Cancer Lymphoma

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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

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

    Any statistics?

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

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

    Any statistics?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      A local soup kitchen or homeless shelter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      ~ skylark : )

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good Luck and if your in NC contact me.

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

    • ANSWER:

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

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

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

      However, most lymphomas have a high chance of recurrence.

      All the very best

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck to your son!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      ~ skylark : )

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

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

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

      Remember, don't plagiarize!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good Luck

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Hodgkin's Disease specific:

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

      Non-Hodgkin's specific:

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

      Message boards for both N-HL and HD:

      http://www.lymphoma.com/

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

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

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

      Best of luck to your sister.

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

    Anybody know?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      http://bonemarrow.org/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      What stage is your cervical cancer?

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

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

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

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

      Mondays were chemo days, every monday for 8 weeks.

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      A few different things to consider.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Best of luck to you both.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


cancer lymphoma

Symtoms Of Colon Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Symptoms

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There

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

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

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

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

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

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

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

      Diverticulitis is NOT a cancer.

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

      -random physician

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      The fact that you ask the same question every few days leads me to believe that it's something in your head rather than your bowels.

      Of course, it might be the same stuff in both places.

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

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

    • ANSWER:

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

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

    • ANSWER:

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      you could be getting constipated. the blood could be from little scratches on the inside of your anus wall from it being flat and hard. nothing to worry about just eat alot of fiber and it will go back to normal. if continues you can talk to your dr. and he can reassure you

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      I have an idea. If you save your crap and put it in a box, you can compare your crap with the crap of ALL your other personalities on YA. You really should go to a mental institution.

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know what you are even talking about, but it definitely sounds like OCD.

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

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

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    Is it bad to have blood in your stool?
    There is blood every time I go.

    • ANSWER:
      The underlying cause for tarry or bloody stools should be found out. If it is a symtom of colon cancer, it is very serious.
      COLON AND RECTUM-cancer symptoms.
      1. Change in ordinary bowel habits.
      2. Change in appearance, size, and consistency of stool.
      3. Bleeding on moving bowels.
      4. Dark red blood in stools; tarry stools.
      5. Increasing difficulty in moving bowels.
      6. Distension of abdomen.
      7.Abdominal cramps, often colicky.
      8. Episodes of vomiting, sometimes of fecal material.
      9. Unexplained anemia.
      10. A lump in the abdomen (a late sign).
      Consult a gastroenterologist.
      Please see the web page on Bloody or tarry stools and Fecal occult blood test.

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      It could be many things. You could take a home test to see if there is blood in there. If there was, I would advise further testing. Colon cancer is very curable with early testing, no fun if you let it go.

      http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-stool-testing-blood-fecal-occult-blood-test

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      problems will be best solved if you are investigated by colonoscopy. the result of this investigation will clearely tell you a straight answer to your type of questions !

  21. QUESTION:
    Do I have IBS or something worse?
    Symtoms:

    Constipated for 2 weeks
    Now I made dihhera ((spelling))
    A tons of gas
    A bit blood
    today I had rock hard stool, and later this evening I had ribbony stools
    No ab pain
    no vomiting
    no nausea

    Please help,Dr's tomorrow though

    I am 16 years old and I have no relatives with Colon Cancer

    COuld the ribbons be **three of them SUPER SOFT they almost just fell out of me** a sign of cancer?
    Pain in tailbone, but i think its because of my previous ushing

    • ANSWER:
      There are a number of thing this could be. If it has been only the past few weeks and never before it could be viral or bacterial in nature, something temporary that is. If these have been chronic or long lasting symptoms, it could be IBS, or an IBD (irritable bowel disease) such as colitis (which is in the colon) ileitis (ilium) or Crohn's Disease (which is the only non-curable bowel disease besides cancer and can occur anywhere throughout the digestive tract) The likelihood of it being cancer are small, but still possible so just make sure that if it isn't some sort of virus or infection that your doctor gives you a consult to a gastrointestinal doctor so you can get this properly diagnosed. If you do have any questions, I am not a doctor but I and family members have Crohn's Disease and are very knowledgeable on the subject and know what questions to ask doctors and know what medications are best if that is the case so feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions, I hope you start to feel better soon and don't let any of what I said scare you, I just feel that knowledge is power so I try to give people the most info i can :)

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

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

    • ANSWER:

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

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

    • ANSWER:

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know the answer to that,you would have to see a doctor,which you need to do anyway.Have you eaten any foods that are red or have red in them,if so that could be why you see the red,if not then for sure get to the doctor.

  25. QUESTION:
    Okay I'm extremely worried, do I have Colon Cancer, i'm only 19 please help me?
    Hey everyone. Alright,I'm extremely disturbed at the moment and confused. Last year I used to be constipated and had very hard stools, I checked up the symtoms of Colon cancer and thought I had that, I went to the Gastro specialists, who shouted at me for looking up on the internet and getting worried, he said my stomach was as soft as a pillow and if the stomach is soft there is nothing to worry about, only if the stomach is hard then something could be wrong. He gave me this powder to mix in water and drink to make my stools softer, it helped. He made me take a stool test too, and Occult Blood in stool came negative so he said there is no cancer or anything.. now the opposite has happened.. I have absolutely watery stools. This started a week ago when I was under a LOT of tension for my Board Results and college admissions. So the time I started getting tensed the watery stools started, I guess it was IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome. And in that, if it doesn't stop, they say there is no cure. Now it's been around two weeks. Everytime I eat something, half an hour later I'll go to the loo, and my stool will be watery. I have gas as well. However my tummy is soft as ever, but I do have the symtoms of Colon Cancer (some) ie - Watery stool, gas, change in bowel movements (more or less), stools thinner than normal (pencil stools) but then again it could be IBS. I'm so scared. I don't wanna work myself up again over nothing.. what does it sound like to you'll???? PLEASE HELP ME OUT

    • ANSWER:
      You do know that certain types of cancer are AGE SPECIFIC. Colon, breast, and lung cancers all happen to OLDER adults. Teens and young adults get different types of cancer associated with bone, muscle, or blood. So stop wasting your time worrying about a cancer that happens in older people . . besides there are no symptoms with cancer unless it is in an advanced state . . and by than people already know they have cancer.

      Age specific cancer
      http://www.cancer.net/patient/Coping/Age-Specific+Information/Cancer+in+Teens

  26. QUESTION:
    Colon cancer at 19? ?
    Hi so I am going to be a little detailed so if you rather not read about my personal health problems I don't recommend you continue to read . . .
    With that being said. I am a little worried and trying not to panic. I have been having these werid cramps in my abdomen for a while now my Dr never really found anything wrong with me. I've suffered of constipation for a while now but for the past days I have been going poo about 3 times a day , which is not the norm for me. Also these past 2-3 days I have been seeing pinkish red blood on the toilet paper after I wipe. I searched up some information and found out I have all the symtoms for colon cancer. I am trying to stay calm and hope it's something less serious. I have pain on my right side and some under my belly. I have been having fatigue also. I have been eating less but I still eat the usual foods so not really a Diet change. Could I have colon cancer at 19? Or if not what is wrong with me? My family has no cancer history. I am a Hispanic female.

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    Okay I'm extremely worried, do I have Colon Cancer, i'm only 19 please help me?
    Hey everyone. Alright,I'm extremely disturbed at the moment and confused. Last year I used to be constipated and had very hard stools, I checked up the symtoms of Colon cancer and thought I had that, I went to the Gastro specialists, who shouted at me for looking up on the internet and getting worried, he said my stomach was as soft as a pillow and if the stomach is soft there is nothing to worry about, only if the stomach is hard then something could be wrong. He gave me this powder to mix in water and drink to make my stools softer, it helped. He made me take a stool test too, and Occult Blood in stool came negative so he said there is no cancer or anything.. now the opposite has happened.. I have absolutely watery stools. This started a week ago when I was under a LOT of tension for my Board Results and college admissions. So the time I started getting tensed the watery stools started, I guess it was IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome. And in that, if it doesn't stop, they say there is no cure. Now it's been around two weeks. Everytime I eat something, half an hour later I'll go to the loo, and my stool will be watery. I have gas as well. However my tummy is soft as ever, but I do have the symtoms of Colon Cancer (some) ie - Watery stool, gas, change in bowel movements (more or less), stools thinner than normal (pencil stools) but then again it could be IBS. I'm so scared. I don't wanna work myself up again over nothing.. what does it sound like to you'll???? PLEASE HELP ME OUT

    • ANSWER:
      I recommend you stop worrying: do yoga or sophrology. You obviously worry a lot and it may have an effect on your body. Plus, have a very balanced diet: lots of fruit and vegetables, but not too many raw ones: cooked vegetables and compotes are good. Don't eat too much sugar, and no sodas. Drink a lot of water. Not too much meat. Fish is good.

      But most of all: go and see a doctor who will listen to you.

  28. QUESTION:
    colon cancer?
    do i have colon cancer?
    I'm 18, almost 19, and have been through a lot in my life. i don't have a family my mum died, my dad turned abusive and have been in care. there's been other stuff which i don't want to mention as well.
    I was dignosed as depressed about a year ago, but luckly I'm over that and imediately stopped taking the anti depressants as i felt they made me feel more miserable. However in the past couple of months i have had trouble going to the toilet but i put it down to the depression and stress even though i have been happy.
    Recently i have suffered non stop micranes, extreme tiredness, basic signs of enemia and swelling of the stomach and often severe pain. theres also been some bleedin when passing a stool. this has occured over two months.
    i confided in a friend who said the symtoms sounded like colon cancer, i don't know if anyone in my family has suffered from this and is it only old people who suffer from this? could anyone please give me advise?
    also, this sounds very embarassing but, when i have sex in a certain position i feel a sharp pain and uncomfort. could this be linked?

    • ANSWER:
      If yu have stopped anti-depressants, it could be a sign of withdrawl. I decided it was a good idea just stopping cymbalta (i don't know what the equilvalant is in your country) I felt like I was going to die! It felt like my stomach was turning inside out, i was vomiting, constipated, I could not sleep, my mucles were stiff and a whole lot of other things.

      You are supposed to wean off them slowly!! You can have serious medical complications if you dont.

      About the colon cancer stuff, please, PLEASE, see a doctor. Colon cancer can happen at your age. My cousin was diagnosed this summer and she is your age. Yes 19 year olds can hve colon cancer! when my cousin actually went to the doctor she really wasn't feeling well at all. I mean she was really really sick. They gave her all sorts of tests and they found out her cancer was at stage 4!

      Idont mean to scare you, but please get some sort of test.

      I hope things work out well for you.

  29. QUESTION:
    Do you think i could have colon/stomach cancer?
    Hi, Im a 20 year old guy. For about the past week I have been getting some mild stomach discomfort sometimes cramps though sometimes just discomfort (by discomfort i mean no pain but an annoying feeling of something in my stomach that shouldnt be there is how i would describe it). THe other symtoms I have gotten a few times, though not as much, is being really 'gassy.'
    I am not really too worried (though a LITTLE bit) about it being cancer, though I am just asking because im a worryer. I looked up symtoms of colon cancer and i dont have any other ones (no blood in stool, no change in stool habits, no constipation/diarrihha, no weight lose or appetite lose). I also don't think it could possibly be my diet because I am a fitness freak and I eat very well - only possible thing it could be is that i always eat really high protein cus i lift weights. The strange thing is that it really only noticable SOMETIMES after i eat (not all the time). Anyone have any clue whats wrong with me?

    • ANSWER:
      Gastritis
      Ulcers
      Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      Both gastritis and ulcers are closely related and similar diseases, their symptoms are very similar and both diseases are very common, causing heartburn, stomach pain after eating, gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort, constipation, and more symptoms.

      A common cause of gastritis and ulcers is a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium is one of the major reasons that most people develop ulcers and gastritis. This bacterium infects adheres to the stomach, causing an excess of acid, which in turn causes gastritis and ulcers.

      Both gastritis and ulcers can lead to major health problems without treatment and with the passage of time the gastric cancer may appear.

      For all the above is very important to look after our health and assist with a medical gastroenterologist.

      Irritable Bowel syndrome is another condition placed very common, the United States alone, 14% of the population has suffered from this disorder, in other countries like Mexico to 35% of the population have suffered from irritable bowel syndrome.

      Irritable bowel syndrome has many symptoms for it is sometimes difficult to diagnose, the most common are that your stomach hurts after eating, often intermittent abdominal pain, anytime, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal swelling, intestinal dysmotility, in some patients also have fever, nausea and even vomiting.

  30. QUESTION:
    has anyone on here been diagnosed with colon cancer or had it?
    and did it take them a long time before it was diagnosed? becasue usually with bowel cancer it does not get diagnosed until you get sypmtoms and when you do sometimes it does not get diagnosed until it reaches its later stages. I wounder why that is.Did you get diarea when you drank lots of water? where you run down feeling like you have a virus? Like a virus feeling, meaning feeling unwell? did sometimes at night did you have diarea that looked like jelly? and your stomach was bloated and rumbling noices? please let me know. becasue I think my cancer has come back. Please let me know if you had the above symtoms with your colon cancer or if you know anyone who had the above sypmtoms that I stated. I need some advise here. Thank you very much.

    • ANSWER:
      My aunt had colon cancer. With a lack of insurance and money, she put off going til doc til her bowel problems were so bad she had no other choice.

      They did a colonoscopy, and found polyps. They scheduled a routine surgery to remove something like 3 or 4 polyps. During the surgery the docs discovered that it was cancer, not polyps. Her cancer was hormonal though, and very agressive. The docs gave her a year with treatment, and 6 months without.

      Her daughter was extremly upset, and convinced her to go through treatment. She lived for 11 months.

      I cant remember all of her symptoms, but I think it was severe constipation that caused her to finally see a doc.

      I know its not a good story, but, its the only experience I know about.

  31. QUESTION:
    has anyone on here been diagnosed with colon cancer or had it?
    and did it take them a long time before it was diagnosed? becasue usually with bowel cancer it does not get diagnosed until you get sypmtoms and when you do sometimes it does not get diagnosed until it reaches its later stages. I wounder why that is.Did you get diarea when you drank lots of water? where you run down feeling like you have a virus? Like a virus feeling, meaning feeling unwell? did sometimes at night did you have diarea that looked like jelly? and your stomach was bloated and rumbling noices? please let me know. becasue I think my cancer has come back. Please let me know if you had the above symtoms with your colon cancer or if you know anyone who had the above sypmtoms that I stated. I need some advise here. Thank you very much.

    • ANSWER:
      Leanne? Yep, thought it was you.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is wrong with me??
    okay ive lost weight, i barely eat. my lower back hurts. i randmly catch myself diszzy/ light headed. a few years ago the doc put me on birthcontrol bc my periods were abnormal,,,, like 7 weeks long! but i stopped that. they also told me later on i might get overy cancer. but now someone told me i have symtoms of colon cancer.....is that true? h it hurts to ppoop and today there was blood with poop..no not constipated.

    • ANSWER:
      You need Medical counselling. Blood in your feces is not good, although it could be only at the annulus (too much force) and maybe you have hemorrhoids; in any case, the lack of appetite is significant and must be investigated.

      No one can predict an ovarian cancer. The colorectal cancer is influenced - not determined - by hereditary patterns. So, it's not a certainty.

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      knock it off, you really need to go sign yourself in to a mental ward.

  34. QUESTION:
    what the heck is crones disease?
    well, what the heck are the symtoms? thank you for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It typically affects the terminal ileum (last portion of the small intestine) and colon (large intestine) but it can affect any part of the digestive tract from mouth to anus. The inflammation is transmural and affects all the layers of the intestinal wall. There are typical pathological features that distinguish Crohn's disease from other intestinal disorders. Patients often present with abdominal pain, fever, weight loss or diarrhea. Delayed growth and maturation can occur in children with inflammatory bowel disease. Rectal bleeding is less common. Perirectal involvement with fissures and abscesses are also a prominent feature of Crohn's disease. Extraintestinal manifestations (features of inflammatory bowel disease affecting areas outside of the intestine) include skin rashes, joint pains and inflammation, eye problems and sclerosing cholangitis (disorder of the bile ducts). Colon cancer is more common in patients with inflammatory bowel disease as compared to the general population. The development of colon cancer depends upon the extent of colonic involvement and the duration of the disease.

  35. QUESTION:
    Could I have colon cancer?
    For about a week I have been having some stomach discomfort on the left side on my abdomen. For the most part I only notice it occasionally, and it usually happens after I eat (though not always). I usually don't get cramps, though I have a few times. The other thing I get sometimes is excess gas. I know this sounds kinda dumb to ask, but do you think it could be colon cancer? I checked online for the symtoms and I don't have any of the other ones (and obviously stomach problems can be a LOT of things) but I am quite a worrier so I was just wondering if someone who knows more about what they are talking about could tell me maybe whats wrong with me?

    BTW I am only 23, so that too would seem like it would make it highly unlikely that it would be cancer. I also eat very healthy - very little junkfood, no pop etc. The only thing about my diet that am speculating could be a factor is that I eat A LOT of high protein stuff (eggs, meat etc) but I have no idea if that can cause stomach annoyances.

    Anyways, can someone help me out?

    • ANSWER:
      Ignore the first bozo.

      Unless there is a very strong family history of EARLY colon cancer, it's extremely unlikely at your age.

      If it continues, see your doctor.

  36. QUESTION:
    do I have colon cancer?
    Hi, so about 2 weeks ago I got diagnosed with the stomach flu (bad diarrhea) and was sick for 3 days and then I got better for about 3-4 days and then I started to get bad cramps and still felt nausea. My period just ended and I still felt nausea, loss of appetite and constipation. So i went to the doctor and they gave me antibiotics. Do you think I have colon cancer? How long does it take for colon cancer to show symtoms? I am 23 years old and have no history of colon cancer. please help me...I am so worried i have it. :/ The doctor said no way I have cancer but he didn't run any tests and i heard they always misdiagnose patients who are younge? also does all colon cancer come from a poly-p?

    • ANSWER:
      At your age it is very unlikely you have anything serious to worry about. Keep taking any antibiotics the doctor may have given you, if it does not get well, see him. If it gets worse ask your doctor that for your peace of mind he order a CT scan of the rectal area.

  37. QUESTION:
    What stage might my mom's colon cancer be in?
    Ok, yesterday I found out my mom was diagnosed with Colon Cancer.

    She hasn't felt bad, and says she hasn't been feeling ill at all. The only reason she found out was because a week back, she had a tiny bit of blood in her stool. And then it stopped on its own anyways.

    However, she went in to get her Colon checked out anyways...and they found colon cancer. They didn't tell her what stage she is in, because they still need to do a body scan, but they did tell her that they are going to give her surgery sometime before Christmas regardless (after they do the scan).

    Now when I asked her what stage of cancer she might be in, she said the doctor didn't know.

    BUT he knows there is a tumor and said it was quite Large..:( But she also told me that oddly, he said something about the tumor not being completely "attached" to her body..therefore, they think it might be easy to remove......

    My mom is 56, overweight, and smokes. She does have a good and good insurrance (her job has benefits, etc.)

    But overall she doesn't really take good care of herself by eating right, etc...She doesn't each much, but doesn't get any exercise at all..she is on the obese side..in which I'm terrified that the shape she is in, will make it harder for her to beat the cancer (IF it is not fully removed during surgery)..or worse--she can die in sugery since she is a smoker....but I'm mainly worried more abuot the Cancer itself.

    Anyhow...I just wanted anyone's opinion on what type of Stage YOU think my mom has...she was only diagnosed yesterday.

    The ONLY issues she's had 2 weeks ago was tiny blood in her stool--and that stopped on her own.

    She hasn't had rapid weight loss (as explained when I look at info about Stage 3 or 4 Colon Cancer)..

    so her SYMTOMS seem very small..as she has been feeling very good during the last months, besides some gas and bloating--again she is already overweight tho.

    Thank you in advance for reading and replying. Again, we WILL find out what stage she is in..but that won't be for another week or so...so I just want some opinions on what stage YOU all think she might be in--considering that:

    -her tumor IS large
    -but she hasn't had any symtoms other than bloating and gas
    -she is 56
    -overweight
    -smokes

    mind you--she has never had her colon checked out until now...not sure if you also would need that information

    she hasnt had any major weight loss, vomiting, or neasea...etc..
    You don't have to be qualified to answer..I just want your opinion, especially if you know someone who has had the same type of Cancer. :)

    I would not hold anyone's opinion against them.
    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Its irrelevant asking us "what we think" until you mother has a biopsy or surgery there is no way of knowing if this tumour is malignant or benign. The term "stage" doesn't really apply to bowel cancer as such. Its either malignant or benign. Smoking and being over weight are factors but not majorly so, age, poor diet and family history are major factors in bowel cancer.

      Why are you capitalising certain words ie YOU think my mom has and ONLY issues and her tumor IS large ??

  38. QUESTION:
    im 18? can i get colon cancer????10 pointsss?
    or do i possibly have it?...ive been having constipation since ive been 14 and now im 18..within those four years i started getting hemmorhoids and i do bleed sometimes..and my mom also has hemmorhoids i dont know if that helps? but i just got to know that colon cancer has the same symtoms so i got scared...i really dont have the money to go to a doc and get a colonscopy done or anythin etc...help would be appreciated...thanxxxx :)

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    Help grandmother, could this be colon cancer?
    my grandmother is 80 years old. About 3-4 weeks about she has been getting blood in her bowels. My aunt (who is a nurse told her to -take laxatives.) It didn't help so last Friday she went to get a colonoscopy. She had colon cancer when she was in her early 30s, so that is why colon cancer is an issue. When she came back from colonoscopy she told me she didn't have colon cancer. But today she said doctors need to consult her tomorrow, since they might of screwed up on the test. I've been praying for her, and if you don't mind can you keep her in your prayers (:

    Some of her symtoms she is experiencing are-
    -blood in bowels
    -loss of appetite- though I think it's still because of the meds she had to take from the colonoscopy
    - lower stomach has been hurting since last week

    • ANSWER:
      I'm very sorry to hear. You'll be in my thoughts. Best of luck.

  40. QUESTION:
    ok this is really embarrassing... what are the symtoms of colon cancer as...?
    i keep having sharp shooting pains just inside my anus and feels like its pulsating. sometimes its so bad i cant even move with the pain, theres no blood, i aint gay, i dont put nothing up there so what could it be,
    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      It's probably piles, love. Go to your doctor, bite the bullet as they say, and let him have a look. You can get cream for it. I can't imagine it's particularly pleasant but is it pleasant sitting there thinking you've got cancer?

  41. QUESTION:
    Do I have lung cancer & what now to diagnose?
    Basically, I have a pneumonia like symtoms that does not go away(chest pain on one particular spot & coughing).

    About 8 yrs ago, I had a stage 3 colon cancer with 3 of 7 nymph nodes affected. I went thru surgery, chemo and radiation later.

    About 3 yrs ago, I had a bowel surgery because of bowel obstruction and since then, I have felt tired easily mostly because of bowel obsorption problem.

    About 2 yrs ago on Dec 31, 2007, the doctor at the hospital emergency dept told me that an X-ray and CT scan showed that I had a pneumonia after I complained of having chest pain on my top left lung and hard of breathing for a few days.

    Since that pneumonia, I had at least 4 above similar pneumonia-like symptoms (chest pain up breathing and low fever), that lasted for 6 weeks or more. I went back to see my personal physician twice - one last november and one last week. My doctor examined me and told me that my lungs were clear, and an x-ray in both times were "clear".

    I remain skeptical because my doctor told me for two years 9 yrs ago that I only had a irritable bowel syndrome, before later determined to be a colong cancer.

    I hate to check into the emergency dept here after my doctor keeps telling me that the xray shows my lungs are "clear", or have another CT scan with the junk injected into my vein for the scan...

    What can I do? I have this chest pain on my upper left lung (same painful spot as in previous incidents) for over 8 weeks now.
    jenjoy: what is a&e ?

    • ANSWER:
      you appear to have certain symtoms of lung cancer, as per the following handout from the cdn lung association:

      A cough that doesn't go away and gets worse over time
      Chest pain that doesn't go away
      Coughing up blood
      Feeling short of breath
      Wheezing
      Losing your voice (hoarseness)
      Getting sick with pneumonia and bronchitis a lot
      Swollen neck and face
      Not hungry, losing weight without trying
      Feeling tired

      The only way to tell whether u have lung cancer is, CT scan or MRI or Positron emission tomography, if the x-ray cannot definitely tell you. As the x-ray could not comfort you and you still have this chest pain for the pst 2 yrs, as the consequent of having a lung cancer can be serious to you (making u a stage 4 cancer patient), and as u dont want CT scan, maybe u should have an MRI which is less invasive than CT scan. You may also have a 2nd medical opinion.

      Good luck.

  42. QUESTION:
    no cold symtoms but have a fever?
    My father has a fever but no cold, he is in pain to where he is tearing up....my father had kidney cancer 4 years ago, got over it but never got his check up after..my father is in constant pain but he cant afford to go to the hospital again, he went a month ago an the doctor said they couldn't find anything but he wanted him to go back for another check up at that time he was bleeding out of his colon.ive been telling him to go to the hospital.. I don't know what to do its getting bad.

    • ANSWER:
      Keep trying to convince him that your worried, a few tears will help :p I'm sorry about your Dad, he should get help immediately.

      P.S. nice picture :)

  43. QUESTION:
    Chances of this being cancer + mets? i need help?
    firstly i noticed flat stools 6 years ago with no other symtoms. Then 3 months ago i had loss of appetite and my bowel habbits changed i had loose stools and 2 bouts of blood in my stool. i have read on google that it takes 5 years for colon cancer to form. so this fits really well. then after i had a dry cough that came from my throat. i also have been having headaches when i wake up which to me sounds like colon cancer spread to brain and lungs and maybe thyriod since i keep having this feeling that there's a lump behind my adams apple. it feels like my throat is blocked. i have been feeling weak and dizzy at times also.

    lately my bowel habbits have got worse very gassy and very loose stools i get gass all the time. i have testing in 3 weeks a colonscopy but im so worried i just need to get peoples opinions and to ask if im thinknig too much into it or am i right in connecting all this as it has all fit too well together.

    • ANSWER:
      I see no reason to think you have cancer, much less mets.

  44. QUESTION:
    Chances of cancer + mets?
    firstly i noticed flat stools 6 years ago with no other symtoms. Then 3 months ago i had loss of appetite and my bowel habbits changed i had loose stools and 2 bouts of blood in my stool. i have read on google that it takes 5 years for colon cancer to form. so this fits really well. then after i had a dry cough that came from my throat. i also have been having headaches when i wake up which to me sounds like colon cancer spread to brain and lungs and maybe thyriod since i keep having this feeling that there's a lump behind my adams apple. it feels like my throat is blocked. i have been feeling weak and dizzy at times also.

    lately my bowel habbits have got worse very gassy and very loose stools i get gass all the time. i have testing in 3 weeks a colonscopy but im so worried i just need to get peoples opinions and to ask if im thinknig too much into it or am i right in connecting all this as it has all fit too well together. the lump feeling in my throat is annoying it wont go away!

    • ANSWER:
      This has been asked an answered.
      Stop repeating questions.

  45. QUESTION:
    HELP ANSWER THIS PLEASE ANSWER ANSWER CANCER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
    hey is 13 and i have been constipated for 3 weeks its very hard and poo usually comes out in balls im so worried because apparently contispation can lead to colon cancer and i checked up on some websites and it said it was a symtom im so scared im gonna go to the doctor and get some tablets im just so worried am i gonna die and get cancer im so scared AND WHAT HAPPENS IF YOUS ARE WRONG AND I DO DIE! :( xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx thank uuuuuuu for ur answers

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer types are age specific . . that is why no one would take your complaint seriously. Cancer does occur in your age group but it is a collection of cancers that occurs almost always in childhood . .hence the term 'Childhood cancer'. And for your future information . . breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, and most organ related cancers occur almost always in older adults and almost never in children or teens. The reason is simple . . cancer refers to a persons own cells . . and the cells in the body of a child are biologically different than that of an older adult (because they are still growing). So . . you need to learn the types of cancers that commonly occur in your age group and what to watch out for rather than wasting time thinking you have an old adult type cancer.

      ASCO: Age specific information
      http://www.cancer.net/patient/Coping/Age-Specific+Information

      KidsHealth: Types of cancer teens get
      http://kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions/cancer/types_of_cancer.html

  46. QUESTION:
    Can some one make me a list with different cancers and if they are curable or not.. details?
    ex.
    Brest cancer- (i don't know the correct information)
    how curable...easily curable,
    how many recover... 7/10 women recover,
    Treatments are... Kemo theropy,
    Symtoms are... painful movements

    Lung cancer-

    ect..

    (i dont know the right information, so what i wrote may or may not be true)

    PLEASE HELP MEE!!

    • ANSWER:
      Check out "seer cancer statistics", they have great info on that. Will tell you the survival rates based on the stage of the cancer.

      I will give you a list of how some cancers bases on how curable.

      --Most curable. ( nearly always cured unless it has spread far)

      Thyroid
      Skin ( if caught early)
      Testicular
      Prostate

      --Highly curable. ( but can depend on stage and age of patient)

      Most Lymphomas
      Breast
      Bladder
      Kidney
      Colon
      Throat

      50/50 range

      Brain
      Ovary
      Luekeima
      Bone

      Worst cancers

      Pancreas
      Liver
      Stomach
      Esophgous
      Lung

  47. QUESTION:
    Could this be cancer or am i overeacting?
    5 years ago i started having flat stools with no other symtoms. Then 3 months ago my appetite went and had a change in bowel habbits. Then had blood in my stool. then started having a dry cough which recently i found one small streak of blood in it. i have also been getting headaches and also headaches when i wake up. im never hungry no more and can go like 8 hours without eating and when i do eat i only eat small amounts. could this be colon cancer spread to my lungs and brain? or am i driving myself crazy im 24. it jsut seems to all add up the flat stools and i know cancer in bowel takes 5 years to form which makes sense for my flat stools 5 years ago. and now with me getting symtoms and the coughs etc makes sense to me that its spread?

    • ANSWER:
      Go and see a doctor. Probably not cancer, but it sounds like some thing's wrong.

  48. QUESTION:
    I think i'm dieing of cancer please help?
    firstly i noticed flat stools 6 years ago with no other symtoms. Then 3 months ago i had loss of appetite and my bowel habbits changed i had loose stools and 2 bouts of blood in my stool. i have read on google that it takes 5 years for colon cancer to form. so this fits really well. then after i had a dry cough that came from my throat. i also have been having headaches when i wake up which to me sounds like colon cancer spread to brain and lungs and maybe thyriod since i keep having this feeling that there's a lump behind my adams apple. it feels like my throat is blocked. i have been feeling weak and dizzy at times also.

    lately my bowel habbits have got worse very gassy and very loose stools i get gass all the time. i have testing in 3 weeks a colonscopy but im so worried i just need to get peoples opinions and to ask if im thinknig too much into it or am i right in connecting all this as it has all fit too well together. the lump feeling in my throat is annoying it wont go away!

    i keep getting pains in my liver so now i think it has spreadd to my liver and also my left arm aches when i lift it up i.e talking on the phone for a short period of time. i feel like giving up on life and keep planning my death. i wake up with headdaches and have them in the morning my body feels riddled with cancer :(

    • ANSWER:
      And you haven't seen a doctor yet???


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  1. QUESTION:
    What are some other breast cancer symptoms?
    I can't find any information on what other types of breast cancer symptoms there are other than the obvious, breast lumps, discharge, changes in physical appearance etc. Anyone have any other symptoms associated with cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Breast cancer can occur in the ducts, or lobules in the breast and on the skin of the breast. Typically if breast cancer forms in the ducts or lobules, there will be a lump that you can physically feel when you examine your breasts. Other symptoms to look for would be a change in the skin on your breast, a puckering of the nipple, or nipple discharge.

      Breastcancer.org has some good information...

  2. QUESTION:
    Can someone have colon cancer symptoms but, the tumor is not cancerous?
    Can someone have colon cancer symptoms, but the tumor is not cancerous? Is this possible? Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. Proctitis causes inflamed tissue in the colon.

  3. QUESTION:
    Are strokes and cancer symptoms of Huntington's disease?
    Are strokes and cancer symptoms of Huntington's disease?

    • ANSWER:
      A stroke is a symptom of cancer in extreme cases. But honestly, I don't think cancer and Huntington's is related.

  4. QUESTION:
    What shall i do i have colon cancer and im only 14?
    I am only 14 years old and today i was diagnosed with colon cancer symptoms and im not sure what to do! I am very upset about it and feel that my friends should know about my condition.
    How can i tell them without scaring them?
    And what shall i do to make my self feel better??

    thankyou to anyone who can help me!

    • ANSWER:
      “Colon cancer symptoms” is not a diagnosis. If you truly were diagnosed with colon cancer not scaring your friends should be the least of your concerns. When someone your age gets an adult cancer it is far more dangerous for you than it would be for a 60 year old person.

  5. QUESTION:
    What cancer/disease can be diagnosed to a 18 year old boy?
    I'm writing a story. I've been searching some cancer symptoms and disease but I'm not sure how to implement them on my story and I haven't decided yet. I was able to publish symptoms such as weight loss, pale skin, and fatigue. What is the most convincing disease/cancer for my character?
    I've been thinking of leukemia, but it seems common to all stories.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      An 18 year old male could be diagnosed with any kind of cancer except cancers of the female reproductive organs.

      However, there are some that are so incredibly rare for an 18 year old to get that they wouldn't make sense. An 18 year old male would be more likely to get leukemia, lymphoma, or testicular cancer. That being said, it's still very rare for an 18 year old to even be diagnosed with cancer.

      The common rule in writing is to write about what you know. Without having intimate knowledge of the kind of cancer you choose, you won't be able to accurately portray it.

  6. QUESTION:
    What could be the signs of pancreatic cancer if there are no symptoms?
    As we know, this killer disease has no symptoms and only diagnose when it's too late. What could be done to avoid this or what to do to find out if you are not getting this? Does it start by having stomach aches or similar to indigestion or colon cancer symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      Pancreatic cancer, primarily ductal adenocarcinoma, accounts for an estimated 37,000 cases and 33,000 deaths in the US annually. Symptoms include weight loss, abdominal pain, and jaundice. Diagnosis is by CT. Treatment is surgical resection and adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Prognosis is poor because disease is often advanced at the time of diagnosis. (Merck)
      Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. The disease is slightly more common in men than in women, and risk increases with age.
      The cause is unknown, but it is more common in smokers and in obese individuals. Almost a third of cases of pancreatic cancer are due to cigarette smoking. There is controversy as to whether type 2 diabetes is a risk factor for pancreatic cancer. A small number of cases are known to be related to syndromes that are passed down through families.
      (MedlinePlus)
      Prevention
      Although there's no proven way to prevent pancreatic cancer, you can take steps to reduce your risk, including:
      * Quit smoking. If you smoke, quit. Talk to your doctor about ways to help you quit, including support groups, medications and nicotine replacement therapy. If you don't smoke, don't start.
      * Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight increases your risk of pancreatic cancer. If you need to lose weight, aim for a slow, steady weight loss — 1 or 2 pounds (0.5 or 1 kilogram) a week. Combine daily exercise with a plant-focused diet with smaller portions to help you lose weight.
      * Exercise regularly. Aim for 30 minutes of exercise on most days. If you're not used to exercising, start out slowly and work up to your goal.
      * Eat a healthy diet. A diet full of colorful fruits and vegetables and whole grains is good for you, and may help reduce your risk of cancer.
      (MayoClinic).

  7. QUESTION:
    Why are cervical cancer symptoms so confusing?
    Perimenopausal women can get two periods in the same month...this is also a symptom of cervical cancer. It would be so hard to know if its another period or if it's bleeding due to cervical cancer. Other symptoms of cc are nausea, bloating, and constipation and sometimes abdominal pain. Now I get those symptoms sometimes from my period. I have talked to my doctor but she says they are perimenopausal symptoms.
    I;ve had breast cancer so I'm more prone to get cervical cancer. My last pap smear came out clear but a lot of women with cervical cancer do get clear test results. Please give me something to help ease my confusion ....thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      They are only symptoms there is nothing confusing about them.
      A lot of women do not get cervical cancer period – it is an uncommon cancer.
      Having had breast cancer does not increase risk for cervical cancer.
      I can’t help but wonder where you get your information from I know it is not your doctor.

  8. QUESTION:
    With cervical cancer, where is the pain in the vagina typically situated?
    If the cancer is caused by HPV then how long ago could the person have attracted the virus for them to show signs of cancer.

    In other words what is the range of time between attraction of HPV, and cancer symptoms.

    If the two ways of explaining the above are not understood, say so, and I'll explain in another way.

    Don't forget to answer the very first question too.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a wide range - HPV is many different viruses. If you want to learn more, here's some information: http://the-cancer-disease.com/breast-cancer-treatments/cervical-cancer-treatment

  9. QUESTION:
    What are the early symptoms of ovarian cancer?
    I also heard that abnormal bleeding is an important symptom. Is it possible to have ovarian cancer symptoms without the abnormal bleeding?

    • ANSWER:
      None. Ovarian cancer is well known for having no symptoms at all until its advanced.

  10. QUESTION:
    What does stomache cancer blood look like?
    Can someone give me a description as to what stomache cancer blood would look like? Is it small black or brown specs, or a black tarry substance.

    Also, is there pain involved with stomache and colon cancer symptoms?

    Thanks
    What would it actaully look like. Just bornw dark specs in normal looking feces, or a liquid tart type substance.

    • ANSWER:
      whatever it is it needs to be checked it might be an ulcer
      see you DR

  11. QUESTION:
    Can cancer spread before i even notice it?
    More specifically, can colon cancer spread to Malenoma or vice versa? Im currently displaying colon cancer symptoms and plan to get it checked out. But i also have an odd mole under my armpit. I have yet to experience and extreme symptoms, i feel decent(aside from anxiety and panic attacks) and i have no blood in my stools. So hopefully if i actually do have cancer it hasn't reached the point where its spreading already. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      You sound a little bit like a hypochondriac. You have anxiety which is very common among the hypochondriac population.
      No colon cancer cannot turn into another type of cancer. Melanoma usually goes straight to the lungs or brain.
      If your having colon cancer symptoms, you would have bloat, constipation and bloody stools and possibly diarrhea.

  12. QUESTION:
    today i am feeling a slight pain around my left underarm and above the left breast.is it breast cancer symptom?
    i also have a very tiny lump on the right side of my breast near the nipple. that tiny lump is almost dried up & and the area is painless.. sometimes i feel very very slight pain near my left breast and left underarm but the pain stays for one or two seconds then goes.. i am feeling this since morning. i am very scared and worried. is this a breast cancer symptom?

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    Does anybody know if green stool could be a sign of colon cancer?
    Today when I went to the bathroom, my stool was greenish. It almost looked like it had green moss growing on it. Does anybody know if this is a sign of colon cancer? I've had other colon cancer symptoms as well lately and I have a doctors appointment scheduled for July 6th.

    I've never heard of green stool being a symptom of colon cancer, but I am just curious.

    • ANSWER:
      You wouldn't have happened to maybe eat some green veggies in the last few days? No, it's not a sign of cancer. What would your other symptoms happen to be?

  14. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms closely related to my Pins and needles and itchyness?
    What are the symptoms closely related to my Pins and needles and itchyness?Could this be an HIV infection or a cancer symptom anyone knows.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are female and are pregnant, tingling and numbness, and occasionally weakness in your hands and feet, similar to pins and needles can occur in late pregnancy. This sensation of pins and needles in your hands is known as carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is due to excess fluid being present in the tissues in your wrist compressing the median nerve. The tingling sensation will affect all fingers except the little one. Lying on your side may help or you may get some relief by raising your arms above your head and moving your fingers around. The condition usually resolves itself completely soon after delivery.

      Do you take Tamoxifen to keep breast cancer from returning? Tamoxifen causes itching and a feeling of pins and needles.

      Ciguatera poisoning or ciguatera is caused by eating contaminated tropical reef fish. Common nonspecific symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, excessive sweating, headache, and muscle aches. The sensation of burning or "pins-and-needles," weakness, itching, and dizziness can occur.

      Paresthesia is a term that refers to an abnormal burning or prickling sensation which is generally felt in the hands, arms, legs, or feet, but may occur in any part of the body. The sensation, which arises spontaneously without apparent stimulus and is usually not painful, may also be described as tingling or numbness, skin crawling, buzzing, or itching. Most people have experienced transient (temporary) paresthesia at some time in their lives; it occurs whenever inadvertent pressure is placed on a nerve and causes what many describe as a "pins and needles" feeling. The feeling quickly goes away once the pressure is relieved. For some people, however, paresthesia can become a chronic condition caused by an underlying disorder.

      There are a great variety of reasons for the ‘pins and needles’ sensation. You would be advised to consult your doctor if the symptoms continue.
      Hope this helps
      Matador 89

  15. QUESTION:
    What do you know about Testicular cancer?
    I want to know everything you all know about Testicular Cancer. Symptoms, Surgeries, everything. What does your testes feel like if you have it, how long does it take to get really bad, and anything else you can think of. Thank you!!

    • ANSWER:
      My friend who is 19 got testicular cancer a few months ago. It started in April I think. He was really sick in bed with a temperature, and all of us thought it was the swine flu when all that first broke out. What I know is that he had quit smoking marijuana, and than BAM two weeks later he was sick. It didnt help that he hadnt had a girlfriend for a while and then he got one (thats why he quit smoking pot) so when he said his nuts hurt we thought it was blue balls. Then one night at work he asked me what to do b/c on of his balls were dramatically swollen. He went to the E.R. that night and they said he had testicular cancer. It's very treatable the sooner it is caught. There is something in the blood that increases when a women is going to miscarry, and those numbers also increase when a man has testicular cancer. He didnt have to get chemo b/c he caught it so quick. So far all is well with him. I think one in ten guys get it.

  16. QUESTION:
    Does biology have anything to do with Breast Cancer?
    I believe that studies of heredity and genetics in Biology is somewhat connected to Breast Cancer symptoms. My friend thinks that its more on the Physiology/Anatomy side? Who is right and why?

    • ANSWER:
      Does it have ANYTHING to do with it? Of course. What doesn't really have anything to do with another, if you really think about it? Besides, there really isn't a right or wrong to it. Biology and other fields of science as well as all other subjects are simply general names given for those areas of study. They don't really mean anything. You just have to learn the subjects, learn about, in this case, breast cancer(and everything else) and experience more and more and you will define it on your own. Why listen to what names others give things when you have a mind of your own? Use it or lose it=]

  17. QUESTION:
    How can you tell a brain tumor headache from a regular one?
    I know that brain cancer symptoms tend to vary depending on the type of brain tumor,and I know symptoms vary from person to person.I was just wondering if there's some characteristic that distinguishes the average headache caused by a brain tumor from the average headache caused by something other than brain cancer.I'm not asking you diagnose me in particular,I just want a general idea.Best answer gets the points.

    • ANSWER:
      From my experience, they were just general headaches that went away with medicine, like aleve. The increasing intensity goes unnoticed because it kind of creeps up on you. There was only a couple times I was at work and had to leave early because my head hurt. I only had one migraine, with no nausea, dizziness, or throwing up. It went away and I went to work that same evening. I was not "right", as my boss noticed something was wrong and told me not to come back till I was better. The next day I had off and went to work the next day, feeling just ok. Later that evening I had a seizure, which is how most brain tumors are diagnosed.

  18. QUESTION:
    How do you tell you breast cancer?
    My mom thinks she may have breast cancer...symptoms? What happens when you have it?

    • ANSWER:
      Most of the time, breast cancer does not present with symptoms. Most lumps that women find are not cancerous and are merely cysts of some kind. The big push for the last 20 years has been for early detection of breast cancer via screening tools such as mammograms and ultrasounds.

      If your mother feels a lump, then she should make an appointment with her doctor to have it checked out. She cannot diagnose herself. Her doctor will be able tell her what she needs to know and what the next steps will be.

  19. QUESTION:
    is it possible that liver cancer can transfer to another person trough sexual contact?
    my girlfriend have a liver cancer symptoms and she consulted it in doctors. doctors says that it has an sign of a liver cancer in the future. i am worried about my girlfriend and also in me... pls. answer me..thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      It is not the cancer that is transfered but what causing it. If it is because of hepatitis, then the hepatitis that will be transmitted. there is a probability. So you have to know the initial cause of her liver cancer first.

  20. QUESTION:
    What are normal testicles meant to feel like?
    One of my testicles is bigger than the other, i know but has been for some time, no pain or cancer symptoms... It's not hard anywhere, but not really soft.
    Is this cancer? Or normal?

    • ANSWER:
      How much bigger? If we talk a walnut and a golf ball, that's normal. If we talk a walnut and a lemon, get to the doctor

  21. QUESTION:
    What is the new definition of a human body energy?
    The priority of human body system

    As human body is keeping super minuteness system, actually, been managing situation is coping institutively in limitative extent. It is trouble on path circumscriptively, is focusing on shortage or excess ingredient searching examination. Of course, although it is rightful action as primary, whole state government official is not becoming entirely.
    Human body is as complex minuteness system. Although is very difficult to diagnose whether some part is becoming trouble, as precedence, it must manage the basics human body energy by optimum level.

    Energy administration is designed into two dimensions in industry system and being prepared for step by step. It gets into precedence from all administration order items.
    Parts that become an issue so have changed in industry system and Human body is reconstructed. Also, although energy component is each different, Model who circuit composition is common can be presented. So, if probability density functions appear,
    Industry system homeostasis of required level has but human body has periodicity along with basic homeostasis.

    Usually, although it displays current of energy in electron state, human body gets into energy state of very big scale. Therefore, human body is using various drug stuffs when drug stuffs awards electron pair or is given and react with incidental surrounding systematical quantity becomes very easy to be stabilized. So, it has reaction result in some form. That is, it is no to avoid side effect. While, industry system has removed electron's flowing. That is, it is converted in work form. Although checking administration system stabilized in system as visible, there is no entirely human body and life is kept institutively.

    So, first it must define energy component newly.

    Second energy optimum level must sort size.
    Electronic circuit composition can be approached easily but it is very important that
    design step that control action special quality by electron transfer.

    Third energy source of supply by model that amount dual dimension to activity source
    of supply and control source of supply operate must. Otherwise, system does not
    become organization.

    Forth Administration Para Meta should be presented to keep optimum level strictly to energy
    activity source of supply. So, energy balance path that is happened in mitochondria as
    original energy circle and transition mechanism is defined newly and has to be
    examined closely.

    Much energy according to reaction that is required in human body are consumed so
    Sometimes, it can demonstrate crisis but indifferent is doing very.
    In diabetes symptoms
    Reactant chase and repletion of reaction are putting which pass deteriorate performance of human body. So, it can not but change relevant part.
    In cancer symptoms
    There is optimum energy level of human body in trend that drop gradually therefore Part charges are formed. If it is passed, control of central nerve does not become and has been slackened. So, human body gradually disablement if it is done entirely method is not.

    Although human body is going to recover normalcy energy conclusively, Optimum energy source had been dried up. Energy balance between incomings and outgoings circuit of energy balance between incomings and outgoings is kept well supported in optimum extent. If function drops, it can not but replace in system. Human body is available restoration gradually. So, important question must control energy level and is impossible by institutive method. As the easy example, low voltage and much current are supplied changelessly contiguously in system. Human body is ephemeral and is supplied periodically. Special phenomenon has character of half-life and If sudden something wrong symptoms are passed more than 30 years, even if is not, Special quality half-life, efficiency is dropped. Therefore, although covenant or nutritive substance supply is serious, it can not cope this problem. Although also information cross-fertilization and concept awareness were lacking mutually, If it is participated onc e, Medical treatment standardization can be achieved perfectly.
    Thank you very much.

    Contact Address:
    Byeungok Oh (lccobok@yahoo.co.kr)
    L.C.C. life environment research institute
    10-9 Haewhadong Jongrogu Seoul 110-530 South Korea

    • ANSWER:
      If you're living, your cells are making ATP, and using it to power reactions within your cells.
      You make heat to maintain a near-constant body temperature; you're constantly radiating heat because your insulation isn't perfect.
      Your nervous system maintains unevenly charged areas; electrical and magnetic fields can be measured.

      Here comes the truck delivering me two points. By the way, computer software-based translation doesn't work very well.

  22. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to experience gerneral aches and pains around your body?
    I don't know if this is growing pains or anything but I feel light pain near my hip bones on both sides. It's not severe but it comes every few minutes and usually goes away the next day. I've been doing some research on bone cancer, and they said not to mistaken general aches and pains with a cancer symptom.

    Is it true that everyone experiences minor aches and pains around their body?
    Ok, I'm 13 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      You have no idea lol. When I was younger I would get the most horrible pains in my legs. It felt like the middle of my bones were pure ice. Turns out that they were just growing pains, I'm 6'3" now. It would help to know your age and sex. If you're still pretty young then I would bet it's just growing pains, but then again it never hurts to get it checked out by a doctor. If they're worried about cancer they will probably do some blood tests to see whats really going on, if not they might just suggest taking a pain killer or anti-inflammatory drug like Ibuprofen to help with the pain.

      Oh well if you're 13 then I'm 99% sure it's growing pains. I think the last major pain I had was when I was 17 or 18 and I still get maybe one small one a year and I'm 22.

  23. QUESTION:
    How should I overcome my cancer phobia?
    Hi guys! So sadly over the summer i lost a friend to Ewing Sarcoma. He was only 16 when he passed and when i saw people posting on his Facebook page saying R.I.P i flipped out. I knew he had cancer but I really had no idea what cancer was. All i knew was that it was a growth in your body (Tumor). So i typed in cancer symptoms cancer treatment ect. Ever since that day I've been paranoid about cancer and constantly thinking i have cancer even though i dont. How can i overcome this fear? It's so hard to concentrate in school because of this. Also what are the chances of a 15 year old boy to even develop any type of cancer? Just curious
    Chemoangel do you have any advice? :D

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. By Living Life to it's fullest. :) Enjoy Life, there is so much of it! Live for your Friend! Please don't be paranoid. You can go your whole life without even the slightest threat of cancer. Your chances are the same as anyone else's. Grieve for your friend, but don't dwell on your own fear...you will get nowhere in life. If you must, join to get the word out on Ewing Sarcoma, or do some volunteer work in memory of your friend. But don't put a dent in your life worrying about Cancer that you may never experience in your life time. My grandmother is 98 years old, and she watched her parents, husband, and son go through and lose their battle with Cancer, but she is still alive and kicking. Now imagine if she spent her whole life worrying about dying, what would she accomplish? Nothing. You may live to be 100 years old, kiddo....ENJOY YOURSELF.

  24. QUESTION:
    Does using duct tape to remove a mole work?
    I have a pencil eraser sized mole on my face, and it drives me crazy. I heard if you put duct tape on a mole for 5 days and don't take it off, the mole will come off with the duct tape after the 5 days are up. Is this safe? Has anyone tried it? The mole doesn't have any cancer symptoms, and I can't afford the plastic surgery to get it removed, so I figure this is worth a shot.

    • ANSWER:
      The duct tape trick is only used for WARTS, moles need to be removed by a doctor because they are easily infected.. The reason people use duct tape on warts is to suffocate it and kill the bacteria that makes it, but moles are just discolored skin. Sorry but there isn't any other way to get rid of a mole, just don't try using the duct tape (:

  25. QUESTION:
    What is the disease called that looks like cancer but is not it?
    There is a disease that looks like cancer, gives cancer like symptoms and gives you every reason to believe it's cancer but it's not. What is this disease called?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you thinking of the word... 'Benign'? Hope this info helps.

  26. QUESTION:
    Are there any places in Michigan that provide free or low cost Mammograms for uninsured women under 30?
    A friend of mine is 25 and has several breast cancer symptoms. Both her mother and grandmother had breast cancer at young ages. We can't find anywhere that will provide a Mammogram at free or low cost at her age even given family history. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Get in contact with your local county health department. Many are able to do examinations on site, and if yours isn't, they'll be able to put you in contact with someone who can.

  27. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have breast cancer?
    I'm 13 years old, and for soem reason I have weird scratch marks around my niples. They look like when you wear too tight jeans and once you take them off there's that weird mark left there from the indent. Kinda liek a stretch mark.
    Does anybody know what it is?? And also, is this a signe of breast cancer? Please leav a list of breast cancer symptoms aswell if you can.
    Thanks!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I doubt at 13 that you have breast cancer but its good that you pay attention to your body and changes that it goes through. only a doctor can tell for sure if it is cancer. if you are still concerned about it have your mom or dad schedule you an appointment. here is the list of symptoms that you asked for though:

      A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area.
      A change in the size or shape of the breast.
      A discharge from the nipple.
      A change in the color or feel of the skin of the breast, areola, or nipple (dimpled, puckered, or scaly).

  28. QUESTION:
    What causes the pain I feel at the back of my head?
    The pain at the lower right back of my head is really bothering me. Sometimes it's sharp an piercing, but sometimes, it's not there. Sometimes, the pain is at the lower left. Is this a cancer symptom? Or a brain disease symptom? Or is this only the cause of neck pain? Please help me! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Pain could be due to wrong sitting posture, if you watching Tv program with high pillow, sometime this sort of problem exist.
      It may be due other symptom,. but i recommend you to lower your pillow., while watching TV or sleeping.try this first, still pain persist consult your doctor immediately.

  29. QUESTION:
    What were your thyroid cancer symptoms?
    I was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism as well as nodules that may be cancerous. To those of you who have had thyroid cancer, what kinds of symptoms did you experience prior to your diagnosis? I know symptoms are different for everyone, but I'm really worried right now, and any information you can give me about this would be really helpful.

    • ANSWER:
      The only symptom I had was a large, hard lump on my throat. Many people have nodules, and the vast majority (95%) are benign, so more likely than not, you don't have to worry.. Here's a list of symptoms: http://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/thyroid/thyroid-cancer-symptoms also check out http://thyca.org for everything you've wanted to know about thyroid cancer.

  30. QUESTION:
    I have accidentally re used bisleri plastic bottles for over 4 months.Is my health in danger?
    I have been using a mineral water plastic bottle for over 4 months and have noticed recently that the inner layer of the bottle has turned green. I didn't pay much attention to it until one of my friends told me about that it can cause cancer as mentioned here - http://www.medimanage.com/my-diet/articl…

    Do I need to consult a doctor to see whether I have cancer symptoms or not?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it's quite likely that you will die of bilateral, four-level mocus in about six months or less.

  31. QUESTION:
    So unbelievably scared of ovarian cancer symptoms?
    I am literally crying as I type this I am so scared and I know you are going to tell me to go to a doctor but as a compulsion I am going to ask: For the last 3 months I have been having on and off symptoms of what I found out to be symptoms of ovarian cancer after I googled them. I had an irregular period, then a pressure-like feeling in pelvic area and then a normal period but much sooner than what I normally have. Then my periods became a little more normally spaced apart. For the last 3 months, though, I would on an off feel symptoms like pelvic pressure and pain, more frequent urination, and achiness near the waist. These symptoms have all appeared, i think, around the time of ovulation and would arrive, last for about a week, then subside until PMS time. The symptoms have come and gone in the past 2 months but I am so freaking scared about ovarian cancer that I cannot even sleep at night. I am 19 years old, a virgin, have no family history of ovarian cancer, do not take any medication. I have a severe problem with anxiety and hypochondria but I am really scared this time because the symptoms are so specific and worrisome. Also, for about 2 weeks I have had noticeable abdominal bloating. I did just start my period and do usually bloat before my period. However, the bloating usually goes away after the first day of my period and it did not. i am on the third day of my period and I am still bloated, especially after eating which is also an ovarian cancer symptom. I am really, really. scared. Does anyone have any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      From your symptoms, there is a chance that it could be ovarian cancer. However, at 19 years, you are way too young to get ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is mostly prevalent amongst older women, after their menopause. So, its more likely that you are just suffering from hormonal imbalances.....

  32. QUESTION:
    Is it true that 5 hour energy drink can cause stomach or colon cancer?
    I heard that this energy drink can cause cancer like symptoms and if not treated it can get quite serious in combination with stress and not enough food. Drinking it on empty stomach like the people in the commercial is reportedly the worst thing you can do. Is there anything to it or is it just a rumor?

    • ANSWER:
      cancer is a very long term disease due to damage to cells. you do not get it from one or two drinks
      But long term exposure to bad stuff like smoking, asbestos gasoline vapors and industrial chemical probably will sooner or later

      the energy drinks are mostly concentrated caffeine like several cups of coffee at once

      probably not a good idea to take too much

  33. QUESTION:
    is there a point to trying to fix your lung cancer if youre never gonna quit smoking?
    is there even a point to going to the doctor for having lung cancer like symptoms, if you never plan on quitting

    i jus google lung cancer symptoms and my mom has all of them - and this nasty cough of her is just getting worse and worse and quite frankly driving me insane, now i know it wont get better and shell simply develop cancer, most likely. what to do?

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    When at the hospital, may you request certain treatments?
    Ex. If you were having all pregnant symptoms but upt came back negative, could you request blood work to be sure or even an transvaginal ultrasound?

    Ex2. Cancer symptoms and test of cancer even if it's not the doctor's idea.

    Thank you.
    Save the sarcasm, it was a simple question. Take your chdish remarks elsewhere, thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Generally "at the hospital" can mean you are at an emergency room or you have been admitted to hospital. There is a difference.

      Emergency room is there to treat emergencies. If you present there, they will get you comfortable, relieve your immediate symptoms and either admit you for further care if they feel it is necessary or recommend you follow up with your regular Dr. They are unlikely to pursue non-urgent health issues.

      If you have been admitted to hospital, then there is generally a line of treatment already decided.

      Both of your examples would normally be dealt with by your regular Dr, with referrals to specialists as required. They would nt normally be dealt with by either an ER or hospital admission.

  35. QUESTION:
    I have accidentally re used bisleri plastic bottles for over 4 months.Is my health in danger?
    I have been using a mineral water plastic bottle for over 4 months and have noticed recently that the inner layer of the bottle has turned green. I didn't much attention to it until one of my friends told me about that it can cause cancer as mentioned here - http://www.medimanage.com/my-diet/articles/water-is-good-but-the-bottles-are-not.aspx.

    Do I need to consult a doctor to see whether I have cancer symptoms or not?

    • ANSWER:
      no need to worry,
      only a stomach infection can occur with using a uncleaned bottle
      good luck

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between Flu/Cancer symptoms?
    Many people say that cancer produces flu-like symptoms. How can you determine the difference between the two?

    • ANSWER:
      seriously danielle....

  37. QUESTION:
    what else can i say about colon cancer?
    i have a group presentation on colon cancer. my part is the symptoms of colon cancer. The symptoms are Blood in stool, Thin stool, Abdonminal pain, and Fatigue. i have a breif describtion of each but that doesnt even give a one page summary. What else can i say to elborate more about the symptons of colon cancer.

    i dont want my group thinking im not doing my part its just there is little information on colon cancer symptoms its pretty straight forward.

    • ANSWER:
      Stage 3C 6 month survivor.

      The only symptom I had prior to diagnosis was acute abdominal pain/cramping, which was originally thought to be colitis. Colon cancer is one of the "sneaky" cancers that sometimes shows no symptoms at all.

      Blood in stool is an indicator, but amount of blood varies widely from survivor to survivor. An elevated CEA (Carcinoembryonic antigen) marker level is also a indicator, not not overtly accurate.

      Colon cancer is among the 3 most fatal cancers around. African Americans seen to have a higher likelihood of developing it. If caught early, survival rates are near 80% after 7 years.

      Best preventative is high fiber - high protein diet and colonoscopies at regular intervals after age 50, unless CC is in your family history, then screening should begin earlier.

  38. QUESTION:
    How EXACTLY does skin cancer kill?
    Although I hear of different kinds of cancers daily, I don't know exactly what happens to the body if it goes untreated. I'd like to know, specifically for skin cancer, what happens to the body that leads to death. Why EXACTLY do people die from skin cancer? What symptoms and side effects do people suffer from when they have skin cancer? Surely they don't just have a place on their skin that worsens over time, and then all of a sudden they die one day. I mean, do they get ill; like with fever, nausea, etc.? What happens exactly?

    • ANSWER:
      malignant cells in a cancer grow so fast. these malignat cells are not normal and tend to move from their delineated place. these cells get themselves to blood stream and spread in body. some of them like prostate cancer cells replace in spinal bones, some of them in brain, some in liver, some in blood cells. these malignant cells occupy the place of normal cells and don't let them work properly. for example metastatic cells in bone cause lack of white and red blood cell in blood which called cytopenia. its complication cause infection and then death. malignant cells in lymph nodes cause lymph draining stop and cause problem. any way, i don't exactly know which part of body skin metastatic cells move to

  39. QUESTION:
    Are there symptoms to breast cancer that are not breast related?
    Many other cancers have symptoms like nausea, pain, tiredness, bleeding, headaches, etc. Are there symptoms that are common but non-breast related to breast cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      The symptoms of possible breast cancer are

      change in size - one breast may have become noticeably larger or lower

      nipple change - if it becomes inverted (pulled in) or changes its position or shape

      rash - on or around the nipple

      discharge - from one or both nipples

      puckering or dimpling - around nipple

      swelling – in your armpit or around your collarbone (from lymph nodes)

      lump or thickening - that feels different from the rest of the breast tissue

      All symptoms are breast or underarm related unless the cancer has spread to other parts of the body - typically the brain, liver, bones or lungs - in which case there may well be other symptoms.

      But most cases of breast cancer are diagnosed before this has had a chance to happen. Nausea, tiredness etc are not breast cancer symptoms.

      Most people diagnosed with breast cancer have felt no pain, but some do - I did.

  40. QUESTION:
    Are there any other skin cancer symptoms besides the actual marks on the skin?
    Skin cancer runs in my family and I just noticed a mole on my arm change and become weird and irregular. I also have been very nauseous the past few weeks or so. Could there be any correlation at all? I've looked on a lot of different sites and it doesn't say anything about it. I do plan to get it checked, but my appointment isn't for a while.
    No, but sometimes? Which one is it?

    • ANSWER:
      as i always say to my friends, do not google anything as it can make you panic, go straight to your doctor or get a second opinion from dermatologist.but if u really notice a big change in size, colour and border of the mole, better get it check straight away.

  41. QUESTION:
    Do i have cancer symptoms or is it just side effects of smoking?
    It feels like i have somethin stuck in my throat and i have shortness of breath. Is it cancer symptomns or just normal side effects of smoking?

    • ANSWER:
      Difficult to say with your symptoms...get yourself examined and if possible quit smoking

  42. QUESTION:
    What exactly happens with ovarian cancer?
    Maybe coming from someone who has experience this... what happened to lead you to think you had ovarian cancer? extended symptoms and such please

    • ANSWER:
      The symptoms are generally kind of vague. They are the sorts of things that occur commonly in women who are menstruating, like bloating, adominal pain, unexplained bleeding, gas, bowel changes. That's usually a cyst or polyps or perimenopause. But if these things happen in a menopausal woman, then they are much more unusual and much more likely to be a serious problem.

  43. QUESTION:
    How long can a person have cancer without any symptoms ?
    I know some cancers have no symptoms until its too late but how long does it usually take?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are talking about some cancer which are not diagnosed in initial stage because symptoms do not occur soon so no one can tell you accurate but it depend upon the person when he feels that it is a symptom of disease, sometime people avoid symptoms and think that it is common.

  44. QUESTION:
    How do you know or find out if you have cancer or symptoms of cancer?
    How is a DX of cancer found? How would you know if
    you have some sort of cancer? Worried about myself and hubby, whom both have cancer history in family.

    • ANSWER:
      Less than 5% of cancers are hereditary.

      Age is the most common risk factor, followed by environment.

      If you eat well, don't smoke, exercise regularly, drink only in moderation, protect yourself against UV radiation (sun) and maintain a healthy weight, you moinimise your risk.

      If you also get regular annual check-ups and consult your Dr when anything unusual occors in your overall health (changes to sleep patterns, digestion, energy levels, lumps etc without explanation) then you should be fine, and if you or hubby do develope cancer it should be caught early while still treatable.

  45. QUESTION:
    Breast Cancer symptoms other than the ones that revolve around the breasts themselves?
    is there any symptoms for example vomiting or sickness?
    ect can you give me all of them?
    i know the symptoms that revolve around the breasts themselves but is there any others that dont?

    • ANSWER:
      There are some common non-specific symptoms that can occur in any cancers, especially in a later stage with spread.

      Generalized symptoms include tiredness, significant weight loss, poor appetite, low grade fever, and lymph nodes felt. In breast cancer, lower neck nodes and axillary (armpit) nodes are more common.

      Other symptoms depend on where the cancer has spread to, e.g. bone pain and pathological fractures if to the bone; breathlessness and coughing up blood if to the lungs; severe headache and neurological symptoms if to the brain; abdominal swelling and ache, and poor liver function if to the liver.

  46. QUESTION:
    Question about swollen lymph nodes in the armpit area?
    Can they fluctuate in size? I have had a swollen one in my armpit since July and it's gotten bigger then smaller and now it's big again. What's up with that?
    Someone told me that it's probably just a blocked sweat gland or something and NOT cancer, because if it were a breast cancer symptom, the lump wouldn't change in size...it would stay the same or get bigger (not smaller).
    Is that right?

    • ANSWER:
      It means some type of infection.you need to see a doctor and get an appropriate diagnosis.Trying to diagnose yourself in this forum is not very bright.

  47. QUESTION:
    If ovarian cancer symptoms are really advanced could it be see during a speculum?
    And when it is seen during a speculum exam it means you are experiencing the symptoms

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian Cancer is considered a "silent" killer - meaning the symptoms can be vague (or common among other diseases/disorder, or just a general "not feeling well".) That being said, you can't see cancer unless an imaging exam was ordered or there was a surgery and it was found.

      It's not the symptoms that are advanced, but the cancer cells. The cells can move to other parts of the body and the patient can exhibit other symptoms (not always though).

      So in short, no, cancer cannot be seen during a pelvic exam. But they can do a pap to check for cervical cancer cells.

  48. QUESTION:
    19 years of age with left colon cancer symptoms?
    I am 19 years of age with left colon cancer symptoms which are severe stomach bloating thats causes severe shortness of breath and rarely do i get a satisfying deep breath and bright blood found in toilet paper after number 2 in the toilet

    Ps : my father and his mother have colon issues but nothing cancerous

    • ANSWER:


cancer symptoms

Breast Ca

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Why do they do breast checks during pregnancy if the woman decides not to breastfeed already?
    I guess its either to screen (opportunistic) for breast Ca, or to establish if nipples are ok - if the mum decides to breastfeed??? It just seems strange that they do it - any1 know the real reason why?

    • ANSWER:
      Your breasts go through a lot of changes during pregnancy - they are checking for lumps or growths.

      Interesting fact - If you breastfeed it will decrease your risk for breast cancer.

  2. QUESTION:
    I am taking hormone suppresents, how can my endometrium be thick?
    Taking Aramadex for Breast Ca. Now having pelvic cramping and a endometrium that is 12mm thick?

    • ANSWER:
      Your endometrium can be thick due to unchecked action of estrogen, in spite of the hormone suppressants...

  3. QUESTION:
    I am caring for this person that hates everything and almost everybody?
    This person is in her late fifty's and dose have medical problems lt. breast ca scoliosis ,polio and many other problems. Has nothing good to say about any member of her family. The only person that she cares about was her boy friend and he passed away a couple of years ago. Is there a web site on hints on how to deal or help this person.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't know any web sites but know that a prayer is there for you and her....

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the latest research on the link between Breast Ca and deodorants/anti persperants?
    My niece died of Breast Cancer at 32 yrs old and her young 8 yr old is needing to use an antipersperant due to strong odour irrespective of frequent washing. I read somewhere that some anti per or deoderants could cause Breast Cancer so need more info.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no scientific evidence at all that deodorant and anti-perspirant cause or contribute to any cancer. The widespread belief that they cause breast cancer is due largely to a hoax email that was widely circulated.

      For the facts read:

      http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/bc_myths/antipersp.jsp

      http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/help/default.asp?page=3943

      http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/healthyliving/cancercontroversies/deodorants/

      Also, contrary to what someone else has said, only 5- 10% of breast cancer cases are genetic. Most are random.

  5. QUESTION:
    What should I do a day before my chemo?
    I have breast CA stage 2b.

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get Breast CA if you had Thyroid CA?
    In the past 10 months I've had Thyroid CA and surgeries and radiation, cuz it matastiszed. Now I'm wondering since Thyroid is a hormone, will other hormone areas get CA? What are the odds?
    What about other hormone areas; cervical, ovarian, uterus etc...

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it is possible to have a secondary cancer. If your cancer metastisized that means that it is possible that microscopic cells traveled anywhere in the body and lodged there. Common places for a thyroid cancer cells to metastasize include the central nervous system, lymph nodes, in areas of the lungs or bones, or in the neck. You cannot rule out a metastasis to the breast. These malignant cells in the breast though would show they were thyroid cells, thus they would be considered a metastasis.

      It is also possible to get a second primary cancer in the breast that has no relation to the primary cancer of the thyroid.
      Some people have two or even three different types of cancer. Just because you've had one cancer does not mean you can't get another one. Sometimes the second malignancy can be linked to the first treatment, especially if the second cancer is sarcoma of the breast.

      As far as the hormone theory, it seems that the common spots for reoccurence (based on the experiences of many other patients) are the cns, lymph nodes, lungs, bones, or neck . . and it is not common for it to go to the breast. Thus you cannot discount your reasoning, but it is not common.

      Medline Plus: Thyroid Cancer
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/thyroidcancer.html

      NCI: Thyroid Cancer
      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/thyroid

  7. QUESTION:
    In medical terms what does CA & NAC mean in relation to breast surgery?
    I've got my discharge notes after recently having had a total duct excision
    Most of the wording makes sense but i don't know what breast CA or NAC means
    i have to wait 2 weeks to go back to the hospital to see if i have cancer or not.
    Which is really bugging me it seems like the longest wait i've ever had!!!!
    Anyone know what the abbreviations stand for?

    Cheers for any help

    • ANSWER:
      Breast CA is breast carcinoma

  8. QUESTION:
    What constitutes a family history of breast cancer?
    My mum was diagnosed with breast cancer in her mid-40's and she's the only one who had it in my family.I'm 19 and she's stressing about the prospect that I'll get it too because she had it.As far as I know there have to be at least 2 people in your family for the cancer to be linked to genetic reasons.Am I wrong?

    • ANSWER:
      Anyone can get breast CA. Having any family history puts you ast risk. But yes scientists say that having at least 2 puts you at "high" risk.

  9. QUESTION:
    Does wearing a bra constantly really cause Breast Cancer?
    I have read conflicting stories on this subject. I personally wear one 98% of the time. Besides the fact that my breast aren't "droopy" , I believe due to this habit, I don't have Breast problems. I have regular mammos and everything is good. I "heard" that wearing a bra constantly constricts the lymphnodes causing them to "back up" and swell and harden. Possibly causing the dreaded Breast Ca. I work for a Cancer Institute and have been told that there has to be a tremendous amount of pressure on the lymphnodes to cause any of the said effects. I tend to concur on this but was wondering what others have heard and if it is still possible? The upside is that the breasts are firmer from years of wearing a bra constantly even after 3 kids. My oldest is 21. So in 21yrs I have not developed Breast Ca. Has anyone heard of potential danger?

    • ANSWER:
      lymph drainage is different from mutated cells that are cancerous, you may wish to let yourself "breathe" a little more by not constricting all the lymph passages with a bra so much, but cancer is not related to lymph drainage.

  10. QUESTION:
    What are three factors that affect breast cancer penetrance?
    What are three factors that affect breast cancer penetrance? (Penetrance is defined as the likelihood of cancer when a cancer predisposing mutation is present).

    Will award points to the person who answers the question most accurately. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      - Many family members with Hx. of Br. Ca.

      - Few family members with Hx. of Br. Ca.

      - Polymorphisms in certain otherwise 'protective' genes

  11. QUESTION:
    Where can I get information about breast augmentation surgeons in the Sacramento, California area?
    I'm very interested in having breast augmentation done. I'd like to research surgeons in my area to find out the best one to go to. I'd like to read feedback, ratings, and see photos from women that have already undergone surgery from various surgeons in the area.

    Does anyone know where I might find this information? I'm aware that the surgeons have their own websites with before/after photos, etc., but I was looking for feedback from a source other than the surgeon himself.

    I'm not really sure where to start my search. I'd like to have the surgery done in the near future and don't know how to go about picking the right surgeon.

    Any ideas? Thank you very much!
    "try google seraching" doesnt' help. Please be more specific and tell me how I should search for it (i.e., which words to type into the serach engine). Believe me, I've already tried searching for various things, but can't find feedback/ratings from women that have already undergone surgery.

    • ANSWER:
      I have included a link below that includes board certified plastic surgeons, Sacramento CA. Most plastic surgeons can do breast augmentation.

  12. QUESTION:
    Safest drug for insomnia after breast cancer. Not interested in over the counter remedies?
    I was taking seroquel but I see it increases breast ca
    Nicer risk. Thanks
    Feona

    • ANSWER:
      INSOMNIA/SLEEPLESSNESS:
      1. Ask Ur family member[s] to massage Ur spinal cord [from C-1 to Coccyx/tail bone] with his/her thumb for five times up and down.
      2. Just before sleep stop thinking and observe Ur breath as to from which nostril U inhale and from which nostril U exhale.
      3. Complete Ur dinner before sunset and last glass of water U take just 2 hours before U go to bed; so that U need not disturb Urself for urination in the midnight..
      Normal sleep ranges from 6 to 8 hours daily.
      4.If feasible enjoy free sex within Ur wedlock, since man can enjoy sex up to 90 years.
      5.Acupressure Techniques ensure optimum functioning of all Ur internal organs.
      Source(s):
      'Health In Ur Hands' by Dr.Devendra Vora vol.i & ii. Available all over the globe & in all Indian Languages + Braille lipi, Germany and the French. Dr.Vora, the world renowned Acupressurist, an octogenarian and the Bhishma Pithamaha of acupressure in India, wrote the books, after treating and caused to treat more than 150000 cases of Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, and many other most dreaded & incurable diseases. NO SIDE EFFECTS, NO HOSPITALIZATIONS AND THE LEAST COSTS. Most items are available locally.

  13. QUESTION:
    Why are men with larger breast than mine allowed to expose their breast in public?
    I see it in the summer at the pools. Very large men with breast far larger than mine, letting them hang out.

    Why are they permitted to show their large breast and run around exposed, but I have to wear a shirt?

    Is it discrimination against women that we have to stay covered?

    • ANSWER:
      In every state that the law has had to go to a federal court it has been struck down. Contact the ACLU and see if they are interested in doing a case in the state where you live. You might also take a look at http://www.tera.ca/

  14. QUESTION:
    How much do saline breast implants cost?
    Please only serious responses. On average how much do they cost in CA ? How much would be to low ? I want the best but I would like to spend between 4-5 thousand nothing more.

    • ANSWER:
      Looking for "the best" and wanting to not pay much isn't going to give you the best results. There are a lot more factors to consider then just the cost of the implants. There are different types of implants from round to textured to smooth, tear drop shape and others. Different brands like mentor. Different placements like in front of or behind the muscle, through the nipple or the underside or the armpit. Different procedures require different techniques which mean more money. If the surgery is done on site or if they have to rent out a surgical room at a hospital. That cost has to be absorbed by someone. And not to mention the skill of the surgeon, board certified or not.
      All these factors come into play. Its not uncommon to have surgery range from 00 to ,000+ just depends on what all you have done.
      Below are a few surgeons in California that specialize in breast augmentation. They maybe able to help.

  15. QUESTION:
    is it possible to receive a breast augmentation for free in CA?
    ok, is it possible to receive a breast augmentation for free in the state of california IF you have a family history of breast cancer? Is there a specific age requirement, or anything? I know there's some sort of thing that you can qualify for that doesn't cost much money at all but i cant seem to find anything online, help?

    *if your comments are going to be negative please keep them to yourself, i need real info that'll help me get some answers! thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    How long do Cold Grilled Chicken Breast fillets last in the ref?
    I eat salad the whole day, and I want to put GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST FILLETS as my protein. I grill my chicken fillets every night (George Foreman Grill) chop them into cubes, and store them in the ref. So whenever I want salad, I can just easily throw them in together with my other salad ingredients.

    I was wondering how long do these grilled chicken breast fillets last? Within how many days should I consume them?

    • ANSWER:
      Cooked chicken can be stored for 3-4 days. Make sure your fridge is set to 4°C (or 40°F).

      For more food safety tips and hundreds of chicken recipes visit www.chicken.ca.

      Hope this helps.

      Marty Brett
      Chicken Farmers of Canada

  17. QUESTION:
    Is the canadian cancer society and breast cancer part of the same organization?
    if breast cancer isnt then what are some other organizations that are a part of the canadian cancer society?

    • ANSWER:
      Here is info on them:

      http://www.cancer.ca/Canada-wide/About%20us.aspx?sc_lang=en

      I live in the US, but here, and possibly in Canada, there are multiple separate organizations dealing with cancer and research. It looks like from the website, that the Canadian Cancer Society has alliances with other groups, though:

      http://www.cancer.ca/Canada-wide/About%20us/CW-Alliances.aspx?sc_lang=en

  18. QUESTION:
    If you are diagnosed with breast ca are you on a long waiting list to be seen?
    My mom told me that her cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer and because she was on such a long waiting list to see a dr she died. I have heard of long waits in Canada but would you have a long wait for treatment in the case of cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      What's her cousins name? What province? How far along was the cancer? What was her/she on the waiting list for? Why not link to the news story on this. It would certainly have made the news if it were true.

      For a critical illness, you can see a specialist in hours or days. If you need a medical procedure, waiting lists depend upon what the procedure is. Most chemotherapy treatments are scheduled within a few weeks and, and reoccuring treatments are booked well a head of time. Surgery wait times are typically within a few weeks if it is a critical illness. As an example, for a mastectomy in British Columbia, 50% of patients receive the procedure within 2.3 weeks, 90% within 6.7 weeks.

      Long wait lists do exist on elective surgeries. Cancer treatments are not elective surgeries.

      Most provinces provide detailed specifics on waiting lists and you are free to look them up yourself.

  19. QUESTION:
    What should I avoid eating while breast feeding?
    Are there foods that should not be eating while breast feeding? My premature (35 weeks), baby's poop has changed from yellow seedy color and texture to soft light yellow green. He is 9 days old and has pooped about 4 to 5 times today.

    • ANSWER:
      Those are mostly wives tales. Unless your baby shows signs of a food allergy or intolerance, you don't need to avoid anything. Your breasts aren't hooked up to your stomach. The baby CAN get gas at times for sure, all babies do, but it unlikely due to anything you already digested BEFORE you even produced the milk. Even formula fed babies, who have the SAME food every day sometimes are gassy.

      From Dr Jack Newman's site:

      Quote:****More Breastfeeding Myths

      1. A breastfeeding mother has to be obsessive about what she eats. Not true! A breastfeeding mother should try to eat a balanced diet, but neither needs to eat any special foods nor avoid certain foods. A breastfeeding mother does not need to drink milk in order to make milk. A breastfeeding mother does not need to avoid spicy foods, garlic, cabbage or alcohol. A breastfeeding mother should eat a normal healthful diet. Although there are situations when something the mother eats may affect the baby, this is unusual. Most commonly, "colic", "gassiness" and crying can be improved by changing breastfeeding techniques, rather than changing the mother's diet. (Information Sheet Colic in the Breastfed Baby).****
      http://www.nbci.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27%3Amyths-of-breastfeeding&catid=5%3Aarticles&Itemid=17&limitstart=1

      There are 4 really informational pages to read at that link of all types of breastfeeding myths.
      I ate whatever I wanted. Were my kids gassy sometimes? Sure. All babies are. They were much more gassy after they started solids though & never nearly as gassy as my Dh. ;) EVERYONE told me to avoid certain foods, etc. It's NOT needed. Nursing is hard enough as it is early on when they nurse so frequently & just getting a good meal can be hard. As long as it has some nutrition, stick it in your mouth & ENJOY!

  20. QUESTION:
    How much would I spend on breast augmentation with all fees included?
    I don't want to hear anything abut how I should love my boobs the way they are and so on, I jsut want a price range. I havemy mind set on it. Thank you in advance! I live in San Francisco, CA.
    And if you have had this procedure done, I would love for you to share your story with me. Not the pictures, jsut the story. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I just got mine done yesterday in Folsom, CA (not too far from you). I went from a small 32A to a full 34C. My surgeon charged me about 00 and she did an AWESOME job! Plus her staff was really kind and caring. I have shopped around for surgeons for almost a year and she was my favorite, though a little more expensive than the others, but she was WELL worth it!

      So yeah, since I just started my experience, I can tell you what I'm going through so far :)

      Yesterday was the surgery. When I came in, I had a guy friend with me who was to look after me after the surgery. It was actually kinda funny. I was getting my IV and the second he saw the needle, he went white! He almost passed out right there. And then I started to get a little dizzy, but the anesthesiologist gave me something to relax and I felt ok. My friend however had to leave since he couldn't handle needles. The next thing I remember, they gave me something to knock me out and then I woke up to see two of the nurses that had helped me earlier. They were very sweet and helped me to my friend's car.

      On the way back home, I started feeling nauseous and I threw up in the car (luckily he had a plastic bag handy), mainly due to the bumpy ride back. When I got home, I noticed that the medication was slowly wearing off, but I wasn't feeling any pain. I felt quite a bit of pressure on my chest and my arm pits felt pretty sore, but there was no pain. So throughout the day, I felt like I was in okay shape. I could walk around if I wanted to (but I did it slowly, since I'm recovering), but yeah, the most painful part of my procedure was actually getting the IV. I sat in the recliner for the most part, since it's the most comfortable position. I watched a few movies, ate some chicken & stars with crackers, ate some apple sauce, drank a lot of water, and took my anti-biotics. My doctor called to check up on me. I told her I was feeling virtually no pain and if it was okay not to take the pain killers. She said it was okay and sounded surprised and happy to know that I had very little if any pain.

      Later, I went to sleep rather early. Sitting in the recliner all day did take a toll on my back, but I was ok. I did take a pain killer right before I went to bed, just in case I should feel the pain in the middle of the night, it won't wake me up. Fortunately, I didn't experience any pain throughout the night. When I woke up, the pressure on my chest was the same, but my arm pits felt a little more sore due to the bandages and surgical bra. It wasn't a really big deal, but it made getting out of bed a little more difficult.

      I went to my follow up about 6 hours ago. When she checked my breasts, she said everything was looking good and normal. She asked me again if I had any pain, I told her I didn't and she said I was one heck of a trooper! When she took my bandages and bra off, a lot of the pressure and soreness went from medium to very mild. But they have to be there so the implants can heal in place.

      Right now, I'm going out of my mind with boredom. I feel okay to do a lot of things, but I'm not allowed to since my breasts need to recover, which is fine, not gonna push myself around like that. But keep in mind that some people have a high tolerance of pain and some don't. So my experience shouldn't be the main reason to go get implants.

      Anyway, if you have any questions you can ask me! I'm going through the process right now and I can't wait to see the final results months from now! Good luck sweety!

  21. QUESTION:
    Where can I learn more about the proposed legalization of medical marijuana in CA?
    I'm interested in learning more about medical marijuana and exactly what the issue is in the upcoming CA election.
    Are there any websites about this, or information people have learned from watching the news?

    • ANSWER:
      It's called the California Cannabis Initiative. Their website is:

      http://www.californiacannabisinitiative.org/

      But just Google 'California cannabis initiative' and you'll see lots of commentary, news articles, etc.

      It's not for medical marijuana. We already passed that one. My sweetie is getting over breast cancer and has been using it, and I really think it's helped her. This initiative is for -recreational- pot. It will allow it to be used just for fun, and it will allow people to grow it.

      EDIT: I just checked the website and it says the initiative has been 'withdrawn'. Can't believe it. Google is full of news articles up to just a few days ago showing the initiative leading slightly, so I wonder what's the deal.

  22. QUESTION:
    Donate or sponsor my organization to give money to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Foundation?
    My organization is Sigma Lambda Gamma and San Diego State University in CA. We are looking for donations or anyone to sponsor us so that we are able to allocate money for this organization by October 15th. IF you know of anyone please let me know. I appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      if you have a computer you can help find a cure

      http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the best home remedy for baldness in women?
    I am 44 an old patient of CA Breast . General health is good ,diet is good .With the passage of time, thinning has increased many folds and i am near baldness. Its very embarrassing for me . Please help me to cure it.

    • ANSWER:
      I researched these for you. I hope they help. You should give them a try.
      Amla Oil and Shampoo

      Amla oil, also known as Indian gooseberry oil, is considered a valuable hair tonic for enhancing hair growth and is simple to use. Prepare by boiling dry pieces of amla in coconut oil and apply it on the scalp.

      To prevent hair loss and use as a baldness treatment, make a shampoo by mixing 100 grams of amla, reetha and shikakai. Boil these items in two liters of water. This shampoo should be used for one month. Any of these ingredients can be found online or at your local grocery or pharmacy.

      Lettuce and Spinach Juice

      Drink half a liter of mixed lettuce and spinach juice daily to prevent hair loss. Prepare by mixing one bunch of lettuce and spinach in your juicer. When it is pressed, simply stir with a spoon to make sure the flavor is smooth and even.

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      Alfalfa

      Combine the juice of alfalfa with equal quantities of carrot and lettuce juice to help enrich hair growth. Drink this on a daily basis. Alfalfa juice can also be prepared by using fresh leaves of the plant, though these are more difficult to obtain.

      Coconut Oil and Milk

      Apply coconut oil mixed with lime water or lime juice on the scalp daily. If coconut oil cannot be found, coconut milk can also be used.

      Prepare coconut milk by grinding coconut shavings and squeezing them, or simply purchase it at the local grocery store. Massage the coconut milk into the hair roots and over the scalp daily.

      Coriander Leaves

      Daily application of the juice of green coriander leaves, also known as cilantro, is also beneficial to hair loss. Juice cilantro by using an efficient juicer that will not only crush the vegetable and press it firmly enough to juice it.

      Mustard Oil and Henna Leaves

      Boil 250 milliliters of mustard oil in a tin basin. Gradually drop 60 grams of henna leaves in the boiling oil till they are burnt in the oil. Filter the oil using a cloth and store it. Massage the scalp regularly with the oil to promote healthy growth of hair.

      Lime and Pepper Seeds

      Grind together lime and black pepper seeds to make a fine paste. This paste has been found to be one of the most valuable remedies for hair loss. Apply the paste twice a day for a few weeks on the scalp or patches of baldness. Although this paste has a mildly irritant reaction, it helps maintain blood circulation to the affected area and increases hair growth.

      Onion and Honey

      Rub the scalp with onion pieces every morning and evening till the area begins to redden. When it has turned red, apply a small amount of honey.

      Liquorice

      Apply a paste of liquorice over the bald patches before going to bed. Grind pieces of liquorice in milk and add a pinch of saffron to prepare this fine paste.

      Almond Oil

      To stop further hair loss, apply almond oil onto the scalp two to three times a day.

      Olive Oil Paste

      Prepare a paste with hot olive oil, honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Apply this before a bath or shower and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash it off afterwards.

  24. QUESTION:
    I decided on a bareback pad with a breast collar help me find some that are not to pricy but are good?
    I want a bareback pad with a breast collar. Help me locate some on the internet. I found some just want more information and more choices. Any price. I like to see high end and low end.

    • ANSWER:
      I got mine( all4) from Ballards Saddles in Norco CA. They were .00( the last one I bought was 3yrs ago) with the saddle bags. They do make all of them with a breast collar. They do not have pictures of them on line, but you can call & they can send you pictures( I think). They are all American made in his warehouse in Bloominton CA. They are very high quality! I have had one for a good 10yrs & have had no rips or tears. They have many, many different prints from Zebra to, your Indian patters to plain colors. If you are looking for great quality American made for a great price I would call them. They do ship everything they sell. I hope this helps! I will only buy his pads because of the durability!! I have been on some rough terrain & through bush & they hold up very well!

      http://ballardsaddles.com/

  25. QUESTION:
    Is there anyway to decrease my breast size without surgery?
    Hi, I was wondering if there was anyway to decrease my breast size naturally? I've always had big breasts, but when i got pregnant they got bigger, but didnt shrink after i stopped breast feeding. I had D breasts before my pregnancy and now I have E breasts and its very difficult to find clothing and I have terrible back pain. Please no smart ass answers or perverts answering this. I just want people who can give me helpful information.

    • ANSWER:
      u can make them appear smaller by

      wearing a sports bra, bcuz it has no padding

      on your shirt have a some kinda of waist line under the bust, like the strap on this top http://www.garage.ca/productDetail.aspx?productId=8408&displayGroupId=2

      v-necks can make them apear smaller

      and wearing over sized clothes will make ur chest apear alot bigger.

  26. QUESTION:
    Does a sudden retracted nipple and slight burning mean breast cancer?
    I am a 51 year old woman and have noticed a sudden, total retraction of my left nipple with a slight feeling of burning behind it. Does this mean breast cancer? I saw my Doctor today and now have an urgent appointment to see a Breast Surgeon on Thursday but I am frightened. Could it be something else? Retraction and slight burning are the only symptoms I have no lumps!

    • ANSWER:
      I dont mean to scare you but it could indicate Ca. However as you are feeling a burning sensation and only the nipple is effected, it may be nothing more than an abcyss or a cyst

      my thoughts reach out for you.

      good luck ;-)

  27. QUESTION:
    Why do Dr.s reccomend breast and ovarian cancer testing when there are several other types of cancer?
    So you find out you don't have breast cancer but who knows what other types you may have?

    • ANSWER:
      They recommend these as preventative screening measures. They do not test for ovarian cancer it is cervical cancer which they screen for. As well as colon cancer. They test for these because early detection is key in all cancer. These are only the select few that can be detected without invasive surgery or expensive testing.
      Ovarian Cancer is not tested for as a preventative measure, but it should be for it is only the matter of an internal exam and a CA-125 test which cost about 0 to run verses 0 for an internal ultrasound.
      They test for these to help prevent cancer and save lives.

  28. QUESTION:
    Is there any breast cancer worse than inflammatory breast cancer?
    I really need to know. I hate seeing my dear mommy suffer with the stage 4 Inflammatory Breast Cancer she is diagnosed with and now I want to give her as much information I can. So please leave me answer you would not usually see in information sites, please?

    • ANSWER:
      I know it's the fastest growing breast cancer,is she attending a cancer facility like
      The City Of Hope in Ca.? Also you should buy or check out a book from the library
      called " Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book"4th edition. It has so much information on all types of Breast Cancer, But only her oncologist can help since every person is different. But you will learn much from her books. She is a clinical professor at UCLA's David Geffen School a teacher,surgeon and activist. I myself have 4th stage breast cancer and almost daily have use for this book. Your Mommy is fortunate to have a daughter like you. God Bless You Both

  29. QUESTION:
    How to improve my cleavage and breasts?
    How can I make my cleavage stand out more? I am a crossdresser, I know I can tape, use push-ups, etc. I am not sure if implants are the right answer.

    Also how can I increase the size of my breasts without implants or expensive breast forms? Some say birdseed and hose, or water balloons.

    • ANSWER:
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  30. QUESTION:
    Am I allowed to breast feed on an airplane?
    In December I will be taking a 6 hour flight (Continental Airlines) with my daughter who will be 5 months. My question is, is breast feeding allowed on airplanes? What happens when a baby is formula fed? Are moms allowed to bring bottles on a plane?

    • ANSWER:
      No worries. Trust me most people on that plane will be more then willing for you to breastfeed and will cheer you on instead of listening to a baby scream becuase their ears hurt. Babies are unable to chew or yawn to pop their ears so while the plane is ascending or decending baby needs something to suck on to keep their ears from hurting.
      If baby is on formula they will still allow you to bring it with. If you use liquid formula as stated earlier you do need to declare it at security. However they do not have the right to open it up, demand you or baby drink it , or "test it". The attendants on the plane will be more then willing to provide you with warm water on the plane to mix up a bottle if you use concentrated or powdered formula.
      I flew down to CA when my daughter was that age and it went fine. Granted there are helpful people and there are idiots. One attendant actually expected that I would hand her my DAUGHTER instead of the diaper bag to help get us situated. Of course the freaking airline had actually cancelled my flight and this was the next flight so they had the nerve to place me in the very last row of seats next to the engines. That was alot of fun. I brought our bobby pillow and it worked very well for her to lay in and nurse while in the air. If you pay for her own seat they may try to insist that you have her belted into it during take off and landing, I'm sure it depends on the airline.
      Also take advantage of the fact that you can have a stroller checked at the gate, makes life much easier to have baby in the stroller throughout the airport especially if your flight is delayed or bumped. Make sure your diaper bag has plenty of supplies rather then just what you would need say for the two hours before the flight and in flight.
      Also do your best to get a seat as far forward as you can, those engines are loud especially to baby's sensitive hearing.
      If you do use check at gate for a car seat or stroller make sure there is no removeable pieces like the stroller latch. LOL I learned the hard way when I got my stroller back the freaking latch was missing and they had to actually go back in to find the car seat!

  31. QUESTION:
    what can i do with frozen chicken breasts?
    with the economy the way it is and after having our second baby in 11 months, money is a little tight, so i purchased this bag of skinless boneless frozen chicken breasts. excluding the crock pot, im not sure what to do with them. do i thaw them first? can i bake them or grill them frozen? any good recipes to use? basic ones? any ideas would be great! thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      SJ-SC-CA Incredible Chicken Salad

      3 cups chicken breast (cooked and cubed)
      1 cup pineapple (diced)
      1/2 cup celery (diced)
      1/2 cup mayonnaise
      1/4 cup raisins
      1/4 cup walnuts
      1/8 cup dried cranberries
      2 Tablespoons sweet onion (minced)
      2 Tablespoons apple juice

      Combine all ingredients in a bowl until well combined and chill. Serve with a lettuce garnish.

      ***You can use the chicken salad as a sandwich filling.***

  32. QUESTION:
    what type of bird has a yelllow breast?
    What type of backyard birds that has a yellow breast and why does it pull blooms off of flowers?

    • ANSWER:
      There are several types of backyard birds that are yellow-breasted. Some build nests and some prefer houses. Some are found in just the eastern portion of the states and some are found all over. Knowing where you live would have helped a bit.

      I guess the most common is the Yellow-breasted Chat.
      http://images.google.ca/images?hl=en&q=yellow+breasted+chat&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2
      - Medium-sized songbird.
      Bright yellow chest and throat.
      Olive-green back.
      White spectacles.
      White belly and undertail.
      Long tail.

      Size: 18 cm (7 in)
      Wingspan: 25 cm (10 in)
      Weight: 23-31 g (0.81-1.09 ounces)

      This web site list all the yellow birds. Take a look at the photos of the yellow-breasted ones and perhaps you will be able to spot the bird.
      http://www.birdnature.com/yellowbird.html

  33. QUESTION:
    Correlation between cervical dysplasia and breast cancer?
    I was recently diagnosed with cervical dysplasia at age 26. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 26. Mine is from HPV, but since my mother was so young to have the cancer, does it increase my susceptibility to forming full blown cancer? Is there any correlation between cervical and breast cancers?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no established correlationship between cervical dysplasia and breast cancer.
      As your mother has had ca.breast at early age .you are at higher risk and need regular screening from early age of 30.

  34. QUESTION:
    How long do you cook a 3 lb turkey breast and 8 lb Ham?
    My husband and I couldn't make it back home to Ca for thanksgiving since the Army has different plans for him this weekend. We have to stay here in NY. So I'm going to cook for us on our first thanksgiving. This sounds bad for asking since I went to Culinary School but however I went for baking not cooking. lol Thank You if you can help me out.

    • ANSWER:
      Deep-Fry the turkey in a turkey frier with peanut oil(time depends on the size of your frier).

      Boil the salt out of the ham,glaze it with honey........then bake it(depends on if you slow cook it...or want to get it done fast).

  35. QUESTION:
    Does acnitic keratosis always turn into squamous cell carcinoma or can it also turn into basal cell carcinoma?
    Prior to 3 areas developing on my chin that will not go away, for several years I had an area on my chin that was wart-like, it was small and skin colored and from the research I have done it is called acnitic keratosis(pre-cancer). It would come and go. But now I have the sores on my chin that won't go away for 2 months now. I do have an appointment at the end of this month with the dermatologist and I am on the cancellation list. Unfortunately I am one that loves the sun, I just returned from an Island and prior to going I did use the tanning bed like I do every year. I also have a Hx of CA in my family , my mother had breast CA and alot of my aunts and uncles on my mothers side has had some type of CA. I know with my Hx of CA and sun exposure you are probably saying how stupid could you be?? You just never think it will happen to you until it does. Maybe I'm overdiagnosing but I have to wait a month to find out.

    • ANSWER:
      An actinic keratosis is sometimes a precurser to squamous cell carcinoma. Basal cell carcinomas are also caused by excess UVA damage but in a different type skin cell. The ratio of AKs that convert into SCC varies but is around 2-15%. My own estimate is about one in six if the AK is given enough time to keep growing. Here is a new article from PUBMED discussing this same question.

      Eur J Dermatol. 2006 Sep;16(4):335-9. Links
      Actinic keratosis: how to differentiate the good from the bad ones?Quaedvlieg PJ, Tirsi E, Thissen MR, Krekels GA.
      Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Maastricht, P.Debyelaan 25, Postbox 5800 6202 AZ Maastricht, The Netherlands. pqua@home.nl

      Our objective was to obtain practical clinical parameters to indicate those actinic keratoses (AK) that are at risk of becoming invasive. A systematic review of the literature, with focus on randomized trials, retrospective studies and reviews was undertaken. The main outcome measure was the rates and clinical features of AK that transformed into SCC. This study reviewed randomized and retrospective studies and reviews of AK and their risk of becoming SCC. We reviewed a total of 875 studies and identified 62 useful prospective, retrospective studies and reviews. Finally 15 studies covering percentage and/or clinical parameters of malignant transformation were found to be useful: a total of 9 reviews, 4 randomized controlled trials and 2 retrospective studies. Only 1 study (meta-analysis) examined the percentage of malignant transformation and found a rate between 0.025% and 20% per year/per lesion. Clinical parameters found were: induration (3 studies), bleeding (3 studies), enlargement in diameter (3 studies), erythema (2 studies) and ulceration (2 studies). Other minor clinical criteria were pain, palpability, hyperkeratoses, pruritic lesions and pigmentation. The amount of quality research on the most common premalignant lesion in humans is disappointing. The only longitudinal study looking at the incidence of malignant transformation of AK to SCC dates from 1988.Besides the known risk factors (skin type, photodamage, immunosuppression etc), based on this review we found clinical features that provide a practical guide to practitioners in the treatment of AK. Although not prospectively studied, clinical parameters indicating those AK with an increased risk of malignancy are IDRBEU. I (Induration /Inflammation), D (Diameter > 1 cm), R (Rapid Enlargement), B (Bleeding), E (Erythema) and U (Ulceration). In future prospective studies, these parameters should be included.
      PMID: 16935787 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

      Your family history of breast cancer does not influence your own chances of developing skin cancer but your history of tanning and sun exposure certainly does. You can reverse the development of many AKs with the prescription medicine Solaraze (topical diclofenac) if you apply it twice daily for three months or so. AKs that do not respond to Solaraze either need cryosurgery (freezing) or surgical removal. Solaraze will not effectively treat a SCC so if the Dr suspects you have a SCC it is better to treat the suspected SCC first with biopsy and excision and then treat any remaining non threatening AKs with Solaraze. Solaraze will not help if you continue tanning or sun exposure.

      http://www.bradpharm.com/products/Doak/prescription/Solaraze.htm

      If you do end up being diagnosed with SCC then you need to realize that your tanning and heavy sun exposure days are over because once you have one SCC of the skin the chances of you developing a second SCC are increased and will not decrease. Chances are about 40-70% that a person with one biopsy proven SCC will develop another one within five years.

      http://www.aad.org/public/Publications/pamphlets/SquamousCellCarcinoma.htm

      There is some preliminary research that indicates drinking green tea daily might reduce a person's chances of developing skin cancers due to excess sun exposure and possibly help in the DNA repair of UVA damage of the skin. So far the research is not completely convincing but if you like drinking tea it certainly won't hurt any to add tea to your daily diet.

      Skin cancer chemoprevention: strategies to save our skin.Einspahr JG, Bowden GT, Alberts DS.
      Arizona Cancer Center, University of Arizona, P.O. Box 245024, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA.

      There are over 1 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed yearly in the United States. The majority of these are nonmelanoma (NMSCs) and are associated with chronic exposure to ultraviolet light (UV). Actinic keratosis (AK) has been identified as a precursor for SCC, but not for BCC. AKs are far more common than SCC, making them excellent targets for chemoprevention. Cancer chemoprevention can prevent or delay the occurrence of cancer in high-risk populations using dietary or chemical interventions. We have developed strategies that have rational mechanisms of action and demonstrate activity in preclinical models of skin cancer. Promising agents proceed to phase I-III trials in subjects at high risk of skin cancer. UV light induces molecular signaling pathways and results in specific genetic alterations (i.e., mutation of p53) that are likely critical to skin cancer development. UVB-induced changes serve as a basis for the development of novel agents. Targets include inhibition of polyamine or prostaglandin synthesis, specific retinoid receptors, and components of the Ras and MAP kinase signaling pathways. Agents under study include: epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a green tea catechin with antioxidant and sunscreen activity, as well as UVB signal transduction blocking activity; perillyl alcohol, a monoterpene derived from citrus peel that inhibits Ras farnesylation; difluoromethylornithine (DFMO), an inhibitor of ornithine decarboxylase and polyamines; retinoids that target retinoid X receptors and AP-1 activity; and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents that inhibit cylooxygenase and prostaglandin synthesis. We performed a series of Phase I-II trials in subjects with multiple AK. For example, a phase II randomized trial of topical DFMO reduced AK number, suppressed polyamines, and reduced p53 protein. Our goal is to develop agents for use in combination and/or incorporation into sunscreens to improve chemoprevention efficacy and reduce skin cancer incidence.
      PMID: 12903851 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

  36. QUESTION:
    How often should a baby make a bowel movement?
    Having lots of problems with the midwives, health visitors and breast feeding consultants. Does anybody know of any articles written by paediatricians where they provide definitive proof that a breastfed baby can sometimes take up to 14 days to make a poo? This is just one of the issues I have with these people, they seems to think they know more than the GP's and Paediatricians and yet they can't actually provide any proof or quote the research.

    • ANSWER:
      From world-renowned infant feeding authority Dr Jack Newman:

      "Some breastfed babies, after the first three to four weeks of life, may suddenly change their stool pattern from many each day, to one every three days or even less. Some babies have gone as long as 20 days or more without a bowel movement. As long as the baby is otherwise well, and the stool is the usual pasty or soft, yellow movement, this is not constipation and is of no concern. No treatment is necessary or desirable, because no treatment is necessary or desirable for something that is normal."

      http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=doc-IMB

      ...it's not clear who's telling you what, but, pediatricians and GPs receive no or almost no training in breastfeeding -- they are not good sources of information.

      Dr Newman is a published author on the topic, a widely respected researcher, has been running a breastfeeding clinic for years, and has his IBCLC lactation consulting certification; he is (obviously) an exception. IBCLCs are the most authoritative sources, generally, should you be seeking better nursing support -- some midwives aren't as knowledgeable as they should be, and people post crazy stuff their health visitors told them about nursing on here all the time. Uncertified self-styled "consultants" have also given new parents a lot of bad starts.

  37. QUESTION:
    A unique breast cancer tattoo with ribbon incorporated?
    My mom has gone through breast cancer for about three and a half years now with reoccurrences. We have decided to get matching tattoos, small tattoos.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=unique+breast+cancer+tattoos&gs_sm=c&gs_upl=31353l37945l0l40278l19l15l1l2l3l1l516l3944l0.1.5.6.0.1l16l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1280&bih=586&wrapid=tlif132119900635710&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi

  38. QUESTION:
    What medications are used after your first four round of chemotherapy?
    I have a friend with breast cancer and she has 4 more rounds to go but with a different type of chemo medication.

    • ANSWER:
      Ask your friend. There are many different types of cancer medications for each type of cancer. Much depends upon the stage and grade of the tumors and the patients response to the chemotherapy. So . . there isn't just one answer . . it just depends. Sometimes a doctor will elect to go with a single chemo and sometimes the chemo will work better in combinations. Here is a list of chemotherapy drugs that you can look through:

      Individual Chemotherapy Drugs
      http://www.cancerbackup.org.uk/Treatments/Chemotherapy/Individualdrugs

      ACS: Chemotherapy Principles
      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ETO/eto_1_3_Chemotherapy_Principles.asp

      Professional Cancer Drug Manual
      http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/HPI/DrugDatabase/DrugIndexPro/default.htm

  39. QUESTION:
    What to say when my boyfriends mom has cancer?
    My boyfriend just told me his mom is in hospital with breast cancer. I dont know what to say to him. Ive told him im here to help and everything but he asked me to keep talking to him. ): What can I say?

    • ANSWER:
      Your boy friend is blessed to have you by his side. Just keep being there for him sweet heart. He needs a listening ear, and at times a shoulder to cry on. Part of his world has been turned on its ear.
      Try to keep things as normal as possible. Plan things to do as a couple, such as movie and dinner nights, visits with friends etc. Include his parents if his mother is up to it. There will be days when she feels crappy,and a frozen home cooked meal(made by you) will be a welcome blessing. Just as welcome will be help with housework. I did this for my buddy in last months of his life. His wife really appreciated the break.

      There will be days when your bf will have questions. Ones that are tough to answer. Here's a few sites I use for research.
      http://www.cancer.ca.
      http://www.cancer.org.
      http://www.cancer.gov.
      http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/44.cfm.
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/
      http://www.uhn.ca/applications/PMH/iNews/default.aspx.
      http://www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org/index.htm.

  40. QUESTION:
    How do you evaluate the tumor marker test?
    I have stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. It has spread to my bones and possibly my liver. After a number of years on estrogen therapy I am now on a chemo regiment. I have been told that my cancer is slow growing however I learned that my tumor marker is approximately 600 up from 42 last year. I understand that the "normal" range is between 0-30. Can anyone help me interpret my specific results?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like a positive CA 15-3 marker.
      http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/UnderstandingYourDiagnosis/ExamsandTestDescriptions/TumorMarkers/tumor-markers-how-t-m-used
      That will be useful in following your response to chemotherapy.
      It means nothing by itself.
      It is just a useful marker to assess response to treatment.
      If your CA 15-3 does not go down within 2-3 months of chemotherapy,
      I would switch to a different breast cancer treatment regimen.
      Your oncologist should be explaining this in detail for you.
      I always did with my patients.

  41. QUESTION:
    How long can I leave uncooked chicken in the refrigerator?
    I bought chicken breasts Friday & I washed and seasoned them but I'm not planning to cook them until Wednesday. They are sitting in the meat drawer in the refrigerator. Is 5 days too long?
    squdldr...
    that's pretty scary. I checked them & they just smelled like seasoning. Still, I don't want to take a chance with my guests, so I washed them again & froze them in foodsaver bags to maybe cook some other time. I will start over again with chicken breasts that I previously froze for Wednesday's dinner party.

    • ANSWER:
      Fresh chicken can be kept for 2-3 days in the fridge. Today will be your third day. Why not freeze them now? Raw chicken meat can be kept up to 6 months in the freezer if it is well packaged. Cooked chicken meat doesn't keep as long in the freezer (3 months).

      Please make sure you clean up properly (with a bleach/water solution) where you washed the chicken. Sometimes washing can cause more problems and isn't recommended because of the potential for cross-contamination with your kitchen surfaces, counter tops, etc.

      For more food safety tips and hundreds of great chicken recipes visit www.chicken.ca.

      Hope this helps
      Marty
      Chicken Farmers of Canada

  42. QUESTION:
    Why do you give baby rice cereal and should I start?
    I keep reading about moms giving rice cereal. Do I do this before can baby food? My baby is breast fed and is three months old.

    • ANSWER:
      What mystic_eye said. There's no point. It is cheap starch, heavily processed, not very nutritious at all.

      "Cereals started as an important part of a child's diet back when the infant formula companies couldn't get an absorbable form of iron into the formula. They then fortified rice cereal with iron and introduced the rice cereal early into the diet as a way to make sure the kids got the iron.

      Now, all the infant formulas are fortified with iron and of course, breastmilk has an abundant and easily absorbable supply of iron in it, so we really don't need an extra source. If you take away the iron in the cereals, it's just starch."

      http://www.drjen4kids.com/myths/mythrice.htm

      It is sweetened wallpaper paste with a vitamin pill stirred in.

      Wait for signs baby is ready -- can sit up unassisted, has lost tongue thrust reflex, etc -- around six months.

      A smushed-up banana (you do _not_ need to waste your money on commercial ready-made "baby food"), as already suggested, is a nice first choice. As is meat if baby is not vegetarian...

      "Take rice cereal, for example. Under conventional American wisdom, it's the best first food. But Butte says iron-rich meat — often one of the last foods American parents introduce — would be a better choice.

      Dr. David Ludwig of Children's Hospital Boston, a specialist in pediatric nutrition, says some studies suggest rice and other highly processed grain cereals actually could be among the worst foods for infants.

      "These foods are in a certain sense no different from adding sugar to formula. They digest very rapidly in the body into sugar, raising blood sugar and insulin levels" and could contribute to later health problems, including obesity, he says."

      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9646449

      "A recent study has confirmed that the consumption of highly refined and fortified cereal foods may not be the best way to maintain adequate iron status for infants. Researchers from the University of Colorado wanted to determine the nutritional efficacy and effect on infants of the consumption of either meat or iron-fortified infant cereal as their first complementary food.
      ...The authors suggest that more research is needed to develop optimal complementary feeding guidelines and conclude that the introduction of meat as a first complementary food for exclusively breastfed infants is beneficial and associated with improved zinc intakes."

      http://www.infactcanada.ca/Winter_2006_Pg6_.htm

      If you want to give your baby rice, cook up some brown rice and smush it a bit. Much better than the "cereal."

      "Have you checked out the taste and texture of commercial baby cereal? Pour some commercial rice cereal in a bowl. It has no smell. The taste is the very definition of bland. The cereal is made from refined rice that has been processed and precooked. Refined grains have nothing to offer but carbohydrates. Whole grains, on the other hand, contain not only carbohydrates but also protein, fat, fiber, vitamins, essential minerals, and life. The germ is still intact. If you put a whole grain in water, it sprouts. If you put commercial baby cereal in water, it makes paste. Why train your baby to want this? By pre-toasting organic whole grains, grinding them in a small electric grinder, and cooking the grains with water, you can create a fresh, delicious, nutrient-dense cereal with taste, texture, and aroma."

      http://www.mothering.com/articles/growing_child/food/kitchen_baby.html

  43. QUESTION:
    How to check for breast cancer?
    I just felt my boob and there's a relatively small lump. I remember having one like this at like age 13 and the doctor said it's only there because my boobs are developing, but I'm 18 now and dont know why I would still get a lump for that reason.

    So I'm wondering what do breast cancer lumps feel like? What size are they? Do they hurt? Or what might be happening to my boob?

    • ANSWER:
      The most common place for a breast ca is the
      right breast (if you are right handed), upper
      outer quadrant They will have some degree
      of calcification, and that is what a mammogram
      will find. Because it is calcium, it is hard like
      a rock.

      It is most likely that you are just having a cystic
      structure that is forming, and then breaking down,
      as the circulation works to clear up these problems.
      (Think of a blemish on your skin, that is another
      cystic structure, with debris blocking it)

      You have been to the dr, and been checked out.
      However, it is not unknown for very young women
      to get breast ca. (At the pathology lab where I worked
      the youngest patient we had with breast ca was 16 yrs old)
      This is a rarity, but does point out the importance of
      breast self exam, as that is how most ca's are found.
      If you start to have any other symptoms, such as
      unexplained weight loss, lack of appetite, tiredness,
      you definitely need to be checked up. Those are all
      symptoms of cancer.

  44. QUESTION:
    Why do some men are against woman getting breast implant?
    Men likes to look at woman with nice breast.So she want to get plastic surgery to make her breast look nice, mostly for herself and for the confindence. Would you support her ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      its because a lot of girls that get breast implants go overboard and the implants are WAY too big for there skin, therefore you can see the 'rounded look' that looks too fake.

      I have breast implants and i got 210cc filled to 240cc, i now have a 34b bra size and I look 100% natural.

      I don't think girls should get the "HI I JUST GOT FAKE BOOBS" look. Instead opt for a smaller size implant that will settle down and look natural.
      I don't have any outline over the implant.

      BAD IMPLANTS LOOK LIKE THIS
      http://www.ebreastaug.com/zip/CA/Beverly_Hills/73-before-after-breast-implants/pics/breast_aug12.jpg

      Mine look like this and this is a picture of someone else that has GOOD IMPLANTS.
      http://www.ebreastaug.com/zip/PA/Philadelphia/74-before-after/pics/breast_augb.jpg

      if you are considering implants please get a smaller size. your surgeon will tell you to get a big size, but you have to get what you like. DONT listen to ppl who say breast implants look FAKE, becuz if you get the right size and the right plastic surgeon you can get a beautiful look, I DID!

  45. QUESTION:
    The Best Breast Augmentation Method and a good surgeon referral in Orange County, CA area?
    My 23 year old daughter is planning on a breast augmentation surgery and if I don't do some checking, she will go ahead and have the first surgeon she finds do the surgery for her. I am trying to find out what is the best method out there and see if I can get some referrals in O.C. area. I heard now days they go thru the belly botton and there would be no marks. Any guidance will be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      A good site that may help you find the information you seek is thru the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. You can also find information on there about different procedures.

  46. QUESTION:
    What are some good solid foods to begin baby on other than rice cereal?
    What did you start your baby on other than rice cereal? What's the next step after breast milk and formula?
    He is 12 weeks, I don't plan on starting solids for a few more months but he is holding his head up now and very alert, also expresses interest in my food so I'm just looking for ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      I have not yet started, but will be starting next month. You ca do the easy things like banana and avocado. They are super easy to do on your own by simply mashing them up with a fork or spoon. They are good, low allergy risk foods.

      Be sure to introduce one food at a time and watch for any reactions. They rule is a 4 day wait period until adding new foods.
      http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/solidfood6to8montholdbaby.htm

      Apricots, Avocados, Nectarines, Peaches, Plums, Prunes, Pumpkin, Mangos, Carrots*( http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/nitratearticle.htm ), Peas, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Parsnips (8 months)

  47. QUESTION:
    How long is chicken good in the freezer?
    I have a bag of chicken breasts that I ate some out of and threw the rest in the freezer. They have been in there for months...how long are they good?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's some handy information about storing and thawing chicken.

      Freezer (-18º or 0°F)
      Whole chicken 12 months
      Chicken pieces 6 months
      Cooked chicken 3 months
      Ground chicken 3 months

      Thawing methods and times:
      Wrapped, in refrigerator
      10 hours per kilogram (5 hours per pound)

      Wrapped, in several changes of cold water
      2 hours per kilogram (1 hour per pound)

      Microwave, defrost*
      10-15 minutes per kilogram (or according to microwave guidelines - 5 minutes per pound)

      *When defrosting in microwave, chicken should be loosely covered and pieces turned, separated and rotated several times during thawing to ensure even penetration. Chicken that has been defrosted in the microwave should be cooked immediately as some of it may have already started to cook.

      Note: Cook all other thawed chicken within 48 hours.

      For more food safety tips, hundreds of great chicken recipes and more visit http://www.chicken.ca.

      Thanks
      Marty Brett
      Chicken Farmers of Canada

  48. QUESTION:
    What do I need to know about flying on Northwest Airlines with my 6 month old baby?
    In march i'll be flying from WI to CA on northwest and i would like to know if there is anything i should know about flying with my daughter...
    Will we be in one seat???
    Do they allow formula again? (I know they didn't after 9-11)
    How do I find out this information without calling them?

    • ANSWER:
      We - my wife myself and son (now ten) have flown extensively all flights on NWA in the USA and KLM abroad. My son flew with us for the first time when he was 5months old, he flew with us twice a year on average. No problems at all.
      TO YOUR QUESTION
      If you have other questions write NWA.COM

      A six month old is held on mothers lap tied to mother/father with an extension belt.
      During takeoff and landing of U.S. registered civil aircraft, each person on board that aircraft must occupy a seat with a safety belt properly secured about him. a person who has not reached his second birthday may be held by an adult who is occupying a seat.

      Formula is allowed.
      Medications, baby formula and food, breast milk, and juice are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint.


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Graviola Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What do you think about Graviola as an alternative cancer treatment?
    It's been said that Graviola kills cancer cells and is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy but has only been tested on rats. Do you think it might have similar results if used on humans?

    • ANSWER:
      If I was a rat and had cancer it would be my first choice of treatments, assuming the positive results being claimed were not produced just in a test tube. If I was a human with cancer and wanted to live, I'd see an oncologist as soon as possible because no substance like graviola has ever proven to be an effective tool against cancer other than on the internet where anyone can say anything and have zero real life proof to back up that statement. If graviola actually cured cancer in humans you can be assured that oncologists would be rushing to use it rather than letting their patients die of cancer.

  2. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used Paw Paw or Graviola to fight cancer?
    I read that both Paw Paw and Graviola can fight cancer with no side effects. Anyone use them? Is it working?

    • ANSWER:
      Since nobody has answered yet, I'll toss in my 2 cents. Graviola is a very good herb for immune system health, but it's basically so powerful that it should not be used long term.

      I looked up Paw paw, and it is mentioned that some people have tried it for fighting cancer, but also mentions that it smells like rotting meat and doesn't last long in storage (so it's seldom you'll see it in supplemental form).

      As far as "no side effects", most supplements have no side effects to speak of. However, there are a number of drugs and medical conditions that may have reactions to some supplements.

      I have heard of a number of people that have tried using high amounts of various immune system boosters to try to fight cancer.... but at this point in time, nobody knows for sure what causes cancer, much less what cures it.

  3. QUESTION:
    What would you do to help breast cancer patient with the fiber consumtion?
    She is a breast cancer patient stage1,and 32 years. She has received total mastectomy ( of the right breast) and chemotherapy. This patient is worried about her illness and she would like to prevent or control her illness.
    I want to know how can I advice her for how much of Fiber consumtion that she need and which kind of food is best for her health?

    • ANSWER:
      i tell people about graviola. it costs about a bottle sent to your address. you take 2 tablets a day for two months and decide if it helps you. it has worked for three people i know of personally. you get it 818-882-2400 or go to physiciansformula.com.. this is word of mouth only but my niece had a mastectomy(both breasts). they finally told her they could do no more for her because her body could no longer tolerate chemo. i sent her two bottles of graviola to try. she took them for two months and so far ALL of her tests have com back clear of cancer..they had told her she had less than a year to live. i have no affiliation with phys. formula- i just buy thier product to keep cancer away and help my relatives get rid of thier cancer...so far 3. 2sisters and a niece..i don't know if it will work for everyone. it worked for them.

  4. QUESTION:
    does anybody know if the herb graviola extract does what it suppost to claim ?
    I heard that it is the most powerful item that there is for preventing and fighting cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      It's primarily an immune system booster. Supplement companies have to be careful about making medical claims (because of FDA regulations and the fact that they aren't doctors), so you'd be hard pressed to find a company that would say it would fight cancer. But theoretically, since it helps to boost your immune system, your body could more adequately fight against bad things in the body. ;-) Good luck!

  5. QUESTION:
    I read on the web that Graviola Extract can protect against cancer?
    I read on the web that Graviola extract can protect from getting cancer any idea's.

    • ANSWER:
      Think about it, if there were something "magical" that came from the Amazon Basin and prevented cancer, wouldn't you expect the indigenous peoples of the Amazon Basin to have lower rates of cancer than everywhere else on the planet? Look up the actual data...they don't.

      The only thing you can be sure that "Graviola Extract" actually does is make a LOT of money for those unscrupulous enough to market it...

      If you want to avoid cancer, then eat a balanced & healthy diet, get plenty of exercise, avoid tanning, avoid drugs (including tobacco) & alcohol, and (most important of all) be born of parents with no family history of cancer...

  6. QUESTION:
    Is the Philippine Guyabano tree the same as the Amazon Graviola tree?
    It's supposed to treat cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      yes, they are. graviola helps reduce tumors, but you have to take a strong dose multiple times a day.

  7. QUESTION:
    Please tell me how to use these product for alternative medicine?
    I have a 17 year old Beagle just developed a tumor inside of his right cheek. I did on line research and came up with the following products.

    1) Raintree Nutrition Graviola
    2) Oregano Oil P73
    3) Colloidal Silver

    Please help me how to use them properly safely on my dog? At this moment, nothing else is really an option with my dog.

    • ANSWER:
      I do not feel most of these products will help with a tumor.

      Use clark's rule for dosing of children and pets

      http://www.curezone.com/schulze/handbook/CAD.asp

      If you want to email me, I will send you the save your life videos and manual and he has worked with dying and sick people and animals and has a chapter on pets and discusses cancer. I do not post this info publicly online due to reasons I will explain.

      you would use the same incurables program essentially as for a human but using pet doses based on weight.

      also ask me to send you info I put on curezone.

      I am sorry I could not send it due to you not accepting email. Send me an email address and I will email you the info.

      also there is a little info on pets in Linda page's book called healthy healing. You might give the dog essiac tea in pet size doses.

      Colloidal silver is more used for viral, bacterial, fungal or protozoan infections.

      The same with oregano oil so I don't think these will help with the problem.

      I have not heard of the graviola but a quick research showed me it is used for cancer.

      you might do better with a powder..this website has some cautions like large doses causing vomiting and being an emetic.

      (here are some anti emetic herbs in event of nausea and vomiting the herb you want to use may cause)
      http://www.gaines.com/html/Libraries/Herbs/Antiemetic.html

      see cautions info here on the first product you mentioned.

      http://www.rain-tree.com/graviola-powder.htm

      research the Herxheimer reactions effects..this site recommends using lots of water for this. (ie--you feel a lot worst before you feel better due to die off)..maybe that is why you are using the other ones to kill off some fungus or sometime. If you are, I do not feel you need both. I have always felt oil of oregano is better than colloidal silver personally. Other things that kill viruses, bacteria, fungus etc are garlic (which might give the dog diarrhea) and olive leaf extract.

      but I would definitely email me and get that link to the manual download and read that chapter and much of the manual at least the stuff on the program and cancer and pets. Get a fake email account through yahoo or hotmail for free if you are scared to trust sending it.

      a good website addressing both pets and humans is here

      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/
      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/acancer.htm

      good luck just weigh your dog and dose him according to weight if it weighs 10 pounds, it would take 1/15th the adult people dose...if it weighs 15 it would take 1/10th the dose. If it weighs 25 it would take 1/6th and if it weighs 50 pounds it would take 1/3rd the dose..just put the weigh over a fraction with 150 as the bottom number and then reduce the fraction. see the link above for Clark's rule

  8. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural remedies available that can fight cancer? I want to know about options post chemotherapy?
    As of now, chemotherapy is the only viable option available to fight cancer immediately after diagnosis, but even after chemotherapy, the prognosis is not always good for all people. I have read a lot about asparagus, graviola, etc. but I haven't come across one person who has prolonged his/her survival. If you know, please post your answer. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Well Rup is incorrect. Linus Pauling never had cancer. He is the only person ever to receive two unshared Nobel Prizes — for Chemistry (1954) and for Peace (1962).
      He won several awards through the years, all in sciences or humanitarianism. He died in '91 at the age of 93
      He considered orthomolecular medicine a crucial adjunct to standard medical practice and therefore did not rule out conventional treatments, such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, when considered appropriate.

      There are complentary treatments to go WITH standard medical care.

  9. QUESTION:
    What is graviola supplements used for?
    I take Fish Oil, One-A-Day Multi Vitamin, Hair & Nail Vitamins and MSM Vitamin. I read some great things about Graviola supplements, but would it be pointless for me to take it? I'm not sure if it's bad to take too many vitamins. And I honestly am not sure what Graviola is good for other than cancer prevention. Would love to hear from someone who may know about Graviola vitamins or tea.

    • ANSWER:
      Liz,
      CANCER, but..
      In your case graviola is not necessary, as a matter a fact you should not take it! Yes the fruit is rich in B, and C vitamins but you already have that covered in your multi-vitamin. You also introduce bad compounds by taking this fruit extract: fructose (complex sugars) and Annonacin (caused brain lesions consistent with Parkinson's disease).
      TOO MUCH CERTAIN VITAMINS CAN BE REALLY BAD!
      While we are on a subject of vitamins; your multi-vitamin is junk (especially pills). It is better than not taking them at all, but people think a multivitamin is a good insurance policy, wrong!! It is overrated in every way.. When you pop a pill your stomach doesn't have enough time to dissect it and absorb all the benefits (its like you chewing a big bone trying to get into the bone marrow in limited time). Your urine has more vitamin properties than the multi-vitamin going in!

      Advise: Liquid has greater chance to get absorbed in the stomach, so look for liquid multi-vitamin!
      Please eat more fruits and vegetables! Strawberries also have anti-cancer properties, Vitamin C, spend your money on that (not to mention how delicious it is)

      PS. Sorry I shifted away from your question, but I felt this information is much more helpful than Graviola

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between paw paw and graviola tree? How do paw paw and graviola fruits look like?
    The trees are found in the jungle of Brazil. They have alot medicinal values.

    • ANSWER:
      In general the name pawpaw can include different Annonaceae from genus Annona and Asimina:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pawpaw

      The scientific name of the pawpaw used by Dr. McLaughlin in his research is Asimina triloba, a North American species of pawpaw.

      The scientific name of graviola is Annona muricata, Annonaceae and one of its common names is Brazilian pawpaw,
      http://www.plantnames.unimelb.edu.au/Sorting/Annona.html

      Taxonomically one could say pawpaw is an umbrella term for regional different but closely related plant species.

      That`s the reason why scientists use the latin/binomial names to make sure that everybody all over the world knows what sort of plant is meant in their publications.

      This is an example for a publication about these two plants:
      Graviola is Inferior to Paw Paw as a Cancer-Fighting Supplement. Here's Why.

  11. QUESTION:
    I have heard about this fruits Soursop which is said to cure cancer?
    Guys my 7 year old cousin sister is suffering from cancer she is undergoing chemo therapy, i read about this fruit called soursop that it can cure cancer, please let me know the details of this or any info you can provide. thanks a lot

    • ANSWER:
      It's not yet known whether soursop, or graviola,graviola could be effective against cancer - there haven't been any large scale studies in humans. In laboratory studies, graviola extracts can kill some types of liver and breast cancer cells that are resistant to particular chemotherapy drugs. But what works on a dish doesn't necessarily work when used on people.

      So far there's no actual evidence that it's effective; you can find many websites where they're eager to part you from your cash for it, and of course they'll assure you it's a sure cure. But you won't be able to find any real evidence.

      It should in any case be treated with caution; it can cause nerve changes, with symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease.

  12. QUESTION:
    Which is best treatment for pancreatic cancer with liver metastasis? Could anyone help….?
    My Father has pancreatic cancer with liver metastasis and doctors told that it’s in IV stage, which is better treatment to survive him for some more days? Chemo therapy or ayurvedic medicines? The chemo will show its bad effects. I heard that in ayurvedic, Graviola substance medicine will decrease the growth of tumor cell. So please any one suggest the best process. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing in Western scientific medicine works well in this situation - stage IV pancreatic carcinoma with liver metastases, so Hindu traditional "alternative" medicine would work as well as anything. Nothing is likely to work well if the diagnosis is correct. If this were my father or myself, I would rely on supportive/symptomatic measures - give him whatever he can or wants to eat and use opiates
      to best effect for comfort. Nothing is likely to buy any added time.
      The key is to provide as much comfort as possible for the weeks or months that may be left. If he believes in ancient "ayurvedic" medicine, there could be some placebo effect that will make him think he is doing better. Western chemotherapy in this situation causes more harm than good in my opinion - - it is a terrible placebo to use - - just to make patients or family members believe "something is being done."

  13. QUESTION:
    Is Graviola Fruit (Soursop) is really good enough to kill Cancer cells especially or is it a Hoax ?
    I recieved a mail claiming that this fruit is having anticancer effects. But i could not find anything about this fruit in Wikipedia. Is this mail a Hoax ???. Need genuine answers.

    • ANSWER:
      Most definitely a hoax.

  14. QUESTION:
    How can I get hold of Graniola Tree seeds in India? This is the cancer fighting fruit tree.?
    In India this tree is called Durian - something.
    Sorry the tree is called Graviola and in India it is Durian Bengalla.

    Its other names are soursop, Brazilian paw paw, guanábana etc.

    • ANSWER:
      This 'Divine' tree is cultivating in India by Mr.Jayanth Laxman (Email : jayanthfarm@gmail.com). You can contact him for further details. I understand that he is trying to help the needy ones with the plants of this tree, but currently not ready for distribution.

      Any how you can contact him for help.

      If you can give me your email I can send you a message that I have received from my friend in Coimbatore regarding GRAVIOLA. My email address is ravikv41@gmail.com

  15. QUESTION:
    where can i buy graviola capsule in hyderabad?
    hi guys anybody know where can i get graviola organic powder, or capsules in hyderabad.please suggest me any person in hyderabad who has been treating for asthma and cancer.thanx
    please provide me their contact details.

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Muhammad,
      I Being a medical doctor, I would suggest you an Ayurvedic Doctor in Hyderabad his name is Dr.ABDUL AZIZ who is treating ASTHMA, ALLERGIES, ARTHRITIS and CANCER since 20 years his permanent cures are really wonderful, my wife and daughter were suffering from Asthma, i knew that there was no cure for any disease in Allopathy and i chose to go with him, he has cured my wife and my daughter' asthma permanently, He is really a wonderful doctor, i suggest u to get in touch with him.contact him his mobile no is +91 9912719508, +91 9000222404.

      and for GRAVIOLA medicine,

      contact this person his name is,

      Dr.khan and his number is 7207476966,9393868625.

  16. QUESTION:
    Can Ellagic Acid really cure or prevent cancer?
    how many mg supplement is need daily? or how much fruits
    graviola powder, rasberry, strawberry, red grape, etc are good enough daily for prevention?

    • ANSWER:
      You should read up as much about it as you can. The website below says that it should probably be used in conjunction with other treatments.

      http://www.cancertutor.com/Cancer/EllagicAcid.html

      "Unpublished research at the Hollings Cancer Center shows that one cup of raspberries per week will stop prostate cancer growth for a period of up to one week. Their studies reveal that ellagic acid from red raspberries is readily absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract. This study is ongoing, but you can read more at the Life Enthusiast web site."

      http://alternativecancer.us/ellagicacid.htm
      and
      http://www.life-enthusiast.com/ellagic/ellagic_acid_articles.htm

      It should be noted that the Life Enthusiast site states 'one cup of raspberries DAILY' not weekly! It seems to be the puree that is used. No mention is made of how effective raspberry juice might be.

      All the studies seem to be in quite early stages and recommended dosages or methods of delivery (oral or otherwise) have not been established.

      It is almost certainly not a cure for cancer but the studies suggest that it inhibits cancerous cells, so it can be considered a preventative treatment for certain types of cancer.

  17. QUESTION:
    Where can i get Graviola / SourSop fruit / extract in India?
    I have been using this for cancer treatment, but i now I am not able to get it in India.

    • ANSWER:
      It isn't a cancer treatment.

  18. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried Soursop (graviola) for cancer? Does it work?
    Somebody told us about soursop and that it works for cancer. My husband goes for chemo once a month, and was curious if this works. His friend's granddad had cancer and has been drinking the graviola tea and has been cancer free. Just wanted to know if it was an isolated incident, or if it actually works before I buy it.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to hear about your husband. Unfortunately there is no evidence that graviola works in cancer patients. If your husbands friends granddad had conventional cancer treatment, the most likely explanation is, that the evidence based conventional cancer treatment worked.

      There have been a few studies on cell lines, but they have not led to anything useful in patients. Cancer is a collective term for approximately 200 different diseases. Every cell type in your body can (in principle) develop into its own type of cancer. On top of that individual cancer cells in every cancer are also different from one another. So a compound that may damage one cancer cell may do nothing another cancer cell.
      This is how resistance to chemotherapy develops. The sensitive cells are mopped up leaving the rest behind.

      In a cancer cell line, all the cancer cells are identical. This is one reason why you can't deduce from a cell line study that it will work in patients. And even in more realistic situations where you treat rats/mice that have been given cancer, you can't be sure that the effect you observe automatically translates into an effect on human cancers. Such studies are useful in selecting substances, but such studies do not prove that it will work in patients. This very important point is explained in further details here: http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/if-it-works-in-a-mouse-it-works-in-a-man-right-well-not-necessarily/

      To know if it works in humans, you need to do controlled studies. There simply is no way around it.

      In addition to avoid problems with resistance, you also need to tolerate a sufficient amount of the drug. This may present a problem with Graviola, because it destroys certain types of nerve cells (dopaminergic nerve cells). Testing in animal models indicates that Graviola may have very serious side effects such as lowered blood pressure, decreased heart activity, apatia, nausea/vomiting etc.

      It should also be mentioned, that scientists aren't against looking into useful substances in plants. Here is a list of many plant derived important drugs: http://chemistry.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.rain-tree.com/plantdrugs.htm But as of today, a Graviola derived drug is not among them.

      Here is a recent example of published research: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22475682 Again this is a study on cell cultures and experimental mice. The cancers in the mice that were treated didn't disappear. They only had more dead cancer cells than the untreated mice.

  19. QUESTION:
    Are there any alternative medicine treatments for someone diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor?
    ...my 56 year old brother had the majority of a malignant brain tumor removed by a neurosurgeon recently. He's now home recuperating and physically is feeling well for the time being. Being that the tumor is malignant, would alternative medicines help him at all? And if so, what alternative medicine treatments would be beneficial?

    • ANSWER:
      Phoenix Tears - http://www.phoenixtearsmovie.com/
      Graviola, Wolf Berries, Chaga, B15 & B17, Oleander soup, Kombu seaweed etc...etc...

      Simply anything which does have a healing properties and can go past the brain barrier.

      @ concerning the answer above me, I wouldn't rely on Artemisinin as it isn't helping for this type of cancer....studies are showing that Artemisinin is effective against a wide variety of cancers....the most effective is leukemia and colon cancer....activities were also shown against melanoma, breast, ovarian, prostate, CNS and renal cancer.

  20. QUESTION:
    The name and addresses of Graviola suppliers in New Delhi.?
    Graviola is supposed to be Anti- Cancer Natural? Herbal product.

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Is soursop the same fruit, which is called "Aatha" in bihar?
    The soursop fruit which is helpful in the treatment for Cancer of all type. Is it the same fruit which is called as " Aatha" in Bihar or West Bangal!
    Please Answer, I want to purchase it.

    • ANSWER:
      Other names for Soursop is Brazilian paw paw, Guanabana and Graviola not sure about Aatha but i hope this helps :)
      I think Aatha is the name for a fruit in Sri Lankan.

  22. QUESTION:
    How can i get graviola fruit or tree in kolkata?
    i want to buy this fruit.. how can i buy this fruit from kolkata... some one please let me know...

    • ANSWER:
      @shan - It's not yet known whether graviola could be effective against cancer - there haven't been any large scale studies in humans. In laboratory studies, graviola extracts can kill some types of liver and breast cancer cells that are resistant to particular chemotherapy drugs. But what works on a dish doesn't necessarily work when used on people.

      So far there's no actual evidence that it's effective; you can find many websites where they're eager to part you from your cash for it, and of course they'll assure you it's a sure cure. But you won't be able to find any real evidence.

      Graviola should in any case be treated with caution; it can cause nerve changes, with symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease.

  23. QUESTION:
    The particular fruit called Graviola or Guyabano in the Philippines, is it safe for diabetics?

    • ANSWER:
      Use in moderation . OK for diabetic

      Custard apple, cherimoya, sherbet fruit, soursop, guanabana (all same fruit)
      35 Is the Glycemic Index which is low

      Soursop fruit nutrient
      Soursop fruit is contained within various types of nutrients beneficial to human health where this fruit contains large amounts of vitamin C, B1, and B12. Soursop fruit is rich in carbohydrates, particularly fructose.

      Health benefits of soursop
      Soursop fruit, leaves and seeds are useful as a natural remedy to treat a variety of diseases, and in communities where traditional indigenous fruit grown soursop plant also use as an herbal remedy to treat various types of diseases and which are as follows

      1. Cancer
      To prevent cancer is to eat fruit or drink soursop juice on a regular basis, to treat cancer while it is able to utilize the leaves because the leaves of soursop fruit is believed to be useful as a natural chemotherapy drug for cancer patients, even more remarkable because soursop leaves only kill cells that grow abnormally and allow cells to grow normally and the patient do not experience negative effects experienced with chemotherapy treatments such as hair loss and nausea. While the addition of chemotherapy to kill abnormal cells can also give effect to kill also some normal cells are exposed to radiation and chemotherapy in addition to the usual patient will experience hair loss and nausea

      How to treatment using soursop leaf is to take old soursop leaves as many as 10 pieces and then boiled with three glasses of water to stay a glass of water, then drink boiling water twice a day each a glass and do it continuously on a regular basis, and drink this potion for the body feels warm like effect of chemotherapy and in two weeks will be visible effect against cancer in the body and to know the exact results in better medical check.

      2. Ambient.
      Pick the ripe fruit soursop and then extorted to be taken as a glass of water, then drink two times a day, every morning and evening

      3. Lumbago
      Take 20 sheets of soursop leaves and then boiled with 5 cups water to boiling until there remained 3 glasses and then drink each day as much as ¾ cup

      4. Ulcer
      Take young soursop leaf to taste and finely mashed with added ½ teaspoon of water, then stir until smooth and pinned in place Boils

      5. Pain in the bladder urine.
      Take half-ripe soursop fruit and mix it with sugar and salt to taste to the fruit compote is made by cooking soursop fruit mixed with sugar and salt, then spent a week in a row regularly eaten every day

      6. Others
      Soursop plant is also believed to cure various kinds of other diseases such as heart disease, catarrh, gallbladder problems, leprosy, cough, diarrhea, fever, dysentery, diarrhea, and indigestion

      Tin

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      *

  24. QUESTION:
    What is the best medicine for advanced stage cancer (Graviola)?

    • ANSWER:
      Graviola is an Amazon fruit extract.

      It has been shown to have some anti viral, anti bacterial and anti cancer properties in test tubes.

      There are no clinical studies as yet on humans and there is some concern that taken for extended periods it may lead to symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

      There are around 200 different cancers, some things may be effective against some cancers and useless against others.

      I would be extremely hesitant to use an unproven, possibly unsafe compound to treat a cancer that it may have no effect against. Check with your oncologist.

  25. QUESTION:
    Could the herb Graviola treat and possibly cure lung cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      It could, but that's not the way to bet.

      If the plain herb could cure lung cancer, do you think that information could have remained obscure?

  26. QUESTION:
    Has anyone heard of Graviola?
    A family member has cancer and the doctor says they have less than a year to live...I've heard of Graviola helping cancer patients, it is still in it's early stages of research but I was wondering if any of you heard of it, and could possibly tell me if this has helped you or anyone you know.
    Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I have. My girlfriend takes it for tumors in her uterus and fibroid tissue in her brain from a brain injury.

      Getting someone to use alternative medicine is kinda tricky, but, they can sure try it if they are open to alternative therapy. Doctors are notorious for rejecting alternatives to their attempts at curing cancer.

      If I ever developed cancer, I would never let doctors treat me. I would go the alternative route.

      I know one guy who cured his cancer with alternative medicine, then, he got tired of the rigors of the new lifestyle of healthy living. He said he would rather die than stop eating all the junk food that he loves. After a year of being cancer free, he went back to eating junk food, beef and ice cream and drinking beer and coffee. In six months, he was dead.

      Beating cancer means totally cleaning up the garbage that one puts into their body so the cancer is not being fed. Not too many people want to give up the lifestyle that is killing them. Those that are willing to change stand the best chance of beating it.

      I hope your family member will seek out alternative therapy and make the changes necessary to live.
      Good Luck!

      Here is the link to the site where my girlfriend gets her graviola.
      http://www.rain-tree.com/graviola.htm

  27. QUESTION:
    Why Government & Big Pharma Can't Find the Real "Cure" for Cancer?
    If there is a cure, will the government ever tell us?

    • ANSWER:
      They have found a cure...but because they can't put a patent on it...they will lose money if they bring it out.

      Do some research on Graviola...

      There is a cure for cancer that has been hidden for over 7 years by a large pharmacy company. It's a natural growing product that this company tried to copy in the lab...since it couldn't be copied...they were unable to patent a natural growing item...so they sealed the files and told no one. It did come out later when one of the researchers let out their secret. This herb only attacks cancer cells and does nothing to normal cells. If you don't believe me...look it up.....GRAVIOLA
      http://www.rain-tree.com/graviola.htm

  28. QUESTION:
    my aunt is diagonised with brain cancer and she is advised to have graviola fruit.can anybody tell me the?
    place where I can find this fruit in dubai.

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately it is a bad advice. There have been a few studies on cell lines, but they have not led to anything useful in patients. Cancer is a collective term for approximately 200 different diseases. Every cell type in your body can (in principle) develop into its own type of cancer. On top of that individual cancer cells in every cancer are also different from one another. So a compound that may damage one cancer cell may do nothing another cancer cell. This is how resistance to chemotherapy develops. The sensitive cells are mopped up leaving the rest behind.

      In a cancer cell line, all the cancer cells are identical. This is one reason why you can't deduce from a cell line study that it will work in patients. And even in more realistic situations where you treat rats/mice that have been given cancer, you can't be sure that the effect you observe automatically translates into an effect on human cancers. A comparison of drug performance in mouse models with subsequent clinical trials shows that drugs which reduce tumour bulk by less than 60% do not show efficacy in human trials: http://www.nature.com/bjc/journal/v84/n10/pdf/6691796a.pdf

      To know if it works in humans, you need to do controlled studies. There simply is no way around it.

      In addition to avoid problems with resistance, you also need to tolerate a sufficient amount of the drug. This may present a problem with graviola, because it destroys certain types of nerve cells (dopaminergic nerve cells). Testing in animal models indicates that graviola may have very serious side effects such as lowered blood pressure, decreased heart activity, apatia, nausea/vomiting etc.

      @Woofdoggy42
      The answer was not written to entertain you. If it holds more information than you can handle, you are free to pay no attention to it :-)

  29. QUESTION:
    What is the best herb for breast cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      My favorite cancer supplements are Artemisinin (best bought on the internet), Graviola (easy to find on ebay), and for breast cancer, perhaps Turmeric capsules(found at Walmart).
      I make no claims on any of these items. I had a buddy who swore by Graviola for uterine cancer.
      Particular word of caution against the Artemisin if radiation is going to be used.
      I recommend researching and talking with doctor before trying.
      Sometimes a gamble is worth it.
      I found out that I could use hormones for my cancer (low stage uterine) and never took the surgery that I was expressly told to have. That was almost 5 years ago. It wasn't the doctor who told me to try the hormones.. in fact, she refused and I had to get another doctor.
      http://www.vitaminarcade.com/graviola.htm
      http://medicineworld.org/cancer/lead/6-2005/turmeric-fights-breast-cancer.html
      http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=2&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.springboard4health.com%2Fnotebook%2Fnutrients_artemisinin.html&ei=DddZR9H0IqiczQSEv-WjCQ&usg=AFQjCNFAVAhRh1PJg35yGHDVhWlHy6DtJg&sig2=Qgrri-1yJmC62BJfzTzIYw

  30. QUESTION:
    In what proportion we have to take graviola fruit if patient is in last stage of cancer (chemo is stop 6mnt)?
    she has detected cervical cancer before 3 years and after 2 years it reoccured. chemo and radiation has been stoped since 6 month.

    • ANSWER:
      graviola fruit, alone @ this tertiary stage-------can do no good. However, 'target therapy' is worth trying. Details follow-------------

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      Beware of Cancer Symptoms: Sudden loss of weight/stamina, anemia, unbearable pains in any organ despite medication, neuralgia, fatigue-getting extremely tired for a little or no work, loss of appetite, unhealed wound in any part of the body for years together, chronic bloating, chronic constipation, chronic hemorrhages, hemoptysis. etc. Cancer may affect from any organ to any organ[s]/system[s].

      The symptoms cited---------an offshoot of blocked energy + accumulated toxins Brain, Spinal cord, liver, lungs, Thyroid & Parathyroid, lymphatic system, Spleen, hormonal imbalance with a displaced solar plexus.

      “Target therapy” is worth trying.

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

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

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

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

      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol.I & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.
      Dr.Vora, the world renowned Acupressurist, an octogenarian and the Bhishma Pithamaha of acupressure in India--- treated and caused to treat more than 2,00,000 cases of Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, irregular menses, brain & spinal cord affected disorders and also many other most dreaded diseases.

  31. QUESTION:
    Is Graviola as good as they say?
    I was thinking of taking some for the healing properties to help fight off anything bad in the body, i seen it on this website http://pints.biz/graviola-extract/ has anyone used it? recommend it?

    • ANSWER:
      You've asked this in the Cancer section, so presumably it's cancer you're concerned about.

      It's not yet known whether graviola could be effective against cancer - there haven't been any large scale studies in humans. In laboratory studies, graviola extracts can kill some types of liver and breast cancer cells that are resistant to particular chemotherapy drugs. But what works on a dish doesn't necessarily work when used on people.

      So far there's no actual evidence that it's effective; yes, you can find many websites where they're eager to part you from your cash for it, and of course they'll assure you it's a sure cure/preventative. But you won't be able to find any real evidence.

      Graviola should in any case be treated with caution; it can cause nerve changes, with symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease.

  32. QUESTION:
    Graviola Herb---Good to use, or a scam?
    I've read a lot about GRAVIOLA HERB being good for cancer & parasites, but have you had a good experience with it? Thanks !!!

    • ANSWER:
      There's a couple aspects to an answer like this.
      Graviola is a great immune system booster, but it's also too potent of a booster to use long-term... there's actually a warning on the bottle that says not to use it long term or too much at a time. I've heard a lot of theories about it fighting illnesses because of that high potency and quite a few people who were trying it for that reason, but there haven't been any studies I've heard of that verify it would help enough to overcome major problems like that.
      One main reason is that it boosts the immune system and the immune system would do the fighting so it would vary on the person's immune system to start with... some people might cure major ailments like those while others won't.

      If you needed an immune system boost, I'd say to go for it and follow the warnings and directions closely. Good luck and I hope I helped!

  33. QUESTION:
    Ever heard of St. Vincent herbal wine? its supposed to be a cure for cancer... Any alternative med for cancer?
    I have a friend who's diagnosed with 4th stage cancer, she heard about St. Vincent Herbal Wine that can cure cancer, I've been searching around the web, found nothing... help pls. Thanks!
    I want to thank everyone who gave me new ideas for alternative medicines, Thankyou so much!

    • ANSWER:
      I've never heard from it and every search I did for it on Yahoo came up with either St. John's Wort (from the herbal part) or St. Vincent's hospitals/clinics in various parts of the country (where someone had cancer).

      I have heard of people wanting to fight cancer that loaded up on immune system boosters like Graviola or Echinacea (both of which are so powerful that they should normally be taken only on a short-term basis). Aside from those, there are Colostrum, Mushrooms (Maitake, Shiitake, and Reishi), IP-6 (Inositol Hexaphosphate), Beta Glucans, Elderberry, and any antioxidants.
      Good luck to you both in this hard time.

  34. QUESTION:
    My mother has skin cancer and shes goin through treatment, my friend has fake legs and now she has depression.
    my mother has skin cancer stage three. and she is starting her treatment she is really sick and i dont know what to do to help. About two weeks ago my friend was diagnosed with depression and she also has fake legs and i have to be there for her and my other friend whose dad was recently diagnosed with leukemia. I am fourteen and i dont know what to do. If anyone that reads thins and you know how to help me please do anything you say will be appreciated everything is happing so fast and i am loosing control.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't lose control just yet, I may beable to give you some hope.For the skin cancer your mother can try emu oil, this product got rid of my skin cancer. For the person with leukaemia ,he can try emu oil gel caps, know a nurse that got rid of her leukaemia that way, and for all other cancers internal go and check out this site www.rain-tree.com/graviola.htm now you have something to tell them, good luck and don,t forget to pray.

  35. QUESTION:
    where can i get a Sour Sop or the fruit from the graviola tree?

    • ANSWER:
      If it sounds to good to be true it is. Also when it come to Soursop (AKA Graviola) as a proven effective treatment of cancer.

      There have been a few studies on cell lines, but they have not led to anything useful in patients. Cancer is a collective term for approximately 200 different diseases. Every cell type in your body can (in principle) develop into its own type of cancer. On top of that individual cancer cells in every cancer are also different from one another. So a compound that may damage one cancer cell may do nothing another cancer cell.

      This is how resistance to chemotherapy develops. The sensitive cells are mopped up leaving the rest behind.

      In a cancer cell line, all the cancer cells are identical. This is one reason why you can't deduce from a cell line study that it will work in patients. And even in more realistic situations where you treat rats/mice that have been given cancer, you can't be sure that the effect you observe automatically translates into an effect on human cancers. Such studies are useful in selecting substances, but such studies do not prove that it will work in patients. This very important point is explained in further details here: http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/if-it-works-in-a-mouse-it-works-in-a-man-right-well-not-necessarily/

      To know if it works in humans, you need to do controlled studies. There simply is no way around it.

      In addition to avoid problems with resistance, you also need to tolerate a sufficient amount of the drug. This may present a problem with Soursop, because it destroys certain types of nerve cells (dopaminergic nerve cells). Testing in animal models indicates that Soursop may have very serious side effects such as lowered blood pressure, decreased heart activity, apatia, nausea/vomiting etc.

      It should also be mentioned, that scientists aren't against looking into useful substances in plants. Here is a list of many plant derived important drugs: http://chemistry.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.rain-tree.com/plantdrugs.htm But as of today, a Soursop derived drug is not among them because of lacking evidence.

  36. QUESTION:
    can any body provide me the address of cancer cure through Graviola in India?

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer Cure through Graviola. I wish there was Some Such thing for Real

  37. QUESTION:
    anyone who has tried Graviola , for alternative medicine ?
    For anyone who has tried this Graviola supplement. How , if at all did it make you feel any different ? Did you find after taking it for a while that any conditions you may have improved ? I'm not going to ask if it cured your cancer that is a far fetched idea but from everything I have read about this it could have good health benefits for other things. Did anyone find using this that they felt better for whatever the reason they used it ??

    • ANSWER:
      Here is some more info on Graviola. Hope this helps you out!

  38. QUESTION:
    What are Good Stress Relief Vitamins and Herbs?

    • ANSWER:
      Graviola is wonderful, and extraordinarily calming.

      It's a rainforest herb, sold in capsules. Take two a couple of times a day, any time you're stressed, or know you're approaching a stressful situation.

      It's been used for centuries for it's mood-balancing properties, and there's also evidence that it promotes healthy cell division, which is good news against cancer, too.

  39. QUESTION:
    Where could I purchase/obtain Graviola seeds ...?
    or even a mini-Tree to further grow and take care of?

    I do NOT want tea bags, supplements, pills, juice but the actual TREE or SEEDS.

    It is supposedly a very powerful and respected cancer killer and health restorer/improver.

    Guidance on this?

    • ANSWER:
      SOURSOP also called Guanabana or Graviola or Annona muricata plants can be purchased here:
      http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/annona_muricata.htm#Annona_muricata_sale

      Plants can be purchased here:
      http://www.amazon.com/SOURSOP-Guanabana-Graviola-Annona-muricata/dp/B0091MNN3O

  40. QUESTION:
    is it really true that GUYABANO (GRAVIOLA) cures cancer and ten times potent than chemotheraphy?

    • ANSWER:
      There's no scientific evidence that graviola cures cancer.

      Nobody will be able to direct you to any clinical trials that have been conducted into graviola's effect on cancer because there haven't been any. There are just claims from people who want to sell you graviola.

      Sadly where there's a cancer patient there's a charlatan eager to relieve them of their cash for untested and unproven 'cures'. Please be more cautious about the things you hear and believe; somebody has been spinning you a tale. Beware of testimonials from people who have been miraculously 'cured' - you have no way of knowing whether they ever had cancer in the first place.

  41. QUESTION:
    Do you think researchers will find a cure for cancer in your lifetime? Yes or No?

    • ANSWER:
      Google this plant...it has been known to cure several kinds of cancer...the bad thing is there are hundreds of others we can't cure.

      Check out..... Graviola .... a tree grown in Amazon jungle.

  42. QUESTION:
    what are the affects of ATP inhebitors on normal cell vs tumerous cells (cancer cells)?
    has anybody heard of a fruit tree from south america or brazil that produces a fruit called graviola suposed to fight cancer along with many other things,

    • ANSWER:
      What the hell is an ATP inhibitor?

      Sounds like quackery to me.

  43. QUESTION:
    i have found a tree juice that may be effective against cancer, what can i do to do more research?
    it desolves warts and if refined maybe able to eradicate certain types of cancers

    • ANSWER:
      If it is Graviola, that also comes from a tree. My wife and I are takeing that for pancreatic cancer. Hers isn't responding , but mine seems to be in suspension. We are searching for help too. Perhaps you might contact me through the Avitar next to this answer.

  44. QUESTION:
    what is the dose of graviola for a dog with cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      If I told you 2 teaspoons would you do it? What if I told you 2 cups? Some people are cruel on here. I'd ask your vet. It probably depends on the size of the dog.

  45. QUESTION:
    Does Graviola really cure cancer?

    Well Rachel, I actually read that it wasn't manufactured because they couldn't get a patent on it. And thus, prevent them from making mass profit from it.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no clinical scientific evidence that proves graviola cures cancer. There have been some studies done to try and determine the benefit, if any, that it may play in the treatment of some cancers. It is important to keep in mind that though graviola may have some undetermined benefits as a treatment there are also reported neurological side effects that mimic Parkinson's disease.

      You can locate information about this herb at Memorial Sloan Kettering cancer center and at MD Anderson Cancer center where they conduct research on the benefits or lack of benefits of herbs as treatment for cancer.

  46. QUESTION:
    Graviola - Where this tree is available in India?
    Graviola or Sour Sop see the link- http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=281058298661929&set=a.126463734121387.16818.126462364121524&type=1&theater

    • ANSWER:
      The information in the link is dangerous nonsense

      It's not yet known whether graviola could be effective against cancer - there haven't been any large scale studies in humans. In laboratory studies, graviola extracts can kill some types of liver and breast cancer cells that are resistant to particular chemotherapy drugs. But what works on a dish doesn't necessarily work when used on people.

      So far there's no actual evidence that it's effective; you can find many websites where they're eager to part you from your cash for it, and of course they'll assure you it's a sure cure. But you won't be able to find any real evidence.

      Graviola should in any case be treated with caution; it can cause nerve changes, with symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease.

  47. QUESTION:
    Some studies show that soursop leaves are 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy, is that true?

    you are all so pessimistic

    • ANSWER:
      No study shows any such thing

      It's not yet known whether soursop/graviola could be effective against cancer - there haven't been any large scale studies in humans. In laboratory studies, graviola extracts can kill some types of liver and breast cancer cells that are resistant to particular chemotherapy drugs. But what works on a dish doesn't necessarily work when used on people.

      So far there's no actual evidence that it's effective; you can find many websites where they're eager to part you from your cash for it, and of course they'll assure you it's a sure cure. But you won't be able to find any real evidence.

      Graviola should in any case be treated with caution; it can cause nerve changes, with symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease.

  48. QUESTION:
    Whats the chances of someone living with cancer in their testicles. bones and liver?
    Now hes getting chemo

    • ANSWER:
      Chances? I don't know but I am sure that the chances are much better if you use some alternative or complementary treatments along with conventional.

      IP-6 with Inositol is mentioned at http://www.articlesbase.com/cancer-articles/cancer-natural-alternative-and-diet-880677.html The recommended formula of this product is available in the Enzymatic Therapy brand known as Cell Forte IP6 with Inositol but there are a few other brands available as well such as IP6 Gold and Inocell IP6. Purchasing the powder and following the directions on the label assure that your are getting the therapeutic dose for cancer which would be equivalent to 8 capsules twice a day. I have also read a lot about graviola and it sounds promising and I know Chanca Piedra works for kidney stones caused it worked for me and it is suppose to benefit the liver including for liver cancer. Four to six 500mg capsules twice a day is recommended. I took 6 capsules twice a day to get rid of 2 8mm kidney stones in my kidneys and it worked in nine days. It also eliminated the usual pain that comes with kidney stones so it could help with pain management.

      The cost for the IP6 should be about a month or a bit more depending where you buy it and the Chanca Piedra from Swanson vitamins is only 4.99 for 60 capsules.
      ..........................................................................
      Chanca piedra has a long history in herbal medicine systems in every tropical country where it grows. For the most part, it is employed for similar conditions worldwide. Its main uses are for many types of biliary and urinary conditions including kidney and gallbladder stones; for hepatitis, colds, flu, tuberculosis, and other viral infections; liver diseases and disorders including anemia, jaundice and liver cancer; and for bacterial infections such as cystitis, prostatitis, venereal diseases and urinary tract infections. It is also widely employed for diabetes and hypertension as well as for its diuretic, pain-relieving, digestive stimulant, antispasmodic, fever reducing, and cellular protective properties in many other conditions.
      ..................................................................
      Today the IP6 is on sale at http://www.webvitamins.com/product.aspx?id=2939 otherwise Swanson also sells it. Swanson does ship faster so that is a plus.
      A few testimonials can be found at http://www.inocell.com/testimonials/testimonials.html

      I also strongly recommend curcumin but make sure it is the "BCM-95 Curcumin" such as the Life Extension brand Super Bio Curcumin, available at Amazon or Swanson vitamins and numerous other vendors or from life extension website. http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2002/jul2002_report_curcumin_01.htm


graviola cancer

Colors For Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what color cancer ribbon should I get?
    My daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was 2. She is 15 now and doing great. I am thinking of getting a tattoo, but I am not sure of what color cancer ribbon to get. Orange ribbons are for Leukemia, and gold ribbons are for Childhood cancer. Leukemia is a type of childhood cancer so I'm having a hard time deciding. I want this to look good but still represent. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Why would you want a tattoo that represents a horrible disease? Get a tattoo that represents your DAUGHTER, not her illness.

      Does she like reading? Get one of books. Does she like DS games? Get a tat of that. In other words, make your tat be about what is truly important . . . your love for your daughter. She is so much more than the illness she had.

  2. QUESTION:
    Colors of cancer awareness for each month?
    Each month at work we were the colors for cancer survivors. I cannot find the list and need to get info for each color of every month. Right now, we're wearing pink :) Thank you for any info!

    • ANSWER:
      Not sure what you mean by colors of cancer awareness . . lol . . but if you are referring to the ribbon color used for some types of cancer and the National Health Observants by month . . here goes:

      January - National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month (Teal ribbon)
      January - unofficial Thyroid cancer (Blue/Pink/Teal ribbon)

      February - National Cancer Prevention Month

      February 4 - World Cancer Day
      http://www.worldcancercampaign.org/

      March -National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (Blue or Brown ribbon)
      http://www.preventcancer.org/education3c.aspx?id=1036
      March - Kidney Cancer Awareness Month (orange ribbon)

      April - National Cancer Control Month - American Cancer Society

      April 4-10 - National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week

      April 18-24 - National Minority Cancer Awareness Week

      April 12-18 - Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

      May - Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month (black ribbon)
      http://www.aad.org/media/press/month.html

      May - National Neurofibromatosis Month

      May 3-9 - Brain Tumor Action Week

      June -National Cancer Survivors Day
      http://www.ncsdf.org/Pages/AboutNCSD.html

      June - Men's Health & Cancer Awareness Month (Purple ribbon)

      June 6 - National Cancer Survivors Day

      July - Sarcoma Awareness month (yellow ribbon)
      http://www.sarcomaalliance.org/News/news7.shtml

      August - nothing official

      September - Childhood Cancer Month (yellow or gold ribbon)
      September - Blood Cancer Awareness Month (orange ribbon)
      September - National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month; (teal ribbon)
      September - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month; (Light blue ribbon)
      September - Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (peach ribbon)
      September - Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month (Blue/Pink/Teal ribbon)

      Sept 26 - National Mesothelioma Awareness Day

      October - National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (pink ribbon)

      Oct 13 - Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

      November - Lung Cancer Awareness Month; (white or clear ribbon)
      November - Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (purple ribbon)
      November - National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month (periwinkle ribbon)
      November 14 - Brain Tumor Awareness Day (gray ribbon)

      December - nothing official

      http://www.healthfinder.gov/nho/nho.asp
      http://www.cancer.net/patient/Cancer+News+and+Meetings/Cancer+Awareness+Dates

  3. QUESTION:
    What goes on in the mind of a cancer patient?
    My uncle has been diagnosed with color cancer stage 3 and they started the chemo. He doesn't seem to complain or whine or even cry, but i can tell that he's very scared and concerned...
    er.. colon cancer

    • ANSWER:
      Everybody is completely different. And what they think and feel can often change as the cancer progresses.

      Some people put on a brave face to everybody else to stop them from worrying, but inside it will be hurting them loads. Other people simply cannot do this and rely heavily on support from friends and family.

      I can't speak for everybody, but when I was diagnosed the main things I thought about was how this would impact on my family and my fiance. I knew they would all be very concerned or worried, so initially I kept it a secret from them. They eventually found out, as the side effects from the treatment were too hard to hide.

      To start off with, I think most of what I felt was denial. I just wanted to carry on with life as normal and pretend the cancer didn't exist. I didn't talk about it or the treatment to anybody and acted like everything was completely normal. But as soon as I was sat alone in a room, I would completely break down in tears. I guess I didn't want to show others how I really felt, because in some way it felt as though the more people that knew about it - the more real the cancer felt.

      Once it sunk in, all I could think of was of the many things that I still wanted to achieve in life. The cancer gave me a push to go on and get many of these things done.

      Everyday now is different really, and different things go on in my mind. Some days I will wake up feeling on top of the world and just happy to be here to enjoy the time with my friends and family. Other days, all I can think about is what the future holds, and how the cancer will progress next, and this really gets me down.

      You just need to show your uncle that you are there for him, and make him aware that if he wants to open up and talk or express his emotions you are there to support him. Don't be too pushy, but just show him that the support is there if he needs it

      All the best to you and your uncle

  4. QUESTION:
    What color represents my sisters cancer?
    My sister was diagnosed with a rare cancer and I just wanted to know what color her cancer represents. For example, a pink ribbon represents breast cancer. Well her cancer is called "Extra gonadal germ cell tumor with bilateral pulmonary and liver metastasis", what color of cancer would that be?

    • ANSWER:
      Teal.

  5. QUESTION:
    What are the ribbion colors or these cancers?
    So I've been lookg up ribbon colors and theireanings but have come
    across some conterversy. What do you know or believe are the colors for..
    Colon cancer, untertjne cancer and
    blood clots?

    • ANSWER:
      colon cancer - dark blue
      uterine cancer - peachy color
      not sure about blood clots, sorry.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the awareness ribbon color for Laryngeal cancer?
    I've been trying to find the awareness ribbon color for Laryngeal Cancer and have been unable to. I know that light purple tends to be the general Cancer awareness ribbon, but I am looking specifically for Laryngeal Cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      The only thing I could find was esophageal cancer, sorry. It's periwinkle.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the Pantone color of the purple/lavender used for general cancer awareness?
    In creating an awareness bracelet (the silicone material most often seen as yellow for the LiveStrong) you are able to choose to Pantone match the color. General Cancer awareness is given a lavender color. Does anyone know its Pantone color?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm 99% sure it's 2706

  8. QUESTION:
    The Theme for our overall Relay for the whole county is the colors of cancer whats a good name?
    We need a good slogan or something to go with for the colors of cancer, I would love to do the color teal or anything really, any ideas

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    what is the ribbon color for childrens cancer?
    i know pink is for breast cancer, is there a color for childrens cancer?? i thought it was gold.. and blue for lung cancer help please!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. The color most often used for childhood cancer is Gold. However there are many different types of cancer and they usually have their own color or symbol. Awareness ribbons are not limited to cancer, other types of diseases and causes also use the ribbon colors:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_awareness_ribbons
      http://www.craftsnscraps.com/jewelry/ribbons.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Intraocular Melanoma
      Islet Cell Tumors (Endocrine Pancreas)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Waldenström Macroglobulinemia
      Wilms Tumor
      Women's Cancers

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

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

  11. QUESTION:
    What is safest, home permanent hair color, and is it safe to dye eyebrows?
    Have been getting my hair colored for about 5 years now by my hairdresser. Problem is; it starts to fade after about 2 weeks. It was right before a holiday; so I dyed it myself using a light Brown permanent color by Nice and Easy & it actually turned out really nice (not fake looking). Yet, I heard permanent hair colors can cause cancer. Is there a safe permanent hair dye? Also if one is very careful; is it safe to dye eyebrows?

    • ANSWER:
      Hun, don't worry about the cancer. Permanent colours cannot cause cancer (that I've heard of--and I've heard everything about hair colouring there is!). Sure, it's not safe to inhale the fumes, but cancer? that's a bit far-fetched.
      The Nice & Easy hair dyes are good, aren't they? I've been dyeing my hair red from their line, and it turns out very nice. They're pretty safe. And yes, it's safe to dye the eyebrows. If you can, try and get someone else like a roommate or friend to help you with them. Take a dye-brush or even a paintbrush, and take a bit of the dye onto it. Then dab it all over your brow, lightly. Wait about 10 minutes and wipe it off. (you should have a friend because I advise you to keep your eyes closed during the dyeing). If the colour isn't dark enough for you, then wait a day and do the same thing again.

  12. QUESTION:
    What color is the lung cancer ribbon?
    I'm planning on getting a tattoo in memory of my grandma who died of lung cancer. And since I don't want it to be wrong I was curious what color the lung cancer ribbon is.

    • ANSWER:
      lung cancer is definitely pearl.
      good luck!

  13. QUESTION:
    What color cancer ribbon would I use?
    My Grandmother died of cancer almost 3 years ago. They weren't able to diagnose what type of cancer. What color ribbon would I use?

    • ANSWER:
      Dark purple represents an unknown cancer. A Lavender Ribbon brings awareness to All differents kinds of Cancers that may have affected your grandmother. This may acknowledge any of the cancers that do not have a specific awareness color, or it may be used to represent a variety of different cancers that families might have experienced such as differetn family members who die of different cancers.Lavender products are designed and created to provide humor, inspiration, and strength for all cancer survivors and their family and friends.

  14. QUESTION:
    Is a new mole on my arm that is thick and different colors indicate cancer?
    I have a new mole on my arm that has grown very quickly. It is different colors, itches and bleeds if touched. I dont have insurance and dont know where to go for help.

    • ANSWER:
      One way to know if you have skin cancer is ABCD

      A stands for assymetry
      B stands for border irregularity
      C stands for color (black or blue is a sign of cancer)
      D stands for diameter (if its bigger than a pea then there is a greater chance its cancer)

      if i were you i would go to the doctor

      and check out the website that i sourced.

  15. QUESTION:
    Why is thyroid cancer color symbol 3 different colors?
    I had thyroid cancer when i was 15. I'm 24 and just realized that the color for thyroid cancer is pink blue and teal. It was neat to find that out but why is 3 different colors?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,
      September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, and we can all wear our colors proudly. The 3 colors were selected nearly 12 years ago by thyroid cancer survivor Cherie LC, a volunteer for the nonprofit ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association. The deep blue/purple represents the throat energy center, pink represents spiritual influences in healing, and teal is a healing color. The 3-color combination also emphasizes the variety of situations with thyroid cancer, because there are different types of thyroid cancer, and it affects people in all age groups from young children through seniors. Thank you so much for raising awareness.
      Cherry, ThyCa Volunteer

  16. QUESTION:
    What color is the throat cancer awareness ribbon?
    My dad was recently diagnosed with throat cancer. My parents wont let me dye my hair. I thought that if I ask to die my hair the color of the throat cancer ribbon they would let me. So what's the color?

    • ANSWER:
      Burgundy/Ivory is the color for Head, Neck & Throat Cancer

      Lizzie

  17. QUESTION:
    What does it mean, when the last drop of pee?
    you make in the morning specially, is frothy looking & pale in color?

    Cancer grows in my family, I'm just kinda curious, looking for signs, etc.
    I peed in a cup, and I noticed the last drop was darker than a normal yellow morning pee.

    I tried that again, this time only the last drop went in the cup, so I can take a closer look. Sure enough, it was frothy!

    • ANSWER:
      You're doing the right thing.
      Don't stressed out, but if you notice blood and you're not your normal cycle - then you be concern about it, that's the 1st sign, something's wrong! Mom was having bloody noses for 75 years, and doctors don't know why! She was diagnosed of breast cancer by age 89.

  18. QUESTION:
    What are the colors of ribbons major charites use and why isn't there one for male breast cancer?
    Pink is the official color for Breast cancer in women, what color is it for men? Yes breast cancer in men is a rare occurance.

    • ANSWER:
      Pink is for all breast cancer.

      Here are some others:
      Teal - Ovarian Cancer
      Clear - Lung Cancer
      Purple - Pancreatic Cancer
      Purple - Leiomyosarcoma
      Orange - Leukemia
      Black - Melanoma
      Dark Blue - Colon Cancer
      Burgundy - Multiple Myeloma
      Grey - Brain Cancer
      Blue - Prostate Cancer
      Gold - Childhood Cancers
      Lavender - General cancer Awareness
      Lime Green - Lymphoma
      Peach - Uterine Cancer
      Kelly Green - Kidney cancer
      Yellow - Sarcoma/Bone Cancer
      Yellow - Bladder Cancer
      Teal/White - Cervical Cancer
      Burgundy/Ivory - Head and Neck Cancer
      Emerald Green - Liver Cancer
      Periwinkle Blue - Esophageal Cancer
      Source:
      http://www.choosehope.com/

  19. QUESTION:
    What does the throat cancer ribbon and the melanoma ribbon look like?
    Im getting a tattoo in honor of my dad who had throat cancer and my mom who had melanoma. One ribbon is going to be on one shoulder and the other ribbon on the other shoulder. The ribbons will be ripped in the middle with a sparrow flying through the middle. They both survived and this is for them! So if anyone can help me, it would be greatly appreciated!!!

    • ANSWER:
      According to the "for the cure" site melanoma is a black ribbon. It doesn't list throat cancer. But it also doesn't list lung cancer, so it doesn't appear complete.

      The Trinity London site and the Pin People site also have black for melanoma, and "pearl" (opalescent?) for lung cancer.

      Purple is the color for cancer survivors, but would be more appropriate for your parents than for you.

      That tattoo is really a lovely idea... I'm sure you'll come up with whatever is just right for you, and no matter what it is, your parents should feel honored by the fact that you did it.

  20. QUESTION:
    What is the ribbon color for thymus cancer, more specifically thymic carcinoma?
    My mom was diagnosed with having a thymic carcinoma and i want to know what color ribbon that is associated with.

    • ANSWER:
      its teal

  21. QUESTION:
    What color is the cancer survivor ribbon?
    I'm a survivor of childhood cancer and I want to get a tattoo of a
    small ribbon and small printing of the word survivor under it. I'm asian so I have a slightly yellow skin. I searched at some websites but some say light blue or gold...and some just said gold. I don't want to get the gold one cause I know that it won't look good on my skin.
    I had Leukemia

    • ANSWER:
      A general cancer survivor ribbon would be purple.
      Childhood cancer would be gold.
      reference: www.choosehope.com
      Best wishes

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for radiation burns from cancer treatment?
    My cousin has stage 4 lung cancer and has been on radiation treatments for 3 weeks to reduce tumors. Wondering if anyone can give me information on really good products to help treat the resulting radiation burns.

    • ANSWER:
      His oncologist should give him a prescription for a soothing burn cream. I was very lucky, as my radiation didn't burn my head or face. It just turned a really tan color.

      Aww, mommy to super Conrad it's a shame you don't allow people to add you. I've met so many wonderful people on here in the worst of situations. Prayers and Blessings to your little man.

  23. QUESTION:
    How can I raise money for my roommate's mom who has cancer?
    My roommate's mom has cancer and they are struggling to pay for it. It is getting pretty bad. I go to college and want to start some sort of benefit to try to help her. What are some good ways I could raise money? I've considered a concert or something but what other tactics would be good?

    • ANSWER:
      Get your whole floor to have a bake sale.
      As a college kid myself, I know students want any excuse they can get not to do their homework, so you could ask them to help bake and sell some cookies and brownies. (We college kids do love our sugary foods) And you can color the icing in the color of the cancer. Breast cancer is a pink ribbon and colon cancer is a blue ribbon. You could try to even shape goods in the shape of a ribbon.
      I hope your roommate's mom has a full recovery. Cancer is a difficult disease, but it is not an impossible disease to defeat. She has my prayers.

  24. QUESTION:
    What are the colors of the zodiac signs?
    Hey all,

    I've had difficulty finding the correct colors that correspond to the 12 zodiac signs. If you could please list the 12 colors that you know to be true with it's associated sign, that'd be freaken awesome. 10 pts rewarded to best answer.

    Cheers!

    • ANSWER:
      Aries- Red
      Taurus - mixture of yellow and green
      Gemini - Yellow
      Cancer - silver, white
      Leo - Gold
      Virgo - black VERY DARK blue,murky tones
      Libra - greys, subtle tones
      Scorpio - Black and Red or Maroon
      Sagittarius - Purple
      Capricorn - Dark Brown
      Aquarius - Sky blue
      Pisces - White or Cream

  25. QUESTION:
    What are some ideas for breast cancer awarness foods?
    So our volleyball team is going to do a breast cancer awarness bake sale. All the money will go to research. I am assigned to make something that has pink in it, has the little ribbon sign, or something related to that. Does anyone have any cute ideas that I can make for the sale? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I did something like that for a work function. I made fortune cookies, the recipe is very simple. I'll attach it below. I then melted down some white chocolate chips and dipped the finished cookies in it, not the whole thing, just the back side, and then dip it in light pink sprinkles, and then let the chocolate harden. I got dark pink frosting, or you can use white frosting with dark pink food coloring added, and decorated them with a ribbon. You can put in your own fortunes breast cancer awareness related, I used white paper with a ribbon and breast cancer awareness message printed on it. People loved them.

      If you don't want to do all of that, then you can buy breast cancer awareness themed mini cupcake holders and put brownie mix, or cake batter in them, frost them, and top them with a pink frosting ribbon. Or get a breast cancer awareness ribbon cookie cutter and make ribbon cookies and frost them pink. Good Luck!

  26. QUESTION:
    What color ribbon represents peritoneal cancer?
    I think it might be teal because of its connection to ovarian cancer, but I haven't found a definite answer. Any direction would be appreciated. :)
    Actually, it's the peritoneum. And yes, it's a body part, just like a breast is a body part. But you can have peritoneal cancer just like you can have breast cancer. My grandmother was diagnosed with it 3 months ago, so I know that it exists.

    • ANSWER:
      I say go with teal, since it's basically identical to epithelial ovarian cancer. It's treated the same way too. So it puts you in touch with a larger support network.

  27. QUESTION:
    How much would it cost to get a breast cancer symbol tattoo?
    I want to get a breast cancer symbol on the top of e foot and get the words live, laugh, love across it as well. I am just wondering how much it would cost for something like that.

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I know tattoos don't cause cancer. I've had a few for several years and haven't had cancer.
      As for the tattoo, it would depend on how big you want it, if it's going to be colour or black and white and it could also depend on the shop you decide to get it done at.
      So have a look at tattoo shops in your area, give them your ideas and see if they can come up with a price for you. If you go to a good clean shop then there shouln't be a risk of getting any thing or contaminated ink.

  28. QUESTION:
    How do you know when a cancer patient's body is shutting down?
    I know a cancer patient who's kindey's have started producing creamy fluid, is this a sign of her body shutting down?

    • ANSWER:
      Signs to watch for when death is closing in are:

      several signs can indicate that your loved one is at the end of life
      and is beginning the dying process. This is called the pre-active
      phase of dying, and it generally begins about two weeks before death,
      but this can vary. Signs that your loved one has entered this phase of
      the end of life include:

      Difficulty getting out of bed. Many formerly active people may find
      they no longer have the strength or energy to get out of bed at the
      end of life.

      Restlessness. This may manifest as agitation or the need to be moved
      or repositioned often.

      Withdrawal from activities. Your loved one may no longer want to
      participate in social activities he or she used to enjoy.
      Increased need for sleep. Your loved one may spend most of the day
      asleep as the end of life nears.

      Loss of appetite. It's natural for people who are dying to gradually
      reduce the amount they eat and drink. Don't force your loved one to
      eat and try not to take it personally if he or she refuses a meal
      you've spent time preparing. Provide only the foods that your loved
      one wants. Eating or not eating won't slow down or speed up the dying
      process.

      Pauses in breathing. This can happen when the person is asleep or awake.

      Difficulty healing. Wounds and infections may not heal.

      Swelling in the arms and legs. Swelling may occur in other areas of
      the body, as well.

      Seeing people who have already died. Your loved one may speak about
      seeing or feeling the presence of loved ones who have died.

      Settling unfinished business. This might include calling for people he
      or she hasn't seen in many years or expressing a need to tie up loose
      ends.

      I have also heard of people fidgeting with the bed covers, as if in
      trying to pick things off the linen.

      What to expect in the last days of life
      Your loved one may begin to show other signs when death is imminent.
      This is called the active phase of dying and usually begins about
      three days before death. How people die varies greatly, but you can
      expect some of the common signs, including:

      Cool arms and legs. While the hands, arms, feet and legs will feel
      cool to the touch, your loved one's trunk will feel warm.

      Bluish coloration. Fingers, earlobes, lips and nail beds may turn blue.
      Purple coloration on the legs. Also called mottling, this blotchy
      coloring is one of the clearest signs that death is approaching.

      No longer eating or drinking. Your loved one may not feel like eating,
      or he or she may no longer be able to swallow.

      Congested breathing. Noisy breathing is sometimes called the "death
      rattle." As secretions from the lungs build up, your loved one may no
      longer be able to cough up these secretions. Eventually the secretions
      will dry up because your loved one's body may become dehydrated after
      he or she stops eating and drinking.

      Medications can control congestion if your loved one feels uncomfortable.

      Irregular breathing. Breathing patterns may change in depth and rate.
      Your loved one may also stop breathing for several seconds at a time.
      Keep in mind that your loved one generally isn't aware of these
      changes.

      Discolored urine. If your loved one stops taking in liquids, there
      will be less urine and it will be darker in color.

      Incontinence. As muscles that control bowel movements and urination
      relax, your loved one may experience incontinence.

      Blurred vision. His or her eyes may appear glassy and unfocused.

      Limited ability to communicate. Your loved one may lose the ability to
      speak. He or she most likely can still hear you.

      Confusion and agitation. This can be subtle or pronounced, involving
      jerking motions, hallucinations or delirium.

  29. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for skin cancer to kill someone if left untreated?
    Just curious. I always hear about and have know people who died from skin cancer, but they were going through treatment. How long would it take for skin cancer to kill someone if they had no treatment? I know everyone is different, but what would be an estimate. And what symptoms would they show?

    • ANSWER:
      For your information, the skin cancers symptoms are:
      * A small lump (spot or mole) that is shiny, waxy, pale in color, and smooth in texture.
      * A red lump (spot or mole) that is firm
      * A sore or spot that bleeds or become crusty. Also look for sores that don't heal.
      * Rough and scaly patches on the skin.
      * Flat scaly areas of the skin that are red or brown.
      * Any new growth that is suspicious
      If you have the symptoms like this, better if you make appointment to the doctor or dermatology and for more information you could see the website

  30. QUESTION:
    Is there a certain color for Cystic Fibrosis support?
    I was wondering if there is a certain color(s) for Cystic Fribrosis support? Like how the color for breast cancer is pink. I want to make a blanket for a baby I know who has it, but I don't know what colors to use. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Well i'm in australia and its red here, and the symbol for it is a rose, a man wrote a song called '65 roses' because everytime his mother said to him that his sister had cysic fibrosis he couldn't understand what they were talking about, his sister having 65 roses, so when he was older and understood that it was cystic fibrosis, not 65 roses, he wrote a sone about it, so thats th song the use for it, and a red rose is the symbol, and they sell red armbands for fundraising.

  31. QUESTION:
    Which hair color brands are harmful and cancerous?
    I heard that hair color cause cancer. I'm still hearing that it does. Which hair color brands actually have been linked to causing cancer?? Which hair color brands are harmful?? Which hair color brands should I avoid and which hair color brands are actually good??

    • ANSWER:
      Most contain chemicals that arn't good for scalp. but black would have to be the worst. There are organic hair colours now check them out.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the affect of skin cancer on your body?
    I know how skin cancer is detected and treated, but what exactly does it do to your body when you get. Please explain in detail and links will be very appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Quite simple. Basal and Squamous cell carcinomas destroy tissues at the surface of the skin, and if left untreated, can develop deep lesions that can become problematic. Its unlikely you would let them get that far along without doing something about them.

      Melanoma, on the other hand, is a silent killer. Its hard to detect because it has no real symptoms, outside of shape, size, and color. Generally it has to be diagnosed by a doctor. Treatment is quite simple, if caught in time, it is simply surgically removed.

      If left untreated, and it metastasizes into the body, then a serious problem exists that might not be fixable.

      General rules, if its the size of a pencil eraser, has irregular borders, has black or blue coloration, is associated with a mole, or it can be quite flat, and/or recent changes have occurred, you should see a physician very soon.

  33. QUESTION:
    What is the ribbon color for vulvar cancer?
    I'm trying to embroider a cancer design for someone who has vulvar cancer and would like to know what the correct ribbon awareness color was for vulvar cancer. Thank you!!

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a LEGIT website regarding all of the awareness colors and their meanings
      Good Luck!
      http://kiwijewels.com/awareness_colors_and_meanings.htm

  34. QUESTION:
    When was the White House illuminated in colored lights for prostate cancer awareness?
    Recently the White House was illuminated in pink lights at night for breast cancer awareness.

    When was a similar event held for prostate cancer?

    Ever since I was in high school, I noticed that girls seem to think only women get cancer.

    Or that if men get it, it's not important.
    Thanks, momo. I knew we'd make up.

    • ANSWER:
      How about the hundreds of other diseases, as well.

      I live in Wi. and Conservative Talk show host Mark Belling addressed this, it's a great point and is total PC nonsense.

  35. QUESTION:
    How can I be most supportive of my best friend who has breast cancer?
    My friend had a mastectomy but is undergoing chemotherapy that is making her sick. Now she fears that the cancer has gone to her bones as she is having severe pain in her knee and needs to use a walker to get around. Does anyone know if breast cancer can progress to bone cancer? Also what are some things I might be able to do to encourage her? She puts up a very brave and stoic front but I know she is frightened. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I know that cancer can spread, but breast cancer is one of the most successfully treated cancers there are so there is good reason for hope.

      My wife had breast cancer 6 years ago. Her are some things that were most encouraging for her and the things that were not encouraging.

      Not encouraging:
      The endless suggestions that people gave us for natural medicine alternatives. My wife is a nurse, she wanted to use things that were proven, not an experiment.

      People who tried to convince her that they could identify with her but really had never experienced anything like what she was going through.

      People who offered the "cosmic answer" to why she was going through this.

      What helped:
      We had a lady who offered to bring meals over the day after she went though chemo. This was very appriciated.

      We had a family who gave my wife a cleaning service that came in once a week and cleaned. This was appriciated.

      I made a commitment never to leave the house in the morning unless everything was cleaned up and put away. My wife can't rest in a messy house and I think this made a difference.

      Lot's of listening, but also lot's of initiating conversation about normal everyday circumstances. When you have cancer, lot's of people ask how's it going. Answering this question a thousand times is very exhausting emotionally. My wife loved it when someone came along and talked exclusively about what was happening with them and she didn't have to answer questions about herself.

      Cards that express that you are thinking of this person without lines of optimizin from "rose colored glasses". Simply "I'm thinking of you." Is much more real and benificial than, "I know it'll all work out in the end."

      Also, we have 3 kids. My wife appreciated families who reached out to our children and gave them a place to talk about their emotional ups and downs through the process. Our son was a teenager at the time. He rarely talked to us about what was going on and only asked one question. What we found is that he was talking to the parents of a friend of his and getting support there. Sure, we felt a little like we were out of the loop. But the important thing is he found a safe place to process his emotions. My wife found comfort in this.

      Best wishes

  36. QUESTION:
    How do you make the breast cancer symbol with your keyboard?
    I want to put the breast cancer symbol in my status on facebook without having to use photobucket code or anything like that. For a cross you hold alt then push 0143 on the keypad. Are there any codes like that for the breast cancer symbol?

    • ANSWER:
      I have several ribbons on my email signatures. It won't let me paste them here but if you email me I can send one to you. Its an actual ribbon, not X's.
      Mine are gray for Brain Cancer/Tumors so you can copy it and change the color yourself.
      You can make your own by changing the fonts on your mail I think to Comic Sans, (not sure on that) and one of the keys is a ribbon. I need to look and see which one, its been a long time.

  37. QUESTION:
    what color is the cancer survivor ribbon?
    I'm a survivor of childhood cancer and I want to get a tattoo of a
    small ribbon and small printing of the word survivor under it. I'm asian so I have a slightly yellow skin. I searched at some websites but some say light blue or gold...and some just said gold. I don't want to get the gold one cause I know that it won't look good on my skin.

    • ANSWER:
      Not to be personal, but which cancer was it? You could get the cancer specific ribbon instead of just the gold childhood cancer ribbon.

  38. QUESTION:
    What does my astrological significance represent?
    My Astro sign is Cancer, I was born on a Monday cancer is a lunar sign and monday is as well. Silver is the metal and color of all cancers, my name means silver. what do you think this could mean?

    • ANSWER:
      There are all kinds of interpretations for the meanings of this. And some of it does start to get pretty strange pretty fast. But I do find it interesting. I am also a cancer. Did you know that cancer is the only sign of the zodiac associated with the moon?? We're also strongly linked with water. The symbolism and such goes on for quite a bit.
      And as far as personal meaning goes; it has as much significance as you're willing to give it. Though it is kinda cool that your name means silver and that it's your signs metal.

  39. QUESTION:
    Can colors in a painting convey feelings or moods? Can you generalize about which colors evoke which moods?
    Do you agree with Matisse that colors in a painting (even when they are not exactly “realistic”) can convey feelings or moods? Can you generalize about which colors evoke which moods?

    • ANSWER:
      GRAY Elegance, humility, respect, reverence, stability, subtlety, wisdom, old age, anachronism, boredom, decay, decrepitude, dullness, dust, entanglement, pollution, urban sprawl,
      strong emotions, balance, neutrality, mourning, formality, March.

      WHITE Light, Reverence, purity, snow, peace, innocence, cleanliness, simplicity, security, humility, sterility, winter, coldness, criticism, surrender, cowardice, fearfulness, unimaginative, air, fire, death (Eastern cultures), hope, Aries, Pisces (star signs), bland, empty and unfriendly(interior), January, celebration.

      BLACK Absence, modernity, power, sophistication, formality, elegance, wealth, mystery, style, evil, death (Western cultures), fear, anonymity, anger, sadness, remorse, mourning, unhappiness, sex, seriousness, conventionality, rebellion, anarchism, unity, sorrow, life, rebirth(ancient Egypt), slimming quality(fashion) January.

      RED Passion, strength, energy, fire, love, sex, excitement, speed, heat, arrogance, ambition, leadership, masculinity, power, danger, gaudiness, blood, war, anger, revolution, radicalism, socialism, communism, aggression, summer, autumn, stop, Mars (planet), respect, Aries (star sign), December, the Roman Catholic Church[citation needed], martyrs, the Holy Spirit, conservatism (U.S. politics), wealth (China).
      Studies show that red can have a physical effect, increasing the rate of respiration and raising blood pressure; red also is said to make people hungry; the red ruby is the traditional 40th wedding anniversary gift. Red is also the color of the devil in modern Western culture.

      BLUE Seas, men, productive (interior) skies, peace, unity, harmony, tranquility, calmness, coolness, confidence, conservatism, water, ice, loyalty, dependability, cleanliness, technology, winter, depression, coldness, idealism, obscenity, tackiness, air, wisdom, royalty, nobility, Earth (planet), Virgo (light blue), Pisces (pale blue) and Aquarius (dark blue) (star sign), strength, steadfastness, light, friendliness, July (sky blue), February (deep blue), peace, mourning (Iran)[citation needed], truthfulness, love, sadness, aloofness, the Virgin Mary, liberalism (U.S. politics)
      In many diverse cultures blue is significant in religious beliefs, believed to keep the bad spirits away.

      GREEN Great intelligence, life, nature, bad spirits, spring, fertility, youth, environment, wealth, money (US), good luck, vigor, generosity, go, grass, aggression, inexperience, envy, misfortune, coldness, jealousy, disgrace (China), illness, greed, corruption (North Africa), life eternal, air, earth (classical element), sincerity, hope, Cancer (bright green, star sign), renewal, natural abundance, growth, health, August, balance, harmony, stability, calming, creative intelligence, Islam, the ordinary.
      During the Middle Ages, both green and yellow were used to symbolize the devil. Green is believed to be the luckiest of colors in some western countries including, Britain, Ireland, and the U.S.

      YELLOW Sunlight, joy, happiness, earth, optimism, intelligence, idealism, wealth (gold), summer, hope, air, liberalism, cowardice, illness (quarantine), hazards, dishonesty, avarice, weakness, greed, femininity, gladness, sociability, summer, friendship, Gemini, Taurus, Leo (golden yellow, star signs), April, September, deceit, hazard signs, death (Middle Ages), mourning (Egypt), courage (Japan), God (gold). Yellow ribbons were worn during times of warfare as a sign of hope as women waited for their men to return.
      During the Middle Ages, both green and yellow were used to symbolize the devil.

      PURPLE Envy, Sensuality, bisexuality, spirituality, creativity, wealth, royalty, nobility, ceremony, mystery, wisdom, enlightenment, arrogance, flamboyance, gaudiness, mourning, profanity, exaggeration, confusion, pride, Scorpio (violet, star sign), May, November, riches, romanticism (light purple), delicacy (light purple), penance.
      Purple is the color of mourning for widows in Thailand, favorite color of Egypt's Cleopatra, and the purple heart - given to soldiers who have been wounded during warfare.

      ORANGE Hinduism, Buddhism, happiness energy, balance, heat, fire, enthusiasm, flamboyance, playfulness, aggression, arrogance, gaudiness, over emotion, warning, danger, autumn, desire, Sagittarius (star sign), September.
      Orange has less intensity or aggression than red and is calmed by the cheerfulness of yellow.
      Orange is the Royal family of the Netherlands. As such in the Netherlands Orange symbolizes royalty and as William of Orange was a Calvinist orange symbolizes protestantism particularly in Ireland(Orange Irish).

      BROWN Calm, boldness, depth, natural organisms, nature, richness, rusticism, stability, tradition, anachronism, fascism, boorishness, dirt, dullness, filth, heaviness, poverty, roughness, earth (classical element), October, Capricorn, Scorpio (reddish brown, star signs), down

  40. QUESTION:
    What color should my tattoo be outlined in?
    Alrighty, I finally made the appointment for my tattoo! I know exactly what I want (a light purple cancer awareness ribbon), but I do have one question.

    Some people are telling me to get it outlined in a slightly darker purple, some are telling me get it outlined in black so you can get it shaded in the darker purple?

    What does the Yahoo! Answers community think?

    • ANSWER:
      i'd ask the tattoo artist- if your skin is light enough then you may not need the black outline, but if your skin is more tan then you may want the outline... the artist will know.

  41. QUESTION:
    How many people reported cancer of throat and lungs after exposure to graphite and fiberglass.?
    I know several people that have gotten throat or lung cancer after working with graphite coated fiberglass. Do you know any who have same?

    • ANSWER:
      I haven't known someone who have been diagnosed with cancer due to graphite and fiberglass exposure but, I believe that long exposure to this industrial products can lead to this kind of disease. Other form of industrial products like paints, hair coloring can also be the cause of many forms of cancer with long time exposure.

  42. QUESTION:
    How do I get a colored hair extension?
    I see people with a pink glued in hair extension for breast cancer awareness month. (Just one strip of hair is pink). I want a purple one in honor of Crohn's and Colitis. Is this something that I can have done at the hair salon? I know it can be done on my own but I feel someone who works with hair would be better at it.
    I plan on calling my hair salon but was wondering now.

    • ANSWER:
      Why don't you try a clip in extension they sell many different single colored ones. It will be better for your hair since you can take it out at the end of the day and the next day just clip it right back in. you can go to your local beauty supply store and they should sell them there Try Sally's Beauty Supply they should sell them there.

  43. QUESTION:
    What color ribbon would be used to honor someone on deployment thats in the Air Force?
    Like Breast Cancer is pink, other cancers are yellow and purple. Any idea? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Yellow Ribbons symbolize and acknowledge all military (and not just Air Force) on deployment.

  44. QUESTION:
    What does a shiny white color mean in a tumor?
    My 8 year old lab/bloodhound mix recently had a tumor removed from between his toes on his front foot. The vet said it was "suspicious" in that it was a very shiny white color. My first thought was cancer but i would love to be wrong. Are there other diseases that cause this sort of growth?

    • ANSWER:
      It is probably a connective tissue tumor. The only way to be sure is to submit the growth to a lab and have histopathology performed. Did the vet do this, did you authorize and pay for this? If not, he is just making a guess based on what it looks like, a connective tissue tumor.
      Just because it is cancer does not mean it is malignant. It may be benign, and since you had it removed may not even grow back.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are ten things that increase the risk of skin cancer and what can we do to stop it?
    I've heard that skin cancer is very dangerous for your health and well being but I want to know about ten things that contribute to the risk of skin cancer so I'm sure that i don't do it. Also can I have about five sun safe strategies. Which ones would you think work the best. Thanks for helping fight skin cancer. ( =

    • ANSWER:
      lucky you, that i'm doing an assignment on skin cancer today haha, i'm 15. so if i'm wrong i'm sorry, hah

      well, slip slop slap.
      slip on a shirt.
      slop on some sunscreen
      and slap on a wide brim hat.
      :)

      Wear light colored clothing, long sleeve and make sure it has shoulders if you choose to wear a short sleeved.

      don't think that only applying one layer on sunscreen once a day protects you from the sun, because it doesn't.
      you need spf15+ and apply every 3 hours.

      wear a wetsuit if possible, don't go to tanning salons. they trigger off melanomas.

      sit under the shade as often as possible, altought this doens't fully prevent skin cancer, it does help.

      wear sun glasses. good ones, not cheap shit ones.

      sit under an umbrella at the beach.
      don't sun bake, no matter how good it feels, you'l regret it in 20 years.

      wear lip sunscreen too.

      and yeah, hope i've helped. :)

  46. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when you poop and it is different sizes, colors, and textures?
    Colon cancer runs in my family and my mother had polyps at 40. I am only 23 and also get bleeding hemorrhoids. How much would one of those anal test cost?

    • ANSWER:
      Fluctuating BM's are normal - blood is not - At 23, you could get tested - and at least have a Dr. aware of your family history. They may recommend a colonoscopy when you're a little older -

  47. QUESTION:
    What are the official cancer ribbon colors?
    I'm looking for the OFFICIAL cancer ribbon colors so I can make bracelets to remember those I lost to cancer and to symbolize the people I know who have cancer. Thanks!
    I'm only looking for official colors, please!

    • ANSWER:
      different cancer has different color. look into this

      http://www.craftsnscraps.com/jewelry/ribbons.html

  48. QUESTION:
    Why are people different skin colors or have different characteristics?
    I've been thinking about this. Here's my wild guess. People with darker skins tones have much more melatonin in their skin. To survive in warmer climates they would need the xtra melatonin to fight off skin cancer and other problems.

    In Europe where the climate is colder, the xtra melatonin was not needed. Austrailia was once part of Asia, but drifter off thousands of years ago, that is why the Aborigines have distinct features that are unlike any other race.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes for the most part you are correct in that skin colour, is a way to help prevent skin cancer, but it was also for vitamin D as well.

      When humans made their way to europe and other more northern places those with less melanin were more suited to the conditions where there is less intense sunlight and having darker skin means that they also get less vitamin D....this meant that fairer skin was selected for in europe and asia.

      Aborigines are a different situation...australia did not did not drift off from asia, during the ice age the sea levels dropped and people were able to make their way to Oz, when the sea levels rose they were isolated from the "rest of the world" and i am pretty sure they made their way from Africa by way of the coastlines thru asia to australia.
      The people that made it their had different selelction pressures and "look" slightly different from other people.


colors for cancer

What Kinds Of Cancers Are There

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What kinds of cancer are there that happen in the chest?
    What kinds of cancer are there that happen in the chest, mainly the part between your stomach and upper chest? EXCLUDING lung cancer, the most obvious one.

    • ANSWER:
      Recent publications explain the dangers of inhaling secondhand smoke and the increased risk of developing lung cancer. According to a 2006 report from the U.S. surgeon general, nonsmokers may inhale more cancer-causing chemicals than do smokers since the carcinogenic toxins from the burning end of a cigarette are highly concentrated and more dangerous than the smoke inhaled through the cigarette itself.

  2. QUESTION:
    At what age should I begin getting checked for cancer/high blood pressure?
    I've been told I should most likely get checked earlier than most because my mother had precancerous cells in her cervix, my grandfather died of some kind cancer, and my great grandmother died of breast cancer. I'm 15, and how early do people mean by early?

    Both of my parents also have high blood pressure. My mom said not to worry about that until my twenties or thirties, but I'd like to get some second opinions on how early checks like these should start.

    • ANSWER:
      well in cervical cancer is you main concern, you should be tested every two years from the time you become sexually active, or if you are over the age of 18 and not sexually active, every two years on and after your 18th birthday.
      as for high blood pressure, you look for symptoms such as dizziness, hot flushes, extremely strong pulse, but i wouldnt worry to much, even though these problems are within your family doesnt really mean you will suffer from them and even so they my take 20-30 years before they become and problem. Your young dont be worrying about stuff like this.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are the full scientific names of all kinds of cancer known till now?
    I really need to know all the names of all kinds of cancer as I have a project on them .

    • ANSWER:
      That is a tall order as there are SO many dfferent types of cancer. You can find a very complete list in the provided link.

  4. QUESTION:
    What kind of cancer could cause a dog to limp?
    My dogs been limping and someone said cancer could cause it. What kind of cancer could cause a dog to limp?

    • ANSWER:
      A tumor could have formed on another organ & could be pressing on the spinal cord, causing limited motion.

      He could also be limping because he sprained his leg, it doesn't always mean something like cancer.

      Get him checked out since you are concerned about it.

  5. QUESTION:
    What kind of cancer is the most dangerous and also has the lowest recovery rate?
    I know that there are many kinds of cancer over there.

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    What kind of cancer would act like your heart is skipping a beat?
    My girlfriend i was talking about it the other question, the doctors told her she has cancer and she is going to get the treatment tomorrow when she was told she had it today. What kind of cancer could it be, they toold her it was a rare cancer?
    I know i should just wait but its hard because she is only 18 years old and i love more than anything in the world
    The doctors haven't said what type of cancer she has yet, she it in a coma right know

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t know of any cancer that acts like a heart unless it is arising from the heart. They are usually sarcomas and exceedingly rare. They are also fatal. It is very unusual to be diagnosed with cancer and start treatment the very next day. I don’t think you should wait and these things are too important to guess. Talk to her again fand find out what kind of cancer she has.

  7. QUESTION:
    What kind of cancer a person with cryptorchidism might have?
    Hi, I read that a person with cryptorchidism has high risk of having cancer. My questions are: What kind of cancer? In what age? How to prevent?

    • ANSWER:
      Testicular, typically in the third decade of life. The prevention of this complication would be to surgically correct the anomaly by a procedure called orchiplexy. If you look up cryptorchidism on wikipedia, you'll find a lot more information.

  8. QUESTION:
    Is a tickly throat a symptom of throat cancer, or any other kind of cancer for that matter?
    Hi,

    Is a tickly throat a symptom of throat cancer or any other kind of cancer for that matter?

    Thank you,

    Elizabeth.

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer isn't the first diagnosis that springs to mind, it's more likely to be due to a viral or bacterial infection.
      Or perhaps an allergy.
      In some cases, throat tickling might be the result of reflux after eating meals or when sleeping, although acid reflux is more likely to lead to a sore throat than a tickly feeling.
      Sometimes something like a piece of popcorn can scratch the mucosa and cause irritation until the scratch heals.
      Try honey in a warm drink, soluble Tylenol or Ibuprofen, they act locally as well as systemically.

      You are worried enough to post this question, why not have a word with your doctor?

  9. QUESTION:
    what kind of cancer did ollie woodson die from?
    Ollie woodson of the temptations died sunday the 30th of May, what kind of cancer did he die from?

    • ANSWER:
      Former The Temptations star Ali "Ollie" Woodson has died following a battle with leukemia.
      Leukemia or leukaemia is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal increase of blood cells, usually leukocytes.

  10. QUESTION:
    What kind of cancer did michael Crichton die of?
    The great author died recently of cancer. on his web page is says his family would like some privacy. I'm doing a report on him, and I need to know what kind of cancer it was.

    • ANSWER:
      It is not known what kind of cancer Michael Crichton had. There are a lot of rumors flying around but nothing reliable or verifiable. I think many publications that stating what kind of cancer it was are just reprinting rumors. As it was Dr. Crichton’s wish that it be kept private, I won’t speculate myself.

      As a former high school English teacher, I can tell you that you do not need to know what kind of cancer it was. It would be more professional and correct to state in your paper that it is unknown for certain what kind of cancer Michael Crichton had. Crichton himself disliked people passing off rumors as facts.

      I would recommend that you check my website for links and info on Michael Crichton. It has proven very useful for other students who have done reports on Michael Crichton. Please feel free to email me with any questions.

      http://kahlessa.proboards80.com/

      Good luck with your report!

  11. QUESTION:
    how do you prevet yourself from getting any kind of cancer ?
    whats the best prevention you can do to not get any cancer , even if you know ways not to get certain kinds of cancers please let me know !!!!! i think i have it like all the time , it freaks me out a lot just thinking about it , & whats the right test you would have to do to make sure you dont have cancer any where !

    • ANSWER:
      You can't prevent it and there isn't a single test for the more than 200 diseases called cancer.

  12. QUESTION:
    What kind of cancer can you get in your hand?
    What kind of cancer are you able to get in your hand??? Like a tumor or something?

    • ANSWER:
      There are different types of cancer that can develop in the hand. Skin cancer is one, but so is a type of rare cancer called sarcoma . . which can affect bone, soft tissue, tendons, joints, fat, or muscles located anywhere in the body.

      One rare type of sarcoma, in particular, comes to mind called Epithelioid Sarcoma and can start in the soft tissue of the hand:

      http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/help/default.asp?page=23508
      http://mylefthand-themovie.com/default.aspx

      I have known people who post at the Sarcoma Alliance with soft tissue sarcoma that presented on the hand.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have two different kinds of cancer at the same time?
    I've never heard of anyone having two different kinds of cancer at the same time and was just wondering if it was possible or not.
    I know cancer cells spread, but it's still the same cancer type.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, but fortunately it's rare. I had a co-worker who had breast cancer and leukemia (which is a blood cancer).

      Unfortunately, having one type of cancer doesn't protect you from developing any other illness or condition.

  14. QUESTION:
    why most of the dogs death associated with some kind of cancer?
    i have a lot of friends have pet dogs. when there's a dog died, it is most likely with some kind of cancer. i rarely heard of a dog die of old age. why is that dog so easily to develop cancers? is it the genetic disposition or it is because of the environment? could it be the food we feed them?

    • ANSWER:
      Certain breeds are more predisposed to cancer than others. There may be some things in the environment that trigger cancers. Also before vaccinations and treatments for dog diseases, these diseases would kill dogs before they got old enough for cancers to develop. Dogs also used to run loose and get hit by cars, get lost or tangle with other dogs or wildlife more often. In other words, until recent years, dogs were a lot more disposable than they are now.

      I know many dogs that have lived to old age. Unfortunately, cancer is often the old age disease that gets them if nothing else does.

  15. QUESTION:
    What kind of cancer could rapidly progess?
    My cat has had extream trouble walking, and has no energey the vet found a mass, it's not lukemia what kind of cancer could rapibly progress over 3 days
    he just turned 3
    They did a blood test for lukemia it came out negitive, they just said it does not look good.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many illnesses which could be the cause of your cat's problems, not all of them cancer, and may be treatable. The best answer would be to take the cat to another vet. Good vets do not mind if you get a second opinion.

  16. QUESTION:
    What make pancreatic cancer so different from other cancers?
    From everything that I have read about pancreatic cancer it is uncurable. Breast cancer, leukemia, and other kinds of cancer can be cured/brought into remission and I was wondering what is so different about pancreatic cancer that does not allow this type of cancer to be cured/go into remission?

    • ANSWER:
      Pancreatic cancer can be treated for cure under very specific conditions. It spreads by local invasion and via lymphatic channels. If it is caught early prior to invasion in the local vasculature, it can be treated for cure via several procedures - Whipple (pancreaticoduodenectomy), Total Pancreatectomy, or Distal Pancreatectomy. A major issue is catching it early. The symptoms of this disease early on are usually no symptoms, vague abdominal pain, mild discomfort. It is hard to detect. There is also no good screening that is cost effective. The reason for this is the cancer is not that common, and the tests available are not that cheap. This makes for a very inefficient screening method. The ones out there currently that can detect pancreatic cancer include CT scan of the abdomen and Endoscopic Ultrasound. Both of these tests have their own drawbacks. CT scan of the abdomen involves radiation that may set you up for a cancer. Endoscopic ultrasound requires sedation, a specialist (gastroenterologist), and has risks of perforation. Also the tests need to have a high degree of sensitivity (meaning that there is a high number of people who have the disease also test positive). Endoscopic ultrasound is being used more for symptomatic pancreatic cancer, but I do not know of studies used for screening the general population.

      Another issue is it's proximity to other organs. It is near the duodenum, stomach, inferior vena cava, aorta. It is also a part of the biliary system and liver. It can spread to many important organs easily.

      There is some increased hope on the horizon as new chemotherapy drugs are being developed. Dr. Vickers at the University of Minnesota is doing clinical trials on a new medication that will hopefully help with treating the disease.

  17. QUESTION:
    What is the current status of cancer virotherapy?
    I'm looking for more information on how cancer is fought with viruses...like what kinds of viuses they use, how they modify the DNA, what kinds of cancers it works for, and the efficacy of the therapy when combined with a moderate dose of chemotherapy.

    • ANSWER:
      Virotherapy is an experimental form of cancer treatment using biotechnology to convert viruses into cancer-fighting agents by reprogramming viruses to only attack cancerous cells while healthy cells remained undamaged. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS, is a candidate for this and is currently under investigation. Usually the viruses used are Varicella Zoster Viruses (The Herpes simplex) and Adenoviruses(First isolated in adenoid tissue).

      It uses viruses as treatment against various diseases, most commonly as a vector used to specifically target cells and DNA in particular. It is not a new idea - as early as the 1950's doctors were noticing that cancer patients who suffered a non-related viral infection, or who had been vaccinated recently, showed signs of improvement: this has been largely attributed to the production of interferon and tumour necrosis factors in response to viral infection, but oncolytic viruses are being designed that selectively target and lyse only cancerous cells.

      In the 1940s and 1950s, studies were conducted in animal models to evaluate the use of viruses in the treatment of tumors. In 1956 some of the earliest human clinical trials with oncolytic viruses for the treatment of advanced-stage cervical cancer were started. However, for several years research in this field was delayed due to the inadequate technology available. Research has now started to move forward more quickly in finding ways to use viruses therapeutically.

      In 2006 researchers from the Hebrew University succeeded in isolating a variant of the Newcastle disease Virus (NDV-HUJ), which usually affects birds, in order to specifically target cancer cells [1]. The researchers tested the new virotherapy on Glioblastoma multiforme patients and achieved promising results for the first time.

  18. QUESTION:
    How can I get a lot of money really quickly so I can donate it to cancer research?
    What are some good organizations that put money toward cancer research? My mom has/had 3 kinds of cancer.

    I am to young to get a job, Im still in middle school.

    • ANSWER:
      first of all, i am sorry for what have happened, and i really hope that there will soon be cure for cancer, and every other sickness.

      unfortunately, if you are underage, you wouldn't be able to work, nor to claim the prize of lottery, neither.

      i would suggest you to focus at your school work, just do the best you can do, to show your mother that she has a good kid who's doing very well at school (that means a lot to all mothers, and that will sure give them strength and will to fight the sickness and to survive.) let your mother know that you do care about her, and, as new technologies and medical science are getting better each and every day, any thing that is not curable today might be curable tomorrow... so, hang on there and never give up, things will get better for her, for you and every one who suffers.

      you may wanna spend all your spare time with your mother, to make her happy and feeling safe. that is perhaps the best thing you can do at this moment.

      wish your mother, and every mother good health and all the best.

  19. QUESTION:
    What are the chances that you will get cancer in your lifetime?
    Like all cancers? What are the chances that u will get any kind of cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      The lifetime risk for females is 1 in 3 and for males it is 1 in 2.

  20. QUESTION:
    What is the most common fatal cancer in children and teens?
    I'm writing a screen play to raise cancer awareness but first I need to be aware first and get my facts straight. If i'm writing about a teenage girl who only has 2 weeks to live, what kind of cancer could have been treated but then failed? What is a very common fatal cancer in children and teens. Please provide a site that you got the information from. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Most kids and teens with leukemia get better.

      I read your other question, and cancer does not fit what you're looking for. If a teenager is treated for cancer and the treatment doesn't work or the cancer recurs, if she only has two weeks left (which, BTW, is impossible for a doctor to determine), she is not capable of traveling and completing her "bucket list." She would be very, very sick.

  21. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of getting cancer or some other terrible illness?
    In all reality what are the chances of getting any kind of cancer or tumor or something like that, that'll kill you. Maybe I'm just paranoid but I have a gut feeling my chances aren't as low as I'd like them to be.

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of getting cancer or some other terrible illness?
    In all reality what are the chances of getting any kind of cancer or tumor or something like that, that'll kill you. Maybe I'm just paranoid but I have a gut feeling my chances aren't as low as I'd like them to be.

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    what kind of cancers do teens and young adults get?
    I'm just curious as to what kind of cancers teens and young adults get. I want to write a story about 17 year old having cancer. I will do more info on the cancers once I find out what they are

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer in teens is rare.

      Writing a story about cancer when you have no personal experience and lilttle (if any) knowledge is offensive to many cancer patients.

      Write about something you know and it will be a much better story.

  24. QUESTION:
    What is a good book for dealing with cancer?
    My mom has been diagnosed with a very rare kind of cancer and I am looking for a good, inspirational, etc, book to help deal with it. More interested in fiction but not opposed to non-fiction. Just looking for some help....Thanks!
    The book is more to help me cope rather than her. I am staying positive for her but it's more for the issues I am going through in being a supporter. It's definitely hard and I'm sure anyone would agree, so I'm just looking for some inspiration! Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Recommendations can see the soul chicken soup, the Buddha's wisdom, like this book, because it was for the height and angle of looking at things different, give people the feeling of rainbow clouds are not anti-try.
      In addition there are some sites of cancer is introduced, it is recommended you want to help to you

  25. QUESTION:
    what are the chances of me getting cancer like my relatives?
    If cancer (any type) has been common in grandparents, great grandparents etc what are the chances that i will get some kind of cancer when i am older? Even when i live a healthy life and have not/do not smoke or drink?

    • ANSWER:
      There are hundreds of different types of cancers that have no genetic link.

      Only 5% of cancers have a genetic link.

      The biggest risk factor is AGE, so the way to avoid this one is to die young ......... not good!

      The next biggest risk factor is ENVIRONMENT. This includes smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, weight, exercise, UV exposure, chemical exposure etc. To avoid this one, don't smoke, avoid excessive alcohol consumption, maintain a healthy weight, eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, use sunscrean, and try to avoid exposure to known nasties!

      Genetic risk factors are low on the list, and there is nothing that we can do to avoid them.

      Take care of your health, avoid the enviromentatl risks and have regular checkups, remember that if you do develope cancer, one of the keys to survival is early diagnosis and treatment. Don't be paranoid, as stress is also a risk factor, but take responsibility for your health, and hopefully age will always be your biggest risk factor!

  26. QUESTION:
    What kind of cancer did Dane Cook's parents die from?
    Both of comedian Dane Cook's parents died from cancer, only 6 months apart from each other. What kind of cancer did they each die from?

    • ANSWER:
      Watched the stand up huh? I just heard him say that and wanted to see if they really did die of cancer

      nothing says.... if u find out post it up thanks

  27. QUESTION:
    What kind of cancer would do this?
    I just found out today that one of my favorite customers I haven't seen in a few months has had cancer and they had to amputate a foot. What kind of cancer would cause this to happen? I like her and miss her and feel bad. She's had one hell of a roller coaster since I met her. She is the nicest, most genuine person I've ever met.

    • ANSWER:
      Melanoma is most likely other cancers are possible.

      A woman I know lost both feet and hands due to complications following her breast cancer treatment.

  28. QUESTION:
    What groups are there for people who are healling themselves of cancer?
    I know 12 step groups are great for helping people get support through the emotional roller coasters & also given struture when a person needs to stay focused on something they would rather ignore. This groups also help people meet others who can share knowledge. They are a great resource. What websites or phone numbers are there for me to find groups like this for healling different kinds of cancer & other dis-ease. Thank you!
    Jonny- when I say natural I should have said without drugs.

    • ANSWER:
      johnny is not talking about drugs ma'am,

      A man named Rick Simpson has recently come forward (with a team of doctors) with PROOF (and lots of it) that Marijuana does indeed kill cancer cells and break down and destroy this terrible ailment. He has terminal cancer patients describe with cat scans and MRI's exactly their process with this treatment. I am against drugs, but there is a lot more to marijuana than what you think. Please, if you have cancer you should at least open yourself up to watch his documentary about this. Please just watch it for 5 mins, if you dont like it, then shut it off. But I know this will help you, I KNOW this. Good luck, much love.

      "Run From the Cure" by Rick Simpson (available on you tube or other sources on the net) Please watch this if you have cancer!!!!!

  29. QUESTION:
    How would you know if you had cancer?
    I have always heard that early detection is important for successful treatment. But, I have also heard that by the time symptoms are noticable and severe enough to send you to the doctor, many cancers are already advanced.

    What can be done about this? How can cancer be detected before it is advanced? Is there some kind of cancer screening that people do as a part of their regular physicals? Is there one test that can detect many types of cancers, or does each type have a specific test? Do you recommend getting such tests?

    Thanks for your answers!

    • ANSWER:
      With over 200 different types of cancer and just as many subtypes of cancer it is extremely difficult to detect all of them. There is no overall blood test or overall screening that will detect all types of cancer possibilities.

      You can check yourself for breast lumps . . but that won't help you detect a brain tumor. You can test your blood for prostate cancer but that test won't tell you if you have bone cancer. Simply put . . there is no overall screening which will detect all forms of cancer. But there are some things that you can do.

      Certain types of cancer are more common in certain age groups. Find your age group and check the types of cancer you are more likely to get.

      Some quick examples - Children are likely to have cancers that stem from immature or the primitive cells associated with development. Young children and teens can have a cancer called Neuroblastoma . . . a cancer of the central nervous system.

      Teens and young adults - tend to develop hormonal related cancers often associated with growing - ie, teens often get bone cancers, such as osteosarcoma or ewings sarcoma - teens and young adults are more likely to have soft tissue sarcoma (cancer in the joints, tendons, muscles) than older people.

      Young adults - Germ cell tumors associated with testes or ovaries.

      Older adults - more susceptible to lung, colon, and breast carcinoma. Adults tend to get carcinoma associated with their organs (kidney, liver, lung, etc).

      Find out which cancers affect your age group the most and than learn the general signs of that cancer. In young people the types of cancer they have involve unusual lumps or bumps that often appear on the extremities. Young people should be taught to search their entire bodies for lumps . . not just check the breast for females or testicles for males . . but lumps anywhere located on the body. I have known young people to ignore lumps that have grown on their shoulders . . they just think it is odd but they are not alarmed . . and they should be. A lump or bump that begins to grow should be examined immediately. It may be the only symptom that you will ever have until the cancer is very advanced.

      So . . for young adults the number one way to detect cancer is by completely examing the body on a regular basis searching for unusual lumps or bumps that cannot be explained. A regular doctors check up is also essential. Many young people avoid going to the doctor because they feel so healthy and consider a physical a 'waste of money'. However, a regular doctor can establish what you are like when you are well . . and be able to compare your past health with the present to determine if there is anything unusual going on.

      And, that's about it for early detection . . . check for anything unusual on a fairly regular basis and have well physicals. At the moment, little else can be done.

  30. QUESTION:
    How can I get a lot of money really quickly so I can donate it to cancer research?
    What are some good organizations that put money toward cancer research? My mom has/had 3 kinds of cancer.
    I am too young to get a paying job, but I volunteer a lot.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, definitely use fundraisers. You could set up a foundation in your mom's name as well and fight for her cause. Good luck to you and her.

  31. QUESTION:
    Is knowing that you're sick with cancer and not doing anything about it considered suicide?
    I think I have a kind of cancer that not everybody would want to share with anyone and I'm afraid that if I keep quiet about it and end up dying that I might be committing suicide. Am I committing suicide?

    • ANSWER:
      Why would you not want to seek treatment for your condition? Actually, it seems you are only assuming you have cancer, without a medical diagnosis. Why do you think you have cancer and why are you not getting properly diagnosed?

      Many cancers caught early are curable. Why wait until it has progressed past the initial, curable stage? What is so embarrassing that you would prefer to die than seek treatment? I honestly can't think of any type of cancer that falls into that category. Breast, penile,testicular, vulval, cervical, bowel? I have known people with each of those. Nothing embarrassing about it.

      Seek medical treatment/advise.

  32. QUESTION:
    Just found out my grand mother has cancer how to deal with it?
    I'm not 100% sure what kind of cancer it is, But she will be going for an operation to remove it. The good news is the Dr's knew about it a week ago, and went for minor surgery for test to see if she had it last Tuesday. But today she went back for the results and my, mother told me she had it. I don't know when she will be going for surgery again to remove it
    Just found out she has cervical cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Working for a Positive Outlook
      Breast cancer therapy can leave a patient exhausted and fatigued for weeks, months, or years. One of the greatest trials for a woman with breast cancer may be in facing the fact that she can not do as much as before. Coming to terms with her body will mean pacing herself and resting during the day.
      When depression sets in, quick measures need to be taken to keep a positive attitude. Noriko relates her experience: “The results of hormone treatment left me depressed. In this condition I couldn’t do the things I wanted, and I began feeling useless to Jehovah and in the Christian congregation. As my thinking became more negative, I would call to mind the final sufferings of those in my family who had died with cancer. Fear would engulf me as I wondered, ‘Can I go through with it as they did?’”
      Noriko continues: “It was at that time that I made an effort to adjust my thinking by using the publications of Jehovah’s Witnesses to make myself think of how Jehovah views our existence. I learned that godly devotion is shown, not by the amount of work done, but by the motive in which it is done. As I wanted Jehovah to take pleasure in the condition of my heart and my thinking, I decided that I should serve him with joy and be whole-souled even if I could only do a little in the Christian ministry.”
      The long-term uncertainty for many women fighting breast cancer can tend to erode a positive outlook. Diana explains that what has helped her the most is filling her heart and mind with all the lovely things Jehovah God has given her: “My family, friends, beautiful music, looking at the mighty sea and beautiful sunsets.” She especially encourages: “Tell others about God’s Kingdom. And cultivate a real longing for the conditions that will prevail on earth under the Kingdom, where there will be no more sickness!”—Matthew 6:9, 10.
      Virginia also gains the strength to fight her depression by meditating on her purpose in life: “I really want to live because I have such a precious work to do.” As for the times when critical moments come and fear wells up, she says: “I put my full trust in Jehovah, knowing that he will never abandon me. And I think about the Bible verse at Psalm 116:9, which assures me that ‘I will walk before Jehovah in the lands of those living.’”
      All these women have centered their hope upon the God of the Bible, Jehovah. The Bible book of 2 Corinthians, at chapter 1, verses 3 and 4, calls Jehovah “the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation.” Does Jehovah stretch out his hand to support those needing comfort?
      Mieko from Japan answers: “I am convinced that by staying in his service, I receive Jehovah’s strong comfort and help.” Yoshiko also tells us: “Although people may not understand my suffering, Jehovah knows everything, and I am convinced that he has helped according to my needs.”
      Joan says: “Prayer has the power to lift you out of despair and get you back on your feet. When I think about the grand healing Jesus accomplished when on earth and the complete healing he’ll do in the new world, how those words comfort me!”—Matthew 4:23, 24; 11:5; 15:30, 31.
      Can you imagine a world without breast cancer, in fact, without any illnesses at all? This is the promise made by the God of all comfort, Jehovah. Isaiah 33:24 speaks about a time when no person on earth will ever say that he or she is sick. That hope will soon be realized when God’s Kingdom in the hands of his Son, Christ Jesus, brings its full rule to the earth, wiping away all causes for sickness, sorrow, and death! Why not read about this wonderful hope at Revelation 21:3 to 5? Take courage to face the future with the support that gives true comfort.

  33. QUESTION:
    What type of cancer did Grete Waitz die from?
    This elite marathoner just died after a years-long battle with cancer, but nowhere does it say what kind of cancer she had, as she was keeping it private. Now that she is gone, can it be revealed? She could be an even greater inspiration if we knew more about the specific battle she so courageously fought. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree that many would have found inspiration in knowing more about her struggle. She firmly resisted questions on her type of cancer. However, in a story reported in 2005, she described its discovery as following from being short of breath when jogging. Her doctors discovered a significant level of anemia, and did further tests that revealed a cancer as the cause. She also related that she responded well to initial chemotherapy. She ultimately survived 6 years (or more) following the initial diagnosis.

      These details are particularly consistent with a blood cancer, such as a lymphoma, leukemia, or multiple myeloma. Anemia is often a secondary feature of these cancers, as the abnormal cells displace normal blood cell components. And, many cases are initially treatable, although often not curable. I'm most familiar with myeloma, which typically arises later in life (over 40) and can often be put into remission for several years with an assortment of chemical agents. These features are consistent with the few details in Waitz's disclosures. However, there may be non-blood cancers that also cause anemia.

  34. QUESTION:
    What kind of cancer kills you quickest?
    A while ago I heard about someone who died only a few weeks after their cancer was diagnosed. (Not someone I knew personally, or anyone my friends knew personally).

    I didn't think it was possible for you to be killed by it so quickly, but I suppose I was wrong. Does anyone know what kind of cancer it might have been?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many types of cancer, and of the many types there are many variations.

      A cancer that is high grade is a fast killer. High grade cancers have fast replicating cells.

      Lung and pancreatic cancers are typically diagnosed very late (Stage, not grade), which is why patients seem to die quickly. However, these cancers have not grown quickly, but slowly ... they simply remained undiagnosed for many years.

  35. QUESTION:
    Who here is battling any kind of cancer or has survived any kind of cancer?
    Yeah....and what kind of cancer do/did you have? I am 16 currently battling lung cancer...
    Uhh...I know its lung cancer because the doctors told me.And I know its not a tumor how could the doctors mistake cancer for a tumor?!

    • ANSWER:
      I have been diagnosed with breast cancer twice. Once in Oct 2004. Once in Oct 2007. I am 34.

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the name of the former Steelers player that died of cancer?
    I forget what kind of cancer he had, but I am trying to find his name. I can't remember it and it's bugging me. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and found out he had cancer which made him unable to play but he still attended the games before he died.

    • ANSWER:
      Vince Lombardi died of cancer but i dont know about any steelers Players that died of any cancer, But former Steelers Head Coach Bill Chower's wife died recently from cancer.

  37. QUESTION:
    What types of cancer are detected by blood tests?
    Without actually looking for a certain kind of cancer, what kind of cancer would be detected by a normal, check-up type of blood work?

    • ANSWER:
      Regular blood tests normally include a "Full Blood Count" and "Liver Function Test".
      Any extreme irregularities in these tests would warrent further testing - but would not in itself immediately highlight cancer.
      If your white blood cell count was down, for example, this is not necessarily a sign you have leukaemia - the doctor would put together your whole profile, including other symptoms such as easy bruising, lethargy, fatigue etc and more specific tests (such as a bone marrow biopsy) would be required to confirm diagnosis.

      Most cancer blood screening is actually specific tests. One such example is PSA - which is used to monitor men for Prostate cancer.
      When men start screening for prostate cancer (anywhere from 40+ depending on family history - every man over 50 should be regularly screened) they will have a prostate physical examination and a screening blood test. Honestly, most men obviously prefer to have a blood test every year rather than the physical!

      If the Prostate Serum Antigen (PSA) level comes back high, this is a trigger that something is wrong with the Prostate and further tests are carried out.

      Other cancers that can be detected by blood test are Ovarian cancer. This is a very silent cancer, which is often not detected until very advanced as often there are no obvious physical signs. A simple blood test for the CA125 marker will show something is amiss if it returns a high reading. Again, further tests would be required to detect if there is cancer and where it is.

      This test has improved since 1996 - and is now sometimes referred to as CA125-II

      There are non-cancerous causes of CA125 being elevated as well - so an abnormally high reading is not automatically a diagnosis.

  38. QUESTION:
    A friend of mine has been diagnosed with intestinal cancer recentley. Is it treatable?
    I would like to know more about how bad is this kind of cancer and what are the odds of her surviving, as she´s only 27 years old.Is there also a treatment for it?

    • ANSWER:
      That would depend on what stage the cancer is in. Support of family and friends is helpful, as are attending a cancer support group with a friend or family member.

      They may want to do surgery or chemo, etc. It is good to have a friend or family member to go with the patient to the doctors, if possible.

      She should listen to her doctors. She could try Cancer Treatment Centers of America or the Gerson (diet) therapy developed by Dr. Max Gerson for cancer and other diseases. Google "Dr. Max Gerson" or "Gerson therapy". It is mostly a diet of organic raw vegetarian juices with coffee enemas. I don't know about the coffee enemas, but the vegetarian juices couldn't hurt.

      Yes, 27 is very young for that cancer...or any cancer for that matter.

      It could also help if her family/friends could fast and pray for her, perhaps forming a prayer circle around her. Fasting is like a magnifying glass for prayer and healing.

  39. QUESTION:
    How EXACTLY does skin cancer kill?
    Although I hear of different kinds of cancers daily, I don't know exactly what happens to the body if it goes untreated. I'd like to know, specifically for skin cancer, what happens to the body that leads to death. Why EXACTLY do people die from skin cancer? What symptoms and side effects do people suffer from when they have skin cancer? Surely they don't just have a place on their skin that worsens over time, and then all of a sudden they die one day. I mean, do they get ill; like with fever, nausea, etc.? What happens exactly?

    • ANSWER:
      malignant cells in a cancer grow so fast. these malignat cells are not normal and tend to move from their delineated place. these cells get themselves to blood stream and spread in body. some of them like prostate cancer cells replace in spinal bones, some of them in brain, some in liver, some in blood cells. these malignant cells occupy the place of normal cells and don't let them work properly. for example metastatic cells in bone cause lack of white and red blood cell in blood which called cytopenia. its complication cause infection and then death. malignant cells in lymph nodes cause lymph draining stop and cause problem. any way, i don't exactly know which part of body skin metastatic cells move to

  40. QUESTION:
    My dad has lung and esophogus cancer, and i decided that from now on?
    I am going to dye my hair a different color each month to represent a different kind of cancer. So anyway, have any idea where i can get brightly colored hair dye?

    • ANSWER:
      i am so sorry about your dad :( my dad had pancreatic cancer so i do know what its like :) i think its awesome your doing something positive and id say go for it!! sorry i cant help with where to buy it but i just thought i'd let you know i think its a great idea and i totally support yu doing it!! all the best :)

  41. QUESTION:
    What are the odds of a dog surviving cancer?
    My dog Misty has been ill recently. She was taken to the vets and they believe she has some kind of cancer. I just want to know the odds of her surviving if she does have it. She means the world to me.
    (She is a lurcher and she was three this August)

    • ANSWER:
      An oncologist can give a percentage of dogs that survived for x months, years, and the average survival time, but they are nevertheless meaningless statistics.

      When my dog was diagnosed with cancer, I was asked by my local vet at the time the news was given did I want a referral for a specialist opinion from an oncologist at the Animal Health Trust, which has the most up-to-date treatments, specialist staff and research which is focused on treatment and cures.

      He was diagnosed with aggressive cutaneous melanoma, skin cancer, with an average survival post diagnosis of 6 – 12 months, with an excellent quality of life, with no dog having survived longer than two years. The options I was given was try one session of chemo to see how well he would tolerate it, go for surgery to excise the tumour with a wide margin followed by four sessions of chemo, or do nothing, he would have palliative care, and while he still had a good quality to his life, I could enjoy what I had while I had it.

      He bounced back quickly from major surgery, had zero side effects from carboplatin (chemo) and jumped back happily into the car after each session and lived an active life for all but an addition 4 years. Diagnosed at four, he died at almost eight, it was a success.

      Every case is individual and what if any treatment is in the best interest of a dog depends on the opinion of the oncologist and if the owner can afford or wants to go ahead with treatment.

      Good luck with your dog. Keep the Animal Health Trust in mind if it is cancer, the worst case scenario, because the treatment is excellent.

  42. QUESTION:
    Can cervical cancer be treated without drugs?
    I have a friend who has been diagnosed with early stage cervical cancer. She is quite healthy and a MRI has shown the cancer has not spread. She has decided to not have conventional treatment and instead is flooding her body with good nutrition, sleep and healthy living. She feels very strongly this is the best way for her. Does anyone know anything about this kind of cancer? Is it inevitable that untreated, it will spread? Are there any incidences of people recovering from this, with the help of vitamin therapy and good living. Sorry to ask what seems like a stupid question but I want to get all the facts.

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Is there a test that can detect all types of cancers?
    I have never smoked a day in my life, however I hanged around people that do smoke, I also recently discovered that a lot of people in the history of my family had all types of cancers and I want to take preventive measures, is there any test out there that can detect all kinds of cancers?

    • ANSWER:
      A PET scan but it is hard to have one ordered with no early sign of cancer. A DNA test and white blood cell test as well as a CT scan are also used in cancer diagnosis.

  44. QUESTION:
    How can a 30-year old woman get cancer of the cervix and uterus?
    I'm 38, and so is a former classmate that I just met up with on Facebook and chatted with last week. She's divorced twice, and has a 12-year old son with her first husband. She contracted cervical/uterus cancer when she was 30, and needed a hysterectomy, so could never have any more children.

    What could possibly cause a woman that young to have this kind of cancer and need a hysterectomy?

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm. She could have been exposed to HPV at a young age, like teens or earlier if maybe she was molested, and that could cause cervical cancer that spread to uterus too. Or she could have a hormone imbalance like PCOS or endometriosis that caused uterine cancer that spread to her cervix too. Or none of the above--sometimes cancer just happens. I had ovarian cancer at 16 with no sexual experience or problems at all. Babies can get cancer. There is not an explanation for everything in life.

  45. QUESTION:
    How much chewing tobacco do you have to chew to get cancer?
    'm 15 and i chew about 1-2 lips a day
    do i have risk of getting any kind of cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      yes you can. any amount of chewing can cause cancer... do you know the stuff they put in chew? I think you need to read this. http://www.tobaccofacts.org/tob_truth/spit.html I hope this helps you some.

  46. QUESTION:
    What is the name of the former Steelers player that died of cancer?
    I forget what kind of cancer he had, but I am trying to find his name. I can't remember it and it's bugging me. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and found out he had cancer which made him unable to play but he still attended the games before he died.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a few,but depends what sort of year,.

  47. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to have sex with someone who has cancer?
    I know this is stupid but I am being serious. My cousin is 19 and she is seeing a 26 year old with some type of cancer and I think she's disgusting for sleeping with him.
    And by the way what kind of cancers do men that young get anyway?

    • ANSWER:
      Men can get HPV some types of which can cause cervical cancer in women. But she would only get it if he had HPV to begin with.
      If' it's a type of cancer like lymphoma or lung cancer then cancer isn't contagious and it's not passed on by having sex.
      She is legally an adult and age doesn't matter when it comes to love. The only way she could get some thing from having sex with him is if he had an std, or she could get pregnant if she isn't on birth control.

  48. QUESTION:
    Is cancer is transfer with relation sheap how and what kind of cancer ?
    How and which kind of cancer

    • ANSWER:
      In a relationship --- No it is not contagious.


what kinds of cancers are there

All Types Of Cancers

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What types of cancers does chemotherapy cure?
    I'm currently researching about cancer treatments, and chemo being one of them.
    In my presentation, i'd like to include information on what types of cancers chemo specifically cures, but i can't seem to find any sites on that.
    I know that chemo can be used in combination with other treatments to treat cancer, and that it depends on many factors; but, does anyone know the types of cancers that chemo can cure alone?

    • ANSWER:
      The only cancers that can possibly be cured with chemo only are lymphomas and leukemias.
      Testicular cancer REQUIRES surgery.
      There is a “real cure” to cancer, but it is usually surgery.

  2. QUESTION:
    HPV testing, high- risk forms and link to different types of cancer?
    If the person have high-risk forms of HPV ( that cause cervical cancer or genital warts ) Can this rise the risk of other type of cancers? Can you take some type of tests and what kind ,for other types cancer bace on the high- risk forms or HP?

    • ANSWER:
      Oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) that affect tissue of oropharynx. Oropharynx is a middle part of the throat which includes the tonsils, base of the tongue, the soft palate and pharynx walls. This cancers can be divided into two types, HPV-positive and HPV-negative cancers (usually linked to alcohol or tobacco use) .HPV-positive is related to HPV infection and associated with the HPV type 16. HPV 16 is one of the "high-risk" HPVs that may lead to the development of CIN (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia),VIN ( vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia),PIN ( penile intraepithelial neoplasia) or/ and AIN (anal intraepithelial neoplasia). Look for HPV16+ oropharyngeal cancer or HPV+ OPC .
      HPV16, is a causal factor for some head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) but the most common risk factors for head and neck cancer are alcohol and tobacco use.
      Note: the types of HPV that cause genital warts are usually different from the types that cause warts on other parts of the body and types that tend to cause genital warts are not those that cause cervical cancer.Also person can be infected with different types of HPV at the same time.

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

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

      SO hear goes. Hope this information can help you.

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

      Other Cancers that are rare:

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

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

  4. QUESTION:
    What types of cancers are there that kill within a year?
    I'm doing a term paper on different types of cancer and I need to find a few more types of cancer that, if not treated, can kill within one year. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Any cancer can kill within a year if it is end stage when discovered. An infection from a hangnail can kill if left untreated.

      I would suggest looking up the American Cancer Society and reading their 2006 Facts and Figures. You should be able to get all the statistics you are seeking.

      Timelines? Statistics? Just numbers. Patients are people and that is the shifting variable in the equation.

      Good luck on that term paper.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. QUESTION:
    What are types of cancer that cause you to pass out?
    What are some types of cancer or diagnosis that cause you to pass out?
    I'm not a nurse. I'm only 16 but I want to be a nurse.

    • ANSWER:
      anything to do with the brain and/or circulatory system. in a nut shell. cancers spread. too broad of a question.

  9. QUESTION:
    Is cancer the result of negligent input validation of the part of humans?
    I wouldn't find cancer to be an object, that would fit more along the lines of a virus, which has its own set of methods and data types. Cancer could also be an exception, but a human is already compiled at birth so that wouldn't make sense. What about a run-time error?

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    What type of cancer has the best living rate?
    Like what type of cancer has the best rate where you'll probably make it through and live.

    • ANSWER:
      Basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin.

  11. QUESTION:
    If you or a loved one has had cancer has it opened up your eyes to other types of cancer?
    For instance, my wife had breast cancer and it has opened my eyes into other types of cancer. I am finding people at work with colon and pancreatic cancers and I have read books about people's experience with childhood cancers. So, because of your cancer or a loved ones cancer have you gain insight or knowledge in the other cancers?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. When my son was first diagnosed I was too frightened to look at the material, but after awhile I began doing research and put together an online directory of every aspect of cancer . . . from diagnosis, to types, research, hospitals, charities, support groups, wish foundations, angel flights, summer cancer camps, hospitality housing, treatment options, alternatives, complementary/integrative med, foundations, memorial pages, childhood palliative care, and hospice . . I did focus more on childhood cancers, adolescents, and sarcoma though than the other subtypes of cancer . . also I read every research article I could find, many at ASCO or the National Library of Medicine. I just read alot. I have also established a few support groups and have located about a hundred patients with rare sarcoma that did not know of our existence . . we reach out alot to let patients know that they are not alone. I also reach out to our local community and have offered support to others facing cancer . . if I have the name of the cancer I can research it for them. We learned so much when our son went through this . . and willingly share with others who may feel alone or not know what to do next. It is one way for us to pay back for all the support that we received during that time period. I drop by here on occasion too.

  12. QUESTION:
    Who tracks newly diagnosed cancer cases regarding cancer clusters?
    Just curious....
    I work in (as a HUC) a pediatric ER and I have noticed quite a few newly diagnosed brain tumor type cancers.
    I was wondering if hospitals somehow track this and report it to the EPA so they can investigate possible cancer clusters?

    • ANSWER:
      That's what DeniseDDS does in LA county, California.
      She is a tumor registrar.
      She is also by far the number 1 answerer on this site.

  13. QUESTION:
    Can pineapple stems help slightly reduce your change for various types of cancer?
    i was reading online that there are nutrients hidden om the stems of the pineapple, and they can help slightly reduce your chances for various types of cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer is in your genes....if you're going to get it, you're going to get it.

  14. QUESTION:
    What type of cancer is it when you have a brain tumor?
    My friend has a brain tumor and I don't know what type of cancer it came with. The tumor is the growing type if that helps at all.

    • ANSWER:
      Every brain tumor is not cancer and many are not.
      Just about any kind of cancer can be found in the brain. It can be a brain primary or spread to the brain form somewhere else in the body.

  15. QUESTION:
    Why is it that breast cancer is always being recognized but not the other types of cancers?
    They have other types of cancer out there such as prostate cancer and Colin cancer but I have never seen awareness acts placed to help start a foundation to help find the cure for it. Thank you for any responses that you may have and have a nice day. ( this is your personal opinion)

    • ANSWER:
      Well, it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month right now, so that's why you're hearing more about breast cancer at the moment.

      But yes, breast cancer does have a higher profile than other cancers, and there's a very simple reason - sheer hard work.

      Breast cancer awareness campaigns Awareness Month started as a campaign by ordinary women, most of whom had breast cancer or had lost someone to it, 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.

      People have limited time for 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. Much of their time is now taken up with campaigning around this condition - fund raising, agitating for more funding for research, more education, more awareness etc. They're doing 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); in the UK.that average is 33 a day - I don't have statistics for other countries.

      There are awareness campaigns and months for other cancers - but the fact is that none has had the hard work put into it that breast cancer awareness has - hard work by people affected by breast cancer and their families.

      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 and fund raising.

      BUT it does annoy me a little when people complain about the attention breast cancer receives in comparison to other cancers. 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. If prostate and colon cancers are causes close to your heart - and good for you if they are - there is nothing to stop you from enlisting the help of a couple of friends to start an awareness and fundraising campaign for any one of them. You'd have to be prepared to be as dedicated and to work as hard as those women though.

      Talking of prostate cancer, have you heard of the 'Movember' campaign? It's a sponsored moustache growing event throughout each November to raise awareness and money for men's cancers, and prostate cancer in particular.

      The founder of the 'Movember' movement noticed the success of breast cancer campaigns and copied it. He openly acknowledges his debt to (and admiration for) the hard work done by women around breast cancer. It inspired him to work similarly hard around the cancers he felt passionately about. And in 2009 Movember raised £5m for prostate cancer research in the 30 days of November in the UK alone.

      Now THERE'S someone who didn't waste any time wondering about the attention breast cancer receives in comparison to other cancers, realised that the solution wasn't less attention for breast cancer, but more attention for other cancers, and started a campaign which became hugely successful in a very short space of time. Nothing to stop any person or group of people doing the same.

  16. QUESTION:
    What type of cancers Female teenagers are more at risk for?
    just curious of different types of cancers teenage females are mostly likely to get more at risk. What are the names and causes?...I'm interesed in the medical field

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer fortunately is rare in teenagers, but there are some types that young people should become familiar with . . female teenagers are at risk for germ cell cancers, Ovarian cancer, melanoma, and cervical cancer.

      American Society of Clinical Oncology: Types of Cancer Teens Get
      http://www.cancer.net/patient/Coping/Age-Specific+Information/Cancer+in+Teens/Overview

      All teens and young adults should become familiar with the types of cancer they are more likely to develop . . it is not breast, lung, or colon cancers that affect the young . . it is blood cancers, lymphoma, brain, germ cell cancers, and sarcoma of the soft tissue or bone that is more common in the young. One field that has long been neglected is the adolescent and young adults with cancer . . so if you have an interest in the medical field this is an area that has tremendous need.

      Unfortunately the mortality rate for teens and young adults is higher than any other age group . .while progress has been made with children under the age of 15 and older adults . . there has been little progress made against the cancers affecting older teens and young adult cancer patients.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. QUESTION:
    Can you have two types of cancer at once?
    Like, can you have Leukemia and something else.
    I know if you're diagnosed with a type of cancer, it can metastasize to other parts of the body, but it is still the same type of cancer.
    Can you have two completely different types of cancer at once. Like, lets say Leukemia and Neuroblastoma for example.
    How would they be treated?
    Would you be on two treaments?
    What if the leukemia treatment is like 6 months but Neuroblastoma is a few years? Then what?

    • ANSWER:
      My mom has skin cancer and lung cancer right now, so to answer your question, yes you can.

  20. QUESTION:
    How do doctors narrow down type of cancer?
    My friend has been found to have spots on liver, bones, and spine.
    She is now going in for a breast biopsy. And no one is saying what type of cancer, or what stage this is. Anyone know anything about this, or what she should expect?
    Thank you for your answer Tark~ that was kinda my fear.
    thanks both of you for your answers!

    • ANSWER:
      Type of cancer is determined, at least in part, from microscopic examination of the cells.

      The biopsy will assist in determining what type of cancer she is dealing with.

      It sounds like it is stage 4 due to the extensive metastasis.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is there a test that can detect all types of cancers?
    I have never smoked a day in my life, however I hanged around people that do smoke, I also recently discovered that a lot of people in the history of my family had all types of cancers and I want to take preventive measures, is there any test out there that can detect all kinds of cancers?

    • ANSWER:
      A PET scan but it is hard to have one ordered with no early sign of cancer. A DNA test and white blood cell test as well as a CT scan are also used in cancer diagnosis.

  22. QUESTION:
    What types of cancer will keep you in the hospital, but not on bed rest?
    For example, a cancer that you always need a lot of tests and treatments for, so you have to stay in the hospital, but you're not on bed rest, so you can still walk around and everything?
    Does that exist?
    I'm writing a story where the main character has this type of cancer, so I need to do some research but can't find anything like this. If there's nothing, I could just make up something... But I'd like to keep it as realistic-fictional as possible, please.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      For long term inpatient care - any of the many (at least 7) types of acute myelogenous leukemia would work. Some of these people stay in the hospital for many months if remission is not achieved. They need daily blood counts, platelet transfusions, red blood cell transfusions, IV antibiotics, etc. It is not safe for them to be at home with no white cells and no platelets - but they do not necessarily have to stay in bed. Though they may be in isolated rooms due to infection risks. I've seen patients like this in house (in the hospital) - for six months - - and longer.

  23. 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

  24. QUESTION:
    What type of cancer takes time for you to die ?
    I heard that my friends boyfriend had cancer but he could still do a few things normaly like walk but then a week later he died. I wanted to know what type of cancer is that ? Im just curious.

    • ANSWER:
      When doctors informed actor Michael Landon ( Little House on the Prairie/Bonanza ) that he had pancreatic cancer, they told him he only had a few weeks to live. Landon told them that was ridiculous and proceeded to do 100 push ups in front of the doctor. Sure enough Landon died a few weeks later. Pancreatic cancer can kill very fast.

      Prostate cancer on the other hand is generally pretty slow. They say men usually die "with" prostate cancer, not from it. There are exceptions, but prostate cancer is usually not fast enough to kill men. They die from other causes old old age before any death caused by prostate cancer.

  25. 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).

  26. QUESTION:
    What type of cancer would be best and easiest to write about?
    I'm fourteen and I'm writing a novel about a girl of the same age having cancer.
    I don't really know what types of cancer I could choose from and I don't want it to be leukimia, i fear it would be too similar to 'My Sister's Keeper'
    Any help would be appreciated :)

    • ANSWER:
      To portray any cancer accurately, you will need to do research. There are nuances to everything. Pick something you are interested in, and start with a website like www.cancer.gov that will explain the basics of the disease and treatment. You could also check out some forums where people talk about having cancer to get a better idea of what it's like to have cancer. It's great that you are interested in being original and accurate :)

  27. QUESTION:
    How do doctors detect differant types of cancers caused by HPV?
    HPV is detected by papsmears but doesnt that only check the cervical area how would the genycologist know if you get another type of cancer due to the HPV like anal, colon and others similar?

    • ANSWER:
      A Pap smear is a sample of cells taken of the cervix only. When your Pap test finds abnormal cells a second part test is done confirming that the abnormal cell found on the cervix are due to high risk HPV types. Our Pap smear is a test for cervical cancer...it is screening the cervix only. Our gynecologist will visually check the vulva and the vaginal cancer. Cell changes of the vulva are often missed upon a visual exam.

      If you have engaged in anal sex you may want to have an anal pap. Anal Paps are done by a proctologist or a colon rectal doctor. A gynecologist does not treat the anal canal.

      A dentist is your first line of defense of your oral area for pre-cancer cell changes.

      A Pap test is a screening test for the cervix.

  28. QUESTION:
    What are the major three types of vagina cancer or cancers relating to the vagina.?
    And how is each one detected, treated, and what age women commonly have those types of cancers.

    • ANSWER:
      Vaginal cancer is rare with less than 1,500 cases a year. There are not 3 major types as 85% a squamous cell carcinomas. I’m sure this stuff is in your book.

  29. QUESTION:
    What type of cancer is early detection NOT a factor?
    I know in most cases of cancer it's best to detect it as early as possible, what type of cancer is it not as important to detect early?

    • ANSWER:
      I think you're asking "Which cancers grow the most slowly?" One type is prostate cancer, which is very common in older men but which takes so long that most men die of other causes first. Other than that though, the general rule is that the earlier the better.

  30. 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.

  31. QUESTION:
    What are the types of cancer treatments?
    what types if cancer treatments are there?

    • ANSWER:
      The type of cancer treatment doctor recommends depends on the type of cancer, the size and location of the tumor, whether the cancer has spread, and overall health.

      The most common cancer treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. These therapies may be used either alone or in combination with other therapies.
      Other cancer treatment options include targeted therapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy, and bone marrow/stem cell transplantation.
      In addition, patients are encouraged to consider clinical trials when making treatment plan decisions. A clinical trial is a research study to test a new treatment to prove it is safe, effective, and possibly better than the standard treatment. Your doctor can help you review all clinical trial options.

      The first treatment a person is given is called first-line therapy. Adjuvant therapy is treatment that is given after the first treatment (such as chemotherapy after surgery). Neoadjuvant therapy is treatment that is given before the primary treatment (such as radiation therapy before surgery).

      As cancer care becomes more specialized, many people are now treated by a team of doctors, nurses, and other health care specialists. Usually one doctor, often the medical oncologist, will lead the coordination of the person's care. Learn more about the oncology team. It is also important that people with cancer and their families feel comfortable about their doctor and his or her recommended treatment plan. It is always appropriate to seek a second opinion.

  32. QUESTION:
    what type of cancer Veteran actor Feroz Khan had?
    Veteran Indian actor Feroz Khan died of cancer. I am curious to know what type of cancer he had and any other information on his cancer. This information could be of use to surviving cancer patients.

    • ANSWER:
      I was just online trying to find the same information. I don't have a clue as to why they won't state what cancer he died from. I have had cancer myself and i also feel that it would be useful to cancer patients if they knew what cancer he died from.

  33. QUESTION:
    What type of breast cancer kills the most women?
    I know there are different types of breast cancer...some are rare..I know IBC kills but doesn't mean most women die of that type because not many women get that rare type. So what is the most common type of breast cancer that women die from? I cannot find that type of information on the internet....I find statistics but they do not state what type of cancer the women had to begin with?

    Thanks for your answers

    • ANSWER:
      What Jon posted is correct.
      Most women have ductal carcinoma and therefore that is what kills most women.

      Metastatic is a stage of cancer not a type.
      Triple negative is also not a type of breast cancer it is the hormone receptor status and does occur with different types.
      DCIS is ductal carcinoma before it becomes invasive and those statistics are separate..

  34. QUESTION:
    What type of cancer should i do, for my research proj.?
    I have to make a brochure on a type of cancer, and i don't really know which type i should do, i have ike 20 people in my class, and i want to do something different from anyone(no breast or skin cancer), so what should i do..thanks

    • ANSWER:
      My "favorite" kind of cancer [meaning the one I personally find most interesting to study, being that I want to be an oncologist when I grow up] is brain cancer. The brain is so complex and such a mystery even in our day and age that studying it and diseases and conditions relating to it make for good discussion topics.

      www.cancer.org is a very thorough, informational site that I suggest you check out

      Leukemias and other blood cancers are also interesting to study due to the vastness of the circulatory system and the affect on the rest of the body that a blood disease can have.

      Hope this helps and good luck! ;-)

  35. QUESTION:
    Does the definition of cancer apply to ALL the types of cancers?
    The definition of cancer is: Cancer happens when cells that are not normal grow and spread very fast

    ( http://kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/cancer/cancer.html )

    Does this apply to ALL the types of cancers?

    • ANSWER:
      It is the uncontrolled growth of cells that have deviated from the DNA of a cell that did not grow normally.

      It does apply to all cancers. How they kill us is that they take over organs in the body and interfere with their functions.

      That is why catching cancer in it's earliest stages is important to survival of the disease.

  36. QUESTION:
    What type of cancer are kids most likely to get?
    i'm do a paper on it, what type of cancer is a kid [14 or 16] most likely to get?

    • ANSWER:
      Leukemia I think. Just did a quick search and it alone accounts for 25% of all childhood (0-18) cancers, but not positive about the specific 14-16 age bracket.

  37. QUESTION:
    Is there a ribbon you can wear to indicate your support for the fight against all types of cancer?
    I know that, in the UK at least, the pink ribbon is used to support the fight against breast cancer - is there one similar for other/all types of cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.platformnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/cancer-ribbons.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.platformnation.com/2009/10/18/gamers-against-cancer/&usg=__F10gJARoq6u3Wjra9Kp2ipeocgs=&h=450&w=610&sz=84&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=ANr2MQ4xwxY6zM:&tbnh=127&tbnw=171&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcancer%2Bribbons%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26rlz%3D1T4TSHC_enCA307CA307%26biw%3D1419%26bih%3D699%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=203&ei=kk3LTLKYGoGynAfI0IzNDw&oei=kk3LTLKYGoGynAfI0IzNDw&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=36&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0&tx=94&ty=44

      Hahahaha thats really long and the answer is Lavender. But that ^ shows every type.

  38. QUESTION:
    Chemotherapy is most effective on which type of cancer?
    I can't seem to find any statistics on this, and I know there are many combinations of chemo and radiation, but which type of cancer responds most readily to chemo by itself? Also, is there a specific form of cancer that is never treated using chemo?

    • ANSWER:
      Basal cell is just cut out, not normally treated with chemo unless it's spread. Cancers found early usually respond well to chemo. There's many different chemos for many different cancers. I would think I'm doing very well on my chemo for brain cancer since it hasn't started growing again. I just took it about an hour ago and I feel great.

  39. QUESTION:
    Does every type of cancer include losing hair?
    Simple: Does every type of cancer include losing hair? Or is that just Chemo? I've been wondering this for awhile.
    If there is, what are the names of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Cancer doesn't cause hair loss.

      Many people with cancer, though not all, are treated with chemotherapy. Many chemotherapy drugs, though not all, cause hair loss. Some just cause hair thinning and some don't cause hair loss at all.

      Radiotherapy/radiation therapy doesn't cause hair loss unless it's directed at a part of the body with hair, such as the head.

  40. QUESTION:
    What type of cancer did belle die from in home and away?
    i watched the storyline of belles cancer but never knew what type of cancer it was so could anyone help me plz

    • ANSWER:
      Try finding it in YouTube...or the Wikipedia..=)

  41. QUESTION:
    Why is breast cancer the only type of cancer that gets it's own specific ribbon color?
    With all the different types of cancer it seems breast cancer gets the most press and the most funding for research. I like breasts as much as the next man, but I had testicular cancer, my dad nearly died of colon cancer, and my uncle Ed and friend John did die from lung cancer. Trust me ladies I sympathize, but our testicles and lungs are just as important as your breasts, and if I'm going to donate to save breasts I at least want to see nipples on basic cable.

    • ANSWER:
      Its all about raking in the $$$. They do not and have never cared about us as human living souls.

      Oh, and they DO KNOW WHAT CAUSES CANCER. They have known the answer to this for years. Same goes for diabetes etc.

      I simply refuse to buy into their lies and deceits.

      Remember it is ONLY ABOUT THE $$$.

  42. 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...

  43. QUESTION:
    What has the Medical community progress in cancer treatment in the past 10 to 15 years?
    Is it true most types of cancer have a 50% survivor rate now?

    • ANSWER:
      You asked the very same question yesterday. My answer is the same:

      Some of them have a much better prognosis than that. For instance here: http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/cancerstats/childhoodcancer/survival/ you can see how the prognosis have improved with various types of childhood cancer. And here are some more survival statistics, also from the UK: http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/cancerstats/survival/latestrates/

      If you are not satisfied with the answers you get in the medicine section of Y|A, you might like to try the cancer section : http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/dir/index;_ylt=AqQvJv87ELoz2U.HiiRQ08YgBgx.;_ylv=3?sid=396545116

  44. QUESTION:
    What is endometrial serous adenocarcinoma? Where can I find out more info about this type of cancer?
    I was diagnose with endometriaal serous adenocarcinoma, what is it, where can I find more information on it that I can understand and what is the out come of this type of cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Go a Google search for endometrial serous adenocarcinoma

  45. QUESTION:
    What has the Medical community progress in cancer treatment in the past 10 to 15 years?
    Is it true most types of cancer have a 50% survivor rate now?

    • ANSWER:
      Some of them have a much better prognosis than that. For instance here: http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/cancerstats/childhoodcancer/survival/ you can see how the prognosis have improved with various types of childhood cancer. And here are some more survival statistics, also from the UK: http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/cancerstats/survival/latestrates/

  46. QUESTION:
    What type of Cancer is be very hard to treat?
    What type of cancers can occur ? Which type ir worst ? what are the possibilities of life after Cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      All cancers can be hard to treat. It's like the question "how long is a peice of string?" always different depending on the patient/medical history/lifestyle etc.

      From what I've seen and heard blood cancer is the 100% worst. As is lung cancer an bowel cancer

  47. QUESTION:
    organization for ALL types of cancer fundraising?
    I am interested in hosting/planning an event for cancer fundraising research in my community. however i fell that it would be most effective if it was for an organization that was connected with all types of cancer, rather than one that pertained to specific types of cancer. is anyone away for national organizations of this type?

    • ANSWER:
      People like you make a difference in the world:-)

      Try these links:-) and BEST OF LUCK!!!

      https://cissecure.nci.nih.gov/factsheet/FactsheetSearchResult.aspx?PubLnk=8.1&CancerType=0

      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/make-a-difference/page8#H6

  48. QUESTION:
    Are there different types of cancer. Are the cells different for each type?
    Does the type of cancer determine whether it is slow or fast growing?

    • ANSWER:
      The short answer is yes. Visual inspection of the cells is how the type and stage of cancers are determined. And the type of cancer determines it's severity and rate of growth.


all types of cancers

Oral Cancer Types

Metformin brands which include Glucophage, Fortamet, Glucophage XR, Glumteza and Riomet are oral medications used primarily to cure type 2 diabetes. This can also be used along with other drugs. Another brand, Avandment, is a combination of metformin and rosiglitazone also used for the cure of the said ailment.

Metmorfin aids in decreasing blood sugar. Here are three-fold ways how metmorfin does it.

It decreases glucose absorption from the food one takes in.

It decreases liver's glucose production.

It boosts the body's reaction to insulin.

Metformin Cannot Help You With:

Unlike insulin, metformin cannot decrease your blood sugar directly, which means that it is not suitable for type 1 diabetics who don't have the ability to produce insulin.

Metformin: Early Use

It was first recognized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1994 as a treatment for type 2 diabetes.

People Who Should Avoid Metformin

Individuals who are insulin-dependent or are suffering from type 1 diabetes, kidney failure or any kidney problems should avoid metformin. Kids below 10 years old should also not be allowed to take. Even kids under 17 should also take minimal dosage of the said drug.

The Risks and Side Effects of Metformin

Taking metformin without prior intake of food can lead to diarrhea. Several other consequences can be gas and bloating, stomach upset, metallic taste, muscle pain and even coughs. In case you have taken metformin and it's not suitable for your blood sugar level, it can deliberately increase one's blood sugar, where seizures, vomiting, dry mouth, confusion, unconsciousness and sweet smell of breath are among the symptoms. Should you experience these alongside with rashes, worrisome behavior, and chest pains, consult your doctor immediately as possible.

There have also been seldom cases where metformin medication caused lactic acidosis. This is a severe condition where there is a lactic acid upsurge in one's bloodstream. This if left uncured can cause cardiac arrest and organ failure. Among the symptoms of this is weakness, shortness of breath, light-headedness and muscle pain.

Several Off-Label Uses of Metformin

The drug metformin can be utilized to aid weight loss, gestational diabetes, HIV lipodystrophy syndrome and PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome.

Other Must-Know Facts Regarding Metformin

The normal intake of metformin is up to two times a day after a meal. In case you have forgotten to take one at the prescribed time of intake, it should be taken immediately, unless the scheduled time for taking the next dose is near. "Doubling up" is strictly not advisable. For those with diabetes, metformin medication should be done alongside with a balanced diet and workout program, prescribed by your physician. Never do self prescription. Always consult your physician first before taking metformin. Regular consultations are also needed for those who are with diabetes. Blood tests and an assessment of your blood sugar should also be needed.

Metformin intake should be stopped 48 hours prior to any surgical or dental procedures as well as before any iodinated contrast. For those going through the said treatment, it is a must to be transparent enough to their doctors and ask questions before undergoing any important medical procedures.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the different types of oral cancer?
    I'm doing a project in my dental rotation class, and I've decided to report on oral cancer. I want to narrow this broad topic down to some smaller aspects, which is why I need the different types. If you can help me, it will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      check out the site that helps most people that have the disease, to get a feel for what you need to know. www.oralcancerfoundation.org

  2. QUESTION:
    What color ribbon do they use for oral cancer?
    I need the awareness ribbon for oral cancer. Can someone tell me what color it is, or include a picture if you can.
    I just found out my dad has oral cancer :(

    • ANSWER:
      I am so sorry to hear about your fathers diagnoses. I hope he can recover. And I am so glad to hear you are trying to raise awareness!! I wish you and your father nothing but the best!

      I couldn't find anything on ribbons, they my not make a certain one for that type of cancer yet....I did find that they have oral cancer pins and bracelet's. http://www.spohnc.org/order/order.htm#Pins

      Here is another pin site that you can actually have them personalize it, maybe with your fathers name?
      http://www.personalizedcause.com/shop/collections/personalized/detail/p_redwhite.html

  3. QUESTION:
    If I chew tobacco once a month, will i have a high chance of getting a type of oral cancer?
    I chewed for my first time today and i actually liked it. I don't want to get addicted though so i only want to do it maybe once a month at the most. Will this give me oral cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Number one, you just like it once a month now but you WILL get addicted -that's what tobacco does best, addict people! And then, yes, it very definitely causes oral cancer. Why take the chance. You really don't want to see what oral cancer does to your mouth.

      P.S. If you think what the girls say about smoking is bad, you ought to hear what they say about kissing a mouth that chews. Ugh!

  4. QUESTION:
    How did my dad get oral cancer if he never smoked?
    I recently found out my dad has oral cancer, but he never even smoked so how did he get this? He did smoke, didnt do any type of drug, didnt drink. I just dont understand it.

    Also I need a really good picture of the oral cancer awareness ribbon if someone could give me that I'd really appreciate it

    • ANSWER:
      unfortunately, cancer isnt something thats always caused by smoking, drinking, drugs, exposure to pollution, etc.

      i'm a guitar teacher, and as such i get to know a lot of young people and sort of become an older friend / big brother figure to a lot of them. its one of the greatest aspects of my job.

      3 weeks ago i was shocked and upset almost to the point of tears when i found out that one of my longest running students (a boy who's 14, but i've known him since he was 10) has thyroid cancer. he's just a kid, and he's been handling it so well it makes me wonder how i'd handle it if it were me. this is a kid who's never had a cigarette, never had a beer, never been exposed to the things that are usually associated with the risk of getting cancer.

      he's doing really well though, and it doesnt look like he'll need chemo therapy. all we can do is give our love and support and tell them that they can beat cancer. i wish your dad well, and here's the site for support on this stuff.

      http://www.spohnc.org/

      also, and just another thing you can do to help out....
      theres an organization called "Locks of Love" that makes wigs for kids that go through chemotherapy. every year for the last ten years i'd grow my hair to the middle of my back and cut off about 10 inches (up to my shoulders) to donate. this year, i decided to cut off ALL my hair (its really short now) and i donated 18 inches. i'm sure this hair will go to some little kid (a girl i'd bet) who just wants to have hair like all the other kids. when you grow out your hair, or if you're getting it cut, by all means, do the little bit extra and share it with someone who'd appreciate what we take for granted.

  5. 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.

  6. QUESTION:
    Does alcohol containing mouth wash cause oral cancer?
    Health researchers have said that drinking alcohol increases your risk of oral cancer, especially when combined with tobacco. Listerine and many other mouth washes contain over 20% alcohol (40+ proof), so they're pretty potent. Does mouth wash expose your mouth to cancer causing alcohol, just like a shot of hard liquor morning and night?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's an article I found on the subject - I'll also send the link. Sounds, in a nutshell, like there's no solid evidence of a link. The main risk factor is tobacco, and alcohol dries the mucous membranes, making them more vulnerable to the carcinogens in tobacco. I think I'll dilute my Listerine half and half with water, though - just to be safe. . . Diane (I'll edit this if I find anything new)

      www.uspharmacist.com/index.asp?show=article&page=8_1820.htm

      Risk Factors

      Mouth Rinses: Ethyl alcohol is added to mouth rinses as a solvent for other ingredients and as a preservative. In 1985, Mashberg et al. found that cancer was not statistically associated with mouthwash use in alcohol or tobacco users.20 Currently, there is insufficient clinical evidence to suggest a relationship between ethyl alcohol found in mouth rinses and oral cancer.21

      Cigarette Smoking: The primary risk factor for oral cancer is the use of tobacco in all forms. Approximately 75% of oral cavity and pharyngeal cancers are attributed to the use of smoked and smokeless tobacco, and the rate increases with the amount smoked or chewed and the duration of use. There are roughly 44.5 million (21%) adult smokers and 3.75 million (22%) high school student smokers in the U.S. Smokers are six times more likely than nonsmokers to develop oral cancer. Cigarettes are the predominant form of tobacco used; however, other forms of tobacco, including smokeless tobacco, cigars, and pipes, are also used. Those who smoke filtered cigarettes and those who quit smoking are at a substantially lower risk of oral cancer than are users of other forms of tobacco and current smokers.5,6

      Cigarette smoke contains about 4,000 chemical agents, including more than 60 carcinogens (e.g., carbon monoxide, tar, arsenic, lead).7 Nicotine is primarily responsible for addiction to smoking.

      Pipe smokers have an especially high risk for lip cancer because of the static contact of the pipe stem with the lower lip. Cigar smokers who inhale deeply are six times more likely to develop and die from oral cancer. The same carcinogens found in cigarette smoke are also found in pipe and cigar smoke.

      Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobacco): Smokeless tobacco products include chewing tobacco and sucked (moist oral) tobacco. Oral cancer risks are much lower from smokeless tobacco use than from cigarette smoking, and no synergistic effect between smokeless tobacco use and cigarette smoking among males has been found.8,9 The buccal (cheek) mucosa, gums, and inner soft tissue surface of the lips are common sites of cancer in those who use smokeless tobacco. Most types of smokeless tobacco contain tobacco-specific nitrosamines, which are the culprits for oral cancer.

      In addition to tobacco use, the use of chewing products such as betel nuts, paan, chaalia, gutka (a mixture of betel nuts and chewing tobacco), naswar, and areca increases the risk for oral cancer. These products are socially acceptable in Southeast Asia, the South Pacific Islands, and India. Although chewers of betel nuts generally spit out the juices, they swallow some juice, which enters the bloodstream. Arecoline, an alkaloid found in betel nuts, remains in the organs.10 Chewers of betel nuts who also smoke and drink are 195 times more likely to develop cancer of the esophagus than are those who do not.

      Marijuana: Marijuana use may interact with mutagen sensitivity and other risk factors to increase the risk of head and neck cancer.11 The carcinogenic properties of marijuana smoke are similar to those of tobacco.

      Alcohol Abuse: All forms of alcohol have been linked to oropharyngeal cancer. Compared to heavy tobacco use, heavy alcohol consumption is less of an independent risk factor but is an increased synergistic risk factor when combined with heavy tobacco use. There are many different criteria for heavy drinking, but the consensus definition is more than four drinks per day.12,13 Alcohol use may be a stronger risk factor for cancer of the oral cavity than for cancer of the larynx and pharynx. Alcohol is a weaker risk factor for laryngeal cancer than is cigarette smoking; however, cancer of the oral cavity has an increased incidence among those who smoke and abuse alcohol.14 The incidence of oral cancer may remain high several years after alcohol cessation.15

      The exact mechanism of action of alcohol's carcinogenicity has not been determined; however, it may be related to the carcinogenic effect of acetaldehyde, the first metabolite of ethanol.16,17 Another study suggested that p15-gene methylation can be induced by chronic smoking and drinking and may have a role in the early stages of head and neck cancer.18

      Age: The majority of oral cancers are seen in patients older than 40, with an average age of diagnosis of about 63 years. More than 90% of oral cancers occur in patients older than 45, and the incidence steadily increases until age 65, when the rates stabilize.

      Gender: Men have twice the risk of oral cancer as women, and men older than 50 are at the greatest risk. The yearly incidence of oral cancer is much greater for males (15.7 per 100,000) than for females (6.0 per 100,000).19 In females, the incidence is relatively high in southern Asia (8.3 per 100,000).1

      Ultraviolet Light: Excessive exposure to solar radiation (sunlight) is associated with an increased incidence of lip cancer. Specifically, ultraviolet B radiation causes sunburns and is the form of UV radiation responsible for lip and skin cancer.

      Irritation: Although it has been suggested that chronic irritation to the lining of the mouth from poorly fitting or defective complete dentures may be a risk factor for oral cancer, the majority of studies have shown no correlation.22

      Human Papillomavirus Infection: Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) has been associated with increased incidence of oral squamous cell carcinoma. Viruses cause proto-oncogenes to become oncogenic, which can cause altered expression of their products and lead to cancer.10

      The genotypes of HPV most commonly found in oral carcinoma are HPV 16 and 18; however, HPV can be detected in normal oral tissue. Thus, linking viruses to oral cancer is still in question, and more research is needed before a definitive association can be established.

      Poor Nutrition: There may be an association between the consumption of fruit and vegetables and a reduced risk of oral cancer, but it is still controversial.

  7. QUESTION:
    Will one can of dip give me any type of oral cancer?
    I was wondering if I did one can of dip would I get any type of oral cancer because I bought a can of dip to try it and I have but I don't know if I should finish it because I don't want to get cancer. Please give me a straight answer to this.

    • ANSWER:
      I dont think so, but its addictive and eventually it will.

  8. QUESTION:
    Basically, what are the basic types of cancer?
    I only know brain, lukemia, bone, skin, breast, colon, lung, and oral cancer. Are there any other types? Any help would be appreciated. I need to do a Biology project.

    • ANSWER:
      }Detailed List
      Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
      Acute Myeloid Leukemia
      Adrenocortical Carcinoma
      AIDS-Related Cancers and
      Lymphoma
      Anal cancer
      Astrocytoma
      Bladder cancer
      Breast cancer
      Breast Cancer, Male
      Carcinoid tumors
      Cervical cancer
      Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
      Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
      Chronic Myeloproliferative
      Disorders
      Clear Cell Sarcoma
      Colon cancer
      Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
      Endometrial cancer
      Ependymoma
      Esophageal cancer
      Ewings sarcoma
      Gall bladder cancer
      Gastric cancer
      Germ cell tumors
      Gestational trophoblastic tumors
      Glioma
      Hairy cell leukemia
      Head and neck cancers
      Hepatocellular carcinoma
      Hodgkin's lymphoma
      Hypopharyngeal Cancer
      Islet cell carcinoma
      Intraoccular melanoma
      Kaposi's Sarcoma
      Kidney Cancer
      Laryngeal Cancer
      Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic
      Leukemia, Acute Myeloid
      Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic
      Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous
      Leukemia, Hairy Cell
      Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer
      Liver Cancer
      Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell
      Lung Cancer, Small Cell
      Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Acute
      Lymphocytic Leukemia, Chronic
      Lymphoma, AIDS-Related
      Lymphoma, Central Nervous
      System (Primary)
      Lymphoma, Cutaneous T-Cell
      Lymphoma, Hodgkin's
      Lymphoma, Hodgkin's
      Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's
      Lymphoma, Primary Central
      Nervous System
      Macroglobulinemia, Waldenström's
      Male Breast Cancer
      Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma
      Malignant Mesothelioma
      Medulloblastoma
      Melanoma
      Melanoma, Intraocular
      Merkel Cell Carcinoma
      Mesothelioma, Malignant
      Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer
      with Occult Primary
      Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
      Syndrome
      Multiple Myeloma/Plasma Cell
      Neoplasm
      Mycosis Fungoides
      Myelodysplastic Syndromes
      Myelogenous Leukemia, Chronic
      Myeloid Leukemia, Acute
      Myeloma, Multiple
      Myeloproliferative Disorders
      Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus
      Cancer
      Nasopharyngeal Cancer
      Neuroblastoma
      Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
      Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
      Oral Cavity and Lip Cancer
      Oropharyngeal Cancer
      Osteosarcoma
      Ovarian cancer
      Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
      Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor
      Pancreatic cancer
      Pancreatic Cancer, Islet Cell
      Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity
      Cancer
      Parathyroid Cancer
      Penile Cancer
      P
      heochromocytoma
      Pituitary Tumor
      Plasma Cell Neoplasms
      Pleuropulmonary Blastoma
      Pregnancy and Breast Cancer
      Pregnancy and Hodgkin's
      Lymphoma
      Pregnancy and Non-Hodgkin's
      Lymphoma
      Primary Central Nervous System
      Lymphoma
      Primary Liver Cancer
      Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors
      Prostate cancer
      Rectal Cancer
      Renal Cell (Kidney) Cancer
      Renal Pelvis and Ureter cancer,
      Transitional Cell Cancer
      Retinoblastoma
      Rhabdomyosarcoma
      Salivary Gland Cancer
      Sarcoma, Ewing's Family of Tumors
      Sarcoma, Kaposi's
      Sarcoma (Osteosarcoma)/
      Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of
      Bone
      Sarcoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma
      Sarcoma, Soft Tissue
      Sezary Syndrome
      Skin Cancer
      Skin Cancer (Melanoma)
      Skin Carcinoma, Merkel Cell
      Lung Cancer, Small Cell
      Small Intestine Cancer
      Soft Tissue Sarcoma
      Squamous Neck Cancer with Occult
      Primary, Metastatic
      Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
      T-Cell Lymphoma, Cutaneous
      Testicular Cancer
      Thymoma
      Thymic Carcinoma
      Thyroid Cancer
      Transitional Cell Cancer of the Renal
      Pelvis and Ureter
      Trophoblastic Tumor, Gestational
      Unknown Primary Site, Carcinoma
      of
      Ureter and Renal Pelvis,
      Transitional Cell Cancer
      Urethral Cancer
      Uterine cancer
      Uterine Sarcoma
      Vaginal Cancer
      Vulvar Cancer
      Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia
      Wilms' Tumor

  9. QUESTION:
    How are early signs of cancer treated?
    I know this is a vague question.. it would probably depend on the type, how far its progressed and such but in comparison to later stages of cancers that require heavy surgery, chemotherapy and such what is generally done for patients when the cancer is found in its earliest stage? Say for instance oral cancer. If it hadn't spread to other parts of the body and could be visually seen inside the mouth-- then what?

    Thanks, and no I don't have any signs if anyone thought this is why I ask. I hope this is the appropriate question to be asking. I'm not very well-informed about the illness.

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on the type of cancer.

      Some are surgery first then decide what other treatment is needed.
      Others are chemo or radiation first and see if surgery is needed.

      Your question is too general without a specific diagnosis.

      If you had a diagnosis you would also have a recommended treatment plan.

  10. QUESTION:
    How do you think my amazing dental hygienist would answer these questions?
    My hygienist is really darling an gentle. I want to ask her some of the following questions the next time I see her, but I don't know how she would answer. If I were your patient and asked you these questions, how would you answer?
    1. Can I have a pair of new gloves and the ones you used on me?
    2. Can I have a mask, or your mask?
    3. Do you have any pink gloves you can use on me?
    4. Will you only use your finger to hold back my cheek and not a mirror?
    5. Can I be surprised with the prophy paste flavor?
    6. Will you check my TMJ?
    7. What type, and color, of scrubs do you have on?
    8. What brand of gloves do you have on?
    9. Will you floss my bonded retainer?
    10. Will you massage my gums?
    11. Will you not use the ultrasonic scaler on me?
    12. Must you wear a mask?
    14. Can I take your picture?
    15. Will examine my mouth for oral cancer?
    16. Would it be appropriate to ask her to close the door to the hygiene room?
    17.My lips are dry, will you rub Vaseline on them?
    18.Will you check my pocket depths? (She does not do this)
    19. Will you wear the safety glasses you have out? (She does not wear them,but has them out)
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    If my boyfriend had six girlfriends before, what are the chances that he has std or I can get cancer ?
    By having sex with him? How does one get cervical or oral cancer? If his ex gf has the virus and he gets it from her then I will be at risk? He won't know it right?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to Google Images and type in "Sexual Exposure Chart" If he has been with six different girls, then he's been exposed to 63 people and that is only assuming that each of his partners had just six partners as well. I have only had sex with 6 people and I just found out I have chlamydia. I had no idea! I had absolutely no signs or anything but they say that's common with chlamydia and alot of people have it and don't know it. If you've had it long enough, it can cause infertility.

  12. QUESTION:
    What type of gift ideas can you think of for this guy?
    He's 47, into beastiality, wears crocs without socks, lives with his grandmother who is dying, and smokes a lot but has oral cancer. I was thinking candles, but not sure. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      A fruit cake.

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

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

  14. QUESTION:
    When you smoke does the smoke go to your brain eventually?
    I'm texting my bf who smokes and he says that he won't get lung cancer because he has strong lungs and he won't get oral cancer because he goes to the dentist and that he'll get brain cancer cause that's where the smoke ends up.

    • ANSWER:
      He's full of BS. His lungs aren't going to be strong for long, and neither will his heart. The dentist can't do a thing to prevent oral cancer. I knew someone with brain cancer, and that's the worst type! Smoking doesn't often cause brain cancer. You really shouldn't date a guy who lies to you like this.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. QUESTION:
    I want to ask my dental hygienist some questions?
    My hygienist is really darling an gentle. I want to ask her some of the following questions when I see her soon, but I don't know how she would answer. If I were your patient and asked you these questions, how would you answer?
    1. Can I have a pair of new gloves and the ones you used on me?
    2. Can I have a mask, or your mask?
    3. Do you have any pink gloves you can use on me?
    4. Will you only use your finger to hold back my cheek and not a mirror?
    5. Can I be surprised with the prophy paste flavor?
    6. Will you check my TMJ?
    7. What type, and color, of scrubs do you have on?
    8. What brand of gloves do you have on?
    9. Will you floss my bonded retainer?
    10. Will you massage my gums?
    11. Will you not use the ultrasonic scaler on me?
    12. Must you wear a mask?
    14. Can I take your picture?
    15. Will examine my mouth for oral cancer?
    16. Would it be appropriate to ask her to close the door to the hygiene room?
    17.My lips are dry, will you rub Vaseline on them?
    18.Will you check my pocket depths? (She does not do this)
    19. Will you wear the safety glasses you have out? (She does not wear them,but has them out)
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      print this list out and tell her you put it here for answers
      If she is as gentle as you say she may answer
      If you pay by the hour you may be billed a bit more!

  19. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get cancer on you tonsils and upper mouth?
    I have various growths that keep growing and taking apart the tonsils. Many have told me that that could be tonsil stones, but is there such a thing as tonsil cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes! Oral cancer can occur anywhere on mouth, and can even grow on your tonsils. However the most common location would include the lip or the tongue.

      Tonsil is a type of lymphoid tissue. This means it helps the body fight off infection. A type of cancer called lymphoma (cancer of the lymphoid organs like spleen, lymph nodes) can also grow there.

      Oral cancer is very common in tobacco smokers, tobacco chewers, and also people who drink alcohol in large amounts (who may also smoke).

  20. QUESTION:
    How many skin cancer cases are in diffrent countries?
    Hello,
    We have to do an oral presentation in Health Education about skin cancer.
    I need to know the skin cancer cases in
    -Australia
    -Unites States
    -Spain
    to make a diagram. Please help me if you know that.

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Ok, couldn't find any from Spain.
      The first link below...
      WARNING! EXTRAPOLATED STATISTICS ONLY! Not based on data sources from individual countries. These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region.
      http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/s/skin_cancer/stats-country.htm
      ...gives some idea.

      Cancer in Australia
      An estimated 111,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia in 2009.
      1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85.
      http://www.cancer.org.au/cancersmartlifestyle/SunSmart/Skincancerfactsandfigures.htm

      Estimated new cases and deaths from skin (nonmelanoma) cancer in the United States in 2009:
      New cases: more than 1,000,000Deaths: less than 1,000
      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/skin
      Estimated new cases and deaths from melanoma in the United States in 2009:
      New cases: 68,720 Deaths: 8,650
      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/melanoma

  21. QUESTION:
    What different types of birth control are there and what side effects do they have?
    I'm thinking of going on birth control again for heavy, crampy periods (I got off of it a few months ago because I kept forgetting about it and it was messing me up). And my doctor just put me on a type of birth control she chose but I want to choose for myself this time. So, ya. What types are there and what are the side effects?

    • ANSWER:
      Oh wow.....this will be a challenging question for me because there is so much information. I will give you a link to the planned parenthood website to give you a better idea on anything I miss out on, but I'll give you what I can. There are many different TYPES but most of the brands are pretty much the same within those types. So, if your doctor gave you a 21 active pill cycle oral contraceptive, the difference between other 21 active pill oral contraceptives are not going to be a wide range. Some may work better for you than others but your doctors guess as to which one is as good as yours and the possible side effects will not vary much.

      Types
      Patch: This a dermal version. It is a combination hormonal version (meaning it contains both progestrin and estrogen). It is left on for three weeks and taken off for a week. Side effects include breakthrough bleeding (first three months only....should be light and not lasts for weeks (though it can happen on and off), headaches, changes in sex drive, nausea, vomiting, blood clots, breast tenderness, increased risk of certain cancers (though it decreases risk of other cancers), heart attack, stroke, and blood clots. Despite popular belief most hormonal birth control types do NOT cause weight gain (though some may cause slight bloating that will go away after 3 months).

      IUD: Intrauterine Device. This is placed in the uterus by a doctor. It only contains progestrin. The hormonal kind last 3 to 5 years. There is a copper one but that will not help with your period. many women on this will eventually stop having a period (on birth control you never have a real period as the bleeding that you have only occurs due to lack of hormones. There is no medical need for a period unless you want to get pregnant so stopping a period will not harm you in anyway and will return after the IUD is taken out. If you like having a period for whatever reason, this is not the option for you).

      Nuva Ring: This is a vaginal insert in the form of a plastic, flexible ring, that is placed into the vagina for 3 weeks and removed for 3 weeks. These side effects are similar to that of the patch but may also cause vaginal irritation and increased discharge.

      Implanon: This is a progestrin only and is placed in a very tiny slit inside your arm by your doctor. It lasts 3 years. Like the IUD, many women eventually stop having a period though it can increase a period for some women. Because there is no break in the hormones like nuva ring, the pill, or the patch, breakthrough bleeding can happen beyond 3 months. other side effects can be scarring over the place of insertion, headache, changes in sex drive, nausea, sometimes weight gain, rarely infection at the insertion sight, sore breasts. Because of the lack of estrogen, the risks of cancer or blood clots is lower than combination methods.

      Depo-shot. This is a shot that occurs every 3 month by your doctor. This one is actually known to cause weight gain in some women. Most women on the depo shot lose their period entirely after about a year. It is progestrin only. It has similar side effects to implanon or the IUD but in addition may cause depression or hair loss/increased hair.

      Birth control pills. These come in many different kinds. Combination pills have similar side effects to the patch. Some have 24 days of inactive pills instead of 21 and these may make your periods even lighter or shorter. Some are seasonal which means you will only get your period once every 3 months. Until the body gets used to it, however, the breakthrough bleeding might occur beyond 3 months. There are also progestrin only pills (called mini-pills). They do not have the same risks for blood clots and cancer than combination pills do, but they are ineffective if taken too late so taken on time every day is crucial. Birth control pills can cause nausea and that is often solved by eating food with the pill.

      It is important to know that if you have certain medical conditions, some of these are NOT right for you. It is also important to know that each one works differently for different women. What works well for you, may not work the same for a woman who is similar to you. If you have any side effects, particularly outside of the first 3 months, talk to your doctor and eventually one is going to work for you.

  22. QUESTION:
    Can cancer be detected by having a blood test?
    Why is it that doctors do a biopsy on a particular area. Can't they determine if someone has cancer by giving you a blood test? I would be a lot less painful and if it's not cancer you wouldn't have a scoop of your skin missing and always be touching it with your tongue if the biopsy was done inside your mouth. Can anyone answer this? This would be really great if there are nurses or other professionals that could help with this question. A blood test instead of a biopsy. Why didn't someone think of that before?

    • ANSWER:
      Some types of cancer ARE detectably by blood draws...some are not. It depends upon the type. It sounds like you're concerned with oral cancer, and maybe this type of condition doesn't show up easily for blood analysis.

      Biopsies don't have to be a chunk taken out....often they can be done by inserting a syringe (needle) into the lump (called a needle biopsy) and drawing out some of the tissue for pathology. If it turns out that you have some sort of growth that needs to go, then the biopsy would happen then (called a lumpectomy).

      If your doctor suspects that you have a dangerous condition, just do as he/she says...it might save your life!

  23. QUESTION:
    How come no celebrity get cancer, even though most of them live in LA where there is sun- skin cancer...?
    There are a lot of that smoke and drink but non of them got oral cancer, what's up with that , not I would want any of them to get it but what's the secret?

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe you should start doing some research before you post a question like this. Many celebrities have gotten and battled different types of cancer. Some are more vocal with their battles while others manage to keep it to themselves. Because their health and well being depend on whether they work or not many actors try to keep any medical problems they have quiet.

  24. QUESTION:
    How can I help my husband survive colon cancer?
    He has stage III, possibly IV, colon cancer. He has had a portion of his large intestine, along with the cancer removed. However 6 out of 10 lymph nodes in that portion contained cancer. Also the cat scan showed something in the liver but he is to get an MRI to determine if that is cancer or not. He will be receiving chemo. through a port, 2 days every week for 6 months. Are there any alternative or additional treatments available?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there! I am not sure where you are located, but I know what you're going through, both as a caregiver and a from a patients prospective. I am going to be 33 next week, I was diagnosed at 28 with stage 2 colon cancer. I have the gene that causes colon cancer-HNPCC(Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Colon Cancer), MLH-1 mutation. My mom passed it to me, she got it from her father, etc., My father also had colon cancer three months after me at age 73. He's had 7 cancers in 13 years-currently has leukemia and I currently have stage 1 cervical cancer.

      The previous poster was right in answering all the questions and listing the different types of chemo-I did Folfox-5FU, with Oxaliplatin, and Leukovorin-I ended up having an allergic reaction to that after I had that nice port put in and they did 6 months of oral Xeloda with me. However, at the time they were doing clinical trials with Avastin and I hear that's AWESOME stuff.

      Don't fret or lose hope! I have know people that were written off and stage 4 and they're here 10 years later! My advice to you and your husband is to be proactive! Listen and ask questions to your doctors, they are there to serve you! If you don't like their responses get another opinion, yes, time is of the essence, but this is life here, people get second opinions on their houses, cars, etc. take the time to do it on your body-I so wish we had did with my mother! Keep a chart-medical record-get copies of everything HIPPA allows you that freedom of your medical record-you'll need this information because chemo is no joy ride and if he gets ill and needs to go to the er you have his "current" chart there with you-it will speed things up and help the ER docs, etc treat him faster if needed.

      I don't know what state you're located in or else I could provide you with more resources and contacts. How old is he? Also a PET scan-google or yahoo it! It is used to "help" diagnose cancer-better than an MRI IMO, they use it as a "re-staging" for cancer patients, my father and I have one done every 3-6 months, basically it's like a CT scan, but it's of your whole body, and they inject a little dye and you drink some barium and it's this SUV (Standard Uptake Value) that is measured-it highlights up on the films like a highlighter, the higher the numbers-the greater the chance there is metabolic abnormalities there, thus cancerous cells.

      Chemo is going to be difficult, at least for me and my mother it was-my dad is very fortunate, he tolerates it well. Some things to keep in mind-use plastic utensils to eat things with-stuff will taste like metal if you don't and don't eat things from metal containers like canned fruit, etc., Once the chemo starts taking effect, like the second dose-he'll get the cold hands sensation-so no cold liquids-room temperature will be just fine, same thing with being around the fridge and freezer items & same goes with the grocery store-when you pick up a cold item it's like electricity is running through your veins. Avoid high acids foods-reflux and upset stomach will just set in-not a good combination. Zofran 4 & 8 mg was the best nausea med & now they have some that are in dissolvable kind for the tongue.

      If his blood counts go down from chemo-which they probably will, he may have to take procrit or neulasta(sp) shots, the latter will cause some bone pain because it affects your bone marrow, it's normal, but don't hesitate to mention it to your doctor-don't hesitate to mention anything to the doctor!

      Also-neuropathy-numbness in hands and feet-I found that vitamins B6 & B12 are amazing when it comes to this-but check with the doc first. If diarrhea sets in bad, A&D ontiment is good to have on hand, as are baby wipes & marshmellows-if he can tolerate them, they slow down the digestive track a little cause you get tired of taking immodium or at least I did.

      I would love to talk to you some more, or heck I'd even chat w you over the net, check out my profile, it's got my IM info in there! Good luck!

  25. QUESTION:
    How likely is it to get genital warts from oral sex?
    I gave oral to someone I think has genitalwarts and yes im getting tested for it monday
    anyway..
    I heard that it is very rare to get genitalwarts on the lips or inside the mouth
    but its not impossible but its not very likely to happen
    is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      I do not think this is true. The virus that causes warts is called HPV and there are many different types of HPV. It is not difficult to transmit this virus during sexual activity, and then develop warts in the oral cavity. It has also been linked to oropharyngeal cancer. It would be safest to avoid taking such risks in the future. Getting the HPV vaccine (Gardasil) would also be helpful in protecting you against some of the HPV viruses which cause disease.

  26. QUESTION:
    How many men and women will get cancer in their lifetime?
    I once saw a statistic that was like: 2/3 men/women and 1/3 men/women will get cancer in their lifetime. But I can't remember the statistic exactly. Help me out?

    • ANSWER:
      That's from the ACS - American Cancer Society
      1 of 2 men & 1 of 3 women will develop some type of cancer a some time in their lifetime.

      Lifetime risk in men (ACS data)
      All sites1 in 2
      Prostate 1 in 6
      Lung and bronchus1 in 13
      Colon and rectum1 in 18
      Urinary bladder1 in 27
      Melanoma 1 in 41
      Non-Hodgkin lymphoma1 in 46
      Kidney1 in 59
      Leukemia 1 in 67
      Oral Cavity 1 in 71
      Stomach1 in 88

      Lifetime risk in women

      All sites 1 in 3
      Breast 1 in 8
      Lung & bronchus 1 in 16
      Colon & rectum 1 in 19
      Uterine corpus 1 in 41
      Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 1 in 53
      Melanoma 1 in 61
      Ovary 1 in 71
      Pancreas 1 in 76
      Urinary bladder 1 in 85
      Uterine cervix 1 in 142

  27. QUESTION:
    What types of jobs are there in the medical profession?
    I have to start choosing a career path and I have NO idea.
    I like medical stuff, though I don't know what subjects to choose etc.

    I got like, 80% in Chem (a test)
    and we haven't done a human bio section yet

    But we have a career link day soon.

    But what types of areas are there to specialise in?

    Eg. Oncology, Immunology etc :)

    Please help me? Thankyou very much.

    • ANSWER:
      I will provide different fields and industries. Usually these will be for doctors and/or nurses (registered).

      Allergy-- work with people who have allergies and other problems
      Anaesthesiology -- administers sedatives and other medicines before procedures.
      Anatomy -- studies the structures of the body.
      Audiology -- hearing tests and other disorders
      Bacteriology -- study of bacterias
      Biomedical -- research about bacteria and viruses
      Biochemistry -- molecular structures of various disorders
      Cardiology -- disorders and functions of the heart and circulatory systems
      Clinical Research -- research for new clinical methods
      Critical Care -- works with people in ICU
      Cytology -- study of the cells within the body
      Dentistry -- works with patients on Oral disorders and care
      Dermatology -- works with people on skin disorders
      Emergency Medicine -- a whole variety of conditions coming in.
      Embryology -- deals with patients who are in early stages of pregnancy
      Epidemiology -- researches about flus and other diseases
      Endocrinology-- works with patients who have hormone problems
      Endontology -- works with patients who have oral disorders
      Fertility -- helps with patients who need information on fertility
      Gastroenterology -- works with patients who have stomach and intestine problems.
      Genetics -- helps to detect genetic disorders
      Geriatrics -- works with older patients and their disorders
      General Practitioner -- a whole hodge podge of conditions
      Gynecology -- female reproductive system and problems associated
      Hematology -- blood problems and working with blood
      Hepatology -- works with patients who have liver problems
      Histology -- works with patients with tissue problems
      Immunology -- works with patients who have immunity problems
      Infectious Diseases -- works with patients who have viruses or bacteria
      Internist-- works with problems inside the body
      Industrial Medicine -- works with problems at the work place
      Medicine -- whole hodge podge of conditions
      Medical Technology -- looks at improving technology within medicine
      Microbiology -- works with blood work, and with other conditions
      Neonatology -- works with patients who have new borns.
      Nephrology -- works with patients who have kidney problems
      Neurology -- works with patients who have nervous system issues
      Nuclear Medicine -- works with dyes to examine patient conditions
      Nutrition -- works with patients who need help with their diet
      Ophthalmology -- works with patients who have eye diseases.
      Oncology -- works with patients who have cancer.
      Orthopedics -- works with patients who have bone disorders
      Obstetrics -- deals with patients who are pregnant
      Otolaryngology -- deals with patients who have issues with ear throat and nose
      Palliative Care -- works with patients who are at the end of their life.
      Pathology -- works with patients who have diseases.
      Pharmacology-- deals with drugs and coming up with new drugs
      Physical Medicine-- deals with rehabilitation in patients
      Pain Management -- deals with patients who have pain
      Physiology -- deals with the movement and functioning of the patient
      Psychology -- deals with the mind. cannot prescribe
      Pediatrics -- deals with children
      Podiatry -- deals with the feet
      Periorthodontics -- deals with the mouth and surrounding organs
      Psychiatry -- medical doctor in the mind can prescribe
      Pulmonology -- deals with conditions of the lungs
      Public Health -- deals with things like immunizations etc.
      Radiology -- deals with x-rays, ct scans, barium enemas, ultrasounds
      Respirology -- deals with the lungs and surrounding areas
      Reproductive Medicine-- deals with female and male system
      Rheumatology -- deals with arthritic patients
      Sleep Medicine -- deals with sleep disorders
      Sports Medicine -- deals with sports and how to help patients with sports related injuries.
      Surgery -- deals with fixing patients who are hurt or ill.
      Toxicology -- deals with toxins in the body.
      Travel Medicine -- vaccinations and other shots for travelling
      Urgent Care -- ICU medicine and other high risk patients
      Urology -- deals with the male system and urinary system
      Veterinary Medicine -- deals with conditions in animals
      Wilderness Medicine -- deals with conditions that you can get in the wilderness.

  28. QUESTION:
    What can I expect at the Oral Surgeon for a tongue lesion/canker sore?
    What kind opf sugery is used to remove a tongue canker sore/lesion ? What is the usual cost for these types of procedures? Does laser surgery or other types of surgery hurt to remove it on tongue and how do they numb you?

    • ANSWER:
      When removing a tongue lesion, they give a you local shot in the tongue. Its not very nice, probably the worst shot I ever had. The pain only lasts about 1-2 seconds though. And when they cut out the lesion you won't feel a thing. Getting anesthesia on the tongue is quite easy unlike on lowar molars. Sometimes a oral surgeon will give a block just like he woulld if he were working on your teeth, but it has been my experience that the tongue block is more popular. Then the excise the lesion, and may or may not use stitches to hold it shut. Usually stitches on the tongue fall out in about a day or two. The tissues in the mouth are almost the fastest regenerating tissues you have. Healing does not take weeks, it takes a few days to a week. I had a biopsy done on my tongue and it costed about 300 dollars once you added in the pathologist who looked at the tissue. I am not really sure about laser surgery, I have never used it.

      If you have oral cancer the prognosis is good if the lesion is detected early so its a good idea to be safe and get the biopsy if you or your dentist has a concern.

      Good luck.

  29. QUESTION:
    what causes breast cancer and what are the measures needed to prevent it?
    I just want somebody to tell me everything I need to know about breast cancer.What causes it,is it generic,are there foods or other things we use in our daily lives that actually cause it like perfumes?How about chemicals found in the preservatives used in packed or canned foods things like MSG .I would appreciate it if someone clarified this for me

    • ANSWER:
      Breast cancer is a common form of cancer among women in the United States, Canada and Europe. However, in Africa and Asia, the prevalence is much lower, indicating the possibility of environmental triggers as well as a genetic predisposition. While the number one risk factor is simply being female, other risk factors include:

      -Age - Breast cancer occurs more often in women over 50 and is less common in pre-menopausal women. American Cancer Society (ACS).
      -Family History - Women with family history of breast cancer have a greater risk of developing the disease.
      -Genetic factors - Inheriting mutations or alterations of certain genes called BRCA-1 and BRCAS-2 increases the risk of developing breast cancer. The ACS estimates that 5 to 10 percent of breast cancer cases result from inherited mutations of these genes. A woman with these genes has an 80 percent chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime, according to the ACS. Women with a family history of breast cancer may be tested for the mutated gene. However, interpretation of the test results and decisions about treatment are complicated. Recent studies have identified other genes and gene mutations that may be associated with breast cancer. Several studies have shown nearly 200 gene mutations that are associated with some breast tumors.
      -Previous history of breast cancer or of Benign breast Tumors - This includes being diagnosed with breast cancer as well as non-cancerous tumors. Research has demonstrated the risk of developing breast cancer varies with the actual type of benign breast disease found in a woman.
      -Race - Breast cancer is more common in white women than in those of other races, including Hispanic, Asian or black American. .
      -Hormone factors - Hormones may increase the risk of breast cancer. Hormonal influences that are believed to raise the risk include:
      -Early menstruation - Women who started their period before 12 years of age.
      -Late menopause - Women who go through menopause after age 55.
      -Pregnancy history - Women who have their first child after the age of 30 or who have had fewer pregnancies or no pregnancies.
      -Hormone drugs - The use of oral contraceptives has been linked to a slight increase in breast cancer risk.
      -Breast density - Women with less fatty, denser breasts, which are normally older women, have an increased chance of breast cancer.
      -Obesity after menopause - In postmenopausal women, estrogen is primarily produced by fat tissue. If a woman is significantly overweight, she has more fat tissue and more estrogen is being produced in their body.
      -Radiation to the chest area - For women treated for Hodgkins Lymphoma with radiation to the chest before age 30, the chances of developing breast cancer are higher than the general population.
      -Sedentary lifestyle - Women who are physically inactive have a higher rate of breast cancer, possibly due to a sedentary lifestyle.
      -Use of Alcohol - Several studies have concluded that the more alcohol consumed by a woman, the higher her risk of breast cancer becomes.

      For prevention of Breast Cancer, if at all we can do anything, it starts with our own Lifestyle choices and healthy habits - such as staying physically active, limiting alcohol and eating right. Among the easiest things to control are what you eat and drink and how active you are. Here are some strategies that may help you decrease your risk of breast cancer:

      • LIMIT ALCOHOL
      • MAINTAIN A HELTHY WEIGHT
      • STAY ACTIVE
      • CONSIDER LIMITING FAT IN YOUR DIET
      • Avoid HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (HRT) –
      • CHECK YOUR BREASTS EVERY MONTH
      • DO NOT FORGETTO GET
      • Consider BREASTFEEDING instead of formula feeding
      • HAVE CILDRENT EARLIER in life
      • Avoid taking unnecessary ANTIBIOTICS.
      • Be CAUTIOUS about PESTICIDES
      • Nothing you can guarantee your life will be free from Cancer. But if you practice healthy habits and consult your doctor about extra measures you can take, you may at least reduce your risk of this potentially fatal disease.-

  30. QUESTION:
    Can chemotherapy raise your blood sugar levels if you have type 2 diabetes?
    I am having chemo for colon cancer and my sugar levels are really high (almost 20 at night and around 10 in the morning) regardless of what I eat.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. Also, the stress from any illness, including cancer of course, can cause BG levels to skyrocket. You need to work with your doctors and/or diabetes care team to find a way to try and manage your blood sugars through this difficult time.

      You will need to adjust your oral medication/start medication, and may need insulin if you are not already on it. If you are on insulin, you will need to learn how to increase your dose when needed.

      Please ask your diabetes care team about finding out the right dosage adjustments you will need.

  31. QUESTION:
    How do doctors detect differant types of cancers caused by HPV?
    HPV is detected by papsmears but doesnt that only check the cervical area how would the genycologist know if you get another type of cancer due to the HPV like anal, colon and others similar?

    • ANSWER:
      A Pap smear is a sample of cells taken of the cervix only. When your Pap test finds abnormal cells a second part test is done confirming that the abnormal cell found on the cervix are due to high risk HPV types. Our Pap smear is a test for cervical cancer...it is screening the cervix only. Our gynecologist will visually check the vulva and the vaginal cancer. Cell changes of the vulva are often missed upon a visual exam.

      If you have engaged in anal sex you may want to have an anal pap. Anal Paps are done by a proctologist or a colon rectal doctor. A gynecologist does not treat the anal canal.

      A dentist is your first line of defense of your oral area for pre-cancer cell changes.

      A Pap test is a screening test for the cervix.

  32. QUESTION:
    Do the Ideologue Leftists want to push The Pill to stop producing Americans and cause more Breast Cancer?
    A Study showed if a women takes THE PILL longer than 3 years it can cause Breast Cancer. Are the far left Progressives killing 2 birds with one stone pushing the Pill or what? Now they want it paid for by the tax payers as well. WOW!

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah, keep trying bub.

      Oral contraceptive also lowers the risk for other types of cancer.

  33. QUESTION:
    How can a woman get cervical cancer?
    What are the causes of cervical cancer? I know you can get cervical cancer from HPV but can you get it w/o being sexually active? Whats the main cause of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Almost all -- more than 99% -- cervical cancers are related to HPV Of these, about 70% are caused by HPV types 16 or 18.

      Infection with HPV is common, and in most people the body is able to clear the infection on its own. Sometimes, however, the infection does not go away and becomes chronic. Chronic infection, especially when it is caused by certain high-risk HPV types, can eventually cause certain cancers, such as cervical cancer.

      Although HPV can be spread during sex -- including vaginal intercourse, anal intercourse, and oral sex - sex doesn't have to occur for the infection to spread. All that is needed to pass HPV from one person to another is skin-to-skin contact with an area of the body infected with HPV. Infection with HPV seems to be able to be spread from one part of the body to another -- for example, infection may start in the cervix and then spread to the vagina.

      Scientists are still not sure if this means that a person's immune system has completely destroyed all of the HPV or has only suppressed the infection to an extremely low level (too low to be detected by the tests). If even a few cells of the cervix still contain HPV, it's possible that the virus may become active again if your immune system becomes very weak.

      Changes in the cells of the cervix may suddenly happen many years after being exposed to HPV

      The development of normal human cells mostly depends on the information contained in the cells’ chromosomes. Chromosomes are large molecules of DNA. DNA is the chemical that carries the instructions for nearly everything our cells do. We usually look like our parents because they are the source of our DNA. However, DNA affects more than the way we look.

      Some genes (packets of our DNA) have instructions for controlling when our cells grow and divide. Certain genes that promote cell division are called oncogenes. Others that slow down cell division or cause cells to die at the right time are called tumor suppressor genes. Cancers can be caused by DNA mutations (gene defects) that turn on oncogenes or turn off tumor suppressor genes. HPV causes the production of 2 proteins known as E6 and E7. When these proteins are produced, they turn off some tumor suppressor genes. This may allow the cervical lining cells to grow uncontrollably, which in some cases will lead to cancer.
      From the American Cancer Society

      High-risk HPV types (16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 68, 73, and 82) have been identified in cancers of the cervix, vagina, vulva, anus, and penis. Therefore, they are also called carcinogenic or oncogenic HPV.
      http://www.asccp.org/PracticeManagement/HPV/NaturalHistoryofHPV/tabid/5962/Default.aspx

      About 1% of cervical cancers are not due to HPV. These HPV cancers are rare.

  34. QUESTION:
    What are the odds that I will get any type of disease from chewing tobacco?
    My grandfather started smoking cigarettes when he was 15. Then my father started chewing tobacco when he was sixteen. I was just wodering if my odds of getting mouth cancer or a mouth tumor would be changed because my parents and grandparents used tobbaco products. I didn't know wether it would have changed some genes around or something.

    • ANSWER:
      It's just a case of "You never know"
      My grandpa has been chewing for 60 years, My dad for 30 years and my uncle for 35 years and they are all fine. But my cousin on my moms side of the family chewed for a few years and got mouth cancer (He is fine now).... I smoked 2 packs a day for 3 years and then I dipped/chewed for a year. And finally got off of tobacco by using electronic cigarettes. I just couldn't stand worrying about cancer.
      If you want to continue to chew you have to accept that you are taking a risk, You should always have good oral hygiene too. But if you are afraid of getting anything, You might want to consider not chewing. But over all, You just don't really know what the chances might be, It's 50/50

  35. QUESTION:
    How can my presentation in class be interesting?
    I doing a research project on the harmful affects of sun tanning and im required to make an Oral Presentation, it is also required that there is a visual presented at the time of the presentation. There are 6 ub questions:
    1.What are some alternatives to sun tanning?
    2.Are these alternatives safer or more harmful?
    3.What can you do to protect your self from the harmful UV rays?
    4.What are some of the diseases that too much sun can cause?
    5.Why does skin tan when it is exposed to the sun?
    6.What is the best sun screen to use?

    I really am stumped apon what to do as my visual, and suggestions?

    Thank you
    - Kelly :)

    • ANSWER:
      For visuals you can use PowerPoint, then burn it onto a CD. Have the instructor set it up for you, or maybe she/he has a lap-top that can be connected in the classroom. (We did that for presentations in Child Abuse.

      Search the net for photo's of 'sun damaged skin', do a copy and paste of these into 'My Picutres' on your computer. Then, when you get them into the PowerPoint, add the captions or brief synopsis of what you want to say. This is always a great way to make presentations. I got an A on mine.

      Sun Damage: Tanning Salons & Sun Lamps

      Tanning Salons And Sun Lamps

      One of the main causes of skin cancer is exposure to harmful sun rays. If you think that getting tanned at tanning salons is safer than the sun, think again before visiting any salon. Tanning beds and sunlamps are as dangerous as the sun rays.

      Most of the bulbs used in the salons emit both UVA and UVB radiations that are also found in the sunlight and are responsible for both melanoma and non-melonoma types of cancers. Exposure to tanning bulbs also reduces our body's ability to repair the damaged DNA, which is caused by UV radiation.

      Tanning may not only cause cancers but also prematurely age the skin. Note that tanning is body's response to damage to the skin. Every time, you get tanned, you accumulate skin damage. There is no such thing as safe tanning.

      Tanning is bad whether from sun, or from tanning beds or sun lamps.

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the chance someone will survive secondary bone cancer?
    A friend found out she has bone cancer but docs cant find the primary cancer source
    A friend who is in her early 50's found out she has seconday bone cancer. Her docs cant find the primary source of cancer and theyve ruled out breast cancer. Her platelet count has been very low and shes had to have 2 blood transfusions. She is in alot of pain and is weak. She is also very pale. She goes sometime next week to see what her options are. Im very worried about her.

    • ANSWER:
      Most types of carcinoma metastatic to bone are not considered curable.
      Breast cancer is a good bet (depending on the person's age) in a situation where the primary cannot be identified and the bone lesions are biopsy proven adenocarcinoma. These people may respond with oral hormonal therapy with or without chemotherapy. The key would then be to control the disease with medication and possibly some focal radiation therapy if needed for symptomatic control.

      Are you certain this is a malignancy? Is there a confirmed biopsy showing carcinoma? We are greatly hampered by such limited information here. We don't even know the woman's age.

      If this is an adenocarcinoma, the primary could be a breast cancer, kidney cancer, thyroid cancer, lung cancer, or less likely a GYN malignancy or a GI malignancy. When all testing fails to show the primary, I always treated for the BEST type it could possibly be.

      All this testing and searching for the cancer cell type just tells us what is likely to help most. Sometimes you have to guess and try different treatments until you find what works for that one special patient - AND - each person/patient is special. It sounds crude when so much of medicine is scientific these days, but there is still some art to the practice of medicine - and experience counts.

  37. QUESTION:
    I have been expericene tenderness of the breast as a result of the postinor 2 oral contraceptive. What can i d?
    I have been using postinor 2 oral contraceptive for a year and half and i have discovered that my breast has become tender. Please if i stop using postinor 2 can my breast come back to normal fit or what can i do.

    • ANSWER:
      Negative Effects of Birth Control Pills
      Because this is a hormonal method of birth control, there can be some unwanted side effects. Side effects of birth control pills include:

      Spotting
      Increased headaches
      Mood changes
      Breast tenderness
      Additionally, combination birth control pill side effects include depression, decrease in libido and weight gain. It is also important to note that the birth control pill does not offer any protection against sexually transmitted diseases

      .

      Along with these side effects, using the birth control pill can lead to some serious health complications. Since the amount of hormones contained in the pills have been lowered, these complications have become more rare but they are still serious health risks that you need to be aware of. Complications include:

      Blood clot in the legs, lungs, heart or brain
      High blood pressure
      Liver tumors (very rare)
      Gallstones (very rare)
      Jaundice (very rare)
      Combination pill users as well as smokers, women with disorders that put them at increased risk for heart attack and women who are over the age of 35 have an increased risk of these complications. There is also some disagreement as to whether or not using the birth control pill increases your risk of cervical cancer. Some experts believe it does while others do not. Moreover, it was also believed that using the Pill could increase your risk of breast cancer. However, current research does not show any correlation between using oral contraceptives and the development of breast cancer.

      Women who currently have or who have had kidney, liver or adrenal gland disease should avoid using Yasmin birth control pills. This birth control pills brand contains a particular type of synthetic progestin that has been shown to raise a person's potassium levels, which could potentially cause severe heart problems among other things.

      Efficiency
      With perfect use, the birth control pill can be as much as 99% effective. However, perfect use means remembering to take the Pill everyday at the same time and to be in good health, under the age of 35 and a nonsmoker. With typical use, the average failure rate is between 3 and 13% per year, depending on the type of pill you are taking.

      Certain factors can decrease the efficiency of the contraceptive pill, though. These factors include:

      Taking antibiotics
      Taking certain medications, include oral vaginal infection medication, certain anti-seizure drugs and certain HIV drugs
      Having diarrhea or vomiting
      Taking St. John's Wort
      Taking Orlistat (not confirmed)
      The birth control pill is not recommended for women who smoke, have certain health conditions or are over the age of 35.

      Pills and Pregnancy
      Both the combination pill and mini-pill can be started immediately after an abortion. If you have just given birth, you will need to wait at least two weeks after birth and at least six-weeks if you are breastfeeding to start the combination pill. However, the combination pill has been shown to lower a woman's milk production as well as affect the quality of the milk. Additionally, traces of the hormones contained in the pill will be present in breast milk.

      The mini-pill can be started immediately after childbirth, regardless of whether or not you are breastfeeding. It has not been found to affect the amount or quality of breast milk produced. While the hormones have not been proven to have any ill effects on the child, some women may still be concerned about exposing her child to the Pill's hormones. There are many different, non-hormonal birth control options that you can choose if you are breastfeeding.

  38. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between Tumours and tumour-like lesions?
    In oral pathology,what is the difference between tumours and tumour-like lesions..??

    Let me know by tomorrow night,please!

    • ANSWER:
      A tumor is a mass of mutated cells that clump and grow. It can be malignant or benign. A tumor-like lesion is also a mass but does not contain the destructive mutated cancer cells. It can look like a tumor, be the same size and even have the same type of texture but is not either malignant or benign. and will never turn to cancer. That's where pathology comes in and takes over in diagnosing what the mass is. Hope that's what you're looking for. Blessings

  39. QUESTION:
    How can I tell if somebody has Leukemia and is going through Chemotherapy?
    I know of a person claiming to have cancer, and to be going through leukemia, they also claim to be taking morphine pills for the pain. I have never seen any hair loss in the person and they do not ever look sick in the slightest, they also claim to have have had it for several years and they are under the age of 16, is this all possible?

    • ANSWER:
      How to tell? You ask the person's parents.

      This sounds a little far-fetched, but can be possible.

      The most common kind of leukemia in children and teens is called ALL. ALL treatment is long- it takes 2.5-3.5 years. The first month is the hardest, with the first week spent in the hospital. The first six months or so are hard- intense chemo, hospitalizations for chemo, fever, infection, hair loss, other side effects, etc. Once the patient hits maintenance therapy (the longest part of treatment), it's often difficult to tell that the person is being treated for cancer.

      During maintenance, hair grows back, chemo is lighter, and the patient can resume nearly all normal activities. He or she still takes chemo in pill form at home, and has clinic visits once a month for IV chemo and once every three months for intrathecal chemo (into the spinal fluid.) He or she can still end up in the hospital with fever and infection, but many kids never get admitted during maintenance. Many kids do really well and go to school, play sports, look healthy.

      So yes, it's possible that your friend is being treated and is in maintenance. He or she would have had to undergo the first intense six months, though, and would have been in the hospital at least once in the beginning.

      Though extremely rare, it is possible for teens to get a type of leukemia called CML. CML is treated with oral medication at home. Patients are usually admitted for the first week or so, and then often go a long, long time not needing to be in the hospital. This medication does not cause hair loss and patients are often able to continue going to school, doing normal activities.

      With either ALL or CML, there may be pain that requires morphine (though neither should give enough pain frequently enough that the person is regularly taking morphine at home- maybe a few days, but not more than that.)

      ETA: To Collin: That is untrue that leukemia treatment only lasts a few months. While treatment for AML is shorter, treatment for ALL lasts several YEARS. Most of the treatment is done outpatient, but kids and teens with ALL receive chemotherapy for about 2.5 years (girls) and 3.5 years (boys.)

  40. QUESTION:
    Can you get Salivary Gland cancer from oral sex?
    I heard from someone that you can get salivary cancer from oral sex. I never heard of that. Looked up salivary gland cancer and I don't see it as a cause. Just curious.

    • ANSWER:
      No, salivary cancer has nothing to do with oral sex. The only type of oral cancer that can be caused by oral sex are squamous cell carcinoma's of the mouth and tongue, but that would only occur if you had oral sex with someone infected with the type of HPV that causes oral cancer.

  41. QUESTION:
    Can guys be checked if they have hpv that gives girls cervical cancer?
    Is it deadly too them? I came out possitive for hpv the one that can cause cancer but will this hurt my bf in any way? I have a feeling he will leave me :( help? What do I say too my boyfriend

    • ANSWER:
      No there is no HPV DNA approved test for the male. If a man has visible signs of genital warts then he is diagnosed due to the visible signs. Men do not usually have any signs when they have a high risk HPV types. Most visible signs are caused by low risk HPV types. Sometimes a person can carry more than one HPV type. Many men and women carry genital HPV types without any signs like genital warts or abnormal cell changes of the cervix. Some men can get very small warts of the genital area…most often they are so small that they go unnoticed.

      Men do not have the same health burden as females can with the virus. Can of the penis is rare in. Men sometimes can acquire HPV in the oral area. The virus can be transmitted during oral sex. A dentist is the first line of defense…but it often takes many years before abnormal oral cells are seen. Routine screening with your dentist usually allows your dentist to see cell changes early. Oral HPV infections are rarer than genital HPV infection. Research is just learning more about oral HPV and the risk of oral cancers due to genital high risk HPV types.

      Most men and women do build a natural immunity to their acquired HPV infection in time. The body’s individual immune system controlling the virus and the cell changes regressing. In a few if the immune system weakens the virus can re-occur years after we acquired our initial HPV infection. So far no researcher can guarantee that our bodies have ‘cleared, or eliminated’ the virus. Cell changes and visible warts do seem to go away in a few months or a year or so. Most HPV infections do not require any treatment due to the high rate in which the virus does regress.

      When you tell your partner about your HPV infection is difficult. Get good information before you start talking about the virus. There is no way to know who brought HPV into the relationship if either of you have engaged in sex before. It can take years or decades for an HPV infection to show. It doesn’t matter if your Pap tests were negative before…understanding this can stop the blame game.
      Most sexually active men and women will acquire an HPV infection at some point in their life. Over 50% of the population’s carries and HPV type or two. When you talk about the virus give him time to absorb all that you have said…he will probably want to do some research on his own. HPV should never come between two people that love each other.
      http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv-and-men.htm
      http://www.ashastd.org/std-sti-works/hpv.html
      http://www.oralcancerfoundation.org/hpv/index.htm
      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/risk/HPV
      These two websites talk about the natural history of an HPV infection…and how condoms may help your body recognize the virus and start the fight. Condoms forever are not needed…about six months You and your partner will not ping pong the virus back and forth.
      http://www.asccp.org/PracticeManagement/HPV/NaturalHistoryofHPV/tabid/5962/Default.aspx
      http://www.jfponline.com/Pages.asp?AID=7892&issue=September_2009

  42. QUESTION:
    What is the best Contraceptive Pill to take for bigger breasts?
    i'm not sure how many different types of Pills are available in ireland but i would like to take one which would help enhance the size of my breasts as I am nearly 18 and havent had much growth in that area...does anyone know of a pill that commenly enlarges breasts. thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds a little dangerous to be depending on oral contraceptives to increase breast size. Artificial hormones change the cellular structure of breast tissue and that significantly increases your risk of early-onset breast cancer.

  43. QUESTION:
    Is it okay if i leave my genital warts without any treatment?
    I am a male so i don think cervical cancer is a threat to to me. Would the warts just go away if i leave it? BTW i didnt acquire it through sexual intercourse.

    • ANSWER:
      Curiosity does get me...how did you acquire genital warts without hand to genital sex play or through vaginal anal or oral sex?

      Genital warts can regress, can grow or can stay the same. Men do not share the same risk with the virus as women do. Most visible warts are low risk HPV types 6 or 11...these HPV are not linked to any cancers. Sometimes a person with visible warts do have a co-infection with other HPV types...it is not possible to know what specific HPV types we carry.

      About 20% of people with genital warts do have the virus regress with no treatments in about 6 months or so. If you are not involved in any sex then waiting to see would be fine...some men and women do choose not to treat warts because so often they just return during treatments. It is the bodies immune system that does allow the virus to regress.

      Even though you didn't acquire your genital warts through sex...you can have the possibility of sharing your virus with any new sex partner even after the virus has regress.

  44. QUESTION:
    Is HPV the only way you can get cervical cancer?
    I'm getting mixed answers. How do you get cancer to develop in the cervix? Does it happen like all the other organs in your body, or is it only through the HPV virus?

    • ANSWER:
      Virtually all cervical cancers are linked to high risk HPV types.

      The virus starts as abnormal cell changes (at this time the cells are not cancer)... the abnormal cell keep replicating until the abnormal cells are bad cells..these bad cells can become cancer.

      HPV has been linked to many vulva cancers, most vaginal cancers, most anal cancer...researchers are now seeing a link to some oral head and neck cancers and HPV. Most often the virus is acquired at the site.

      Here is a youtube clip sponcered by the oral cancer foundation

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJY2ynlXoKA

      Cervical cancer most often takes many years to develop. Most often the progress from lesions of the cervix to cervical cancer is many years.

      Adneocarcinoma which is in the can be much faster to progress...HPV is linked to this cancer.
      Cervical Adenocarcinoma is most common in women over 45, but it can occur over a wide age range, even during the teenage years. The cause of Cervical Adenocarcinoma is not completely known, but most are thought to be caused by human papillomavirus, which is a common sexually transmitted viral disease.

      http://www.cap.org/apps/docs/reference/myBiopsy/CervicalAdenocarcinoma.html

      DES daughter have a higher risk for a very rare type of cervical cancer...but even here HPV is found in many of these cancer...the cells of DES do not look like squamous cell or glandular cell changes of the cervix.
      DES (diethylstilbestrol), a synthetic form of estrogen (a female hormone), was prescribed between 1938 and 1971 to help women with certain complications of pregnancy.

      Many women acquire an HPV type most often when they first become sexually active. However here in the US due to our screening and treating when needed cervical cancer has dropped drastically Only a very small percentage of women with the virus will progress and persist.

      Certain HPV types are classified as "high-risk" because they lead to abnormal cell changes and can cause genital cancers: cervical cancer as well as cancer of the vulva, anus, and penis. In fact, researchers say that virtually all cervical cancers -- more than 99% -- are caused by these high-risk HPV viruses. The most common of the high-risk strains of HPV are types 16 and 18, which cause about 70% of all cervical cancers

      http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/hpv-genital-warts/cervical-cancer-hpv-what-women-girls-should-know

      Virtually all cervical cancers are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus that can be passed from one person to another during sex. There are many types of HPV.

      http://www.cdc.gov/Features/CervicalCancer/

      Research has shown that 99.7% of cervical cancers are caused by HPV infection. There are 120 different types of HPV of which 35 are linked to infection of the genital tract. Genital HPV types are divided into low-risk and high-risk types based on their potential to cause cervical and other lower genital tract cancers.

      http://www.health.state.ny.us/prevention/immunization/human_papillomavirus/

      Almost all (more than 99%) cervical cancers are related to HPV

      http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_6x_FAQ_HPV_Vaccines.asp

      Almost all (>99 percent) cervical cancers are related to HPV.

      http://www.nccc-online.org/patient_info/vaccine/hpv_faq.html

  45. QUESTION:
    Is there any oral insulin product available for type 2 diabetics?
    Is there any oral insulin product available for type 2 diabetics? Metformin, Sulphonyl Ureas and Glitazones which stimulate the poorly functioning pancreas to produce Insulin. hence these drugs are not been able to save beta cells of pancreas? i am fearing that after loss of all beta cells , i have to take insulin injection ....can i take insulin without injection pain?

    • ANSWER:
      Insulin is destroyed by stomach acids. It CANNOT be taken by mouth.
      there are NO oral insulin products, and never will be.

      INHALED insulin has been almost cimpletely dropped, due to the unusually high incidence of lung cancer during human studies. there is ONE company still working on the product, but continued trials will take several MORE years.

      Right now, the ONLY recourse is injection.

  46. QUESTION:
    Why do girls who have sex before the age of 18 have a higher risk of getting cervical cancer?
    im 16 and im planning on having sex for the first time, and ive heard that if you have sex before a certain age it increases the risk of you getting cervical cancer...is this true, what age is better to wait for health purposes....help please(:

    • ANSWER:
      Here is the information I collected a couple of years back...sorry I can't give you the source of the medical journal.

      But what we mean is less than 18. I think that there are several reasons why this is and I have a slide of one here. For one reason, the squamocolumnar junction that we’ve been talking about, in younger women and girls, is located on the outside of the cervix and this may be an area that is more susceptible or accessible to carcinogen that might be sexually transmitted. Also, younger women, when they go through menarche or when they begin having menstrual periods, there are extremely high levels of estrogen in their body and there’s more rapid squamous metaplasia going on at the squamocolumnar junction. If you inject an carcinogen into that environment at that very sensitive time it’s more likely to do damage to the DNA of the cells that ultimately could lead to cancer and not be repaired. So this is the thinking behind that.

      This is an area of immature columnar and metaplastic cells especially susceptible to HPV—99% of HPV related genital cancers occurs in the transformation zone. Adolescents also may have incomplete local immunity. There may be increased susceptibility to minor trauma during sexual intercourse and they may have inadequate production of cervical mucus, which acts as a barrier to infection.

      Risk factors for HPV infection in women include: young age, with a peak age group of 20 to 24; lifetime number of sex partners; number of sex partners in the past year, which for an adolescent population can be quite high, they’re all into serial monogamy; earlier age at first intercourse; male partner sexual behavior—whoever you sleep with, you’re basically sleeping with whoever they slept with and that’s where you get into trouble; smoking; oral contraceptive use; and uncircumcised male partners.

      http://www.obgmanagement.com/supplement.asp?aid=6335

      They are about 15 high risk or carcinogen HPV types. Some studies has shown the the more high risk HPV types you acquire increases your risk for cerival cancer. Virtually all (99%) cervical cancers are due to high risk or carcinogen HPV types.

      Getting the vaccine before you engage in sex may prevent 2 of the high risk HPV types. The vaccine may be less effective if you acquire it after you engage in sex. The vaccine does not prevent all high risk HPV types that are found in cervical cancer. Using condoms if you decide to engage in sex is also very important.

  47. QUESTION:
    Can you get HPV by performing oral sex on someone who has it?
    I wanted to know if HPV is spread only by genital to genital contact, or by other means- specifically oral sex.
    I'm looking for a cut and dry answer please.
    So a girl can get genital warts/bumps from HPV if she preforms oral sex?

    Once you are exposed to HPV, is your entire body effected, or is it localized to only the exposed areas?

    Do the warts/bumps only appear in the genital area?

    • ANSWER:
      HPV is spread by the releasing of viral particle from an infected individual these shed particles enter micro abrasions that sex creates, HPV can be spread through genital to hand contact. Penetrating is not necessary…just sex play can transmit the virus.

      A woman or male can acquire HPV types that affect both the genital and the oral area during oral sex.
      HPV doesn’t affect your entire body but many areas of the body can be affected by HPV.
      Hand foot warts are not associated with the 30+ HPV types that affect the genital area.
      Many people have HPV with no visual signs or symptoms or it can take years for these symptoms to show as abnormal cells. Warts or bumps can occur on the vulva, vaginal area or around the anus. Cell changes may occur that donot look like a wart or a bump. Cell changes of the cervix are usually diagnosed through a pap smear or an HPV test.

      If you engage in oral sex you should enlist your dentist advice on screening for precancer cell changes. www.oralcancerfoundation.org

      Oral Sex a Factor in Oral Cancer Increase
      The malignancy is on the rise. Here are four protective measures
      By Sarah Baldauf
      Posted February 5, 2008

      Oral cancer has been on the rise over the past 30 years —
      particularly among young men — according to research published in the
      February issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The cancer, which
      most often strikes after age 40, isusually caused by tobacco or
      alcohol. But it's also linked in both genders to human
      papillomavirus, or HPV, which can be transmitted through oral sex.
      (That virus is also the prime cause of cervical cancer.)

      "Oral cancer kills about half the people who get it in the first five
      years," says Richard Price, a spokesman for the American Dental
      Association, "not because it's so virulent but because it's [often
      not] detect[ed]." That's why vigilance is crucial. To protect
      yourself:
      • See a dentist regularly. Be sure he or she checks your tongue and
      the area under your tongue, as well as your lips and palate and the
      back of your throat.
      • Get swabbed. Ask your dentist for the BrushTest, which detects
      abnormal cells, if you notice a change in the mouth such as a sore
      that won't heal or bleeds easily; a lump, thickening, crust, or
      erosion; pain or tenderness; or a change in the way your teeth are
      positioned.
      • Ditch cigarettes and alcohol. The combination accounts for 75
      percent of cases, and tobacco use is the single biggest risk factor
      for oral cancer.
      • Load up on fruits and veggies. Studies show they may prevent
      cancerous lesions from developing.

      I wish you well.

  48. QUESTION:
    how to tell someone you have oral Herpes knowing they might snap off or get mad?
    this female wants to start a relationship wit me but i have oral herpes and im scared to tell her because i might get rejected. what should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      I fully encourage you to disclose, even though there is no guarantee that your partner won't reject you. Still, isn't it better to know if she's going to reject you for this sooner, rather than later (after you've invested a lot of time and energy in her)?

      The following information might be helpful to have at your fingertips:

      Oral herpes (cold sores) can be caused by either the HSV-1 or the HSV-2 virus. HSV-1 usually expresses itself as oral herpes, while HSV-2 usually expressed itself as genital herpes, but either virus can cause outbreaks at either site. You probably have HSV-1, but a blood test can tell you which of the two viruses you have.

      About 60% of all Americans are infected with HSV-1. However, only about 15% of the people who carry HSV-1 have visible symptoms. Odds are high that your partner has already kissed someone who carries the HSV-1 virus. It is also very possible that she is already an asymptomatic carrier. Again, you can find out if you are an asymptomatic carrier with an HSV type-specific blood test.

      Even someone who is asymptomatic can still transmit the virus. One of the advantages of being symptomatic is that you know when you are most and least contagious. You are most contagious when there are visible sores present. You are also contagious at the time right before when the sores appear, during a phase called "prodome." If you're lucky, you will feel a slight tingling or itchy sensation during the prodome phase. These are your cues to avoid kissing your partner during these times!

      Also, it's important to remember that Herpes is hardly the worst STD out there. HSV (genital warts), which is much more common and much more easily transmitted, has been strongly linked with cervical cancer. HIV/AIDS will kill you. Herpes just causes an irritating and temporary skin condition. In my personal opinion, the stigma associated with herpes is far more damaging than the disease itself.

      I hope your partner is understanding. I have my fingers crossed for you that she will respect the amount of maturity and responsibility it took for you to talk to her about this. Giving her the opportunity to decide for herself what she is comfortable with is the right thing to do. If she gets mad, then she's the immature one, not you. Best of luck to you!

      This company will perform an HSV blood test for you anonymously and affordably: http://www.tstd.org

      This is a great comic book about dealing with the social stigma of Herpes: "Monsters" by Ken Dahl
      http://www.amazon.com/Monsters-Ken-Dahl/dp/0979960940

      And if you're curious about the hard numbers behind the epidemiology of Herpes, check this journal article out:
      http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/296/8/964


oral cancer types

Cervical Caner

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

      Cervical cancer can be squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma.

  2. QUESTION:
    If you already have HPV and now think you have cerivical cancer is there anyway to treat it?
    My friend already has the HPV virus and we found out today that she may also have cervical caner. One of the treatments for Cervical Cancer is the HPV vaccine, but since she already has HPV she can't have the vaccine are there any other possible treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      The pap smear detects cervical cancer in the precancerous stage. The cells can be removed if they get too close to being cancer. It's a very minor surgery called a cone biopsy or a LEEP.

      That being said, it's not like this is a magic cure. It involves removing pieces of the cervix. But it's very effective. For most women, the abnormal cells never return.

      A theraputic HPV vaccine is being tested right now. They basically inject you with stuff that boosts your immune system to specifically target HPV. It heals you with no surgery required.

      Relax. At least 8 of 10 women will get HPV.

  3. QUESTION:
    What hurts more, getting a jab or having your eyebrows waxed?
    I'm going to get my eyebrows waxed at the hair salon before I get my hair done this week for the first time. I'm really scared if it's going to hurt.
    I had my cervical caner jab the other month, and it didn't hurt at all, so I'm wondering if getting your eyebrows waxed hurts more?

    Please don't try to scare me :L

    • ANSWER:
      neither hurt,
      don't worry
      if i had to say, the jab probably hurts more, because your arm is in a little pain a few hours after
      eyebrows waxed is over and done with

      and it's way better than plucking,
      because it's quick

  4. QUESTION:
    should I get my cervical cancer shot tomorrow?
    so I'm a 16 year old girl. I'm NOT sexually active. I never had a boyfriend but I heard that its best to get your cervical cancer shot when your 16. I don't plan on having sex since I'm asexual.
    I heard that you could get cervical caner from unknown causes. is this true?
    also I have a physical tomorrow at the doctors office.

    • ANSWER:
      It's your body, and if you'd like to get this shot - do so!
      I'm 19, have never had this shot, and have had no cervical issues.

  5. QUESTION:
    How long (on average) does it take for HPV to clear in males versus females?
    Particularly, I want to know about types 16/18/31/45 (high risk HPV that can lead to cervical caner).

    • ANSWER:
      There is really no time-frame for how long HPV stays in the body. There is no cure for the virus. Doctor’s treat the manifestation of the warts or lesions of the cervix when there is and often the male carries no signs there is nothing to treat. Most people build antibodies to there acquire HPV types and at that time the virus goes into a quite stage where it may never show itself again.....but it can if your immune system was to weaken in some way...such as age or an immune disorder.

      Studies tell us that we are less contagious when the virus goes into a low viral load that usually takes 18 to 24 months. Again there is no guaranteed that this will be your case. It is always best to tell a new sex partner that you have been exposed to the virus and she may acquire your HPV type or types.

      There has not been as many studies with the male as with the female. There is no FDA approved test for the male but these tests are used in research. I will cut and past of these article.

      Masculine side of HPV
      Human papillomavirus is common in men too. Studies are underway to determine if a male vaccine is needed.
      By Shari Roan, Times Staff Writer
      March 19, 2007

      With human papillomavirus, girls and women have been getting all the attention.

      Parents across the nation have rushed to have their daughters vaccinated against the virus. States are wrestling with whether to require that adolescents get the vaccine. And recent research found that many more girls and women are infected with human papillomavirus than was previously thought � more than one-quarter of females ages 14 to 59.

      Now the attention is turning to boys and men.

      As many as 60% of men ages 18 to 70 are infected with HPV, according to data not yet published, raising the question of whether the new vaccine will be effective in reducing diseases linked to the virus unless men, not just women, are immunized.

      Several studies are underway to better understand the virus in males and whether the new HPV vaccine, Gardasil, also will work for them. As researchers already know and as the new data confirms, HPV is not just a women's issue.

      "With any transmittable disease, you want to understand the entire cycle of how things spread," says Thomas Broker, an HPV expert and professor of biochemical and molecular genetics at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. "With HPV, men are clearly part of that equation."

      Human papillomavirus is best known for causing cervical cancer, with about 9,700 cases diagnosed in women in the U.S. each year.

      Gardasil, a three-shot regimen, was approved last year for girls and women ages 9 to 26. It protects against four strains of the HPV virus that are most likely to cause cervical cancer and genital warts in women.

      But much less is known about the consequences of HPV infection in men.

      "We know they transmit it to women, but what is the rate of transmission?" says Anna Giuliano, a researcher at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., who is leading three government-funded studies on HPV infection in men. She is also a paid s peaker for Merck, the maker of Gardasil.

      Several studies are attempting to address this question, as well as ones about what strains of HPV are most common in men. New data show that HPV infection is quite common in men of all ages, while the highest rates of infection in women tend to occur in the early 20s before declining and then spiking again in women in their 40s and 50s.

      "We're seeing a really high prevalence in men, and we see little change in prevalence across the age span," says Giuliano, who found the 60% prevalence rate in one of her studies. That data will be published later this spring in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. "We need to know if women in their 40s and 50s are acquiring new infections from their partners."

      HPV infection isn't inconsequential in men. Certain strains of the virus are known to cause genital warts in men as well as women.

      And those infections are estimated to be the cause of about half of all anal, penile, vulvar and vaginal cancers and about 20% of the cause of all oral cancers, says Dr. Dean Blumberg, an associate professor of pediatric infectious disease at UC Davis. Blumberg is a member of Merck's speakers bureau but does not get paid directly by Merck for his services. A speaker's bureau is a roster of experts who provide educational lectures on particular topics.

      About 28,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancers each year, and about 4,650 are diagnosed with anal cancer. Penile cancer affects about 1,500 men each year. Although the overall risk of those diseases is low, anal cancer in gay and bisexual men has been rising in recent years.

      Worldwide, the consequences of HPV infection in both men and women are even more severe than in the United States, notes Broker, president of the nonprofit International Papillomavirus Society.

      More women in developing countries die of cervical cancer than in the United States, he says. Moreover, "we n eed to know how much real disease men are getting. If you look worldwide, there are about 100,000 new cases of penile cancer each year."

      HPV-related cancer is also more common in people who have compromised immune systems, such as men who are HIV positive.

      "This virus can cause cancers in a lot of different places," says Blumberg. "But in terms of numbers, it doesn't compare to the number of cervical cancer cases."

      But even if reducing rates of cervical cancer was the singular goal of HPV vaccination, some experts suggest that herd immunity � vaccinating everybody to reduce circulation of the virus in the population � will turn out to be the most successful approach.

      "If you decrease HPV infection in men, then there will be decreased transmission to women also," Blumberg says.

      Merck is conducting studies of the vaccine's ability to prevent infection in boys and men. Data on those trials may become available later this year, and the company hopes to apply to market Gardasil to boys and men some time next year.

      Studies of Gardasil show that the vaccine provokes an even stronger immune response in boys than in girls, which implies that the vaccine will also prevent HPV infections, Blumberg says. But they have yet to show that boys are protected from HPV infection at satisfactory rates. Researchers are also examining whether the vaccine reduces cases of anal cancer in gay men.

      There is "no guarantee" an HPV vaccine will work in men, Broker says, because the skin cells infected by the virus differ greatly in men and women.

      Some people aren't waiting for the results of those studies. High-risk men, suc h as gay and bisexual men, are reportedly requesting and receiving Gardasil vaccination from their physicians, Blumberg says.

      Moreover, he says, "I've had nurses tell me they made sure their 15-year-old son was vaccinated because they wanted to decrease the chance of their future daughter-in-law having cervical cancer. They felt strongly about it."

      Historically, vaccination programs have had the most impact when they are gender-neutral.

      For example, when the rubella vaccine was introduced in the late 1960s, it was recommended initially for women of child-bearing age because � while anyone can become infected � rubella in pregnant women causes serious birth defects.

      However, the campaign was only partially effective and eradication of the disease was only achieved after the vaccine was recommended to both boys and girls.

      GlaxoSmithKline plans to seek Food and Drug Administration approval next month for its HPV vaccine for girls and women, Cervarix.

      And legislation requiring California girls to complete HPV vaccination before entering seventh grade was introduced last week by Assemblyman Edward Hernandez (D-West Covina). Another bill was proposed that would require health insurers to cover the cost of the vaccinations.

      Lawmakers in as many as 20 other states have introduced similar proposals. But mandatory vaccination of school-age girls has generated controversy because some parents believe their daughters will not be exposed to the virus or that having the vaccination might encourage sexual activity.

      Others object to mandating vaccination for something that is not easily transmitted (unlike chickenpox or measles) and because the shots are costly, about 0 for the series.

      "Some people resent the fact that a mandate is targeting just one gender," says Blumberg. "It does give the appearance of being unfair. We don't have any other vaccine mandates that are gender specific."

      'If you decrease HPV infection in men, then there will be decreased transmission to women also.'

      the research team reports that a viral replication protein known as E2 binds the circular viral DNA to cell structures called spindle fibers that are present in a cell when it divides, a process known as mitosis. In mitosis, a single cell divides in two, creating two genetically identical daughter cells. By latching onto the spindle fibers of the cell as it divides, HPV DNA also divides and replicates itself in each of the new daughter cells where it can continue to replicate and persist indefinitely.
      “In effect, HPV is able to mimic our own chromosomes, behaving as a sort of ‘mini-chromosome’, independently replicating and keeping pace as the cellular chromosomes replicate and the cell divides,” says Tom Broker, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics and co-author of the paper. “This allows the virus to remain in our bodies indefinitely, with the potential of causing serious disease years, even decades, after first exposure.”
      Broker says that virtually all humans carry at least one type of HPV for much of their lives, usually transmitted to the external skin very early in life or to the internal mucosal lining later during sexual contact. For most people, the virus persists at low levels without causing obvious disease, and the body’s immune system keeps it in check.
      http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=65962

  6. QUESTION:
    Are you getting your children the H1N1 shot?
    My kids are 10 and 8. Their school is offering the H1N1 vaccine. I'm honestly afraid getting them the shot bc it's so new. My sister got the cervical caner shot and now she is sick from it. So I'm unsure on what to do.

    • ANSWER:
      i didn't get it for my kids. One weird thin I noticed though I was waiting to see side affects of it before deciding whether or not to get it for my kids and I noticed that there are a lot more cases of h1n1 after the mists and shots where given the numbers double of cases of h1n1. someone told me its because the vaccine was making the people sick.

  7. QUESTION:
    My sister has recurrent cervical cancer. Where is the best hospital / doctor to tree this ? I'm looking for?
    I'm looking for hospitals and Doctors that work with recurrent cervical caner . The best of the best
    Treat - my spellcheck chged the word. We are looking for the best rotors / Hospitals to treat this cancer

    • ANSWER:
      my regards to you and your sister . Hope she beats this awful disease...

      Recurrent Cervical Cancer Exenteration
      Recurrent cervical cancer exenteration is an extreme type of surgery in which all of the organs of the pelvis, including the bladder and rectum, are removed. The bladder and vagina are rebuilt from the patient’s own tissues. This procedure is performed on women who have recurrent cervical cancer, meaning the cancer keeps coming back after treatment.

      Exenteration is a procedure performed only in cases where no other treatment option is available. The good news is that 50 percent of patients who have exenteration are cured, and have no recurrence of cancer.

      Is exenteration right for me?
      Our team specializes in performing advanced gynecologic oncology procedures like exenteration for advanced cervical cancer. There are few centers in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area with surgeons who can perform this type of surgery. Your surgeons will carefully analyze your treatment up until this point, and make a determination if this surgical approach is the right one for you to treat the cancer.

      What should I expect if I’m having an exenteration?
      Because this procedure is so advanced, every patient is different. Your gynecologic surgeon will discuss all the details of the surgery with you beforehand and will give you detailed instructions on what to expect afterward.

      You can find a doctor, make an appointment online, or call us at 202-877-DOCS (3627).

  8. QUESTION:
    Does all HPV 16 and 18 turn into Cervical Caner even with early medical assistance?
    I wanted to know if all HPV 16 and 18 virus turn into Cervical Cancer...even with early detection?

    • ANSWER:
      NO it just means it COULD turn into it, not that it WILL....keep going to your check-ups and you will be able to monitor and track it, don't freak out, this is why we get paps, for early detection, so we can do something about it!!

      Good Luck

  9. QUESTION:
    Can you get cervical Cancer without being sexually active?
    I've searched the internet on cervical cancer, and i know you can only tell if you have cancer cells with a pap smear test.
    They also talked about HPV.
    But would if you are not sexual active?
    Is there a chance caner cell can develop. I guess i do not understand exactly what cervical cancer is... like i now it is cancer in your cervix BUT HOW do you get it or develop it?

    • ANSWER:
      HPV is a virus that is sexually transmitted. It causes almost all cases of cervical cancer. But not 100% of them. So if someone isn't sexualy active, she is very very unlikely to get cervical cancer, but it's not impossible.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is cervical cancer hereditary?
    I have been researching cervical cancer to find out if it is hereditary or not. All I can find is that HPV causes most types of cervical caner, but what causes the rest? My aunt was diagnosed with cervical cancer but I am 100 percent certain that she has not had sex in 30 yrs since her husband has died. It does say HPV can stay in your system for decades, but 30 yrs seems a little excessive. anyone out there know?

    • ANSWER:
      The DNA of a oncogenic HPV types is found in virtually all cervical cancers. It is really not known why in some women the virus can stay and keep replication and progress.

      It usually takes years before the virus can progress to cancer. One of the best ways to find cell changes early and monitor them is with the Pap test. Some women think as the age and they are no longer having sex or no longer having children that Pap are not needed. How long has it been since your aunt had a Pap test? It doesn't matter than your aunt has not had sex in 30 years. When the virus enters the cell tissue it can stay in the cell tissue and keep replicating.
      A woman that may have an immune our auto-immune disorder or taking medication to suppress the immune system may have a great risk for cells to progress. Immune disorders are often genetic and this can cause the virus to stay in the body longer not building the necessary immunity to keep the virus at bay. -
      Smoking
      Multiple Pregnancies
      Young age at first full term pregnancy
      Are other risk factors in the progression of the virus to cancers.
      Poverty is also risk factor due to not getting Pap testing in the group and the lack of an adequate diet.

      They are some other rare cervical cancers that make up the about 1% of other cervical cancers.

      I am sorry that your aunt has cancer. In the early stages this cancer is treatable.

      Squamous cell carcinomas About 85 percent to 90 percent of cervical cancers are squamous cell
      Adenocarcinomas The remaining 10 percent to 15 percent of cervical cancers are adenocarcinomas,
      These other types, such as melanoma, sarcoma, and lymphoma, occur more commonly in other parts of the body.
      Do we know what causes cervix cancer?
      Cervix cancer is caused by a virus called HPV.
      Cervical cancer may run in some families. If your mother or sister had cervical cancer, your chances of developing the disease are 2 to 3 times higher than if no one in the family had it. Some researchers suspect that some instances of this familial tendency are caused by an inherited condition that makes some women less able to fight off HPV infection than others. In other instances, women from the same family as a patient already diagnosed may be more likely to have one or more of the other non-genetic risk factors previously described in this section.
      http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CervicalCancer/DetailedGuide/cervical-cancer-risk-factors

      http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CervicalCancer/DetailedGuide/cervical-cancer-what-is-cervical-cancer

  11. QUESTION:
    Is it one of the sign of cervical cancer?
    I am not on my period yet. But there's a bit of blood and brownish color in my vaginal discharge. I had a period pain over a week now. Is it serious? Is it cervical cancer? Please help me. I'm very worried.

    I'm a virgin .

    • ANSWER:
      NO! You don't have cancer. It is bloody show which is normal. You can get this before and after your period. I have CERVICAL CANER, if you had it you would surely know cause you'd have a pain that is so deep in your pelvic region that pulsates out to your hips that is all the time not just when your on your period, it would never go away.

  12. QUESTION:
    My friend just found out she has cervical caner?
    What are the chances she will make it through this?

    • ANSWER:
      we have to pray to god she will make it long enough.
      no one knows..
      sorry to hear that

  13. QUESTION:
    how to distinguish period and vaginal bleeding?
    i know that cervical cancer will have vaginal bleeding, but both period and vaginal bleeding have red discharge. how do i differentiate them?

    • ANSWER:
      A period is simply vaginal bleeding so it's hard to tell!

      Most women can tell because they are used to how long their period goes for, what else they feel like cramps, when it's due and the amount of blood.

      Usually bleeding from other causes will either be much heavier, or not as heavy. The best way to tell if something is wrong is to keep a record of your periods, see your doctor if you have any concerns, and get pap smears regularly! (In the case of cervical caner if it's detected early, usually before symptoms come, then it can be treated easily and effectively. Plus there is now a vaccination out that combats most forms of the virus causing cervical cancer so I suggest you look into that.)

  14. QUESTION:
    [ Havent been on this for agess ] Question on cervical caner?
    Can someone please tell me a few things on cervical caner
    like how u get it?
    how it could be prevented?
    i hear u get it if u have sex too young?

    I'm 15? Our child development teachers at school hasnt told us shit about it.

    • ANSWER:
      A woman can get cervical cancer as a result of one of the strains of HPV that is out there. One can get HPV thru sexual contact if someone else is a carrier.

      I am going to include the link to a site that might help you find more information. The link is at: http://forums.obgyn.net/young-women

  15. QUESTION:
    are they any herbs that can help with papillomavirus-hpv?
    my doctor call and said my pap smear came abnormal now i have to come for more testing to see what type of strain it might be I hope it is not the one that causes cervical caner.

    • ANSWER:
      Has your physician explained HPV to you? This is a strain of STD that is transmitted from a male partner. There is no cure for this and the only way to avoid it is by getting the immunization. I do not know how old you are but if you have young teenage daughters - vaccinate them before they become sexually active because once you become sexually active, the vaccine does not apply to you.

  16. QUESTION:
    Can a urinalysis and blood work detect ovarian/cervical cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      No, cervical cancer can really only be detected by a pap smear. Ovarian cancer is much harder to find. Blood tests might find something off in your blood that can lead to other tests that can detect cancer of some form or another.

      Oh and Ovarian and cervical caner are two very different illness. MOST women recover cervical cancer while most women die from ovarian cancer, because it is so hard to detect that by the time it is found it is usually spread to other areas of your body.

  17. QUESTION:
    Is cervical cancer fatal if undiagnosed until symptoms show?
    if it is not diagnosed until symptoms such as abnormal bleeding/heavy periods occur? Anyone know what the odds are of surviving if it is left undiagnosed until the symptoms show?

    • ANSWER:
      There's a very good success rate with this type of cancer, BUT the importantance of smear tests cannot be overdone here - every three years is vital - and more often in cases of abnormal smear results. Also heavy bleeding is not always a result of caner - there are a lot of other factors. Good luck.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is CERVICAL CANCER
    I was forced to get Gradical and have not had the 3rd shot yet. I hate shots and am being mean to my mom. is CERVICAL CANCER caused by sex? if it is then wtf.
    All I want to know if you have to have sex to get it.
    OMG I am so mad! At you and you and you! This is revenge on everything...
    My mom is so going to get it...

    • ANSWER:
      OK, cervical cancer is generally caused by HPV (Human Papiloma Virus) The vaccine that is now being given is to vaccinate against HPV (the type that is linked to Cervical Caner). This vaccine is most effective when given to girls before they become sexually active. Your chances increase if you have many sexual partners.
      It is very unlikely for someone who is not sexually active not develop cervical cancer, you never hear of a nun having cervical cancer for example! but with that said, there is still a risk, that just like any other cancer, it can develop just like any other cancer due to certain risk factors. Always keep up to date with your pap smears once you become sexually active.
      edit
      YES for the most part, HPV is transmitted through sex/sexual contact. Stop whining, suck it up, have the vaccine and thank god your lucky enough to be in the era where the vaccine is now being given to prevent you from possible future misery of C/Cancer. Stop being a drama queen and be nice to your mom!

  19. QUESTION:
    how can I prevent cervical caner and what are the signs and symptoms of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Cervical cancer cannot be prevented just like any other kind of cancer.

      We can however make sure that if cervical cancer does appear have it caught early by getting regular annual pap smears.

      Mulitple sex partners increases your chances to get HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) which is the #1 cause of cervical cancer and it is the #1 sexually transmitted disease (Up to 75% of the population may have HPV and most are not aware). There are more than 100 strains of HPV (About 30 types of HPV affect the genital area) and not all cause genital warts as one person had posted. It quite often is undetectable unless you have regular pap smears. Regular pap smears ensure that if abnormal cells are found, they can be caught and removed (either laser surgery or cone biopsy) before they have a chance to spread or become cancerous.

      They have now made an HPV vaccination (GARDASIL) that works if you aren't already infected. It can also be used on those with HPV but have not had certain strains (types 6, 11, 16, and 18). Talk to your doctor about the HPV vaccine to see if it is right for you and how much it would cost.

      Here's a helpful link to answer more questions:

      http://human-papillomavirus.hpv.com/

  20. QUESTION:
    Whats with the Gardasil shot and people talking about sex?
    iv already had mine but i don't remember anything sex related about it so someone please tell me because i feel so dumb right now trying to figure it out.

    • ANSWER:
      Gardasil protects against a couple types of cervical cancer. Cervical caner is caused by an STD and STDs are caused by sex.

  21. QUESTION:
    does any one now of any signs/symptoms of cervical caner?
    I have been haveing lower abdominal pain and my cycle lasted over a week, normaly it last 3 days. Also it has about 2 weeks inbetween sometimes. I had a test but wont know the results until mon. I was just woundering if maybe some-one had had it befor knew someone who did. Or even thinks this may be something dif. Thanx in advance for the help.
    omg Sunny flower thank you sooooo much. This helps more then you could ever know. And btw, i am married and do NOT have an std if you read the qeustion i said I have already gotten the test done i am just waiting on the results. SO i think it is apperent that that is the most prpbable cause! By the way i hope you c this sunny flower bacause you seem to be the only one with a brain and i have a qeustion for you specifically. I have resently gotten into a tiff with my family and have absolutly NO intention of a reconciliation...nor do i want them around my daughter EVER...what do you think i should do?

    • ANSWER:
      You did the best thing you could do for yourself by seeing your doctor or a gynocologist.Way to go! Maybe this is cancer--maybe this is just your body asking you for attention. I know it is difficult to wait for the test results, yet, aside from getting rest, eating right and taking care of yourself, worrying is not going to help!

      What you can do now is write down questions to ask your doctor at your next appointment. If you have follow-through treatment, be sure to always remember that it is OK to ask questions and to get a second opinion.

      After you have written these questions, put the piece of paper away and put this worry out of your mind until you get the results on Monday. Spend time with family, do something fun and go to church with people you love. "Let go and Let God." Ask God to guide you through this situation--whatever it is. God loves you and has a plan for you!

      You will be in my prayers. Good luck!

  22. QUESTION:
    My partner has genital warts. I have no signs or symptoms and have been tested for hpv. Can we have a baby?
    Can we have a baby without me getting infected?

    • ANSWER:
      Okay I am going to assume you are a female, only because males can not get tested for HPV because there currently is no test for males to detect HPV.

      There are over 100 different kinds of HPV. Most don't cause any harm or health problems, only a handful do. I have read that 75-80% of the world has HPV and my doctor told me only about 20some% know they have it. About a dozen kinds of HPV have been linked to cause cancer such as cervical cancer, penile caner, head and neck cancer, and anal caner. There are a handful that can cause warts too. Genital warts, hand and feet warts are all caused by HPV.

      It is possible for you to get a strain of the virus that is not connected to any health problems. Some of the strains people can actually get "rid" of, this isn't very common, but it can happen. Have you ever considered getting the vaccine for it? The FDA approved a new vaccine for HPV that you can get from your doctor. It prevents getting four different strains of HPV. Two that can cause genital warts and two that can cause cervical cancer.

      Make sure he gets the warts treated because just skin to skin contacted with his genital area can cause you to get HPV. Since he obviously has at least one strain that causes genital warts, it's possible you can get this strain from him if you have unprotected sex with him. HPV is really not as uncommon as most people think. And, as long as you are getting your yearly pap (more if you have had an abnormal pap) you should be okay! And I know a few people who have HPV and have had perfectly healthy babies.

      I have had HPV for over 5 years. I got cervical cancer from it when I was 17 years old and I got genital warts from it about 7 months ago. I have not had a baby but I plan to within the next few years or so with my fiance. I hope this helped! Good luck!

  23. QUESTION:
    Can two VIRGINS, get human papillomavirus (HPV) more questions PLEASE HELP
    Okay please, any help would be GREAT. I got all the cervical caner shots but im still alittle worried.
    My boyfriend and I are BOTH DEFFINATLY virgins, though we do conduct in sexual activity: Hand-jobs, f*ngering, and oral sex, but we have NOT had sex.
    Is there anything that couple happen to disease wise.
    and even is we DO have sex does this increase the risk of HPV. I know what you guys are gonna say "well he could be lying"...hes not so thats ok.

    IF you are born with it would you notic it by the tim eyour 15 and how.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, only because HPV can be passed by non-sexual activities.

      However it is unlikely.

      It sounds as though the sexual activities that you are experiencig, if done with others in the past, could have caused one or the both of you to be infected.

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

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

  25. QUESTION:
    I have had a dull pressure/ gas feeling/ in lower abdomen/ pelvic area for 1 month after a UTI...?
    I had the UTI treated but ive had this gas like pressure feeling since...im going to the DR this week, but Im scared ive got ovarian or cervical caner...im so paranoid...Im only 20

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    can you get cancerous cells on your ovaries from having sex?
    can you get cancerous cells on your ovaries from having sex? or any part of down there ( any caner cells that can kill you) ??????????

    • ANSWER:
      Sex has nothing to do with cancer and it is never contagious.
      Nearly everyone has HPV which is a risk factor, along with other STDs, for cervical cancer it has nothing to do with ovarian cancer.

  27. QUESTION:
    I have really horrible cramps, is this normal?
    I'm a teenager (15)
    I had really bad cramps yesterday, so bad i cried
    it felt like someone was twisting my uterus
    is this normal?
    i look up information on it and said it may be linked to like cervical caner?!!
    im not sexually active never have been, and wont be for a long time
    help me
    im sccared
    it doesnt hurt as bad anymore but what if i have a deadly vaginal disease?!
    I've had my period since
    January 7th, 2006
    I was 13

    • ANSWER:
      Cramps, it's always bad think, but now it may be simtom of menstrual cycle. And you must see at the spicialist!

  28. QUESTION:
    Is the Mirena safe to use if someone has been treated for cervical cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      my sister said that it make you blood more when you come on your period but i never heard it can give you caner.YOU should ask a doctor

  29. QUESTION:
    How quick is Cervical Cancer?
    My boyfriend found out today his sister had Cervical cancer for 3 months now. She is young, a single mom of two young children. My boyfriend (who gave me permission to put this here) asked me a few questions about it. Medics run in my family and I am a CNA so he figured I would know something. I could not help him, while I know a few cancers that was one I didn't really know anything about. So moving on I have two questions. How quick is Cervical Caner and is death common? I ask because I know some cancers can move so fast by the time the symptoms are there they have advanced. While others if just caught early can be treated and remission is possible. My advice to him was to tell his sister to get looked at and have treatment. I dont know how early they might catch it but ignoring the issue is never a good idea, especially when its cancer.
    Now if only I could actually type, I apologize for the typos. My netbook is being a bit over sensitive right now.. But thank you to those who answer this. Also to note, any troll (or trollish like) answers will just be reported. Personally, if you cannot answer my question in a constructive manner then you need to just move to the next question. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      She must have had it looked at otherwise she wouldn’t know she has it and she should have had surgery by now.
      Typically it takes years to develop, but how fast it spreads depends on the differentiation.
      We have about 12,000 cases a year with about 4,000 deaths

  30. QUESTION:
    can hemorrhoids cause hvp or cancer cells?
    i wanted to know if internal hemorrhoids can cause caner cell, or can it be trasmitted by sex.

    • ANSWER:
      Hemorrhoids are usually caused by venous stasis. A cirrhotic liver(leading to portal hypertension) or pregnancy are often associated with hemorrhoids. They can't cause cancer. I don't know what "hvp" is unless you mean "HPV" or "Human Papillomavirus" the virus that causes genital warts and cervical cancer. HPV is not associated with hemorrhoids.
      Hemorrhoids can be treated with Sitz baths (google it) and over the counter treatments. They sometimes go away on their own.

  31. 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

  32. QUESTION:
    If you had the first dose of cervical caner vaccine while still a virgin...?
    ... will it make a difference in the effect if you have sex between the first and second dose?

    • ANSWER:
      It wont make a difference, the injection protects against a certain strain of the hpv virus which has been liked to cervical cancer, it has nothing to do with having sex. You should, however, make sure you are protected against std's as these can cause fertility problems in later life.

  33. QUESTION:
    My girlfriend mentioned a vaginal condition she had from a previous relationship...?
    she acted like it was not a disease, she said what it was but I have forgotten. I am trying to find out more about it. All I remember is that she said that her GYN said the effects usually comepletly clear within about 5 years. She said the effects dissapated for a while and she was excited but then they came back even after the GYN said it looked to be gone from her system. She also said she somewhat blamed it on her past partner. Any help on what her condition could have been. It wasn't the commonly mentioned Herpes, Chlamydia, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, HPV.

    • ANSWER:
      HPV (human papilloma virus) is the only thing that I can think of. This disease can have no symptoms, take years for the tests to be positive, and it can go away (or at least not show a positive test result) after awhile. It is also one of the leading causes of cervical caner. It is usually detected with an abnormal pap smear.

  34. QUESTION:
    Question about the Gardisil Vaccine for cervical caner..?
    I have been wondering if there is any chance of getting cervical cancer if you have had the Gardisil Vaccine? also, are there any symptoms at all of cervical cancer? like growth or cell abnormalities....

    Thankyou! :)

    • ANSWER:
      There are over 100 types of hpv and Gardisil only protects against cervical cancer from the 4 most common types of HPV, so yes you can still get cervical cancer even if you have the Gardisil vaccine. Cervical cancer doesn't have symptoms until the disease is advanced. That is why you must get pap smears done regularly to look for pre cancerous changes in cells that occur before the cancer developes. That is why some health professionals do not agree with the Gardisil vaccine, for fear women will feel protected and not get their pap done as needed.

  35. QUESTION:
    Cervical cancer.....?
    I am 14 years old and I have the opportunity to get the cervical caner jab next monday. Do you think I should? why / why not?

    Thanks! <3

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    cervical cancer? WARNING GRAPHIC QUESTION!!!!!!!?
    WARNING! GRAPHIC QUESTION!!

    i am wondering if anyone can explaine this to me in lamens terms... i tried looking it up online but they arent answering my question...
    If you have a lump next to your clit... that throbs with awul pain, and it is clearly under the skin. And depending on the day you get the sharpest pain in this lump to where you buckle over in pain and cant move. Then about 5 minutes later it stops. But only some days you get this pain.

    Also, it is starting to burn inside your body like squirting lemon juice in an open wound, but inside you. I know this can only be answerd by a doctor but the thing is, I dont even know what to tell him that it might be, because several people tell me that if it were cervical caner then i wouldnt be able to see the little lumps, they would be much further up inside me. But what I have is right to right side of my cliterous and it looks like a lump caught under my skin. Anyone heard of such a thing??? Please tell me your oppinions so i can tell the doctor more then oh, i have a painful lump. I dont think that would catch his attention as much as if i said what i think it might be.
    Im sexualy active but with only one person who is with me only... unless this is an std then he is in a whole mess of trouble

    • ANSWER:
      I agree, it's not cervical cancer. It could be an infection. I've gotten ingrown hairs in that area before that sound a little like what you describe, but they've always gone away within a week and never hurt quite as bad as you say yours does. Just go to a gyno and tell them you are in pain. It's not your job to "catch your doctors attention" with a self-diagnosis. Let the doctor do that for you- it's what they're paid for.

  37. QUESTION:
    im having a procedure done thursday and am scared.?
    am having a colposcopy on thursady and im ever so scared. has anyone had this done before,and does it hurt? how long after it will i bleed and will it be painful after ive had the lazer surgery. can anyone help please. im terrified. kind genuine answers please. cervical caner is not something to joke about

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same thing done 2yrs ago. I won't lie, I felt a sharp pain (though only for half a minute) at the time, but was fine afterwards. A little bit sore, and they told me not to use bubble bath etc for a couple of weeks, no sex for a month (suited me). Had no problems since. Try not to worry (I know that's not easy) because it will be fine.

  38. QUESTION:
    HPV and a relationship?
    I have recently found out that I have HPV high. I am currently living with my boyfriend of 2 1/2 years. I felt I had a beautiful life with him and tranquility. I was thinking of a future with him and possible children with him too. However, since this whole HPV thing I have been distant from him, depressed and crying during my times alone in the house thinking I am going to die. My pap smear is normal but my HPV test showed I have a high HPV. I go through moments where I am fine and next I am crying because I am scared I will lose my life to this virus. I have been taking Vitamin B- Complex and Folic Acid to help my immune system. I am frightened as if I have Cervical Caner. Probably because I lost my father to prostate cancer is probably why I am even more terrified. I am having problems dealing with this.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Niki...I too have HPV, and I am engaged to the man (who I think) passed it to me.

      First off--Mine was low grade, I had to get a biopsy and then get the cells frozen off my cervix, I go back in 2 months to see if the pre-cancer cells are still there, hopefully they are not. I thought HOLY SH** I HAVE CANCER AND I AM GOING TO DIE!!! But I am not going to die from this, IF I TREAT IT, and that's what I am doing.
      But for you being high, there are still MANY treatments, there is a LEEP, Cryo, and others, I promise you will not die from HPV. Let your gyno run all the necesarry tests they need and they will help you!!

      Next--I was depressed too, crying, wanting to be alone, thinking I was a freak! I did my research and found 1 in 4 women have this, so see we are NOT alone! Let your b/f in to help you...I pushed mine away b/c as far as I knew he gave it to me! I was angry and wanted to break up with him, but there is NO WAY a man would know they are carrying it, so please be patient with him. Eveything will work out!!
      My b/f and I went through a rough patch like you are now, but it will pass I PROMISE!! Now we are engaged!! So I am very happy. Please do everything you can to help out this HPV and it will work out!!

      GOOD LUCK

      Please contact me if you have ANY questions!

  39. QUESTION:
    Doing a serious talk for GCSE. On the pros and cons of the cervical caner jab. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      I guess you could look up some newspaper articles about it. Type 'pros of cervical cancer jab' and 'cons of cervical cancer jab' into Google and see what comes up.

      I would say:

      Pros:
      Offers protection against cervical cancer

      Cons:
      There's not that much evidence yet about how long protection lasts
      Might make girls think they are protected from all STDs, so they wouldn't use other protection
      Wide-scale vaccination is expensive - might not be worth it

  40. QUESTION:
    tell me how each of these are tested for?
    some might be blood test,urine test, or other please tell me which illness has what kind of test.

    dysfunctional uterine bleeding
    uterine fibroids
    ectorpic pregancy
    endomertrial cancer
    cervical caner
    polyps
    adenomyosis

    • ANSWER:
      dysfunctional uterine bleeding- they can use a battery of tests from biopsy to scoping.

      Uterine fibroids - palpatation,vaginal ultrasounds, scoping,surgery

      Ectopic pregnancy - Blood test to confim pregnancy level, vaginal ultra sound to surgery

      Endomertrial CA- scrapping (biopsy) to surgery

      cervical CA- Biopsy, to surgery and retest tissue removed

      Polyps - Palpatation to vaginal ultrasound

      Why do I get the feeling I'm doing your homework???

  41. QUESTION:
    How old were you when you had your first Pap Smear?

    • ANSWER:
      I was 13, and these people on here telling you that you do not need to until you are having sex...BBBSSSS! There are more than just that reason alone to go get checked out. I think all girls, at puberty, need to be checked out, for early detection of cervical and ovarian caner, potential fertility problems, etc. I was lucky...if I had not gone at age 13, I would be dead, it is bad enough that at age 33 I cannot have children. You do what is best for you, but don't wait until your having sex to go.

  42. QUESTION:
    AHHHHH its about my STOMACH?
    it keeps on getting big I'm not preggy not period. My lower stomach hurts all day everyday. My friend says i could be the next pregnant virgin haa lol that was funny but anyways I'm scared to go to the doctor I'm scared that i might have like cervical caner or a tumor something like that. What should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      OMG! YOU SHOULD KNOW THE OBVIOUS ANSWER! LIKE I ALWAYS SAY WHEN YOU DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO, ITS TIME TO TAKE A DOCTOR VISIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. QUESTION:
    Write about any STD, Collect the Information How is it Caused?

    • ANSWER:
      Bacterial-
      Chlamydia (most common bacterial STD), Gonorrhea, Syphilis.

      Other infections that can be spread via sex, such as yeast infection, Urinary tract infections, etc (but those aren't always look at as STDs).

      Since they're bacterial, they're obviously spread through bacteria, which means they're curable. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are all spread mostly through sexual fluids, and that does not mean you can only get it on your genitals. Oral sex can lead to bacterial infections in the throat as well. Sometimes a person shows no symptoms, other times they'll show SOME symptoms, other times they'll get very ill and for some of these STDs, death can occur if it's not treated. Also, these diseases can disrupt the reproductive system and cause infertility if they go untreated, which is why people should get regular STD checks if they're sexually active. For these infections, they're typically more harmful for girls then guys.

      Viral STDs include HPV, HIV, and genital herpes. Genital herpes is VERY common (about 1 in 5 adults has it) and very treatable, although since it's a viral infection there's no cure. Many people have genital herpes and don't know it because it doesn't always show symptoms; some people get bad outbreaks, it just depends. Usually herpes doesn't cause very many problems besides the first outbreak which is always sad to be the worst. There are medications that work very good and will typically make people experience no outbreaks. Still, herpes is very contagious and can be spread when there's no symptoms. People could have it, spread, and not even know!

      HPV is tricky. It's very common but most people have it and don't know because many forms of it cause no problems at all. However, some do. Genital warts is caused by HPV. So are some types of cervical caners. That's why when girls get annual pap smears, they're cervix is tested for abnormal cells & HPV. Some HPV strains go away after time, others stay in your body forever.

      HIV is the most serious STD, simply because it eventually will break down the immune system and cause death. Don't confuse HIV with AIDs. HIV is a VIRUS. People can have the virus and still be "healthy." However, once the virus starts breaking your immune system down and your blood count drops to a certain number, or you get sick to a certain degree, the doctor will diagnose the person with AIDS. AIDS is acquired. The virus can take months or even years to show symptoms, but the person can still be contagious, which is why it's such a problem. It's spread though sexual fluids, breast milk, and blood. It's commonly spread through homosexuals because of anal sex (very high risk) and also very commonly through people who use drugs intravenously, like heroin users who shoot heroin into their veins.

  44. QUESTION:
    What is a pap smear? I have heard people say this a lot lately.?
    I have heard this term a lot lately. I know it has something to do with the doctor but what is it exactly?

    • ANSWER:
      A pap smear, also known as a pap test, is a test used to look for changes in the cells of the cervix that show signs of cervical caner or conditions that are favorable for cervical cancer to develop. The Pap test is usually done during a pelvic exam. A doctor uses a device called a speculum to widen the opening of the vagina so that the cervix can be examined. A plastic spatula and small brush are used to collect a sample of cells from the cervix. After the cells are taken, they are placed into a solution. The solution is then sent to a lab for analysis. The procedure is not painful, but it can be embarrassing. I think it is recommended that your first pap test be conducted when you turn 21.

  45. QUESTION:
    which strands of hpv are linked to oral cancer?
    I know that the strands of hpv 6 and 11 lead to the noncancerous genital warts and that the most common cancerous types that lead to cervical cancer are types 16 and 18.
    I was wondering if that is the same when it comes to oral cancers? or if the low-risk types that just cause genital warts are the caner causng types when it comes to your mouth...?

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    Cancer Jab for year 8's ?
    im year 10 and all the years 8's at my school are getting the cervical caner jab, why is it just for year 8's?
    im just wondering cos surely older girls need it more than the younger ones ?

    • ANSWER:
      It's for older girls as well now, I just had my 2nd one and I'm in year 13. You can go and get it at your doctors if theyre not offering it to your age group at school
      xo

  47. QUESTION:
    cerical cancer?!?!?!?
    are genital warts linked to casing cervical cancer?
    i have been reading that certain human papillomavirus (hpv) that cause cervical caner are link to cerical cancer but only certain types such as type 6 7 11 are low risk (thesee include genital warts) and types 16 7 18 high risk (which are other hpv's) can anyone make sense of this?
    an does having had genital warts in the past increase your risk of cervical cancer?
    they reccommened that women in the uk have ther first smear test to detect abnormal cells at around 25 years old is it possible to have i earler around 21-22???

    thanks in advance for all your help!
    sorry the 7's in the type part are sppose to be &'s
    i am not able to have the injection as i am 21 (too old for it)
    i have also had 3 children so not a virgin!

    • ANSWER:
      Genital warts do increase your risk of cervical cancer. They are caused by HPV and HPV is found in many cervical, anal/rectal and head and neck cancers. There are several strains of HPV and the most common found in cervical cancers have been included in the vaccine and the vaccine will protect you from those strains only.

      It is estimated that more than 85% of people who have been sexually active have HPV. Once you have been exposed to HPV the vaccine does no good this is why it is recommended for children starting at age 9. Also note you can be sexually active and still remain a virgin.

      I live in the United States and here we recommend women start having pap smears at 18 or when they become sexually active. I’m sorry, but I do not know how the system works in the UK.

  48. QUESTION:
    HELP ME!!! GIRLS ONLY PLEASE!!!!!!xxxxx?
    Okay, so in a few weeks I will be having my Cervical Caner jab (I'm in year 8 at highschool). The girls had a assembly today about and they said that its 3 jabs over 6 months...so I came home today and spoke to my mum about it and she said how the needles are so sharp you don't feel them go in your arm, and how the needles are what they use on babys. Even after the talk by the nurse in the assembly and the nice talk with my mum I'm still scared! I have a BIG fear of needles and I hate jabs! My mate has been saying how there gonna be with me (which helps) and if there allowed....they will hold my hand. But that don't stop the fear, I would be happy just having one jab (because that's what I thought you get) but 3 makes it worst! Long story short.....PLEASE if you have ANY advice to help me or ANYTHING you know about the jabs please tell me! Thanks!xxxxxxx

    • ANSWER:
      Hi sweets firstly stay calm! I know it sounds like the hardest thing to do, but if you get tense this is when it will hurt. When you get tense your muscles tighten and makes it harder to push the needle in and the muscle gets bruised so this is why it can hurt getting an injection.

      I think the best thing to do is take your mates in with you - I'm sure you'll be allowed at least 1 in to hold your hand. Don't look at the needle or your arm look at your mate and speak about what your going to do at the weekend, your boyfriends or something fun. This will help you stay relaxed and try not to think about whats going on. Your mums right, the needle will be really sharp so you just feel a little prick that will be over and done with before you know it. You might feel your arm get a little cold when they inject the medicine which can feel a bit weird but you'll probably feel that more than the actual injection.

      The other you could look at it is... your 3 jabs are so much easier to handle than months of excruciating pain. I think these jabs are a really great thing. I know if I had the option I'd certainly take it but at 32 I'm way past high school! ;-)

      Once you've done the first one you'll know what to expect and the other 2 will be much easier.

      Good luck I'm sure it will all be fine xx


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