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Can my mind or meditation help me fight cancer?

Can my mind or meditation help me fight cancer?

No objective: Evidence. Meditation may help a person deal with difficult issues, but there is no objective evidence that your mind and/or meditation can "fight" cancer. ...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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What parts of the U.S. have the highest cancer rates?

What parts of the U.S. have the highest cancer rates?

NE is worst overall: The North East US is clearly worst by the CDC map: http://www. Cdc. Gov/cancer/dcpc/data/state. Htm
Everyone jokes about NJ but they are about as bad as several others. By far worst is KY, likely from coal mining. ...Read more

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What’s new in vaginal cancer research?

What’s new in vaginal cancer research?

Several things: Scientists are learning more about tumor suppressor genes, refining radiation therapy techniques, and developing new procedures for reconstruction after surgery. ...Read more

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What age it s more possible to get ovarian cancer?

What age it s more possible to get ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: The average age of a woman with ovarian cancer in the us is 62-63. In women with a family history, women with brca1 mutations usually get cancer earlier and women with brca2 mutations get ovarian cancer at a later age. ...Read more

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Need help when ovarian cancer recurs, what kind (s) of cancer is it most likely to be?

Need help when ovarian cancer recurs, what kind (s) of cancer is it most likely to be?

The same cancer: Recurrence means that it's the same cancer that has come back. While it may come back in a different place in the abdomen-- the cell type is the same regardless even if the ovaries are no longer there. A biopsy will show if the recurrence is consistent with the original cancer. ...Read more

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If polyp is found in colonscopy in early 30's does that mean I have to be worried about cancer syndromes?

If polyp is found in colonscopy in early 30's does that mean I have to be worried about cancer syndromes?

Not necessarily: You need to tell us why you had colonoscopy done at this young age? Polyps are benign and do not indicate that you will develop colon cancer unless you leave them untreated. So what you need to do is obtain repeat colonoscopy in 5 years once more time to be sure that you do not have anymore polyps int he future ...Read more

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How long can people with untreated cervix cancer live? (p.S can you give me the ans in the numbers of years?)

How long can people with untreated cervix cancer live? (p.S can you give me the ans in the numbers of years?)

Depends on stage?: Could be from few months to a few years to many many years - if it is caught in a very early stage and is completely cured. All depend on the stage. Early stage can be cured. It is very important to have regular screening pap smear as recommended by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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In general, what are the odds of someone in their 60's having cancer when there is no family history of cancer?

In general, what are the odds of someone in their 60's having cancer when there is no family history of cancer?

Hard to predict: Our chances of developing cancer increase as we age, but many life style variables influence the risk, notably smoking, alcohol use, sun exposure and diet. Family history is important, but only part of the picture. Fortunately, we have control over lifestyle risk factors. ...Read more

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Can an ultrasound tell if a growth is cancer? Or can it only see that there’s something growing that shouldn’t be there?

Can an ultrasound tell if a growth is cancer? Or can it only see that there’s something growing that shouldn’t be there?

Ultrasound: Sonograms are very good at detecting abnormalities in a tissue or organ, and in the right hands, can aid in a good differential diagnosis, but they are never considered definitive. Other imaging studies, blood tests, and tissue biopsies are required to make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the three most deadliest forms of cancer in the U.S.?

What are the three most deadliest forms of cancer in the U.S.?

How do you define...: "deadliest"? If you mean, which general type causes the most absolute number of deaths, then the top three are lung, colon and breast/prostate cancer. That's partly because they are so common. Others, e.g. pancreatic cancer, are uncommon but relatively more deadly. Almost any type is lethal if metastatic (wide spread) at diagnosis. Notable exceptions are leukemia, lymphoma, and testicular cancer. ...Read more

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Is cancer of the kidney common in the u.S.?

Is cancer of the kidney common in the u.S.?

65000/yr: About 64, 770 new cases of renal cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the us in 2012. ...Read more

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What is the most popular cancer in s america?

What is the most popular cancer in s america?

Top S. A. Cancers: Prostate cancer is at the top for men in most south american countries. Stomach cancer is tops in ecuador and chile. Lung cancer in argentina and uruguay.
For women, cervix, breast, stomach, & colorectal lead the way.
http://www. Paho. Org/english/ad/dpc/nc/pcc-fact-sheet-lac. Pdf" re. ...Read more

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What`s the difference between cancer and tumor?

What`s the difference between cancer and tumor?

Tumor vs cancer: A tumor is an excessive growth of tissue. It can be benign (not dangerous) or malignant (dangerous because it can spread). Cancer is caused by malignant tumors. ...Read more

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Where are some of the very most reputable integrative medicine programs in the u.S., particularly if cancer is not the problem?

Where are some of the very most reputable integrative medicine programs in the u.S., particularly if cancer is not the problem?

Varies: The academic consortium for im lists centers affiliated w med schools - see http://www. Imconsortium. Org/. ...Read more

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Prostate cancer in your 20's, possible?

Prostate cancer in your 20's, possible?

Yes, but.....: It is extremely unlikely for someone to be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his 20's. The youngest patient I've met was a 38 year man. ...Read more

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What’s new in intestinal cancer research?

What’s new in intestinal cancer research?

Too broad: I think everyone is skipping this question because it is just too broad. There are many research trials and programs going on across the country for intestinal cancers, but there are so many different types of this cancer. If you can narrow this down...Someone may be abe to help you. ...Read more

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What is the signs of skin cancer to a guy in his 20's?

What is the signs of skin cancer to a guy in his 20's?

Same as guy in 50s: Ulceration. Bleeding. Growth, change, variable pigmentation, and more. ...Read more

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If an acoustic neuroma comes back, does that mean it’s a cancer?

If an acoustic neuroma comes back, does that mean it’s a cancer?

Usually not: Recurrence usually means some tumor was left behind and not removed from the first surgery. This can occur if a lot was left behind (macroscopic residual, recurrence more frequent), or even a tiny amount was left behind (microscopic residual, recurrence less frequent). Malignant acoustics are extremely rare and most often occur after prior radiation treatment for a benign acoustic neuroma. ...Read more

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How rare would it be that a person in his 20's would have colon cancer?

How rare would it be that a person in his 20's would have colon cancer?

Quite rare; not zero: Colorectal cancers in young adults are most often due to a genetic problem like hnpcc (hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer) or fap (familial polyposis coli). Cr cancers can also be seen in young adults with inflammatory bowel disease, although it is rare. Any young adult with symptoms that don't respond to treatment should seek further evaluation. ...Read more

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What are you chances of having colon cancer in your 30's compared to a younger age?

What are you chances of having colon cancer in your 30's compared to a younger age?

Depends: Depends on familial risks of colon cancer and any inherited disorders linked to the possibility of colon cancer such as polyposis conditions. Generally, risks of colon cancer are higher after age 50. A cleveland clinic site states that less than 2% of colon cancer occurs under age 40. Even less common to have colon cancer in age 30's or younger. ...Read more

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Need to know if a dr orders a cats can for lymph nodes before s bronscopy is it cancer.

Sounds like he's: Looking for evidence, but the only proof is a biopsy. Ct-scans reveal lumps, in lungs or the mediastinum, wher the heart, swallowing tube and lymph nodes live. Size and architecture point to or against cancer. Pet/ct follows a biopsy. They must know that there is cancer first, then look for the legitimate treatments. ...Read more

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Can someone in their early 30's get prostate cancer? Or only happens in older males? (Asking for someone)

Can someone in their early 30's get prostate cancer? Or only happens in older males? (Asking for someone)

Prostate cancer: Is very rare in young men. Anything is possible, but this is very unlikely. ...Read more

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I had an endoscopy yesterday. They found a schatzke ring- is this always a precursor for cancer? Could this be a s/s of eoe?

I had an endoscopy yesterday. They found a schatzke ring- is this always a precursor for cancer? Could this be a s/s of eoe?

Biopsy can help: There can be stricture formation due to changes from eoe. A biopsy of the esophagus would help to determine if eoe is possible. ...Read more

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I saw on ancestry. Com death records for old relatives dating back to 1800.2 of them had cancer! Now I'm worried my family has a cancer syndrome- although most including my direct relatives lived well into their 80's but don't know how they died.

I saw on ancestry. Com death records for old relatives dating back to 1800.2 of them had cancer! Now I'm worried my family has a cancer syndrome- although most including my direct relatives lived well into their 80's but don't know how they died.

Stop worrying: Back in the old days, most cancers were incurable when discovered, and there was less coronary artery disease. Today one in six people die of cancer; for adults who became parents (your ancestors) in the old days it was probably even higher. This does not make you any different from anyone else. Keep up surveillance and enjoy your life. ...Read more

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Can cancer be cured?

Complicated Answer: Cancer is just an umbrella where more than 100 different cancers fall under. Each is diagnosed and treated differently. Prognosis is dependent on type of cancer and in stage at time of diagnosis for other cancers. Some can be cured ei: testicular cancer others you can't ei: cll. ...Read more

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Can cancer be curred?

Can cancer be curred?

Many are cured: Over decades advancements in surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy have led to curing more patients. However the is by destroying already formed cancer. Some cancer there has been little progress while others have had leaps and bounds. The best policy is doing everything to prevent cancer or early detection. ...Read more

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How is cancer caused?

How is cancer caused?

Genetic mutations: All cancers result from the accumulation of genetic mutations. The genes have a natural tendency to mutate, making life as we know it possible, and there's background radiation and chemicals that are part of nature and inescapable. Specific cancers have various hereditary (inherit a bad gene) and environmental (mutagen) causes; anything can promote by making mutated cells divide. ...Read more

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Can you outgrow cancer?

Very very rarely!: A cancer in children, neuroblastoma, may occasionally regress on its own, otherwise one cannot "outgrow" cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Meditation (Definition)

Meditation is a technique or practice in which an individual attempts to focus their attention to increase mindfulness, introspection, and relaxation. The practice of meditation has shown benefit in blood pressure control and reducing ...Read more