Types of Cancer Teens Get
Article about some types that teens are more likely to get. Learn about warning
signs, symptoms, and how doctors treat these cancers.

  • > > > > Types of Cancer Teens Get Cancer is rare in teens

  • But of all the different kinds of cancer, there are some types that teens are more likely to get

  • Read on to learn more about the types of cancer that can affect teens

  • The types of cancers teens get have one thing in common: cells , the basic components or 'building blocks' of the human body

  • Read on to learn information about types of cancer that teens may get, including warning signs and symptoms and how these cancers can be treated

  • Osteosarcoma Osteosarcoma (pronounced: os -tee-oh-sar- koh -muh) is the most common type of bone cancer

  • Ewing's Sarcoma Another type of cancer that affects the bone is Ewing's sarcoma

  • But both types of bone cancer respond well to treatment and are curable in many cases

  • And because they grow uncontrollably, they take over the bone marrow and interfere with the body's production of other important types of cells in the bloodstream, like red blood cells (which carry oxygen) and platelets (which help blood to clot)

  • The types of leukemia most likely to occur in teens are acute lymphocytic (pronounced: lim-fuh- sih -tik) leukemia (ALL) and acute myelogenous (pronounced: my-uh- ladj -uh-nus) leukemia (AML)

    NORD - National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
    Offers a general discussion, the synonyms and further resources.

    NORD - National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
    General information and further resources.

    Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1
    National Institute of Health provides questions and answers to this inherited
    disorder that affects the endocrine glands.

  • : : Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 On this page: Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is an inherited disorder that affects the endocrine glands

  • If treatment is needed, a very effective type of medicine known as a dopamine agonist can lower the production of prolactin and shrink the prolactinoma

  • In general, surgery is the mainstay of treatment for all of these rare types of tumors, except for gastric carcinoids which usually require no treatment

  • Another type of benign tumor often seen in people with MEN1 is a plum-sized, fatty tumor called a lipoma, which grows under the skin

  • Since the type of pancreatic endocrine cancer associated with MEN1 can be difficult to recognize, difficult to treat, and very slow to progress, doctors have different views about the value of surgery in managing these tumors

  • Emmert-Buck, M.R., Debelenko, L.V., Zhuang, Z., Lubensky, I.A., Liotta, L.A., Crabtree, J.S., Wang, Y., Roe, B.A., Weisemann, J., Boguski, M.S., Agarwal, S.K., Kester, M.B., Kim, Y.S., Heppner, C., Dong, Q., Spiegel, A.M., Burns, A.L., Marx, S.J., 'Positional cloning of the gene for multiple endocrine neoplasia-type 1, ' Science 276:404–407, 1997


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    Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia: Q & A - National Cancer Institute
    National Cancer Institute released bulletin with questions and answers regarding
    various aspects of disease. Provides information about disease, treatment, ...

  • Reviewed: 07/13/2005 Page Options Search Fact Sheets by Keyword View Fact Sheets by Topic Quick Links is a rare type of slow-growing, non-Hodgkin’s ( that begins in the of the )

  • The (a doctor who identifies diseases by studying cells and tissue under a microscope) looks for certain types of (white blood cells) that indicate WM (1)

  • (a method of measuring cell properties using a light-sensitive dye and or other type of light) is often used to look at markers on the cell surface or inside the lymphocytes

    Rah, Rah, RAH! by Spider Robinson
    Spider's 1980 answer to the critics of Robert A. Heinlein.

  • (Do you know the I Will Fear No Evil story? The plot of that book hinged on a character having a rare blood type; routine [for him] research led Heinlein to discover the National Rare Blood Club; he went out of his way to put a commercial for them in the forematter of the novel

  • Surprise: Heinlein has a rare blood type

  • He wanted to buy me an electric typewriter, God bless him—one of the few true gentlemen in this world

    Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2 (MEN 2)
    EndocrineWeb describes this very uncommon inherited disease, its effects on the
    endocrine glands, the age it usually presents itself, and treatment.

  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2 (MEN 2) Disorders of the Parathyroid, Adrenal, and Thyroid Cancer General Description Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia type 2 ( MEN 2) is a VERY uncommon inherited disease

  • People who inherit the gene for MEN 2 are predisposed to developing an overactivity in hormone production from the parathyroid glands, the central portion of the adrenal gland (the adrenal medulla) and a very certain type of thyroid cancer (that's why physicians will measure hormones in the blood to check for overproduction of each specific hormone)

  • Like those affected by the MEN 1 gene, by age 30, most people who inherit MEN 2 will have some type of endocrine gland overactivity

  • The type of thyroid cancer these people get is considerably more aggressive than when thyroid cancer develops in non-MEN patients (normal individuals)

  • First of all, the type of cancer which develops is a more aggressive type, and secondly, this cancer begins early in life in MEN 2 patients and grows quickly

  • ~ Testing For MEN 2 ~ Tests Needed for MEN 2 There are two main types of MEN 2 tests

    New York Thyroid Center: Thyroiditis
    Describes five different types of inflammation of the thyroid gland in detail.

  • Although each differenttype of thyroiditis may cause different symptoms, many times theycan be quite similar

  • Although you are unlikely to develop thyroid cancer and Hashimoto's thyroiditis together, you are at increased risk for a special type of thyroid cancer called a lymphoma which can be treated and cured if discovered early

  • PainfulThyroiditis The second type of thyroiditisis called subacute granulomatous thyroiditis , or painfulthyroiditis

  • Unlike most forms of thyroid disease which are morecommon in women, this type of thyroiditis occurs equally in bothmen and women

  • Thistype of inflammation is quite painful and you may find that thefront of your throat is sore to the touch

  • PainlessThyroiditis The third type of thyroiditisis called subacute lymphocytic thyroiditis , also sometimesreferred to as painless thyroiditis

  • This is the type of thyroiditisthat may occur in women after they give birth

  • Reidel'sThyroiditis The fourth type of thyroiditisis called Reidel's invasive fibrous thyroiditis

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    Diabetes: Type 1 - UMMC
    An in-depth report on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, long term
    complications, and associated emergency conditions. From the University of Maryland ...

  • > > Diabetes: Type 1 WHAT IS TYPE 1 DIABETES? The two major forms of diabetes are type 1, previously called insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) or juvenile-onset diabetes, and type 2, previously called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or maturity-onset diabetes

  • Insulin Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes share one central feature: elevated blood sugar ( glucose ) levels due to absolute or relative insufficiencies of insulin , a hormone produced by the pancreas

  • Type 1 Diabetes In type 1 diabetes, the disease process is more severe than with type 2, and onset is usually in childhood: Beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin are gradually destroyed

  • Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 diabetes is most common form of diabetes, accounting for 90% of cases

  • An estimated 16 million Americans have type 2 diabetes, and half are unaware they have it

  • The disease mechanisms in type 2 diabetes are not wholly known, but some experts suggest that it may involve the following three stages in most patients: The first stage in type 2 diabetes is the condition called insulin resistance

  • Most type 2 diabetics produce variable, even normal or high, amounts of insulin, and in the beginning this amount is usually sufficient to overcome such resistance


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