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How Common Is Prostate Cancer In Teens
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
Not at all common.: It is the age of osteo sarcoma, near knee; Ewings, brain tumors, lymphomas and leukemias, but these are all unusual tumors, None have known causes. No known preventative, Thankfully very few families need to deal with this. St Jude a Resource in Memphis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very very rare: Young adults rarely develop eye cancer. Retinoblastoma a primary cancer of the eye is found in new born or young babies less than 5 years old. Other types of eye cancer including eye lid cancer, lacrimal gland cancer, sebaceous cell cancer are extremely rare and more so in young adults. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help docs? Why is osteosarcomas more common in children, but colon cancer is more common in the elderly?
Cancers: A very interesting question. Childhood cancers are different than cancers occurring in adulthood. Childhood cancers occur in developing or maturing organs such as bone is affected as matures to adulthood. Adult tumors such as colon cancer occurs after the organ had undergone insults of one kind or another. ...Read more
Rare: most common malignancies do not appear at that age group. Tumors such as osteosarcoma and chondrosarcoma are seen as well as testicular tumors. Leukemia is also noted in young individuals.. Under certain circomstances congenital tumors can appear such as lesions of bowel but again for the most part malignancies are rare. ...Read more
Low but rising: Rectal cancer rates are low in the young age groups but recent seer data analysis suggests that the rate of rectal cancer in people under 40 is rising. The recommendation for patients in the under 40 age group is to not ignore rectal bleeding or pain or change in bowel habits and to have a physician evaluate any such symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leukemia/lymphoma: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common cancer in childhood. It is still common in adolescents, but lymphoma becomes more common in the teenage years, and the frequency of hodgkin lymphoma and nhl approaches that of all. Brain tumors are common in childhood as well, but not nearly as common as in adults. ...Read more
What is male breast cancer? How common is breast cancer in males? Are there any differences between breast cancer in males and females?
Is breast cancer risk low for women in thirties? How does it compare to other cancers within this age group of women?Are other cancers just as common?
Too broad a question: Cancer generally presents as a mass in an organ, e.g., breast, lung, colon, prostate, pancreas, liver etc. For a definitive diagnosis the entire lesion or a part of it is removed and examined by a pathologist. Different imaging and biopsy procedures are used for different organs and types of cancers. ...Read more
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
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