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Cancer Diagnosis

Each person knows his or her body best; information that can best be conveyed during a meaningful  Q and A with Your Doctor.  The following signs or symptoms of cancer may be hard to be that impressive.  For breasts (in women and men), it may be a lump or thickening of an area. Testicular cancer often starts as a bump, lump or thick spot.  Other cancer symptoms to watch for include, but may not be limited to:

  • A change in bowel movements or toilet habits
  • Discoloration or growth of a wart or mole
  • Unusual bleeding or discharge
  • Coughing up blood
  • Prolonged fever
  • Fatigue

The Symptom Lists for Cancer

Every form of cancer may have its own set of symptoms. If you notice any unusual symptoms and they persist, consult your doctor for further testing.  Pay attention to the early warning signs and use your intuition. You are not being a hypochondriac to be concerned about your health and well-being. Regular self-examinations are vital. If an abnormality is found, it is wise to see your physician.

Oncology is a rapidly advancing field, and progress in the fight against cancer is being made every day. For example, the cure rate for Testicular Cancer is 95%, when the cancer has not spread. After taking an extensive medical history of the patient, oncologists may recommend a number of treatment options, including surgery (if applicable to the type of cancer), radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Biopsies, imaging technology of various kinds, X-rays, endoscopic technology, blood testing, ultrasounds and many more tools are available to determine the nature of the cancer, if and how much it has spread, and how to battle it, if so desirous. Innovations in oncology treatments are happening all the time, giving people with cancer greater hope for a return to health.

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It is important to recognize that all information contained on this website cannot be considered to be specific medical diagnosis, medical treatment, or medical advice. As always, you should consult with a physician regarding any medical condition. Your Health Access disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.