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Facts About Heart Cancer
Time of onset: Researchers have shown the earliest manifestations of coronary disease in teenagers that have died from car accidents and soldiers that died on the battlefield. In both types of research, the patients included were either teenagers for in their early 20s. ...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
Inspiration & Hope: Cancer survivors can serve as educators in promoting awareness of their cancer and encouraging others to undergo screening tests such as colonoscopy, mammograms, physical exams. They also provide stories of inspiration and hope. They remind us that life is short and we need to respect & honor the time we are given. ...Read more
Need expert opinions about skin cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, etc. Why does cancer attack a specific part of someone's body?
Biological process: The dna of any cell may mutate and continue to replicate with no end to it. The ability of cells to multiply and differentiate is expressed in the growth of a baby in 9months from a fertilized ovarian cell. From 1cell to a 9-10pound baby in 9months. That ability is in every cell of the body. If the off switch for cell division is lost, cells of any type may replicate indefinitely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does Nevada have higher cancer rates? What about cancers like leukemia? Worried about nuclear fallout from the test site.
No: This will surprise you, but even for the "atomic veterans" who were within 5 miles of atomic blasts, nobody's been able to demonstrate solid evidence of an increase in leukemia or other cancers. Don't worry about the old sites. Much of "environmentalism" consists of shouting "Fire!" where there is clearly none -- which is unfortunate, since there are real dangers -- but not from the test sites. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
35 years old, childless, hypochondriac regarding cancer risk of being childless. How to overcome such fears?
Fear: All your fears can be DETOXED with the proper treatment.Non talking therapy is the best approach. ...Read more
Hmmm: They are cancers originating in two different organs. One is exclusive for men, the other almost always seen in women. Both may be cured if detected early and may kill if advanced. Interestingly, both types are often "fueled" by sex hormones (estrogen for breast and testosterone for prostate). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: That depends on how advanced it is locally and if it has spread to other organs like the lungs. Also depends on overall health of the person. If this question refers to you, then please consider going to a cancer center that has experience in treating head and neck cancers (to find out if it is really inoperable and to hear about all treatment options and clinical trials). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please explain what are the most accurate and honest statistics of surviving stage 3 breast cancer?
Don't get despaired: Stage iii over all survival of 72% is getting even better reaching 82% , with current advanced treatments , speak to your oncologist for all available treatments ...Read more
Could thinking about cancer all the time give us cancer? Severe carcinophobia, please help, doctors. Especially about lymphomas( no symptoms or signs)
Full explanation please of why colon cancer is so rare in their 20s? But I read online of hundreds of stories people are telling about colon cancer in their 20s
It is rare: This normally is a disease of people over 50 and more typically in their 60's. Some theories about colon cancer suggest that a series of mutations must occur over time. This likely the reason that it is a rare disease in young patients. It can occur in the young as part of a genetic syndrome. Usually found in families. The typical rarely is news or of internet interest. The odd situation is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oncogene: All mammalian cells express 3 related Ras proteins, termed H-Ras, K-Ras, and N-Ras, that promote oncogenesis when they are mutationally activated. K-Ras mutations are frequently observed in cancer, and each isoform displays preferential coupling to particular cancer types. Mutations of the K-Ras gene occur in over 90% of pancreatic carcinomas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many late effects: Childhood cancer treatments have many effects that will not be recognized until later in life. These range from infertility to heart disease to secondary leukemias. The effects depend on which medications were used in the treatment for cancer initially. Many cancer have clinics set up to review a person's individual treatment for cancer and recommend a plan for following the potential effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A cancer that affects the heart muscle or valves would be considered a heart cancer. Most sources of cancer in the heart are a metastasis from another organ, but a few are primary from the heart. Cancer of the heart is very rare. Primary tumors of the heart can include myxoma, fibroelastoma, rhabdomyoma, lipoma, sarcoma, and others. Cardiac MRI can be helpful in ...Read more
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