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What is the youngest person who ever got breast cancer?

What is the youngest person who ever got breast cancer?

Rare in 20's: Majority patients are > 50yr.... Youngest in my practice is 28yr ago. ...Read more

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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 youngest age for stomach cancer?

What is the youngest age for stomach cancer?

Very young: The vast majority are in adults, but rare forms, especially when inherited, can develop in <10 year old children. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of my father in law if he just got diagnosed with stage 2 lung cancer?

What is the life expectancy of my father in law if he just got diagnosed with stage 2 lung cancer?

Good: Standard of care therapy for stage 2 lung cancer is surgery or lobectomy followed by chemotherapy. Surgery can also be performed minimally invasively or thorascopically. ...Read more

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What is the youngest age that you can get breast cancer at?

What is the youngest age that you can get breast cancer at?

Breast Cancer Age: Any age is possible for Breast Cancer though it would be rare in children. It is more common as you age and with certain risk factors such as genetic propensity, obesity with overly large breasts, smokers, radiation exposure, and other factors ...Read more

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What is the youngest age that you can get breast cancer at?

What is the youngest age that you can get breast cancer at?

BRACA dependent: Since it takes many hits and time for a cell to transform, breast cancer is most frequent over the age of 40. With BRACA mutations congenital breast malignancies can develop under the age of 20. Any mass appearing in a young womans breast must be evaluated as a fibroadenoma or developing malignancy. Patients without BRACA have been seen as young as 17 y.o. ...Read more

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If my father sisters are died because of breast cancer how much chances of mine to develop this disease?

If my father sisters are died because of breast cancer how much chances of mine to develop this disease?

How many? how old?: Breast cancer affects one in seven women, so having an aunt or two with breast cancer is not unusual. More important, though, is to know how old they were. If they were under age 45, that is cause for concern. Make sure that you follow breast cancewr screening guidelines when the time comes. For now, i would just pay particular attention if you develop any unusual lumps. Early diagnosis = key. ...Read more

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Grade 3 stage 2 her 2 breast cancer how deadly is this what is the chances of survival for 70 yr old woman, what to do?

Grade 3 stage 2 her 2 breast cancer how deadly is this what is the chances of survival for 70 yr old woman, what to do?

High risk : Grade 3, stage 2, her 2 over expressed, high risk for recurrence. I would recommend adjuvant chemotherapy and Herceptin (trastuzumab). Herceptin (trastuzumab) is then given for a year. If she has not had surgery yet, then one would definitely consider neo adjuvant chemotherapy with Herceptin (trastuzumab) and Pertuzumab. Age is not a reason not to treat! In addition a 70 year old patient may do very well with chemotherapy. Not old. ...Read more

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At what age does a guy affects cancer if he is smoking from the age of 16?

At what age does a guy affects cancer if he is smoking from the age of 16?

Too young: After fifteen pack-years (for example, three packs a day for five years), your risk increases. Even if lung cancer is most common in older folks, i've seen it in folks in their twenties. Perhaps worse, smoking will slow down your athletic abilities which i hope are important to you, especially at your age. Don't make some jackass tobacco company ceo rich. Prove you're a tough guy and quit now. ...Read more

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I was wondering for my 17 year old what would be the chances of surving colon cancer ? If it spread to the spleen what stage would it be?Will he die?

I was wondering for my 17 year old what would be the chances of surving colon cancer ? If it spread to the spleen what stage would it be?Will he die?

Why do you ask?: First, it's extremely uncommon for a 17 year old to have ordinary colon cancer unless there's a pre-existing multiple-polyps syndrome. Second, colon cancer almost never spreads to the spleen. Something is not right here. You need to find out exactly what's happening before you make any plans. I hope you get this solved. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the youngest age you can get breast cancer?

What is the youngest age you can get breast cancer?

Depends: That depends on multiple variables like family history, genetics (brca gene), environment (cigarettes, alcohol), diet, etc. Please see this link for a more thorough explanation, and then you should discuss this with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328/dsection=risk-factors. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for someone who has stage 3 lymphoma in a young adult?

What is the prognosis for someone who has stage 3 lymphoma in a young adult?

What type lymphoma: There are several different types of lymphoma, and the prognosis varies a great deal depending upon the type of lymphoma and/or patient's characteristics, such as age and baseline state of health. In addition to Hodgkins lymphoma, there are so many types of non-Hodgkins lymphoma that it is even confusing for some doctors. The doctor who diagnosed the lymphoma is best person to ask re. prognosis. ...Read more

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My father recently died of lung cancer is it heretitary?

My father recently died of lung cancer is it heretitary?

Can be : But more likely it comes from exposure to toxins from chemicals or more likely smoking. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mom has a grade 3 stage 2 her 2 breast cancer how deadly is this what is the chances of survival?

Many cured, not all: Stage 2 breast cancer is cancer which has spread to the lymph nodes of the armpit. After surgery, most patients benefit from adjuvant therapy. That is treatment given to prevent recurrence. Depending on details of case that may be hormonal therapy or chemotherapy. HER2 positive patients also benefit from Herceptin (trastuzumab) to prevent recurrence. Many, but alas not all, patients are cured. ...Read more

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Grandmother had breast cancer lived she didn't get young what are the odds of me getting breast cancer?Is it passed on by family?I don't smokeordrink

Why do you ask?: A close relative with early breast cancer may prompt a genetic study. Otherwise, stop second-guessing your odds. This isn't productive. Report any dominant breast mass to your physician without delay, and comply with your physician's other recommendations on screening. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Someone i know had breast cancer about 3 years ago. Within the past year, the cancer spread to the spine and liver. What is the prognosis?

Someone i know had breast cancer about 3 years ago. Within the past year, the cancer spread to the spine and liver. What is the prognosis?

Varies: This depends on her response to treatment and her overall health. The average 5 year overall survival for someone with stage IV breast cancer is 15%. ...Read more

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My grandfather who's 90 just got diagnosed with bladder cancer. What is the prognosis for someone this old?

My grandfather who's 90 just got diagnosed with bladder cancer. What is the prognosis for someone this old?

Bladder cancer: Bladder cancer treatment is based on stage of cancer and treatment will depend on other medical issues. Most bladder cancers are early stage that requires removal of the tumor and close follow up. Bladder cancer that penetrates the muscle of the bladder wall may require surgery of part or whole bladder or chemotherapy and radiation in combination. Treatments depend on other medical issues. ...Read more

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How rare is it that a 21 year old catch cervical cancer... What is the age range?

How rare is it that a 21 year old catch cervical cancer... What is the age range?

Very rare before 21: Cervical cancer is rare before age 21, and doing pap smears before then actually may cause more harm than good because it leads to more falsely positive test results. Cervical cancer is most common at age 35-55. The current us preventive services task force recommendation is to get paps every 3 years at ages 21-65. A good prevention resource is an iphone app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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What age was the youngest male with breast cancer recorded?

What age was the youngest male with breast cancer recorded?

8: But to qualify it was a breast sarcoma (connective tissue type cancer ) not a breast cancer as you would think of infiltrating breast cancer- not otherwise specified usually occurs in the older population>60 my youngest 40 but he had the breast cancer gene brca 2. But at the cancer hospital you select out for the unusual. ...Read more

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Might someone have lung cancer in an early age?

Might someone have lung cancer in an early age?

Yes but: Yes, lung cancer is technically possible at almost any age but much more common in older adults. The average age is 70-71 and under 50 it is very rare and under 40 extremely rare. My personal youngest patient was 24. ...Read more

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I smoked about 6 cigarettes once a weekend for a year. Now quit. Age 23. Whats my risk of lung cancer compared to someone who never smoked?

I smoked about 6 cigarettes once a weekend for a year. Now quit. Age 23. Whats my risk of lung cancer compared to someone who never smoked?

Lung cancer: It is pretty close to someone who has never smoked, but make sure you don't smoke again. Also please note that about 20% of lung cancers occur in non smokers. ...Read more

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28 yrs old smoked cigarettes for 12 yrs now quitting what are the chances of someone my age having lung cancer? Or has it been to long to repair damag

28 yrs old smoked cigarettes for 12 yrs now quitting what are the chances of someone my age having lung cancer? Or has it been to long to repair damag

Glad you've quit: You will never recover the damage to the elasticity in your lungs, and this will take away some of your wind as you get older. Lung cancer's rare at your age even smoking. You will have a somewhat increased cancer risk for the next two decades but it is still low. The key is that you have overcome this godawful addiction. It is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and those who love you. ...Read more

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Please describe the minimal age for lung cancer?

Please describe the minimal age for lung cancer?

None: "from 2006-2010, the median age at death for cancer of the lung and bronchus was 72 years of age. Approximately 0.0% died under age 20; 0.1% between 20 and 34; 1.1% between 35 and 44; 7.8% between 45 and 54; 19.6% between 55 and 64; 30.5% between 65 and 74; 30.1% between 75 and 84; and 10.8% 85+ years of age" http://goo.Gl/5mixx. ...Read more

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What is the age range for lung cancer in females?

Lung cancer : Is unheard of in teens, getting struck by lightening more common than lung cancer in the twenties, and slow increases in each decade aftr. Median age is 70. Most commonly now is in a "former smoker" and having greater than 35 pack years of smoking (2 packs/day for 25 years = 50 pack-years). ...Read more

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Help please? What is the age range for getting lung cancer?

Help please? What is the age range for getting lung cancer?

Most over 60.: Lung cancers usually take several years to develop. Cigarette smoking is the most important risk factor, although a few patients with lung cancers are never smokers. Two out of three people diagnosed with lung cancer are over age 60. In my practice, I have seen rare examples of younger patients (in their thirties) diagnosed with lung cancer. Disease onset is specific to each patient. ...Read more

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At what age can you get lung cancer? Can you have it at the age of 20?

Mainly in older peop: There is no specific age in lung cancer, yes it is possible at age 20, but extremely rare, it can happen even in people who never smoked. However the majority of lung cancer patients are in their 50s and older, and the longer the history of smoking, the higher the risk. There are multiple research projects going on to try to identify genetic/hereditary factors. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what gender and age group are more likely to get lung cancer?

Could you tell me what gender and age group are more likely to get lung cancer?

Older smokers...: Historically, men were more likely to develop lung cancer, but as more women began to smoke tobacco, the incicence of lung cancer in women has increased. Now lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of both men and women in the United States. In my practice, the vast majority of patients with lung cancer are in their 50s and older. In rare instances, i see patients in their 40s and 30s. ...Read more

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I am just curious about what are the first symptoms of lung cancer, how long does it take a smoker to get it and what is the average age of diagnosis?

I am just curious about what are the first symptoms of lung cancer, how long does it take a smoker to get it and what is the average age of diagnosis?

Often asymptomatic.: This is often asymptomatic with about 5-15% detected from symptoms. Pesistent cough is the usual presenting sign, with hemoptysis, wheeze, dyspnea or difficulty breathing, depending on its site. Hoarseness, and respiratory failure can mean spread beyond the lungs. This occurs most at 55-65 years and since smoking is the most common cause, it likely takes from its start so don't start smoking. ...Read more

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Is there an age at which lung cancer is no longer curable?

It's not age that is: The barrier, it is ability to endure treatment and willingnes to undergo the trials and tribulation it offers. Older folks need to neither be forced nor denied treatment based on age alone. ...Read more

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What are the possibilities for a 20 year old to get lung cancer ? I mean is it possible at such a young age ?

What are the possibilities for a 20 year old to get lung cancer ? I mean is it possible at such a young age ?

Low: "from 2006-2010, the median age at death for cancer of the lung and bronchus was 72 years of age. Approximately 0.0% died under age 20; 0.1% between 20 and 34; 1.1% between 35 and 44; 7.8% between 45 and 54; 19.6% between 55 and 64; 30.5% between 65 and 74; 30.1% between 75 and 84; and 10.8% 85+ years of age" http://goo.Gl/5mixx. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the age range for getting lung cancer?

Can any doc tell me what's the age range for getting lung cancer?

From cancer.org:: Lung cancer mainly occurs in older people. About 2 out of 3 people diagnosed with lung cancer are 65 or older; fewer than 2% of all cases are found in people younger than 45. The average age at the time of diagnosis is about 70. ...Read more

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Can a perosn at the age of 51 get lung cancer if he/she was a heavy drinker and smoker?

YES: Yes absolutely. Not only lung cancer, that person also will be at high risk to develop other smoking/alcohol related cancer ( head and neck cancer, esophageal cancer, bladder cancer etc) as well as other related serious disease- such as liver cirrhosis, emphysema/ COPD etc. Please tell that person to quit smoking and alcohol. ...Read more

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Can vape cause lung cancer in teens? Can it cause any other disease at such a young age?

Can vape cause lung cancer in teens? Can it cause any other disease at such a young age?

Addiction: Use of tobacco in any form can start the process for many diseases, including cancer, heart and lung disorders, though it may occur years later. You may get addicted to tobacco and may not be able to quit it when you realize that it is bad for your health.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Is there any cases who stoped after 10 yrs smoking at the age of 33 and died due to lung cancer?

Yes but: In any very common disease, like lung cancer, there will be outliers who don't fit the common picture. There are certainly people in their 30s (and even 20s) who die of lung cancer, both smokers and nonsmokers. This, however, is quite rare. The best thing you can do for yourself is to quit smoking, which decreases risk immensely! ...Read more

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Hey. I smoked for 1 year can I develope lung cancer in my age? Im 18 years old and worried , my self to blame. Can i test my lungs to calm down?

Hey. I smoked for 1 year can I develope  lung cancer in my age? Im 18 years old and worried , my self to blame. Can i test my lungs  to calm down?

No test: Lung cancer generally develops over numerous years. It is unlikely for you to develop lung cancer in short term. Having smoked does increase risk over longterm. There is no indicated screening test for your age and extent of exposure. Stopping, and stopping young will allow your increased risk for both lung and other diseases to decrease. http://goo.gl/q3itr. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Dr. David Cooke
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Lung Cancer (Definition)

Cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer and ...Read more