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...
Ovarian cancer has typically been thought of as the “silent killer” showing no symptoms before the advanced stage of the cancer. Recent research, however, has shown there are some symptoms that can warn a woman of the need to seek medical attention. According to the American Cancer Society, the symptoms of ovarian cancer include: Bloating or increased abdominal size Pelvic or abdominal pain Trouble eating or feeling full quickly Urinary urgency, having to go often or always feeling as if you have to go These symptoms can also signal other illnesses, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. However, when these symptoms are persistent, are abnormal for you and last for a few weeks or if symptoms develop suddenly and are severe, it is recommended to see a gynecologist. Researchers at the University of Washington completed a study in 2002. In this study they found 95% of women with ovarian cancer had experienced symptoms prior to...
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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