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Are People That Have Cvid At A Higher Risk If Cancer
Sadly, but yes: Unfortunately patients and family members of cvid patients have an unusually high incidence of IgA deficiency, autoimmune diseases, autoantibodies, and malignancy. Our body has its own surveillance system that destroys cancer cells. With an immune deficiency these cells are much less in number and less effective. ...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
Varied Answers: Cancer rates appear to be higher for a couple of reasons. Detection and documentation is better in developed industrial nations. Also, patients are living longer so that they have the opportunity to get cancer. Finally, there is also increased exposure to toxins in the industrial nations which have the potential to be carcinogens. ...Read more
Breast, melanoma: There does seem to be a correlation between length of time as a flight attendant and increased risk of cancer above the general population, particularly breast cancer and melanoma, as per an icelandic study in 2001. It likely is in part due to increased exposure to cosmic radiation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We read a lot about childless women having higher cancer risks. How serious is this? Should we be worried about it at age 34?
We read a lot about childless women having higher cancer risks. Is remaining childless a dangerous thing? How serious is this?
Why do Asian countries have higher cancer rate if their diets contain more allium/cruciferous vegetables (proven antitumoral effects)?
Not always diet: Most malignancies are due to carcinogens and viruses. In China, much of the food is not well controlled and carcinogens may be present in high levels in villages. Many viruses are also present. In Japan, the high level of gastric cancer was associated with the polishing of rice that for many years was accomplished with asbestos ...Read more
Good question: Some cancers are sex-specific (ovarian in women, prostate in men). Others, like breast, are more common in women because they have more breast tissue and the right hormone environment. Yet others are associated with habits like smoking or drinking that used to be more prevalent in males so men would have them more often. Finally, some are more common in a specific gender for unclear reasons... ...Read more
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 developing prostate cancer. It is likely that they have a higher likelihood of earlier prostate cancer detection though. This is attributed to having a relationship with a urologist starting at a much younger age than other men. ...Read more
Yes: The recurrence rate for superficial bladder cacner is 50% within the first year of treatment. This is why we use chemotherapy and immunotherapy within the bladder to prevent recurrence. This is alos why the follow-up of patients with superfiical bladder cancer is so frequent - every 3 months for the first 2 years after diagnosis and then every 6 months unitl year 5. Then follow-up is annual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are cancer rates higher for people who live near a nuclear reactor? Does living there increase the risk of cancer?
Unlikely: As long as the nuclear reactor is operated under standard us government guidelines, then the risk is low. As we have seen in chernobyl, japan, and even three mile island, accidents do happen and in this sense there is a risk. From a statistical standpoint, you are much more likely to be involved in a fatal car accident than to develop cancer from living nearby a nuclear reactor. ...Read more
I've been having temps of 98.8-99.1 past few mths. Would blood cancer cause this. Or would it have to be 100.4 or higher?
Milan study says smokers who give up have higher risk of cancer due to cell repair mechanism leading to unrestrained cell growth. True?
Must be distorted: This is simply not true epidemiologically. As a pathologist, there's a lot more cell turnover in a current smoker's lung than there is after they stop. The molecular pathways of cancer are numerous and being clarified as we go, but this doesn't make sense. I've noticed over the years that medical research from italy in particular tends to get scrambled in the media even worse than other science. ...Read more
Concerned. I go to bed at 12-1am most nights. Apparently melatonin levels are higher at night and arificial light lower them. Will I get cancer?
Not due to this: Going to bed at 1 am is not a cause of cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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