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Are breast cancer and leukemia hereditary?

Are breast cancer and leukemia hereditary?

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 more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Does Nevada have higher cancer rates? What about cancers like leukemia? Worried about nuclear fallout from the test site.

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 more

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What are HPV penile cancer remission and survival rates?

What are HPV penile cancer remission and survival rates?

Low, high: Cancer of the penis doesn't remit on its own, but if diagnosed early, the cure rate is very high. Keep an eye on it and report any bumps or red or white lesions early to your physician. ...Read more

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Dad died stomach cancer and mother lymphoma cancer what are my chances of getting cancer?

Dad died stomach cancer and mother lymphoma cancer what are my chances of getting cancer?

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

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All info about myeloma?

All info about myeloma?

LLS etc websites: www.lls.org, http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/types/myeloma, www.Themmrf.Org, http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/multiplemyeloma/index, http://myelomasociety.Org/membership.Html, http://myeloma.Org.

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What's the outlook for someone with hodgkins lymphoma cancer stage 4?

What's the outlook for someone with hodgkins lymphoma cancer stage 4?

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

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What are the remission rates for metastatic brain cancer?

What are the remission rates for metastatic brain cancer?

Other mets: Once a tumor has metastasized to the brain, the same tumor usually has spread to other organs as well. A few tumors, e.g., choriocarcinoma may still be treatable, but in general brain mets signal an incurable tumor. ...Read more

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How are cancer survivors helping us all rally to beat cancer?

How are cancer survivors helping us all rally to beat cancer?

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

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Are chronic leukemia and breast cancer related?

Are chronic leukemia and breast cancer related?

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 more

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Why do doctors warn about late effects of childhood cancer treatment?

Why do doctors warn about late effects of childhood cancer treatment?

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 more

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I have read that some certain types of cancer are nearly always fatal, but what about brain cancer in general?

I have read that some certain types of cancer are nearly always fatal, but what about brain cancer in general?

Yes: Usually brain tumors are metastatic coming from other organs cancer and these are usually not curable diseases. Some primary brain cancers can be very aggressive and fatal and some of them are slow-growing tumors and their course can be more indolent. ...Read more

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Aml leukemia cancer trigger what?

Aml leukemia cancer trigger what?

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

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What are worst breast cancer radiation effects?

What are worst breast cancer radiation effects?

FIBROSIS: Radiation pneumonitis with fibrosis is the most serious. Also radiation esophagitis and scarring of the skin. Most resolve to some degree with time and steroids. ...Read more

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What are the tests for metastatic breast cancer?

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 more

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How many stages of cancer are there for breast cancer?

How many stages of cancer are there for breast cancer?

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 more

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Are there other kinds of cancers other than brain, lukemia, bone, skin, breast, colon, lung, and oral cancer?

Are there other kinds of cancers other than brain, lukemia, bone, skin, breast, colon, lung, and oral cancer?

A to Z Cancer List: National Cancer Institute and website, www.cancer.gov, also contains lots of information and resources. Here is the link: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/alphalist ...Read more

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What percentage of diagnosed cancers are brain cancers?

What percentage of diagnosed cancers are brain cancers?

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 cancers. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the tests for merkel cell cancer?

What are the tests for merkel cell cancer?

Examination, biopsy: Some merkel cell cancers can be diagnosed by history and appearance. More often, a simple in-office biopsy and pathologic examination is necessary for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

A cancer of blood-forming tissues, hindering the body's ...Read more