Tag Archives: Cancer

Parapharyngeal Tumor

Parapharyngeal tumors are rare and often missed because of their subtle presentation. This is true for a 21-year-old woman who presented with a gradually progressive swelling in her mouth for 3 months associated with difficulty in swallowing. Assessment On oral examination, there was a smooth bulge in the left pharyngeal wall pushing the left tonsil […]

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Eyelid Metastasis in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Diagnosis and Management

A 75-year-old man presented with a left lower eyelid lesion that had progressively enlarged over 2 months without bleeding, irritation, or change in vision. Shortly after noticing the eyelid lesion, he also noted hoarseness of his voice and enlarged lymph nodes in the left side of his neck. His review of systems was otherwise negative […]

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A Rare Diagnosis of a Thyroid Mass

  A 21-year-old woman presented with a neck mass, heat intolerance, and palpitations for the previous 2 weeks. She was found to have a diffusely enlarged thyroid gland and tachycardia on examination. Thyroid-stimulating hormone, triiodothyronine (T3), and thyroxine (T4) were elevated, and radioactive iodine uptake study showed poor uptake. Subacute thyroiditis was treated with a […]

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Male Breast: Clinical and Imaging Evaluations of Benign and Malignant Entities with Histologic Correlation

  Breast cancer is an uncommon disease in men. As a result, the diagnosis may not initially be considered. Understanding the common benign and malignant entities affecting the male breast is critical for timely and accurate diagnosis in the primary care setting. Most patients present with a palpable breast mass or pain. The usual etiology […]

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Mammography Screening Among the Elderly: A Research Challenge

Black and white women aged 75 to 84 years who had an annual mammography had lower 10-year breast cancer mortality than corresponding women who had biennial or no/irregular mammography.   Background Randomized trials demonstrate clear benefits of mammography screening in women through age 74 years. We explored age- and race-specific rates of mammography screening and […]

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