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 My house ceiling is fitted with asbestors sheet.I come to understand it can cause cancer! Is it true?

 HPV Cancer?
My friend's ex might have this type of cancer then. I've been told it can cause cervical cancer; what are the affects in men? (He is worried that he won't make it to 30. Thanks for ...

 After so many years of research and funds donated, why isn't cancer or AIDS curable?

 My neighbor went in for a biopsy today?
Prayers please? I wonder how long untill we know what the biopsy ...

 Sched.for MRI/brain because they saw "something' on CT and want to compare.Should I worry what besides Cancer
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 Breast cancer?
Like, are there any other symptoms than a lump, what kind of lump, can anyone get it - I always thought so but a leaflet said that normally it was only old people, wondering if it could only be old ...

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and im finding it really hard to function i have other friends but none who understand me like she did i have had problems in the past including depression and i find it hard to connect with people ...

 I think my friend has cancer. how can i be sure?
i think my friend has cancer for reasons that may take too long to explain. are there any ways tot ell without going straight up and asking it? i want her to know that im there for her and help her ...

 Does anyone know somebody who has liver cancer and if they do what was done about it and did they find a cure?

 Where is the shot for cervical cancer vaccination?
pleasssssssssssse say its just in the arm!!!...

 Kids With Cancer... Donations..?
I'm Trying to raise money for kids with cancer & get some donations. I need GOOD ideas though. I like the idea of a movie night kind of thing at our school but some one is already doing that....

 Why isn't the rate of breast cancer the same all across the world?
Is it diet? Environment? Genetic?
What makes the rate higher in western cultures?
Why is it increasing in other parts of the world?
Is it increased awareness?
Additional D...

 My mom was diagnosed with cancer for the second time on tuesday...Should she eat healthier??
My mom really doesnt eat unhealthly and I say that because she doesnt eat like fast food. But, now that she cancer I think that she should eat organic foods. Do you think this may interfer with the ...

 Will you pray for this little fella??
Okay, I really want to test the power of faith here.

I was at a cancer camp this past week for kids with cancer...and their siblings....I feel like a million pearls of wisdom are revealed ...

 Hi guys, I need help. I have just got over bowel cancer went down to 6stn 5lb, now nine need to stay there?
realy never want to be thin ...

 My aunt has been diagnosed with?
secondary cancer of the lung and now the fluid has collected around either her liver or kidneys cant remember.

Its so sad,shes such an amazing woman,she so doesnt deserve this:(...

 What would u do if u thought u had cancer and no insurance?
if the signs were beginning to be so obvious, yet you have no health insurance and no money for a doctor. what steps would you take? would u see a doctor first or try to get private insurance or ...

 Is the throat cancer curable in final stage....?
please send reply to this as quick as possible....its an emergency case......

 Why is the cervical cancer jab only going to be given to those in year 8?
i just saw an advert for it on tv and said it would be availble for girls in year 8. wont dont years 7, 9, 10 &11 get it as well?...

 Is it true they found a cure for cancer?
i heard they found it in south america...argentina or brazil maybe?...

Lori M
Does a suspicious mass found on breast by ultrasound and swollen lymphnodes definitely mean cancer?
I have a biopsy scheduled and an appointment with a surgeon, the radiologist said it was suspicious. I am beside myself waiting. I read somewhere that playing with the lump in the breast can aggrevate the lymph nodes? Is that true? I am just wondering if there is still hope that this isn't cancer even if the lymph nodes are swollen.

the best thing to do is to go for a check up because it could be anything.mostly doctors check for a swollen lymph around the neck,not around the breast.go see ur doctor and soon as possible

if it's definite it wouldn't be "suspicious" .

I know how nerve wracking it is waiting. The waiting is the absolute worse. I don't want to sugar coat it....or scare you....no it doesn't definitely mean cancer. But the possibility is there that it is. There are many women who have to have a biopsy because of a suspicious mass and it's not Cancer. I had a bad mammogram last year and unfortunately it did turn out to be Cancer. But, there are many treatments available and there are many many survivors out there. Easy for me to say, but try not to get ahead of yourself. I'm hoping you only get great news after your biopsy. Hang in there.

No, it is not definite.

But there is a good chance it's cancer, unfortunately. Radiologists see this all the time, and are not usually "suspicious" without really good cause.

Of course, there is still hope though. Hang in there.

NO! It does not mean you definitely have cancer. I have had three biopsies and the last one was very suspicious and I did not have cancer in any of them.

My results of course are mine alone. You may or may not have pre-cancerous cells, cancer cells of various stages or something else entirely. Lymph nodes swell for a variety of reasons and cancer is only one of them.

If your radiologist suggests a biopsy there is suspicious findings and of course your need to be as proactive as possible in addressing this issue. I would not mess with the mass in your breast, but I don't believe there is any definitive proof that palpating the mass aggravates the lymph nodes.

Never give up hope. There is always a possibility it is not cancer. And if your results do come out to be cancer, you are blessed to be living in this time and age when there are so many options for a successful recovery and a long live.

God Bless

It's the biopsy that gives the final diagnosis, but mine also looked suspicious.

Sounds like me a year and a half ago it may or may not be cancer but you must have the biopsy first then get a second opinion go to a specialist on breasts don't just go straight to a surgeon find out all your options first. then decide there is still hope it could be a cyst but pray and go find out. If it is cancer you can make like I did, Mine was cancer after 2 sisters with similar symptoms that were not cancer. just pray and go take the test and do all you must to survive
love and prayers

Breast exams are categorized by numbers called Bi-rads. When a doctor recommends a biopsy, they need to categorize it as either a Bi-rads 4 (suspicious for malignancy) or Bi-rads 5 (highly suspicious for malignancy). It's an unfortunate choice of words, but that's all it is -- a word. Try to not obsess about it!
More than 85% of biopsies performed are benign (not cancer). The reason so many of them are done is that it's an attempt to catch cancers early. The earlier it's caught, the better your chance of survival is.
Did your doctor tell you that they saw a reactive lymph node on your exam, or do you feel like they're swollen? If your lymph nodes just feel swollen, it might not be anything at all. Maybe you've been around someone who is sick, and your body is just reacting to that.

This is easier said than done, but not to not think about it. If you do feel the need to obsess, obsess in a positive way -- think about getting your negative results! Think of this whole experience as just a story to tell -- The Day You Had Your Negative Biopsy.

Good luck to you!

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