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:
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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