Doctor insights on:
Can You Get Cancer From Someone Who Dips
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
Depends: Cancer risk depends on a lot of factors, including age, gender, and family history. There are a lot of different cancer types! For breast cancer, the odds are 4% over 10y for 60y olds (and 1 in 8 for all women). Lung cancer in men is around 2% over 10y but is higher in smokers. Colon cancer risk increases over age 50y which is why colonoscopies are recommended. Discuss with your doctor! ...Read more
Yes but its rare: Chemicals of various kinds can be carcinogenic. Similarly chemotherapy drugs have a known small risk to cause secondary cancers. Two classes of Anticancer drugs are more prone to cause Cancer. These include alkylating agents (like Melphalan) and anthracyclines like Doxorubicin. The benefits of chemotherapy are much greater than the small risk (1-2% or lower) of causing cancer. ...Read more
Sure: Screening is always voluntary, nobody makes you do it. If you meant free, depends on what is available in your community. Just talk to your doctor and he/she will tell you which screening tests are appropriate for your age and level of risk and also tell you if there are low or no cost screenings available. ...Read more
No.: We are at the threshold of being able to find cancer cells in a patient's blood stream, and these methods seem to indicate that when you see this finding, outlook is less favorable. If cancer cells are in a donatde unit, they contain hla antigens. The blood is matched for ABO and rh antigen, but not hla, so your immune system would reject the cancer cell. No repoprted case ever. ...Read more
Can you let me know how many years of smoking will cause someone to get a smoking related disease or cancer?
No simple answer: Many folks who have never smoked get cancer of the oral cavity. Even relatively light smokers can suffer high blood pressure, lung disease, including cancer or emphysema, not to mention other smoking related illness. There is added risk the longer you smoke, but why would anyone take any chance? ...Read more
Rare: A few rare cancers originate on the surface of the eye such as melanoma, and some types of adenoma. These are really unusual. Sometimes metastatic tumors can arise on the eyeball. And also rarely lymphomas can occur on the eye surface. Cancers can arise inside the eyeball and penetrate to the surface if untreated which would then be 'on' the eyeball. ...Read more
Cancer: Cant answer in this short space. Some is genetic, lifestyle, exposures - excess sunlight, noxious materials, excess radiation- too many ct scans, x-rays. One theory is we produce cancer cells waiting for chance to grow- xs radiation, viral triggers, but ultimately lifestyle. Think consulting good nutritionist, review diet, lifestyle. Many foods are cancer fighting, anti oxidants, exercise, sun pro. ...Read more
Don't know: I am also a molecular geneticist. As far as my knowledge goes, we still do not know how cancer develops in most cases. But we have made significant progresses. We now know the interaction between genetic factors and environmental factors is the major cause. For example, certain gene mutations can increase the risk of breast cancer, such as brac, p53, pten, etc. ...Read more
It is the body:
Cancer is a disease due to the failure of immunosurveillance.
To put it simplistically, the body is like a huge assembly line and the quality control fails to reject the defective cells that are manufactured. There are several reasons as to why the defective cells are produced and research is still continuing on the causation.
Cancer can be grown in lab animals but is not done so in humans. ...Read more
We are living longer: God question. Control for smoking and the fact that we're living longer, and there's no "cancer epidemic". It results from the inevitable damage to genes accumulating over a lifetime, and thus cancer will develop sooner or later in multicellular organisms that live long enough. More important is how to detect and cure it; the cancer death rate is half of what it was when I was a kid. ...Read more
Too broad: There are many forms of cancer. Most occur as we get older. You are still quite young, but there are things you need to do. At 50 you'll need a colonoscopy, unless you have a first relation with colon cancer. If you do, you need a colonoscopy now. If you're concerned, have an annual physical, and follow your doctor's advice. Please don't fret the risk of cancer. Good luck. ...Read more
Biopsy: Although scans and exams and lab tests can be suspicious for cancer, the real proof for solid tumors is through a biopsy. For leukemia it would be a bone marrow biopsy. Additional molecular and highly specialized tests can discriminate between sub-types of cancer. One of very few exceptions is gestational choriocarcinoma which can be diagnosed accurately with a blood test and scans. ...Read more
Depends: A woman should start having pap smears when she begins having sex. I urge breast self-exam early. Breast and colon cancer screening recommendations vary. I'm not a big believer in lung cancer screening for smokers or prostate cancer screening for guys beyond the physical exam. Everybody needs to watch their skin. ...Read more
Name an Organ...: Cancer may develop in just about any organ in the body, with the most frequent sites including the skin, breast, prostate, lung, colon, uterus, thyroid, head and neck, kidney, bladder, brain, bone, blood cells, lymph nodes, stomach, pancreas, liver, esophagus to name but a few. ...Read more
Cancer of pretty...: ...much any organ, except those organs only present in women, of course (ovary, uterus, etc.). Breast cancer, albeit rare, can develop in men, by the way. Most common? Prostate, lung, colon. ...Read more
Cancer and emotions: The simple answer to your question is "no" but in a more wholistic sense, cancers have many contributing factors, including genetics, environmental exposures, immune status, and so forth. There is evidence that emotional status is linked to immune status or susceptibility, so there may be a weak link to emotional health. ...Read more
Good question: For yourself, you can start by leading a healthy lifestyle and getting routine check-ups by your physician. On the bigger scale, there are many cancer organizations that are always looking for people to help out either at public awareness events like walks or fundraisers. Finally, you can always donate financially to cancer research. There are many national cancer organizations. ...Read more
Do you smoke?: This is the overriding factor that will make you more likely to get cancer than the next person. Other factors you can control are sun exposure and hpv; if diet is actually a risk, scientists have had much more difficulty demonstrating it. A few genetic cancer syndromes are known; your physician can advise you. The key is early detection no matter what you risk to save your life. ...Read more
Depends: It is not possible to test randomly for any and all types of cancer. However, if you are experiencing symptoms, it is certainly worth seeing a doctor. For example a mass or lump, unexplained weight loss can be symptoms of cancer. At a young age like 30, many cancers are unusual, although some can occur in young people. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Can you getmouth cancer from someone who dips?
- Will you automatically get herpes from someone who has a sore
- Can you catch shingles from someone who has chickenpox?
- Can you catch the flu from someone who just had the flu shot?
- Can u get gonahhrea by using a towel from someone who has it?
- Can you get herpes from smoking with someone?
- Can you get herpes from touching someone?
- Can you get hpv from kissing someone?
- Can you get mono from drinking out of someones waterbottle who has mono?