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What factors increases the risk of esophageal cancer?

What factors increases the risk of esophageal cancer?

Chronic Heartburn: Severe gastro-esophageal reflux can lead to adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. If you have severe heartburn, see your doctor so you can be screened for pre-cancerous changes of your esophagus. ...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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What are risk factors involved with colon cancer?

What are risk factors involved with colon cancer?

Risks: Risks of any cancer is that it grows or spreads to other organs. Colon cancer has risks of bleeding, intestinal blockage, cancer spreading to lymph nodes or to other organs, intestinal perforation if neglected long enough. ...Read more

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Do hereditary factors increase the likelihood of contracting prostate cancer?

Do hereditary factors increase the likelihood of contracting prostate cancer?

A little bit: The risk of prostate cancer increases with age, especially after age 50. More than 80% of prostate cancers are diagnosed in men who are 65 or older. And in the us, african american men have a higher risk of prostate cancer than white men. Additionally a family history of prostate cancer is also a risk. See this link: http://bit.Ly/lhig6p. ...Read more

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How risk are brain tumor operations?

How risk are brain tumor operations?

Location?: Tumor location in the brain plays a significant role when discussing surgical risks. As a neurosurgeon, i typically go over potential risks that relate specifically to tumor size, location and symptoms. ...Read more

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What are risk factors for esophageal cancer?

What are risk factors for esophageal cancer?

Two types: For adenocarcinoma, the main risk factor is acid reflux or gerd. For squamous cell carcinoma, the main risk factors are smoking and alcoholol. ...Read more

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What increases risk for lung cancer.?

What increases risk for lung cancer.?

Many things: >80% of lung cancer is caused by smoking. However never smokers (defined as <100 cigarettes in lifetime) can get smoking. Risk factors include radon exposure, second hand smoke, and genetic mutations such as egfr activating mutations. For more info: http://bit.Ly/ygfoko. ...Read more

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Does smoking increase the risk of lung cancer?

Does smoking increase the risk of lung cancer?

Yes!: While cancer can occur in the lungs of non-smokers (specifically, pulmonary adenocarcinoma or metastatic carcinoma from another primary site), it is difficult to dispute the data that show lung cancer is more common in smokers than non-smokers. ...Read more

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As a cancer survivor, what increases risk of neuropathy?

As a cancer survivor, what increases risk of neuropathy?

Neuropathy is: Associated with a number of chemotherapy classes: taxanes, platinums, vinca alkalods, and non-cancer causes, diabetes being the most prominant. A number of metals: arsenic, mercury, lead. Also infections, leprosy for instance. Maintaining good control of diabetes helps, and time alleviates many neuropathies. There are proposed preventatives, but i've not seen remedies once existing. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors of prostate cancer?

What are the risk factors of prostate cancer?

Basically none: A few common genes have been found that increase risk, and a family history increases risk, but not strikingly. The reports about diet (milk, red / well-done meat) are so contradictory that i've decided to ignore them. People have look at sexual habits and history of infections and found little or nothing. The claim about vasectomy as a risk was discredited in the 1990s. ...Read more

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How is tobacco smoking a risk factor for developing renal cell carcinoma?

How is tobacco smoking a risk factor for developing renal cell carcinoma?

Increased risk.: Smoking introduces many very carcinogenic compounds into the bloodstream, which is filtered by the kidney. These carcinogens, along with the decreased tissue oxygenation caused by smoking, is theorized to increase the risk of renal cell carcinoma. A meta-analysis of 24 studies (hunt, int j cancer 114:101-108, 2005) showed this significantly increased risk, & it is considered causal by the ussg. ...Read more

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What are risk factors for breast cancer?

What are risk factors for breast cancer?

Breasts.: 1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. This is a disease that spares no one. Certainly, people with a strong family history or high estrogen levels (early puberty, late menopause, etc.) may have an increased risk, but this is overemphasized. Bottom line: we have a simple, inexpensive test that can find breast ca early that remains underutilized. Mammograms save lives. ...Read more

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Can cancer screening reduce the likelihood of developing cancer?

Can cancer screening reduce the likelihood of developing cancer?

Good question: That is certainly the idea behind it. It is hard to say if we are truly successful. Having a pap smear and picking up a lesion before it becomes cancer reduces your likelihood. So does removing a colon polyp before it can become a colon cancer. The problem is that having these things means you are at higher risk in the first place and you need continued watching. ...Read more

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Is smoking a risk factor for colon cancer?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Is smoking a risk factor for colon cancer?

Yes: Smoking is one of the risk factors for colon cancer. Others will include- genetics, processed red meat, obesity, alcohol, inflammatory bowel disease etc. ...Read more

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Risk of dying from bladder cancer?

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Risk of dying from bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer: Risk of dying from bladder cancer is 1 to 116 in men and 1 to 294 in women. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/lifetime-probability-of-developing-or-dying-from-cancer. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for esophageal cancer? 

What are the risk factors for esophageal cancer? 

Depends on type: For adenocarcinoma, the risk factors are mainly acid reflux, leading to barrett's metaplasia, and being male. The risk factors for squamous cell carcinoma include smoking, alcohol, radiation exposure, other head and neck cancers, caustic ingestion, a condition called achalasia, eating foods with nitrates, and conditions called chaga's disease and tylosis. ...Read more

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Does Hashimoto's Disease increase risk of breast cancer?

Does Hashimoto's Disease increase risk of breast cancer?

I am not: aware of any evidence that Hashimoto's thyroiditis increases your risk of developing any malignancies. ...Read more

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Does uterine cancer increase the risk for colon cancer?

Does uterine cancer increase the risk for colon cancer?

Sometimes: There is a familial disorder known as lynch syndrome which increases both the risk of colon cancer and endometrial (uterine) cancer. About 5% of all colon cancers are caused by lynch syndrome. If a family has multiple cases of both colon and endometrial cancer or colon cancer under the age of 40, lynch syndrome should be considered. ...Read more

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Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

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