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What is the probability of getting skin cancer from a sunbed?

What is the probability of getting skin cancer from a sunbed?

Definitely possible: There have now been studies showing that young women who regularly use tanning beds have an increased risk for melanoma later on. Use of tanning beds also prematurely ages the skin. Avoid them. ...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 is the probability of getting cancer from dioxins?

What is the probability of getting cancer from dioxins?

Not great: is an extremely toxic chemical. A draft report by the EPA described dioxin as a Group 1 carcinogen, and that levels of dioxin have been found in the US population that are "at or near levels associated with adverse health effects." Most studies linking dioxin to cancer are animal based where the animals are more susceptible. Low dose dioxin is present in almost all and are not a serious risk. ...Read more

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What is the risk of skin cancer from painful mole?

What is the risk of skin cancer from painful mole?

It depends: A painful mole is probable an irritated or inflammed mole. Please show it to your doctor to help you to take care of it by either removal or some giving you some local medication. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of someone getting cancer from smoking?

What is the likelihood of someone getting cancer from smoking?

Depends on many: factors, including the individual's family history and genetic predisposition, how much they smoke, how they smoke it (deep inhalation, holding it longer etc.). A light smoker may only have about a 1% chance of getting cancer in 10 years (1/2 pack or less) while a heavy smoker (2 ppd) may have as much as a 15% chance. In general, about one in 15 smokers will have cancer in their lifetime (6-7%). ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of getting a lung transplant?

What is the likelihood of getting a lung transplant?

Good : It would depend on why one is needed, and how severe is the lung disease. There were over 1600 done in the us in 2011. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of getting diseases from wrestling/jujitsu?

What is the likelihood of getting diseases from wrestling/jujitsu?

Not too likely: Most common "diseases" I have seen relate to skin infections. "Cauliflower ear" is really not a disease, more of an injury. Because abrasions, cuts sometimes occur, things like staph infections are possible, and ringworm which is due to a fungus not a worm. Rarely "herpes gladiatorum" - I've read about it but haven't seen it. Take a shower right after a workout and rinse well with soap/H20. ...Read more

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What is the probability of getting the same kind of cancer as a parent?

What is the probability of getting the same kind of cancer as a parent?

Varies: Some cancers are more random, and there's not a significant correlation between parents and progeny. But, for example, if your mother has breast cancer, your risk rises by 50%, from 9% to @14%. Certainly, colon and prostate cancer are more common in individuals with a parental history. That's why an adequate family history is an important part of your health file. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of likelihood is there of a teenager getting lung cancer?

What kind of likelihood is there of a teenager getting lung cancer?

Rare: Lung cancer from smoking would be very rare in a teenager. There are many forms of lung cancer. Cancer can be in the lung due to spread of cancer from some other body area. If this is in relation to smoking, just don't. It will be the best thing you ever do for yourself not to smoke or if you do, to stop! ...Read more

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Please advise what is the chance of developing anal cancer from hpv?

Please advise what is the chance of developing anal cancer from hpv?

Low: While ano-genital hpv is quite common, anal and genital cancer is not terribly common. Of concern is that almost all ano-genital cancers are related to and probably caused by hpv. ...Read more

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What is the probability of getting oral cancer?

What is the probability of getting oral cancer?

That depends: That depends on your risk factors. The three biggest risk factors are: smoking, alcohol consumption and exposure to human papilloma virus (oral sex with multiple partners increases your risk). If you control these risks your chances of oral cancer are low. The more you indulge in risk factors the higher your chance will be. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of me getting prostate cancer?

What is the likelihood of me getting prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer: Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancer types. If the prostate glands of older men who died of other causes are examined, many can be found to have a small prostate cancer that never caused any problems. So a challenge is to determine whether a man has a significant prostate cancer that needs to be treated or one that can be watched. At a young age like 37, it is rare. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood that a cancer surviver gets another, different type of cancer again?

What is the likelihood that a cancer surviver gets another, different type of cancer again?

Harder to quantify: Cancer survivors have higher risk of second cancer. It may be due to inheritied factors, exposure to the agents that casued first cancer and cancer treatment itself may be carcinogenic. ...Read more

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What is the chance of getting eczema from the smallpox vaccine?

What is the chance of getting eczema from the smallpox vaccine?

You do not: First I may tell you Small Pox Vaccine is not given anywhere in the world for last several years as Small Pox has been eradicated from this earth and there is no need to vaccinate any one Your question is lheoretical and is historical for your amusement You do not get eczema from Small Pox Vaccine Eczema vaccinatum which is rare severe reaction to Smalpox vaccine in those who already had Eczema ...Read more

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What is the risk of getting colon cancer?

What is the risk of getting colon cancer?

Also: Personal or family history of colorectal cancer or polyps and inflammatory bowel disease, especially ulcerative colitis. Personal history of breast cancer can also increase your risk. Talk to a specialist such as a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What is the chance of getting colorectal/colon cancer in america?

What is the chance of getting colorectal/colon cancer in america?

1 in 13!!!: Colorectal cancer is the 3rd most comon ca overall in usa, but the second most deadly! colon ca rates have been falling since the widespread institution of screening and awareness of prevention by colonoscopy (thank you katie couric!). Colon ca rates are far lower in less developed nations, prob due to many factors but diet seems to be a key one. Risks are higher for certain groups, so check md. ...Read more

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What is the chance of dying from lymphoma?

What is the chance of dying from lymphoma?

It depends: It depends on the stage and the specific type of lymphoma. There can be cures and some very long remissions depending on the type. The odds also depend on the response to treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which some element of your skin which is one of the most complex organs in the body, degenerates into cancer, with the cancerous (malignant) cells growing ...Read more


Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

A type of cancer that develops from pigment-containing ...Read more