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Hi I am 32 years old and having a bilateral preventive mastectomy with immediate DIEP flap reconstruction in a few weeks. I'm having this becasue my family history is so very strong for this disease. My question to you is what is thel...
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My mum had cancer of the colon and part of her colon and the nearby lymph nodes were removed. The surgeon joined rejoined the colon to the small intestines. She was fine after surgery and was discharged 6 days after the surgery. Howev...
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I am 46 years old with DCIS. Had lumpectomy twice with 2 moths to get claen margin. 20 days after the second lumpectomy when i was getting ready for radiation I got rash over lumpectomy area where it is itches specially under my nipple. ...
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I've recently undergone colonoscopy treatment. One of three polyps removed was found to be cancerous. The doctor said he thinks he got all of the cancer but the only way to be sure is to have a resection. Is there another route I can ta...
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My husband had a tumor removed from his colon on March 15, 2007. The surgeon took the tumor, which was located close to the appendix, as well as 11 lymph nodes and the appendix. The tumor was approximately 1" with the malignancy being ...
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I have had 1 ultra sound, 3 CAT scans, and 1 MRI all on my liver and right kidney.... I got a copy of they report to take to another doctor. It says that the mass on the kidney is to small at this to time to characterize, and that the c...
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I was hoping you may be able to help. I went to the doctors about a month ago with a high fever of 104.6 and very very swollen lymph glands in my neck. I tested negative for strep(which is what i thought it was) I then was tested negativ...
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I have been diagnosed with Firbrisitic Breast disease and today had a doctors appointment and doctor talked to me about removing the breast and having reconstruction done because I have so many nodules. I was shocked when he talk to me ...
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Why does a tumor get irritated and spread so fast when its touched? Like a biopsy or sugery? Ive heard that after surgery to remove a tumor it usually in unsuccessful and spreads quickly/ and when my .... had a biopsy the cancer spread f...
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My husband was diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma abour 4 weeks ago. About two weeks ago he notced an enlarged left testicle.He went tothe doctor this morning (GP) and he was told that the testicle was enlarged due to the heart cath he ...
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i have a problem where after i defecate, there are some blood come out.. is that a symptom of any cancer??? this problem had been occured for many times since last year....
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My mom was just diagnosed with breast cancer. She will be 85 years old soon - and she doesn't seem to want surgery - as the "tumor" is very little at this time 1.5 centimeters. The doctor that I spoke to that gave us the results - said ...
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Hello - I recently read a similar question regarding a lump in hte region of the upper thigh near the groin area. My question however is this: the one I have has been diagnosed as:" a complex mass seen in the medial aspect of the thig...
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I had an adominal hysterectomy in 9/2005, diagnosed with cervical cancer stage 1ab, 28 treatements of pelvic radiation ending 1/31/2007, 30 hours of internal brachytherapy 2/06 and then 6 chemotherapy treatments consisting of carboplatin...
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Hi there, I'm a 29 yr old female. I have had a low white blood cell count now for about two years. It has been around 3.6-4.0 for the last two years. I just got another CBC done last week and it has now dropped to 3.0. I was referred to ...
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I am a 41 year old gay male. I recently (stupidly) engaged in unprotected anal sex when I was on vacation in Argentina. A week later I came down with what I believed was the flu. But with one strange symptom, I got what I believed was he...
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My mother was recently diagnosed qith squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. She has several cancers on her skin. she also has two "cyst" like tumors on her kindeys. Can these two be related. The doctor doing her cancer surgery is a dermat...
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Hello, I have been seeing a hematologist for 2 years for an elevated white cell count, my family doctor came about it by accident and referred me to him, it has ranged between 12,000 and 15,000 this whole time, this last visit I was tol...
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my dad had colon cancer surgery last tuesday and while they were in there they punctured his spleen and he was bleeding internally, they cauterized that and went on with the surgery, it lasted over 6 hours and when he finally came out he...
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I had colon recal sugery Jan 2004. Since then Iv'e had so many problems. I have spasms that hit without warning and last hours to days. I have to use enemas daily usually with no immediate results. I swell up like I'm 8 months pregnant. ...
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