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What Are The Odds Of A 97 Year Old Having Breast Cancer
Not high: The median age of breast cancer in female in us is about 67 years. That means the further you are away from the median the lesser is the chance. But it's still a possibility. I would not recommend routine mammogram in this age group. Just use common sense and if one finds a lump that's new, then medical attention should be sought. ...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
Thyroid cancer: Chances are low, but they certainly aren't zero. Some thyroid cancers run in families, so ask your folks if anyone has any kind of thyroid cancer. If you have a lump in your thyroid, definitely get it checked out with an ultrasound and even a needle biopsy. Thyroid cancers can be treated and even cured, if it's the right kind. Early diagnosis and treatment are key. ...Read more
I'm a 32 year old healthy female and there is no family history of breast cancer.What are my chances of developing breast cancer?
What are the chances of a for the most part healthy 16 year old female with no family history of cancer getting colon cancer?
It depends: If this is a primary lung cancer, meaning it started in the lung, it depends on the stage and type of cancer. Early (stage 1) lung cancers can be cured with surgery. At 16, a primary lung cancer would be extremely rare; a metastatic cancer (from a cancer that started somewhere else) is more likely. Some of these can be cured (testis cancer in particular), but i'm sorry to tell you most cannot. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Very good: Although ovarian cancer constitutes only 4% of cancers in females it has a 8%(double) death rate as it often gets diagnosed after stage i and it has spread to distant organs. Remember gilda radner(wife of gene wilder) was only in her 30's when she died of ovarian cancer so please get your annual gyn exam. ...Read more
Slim to none: Why do you ask and what are your symptoms Schedule consult healthtap.com/dr-hermanhammerstead ...Read more
It happens: HSV 1 and 2 are somewhat interchangeable, you can have the common cold sore with either. Since these can come up in kids with no sexual activity, no-one bothers to keep track of that problem. If a teen is sexually active, that is one of the potential genital STD's that can occur with the activity.It is not age protected or specific.If exposed,you can get it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extremely uncommon: See a doctor with concerns.Get a more detailed answer ›
I simply want to know what are the chances of colon cancer occurring at 18 years old? I'm an 18 year old female. What are the chances of colon cancer?
Extremely rare: In certain cases of congenital polyposis, colon cancer may occur early. The acquired form takes 3 hits to eventually produce a field effect in specific areas of the colon. Here, polyps or cancer may arise. It is felt that this is due to secondary infection from the polyoma virus that induces the original change but then a secondary infection with EBV is needed to induce needed telomerase activit ...Read more
Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. Often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more
Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more
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