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Common questions & answers

When should you visit an Oncologist?

Cancer is undeniably a life-threatening condition but fortunately, it can be treated, if diagnosed at an early stage. Thus, after having observed any abnormal changes in the body you are recommended to consult your primary physician doctor or an oncologist to know the underlying causes of the problem. Early screening can help detect cancer an early stage and hence increases the chances of survival.

What are some of the most common types of cancer?

There are more than 200 types of cancer that can affect people. Some of the most common types of cancer include skin cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, leukemia, ovarian cancer etc.

What are some of the most common symptoms of cancer?

The most common signs and symptoms of cancer are unexplained weight loss, fever, fatigue, a lump, skin changes, intense pain, bleeding, indigestion, cough or hoarseness, pain during urination, blood in urine, indigestion, bloating, breast changes, fever etc.

What causes liver cancer?

According to the expert oncologist, the exact causes of liver cancer are yet not known. But, there are certain risk factors that highly contribute include ageing, hepatitis infection, family history, diabetes, fatty liver, alcohol consumption, smoking, etc.

What causes mouth cancer?

Mouth cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer affecting millions of people in the world. Its symptoms may or may not appear initially unless they become life-threatening. Some of the most common symptoms of mouth cancer include red or white patches on gum or tongue, mouth ulcer, swelling, pain or difficulty in swallowing, a persistent pain in the neck, a hoarse voice, unexplained weight loss, unusual changes in the sense of taste, pain in the ear, swollen glands in the neck, etc. The risk factors that cause mouth cancer include smoking, alcohol consumption, consumption of betel nuts, poor oral hygiene, family history, weekened immune system, sun exposure etc.

What kind of tests you may undergo for the diagnosis of cancer?

Depending upon the symptoms and the part of the body that has been infected, your primary care physician and cancer doctor may recommend you one or more of these tests such as barium enema, biopsy, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, bone scan, breast mri, colonoscopy, computed tomography (ct) scan, digital rectal exam (dre), ekg and echocardiogram, fecal occult blood tests, magnetic resonance imaging (mri), mammography, muga scan, pap test, sigmoidoscopy, tumor marker tests, ultrasound, upper endoscopy, etc.

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