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What Percentage Of People Have Cancer
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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
There are: 1.9 cases of oropharyngeal cases/100k. The usuakrisk factors are alcohol and tobacco use. The association with hpv strains is real, awareness in high, and infection with hpv strains is quite common, but transformation to cancer is much less frequent. Young, non-skong women with oropharynx are more likley. Since median age is 43, percent not yet known. ...Read more
Not rare: Back in the old days, 30000 americans, many of them young women, died of cancer of the cervix. The only reason this isn't happening nowadays is that we're picking it up earlier and treating it before it fully expresses itself. The hpv vaccine will lower the frequency, but the lesions that precede cervical cancer are very common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of a 30-year-old male having colorectal cancer? Exactly how many cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed in this age group?
With knowing just your age, rest assured, it's very unlikely. Generally speaking, colorectal cancers are one of the cancers where routine screening is known to improve survival rates. The recommended screening schedule depends on your risk level and is outlined nicely here: http://bit.ly/2nexSdl
If you are still pretty worried, a longer talk with your Doctor may help. Try not to stress too much ...Read more
Depends: Increase in breast cancer is linked to genetics, obesity, too much alcohol (drinking more that 7 per week), smoking, high fat diets, and pregnancy after 30. So if you are a vegetarian but have some of these risk factors, then you are not protected any more than the rest of the populations. Eating more plant based can help increase nutrient from food and decrease calories. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Varies: The occurrence of addison disease is rare. The reported prevalence in countries where data are available is 39 cases per 1 million population in great britain and 60 cases per 1 million population in denmark. ...Read more
Pancreatic cancer: Pancreatic cancer is often found after it has already spread outside the pancreas. For all patients together, the one year survival is 20% and the five-year rate is 6%. However, if surgery is able to be performed and the tumor has not spread outside the pancreas, the five-year survival could be as much as 25%. Talk to your oncologist, who can give you more precise information. Good luck. ...Read more
Florida has a high amount of people with skin cancer. Does this mean some of these cancer patients will need chemotherapy?
Metastatic melanoma: Squamous and basal cell skin cancers are almost always cured by excision. These make up the large majority of Florida skin cancers .There are malignant melanomas that went unnoticed for too long and have spread / metastasized often benefit from chemotherapy, especially a remarkable new agent. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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