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High risk pregnancy==what?

High risk pregnancy==what?

Not a easy answer: There are too many different conditions that can cause a high risk pregnancy to answer here, but some big ones are fetal problems, and also maternal complications such as diabetes and hypertesnion. ...Read more

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Dr. Mike Bowman
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A condition in which some element of your skin which is one of the most complex organs in the body, degenerates into cancer, with the cancerous (malignant) cells growing ...Read more


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Dose basal cell cancer increase my risk for melanoma?

Dose basal cell cancer increase my risk for melanoma?

A little bit: Yes, but not a great deal. The good news is that surveillance for any skin cancer is the same. Examine your own skin regularly, and keep your scheduled appointments with your doctor or dermatologist. Notify them if you see any lesions which are concerning for skin cancer. Best wishes! ...Read more

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High risk human papillomavirus. Why are there low risk and high risk viruses?

High risk human papillomavirus. Why are there low risk and high risk viruses?

Terminology of risk: We humans apply the high /low designations based on observed behavior. A rattlesnake bite is dangerous a garter snake bite is not, because of individual differences in the snakes. The same goes for HPV in this broad family of dozens of individual strains. Some strains are an inconvenience, triggering a wart in a cosmetically embarrassing site, others can give you cancer and kill you. ...Read more

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Is atypical papilloma at high risk of cancer?

Is atypical papilloma at high risk of cancer?

Papilloma is a: general term for benign growth, there should be more in the diagnosis, I have never heard of atypical papilloma, get a copy of your pathology and make sure it was read by dermatopathologist ...Read more

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Can basal cell cancer increase my risk of melanoma?

Can basal cell cancer increase my risk of melanoma?

Indirectly: Basal cell skin cancers are almost always due to sun exposure. Sun exposure (and bad sun burns) increase risk of melanoma. If you are 29 and have had a basal cell, you should make sure you are getting regular screening examinations with your dermatologist on whatever schedule he/she sees fit. Biopsy of any suspicious lesions is important. ...Read more

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Can high protein diet cause high risk of cancer?

Can high protein diet cause high risk of cancer?

Cancer: Not to my knowledge. What does your doctor say? Is there cancer in your family? If all is OK keep doing what you eat. If not please discuss with your doctor to confirm that your risk of cancer is low or otherwise. Don't fret something that is not there. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for high risk pregnancies?

What are the risk factors for high risk pregnancies?

Threats to baby, mom: Risk factors include conditions that might affect the health of the fetus and/or pregnant woman. Those include higher chance for birth defects, >1 baby, prior preterm birth, diabetes, history of eclampsia. Many women at high risk for pregnancy complications have healthy babies, but they probably saw perinatologists, had extra testing or imaging, or underwent treatments or delivery with nicu aware. ...Read more

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If higher radiation exposure=increased cancer risk, why do states with higher radiation (Colorado, etc.) have lower cancer rates?

If higher radiation exposure=increased cancer risk, why do states with higher radiation (Colorado, etc.) have lower cancer rates?

View too simplistic: There is not a linear relationship of all-comer state-by-state cancer incidence to environmental radiation exposure alone. Many factors account for why some states have higher rates of specific cancers than others. Demographics, access to primary and specialty care, economics, are just a few of the factors involved. ...Read more

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Can all hpv- high risk cause cancer?

Can all hpv- high risk cause cancer?

That's why the name: There are hundreds of strains of HPV. Many can trigger benign conditions in humans and are seldom given more than a passing notice. The high risk strains get that name for a reason.They have been tied to cancer, while the others have not.The percentage of each strain causing specific cancers vary in the studies available. ...Read more

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T3nomo colon cancer stage 2a had perforation is that high risk?

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T3nomo colon cancer stage 2a had perforation is that high risk?

Partially yes: The staging information is generally favorable. The T3 (liothyronine) means that this tumor was involving the bowel wall but not the surrounding organs and this may have contributed to the perforation during the dissection. My advise is when you see an oncologist, make sure to point out this information. Even though you are node negative, the oncologist may be more willing to recommend chemotherapy to be safer. ...Read more

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How high is survival rate for malignant melanoma?

How high is survival rate for malignant melanoma?

Varies: It depends on depth of melanoma at time of excision and whether any lymph nodes are involved. Early melanomas less than .75 millimeters have close to a 100 per cent survival. Dpeer melanomas greater than 1 mom, then greater 2 mm, and 3 mm. Have lower per cent age of 5 year cure rate. There are 2 new drugs for advanced melanomas. Early treatment is essential. ...Read more

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What increases risk for lung cancer.?

What increases risk for lung cancer.?

Many things: >80% of lung cancer is caused by smoking. However never smokers (defined as <100 cigarettes in lifetime) can get smoking. Risk factors include radon exposure, second hand smoke, and genetic mutations such as egfr activating mutations. For more info: http://bit.Ly/ygfoko. ...Read more

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Who is at risk of developing prostate cancer?

Who is at risk of developing prostate cancer?

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 more

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Do blacks have higher risk for strokes?

Do blacks have higher risk for strokes?

Generally yes: When looking at populations of african americans, they tend to have risk factors for stroke such as hypertension and diabetes mellitus that are less well controlled than a similar population of whites. Some of this is due to insurance or the lack of, and all other other ills of medicine. Equalize the risk factors between whites and blacks, the risk for stroke is likely very similar. ...Read more

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Does higher level of c reactive protein increase the risk of getting diseases like cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, and lung cancer?

Does higher level of c reactive protein increase the risk of getting diseases like cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, and lung cancer?

Limited usefulness: C-reactive protein is very useful in making the diagnosis of a couple of uncommon illnesses, such as temporal arteritis, in which it is much elevated. It is neither sensitive nor specific for anything else, and especially, as a pathologist i'm unimpressed with it as a screen for any health risk -- it's neither sensitive nor specific, and generates useless worry. Live healthy ; forget it. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure risky for cancer patients?

Low blood pressure risky for cancer patients?

No problem: Low blood pressure is never a medical problem unless you are symptomatic, such as dizziness and light headed. If not, no worries! if so, see your doctor! ...Read more

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Does obesity increase cancer risk?

Does obesity increase cancer risk?

Yes: The national cancer institute, on its website, lists several cancers whose risks are increased in an obese person. The cancers are: breast cancer in post-menopausal women (women after menopause), endometrial cancer (cancer of the uterus' lining), colon cancer, kidney cancer, and esophagus cancer (the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach). ...Read more

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Does Hashimoto's Disease increase risk of breast cancer?

Does Hashimoto's Disease increase risk of breast cancer?

I am not: aware of any evidence that Hashimoto's thyroiditis increases your risk of developing any malignancies. ...Read more

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Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

A type of cancer that develops from pigment-containing ...Read more