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Dr. Gene Wong Dr. Wong
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How common is it for somebody to get liver cancer?

Dr. Gene Wong Dr. Wong
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How common is it for somebody to get liver cancer?

Not common: There are essentially 2 types of liver cancer, hepatoma (HCC, malignant liver cells) and cholangiocarcinoma (from the bile duct cells). They are both uncommon in the USA but more common in certain parts of Asia. Risk factors HCC include, hepatitis B and C, cirrhosis (whether alcohol related or not), exposure to aflatoxin (toxin released from certain mold fungus). ...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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How common is it for somebody to get nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

How common is it for somebody to get nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Uncommon in U.S.: This is not common in the U.S.- there are less than 3000 new cases each year. It is mcuh more common in east asia (china mostly). It is related to infection with the ebv virus and common in smokers and drinkers typically. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get sarcoma?

How common is it for somebody to get sarcoma?

Not common: Sarcomas are not very common, they can occur in the soft-tissue or bones and every year about 12000-15000 cases occur in the USA. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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How common is it for somebody to get vulvar cancer?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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How common is it for somebody to get vulvar cancer?

Not very common: Vulvar cancer is the fourth most common gynecologic cancer . Annually in the United States, there are approximately 4340 new cases. ...Read more

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Is it possible for teenagers to get esophageal cancer?

Is it possible for teenagers to get esophageal cancer?

Yes but rare: Barrett's metaplasia is a risk factor for esophageal cancer. Anyone with barrett's should be in a endoscopic surveillance program. Other risks factors that might effect young people: achalasia, chaga's disease, scleroderma, history of caustic ingestion, lymphoma. ...Read more

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How likely is it for a person with Crohn's to develop colon cancer?

How likely is it for a person with Crohn's to develop colon cancer?

Data are limited, ..: But colon cancer is more likely in a crohn's disease patient. Some studies have that risk around 1% (20 times more than average person), but other analyses have it higher at 2.9% over the 10 years following a diagnosis of crohn's. Having crohn's for a longer time and in the colon increase risk. Other cancers (myeloid and lymphoid, small bowel among others) are also more likely. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get astrocytoma?

How common is it for somebody to get astrocytoma?

Uncommon: Astrocytomas occur in approximately 3 out of 100, 000 people annually. ...Read more

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How rare is it for a 12yo to get oral cancer?

How rare is it for a 12yo to get oral cancer?

Squamous cancer: Of the head and neck is unheard of in a pre-teen, and only teens that smoke or dip are at risk. Pediatric tumors (rhabdomyosarcoma) can afffect the head and neck, but the oral cavity is still unusual. Ewings sarcoma of skull bones, and esthesioneuroblastoma and juvenile angiofibroma occur in nasal cavity. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get alzheimer's?

How common is it for somebody to get alzheimer's?

Depends: The incidence of alzheimer's disease depends on a person's age and to some extent family history. 10% of people over 65, and >45% of people over 85 have ad. If there is late onset ad in the family (onset >65) the risk to children is only a few percent. If there is early onset ad (onset < 60) the risk can be up to 50%. The early onset type of ad is much, much less common overall. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get pheochromocytoma?

How common is it for somebody to get pheochromocytoma?

Pheochromocytoma: It is a very rare cause of HTN. I specialize in difficult HTN a common problem in pheo. I have only seen 12 cases in 55 years. Happy to do 2nd opinion to provide more help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is pancreatic cancer usually discovered?

Can you tell me how is pancreatic cancer usually discovered?

Symptoms: after a premalignancy of 15 years, the primary grows rapidly, most often in the head region. Here invasion of the CD occurs with resulting painless jaundice. Only 10% are resectable. In the body, nvasion of retroperitoneal neural plexus with pain is the first symptom and in the tail region which is rarer, some gastric varicies and then metastasis to liver. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to survive metastatic liver cancer?

Is it possible for a person to survive metastatic liver cancer?

Possible, not likely: Cancer metastatic to the liver or liver cancer metastatic to other sites usually heralds incurable disease. Occasionally a solitary metastatic lesion the liver may be resected and if the primary lesion has bee successfully treated, it may afford the possibility of a cure. Even less often, liver transplant along with removal of the primary lesion may offer cure. ...Read more

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How likely is someone to get voluntary cancer screenings and how?

Sure: Screening is always voluntary, nobody makes you do it. If you meant free, depends on what is available in your community. Just talk to your doctor and he/she will tell you which screening tests are appropriate for your age and level of risk and also tell you if there are low or no cost screenings available. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get renal trauma?

How common is it for somebody to get renal trauma?

Trauma: The kidneys are located in such a way that any significant trauma to the flank (sides) or lower back can result in potential damage to the kidneys. It is not unusual for people in car accidents or contact sports to occasionally see blood in their urine following a serious impact. However, it does take a significant trauma....Not usually mild contact. ...Read more

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How common is it to get breast cancer as a teenager?

How common is it to get breast cancer as a teenager?

Almost-never.: The statistical probability of getting breast cancer in your teens is lower than the odds of winning the lottery. Breast cancer rates increase the older you are, and are rarely seen before the 30's. ...Read more

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How rare is it for a teenager that chews tobacco, to get oral cancer?

How rare is it for a teenager that chews tobacco, to get oral cancer?

Please don't do it!: Tobacco, whether chewed or smoked, is a carcinogen and the more the mouth is exposed to this the greater the risk. Numbers are just statistical guesses. For that person who does get oral cancer, whether as a teenager or later on, there is pain, disfigurement or loss of life. If you smoke or chew, please stop. If you've never started, don't ever start. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to live with liver metastasis?

Is it possible for someone to live with liver metastasis?

Yes: Some people with liver metastasis may be cured of their cancer under certain circumstances. Otherwise, there are treatment options to prolong survival. These include local treatments directed at the liver, as well as systemic chemotherapy. The majority of people with liver metastasis, however, unfortunately will ultimately die of the cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


Dr. Debashish Bose
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Pancreatic Cancer (Definition)

Cancer that begins in the organ lying behind the lower part of ...Read more