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What Are Chances Of Getting Uterine Cancer If I Do Have A Family Link To Cancer
Depends: Probably little if any increased risk if your mom didn't have uterine or colon cancer. If she had uterine ca diagnosed <45 yrs of age there's increased risk. Roughly 2% of newly diagnosed uterine ca patients have mutation for lynch syndrome which is inherited condition with a high risk for colon ca. The symptom to be aware of is post-menopausal bleeding. This should always be checked by your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I don't have a family history of cancer but i was worried about whether I have colorectal cancer. So what are my chances of getting colorectal cancer?
I have a big family history of breast cancer. Is there anything i can do to lower the chances of getting it?
High risk program: It is important to know which members of your family are affected. This will determine if brca genetic testing is needed. I recommend you find a high risk program at a breast center to get a full evaluation and follow up. Once they have obtained all the info, they can recommend specific risk reducing measures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you tell me if my family has a history of colon cancer, how early should I start getting tested?
Could you tell me if in the family tree, nobody have gotten breast cancer before will there be a range of people getting breast cancer?
Increased: The risk solely from a 1st degree relative is about 2.5-4x's. The gail model is a validated calculator that was used for the largest prevention trials (p-1, p-2) and is available on the nci website which gives a 5 year and life time (through age 90) risk looking at various factors (age, menstrual history, findings on prior biopsies, and 1st degree relatives) and normals for comparison. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm just wondering, if you were diagnosed with breast cancer, is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer high?
Depends on cancer: Smoking can cause different cancers. Each type has different symptoms. Smoking is mostly linked with lung, head & neck, esophagus cancers. But carcinogens are also in the blood and not just smoked and as such your risk of even prostate and other cancers also go up. Besides heart and vascular diseases also, it's best never to smoke or quit as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: The risk of breast cancer depends on multiple variables like family history, age, genetics (brca gene), environment (cigarettes, alcohol), diet, etc. Please see this link, and then you should discuss this with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328/dsection=risk-factors. ...Read more
What is a risk factor for prostate cancer, and this relationship may have little to do my risks of getting prostate cancer?
Age, family history: The risk of prostate cancer increases with age. It is relatively rare in men under 60. Sexual activity is not a risk factor. Family history of prostate cancer may be a risk factor for you. It's unclear whether screening tests for prostate cancer are useful for men without symptoms or family history. For men with symptoms or family history, I recommend screening. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have all symptoms of cervical cancer.Is it possible at 18-19 yrs?Curable?Can i get pregnant in future?Whats the probability of me having cancer?
Only symptom: The only symptom of cervical cancer is abnormal bleeding... Are you sure that you are referring to the right cancer? Most women who have cervical cancer have no signs or symptoms. It is possible (though highly unlikely) to get it at 18 years old. Yes, women with cervical cancer sometimes go on to have pregnancy. In order to tell you prognosis, needs result of your cold knife cone or leep? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Has anyone had or heard of a genetic test you can have to see if you are at risk for breast cancer ?
BrCA 1 and 2: We can test forcertaintypes of hereditary breast cancer caused by the brca genes 1 and 2. There is also a test for lynch syndrome that causes increased risk of polyposis colorectal cancer, breast, and uterine cancer. Tests are available for li fraumeni which is very rare. We think that more (and cheaper) genetic testing will be available in the next several years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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