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Doctor insights on: What Types Of Cancer Are Common During Late Adolescence And Early Adulthood

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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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Why is late adolescence and early adulthood the peak years for developing schizophrenia?

Why is late adolescence and early adulthood the peak years for developing schizophrenia?

Greater demand: Subtle processing irregularities may not be identified in earlier years when the environmental demands were not as complex, , and individuals are developing skills to meet the needs of theri irregular processing instead of developing more typical skills so with the adolescent brain pruning thier function is more compromised that is functional. ...Read more

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What is the average survival percentages of an american adult with the most common types of cancer?

What is the average survival percentages of an american adult with the most common types of cancer?

Widely variable: There is such a huge range among different kinds of cancer, and the cancer stage. Would be happy to try to answer if you resubmit with more detail. ...Read more

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What do risk factors for breast cancer such as early menarche, late menopause, & nullipara have in common?

What do risk factors for breast cancer such as early menarche, late menopause, & nullipara have in common?

Hormone: Longer exposure to higher levels of estrogen hormones is suggested, but these statistical findings are a measurement of increased risks. The statistics are not meant to tell us why things happen, they only measure what is seen in the us population. See gail risk model measurements. ...Read more

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How do positive health choices made early in adolescence dramatically affect adulthood?

How do positive health choices made early in adolescence dramatically affect adulthood?

Foundation: Good healthy choices made during the childhood are foundation for a better healthy life ahead. Healthy eating , no smoke , no alcohol , no drugs , and good exercise are like stepping stones to successful adult life ahead , mentally and physically . ...Read more

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I wanted to know is cancer common with nf type 1?

I wanted to know is cancer common with nf type 1?

Rare but does occur: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a hereditary condition commonly associated with multiple café-au-lait spots on the skin. These are light brown in color, and in many instances continue to progress with the conversion to malignant melanoma. Many of the patients develop a number of neurofibromas (benign) They are often seen as raised bumps on the skin. Occassionally one can convert to sarcoma. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are common late stage symptoms of cancer?

Could you tell me what are common late stage symptoms of cancer?

Check hospice sites: Some hospice sites give guidance on the dying process which is seen in late stage (or end stage) cancer or any other disease process. Quick search found this site: http://www.Hospicefoundation.Org/deathsigns. Common early findings include irreversible anorexia, weight loss, fatigue, lethargy, and so on. These all indicate that the body is slowly shutting down, especially if no reversible causes. ...Read more

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What are common types of childhood cancer (between the ages of 10-15)?

What are common types of childhood cancer (between the ages of 10-15)?

Leukemia Most Common: In children (including ages 10-15 years old), Leukemias are the most common cause of cancer accounting for 33% of cases. Brain and other Central Nervous System tumors are the next most frequent accounting for 20% of childhood cancers. Additionally, cancers occur more commonly in boys whose rates are 20% higher than the rates for girls. Other cancers of note are Lymphomas, Bone, Kidney, and more. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more