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List Any Known Risk Factors For Leukemia
Causes of colitis: Inflammation (infection, ischemic, ibd) of large intestine = colitis. For ibd: ulcerative colitis primarily involves the lining of the large intestine whereas crohn's is transmural (full thickness involvement by) inflammation of any part of the GI tract (from mouth to anus). Both involve similar pathways of inflammation, are similarly treated, increase risk of colon cancer, & may require surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is genetic: It is caused by a rare recessive genetic mutation causing degeneration of the "telomere" part of the chromosome, leading to premature aging. Each parent of someone with the disease would have one copy of the gene and neither parent would be affected. ...Read more
Rephrase: besides 30 year pack history what are other significant risk factors for screening for lung cancer? Family history? Other cancer? Polyps?
Location: Location (where you live) is what gets you exposed to histo. Histo usually only gets you sick if you are immunosuppressed, or if you have a very large exposure. Most adults have been exposed throughout their lifetime without any consequences other than maybe a benign spot on your chest x-ray. ...Read more
Tendonitis: Age as people get older, their tendons become less flexible — which makes them easier to injure. Occupations tendinitis is more common in people whose jobs involve: repetitive motions frequent overhead reaching forceful exertion sports you may be more likely to develop tendinitis if you participate in certain sports that involve repetitive motions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not the key: You're not going to be able to avoid cancer. "Pop" advice about diet and supplements doesn't really match the best scientific studies, which show only a small variation with lifestyle factors. The key is going to be early detection while any cancer is still treatable. Get this mind-set and your chances are greatly improved. ...Read more
Does family history in first cousin (or other NON-first-degree relatives) increase risk for autoimmune diseases such as lupus, scleroderma, RA?
Yes: If you have autoimmune disease in your family - you are at increase risk to also develop Autoimmune diseases also seem to have a genetic component, but, mysteriously, they can cluster in families as different illnesses. For example, a mother may have lupus erythematosus; her daughter, diabetes; her grandmother, rheumatoid arthritis. Research is shedding light on genetic, as well as hormonal and environmental risk factors that contribute to the causes of these diseases. ...Read more
Very uncommon but...: Pancreas cancer tends to be a disease of older adults, is highly fatal, associated with smoking, and often has no signs of disease until very late. However, there are rare examples of very young women who get a rare version known as pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. This is a very different disease and not as lethal as the standard kind w better treatments. Read here http://1.Usa.Gov/vf3idj. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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