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I'm 21, my grandpa, uncle and grandma died from cancer but different types so wt are my chances and when I should do my cancer test?

I'm 21, my grandpa, uncle and grandma died from cancer but different types so wt are my chances and when I should do my cancer test?

It depends: There are cancer genes that can increase the risk for family members. A geneticist can obtain a detailed family history and recommend if any testing needs to be done to evaluate for an increased cancer risk. ...Read more

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 there different types of breast cancer? How many different types of breast cancer are there?

Are there different types of breast cancer? How many different types of breast cancer are there?

See below: Main types are non-invasive or invasive. Then there can be lobular or ductal forms of these non-invasive (in situ), or invasive cancers. There are then variations of hormone receptor positive or negative, her2/neu positive or negative, and then many variations of cell type, aggressiveness, and dna variations too. ...Read more

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What to do if I have problem with my skin, but it isn't cancer, are there different types of skin cancer?

What to do if I have problem with my skin, but it isn't cancer, are there different types of skin cancer?

Yes: The three main types of skin cancer are squamous cell, basal cell, and melanoma. Treatment options overlap but aren't the same for each type and stage of cancer. As you said, there are also a number of skin conditions that aren't cancer. ...Read more

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How is inflammatory breast cancer different from other types of breast cancer? Why is it difficult to detect and diagnose?

How is inflammatory breast cancer different from other types of breast cancer? Why is it difficult to detect and diagnose?

Looks like infection: Ibc occurs suddenly with breast pain, redness, or swelling or a rash. Mammograms are often negative because the tumor cells grow in a sheet and don't form a lump. It is very fast-growing and spreads quickly. Immediate chemotherapy is needed. It looks like an infection, so doctors often try antibiotics first, delaying diagnosis. See a medical oncologist immediately if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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What is inflammatory breast cancer? Is inflammatory breast cancer different from other types of breast cancer? What is the difference? .

What is inflammatory breast cancer? Is inflammatory breast cancer different from other types of breast cancer? What is the difference? .

Looks like infection: Ibc occurs suddenly with breast pain, redness, or swelling or a rash. Mammograms are often negative because the tumor cells grow in a sheet and don't form a lump. It is very fast-growing and spreads quickly. Immediate chemotherapy is needed. It looks like an infection, so doctors often try antibiotics first, delaying diagnosis. See a medical oncologist immediately if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood that a cancer surviver gets another, different type of cancer again?

What is the likelihood that a cancer surviver gets another, different type of cancer again?

Harder to quantify: Cancer survivors have higher risk of second cancer. It may be due to inheritied factors, exposure to the agents that casued first cancer and cancer treatment itself may be carcinogenic. ...Read more

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What make pancreatic cancer so different from other types of cancers?

What make pancreatic cancer so different from other types of cancers?

Several reasons: Pancreatic cancer has lower survival rates for several reasons. 1) there are no symptoms with early pancreatic cancer, and no screening tests, so it is usually not detected until late stages, 2) the pancreas is surrounded by several vital structures that make tumors unresectable early on, and 3) this tumor causes an intense fibrotic reaction that makes it resistant to penetration by chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What are the different type of cancer?

What are the different type of cancer?

Too many to list: The two major types are carcinoma and sarcoma and both types affect different organs. See this site for more information about cancer.

http://www. Cancer. Gov/ ...Read more

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How many different types of cancer are there?

How many different types of cancer are there?

Many: There are over 100 different cancers known among humans. Cancer can arise from any part of our bodies. But the common sites are lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate and breast cancer. ...Read more

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What are different types of cancer you can get?

What are different types of cancer you can get?

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

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What are the different types of ways to get cancer?

What are the different types of ways to get cancer?

Many known causes an: Cancer can be caused by many known and some unknown causes. The known causes are smoking or tobacco chewing. Alcohol is also a cancer causing agent especailly when combined with smoking. There are some virus infections like hepatiits-b and c can cause liver cancer, . Cervix cancer is caused by hpv. Hiv infection besides causing aids can cause many other cancers. ...Read more

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Can different types of cancer exist in the same part of the body?

Can different types of cancer exist in the same part of the body?

Yes: The body is composed of many different parts and each can potentially develop different types of malignancies (cancers). ...Read more

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I am curious if cancers are just rogue cells how are there different types?

I am curious if cancers are just rogue cells how are there different types?

Here's why: Each type of cell in our bodies -- and there are a couple of hundred subtypes -- gives rise to several different types of cancer, based first on what's caused the cell to differentiate in the first place. Cancers are of course driven by accumulated mutations that make the cells "rogue" (if you like), prone to overgrow and invade. Each named cancer typically carries different mutations. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to be diagnosed with two different types of cancer at the same time?

Is it possible for a person to be diagnosed with two different types of cancer at the same time?

Yes, but rarely: If someone is diagnosed with two different cancers at the same time, or even within a year or two, it raises a red flag for me. I always want to make sure that both cancers are truly different, because statistically, it's more likely to have one cancer that has spread to another place. Make sure your doctor knows about any past cancer so she or he can make the right diagnosis! ...Read more

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I am one of five childern, three have had different types of cancer what are my chances of getting cancer?

I am one of five childern, three have had different types of cancer what are my chances of getting cancer?

Depends...: I sorry to hear your siblings have cancer. Cancer clearly has a genetic component that is often heritable, but it is not straightforward. It really depends on the type, and timing, of the cancers. If you are concerned, see your physician who can refer you to a specialist in cancer, or if there is a suspicion you might have a familial cancer syndrome, a genetic counselor. ...Read more

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Do different types of cancers start in different ways or are they all basically the same thing in different parts of the body?

Do different types of cancers start in different ways or are they all basically the same thing in different parts of the body?

All different: We are discovering the many and varied pathways and combinations of mutations that give rise to the huge array of different cancers. All result from natural selection for harmful mutations and ultimately all untreated cancers will kill; beyond this, the hugely different pathways account for the tremendously variable behavior. ...Read more

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How many different types skin cancers are there?

How many different types skin cancers are there?

Many, but 3 big ones: All cancers are identified by the types of cells that they come from. There are many different types of skin cells, therefore there are many different types of skin cancers. There are three main ones, though. Squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma.  melanoma is the most dangerous, but basal cell more common. ...Read more

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What are the different types of chemotherapy that fights off cancer?

What are the different types of chemotherapy that fights off cancer?

Many choices: There are many chemotherapy drugs just like there are many antibiotics. Some chemo drugs are administered through iv, others are a pill. Some chemo drugs are specific to one type of cancer others are used for more then one kind of cancer. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat 2 different types of cancer at once with chemo?

Is it possible to treat 2 different types of cancer at once with chemo?

Yes, it can be done: Some of the Best chemotherapy drugs are effective against more than one or two cancers. So we can combine 2 or 3 drugs in order to provide a broad coverage. If you can tell us the exact situation with your case (What types of cancer and which chemo drugs have been proposed to be used??) I can give you a more useful answer. ...Read more

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If different types of cancer runs in my family does that mean that I'll have cancer to?

If different types of cancer runs in my family does that mean that I'll have cancer to?

Not necessarily: There are some types of cancer for which one may have a genetic predisposition. However, in that situation - predisposition is usually for a particular type of cancer. Live a heavy life style. Stay well. ...Read more

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Are there different types of anal cancer?

Are there different types of anal cancer?

Yes: Anal tumors may arise form the skin and result in squamous cell carcinoma. Some of these tumors are caused by hpv infection. Tumors on the inside of the anal canal may arise form the gland, adenocarcinoma. There are additional infrequent tumor types as well. ...Read more

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Are there different types of cervical cancer?

Are there different types of cervical cancer?

The most: Common cervical cancer is squamous, but there are adenocarcinomas as well. Some aggresively grow locally, some are slower. A few are capable of distant travel. Early detection and treatment are key to successful treatmnet and cure. ...Read more

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How many different types of nasal cancers are there?

How many different types of nasal cancers are there?

More than one: Cancer can arise from different types of cells which is what gives it its name. Skin cancer on the skin surface is different than the cancer arising from the mucus membrane of the nose, which further has glandular cells and surface cells and pigmented cells in it. So a nasal cancer can be squamous type, adenoid cystic (glandular type) or a mucosal melanoma, each with a different behavior and course. ...Read more

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What are the different types of esophageal cancer?  

What are the different types of esophageal cancer?  

Two main types: The two main types are adenocarcinoma (the most common, derived from barrett's metaplasia) and squamous cell carcinoma. Adenocarcinoma is caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), and squamous cell carcinoma is generally caused by smoking and alcohol. ...Read more

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What are the different types of thyroid cancer?

4 types: Papillary, follicular, medullary, anaplastic
both papillary and follicular cancers are typically treated with complete removal of the lobe of the thyroid that harbors the cancer, in addition to the removal of most or all of the other side. Medullary cancer of the thyroid is significantly less common, but has a worse prognosis. Thyroid cancer anaplastic has a poor prognosis. ...Read more

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What are some of the different types of scrotum cancer?

Here are some...: For daily concern, go to get checked ASAP if you have a growing and / or ulcerating mass on the sac or a palpable mass inside the sac. To get these done right has not to be hard by following instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. If needed, excisional biopsy may be done for microscopic exam. If on the sac, squamous cell carcinoma is commonest; if inside, seminoma is #1 ...Read more

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