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What's the most common type of cancer?

What's the most common type of cancer?

Skin cancer: Basal cell carcinoma is the commonest cancer, though it causes almost no deaths. Lung cancer is the commonest lethal cancer. ...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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What is the most common type of cancer?

What is the most common type of cancer?

Breast/prostate: Breast is the most common in women. Prostate is the most common in men. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the most common type of cancer of the skeletal system?

Can you tell me about the most common type of cancer of the skeletal system?

Metastases: Cancers starting in the bone itself or cartilage are uncommon. Cancers that begin in the bone marrow and affect the bone are more common but even more common are those that come from other places like lung or breast. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the most common type of cancer of the skeletal system?

Could you tell me what is the most common type of cancer of the skeletal system?

Metastases: When cancer involves the bones, it's most often a metastasis from another place. Prostate, lung, breast, and others love to go to the bone. You can also have bone marrow cancers like myeloma or lymphoma that ultimately affect the bone itself and most rarely, primary cancers of the skeletal system like osteosarcoma or chondrosarcoma. Those 2 are quite uncommon. ...Read more

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Tell me the most common types of cancer?

Tell me the most common types of cancer?

See below: Prostate, breast, lung, colorectal, melanoma (skin), and bladder cancer are the most common types. A full list is published at: http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/types/commoncancers. ...Read more

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What is the least common form of cancer?

What is the least common form of cancer?

Nobody knows: There are many thousands of subtypes. We must suppose that the least common one remains undiscovered. If any physician presumes to answer this question, be aware that there is surely some type that's less common. ...Read more

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What are the most common types of cancer?

What are the most common types of cancer?

Cancer types: The most common cancers originate within the lung, breast, prostate, and colon. ...Read more

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What are the most common types of cancer usually?

DEPENDS ON GENDER: The top 3 cancers in men in the us are: prostate, lung and colon. For women: breast, lung and colon. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some common types of cancer?

It depends on Gender: In men it is prostate cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer. In women it is breast cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer. That make 4 common cancers which account for 50% of all cancers. Other relatively common ones include pancreas, bladder and lymphomas. ...Read more

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Which type (s) of cancer are common in young children?

Which type (s) of cancer are common in young children?

Leukemia and...: Some of the most common forms of childhood cancer in younger children are acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all), neuroblastoma, brain tumors, and wilms tumor (a tumor of the kidney). ...Read more

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Which type of cancer is the most common for people to get?

Which type of cancer is the most common for people to get?

In the US...: ...In men: prostate, lung, colorectal, and bladder cancer are most common.

...In women: breast, lung, colorectal, and uterine cancer are most common.

The sad reality is that, if you live long enough, there is a 1 in 3 chance that you will develop cancer. ...Read more

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What is the average survival percentages of an american adult with the most common types of cancer?

What is the average survival percentages of an american adult with the most common types of cancer?

Widely variable: There is such a huge range among different kinds of cancer, and the cancer stage. Would be happy to try to answer if you resubmit with more detail. ...Read more

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What would you say are most and least deadly types of cancer?

Debatable but...: Basal cell cancer of the skin and papillary cancer of the thyroid are relatively "benign" forms of cancer - an oxymoron, I know. Two cancers I wouldn't want are anaplastic cancer of the thyroid and glioblastoma, a particularly aggressive form of brain cancer. 10 more doctors will give you 10 different answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is cancer common with nf type 1?

I wanted to know is cancer common with nf type 1?

Rare but does occur: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a hereditary condition commonly associated with multiple café-au-lait spots on the skin. These are light brown in color, and in many instances continue to progress with the conversion to malignant melanoma. Many of the patients develop a number of neurofibromas (benign) They are often seen as raised bumps on the skin. Occassionally one can convert to sarcoma. ...Read more

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What are common types of childhood cancer (between the ages of 10-15)?

What are common types of childhood cancer (between the ages of 10-15)?

Leukemia Most Common: In children (including ages 10-15 years old), Leukemias are the most common cause of cancer accounting for 33% of cases. Brain and other Central Nervous System tumors are the next most frequent accounting for 20% of childhood cancers. Additionally, cancers occur more commonly in boys whose rates are 20% higher than the rates for girls. Other cancers of note are Lymphomas, Bone, Kidney, and more. ...Read more

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Which types of cancer are the most common in teens and how do they affect a person?

Which types of cancer are the most common in teens and how do they affect a person?

Several types: Pediatric patients in this age group can have cancer theoretically in every part of the body. This is a subject best referred to a pediatric oncologist and pediatric oncosurgeon for further guidance.

Visit http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/aya/types for more details. ...Read more

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Which type of cancer is chemotherapy least effective against?

Which type of cancer is chemotherapy least effective against?

Chemotherapy: This is a difficult question because cancer is not a single disease. In most cases, localized solid tumors are best treated by surgery. Leukemia and lymphoma as well as cancers that have spread tend to be more likely treatable with systemic chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Why is tobacco use considered the most common risk factor among all types of cancer?

Common habit: Tobacco use is one of the most common carcinogenic habits, so it follows that it is one of the most common risk factors. ...Read more

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Are there any types of cancer that are more common in people who have celiac disease?

Only certain cancers: Population-based studies have confirmed that patients with celiac disease are at increased risk of mortality. However, they do not seem to be at an increased risk only to lymphoproliferative malignancy (of lymph nodes) and gastrointestinal cancer. A gluten free diet may reduce those cancers, possibly reduce the increased mortality as well. ...Read more

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Which type of cancer is chemotherapy most effective against and the least effective against?

OK, I'll bite..: Chemo has been very effective against testicular cancer and many lymphomas, but not all. It's not too successful against glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer, or anaplastic thyroid cancer. Overall, how effective chemo is depends on many variables, including the tumor-host response, an individual relationship between a patient and their cancer. Good luck. ...Read more

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How common are vaginal type of cancers in 16 year old for the most part healthy female virgins?

How common are vaginal type of cancers in 16 year old for the most part healthy female virgins?

Not Very: There are a few types of vaginal cancers that may occur in women. Although, most are in older age but the cancerous changes in cells are not entirely depending on that factor alone. Pl see attached link for some other detail. The critical thing is proper diagnosis at an early age and treatment for best results. Vaginal cancer is rare. Only about 1 of every 1, 100 women will develop vaginal cancer ...Read more

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For what reasons tobacco use is considered the most common risk factor among all types of cancer?

Tobacco use Cancers: I commend you for your desire for Good Health.
As per national Cancer Institute, Tobacco use causes cancer of
• Lung
• Larynx (voice box)
• Mouth
• Throat
• Esophagus
• Stomach
• Liver
• Pancreas
• Colon
• Rectum
• Kidney
Bladder
• Cervix

People who use smokeless tobacco (snuff or chewing tobacco) have increased risks of cancers of
•Mouth
•Esophagus
•Pancreas
Your LIFE is a GIFT! ...Read more

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What is most common type of breast cancer?

What is most common type of breast cancer?

Invasive ductal: Invasive ductal carcinoma (otherwise known as infiltrating ductal carcinoma) is the most common type of actual breast cancer. ...Read more

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How are the most common forms/types of cancer detected/screened for? Which common types have no screening tests at all, at this time?

How are the most common forms/types of cancer detected/screened for? Which common types have no screening tests at all, at this time?

Following: Breast, cervical, and colon are routinely screened for. Prostate screening is controversial. Lung cancer screening is available for high risk individuals. Skin cancer recommended but not commonly done. All others have no screen in particular ovarian and pancreatic. ...Read more