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Is there an age group that leukemia affects the most?

Is there an age group that leukemia affects the most?

Not really: We see different types such as acute lymphocytic leukemia in chidren and chronic myelogenous leukemia in those over 40 but we do see these diseases across the age spectrum. Certainly the very youg and the very old have a higher incidence rate. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

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


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What is the most common age group that is affected by insomnia?

Elderly: Insomnia increases with age, and after menopause for women. So it is commonest in the elderly. ...Read more

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What is the least common genetic disease that is seen in the U.S.?

What is the least common genetic disease that is seen in the U.S.?

Unknown: Some are rarer than one in 100,000. Is continually finding new genetic disordersand we may have no clue with regard to how frequent they are. There are dozens of severe multiple malformation syndromes which are striking but none of the worlds geneticists have a clue with regard to what causes them.how do you estimate a single case in the world's medical literature? ...Read more

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Is there an age range when bladder cancer is most common?

Is there an age range when bladder cancer is most common?

Over 50 years old: Bladder cancer is generally found in patients older than 50 years of age. Before then, it can be present but is more unlikely. However, most patients are diagnosed in their mid-60's or older. ...Read more

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Is there an age in which drug addiction will cause the most problems?

Is there an age in which drug addiction will cause the most problems?

<25 years: We haven't found any statistically significant way to predict a person's success in recovery from addiction, although certain activities seem to increase your odds at any age: things like compliance with medications, having a support group, avoiding triggers, etc. Generally, addiction that occurs before the brain is fully developed (age 22 in women, 25 in men) tends to have a worse prognosis. ...Read more

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Is there any genetic condition that would require testing of the father of the fetus? We used a donor.

Is there any genetic condition that would require testing of the father of the fetus? We used a donor.

Screening: Autosomal recessive conditions are genetic diseases where risk is present when both parents have an abnormal gene. An example is cystic fibrosis, where parents who both carry an abnormal gene have a one in four risk for having a child who has cystic fibrosis. ...Read more

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Is there a bone disease that is more present in african americans?

Is there a bone disease that is more present in african americans?

No: Not that i know of. Sickle cell anemia which is more prevelant in african americans can cause a type i'd bone destruction. ...Read more

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Is there the possibility to grow at age 18? The epiphyseal lines are fusuinadas hand. Is this the only criteria?

Is there the possibility to grow at age 18? The epiphyseal lines are fusuinadas hand. Is this the only criteria?

Unlikely to happen: Fusion of the epiphyseal lines means the growth centers that permit further linear growth are closed.After they close no more added length is possible. ...Read more

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What is the reason there is an increasing number of obesity in children today?

What is the reason there is an increasing number of obesity in children today?

Many reasons: As adult obesity has increased, so has childhood obesity. This is essentially a trickle down effect, meaning we learn from our parents bad eating habits. Kids eat more fast food and have more sedentary activities such as video games. Also less expensive to feed a large family with fast food so there is also a financial component. Convience also plays a role with our fast paced lifestyles. ...Read more

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What is the most common brain cancer in children?

What is the most common brain cancer in children?

Glioma: Gliomas make up 75% of childhood brain cancer. Three main types: astrocytomas (often in the cerebellum and usually curable with surgery), malignant gliomas (glioblastoma and anaplastic astrocytoma), and ependymomas. Another 15% of brain cancers in children are medulloblastomas - these occur almost exclusively in children, and are more invasive and difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get selective mutism treat at the age of 17? or is it only treatable in children?

Is it possible to get selective mutism treat at the age of 17? or is it only treatable in children?

Yes: Therapy at any age is beneficial. I suggest the younger the better for socialization, but anytime the therapy will benefit the patient and family. ...Read more

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Is there an age at which lung cancer is no longer curable?

Is there an age at which lung cancer is no longer curable?

It's not age that is: The barrier, it is ability to endure treatment and willingnes to undergo the trials and tribulation it offers. Older folks need to neither be forced nor denied treatment based on age alone. ...Read more

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