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what percentage of people die from cancer

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
20-30%: Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the us and about a quarter of all deaths are due to cancer. Heart disease is the number one cause of d ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Increased: The number of people has increased -- there is a higher population -- but also, the imaging techniques (mri, ct), and laboratory tests have improved o ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Depends on many factors, such as: are you.....Heavy smoker?, drug user? , multiple partner, unprotected sex?, poor diet?, lack of exercise? Family his ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
All: All cancers are treatable, but many are not curable. Treatment of non-curable cancers is geared towards providing relief of symptoms, especially pain ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Prevalence: 4%: Statistics are squirrely, though. "prevalence" = # of living americans who who have had or now have cancer, about 12 million. "incidence" = # who get ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Glad you quit: Your lifetime risk is slightly increased over your peers, but the fact that you quit keeps you well below the one-in-six change that smoking will give ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Individual: Survival rates are population based and cancer type specific. Specific survival is individual, either 100% or 0%. Important if small or non-small cell ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Small: In 2012 less than 3% of cancers were of the brain and nervous systems. In women, about 2% of cancer deaths were due to brain and other nervous system ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Doubtful: This debate has been around for a while but currently most in urology and oncology believe that vasectomy itself does not increase the risk of develop ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Large SMT Ass.malig.: Gastric SMTs occur with an incidence of about 0.36% of routine upper GI-endoscopies , usually asymptomatic, most often discovered as accidental find ... Read More
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