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What percentage of deaths are related to cancer?

What percentage of deaths are related to cancer?

20-30%: Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the us and about a quarter of all deaths are due to cancer. Heart disease is the number one cause of death. ...Read more

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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How has the percentage of people diagnosed with cancer in the united states changed over time?

How has the percentage of people diagnosed with cancer in the united states changed over time?

Increased: The number of people has increased -- there is a higher population -- but also, the imaging techniques (mri, ct), and laboratory tests have improved our ability to detect tumors much smaller than before, and so we tend to find more. ...Read more

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What are the possibilities percentage wise for a female at the age of 25 developing any type of cancer?

What are the possibilities percentage wise for a female at the age of 25 developing any type of cancer?

Very low: Unless you have a strong family history of early cancers or have a known genetic defect related to cancer, the likelihood of an otherwise normal woman developing cancer at the age of 25 is very low. Blood in stool does need to be investigated, it may be as simple as piles but still you are urged to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What percentage of cancers are treatable?

What percentage of cancers are treatable?

All: Dr. Singh is correct. When I was a kid, we cured 2 out of 6 cancers (excepting the common non-melanoma skin cancers, which are easily managed). When I was in med school, it was 3 of 6; now it is 4 of six. "cancer is a word, not a sentence." be vigilant, avoid tobacco, and get seen early if you have any signs. ...Read more

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What percentage of people in the us are currently living with cancer or have had cancer @ some point in their life?

What percentage of people in the us are currently living with cancer or have had cancer @ some point in their life?

Prevalence: 4%: Statistics are squirrely, though. "prevalence" = # of living americans who who have had or now have cancer, about 12 million. "incidence" = # who get it in any one year: 0.6%, 1.64 million. Notice that these numbers are far below the risk of certain cancers. 11% of women will get breast ca for instance. For more great statistics on cancer, google "cancer facts & figures". ...Read more

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What is the percentage chance for a smoker to develope cancer? I have smoked for one year. 19 years old am I at risk?

What is the percentage chance for a smoker to develope cancer? I have smoked for one year. 19 years old am I at risk?

Glad you quit: Your lifetime risk is slightly increased over your peers, but the fact that you quit keeps you well below the one-in-six change that smoking will give you a cancer that will kill you. ...Read more

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Percentage of lumg cancer survivors?

Percentage of lumg cancer survivors?

Depends on stage, etc: Survival and disese free interval are based on many important factors, including stage of cancer, grade of tumor, type of treatment, and potentially the molecular profile of the tumor. ...Read more

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Higher percentage for prostrate cancer if had visectimy?

Higher percentage for prostrate cancer if had visectimy?

Doubtful: This debate has been around for a while but currently most in urology and oncology believe that vasectomy itself does not increase the risk of developing prostate cancer. It is likely that they have a higher likelihood of earlier prostate cancer detection though. This is attributed to having a relationship with a urologist starting at a much younger age than other men. ...Read more

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What percentage of diagnosed cancers are brain cancers?

What percentage of diagnosed cancers are brain cancers?

Small: In 2012 less than 3% of cancers were of the brain and nervous systems. In women, about 2% of cancer deaths were due to brain and other nervous system cancers. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the percentage chances that the cancer would come back in the long run ti someone had cancer before?

What's the percentage chances that the cancer would come back in the long run ti someone had cancer before?

Cancer recurrences: Cancer is many different diseases so the answer to your question depends completely on the type of cancer, where it originated, how extensive it was when discovered (stage), and how it was treated. ...Read more

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What percentage of solid testicle lumps are cancer?

What percentage of solid testicle lumps are cancer?

Varies: Some men who start checking discover their epididymis or appendix of the testis and mistake it for a possible cancer -- it's good they're checking. The percentage of testicular solid masses not related to trauma that are malignant is quite high, and for each individual mass, it's either 0% or 100%. Best have any new mass examined. ...Read more

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If my mother smokes and she doesn't have cancer what is the percentage that I as her daughter won't have one too?

Please don't!: Flower, I really hope from my heart that you will stop smoking. It is something you must decide for yourself. But here's why I care: smoking hurts you. You have a high chance of cancer of your mouth, throat, nose, bladder, esophagus, etc, not just your lungs. You risk heart attack, stroke, ending up on oxygen for life, and dying young. Many doctors will help if you want to quit! We care! ...Read more

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What percentage of all smokers develop larynx cancer?

What percentage of all smokers develop larynx cancer?

1%: About two out of every thousand smokers gets larynx cancer every year. Assuming am averahe smoking lifetime of 50 years, about 1% of smokers well get larynx cancer in their lifetimes. How, more will get cancer of nearby organs, (hypopharynx, oropharynx, nasopharynx, trachea, cervical esophagus, oral cavity and, of course, lung). The risk of smoking should not be underestimated. ...Read more

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What percentage of people are affected by bone cancer every year?

What percentage of people are affected by bone cancer every year?

Very few: Bone cancer is uncommon, so it is less than 1 percent. Only a few thousand (. ...Read more

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What is the correct percentage of colon cancer incidence in 20-34 age group?

What is the correct percentage of colon cancer incidence in 20-34 age group?

0.3%, 3/1000 in 20yr: According to cdc : the chance of a 30 year old man getting colo-rectal cancer in the next 20 years is only 0.30 % or only 3 out of a 1000. Goto -->
http://www. Cdc. Gov/cancer/colorectal/statistics/age. Htm
no statistics for a 20 year, sorry. For women the number is slightly lower @ 0.27%. ...Read more

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What is the percentage chance a 24 year old can get colon cancer I'm 6ft 220 so I'm not that big?

Negligible: Unless there is family history of early age colon cancer, your chance of having colon cancer is negligible. You may consult this site for more info.
https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC2780097/
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.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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In 2011-2012 what is. The estimated percentage of colon cancer awith someone in their 20s how worried should I be?

In 2011-2012 what is. The estimated percentage of colon cancer awith someone in their 20s how worried should I be?

Extremely low: The incidence of colon cancer is very unusual or even rare under the age of 40. If there is an underlying condition such as colitis or familial polyposis, then the disease can occur very early. If there is a history of a very young person in your family that got colon cancer, then your risk is high enough to have a screening colonoscopy around the same age. ...Read more

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What percentage of the time do they find cancer from a prostate biopsy? What percentage of the time do they find something else?

What percentage of the time do they find cancer from a prostate biopsy? What percentage of the time do they find something else?

It depends: If you're going in for a blind biopsy series because of a minimally elevated psa, maybe one chance in 4. If you have a palpable nodule suspicious for cancer clinically, much higher. Here's a good resource that shares my skepticism about the value of screening -- http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/psa. ...Read more

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What percentage of woman survive breast cancer?

What percentage of woman survive breast cancer?

A large majority: According to the american cancer society, 90% of all women with newly diagnosed breast cancer will be alive at 5 years. However, individual survival depends on the cancer stage with more than 95% of localized breast cancer, approximately 85% of regional breast cancer and only approximatley 25% of advanced breast cancer will be alive at 5 years. ...Read more

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What percentage of atypical hyperplasia becomes breast cancer?

What percentage of atypical hyperplasia becomes breast cancer?

Small percentage: In a recent study in the annals of surgical oncology, they looked at how many surgical excisions performed for atypical hyperplasia displayed either dcis or cancer. Out of the cases that the study reviewed, only about 1% of the cases upstaged to either dcis or cancer. ...Read more

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Percentage of HPV related throat cancer?

Percentage of HPV related throat cancer?

HPV causes: Most cervical cancer, and has just taken over first place from tobacco and alcohol for oropharynx (throat) cancer. The association and cause is rising and more than 50%. ...Read more

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How high is the percentage of women who have HPV get cervical cancer?

How high is the percentage of women who have HPV get cervical cancer?

Probably...: Known to us, every life event or disease is always caused by multiple factors. Somehow, HPV has special affinity to cervix, vagina, vulva, anus, rectum, & oropharynx, and estimated that 90% of cervical cancer are probably caused by some types of HPV, especially 16 & 18 for some 65%. More? Review article in https://www. Cdc. Gov/cancer/hpv/statistics/cases. Htm. ...Read more

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What percentage of the time does a prostate biopsy come back positive for cancer?

30-50%: With proper "screening, " most reports suggest a 30-50% positive biopsy result (currently with 10-12 cores obtained). Newer technology/approaches such as MRI mapping/guidance, confirmdx, "saturation" biopsies (26-32 cores) are increasing the "+" bx rate. With all of these comes increased cost and risk, however. ...Read more

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How many new cases of cervical cancer per year in the u.S.?  how many cervical cancer deaths per year?  what percentage is from hpv?

Cervical Cancer Data: Estimated new cases and deaths from cervical cancer in the United States in 2012: new cases: 12, 170; deaths: 4, 220. The age-adjusted incidence rate was 8.1 per 100, 000 women per year. Almost all cases of cervical cancer are estimated to be due to hpv infection. Even so, most women with this infection do not get cervical cancer. See: http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/types/cervical. ...Read more

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After a mammagram screening and dignastic mamm it said a irregular focal asymmetric density found. What is the percentage of this being cancer.

After a mammagram screening and dignastic mamm it said a irregular focal asymmetric density found. What is the percentage of this being cancer.

The BIRADS code: At the end of the report will be an indication. If it is BIRADS 3 (probably benign), there is less than a 1% chance of malignancy, and these are usually followed at 6 months. If it is 4 (suspicious), there is a 20-30% chance. If it is 5 (highly suspicious), there is at least a 75 % chance. ...Read more

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How likely is it for a 20 year old person without a spleen live till 80? Percentage or chances? In regards to life expectancy or cancer or such? Thanks

Very good chance: When a spleen is removed there is a high incidence of infection and pneumonia for which the pneumococcal vaccine is given. If the spleen was removed due to a nonmalignant condition then the complications of splenectomy are markedly reduced since the cases where problems can arise are when the procedure was done for enlarged spleen secondary to lymphoma or Hodgkins. ...Read more

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What percentage of ppl with UC get colon cancer? Are colon cancer statistics the same for ppl who have mild colitis?

What percentage of ppl with UC get colon cancer? Are colon cancer statistics the same for ppl who have mild colitis?

Duration dependent: Colorectal cancer risk 5 to 10 percent after 20 years and 12 to 20 percent after 30 years of disease. Also depends on extent of disease. This with disease proximal to hepatic flexure have a greater risk than those with left colon involvement only. (UpToDate) Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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27cm septated ovarian cyst, what percentage would it be cancerous? I've got all the typical symptoms of ovarian cancer See gyno on wed help please

Not likely cancer: Simple ovarian cysts (1) are rarely malignant, and (2) especially a huge ovarian cyst, such as this, is rarely malignant. The symptoms you call typical of ovarian cancer are simply the symptoms of a pelvic mass, not specific for cancer. ...Read more