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Q. I have this scaly rash right around my nipple. That couldn’t be a sign of cancer, could it? A. Yes, it could. Or it could be a plain old rash. But any time your nipple changes, it’s worth a call to the doctor. Changes might include the following; • A nipple that’s suddenly inverted (pulled in, rather than sticking out); • A change in the shape of your nipple; • A spontaneous discharge (i.e., you don’t have to squeeze your breast for it to appear), other than milk. Special signs to watch for include the discharge coming from only one breast; if it’s tinged with blood; or if it’s clear and sticky. In addition, a rare form of breast cancer, Paget’s disease, starts with a red, scaly, itchy rash, over and around the nipple and areola. It may scab over; it looks a lot like eczema, and is often misdiagnosed. Have it checked; your doctor may decide it’s eczema, and treat it with a rub-on cream. If that works, ...
On a daily basis, patients ask, “Doctor what are the symptoms of prostate cancer?” When I tell them that most cases of prostate cancer do not include symptoms , the patients are very surprised.
Prostate cancer presently is diagnosed in the early stages. These early cases of prostate cancer are usually diagnosed via a combination of PSA testing , digital rectal examination and a prostate biopsy that will confirm the presence of the disease. Since the advent of routine testing in the 1980s, there has been a stage migration of prostate cancer. Prior to PSA testing, many more cases of high grade disease were found, however the blood testing that has been included in the routine evaluation of men over 50 has led to most cases being diagnosed in the early asymptomatic stages.
Advanced cases of prostate cancer can be associated with assorted symptoms. As the tumor begins to grow, patients can experience lower urinary tracts symptoms that can include ...
NYT: Early Symptoms for Ovarian Cancer Women who have these symptoms for a few weeks--bloating, pelvic pain, difficulty eating, and frequent, urgent need to urinate--should see their doctors and be checked for ovarian cancer. This is the first official recognition that ovarian cancer does cause symptoms at early stages. Ovarian cancer is among the most deadliest cancer, with over 22,430 new cases diagnosed and more than 15,000 deaths expected this year.
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