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How many deaths every year are caused by cardiovascular disease vs cancer in old people?

How many deaths every year are caused by cardiovascular disease vs cancer in old people?

See below: It changes every year: for 2009, the latest data from the center for disease control are: cv disease: 598, 607 malignant diseases: 568, 668 this is for all ages. Here is the actual data if you want more detail: http://www.Cdc.Gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr59/nvsr59_04.Pdf. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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How many deaths are caused by heart failure each year?

How many deaths are caused by heart failure each year?

Heart failure: About 5.1 million people in the United States have heart failure.1 One in 9 deaths in 2009 included heart failure as contributing cause.1 About half of people who develop heart failure die within 5 years of diagnosis.1 ...Read more

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Do you think many cancer deaths attributed to the disease may actually be caused by effects from chemo?

Do you think many cancer deaths attributed to the disease may actually be caused by effects from chemo?

No: Though cancer can be caused by chemo or radiation. The vast majority of people who die of cancer are not the cancers induced by these treatments. The ability to help patients far outways this risk. ...Read more

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How many new cases of cervical cancer per year in the u.S.?  how many cervical cancer deaths per year?  what percentage is from hpv?

How many new cases of cervical cancer per year in the u.S.?  how many cervical cancer deaths per year?  what percentage is from hpv?

Cervical Cancer Data: Estimated new cases and deaths from cervical cancer in the United States in 2012: new cases: 12, 170; deaths: 4, 220. The age-adjusted incidence rate was 8.1 per 100, 000 women per year. Almost all cases of cervical cancer are estimated to be due to hpv infection. Even so, most women with this infection do not get cervical cancer. See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/types/cervical. ...Read more

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How many new cases of throat cancer per year in the u.S.?  how many throat cancer deaths per year?  what % is female?  what % overall is from hpv?

How many new cases of throat cancer per year in the u.S.?  how many throat cancer deaths per year?  what % is female?  what % overall is from hpv?

Throat cancer: In the United States, 14, 290 new cases of throat cancer are reported a year. For both men and women. The death rate for them was about 1.3 per 100, 000 people in a population. The odds of hpv-positive throat cancer doubled in individuals who reported between 1 and 5 lifetime oral sexual partners.The risk increased five-fold in those patients with 6 or more oral sexual partners. Males have more risk. ...Read more

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Emphysema is a disease, frequently caused by smoking, what are the effects?

Emphysema is a disease, frequently caused by smoking, what are the effects?

Damaged air sacs: smoking causes two major kinds of damage - inflammation of the air passages (bronchitis) which ultimately narrows and scars these passages, and damage to the tiny air sacs (alveoli) where oxygen and carbon dioxide is exchanged between air we breathe in and blood in the pulmonary capillaries. Eventually we cannot get in enough oxygen or get rid of carbon dioxide and can't move air- air hunger. ...Read more

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Can intense greif/ psychological trauma cause one to ve tb? It is said by ppl in some countries that TB of lungs is a disease caused by greif

Can  intense greif/ psychological trauma cause one to ve tb? It is said by ppl  in some countries that TB of lungs is a disease caused by greif

No: You can get TB from exposure to the bacteria associated with the illness. This may come through infectious droplets from a TB patient's cough or sneeze. Most people overcome this primary tb, & it stays dormant for years. Especially in elderly and sick people though, it can reactivate. In traditional chinese medicine, the emotion governing the lung is grief -- but this differs from tb. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many worldewide deaths per year are caused by kidney failure?

Can you let me know how many worldewide deaths per year are caused by kidney failure?

Death Rates: I gfound your question intriguing. So, i went to the internet and found a really interesting website. I suggest you go there and explore: http://www.Worldlifeexpectancy.Com/cause-of-death/kidney-disease/by-country/. I certainly am! ...Read more

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What should be done about the increasing rates of oral cancer from sexually transmitted diseases in young people?

What should be done about the increasing rates of oral cancer from sexually transmitted diseases in young people?

Education&vaccine: Education and awareness have to be improved-especially for teenagers and parents of teenagers also, hpv vaccinations are available to prevent hpv infection and hopefully to prevent and decrease incidence of hpv associated cancers. ...Read more

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How many cigarettes a day can trigger a case of larynx cancer?

How many cigarettes a day can trigger a case of larynx cancer?

1 is too many: We don't know the answer to your question but, we do know that that laryngeal cancer happens way more often in people who smoke than it does in those who don't. Every cigarette does harm to the body in some way and, with the damage smoking also does to the finances, it's just not worth it in my book. If you were born after 1970, there's no excuse for starting- we know it's harmful... ...Read more

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Can lesions on the brain(as in multiple sclerosis ) ever be caused by smoking ciggarettes?

Can lesions on the brain(as in multiple sclerosis ) ever be caused by smoking ciggarettes?

No but..: There is no direct relationship but studies have shown that people with ms who smoke do worse! ...Read more

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Approximately how many people are diagnosed by Adult Soft Tissue cancer each year?

Approximately how many people are diagnosed by Adult Soft Tissue cancer each year?

12000 or so: There are many different types of soft tissue tumors and all are uncommon. About 12,000 such cases occur/year in the US. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/sarcoma-adultsofttissuecancer/detailedguide/sarcoma-adult-soft-tissue-cancer-key-statistics ...Read more

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What percentage of people are affected by bone cancer every year?

What percentage of people are affected by bone cancer every year?

Very few: Bone cancer is uncommon, so it is less than 1 percent. Only a few thousand(. ...Read more

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Adenocarcinoma-non-small-cell lung cancer. How many people are doing ok after 1 year from diagnosis?

Adenocarcinoma-non-small-cell lung cancer. How many people are doing ok after 1 year from diagnosis?

Stage and biology: It depends on the stage, the biology/genetic profiles, the treatment you received, age, overall condition etc. The earlier your stage is the higher your overall survival percentage is- off course providing that you receive the appropriate treatment. Discuss in detail with your oncologist. ...Read more

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What food will help in combating cachexia caused by lung cancer? what else should be done?

What food will help in combating cachexia caused by lung cancer? what else should be done?

High caloric fluid: The cachexia associated with cancer is due to the elaboration of tumor necrosis factor, As such a high caloric liquid diet including Ensure should be employed. When patients are seen who are receiving radiation or chemo, it is advisable to increase the caloric intake with hyperalimentation where a pic line is inserted in the arm and the patient is given approximately 2L of fluid each evening. ...Read more

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I have 2 small PEs, one in each lung. Could this be caused from an undiagnosed cancer? What are the chances? Healthy 27 y/o male. If so what cancers?

I have 2 small PEs, one in each lung. Could this be caused from an undiagnosed cancer? What are the chances? Healthy 27 y/o male. If so what cancers?

Genetics: You must have full blood tests done to rule out genetic reasons for PE along with work up for hidden malignancy. Other risk factors are hormonal therapy and long travel / sedentary state and obesity. Ask for hematologist consult. Any cancer is a hypercoagulable state. ...Read more

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Chonic pancreatitis: how many ppl die in a year due to this? How many are diagnosed in a year. Can this shut down other organs?

Chonic pancreatitis: how many ppl die in a year due to this? How many are diagnosed in a year. Can this shut down other organs?

Varies on the cause: "Chronic" pancreatitis is a misnomer. The disease is actually recurrent attacks of (acute) pancreatitis. Every attack is different & has a different severity. Acute pancreatitis can affect other organs: when inflamed, pancreas releases digestive enzymes inside the body (instead of the intestines, 4 food). The organs get digested instead. 9 of 200,000 ppl have it, only 20-30% survive 10 yrs from Dx ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

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


Dr. David Cooke
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Lung Cancer (Definition)

Cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer and ...Read more