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How old can you be to have skin cancer?

How old can you be to have skin cancer?

Any age: Skin cancer can occur in any age. Skin cancer is caused by errors or mutations in the dna of skin cells. This then causes the cells to grow out of control leading to cancer. This can be from exposure to uv light from the sun or tanning beds or from exposure to toxic substances. There are also genetic diseases that can lead to skin cancer as well known as xeroderma pigmentosa. ...Read more

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Leukemia (Definition)

A cancer of blood-forming tissues, hindering the body's ...Read more


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How can you get leukemia?

How can you get leukemia?

Leukemia : Exposure to radiation, chemicals like benzene, previous exposure to chemotherapy and genetic are some but not all causes of leukemia. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get skin exam?

How old do you have to be to get skin exam?

Annually : Skin problems can occur at any age and you could see a dermatologist. During annual physical exams your skin should be checked. Regarding skin moles or spots you should get them checked if there is a change in appearance, borders, colors or size. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get lasik?

How old do you have to be to get lasik?

LASIK age: For lasik surgery, you should at least 18 years of age with a stable prescription. If your prescription is not stable, then you will have to wait longer. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be in order to get veneers?

How old do you have to be in order to get veneers?

Various types: Most "veneers" dentists refer to are typically porcelain veneers. They are best after the gum height becomes stable around age 20 ; up. You could get them at a younger age, but the edge ("margin") may become more visible if the gum moved up higher with age--more common among age 6-20. In-chair composite veneers are good for any age group, but the result depends on the dentist's skills. ...Read more

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How old should you be to get dentures?

How old should you be to get dentures?

No rule: The need for dentures is related to the condition of the teeth, not the age of the patient. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to in order to get arthritis?

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How old do you have to be to in order to get arthritis?

No set age: Too many factors are involved in the development of arthritis: no real set age...Can occur after injury to the joint- post-traumatic arthritis, after vascular insult (avascular necrosis or osteonecrosis), or just from generalized wear and tear from activities and aging. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get breast implants?

How old do you have to be to get breast implants?

Reason?: For cosmetic purposes the minimum age is 18 for saline and 22 for silicone breast implants. For reconstruction, there is not age limit, but if under 18, consent of you parent or guardian is needed. ...Read more

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How old should you be to get braces?

How old should you be to get braces?

Brace age: There is no set age for braces, it's completely individualized. Some things are better to be fixed at an earlier age. If you wait too late then sometimes things that could have been fixed are more difficult later on and may require extractions and/or surgery. This is why the american association of orthodontists recommends an evaluation by age 7. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be before you can get a spinal surgery?

How old do you have to be before you can get a spinal surgery?

Depends on reason: Scoliosis surgery is most effective on teens where as disk problems in children or teens rarely require surgery. There is really no age limit. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get a cold, need it to be shorter?

Can you tell me how to get a cold, need it to be shorter?

Colds run their: course.Tips: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / NSAID’s Rest!! ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get your period?

How old do you have to be to get your period?

Varies: There is not certain age. It sems to be younger and younger. Girls 7-8 years old are having menses. It is usually 10-13 years of age but may be as late as 14-16. If you are in good health and growing and developing normall and eating a normal diet and have not particular health issues, don't worry, it will come. If you go to 14 and not having menses, talk with your parents about seeing a doct. ...Read more

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Can you describe how to get a child to sleep?

Can you describe how to get a child to sleep?

Be consistent: Have a stable bedtime preceded by reading, prayers and other soothing rituals (not stimulants like tv, video games or active play). Set expectations that the child will fall asleep in his own bed. Explain that, if he gets out of bed, you'll walk him back in from behind without talking or making eye contact. He'll test you by getting worse before he gets better, but stick to it till he complies. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get a pregnancy test?

How old do you have to be to get a pregnancy test?

Post-pubertal: For pregnancy, you have to have ovulated and had a menstrual cycle. While girls may start at age 8 or 9, most are between 12-14 years of age. Alternatively, hcg, the hormone tested, can be elevated in children with ovarian or testicular tumors, so it is not only used to test for pregnancy. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to be able to get the pill?

How old do you have to be to be able to get the pill?

Old enough: If you are having your period and are sexually active, you are old enough. ...Read more

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How can you tell my parents i might need to be tested for bipolar?

How can you tell my parents i might need to be tested for bipolar?

Can be helpful: Having an open dialogue with your parents or loved ones can be therapeutic. Discuss with them some of the symptoms you may have and why you may think you have it. Your parents may feel thankful that you came to them and may even be able to contribute to your treatment if you do have it. Open communication and support for mental health treatment is crucial. ...Read more

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How young can you be to get breast cancer if male?

How young can you be to get breast cancer if male?

VERY Rare Under 40: Breast cancer is very rare in men, and is rarely present prior to age 40. Regardless of one's age and gender, it is always best to see a doctor if one finds a new breast lump. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get organic dermabrasion?

How old do you have to be to get organic dermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion?: If you are referring to microdermabrasion, because I have never heard of organic dermabrasion, you could undergo this procedure at nearly any age because iris essential an exfoliation procedure if performed according to cosmetic guidelines. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get your breasts reduced?

No age limit: Although we usually like to wait until the breasts have finished maturing before performing any surgery on them, a small percentage of adolescent girls can have a significant increase in their breast size that can cause neck and back pain. These patients are candidates for a breast reduction. ...Read more