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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
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
No: Weakened immune systems in genera lhave little to do with heart attacks which result from decreased blood flow thru the coronary vessels. Such patients do not have an increased incideence of malignancy. Patients on certain chemotherapy due to impaired immunity do have a higher incidece of leukemia secondary to the leukemic virus. Other tumors also due to exogenious exposure to known viruses. ...Read more
Yes!: If you have a mutation in the brca gene, you are at higher risk of getting a first cancer, and of having recurrence of a prior treated cancer. The brca gene helps cells repair themselves when they get damanged. Cells in people with a mutated brca gene can't repair themselves, so they are more likely to become cancerous. I keep a very close eye on my cancer patients with brca mutations! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If Azoospermic men are at higher risk of developing a range of cancers due to infertility then are people who have testicles removed at same risk?
Incorrect assumption: Your primary assumption seems to be incorrect. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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
We read a lot about childless women having higher cancer risks. Is remaining childless a dangerous thing? How serious is this?
We read a lot about childless women having higher cancer risks. How serious is this? Should we be worried about it at age 34?
Is it true that because I have thrombocytopenia does that mean I have a higher risk of developing cancer?
Unlikely...: Thrombocytopenia can be caused by a variety of conditions. The most common is that platelets are being destroyed (immune-mediated thrombocytopenic purpura (itp)). Low platelets can be caused because the body can't produce them (bone marrow suppression due to viral infection, leukemia, mds, myelofibrosis, aplastic anemia). Talk with your doc or see a hematologist to really know your risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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