10 years ago I had breast cancer?

10 years ago I had breast cancer. The chemotherapy caused phlebitis very badly, particularly in my right arm; I had cording and collapsed veins too – again, mostly my right arm. Although all clear now, during the intervening years I have had a couple of bouts of phlebitis in my right wrist where it has been obvious – red, inflamed and painful. Both times have been treated with antibiotics on the first visit to the GP. I had a severe bodily infection too c2009 when I was hospitalised. I needed constant intravenous treatment but again, my veins were too painful, even the flush would be agony and they had to find alternatives. That is the history – now the complaint…
Approximately 6 weeks ago, I was gesticulating in a normal manner during a conversation when on flexing my right hand back, I felt a pop in my wrist, within hours it was painful (4/10) in a sore way. There was a small lump – clearly a vein (possible at a valve) on the inside of my wrist. My wrist continued to hurt for a few days – sometimes an ache, other times like a prolonged hot poker was touching my skin. The GP (in less than 3 mins) suggested it was phlebitis and prescribed ibuprofen gel. It did not improve, so three weeks later the aching and pain had increased in area from inside my wrist to my thumb joint. A another GP suggested that the pop was the release of an adhesion caused by my vein issues from chemotherapy and prescribed heparinoid cream and organised an ultrasound.
The ultrasound found nothing.
The pain is not all the time now, however, it is a lot worse when it does occur (8-10/10). This is usually on exercising my wrist such as picking up the grandchildren, cycling, or similar but, not always on exercising – it sometime wakes me at night. I have tried wearing a support and not wearing a support – there doesn’t appear to be much difference.
On see (yet another) GP as a follow up of the ultrasound, the GP said she had no idea what to do next but if it still hurt in 2 weeks, we could try physio.
But it hurts so badly now, albeit intermittently, let alone for another 2 weeks! The surface of the wrist (upper and lower) has signs of swelling and the veins are swollen near the surface and there is a significant break in the vein structure at the sight of the pain.
Other factors to be aware of – I am diabetic T2 on metformin, 55 year old female, and have had stomach ulcers so can’t take NSAIDs.
I am very tempted to go to A&E as I don’t have confidence in the 1st or 3rd GP’s advice, and when I am in pain, it is excruciating. I can’t see how physio can do anything for this type of condition..
I have the utmost respect for my GP surgery and, before now, they have all been brilliant.
Advise please.

Age: 55 Female
Medications: metformin

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I have 4 and 5mm internal iliac nodes lighting up on my last PET/CT?

I have 4 and 5mm internal iliac nodes lighting up on my last PET/CT. Are they too small for fine needle aspiration. I am 3 months post colorectal cancer treatment. The original tumor is no longer evident. I have concern about metastasis.
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My primary care physician thinks I may have carcinoid tumor?

My primary care physician thinks I may have carcinoid tumor. The 24 hour 5-HIAA test was negative but Chromogranin A was positive at 150 I have severe night sweats and nausea. I take toujeo and novolog insulin . Metropolol re 50 flecaninide 100md mirtazipine 30mg and mirapex 1 mg

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I had a CT scan and a spot showed up on my lung, please advise?

I had a CT done on 8/7/17, a spot showed up on my lung. Apparently to small to do a biopsy. I am a smoker, and of course this got my attention. Also a spot showed up on my liver. The doctor said to come back in a year? Should I be seeing a different doctor, the doctor I was seeing is a Urologist because I was having an issued with kidney stones. What do I do now? I’m 68 year old female.

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My father has been diagnosed with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer?

My father (age 56 yrs & weight 70 Kg) has been diagnosed with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Stage 4 with primary tumour in his Left Upper Lobe and metastasis in Liver and Bone. The biopsy report has confirmed it to be adenocarcinoma.
He complained of wheezing and breathing difficulty and towards ascertaining the cause a X-ray was taken on 23 Feb 17 which showed massive pleural effusion in his left lungs. A series of tests followed with the ultimate result as NSCLC Stage 3B. It was categorised as Stage 3B as the pleural effusion was para-malignant and no metastases was noted in any other body part.
He was started with CCRT treatment which concluded on 05 May 17. During the treatment he was given daily dose of radiation therapy to his primary tumour site in his left upper lobe using IGRT (60 Gy/ 30 #/6 weeks) and weekly chemotherapy with paclitaxel (150 mg) & Carboplatin (300 mg) for 6 weeks. Despite the treatment, the cancer is advancing and has now spread to Liver and Bones as brought out in his latest PET CT report.
Lung tissue which was obtained during CT guided biopsy conducted in the month of Mar 17, before the CCRT treatment was started, has tested positive for EGFR mutation – “E746_A750del is detected in EXON 19 of EGFR gene”. His doctor has started my father on Erlotinib 150 mg OD since 26 Jun 17.
My father has developed Post Obstructive Pneumonia in his left lung and there is consolidation in his entire left lung. This is evident from a recent X-ray. He is having difficulty in breathing, takes short & fast breath, sweats a lot, feels cold, has irritation in his throat and gets tired very fast. He also has issue eating solid food and had greatly cut down his diet.
He was started on Oral antibiotic for a week, but did not respond to it. He is admitted in the hospital and is being injected with antibiotics through IVs and injections. His condition remains to be same with no much improvement. His SPO2 level is also low at 90-92%.
Can you suggest anything towards treatment of my father? What is the sequence of treatment that we should follow to ensure recovery of my father in case he does not respond to the antibiotic injections?

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Why am I neutropenic while other blood counts are normal?

Hello l was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2015 and treatment included a right hemicolectomy and chemotherapy for 6 months (carbonating and elodea). Unfortunately on the 2nd June l have been diagnosed with an Unknown primary tumour. I have had CT guided biopsies of nodes at the para aortic arch and USB, CT and PET which all are negative. L have recently commenced Carboplatin and gemsitabin and have become so neutropenic on the first cycle. My remaining bloods are normal except C19.9 (785). I would appreciate your input especially to wondering why l remain neutropenic and the other counts are within normL limits. The neutrophils decreased from 1.2 to 0.6. Many thanks for your input

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Had a Coloanal Anastomosis with protectomy procedure, need another PET scan?

My dad who is 55 had Coloanal Anastomosis with protectomy procedure 4 weeks back due to the malignant differential adenocarcinoma in lower 1/3rd rectum. It was not invasive and PET scan was clear for any other area.

Since the surgery, he has become very weak and not feel like eating anything. He has type-2 diabeties as well since last 3 years.
He has temporary illestomy as rectum and a part of colon has been removed, which the Surgeon said will be removed after 6-8 weeks or later depending on healing.

I am not sure if this much weakness is OK?

Also, along with the Ostomy bag on his right side, there are two holes in the left, one for catheter and another for mucus drain. 2 days back they have removed mucus drain but we see mucus leaking from that. I am not sure if that is normal or not.

As per surgeon, his wound is healing well and he should be moving around but its very difficult for him to move more than 10 mins.

Do we need to have another PET in few weeks to understand if we need Radiotherapy or Chemo ?

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Is it possible to have normal tumor markers and normal liver functions while having a cancer?

hello ,
my dad had pain on the right side, in hospital we did an MRI and a x scan wich showed multiple (full) spots on liver.
his tumor marker blood tests are very normal.
cea, ca-19-9, psa, lipase, amylase, crp,ggt, gpt,rbc,cbc, billrubin all are normal, only the AFP level wa s little bit high ( 146) normal range is between 0-4.
a biopsy is scheduled next week because he took an aspirine pill.but we are affaid that this spots are caused by cancer.
is it possible to have normal tumor markers and normal liver functions while having a cancer?

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My husband has a non-small-cell lung cancer nodule in right/remaining lung?

7 years ago my husband had a left side pneumonectomy for non-small-cell lung cancer.
Yesterday the doctor told us that his latest CT scan shows a nodule in the right/remaining lung.
What percent chance is it, that the nodule is NOT cancerous?
If it is – will this be treated as a recurrence or as a new cancer?
How will this be treated? Will chemo therapy be effective?

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I’m worried that this mole could be skin cancer?

Hello. I’m worried that this mole could be skin cancer??? My dad is the one that has this. He says that when he pushes down on it, it feels like a nail going through. I’m also not sure if the mole has gotten bigger over the years. This mole, however, is hard & doesn’t feel fleshy at all. Please send me your opinion on this mole. Thank you.

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My son was diagnosed with Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma – Primary Mediastima : abnormal non mass like circumferential mucosal hyperdensity present?


Hi, my 17 year old son was diagnosed with Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma – Primary Mediastima last August. He went through a 6 cycle regimen of r-chop and completed in Jan. He had a PET/CT scan done in Feb which showed the cancer had decreased enough to claim success (went from 9.5 X 5.9 cm and nodes in lung, neck & armpit to 3.9 X 2.8 cm with nodes gone). He went back in for a CT scan in May and they found no real difference in the mass measurement but they did find in the mediastinum an “abnormal non mass like circumferential mucosal hyperdensity present in the esophagus throughout the thorax, most conspicuously in the region of the thoraci inlet and upper mediastinum, significantly increased compared to prior scan”. My question is, would this concern you? Would you want to do any follow up tests? Do you believe it is heartburn (my son has no symptoms of heartburn)? Given his history of cancer is there a chance this is related to cancer or even cancer again?

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I was told that I need a biopsy in my left breast, but I have no palpable masses?

I am a 57 year old female who has had annual mammograms since 40. On about 5 occasions I have been called back for a diagnostic mammogram and or sonogram. Everything at that point had been normal. This year I was called back to have a sonogram in my right breast after having a 3d mammogram. I have no palpable masses. My Dr. went ahead and ordered a bilateral sonogram. Upon receiving my results I was told that I need a biopsy in my left breast; the one that they had not seen anything on the 3d mammogram and my right breast was fine. I’m confused. If my Dr. Had not ordered the bilateral, would I have been given the all clear? Should I be having sonogram with my annual mammograms every year? Of course I’m having biopsy.
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The doctor diagnosed me with Epididymitis and prescribed me with a course of doxycycline for 7 days?

I am a male and aged 20 and a few weeks ago I went to the doctors with shooting pains in my testicles and groin area. The doctor diagnosed me with Epididymitis and prescribed me with a course of doxycycline for 7 days. However I felt like I was having side effects such as feeling sick, dizzyness and small chest pains. I returned to the doctors today and without even checking me over he prescribed me with Ciprofloxacin. However after looking online I am starting to fear I have cancer. Not only do my testicle symptoms suggest cancer, but pain in the stomach and upper chest apparently signify that the cancer has spread. Should I be worried about cancer or is the pain in my chest a result of side effects of doxycycline. The pain seems to happen after eating and drinking, however sometimes comes on randomly.



I have history of Multiple Myeloma when I get up from sitting I take one step get off balance?

Hi, I’m (…) 57 yr. old. History multiple myeloma, have defibrilator, low blood pressure. Meds: omeprazole, baby aspirin, Coumadin, amiodarone,fleccanide, lisinopril, neurontin, Ativan, metropolol. What has me concerned is blurry vision, which is a side effect of fleccanide, but it’s mainly left eye. Also when I get up from sitting I take one step, get off balance, weak and walk like a drunk person. Have not fallen but come close, walk Into chairs. This is occasionally.



A year ago I found a large lump top of my right breast?

My name is (…) and I am 19 years old. I gave birth 3.5 years ago, and that was the only time I needed medical attention in my life. A year ago I found a large lump, about 2 inches long and half an inch wide, in the top of my right breast. I have no medical insurance, therefore no doctor will see me. I also cannot get a mammogram because I am so young. I don’t know what to do. I am worried sick and constantly exhausted. All I ever want to do is sleep. I’ve been eating healthy and I cut pop out of my diet, however I still just don’t feel right. Please help me.