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Who does thymus cancer affect?

Who does thymus cancer affect?

The thymus: Is an organ that is prominent in childhood living behind the sternus and necessary to "instruct" lymphocytes to recognize "self" antigens, have memory (as in , easles, mumps chickn pox), and fend off certain infections. Itinvolutes in adults. Thymic carcinoma occurs rarely sporadically. Thymoma is a benign, but invasive, and associated with myasthenia and certain inflammatory diseases and anemia. ...Read more

Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which some element of your skin which is one of the most complex organs in the body, degenerates into cancer, with the cancerous (malignant) cells growing ...Read more


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Whom does breast cancer affect?

Whom does breast cancer affect?

One-In-Eight Women: A common misconception is that women without a family history need not worry about breast cancer. In truth, most breast cancers occur in women with no risk factors. Furthermore, the incidence increases with age. Every woman needs to have regular screening mammograms beginning at age 40. ...Read more

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How does retinoblastoma affect a person's brain?

How does retinoblastoma affect a person's brain?

Serious: Retinoblastoma is a serious tumor that principally involves one or both eyes. It can also involve the brain. Retinoblastoma can be lethal. Please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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How does surgery affect people who have stage 3 rectal cancer?

How does surgery affect people who have stage 3 rectal cancer?

Depends: On where in the rectum the tumor is and what specific surgery is performed, i need more information to adequately answer this question. ...Read more

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How does Progeria affect the individual who has it?

How does Progeria affect the individual who has it?

Ageing quickly: The progeria syndrome is marked by early onset of ageing & noted in the written literature as far back as 1886. The life expectancy quoted in a study of 13 patients ranged from 7-27y with average of 14.2 y.Coronary artery disease and other features of ageing are the main morbidity.For a recent review of information go to: www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2940940/?Tool=pmcentrez. ...Read more

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How does chemo affect a persons eyes?

How does chemo affect a persons eyes?

Dry or watery: Most common side effects are watery (5fu) or dry--which can make your eyes feel irritated or scratchy. ...Read more

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How does osteoporosis affect people who have it?

How does osteoporosis affect people who have it?

Depends: In the early stages, there might not be any symptoms. Symptoms in late stage of the disease include: bone pain, loss of height, stooped posture or pain from fractures that occur because of the osteoporosis (hip, wrist, vertebra-lower back, neck pain..) you need to be treated if you were diagnosed with osteoporosis. The condition will not get better on its own. ...Read more

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How does leukemia cancer affect your everyday life?

How does leukemia cancer affect your everyday life?

Several ways: Fatigue is the most common symptom. Patients also have increased risk of bruising/bleeding. Infections are a higher risk for these patients as well. ...Read more

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How does aspergers affect people who have it?

How does aspergers affect people who have it?

Aspergers is an: idiosyncratic disorder, kind of like ADHD--there are as many subtle variations on a theme as there are people who have it. The common elements are problems in social interactions, particularly in reading and responding to social cues. This affects all who are close. Asperger's also produces heightened interests in fewer subjects, coupled with a pattern of odd gesturing and speech mannerisms. ...Read more

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Why does cancer affect people so differently?

Why does cancer affect people so differently?

Not all the same: Cancer is a general term used to describe the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells. Prognosis varies depending on the cancer type, it's location, how large it is, where it invades, and if there is regional or distant spread. Different cancer types respond differently to surgery, radiation, and systemic therapy. Patient age, co-morbidities, and performance status also impact prognosis. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if anaemia affects the skin?

Does anyone know if anaemia affects the skin?

Pallor.: Anemia, per se, will just cause the skin and mucus menbranes to appear pale. The cause of the anemia is important, though because vitamin and mineral deficiencies, as well as a number of diseases, can cause anemia and also affect the skin. ...Read more

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Need doctor help! how does penile cancer affect adults?

Need doctor help! how does penile cancer affect adults?

It's bad: For the man, up to and including loss of the organ and/or metastases and death. For the partner, increased cancer risk as it's hpv related. ...Read more

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How does ADHD medication affect the brain of someone who does not have adhd?

How does ADHD medication affect the brain of someone who does not have adhd?

Just like "Speed": Frequently medications used for adhd are stimulants. Brain of those with adhd is different and are slowed down by these medications as opposed to "getting high" which would be reaction if not adhd. Use of these medications if not adhd is not only illegal, but potentially addictive and result in socially inappropriate and possibly life threating behavior. ...Read more

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How does alcohol actually affect a person's kidneys who has diabetes?

How does alcohol actually affect a person's kidneys who has diabetes?

Via filtration: The role of alcohol has dual properties to someone who has diabetes. Ironically alcohol alone has a lowering effect on blood glucose since its largely metabolized by the liver. It can halt production of glucose by the liver. On the other hand the increased carb load that is associated with e.G beer contribute to increased blood glucose which gets filter by the kidneys. ...Read more

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How does lupus affect the brain?

How does lupus affect the brain?

See below: Strokes, CNS vasculitis, seizures on occasion, and neurocognitive diffficulties on occasion. ...Read more

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How does uterine cancer affect your body?

How does uterine cancer affect your body?

Various way: Depending on the type of uterine cancer: it can go to another site (metastasis), which can affect the organs that it goes to. If you have a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), along with lymph nodes in selected cases, you usually have a good outcome, depending on the tumor type and stage (where it has spread). Obviously, you cannot have any more children after this. ...Read more

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How does pml affect people with hiv?

How does pml affect people with hiv?

PML and HIV: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy affects individuals with compromised immune system disorders. In patients with aids, efforts to improve the immune system may improve the course and outcome of pml. ...Read more

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How does smoking affect a person's health if they have hepatitis A?

How does smoking affect a person's health if they have hepatitis A?

It doesn't really: any more than it affects anybody else's health-bad! Smoking has major effects on a lot of organ system, but not particularly the liver. Hepatitis A pretty much only affects the liver, and is usually a self-limited infection which resolves on its own without treatment. Rarely, it can be severe are result in liver failure, and this is more common in people who already have other liver diseases. ...Read more

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How does smoking affect a person's health if they have HPV?

How does smoking affect a person's health if they have HPV?

Higher cancer risk: Smoking may increase the chance that infection with a high risk (cancer causing) type of HPV may go on to precancerous changes (dysplasia) or cancer. However, the large majority of infections, even with high risk types, don't ever progress to cancer, so the overall effect of smoking is small. Of course there are plenty of other important reasons to not not smoke! ...Read more

Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

A type of cancer that develops from pigment-containing ...Read more