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What are the most common cancers in women?

What are the most common cancers in women?

Lung, breast, colon.: Top 5 death rate: lung. Breast. Colorectal. Pancreatic. Ovarian. Top 5 new cases: breast. Lung. Colorectal. Uterine (endometrial). Thyroid. See image from american cancer society 2012 report. ...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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How serious is endometrial cancer in women?

How serious is endometrial cancer in women?

Serious: Any cancer is a serious issue. The outcome depends on the stage and type of cancer. It is not feasible to provide a more informed answer without knowing the details of the type of tumor, stage of tumor and the general health of the patient. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bladder cancer in women?

What are symptoms of bladder cancer in women?

Women and men: In early stage. The first clue- usually, is the presence of a little amount of blood in the urine detected on the urine test. Some urgency, increase in urination can happen-mistakenly thoight to be bladder infection. In higher stage- one can start to see gross blood in the urine. Furthermore, pain, voiding problem/obstruction, weight loss , fevers can happen in advanced stage/metastatic disease. ...Read more

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How common is stage 1 rectal cancer in women?

How common is stage 1 rectal cancer in women?

Low but rising: Rectal cancer rates are low in the young age groups but recent seer data analysis suggests that the rate of rectal cancer in people under 40 is rising. The recommendation for patients in the under 40 age group is to not ignore rectal bleeding or pain or change in bowel habits and to have a physician evaluate any such symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cervical cancer in women?

What are the causes of cervical cancer in women?

HPV: The number one cause of cervical cancer is infection with the human papilloma virus (hpv). Other risk factors include socioeconomic status, family history, age, smoking, sexual history, etc. Luckily, your body will clear the hpv within 2 years normally and for most women, the progression to cancer is not a problem. Please get your pap smears on time. This is a life saver and a wonderful test. ...Read more

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What kind of blood test is there for cancer for women?

What kind of blood test is there for cancer for women?

No screening blood : There is no blood test specifically for cancer. Women are screened with mammograms, cervix pap smears, colonoscopy, and physical exams. When there is suspicion or actual diagnosis of cancer there are some blood tests and tumor markers that can be useful. ...Read more

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How survivable is breast cancer for women in her 70s?

How survivable is breast cancer for women in her 70s?

That depends on the: Stage of the cancer. The lower the stage the better the 5 year survival rate. ...Read more