• Why does my doctor want to speak to me before my CT scan results??

    I have suspected bowel cancer and had a CT scan about a week ago. Doctor called me this morning to tell me that he wants to speak to me before I get my results tomorrow morning. What does this mean? Is it good or bad? I already know that I’ll have to get a part of my bowel removed, whether the results show cancer... show more
    I have suspected bowel cancer and had a CT scan about a week ago. Doctor called me this morning to tell me that he wants to speak to me before I get my results tomorrow morning. What does this mean? Is it good or bad? I already know that I’ll have to get a part of my bowel removed, whether the results show cancer or not, so what could he want to tell me before the results??
    3 answers · 24 hours ago
  • Do all expensive Cancer treatments just prolong the inevitability of natures natural course?

    Best answer: I suppose the same could be said of any medical treatment -- or virtually anything else we do. After all, we do all eventually end up dead.
    Best answer: I suppose the same could be said of any medical treatment -- or virtually anything else we do. After all, we do all eventually end up dead.
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Uncomfortable feeling when swallowing food in right ear and right side of throat? Cancer? Help!?

    I’m a 19 year old female and for the last two and a half months I have experienced this uncomfortable feeling when swallowing in my right ear and right side of my throat. It’s not painful it’s just uncomfortable and annoying. I’m also tired all the time, But I’ve noticed if I stick my finger in my right ear it... show more
    I’m a 19 year old female and for the last two and a half months I have experienced this uncomfortable feeling when swallowing in my right ear and right side of my throat. It’s not painful it’s just uncomfortable and annoying. I’m also tired all the time, But I’ve noticed if I stick my finger in my right ear it doesn’t effect me when I swallow? Idk what’s going on and I’m afraid it could be throat cancer and I’m trying to rule that out :( I have been vaping for the past 3 years. I haven’t smoked cigs or tobacco products just vaping. I also would like to add that I have had acid reflux problems for the longest time too, does this sound like cancer??
    8 answers · 5 days ago
  • I want to die because when I was 15 I sexted and I HATE MYSELF and feel like I'm a criminal?? Please help.?

    Best answer: It wasn't sexting (because there were no text messages) and no explicit images were posted or exchanged.

    You're pole-vaulting over a mouse turd. Give yourself a break...most people your age have done far worse, and done so many times.
    Best answer: It wasn't sexting (because there were no text messages) and no explicit images were posted or exchanged.

    You're pole-vaulting over a mouse turd. Give yourself a break...most people your age have done far worse, and done so many times.
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • How much are you likely to develop secondary cancers with chemotherapy and radiotherapy?

    What is the likelyhood of electrons getting knocked out from the DNA of healthy cells, destroying the information for apoptosis (programmed cell death) and as a result creating secondary cancers?
    What is the likelyhood of electrons getting knocked out from the DNA of healthy cells, destroying the information for apoptosis (programmed cell death) and as a result creating secondary cancers?
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I learned this morning that I have prostate cancer. I live alone and want to know what steps I should take. I have no relatives.?

    Best answer: You talk with the doctor about your treatment options, which will depend on many factors. Then you make your decision.
    Best answer: You talk with the doctor about your treatment options, which will depend on many factors. Then you make your decision.
    20 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can plastic really cause cancer or is it safe in low quantities?

    Sometimes chefs in restaurants use a technique to keep flavour in meat: They use plastic. They cook the meat sometimes wrapped in plastic with seasoning. I started work in a restaurant, I am still in training, so sometimes the plastic melts a tiny bit. But the meat does keep more flavour, it's an amazing... show more
    Sometimes chefs in restaurants use a technique to keep flavour in meat: They use plastic. They cook the meat sometimes wrapped in plastic with seasoning. I started work in a restaurant, I am still in training, so sometimes the plastic melts a tiny bit. But the meat does keep more flavour, it's an amazing technique but I don't know if it's dangerous to eat meats cooked this way too often. But then, what is more cancerous: processed meat or fresh meat cooked in plastic? I think it's processed meat.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Would you be concerned if 3 polyps were found during a colonoscopy?

    I'm at HIGH RISK. My mother got colon cancer at age 54, my brother has had polyps found but luckily his weren't cancer. Now on my 4th colonoscopy 3 more have been found. I can't stand waiting for the biopsy results. I'm scared. I had someone just call me & he said polyps weren't a big... show more
    I'm at HIGH RISK. My mother got colon cancer at age 54, my brother has had polyps found but luckily his weren't cancer. Now on my 4th colonoscopy 3 more have been found. I can't stand waiting for the biopsy results. I'm scared. I had someone just call me & he said polyps weren't a big deal. Yea, right. Easy for him to say they didn't find any with his colonoscopy & he doesn't have a family history. They are a big deal or they wouldn't do colonoscopies.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is it difficult to tell if a spot is melanoma?

    Best answer: Sure, but if the spot seems to be growing, has irregular borders, changes in color or is a new spot, that should raise concern.
    Best answer: Sure, but if the spot seems to be growing, has irregular borders, changes in color or is a new spot, that should raise concern.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is there a cure for lung cancer?

    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What would you do/feel if your son or daughter was diagnosed with a very treatable, but very deadly condition?

    And they were refusing to get treatment?
    And they were refusing to get treatment?
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How long does it take melanoma to form?

    Best answer: Depends where it is from, if its from a mole then the mole could have been there for 40 years with no problems but suddenly turns cancerous,. If it is skin cancer that just started then it will appear like a spot, it bleeds, weeps, crusts over and when you think it is clearing up it doesn't, it bleeds etc again... show more
    Best answer: Depends where it is from, if its from a mole then the mole could have been there for 40 years with no problems but suddenly turns cancerous,. If it is skin cancer that just started then it will appear like a spot, it bleeds, weeps, crusts over and when you think it is clearing up it doesn't, it bleeds etc again and again, that is the time it is melanoma - partner had spot that didn't heal up and 6 months later went to doctor and told skin cancer on his face, he went to out patients got several injections to numb the area and it was cut out and stitched and he went back to work same day.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is Cancer hereditary?

    Best answer: Fewer than 10% of all cancer cases are hereditary. From Cancer Research UK: “People with a parental or sibling history of bone cancer still have only a small risk of developing the disease themselves; less than 1% of bone cancer cases are in people with a first-degree relative with the disease, a large cohort... show more
    Best answer: Fewer than 10% of all cancer cases are hereditary.

    From Cancer Research UK:
    “People with a parental or sibling history of bone cancer still have only a small risk of developing the disease themselves; less than 1% of bone cancer cases are in people with a first-degree relative with the disease, a large cohort study showed.” (A first-degree relative is a parent, sibling or child.)

    Talk to your parents and/or doctor about this, so that they can reassure you
    7 answers · 4 weeks ago