausea.

      TREATMENT - Most head and neck cancers are treated initially with surgery and/or radiation therapy; chemotherapy may also be used to shrink tumors, but is more commonly given as palliative treatment to patients whose cancers have not responded to surgical removal or radiotherapy. The most common drugs used in treating head and neck cancers are cisplatin, fluorouracil, bleomycin, and methetrexate.

      The treatment and cure depends on various factors such as Type of cancer, Stage of cancer, and Grade of Cancer. In addition to it the general health of the patient is also very important. The Oncologist who treat your Uncle will decide the course of treatment and just leave the matter to him. Best of luck.-

  29. QUESTION:
    I have had one tonsil swollen for a while but it doesn't hurt?
    I have had a tonsil swollen for quite sometime, it happened when I was sick and has never gone down. Any ideas to what it is? I should also mention that I am 24 and have smoked for a while. I have heard that I can get cancer at my age but I havent shown anyother symptoms that come along with cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't worry about cancer and tonsils.

      Just get to a doctor and have it taken out.

  30. QUESTION:
    What types of oral cancer are there?
    I'm doing a disease paper/ presentation on oral cancer and need some help. The instructor only gave us a week to do this. Can anyone help find more information on what types of oral cancer there is and symptoms and what Microbial organism is involved in cause the type of cancer? Or website where I can go to? And due to the holiday we are kind of short on library time and can't really check out medical dictionary textbooks. Thank you all for helping..

    • ANSWER:
      Types of oral cancer include:
      Mouth cancer, tongue cancer, pharynx cancer, lip cancer, gum cancer, palate cancer, salivary gland cancer, parotid gland cancer, tonsil cancer, and sinus cancer.

      Symptoms:
      Non-healing oral sores, lip sore, lump in lip/mouth/tongue, oral white/red patches, mouth bleeding, mouth pain, mouth numbness, persistent sore throat, difficulty chewing and swallowing, pain chewing and swallowing, swollen jaw, denture fitting poblems/uncomfortable dentures, voice change, ear pain, bleeding lip, bleeding in mouth/tongue, sore lip/mouth/tongue, etc.

  31. QUESTION:
    What causes Thrush and how do you get rid of it?
    no...it's not something I get, because I'm a man and no..it isn't a referrence to wild life (Thrush, Seagulls, Golden Eagles etc)... it's a serious question.

    • ANSWER:
      Thrush is an infection of the mouth caused by the candida fungus, also known as yeast. Candida infection is not limited to the mouth; it can occur in other parts of the body as well, causing diaper rash in infants or vaginal yeast infections in women.

      Thrush can affect anyone, though it occurs most often in babies and toddlers, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.

      What causes thrush?

      Small amounts of the candida fungus are present in the mouth, digestive tract, and skin of most healthy people and are normally kept in check by other bacteria and microorganisms in the body. However, certain illnesses, stress, or medications can disturb the delicate balance, causing the fungus candida to grow out of control, causing infection.

      Medications that upset the balance of microorganisms in the mouth and may cause thrush include corticosteroids, antibiotics, and birth control pills. Illnesses or medical situations that make candida infection more likely to develop include uncontrolled diabetes, HIV infection, cancer, dry mouth, or pregnancy (caused by the hormonal changes that occur with pregnancy). People who smoke or wear dentures that don't fit properly also are at increased risk for thrush. In addition, babies can pass the infection to their mothers during breast-feeding.

      What are the symptoms of thrush?

      Thrush usually develops suddenly, but it may become chronic, persisting over a long period of time. A common sign of thrush is the presence of creamy white, slightly raised lesions in your mouth—usually on your tongue or inner cheeks—but also sometimes on the roof of your mouth, gums, tonsils, or back of your throat. The lesions, which may have a "cottage cheese" appearance, can be painful and may bleed slightly when you scrape them or brush your teeth. In severe cases, the lesions may spread into your esophagus, or swallowing tube, causing:

      Pain or difficulty swallowing
      A feeling that food gets stuck in the throat or mid-chest area
      Fever, if the infection spreads beyond the esophagus
      Thrush can spread to other parts of the body, including the lungs, liver, and skin. This happens more often in people with cancer, HIV, or other conditions that weaken the immune system.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is this lump in my moms throat?
    What is this lump in my moms throat?
    She says its a painful lump on the side of her throat.She says it has the feeling of a plaque ball but it is more painful.She says it is also hard to swallow and talk sometimes.It gets dry and it has this awful stench to it.Her neck is really swollen on the left side of her neck.She also feels like a knot.Its not a plaque ball.And sometimes she says it bleeds. Can you guys tell me it is cancer or if her tonsils are infected?.
    My mom did see the doctor!!!! They said nothing was wrong with her !

    • ANSWER:
      Do you really believe anyone can tell you what it is by a second hand list of symptoms over the internet? And would it matter if we could? She can’t be treated over the internet either. She obviously needs to see a doctor.

  33. QUESTION:
    What are some of the signs of tonsil cancer?

    • ANSWER:
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  34. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms of cancer, preferably luekemia?
    my grandma died of it a few years back and im guessing it could be hereditary. im seeing some weird things with my body :

    - i've been bruising very easilly lately. i skate weekly and this time i awoken with bad bruises and been getting bruises out of nowhere last week.

    -last night i woke up and my neck was sweaty. i read through stuff today and sw that swaeting alot is a sign but not sure

    -just today i have this weird circle thing on my hand and its red and it bulges up a bit. like a pencil earser size

    im not sure if those are symptoms or sign or what
    i plann on getting checked this tuesday and i just want to make sure im not making a big deal out of this =// so if you have any info or suggestions on cancer please just tell. thanks<3
    no im not joking. i wouldnt joke about this my grammy died of it thats why im worryed cuase it could be passed down by genetics and stuff. but no i understand people do tend to lie bout this sorta thing so no harm done.

    • ANSWER:
      Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia is a malignancy (cancer) of excessive lymphocyte (a type of white blood cell) production.

      Description of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
      Your bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside the large bones in your body. The bone marrow makes red blood cells (which carry oxygen and other materials to all tissues of the body), white blood cells (which fight infection), and platelets (which make your blood clot). Lymphocytes are one type of white blood cell.

      Normally, bone marrow cells called blasts develop (mature) into several different types of blood cells that have specific jobs to do in the body.

      The lymph system is made up of thin tubes that branch, like blood vessels, into all parts of the body. Lymph vessels carry lymph, a colorless, watery fluid that contains lymphocytes. Along the network of vessels are groups of small, bean-shaped organs called lymph nodes. Clusters of lymph nodes are found in the underarm, pelvis, neck and abdomen.

      The spleen (an organ in the upper abdomen that makes lymphocytes and filters old blood cells from the blood), the thymus (a small organ beneath the breastbone), and the tonsils (an organ in your throat) are also part of lymph system.

      Lymphocytes fight infection by making substances called antibodies, which attack germs in your body. In chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the developing lymphocytes are overproduced and do not mature correctly. The lymphocytes may look normal, but they cannot fight infection as well as they should.

      These immature lymphocytes are found in the blood and the bone marrow. They also collect in the lymph tissues and make them swell. Lymphocytes may crowd out other blood cells in the blood and bone marrow. If your bone marrow cannot make enough red blood cells to carry oxygen, you may have anemia. If your bone marrow cannot make enough platelets to make your blood clot normally, you may bleed or bruise easily.

      Leukemia can be acute (progressing quickly with many immature cells) or chronic (progressing slowly with more mature, normal-looking cells). Chronic lymphocytic leukemia progresses slowly and usually occurs in people 60 years of age or older.

  35. QUESTION:
    I have a lump in my throat and don't know what it is?
    I've had a lump in my throat since January. It's just under my jaw on the right side. I've been to the doctor twice and both times they said it was a bacterial infection. They prescribed anti-biotics both times, the second time the doctor said the anti-biotic was stronger than penicillin and the lump would go away. That was in May, the lump is still there and I have been getting massive head aches. It hurts when I lift my head higher than normal. The lump seems to change sizes, but it's always there. I can't really afford to go the doctor again. Has anyone had anything like this and what happened? Could this be cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      I have just been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma (cancer of the tonsil with a neck metastatic) My symptoms are exactly like yours. Get a CT scan with dye as soon as possible.

      I leave to Seattle tomorrow and take the next step I'll let you know what to expect......Good Luck

  36. QUESTION:
    My 9 month old has white in his mouth, can someone know what the name of this is?
    He is 9 months old, he has a runny nose & congestion. Noticed white stuff in his mouth & on his tounge. It makes me think of thrush, is there something else it could be?

    • ANSWER:
      my daughter that i gave up for adoption had thrush. is it really white and just on her tongue?
      thrush is highly contagious you should call your baby's doctor right away.

      Thrush is an infection of the mouth caused by the candida fungus, also known as yeast. Candida infection is not limited to the mouth; it can occur in other parts of the body as well, causing diaper rash in infants or vaginal yeast infections in women.

      Thrush can affect anyone, though it occurs most often in babies and toddlers, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.

      What Causes Thrush?
      Small amounts of the candida fungus are present in the mouth, digestive tract, and skin of most healthy people and are normally kept in check by other bacteria and microorganisms in the body. However, certain illnesses, stress, or medications can disturb the delicate balance, causing the fungus candida to grow out of control, causing infection.

      Medications that upset the balance of microorganisms in the mouth and may cause thrush include corticosteroids, antibiotics, and birth control pills. Illnesses or medical situations that make candida infection more likely to develop include uncontrolled diabetes, HIV infection, cancer, dry mouth, or pregnancy (caused by the hormonal changes that occur with pregnancy). People who smoke or wear dentures that don't fit properly also are at increased risk for thrush. In addition, babies can pass the infection to their mothers during breast-feeding.

      What Are the Symptoms of Thrush?
      Thrush usually develops suddenly, but it may become chronic, persisting over a long period of time. A common sign of thrush is the presence of creamy white, slightly raised lesions in your mouth – usually on your tongue or inner cheeks – but also sometimes on the roof of your mouth, gums, tonsils, or back of your throat. The lesions, which may have a "cottage cheese" appearance, can be painful and may bleed slightly when you scrape them or brush your teeth. In severe cases, the lesions may spread into your esophagus, or swallowing tube, causing:

      Pain or difficulty swallowing
      A feeling that food gets stuck in the throat or mid-chest area
      Fever, if the infection spreads beyond the esophagus
      Thrush can spread to other parts of the body, including the lungs, liver, and skin. This happens more often in people with cancer, HIV, or other conditions that weaken the immune system.

      How Is Thrush Diagnosed?
      Your dentist can make the diagnosis by examining your mouth. He or she looks for the distinctive white lesions on your mouth, tongue, or cheeks. Lightly brushing the lesions away reveals a reddened, tender area that may bleed slightly. A microscopic examination of tissue from a lesion can confirm the diagnosis.

      Thrush that may extend into your esophagus may require other tests to make the diagnosis. Such tests might include taking a throat culture (swabbing the back of your throat with sterile cotton and studying the microorganisms under a microscope), performing an endoscopy of your esophagus, stomach, and small intestine (examining the lining of these body areas with a lighted camera mounted on the tip of a tube passed through these areas), or taking X-rays of your esophagus

      How Is Thrush Treated?
      While healthy children and adults can be effectively treated, the symptoms my be more severe and difficult to manage in those with weakened immune systems. Antifungal medications, which are generally taken for 10 to 14 days, are often prescribed to treat thrush. These medicines are available in tablets, lozenges, or liquids. Your dentist will have a specific treatment approach designed for you based on your age and the cause of the infection. Because the presence of candida infection can be a symptom of other medical problems, your dentist may suggest you seek care from a medical doctor as well so that any underlying health problems you may have can be treated.

      How Can Thrush Be Prevented?
      The following practices can help minimize your chance of developing thrush:

      Follow good oral hygiene practices. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day.
      Avoid mouthwashes or sprays. These products can destroy the normal balance of microorganisms in your mouth.
      See your dentist regularly. Especially if you have diabetes or wear dentures.
      Limit the amount of sugar and yeast-containing foods you eat. Foods such as bread, beer, and wine encourage candida growth.
      If you smoke, quit. Ask your doctor or dentist about ways to help you kick the habit.

      http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-health-thrush

  37. QUESTION:
    what are the first signs of a brain tumor?
    and what can be the causes of them? thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      The first Symptoms of Brain cancer are -
      The kind of symptoms brain tumors may cause depend on two factors: tumor size (volume) and tumor location. The time point of symptom onset in the course of disease correlates in many cases with the nature of the tumor ("benign", i.e. slow-growing/late symptom onset, or malignant, i.e. fast growing/early symptom onset).

      Many low-grade (benign) tumors can remain asymptomatic (symptom-free) for years and they may accidentally be discovered by imaging exams for unrelated reasons (such as a minor trauma).

      New onset of epilepsy is a frequent reason for seeking medical attention in brain tumor cases.

      Large tumors or tumors with extensive perifocal swelling edema inevitably lead to elevated intracranial pressure (intracranial hypertension), which translates clinically into headaches, vomiting (sometimes without nausea), altered state of consciousness (somnolence, coma), dilatation of the pupil on the side of the lesion (anisocoria), papilledema (prominent optic disc at the funduscopic examination). However, even small tumors obstructing the passage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) may cause early signs of increased intracranial pressure. Increased intracranial pressure may result in herniation (i.e. displacement) of certain parts of the brain, such as the cerebellar tonsils or the temporal uncus, resulting in lethal brainstem compression. In young children, elevated intracranial pressure may cause an increase in the diameter of the skull and bulging of the fontanelles.

      Depending on the tumor location and the damage it may have caused to surrounding brain structures, either through compression or infiltration, any type of focal neurologic symptoms may occur, such as cognitive and behavioral impairment, personality changes, hemiparesis, (hemi) hypesthesia, aphasia, ataxia, visual field impairment, facial paralysis, double vision, tremor etc. These symptoms are not specific for brain tumors - they may be caused by a large variety of neurologic conditions (e.g. stroke, traumatic brain injury). What counts, however, is the location of the lesion and the functional systems (e.g. motor, sensory, visual, etc.) it affects-.

  38. QUESTION:
    Why is my immune system shutting down?
    I have been going to the doctors for about four years with various symtoms. My doctors started with blood testing, they said i had to many of something in my blood. They first thought it was blood cancer but when i didn't respond to treatment they decided it wasn't. They then thought i had brain cancer, because i was showing many or all of the symptoms. Recently my immune system has started shutting down and they have no idea why. They have not completly ruled out brain cancer yet but they don't know why my immune system is shutting down. does anybody know what could be wrong with me?

    • ANSWER:
      It would be most helpful if you could tell us of what there is too much of in your blood. Have they given you a brain scan to determine or rule out the possible brain cancer?

      The immune system maintains its own system of circulation -- the lymphatic vessels--which permeates every organ in the body except the brain. The lymphatic vessels contain a pale, thick fluid (lymph) consisting of a fat-laden liquid and white blood cells. Along the lymphatic vessels are special areas -- the lymph nodes, tonsils, bone marrow, spleen, liver, lungs, and intestines--where lymphocytes can be recruited, mobilized, and deployed to appropriate sites as part of the immune response. The ingenious design of this system ensures the ready availability and quick assembly of an immune response anywhere it is needed. This system can be seen at work when a wound or an infection in a fingertip leads to an enlarged lymph node at the elbow, or when a throat infection causes the lymph nodes under the jaw to swell. The lymph nodes swell because the lymphatic vessels drain the infection by carrying it to the nearest area where an immune response can be organized.

  39. QUESTION:
    Is it possible i have hpv in my mouth ?
    I had a pap smear and even though the results were normal, it came out positive for hpv. I know exactly from who i contracted this virus and i performed oral sex besides having sexual intercourse without protection with that person. Therefore im worried because if in my pap test showed positive for hpv, does that means that i have hpv in my mouth as well ?? Should i be worried?? Its been like 5 months since i performed oral sex on that person, and i dont have any symptoms.

    • ANSWER:
      PAP test was normal? if so thats great news. Pap test only goes to see for abnormal cells - no HPV
      HPV test was positive, what test, HPV DNA??, HPV test is not the same as PAP test, and no PAP test can tell you to have HPV. what types where there identified? if it 16/18 you can be worried as they cause 70% of cancers. but only on 1-3% of infections. most of the time ifection dissapears with time. what should you do? first check which types you have. if not 16 or 18 then you can be calmed. if you are not infected by 16/18 or 6/11, and even if you are infected by one type i will reccomend you to get the vaccine. you can still benefit wquite a lot from it!!!

      About oral sex-HPV relation... It is now known that HPV can cause 40% of oral cavity cancers and some neonatal pathologies as respiratory papilomatosis. in the oral cavity , tonsils are the one more affected as they have a transitional tissue as the cervix, that facilitates HPV prenetation and infection, even withouth a wound.

      should you be worried, probably not, you might be in the 98% of people that never developes any manifestation, but if you are not you should get the vaccine.

      HPV infection is assymptomatic, and non systemic, it never enters the blood stream thats why your immune system is so innefective to creat immunity in time... only vaccine works.
      HPV becomes symptomatic only when the infection has evolved to a pre cancerous or cancerous lesion. Or to non cancerous lesions, like genital warts or normal warts (also HPV caused).

  40. QUESTION:
    how do you get a cervical infection?
    What is a cervical infection and how do you know if you have it?

    • ANSWER:
      I hope the following information makes things clearer!

      HPV / Cervical infection Definition

      HPV infection is a condition contracted from one of a group of more than 100 related human papillomaviruses (HPVs).

      Each type of HPV has the potential to cause an abnormal growth on a particular part of your body — genital warts and other lesions on or near your genitals or anus, common warts on your hands, plantar warts on your feet, and warts and other lesions in your mouth and upper respiratory system.

      HPV infections are common. About 20 million people in the United States have HPV infections that can cause genital warts and related lesions. Some types of HPV infection can cause cancer, such as cervical cancer, but most HPV infections don't lead to cancer.

      Symptoms

      HPV infections often go undetected because they don't cause warts or other lesions. Even if you don't exhibit signs and symptoms of the infection, they may emerge later and you may transmit the virus to someone else.

      The signs and symptoms that do appear vary according to the type of HPV infection you may have:

      ■Genital warts. Genital warts are nonmalignant and appear as a flat lesion, a tiny cauliflower-like bump or a tiny stem-like protrusion. HPV infections of types 6 and 11 cause most genital warts. These HPV types are generally not associated with cancer.

      In women these warts appear most commonly on the vulva but may also occur near the anus, on the cervix or in the vagina. In men these may appear on the penis and scrotum or around the anus. Genital warts rarely cause discomfort or pain.

      ■Pre-malignant genital lesions. Certain HPV infections can cause cellular changes that result in precancerous lesions. These abnormalities are most often detected by a Pap test, a simple procedure to collect cells from the cervix or vagina for laboratory examination.

      Abnormalities that are determined to be "low grade" usually resolve — the cells return to normal — without treatment. HPV infections of types 6 and 11 are common causes of these low-grade abnormalities.

      High-grade abnormalities are less likely to resolve, and some will advance to cancer of the cervix, vagina or vulva. HPV infections of types 16 and 18 are the most common causes of high-grade abnormalities.

      ■Oral and upper respiratory lesions. Some HPV infections may cause warts and other lesions to form on your tongue, tonsils, soft palate, and larynx and in your nose. These lesions may be the result of low-risk HPV types, such as 6 and 11, or high-risk types, such as 16 and 18.
      ■Cervical cancer and other tumors. Most genital HPV infections of high-risk types don't develop into cancer; however, persistent infections — generally lasting more than two years — create a greater risk of cancer. Abnormal vaginal bleeding, such as excessively heavy menstrual bleeding or bleeding between periods, are common symptoms of cervical cancer.

      Virtually all cases of cervical cancer are caused by HPV infections. An estimated 11,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer annually, and more than 3,800 die of the disease each year. Worldwide, cervical cancer is far more common because many women lack access to Pap test screening. HPV types 16 and 18 account for about 70 percent of all cases of cervical cancer.

      HPV infections of type 16 and 18, as well as other high-risk types, may also contribute to cancers of the genitals, anus, mouth and upper respiratory tract.

      ■Common warts. Common warts are nonmalignant skin growths that usually appear on your hands, fingers or around fingernails. These warts appear as rough, raised bumps. They're generally nuisances because of their appearance, but they may also be painful or susceptible to injury or bleeding.

      Most children and adolescents have been exposed to HPVs that cause these warts, but only a small percentage actually get warts. Most people don't get common warts after age 20.

      ■Plantar warts. Plantar warts are hard, grainy, nonmalignant growths that usually appear on the heel or ball of your feet, areas that feel the most pressure. These warts may cause discomfort or pain. Although plantar warts are common in adulthood, most adults first encountered them during childhood or adolescence.
      ■Flat warts. Flat warts are flat-topped, slightly raised, nonmalignant lesions darker than your regular skin color. They usually appear on your face, neck, hands, wrists, elbows or knees. HPV infections that cause flat warts usually affect children, adolescents and young adults.
      When to see a doctor
      If you or your child has warts of any kind that cause embarrassment, discomfort or pain, seek advice from your doctor.

      For women, it's important to have regular Pap tests. A Pap test is the best tool to detect an HPV infection that could lead to cervical cancer. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that a woman begin annual Pap tests about three years after first having

  41. QUESTION:
    What are some diseases or illnesses found in saliva?

    • ANSWER:
      Epstein-Barr virus, frequently referred to as EBV, is a member of the herpesvirus family and one of the most common human viruses. The virus occurs worldwide, and most people become infected with EBV sometime during their lives. In the United States, as many as 95% of adults between 35 and 40 years of age have been infected. Infants become susceptible to EBV as soon as maternal antibody protection (present at birth) disappears. Many children become infected with EBV, and these infections usually cause no symptoms or are indistinguishable from the other mild, brief illnesses of childhood. In the United States and in other developed countries, many persons are not infected with EBV in their childhood years. When infection with EBV occurs during adolescence or young adulthood, it causes infectious mononucleosis 35% to 50% of the time.

      Symptoms of infectious mononucleosis are fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands. Sometimes, a swollen spleen or liver involvement may develop. Heart problems or involvement of the central nervous system occurs only rarely, and infectious mononucleosis is almost never fatal. There are no known associations between active EBV infection and problems during pregnancy, such as miscarriages or birth defects. Although the symptoms of infectious mononucleosis usually resolve in 1 or 2 months, EBV remains dormant or latent in a few cells in the throat and blood for the rest of the person's life. Periodically, the virus can reactivate and is commonly found in the saliva of infected persons. This reactivation usually occurs without symptoms of illness.

      EBV also establishes a lifelong dormant infection in some cells of the body's immune system. A late event in a very few carriers of this virus is the emergence of Burkitt's lymphoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma, two rare cancers that are not normally found in the United States. EBV appears to play an important role in these malignancies, but is probably not the sole cause of disease.

      Most individuals exposed to people with infectious mononucleosis have previously been infected with EBV and are not at risk for infectious mononucleosis. In addition, transmission of EBV requires intimate contact with the saliva (found in the mouth) of an infected person. Transmission of this virus through the air or blood does not normally occur. The incubation period, or the time from infection to appearance of symptoms, ranges from 4 to 6 weeks. Persons with infectious mononucleosis may be able to spread the infection to others for a period of weeks. However, no special precautions or isolation procedures are recommended, since the virus is also found frequently in the saliva of healthy people. In fact, many healthy people can carry and spread the virus intermittently for life. These people are usually the primary reservoir for person-to-person transmission. For this reason, transmission of the virus is almost impossible to prevent.

      The clinical diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis is suggested on the basis of the symptoms of fever, sore throat, swollen lymph glands, and the age of the patient. Usually, laboratory tests are needed for confirmation. Serologic results for persons with infectious mononucleosis include an elevated white blood cell count, an increased percentage of certain atypical white blood cells, and a positive reaction to a "mono spot" test.

      There is no specific treatment for infectious mononucleosis, other than treating the symptoms. No antiviral drugs or vaccines are available. Some physicians have prescribed a 5-day course of steroids to control the swelling of the throat and tonsils. The use of steroids has also been reported to decrease the overall length and severity of illness, but these reports have not been published.

      It is important to note that symptoms related to infectious mononucleosis caused by EBV infection seldom last for more than 4 months. When such an illness lasts more than 6 months, it is frequently called chronic EBV infection. However, valid laboratory evidence for continued active EBV infection is seldom found in these patients. The illness should be investigated further to determine if it meets the criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS. This process includes ruling out other causes of chronic illness or fatigue.

      DIAGNOSIS OF EBV INFECTIONS

      In most cases of infectious mononucleosis, the clinical diagnosis can be made from the characteristic triad of fever, pharyngitis, and lymphadenopathy lasting for 1 to 4 weeks. Serologic test results include a normal to moderately elevated white blood cell count, an increased total number of lymphocytes, greater than 10% atypical lymphocytes, and a positive reaction to a "mono spot" test. In patients with symptoms compatible with infectious mononucleosis, a positive Paul-Bunnell heterophile antibody test result is diagnostic, and no further testing is necessary. Moderate-to-high levels of heterophile antibodies are seen during the first month of illness and decrease rapidly after week 4. False-positive results may be found in a small number of patients, and false-negative results may be obtained in 10% to 15% of patients, primarily in children younger than 10 years of age. True outbreaks of infectious mononucleosis are extremely rare. A substantial number of pseudo-outbreaks have been linked to laboratory error, as reported in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, vol. 40, no. 32, on August 16, 1991.

      When "mono spot" or heterophile test results are negative, additional laboratory testing may be needed to differentiate EBV infections from a mononucleosis-like illness induced by cytomegalovirus, adenovirus, or Toxoplasma gondii. Direct detection of EBV in blood or lymphoid tissues is a research tool and is not available for routine diagnosis. Instead, serologic testing is the method of choice for diagnosing primary infection.

      EBV-Specific Laboratory Tests
      Laboratory tests are not always foolproof. For various reasons, false-positive and false-negative results can occur for any test. However, the laboratory tests for EBV are for the most part accurate and specific. Because the antibody response in primary EBV infection appears to be quite rapid, in most cases testing paired acute- and convalescent-phase serum samples will not demonstrate a significant change in antibody level. Effective laboratory diagnosis can be made on a single acute-phase serum sample by testing for antibodies to several EBV-associated antigens simultaneously. In most cases, a distinction can be made as to whether a person is susceptible to EBV, has had a recent infection, has had infection in the past, or has a reactivated EBV infection.

      Antibodies to several antigen complexes may be measured. These antigens are the viral capsid antigen, the early antigen, and the EBV nuclear antigen (EBNA). In addition, differentiation of immunoglobulin G and M subclasses to the viral capsid antigen can often be helpful for confirmation. When the "mono spot" test is negative, the optimal combination of EBV serologic testing consists of the antibody titration of four markers: IgM and IgG to the viral capsid antigen, IgM to the early antigen, and antibody to EBNA.

      IgM to the viral capsid antigen appears early in infection and disappears within 4 to 6 weeks. IgG to the viral capsid antigen appears in the acute phase, peaks at 2 to 4 weeks after onset, declines slightly, and then persists for life. IgG to the early antigen appears in the acute phase and generally falls to undetectable levels after 3 to 6 months. In many people, detection of antibody to the early antigen is a sign of active infection, but 20% of healthy people may have this antibody for years.

      Antibody to EBNA determined by the standard immunofluorescent test is not seen in the acute phase, but slowly appears 2 to 4 months after onset, and persists for life. This is not true for some EBNA enzyme immunoassays, which detect antibody within a few weeks of onset.

      Finally, even when EBV antibody tests, such as the early antigen test, suggest that reactivated infection is present, this result does not necessarily indicate that a patient's current medical condition is caused by EBV infection. A number of healthy people with no symptoms have antibodies to the EBV early antigen for years after their initial EBV infection.

      Therefore, interpretation of laboratory results is somewhat complex and should be left to physicians who are familiar with EBV testing and who have access to the entire clinical picture of a person. To determine if EBV infection is associated with a current illness, consult with an experienced physician.

      Additional Information about EBV Antibody Tests and Interpretation
      Antibody tests for EBV can measure the presence and/or the concentration of at least six specific EBV antibodies. By evaluating the results of these different tests, the stage of EBV infection can be determined. However, these tests are expensive and not usually needed for the diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis.

      It is not appropriate for CDC to interpret test results or to handle counseling for the public. We suggest that questions be directed to a local physician who is familiar with the patient's history and laboratory test results. In addition, CDC cannot recommend specific physicians for referral. Our general recommendation is for patients to consult with an infectious disease specialist or their local or state public health department.

      SUMMARY OF INTERPRETATION

      The diagnosis of EBV infection is summarized as follows:

      Susceptibility
      If antibodies to the viral capsid antigen are not detected, the patient is susceptible to EBV infection.

      Primary Infection
      Primary EBV infection is indicated if IgM antibody to the viral capsid antigen is present and antibody to EBV nuclear antigen, or EBNA, is absent. A rising or high IgG antibody to the viral capsid antigen and negative antibody to EBNA after at least 4 weeks of illness is also strongly suggestive of primary infection. In addition, 80% of patients with active EBV infection produce antibody to early antigen.

      Past Infection
      If antibodies to both the viral capsid antigen and EBNA are present, then past infection (from 4 to 6 months to years earlier) is indicated. Since 95% of adults have been infected with EBV, most adults will show antibodies to EBV from infection years earlier. High or elevated antibody levels may be present for years and are not diagnostic of recent infection.

      Reactivation
      In the presence of antibodies to EBNA, an elevation of antibodies to early antigen suggests reactivation. However, when EBV antibody to the early antigen test is present, this result does not automatically indicate that a patient's current medical condition is caused by EBV. A number of healthy people with no symptoms have antibodies to the EBV early antigen for years after their initial EBV infection. Many times reactivation occurs subclinically.

      Chronic EBV Infection
      Reliable laboratory evidence for continued active EBV infection is very seldom found in patients who have been ill for more than 4 months. When the illness lasts more than 6 months, it should be investigated to see if other causes of chronic illness or CFS are present

  42. QUESTION:
    My 4 year-old-daughter has bad breath, her tongue is white in the back w/bumps. What is this?
    She Also clears her throat frequently, and says she feels like there are "boogers" in her throat. I believe this is allergy related as she has done this off and on since the age of one. But the bad breath and white, pastey tongue is something new! I have no idea what this could be.

    • ANSWER:
      Thrush is an infection of the mouth caused by the candida fungus, also known as yeast. Candida infection is not limited to the mouth; it can occur in other parts of the body as well, causing diaper rash in infants or vaginal yeast infections in women.

      Thrush can affect anyone, though it occurs most often in babies and toddlers, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.

      What Causes Thrush?

      Small amounts of the candida fungus are present in the mouth, digestive tract, and skin of most healthy people and are normally kept in check by other bacteria and microorganisms in the body. However, certain illnesses, stress, or medications can disturb the delicate balance, causing the fungus candida to grow out of control, causing infection.

      Medications that upset the balance of microorganisms in the mouth and may cause thrush include corticosteroids, antibiotics, and birth control pills. Illnesses or medical situations that make candida infection more likely to develop include uncontrolled diabetes, HIV infection, cancer, dry mouth, or pregnancy (caused by the hormonal changes that occur with pregnancy). People who smoke or wear dentures that don't fit properly also are at increased risk for thrush. In addition, babies can pass the infection to their mothers during breast-feeding.

      What Are the Symptoms of Thrush?

      Thrush usually develops suddenly, but it may become chronic, persisting over a long period of time. A common sign of thrush is the presence of creamy white, slightly raised lesions in your mouth – usually on your tongue or inner cheeks – but also sometimes on the roof of your mouth, gums, tonsils, or back of your throat. The lesions, which may have a "cottage cheese" appearance, can be painful and may bleed slightly when you scrape them or brush your teeth. In severe cases, the lesions may spread into your esophagus, or swallowing tube, causing:

      Pain or difficulty swallowing
      A feeling that food gets stuck in the throat or mid-chest area
      Fever, if the infection spreads beyond the esophagus
      Thrush can spread to other parts of the body, including the lungs, liver, and skin. This happens more often in people with cancer, HIV, or other conditions that weaken the immune system.

  43. QUESTION:
    IS everyone and everything different?
    I appreciate whenever you find something new you should always tell a Doctor.
    But from what you read on the internet, it's as if everything on your body should be identical, that one lump is going to kill you.

    I've let peoples thoughts and opinions on the internet completely consume me and this is my fault completely.
    It's almost like, if someone hasn't experienced what you're experiencing, then it's going to be bad. But is that the case? Surely we have lumps/bumps/extra skin whatever all over our bodies that we'll never know about unless we go looking for them.
    I'm asking this because I recently had an infection in my tooth which caused this bit of skin just below my tonsil to become inflammed and sore, after taking anti biotics this "lump" has gone back down and is no longer sore.
    On the internet all they say is "tonsil cancer" or "throat cancer" but why?
    Why is it not okay for someone to have maybe a little extra tonsil tissue down their throat?
    Or maybe an unusual gland or something.
    Why are 80% of the posts I read "OMG GET TO THE DOCTOR IT'S MOST LIKELY CANCER QUICK QUICK QUICK"
    Ever since I was a little boy I've had a lump on the left side of my neck that's the size of a golf ball. You type that into google and cancer comes up, no one has ever heard of it.

    I know this is a weird question lol but why is so much of the the internet so obsessed with telling everyone that their symptom is cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, most searches don't bring up cancer as the top results AND the answers to 99.9% of the questions are not, IT'S CANCER! QUICK QUICK GET TO THE DOCTOR!

  44. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms of bone cancer?
    can you get bone cancer straight away or does bone cancer usually come after youve been diagnosed with cancer somewhere else and it has spread to the bones?

    • ANSWER:
      Damage to the bone marrow, by way of displacing the normal bone marrow cells with higher numbers of immature white blood cells, results in a lack of blood platelets, which are important in the blood clotting process. This means people with leukemia may easily become bruised, bleed excessively, or develop pinprick bleeds.

      White blood cells, which are involved in fighting pathogens, may be suppressed or dysfunctional. This could cause the patient's immune system to be unable to fight off a simple infection or to start attacking other body cells. Because leukemia prevents the immune system from working normally, some patients experience frequent infection, ranging from infected tonsils, sores in the mouth, or diarrhea to life-threatening pneumonia or opportunistic infections.

      There is no single known cause for all of the different types of leukemia. The different leukemias likely have different causes. Known causes include natural and artificial ionizing radiation, viruses such as Human T-lymphotropic virus, and some chemicals. Use of tobacco is associated with a small increase in the risk of developing acute
      leukemia in adults.

      You're also right when you say that if you are diagnosed with cancer in the past, you have a high risk of having leukemia or bone cancer which can spread if it is malignant or the severe type.

  45. QUESTION:
    Do I have lung cancer, lymphoma, or any other type of cancer?
    For the past couple of weeks, I've had these symptoms:

    -Sinuses swollen
    -Mucus with trace amounts of blood
    -Nosebleeds - I had 2 in one day, and then another one yesterday.
    -Swollen tonsils
    -Enlarged lymph glands
    -Mucus in my lungs that take heavy coughs to get out
    -Fatigue
    -Muscle cramps
    -Occasional light-headedness
    -More muscle cramps than usual
    -Ears popping more than usual
    -Frequent urination

    I'm really afraid that I might have cancer.

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    One of my tonsils is swollen and i am very worried about cancer what do you think?
    i am 24 and have had one swollen tonsil for a week i went to the doctor and she told me it was not strep and gave me some sudafed and said she didnt think it was cancer becasue i was only 24 and dont smoke. to say the least that did not cure my worries any comments would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      Cancers that affect your age group CAN CAN CAN present with a rapidly enlarging single tonsil. It's called Lymphoma. The only way to be sure it isn't is by taking the tonsil off and sending it for flow cytometry as a fresh specimen.

      The most common reason for a rapidly enlarging tonsil at your age, however, is not cancer, it's infection. It doesn't have to be strep, it just has to be an abscess forming bacterium that has managed to take up residence near or in the tonsil. In that case, you may have acute tonsillitis or a peritonsillar abscess. Usually you would feel pretty sick and have a sore throat. You may even find it difficult to swallow.

      With lymphoma, some patients are sick for weeks on end with general malaise, weight loss, tiredness, anemia, etc. These can be subtle symptoms or quite aggressive. Often times, patients think they have the flu.

      You need follow-up in about a week or two with either your medicine doc or an ENT. If you have an infected tonsil, it will either get better by then, or you will get quite sick and require drainage.

      On the other hand, if it is hyperplasia (non cancerous growth of the tonsil) or indeed a cancer, it will not have subsided and you will likely require a tonsillectomy.

      Best of luck to you...I hope it's nothing, but I would not ignore it no matter what the uninformed masses on this site tell you.

  47. QUESTION:
    Can I smoke when I'm recovering from tonsillitis? the only symptom is that my tonsils are still a bit swollen?
    need to know just honestly if it's gonna make it any worse if i smoke

    • ANSWER:
      Does it affect your brain function too? What part of 'smoking is harmful to health' and 'smoking kills' do you not understand? Smoking not only greatly increases the chance of lung cancer, but of throat cancer - which just happens to be the same location as your tonsils. Do yourself a favour and stop smoking now.

  48. QUESTION:
    Do cancer symptoms come and go?
    I suffer with health anxiety (obviously) and sometimes become obsessed with new discoveries in my body!

    Anyway I found this bit of tissue just next to my tonsil, a little underneath, it was squishy, perfectly rounded and didn't hurt, about the size of a peanut, left it alone!
    Anyway coming to now, I have had a wisdom tooth infection where a gland directly below the infection got swollen and painful, the arch infront of my left tonsil got swollen and painful and this peanut sized lump just below my tonsil swelled up to the size of like a gum ball. It went from being soft and squishy to hard and sore.
    After taking anti biotics the wisdom tooth infection has gone, my lymph nodes in the neck have gone back to normal and this thing near my tonsil has gone back to the size when I first found it!
    I looked in the mirror and pushed my tongue down and can see it ever so slightly, it's pinkish/red, fleshy looking and has a yellow spot onit that if I push on is sore.
    I did have a sore throat but since taking the anti biotics it has now gone.

    I just want to know please, is this fleshy peanut sized lump just a bit of tonsil that is spread down my throat, it is only on my left side, not on my right.
    If it was anything serious would the pain have gone away? Would it have shrunk?
    It's just because I've always assumed we can only only see/feel the two palatine tonsils, I didn't know that our tonsils went down or you had more tissue then you knew about.
    I suppose if you go sticking your finger in your throat you're bound to find some kind of lump!
    I scare myself silly lol I don't wanna go back to the doctor as I have been 11 times in 3 months!
    sigh...
    I'm 20 btw.
    Smoked for 2 years 5 a day, gave up 7 weeks ago and have not touched another cigarette since!!!
    To the below comment.
    I did say, after taking anti biotics this "thing" got smaller and it is certainly not a cyst, it's a piece of flesh, it's not filled with water.

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer symptoms don't usually come and go, depending what cancer and what symptoms. It's rather obvious you had an infection.

      Oh and to the answerer,you weren't septic by any means...

      THAT "thing" got smaller because it's a cyst, Cysts are not filled with water.

      pus=antibiotics=getting smaller=CYST


tonsil cancer symptoms

Cancer Care Northwest

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do you get a human at Northwest Airlines? Mom has cancer, getting run in circles trying to undo her flight
    Mom put a future flight on her credit card, then the Dr. found her cancer was back-aggressively. She is in hospice care, so medicated she cant sit up. Have been trying to undo this flight for three weeks, been bounced to SEVEN diferent phone numbers, where nobody can help. Actually got a response from the email web site "refunds" person, who wanted a letter from her Dr. faxed. We did. Hospice did. No response.
    We are running out of time and any suggestions welcome.
    This airline has given me and my family one of the worst customer service experiences I can remember.
    Mom passed away Sunday, thank you Stuart, but "Skyhigh" thank you and bless you, pushing zero got me a human named Chris - The 1st person in the whole chain that also gave me his last name, and promised he had just issued a waiver and refund.

    • ANSWER:
      Trying to get a hold of any of the corporate top brass is a total waste of your valuable time.

      The concensus from the frequent flyer crowd is that the "talk to us" option on the website is the most productive way to communicate with NWA. This correspondence is still staffed with actual NWA employees that do care, I promise.

      It may also be worth a try with one more phone call. Call 1-800-225-2525, and after selecting "NEW RESERVATION" (they pay a lot of attention to this line), if you don't get a person press 0 until you do.

      Tell them a NWA employee sent you! Best of luck, I do hope your Mom isn't in too much pain.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can you tan when its snowing?
    So I'm 15 and live in Northwest Arkansas, where it just happens to be snowing A LOT at the moment. I've been begging my mom to let me tan because everyone else does, and I'm kinda desperate. If I go lay outside on a comforter and have a jacket on over my bikini do you think I could tan?

    • ANSWER:
      Not unless they're mixed with sun.

      To get super tan you will have to be tanning for @ least 60 years, George Hamilton & Tom Jones are two examples, who ARE super tan! Google them.
      Tanning comes & go, unless you do them everyday 24/7 for the rest of your life. But in the end the only thing you'll benefit is either moles, freckles or discolorations from sunscreens, lotions, etc. and the more you do, the more they get larger, darker & bumpier. My nephew had a membership in a tanning bed salon for a year. After it expired, he stopped, now he's as white as before he began.

      Tanning, is a result for 'damaged skin' and no products can reverse you from skin cancer or damaged skin, may prevent you from pre-mature aging, but that's part of the billion dollar beauty industry.
      A new study conducted by the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Dermatology has found that tanning bed exposure can be dangerous when tanners self-diagnose skin problems and use the radiation to treat skin eruptions. The study specifically found that a tanning bed user that used the radiation to treat a mild skin rash caused by an ibuprofen allergy developed a much more severe reaction called toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). When left untreated, TEN can be fatal.
      March 5, 2011 2:28 PM:
      Melanoma is the leading cause of death from skin disease. An estimated 68,130 new cases of melanoma were diagnosed in the United States during 2010 and about 8,700 people died from the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute. Two million people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the US each year, according to the EPA's Sun-Wise Program. That's more than breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer cases combine!
      Lotions does not protect you from nasty, painful burns. Lotions does not protect you skin cancer. Lotions does not protect you from skin diseases. Lotions does not protect you from discolorations - permanently. And lotions does not protect you from skin tags, freckles, moles, they will only get larger, darker, and bumpier as they are exposed from UV.

      This year, 56,900 new cases of skin cancer will be reported; most of these people (not so coincidentally) don't take care of their skin when out in the sun.

      Google: Warning in Tanning beds: About 9,150,000 results (0.25 seconds) 

      Google her and see what she looks like 2010.
      "Plastic Week: Lisa Gastineau On The Dangers Of Tanning Beds"

      She had 2-3 melanoma moles removed, one by her nose. She had nose surgery just to get her nose straighter, so she can breath again. She got those moles from a tanning bed.

      I DON'T think you can predict your future.

      Who cares if you have white skin, at least you will look beautiful when you get in your 50's, and girls with whiter skin will look YOUNGER looking in their 50's if you know how to preserve your skin.
      I came from a vacay in Ireland, and many of the people there working in the profession (luxury hotels and banks, etc.) have beautiful white complexion!

      I've been protecting myself from the sun since age 9, but no matter, I got Discoid Lupus. Google that one. It was like someone punched my chin and it gave a purplish mark. It took 12 years for that to fade, so now I'm using a wide brim hat or umbrella for protection. Gene Simmons & Shannon both have been seen hold an umbrella during an event. They were invented before beauty products, for a reason. Google also Bullous Pemphegoid another skin disorder. My husband's aunt recently got MELANOMA IN HER LUNGS, and in hospice now. When only last Christmas, she was behaving and very happy like she's 35 again! She's almost 84.
      HOW OLD DO YOU LOOK . . . REALLY?
      Blame genetics all you want, but it's really about how you've treated your skin. Dr. Michael Roizen, M.D. internist & author of the RealAge books, to quantify the effect your habits have had. The quiz is designed with a 28yrs. old in mind. Damage is cumulative, so if you're older or younger than 28, the number on the right would be slightly higher or lower.

      Take your age and add the number of years listed on the right for every 'yes' answer.
      1. Have you had more than 10 bad sunburns in your life? + 25 years
      2. Do you have red, itchy eyes from allergies: + 25 years
      3. Are you a regular smoker? + 2 years
      4. Do you live in a highly polluted city? + 25 years

      Now subtract the number of years on the right for every 'yes' answer.
      1. Do you cleanse your skin every day? - 1.5 years
      2. Do you get seven to nine hours of sleep each night - 1.5 years
      3. Do you wear sunscreen regularly? - 1 year
      4. Do you have dark brown skin tone? - 1 year
      5. Do you regularly wear moisturizer? - 1 year

  3. QUESTION:
    Fuel experts can you answer this? Why did McCain get a sour look over Obama saying it would take years to ?
    build SAFE STORAGE facilities for Nuclear waste and poo poed the idea? Then he mentioned ships with nuclear capacities, How does a ship store nuclear waste and why would anyone want to TOSS UP nuclear plants willy nilly when the consequences could be deadly?

    • ANSWER:
      Their is no such thing as safe storage for nuclear waste and a ship. compared to a nuke plant, produces a minuscule amount of energy! McCain obviously doesn't know what he is talking about.

      That is why many plants, like Seabrook, still has all their waste they have produced over the years still sitting on site!

      Energy companies say it wpuld be 2025 before ANY would go on line!

      Minerals such as zircon (ZrSiO4) are believed to have kept naturally occurring radioactive uranium and thorium locked in the Earth's crust for up to 4.4 billion years, surviving earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. As a result researchers have argued that zircon, or similar synthetic ceramics, could trap nuclear waste within their crystalline structures for at least 241,000 years, the time plutonium-239 takes to become relatively safe.

      Now a study shows that this is unlikely. It turns out that alpha particles released as plutonium decays knock the atoms in zircon out of position faster than originally predicted, impairing the material's ability to immobilise waste (Nature, vol 445, p 190).
      Ian Farnan of the University of Cambridge and colleagues at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, added plutonium to zircon and used nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to distinguish between crystalline zircon and its leaky, damaged form.

      The researchers found five times as many damaged zircon atoms as estimated by computer simulations. They conclude that radioactive plutonium trapped in zircon would start leaching out after just 210 years and lose its crystal structure entirely after 1400 years.

      http://technology.newscientist.com/article/mg19325865.400-setback-for-safe-storage-of-nuclear-waste.html

      Anyone remember Chernobyl ?

      The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear reactor accident in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Northern Ukraine). It was the worst nuclear power plant accident in history and the only instance of level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale, resulting in a severe release of radioactivity into the environment following a massive power excursion which destroyed the reactor. Two people died in the initial steam explosion, but most deaths from the accident were attributed to fallout.

      On 26 April 1986 at 01:23:44 a.m. (UTC+3) reactor number four at the Chernobyl plant, near Pripyat in the Ukrainian SSR, exploded. Further explosions and the resulting fire sent a plume of highly radioactive fallout into the atmosphere and over an extensive geographical area. Four hundred times more fallout was released than had been by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

      The plume drifted over extensive parts of the western Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Northern Europe, and eastern North America. Large areas in Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia were badly contaminated, resulting in the evacuation and resettlement of over 336,000 people. According to official post-Soviet data about 60% of the radioactive fallout landed in Belarus.

      The accident raised concerns about the safety of the Soviet nuclear power industry, slowing its expansion for a number of years, while forcing the Soviet government to become less secretive. The now-independent countries of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus have been burdened with the continuing and substantial decontamination and health care costs of the Chernobyl accident. It is difficult to accurately tell the number of deaths caused by the events at Chernobyl, as the Soviet-era cover-up made it difficult to track down victims. Lists were incomplete, and Soviet authorities later forbade doctors to cite "radiation" on death certificates

      The 2005 report prepared by the Chernobyl Forum, led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and World Health Organization (WHO), attributed 56 direct deaths (47 accident workers, and nine children with thyroid cancer), and estimated that there may be 4,000 extra cancer deaths among the approximately 600,000 most highly exposed peopleAlthough the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and certain limited areas will remain off limits, the majority of affected areas are now considered safe for settlement and economic activity. wiki

  4. QUESTION:
    Is there a Saint Marys Hospital in Seattle?

    • ANSWER:
      Nope.
      The closest Saint Marys to Seattle is:
      Saint Mary's Medical Center in Walla Walla WA

      Here are the hospitals in Seattle:
      Childrens Hospital & Regional Medical Center
      Group Health Seattle Hospital
      Harborview Medical Center
      Kindred Hospital Seattle
      Northwest Hospital
      Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
      Swedish Medical Center
      Swedish Medical Center, Providence
      University Of Washington Medical Center
      Virginia Mason Medical Center
      West Seattle Psychiatric Hospital

  5. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a good Dermatologist in Seattle, I have a few moles I would like to remove.?

    • ANSWER:
      from: http://www.judysbook.com/cities/seattle/Dermatologist/
      (free registration for detailed report)
      Seattle's Best Dermatologist
      1. Northwest Skin Specialists Five Stars
      2. Nylander Nicola R MD Five Stars
      3. Ageless Center For Rejuvenation Three And One Half Stars
      4. Finesmith Tina MD One Star

      from eva, seattle: http://www.judysbook.com/members/1273/posts/2004/9/1411/

      M. Sean Strother, M.D. - Laser Treatment Center
      5 stars
      Great dermatologist!

      September 20, 2004 10:32 AM PST

      Looking for a dermatologist in Seattle? I highly recommend Dr. M. Sean Strother at the Laser Treatment Center in Kirkland. He is very good and honest. Doesn't tell you to buy expensive creams etc. etc. but comes down to the basics.

      from: http://www.healthgrades.com/consumer/index.cfm?fuseaction=mod&modtype=prc&modact=refine&specialty=82&state=wa&city=seattle&deeplink=4&prodtype=deepcompare&tv_lid=btn_get_results
      here is some choices to compare the dermatologists (must pay)

      from: http://seattle.citysearch.com/profile/43005532/seattle_wa/reichel_jennifer_md.html
      Reichel, Jennifer MD
      11011 Meridian Ave N Ste 102 (Cross Street: Northgate Way)
      Seattle, WA 98133View Map
      (206) 859-5777
      Editorial Description

      Physicians and skin care specialists offer dermatology treatments, skin cancer treatment and a cosmetic consultations/procedures.

  6. QUESTION:
    Suing for medical malpractice for cancer care? Am I able to do so against this doctor? What should I do?
    Hi, I am 21 and in college. I am in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. My dad has leukemia and is going to be getting treatment for it. He has nothing right now, right now he is on pain medication. We were with a previous doctor before we joined this current one we have. The previous doctor was horrible. That doctor promised us he would have a treatment for us, that it would work, and he said he has things in the works. But then the treatment he gave us did not work. He also had a horrible research nursing staff. Also, he was charging us insane amounts of money for expenses. The billing was horrible. My dad had fights with his office over this stuff. So we switched to another doctor and left the previous one. The previous doctor was not thinking nor did he give us what we needed. They said he was one of the best in his field. Because of him, my dad is not better, his condition got worse, at least 22 hours a day, he lays on his side and it is difficult sitting, standing, or walking for him because of the cancer. We would like to sue the previous doctor for medical malpractice. We would like to sue for millions maybe even billions or more. What the previous doctor did was really really bad because my dad is not better when he was supposed to get better. Can we sue the previous doctor? If so, how can I go about doing it? Where should I go and what should I do?
    Thanks
    Here's the thing about the doctor I want to sue: He gave my dad the wrong medicine, he used trial stuff instead of what should have been used to treat leukemia. Also, there was a misdiagnosis at first before it was leukemia. He was never biopsied before the condition became known. Do I have a case?

    • ANSWER:
      To fight cancer you need real food,not GMOS and not processed foods.Many spices fight cancer.Tumeric,melatonin,parsley,shark cartilige fight cancer.See a holistic doctor for another opinion.Eating raw fruits and veggies will help fight cancer.Cancer can`t live in an oxygen rich environment.You want to be alkaline and not acidic.

  7. QUESTION:
    please help i dnt know my zodiak sighn?
    what my chinease zodiak i was born june 7th 1994 i have no clue

    • ANSWER:
      Sun sign-Gemini
      Moon or emotions sign-Taurus or gemini I think gemini
      Rising sign-Unknown hour
      Mercury sign-cancer
      mars sign-taurus
      Venus sign-cancer
      Jupiter sign or luck sign-scorpio
      saturn sign-pisces
      uranus sign-capricorn
      Neptune sign-capricorn
      pluto sign-scorpio
      Lilith-taurus
      Asc node-scorpio
      Chinese Zodiac sign-wood dog
      Inner chinese zodiac sign-Horse
      Secret chinese zodiac sign-Unknown hour
      Native american sign-Elk or deer
      Kau number-west 6
      Success direction or money direction-West
      health direction-Northweast
      Relationships or love direction-southwest
      Personal development or smartness direction-Northwest
      Bad luck direction-southeast
      5 ghost direction-est
      6 killings direction-North
      Total lost and fate lost direction-South

      Note-For money your bed should be pointed toward your money direction which means when you sleep your head is pointed to west not your feet

      Note-For health when you eat eat facing your health direction which is notheast or sleeping

      Note-For love same thing applies

      Note-For wisdom same thing applies

      Note-Never have a bedroom located in in your bad sectors the bottom 4 or sleep with your head towards here in the bad luck direction causes bad luck,arguments,and fights

      Note-The 5 ghost direction causes gossip,fire,accidents,backstabbing,and fights

      Note-The 6 killings direction causes fights,arguments,lawsuits,loss of fate,loss of money,and bad luck

      Note-The worst direction causes your fate and luck to loose sorry!

      Lucky color-White
      Lucky hours-3pm-7pm
      Lucky days-5th,14th,23rd
      Lucky years-monkey and rooster
      Lucky element-metal
      Lucky foods to eat-unknown
      Lucky animals-Monkey and rooster
      Lucky months-august 8-october 9 and also fall
      Lucky number-5

      Others-
      Wear jewerly for good luck
      Wear white for good luck
      Drive a white car for good luck
      A metal bed is good for you
      Take care of your skin,nose and respiratory system

      Gemini-quick-fast,smart,wiry,witted,clever,diplomatic,adaptable,verstile,conceited,tact and more
      Lucky stone-topaz,emerald.tailisimen
      lucky colors-orange,lemon,yellow,green
      lucky gemstone-topaz

      Life path number-7
      Born on sunday
      Flower-Rose
      Fortune-love the wildflowers.......it is often found in unlikey place

      I hope I have helped

  8. QUESTION:
    How can I get a charitable organization or an individual that can support can support our project?
    Our website is www.bignetcentre.org. in case somebody wants to know the nature of- the project. We ae in a third World country.
    In Africa Kenya in particular. Our center is a registered community based organization, that take care of the less fortunate children in the society. we are situated in a slum area. currently we are having an ac cute food shortage which has forced more than 100 children out of school because we are not able to feed them as before. our donor who used to support us withdrew from the pro gramme siting economic challenges.
    kindly let us know if some body is willing to help.
    Another category of the support needed is Teaching and learning resource materials, computers for school children to learn computer knowledge, school uniforms and playing equipments.
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      If someone in charge of the organization fund raising hasn't looked into applying for a grant from one of these foundations, then, I suggest she/he do that.

      In no particular order of importance:

      * Rockefeller Foundation Grants
      The foundation provides grants to institutions and individuals seeking to improve the lives of poor people with a focus on the issues and region where the foundation works. The foundation works globally but provides the majority of its grants to organizations whose work is focused in Southern and Eastern Africa, Southeast Asia, and North America through programs that address agriculture, health, employment, housing, education, arts and culture, and global policy.
      http://www.rockfound.org/grants/grants.shtml
      Rockefeller Foundation
      420 Fifth Avenue
      New York, NY 10018-2729 United States

      * ChevronTexaco Contributions Program
      Chevron's primary interest is in programs that address critical issues where support can make a discernible difference. Grants target three capacity-building areas critical to economic development: providing for basic human needs--food, clean water, health, and safe shelter; supporting education and training--school-based (k-12) programs, work-based career/technical programs and training/professional development for educators; and services for entrepreneurs, business incubators, sector development support and micro credit programs.
      Requirements
      Grants are made to tax-exempt organizations worldwide in areas in which Chevron conducts business.
      http://www.chevron.com/social_responsibility/community/
      ChevronTexaco Corporation
      6001 Bollinger Canyon Rd
      San Ramon, CA 94583 United States

      * William H. Gates Foundation Grants (Note: William H. Gates is Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft)
      The foundation awards grants to support projects dealing with education and with global health and population issues, and to finance charities that operate primarily in the Pacific Northwest. Grants are awarded to shrink the gap that increasingly prevents poor people from being able to take advantage of crucial developments in science and technology. Unsolicited proposals are strongly discouraged, but the foundation sometimes follows up on short inquiries it receives through the mail, as long as the projects fit within the foundation's grantmaking guidelines.
      http://www.gatesfoundation.org/ForGrantSeekers
      William H. Gates Foundation
      PO Box 23350
      Seattle, WA 98102 United States

      * Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grants (he is the founder of Microsoft, Melinda Gates is his wife)
      The foundation awards grants in its areas of interest, including increasing access to innovations in technology, education, libraries, and global health. Education grants are intended to provide teachers with opportunities to learn together the best ways to use technology to enhance student learning. Global health grants are awarded to improve the health of women and children, particularly in developing countries, by expanding services to enable women to safely carry and deliver babies and to prevent cervical cancer. Grants to libraries bridge the digital divide between those who have access to computers and the Internet and those who lack such access.
      http://www.gatesfoundation.org/ForGrantSeekers
      Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
      PO Box 23350
      Seattle, WA 98122 United States

      UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund
      UNICEF (Kenya Country Office)
      P.O. Box 44145
      Nairobi, Kenya 00100
      Telephone
      City code - 20
      762.1234 - Switchboard
      Email: nairobi@unicef.org

      Best wishes

  9. QUESTION:
    My bank is WAMU and I opened the account in Nevada now, I live in the northwest but i cannot get checks...?
    because my northwest branch told me that the nevada wamu is a totally different entity and I cannot get checks!! They said that I would have to open a different account with them and go through all the rigmarole of transferring all my direct deposits to this new account, in order to get checks because of this difference. But I'm not sure I should do that because it's going to be a real hassle and I really can't go through stress right now. I am moving to Idaho and I am dealing with a rare cancer for 5 yrs. But I really need checks, so what i did is call the nevada branch and had them send me checks but what I want to know is if I will have to switch all my direct deposits into a new account anyway, once JP Morgan Chase finishes taking over for WAMU... or, is my account going to be allowed to stay the same once JP Morgan takes over and I won't have to switch all my direct deposits? I heard from one banker that Nevada and the northwest and all the branches will be under one
    >>>(under one) "umbrella" (the same) to where i could get checks anywhere and such, but no one could tell me if I would have to change all my direct deposits into another account once it is JP Morgan... I asked some bank people this before but they didn't know, they were real young or new or whatever.

    I asked about when this change should take place (to where it will all be one thing... jp morgan) and the banker i spoke with said in the beginning of 2009, but I don't know if I'll have to do anything to make sure all my direct deposits will go to my account, (new account number or not... which i don't even know the answer to that).

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, I don't know if I'll be of any help at all but have you tried calling Chase Bank? Ask for a personal bank manager and give them all the details. That person should be able to help you. Take care and God Bless. :)

      I read your other question and decided to answer it here instead. I will pray for you. Lord, I ask you anwer this woman's prayer. First, we ask for healing. Let her know it's you , Jesus. Take care of her finances with all this confussion concerning her checks and direct deposit. Give her access to her account and make her life easier in that respect. Give her peace. Thank you, Lord. Amen. :)

  10. QUESTION:
    My mom said she might die?!?
    She hasn't been feeling well I don't know why. She's had acid reflux but the stupid doctors never helped fix that problem. I don't even think they're real doctors (I live in South East Asia) but yesterday she was talking about her grandmother. She's dead but she wished she wasn't so mean to her. Now she's telling me to enjoy my life and take good care of the family. My mom always had stress because of me, my dad, and my sister. (my dad and me both have some anger issues) So what should I do? I'm so sad right now.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, I am the Mother of two daughters and we live in the Pacific Northwest, in the USA. I was the Caregiver for my own Mother when she had cancer 14 years ago, and the Life Manager of my Father when he had Alzheimer's six years ago.

      I can understand that if your Mother isn't feeling well, she may be lashing out towards her family. What you can do is to help make her comfortable and try and take care of her the best you can. You didn't say how old you are, but if you have access to a computer, perhaps you can research some natural remedies that may help her, and if you are old enough, perhaps you can find her a new Doctor and go with her to him/her. That support may help her in in self. She may be experiencing depression, and unable to really let the Doctors know exactly how she feels due to embarrassment or inability to communicate well enough.

      I'm not sure about where you live, but in our country we have several over the counter medications that can help acid reflux, like Prilosec, and also, diet plays a bit part of it, so perhaps you can research this as well. When your Mother sleeps, her bed should be raised at the head at least five inches. This can be done with a simple board of lumber, and this will help her at night so the acid isn't rising in her throat and burning her and waking her up all night.

      Acid Reflux can bring on more serious health issues if left unchecked, like esophageal cancer for one, so it's important for her to be checked out by real professionals.

      Sometimes I know people say they are going to die, and you need to realize they may just be reaching out, because they feel no one cares. You can not blame yourself for what she says, but you can and so can your Father, re-acess how you are acting and treating the family while you are together and try and calm the anger issues. Neutralizing her stress will help heal not only her physical, but also her emotional well being and that of the family.

      I do have one very important piece of advice. Be present for your Mom now, because once she is gone, it's too late. Family is a gift from God. You are lucky to have both parents still with you.

      Good luck and I will say a prayer for your family.

      SGS

  11. QUESTION:
    Was this the right thing to do?
    Our school's principal's wife passed away this morning at 3am (4-4-10). Mr.Cervantes is our principal and his wife Mrs. Cervantes is a teacher. We live in a sorta small community and a lot of people know about them. So my status on facebook was...

    To inform everyone: Mrs. Cervantes passed away this morning at 3am. She lost her 9 month battle to cancer. Mr. & Mrs. C are very important to northwest Reno and to our commumity. When you are done reading this, please have a moment of silence and remember their family. WE LOVE YOU!!! and God Bless ♥

    Mr. C hasn't been to school in over 10 months because he was taking care of his wife. Everyone knew she had cancer. But after I posted that 2 girls from my school said that I should delete the post and apologize for what I said. But everyone will find out soon anyway. So what are you opinions on my post? would you of said the same thing or should I delete it and apologize????

    • ANSWER:
      well it was nice of you to think of it but other people dont see it as a nice thing to anonce someones death. even though everyone did when mj died.
      but anyway its already done now so delete it, even though people know about it already and quite alot of people saw your post. but no one can blame you from trying to be nice x

  12. QUESTION:
    What do you think of this interaction I had with a Boeing recruiter?
    So, check this out. I went to my school's career fair to speak with Boeing about their 2012 B internships. So this guy (who is apparently a high-ranking recruiter as I learned from another recruiter) looks at my resume stone-faced. Now, my resume is really pretty decent EXCEPT my GPA (which is a 2.8). He didn't say much other than "wow, you are a busy guy...tell me about some of the stuff". So I explained to him what I do as a supervisor at my job, what I do for my work study job, what I do as a state president, and what I do for as a VP of Marketing. Then after I was done, unprompted I told him what I knew about Boeing, their internship program, and their company culture. I told him that I really wanted to go to Seattle to do my internship. His face lit up and he said, "that sounds great! Let me get you the exact job ID that you are looking for". So he went and wrote it down and handed it to me. "Now, go online apply, and as soon as you apply, send me an e-mail to let me know. I'll call the hiring managers in Seattle and have them call you for the first 1:1 over-the-phone interview". I said "that sounds great! Thanks a lot!" and then he ended it with, "yeah, I think you'll do great in the northwest...this is your internship to lose now."

    But...I have a 2.8 GPA! WHAT?! I mean... Im not saying that I dont have A LOT of extra activities on my resume (nor the fact I work almost 40 hours a week because I have to 100% support myself) but that is so LOW for Boeing in general...but then to have a high-ranking recruiter tell me its basically mine to lose?! No way!

    At the end of the day, I was at work (like always) and I saw the other Boeing recruiter in attendance and spoke with her about it.

    She said and I quote: "he really likes you, he will be busy for the next couple of weeks but he is good at keeping his 'promises' and he will get you that interview". She asked what was on my resume (but not about my GPA) and she said "Yeah you sound just like the type of person he likes to hire for the job, he will more than likely send someone here to do a mock interview with you, just to make sure you are prepared. You should relax, he has your back and you definitely are several steps in front of the crowd at this point. If you do half-way decent in your interview, they will give you a job. They love having students from this area of the country to go to Seattle."

    And I just stood there, shocked. Could he really have been that impressed with my resume that he just completely overlooked my GPA?

    Can I, a marketing major with a 2.8 GPA actually get paid to move to Seattle for the summer to work for Boeing?!

    I mean, I do have reasons why my GPA is so low, I ended up with lower than a 2.0 because my mother fell violently ill with cancer/Hep C/Cirrhosis of the liver all at one time and she literally almost couldnt feed herself so I had to work all the time to pay for gas and her medication/doctor visits and to drive 3 hours to my house almost twice a week to take care of her. But the recruiter knows nothing about that.

    All I can say is wow, can this be real?
    12 hours ago

    • ANSWER:
      Anything has potential... clearly the guy was impressed with your accomplishments and personality. Remember though, he's a recruiter. He is paid to get people excited about working at his company. And he has to do that by engaging people with energy and pumping them up. That brings in the candidates for the hiring managers to look through. They want a big pool of candidates.

      So, don't get too excited too early. It's best to follow through and be prepared, but you don't want to be disappointed, so you should pursue other options too. Good luck to you though!

  13. QUESTION:
    What do you think of this interaction I had with a Boeing recruiter?
    So, check this out. I went to my school's career fair to speak with Boeing about their 2012 B internships. So this guy (who is apparently a high-ranking recruiter as I learned from another recruiter) looks at my resume stone-faced. Now, my resume is really pretty decent EXCEPT my GPA (which is a 2.8). He didn't say much other than "wow, you are a busy guy...tell me about some of the stuff". So I explained to him what I do as a supervisor at my job, what I do for my work study job, what I do as a state president, and what I do for as a VP of Marketing. Then after I was done, unprompted I told him what I knew about Boeing, their internship program, and their company culture. I told him that I really wanted to go to Seattle to do my internship. His face lit up and he said, "that sounds great! Let me get you the exact job ID that you are looking for". So he went and wrote it down and handed it to me. "Now, go online apply, and as soon as you apply, send me an e-mail to let me know. I'll call the hiring managers in Seattle and have them call you for the first 1:1 over-the-phone interview". I said "that sounds great! Thanks a lot!" and then he ended it with, "yeah, I think you'll do great in the northwest...this is your internship to lose now."

    But...I have a 2.8 GPA! WHAT?! I mean... Im not saying that I dont have A LOT of extra activities on my resume (nor the fact I work almost 40 hours a week because I have to 100% support myself) but that is so LOW for Boeing in general...but then to have a high-ranking recruiter tell me its basically mine to lose?! No way!

    At the end of the day, I was at work (like always) and I saw the other Boeing recruiter in attendance and spoke with her about it.

    She said and I quote: "he really likes you, he will be busy for the next couple of weeks but he is good at keeping his 'promises' and he will get you that interview". She asked what was on my resume (but not about my GPA) and she said "Yeah you sound just like the type of person he likes to hire for the job, he will more than likely send someone here to do a mock interview with you, just to make sure you are prepared. You should relax, he has your back and you definitely are several steps in front of the crowd at this point. If you do half-way decent in your interview, they will give you a job. They love having students from this area of the country to go to Seattle."

    And I just stood there, shocked. Could he really have been that impressed with my resume that he just completely overlooked my GPA?

    Can I, a marketing major with a 2.8 GPA actually get paid to move to Seattle for the summer to work for Boeing?!

    I mean, I do have reasons why my GPA is so low, I ended up with lower than a 2.0 because my mother fell violently ill with cancer/Hep C/Cirrhosis of the liver all at one time and she literally almost couldnt feed herself so I had to work all the time to pay for gas and her medication/doctor visits and to drive 3 hours to my house almost twice a week to take care of her. But the recruiter knows nothing about that.

    All I can say is wow, can this be real?

    • ANSWER:
      Your resume is impressive and you made a very good personal impression; sometimes that's all it takes. Don't obsess over that GPA and just realize that if they want you, they want you. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth, do your best, and enjoy your internship if you land it.

  14. QUESTION:
    What do you think of this interaction I had with a boeing recruiter?
    So, check this out. I went to my school's career fair to speak with Boeing about their 2012 B internships. So this guy (who is apparently a high-ranking recruiter as I learned from another recruiter) looks at my resume stone-faced. Now, my resume is really pretty decent EXCEPT my GPA (which is a 2.8). He didn't say much other than "wow, you are a busy guy...tell me about some of the stuff". So I explained to him what I do as a supervisor at my job, what I do for my work study job, what I do as a state president, and what I do for as a VP of Marketing. Then after I was done, unprompted I told him what I knew about Boeing, their internship program, and their company culture. I told him that I really wanted to go to Seattle to do my internship. His face lit up and he said, "that sounds great! Let me get you the exact job ID that you are looking for". So he went and wrote it down and handed it to me. "Now, go online apply, and as soon as you apply, send me an e-mail to let me know. I'll call the hiring managers in Seattle and have them call you for the first 1:1 over-the-phone interview". I said "that sounds great! Thanks a lot!" and then he ended it with, "yeah, I think you'll do great in the northwest...this is your internship to lose now."

    But...I have a 2.8 GPA! WHAT?! I mean... Im not saying that I dont have A LOT of extra activities on my resume (nor the fact I work almost 40 hours a week because I have to 100% support myself) but that is so LOW for Boeing in general...but then to have a high-ranking recruiter tell me its basically mine to lose?! No way!

    At the end of the day, I was at work (like always) and I saw the other Boeing recruiter in attendance and spoke with her about it.

    She said and I quote: "he really likes you, he will be busy for the next couple of weeks but he is good at keeping his 'promises' and he will get you that interview". She asked what was on my resume (but not about my GPA) and she said "Yeah you sound just like the type of person he likes to hire for the job, he will more than likely send someone here to do a mock interview with you, just to make sure you are prepared. You should relax, he has your back and you definitely are several steps in front of the crowd at this point. If you do half-way decent in your interview, they will give you a job. They love having students from this area of the country to go to Seattle."

    And I just stood there, shocked. Could he really have been that impressed with my resume that he just completely overlooked my GPA?

    Can I, a marketing major with a 2.8 GPA actually get paid to move to Seattle for the summer to work for Boeing?!

    I mean, I do have reasons why my GPA is so low, I ended up with lower than a 2.0 because my mother fell violently ill with cancer/Hep C/Cirrhosis of the liver all at one time and she literally almost couldnt feed herself so I had to work all the time to pay for gas and her medication/doctor visits and to drive 3 hours to my house almost twice a week to take care of her. But the recruiter knows nothing about that.

    All I can say is wow, can this be real?

    • ANSWER:
      Companies don't hire you as a reward for your GPA. They hire people they think can contribute to the company. Your resume showed that you have a good work ethic. Then you also demonstrated that you really want to work for Boeing, and that you are the kind of person who does the research to find out about the company.You'd be surprised how many students show up at these things just fishing for a job, with no real knowledge of the company or the industry.
      Good luck to you!

  15. QUESTION:
    WHat do you think of this interaction with a Boeing recruiter?
    So, check this out. I went to my school's career fair to speak with Boeing about their 2012 B internships. So this guy (who is apparently a high-ranking recruiter as I learned from another recruiter) looks at my resume stone-faced. Now, my resume is really pretty decent EXCEPT my GPA (which is a 2.8). He didn't say much other than "wow, you are a busy guy...tell me about some of the stuff". So I explained to him what I do as a supervisor at my job, what I do for my work study job, what I do as a state president, and what I do for as a VP of Marketing. Then after I was done, unprompted I told him what I knew about Boeing, their internship program, and their company culture. I told him that I really wanted to go to Seattle to do my internship. His face lit up and he said, "that sounds great! Let me get you the exact job ID that you are looking for". So he went and wrote it down and handed it to me. "Now, go online apply, and as soon as you apply, send me an e-mail to let me know. I'll call the hiring managers in Seattle and have them call you for the first 1:1 over-the-phone interview". I said "that sounds great! Thanks a lot!" and then he ended it with, "yeah, I think you'll do great in the northwest...this is your internship to lose now."

    But...I have a 2.8 GPA! WHAT?! I mean... Im not saying that I dont have A LOT of extra activities on my resume (nor the fact I work almost 40 hours a week because I have to 100% support myself) but that is so LOW for Boeing in general...but then to have a high-ranking recruiter tell me its basically mine to lose?! No way!

    At the end of the day, I was at work (like always) and I saw the other Boeing recruiter in attendance and spoke with her about it.

    She said and I quote: "he really likes you, he will be busy for the next couple of weeks but he is good at keeping his 'promises' and he will get you that interview". She asked what was on my resume (but not about my GPA) and she said "Yeah you sound just like the type of person he likes to hire for the job, he will more than likely send someone here to do a mock interview with you, just to make sure you are prepared. You should relax, he has your back and you definitely are several steps in front of the crowd at this point. If you do half-way decent in your interview, they will give you a job. They love having students from this area of the country to go to Seattle."

    And I just stood there, shocked. Could he really have been that impressed with my resume that he just completely overlooked my GPA?

    Can I, a marketing major with a 2.8 GPA actually get paid to move to Seattle for the summer to work for Boeing?!

    I mean, I do have reasons why my GPA is so low, I ended up with lower than a 2.0 because my mother fell violently ill with cancer/Hep C/Cirrhosis of the liver all at one time and she literally almost couldnt feed herself so I had to work all the time to pay for gas and her medication/doctor visits and to drive 3 hours to my house almost twice a week to take care of her. But the recruiter knows nothing about that.

    All I can say is wow, can this be real?

    • ANSWER:
      A good recruiter looks at the person and what you have done with your life so far. The worth of a future employee is not always found in their GPA. This recruiter was probably impressed with how much you have done with your life. You have determination and pride. Too many graduates have the 4.0 but nothing else to offer. I find it extremely reassuring that there are still those employers out there who look at the person and not just the 'paper' we accumulate. Good for you kiddo. I hope you have a rewarding internship and future with Boeing.

  16. QUESTION:
    From what angle is the Sunlight hitting these objects in this picture?
    Hi there! Since many here study study angles/protractors, I thought I’d ask this in the Mathematics section. To make a long story short, I’m trying to figure out if these rock boulders in the photograph below are facing North, Northeast, Northwest, or which way they’re facing, based on the direction of the Sunlight?

    http://img.ksl.com/slc/32/3242/324248.jpg?filter=ksl/pgallery

    From the Astronomy section, I found the Sun at the time and place of the photograph was at 140 degrees from North (Southeast) and 70 degrees up in the sky (90 degrees is straight up overhead), this is factoring in that it was Daylight Savings Time and what part of the Time Zone it's in.

    Some context for why I care. There’s a good reason: On the news years ago, a picture was posted of a certain place in nature. Many online are trying to find out where this place is located. Based on all the facts of the news story (plus other pictures of the hike to the area it’s supposed to be in), those curious have come up with a general idea of where the location should be in. However, the problem is it seems like finding this location just based on the picture linked above could be like finding a needle in a haystack. I was thinking if I can find out what angle the Sunlight is hitting the boulders in the photo, in addition to what angle the Sun was at that time, I can figure out which way these boulders should be facing, to make the job of finding it much easier. I’ve already figured out where the Sun should be in the sky from the Astronomy forum on Yahoo! Answers, so now I’m trying to figure out the angle the Sunlight is hitting at.

    I am thinking of possibly using Google Earth to find some suspect locations based on which direction these boulders should be facing, mark them in my hiking GPS, then check out these places in person.

    Thank you!
    bpiguy, something I found interesting is there is an online dotGov calculator for figuring out where the Sun should be for a certain time/place, and that caculator also gave me the same results the astronomy section gave me, 140 degrees from True North / 70 degrees up in the air http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/grad/solcalc/

    The reason Daylight Savings Time matters is it would be 11:31 AM rather than 12:31 PM without it, thus the Sun is still East in the sky, plus many time zones don't have exact borders, and any one location may be toward one side or the other within its time zone, influencing Sun's position, plus the tilt of the Earth can throw it off.

    Although, even with all that, it would still make sense the photographer was facing approximately Southwest with the camera.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, I have a few ideas. Seems to me this ought to be analyzed using Local Time rather than Standard or Daylight Saving Time. If the sun was 70° up, that's pretty high for the north temperate zone. The sun is directly above the Tropic of Cancer at noon on the summer solstice, but it never gets that high in the continental United States. Utah looks like it's about 38° N, and you can figure out how high the sun can possibly get at that latitude.

      Next, the sun is due south at noon (local time) no matter where you are in the U.S., and no matter what day it is. Since the sun is so high in the sky, and it's still 20° east of south, the photo must've been taken when the days were very long, when the sun rose and set considerably north of east and west respectively.

      Looking at the photo head-on, it appears to me that the sun is off to the left and somewhat to the rear of the pictured rocks. That would indicate that the sun was about 100° to the left of the photographer, which means the photographer was about 140° - 100° = 40° east of north. And if that's so, the photographer must have been facing SW, therefore the rocks (as pictured) must be facing NE. (Answer)

      At least that's my guess.

  17. QUESTION:
    If you were the editor of the New York Times, which story would make front page news?
    Okay, so I have to write an essay for my English class this summer and the prompt says...
    "Defying all expectation, a group of Scottish marine biologists capture a live Loch Ness Monster. In an almost unbelievable coincidence, a bear hunter in the Pacific Northwest shoots a Sasquatch in the thigh, thereby allowing zoologists to take the furry monster into captivity. These events happen on the same afternoon. That evening, the president announces he may have skin cancer and will undergo a biopsy later that week. You are the front page editor of the New York Times; write and argument in which you address why ONE of the stories should lead on the front page."
    I'm not asking you to write this for me, I merely asking for your opinions and why. I just need ideas to start the paper. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      The president one,I think I might give a tiny care for that one if it was real,the others are irrelevant.

  18. QUESTION:
    What was your hard time(s) exactly?
    Let's face it everytime we ask someone a question when we have a problem in a marriage or a relationship, someone usually says "we've had hard times" but we are still together... yatta yatta So tell me, what was your hard time, how did you get through it? What happened?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had alot of hard times. My hard times did not stop till about 5 years ago. I had epilepsy from the day I was born till about 6 years ago when I had brain surgery to cure it. Then I was and only child and grandchild so at a young age I had to take care of my grandparents and also my dad who was diagnosed with cancer when I was 15 and died when I was 21. So I had alot of ropes to jump through as a kid to get where I am now. I am now in my 30's and left my home state about a year ago to start living my life after the last person wich was my grandmother passed away. I cant really tell you how I got through all of that but I just did and like I said I just moved on by moving to a different state leaving the northwest where I was raised and moved to the south to Texas. Moving was the only thing I could do to start over and leave all the hard times behind. What ever you are going through you will beable to do it.

  19. QUESTION:
    Questions about traveling internationally after breast cancer?
    I'm an American. I know the tsa new rules about dealing with breast prosthetics and things like that quietly after some bad incidents, but what about other countries? How can I find out what the protocol is in an airport in Rome? I want to study abroad, but I don't want my classmates knowing that I only have one breast and we have to travel together. Will I be able to travel from Boston, to London, Rome, and around Europe without having a problem or having people find out?

    Also is it possible for a security to do a pat down and not even notice that i'm wearing a form in one side? I don't think it feels that different than the other side if you didn't know but maybe thats just me.

    I really want to travel, but I don't want my classmates to know my secret, unfortunately people my age are notorious for being mean and I'd rather not risk it.

    • ANSWER:
      I travel between China and the US quite a bit (I'm an American living in China) and I've never had a pat-down outside the US. I've been "wanded" but not physically touched in any other country.

      Considering that almost every bra now has some kind of padding in it, I doubt that a pat-down will allow the "inspector" to know you have a prosthetic.

      As far as your classmates go? I *know* how much you don't want to be different from them. (I'm 49 so I've already walked your age group.) However, if they somehow find out and give you a hard time, then they are NOT worth your attention. Learn the "death stare." It goes a lot further than any words you could ever say.

      I travel to Hong Kong every three weeks for my chemotherapy (I live in northwest China). I wear a denim hat most of the time, but let me tell you . . . Hong Kong is one very hot city! I don't wear a hat at all when I'm out and about and I don't wear a wig. I was walking with a friend of mine back to the metro station, when I realized I had forgotten something at the doctor's office. We had to go back. She asked if we could walk another route because she was uncomfortable with all the staring we had received as we walked through a "bar district." What staring? I didn't even notice, but she was quite aware of it.

      In other words, my bald head has already developed a thick skin. I honestly don't care what people think about a middle aged woman with no hair. Same for your classmates . . . don't give them any power over you. You are an amazing woman, with or without two breasts! You have a story that goes so far beyond that of most people your age.

      Celebrate your life! Travel! Enjoy!

  20. QUESTION:
    i have the most debilitating depression,and I'm at the end of my tether.i cant go on like this.?
    please only answer if you can help,i had enough sarcasm here today.

    Imoved to the north west 20 years ago,due to not being able to afford to buy house in my home town.

    I cant adapt and have the worst home sickness and depression ever.

    Im not coping anymore and want to just end it all,but i know my hubby would be lost without me.

    I am hanging on because of him,but im just not coping today at all.

    I have stopped functioning and spend my days in bed trying to sleep to make the pain go away.

    We have no friends or family here,as the ones that live near by hate us because were southerners.

    I know if only we could afford to go live at home it would go away,as when we go home on holiday im great all the while were there till the day we come home,then its like i have this awful feeling of dread and i loathe it here,but cant get help from councils at home for social housing,and we cant afford to buy or private rent.
    the loneliness and isolation are killing me,and i just cant see any light at end of tunnel,i just want to go home,and i know that would solve it all.please any help or kind words for me?im just not coping at all thanx
    i have tried anti depressants,but problem still there when i stop taking them,they havent helped at all.

    • ANSWER:
      I know what it's like to live somewhere you don't belong, and to be someplace where you're not part of things. In some ways, I'm doing that right now. I moved to California in December 2006 to be near my father, because I wanted to care for him as he got older ~ ever since I got here, things have blown up in my face; nothing is like I thought it would be.

      First off, my father isn't the person I thought he'd be. It took months of work to build enough trust with him to where I could get him to see a doctor, but I knew something was wrong the minute I got here. It turns out my father has Multiple Sclerosis that probably went undiagnosed for 25 to 30 years, and the only real sign that he's sick is that he has Mild Dementia. He's not the same person I've known all these years we've been talking over the phone; he's not the person I've relied upon to be my mentor, my spiritual and business guide, all these years.

      Within two weeks of finding out my father had MS, I was diagnosed with Stage IV Cancer, almost guaranteed to be non-curable. They don't know if it's Ovarian Cancer that's spread to my Uterus or Uterine Cancer that's spread to my Ovaries ~ either way, I'm facing only a 20% chance of still being alive in 5-years, and there's no one who will step forward to care for my father if I die. My brother won't do it, and my mother divorced him in 1991; if I die, my father is completely on his own ~ Dementia and all ~ until he dies. I feel like the weight of the world is on my shoulders, and since I just moved here, I don't have any friends to share any of this with; all my friends are back in Missouri where I left them when I moved here a year and a half ago.

      I'm having to figure out how to be strong for both my father and myself, just when we're each facing our most difficult battles of our lives. I don't know how to do this, but I have to. And that's the boat you're in right now -- you don't know how to be strong any longer, but you have to be, for your husband and for yourself.

      Owning a home isn't all it's cracked up to be ~ I've been there and done that; in today's market especially, there are so many bad mortgages being written that it's hardly worth owning a home any longer, so many people are losing them. The housing boom has gone bust; people aren't going to be owning homes for much longer. People are going to have to return to renting homes for quite some time to come, or at least until the market stabilizes and the prices return to where they should be. So stop making "owning a home" a priority. Take that off the plate for right now and see if that doesn't change things a bit for you.

      Are you tied to the Northwest part of the country for jobs for either one of you, either you or your husband? If not, if you can get similar jobs in the South -- where you're from and where you feel more "at home" -- then why aren't you looking for replacement jobs in the part of the country where you really want to live? Is your husband aware of how desperately you miss the South and how badly you want to return? If he doesn't know how deeply this is hurting you, then you need to tell him ~ and tell him NOW. If you've already told him, do you think he gets how serious you are?

      If you can, get an online subscription to a major newspaper from your old "hometown" area and start looking at jobs for the both of you online. Get your resume together, and get his resume together, too, and start making suggestions about jobs the two of you can apply for. Until you start actually applying for jobs in the area, you really don't know what type of housing you'll be able to afford because you don't know what types of salaries you might be in line for.

      Start by taking small steps and put a plan together. Start with things like resumes and online newspaper subscriptions in the area(s) you want to wind up in; graduate to an online campaign of applying for jobs: looking for a full-time job is often a full-time job in and of itself. You'd also do well to check the housing market where you live now and see how long it takes to sell the average house in your neighborhood - if it takes 180-days to sell a house where you live, you might need to rearrange your plans and put the house on the market BEFORE you land that new job.

      Don't give up on the idea of going home unless or until you have exhausted all possibilities. On the surface, my situation looks pretty bleak -- but when you dig a little deeper, even my situation can improve.

      To help myself, I took out an ad on Craigslist in the Personals section, advertising for Friends. And I found some -- I have friends I communicate with by e-mail, and some I see in person or talk to on the phone. I've got a good Oncologist who's treating me with Chemotherapy in an attempt to shrink my tumors before we even attempt surgery to remove the Cancer, and things are looking promising. I feel a lot more positive about my situation now than I did 6-months ago.

      You can improve things for yourself if you want it bad enough, and if you work hard enough at it. But you've got to decide on a plan and then put that plan into motion for your situation to improve, and you've got to tell your husband how desperately you need for this to happen.

      Don't give up on the idea of anti-depressant medication, either. The idea is that, when you're feeling better, DON'T stop taking it -- stay on the medication so you can reap the benefits of feeling better and being productive. I've been on anti-depressant medication for close to 15-years now, and I would NEVER go back to living without it. I was put on the medication to help me cope with chronic pain and being physically disabled; it has helped tremendously, and continues to help me face my challenges every day.

      If you'd like to talk to me offline, e-mail me through Yahoo and I'd be happy to communicate with you via e-mail for a while; I'm sure we can help each other out. OK? Just don't give up.

      MinPin

  21. QUESTION:
    Jurassic Park Questions?
    1.Why does Hammond choose to develop an "amusement park" with technology instead of a pharmaceutical company?

    2.How does Grant save himself and the children in the DNA extraction lab from the pack of velicoraptors?

    3.Why does Malcolm feel that Planet Earh is not in any state of Jeopardy? What actually is in jeopardy?

    4.Describe the special quality some amphibians and other organisms have when it comes to reproduction.

    5.Explain the reasoning behind supplementing the dinosaur's diet with the amino acid, lysine.

    6.Explain the unique characteristic of the Dilophosaurus.

    7.Dinosaur DNA recovered from the abdomens of mosquitoes is fragmented (missing some nucleotides). Explain how the correct sequence is made. Hint: Dr. Wu is in charge of the process.

    8.At the end of the novel, dinosaurs move in unusual patterns of lines. Dr. Grant hypothesizes about this unusual pattern. Describe the pattern and state the reason why dinosaurs are moving this way (Grant's Hypothesis).
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    • ANSWER:
      1. If you make a cure for cancer or something like that, people expect you to make almost no profit on it.
      2. He freezes the raptors.
      3. The earth can take care of itself. Humans are in jeopardy. The earth will adapt and thrive without us.
      4. They can switch sex if there is a shortage of one.
      5. They've engineered them to die if they don't get the lysine. By the provided diet being the only source, if any escape and are eating on their own, they'll lack it.
      6. They were poisonous. Hammond opted not to remove the glands, because it would have been too expensive to sacrifice one and do an autopsy to see how to remove the glands.
      7. Fill in the gaps with frog DNA.
      8. Lined up perfectly northwest-southeast, I think. It's a cross between a flock behavior and a perfect military formation, with the adult females spaced around the young, and the adult males defensively around the perimeter.

  22. QUESTION:
    What are the leading causes of death for airplane mechanics?
    I started this new job building commercial airplanes and I work with a lot of toxic chemicals, hexavalent chromium compounds, and extremely high voltage. I was wondering if anyone knows of some studies that have been done pertaining to the cause of death of airline mechanics or people who have worked in the industry for a while.
    ..Yeah I need the money but it just makes me kind of nervous. And the way this is worded I guess I cant expect much optimistic answers. I want to do the job but feel safe. Aww but the health risks do concern me. .

    • ANSWER:
      The leading cause of death for aircraft mechanics that I've worked with has been heart attacks. I suspect this is due th the stress and shift work. A lot of people have succumbed to cancer with leukemia being the most common. A lot of the mechanics I worked with were in the Air Force and spent a lot of time around atomic weapons. We use a lot of radioactive isotope and X-ray inspections too. I'm not sure we were always properly protected or even adequately trained in the use of these techniques.

      There are falls, and being run over by ramp equipment to be considered too.

      A recruiter for Northwest Orient once told me that "most aircraft mechanics don't make it to age 65".

      If you have a union, they will probably be current on the hazardous materials you are using and will require your employer to give you the required education and protective equipment.

      Think! Don't take short cuts, and read all the MSDS sheets on every container of everything you use. Your concerns for heath risks are justified. Management is interested in production, and your well being isn't a consideration.

      I survived as an A&P since 1956. I worked with about all the hazardous materials that are used in the industry. Aircraft dope, highly leaded gasoline, ester based hydraulic fluids, volatile cleaning chemicals of all sorts, X-ray, microwave radiation,(radar) radioactive isotopes, synthetic lubricants, and 2-part sealants and filler materials. I even spent some time working in electroplating. I retired it pretty good health. It can be done. It's up to you, to take care of yourself. The boss won't do it for you.


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