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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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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 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 young can you be and get breast cancer?

How young can you be and get breast cancer?

That depends: That depends on multiple variables like family history, genetics (brca gene), environment (cigarettes, alcohol), diet, etc. Please see this link for a more thorough explanation, and then you should discuss this with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328/dsection=risk-factors. ...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 can you tell if you have breast cancer, male.?

How can you tell if you have breast cancer, male.?

New mass: There will be a lump under or near a nipple, probably not painful. Any such bump deserves evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get breast surgery for down-sizing?

How old do you have to be to get breast surgery for down-sizing?

teens: Puberty is usually the earliest stage at which breast reduction may be performed. The patient must be psychologically prepared for the changes that can occur. In certain conditions such as juvenile breast hypertrophy which occurs with the onset of puberty, extremely large breasts develop which can be psychologically and physically detrimental to the patient. Consult a board certified plastic sg. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of polycystic ovarian disease so you can have a baby?

How can you get rid of polycystic ovarian disease so you can have a baby?

Diet and exercise: Weight loss can help an obese pcos person conceive. Many women with the disorder can't get rid of it due to genetics, but rather can try to control it. Great treatments are available to help you conceive! see a board certified reproductive endocrinologist who can treat you! ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a breast tumor?

How can you tell if you have a breast tumor?

See a doctor: You cannot tell without getting a physical examination with a doctor & scheduling a mammogram with possible breast ultrasound. Sometimes further testing with needle biopsy may be indicated. ...Read more

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What age do u have to be to get breast cancer?

What age do u have to be to get breast cancer?

Breast Cancer: Breast cancer is generally a low risk until women reach about 40 years of age. However, some women can develop breast cancer at a much younger age due to a genetic predisposition. This may be indicated by a strong family history of breast cancer. All women should learn how to do a self breast exam and report any suspicious findings. Get regular mammograns as recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have breast cancer?

How can you tell if you have breast cancer?

Mass: A dominant mass found by you, or a suspicious mammography can mass, needs to be biopsies for diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have breast cancer, male?

How to tell if you have breast cancer, male?

Palpable lump: Breast cancer in men usually presents as a palpable lump. An ultrasound +/- needle biopsy can usually clarify the situation quickly. ...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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Can you tell me how is it that men can still get breast cancer?

Can you tell me how is it that men can still get breast cancer?

Because men: Also have breasts , 1% breast cancers are in men , due to lack of awareness , diagnosed late , results in poor prognosis. ...Read more

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Can i live normal with polycycstic ovaries? or do i need to treat them? can this lead to ovarian cancer?

Can i live normal with polycycstic ovaries? or do i need to treat them? can this lead to ovarian cancer?

There is not: complete agreement on this, but there are some studies that suggest increased ri sk of ovarian and breast cancer(lack of ovulation, which can occur in PCOS, is linked to higher rates of breast cancer) in patients with PCOS. Discuss your options with your gyn. ...Read more

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How can I be tested for ovarian cancer? What type of tests do they use to determine if you have ovarian cancer?

How can I be tested for ovarian cancer? What type of tests do they use to determine if you have ovarian cancer?

Exam, not a CA-125!: A ca-125 test should not be ordered unless there is a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. This test can be elevated in a number of benign conditions. Regular follow up with your gynecologist is the best way. If there is a concern based on symptoms or an exam, your gynecologist may obtain a transvaginal ultrasound. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How will I be able to tell if I have breast cancer?

How will I be able to tell if I have breast cancer?

Screening: The two most common ways are through regular screening with mammogram tha identifies an abnormality or through breast exam (either self breast exam or your medical provider's exam). ...Read more

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How old do you have to be for a mammogram?

How old do you have to be for a mammogram?

35 to 40: Under usual circumstances and without any other reasons to do a mammogram, a baseline screening can be done from age 35 to 40. If this was ok then it is recommended to do yearly mammography starting at age 40. There are however, some disagreements as to the efficacy of mammogram between the ages of 40-50 years. American cancer society recommends to get mammogram on a yearly basis from age 40. ...Read more

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Is it possible for 30 yr old to get ovarian cancer?

Is it possible for 30 yr old to get ovarian cancer?

Yes, but rare: Ovarian Cancer can occur at any age; however its most come in the 50's and 60's. Its not at all common in 30 year-old women. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer with the removal of my left ovary. i m 19 years old. what precautions should i take in my future?? Can i will get pregnant without any complications?

Glad you're better: At your age (19), it's likely that your tumor was a dysgerminoma, which is almost always curable with today's methods, or a granulosa cell tumor which is not very aggressive -- if in fact your tumor was really a cancer. There's nothing special to do afterwards and probably you'll be able to become a mother if the other ovary is good and it is your wish. ...Read more

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When I was born, my mother at the age of 40 was told she had ovarian cancer. She opted not to get treatment and died when I was 8 years old at the age of 48 years old.?

When I was born, my mother at the age of 40 was told she had ovarian cancer. She opted not to get treatment and died when I was 8 years old at the age of 48 years old.?

See someone: Not sure what your question is but you should visit a health professional with expertise on cancer risk assessment and genetics. He/she will take a good family history and maybe do brca testing. ...Read more

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What age it s more possible to get ovarian cancer?

What age it s more possible to get ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: The average age of a woman with ovarian cancer in the us is 62-63. In women with a family history, women with brca1 mutations usually get cancer earlier and women with brca2 mutations get ovarian cancer at a later age. ...Read more

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Is it true that it's rare for teen girls to get ovarian cancer?

Is it true that it's rare for teen girls to get ovarian cancer?

Yes, but it happens: Ovarian cancers in teenagers is entirely different than ovarian cancer in adults. Tumors in kids are generally more treatable and more responsive to chemotherapy. Typical tumor types are called germ cell tumors in kids and adenomas in adults. ...Read more

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How likely is ovarian cancer for a 25 year old?

Not very likely: The actual answer to this depends on whether there is a family history of ovarian cancer. If a close family member of the 25 year old has had ovarian cancer then the family could carry the brca gene which would increase the possibility of ovarian cancer. Symptoms of ovarian cancer are generally bloating and possibly abdominal pain. An ultrasound of the ovaries will find cancer. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a 15years old have a ovarian cancer?

Is it possible that a 15years old have a ovarian cancer?

Possible: It is possible but not a likely eventuality. You may consult this site for info: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/ovarian/index.htm ...Read more

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How common is ovarian cancer? Is it common in a 30 yr old?

How common is ovarian cancer? Is it common in a 30 yr old?

Facts: Ovarian cancer is not a common one in the US. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2013 there were 22,240 new cases of ovarian cancer in the US. The median age of women with ovarian cancer is 60. This doesn't mean that it cannot occur in a younger woman, but those are the facts. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why is it that you get the symptoms you do with ovarian cancer?

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Why is it that you get the symptoms you do with ovarian cancer?

Ovarian ca: When one is symptomatic due to ovarian cancer- that means the cancer at least already in stage 3 or 4. That means, the cancer has gone outside from the ovary and goes to the peritoneum, mesentery, lymph nodes, or other organs- that is the reason why you have symptoms. If it is in a very early stage- usually it is asymptomatic. ...Read more

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What amount survival chance for 81 yrs old with possible ovarian cancer?

Depends on stage.: A woman who is 81 years old has 9 additional years of life expectancy based on actuarial data. If her ovarian cancer is early stage and she undergoes successful surgery to have it removed, her life expectancy wouldn't change. Her other health problems, if any, will impact how well she does. The more advanced her ovarian cancer, the lower her survival. Best wishes to you and her! ...Read more

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I'm scared that my symptoms may be of ovarian cancer. How to get tested?

I'm scared that my symptoms may be of ovarian cancer.  How to get tested?

Talk with OBGYN 1st: A pelvic exam, imaging and review of symptoms and family history constitute the first steps in evaluating a woman for possible ovarian tumors and other health threats. ...Read more

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Can you help? Could symptoms of ovarian cancer come and go and get better sometimes?

Possibly: Most symptoms of ovarian cancer are vague--bloating, early satiety, feeling of fullness. Other symptoms include feeling "gassy" or changes in bladder or bowel symptoms. Occasionally pain may also be present. Symptoms which are new, are felt with increasing frequency or severity should be explored with your physician. ...Read more

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Whats the test they do to find out if you have ovarian cancer and how do you get it?

Whats the test they do to find out if you have ovarian cancer and how do you get it?

It depends.: Pain and bloating can be signs of ovarian cancer, but they can be just from a painful period. Ovarian cancer would be more likely in older women, like 40+ years, and most likely in women 70+ years. Other tests, like pelvic exam, ca-125, and transvaginal ultrasound would be needed. The ultimate way to know is surgery to see if it is in fact, a tumor of something else. ...Read more

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Im 19years old and have had all the signs of ovarian cancer. How could I have it so young?

Im 19years old and have had all the signs of ovarian cancer. How could I have it so young?

?: Are you 19 or 31? Either way ovarian cancer is rare except in brca mutation carriers and even then is quite early. Not sure what you mean by "all the signs". Ovarian cancer seldom presents early, symptoms are usually a sign of advanced disease. I advise you visit your gyn and get a good examination. Hope it is nothing serious. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

A cancer that begins in the female organs ...Read more