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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).See 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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Many known causes an: Cancer can be caused by many known and some unknown causes. The known causes are smoking or tobacco chewing. Alcohol is also a cancer causing agent especailly when combined with smoking. There are some virus infections like hepatiits-b and c can cause liver cancer, . Cervix cancer is caused by hpv. Hiv infection besides causing aids can cause many other cancers.See 1 more doctor answer
It's common: Minor skin cancers are usually easily managed and light-skinned people who get a lot of unprotected sunlight can almost expect these. Older folks are at greater risk than younger. Lifetime risk of a serious cancer is 40%, risk of dying is 20%, but this is higher or lower depending on your using tobacco and your family history.
SPS NO CHANCE OF CAN: If you mean you have stiff person syndromes, which a neurological progressive condition, it does not end up with some kind of cancer discuss your case with a neurologist about the prognosis.
What is the average survival percentages of an american adult with the most common types of cancer?
Widely variable: There is such a huge range among different kinds of cancer, and the cancer stage. Would be happy to try to answer if you resubmit with more detail.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
What are my chances to get cancer if i smoked hookah for 8 months once a week (with friends so not all the hookah), and stopped a year ago ?
Pretty good.: There are 42 carcinogens in a cigarette. One is bound to get you.
Risk is dose-related: While smoking clearly significantly increases the risk of several cancers, not all smokers get cancer. Some die of coronary artery disease (due to smoking) before they develop cancer. The harm of smoking is dose-related: the more packs per day, and the more years smoked, the greater the risk.
Ask your doctor: A good and thorough physical exam is a good start to your evaluation. Depending on your lifestyle and habits, and your physical findings, your doctor will be able to address your concerns more specifically.
All skin types: Anyone can get a skin cancer but there's higher risk for fairer skin complexion and increased sun exposure. Genetics plays an important role so if skin cancer runs in the family that puts you at higher risk. As more people live longer and spend more time in the sun, there will be increasing incidence of skin cancer. The U.S. Is currently having higher rates of skin cancer and will continue to incr.See 2 more doctor answers
Several types...: Cancer is not common in teenagers, but when young people are diagnosed with malignancies there are some types that are seen more commonly than others. These include: leukemias / lymphomas (certain blood cancers), brain tumors, germ cell tumors, and some sarcomas. Hope that is information is helpful.
Depends on the ca: Some cancers are hereditary, ie. Seen more frequently if it runs in the family, like breast ca, colon ca, some gyn ca, etc. Some really have no genetic component, and strike out of the blue, wheras others like lung ca have obvious causes (smoking!) discuss with your doctor if you have specific concerns about your family.See 1 more doctor answer
I'm 21 , my grandpa, uncle and grandma died from cancer but different types so wt are my chances and when I should do my cancer test?
It depends: There are cancer genes that can increase the risk for family members. A geneticist can obtain a detailed family history and recommend if any testing needs to be done to evaluate for an increased cancer risk.
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.
A lot: There are cancers of the tongue, the lips, the cheek and many more, ask your dentist to check you every year.See 2 more doctor answers
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