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Female Ct Risk Of Cancer
Very slightly: All radiation slightly increases cancer risk. No one knows exactly how much but increased amounts of radiation cause increased risk. You don't say what type of CT scan. According to http://www.xrayrisk.com/calculator/calculator.php a brain CT may cause cancer in 1 out of 8000 while abdominal CT can cause cancer in 1 in 2000. The information obtained is considered worth the risk. See comment: ...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
Men as they age: No joke, risk #1 being male, risk#2 getting older. The risk of prostate cancer increases with age, especially after age 50. More than 80% of prostate cancers are diagnosed in men who are 65 or older. And in the us, african american men have a higher risk of prostate cancer than white men. Additionally a family history of prostate cancer is also a risk. See this link: http://bit.Ly/lhig6p. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chances of a 19 year old healthy male with no family history of colon cancer to have colon cancer?
Unlikely: This would be very unlikely. Might be seen in certain syndromes such as familial adenomatous polyposis (fap) syndrome. Colon cancer typically presents at a later stage in life. The median age of diagnosis of colorectal cancer is around 69 yrs. Approx. 0.1% were diagnosed under age 20. Pretty unlikely. Certainly symptoms may warrant investigation, but again, likelihood is low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: This varies dramatically depending on the stage. Small tumors confined to the kidney may be curable in 90% or more of people, whereas lymph node involvement or involvement of tissues surrounding the kidney may be curable in only a small percentage of people. ...Read more
What age group has the highest probability of developing invasive cervical cancer (uterine cervix)?
Late 40's in US.: The mean age at diagnosis of cervical cancer in the United States from 2000 to 2004 was 48 years. Only 5.7 percent of cases were diagnosed in women age 85 years or older. From 2000 to 2004, the United States age-adjusted incidence of cervical cancer in girls under age 20 was 0.1 per 100, 000, rising to 1.5 per 100, 000 in women age 20 to 24 years, and then ranging from 11.0 to 15.8 per 100, 000 for w. ...Read more
Normal mammogram 1 year ago. All normal mammograms. No family history of cancer. What are chances of getting breast cancer?
Age: Age is the greatest risk factor for breast cancer, but i don't see yours listed. Early menstruation, and late menopause, first child after the age of 30, are also risk factors. Typically quoted risk of breast cancer in lifetime is 1 in 8. Here's a great on-line risk calculator: http://www.Cancer.Gov/bcrisktool/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question: That is certainly the idea behind it. It is hard to say if we are truly successful. Having a pap smear and picking up a lesion before it becomes cancer reduces your likelihood. So does removing a colon polyp before it can become a colon cancer. The problem is that having these things means you are at higher risk in the first place and you need continued watching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a 32 year old healthy female and there is no family history of breast cancer.What are my chances of developing breast cancer?
Smoked foods?: The risk of gastric cancer has been associated with consumption of smoked and salted foods and lack of refrigeration. The widespread use of refrigeration has been cited as a reason for the decrease in the incidence of gastric cancer in the US since 1930. Several studies have demonstrated an association between Helicobacter pylori and gastric cancer. Common in Japan, Iceland, Chile & Costa Rica. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
History invasive breast cancer, US of thyroid show multiple solid nodule, largest 1.5 CM w/microcalcifications & hypervascularity. Odds of malignancy?
What are the chances of having colon cancer in a 36 year old man with no history of colon cancer in his family?
Risk for breast cancer from CT pulmonary angiogram for PE? 32 female. Also had one CT of abd/pelvis before. Article said 14% increase! True? Scared!
That's bunk: I am really sorry that some cynical liar is trying to frighten you. The extra radiation in a CT scan is what you'd get by living in Denver rather than in Topeka for three months. There's no law against doctor-bashers making stuff up. By contrast, we're required to be totally honest because of our position before the law. Stop reading this garbage or you'll be miserable. ...Read more
Extremely low.: The amount of radiation a patient is exposed to with a single computerized tomography (ct) scan is way below the amount required to inflict the necessary dna damage to cause cancer. In fact, studies have proven that a pregnant woman may safely receive a single ct with no negative effects to the fetus (although efforts should still be made to minimize unnecessary exposure). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Basically none: A few common genes have been found that increase risk, and a family history increases risk, but not strikingly. The reports about diet (milk, red / well-done meat) are so contradictory that i've decided to ignore them. People have look at sexual habits and history of infections and found little or nothing. The claim about vasectomy as a risk was discredited in the 1990s. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of a 26 year old with no family history of colon cancer and no genetic disorders having colorectal cancer or polyps?
Very low: However, I am curious why you ask. I suspect it is because of rectal bleeding (mentioned in your conditions), which is a medical problem you need to get evaluated right away, to find out what is causing it. Please see your doctor for a complete history and physical, and to get properly evaluated for your rectal bleeding and any other medical problems you may have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
32 female. Had CT Ab/pelvis in Nov and CT Pulmonary Angiogram to rule out PE in late Dec. Scared of breast cancer/other cancer from radiation?
Worried about cancer risk from one CT scan. What should be done to reduce the risk. Am i at the higher risk of getting cancer after chest ct?
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
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