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What Are The Chances That The Average Will Get Some Type Of Cancer
40-50%: It depends what resource you look at but estimates are around 45% for men and about 40% for women that you will get some type of cancer over your lifetime. The variation in numbers is often related to what is exactly included in the definition of cancer (i.e. Invasive disease only or if in situ disease is included as well). ...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
So, what are the odds that a healthy non-smoking adult will unexpectedly get any one of the 100 different types of cancer in their lifetime?
That depends on--: the specific factors & which risk factors are met. ...Read more
What are the survival rates for the various types of breast cancer surgeries? Does the type of surgery affect whether the cancer will reappear?
Equal survival: The survival rates for breast conservation and mastectomy are the same. There is a slightly higher rate of local recurrence for breast conservation (with radiation it should be <1% per year out to 10 years) but this does not impact survival which is the most important consideration of any cancer treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the chance of survival of a patient with cancer of the pancreas. How long do they survive ?
Short: If the tumor is large and could not be removed , the survival is short. ...Read more
About 1/3 of all: Cancer deaths in the us are related to smoking. About 500, 000 people die of cancer each year, which means about 320, 000 or so of those deaths are in non-smokers. However, since smokers are now only 18% of the population, their risk of cancer is twice that of non-smokers in general, and for some cancers (like lung) 85+% of cases are in smokers, and for head/neck cancer 90% are smokers/drinkers. ...Read more
What are the possibilities percentage wise for a female at the age of 25 developing any type of cancer ?
Very low: Unless you have a strong family history of early cancers or have a known genetic defect related to cancer, the likelihood of an otherwise normal woman developing cancer at the age of 25 is very low. Blood in stool does need to be investigated, it may be as simple as piles but still you are urged to see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: Some cancers are more random, and there's not a significant correlation between parents and progeny. But, for example, if your mother has breast cancer, your risk rises by 50%, from 9% to @14%. Certainly, colon and prostate cancer are more common in individuals with a parental history. That's why an adequate family history is an important part of your health file. Good luck. ...Read more
What are the percentages of carrying a baby that is attacked to your ovary or abdomal wall? What are the chances of survival of the baby?
Less than 1%: Abdominal or extra-uterine pregnancies are fairly rare ...Read more
Several: Oral sex, has become a major cause, due to the hpv virus. Hpv has been spreading oral cancer much more rapidly than in years past. Multiple sex partners has been shown to expand the incidence of probability exponentially. Heavy smoking, heavy drinking and an unhealthy lifestyle are also contributors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me in gene therapy how do we make sure of the site of insertion in the genome of the gene of interest?
Excellent: There are a variety of types of liver cancer, including many for which we are now commonly getting cures or long-term remissions. I'm not your doctor, but like you, i cherish life -- and intend to enjoy it and be fulfilled. I've known people with livers studded with incurable cancer who've still enjoyed themselves physically and been able to do sports. I admire you. Good luck. ...Read more
What are the chances of getting throat cancer at 17? And what's the most common cancer to affect at this age
Very slim: Throat cancer usually occurs in much older people, often because of longstanding smoking, alcohol use, and, at times, chronic infection with the hpv virus. Although people your age do not frequently develop cancer, the most common types are leukemia and lymphoma (such as hodgkin's disease), bone cancers, some brain cancers, testicular cancers, and skin cancer (melanoma). ...Read more
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