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what types of cancer do kids get

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
40 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Too many: About 1.5 out of every 10, 000 children under the age of 16 develops cancer each year, so about 11, 000 new cases of childhood cancer are diagnosed th ... Read More
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Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
31 years experience Radiation Oncology
Childhood cancer: Please see answer on my page under above heading.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
10,000: About 10, 400 in 2007.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Leukemia and...: Some of the most common forms of childhood cancer in younger children are acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all), neuroblastoma, brain tumors, and wilms t ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
40 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Me too: Cancer is very common, so i don't think you have an unreasonable fear. Fortunately, there are several things to improve our childrens odds. Not smokin ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Please clarify.: Probably the best way to determine the risk your child has for cancer is a visit with your child's doctor. Tests and counseling can be done to be mor ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Emotional issues: You likely have some fears that relate to your past or extended family experience that are being channeled into this. I would encourage you to find an ... Read More
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Cancer risk: Family clustering, genetic predisposition. It depends on the cancer: lung-throat-oral-prostate-bladdre= smoking. Radiation exposure (some thyroid can ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Name an Organ...: Cancer may develop in just about any organ in the body, with the most frequent sites including the skin, breast, prostate, lung, colon, uterus, thyroi ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to tell: Medulloblastoma is a deadly neuro cancer that is frequently seen in children. The survival rate has steadily increased over the recent years. Leukemia ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manoj Reddy
24 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not all the same: Cancer is a general term used to describe the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells caused by gene mutation. The cause of a gene mutation that lead to ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
In the US...: ...In men: prostate, lung, colorectal, and bladder cancer are most common. ...In women: breast, lung, colorectal, and uterine cancer are most commo ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
16 years experience Radiation Oncology
40-50%: It depends what resource you look at but estimates are around 45% for men and about 40% for women that you will get some type of cancer over your life ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Accumulate same hits: The development of cancer is related to the accumulation of oncogene hits. In children the paired chromosomes may have acquired the two needed geneti ... Read More

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