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Can anyone tell me forms of male cancer?

Can anyone tell me forms of male cancer?

Cancer in men: Cancers of lung, prostate, colon, pancreas, skin are among the common cancers affecting men. ...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 are the common forms of male cancer?

What are the common forms of male cancer?

See below: Lung, prostate, colon and pancreas are among the common sites of cancers in men. ...Read more

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Please describe the most common cancer in children?

Please describe the most common cancer in children?

ALL: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all) is the most common childhood cancer. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Male cancer?

What is the definition or description of: Male cancer?

Male cancer: Male cancer may be an expression for a malignancy that effects a portion of the male genitourinary system such as genitalia. ...Read more

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How does the behavior of cancer in children differ from those of adults? If it differs at all.

How does the behavior of cancer in children differ from those of adults? If it differs at all.

More curable...: Typically cancer in children are more curable. This is probably due to a number of factors such as the cancers are biologically different than their adult counterparts, and that we are able to treat children with more intensive therapy because they are more resilient. Another difference is that certain cancers really only happen in kids (neuroblastoma) or just in adults (colon, breast). ...Read more

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Is the orchiectomy for male cancer?

Is the orchiectomy for male cancer?

Testis cancer: Entails the effected testis to be removed, unilateral orchiectomy. For advanced prostate cancer, bilateral orchiectomy is as effective and cost effective as pharmaceuticals, but the idea is unpalatable to many patients and some doctors. The anti-hormone therapy is justified for those that might want the effcts reversed, not always desireable or posible. ...Read more

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What are signs of male cancer in his testicles?

What are signs of male cancer in his testicles?

Mass and mets: Mass in the testes is a common sign, however, metastases may be the first sign of cancer of the testicles. ...Read more

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Which is the quickest acting cancer in children?

Which is the quickest acting cancer in children?

Variable: Tumors have variable behaviors and there are no statistics like sports. Fast growing tumors in children include, glioblastoma multiforme, acute leukemia, and neuroblastoma. See this site for more info.
http://www. Dana-farber. Org/pediatric-care/cancer-types/pediatric-cancer-types. Aspx. ...Read more

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What is the most common cancer in children / teens?

What is the most common cancer in children / teens?

Leukemia/lymphoma: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common cancer in childhood. It is still common in adolescents, but lymphoma becomes more common in the teenage years, and the frequency of hodgkin lymphoma and nhl approaches that of all. Brain tumors are common in childhood as well, but not nearly as common as in adults. ...Read more

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Please describe the most common cancer in children/teens?

Please describe the most common cancer in children/teens?

ALL: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all) is the most common cancer in children and teens. ...Read more

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What are the most common forms of male cancer in <65 year olds?

What are the most common forms of male cancer in <65 year olds?

See below: Cancers of the lung, prostate, colon, pancreas and skin. ...Read more

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What is risk of cancer in children born in china in past 20 years?

What is risk of cancer in children born in china in past 20 years?

Probably the same.: The risk of cancer depends on environmental as well as genetic factors. China has modernized greeatly in the past 20 years, so the likely have risks for cancer increase from industrialization, but then their health care and living standards have also likely improved, so this would likely decrease their risk. The gene pool has not changed, so the occurrence of cancer is likely to be the same. ...Read more

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What is the fastest acting cancer in children from 5-10 years old?

What is the fastest acting cancer in children from 5-10 years old?

It is hard to give a: No simple answer here. You have to first give us some background for asking this question.
Some examples of fast growing cancers include lymphoma, leukemia and sarcomas of various types like rhabdomyosarcoma, ewings sarcoma and osteosarcoma. ...Read more

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What causes eye cancer in children?

What causes eye cancer in children?

Sometimes genetics: With retinoblastoma, 40% of children have a genetic form: one copy of the RB1 gene is changed in every cell in the body at birth. If the 2nd copy of the gene undergoes a change, a retinoblastoma tumor can develop. Most children with retinoblastoma do not have the genetic form & spontaneously develop 2 RB1 mutations in an immature cell. Scientists don't know how or why it occurs in these childen. ...Read more

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Please describe the most common fatal cancer in children and teens?

Please describe the most common fatal cancer in children and teens?

Leukemia & Brain: The most complete (though older) data is from 1995, where leukemia caused the most deaths in children and teens. Over the past decade, we have gotten better at treating leukemia. The most current good data available (2009) shows that leukemia and brain tumors now cause about the same number of cancer deaths in children and teens. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for brain cancer in children?

What are symptoms for brain cancer in children?

Many possibilities: See the answer given for symptoms of a brain tumor in teenagers. I think it is always best to talk to your primary care doctor if your child has some specific symptoms or signs you are concerned may be related to a brain tumor. This is a very uncommon diagnosis in children--and though possible---should be approached by your child's physician. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a male cancer survivor?

What is the life expectancy of a male cancer survivor?

Depends: What type of cancer, what treatment etc.
Most men with kidney, bladder, prostate and testicular cancer die of something else. ...Read more

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Can there be any treatment for blood cancer in children?

Yes: Leukemia in childhood has seen great progress in the past 3 decades moving from a commonly fatal process to one where most can survive. The coordinated and specialized treatments involve several medications and a team of specialists, usually based at a childrens hospital or medical school. Pediatric hematology/oncology programs usually take the lead in treatment. ...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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What is survival rate of lung cancer in children?

What is survival rate of lung cancer in children?

Rare: The usual lung cancer from smoking is generally in adults.
Some unusual cancers can occur and survival is depending on cell type, and stage when found
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How rare is heart cancer in children under 10?

How rare is heart cancer in children under 10?

Vanishingly rare: Except as part of tuberous sclerosis, primary tumors in children rare exceedingly rare. ...Read more

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I have a small lump under my right armpit. Its been there for 2 months. It was painful initially, but not anymore. I am a 24 year old male. Cancer?

I have a small lump under my right armpit. Its been there for 2 months. It was painful initially, but not anymore. I am a 24 year old male. Cancer?

Not likely: Infection or inflammation of anytime can produce a painful lump. This seems to be the case with your lump under the arm. The fact it is now painless indicates that acute problem has settled down. But watch its size...Which should get smaller and not be increasing at all. If it is increasing in size, then you need to see a doctor for further examination to find out its nature. Cancer is unlikely rig. ...Read more

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I have a bump on anus right near the hole. Looks gray. Feels like part of the skin but appeared 3 days ago. Hurts a little. Itchy. 17 y/o male. Cancer?

I have a bump on anus right near the hole. Looks gray. Feels like part of the skin but appeared 3 days ago. Hurts a little. Itchy. 17 y/o male. Cancer?

More likely: Hemorrhoid. It is more likely to be external hemorrhoid/pile. It would be prudent to get it checked out and treated. ...Read more

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We have a 65 year old male cancer patient with the hiccups for days. How can we stop them?

We have a 65 year old male cancer patient with the hiccups for days. How can we stop them?

Find out cause: My first advice would be to find out the cause. Hiccups can be related to any type of irritation of the diaphgram, including tumor growth or metastasis. You can also get hiccups from a pleural effusion. If you can't find the cause, then I have used low-dose Chlorpromazine at a dose of 25 mg by mouth 3-4 times per day to be effective. This medication can have other serious side effects. ...Read more

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Pain in groin on right side above the penis root. Pressed slightly to check and feels like some swollen veins at the painful spot.20 yo male. Cancer?

Probably not: The most common cause for pain in the inguinal region is the development of a hernia. Not a likely spot for a tumor. See your physician and get it checked out. ...Read more

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What cancer charity is there that fights cancer in men, women, and children equally?

What cancer charity is there that fights cancer in men, women, and children equally?

There may not be one: I'm not aware of a specific charity that donates to all groups equally. Even defining "equal" is tough - equal in terms of number of cases of cancer per group means that men and women will need a greater percentage of the proceeds. Equal in terms of number of years of life lost to cancer means that children have a stronger balance in the decision. Many groups do try to help all three groups. ...Read more

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Could men still have children after they have had testicular cancer?

Could men still have children after they have had testicular cancer?

Yes: Possible if they have one testicle still left over, but chance goes down again if they had chemotherapy also. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Dr. Scott Diede
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Cancer In Children (Definition)

Children usually do not get the kinds of cancer that are common in older adults (lung, breast, colon), but there are certain kinds of cancer that are common in young children, including leukemias, ...Read more