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Doctor insights on: Are People That Have Cvid At A Higher Risk If Cancer

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Are people that have cvid at a higher risk if cancer?

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 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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Are people who are born with brca gene at a higher risk for recurrence of cancer too?

Are people who are born with brca gene  at a higher risk for recurrence of  cancer too?

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 more

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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?

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

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Can those who have celiac's disease have a higher chance of getting colon cancer?

Can those who have celiac's disease have a higher chance of getting colon cancer?

Rare: I am not aware of any connection between celiac disease and colon cancer. However, there is an increased incidence in small intestinal lymphoma in patients with celiac disease. ...Read more

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Are you at a higher risk of cancer if you smoke cigars?

Are you at a higher risk of cancer if you smoke cigars?

Yes: Any use of tobacco increases the risk of cancer. Cigars increase risk of cancer of the mouth. Depending on inhalation of cigar smoke you may be at higher risk of cancer of aero-digestive track, lung, bladder etc. ...Read more

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Beside having HPV is it true that people who have asymmeterical tonils are at risk for developing tonsil cancer?

Beside having HPV is it true that people who have asymmeterical tonils are at risk for developing tonsil cancer?

Risks for tonsil ca: The risk factors for tonsil cancer are tobacco, alcohol use, and hpv (although most adults have been exposed to hpv and don't get cancer).One of the indications for having a tonsillectomy as an adult is asymmetric tonsils.It's not the asymmetry that causes the cancer, it's b/c cancer can cause the asymmetry.If you've had it your whole life, it's unlikely to be serious.If concerned, see an ENT doc! ...Read more

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Why is someone with diabetes at higher risk of having cancer?

Unclear: The exact causal relationship has not been completely defined. But adopting healthy lifestyle changes to help control diabetes may help to decrease cancer risk. ...Read more

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Are men less at risk of pressure sores? I heard that men have thicker skin than women. Does this mean they are less at risk of pressure sores? .

Are men less at risk of pressure sores? I heard that men have thicker skin than women.  Does this mean they are less at risk of pressure sores?

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No: Pressure sores can occur anywhere there is unrelieved pressure. People who are bedbound generally will get them over the sacrum and the backs of the heels. People who are wheelchair bound and don't care for themselves adequately get them over the ischium (the sit-bones.) lying on one's side for too long can cause them over the greater trochanter (outside of the upper thigh.) no sex difference. ...Read more

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Are men less at risk of pressure sores? I heard that men have thicker skin than women. Does this mean they are less at risk of pressure sores? .

Are men less at risk of pressure sores? I heard that men have thicker skin than women.  Does this mean they are less at risk of pressure sores?

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No: Pressure sores can occur anywhere there is unrelieved pressure. People who are bedbound generally will get them over the sacrum and the backs of the heels. People who are wheelchair bound and don't care for themselves adequately get them over the ischium (the sit-bones.) lying on one's side for too long can cause them over the greater trochanter (outside of the upper thigh.) no sex difference. ...Read more

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Are patients with neurofibromatosis considered to have high risk pregnancies?

Are patients with neurofibromatosis considered to have high risk pregnancies?

Not necessarily: In a study 105 women had a total of 247 pregnancies, resulting in 182 live births.Cesarean section rate(36%) was greater than the general population.Did not show previously reported increased preeclampsia, preterm delivery, intrauterine growth restriction, pregnancy-induced hypertension, stillbirth, spontaneous abortion/perinatal mortality.60% showed new neurofibromas and 52% enlargement of nfs. ...Read more

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Read that people who have lots of moles have a higher risk of cancer in general due to their cells telomeres& now I'm worried.is this proven ?

Read that people who have lots of moles have a higher risk of cancer in general due to  their cells telomeres& now I'm worried.is this proven ?

Individualize: Everyone is different. All must avoid to much sun exposure everyone must check their skin regularly. Having a mole does not mean it will change to cancer. There are many factors involved like ethnicity , climate or the environment, genetic make up and the any insults to the skin. ...Read more

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Are you at a higher risk of a pneumothorax if you have already had one?

Are you at a higher risk of a pneumothorax if you have already had one?

Depends...: Recurrent pneumothorax depends on the reason behind the first pneumothorax. If this etiology is treated, your risk of a recurrent problem is much lower. See your doctor to discuss your individual case! ...Read more

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Do triplets have a higher risk of getting diseases because they were born smaller?

Do triplets have a higher risk of getting diseases because they were born smaller?

Sure.: All SGA (small) infants have higher risk for infections, as do triplets, compared to singleton and aga infants. ...Read more

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Why would you expect immunocompromised individuals to have a higher incidence of infection?

Why would you expect immunocompromised individuals to have a higher incidence of infection?

Yes: There are many diseases which can compromise your immune system. Most of these diseases pre-dispose individuals to certain types of infection (which kind depends on the type of immune deficiency). ...Read more

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Because of having a fibroid at age 24 that if i wait 1 to 2 more years do you have any more children i may be at high risk of complications.. True?

Because of having a fibroid at age 24 that if i wait 1 to 2 more years do you have any more children i may be at high risk of complications.. True?

Depends: It really depends on where the fibroid is, as to whether or not it can affect a pregnancy. So long as the fibroid isn't in the center or lining of the uterus, doesn't typically interfere with pregnancy. Sometimes really big fibroids, those > 20cm in diameter, can make pregnancy painful, but rarely cause complications. ...Read more

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Is it true that people working in construction industry are at a higher risk for kidney diseases?

Is it true that people working in construction industry are at a higher risk for kidney diseases?

Not likely so...: Due to the nature of their work, dehydration may occur more often in these folks in summer months, but often not the cause of long-term kidney disease. Maybe more accident/trauma? They are more physically active, thus less obesity, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes problems, thus actually may have lower incidence of kidney disease comparing to less active/desk workers. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more