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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
I am one of five childern, three have had different types of cancer what are my chances of getting cancer?
Depends...: I sorry to hear your siblings have cancer. Cancer clearly has a genetic component that is often heritable, but it is not straightforward. It really depends on the type, and timing, of the cancers. If you are concerned, see your physician who can refer you to a specialist in cancer, or if there is a suspicion you might have a familial cancer syndrome, a genetic counselor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are my chances of getting lymphoma? 26 y/o f. Healthy. No family history of any type of cancer?
So i'm curious if i chew tobacco once a month, will I have a high chance of getting a type of oral cancer?
No set answer: You seem to be asking if chewing once a month is "safe". Every time you chew (or smoke), you increase your chances of developing cancer. Since no one can predict how susceptible you are to the carcinogens, it is impossible to tell you how high your chances are... Just that you are at risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I would just like to know if I had sarcoma (bone cancer), it is now "gone" what would be the chances of getting any type of cancer again? And what cancers that could be?
No: I do not think so.Get a more detailed answer ›
My father died of pancreatic cancer when he was 39 years old, does it mean that its a familial type of cancer and that I have high chance of getting ?
Probably not : Although he was diagnosed at a young age, if his is the only case in your family it was still most likely sporadic and not genetic or familial. It would be good to know what the exact type of pancreatic tumor it was and a detailed family history of any types of cancer to help make a better assessment. ...Read more
Pain/aches around my knee area and rib. Scared i might have bone cancer! what are my chances of getting any type of cancer?
Stop worrying: Cancer is an uncommon illness especially in the younger years(< 50 years of age). So you should wait to worry! aches and pains like what you have, are common. Unless these get progressively worse, i would not worry but shift your attention to a more active life style like daily walks which will strengthen your muscles and joints . This might give you more energy and a positive attitude too. ...Read more
Name an Organ...: Cancer may develop in just about any organ in the body, with the most frequent sites including the skin, breast, prostate, lung, colon, uterus, thyroid, head and neck, kidney, bladder, brain, bone, blood cells, lymph nodes, stomach, pancreas, liver, esophagus to name but a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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