Cancer is a broad term used to group a number of diseases together which are characterized by the abnormal and uncontrolled proliferation of cells to the extent that they start to invade upon neighboring structures and organs.
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Are stings, breast lump, bruising, and hair fall signs of cancer?
Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old girl. I am feeling stings in my upper body for quite some time. The stings are sometimes in my chest and sometimes in my lower abdomen. They last for nearly 40 seconds, but are occasional. And there is a lump in my right breast. It is a solid lump and it does not ca... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First calm down and be relaxed. By stings I understand sting like sensation that lasts for 40 seconds. I need more details on that. Do they occur more when you are tensed? Because, it is rare. Second problem you said was that you have a lump in the breast, which is... Read Full »
My M2-PK level is 150. Does it mean that I have cancer?
Query: Hello doctor, My M2-PK is 150. Does it mean that I have cancer? There was no pain, just a regular checkup. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinic.com. No, it does not imply cancer alone. Many healthy people, as well as patients with other non-cancerous diseases like rheumatic diseases, diabetic nephropathy, chronic heart diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, sepsis, may have elevated levels. So there ... Read Full »
Can you please explain my father's test results?
Query: Hi doctor, My father is 78 years old. He generally maintains good health except being diabetic for the last two years. However, since last once month his WBC, urea and creatinine values are abnormally high indicating kidney malfunctioning. He has lost 4 to 6 kg in the last three months and his appe... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: Diabetes appears to be in good control. However, due to renal disease, blood pressure must be high. He is on multiple medications for blood pressure for no... Read Full »
Can mild neutrophilia and borderline high TLC indicate cancer?
Query: Hello doctor, I have mild absolute neutrophilia and high-end borderline TLC. Can this be a sign of cancer? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing well in the pandemic. The signs and symptoms associated with neutrophilia are those of infections. Sore throat, skin infection, chest infection, and urogenital infections are common. Moreover, neutrophilia can occur due to stress, steroid use, hormo... Read Full »
What are the chances of survival in stage 4 lung cancer?
Query: Hi doctor, What are the chances of survival in the 4th stage lung tumor? Is there any specific suggestion for the cure? The patient had biopsy and bronchoscopy. The doctors suggest us to wait for biopsy report before any further medication. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. When the patient has been diagnosed to have stage 4 lung cancer, the survival depends on lots of factors.They are co-morbidities such as diabetes and hypertension, performance status whether he is abe to walk around and do his activities or he is confined to bed, the exte... Read Full »
I have a history of malignant melanoma that spread to one axillary lymph node three years ago. Please interpret my ultrasound results.
Query: Hi doctor,I have a history of malignant melanoma that spread to one axillary lymph node three years ago. I need someone to interpret my ultrasound results since my doctor has not called with the results yet. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Your ultrasound report says that there is an echogenic ovoid structure in the right axilla corresponding to a similar structure seen in your previous ultrasound that now measures 2.0 x 4.7x 1.1 cm. It contain... Read Full »
What are the chances of cancer recurring after six months of operation?
Query: Hello doctor, My brother-in-law underwent an operation on the right side of the CA tongue, followed by radiation and chemotherapy six months ago. For the last two weeks, he has had pain on the left side of the tongue, and we consulted the doctor again. The doctor said there was no possibility of fur... Read Full »
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that your brother-in-law has undergone treatment for tongue cancer. I would like to point out a few things: Radiation so soon after previous radiation therapy is not advisable. The doctor's opinion is correct. This looks like a very aggressive tumor. We... Read Full »
After analysis of pleural effusion fluid, diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer.
Query: Dear Doctor, After analysis of pleural effusion fluid, my mother has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer - CUP, poorly differentiated carcinoma. She has exhibited lower lobe fibrosis for at least three years, has normal kidney lab work at this time, previous breast carcinoma ductal in situ with remov... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the information given. To get the facts right, patient is a 74 year old female with prior history of Anal canal cancer and Breast cancer (DCIS) treated with surgery and radiation. Her co-morbidity includes osteoporosis / prior UTI / Lung fibrosis / multiple f... Read Full »
Should I be worried about a mole with a large circular area?
Query: Hi doctor, Today I noticed two moles on my back with large dark circles around them. I have attached the photos of one affected area only. I have always had these moles, but have never seen these dark circles until today. I have had biopsies of moles from my back before and they were not cancerous. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Definitely this mole with the large circular area is suspicious. There is a high chance that this mole could be cancerous. I would suggest you to get a biopsy done as this is a doubtful mole. Any acute change in size, texture, margins and color of a mole is a... Read Full »
A recently conducted biopsy of a 75-year-old woman stated 'ulcerated moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma in ascending colon.' What does it mean?
Query: Hello doctor, A recently conducted biopsy result of a 75-year-old woman states, "ulcerated moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma in ascending colon." The underlying condition is mild mitral valve thickening and anemia. What does it mean? I would like to know her cancer stage and whether it is cur... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and biopsy report. After studying the report, I will reply. Thank you. Read Full »