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All About Leukemia Cancer
Some : Some cases of breast cancer genetic mutations brca i and ii , her 2 some breast cancer run in families. In leukemias not enough proof of genetic mutations as in breast cancer ( I do not know ) how ever leukemias run in family members, especially cll and AML , may not be genetic, could be environmental. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Does Nevada have higher cancer rates? What about cancers like leukemia? Worried about nuclear fallout from the test site.
No: This will surprise you, but even for the "atomic veterans" who were within 5 miles of atomic blasts, nobody's been able to demonstrate solid evidence of an increase in leukemia or other cancers. Don't worry about the old sites. Much of "environmentalism" consists of shouting "Fire!" where there is clearly none -- which is unfortunate, since there are real dangers -- but not from the test sites. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the US: The chances of getting any cancer, according to statistics of the american cancer society, is 45% in a lifetime for males & 38% in a lifetime for females in the us. You are not destined to get cancer because it runs in your parents, but get regular screening physical exams yearly, mammograms after age 40 females, colonoscooy after age 50. Eat healthy, don't smoke, exercise, maintain healthy weight. ...Read more
Can be cured: I want you to know that Stage IV Hodgkin is unlike other stage IV cancers -- it is often cured. Please be sure to keep appointments, follow oncologist's recommendations. ...Read more
Inspiration & Hope: Cancer survivors can serve as educators in promoting awareness of their cancer and encouraging others to undergo screening tests such as colonoscopy, mammograms, physical exams. They also provide stories of inspiration and hope. They remind us that life is short and we need to respect & honor the time we are given. ...Read more
Somewhat: Patients with chronic leukemia are twice as likely as the general population to develop other malignancies, including breast cancer. This likely has to do with chronic leukemia patients having a genetic predisposition, compromised immune systems, or just generally being older. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many late effects: Childhood cancer treatments have many effects that will not be recognized until later in life. These range from infertility to heart disease to secondary leukemias. The effects depend on which medications were used in the treatment for cancer initially. Many cancer have clinics set up to review a person's individual treatment for cancer and recommend a plan for following the potential effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have read that some certain types of cancer are nearly always fatal, but what about brain cancer in general?
Nothing: The acute myelogenous leukemias simply appear. There are a few uncommon genetic lesions that predispose a person, as down radiation and perhaps down's, but it is a mistake to look for a particular "cause" or "trigger" for this or most other cancers (the major exception being smoking and lung cancer). ...Read more
Could thinking about cancer all the time give us cancer? Severe carcinophobia, please help, doctors. Especially about lymphomas( no symptoms or signs)
PET/CT: The primary test for staging for breast cancer is the pet/ct scan. A bone scan is also helpful if you're concerned about bony disease, and a head MRI for brain metastases. The sites of distant spread for breast cancer are generally the lungs, the liver, the bone and the brain, so these tests are sufficient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stages 0 through 4: There are 5 stages: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4. Stage 0 is a non invasive cancer (dcis), stage 4 is any spread outside of the breast. To determine stage, we need to know the tumor size (t), the lymph node involvement (n) and if there is metastasis (m) or spread out side of the breast. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/staging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend had 4 different types of cancer throughout her body, not metastasised, they were all different cancers, what causes that? Genetic? Virus?
Impossible: It is impossible to answer this question for many reasons, the most important being that the list of cancers is not included. ...Read more