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    Hi I have piles but I bleed now an gain but this time I used a serposatrie an after it made me go to toilet but they was blood init plus a little clot is that normal I keep worrieing that I have cancer as I lost a auntie that died with cancer an mi mam as got breast cancer an bone cancer so it really is worrieing me .





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    My mum recently died of bowel and liver cancer...as did my grandad...and to be honest all over my family have some form of cancer...is there a test to see if i carry the cancer gene that i can do?





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    Hi, I am 13 and I have found a lump on the top of my left brest. My aunt died of breast cancer, and my cousin had it too. Is it possible to get breast cancer at my age? I am scared, and I'm too embarrased to talk to my parents about it. Is there any way to know for sure if it could be cancer?





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    Hello Holly, I am a 17 year old girl and last year I found a lump on my right breast, I told my mother straight away and we went to the doctors, she had a check and explained it is most likely a fibrodenoma, some form of tissure grown wrong, it can get bigger at times and hurt at times, be aware if the lump doesnt hurt it is more of a concern as cancer lumps dont usually cause pain. I got an xray and that seemed fine as she explained what cancerous and non cancerous lumps would appear as in an xray, she was also positive it was a fibrodenoma and she also did a thorough check and found a small one on my left breast right on the side near my armpit, I then got a biopsy which does not hurt, and the man told me dont be surprised it will come back benign and he explained more things to me, my results came back as benign and a fibrodenoma. I suggest you tell your parents, its best to face embarressment than cancer, always ask your doctors questions about your concerns, its best they know everything so they can help you more, I cant be certain you have cancer, but judging from past family history it is a concern, but i was told it could commonly be what I had, as I said, I cannot be certain, seeing a doctor as soon as you notice any changes to your body is the best thing you can do. Never be embarressed to see a doctor, they are there to help you, they have seen everything before.

    Hi Holly, you must put your trust in your parents & please do tell them it may just turn out to be a cyst but it does need checking by a doctor-it's the only way to make sure. having had breast cancer myself i know how terrified you are right now & you must stay positive & talk to a doctor or nurse. your mum can probably already sense that you are worried about something it will be easier for you if you tell her. good luck & i hope you're ok-take a deep breath and ask your mum to help you! carol x

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    i'm 36 years old in november 2009 i was dignosed with stage 3 invasive ductal breast cancer, i was genetically tested and i carry the BRCA 1 gene. At the moment i'm likely in remission from cancer but i find it hard to know what is now right for the way my breast feels as since my lumpecomy last year my breast looks different and the area around my nipple sticks out all the time. Also i'm not sure what my prognoses is since i'm at a high risk of breast cancer because of the BRCA1 gene. I wanted to have a double masectomy but was advised to wait at least three years could you please help me understand as to why i have to wait this long as im so scared that my cancer may recur or that i might develop a new cancer thank Emma





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    i have a backer's nevus on my left arm. i want to get a tattoo over it to cover it. will it be safe? both my parents have history of cancer, my father had pancreatic cancer and my mother had breast cancer. will it be harmful to get a tattoo for me? specially over becker's nevus?





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    hey i have the same problem did u get tattoo?? plz tell me...

    hello from my experience i have not had any problems with getting a tattoo over my BN... i dont believe the history of your parents will affect anything about the tattoo but if you are worried about that you should talk to your (skin)Doctor before going ahead with the tattoo. I would like to post my tattoo so you guys can see it.. since i already have a comment below that somebody wants to see it. Is there a way to show you on this website??

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    hi im 34 female and i lost my mother to breast cancer . she found a lump in her right breast when she was 39/40 years old. and she had the breast removed and lymp nodes as well ... everthing seemed to go fine .as we thoght .but the cancer returned and just before her 46th birthday she passed away .. now im been checked ever year with ultra sound .im terrifed i will end up developing cancer .what are my chances please .im only a new mum as well





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    I am 36 years old, 2 kids. I started spotting irregular and having pain in lower abdomen. I've had 3 trans vaginal ultrasounds and 1 MRI, but no CA-125 blood test. I have 2 cysts on my right ovary, endometrioma & hemorrhagic. I do have family history of cancer, G.Aunt died from late diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer, and mum & sister have had full hysterectomy from uterine cancer, 21 yr old niece with endometriosis and I have had a cervical LEEP done in 2006 because of cancer cells. Dr. seems not to be concerned, but should I be pushy about the blood test or other test, as the cysts haven't grown much in the last 3 months?





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    Hi, I have just turned 21 and recently for the past month or so I have had an itchy, irritating right nipple. I went to my local gp where the locum doctor said it "seems like nothing". I wasn't satisfied with this and have made another appointment to see another doctor. I am just concerned it may be cancer or paget's disease of the nipple. The ariola shrivels up sometimes, but isn't constant. I can't feel any lumps. Also, there is no history of any type of cancer in my family. Is it common for girls my age to get breast cancer? I am so upset.





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    my friend has a lump on his wrist and one one his foot his gp has said it might be cancer what type of cancer could it be and what are the treatments and prognosis





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    hi i went to the drs last week he told me that i had skin cancer but i cannot understand it is not a mole it looks like a spot its has got a big hole in the middle the cancer is not very big





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    I am 32 my family has a history of breast cancer my mum had cancer when she was 40 one of my NANs died of breast cancer and the other nan had breast cancer and had a breast off. I have had a lump removed over 2 years ago but it was not cancer since then I have had breast implants! I have notice that one of my nipples is slightly inverted but not sure if that's were the lump was removed I also have little pimples around my nipples that if I squeeze a little bit of liquid comes out is this something to worry about Louise x





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    Hi Darryl, I have no personal experience of testicular cancer and I'm not a medical person so I can't offer a medical opinion. My personal opinion is that the combination of a small lump in one testicle, the hurting sensation from it, and the pain in the abdomen is enough to warrant a visit to the doctor, to be on the safe side. For further info and a big forum, an excellent website devoted to testicular cancer is TC-Cancer - Testicular Cancer Information & Support at www.tc-cancer.com. This website has lots of information on testicular cancer including symptoms, and there are some very active forums and a chat room. The direct link to their forums index page is www.tc-cancer.com/forum/index.php. Cheers and good luck :) Ed.

    For the First time in 27 Years I went to the Doctor because of Chest Pains. Here in fuengirola they seem to be very thorough, with the result that i have been for all sorts of Tests for all sorts of thing. Including prostate Cancer. I have no Symptoms indicating Prostate Cancer. The Digital test for Prostate cancer indicated that all was Satisfacory. However it was recomended that I have a Biopsy. Having read up what is involved I am reluctant to go ahead with this. As I feel that being an invassive proceedure it may well cause Cancer which is not there at the moment.





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    Cancer statistics are often measured by 5 year survival not because that is all you are expected to live but rather because once you reach this stage and remain disease free the risk of the cancer returning is minimal. This is why many cancer treatment centres monitor patients for 5 years before discharging them.

    One important correction..... My husband was diagnosed with testicular cancer about 6 months ago and he went to the doc because he had pain. So cancer CAN hurt!!!!!!!!!!! 3 months post chemo and he's doing great. He's cancer free. It's treatable. His urologist said he'd rather have testicular cancer than a heart attack. ;). It's a scary thing but early detection is important so all of you out there- go see urologist!





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    I appreciate this video. My cousin died at the age of 24 from testicular cancer. In the USA, where I am from, people don't talk enough about testicular cancer. And you will never see a lesson in giving a testicular self-exam on television -- not even the news. Sure we have seen endless amounts of bare female breasts and breast exams on the news and in TV shows and movies (I remember Meredith Baxter bared her breasts in a TV movie), but nothing for testicular cancer. I wear the pink ribbon in support of breast cancer... I wear it on my pants to also remind people of testicular cancer.





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    Last night I found a small pea shape lump on my scrotum, it isn't connected to any testiciles but it is concerning me as a few people in my family have suffered cancer, it is still there this morning and felt it and it does feel like a cyst to me but last time I went to a doctor about a lump I found in my neck she laughed at me because it turned out to be a lymph node which may not of been serious but my gran died from neck cancer, my uncle spinal cancer and my other aunty survived breast cancer. Just a concerned 23 year old.





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    If a doctor laughs on you change doctor immediately. She should congratulate yourself for your attention to the topic. Please can you see an andrologist? You know what cancer is considering the previous experiences in your family so you can easily understand how important is to check yourself with a specialist. Please do that

    I watched embarrassing bodies on 22nd may and I'm glad I did as following the shows information on breast cancer and testicular cancer I found a lump and have just been diagnosed with breast cancer If if not seen the show I'd never have known a long road ahead but hopefully it has been caught early enough





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    Bowel Cancer - the show was speaking to a lad with chronic constipation but one of things I noticed that was not suggested was getting him checked for Bowel Cancer. My own Bowel Cancer was only discovered because I was constipated for a month.





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    Allic see a doctor, I have had cancer, not testicular l cancer, but recently also have the problem of having extremely painful testicles. About a month ago I found an lump the size of a pea, thought maybe it was swelling, checked again this month the lump has grown. My advice is see a doctor don't do what I have done....witch is waiting the growth of the lump is scary, trust me cancer (if that's what it is I'm not saying what you have is or is not cancer but it could be) when I went through cancer the last time ( my seccond time) I almost died, lost 50 pounds (did not have it to loose some of the weight was tumors there were a lot of them) considering I was only 155 pounds and I am 5'9. Remember I am not a doctor I have been through hell when it comes to health and hate to see people going through health problems

    please all you young men out there be very aware and do regular checks for this cancer.My son is fighting this cancer at the moment.He is now 24.Unfortunatley the first sign of anything being wrong was lower back ache.It took 4months for him to be diagnosed and by this time the cancer had spread.We had never seen anything anywhere about this self check,and the above video is the first we have seen.I will be telling my other 18yr old son to view this video.





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    My brother had throat cancer , a year ago , with chemo and radiotherapy he no longer has the cancer , he can't eat due to mouth ulcers , and is being fed by a peg feed , no one seems to be helping him ( hospital ) he's so fed up , when he thought he'd done the hardest part beating the cancer , he's now got an infection from the peg feed , and told by a district nurse , to tell the consultant when he sees him , please help ,





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    Hello recently I've found a marble size lump inside my vagina and at the same time I get alot of ...discharge I'm either on my period or Im discharging, and it's annoying. Only recently I've found this massive lump and I'm scared. I'm due on my period soonish but I'm scared that it's nothin to do with my period and that if I do have cancer I wont be able to catch in time and die because of stupid cancer. I carnt go to my mum and I'm too embrassed to go to my doctor help me please! My friend passed away because of cervical cancer and now I'm terrified. I have had the cervical cancer jab but apparently here's more then one cancer to do with the vagina ! How many are there for crying out loud? This isint fair! Please help????





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    Could be Bartholin's gland cyst...google it. Book a Docs appointment

    Hello... First of all i'll admit im a hypocondriact so i worry about this a bit more than i probably should, but its better to be safe then sorry i guess. I do regulary check my breasts for breast cancer but i get confused by the lumps (which i think are called lymphs??) in my breasts and what could potentially be breast cancer. My mum says that breast cancer lumps feel like peas but im worried that one day i'll confuse a breast cancer lump with being a lymph? lump... Plus, i have quite prominate veins around my nipple area?? They dont show all the time though. Could they be anything?





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    Thank you for your input Anne. I did have a blood test for cancer as well as the scan. The CA125 result was 5 which is extremely low and shows no presence of cancer. This was a test for ovarian cancer as I thought that my ovary the cause of the pain at the time. The GP said the test is not very reliable though. Do you know the name of the gynaecologist that treated you. She would be one I would like to avoid!!

    I was diagnosed with vulva cancer at the age of 46. I had to have a large Tumor removed, I had to have a vulvectomy and lymph nodes taken from both groins. I then had 6 weeks radiotherapy . I had symptoms for over 4 years, went to gp but got fobbed off with creams. gp didn't have a clue. because its usually women over 65 that get this cancer, you get women get discarded. I never thought for one minute it was serious because you think doctors would know but not in my case. my life had been turned upside down and will never be the same. gp's need to be told if the risks of younger women getting this cancer. there is not enough publicity about vulva cancer. more and more younger women are getting diagnosed and it needs publicising.





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    I have just been diagnosed with VIN and I also was at doctors years ago with lumps and told it was Skin Tags!! And have had bother since, but trusted Docs diagnosis so although they bothered me didn't think anything until recently as thought they were skin tags for years !! There should be checks for this !! I regularly go for smear tests , so why was this missed !!!!

    hi,i was diagnosed with breast cancer in nov last yr and then had to have a mastectomy on my right breast,ive had chemo as one of my lymph nodes was affected and it was a quite aggressive cancer. i have had a skin stretcher in when i had the surgery so i could have a reconstruction when all my treatment is over. thing is now they have asked me to have radio therapy to the chest wall ,just in case ,but i think this will delay my breast reconstruction,which i dont really want to happen as i would like to get back to normal asap as the cancer has taken over my life ,im just worried that if i dont have it ,the cancer may come back and if i do have it how long will it delay my new breasts





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    Hi I am a 19 old female and was wondering if I am too young to get the Breast cancer gene screening. My mother and my grandmother were diagnose with breast cancer and on my dad side of the family his mam and my great grandmother also had breast cancer so as you can see I am a rather high risk?





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    Hi your a very brave young man. I was 24 when I had testicular cancer. Just like everyone else even at 24 I was worried going to see my gp. I had the scan and saw a consultant and everything from there went quite fast. I had a course of chemotherapy over the space of a few months. Testicular cancer as far as cancer gos is one of the most treatable cancers there is. After my treatment I was told if it was to come back then they could treat me with the same success. I know it's easy for me to say all this now. But if you have any doubts or symptoms then go to your gp. That's the hardest part. Intact ! I only got my balls out once, everything else is done my scans. Hope this helps

    Hi I'm almost 18 years old. And I have quiet a big lump on my right breast (at the bottom). I don't know wether to get it checked out or not. I don't know if its cancer but I have always been worried about havin breast cancer since my grandma got it about 5 years ago. I have had the scare before about having breast cancer but I think that this is different. It seems more like it. Can anyone help me please.





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  • Tuberous sclerosis

    Episode 8

    The final episode of the series included a patient with the embarassing condition Paruresis, otherwise known as 'shy bladder'. There's also a case of Tuberous Sclerosis and patients with Folliculitis and Rosacea. Meanwhile Dr Jessen hit a student unio… Read more →

  • Athletes Foot

    Episode 1

    The first set of cases through the EI doors included cases of Piles, Flatulence, Athlete's Foot, Skin Tags, Inverted Nipples and Vaginal Discharge. The boys of Moseley Rugby club were on hand to drop their towels for a lesson on testicular self examina… Read more →

  • Acne

    Men

    The EI Docs go in search of the most elusive creature in the doctor's waiting room - the 'MAN'. Featuring a case of prostate cancer, man boobs, male hairloss and several problem penises. Read more →

  • Man boobs

    Breasts

    In this second of four specials, the Embarrassing Illnesses doctors will be concerning themselves with breasts and all matters mammary. Read more →

  • Acne Kelioidalis

    Episode 10 - Back to the Clinic 2

    Back in the clinic the doctors are checking up on cases of acne, incontinence and a scaly skin problem that had left some specialists baffled... Read more →

  • Acne scarring

    We're Coming to Get You!

    The Docs are back, and this time they're coming to get you! Read more →

  • Episode 11 - Under the Skin

    Episode 11 - Under the Skin

    The doctors revisit famous cases of skin problems, finding out how their patients are getting on now... Read more →

  • Christian

    Bodies Behaving Badly

    Episode 1 of Embarrassing Teenage Bodies examines conditions including bladder control, sunburn and STIs. Read more →

  • Ball Check-Up

    Episode 11 - Back to the Clinic 3

    Back in the clinic the doctors are checking up on everything from unwanted hair, to agonizing prolapses and some very painful privates. Read more →

  • Piles

    Episode 4 - Hull

    The doctors visit Hull with their breast health roadshow, and deal with cases of piles, putrefying feet and vaginal pain. Read more →

  • Christian and his dad

    Embarrassing Old Bodies Special

    The Embarrassing Bodies clinic has opened its doors for a one off special looking at the conditions and problems that affect older people. Read more →

  • Episode 7 - Series 7

    In Magaluf Dr Christian and Dr Dawn tackle our holidaying boys tackle - checking out their penis performances with erection monitoring and looking at our lads little swimmers. Read more →

  • Breast Reconstruction

    Episode 3 - Brighton

    The doctors head to Brighton with their truck-stop clinic, whilst the main clinic receives visits from a woman with a post-mastectomy problem, a man with Poland's syndrome, and some persistent ulcers. Read more →

  • Keloid Scars

    Episode 1 - Pelvic Floor

    This week’s episode includes a woman who thinks she has a giant vagina, and a man who has had to wear incontinence pads until he’s saved by a revolutionary operation available on the NHS. Read more →

  • Anal Operation

    Vaginas

    The EI team roll into Norwich to setup a clinic in one of the country's busiest shopping centres. This time the Docs are getting stuck into the Vagina, and there’s no room for coyness ladies! Read more →

  • Alopecia

    Episode 5 - Holiday

    This week's episode includes a visit to the airport where the Doctors see holiday goers bring back more than just souvenirs and tans. Read more →

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