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What are common forms of childhood cancer?

What are common forms of childhood cancer?

Depends on age...: Some of the most common forms of childhood cancer in younger children are neuroblastoma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all), brain tumors, retinoblastoma and wilms tumor. Common adolescent cancers include all, rhabdomyosarcoma, osteosarcoma, ewings sarcoma and lymphomas (both hodgkin disease and non-hodgkin lymphoma). ...Read more

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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 is the most common form of childhood cancer?

What is the most common form of childhood cancer?

Leukemia: Leukemias, which are cancers of the bone marrow and blood, are the most common childhood cancers. ...Read more

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What is the most common form of childhood cancer?

What is the most common form of childhood cancer?

Leukemia: Leukemias, which are cancers of the bone marrow and blood, are the most common childhood cancers. ...Read more

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Which type of cancer is the most uncommon form?

Far and away: Skin cancers are the most common: basal cell leads, squamous and melanoma. Basal cell is perhaps the most curable cancer as well. ...Read more

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Which type of cancers are incurable?

Which type of cancers are incurable?

Stage 4 cancer: Most stage 4 cancers are not curable. Stage 4 (or metastatic cancer) is when cancer has travelled to a distant place in the body. There are a few exceptions: many stage 4 testicular cancer or lymphoma may be curable. For stage 4 melanoma, a small percentage of patients may be cured with immunotherapy such as interleukin-2 or ipilimumab. ...Read more

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Which cancers are most common among users of smokeless tobacco?

Which cancers are most common among users of smokeless tobacco?

Smokeless TOB&CA: Smokeless or chewing TOB has been linked to cancers of the oral cavity, esophageal and pancreatic cancers. Esophageal and pancreatic are two of the toughest CA to cure and treat. Oral cavity CA is hard to go through treatment but at least some of these Pts are cured. ...Read more

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What's the most common type of cancer?

Skin cancer: Basal cell carcinoma is the commonest cancer, though it causes almost no deaths. Lung cancer is the commonest lethal cancer. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of colon cancer?

What are some common causes of colon cancer?

IBD, viruses: Colon cancer probably begins from the effect of exogenous factors on the bowel, considering that the patient does not have hereditary causes. A virus such as polyoma is probably a contributing factor along with carcinogens in the food. In addition patients with inflammatory bowel disease release, over a long period of time cytokines that can induce malignant transformation. ...Read more

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What are common types of childhood cancer (between the ages of 10-15)?

What are common types of childhood cancer (between the ages of 10-15)?

Leukemia Most Common: In children (including ages 10-15 years old), Leukemias are the most common cause of cancer accounting for 33% of cases. Brain and other Central Nervous System tumors are the next most frequent accounting for 20% of childhood cancers. Additionally, cancers occur more commonly in boys whose rates are 20% higher than the rates for girls. Other cancers of note are Lymphomas, Bone, Kidney, and more. ...Read more

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What are the most common types of cancer?

What are the most common types of cancer?

Cancer types: The most common cancers originate within the lung, breast, prostate, and colon. ...Read more

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What is the most common form of benign tumors?

What is the most common form of benign tumors?

Mesodermal in origin: The most common tumor that is benign and virtually remains benign is the lipoma. These increase in number with age. Fibromas are similarly benign and remain as such though in going up the fibrous ladder, the fibromatosis are always benign such as plantar fibromatosis and dermatofibromas. Neuromas of peripheral nerves are also common and remain benign. ...Read more

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Why is tobacco use considered the most common risk factor among all types of cancer?

Common habit: Tobacco use is one of the most common carcinogenic habits, so it follows that it is one of the most common risk factors. ...Read more

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Which type(s) of cancer are common in young children?

Which type(s) of cancer are common in young children?

Leukemia and...: Some of the most common forms of childhood cancer in younger children are acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all), neuroblastoma, brain tumors, and wilms tumor (a tumor of the kidney). ...Read more

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What are common complications of childhood cancer?

What are common complications of childhood cancer?

Variable based on Dx: Childhood cancer includes several different cancers. The outcomes are variable from one cancer to the other and so are the complications. Some common ones include risk of growth retardation, infertility and organ toxicities such as Heart damage or kidney damage in rare cases. Most of the complications are preventable or treatable. ...Read more

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What are the most common types of cancer usually?

DEPENDS ON GENDER: The top 3 cancers in men in the us are: prostate, lung and colon. For women: breast, lung and colon. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of thyroid cancer?

What are the most common causes of thyroid cancer?

Mostly unknown: The cause of thyroid cancer is not known in most cases. Exposure to x-rays in childhood, and genetic defects are seen in a minority of the cases. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/thyroid-cancer/ds00492. ...Read more

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What are common forms of childhood cancer?

Depends on age...: Some of the most common forms of childhood cancer in younger children are neuroblastoma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all), brain tumors, retinoblastoma and wilms tumor. Common adolescent cancers include all, rhabdomyosarcoma, osteosarcoma, ewings sarcoma and lymphomas (both hodgkin disease and non-hodgkin lymphoma). ...Read more

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How are the most common forms/types of cancer detected/screened for? Which common types have no screening tests at all, at this time?

How are the most common forms/types of cancer detected/screened for? Which common types have no screening tests at all, at this time?

Following: Breast, cervical, and colon are routinely screened for. Prostate screening is controversial. Lung cancer screening is available for high risk individuals. Skin cancer recommended but not commonly done. All others have no screen in particular ovarian and pancreatic. ...Read more

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Why is cancer so common?

Why is cancer so common?

Longer lives: If you control for the fact that we're living longer, smoking more (lung cancer) and women aren't always pregnantor nursing (breast cancer), cancer is no more common nowadays than it ever was. Cancer results from accumulation of genetic mutations over time. We're also diagnosing it more often; in the old days, people "just died", especially children. It's not due to modern times. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in cancer?

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What symptoms are common in cancer?

Many: There are many types of cancers- thus symptoms would vary based on the type , biology of cancers. It may include some symptoms caused by the enlargement of mass- like pain, symptoms of obstruction, depending on the organ involved. Some systemic symptoms like unintentional significant weight loss, fever, chils, night sweats, etc- could be there too. ...Read more

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How can I decode common cancer terms?

How can I decode common cancer terms?

See link...: The national cancer institute provides a nice dictionary of cancer related terms. See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/dictionary. ...Read more

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What's the most common type of cancer?

Skin cancer: Basal cell carcinoma is the commonest cancer, though it causes almost no deaths. Lung cancer is the commonest lethal cancer. ...Read more

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What cancers are common in men over 50?

What cancers are common in men over 50?

Three types: The three most common are lung cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer. The national cancer institute keeps track of these numbers in the U.S. And you can look at them online at http://seer.Cancer.Gov. ...Read more

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What is the most common kind of cancer?

What is the most common kind of cancer?

Skin cancer: Since more than 90% of malignancies are enviromental in origin being caused by a virus UV exposure or carcinogen, skin cancers such as basal cell cancer have the hightest rate of involvement among patients. Exposure to sun and possible skin viruses can induce basal cell lesions followed by squamous Ca of the skin. Visceral lesions follow ie. lung, colon,.breast ...Read more

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What is the most common type of cancer?

What is the most common type of cancer?

Breast/prostate: Breast is the most common in women. Prostate is the most common in men. ...Read more

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Tell me the most common types of cancer?

See below: Prostate, breast, lung, colorectal, melanoma (skin), and bladder cancer are the most common types. A full list is published at: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/types/commoncancers. ...Read more

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What is the least common form of cancer?

What is the least common form of cancer?

Nobody knows: There are many thousands of subtypes. We must suppose that the least common one remains undiscovered. If any physician presumes to answer this question, be aware that there is surely some type that's less common. ...Read more

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What are the most common types of cancer?

Cancer types: The most common cancers originate within the lung, breast, prostate, and colon. ...Read more

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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

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How common is it to be afraid of getting cancer?

How common is it to be afraid of getting cancer?

Universal: And rightly so. If this become a crippling fear, talk with your physician. Especially, learn about cancer, that you can reduce but not eliminate your risk, that 4 of 6 are now cured (up from 2 of 6 when I was a kid), and generally get familiar. ...Read more

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What are the most common types of cancer usually?

DEPENDS ON GENDER: The top 3 cancers in men in the us are: prostate, lung and colon. For women: breast, lung and colon. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of cancer in humans?

Common CA: That's a great ? If you look at the cancers that can be linked to causes that would be Tobacco products, which cause lung, pancreatic, esophageal, bladder, head&neck cancers to name a few. If you look at the number of skin cancers we see annually(like 3 to 4 million) the sun and tanning beds would win. ...Read more

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What exactly is the most common symptoms for cancer?

What exactly is the most common symptoms for cancer?

Depends on lesion: Various tumors have different symptoms. Cutaneous lesions like squamous and basal cell ulcerate then heal and reulcerate. Lesions of the oral cavity rarely visualized but palpated as a submucosal, underrlateral tongue mass. Breast Ca starts intra ductal with microCa on mammogram before palpable lesion and tumors of bowel obstruct and then eventually bleed but can be diagnosed by colonoscopy. ...Read more