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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 ...
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, ...
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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