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Pancretic cancer death rate?

Pancretic cancer death rate?

96% by 5yrs expire..: Sobering statistics. Acs 2013 stats: '...45, 220 will be dxd 38, 460 will die. Lifetime risk of getting it is only 1.47%...' ~3/4 of those dxd will die in the first year. ...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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Is liver metastases from colon cancer a death sentence?

Is liver metastases from colon cancer a death sentence?

It could be commuted: Until recently, colon cancer metastases in the liver were invariably fatal within a few years. However, there are some new biotechnology findings that suggest this may no longer always be the case. Your oncologist would be the person to ask. ...Read more

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Chances of lung damage from breast cancer radiation?

Chances of lung damage from breast cancer radiation?

Low, but depends: The overall risk of lung damage resulting in breathing problems is less than 1-2%, but depends on the size of the radiation field, whether nodes are being treated, the technique (2d, 3d, or imrt), use of chemo during radiation (unusual), and issues with the patient (history of interstitial lung disease , etc). Ask your doctor what techniques they will use to reduce the amount of lung treated. ...Read more

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Percentage of lumg cancer survivors?

Percentage of lumg cancer survivors?

Depends on stage,etc: Survival and disese free interval are based on many important factors, including stage of cancer, grade of tumor, type of treatment, and potentially the molecular profile of the tumor. ...Read more

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Childhood cancer survivor rates are highest for which childhood cancers?

Childhood cancer survivor rates are highest for which childhood cancers?

Several!: Currently over 80% of children diagnosed with cancer will be cured of their disease, due to advances in the treatment of common childhood cancers such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia; over 90% of children with that diagnosis are now cured. Many types of brain tumors, wilm's tumor, and lymphomas are also very curable. Metastatic bone and soft tissue tumors and neuroblastoma are still challenging. ...Read more

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Are cell phones linked to brain cancer/tumor?

Are cell phones linked to brain cancer/tumor?

I say "No": This stuff has been thrown around for almost 30 years without any mechanism that makes sense (the radiation from a phone isn't the wavelength that damages genes). Epidemiology by survey, especially retrospective studies, generates many false-positive alleged links; in one huge study, there were more cancers on the opposite side. Enjoy technology and stop worrying. ...Read more

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Are kidney cancer cells different from breast cancer cells and lung cancer cells?

Are kidney cancer cells different from breast cancer cells and lung cancer cells?

Quite Different: These 3 different cancers are actually quite different. Under the microscope they look different, and the types of mutations they have are also different. As a result, the way the different cancers are treated are also different. Generally speaking for kidney cancer they would use targeted therapies or immunotherapies instead of chemotherapy or hormone therapy. ...Read more

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Are brain and lung cancer related?

Are brain and lung cancer related?

NO: These cancers are not related. But.... Many people are confused by the concept that lung cancers can spread to the brian as metastasis. This happens all to often and is in fact more common tha a primary brain tumor. ...Read more

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Are brain metastases common among breast cancer patients?

Are brain metastases common among breast cancer patients?

No.: The most common sites of metastases include the bone marrow, lungs, and liver. While uncommon, breast cancer can metastasize to the brain or the lining of the brain. ...Read more

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Could brain cancer spread from brain to spine?

Could brain cancer spread from brain to spine?

Depending on what: Type of brain cancer and where the original lesion is, it is possible for metastasis. ...Read more

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How is brain tumor different from brain cancer?

How is brain tumor different from brain cancer?

Brain cancer spec: Brain cancer is a specific type of brain tumor. Brain tumors are graded from grade 1 (benign) to grade 4 (cancer). Hence, brain cancer is a specific sub-type of brain tumor. ...Read more

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How would lung cancer (tumor) spread to the brain?

How would lung cancer (tumor) spread to the brain?

Blood vessels : The cancer grows into small blood vessels and sheds cells that move through the blood stream to distant sites, lung, then rest of body. ...Read more

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Abdominal carcinamatosis from breast cancer metastasis?

Abdominal carcinamatosis from breast cancer metastasis?

Could Be: You have a known breast ca? Any other mets? Typically, one would expect mets to bone before abdomen. If pathology on both sites is the same then probably mets. If not, possible second primary (like ovary). Good luck. ...Read more

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Any cases for.Stomach cancer survivors?Thanks

Any cases for.Stomach cancer survivors?Thanks

Difficult to answer: We don't know all stomachs cancer cases to know if there any survivals. ...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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Is lung cancer preventable?

Is lung cancer preventable?

Yes: The very best way to prevent lung cancer is to not smoke. Also from the time a smoker stops it can take up to 15 years for the lung cancer risk to go back down to that of a non-smoker! if you never start your risk of lung cancer will be low. ...Read more

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How deadly is brain cancer?

How deadly is brain cancer?

Depends.: Different types of brain cancer. Some are benign tumors that push on the brain like meningioma, slow growers. Some are malignant and spread through the brain quickly and if untreatable could end in death in about 9 months. Hope that clears up any doubts. ...Read more

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My dad died of cancer that spread from his lip to lymph nodes to lung 47yo, gpa died of prostate cancer 79yo. Any studies linking cancer to genetics?

My dad died of cancer that spread from his lip to lymph nodes to lung 47yo, gpa died of prostate cancer 79yo. Any studies linking cancer to genetics?

There are: There are several cancers that area related to genetics. The are about 5-15% of cancers. The bulk are not. In your case the key question is if your father was a smoker or not. This kind of cancer is not usually related to prostate cancer. The other important thing is that your mother's family history also is equally important as your father's. ...Read more

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Is non-small lung cancer fatal?

Depends on stage: The long term prognosis of lung cancer depends on the stage of the cancer. The stage (1-4) depends on the size of the tumor and whether it has spread outside of the lung to lymph nodes, the lining of the chest wall (pleura) or other organs (liver, brain, etc). Some of this information may be determined by x ray test (ct scan, pet scan) and some may require biopsies to determine. ...Read more

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Is anaplastic medulloblastoma a brain or childhood cancer?

Is anaplastic medulloblastoma a  brain or childhood cancer?

Yes: Medulloblastoma (mb) is a brain cancer that occurs in the cerebellum, the back part of the brain. It occurs primarily in children, although it occasionally occurs in adults. They are classified by how they look under the microscope; anaplastic mb appears more aggressive under the microscope and is often more difficult to cure than other types of mb. ...Read more

Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

A malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous) ...Read more