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Different Types Of Cancers And Their Symptoms
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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