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  • 2 days ago

    May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

    Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually. That’s why it’s important to know your skin and how to reduce your risk for melanoma. Like many cancers, skin cancers -- including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma -- start as precancerous lesions. This WebMD slideshow tells you how to spot the early warning signs of skin cancer and seek treatment:

  • 2 days ago

    Mole concerns

    So I've had a mole on my right arm for as long as I can remember (I'm 16) and just recently i have started to feel pain beneath the skin near the mole, not as bad under it, but in an area close to it. It only hurts to the touch. The mole is no bigger than a pencil eraser, it is light brown in colour, shaped like a oval, and is mostly a solid colour, though it does seem to have a paler centre. I'm very concerned about this because of what I recently just learned about cancer is science....
  • 1 month ago

    Lung Nodule

    In April 2016, I was diagnosed with kidney cancer and subsequently had my left kidney removed. The urologist who did the surgery was confident there was no other cancer. The CT scan taken prior to the surgery did reveal tiny lung nodules, something I had never heard of. Over the past 5 or 6 months, I've had a PET scan, several chest X-rays, at least 2 CT scans and an MRI. The results of the PET scan were inconclusive. The most recent CT scan shows that the largest of the nodules has grown from....
  • 19 days ago

    AML question

    My mom is 90 years old. In fantastic health, eg she takes a tap class and ballet class each week, cleans house, works in the garden, and her energy level is so high she generally wears me out when I go visits. She went to her doctor for her annual check-up and was told she has AML. I am having a hard time accepting someone as robust as my mom has cancer. She has shown no symptoms. She isn't tired, losing weight, doesn't have chills or fever, never get infections, etc. I wasn't with her....
  • 7 days ago

    Invasive squamous cell carcinoma

    My Dr long finger had a spot on the side of my fingernail, the do tor did a biopsy and it came back invasive squamous cell carcinoma, he ordered a chest Xray and CT of my finger,the chest xray showed a 4mm calcified granuloma adjacent to the left hilum and a 6mm indeterminate nodule within the left upper lobe, CT was done and the radiologist that read it had a completely different view. Not even in the same place as Cray, 4mm noncalcified nodule seen in the superior segment of the left lower lobe....
  • 7 days ago

    Hard, fixed breast lump

    Hello, I have a hard breast lump in my right breast under the areola, it appears to be attatched to the 'chest wall' and is smooth and oval-shaped, probably just under 1cm across, it has persisted for over 2-3 years and not changed in size or shape, and is painless (unlike surrounding "naturally lumpy" and changing normal breast tissue - in the words of my doctor, so this small lump is easy for me to pick out). I am only 17, and have been to 2 different doctors who could not feel....
  • 7 days ago

    Ovarian ca

    When someone says she has late stage or advanced ovarian cancer, what does that mean?
  • 9 days ago

    Concerned with the breast cancer

    All can you tell us about the breast cancer part ? How much does it create so you do have breast cancer? I'm very interested in the new drug but my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer 20 years ago. She did Beat It twice. Will that cause me not to be a candidate in using the new drug?
  • 10 days ago

    Pain after melanoma surgery

    I had surgery 19 months ago to remove a melanoma from the back of my left leg. It was fairly extensive about a 6 inch scar. Recently I have started having pain in the surgical area. It is pretty uncomfortable like a burning pulling sensation. Has anyone else experienced this? Not sure which dr I need to follow up with.
  • 11 days ago

    Re article April 18, 2017 on Complications of Breast Cancer Surgery under lymphedema

    Lymphedema is a chronic condition and patients should try to find a trained therapist who is designated as Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) and or Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD). Most physical or occupational therapists don’t know the proper techniques to help lymphedema patients. A trained lymphedema therapist will teach the patient self manual drainage for long term care; recommend the type of compression garments required; and then its up to the patient to find a fitter who understands compression....