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A sharp shooting pain in the breast – is it cancer? A watery discharge from both nipples – is it serious? An itchy patch near your armpit, or an itchy nipple – can breast cancer start with a simple itch? The following quick guide to breast symptoms will help you determine whether it’s best to call the doctor now, or wait and watch awhile. Breast lump You’re in the shower, and while soaping up you feel a breast lump. What do you do? First step: don’t panic! The vast majority of the time a woman discovers a lump in her breast, it’s not cancer. Many women have naturally lumpy breasts; when you run your hands gently along your breasts, they may feel gravelly; or like you have marbles or other “growths” under your skin. So long as that’s how they always feel, it’s fine. When one lump SUDDENLY stands out from the rest, and becomes dominant, then you need to pay attention. So, what to do if you feel one of these suddenly dominant ...
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:
Pancreatic cancer was thrust into the mainstream media buy the late actor Patrick Swayze's valiant fight with the disease. I have to admit, up to that point, I did not know much about the disease. This little known disease is the fourth deadliest cancer and it affects both mean and women equally. Part of what makes this disease so deadly is that the symptoms can match many other illnesses and by the time pancreatic cancer causes pain or significant issues it can be quite large and has usually spread. You might be wondering what pancreatic cancer has to do with a blog about IBD. Well, first of all the symptoms can be similar. Pancreatic cancer in it's earliest stages presents with abdominal pain, nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue, weakness, and jaundice or yellowing of the skin or eyes. It may also cause fatty stools. Recent research has also noted a higher rate of pancreatic cancer in IBD patients than in the general population. While the...
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