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What are the odds of a 97 year old having breast cancer?

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 more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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What are the odds of a nineteen year old having breast cancer?

What are the odds of a nineteen year old having breast cancer?

< 1 in a million: The incidence of breast cancer in teenage women was recently reported as 0.08 cases per 100, 000 people, so the odds are very, very low. Regardless, any new breast lump should be followed by a physician evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a 17 year old getting breast cancer?

What are the odds of a 17 year old getting breast cancer?

< 1 in a million: The incidence of breast cancer in teenage women was recently reported as 0.08 cases per 100, 000 people, so the odds are very, very low. Regardless, any new breast lump should be followed by a physician evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 15 yo having breast cancer?

Near zero: Only a rare inheritable form could develop on such a patient and even their this would be very early. Most any new change or lump in the breast would be related to hormonal changes or infection or something benign. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 20 year old male getting gallbladder cancer?

What are the chances of a 20 year old male getting gallbladder cancer?

Very low: Why do you ask? If you have right upper quadrant pain or jaundice, please have your physician check you over. It may be any of dozens of things. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 14 year old sister getting ovarian cancer?

What are the chances of a 14 year old sister getting ovarian cancer?

Extremely low: There are two types of ovarian cancer. One called germ cell tumor of the ovary can occur in your (younger) age groups. The regular ovarian cancer is cancer of the adults and elderly. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a 19 year old getting colon cancer?

What are the odds of a 19 year old getting colon cancer?

It happens...: Teens and young adults do get colon cancer, but over 90% of all cases occur in adults over 50 years of age. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 20 year old white male getting thyroid cancer?

What are the chances of a 20 year old white male getting thyroid cancer?

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

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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?

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?

Depends: Overall the lifetime risk of a women developing breast cancer is about 12%. Whether your personal risk is higher or lower than that depends on other factors such as age at onset of menstruation, age when first child was born, history of breast biopsies and ethnicity. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a for the most part healthy 16 year old female with no family history of cancer getting colon 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?

Not worth a worry: Colon Cancer typically occurs in middle aged and older folks.It is extremely rare under 30 years of age. So you need not worry about it unless you develop some serious symptoms which may then require a visit to your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a sixteen year old boy with lung cancer pulling through?

What are the chances of a sixteen year old boy with lung cancer pulling through?

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 more

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What are the chances of a 23yo female gettin breast cancer?

What are the chances of a 23yo female gettin breast cancer?

Extremely Low: Unless you have something called BRCA 1 or 2, or have another CA genetic issue, the chances are extremely remote. Still see your GYN for examination especially if you feel a lump. ...Read more

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What are signs of cancer in a 15 year old girl?

What are signs of cancer in a 15 year old girl?

Why you ask?: Cancer can affect kids and adolescents but it's very rare. I suggest you talk to your parents about your concerns to see if you need a medical evaluation. Please don't dwell on it or spend time in medical websites. ...Read more

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What is the probablity of a 19 year old getting breast cancer?

What is the probablity of a 19 year old getting breast cancer?

Very rare: The best data i could find was an incidence rate of 0.03 per 100, 000 people in 2003 for malignant breast carcinoma in those under the age of 19. This roughly translates into about 100 new cases in the United States per year. ...Read more

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What is the odds of a 41 year old to have ovarian camcer?

What is the odds of a 41 year old to have ovarian camcer?

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

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What are the odds of a 15 year old having HSV-1?

What are the odds of a 15 year old having HSV-1?

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 more

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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?

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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

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


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

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