As a tumor grows it may cause pain, weight loss, bad breath, frequent choking on food, and hard swallowing. Only qualified doctors are able to tell if any of the signs are really symptoms of the cancer. A person with larynx cancer can be treated according to the person’s age, general health, and preferences. The size of the tumor, location of the tumor, and whether the cancer has spread or not also plays a major role in determining the type of treatment. Treatment can be done by local therapy or systemic therapy.
Symptoms of advanced cervical cancer may include: loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue, pelvic pain, back pain, leg pain, single swollen leg, heavy bleeding from the vagina, leaking of urine or feces from the vagina, and bone fractures. Cervical cancer happens when cells in the cervix begin to grow out of control and can then invade nearby tissues or spread throughout the body. Large collections of this out of control tissue are called tumors. However, some tumors are not really cancer because they cannot spread or threaten someone's life. These are called benign tumors.
Metastasizing means to affect or spread elsewhere in the body from the original tumor site to another site on the body by transporting tiny cells by the lymph’s or blood. A skin tumor is benign, if the tumor spreads to the tissue it’s known as malignant or cancerous, and if the tumors affects healthy cells its known as malignant tumors. Most skin cancers affect people who are 50 or older and a growth begins to change the existing skin growth, then a sore form to be cancerous. For treatment to be able to happen it has the cancer must be in a treatable area, the type of cancer has to be treatable, depends on the stage of the cancer, the age of the person, and the overall health of the person. Melanoma is very rare cancer and is sometimes referred to as malignant melanoma.
Colon cancer has becoming more prevalent in the past few decades. However, it is one of the cancers that can be prevented through positive lifestyle and eating habits. The common symptoms that are seen in colon cancer include bloody, pencil-shaped stools, weight loss, tumor growth, abnormal bowel habits, etc. As Adrouny (2002) noted, the available treatments for colon cancer can be chemotherapy, radiation, as well as surgical, the primary treatment option involved in this type of disease (P. 69). When performing a surgical incision of cancerous tissue, Colonoscopy is the tool that is widely employed for verifying the location of cancerous tumor and removing the surrounding tissues that may be affected (p.71).
Surgery The side effects of surgery depend on the location of the tumor, the type of operation, and other factors. Pain from the operation can be controlled with medicine. Chemotherapy Chemotherapy drugs kill rapidly growing cancer cells, but it also kills some “healthy” cells. These healthy cells include blood cells, cells that line the digestive tract, and cells in hair follicles. This results in side effects such as infections, tiredness, temporary hair loss, and mouth sores.
There are many different symptoms for lung cancer. Most of them do something with breathing or something to do with their mouth. Some of the symptoms are; a cough that doesn’t go away, chest pain that is sometimes aggravated by deep breathing, hoarse sounding voice, weight loss or loss of appetite, bloody spit, shortness of breathe, fever with no known reason, recurring infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia, and wheezing (http://my.webmd.com). There is a lot of ways for Lung Cancer to be diagnosed. A CT (Computed Tomography) scan will tell the exact size, shape, and position of the tumor.
Colon cancer is preventable with a healthy diet, exercise, and curable with regular bowel exams. However, signs and symptoms of colon cancer usually do not present until the cancer is advanced which results in a less favorable prognosis. Routine colon screens may lead to a diagnosis at an early stage in the progression and can reduce the number of deaths from this disease even when the individual is genetically predisposed to colon cancer (Colon cancer, 2013). The colon is an integral part of the digestive system. It consists of the last five or six feet of the intestines.
Extensive involvement of the muscles of the tongue can affect speech and swallowing. Advanced tumors may produce a bad smell. Cancer of the tonsils often does not produce any symptoms until it is somewhat advanced, at which point there may be a sore throat that is aggravated by eating, drinking, and an earache. Diagnostic procedures may include a manual exam by a doctor, x-rays, and a biopsy. There are different stages for cancer of the mouth, here are some; o Stage 1- cancer is no more than 2 centimeters and has not spread to lymph nodes in the area o Stage 2- the cancer is no more than 2 cm but less than 4, and has not spread to lymph nodes.
There are different stages for the different forms of Esophageal Cancer. At stage IA of Adenocarcinoma the cancer has gone throug... ... middle of paper ... .... The side effects depend on the drugs given and how much of it. Some side effects are infections, bruise and bleed easily, weakness, tiredness, hair loss, no appetite, nausea, diarrhea, sores around your mouth, skin rashes, joint pain, and hearing problems It kills fast-growing cancer cells, but also hurts healthy cells. Another treatment is Targeted Therapy.
It is commonly prescribed for patients whose cancer is not localized but instead has possibly metastasized, or spread, to various locations in the body. Chemotherapy can be used to reduce the symptoms and pain associated with cancer as well as to slow the growth of cancerous tumors. In some circumstances chemotherapy may even kill spreading cancerous cells. Radiation therapy is a method of treating cancer that utilizes radiation energy. Radiation is most commonly used to treat localized cancers as opposed to cancer that has spread throughout the body.