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Causes Of Cancer - MedlinePlus Genetics

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Last Updated: 10 August 2022

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Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is a common illness that affects men, mainly in middle age or later. Early prostate cancer does not usually cause pain, and the majority of those affected men have no apparent signs. Just because a man has one or two of these signs does not necessarily mean that he has prostate cancer. Prosecutors' symptoms and treatment of prostate cancer varies widely. Early-stage prostate cancer can usually be treated successfully, and some older men have prostate tumors that grow so slowly that they may never cause health issues throughout their lifetimes, even without treatment. Metastatic cancer's signs and symptoms vary depending on where the disease has spread. If prostate cancer is widespread, cancerous cells most often appear in lymph nodes, bones, lungs, liver, or brain. Hereditary prostate cancers tend to develop earlier in life than non-inherited cases.

Source link: https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/condition/prostate-cancer


Lung cancer

Lung cancer does not cause signs or symptoms in its early stages. When examined under a microscope, lung cancer is generally divided into two categories, small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. Small cell lung cancer continues to grow rapidly, and in more than half of cases, the cancer has spread beyond the lung by the time the disease is diagnosed. Non-small cell lung cancer is broken into three main subtypes: adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and large cell lung carcinomas. Non-small cell lung cancers that do not appear to be adenocarcinomas or squamous cell carcinomas are included in this category. The 5-year survival rate for people with non-small cell lung cancer is usually between 11 and 17 percent; however, it can be lower or higher depending on the subtype and stage of the disease.

Source link: https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/condition/lung-cancer

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