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cancer detectionAny maneuver intended to identify cancer in an asymptomatic person. See Cancer screen, Cancer screening guidelines.
- Changes in bowel or bladder habits, nonhealing sores, unusual bleeding or discharges, new lumps in the breast or any other part of the body, indigestion or difficulty swallowing, change in the appearance of a pigmented lesions, persistent cough or hoarseness
- Palpation of breast, lymph nodes, rectal examination for prostate
- Various endoscopies, imaging–CXR in high-risk Pts, pap smear, fecal occult blood
Patient discussion about cancer detection
Q. How would one detecte a concern of breast cancer?
Q. Please help me to help him to know the best way of detecting breast cancer? One of my friends who is very poor recently met an accident and spent his whole wealth to recover his health. But he doesn’t have any debts till now. To his shock he doubts that his wife suffers from breast cancer. Now he doesn’t have enough money to go for costly tests. He can’t share this grief with his better half. So please help me to help him to know the best way of detecting breast cancer?
Q. How can you know if a mole is a skin cancer or not? I'm only 15, but I’ve had this small thing on my right shoulder for a reeeeaaaally long time. It's the same color as my skin. It’s smaller than the head of a pencil eraser, perfectly round, and its smooth. I've never worried about it seriously, until about a week ago, when I read an article in a magazine about skin cancer. Even then I wouldn't have worried about it, because It didn't really match any of the symptoms, except one. It did bleed once about 2 1/2 years ago. And it said bleeding was a big sign I don't know, what do you think? And please try and say something other than," go have it checked out". Because I currently have no insurance. Thanks :]
look for one near your home.