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Deadliest form of cancers? How many people a year did from cancer? What age are you likely to get cancer?

Deadliest form of cancers? How many people a year did from cancer? What age are you likely to get cancer?

Wrong Forum: Such an open ended question would take more than one text book length answer. Training in Oncology takes years of advanced training after medical school and initial residency. Do you have a specific question about a symptom you are having that we can answer in 400 characters? ...Read more

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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In regards to metastatic cancer, how many times have you heard of a person being diagnosed and living for years?

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

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How many people in the world get emphysema a year?

How many people in the world get emphysema a year?

Around 24%: Based on a 1972 study of autopsy data, the overall incidence of emphysema in both sexes was 24% (35% in men and 9% in women 9%). A more recent study found that the worldwide prevalence of COPD was 10.1%, so it depends on the source. ...Read more

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How many years does throat cancer take to develop?

How many years does throat cancer take to develop?

No clear answer: While cancer doesn't develop overnight, processes leading upto cancer can take years. Here is a good overview on throat cancer http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/head-and-neck-cancer. ...Read more

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How many people get pancreatic cancer every year?

How many people get pancreatic cancer every year?

See below: Estimated new cases and deaths from pancreatic cancer in the United States in 2012: new cases: 43, 920 deaths: 37, 390. ...Read more

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How many people get diagnosed with breast cancer each year?

How many people get diagnosed with breast cancer each year?

It is very common: In the us about 235, 000 women are expected to be diagnosed in year 2013. There are nearly one million new cases of breast cancer if you count the global numbers. ...Read more

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Every year, how many teenagers get oral/mouth/tongue cancer?

Every year, how many teenagers get oral/mouth/tongue cancer?

Oral cancer: There seems to be a trend and demographic shift in younger patients showing up with head and neck area esp oral cavity cancers partially attributed to smoking patterns and prevalence of hpv (human papilloma virus) and other reasons for this shift are not fully understood. ...Read more

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How much of a chance is it for me to get lung cancer if three people in my family got it?

How much of a chance is it for me to get lung cancer if three people in my family got it?

Higher than normal: There are several reasons why a family history of lung cancer may increase your risk. The members involved may share similar habits like smoking or if they live together and everyone who does not smoke gets exposed to smoke from at least one smoker. Also if the family lives in a place where they are exposed to carcinogens such as radon. Genes may also play a role but not well defined as of yet. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get cancer from chewing tobacco? I've been chewing for a year and i'm a hypochondriac about these things.

How long does it take to get cancer from chewing tobacco? I've been chewing for a year and i'm a hypochondriac about these things.

You know the cure: How fortunate you are -- you know how to cure yourself of worry! simply stop chewing tobacco since you realize it can cause oral cancer. There is no definitive time limit on this, but you can certainly prevent it from now on. ...Read more

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If you are a light smoker for a year could u get throat cancer? And also 16 years of age?

If you are a light smoker for a year could u get throat cancer? And also 16 years of age?

No: that would be highly unusual, and pretty close to impossible. However, there are other causes of cancer in any part of the body including the throat. Lymphoma can occur there, and have really nothing to do with smoking or other known risk factors. You don't say why you are concerned, but you need to present those symptoms to your doctor. If it is hoarseness, that is common, and goes away. ...Read more

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How common is for a 18 year old to get liver cancer?

Liver cancer: It is extremely uncommon so much so that in 50 years of practice I have never seen a case ...Read more

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How many years does it take to develop cancer from snuff?

How many years does it take to develop cancer from snuff?

Variable: The time from the start of insult to development of cancer varies with the genetics of the person, type of insult, intensity of insult etc. The sooner you quit the better. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get rectal cancer?

Do a lot of people get rectal cancer?

Relatively, yes: Colon and rectal cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in the United States. It is the 2nd leading cause of cancer related deaths. Estimates for 2012 are 103, 170 colon & 40, 290 rectal cancer. Overall there is a 1 in 20 lifetime risk of developing colon or rectal cancer. Rectal cancers alone are relatively common. In comparison, rectal cancer is as common as leukemia (44, 600). ...Read more

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How can i cure a lung cancer and a throath cancer ?

How can i cure a lung cancer and a throath cancer ?

See below: You can not. It would take a team of doctors with special training in surgery, oncology and radiation oncology to address this issue. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get endometrial cancer?

Do a lot of people get endometrial cancer?

1 in 38: A woman in the US has a 1 in 38 chance of getting uterine cancer during her lifetime. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how to get rid of eczema in a 4 year old child?

Does anyone know how to get rid of eczema in a 4 year old child?

There are many...: ...Kinds of eczema, and treatment often varies by type. It usually involves mild corticosteroid creams (children are more sensitive to steroids than adults), medicated baths, and various skin emolliating techniques. A dermatologist will make a precise diagnosis and tailor a treatment plan to your child's specific situation. ...Read more

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A friend of mine had two diffrrent cancers. Would his children be more prone to get cancer?

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Gene or chemo: Occasionally, a person can have a change in his dna which predispose this person to develop cancer. In addition, if one has cancer and undergoes chemotherapy, certain chemotherapy itself can cause damage to normal tissue and cause therapy related secondary cancer. ...Read more

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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. Warren Foster
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Throat Cancer (Definition)

Cancer of the voice box, the vocal cords, and other ...Read more