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 my boyfriend has cancer in his left lung and half of his right lung. He's only 21 can I give him one of mine?
How long does someone usually survive when their whole left lung and half of their right lung is covered with cancer? Sre their any other treatments bsides chemo.
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 can you die from lung cancer?
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 Dieing...................?
If I was dieing would you truthfully give your life to me??
Even Though I was a stranger???
Why or Why not???
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 A 13 year old boy... WITH BREAST CANCER?
i have this lump on my chest that is harder than the fat on my chest and muscle and it doesnt really move and ive had it for a month or two and now my nipple is starting to swell
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 I don't drink or smoke,don't you just love me?
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 my friend says she'd rather have her sons smoke cigarettes than pot. I disagree. what say you ?
I don't promote pot, I used to smoke it alot, but don't like it anymore,so I quit. it was easy. I don't smoke cigs, she does. she says she likes smoking cigs.(eewww)
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 Do you think that lung Cancer kills or the cigarettes kill?
As many die from lung cancer and never smoked....


 What would you do if you had cancer?
I mean, you know you're probably going to die and your friends and family cry probably everyday about you.
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People I know there are a lot of cancer survivors but ...


 I have been told I need to go into a hospice because I'm deteriorating gradually. I need some advice.?
My cancer is deteriorating and the hospital have said I have to go into a hospice. What I need to know is is it scary and will I like it? I'm getting sicker and sicker every day and the thought ...


 question about something i can't make into a question?
my dad just told me he has cancer and because its the 3rd time he got it its not looking good...at all. They can't even do anymore surgery so they are counting on chemo...ANYWAYS i dont wana ...


 Please help me! I think somethin's wrong!?
I am a very smart 13 year old girl. I have been forgetting things lately like things I learned last year in 6th grade. Then we reviewed, and reviewed. I get it and then 5 min later, I forget again. I ...


 Would you feel sad if you just fount out that your best friend has cancer?
About two weeks ago,I fount out that my best friend has lyphompia.
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I just want to make sure that she is cured with in two years.She is like a sister to me.She is a ...


 Why 90% of americans are still using microwaves in their kitchens if it's known to be bad for our health?
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 I have a lump in my left breast (nothing in the right one), it is relatively small and doesn't really cause me?
any problems until I'm due on, about a week before it really hurts - you can't even lean on it without it hurting. I'm 26 years old and did go to my doctors about this, who referred ...


 Is this cancer?
I have this bump on my right lower abdomen. I think its a lymph node. It is very mobile. Its been there for like 3 or 4 years. It never grew. Its not painful at all and never has been. It isnt ...


 Is it worth having chemotherapy has well as radiotherapy if the breast cancer hasn't spread to the lympth node
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 My mother is having surgery tomorrow...would you pray for her?
I have some specific requests that you pray for. Would you pray that the tumor is small...that it hasn't spread...and that she is totally treatable? Thank you very much. Oh! Her name is S...


 I have cancer as well as being sick. Is there anything else I can do besides chemo?
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 can ciggaretts cause cancer?
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 What can you do to prevent cancer?
help?
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Alex
Will I get cancer?
My mom had cancer many times about two years ago, when I was in fifth grade. And I heard that its something you are born with and you inherit from your parents.
Be flat out honest. Am I really likely of getting it? I have a brother too.
                      








ChEeRlEaDeR
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Cancer is not hereditary. I wouldn't worry about it.


TayTay
Its not genatic.You get cancer for many reasons but not that reason.


Mike G
Yes.


qazxs
ask your science teacher i dint think it is but I'm not positive but ask your teacher and tell me what they said thanks


Taylor
yeah probably, just regularily get tested.


ellen degenitals
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you're not born with cancer.


???Kaitlynne???
You don't get born with it...it can run in the fam or you can just get it by living unhealthily


Cyclebum
Good question with no easy answer.

Some cancers, like breast cancer, do have a hereditary component. But most seem to be more influenced by our environment. And there is a lot that is not known.

Don't ever use tobacco or work around dangerous chemicals. Avoid getting sunburned and air pollution. Live a healthy lifestyle, eat nutritious foods, and get lots of exercise.

You are not likely to get cancer. Neither is your brother. At least not 'til you get very old. By then a lot more will be known and maybe there'll be a cure.


cant take heat?get the f%&k out!
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yes you can get cancer either way but if its in your dna youre most likely to get it when your older.the good thing though is that if you get tested regularly when youre older they can catch any tumor or cyst before it spreads so youre not likely to die from that


miss ellie
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My father, my brother, my cousins, my uncles...I am 60 and no, I do not have cancer; but, not saying I won't.


Moonwake
There are some kinds of cancer that show inherited traits but there are things that you can do to be proactive in preventing getting cancer. Eat a good diet with lots of fruits, nuts and veggies in it. Stay away from smoking and drugs and alcohol and fast food. Keep your stress level low and do not worry about cancer as stress will kill you with a heart attack or stroke. I am a cancer survivor and in January I celebrated my 17Th year in remission. I was told that 98% of the women that got the kind of cancer that I had died after 5 years. My attitude made all the difference and so can yours. Keep it in your heart that cancer cannot beat you and it will be so!


ME
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you propably mean she has p53 gene, if you have inherited this gene then you will have a higher chance of getting cancer, but if you didn't then you will be a normal person.

but don't worry most cancers are now treatable in early stages so you need to make sure to follow up with a good doctor to make sure anything you get will be caught early


George B
Cancer cannot be inheirited. It does, however, appear more often in people whose parents or ancestors have had it.

While that doesn't mean it is certain will get it, it does mean you are more likely to get it than someone from a family where it has never appeared.

Best course of action? Reguler checkups and tests. It is almost always curable if found early.


theoriginalquestmaker
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You are not born with it nor do you inherit it like some conditions. Having a parent who had cancer generally puts you at a higher risk of getting cancer but does not guarantee that you will get it. It just means that you will have to be a little more aware of changes in your body.

I was considered low risk with no family history of cancer but I got it anyway.


Kimora Born8/10/10
Dont worry about it ok seriously just b/c your parent/parents or other family has/had it doesn't mean you will get it. People get cancer anytime even when none of their family ever had a history of it so trust me its not hereditary. Dont believe everything you hear, that's just kinda silly. And even if you do get it one day and I pray you wont, that doesn't mean you got it just b/c your mom had it, its just something that was meant for you.


Jackie
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MY dear friend angel, anything is possible, don't fret about it. The chance you get struck by lightning is better. GOD Bless you.


jilly53
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Honey there are no guarantees about anything. I know you are worried who wouldn't be.I was when my mom died of cancer. Its not all in your genes. there are so many different kinds If you leave yourself to worry about it you'll drive yourself crazy. Enjoy your youth Eat healthy Get regular check ups and tell your doctor your family history. They can do blood test now a days to see if you have it. But don't obsess over it!
Take care of your self now! and if it is hereditary it ususally skips a generation so stop worrying you'll be fine!


Scott
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You are not likely to get it, considering the cancer gene that you say you have (a blood test can determine), you are more likely to get but don't worry about it. You are young, chill, and considering your mother survived it, if god-forbid you ever got it, you would be likely to survive it too.


-- Aliicat --
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You have a higher risk, but it's not guaranteed. If it was say, breast cancer, get a mamography every year, starting when you are a year before when she got it. I don't want to worry you, but the earlier the better!

Good luck!


Michelle D
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Honestly, no one could tell you yes or no. 10% of all cancers are based only on genetics. So yes, you have a higher risk of getting cancer then say someone with no background of cancer in their family, but a lot has to do with your environment.

Do you smoke? Do you eat nutritiously? Are you around a lot of chemicals? These factors play more of a factor then genetics. But again, it's all a toss up. Talk to your parents, tell them your thoughts, they will help you.


Andrew
we all have a chance to get cancer dont let it bother you.


CherryCheri
I think this may be something you need to discuss with your doctor. Too many individuals will give you sarcasm...somehow I don't think that is what you need.


misskate12001
Heredity is but only one of the indicators. Certain cancers are more connected to your genes than others. You may get cancer, you might not. And if you do, it might have nothing to do with your genetic makeup.

Just get tested regularly. Your doctor will do it anyway - you give a family history and given that your mom has had it, they will want to keep on top of your health.


Koosher
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Not all cancers are genetic. It depends on the the type. And even if it was a genetic type of cancer, that doesn't necessarily mean that you WILL get it. It just means that it is a possibility. I wouldn't stress yourself too much. If it is a genetic cancer, just make sure you get screened for it regularly. But please- you are still very young, do not worry yourself over this too much, ok?


scout485
Some types of cancer do appear to be hereditary, such as breast cancer. Easy way to find out is look up each type of cancer she had and it should indicate hereditary risks. Even then that does not mean you will automatically "get" cancer, you may simply have a higher risk of getting it than the general public.


Mo L
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Depends on what type of cancer, breast, they found can transcend generations but others like leukemia not as much.


Gracee's Mom, Taylin due7/29
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There are certain cancer;s that are hereditary but that is extremely rare. Most cancer is not heredity but just chance. You just need to get your body checked out on a regular basis but you have no greater chance then anyone else out there. And they are coming up with more and more ways to treat cancer now. My dad and brother died of cancer so I know how you feel. Just think positive and try not to worry.


'Barn
You ask a good question. It has to be scary wondering will one inherit a cancer gene from their parents.

I did a search on google "Cancer genes" and got this link http://www.cancerbackup.org.uk/Aboutcancer/Genetics/Cancergenetics/Cancerandgenes

You are smart to ask questions and inform yourself. The best thing for you is to read and learn, and to live a healthy lifestyle (free from smoking, etc).


lo_mcg
Most cancers are random, and nobody knows what causes them.

You don't say what type of cancer your mum had; you can inherit a tendency to get some particular cancers, but you won't definitely get that cancer. Some cancers are not hereditary at all – bone cancer is one.

Scientists have identified some high risk faulty genes but these are rare in the general population. One example of a high risk gene is BRCA1. Women who carry a faulty BRCA1 gene have an 80% chance of getting breast cancer at some point in their lives - but this still means that one in five of women with the gene will not get breast cancer. (Only 5 – 10 % of breast cancer cases are caused by hereditary factors)

Doctors who specialise in this area think that the younger you are when a cancer occurs, the more likely it is that an inherited genetic tendency has played a part

Please try not to worry without cause. Both my parents had cancer and my mother died of it. Their six children are now all in their 40s and 50s and only one (me) has had cancer, and that cancer was non-hereditary and unconnected to theirs - just random, like most cancers.


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