Q. My breast swelled up and was hot and painful to the touch. My doctor treated me for mastitis, but it turned out to be inflammatory breast cancer. I think other women should be aware that not all breast cancers start with a lump. A. That’s right. Inflammatory breast cancer does look a lot like mastitis, an infection of the breast that can have many causes. Mastitis is more common when you’re breast-feeding; and some women have a lifelong proclivity to bouts of mastitis. But if you’re experiencing a swollen, hot, painful, red breast for the first time, ask your doctor to carefully consider inflammatory breast cancer, and to test for it. Previous Breast Cancer Symptom: Lump Under Arm Back to Start of Illustrated Symptom FAQs
Breast cancer often goes undetected because symptoms may not appear until the cancer is advanced. Because of this, women should have routine screenings, such as mammograms, and conduct self-exams on a regular basis. Symptoms of breast cancer can be different in each woman. A woman may experience any number of symptoms, such as lumps in the breast, swelling, a rash or skin changes. It is also possible to have no symptoms at all. Some of these symptoms can also signal other conditions, many less serious than breast cancer. There are, however, a number of signs that may appear and should signal the need for medical attention: Breast pain Breast pain in itself does not necessarily indicate a reason to seek medical attention, especially if you are experiencing breast pain in both breasts. If there is pain in one breast, or if the pain is persistent or continues to increase, you should speak to your doctor. Cysts Many women deve...
My father's case of prostate cancer was discovered by chance: he exhibited no initial symptoms. This is fairly typical in older men, since prostate cancer often grows slowly and causes no problems until it is quite advanced. Regardless, it STILL is a form of carcinoma and there are some more aggresssive forms that can spread rapidly.
The prostate itself is a walnut-shaped gland that encompasses the male urethra and it produces seminal fluid which nourishes and transports sperm for reproduction. A proliferation in cancer cells can affect sperm production, urinary functionings, and erectile abilities.
Prostate Cancer Symptoms
Knowing the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer--if any are exhibited--can help to determine the course(s) of action and eventual treatment(s.)
As mentioned above, symptoms may not be noticeable until the cancer is more advanced, although more aggressive forms may reveal signs quite soon. Some of the common signs of prostate cancer include:
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