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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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Which type (s) of cancer are common in young children?

Which type (s) of cancer are common in young children?

Leukemia and...: Some of the most common forms of childhood cancer in younger children are acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all), neuroblastoma, brain tumors, and wilms tumor (a tumor of the kidney).

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I am one of five childern, three have had different types of cancer what are my chances of getting cancer?

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.

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Which type of doctor works with children who have cancer?

Which type of doctor works with children who have cancer?

Pediatric oncologist: Physicians who specialize in cancer care for children are pediatric oncologists. These doctors have generally done medical school plus a three year period of on the job training in pediatrics followed by a two to three year period of on the job training in cancer care focused on treating malignant diseases in children.

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What are some types of brain tumor/cancer that's common in children-teens?

What are some types of brain tumor/cancer that's common in children-teens?

Brain tumor: Most common brain tumors in this age group are tumors of the posterior fossa which are medulloblastoma and cerebellar astrocytomas, also not uncommon are ependymomas.

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My father has been diagnosed with prostate/stomach/lung cancer that is widespread. Is this contagious to my young children or type 1 diabetics?

My father has been diagnosed with prostate/stomach/lung cancer that is widespread. Is this contagious to my young children or type 1 diabetics?

Here are some...: Cancer isn't contagious; so don't worry about it. But I still wish your father may be peaceful in the rest of his life through your support. Best wishes for...

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What type of cancer are their?

What type of cancer are their?

Rephrase ur question: Please rephrase your question to get a better answer. There are a lot of type of cancers. I am not sure I understand your question.

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What is an unusual type of cancer?

What is an unusual type of cancer?

Several not in skin: Most malignancies are glandular in origin and at least by type can easily be diagnosed. The second most common lesions are of squamous origin. More uncommon are sarcomatous lesions such as extremity epitheliod sarcomas which are rare and deadly, leiomyosarcomas not arising in stomach or uterine fibroid but in vein walls and as I've just encountered a sarcomatoid carcinoma in the mastoid bone.

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How are children tested for cancer?

How are children tested for cancer?

General work-up.: A general physical exam with standard blood work is the first thing in any such visit, for any possible concern. Usually if there is anything going on, there will be symptoms already to focus on. Anything serous should show up on physical exam and blood work, which would direct the way toward special tests/procedures to rule out or confirm a diagnosis.

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How many types of cancer are there?

How many types of cancer are there?

Thousands: More are reported each month. For some, only a handful of cases are known.

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How at risk for cancer are children?

How at risk for cancer are children?

Low risk: On average, 1 to 2 children develop the cancer each year for every 10, 000 children in the United States. See this overview at the national cancer institute for more information: http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/sites-types/childhood.

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What are the different type of cancer?

What are the different type of cancer?

Too many to list: The two major types are carcinoma and sarcoma and both types affect different organs. See this site for more information about cancer. http://www. Cancer. Gov/

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What type of cancer is extremely rare?

What type of cancer is extremely rare?

Tell us why you ask?: If you can help us by telling us more about what you want to know, we can be more helpful. This kind of quiz does not help you or I...as we will both be guessing wildly. So get to the point and tell us what is your problem?? .

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What's the most common type of cancer?

What's the most common type of cancer?

Skin cancer: Basal cell carcinoma is the commonest cancer, though it causes almost no deaths. Lung cancer is the commonest lethal cancer.

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What is the most common type of cancer?

What is the most common type of cancer?

Breast/prostate: Breast is the most common in women. Prostate is the most common in men.

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Tell me the most common types of cancer?

Tell me the most common types of cancer?

See below: Prostate, breast, lung, colorectal, melanoma (skin), and bladder cancer are the most common types. A full list is published at: http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/types/commoncancers.

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What is the most painful type of cancer?

Depends on site: Generally, it's not the tissue origin of a cancer which makes it painful, but the site to which it has spread. Since pain is a subjective experience, it's difficult to compare pain intensities between people, so your question eludes direct answer.

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What are the most common types of cancer?

What are the most common types of cancer?

Cancer types: The most common cancers originate within the lung, breast, prostate, and colon.

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Which type of cancer does sunlight cause?

Which type of cancer does sunlight cause?

Sun and CA: Sun light or tanning beds causes two types of skin cancers...Basal cell cancer and melanoma. Basal cell CA is classically called the rat CA. It tends to stay right where it started and eat a hole...much like if you were chewed on by a rat. Melanoma is a much deadlier cancer and can spread to other organs.