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Do People Get Lung Cancer In There Twentys
Sun exsposure: Because of excessive exposure to sun the country's 22 million people are 13 times more likely to develop skin cancer than the global average. It has the globe's highest rate of deadly melanoma and one of the highest overall rates of cancer. Australia's proximity to Antarctica, where there is a hole in the ozone layer that filters out UV rays may also increase the risk. There are also higher rates of detection and tracking that can explain the number of cases of cancer diagnosed each year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it common that teenagers how are smokers develope lung cancer? Are there any cases of teenagers getting sick from smoking.
Depends: The prognosis will depend on the stage and the type/ biology of the lung cancer. The type of treatments, the response to the treatments as well as patient's overall condition prior to the treatment started are also important factors. Depending to the above factors- patients with lung cancers can live from only a few /several months to several years or can be cured in the very early stage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lung cancer: Most patients with lung cancer esp stage 4 or advanced lung cancer carry a poor prognosis and survival is 12-15 months average with modern era chemotherapy. It can lead to progressive generalized weakness, fatigue and failure to thrive. Your friends stage and health status will determine his outcome. The role of chemotherapy is palliative;tarceva/iressa can work in nonsmokers w egfr mutations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm curious if in the family tree, nobody have gotten breast cancer before will there be a range of people getting breast cancer?
Primary, no...: Secondary (metastasis), yes. Worldwide "hepatoma" is common (aphlatoxin exposure), rather uncmmon in us-associated with hepatitis b & c, cirrhosis of any cause. Best managed by surgery if resectable. Secondary cancer (from GI (stomach, colon, panc; breast: lung primaries) quite common. ...Read more
Could you tell me if in the family tree, nobody have gotten breast cancer before will there be a range of people getting breast cancer?
Do most families have someone in them who has/had cancer? Are there actually many families without any cancer?
Cancer is common: This is true from the most highly-developed, medically-sophisticated families to the world's poorest poor, with young mothers dying without help from cancer of the cervix. Cancer is a family of diseases that result from accumulated genetic mutations, and is a fact of life for multicellular organisms such as ourselves. Thankfully, we now cure a majority of cancers. ...Read more
Why dont lung cancer patients usually get lung transplants? Wouldnt this be better than chemo or radiation to get rid of the cancer lung?
Lung cancer spreads: Transplants are only useful if we can first eradicate the cancer, which is not possible in the case of Lung cancer. Further there is reduced immunity following transplants which encourages the cancer to grow faster and spread as the immune system is what keeps the Cancer under check for most of the time. ...Read more
What percentage of people in the us are currently living with cancer or have had cancer @ some point in their life?
Prevalence: 4%: Statistics are squirrely, though. "prevalence" = # of living americans who who have had or now have cancer, about 12 million. "incidence" = # who get it in any one year: 0.6%, 1.64 million. Notice that these numbers are far below the risk of certain cancers. 11% of women will get breast ca for instance. For more great statistics on cancer, google "cancer facts & figures". ...Read more
Gentics and : Environment. Cancers are complex diseases and arise from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Both genes and environment differ for even members of the same family. Not only cancers but other diseases affect different members differently due to variations in genetic makeup, diet, occupation etc. ...Read more
I have heard of skin cancer, lung cancer and many other cancers, but never eye cancer. Does it exist and is it fatal?
Lung cancer in my twenties? Smoker since 13, no symptoms but I have heard that the first state of lung cancer dosent show any symptoms.
True: First you are very young to have lung cancer at such a young age. Stage i lung cancer is contained to the lung and has not spread to the drainage system like lymphs nodes. Some of those are taken during surgery to determine how extensive the cancer is. A pet scan may also be used to determine the stage of caner. Talk to your doctor, risk factors are probably the key for early detection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many effects: Smoking and tobacco use in general, is a major etiologic factor in many cancers, causes lung disease, copd, in addition to lung cancer, accelerated atherosclerosis leading to heart attacks, strokes, lower limb gangrene. Smokers in general die ten years sooner than non-smokers. Tobacco use is the largest preventable act in promoting health and wellness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There is rare inherited mutation that gives you 1 in 3 lifetime chance of developing lung cancer even in non smokers. For someone with anxiety and lost mom to bac lung cancer should I test?
Which gene?: Egfr t790m's actual risk is unknown since nobody knows how many people without lung cancer carry the mutation. Even li fraumeni doesn't approach a 1/3 risk of lung cancer. And what would you do with this information if you had it? Hopefully you will always be a non-smoker. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At what age do people get micro calcifications in their breast? Do they ever turn into cancer if benign?
Deadliest form of cancers? How many people a year did from cancer? What age are you likely to get cancer?
Wrong Forum: Such an open ended question would take more than one text book length answer. Training in Oncology takes years of advanced training after medical school and initial residency. Do you have a specific question about a symptom you are having that we can answer in 400 characters? ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
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