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How Many People Are Diagnosed With Throat Cancer A Year
Difficult to know: The incidence of asthma (or new diagnosis) of asthma is tough number to actually know. The best guess would be based on the prevalence (number of people who have ever had asthma) and the total population. For children this would estimated to about 120, 000 each year. The CDC is a great source for this information www.Cdc.Gov. The number of people with asthma is on the rise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
In regards to metastatic cancer, how many times have you heard of a person being diagnosed and living for years?
More often nowadays: Metastatic disease is a very broad term with response to rx based on the ca origin, sites of metastasis, and response to therapy. Unfortunately, for some people, survival is measured in months; however, the other extreme is possible, with people living for many years, not unlike a chronic illness which cannot be cured but can be controlled. I hope that whomever you are asking about responds to rx. ...Read more
Thalassemia: One study estimates that symptomatic individuals arise at 1 in 100,000 throughout the world each year. The number is closer to 1 in 10,000 in the European Union where the disease is more frequently expressed. Currently, there are approx. 1000 patients with severe thalassemia in the US. ...Read more
1 in 700: Approximately 1 in 700 births is affected with downs syndrome. This incidence increases with advancing maternal age. ...Read more
When are the most trying times for a person newly diagnosed with serious cancer? What is your experience with cancer patients?
Stages..: I am not clear in what the question is but if you are asking about the person's reaction after diagnosis, people usually go through 4 stages: denial( they deny the condition or act like it does not exist), anger( they get very angry at life, others or God), negotiation( the person tries to negotiate a solution with God or life), acceptance( person finally accepts condition and treatment/options. ...Read more
They decide: Whatever food they love and can tolerate. There is no magic in the food once the cancer has appeared. Many stomach cancers, including the large majority of lymphomas, are curable today, and the fact that the rate of stomach cancer dropped amazingly during the 1900's is evidence of the value of refrigeration and food preservatives. Good luck, and god bless. ...Read more
Enter an ansDwer sum: ~31 million american adults are living with chronic kidney disease (ckd). The prevalence of chronic kidney disease is increasing: about 25% of the population over age 60 but <1% of the population ages 20-39. The incidence of new cases per year: ~5% of population over age 60 and <1% younger age group. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How could a person not fear for there childs life when so many of there relatives have been diganosed w cancer?
Valid question: My advise: see a specialist in cancer genetics and risk assessment. He/she will take a full family and personal history, decide which (if any) gene tests to order, and give you and your family recommendations on how to reduce the risk as much as possible. It will not protect you or your children completely against cancer, but nothing can do that, my friend. Hope y'all do well. ...Read more
Recently diagnosed with wells syndrome , i'm trying to figure out what types and how often, cancers are afiliated with this rare disease .Thank you?
Get clarification: If this is eosinophilic cellulitis, it's a skin disease that's not especially going to increase your cancer risk. The fact that you ask this question suggests there may be a misunderstanding with your physician. He/she is responsible for explaining exactly what's going on, especially when you've been given a rare diagnosis. Stay proactive and best wishes. ...Read more
Recently, the American Cancer Society writes many people with pancreatic cancer live much longer than 5 yrs. and many are cured. Can this be real?
How long to people diagnosed with benson's disorder generally live and in what condition? About how many people are believed to have been diagnosed?
Few yrs, rare: Benson's syndrome (also posterior-back brain-cortical atrophy) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder start in vision cnter with inability to recognize familiar objects or people. It is a syndrome, because it can be part of another disease, such as alzheimers or jacob-creutzfeld). Mild to severe, 1 to >10 yrs, stable for yrs or progressive disability. First 2 yrs at specialized center is crucial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of cancers are more likely possible with young patients: 24 years old, no family history?
Cancer at young age: Compared to other cancers that could happen to people - testicular cancer, hodgkin's lymphoma, certain sarcoma and leukemia are more likely - with young patients at 24 year old. Those 4 can happen without family history. Patients with hereditary cancer syndrome ( breast, thyroid, stomach, brain) can be presented with cancer at younger age- but usually there is a family history with cancer there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost any age: While most people who get thyroid cancer are older, it can occur in teenagers and in even those less than 10 years old. Those who have been exposed to radiation (either through radiation treatment for other types of cancer, environmenal sources, etc) are more likely to develop thyroid cancer, but radiation exposure is not necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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