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    Why does cancer appear in some places more frequently than others? For example, people get tumors in their lungs, bladder, stomach, intestines, brain, breasts,and other organs but you never see anyone developing cancer on their fingers, feet, thighs, etc... Cancer is suppose to be able to develop on any tissue in the body so why does it appear more frequently in certain areas? Can someone please explain this to me, I really want to know.
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    maybe you should not limit your response to Western Canada?

    good luck!

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    When it matastisises (my spelling sux), the cells are carried to the most concentrated areas of smaller blood vessels that get the most blood flow. Lungs, brain, liver, kidneys etc. are prime sites due to the blood flow and small vessels. These may not be the original sites, but it is where we find them.

    Also, more toxics (and a higher possibility of tumour development) are found in organs like the lungs, liver, bladder, kidneys etc.

    I know some cancers have a genetic component, but for the others, it's based on what gets the "nasties" most and where cancer cells can lodge and grow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlottex
    Why does cancer appear in some places more frequently than others? For example, people get tumors in their lungs, bladder, stomach, intestines, brain, breasts,and other organs but you never see anyone developing cancer on their fingers, feet, thighs, etc... Cancer is suppose to be able to develop on any tissue in the body so why does it appear more frequently in certain areas? Can someone please explain this to me, I really want to know.

    People get cancer everywhere....try goggle images...

    hellish disease....

    If they knew the answer to the questions of how when why, it would be a more treatable disease.

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    cancer is just mutated cells. I would think that the areas you listed have more ability to mutate than the places you didn't list.

    my dads brain tumor we will never know why it happened. but more than likely exposure to chemicals.

    my wifes thyroid cancer is a mystery to us. Her mom had thyroid issues but not cancer.

    Some is exposure, some is heradity and some is just shetty luck.

    tim

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