What is the leading cancer in women?
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Breast Cancer . In the US, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer by age 95 (12.64%). There are certain families where the risk of breast cancer is increased because they carry the breast cancer gene BRCA1 or BRCA2, but the vast majority of women who get breast cancer have no family history. … Women who had their first pregnancy after age 30 have an increased risk over women who have never been pregnant. Women who did not breast feed have an increased risk. Starting your periods at a very young age and starting menopause at a late age may also increase your risk. A high fat diet may also be a contributory factor. Although the greatest risk is after age 40, although it can develop much younger, a self breast exam and mammography are the best screening tools (especially digital mammography) however it is not 100% accurate. If a mass is noted an ultrasound can tell if it is a cyst, but the only way to be 100% certain a mass is not cancerous is excisional biopsy.. An estimated 182,800 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2000. Approximately 42,200 deaths will occur in women from breast cancer in 2000. One in eight women or 12.6% of all women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer risk increases with age and every woman is at risk. Every 13 minutes a woman dies of breast cancer. Seventy-seven percent of women with breast cancer are over 50. Approximately 1400 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in men in 2000 and 400 of those men will die. More than 1.7 million women who have had breast cancer are still alive in the United States. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women between the ages of 15 and 54, and the second cause of cancer death in women 55 to 74. Seventy-one percent of black women diagnosed with breast cancer experience a five-year survival rate, while eighty-six percent of white women experience five-year survival. The first sign of breast cancer usually shows up on a woman's mammogram before it can be felt or any other symptoms are present. Risks for breast cancer include a family history, atypical hyperplasia, delaying pregnancy until after age 30 or never becoming pregnant, early menstruation (before age 12), late menopause (after age 55), current use or use in the last ten years of oral contraceptives, and daily consumption of alcohol. Early detection of breast cancer, through monthly breast self-exam and particularly yearly mammography after age 40, offers the best chance for survival. Ninety-six percent of women who find and treat breast cancer early will be cancer-free after five years. Over eighty percent of breast lumps are not cancerous, but benign such as fibrocystic breast disease. Oral contraceptives may cause a slight increase in breast cancer risk; however 10 years after discontinuing use of oral contraceptives the risk is the same as for women who never used the pill. Estrogen replacement therapy for over 5 years slightly increases breast cancer risk; however the increased risk appears to disappear 5-10 years after discontinuing the use of estrogen replacement therapy. You are never too young to develop breast cancer! Breast Self-Exam should begin by the age of twenty. (MORE)
Answer: Tobacco contains 43 different chemicals known to cause cancer,these chemicals are also called carcinogens. Answer2: Cigarette smoke contains tar, consisting of over 4,000chemicals. Of these chemicals, 43 are known to cause cancer. Amongthem are cyanide, benzene, wood alcohol, and acetylene …(a fuel usedin torches). Cigarette smoke also contains nitrogen oxide andcarbon monoxide, both poisonous gases. Its main active ingredientis nicotine, a highly addictive drug. Smoking cigarettes . . . hasbeen scientifically proven to harm nearly every organ in the bodyand to increase morbidity and mortality," says The Tobacco Atlas.It is well-known that smoking causes noncommunicable diseases suchas cancer, heart disease, and lung ailments. But according to theWorld Health Organization (WHO), smoking is also a major cause ofdeath from communicable diseases, such as tuberculosis. (MORE)
When mutations disrupt the normal cell cycle, causing cells to divide in and uncontrolled way.
The leading cause of lung cancer is surprising as most would think it is smoking. The real culprit on a global scale is air pollution. The UN released a report citing Ait pollution as the leading cause of lung cancer. I do not have a source for the report but I believe it was released last year.
No lead does not cause cancer but you shouldn't bite it anyway because it does cause some damage. Ink may or may not cause cancer depending on what type of ink it is. Biro pens are not harmful but handwriting ink or gel pens can mess your health.
Women do not classically get prostate cancer as cancer of the prostate is classified as a disease of the prostate gland of the male reproductive system. However, in 2002 the female Skene's Gland was officially renamed the female prostate as it was found to be homologous in function. Both male and …female prostates produce Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) and contribute to the ejaculate fluid. Six cases of adenocarcinoma have been observed as originated from the female prostate that strongly resemble that of classical male prostate cancer. Serum tests showed elevated levels of PSA, typical in prostate cancer. (MORE)
Wonen do have a prostate gland, but it is much smaller than a male's prostate. Female prostate cancer, while possible is extremely rare.
Yes, breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women followed by lung cancer and colon cancer in second and third places respectively.
This estimate means that, if the current rate stays the same, women born now have an average risk of 12.2 percent (often expressed as "1 in 8") of being diagnosed with breast cancer at some time in their lives. On the other hand, the chance that they will never have breast cancer is 87.8 percent (…expressed as "7 in 8"). In the 1970s, the lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States was just under 10 percent (often expressed as "1 in 10"). The last five annual SEER reports show these estimates of lifetime risk: . 13.2 percent for 2000 through 2002 ("1 in 7.58," often expressed as "1 in 8") . 12.7 percent for 2001 through 2003 ("1 in 7.87," often expressed as "1 in 8") . 12.3 percent for 2002 through 2004 ("1 in 8.13," often expressed as "1 in 8") . 12.0 percent for 2003 through 2005 ("1 in 8.33," often expressed as "1 in 8") . 12.1 percent for 2004 through 2006 ("1 in 8.26," often expressed as "1 in 8") (MORE)
Toxins in our environment are the leading cause of cancer. Just look up information on the 'Love Canal' and see what toxins can do. The leading cause of childhood leukemia is exposure to toxins.
You have nothing to worry about, since the cancer is something that is not contagious in any way. If it was a STD then YES, but not cancer.
last time i checked, cancer was NOT contagious. it is hereditary.. That is correct. Cancer is not contagious, it is believed to be hereditary is some instances, but some instances it is caused by a teratogen. That is an outside irritant like smoking or asbestos.
it really depends on what kind of cancer your talking about, but if its breast cancer or HPV(human papaloma virus), then its usually 50,000 to 100,000 thousand a year
Cancer can spread throughout the body through our circulatory system. Sometimes a cancer cell will hitch a ride in the bloodstream and then root itself in a different part of the body, eventually growing into a new tumor.
Most people say that it does but, i really do think it is bad for you and you shouldn't do it because i tried it and it just ruins your life so don't smoke just get candy and suck on it like that and then maybe it will solve your problem so yea most people say that it does lead to cancer so just don…'t smoke but cancer wont be good its worse than you think when you smoke and because you cant solve your problem by smoking so just don't smoke because it might lead to cancer so i will say it probably can lead you to cancer so all im gonna mainly say to you is just don't smoke at all (MORE)
Ovarian cancer can be spread quickly due to the fact is is difficult to diagnose early and it's proximity to connective tissue such as the blood and lymph system.. Generally, ovarian cancer does not cause many early signs until the cancer grows. Women should consult their physician if they experien…ce pressure or fullness in the pelvis, abdominal bloating, or changes in bowel and bladder patterns that continue and/or worsen.. Although aggressive new therapies are being evaluated by Gynecologic cancer specialists at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, early detection and diagnosis remain a woman's best opportunity to treat gynecologic cancers. Routine annual gynecologic examinations are the first line of defense. (MORE)
No, The prostate is a gland that produces the liquid part of semen in men.
Not that I'm aware of. Frida Lyngstad's life was touched by cancer though. Her last husband, architect Prince Heinrich Ruzzo Reuss, died in 1999 after a lengthy battle with lymphoma.
Yes. On the contrary, being pregnant and/or breastfeeding lowers the chances of getting breast cancer .
with more and more toxins filling the air and water food and drink someday people will be born with cancer.thats why we need to spread the word of rick simpson and get everyone you now to watch "running from the cure"PEACE.
By far, by numbers, the leading cause of cancer death is from lungcancer both small and non small cell, of which 229,000 new caseswill be diagnosed in the USA; and is responsible for 160,000 deathsin the USA.
Cells that become cancerous grow uncontrollably and often invade healty tissue (in the lungs, intestine, and other organs). When this happens, it starts to inhibit the way the organ(s) functions. The fact that cancer can spread to adjacent tissue and organs (called metastisis) will often lead to t…he host's death. (MORE)
usually through the blood but also cancer is an uncontrollable growth of cells that invade and destroy nearby tissue & oral cancer may be located near the brain (cancer eats away at bone) Lastly i read some where that the stress, & mental unstability of being diagnosed with cancer can cause new canc…ers in other body parts (MORE)
95% of breast cancer in female are of unknown causesthe risk factor included . positive family history . extreme age . mutation of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene . personal history of breast cancer . radiation exposure . DES exposure
Potentially. Cancer is simply uncontrolled, rampant cell growth. For some reasons, the cells go into "overdrive" with forming new cells. Since we're still not sure exactly what causes this to happen (although there are several theories out there), it's not that bone cancer necessarily causes othe…r types of cancer, but the fact that the conditions are right for any type of cancer is a problem. (MORE)
Yes it can. If you do smoke and don't get some sort of cancer then you are really lucky.
If the question is refering to breast cancer, there are several researches about whether aspirin could offer some protection. While some researches have found promising results, some health professionals still favour more researches. Aspirin might not be suitable for everyone, as it inhibits plat…elet aggregation, which prolongs bleeding time. A very important fact for enyone with bleeding disorders, peptic ulcers, needing surgery, had some major trauma, or are already on an anti-coagulant (for example Warfarin, Heparin) therapy. (MORE)
One out of 36 men will die because of prostate cancer. It ranks second, behind lung cancer, for the leading causes of death in America. People are still unaware that prostate cancer can go undiagnosed up until they become aggressive or have spread throughout the body which can particularly impair th…e bones and the lymph nodes. There are so many ways to prevent prostate cancer: 1. Regular Checkups Most men will only go the Doctor if the pain they're feeling is very serious and unbearable. Regular checkups will allow for early diagnosis of possible illnesses and from there can be easily cured. Men who reach their 50's are advised to at least get annual prostate screening. 2. Check with Your Family History Yes, prostate cancer is hereditary and the risk of developing prostate cancer is five-fold if more than one of your 1st degree relatives such as your father or brother has developed prostate cancer. 3. Talk to Your Doctor If you suspect that you might have prostate cancer or have been experiencing its symptoms, talk to your Doctor about it so he can prescribe proper medication and treatment and at least confirm if it is prostate cancer or a symptom caused by an unhealthy lifestyle or symptoms to other possible illnesses. 4. Know the Signs. There are so many signs that will tell you if you're possibly suffering from prostate cancer: - You feel the need to urinate most especially during nighttime. - There is intense urgency in the need to urinate. - Having a hard time in starting or stopping the urine flow. - You have unsatisfactory feelings of emptying the bladder after you've urinated. - Difficulty urinating. - Urine stream is either little or weak, decreased or constantly interrupted. - Painful burning sensation during urinating. - Presence of blood in the urine and semen. - Ejaculation is extremely painful. 5. Do not play Doctor - unless you are one. Self examination is good but do not self prescribe when you start feeling more symptoms. I know some people who have self prescribed in the past and have ended up making the condition even worse. And what's more worst that self prescribing is prescribing a medication to other just because you have the same symptoms. 6. Don't shrug it off. Especially if one or more of the symptoms are constant and consistent. Set an appointment with your Doctor as soon as possible. 7. Talk to a Person close to you about it. A spouse, a relative close to you, someone who is also going or has gone through the ordeal and who you trust is a great pillar of support especially during the early stages of prostate cancer or even if you're just speculating until the actual results come out. 8. Eat Well. A good diet of low fat foods and a good amount of vegetable is a good cancer prevention. 9. Exercise. Exercising does not only keep you fit but most importantly keeps your body and mind in good condition. If you know someone who you think might be suffering from the possibility of having prostate cancer, there are various things you can do to help: a. Talk to the person about his symptoms and help him get the medical attention he needs. b. Encourage him to stay optimistic. Prostate cancer is curable. 10. Consider prostate massage. Administering prostate massage from time to time has been believed to lessen the percentage of men acquiring prostate cancer. However, it is necessary to discuss this with your doctor first. A healthy lifestyle is a great prevention. Live Healthy. If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, this is the time make a reality check on how you've been living your life. Vices can worsen your condition but most importantly, stay strong and optimistic. http://www.135dj.com/cancer/Prostate-Cancer/Prostate-Cancer-Prevention-What-Can-You-Do.html . (MORE)
Women smoke more often and are less imune to effects that can cause lung cancer.
In the UK, the incidence of lung cancer in women is approximately 40 per 100,000. In men, the figure is approximately 60 per 100,000. Interestly and worryingly, the incidence in women has doubled since 1975 yet smoking prevalence in women has halved in the same period. (See table 6.1 in the link bel…ow.) (MORE)
if you stay out in the sun for extensive amounts of time if you just spend the summer at the beach its fine
Not necessarily. A swollen prostate, typically called BPH (Benign Prostate Hyperplasia) can occur in healthy men with no connection to cancer. It does not indicate cancer. It does not mean that you will get prostate cancer down the road.
There is, of course a Tropic of Cancer on world maps and globes, but I am not aware of any weather conditions ( Gales, storms, cyclonic or whatever) that could be classed as carcinogenic. To be sure toxic chemical spills can cause various ailments, but weather by itself is not linked to Cancers, I a…m not a doctor but am only using common sense. (MORE)
The answer depends on the type of cancer and the treatment plan. A woman with cancer should ask her GYN and oncological health care team to coordinate with her regarding appropriate options for preventing pregnancy.
yes dear , is you watch the cancer sign "it look like black spider" , i believe the satanists its like a very old secret mafia still exist till today they use black magic in order to infect people with cancer , now you are asking why they want to infect people with cancer ? the answer is very simp…le its because the same mafia control also the cancer cure and medicin industry yes they are rich people in general , so why they used this sign you ask ? i answer you that bacause the demon that is responsible to bite and infect people with this illness look exactly like a black spider and its size is almost like any human hand , so in order to protect your self from cancer its the same way you should protect yourself from demons , so in islam for example if you read a specific verse from the quran before you sleep allah(the god) will protect you while you sleep by sending an angel to watch and protect you , what is this verse according to islam prophet muhamed its called "alkorsi" or in english "the chair" (MORE)
Patients who suffer from an inflammatory disease of the colon known as ulcerative colitis are also at increased risk
It is caused by a wart-causing virus called Human Papillomavirus and HPV has many strains, but only a couple can cause cervical cancer. Women under 24 years old are recommended to receive the HPV vaccination. This vaccination is not yet available for men. Men are asymptomatic, so that is why it is v…ery important to engage in protected sex with condoms and see your gynecologist for yearly pap smear examinations. Ask your gynecologist to check for HPV, if you have been sexually active without using a condom. Oral sex can also transmit the HPV virus and has been shown to cause mouth and throat cancers, as well. (MORE)
As a woman gets older there chance of getting Ovarian Cancer increases and yes you can get tested for Ovarian Cancer
There's three types of skin cancer: Basal cell carcinoma: Rarely fatal, but can be. However, it is almost always discovered and removed early, and that is the end of the threat. But you must be re-examined thoroughly at intervals, as it is the type of skin cancer most likely to recur. Squamous ce…ll carcinoma: Somewhat rarer, and more dicey to treat, but excellent survival statistics if it's caught early . Seeing a pattern here? Melanoma: The virulent and deadly form. Again - curable if caught early, but you must see your doctor regularly, especially if you were a "sun worshiper" in earlier years. (MORE)
If you are in the United states , there are none that have the Chemical that leads to cancer of any type .
I found my breast lump through self breast exams; then had a mammogram and ultrasound, then lumpectomy which confirmed breast cancer diagnosis.
In a word, yes. The BRCA2 gene mutation is associated with some breast cancers and more aggressive prostate cancers. There are higer rates of men with prostate cancer in families with women who have had breast cancer. The BRCA mutations can be inherited, so yes: if a women has BRCA2 mutation she can… pass it to her son which could predispose him to prostate cancer. (MORE)
"Catnip is generally not recommended for human consumption, and so there are no definitive tests as to whether or not it causes cancer in humans. However, some tests show that catnip may in fact help fight kidney cancer."
Smoking tobacco . Inhaling tobacco . Being exposed to radon gas or asbestos . Radiation therapy . Genes/Family history
As cancer is reportedly caused by a chemical imbalance in ones system, I suppose if you drank enough Gatorade( electolites, sugars ), it would eventually have some effect! Altough personally, I would be more concerned about Sugar Diabetes.
Lymphoma is a silent but deadly killer. Symptoms of this condition include painless lumps on various parts of the body, Weight Loss, Fever, Itchiness, and weakness.
particular cancer women get after breast cancer. There may never bean occurance of any cancer again or it could be the woman developsany of several types of cancer.
Women are more susceptible to cancer because it is very common for women to have mood swings. Mood swings are bad for health as they affect hormone production. Fluctuating hormonal level is a main cause for cancer.
Nodules will be formed, and depending on the type of cancer, ducts will be blocked thereby preventing milk production and passage. In terms of outside appearance, nothing.
Cancer cells from malignant tumors can invade many differenttissues, such as bone, lungs, spleen, and more. This is how mostcancer patients pass along.