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How much percentage of people have Cancer when Fecal occult blood test is positive? I waiting fora follow up appointment with a GI Dr.

How much percentage of people have Cancer when Fecal occult blood test is positive? I waiting fora follow up appointment with a GI Dr.

Small incidence: About 25% of positive fecal occult blood tests are associated with cancer. The majority of the tests miss a cancer which may not release blood into stool or detect blood from intermal hemorrhoids or fissures in rectum. Blood tests to define gene mutations more accurate but don't guarantee tumor presence, only potential for developing malignancy. New tests detect shed tumor protein in stool. ...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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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

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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 have 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 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 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