Which skin tumor is malignant?

The vast majority of skin cancers are basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas. While malignant, these are unlikely to spread to other parts of the body if treated early. They may be locally disfiguring if not treated early. A small but significant number of skin cancers are malignant melanomas. Which skin tumor is most …

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Can IVF increase cancer risk?

Interpretation: Women who have been exposed to fertility drugs with IVF seem to have a transient increase in the risk of having breast or uterine cancer diagnosed in the first year after treatment, though the incidence overall is no greater than expected. Can you get cancer from fertility treatments? Overall most studies show that fertility …

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Do you lose your facial hair during chemo?

Some chemotherapy drugs make other body hair fall out. This can include eyebrows, eyelashes, nose hair, beards, moustaches, chest hair, and leg, arm, underarm and pubic hair. This is almost always temporary. We have some practical tips to help you cope with this hair loss. Does chemo affect your face? Skin changes also occur during …

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Do you see an oncologist for bladder cancer?

A urologist or an oncologist can diagnose a person with bladder cancer. Once diagnosed the discussion of treatments will begin. Bladder cancer treatment varies depending on the stage of the cancer and if it has metastasized (spread to other parts of the body). Should you see an oncologist for bladder cancer? Oncologists often take a …

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Where does melanoma arise from?

Malignant Melanoma is a common skin cancer that arises from the melanin cells within the upper layer of the skin (epidermis) or from similar cells that may be found in moles (nevi). This type of skin cancer may send down roots into deeper layers of the skin. Where does melanoma usually start? Melanomas can develop …

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Can patients eat during chemo?

Diet for Cancer Patients During Chemotherapy. It is recommended that you eat lightly on your chemotherapy day. Eating small portions slowly and every few hours seem to work best. Avoid skipping meals on these days and eating fatty, greasy or spicy foods. What can you not eat during chemotherapy? Foods to avoid (especially for patients …

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You asked: What virus is known to causes cervical cancer?

HPV can cause cervical and other cancers including cancer of the vulva, vagina, penis, or anus. It can also cause cancer in the back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils (called oropharyngeal cancer). Cancer often takes years, even decades, to develop after a person gets HPV. What is the most …

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Why do chemo patients get fever?

Chemotherapy commonly damages blood-forming cells that produce white blood cells. These are an important part of the immune system. If the chemotherapy weakens the immune system to a great extent, a person has an increased risk of developing an infection, which can result in a fever. Is fever a side effects of chemotherapy? Chemotherapy and …

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Your question: What is a cancer promoter?

What is promoter in cancer? Tumor promoters are substances that enhance tumorigenicity when administered after a carcinogen. Cocarcinogens enhance tumorigenicity when administered simultaneously with a carcinogen. In general, tumor promoters and cocarcinogens do not possess tumorigenic activity themselves. What are examples of cancer promoters? Examples of promoters include: hormones such as estrogen, drugs such as …

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How can you tell if breast cancer is primary or secondary?

Some women who have just been diagnosed with primary breast cancer have tests that show the cancer has already spread to other parts of the body. Sometimes the secondary breast cancer is diagnosed first and tests show that it first started in the breast. Blood tests cannot diagnose secondary breast cancer. How do you know …

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