Aggressive Cancer Throat

Frequently Asked Questions

    I am caring for a cancer patient who is not a US citizen. Do I qualify for govt financial assistance?
    My friend has recently been diagnosed with an aggressive form of throat cancer. He has moved in with us and has to do chemo/radiation 5 times per week. I can't work and care for him both, so is there a way to get govt assistance while caring for him so my bills don't get out of control?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry your friend has cancer.Citizen or not, you are not entitle to Government handout.I took care of my wife who had kidney cancer for almost six years.I lost almost everything I had including my wife,but ask and expected nothing from my Government.

    How to cope with my dog dying?
    The Vet just told me that my Beagle, who I've had for 12 years, has very aggressive Cancer and has less than a month to live. You can laugh at this, but I am totally devastated. I can't even begin to think about life without her. How can I cope with this? Please no rude/hateful comments, I am really upset.

    • ANSWER:
      I visit Rainbow Bridge when one of my loved ones pass on. They are family to me and there are sites that you can build a memorial with pictures and everything for your animal companion. As others have said, spend plenty of time with her. Is she in pain? That should be your first concern, keep her comfortable. any foods that she likes but was not given? Give it to her. This made me cry because I have bred and trained dogs for 30 years, and I very well know how it rips at your heart, the lump in your throat, can't eat, eyes sore from crying and holding on and just the thought of the emptiness is devasting. You will definately need companionship after 12 years of having her, take plenty of pictures of the both of you for her memorial. God Bless, your in my prayers...

    Is a consult for a cancer patient covered thru CDPHP?
    My brother has a very aggressive throat & tongue cancer, and his Oncologist just up & split & LEFT HIS PATIENTS!

    • ANSWER:
      That sucks!!!

      I had aggressive throat cancer stage 3. In remission for 2 yrs now.

    how long can i live with tonsil cancer if chemo and radiation don't work?
    I have stage three tonsil / throat cancer. I am being treated with seven weeks of chemotherapy and radiation. I am 51 years old. I have no plans of having the very invasive surgery if the treatments do not work. I am not a smoker or drinker. How long would I have?

    • ANSWER:
      Michael, I'm older than you and I have to tell you, treatment for this type of cancer is worth it. It's not a waste of time. My cousin who is older than I am but was around your age when he had surgery for throat cancer. He lost his voice box and speaks with a mechanical device and not hard to understand at all. He lives a full life and has no regrets. The alternative to no treatments are worse than the outcome of treatments. You are still young at 51, come on don't give up. Give life a shot. Gee, if my cousin can do it. anyone can. He's lived now for almost 20 yrs after aggressive treatment for throat cancer and he is so happy he decided to do it. The choice is yours. Unless you have a death wish, my wish is that you consider treatments.

    What percentage of people with throat cancer also have high risk HPV?
    I was told that HPV can cause throat cancer, so i am curious, because i have high risk hpv and i want to know how worried i should be about throat cancer. thanks to whoever knows the answer.

    • ANSWER:
      HPV 16, one of two HPV strains that cause 70% of cervical cancers and 90% of head and neck cancers that are HPV-positive, was found in 72% of the oropharyngeal tumors. Evidence of prior HPV 16 exposure, in the form of antibodies to the virus, was also strongly linked to oropharyngeal cancer.

      Found this on WebMD. I have HPV. the Strain that causes Cervical cancer. I feel that little is known about this aggressive virus. But from what they are learning..the strains that cause cancer are imfamous for 3 main types of cancer.. Cervical, Throat and neck. More is being learned as we speak. Who knows waht else this virus will be connected to...but the more we know the more we grow.

    Would a wild caught baby white throat monitor be a problem?
    Im thinking of getting a white throat monitor from a reptile breeder who just got imports in of baby white throat monitors. Im wondering if they would have any parisites or any other problems as babys caught in the wild. And would it be a mistake to get it?

    • ANSWER:
      I know it's better to purchase captive bred monitors. I try not to support the wild pet trade. But, sometimes captive bred monitors are just to expensive. I own a wild caught Savannah monitor. I didn't go out looking for a wild caught monitor. I purchased him before I knew that much about the conditions they are captured and stored in. There is a potential for wild caught monitors to have parasites. But, a vet can usually treat them for this. On rare occasion I have heard of wild caught monitors being purchased with a fatal illness. Some forms of cancer or liver disease. Wild caught monitors are not necessarily more aggressive. Captive bred monitors can be just as aggressive. I have seen some pretty ill looking monitors at reptile shows. And, not all the vendors are on the up and up. Some will try to advertise their monitors as farm raised or captive born. Those are just fancy terms for, a wild caught gravid female laying eggs at a ranch, and they hatch them. When purchasing a monitor you just have to ask a lot of questions and then ask your self do you trust the person that is answering them.

    What happens if you do not respond to chemotherapy?
    I was just wondering what happens to patients with cancer if they are resistant to chemotherapy, thus do not respond to it. What other treatments are available to them?

    Thanks for any help :)
    Just thought I'd add in that I don't have cancer, I just need the information for a project :)

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the type of cancer. Leukemia, for example, is often treated with second-line, more aggressive chemotherapy or an allogenic stem cell transplant if first-line chemo fails to cure it (which often happens in adults). Same with lymphoma, except the stem cell transplant is usually autologous (unless it's spread to the bone marrow). Other cancers, such as lung or throat cancer, may be treated with radiation. Melanoma is oftentimes treated with interferon or interleukin-2. For other cancers, and for those that fail to respond to stem cell transplant and second-line chemo, palliative care is almost always the next step, as the cancer is usually considered terminal.

      For other cancers (such as pancreatic, stomach, etc.), if first-line chemo fails (which it usually does, unfortunately), then patients typically go straight to hospice.

      Sometimes, clinical trials may be attempted on terminally ill patients.

    In between my adams apple and my chin on the side of my throat there are several lumps, is this normal?
    I am female but where the adams apple is and the chin I have lumps on each side of my throat. They are movable but only move about 5mm or so. They aren't very big. ABout a fingernail size. Honestly, what is it?
    And I'm 14 and they have been there for a few months...
    What do I do about it? Leave it or what?

    • ANSWER:
      They are lymph nodes, they swell when you've got an infection, a virus etc. It's almost certainly nothing to worry about. If it were cancer, you would have very aggressive symptoms, as lymphatic cancer is very aggressive and can kill in two weeks.

      Don't worry

    How can someone get lung cancer who never smoked?
    And why is there no treatment? My mom just told me that her neice (my cousin) is dying of lung cancer...but she never smoked a day in her life (although I believe my uncle did.) I don't really know her all that well but it still makes me very sad. She's got a little girl with a disability and two other kids as well. I just dont understand how this happened!
    The town she lives in has cean air as it's a medium sized town. The doctor also only gave her a year and said there is no treatment for her.

    • ANSWER:
      This is very sad and unfortunate, sorry for this news you've received. My MIL had lung cancer and she never smoked either, neither did her husband. However some of her kids did and when they visited she never discouraged them from smoking in the house.

      Also, she used to enjoy a wood stove :) and when families were over and babies needed changing she'd shove the diapers in the wood stove...she also gardened and used Purlite in the soil and with all of these combined, the doctors believed that it was the carsenagenics that were in all these things that resulted in her cancer.

      Her father however died of throat cancer and this was always a severe fear she had...that she'd get cancer. She was a sweet lady. I now have a brother in law (her son) suffering from this as well.

      Chemo, radiation, medications...she may be okay if they have it on time and are more aggressive than the disease is. I hope she fights this and lives a long and happy life. My MIL lived for 7 years after diagnosis, my BIL is doing well, was treated about 4 years ago and no sign of return as of yet.

      Wish her the best

    Does marijuana cause health problems like a cigarette or chewing tobacco would?
    Will marijuana give you cancer and other health problems such as the other? if so what problems will it cause?

    • ANSWER:
      Effects on the Heart
      Within a few minutes after smoking marijuana, the heart begins beating more rapidly and the blood pressure drops. Marijuana can cause the heart beat to increase by 20 to 50 beats per minute, and can increase even more if other drugs are used at the same time.

      Because of the lower blood pressure and higher heart rate, researchers found that users' risk for a heart attack is four times higher within the first hour after smoking marijuana.

      Effects on the Lungs
      Smoking marijuana, even infrequently, can cause burning and stinging of the mouth and throat, and cause heavy coughing. Scientists have found that regular marijuana smokers can experience the same respiratory problems as tobacco smokers do, including:

      * Daily cough and phlegm production
      * More frequent acute chest illnesses
      * Increased risk of lung infections
      * Obstructed airways

      Marijuana contains more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than tobacco smoke and because marijuana smokers usually inhale deeper and hold the smoke in their lungs longer than tobacco smokers, their lungs are exposed to those carcinogenic properties longer.

      One study found that marijuana smokers were three times more likely to develop cancer of the head or neck than non-smokers. Many researchers believe than smoking marijuana is overall more harmful to the lungs than smoking tobacco.

      Other Health Effects
      Research indicates that THC impairs the body's immune system from fighting disease, which can cause a wide variety of health problems. One study found that marijuana actually inhibited the disease-preventing actions of key immune cells. Another study found that THC increased the risk of developing bacterial infections and tumors.

      Effects of Exposure During Pregnancy
      Several studies have found that children born to mothers who used marijuana during pregnancy exhibit some problems with neurological development. According to those studies, prenatal marijuana exposure can cause:

      * Altered responses to visual stimuli
      * Increased tremulousness
      * Problems with sustained attention and memory
      * Poor problem-solving skills

      A 2002 report by the British Lung Foundation estimated that three to four cannabis cigarettes a day were associated with the same amount of damage to the lungs as 20 or more tobacco cigarettes a day.

      In 2008 a study was released by the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand suggested that smoking cannabis increased the risk of lung cancer by 5.7 times over non-smokers.

      A 2009 study found that cannabis use may increase the risk of testicular cancer. In particular, the risk of developing nonseminoma testicular cancer, a more aggressive form of the disease, was increased in current cannabis users and even greater in long-term chronic users.

      Like all smoke, cannabis smoke contains tars which, unlike cannabinoids themselves, are rich in carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, a prime culprit in smoking-related cancers.

      Other effects are memory problems in heavy, long term users. While it is not considered 'addictive' many long term users who attempt to quit have reported anger problems, loss of sleep, nervousness and irritability much like those who attempt to quit tobacco.

      Other studies have been done that are often quoted by users that suggest marijuana has NO bad effects what so ever. Those studies are often misquoted or quoted in such a way as to make it look like marijuana use is not dangerous in any way.

      While marijuana users like to say it does no harm, anyone capable of logical reasoning can not possibly think that inhaling any type of smoke into their bodies can be good for them.

    Is it possible to get esophageal or gastric cancer after having esophagitis or gastritis for 2 years?
    I am 31 years old and have severe acid reflux. I was diagnosed in November 2009. I took Nexium for a while. Now I am taking a supplement called Zypan and have stopped the Nexium. I feel like crap at least once or more each week. I just hope I have nothing really serious.

    • ANSWER:
      It depends, but generally cancer appears after more years, you have to go to the doctor, I think you are fine maybe this helps you:

      Gastritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. This inflammation is caused by small cuts, which are caused by:

      Excessive consumption of alcohol, coffee, drink or other irritants
      Frequent consumption of irritating food or greasy.
      Heavy smoking.
      Use of drugs such as analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, or drugs aggressive against some diseases.
      Infection by Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that attaches to the stomach wall, causing inflammation and acidity.
      Wear clothing that pulls the stomach area.
      Consumption of citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, tomatoes also, chocolates, etc..

      All this weakens and irritates the lining of the stomach and makes it less resistant to acid secreted to the digestive process, causing gastritis. The amount of acid also increases more than usual.

      Symptoms of gastritis

      Burning sensation in the chest or the stomach
      Sour taste in mouth, bitter taste in the throat after eating or at bedtime.
      Lack of appetite

      How to prevent or reduce Gastritis

      Avoid greasy, salty, spicy,
      Avoid irritants such as alcohol beverages, coffee, chocolate, etc.
      avoid Smoking
      Lose weight.
      Eat more alkaline foods such as vegetables.
      Consult with your doctor.

      Gastritis can be cured with a healthy life, less stress, good drugs. The untreated gastritis can lead to ulcers are open sores and bleeding in the stomach wall, and over time can cause cancer in the stomach.

      Gastritis is very common nowadays perhaps is the cause your stomach hurts after eating. A very common symptom is the generation of lot of gas and burning sensation in the stomach.

    What happens when your told you have cancer?
    Im doing a essay and its based on cancer,and id apprectate if you told me how you felt,the emotions that were running threw your head when you were told you had cancer,how long you had it for etc
    any help would be appericatedd xxx

    • ANSWER:
      Almost exactly a month ago I felt a large lump in my neck. I had never noticed it before. I did a little research and since I did not have a sore throat, fever... I thought it was lymphoma, cancer in the lymph nodes. It took me a week to find the doctor I wanted to see and make an appointment, which was Monday morning, 9 days after I 1st found it. He examined me and ruled out the same things I did, and ordered an MRI. Tuesday was the MRI and I was back in him office on Wednesday. I had a large mass in my neck and another one in one tonsil. At that point I was sure it was cancer, but my wife did not want to say the same, and the doc could only suggest it was likely. Thursday I had a biopsy and Friday I was back again with a diagnosis of cancer.

      It felt like my stomach was all balled up. I was feeling like I did not want to die, and if I was going to die, how was I going to spend the rest of my time. At the same time, I was ready to be as aggressive as I could be. The line I used was that I would have the doctors hit me over the head with anything and everything they could until I just could not take it any more.

      So the weekend really sucked, with a diagnosis that I have a metastasized tumor in my lymph gland and a primary tumor in my neck. It has already moved once where else would it be. That following Monday I was in for a PET scan, and back in the doc's office that afternoon with the 1st bit of good news. Nothing had spread below the collarbone and that it looked treatable. The rest of the week I was going to doctor appointments and meeting the team that would treat me.

      The following Wednesday (last week) I had a port put in so I would not have to get IVs every time and Thursday was my 1st round of chemotherapy. I hate how my mouth feels, my tongue is all swollen and I can't taste anything, but it beats the alternative. I have 2 more rounds of chemo and then I get radiation therapy, which will be worse than the chemo.

      My attitude throughout is that it sucks to be me right now, but I will get through this. I am an atheist, and never considered religion, sin, destiny or whatever as a cause or potential source of support. Before I found the lump, I was healthy. My treatments are going to make me pretty sick, but I will recover.

      I have a pretty black and dry sense of humor, so I use that a lot. One friend I told by saying I finally figured out how to lose the extra 15-20 pounds I carry. Another I told that he is finally going to have something to make fun of me about my health. Other I tell that I am not the first person to have cancer, I will survive.

    What can an Ear, Nose, Throat specialist do for someone with chronic sinus problems?
    My son (age 9) has an appointment in a couple of weeks, and I'm curious about what to expect. Is there anything that they can do to help with sinus problems the day of the appointment?

    • ANSWER:
      When you’re diagnosed with sinusitis, the first person who treats you will probably be your primary care doctor. But if sinusitis does not respond to treatment in three months, it’s considered chronic sinusitis, and the next step is to see a specialist called an otolaryngologist. These surgeons specialize in problems of the ears, nose, and throat and are also called ENT doctors. If your sinus problems are so bad that you need sinus surgery, an ENT doctor will perform the surgery.

      Before You Turn to Surgery

      Patients who respond to medical therapy do not need surgery, adds Mark A. Zacharek, MD, residency program director for the department of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. But those whose CT (computed tomography) scans show “persistent disease” are possible candidates for surgery, says Dr. Zacharek.

      "Before resorting to sinus surgery, you should try maximum medical therapy,” says Martin Citardi, MD, chairman of the department of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. That may include a long course of antibiotics, sinus irrigations, and steroid medications. The next step, if there is no relief, is to get a CT scan. Says Dr. Citardi, “If there is still evidence of chronic sinus disease or there is an obstruction of the sinuses that can only be relieved by surgery, then surgery is recommended.”

      When Sinus Surgery Is Recommended

      Reasons for sinus surgery include:
      Evidence of chronic sinusitis even after aggressive medical treatment
      Sinus disease caused by a fungal infection
      Nasal or sinus polyps
      Structural abnormalities of the nose or sinuses
      Sinus infection that has spread to bone
      Cancer of the sinus
      Chronic sinusitis with HIV

      Types of Sinus Surgery

      The most common surgical procedure for patients with chronic sinusitis is endoscopic sinus surgery, Zacharek says. Certain types of aggressive fungal infections as well as rare tumors of the sinus may call for “traditional or external surgical approaches involving incisions in the gum line or over the eyebrows in the forehead,” he explains.

      Surgeries used on the sinuses are:
      Functional endoscopic surgery. This surgical procedure uses a lighted tube called an endoscope to look directly into the nose and sinuses. During an endoscopy, the surgeon can remove tissue, clean out the sinuses, and enlarge sinus openings for drainage.
      Balloon sinuplasty. "In this surgical procedure, a catheter with an inflatable balloon is inserted into the sinus and the balloon is then inflated to widen sinus openings," explains Citardi.
      Open sinus surgery. In some more complicated cases of chronic sinusitis, an incision may be made directly over the sinus so it can be opened, diseased tissue can be removed, and the sinus reconstructed.

      Pros and Cons of Sinus Surgery

      The biggest pro for sinus surgery is that it usually works. It may take several months for healing to be complete, and during this time post-operative care is very important. "Studies show that sinus surgery is 85 to 90 percent effective," says Citardi, adding that a particular pro for the endoscopy procedure is that it has few complications and that the patient feels little pain, if any, during recovery. Another plus is that it’s usually outpatient surgery, Zacharek says.

      As for the cons, patients need to know that post-sinus surgery care is as important as the surgical procedure itself. Patients need to come back for endoscopic examinations and clean-out. Says Zacharek, “The patient must understand that sinus surgery is not necessarily a cure for chronic sinusitis. Post-operative care may require regular sterile sinus irrigations and the use of nasal sprays."

      Some complications associated with sinus surgery include bleeding, infection, and loss of vision. Serious complications are very rare, occurring in much less than 1 percent of cases.

      Sinus surgery for chronic sinusitis and related problems is used only when all else fails. The best results for sinus surgery happen when you and your ENT surgeon have realistic expectations and work closely together before and after your surgery.

    what kind of doctor should i see to get my thyroid checked?
    i have a chronic cough and my sister had thyroid cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Having Thyroid cancer (thyca), I first went to my regular doctor. I had a blood test taken and the thyroid hormone checked. Mine was 5.290, so that is on the high side. So she put me onto Synthyroid to lower my number down. I had already known that I had a nodule which was beign. She couldn't tell by feeling my neck to see if it had gotten any bigger, so I went down to get an ultrasound. There they found that I had developed more nodules in both lobes of the thyroid. I went back for the results and she scheduled me to have a biopsy. The results of that confirmed that there were cancer cells of papillary. Then I am sent to the ENT (ears, nose, throat) doctor/surgeon. He set up my surgery to remove my whole thyroid. That is sent to the pathologist to test to see about the cancer cells. I actually had two types of cancer. This last week I was sent to the ENDO, who schedules my radiation treatment, etc. I will be staying with him for quite a long time since he will have to monitor me, blood test, body scans, medication, etc. My ENT told me that a doctor would not have been able to feel the other nodules in my neck, so I am so greatful that she had me go down to ultrasound to check it. They were very small, less than an cm, and the doctor said that the radiologist who did the biopsy got the right spot. If he had missed, it would have come up beign, and then they wouldn't have done the surgery. So I was lucky. Now they will monitor me after the radiation to kill off any cancer cells that has gotten into my body.

      I had no symptoms of coughing. I felt totally fine. The only reason why I was concerned about having my tested was that my son has the same thing as I do. So you want to get yours checked, My son's numbers on the blood test were normal, so don't go by that. Since your sister had it, do an ultrasound. Insist on it. My mom was tested and she has the nodules, but they are beign. My daughter is now going to have hers tested. I had papillary variant of follicullar carcinoma. Very easy treatable. There are acouple of aggressive types of thyroid cancer too that are not easy to treat.

    Are there any good websites that explain the negative aspect of marijuana?
    I smoke recreationaly (once a week or less) and am having a difficult time finding websites (other than stupid government propaganda) that explain logically and scientifically the negative aspects of marijuana. Any help?

    • ANSWER:
      What you've seen is pretty much the case. Organizations like NIDA and others are all promoting propaganda. Most all negative health effects have been proven false, in fact, pediatricians have recently proposed using marijuana (eaten in baked form such as a cookie or brownie) as a healthier, more effective alternative to control ADD in children. I'll explain that in a bit more detail later.

      The truth is, the only negative side effects of marijuana come from smoking it. Combustion produces some mutagenic and carcinogenic hydrocarbons commonly called "tar" (such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons or PAH which can mutate cellular DNA), carbon monoxide, and some unidentified trace toxins.

      Even smoking marijuana, however, is not linked to lung cancer as the active chemical, THC in marijuana is a very potent anti-tumor agent that works by inducing cell programmed death or apostasis in cells that are damaged by smoke inhalation. This causes the cells to kill themselves, which is a healthy process as new cells can replace them. If the cells should live on after smoke damage, the exposure to mutagens often causes them to turn cancerous. The immune system normally deals with a certain amount cancerous or mutated cells in the body, but when the cancer grows too large, it overwhelms the body's ability to keep it in check. Nicotine activates receptors in throat and lung tissues that prevent the cells from initiating apostasis, which is the natural response (as well as the response initiated by THC).

      The myth that THC kills brain cells was an obvious propaganda piece. Its easy to tell people that since drugs kill brain cells and marijuana is a "drug", it damages them as well. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Marijuana does kill some brain cells, but these are called "glioma cells". Glioma cells are the cause of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), also known as the most common (52% of cases) and aggressive form of brain cancer. Glioma cells are responsible for many other types of brain cancer as well.

      In addition, THC has been shown to exhibit a neuroprotective effect (prevents damage to brain cells) in healthy neurons, especially from glutamate induced death. There is also evidence that THC stimulates neurogenesis (growth of new neurons) in the hippocampus which is linked to curing depression.

      THC has also been shown more effective in treating ADD than Ridalin and is much less harmful to the body. With proper dosing, some pediatricians hope to find a better alternative to prescription pharmaceuticals. This still remains controversial. Although THC does not damage adult brains, the effect on the developing brains has not been fully determined.

      Marijuana is also negligibly addictive because of the way our brain processes it. THC works by activating the CB1 receptors found concentrated in central nervous system. THC also partially activates the CB2 receptor found mainly in the immune system on white blood cells. Because these receptors are mostly absent in the areas of the brain that control vital functions, a THC overdose is nearly impossible.

      When eaten or smoked through a vaporizer, marijuana has no negative health risks.

    Any body know what de chances of throut cancer spreading?
    my grandad had been told he has tnrouth cancer. i have been told its not likely 2 spread for that area is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      Can Throat Cancer be Treated?

      Yes. Treatment is aimed at destruction of the cancer cells and prevention of spread of the cancer to other parts of the body.

      Some common treatment options are surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

      If the tumor that contains the cancer cells is small, either surgery or radiation therapy alone can be used to eliminate the tumor. If the tumor is not small, or has spread to lymph nodes in the neck, a more aggressive treatment of radiation and chemotherapy is often needed.

      In some cases, surgery is needed to remove the tumor and vocal cords is necessary. If the vocal cords are removed, artificial vocal cords may be implanted into the throat.

      Complications of Throat Cancer

      Some common complications of throat cancer are:

      * Airway obstruction
      * Loss of voice and speaking ability
      * Disfigurement of the neck or face
      * Hardening of the skin of the neck
      * Difficulty swallowing
      * Spread of the cancer to other body areas

    Is it bad to force yourself not to cry?
    I'm just wondering because I've been holding back some tears and my throat hurts.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. The pain will not go away, you are only burying it but it is still there and it will come out later, probably in some passive aggressive abusive behavior at someone who is the nicest person in the world and therefore you see that person as an easy target. That is psychology.

      edit: And yes it can cause physical damage too. The more stress you are under, the more likely you are to have accidents and develop illness, including things like cancer. You stress yourself by forcing yourself to deny your true emotions.

    How long does it take to cure duodinitis?
    Hi am 20 yrs old and I've duodinitis and acute gastritis.. am currently taking medication for it, but i really want to know how long it'll take for it to get cured. I'm also on a strict bland food diet which i obviously hate. I wanna know how soon i can start eating my regular meals!! :( :(

    • ANSWER:
      Gastritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. This inflammation is caused by small cuts, which are caused by:

      Excessive consumption of alcohol, coffee, drink or other irritants
      Frequent consumption of irritating food or greasy.
      Heavy smoking.
      Use of drugs such as analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, or drugs aggressive against some diseases.
      Infection by Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that attaches to the stomach wall, causing inflammation and acidity.
      Wear clothing that pulls the stomach area.
      Consumption of citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, tomatoes also, chocolates, etc..

      All this weakens and irritates the lining of the stomach and makes it less resistant to acid secreted to the digestive process, causing gastritis. The amount of acid also increases more than usual.

      Symptoms of gastritis

      Burning sensation in the chest or the stomach
      Sour taste in mouth, bitter taste in the throat after eating or at bedtime.
      Lack of appetite

      How to prevent or reduce Gastritis

      Avoid greasy, salty, spicy,
      Avoid irritants such as alcohol beverages, coffee, chocolate, etc.
      avoid Smoking
      Lose weight.
      Eat more alkaline foods such as vegetables.
      Consult with your doctor.

      Gastritis can be cured with a healthy life, less stress, good drugs. The untreated gastritis can lead to ulcers are open sores and bleeding in the stomach wall, and over time can cause cancer in the stomach.

      Gastritis is very common nowadays perhaps is the cause your stomach hurts after eating. A very common symptom is the generation of lot of gas and burning sensation in the stomach.

    How Do You Prevent Your Throat From Burning When Smoking Anything?

    • ANSWER:
      1) Throat cancer is INCREDIBLY aggressive, and
      2) entirely in-operable, so surgeons can't do anything to help when you have it.

      To avoid a damaged, smoke-burnt throat, which will aggressively repair itself, leading to tumours which will kill you, JUST DON'T SMOKE!

    How does a smoker die from "lung cancer"?-what are the "symptoms"?
    How do they know they have it? how long do they live for? (do they cough themself to death? die in their sleep? or...?)

    • ANSWER:
      Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a disease in which the cells of the lung tissues grow uncontrollably and form tumors.


      There are two kinds of lung cancers, primary and secondary. Primary lung cancer starts in the lung itself, and is divided into small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. Small cell lung cancers are shaped like an oat and called oat-cell cancers; they are aggressive, spread rapidly, and represent 20% of lung cancers. Non-small cell lung cancer represents almost 80% of all primary lung cancers. Secondary lung cancer is cancer that starts somewhere else in the body (for example, the breast or colon) and spreads to the lungs.

      The lungs

      The lungs are located along with the heart in the chest cavity. The lungs are not simply hollow balloons but have a very organized structure consisting of hollow tubes, blood vessels and elastic tissue. The hollow tubes, called bronchi, are highly branched, becoming smaller and more numerous at each branching. They end in tiny, blind sacs made of elastic tissue called alveoli. These sacs are where the oxygen a person breathes in is taken up into the blood, and where carbon dioxide moves out of the blood to be breathed out.

      Normal healthy lungs are continually secreting mucus that not only keeps the lungs moist, but also protects the lungs by trapping foreign particles like dust and dirt in breathed air. The inside of the lungs is covered with small hairlike structures called cilia. The cilia move in such a way that mucus is swept up out of the lungs and into the throat.

      Lung cancer

      Most lung cancers start in the cells that line the bronchi, and can take years to develop. As they grow larger they prevent the lungs from functioning normally. The tumor can reduce the capacity of the lungs, or block the movement of air through the bronchi in the lungs. As a result, less oxygen gets into the blood and patients feel short of breath. Tumors may also block the normal movement of mucus up into the throat. As a result, mucus builds up in the lungs and infection may develop behind the tumor. Once lung cancer has developed it frequently spreads to other parts of the body.

      The speed at which non-small cell tumors grow depends on the type of cells that make up the tumor. The following three types account for the vast majority of non-small cell tumors:

      Adenocarcinomas are the most common and often cause no symptoms. Frequently they are not found until they are advanced.

      Squamous cell carcinomas usually produce symptoms because they are centrally located and block the lungs.

      Undifferentiated large cell and giant cell carcinomas tend to grow rapidly, and spread quickly to other parts of the body.

      Worldwide, lung cancer is the most common cancer in males, and the fifth most common cancer in women. The worldwide mortality rate for patients with lung cancer is 86%. In the United States, lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer among both men and women. The World Health Organization estimates that the worldwide mortality from lung cancer will increase to three million by the year 2025. Of those three million deaths, almost two and a half million will result from non-small cell lung cancer.

      The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that 173,770 Americans will develop lung cancer in 2004, 93,110 men and 80,660 women. Of these patients, 160,440 will die of the disease.

      The incidence of lung cancer is beginning to fall in developed countries. This may be a result of antismoking campaigns. In developing countries, however, rates continue to rise, which may be a consequence of both industrialization and the increasing use of tobacco products.

      Causes and symptoms


      Tobacco smoking accounts for 87% of all lung cancers. Giving up tobacco can prevent most lung cancers. Smoking marijuana cigarettes is considered another risk factor for cancer of the lung. Second hand smoke also contributes to the development of lung cancer among nonsmokers.

      Certain hazardous materials that people may be exposed to in their jobs have been shown to cause lung cancer. These include asbestos, coal products, and radioactive substances. Air pollution may also be a contributing factor. Exposure to radon, a colorless, odorless gas that sometimes accumulates in the basement of homes, may cause lung cancer in a tiny minority of patients. In addition, patients whose lungs are scarred from other lung conditions may have an increased risk of developing lung cancer.


      Lung cancers tend to spread very early, and only 15% are detected in their early stages. The chances of early detection, however, can be improved by seeking medical care at once if any of the following symptoms appear:

      a cough that does not go away

      chest pain

      shortness of breath

      recurrent lung infections, such as bronchitis or pneumonia

      bloody or brown-colored spit or phlegm (sputum)

      persistent hoarseness

      significant weight loss that is not due to dieting or vigorous exercise; fatigue and loss of appetite

      unexplained fever

      Although these symptoms may be caused by diseases other than lung cancer, it is important to consult a doctor to rule out the possibility of lung cancer.

      If lung cancer has spread to other organs, the patient may have other symptoms such as headaches, bone fractures, pain, bleeding, or blood clots.


      Physical examination and diagnostic tests

      The doctor will first take a detailed medical history and assess risk factors. During a complete physical examination the doctor will examine the patient's throat to rule out other possible causes of hoarseness or coughing, and will listen to the patient's breathing and chest sounds.

      If the doctor has reason to suspect lung cancer, particularly if the patient has a history of heavy smoking or occupational exposure to irritating substances, a chest x ray may be ordered to see if there are any masses in the lungs. Special imaging techniques, such as computed tomography (CT) scans or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), may provide more precise information about the size, shape, and location of any tumors.

      Sputum analysis

      Sputum analysis is a noninvasive test that involves microscopic examination of cells that are coughed up from the lungs. This test can diagnose at least 30% of lung cancers, even if tumors are not visible on chest x rays. In addition, the test can detect cancer in its very early stages, before it spreads to other regions. The sputum test does not provide any information about the location of the tumor.

    how quickly does a lump of cancer grow?
    say you have a lump on the top part of your throat, and its been there for weeks without going away, and its the same size as it was when it was first found (about a month and a half ago). if it was cancer, would the lump/bulge thing have grown by now? if so, how much?

    • ANSWER:
      What you are describing sounds more like a swollen lymph node, but regardless you should have this examined by a doctor as no one here can tell you what you are feeling. As for your specific question . . cancer is an umbrella term for over 200 different types of disease . . which means that some types of cancer are extremely slow growing and can take years and years while others are very aggressive and can grow in months or weeks. Any type of fast growing lumps or bumps should be examined sooner rather than later.

    Could a Syphilis or Herpes sore feel like hard bumps?
    I know I keep posting questions I am worried. I had given head to someone and it did not feel normal I felt bump from under the head down. A lot of them. Please no lectures. Now thinking I am a little more worried I had just been treated for Chlamydia which I know rises my chances for STDs especially HIV and Syphilis. I will get checked but I want answers not lectures, I know it is unsafe.

    Blunt answers to the question would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Herpes usually turns from a pimple like bump into a sore and eventually scabs. I don't know what Syphilis looks like.
      Genital Warts are usually small flesh colored bumps. They don't hurt unless bumped or bothered. Sometimes they itch. They are highly contagious. They are a virus. They can be transmitted during oral sex.
      There are roughly 10 strains of HPV(genital warts). Mainly they fit into two broad categories: #1- Causes cancers. Less likely to show visible symptoms. # 2- Causes warts. Less likely to cause cancer.
      Some strains of the HPV virus can cause cancers including those of the throat, neck, and penis. Less serious strains can cause warts on the face. Extremely aggressive strains can cause warts pretty much any where on or even inside the body. These strains are extremely rare, but they do happen. I read something some where about a documented case of someone with a strange type of warts growing on the inside of their lungs, caused by hpv. Again, that's not likely, but I think you should definitely discuss it with your doctor.
      Be certain to ALWAYS use a form of protection. Use condoms & dental dams during oral sex.
      You don't want warts on your face or some where worse.
      -It's estimated that 80% of the population of the united states will come into contact with some form of hpv at some point in there lives.
      -Roughly one in four teenage girls in high school has an STD/STI of some kind. (obviously this particular stat is nation wide & based on averages, so how the information is applied to your local schools depends on variables of demographic, etc. Still, food for thought!)
      -One in four young people is anticipated to experience an std/sti by the time they are 25.
      We live in dangerous times. We've been lazy and careless. Taking care of oneself isn't easy, but it is necessary. Remember that, and start making wiser choices for yourself. Otherwise could wind up affecting your health for your entire life. <:(

    Is creatine bad for your stomach or GI tract if you have GERDS or gastritis or really bad heartburn?
    Becuase it seems like everything hurts my stomach and I was going to ask the doctor about creatine but I forgot, thanks for the help.

    • ANSWER:
      Gastritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. This inflammation is caused by small cuts, which are caused by:

      Excessive consumption of alcohol, coffee, drink or other irritants
      Frequent consumption of irritating food or greasy.
      Heavy smoking.
      Use of drugs such as analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, or drugs aggressive against some diseases.
      Infection by Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that attaches to the stomach wall, causing inflammation and acidity.
      Wear clothing that pulls the stomach area.
      Consumption of citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, tomatoes also, chocolates, etc..

      All this weakens and irritates the lining of the stomach and makes it less resistant to acid secreted to the digestive process, causing gastritis. The amount of acid also increases more than usual.

      Symptoms of gastritis

      Burning sensation in the chest or the stomach
      Sour taste in mouth, bitter taste in the throat after eating or at bedtime.
      Lack of appetite

      How to prevent or reduce Gastritis

      Avoid greasy, salty, spicy,
      Avoid irritants such as alcohol beverages, coffee, chocolate, etc.
      avoid Smoking
      Lose weight.
      Eat more alkaline foods such as vegetables.
      Consult with your doctor.

      Gastritis can be cured with a healthy life, less stress, good drugs. The untreated gastritis can lead to ulcers are open sores and bleeding in the stomach wall, and over time can cause cancer in the stomach.

      Gastritis is very common nowadays perhaps is the cause your stomach hurts after eating. A very common symptom is the generation of lot of gas and burning sensation in the stomach.

    What could the effects be if someone who is bipolar or has BPD does acid?
    I'm curious.
    & if you didn't know, BPD= Borderline Personality Disorder.

    • ANSWER:
      I have both Bipolar & BPD & I was a drug addict for 24 years. My life was absolute hell!! I was impulsive, angry, abusive & aggressive, suicidal, self-harming. In & out of the Psych ward, jail, bankrupt, loss of job, cars repossessed, homelessness, loss of friends & broken relationships with no self-esteem or confidence & no social skills whatsoever. I even had my kids taken off me. I've since rehabilitated myself with rehab, medication & therapy & I'm now leading a normal, healthy & happy life. I'm studying Drug & Alcohol Counselling including mental health. ALL DRUGS can trigger & increase the symptoms of mental illness, even worse if the person is also taking Psych medication which will also interact with drugs. If they're not taking Psych medication then their mental illness symptoms will be even more predominent & then increased again with the interaction of illicit drugs. Acid is LSD, a Hallucinagen which distorts reality, & perception of time & space, people can see & hear things that aren't really there & depending on the mood & mental stability of the person they may have an extremely frightening experience & react badly, behaving in a way that could threaten their safety or the safety of others. LSD can have damaging permanent side effects such a flashbacks. Combine LSD or any other drug with mental illness & you're asking for dangerous & disasterous consequences-maybe even death! It's not worth it. The only way to 'have a good time' & enjoy life is keep off illicit drugs, go to therapy & take psych medication as prescribed.

      And don't listen to kari t's advice above, pot is not a harmless drug as most people would like to believe. It has been proven to be linked to mental illness causing schizophrenia & psychosis, it also causes the user to feel lethargic, depressed & unmotivated with short-term memory loss-not to mention lung & throat cancer!

    i have had ongoing chest infections for 4 months, i have also had a serious pain in my side since christmas?
    (under my ribs) now i have lost my voice, there is no pain in my throught . I am 44 and have smoked for 30 years, i am having an x ray this afternoon and i am afraid they might find cancer, do any of these symptoms sound familiar to anyone who has suffered cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      The most common symptoms of throat cancer are:

      Hoarseness that does not resolve in 1 to 2 weeks
      Sore throat that does not resolve in 1 to 2 weeks, even with antibiotics
      Neck pain
      Difficulty swallowing
      Swelling in the neck
      Unintentional weight loss
      Unexplained cough
      Coughing up blood
      Abnormal (high-pitched) breathing sounds
      How is Throat Cancer Diagnosed?

      If your doctor believes you may have throat cancer, he will order a series of tests. A laryngoscopy will be conducted. A laryngoscopy is an examination by use of a tube with a small lighted camera. A cranial CT scan and/or cranial MRI may also be conducted. These tests will help determine if the cancer has spread to lymph nodes in the neck.

      Your doctor may also conduct a biopsy to analyze tissues that may be cancerous. A biopsy is the removal of a small piece of tissue for microscopic examination. Biopsies are used to help diagnose disease.

      Can Throat Cancer be Treated?

      Yes. Treatment is aimed at destruction of the cancer cells and prevention of spread of the cancer to other parts of the body.

      Some common treatment options are surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

      If the tumor that contains the cancer cells is small, either surgery or radiation therapy alone can be used to eliminate the tumor. If the tumor is not small, or has spread to lymph nodes in the neck, a more aggressive treatment of radiation and chemotherapy is often needed.

      In some cases, surgery is needed to remove the tumor and vocal cords is necessary. If the vocal cords are removed, artificial vocal cords may be implanted into the throat.

      Complications of Throat Cancer

      Some common complications of throat cancer are:

      Airway obstruction
      Loss of voice and speaking ability
      Disfigurement of the neck or face
      Hardening of the skin of the neck
      Difficulty swallowing
      Spread of the cancer to other body areas
      Can Throat Cancer be Prevented?

      One of the bests ways to reduce your risk of developing throat cancer is to minimize or avoid smoking and excess alcohol use.

    Have you ever had anything happen to you that confirmed the existence of god?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many instances, but truly you would have to walk in my shoes in order to understand.

      However, on Yahoo Answers I have talked about two instances and asked for prayers for both instances.

      1. My step-mother had an aggressive form of ovarian cancer. The doctors told us that we had better pray that none of the cancer spread to her major organs. We did. When he performed surgery he found that the cancer had indeed missed all of her major organs. She still needed chemo because they were unable to get rid of all of the cancer cells. After quite a few treatments, they found that chemo was not getting rid of the cancer. They told her that she had three months left to live. We prayed constantly for God to save her. A couple weeks later, she was tested for cancer. She was negative. She is still negative and alive to this day. Her case was published in medical journals as a complete miracle. I would show the article if I didn't value my privacy.

      2. My father. He was diagnosed with throat cancer with a 5% chance of surviving. I asked for prayers on Y! Answers. Even with some of the rude remarks from atheists about how my father was going to die, many were happy to pray for him. When he came in for an operation to remove some of his throat, they found the cancer to be gone. It appeared to come back later on and my father was losing weight and his throat was bleeding. He went to the doctor after all we had all prayed for him. Once again some rude atheists told me he was going to die. Guess what? He was fine. Still negative to this day.

    My dog is aggressive towards other dogs?
    My female pit mix is aggressive towards other dogs, which is not good considering we now live in an apartment with many other dogs. I feel like this is all my fault as she used to be extremely friendly with other dogs because she used to live with 150 others at a sanctuary. She was constantly outside running free with all of these other dogs and now she can't even get around one without pulling at her leash and wanting to fight. She absolutely will NOT listen to me on a walk. She does great in the house but once she gets outside to go potty, she will lunge at other dogs. She has attacked another dog, but it scares me because one day she might. I hate that she presents such a threat to other dogs, especially with her breed. I don't want people to dislike our dog or breed just because of her aggression. My grandfather has cancer and that is his best friend and it would hurt him so bad to lose this dog if she ever hurt another animal.

    What can I do to help her? I want to take her on a walk everyday since we live right across the street from our park but I'm scared to because everytime we do, I can't control her.
    I'm willing to try whatever will help because I cannot lose my dog, I'm lucky enough to have been able to take her with us when the apt. only allows 25 lb dogs and she is 80. Please any suggestions, tips, links, or videos would be very much appreciated!!!!

    for an example of how she reacts, the husky at the beginning is what she does in contact with another dog. She is very wary and stiff, and then she just lunges at them.
    Thanks for the answers so far, I use a harness but I have never tried a gentle leader. I will have to try that!
    Oops, *she hasn't** attacked another dog but one day she might.

    • ANSWER:
      Well my dog is aggresive with other to and his behavior wont ever change hes 11 but on walks ive found that he is a lot easier to control when he has a gentle leader on which helps relax the dig by pressing on pressure points on the heads and will not let the dog pull even a little and another plus is that it doesnt damage ur dogs throat like collars do but i recommend trying this as it works wonders

    What diagnostic work up is needed for laryngitis? Im in nursing school please help?

    • ANSWER:
      hmmm. Ok, Laryngitis is an inflammation of the voice box, leading to gradual progressive loss of voice. So sore throat, inability to speak would be the signs/symptoms. Causes could be overuse, chemical irritation or infection (cancer - is one too, but a long shot). Seems to me a direct observation of the throat would be in order, as well as a throat culture. For a more aggressive or chronic case Laryngoscopy with biopsy if anything is found that is suspicious.

      For stuff like this use Medline Plus - It's a website from the National institutes of health, and good reference. Most of it's info comes from the MAyo Clinic - here's 2 sources for u.

    What diseases/disorders would you associate with each Zodiac sign?
    For example...OCD, Bi-Polar etc.


    For Best Answer add:




    • ANSWER:
      I'm going to focus on mental illnesses with my guesses....ok

      Aries- sociopath
      Taurus- anger issues
      Gemini- multiple personality disorder
      Cancer- schizophrenia/ depression
      Leo- hysteria(megalomania)
      Virgo- OCD/ social phobia/ anxiety/ eating disorders
      Libra- bi-polar
      Scorpio- paranoia/depression
      Sagittarius- Narcissistic personality disorder/ ADHD
      Capricorn- Schizoid personality disorder
      Aquarius- antisocial personality disorder
      Pisces- ADHD/alcoholism/ depression

      Fire: would have more narcissistic/ adrenaline junkie/ ADHD/aggressive/ sociopathic tendencies

      Earth: a lot of nervous energy and avoididng social situations type of disorders and some anger issues: anxiety, OCD, avoidant disorder

      Air: a lot of mood and personality disorders: bipolar, depression, anxiety, multiple personality diorder, antisocial behavior

      Water: A lot of issues with depression and maybe even a bit sociopathic since they supposedly feel so much that might shut them down and appear cold, issues with substance abuse, insomnia

      The rest I found on a website which descripes physical ailments rather than mental:
      Cardinal-"Cardinal types of illness are descriptive of the location and have attributes of the movable signs. What this means is that they refer to illnesses that affect the head, breasts, stomach, kidneys, skin and bones. Cardinal types of illness can be acute in nature."

      Fixed- "Fixed sign illness are descriptive of the location and have attributes of the fixed signs. They refer to illness related to throat, thyroid gland, eliminative and reproductive organs, heart, lower back, and circulation of the body. Fixed signs can refer to chronic illness which can last a long time."

      Mutable- "Mutable sign illness are descriptive of the location and have attributes of the mutable signs. They refer to illness related to the arms, shoulders, and lungs, the liver, hips, pancreas, small intestines, immune system and feet. Mutable types of illness can sometimes have a mental origin, and tend to be acute in nature. Mutable types of illness can also refer to recurring illnesses."

    Did Batman in The Dark Knight have Aggressive Throat Cancer or something?
    Seriously...Listen to him talk..

    • ANSWER:
      he talked like that to be scary and to make sure that no one recognized bruce waynes voice.

    what is the difference between boy and girl cats???
    im getting a kitty, but i cant decide which one to get... a nice girl kitty, or a pretty boy kitty????

    • ANSWER:
      Male cats are much more agressive than female cats. For this reason I wouldn't have anything other than a female.

      When I was five, we had a male Siamese cat, Smokey, who would hide behind the sofa. To get from the dining room into the living room, you HAD to walk past the back of the sofa. Smokey would almost always jump out at me, often scratching my legs. He thought he was playing. I thought he was terrorizing me. It was a relief to me when he died from throat cancer (although I didn't want him to suffer.)

      I've had two other Siamese since then, both female. (They lived long lives--one lived to 13, the other to 18.) Never had a problem with that sort of agressiveness in them. In fact, one would even sleep in the stroller with my infant son. She never, ever offered to hurt him (even when he really deserved it) until he reached the ripe age of 5, when she finally scratched him when he was being mean to her. I now have a regular American shorthair female. No aggressive problems with her, either.

      I definitely vote for a female.

    Why does my stomach hurt after I eat?
    Every time after I eat my stomach hurts and I usually go to the bathroom a little while later. I don't know what wrong with me if you have any ideas or suggestions please help thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Gastritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. This inflammation is caused by small cuts, which are caused by:

      Excessive consumption of alcohol, coffee, drink or other irritants
      Frequent consumption of irritating food or greasy.
      Heavy smoking.
      Use of drugs such as analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, or drugs aggressive against some diseases.
      Infection by Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that attaches to the stomach wall, causing inflammation and acidity.
      Wear clothing that pulls the stomach area.
      Consumption of citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, tomatoes also, chocolates, etc..

      All this weakens and irritates the lining of the stomach and makes it less resistant to acid secreted to the digestive process, causing gastritis. The amount of acid also increases more than usual.

      Symptoms of gastritis

      Burning sensation in the chest or the stomach
      Sour taste in mouth, bitter taste in the throat after eating or at bedtime.
      Lack of appetite

      How to prevent or reduce Gastritis

      Avoid greasy, salty, spicy,
      Avoid irritants such as alcohol beverages, coffee, chocolate, etc.
      avoid Smoking
      Lose weight.
      Eat more alkaline foods such as vegetables.
      Consult with your doctor.

      Gastritis can be cured with a healthy life, less stress, good drugs. The untreated gastritis can lead to ulcers are open sores and bleeding in the stomach wall, and over time can cause cancer in the stomach.

      Gastritis is very common nowadays perhaps is the cause your stomach hurts after eating. A very common symptom is the generation of lot of gas and burning sensation in the stomach.

    Why does my stomach hurt after I eat?
    Every time after I eat my stomach hurts and I usually go to the bathroom a little while later. I don't know what wrong with me if you have any ideas or suggestions please help thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Gastritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. This inflammation is caused by small cuts, which are caused by:

      Excessive consumption of alcohol, coffee, drink or other irritants
      Frequent consumption of irritating food or greasy.
      Heavy smoking.
      Use of drugs such as analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, or drugs aggressive against some diseases.
      Infection by Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that attaches to the stomach wall, causing inflammation and acidity.
      Wear clothing that pulls the stomach area.
      Consumption of citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, tomatoes also, chocolates, etc..

      All this weakens and irritates the lining of the stomach and makes it less resistant to acid secreted to the digestive process, causing gastritis. The amount of acid also increases more than usual.

      Symptoms of gastritis

      Burning sensation in the chest or the stomach
      Sour taste in mouth, bitter taste in the throat after eating or at bedtime.
      Lack of appetite

      How to prevent or reduce Gastritis

      Avoid greasy, salty, spicy,
      Avoid irritants such as alcohol beverages, coffee, chocolate, etc.
      avoid Smoking
      Lose weight.
      Eat more alkaline foods such as vegetables.
      Consult with your doctor.

      Gastritis can be cured with a healthy life, less stress, good drugs. The untreated gastritis can lead to ulcers are open sores and bleeding in the stomach wall, and over time can cause cancer in the stomach.

      Gastritis is very common nowadays perhaps is the cause your stomach hurts after eating. A very common symptom is the generation of lot of gas and burning sensation in the stomach.

    Help Persuading Parents to let me get a ferret? they said that the reasons that I can't get a ferret is because 1.) They smell bad and 2.) Our Yorkie will eat him.....I have already found a good solution for number one....but will a yorkie try to eat a ferret if it could?And if a Yorkie will, how can I prevent that from happening?Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      What solution have you found for number 1?! I had four ferrets growing up-who I miss horribly and can't wait to get more-and with a few baths a year, their litter changed at least once a day, and their bedding washed often, they still stunk a little. Too many baths actually makes them stink more because of their glands, and can cause skin problems for them! The dry bath sold at petshops sort of works, but makes the smell worse in my opinion-its like covering up the smell of skunk with roses, but the roses only mask a little, making the smell nauseating in my opinion:P

      For number 2, just keep them seperated. When the ferrets out of its cage, just let it run in a portion of the house while the dogs in the other! And no, the yorkie would not win a fight! Ferrets hunt like cats-they seek higher ground and jump on top of their victims. Then their jaws lock around the other animals throat and don't let go. They have to be pryed off, which is not something a yorkie could do for itself! You'd have to do it! Then probably take the dog to the vet for stitches! Ferret teeth aare like fat little needles that can be veryy painful and draw lots of blood wheen the ferret wants to hurt something!

      I've actually seen many videos on You Tube of ferrets and small dogs playing together! They just have to be introduced properly and always, always, every single second together, must be supervised! Taking your eyes off them for more than a minute (even a minute) could be very bad for one or both animals! Sure the dog could get lucky, but for a yorkie, its a slim chance they'll get even a scratch in!

      We kept our ferrets away from our chihuahuas! Do the same, or at least be on top of them at all times! Hold the dog or the ferret, or even keep the ferret on a leash and harness at first to see how they'll take to eaach other. You'll know right away if it'll turn dangerous (don't let the ferret near the dogs neck) and then just keep them seperated! If they seem to get along okay-which I know is possible-still, constant supervision always-even after 5 years of them getting along!

      Ferrets are really amazing pets! They're great with humans! COnsider adopting. And a young ferret goes through a biting stage, but this goes away when they're held often and wait for rough play until its past it. Be gentle and let it knnow biting is bad-they're intelligent animals and can be taught with the right kind of interaction. It took mine about 2 weeks to stop knawing on our fingers, lol! Their teeth really do hurt. One we still had to wear shoes around the house though, because it was blind and everytime it bumped into feet, it nipped, lol! He was very aggressive with other animals, but the other 3 were not at all with our golden retriever or each other-the chihuahuas were kept away from all 4, though!!!!!

      Show your parents some videos of ferrets on You Tube! Good luck:) They're seriously amazing pets:)

      The one above me is correct! Research is very necasssary! They are more complicated than dogs and cats, need a large cage (tall), need vet visits and often get sick (2 of mine died from 2 different kinds of cancer) which costs lots of money, not all vets treat them, and they have quite a few special needs! They are carnivores-they should only be fed ferret food and ferret treats-I never gave mine anything else and they were healthy (what i could control anyway). Please, be totally sure you want one, will keep one for its entire life span, and can care for it every single day, giving it time out of its cage every single day, can hold it everyday, clean its litter everyday, clean up the poop they leave in corners of your house everyday (their poop is the stinkiest part of them), and will never neglect it! They LOVE attention-they NEED attention, so unless you can give it at least, 2 hours everyday, look for an easier pet. There were 3 of us in ouur house caring for our ferrets-we all took turns cleaning and watching, etc. You'll be doing this all by yourself-make sure you're up for it for quite a few years or your ferret(s) will be the one to suffer-not you! And thats just not fair to the poor little creature who will love you and totally depend on you!

    What part of our chart means what your temper is like?
    Just curious.

    • ANSWER:
      Mars sign, mars placement in the chart, mars contacts to other planets and houses. Also pluto.

      Mars shows you your temper and your attitudes towards sexuality.

      Mars in Aries- dangerous placement for mars depending on the houses, because mars is at home here. Gives a dominant preference in bed if other aspects in the chart don't counteract this. Has a hot temper but will easily forget about it afterwards.
      Mars in Taurus- holds grudges, is stubborn, friendly at first but once the breaking point is pushed they make fiercesome foes. Gives a long-lasting tendency during sex and is a very earthy (sensual) sign
      Mars in Gemini- fickle temper, retaliates by gossiping and secret malicious activities. In extremely aspected charts this may manifest a bipolar tendency when stressed. Experimental sex
      Mars in Cancer- passive aggressive nearly as much as pisces. has trouble expressing anger to someones face directly but defends those close to them. tender and reserved lovers
      Mars in Leo- prideful anger that could be mistaken for stubbornness, but theyre quick to forgive though they wont take a lot of abuse. active and engaging sex, like to impress and demonstrate their abilities to their partner more than "make love"
      Mars in Virgo- shy, critical, sarcastic anger. biting, can be passive aggressive, often analyzes their anger to the point they get more angry than they were before. tentative lovers but dedicated to making sure "the job" is finished
      Mars in Libra- wants to keep the peace, is angered by injustice, can be passive aggressive or just out-and-out leave you if you get them mad. gets annoyed easily but doesn't say anything most of the time. intense sex after they feel engaged and respected emotionally
      Mars in Scorpio- can be passive aggressive but is usually very cut-throat, despises being lied to or cheated, is the wrong person to cross because they will never give up trying to make you "pay" or make your life hell for what you did. intense, passionate sex that gets better with increased trust. tendency to dominate, likes the more extreme types of sex
      Mars in Sagittarius- can be indignant and quick to anger but will forgive and most of the time forget after an argument, always has to feel right, makes for an active, experimental, but sometimes dramatic lover. sex is an exercise to them
      Mars in Capricorn- doesn't express their anger and when they do its with the cold shoulder, or if they feel extremely wronged get appalled at anothers lack of morality and fly off the handle, slow to trust, can be cynical and is affected by the past times theyve been wronged by people. very good lovers when they emotionally open up with a tendency towards submission/domination relations with an exchange of control
      Mars in Aquarius- as Uranus is the planet of movement and the Aquarian ruling planet they are very quick to get over anger, can direct their anger into witty comments or making light of the situation. are not afraid, and actually prefer, to publicly air the situation. anger turns into aloofness. experimental and kinky lovers but distant emotionally
      Mars in Pisces- the most passive aggressive, prone to manipulation and depending on the chart, bouts of self loathing afterwards. pushes away from people if they get too close, too fast will never show the anger that is directed inwards. can be very intuitive lovers who love to please you and give you what you need sexually.

      It's complex because something can interact with another aspect in a totally unexpected way so it depends on the chart.

      For instance, mars conj pluto would usually give someone sex appeal and a vigor for life, and a determination to carry out all things with dedication.
      But if that person had moon square saturn as well, they would have a hard time dealing with their emotions and expressing it adequately so the mars conj pluto could express itself as extreme passive aggression with outbursts of rage or holding grudges.

    One of my tonsils is swollen and i am very worried about cancer what do you think?
    i am 24 and have had one swollen tonsil for a week i went to the doctor and she told me it was not strep and gave me some sudafed and said she didnt think it was cancer becasue i was only 24 and dont smoke. to say the least that did not cure my worries any comments would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      Cancers that affect your age group CAN CAN CAN present with a rapidly enlarging single tonsil. It's called Lymphoma. The only way to be sure it isn't is by taking the tonsil off and sending it for flow cytometry as a fresh specimen.

      The most common reason for a rapidly enlarging tonsil at your age, however, is not cancer, it's infection. It doesn't have to be strep, it just has to be an abscess forming bacterium that has managed to take up residence near or in the tonsil. In that case, you may have acute tonsillitis or a peritonsillar abscess. Usually you would feel pretty sick and have a sore throat. You may even find it difficult to swallow.

      With lymphoma, some patients are sick for weeks on end with general malaise, weight loss, tiredness, anemia, etc. These can be subtle symptoms or quite aggressive. Often times, patients think they have the flu.

      You need follow-up in about a week or two with either your medicine doc or an ENT. If you have an infected tonsil, it will either get better by then, or you will get quite sick and require drainage.

      On the other hand, if it is hyperplasia (non cancerous growth of the tonsil) or indeed a cancer, it will not have subsided and you will likely require a tonsillectomy.

      Best of luck to you...I hope it's nothing, but I would not ignore it no matter what the uninformed masses on this site tell you.

    with no treatment life expectancy with throat cancer?
    Parkinson's disease, has now developed throat cancer, and can have no treatment?
    what can we expect

    • ANSWER:
      Why can't the person have treatment?

      There are way too many variables to answer your question. With an aggressive cancer, it will likely spread into other organs and may cause widespread damage and be fatal within a year or two. If ti is not overly aggressive, then it may be four or five years or more. If it can be managed with something like Erbitux, then maybe 10 years or more. If it is already fairly advanced, it may be six months.

    What is thyroid? Is it dangerous disease? What are the side effects? How to cure thyroid?

    • ANSWER:
      What is the Thyroid?
      The thyroid is a small gland, shaped like a butterfly, located in the lower part of your neck. The function of a gland is to secrete hormones. The main hormones released by the thyroid are triiodothyronine, abbreviated as T3, and thyroxine, abbreviated as T4. These thyroid hormones deliver energy to cells of the body.

      What Diseases and Conditions Affect the Thyroid?

      The most common problems that develop in the thyroid include:

      Hypothyroidism -- An underactive thyroid.
      Hyperthyroidism -- An overactive thyroid.
      Goiter -- An enlarged thyroid.
      Thyroid Nodules -- Lumps in the thyroid gland.
      Thyroid Cancer -- Malignant thyroid nodules or tissue.
      Thyroiditis -- Inflammation of the thyroid.

      When the thyroid gland is underactive, improperly formed at birth, surgically removed all or in part, or becomes incapable of producing enough thyroid hormone, a person is said to be hypothyroid. One of the most common causes of hypothyroidism is the autoimmune disease called Hashimoto's disease, in which antibodies gradually target the thyroid and destroy its ability to produce thyroid hormone.

      Symptoms of hypothyroidism usually go along with a slowdown in metabolism, and can include fatigue, weight gain, and depression, among others.

      When the thyroid gland becomes overactive and produces too much thyroid hormone, a person is said to be hyperthyroid. The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is the autoimmune condition known as Graves' disease, where antibodies target the gland and cause it to speed up hormone production.

      Autoimmune Thyroid Disease
      Most thyroid dysfunction such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism is due to autoimmune thyroid disease. Autoimmune disease refers to a condition where the body's natural ability to differentiate between its tissues, organs and glands, vs. outside bacteria, viruses or pathogens, becomes disrupted. This causes the immune system to wrongly mount an attack on the affected area, by producing antibodies. In the case of autoimmune thyroid disease, antibodies either gradually destroy the thyroid, or make it overactive.

      Goiter/Thyroid Nodules
      Sometimes the thyroid becomes enlarged -- due to Hashimoto's disease, Graves' disease, nutritional deficiencies, or other thyroid imbalances. When the thyroid become enlarged, this is known as a goiter.

      Some people develop solid or liquid filled cysts, lumps, bumps and tumors -- both benign and cancerous -- in the thyroid gland. These are known as thyroid nodules.

      Thyroid Cancer
      A small percentage of thyroid nodules are cancerous. While thyroid cancer is a rare cancer, it's on the rise.

      Thyroid cancer, especially early in its development, may not cause any symptoms at all.
      But as a thyroid cancer grows and develops, it is more likely to cause symptoms. Some of the symptoms that may point to thyroid cancer include the following:

      A lump, or nodule in the neck -- especially in the front of the neck, in the area of the Adam's apple. (Note: Sometimes, the lump or nodule will be growing quickly.) (Find out how to do a Thyroid Neck Check to look for lumps or enlargement.)

      Enlargement of the neck

      Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck

      Hoarseness, difficulty speaking normally, voice changes

      Difficulty swallowing, or a choking feeling

      Difficulty breathing

      Pain in the neck or throat, including pain from the neck to the ears

      Sensitivity in the neck -- discomfort with neckties, turtlenecks, scarves, necklaces

      Persistent or chronic cough not due to allergies or illness

      Asymmetry in the thyroid (big nodule on one side, nothing on the other)

      Nodules that when manipulated give the impression that the entire thyroid is moving (this is often a sign of an aggressive cancer)

      Nodules that cause the wind pipe to go to one side of the neck, as well as cause superior vena cava syndrome

      Some particularly aggressive thyroid tumors can go to the brain and cause neurological symptoms

      Diagnosis of thyroid cancer typically involves a number of procedures and tests.

      Physical Exam
      Your doctor should conduct a thorough physical exam, including palpation of your thyroid to feel for enlargement and lumps, as well as the gland's size and firmness. The doctor will also look for any enlarged lymph nodes in your neck.
      Find out more about what is involved in a thorough clinical examination of the thyroid.

      Doctors often biopsy suspicious thyroid nodules, to evaluate for potential cancer. Typically thyroid nodules are biopsied using a needle, in a procedure known as "fine needle aspiration biopsy" -- sometimes abbreviated FNA. Some patients have a surgical biopsy, where the nodule, or the thyroid gland itself, is removed surgically.
      This Q&A on Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of the Thyroid has detailed information on the procedure.

      Imaging Tests
      A variety of imaging scans are used to evaluate thyroid nodules

      Kelsey, you have a tremendous amount of misconceptions in your post - mostly being very negative & going to extremes i.e. saying that if your thyroid is not working you have cancer, once you find out you have Thyroid Cancer it is basically too late to do much, etc. Most people survive this disease. Just because you are a nursing student doesn't mean you know it all. Before you post an answer, make sure you know what you are talking about. You can upset a lot of people with your information.

    What was U.S Grant most famous for during the Civil War?
    please help me (: question explains it all! thankss.

    • ANSWER:
      Ulysses S. Grant was general-in-chief of the Union Army from 1864 to 1865 during the American Civil War and the 18th President of the United States from 1869 to 1877.

      the son of an Appalachian Ohio tanner, Grant entered the United States Military Academy at age 17. in 1846, three years after graduating, Grant served as a lieutenant in the Mexican–American War under Winfield Scott and future president Zachary Taylor. after the Mexican-American War concluded in 1848, Grant remained in the Army, but abruptly resigned in 1854. struggling through the coming years as a real estate agent, a laborer, and a county engineer, Grant decided to join the Northern effort in the Civil War.

      appointed brigadier general of volunteers in 1861 by President Abraham Lincoln, Grant claimed the first major Union victories of the war in 1862, capturing Forts Henry and Donelson in Tennessee. he was surprised by a Confederate attack at the Battle of Shiloh, and although he emerged victorious, the severe casualties prompted a public outcry that could have resulted in driving him from the army. subsequently, however, Grant's 1863 victory at Vicksburg, following a long campaign with many initial setbacks, and his rescue of the besieged Union army at Chattanooga, established his reputation as Lincoln's most aggressive and successful general. named lieutenant general and general-in-chief of the Army in 1864, Grant implemented a coordinated strategy of simultaneous attacks aimed at destroying the South's armies and its economy's ability to sustain its forces. in 1865, after mounting a successful war of attrition against his Confederate opponents, he accepted the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House.

      popular due to the Union victory in the Civil War, Grant was elected President of the United States as a Republican in 1868 and was re-elected in 1872, the first President to serve for two full terms since Andrew Jackson forty years before. as President, Grant led Reconstruction and built a powerful patronage-based Republican Party in the South, straining relations between the North and former Confederates. his administration was marred by scandal, sometimes the product of nepotism, and the neologism Grantism was coined to describe political corruption.

      Grant left office in 1877 and embarked upon a two-year world tour. however, in 1884, Grant learned that he was suffering from terminal throat cancer. unsuccessful in winning the nomination for a third term in 1880, left destitute by bad investments, and near the brink of death, Grant wrote his Memoirs, which were enormously successful among veterans, the public, and the critics. two days after completing his writing, Grant died at the age of 63. presidential historians typically rank Grant in the lowest quartile of U.S. presidents for his tolerance of corruption, but in recent years his reputation has improved among some scholars impressed by his support for civil rights for African Americans.

    What is better defense and offense: Chinese Kung Fu or Japanese Karatedo?
    Just curious

    G0t it? Go0d!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Ignoring the fact that there are hundreds of Kung Fu styles, Karate is originated from Kung Fu. There is a link between the two. It is thanks to Kung Fu that Karate even exists.

      Let's compare the punches that Bruce Lee described. He said that a Karate punch is like a iron crowbar. Stiff and strong.

      Kung Fu's punch is like a metal chain with a metal ball attached to it. The punch is like a powerful fluid whip.

      Which is better for offense and defense? Well, for example: Tiger Kung Fu. It is aggressive, offensive and disregards any defense; just like a tiger would do. It has offensive but lacks defense.

      Now, Wing Chun Style Kung Fu. It attacks and defends at the same time. It is balanced

      Karate either attacks or defends. If I Karate punch you, my defense is down. Kata allows Karatedo develop muscle memory. A pro Karatedo can fight instinctively. Unlike most people >.>

      Your question is awfully broad. Kung Fu is pretty much every single chinese martial arts (With exceptions)

      Karate is like 1 of the many many Japanese Martial arts.

      You're comparing hundreds of martial arts to a single martial art. 100+ vs 1

      Also, if a monk who can break spears with their throats, and if I swing a bat at him at full force, and the bat breaks while he just stands there. I don't think a regular Karate attack would do much against such a person.

      The Karatedo would have to train just as hard to develop their "Ki" just as Chinese develop their "Qi"

      To control one's "Qi"; that is called Qi Gong. It practices healing and immunity. Even if you don't believe it, they still somehow managed to heal Cancer which left Western Doctor dumbfounded.

      This magical energy in which you might not believe has saved many many lives.

    i know they say cervical cancer is slow growing but can it be fast can you get it within the year?
    does it hurt at all when you have it?

    • ANSWER:
      If causes are not taken care of, any cancer may develop very fast & aggressive.

      Why are more and more young people falling victims to the demon- “CANCER”? What are Prime Causes* & Preventive/Curative Measures?
      1. Chronic & severe constipation [+ heavy quantum of accumulated feces in the rectum & the large intestine] with a displaced solar plexus. Bad diet with McDonald’s pizzas, burgers, KFC-deep freeze and deep fried chicken, pork, hot dogs, high rich calorie diets-obesity, etc. As a result, most of the Americans/Europeans are cancer victims due to chronic constipation issues.
      3. Hormonal imbalance.
      4. Heavy exposure to asbestos, pollution from industrial wastes, tobacco consumption and or smoking..
      5. Chronic & Unhealed wounds/injuries caused by bacterial/viral/metabolic syndromes/diseases with blocked energy + toxins in any internal organ.
      6. Sexual promiscuity, Perverted anal/oral sex, hetero-sex, lesbians, homosex amongst transgenders, bad personal hygiene [not washing gonads after coitus] & indiscriminate consumption of birth control pills 'with no' medical supervision by endocrinologist/gynecologist/physician.
      7. Chronic Stress & Strain.
      8. Lack of exercise & ever increasing obese bodies.
      9. Out of every 10 lung cancer patients, 9 are smokers. Tobacco dipping, chewing and smoking [pot]/hukka by females hasten menopause and for the males lung/throat/esophageal/oral cancer assured—an American study published in

      10. Regular consumption of ‘colas’ with heavy doses of insecticides, freely available in India. Regular & excessive alcohol consumption.
      11. Skin Cancer Exposure to Sun’s rays @ odd hours [90 minutes after sunrise, beyond 60 minutes before sunset and anytime during strong winds] and excessive exposure to radiation emanating from cell phones, transmission towers, etc.,
      . 12. 24/7-- wearing of bra by the modern woman and avoiding breast feeding the child—breast cancer.
      13. Heavy genetic dispositions with more ‘cancer-stricken ancestors’
      14. Facts on Lung Cancer vis-à-vis Smoking:
      Prudent to stop smoking forthwith permanently------Because, out of every 10 lung cancer patients-9 are smokers-An American Research Study published in

      1. Beware of Cancer Symptoms: Sudden loss of weight/stamina, anemia, unbearable pains in any organ despite medication, neuralgia, getting extremely tired for a little or no work, loss of appetite, unhealed wound in any part of the body for years together, chronic constipation, chronic hemorrhages, hemoptysis, etc. Cancer may affect from any organ to any organ[s]/system[s].
      2.. Good liquid Diet, green leaf juices + honey, like aloe vera juice, Noni juice, wheat grass powder, fresh fruit [seasonal fruit only] juices sprouted seeds like green gram, horse gram, ground nuts, boiled- after soaking in water for 15 hours-soya beans, etc., raw coconut, raw dates, watermelon, cabbage, yogurt, spinach, helped many a no. of Health conscious people all over the globe.
      3. Acupressure techniques a MUST to ensure faster recovery.
      4. No salt, no baking soda, no cooked food, No chocolates, No Pizzas, No burgers ----to boost-up immunity power to produce antibodies. Say no to Deep freeze and deep fried products from KFC and McDonald, Diet sodas with aspartame and colas made in India, etc.
      5. How to prevent Sunburn*: Expose Ur body and or the affected parts within 90 minutes from sunrise & within 60 minutes before sunset. During strong winds, no exposure please. Any extra exposure shall be @ Ur own peril.

      6. A man can enjoy sex up to 90 years and a woman up to 69 years. Free sex within the wedlock prevents prostate cancer[male] and breast cancer[female].
      CURE is available by TARGET THERAPY* It is the God-given therapy communicated to the mankind through THE RIGVEDA, one of the Hindu scriptures.
      U can have sizable & perceivable relief in 45-90 days. @ no/affordable costs, No side effects, and No Hospitalization.

      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue. Source:
      'Health in Ur Hands' Vol. I & II available in all Indian languages all over the globe- by Dr.Devendra Vora,DSc.,MD.,FRCP, an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India. Dr.Vora, the world renowned Acupressurist, an octogenarian and the Bhishma Pithamaha of acupressure in India--- treated and caused to treat more than 2.00 lac cases of Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, irregular menses and also many other most dreaded diseases.

    Which zodiac signs would work best together as roommates?
    it can be 1 or more roommates. all males, all females, or a mixture of both.
    just list groups of signs that you think would work best together and could live harmoniously.
    you can explain why too if you want! :)

    You can also list the groups of signs that you think would strangle each other living together under one roof. Lol.
    ok. i dont wanna put any birthdays in any links..just give me some cool creative answers.

    • ANSWER:
      pisces-capricorn-scorpio (preferably all the same gender)
      they are the last 3 feminine signs of the zodiac and they relate very well. Scorpio and Capricorn respect eachother a lot and can accomplish a lot together. The Pisces will help them with their ambitions and appreciate the structure provided. The Pisces and Scorpio could communicate on a telepathic level and sense dangers to the house. Capricorn will help them stay away from addiction and manage their money. These three cooperate so easily its ridiculous. A cool combo.
      leo male-aries female-gemini male
      the gemini will intruige the aries and leo and give them room to be themselves. The aries and leo may end up falling in love :) . The gemini would be so busy he wouldn't interfere at all. Leo and Aries will have great times together playing around. Fun parties! Gemini will provide a wide variety of people and the fire signs will provide plenty of entertainment and fun. Leo knows how to light up a room and the Aries impulsiveness makes for a very exciting party. The only issue I can see in this house is gemini may fool with leo and aries and bring out their bad side. With gemini thats always a possibility, as with any sign's negative qualities. But a gemini roomate in particular may not do their part and trick the other two into thinking they have done their fair share. Gemini does not want to piss off an Aries!! (notice these are the first 3 masculine signs of the zodiac)

      saggitarius -aquarius -libra (in this pairing gender doesnt really matter)
      saggitarius (saggy) will urge aquarius and libra to do something will their brilliant ideas without too much force. Libra will insist on fairness in the house and strive for balance, which aquarius and saggitarius will understand and respect Libra for. They probably won't be home very often. Aquarius and Libra will be socializing and meeting new people while saggitarius is traveling or visiting a museum. Aquarius will accompany saggitarius on their travels when they realize how much they have in common. Great debates and lots of intellectual stimulation in their loft, which is what they really want and is ideal for these three. They may never want to move out. Aquarius may leave unexpectedly someday, but leave a sweet note on the libra's bedroom door and promise the saggy a postcard :)

      taurus-virgo-cancer (preferably all of same gender or taurus female, male virgo and cancer)
      this is the house i'd want to visit for a few days. Taurus will have to have a beautiful home, which virgo will keep spick and span. Drop in for dinner! Cancer will have something hearty and delicious prepared. This is the ultimate domestic scene! Cancer and Taurus accumulate a fabulous home and virgo does the upkeep. They get along fabulously and probably have a security system. They have much in common when it comes to tastes. If they stay roomates long they will probably be lifelong friends. Cancer will be strongly attached to them at least and they can expect to recieve christmas cards (especially if shes female or he marries another cancer)

      now who would be at eachother's throats?
      most likely:
      male leo and saggy female
      capricorn male and aries female
      scorpio female and aries male
      taurus male and leo female
      libra, cancer, pisces, aquarius, gemini, and virgo would avoid fights unless they had some strong aggressive aspects. As for scorpio, aries, capricorn, leo, and saggitarius: Well they don't want to fight but the genders of certain signs just bring out the worst in eachother.

      leo guy and saggy girl clash too much. they both want to lead and they bicker constantly. even if theyre not dating, trying to do something together as roomies will end up with a huge fight and broken bones.

      scorpio women will not put up with an aries man for long. period. She can ignore him, but she will not like him at all when her icy mars meets his fiery mars. This is the only woman an Aries man will never win a battle with. They will never be at peace since its water and fire. Yikes.

      leo and taurus are too stubborn. Watch out if one of them accuses the other of not PAYING their share of the rent! taurus is the money sign. A leo woman and a taurus man are as pleasant together as eggs in your wine. you just wonder, wtf?

      cappy men don't like aries women. They attract, but its a fatal attraction. These two are too selfish for eachother. Period. Aries is too independent and impulsive for a Capricorn's taste. They plan and plan and plan and aries just dives in. You can't have a relationship without trust. If capricorn smothers aries too much, RUN! There could be an explosion, no time to think when a volcano erupts.
      well that covers most of it... good luck to all the roomies out there!

    Drunk people are generally happier than sober people. Why the negative stigma against alcohol?

    • ANSWER:
      Ethanol, the chemical compound present in most alcoholic drinks, is a neurotoxin—that is, a substance that can damage or destroy the nervous system. Someone who is drunk is, in fact, suffering from a form of poisoning. In large quantities ethanol causes coma and death. For instance, among students in Japan, the practice of ikkinomi, or alcohol chugging, causes deaths every year. The body is able to convert ethanol into harmless substances, but this is not accomplished immediately. If alcohol is consumed at a faster rate than the body can handle it, ethanol builds up in the system and begins to interfere noticeably with brain function. In what way?

      Speech, vision, coordination, thought, and behavior are all connected with an incredibly complex series of chemical reactions in the brain’s neurons, or key cells. The presence of ethanol modifies those reactions, suppressing or enhancing the role of certain neurotransmitters—chemicals that relay signals from neuron to neuron. The stream of information in the brain is thus altered, preventing the brain from functioning normally. That is why when a person drinks too much, he or she develops slurred speech, blurred vision, sluggish movement, and weakened behavioral restraints and inhibitions—all common symptoms of intoxication.


      Cell loss, memory loss, depression, aggressive behavior
      Vision, speech, coordination impairment
      Cancer of throat, mouth, breast, liver
      Muscle weakness, potential heart failure
      Fatty, then enlarged, then scarred (cirrhosis)
      Other risks
      Poor immune system, ulcers, inflammation of pancreas
      Pregnant women
      Risk of deformed or retarded babies

    Have you any information on Michael Doulas's Heath? When or has he returned to acting?

    • ANSWER:
      He has advanced stage of cancer, but is still active. It was announced on August 16, 2010 that Douglas was suffering from throat cancer and would undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatment. On August 31, 2010 Douglas appeared on Late Show with David Letterman and confirmed that the cancer was at stage IV, the most advanced stage. Douglas attributed the cancer to a combination of stress, his previous alcohol abuse, and years of heavy smoking.

      In November 2010, Douglas was put on a special weight gain diet by his doctors due to the excessive weight loss leaving him weak. On January 11, 2011, he said in an interview that the tumor was gone. He admitted that the illness and aggressive treatment had caused him to lose 32 lbs in weight. He will have to have monthly screenings because there is a very high chance that the cancer could return over the course of the next two to three years. Although Douglas has described the cancer as throat cancer, many doctors believe he was actually diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer.

      Douglas is rumored to appear in Tragic Indifference, a courtroom thriller based on a landmark liability case against Ford Motor Company, according to Variety. Douglas will play the attorney who took Ford to court on behalf of a single mother from Texas who was paralyzed and nearly died after an accident. The trial exposed the automaker's indifference to flaws in its Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV). The movie will be based on Adam Penenberg's 2003 book of the same name. Douglas will play Attorney Tab Turner, who represented Donna Bailey after the Ford Explorer SUV she was riding in rolled over following a Firestone tire failure.

    Abnormal xray shows abnormal hilar mass?
    is a hilar mass a tumor? doctor did not want to discuss xray results fully until he gets the CT Scan back. What is the possibility that this could turn out to be cancer. Concerned about my mom.

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Sheila,
      First of all, yes, a hilar mass is a tumor. Your mother's doctor was wise to wait for the CT results for in cases like this it is hard to see clearly with just a plain xray.
      Anytime you deal with masses of any type, it's better to err on the side of caution, and especially so if it's in the lungs, for it's hard to detect the abnormal cells (cancer) from the healthy cells. Whether cancerous or not, the mass will have to be removed, if possible. They may even have to remove the lung. But do not be scared, people have lived with only one lung.
      I know a little bit of what I am talking about for my mother died from a mestastised (it means it spread more than a little from it's point of origin) hilar mass, or in other words, lung cancer. It was not caught in time for my mom had too much pride and not enough money to go to the doctor. Her cancer spread throughout her entire torso by the time they caught it. She passed away just 3 months after her diagnosis, in my arms. I, too, barely survived throat cancer, and again, they barely caught mine in time. After major surgery that took my voice away (yeah I'm one of those funny people that talks with a robot machine), I breathe through a hole at the base of my throat and I had to undergo massive radiation therapy( lost all my teeth, my taste buds and my saliva glands from the radiation, though some are healing now). I was only 37 years old(young) and a single parent. My youngest child had turned 4 years old just 2 weeks before I was rushed into emergency surgery for they said that if I had I gone another week or two without surgery, I would have suffocated on the tumor, for by the time they found the tumor, I couldn't even swallow my own saliva (though I kept smoking,stupid me). I was blessed and it hadn't spread very far. But I was only given 5 years to live for the cancer was advanced, but as of this last March 2007, I have gone 8 years without the cancer coming back, so even if it does turn out to be a cancerous mass, you and your mother need to know that it is NOT a death sentence. Everything depends on when the cancer is caught and how aggressive the cancer is and if it's spread, and how aggressive her medical care will be. It will be scary, but don't give up hope or faith.
      Most of all, research everything. Have your mom, or you or whomever goes with her (she may not hear everything at first from shock), take a pad and pencil with her to the doctor's office or anytime you deal with any medical treatment, and write down what they say, prepare questions in advance, or whatever pops into your head at the moment, and write the answers even if you don't understand what it means at first. Write down all the medicine prescribed and tests that are ordered and know what their purpose is. Ask about the staging. If it is cancer, the doctors will determine it's severity by a system of Stages 1-5, five being the worst, and then they will say something about a T-number and a N-number. The "T" stands for tumor, usually the amount of tumors and/or their size and "N" stands for nodes, your lymph nodes( they produce the antibodies to fight diseases but they get worn out fighting cancer and then the cancer can use it's delivery system to spread- sorry, I don't know how old you are so I'm trying to keep things simple). Those two things will determine the staging.
      If the doctor(s) are hesitant to to answer you, tell your mom to keep pushing for answers, this is your mom's life at stake!!!!!!
      Since you have access to the Internet, look things up. The National Cancer Institute( is a great place to start. That's what I did for it's too easy to be scared of something that is unknown, but if you know what you are up against, you know what you need to do to fight it.
      I don't want you to think I am being cruel to tell you these things, but having been through this with myself and with my own mother, I know you want the truth and not have someone sugar- coat what's happening. You wouldn't have asked the question if you didn't want the answer. I am NOT a doctor, so I cannot say whether the mass is cancerous or not, but the odds say it probably is and it's better to be prepared. It's okay to be scared, and even mad, if it turns out to be cancer for it's a nasty beast and that's how you have to think of it, as a monster to fight.
      Your mother will need your strength and love, as well as that of all her loved ones regardless of whether it's cancer or not.
      Please, please, feel free to contact me at ( I hate putting this up publicly where anyone could see it but I want you to know that I am here for you. A total stranger 2500 miles away,got me through my cancer with email and hopefully I can help you and your family, if needed, to kind of pay it forward) if you feel you need to vent to someone about the whole mess, or if your mother needs to know that there's hope, or help in researching or deciphering what the doctor's say or anything else you might need, I'm here. Like I said, I am not a doctor, but I am a cancer survivor and the survivor of one lost to cancer and have become a cancer advocate with the NCI. I know the monster all too well.
      My prayers are with you, your mother, and your family,
      take care sweetheart and be strong,

    are illegal immigrants a threat to our public health?
    With the new strain of TB we keep reading about, malaria, chagas disease and all these others illegals are bringing in, how is it not a public health issue? How much does this cost the taxpayer yearly?

    While the president said he was opposed to providing health care coverage to illegal aliens, he did note a caveat: "The one exception that I think has to be discussed is how are we treating children, partly because if you've got children who may be here illegally but are still in playgrounds or at schools, and potentially are passing on illnesses and communicable diseases, that aren't getting vaccinated, that I think is a situation where you may have to make an exception." (CBS News, July 21, 2009). The federal government has already addressed this issue. Section 403(c)(2)(E) of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 (Public Law 104-193) allows illegal aliens to access "[p]ublic health assistance…for immunizations with respect to immunizable diseases and for testing and treatment of symptoms of communicable diseases whether or not such symptoms are caused by a communicable disease." (Public Law 104-193, August 22, 1996). In other words, it is not necessary, as President Obama has suggested, to further expand illegal aliens' access to taxpayer-funded health care in order to provide illegal alien children preventative care.

    • ANSWER:
      First Case of Highly Drug-Resistant TB Found in US
      It started with a cough, an autumn hack that refused to go away.Then came the fevers. They bathed and chilled the skinny frame of Oswaldo Juarez, a 19-year-old Peruvian visiting to study English. His lungs clattered, his chest tightened and he ached with every gasp. During a wheezing fit at 4 a.m., Juarez felt a warm knot rise from his throat. He ran to the bathroom sink and spewed a mouthful of blood.

      I'm dying, he told himself, "because when you cough blood, it's something really bad."

      It was really bad, and not just for him.

      Doctors say Juarez's incessant hack was a sign of what they have both dreaded and expected for years — this country's first case of a contagious, aggressive, especially drug-resistant form of tuberculosis. The Associated Press learned of his case, which until now has not been made public, as part of a six-month look at the soaring global challenge of drug resistance.

      Juarez's strain — so-called extremely drug-resistant (XXDR) TB — has never before been seen in the U.S., according to Dr. David Ashkin, one of the nation's leading experts on tuberculosis. XXDR tuberculosis is so rare that only a handful of other people in the world are thought to have had it.

      "He is really the future," Ashkin said. "This is the new class that people are not really talking too much about. These are the ones we really fear because I'm not sure how we treat them."

      Forty years ago, the world thought it had conquered TB and any number of other diseases through the new wonder drugs: Antibiotics. U.S. Surgeon General William H. Stewart announced it was "time to close the book on infectious diseases and declare the war against pestilence won."

      Today, all the leading killer infectious diseases on the planet — TB, malaria and HIV among them — are mutating at an alarming rate, hitchhiking their way in and out of countries. The reason: Overuse and misuse of the very drugs that were supposed to save us.

      Just as the drugs were a manmade solution to dangerous illness, the problem with them is also manmade. It is fueled worldwide by everything from counterfeit drugmakers to the unintended consequences of giving drugs to the poor without properly monitoring their treatment. Here's what the AP found:

      — In Cambodia, scientists have confirmed the emergence of a new drug-resistant form of malaria, threatening the only treatment left to fight a disease that already kills 1 million people a year.

      — In Africa, new and harder to treat strains of HIV are being detected in about 5 percent of new patients. HIV drug resistance rates have shot up to as high as 30 percent worldwide.

      — In the U.S., drug-resistant infections killed more than 65,000 people last year — more than prostate and breast cancer combined. More than 19,000 people died from a staph infection alone that has been eliminated in Norway, where antibiotics are stringently limited.

      "Drug resistance is starting to be a very big problem. In the past, people stopped worrying about TB and it came roaring back. We need to make sure that doesn't happen again," said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who was himself infected with tuberculosis while caring for drug-resistant patients at a New York clinic in the early '90s. "We are all connected by the air we breathe, and that is why this must be everyone's problem."

      This April, the World Health Organization sounded alarms by holding its first drug-resistant TB conference in Beijing. The message was clear — the disease has already spread to all continents and is increasing rapidly. Even worse, WHO estimates only 1 percent of resistant patients received appropriate treatment last year.

    Why does Rita Cosby have such a weird, husky voice?
    Is it from talking a lot? From smoking? Throat cancer? Did she used to be a man? Or was she just born with a weird, husky voice?

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      Rita Cosby's voice and her whole style of communication is a cultural phenomenon that is truly deserving of in-depth study. For one thing, she talks much too fast. She sensationalizes everything she reports and she often gets so "worked up" that she is bordering on hysteria, and in so doing she takes short, quick breaths, engendering hyperventilation - which puts her in an altered state of consciousness.

      At this point, her whole system is racing wildly as she stokes the hysteria with more wild conjecture and sensationalism - spitting and sputtering in a near-frenzied state - as she frantically attempts to control her nervous system that appears to have her verging on total madness.

      The fact that she is able to maintain acceptable ratings is a sad commentary on the American mentality - Americans have become aggressive, destructive, sensationalist-seeking, undisciplined, hedonistic, and oriented toward immediate gratification. Rita Cosby satisfies most of these needs. Rita Cosby is the conscience of America - she is the voice of America - she is the grotesque caricature of the American soul.

    Can a person who has stage 4 cancer survive if they believe they will get better?
    2 months ago we found out my mom had stage 4 colon cancer and i guess it's a rare and very aggressive cancer that she has and it spread to her liver. She had to get a colostomy but without the stoma. They waited 2 months to give her chemotherapy for some reason. They probably would have waited longer if my dad didn't go down to my mom's doctor and yell at him. Anyways they scheduled chemotherapy for August 1st. This coming wednesday. Well my mom got so weak because she could no longer eat and she would throw up anything she tried to eat and at the end all she threw up was her stomach acid. She could no longer talk, her throat was sore and raspy from the stomach acid. She had regular check ups every 5 days and my dad would tell the dr and all he said was "Oh it's normal because of her liver mets." Obviously it wasn;t because this past Saturday at midnight my dad took her to the emergency room because she could no longer walk and was breathing really hard. The hospital said she not only had liver mets, her calcium was at 20% when it should be 8%, so they think she has bone cancer, and a HUGE growing mass under her liver, and has i think lymphoma? Not sure what that is exactly, my dads the one with all the info all i know is its cancer. Oh and her heart rate is as if she has been running a marathon. She was flown over in a helicopter to a city near by because we live in a town with less 35k. They can't give her chemo until her heart rate goes down because it will kill her. and her heart can stop at any time so they asked if we wanted them to revive her and put her on life support, we decided we didn't want them to because it would only make her suffer and we rather suffer losing her than her have to suffer and live with tubes inside her.

    She doesn't know that she has all of that only that she has liver mets. She looks better than she did when she was at home and she keeps saying, im going to come home soon. Do you think theres any hope if shes strong enough? i don't know if its normal that sometimes she talks like if shes at home? && she tells me not to come home late as if im going out with friends. Then today she started talking about having to go to the store because there was no ice cream left and she knows how me and my best friend who she used to baby sit when we were 3 like eating ice cream. Sometimes shes aware of her surroundings and sometimes she talks about things that don't go with what i ask her. Should i be worried?


    I'm only 17 and im an only child, i don't know what to do. Also im not crying as much as i thought i would. When im with her i talk really happy and give her kisses and brush her hair. Everyone else around me like my best friends mom is my moms best friend and theyre crying and my moms sister and close friends and im just sitting there with a blank stare with no tears coming out but when the doctor talks to us about her condition i immediately start crying. i did spend at least 2 weeks crying non stop when i found out tho about her colon cancer. i was REALLY depressed i actually got so depressed and angry i cut up my thighs like my thighs right now have deep cuts as if i fell and landed on broken sharp glass.

    So what are your thoughts?

    i think she won't make it and i totally understand that things happen for a reason. i think i don't cry because i realize that crying and being depressed isn't going to make her better, and im also scared that once she passes away i will try to kill myself. i used to cut myself a lot when i was 12-14 years old.

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    im an aries can u give me some more info about my sign?
    hello, i am trying to find out more about my sign my dob is 4/3/81 so if that is more helpful please help. i married a leo aug 15, 1978 what is our compatibility? by the way im a female

    10 pts to best answer

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      March 21 - April 19

      Aries is the first Sign of the Zodiac, and that's pretty much how those born under this Sign see themselves: first. Aries are the leaders of the pack, first in line to get things going. Whether or not everything gets done is another question altogether, for an Aries prefers to initiate rather than to complete. Do you have a project needing a kick-start? Call an Aries, by all means. The leadership displayed by Aries is most impressive, so don't be surprised if they can rally the troops against seemingly insurmountable odds -- they have that kind of personal magnetism. An Aries won't shy away from new ground, either. Those born under this Sign are often called the pioneers of the Zodiac, and it's their fearless trek into the unknown that often wins the day. Aries is a bundle of energy and dynamism, kind of like a Pied Piper, leading people along with its charm and charisma. The dawning of a new day -- and all of its possibilities -- is pure bliss to an Aries.

      The symbol of Aries is the Ram, and that's both good and bad news. Impulsive Aries might be tempted to ram their ideas down everyone's throats without even bothering to ask if they want to know. It's these times when you may wish Aries's Sign's symbol were a more subdued creature, more lamb than ram perhaps. You're not likely to convince the Ram to soften up; these folks are blunt and to the point. Along with those qualities comes the sheer force of the Aries nature, a force that can actually accomplish a great deal. Much of Aries's drive to compete and to win comes from its Cardinal Quality. Cardinal Signs love to get things going, and Aries exemplifies this even better than Cancer, Libra or Capricorn.

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      March 21 - April 19
      Aries are ruled by the Planet Mars. Taking a peek at Roman mythology, we find that Mars was the God of War. Our man Mars was unafraid to do battle, and much the same can be said for Aries. These folks are bold, aggressive and courageous. They can summon up the inner strength required to take on most anyone, and they'll probably win. Aries do not lack energy or vitality, and they can stay in the game longer than most anyone else. Now that's a winning edge. Rams are also, for the most part, independent and well aware of their own interests in a given situation. This sometimes myopic view may not be for everyone, but it does help Aries get things going. Further, their competitive natures ensure that they will play the game with zeal and vigor. At times, their approach may be construed as arrogant and domineering, but it takes a lot of focus to be a leader (or so an Aries would say). Sadly, the Aries won't usually be around for the final victory (defeat? never). These folks will more than likely have bolted to the next project before the first one is done.

      and watch out for people on here, they like to put down our sign (aries) a lot, but just know that it's not true

    how likely is it for a 20 year old male to get throat or oral cancer.......?
    if he has been smoking for 5 years.....2 years heavily and the remainder three not much just arnd 4 cigs a day and quitting in between for many months and then starting.....

    • ANSWER:
      Just quit smoking.
      I did 3 months ago cold turkey after 4 1/2 years a pack AT LEAST a day.

      I mean, how rewarding is it having your life controlled by some stupid plant not even the size of your pinky?

      Although it isn't probable, the factors of your own genetic makeup and resistance could be completely unlike the average persons. Have people got oral/lung cancer at the age of 20? Yes. Some even at 16 after 2 years of smoking. Oral cancer is much more aggressive at a young age also.

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