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How common is prostate cancer in teens

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Thom
14 years experience Urology
Extremely rare: Prostate cancer that is caused by adenocarcinoma (the most common variant in adults) is not a disease of males in their teens but usually affects men ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Adler
30 years experience Urology
It does not happen: As women do not have a prostate, they do not get prostate cancer.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Most common: It is the most common male cancer in the United States, excluding skin cancer. There is approximately 200, 000 new cases per year diagnosed. But fortu ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ibrahim ElGendy
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain and bleeding: Usually blood in urine and semen+ pain.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on type: No cancers are really common in teens. Cancer tends to be more problematic as people age. However, some types of cancers are seen in teens. These i ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Rare.: But it has worse prognosis than female breast cancer, stage for stage.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
17: Bladder and prostate cancer in 17 year olds is extremely rare
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Rare: It is quite uncommon, and almost never occurs below the age of 65.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Too general: There are so many different types of cancers, its too general to answer that question. Babies can be born with certain cancers, like retinoblastoma. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Cancers: A very interesting question. Childhood cancers are different than cancers occurring in adulthood. Childhood cancers occur in developing or maturing or ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Rare: most common malignancies do not appear at that age group. Tumors such as osteosarcoma and chondrosarcoma are seen as well as testicular tumors. Leuk ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Reich
7 years experience Internal Medicine
Not common: less than 1% of that population has colon cancer. Why do you ask?
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Low but rising: Rectal cancer rates are low in the young age groups but recent seer data analysis suggests that the rate of rectal cancer in people under 40 is rising ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
38 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Leukemia/lymphoma: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common cancer in childhood. It is still common in adolescents, but lymphoma becomes more common in the teenag ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Breast : Breast cancer in males is much less common than in females, and makes up less than 1% of all cases of breast cancer. The estimated number of new case ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It isn't.: Bone and joint cancers only represent 0.2% of all new cancers diagnosed in the US. 28% of cases occur in patients under 20, most commonly in teenagers ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Rare: I'm an adult doc but i think it's pretty rare. High calcium is the first finding, but i'd look for other causes.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Family history: Allmost all cancers are uncommon in women in their 30s. The one issue to look into is the family history. If you have a family history of early cancer ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Very rare.: Less than 1% of all cases of breast cancer diagnosed in the US annually are in men. The lifetime risk of a man developing breast cancer is about 1:10 ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
~8,500 cases/yr: It is estimated that in the United States this year that there will be approximately 8, 500 new cases of testicular cancer. It is the most common sol ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Too broad a question: Cancer generally presents as a mass in an organ, e.g., breast, lung, colon, prostate, pancreas, liver etc. For a definitive diagnosis the entire lesi ... Read More

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