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What age do u have to be to get breast cancer?

What age do u have to be to get breast cancer?

Breast Cancer: Breast cancer is generally a low risk until women reach about 40 years of age. However, some women can develop breast cancer at a much younger age due to a genetic predisposition. This may be indicated by a strong family history of breast cancer. All women should learn how to do a self breast exam and report any suspicious findings. Get regular mammograns as recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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What age can you get anus cancer?

What age can you get anus cancer?

Thanks for asking!: The average age for people diagnosed with anal cancer is early 60s. ...Read more

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What age to get a prostate exam?

What age to get a prostate exam?

Here are some...: For high-risk men, i. e., having family Hx of prostate cancer, blacks, & Agent Orange exposure, start prostate exam at 45-50; for average risk men, start prostate exam at age 50-55. Over the past 5-10 years, significant shift in age recommendation for prostate exam has taken place resulting from more professional scrutiny. To http://www.formefirst.com/NewAUAPSA.html for more detail. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the youngest age to get colon cancer?

Please help! what is the youngest age to get colon cancer?

With some genetic : Disorders it can occur at very young ages, as young as 20. Hnpcc and lynch syndrome are associated with these early age colon cancers. ...Read more

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At what age can you get a mammogram?

At what age can you get a mammogram?

Screening mammo: According to the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, and others, annual screening mammography should begin at age 40. Screening may begin sooner if you are a BRCA carrier or are otherwise at high risk. I see you are 44, you should consider getting one soon. ...Read more

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What age do you have to be to get your stomach stapled?

What age do you have to be to get your stomach stapled?

Bariatric surgery is: ...available in those under age 18. Here a specialty-society guideline link to help: https://asmbs.org/resources/pediatric-best-practice-guidelines ...Read more

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At what age can you get ms?

At what age can you get ms?

Varies: Typical average age of onset about 29-30 yrs, but children can develop at a quite young age. And have made diagnosis rarely in older pts, in late 50's and early 60's. ...Read more

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What age do I need to get my prostate checked?

What age do I need to get my prostate checked?

40: The american cancer society recommends: 50 years for men at average risk. 45 years for men at higher risk (african american men, men with father or brother diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65 years). 40 years for men at highest risk (multiple fam members diagnosed with prostate cancer by age 65). But i recommend every man start at age 40. The most aggressive cancers start younger. ...Read more

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At what age do I need to start being tested for prostate cancer?

At what age do I need to start being tested for prostate cancer?

Depends: This is a controversial topic in modern medicine. I would recommend you have a lengthy discussion with your doctor regarding the necessity for screening. Things like family history, symptoms, etc all come into play. You also need to be aware of the potential adverse effects of screening. You need to make an informed decision that goes beyond the kind of answer we can give you on this site. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the youngest age to get cervical cancer at?

Can you tell me what is the youngest age to get cervical cancer at?

Twenties...: Many factors are important at determining if someone may experience cervical cancer. Nearly all cervix cancers are caused by hpv. The duration of infection and specific strain of virus are important. Nutrition and the immune status of the patient are also important. Smokers have a higher risk. I know of a 24 year old woman with invasive cervical cancer. If you are worried, get a pap test. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a family history of colon cancer if all the old folks get colonoscopies, get polyps removed, and say nothing about it?

How do you know if you have a family history of colon cancer if all the old folks get colonoscopies, get polyps removed, and say nothing about it?

Ask: Go to your older relatives & ask them- not just about colonoscopies, but about their parents/grandparents, who had what & who died from what. You'll get valuable family history on a number of topics. Only about 5% of colon cancers occur in families with a history of colon cancer, so screening is more important than family history for this. ...Read more

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What age do you have to be to get coolsculpting?

What age do you have to be to get coolsculpting?

Eighteen: The protocol in most offices requires a patient to be old enough to provide medical consent for treatments like CoolSculpting. Though a parent may provide consent for a younger patient, there is also the issue of the developing body to consider. CoolSculpting is a proven method of fat reduction that can complement a healthy diet and exercise program. Learn more at http://dermdocs.com/. ...Read more

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At what age can you get breast cancer?

At what age can you get breast cancer?

Risk increases w age: There is unfortunately no lower age cut off for breast cancer. It can occur in the very young as well as in the mature and elderly. Typically the risk increases with age and screening for breast cancer for women of average risk begins at age 40. In my 23 yrs of practice, my youngest patient was 19 and oldest 92, but I have colleagues who have seen it even younger than that. ...Read more

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At what age should you get checked for breast cancer?

At what age should you get checked for breast cancer?

If: You have a lump or other breast changes that concern you a physician should be seen right away. Otherwise, screening mammograms in women without other risk factors are advised starting at age 40. ...Read more

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How should you decide which colorectal cancer screening test(s) to get and how often to be screened?

How should you decide which colorectal cancer screening test(s) to get and how often to be screened?

Colonoscopy: Average risk people should have colonoscopies every 10 years starting at 50 until 70-75. This may be tempered by medical resources or a persons medical history. ...Read more

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What age do you have to be to get the Depo-Provera shot?

What age do you have to be to get the Depo-Provera shot?

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): The FDA has advised that it not be used in teens especially under age 16. However, I have used in many teens. Unfortunately too many teens are having unprotected sex and unfortunately many of them are good pill takers. ...Read more