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Can daily cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption increase the liklihood of getting cancer when there is no family history of cancer?
Yes, of course: Any smoking increases the likelihood of cancer. Smoking means purposely breathing in toxic chemicals, over and over... and that's a bad thing. Unfortunately, smoking is extremely addictive and is a good money-maker for the companies that grow, manufacture, ship, and sell tobacco products. ...Read more
How probable is a heart attack in a young person with no risk factor but tobacco smoking and no family history of heart problems ?
That would be low: Being low does not mean it is not possible. It takes time for the arteries to get clogged and being young is an advantage as that time has not been there yet, as long as all other risk factors are not present. ...Read more
Complicated question: There are no specific studies of deplin and colon cancer. However, deficiencies of folate (folic acid) may be associated with an increased risk of colon cancer: http://tinyurl.Com/p28h8m6 . On the other hand, if people have certain polymorphisms of mthfr, supplementation with Folic Acid (not necessarily deplin) may increase risk: http://tinyurl.Com/pdsulcn the company recommends caution w/existing tumors. ...Read more
What are the chances of 25 yo female developing blood clots in lung with no risk factors? I have health anxiety with every pain i assume the worst.
Possibility of stomach cancer at 18 years age? No family history of cancer, no alcohol, no tobacoo.
Very unlikely: If you have some symptoms, problems or dietary changes- talk to your family doc or see an internist. They can help you determine the problem. Cancer in an 18 yo is so unlikely without risk factors, it's as close to zero as it can get. Risks include diet, nationality, certain prior illnesses. Discuss all this w pcp. ...Read more
I have a family history of liver problems, is the risk of liver problems worth blood thinning benefit?
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
What causes breast cancer in people under 40 if there is no family history of the disease and no smoking involved?
A 21 year old with a history of alcohol and smoking abuse. What are the chances of developing esophageal cancer at this age ?
Can taking an aspirin a day reduce the risk of heart disease but increase the risk of other disorders?
What are the chances of a 26 year old with no family history of colon cancer and no genetic disorders having colorectal cancer or polyps?
Very low: However, I am curious why you ask. I suspect it is because of rectal bleeding (mentioned in your conditions), which is a medical problem you need to get evaluated right away, to find out what is causing it. Please see your doctor for a complete history and physical, and to get properly evaluated for your rectal bleeding and any other medical problems you may have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BP med: Kidney disease is not induced by BP medication, unless an allergic reaction evolved. This is very rare. Lisinopril is a terrific BP lowering med; it preserves kidney tissue from hypertensive damage; lisinopril and other ACEI can result in a reduction in kidney function that is transient and is due to arterial disease in the kidney arteries; thus cautions accompany ACEI Rx and Docs must check lab ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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