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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

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 do doctors detect different types of cancers caused by hpv?

How do doctors detect different types of cancers caused by hpv?

Pap test...: High risk strains of hpv (human papilloma virus) can infect many body sites including the cervix, vagina, vulva, penis, scrotum, perineum, anus, lips, oral lining, tongue and tonsils. The virus can cause warts, dysplasias (pre cancers) and cancers. The most common test to detect precancers is the pap test. Anal pap tests can also be performed. If lesions are present, these can be biopsied. ...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?

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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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 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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Are the frequencies of cancer types similar in different countries?

Are the frequencies of cancer types similar in different countries?

No: Breast cancer is rather lowin japan, but japanese women moving to us acquire us risks. The theory favors diet as a cause. There is very little prostate cancer in saudi arabia. Some claim it is due to the low age, but the lymphoma rateis high, these may be environmental or genetic factors. ...Read more

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