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Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control and abnormal cell growth spreading to other locations in the body via lymph or blood resulting in the destruction of adjacent tissues. There are over 100 different types of cancer specific to the type of cells that are affected.
Similar Symptoms Nipple discharge and tenderness can be a sign of cancer, but it doesn't mean you have it just because you have those symptoms. A doctor will be able to give you a blood test for pregnancy and tests for cancer. You may be able to get insurance through your state to cover all or at…
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No, is there something else going on, like not paying your premiums? Are they cancelling EVERYONE in your state? Did your employer stop paying the premiums? For more info see www.SteveShorr.com Did they drop your coverage or were only 30 treatments approved and the doctor "forgot" to ask for a…
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Probably an infected lymph node. ANOTHER ANSWER It could be caused by a sinus infection. If it does not go away and you still have sinus pressure, you should see a doctor, preferably an ENT (ear, nose & throat) doctor for an antibiotic. Sinus infections that are left untreated can lead to worse …
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It is quite likely that the bump to which is being referred is the external occipital protuberance. It is part of the external occipital bone, and is also known as the inion. Far from being a 'growth' or disorder, it is the attachment point for the ligamentum nuchae and the trapezius muscle. It will…
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Hi thereYes, you could have a concussion. These are some symptoms:wanting to sleep too much dizziness listless no appetite (but not feeling sick)Concussions can occur quite a bit later after the accident, so it's to your best interest to see your doctor or at least go into a clinic and be check out.…
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Any new "lumps" on your body are never normal and should be evaluated by a medical professional for diagnosis and treatment. It may be nothing. It may be a cyst, or it may be something more serious. You need to go to a doctor. In person. No one is able to (or will) diagnose you online. You only have…
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Answer milk contains the substance called IGF-1 which can be helpful to cancer suffers. You are more than likely referring to IGF-1, which is a growth factor in homoginized milk. Preliminary studies have shown it to cause some cancers (prostate for one) to grow more rapidly.
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I would say it is something she should talk to her doctor about right away. They will tell her if she should be concerned or not. I would say that if it is not troubling her she should not worry about it, dont waste time going to the doctor and spend more time with the family
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It sounds to me like the later part of stage 2 of three full stages. Usually, this is a warning that spinal fluid is being discharged. Is the cancer also in her brain stem? If the tumor has spread or originated there the fluid which makes her feet look like this is abnormal and requires special medi…
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I am sorry to say that there isn't much you can do at this point. Please keep in close contact with your doctor and perhaps there is a medication that can subdue this behavior to some degree depending on the severity of the cancer. If possible it is advisable to have someone stay with your wife cons…
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After a radical cystectomy, the number one question is reconstruction and what kind one might consider. Some patients are better suited to the ileal conduit reconstruction and others may do better with an orthotopic neobladder. In most, but not all radical cystectomies performed for transitional cel…
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Hospice care is also associated with Palliative care. Which is a term used to describe the alleviation of severity of symptoms, the exploration of all treatment options, etc. Whereas, hospice care is thought of as helping someone to die with as little pain and mental anguish as possible.
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Yes. I too unfortunately am a smoker. Smokers have been blamed from everything from the boil on one's butt to the mystery of ALL diseases. Other things in our environment can cause cancer as well (they know little about cancer after all these years) and some medications such as HRT can cause breast …
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For people with one undescended testicle who develop cancer, the undescended testicle is the one that has the cancer 80% of the time. Since the descended testicle can develop cancer 20% of the time, removal of the undescended testicle is rarely performed anymore as it used to be. Careful examination…
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Simply growing older increases a man's risk for getting prostate cancer. All men, if they live long enough, will develop prostate problems. More than 75 percent of prostate cancer cases are diagnosed in men ages 65 or older; just 7 percent of cases occur in men younger than age 60. The average age …
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[From Genetics of Prostate Cancer part of the National Cancer Institute website]As with breast and colon cancer, familial clustering of prostate cancer has been reported frequently. From 5% to 10% of prostate cancer cases are believed to be due primarily to high-risk inherited genetic factors or pro…
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%REPLIES% Answer [From the Support and Resources Page of the National Cancer Institute website] This page offers information such as: How to Find a Doctor or Treatment Facility if You Have Cancer When Someone in Your Family Has Cancer Cancer Support Groups: Questions and Answers …
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Prostate cancer is a disease which only affects men. Cancer begins to grow in the prostate - a gland in the male reproductive system. The cancer cells may spread from the prostate to other parts of the body. it can cause difficulty urinating, blood in the urine, or pain in the pelvis. nutrition200…
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The symptoms of prostate cancer are: Trouble urinating. Blood in the Urine. Erectile dysfunction Blood in Semen. General pain in the lower back , hips or thighs. decreased force in the stream of urine. Discomfort in the pelvic area.
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Prostate cancer is more common in men with African-Caribbean and African backgrounds, but less common in men with Asian backgrounds. The survival rate for prostate cancer, 75% of prostate cancer cases are diagnosed in men aged 65 years and over. Men under 50 account for around 1% of prostate cancer …
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Some research suggests that lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Eat a low-fat diet: that means eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, while cutting back on meat and cholesterol. Quit smoking! Some studies have linked rapid growth of prostate tumors with smoking. Take g…
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Answer Men in the following groups should consider having an annual screening: Men over 50 Men of African descent over the age of 40 Men over the age of 40 with a family history of prostate cancer [From the Prostate Cancer Prevention and Control Initiative info page on Mass.gov, the official We…
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Most commonly, you get skin cancer from being overexposed to the sun, either over a period of many years, or from a few bad sunburns, especially sunburns as a child. You might also get skin cancer from exposure to other forms of radiation and some chemicals, but that's not typical. There are risk fa…
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You should be regularly checking yourself, especially parts of your body that get exposed to the sun, for of the following. Your doctor should also watch for these in your regular physicals. If you're in an especially high-risk group, you may want regularly schedule professional examinations of you…
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%DETAILS% Answer My doc said 6% of people vomit when taking Straterra. If you are one of those people you need to stop immediatly. This means you are having some sort of allergic reation. If you doc says different find a new one.
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Answer It means that you are just as likely to suffer adverse effects from exposure to Asbestos (of any colour) than someone who has had no significant contact with Asbestos whatsoever. It is a disclaimer only and in that respect much like a label on a cigarette packet that says "smoking causes i…
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Answer Yes, having past family members (parents and grandparents) who have died from cancer, increases the chances that you will also get cancer. Further risk factors are diet, lifestyle choices (smoking and sexual practices) as well as sun exposure (skin cancer) and use of illegal drugs (inject…
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The symptoms can range from having no symptoms at all to having bleeding from the rectum to having abdominal or pelvic pain. Because most people do not have symptoms at all, it is recommended that everyone obtain a colonoscopy after age 50 (or earlier if there is a strong family history of colorecta…
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In my case, it took about a week. It was reviewed after the biopsy by my local hospital pathologist and then sent to Stanford Medical center for a confirmation. So it could take up to 10 days to be absolutely positive. Mine turned out to be Hodgkins Lymphoma. Good luck, Kristin
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Cancer does NOT spread during an operation, it spreads afterwards because major operations lower the oxygen in your body. Cancer can only thrive in environments that lack oxygen. Answer The reason for this was discovered in the 1940s by Nobel Prize for Medicine winner Otto Warburg who found tha…
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A wise person said "medicine can treat an illness but nutrition maintains your health". There is no "quick fix" to prevent cancer in modern society, as the food we eat, the air we breathe and our emotional state all contribute to stress on our bodies. There are however some steps you can take to re…
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Answer I'm always amazed at questions like this (please forgive me). You're asking strangers online to come up with statistical probabilities regarding potentially life-threatening illnesses concerning YOUR body. Whether the likihood is 10% or 80%, that's not going to put your mind at ease anyway…
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According to the American Cancer Society and the CDC, approximately 163,500 people are expected to die of lung cancer in the USA in 2005. They also estimate that 172,500 people were diagnosed with the disease in 2005 as well.
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when you are not getting enough nutrients and calories your body isn't getting anything. You need to keep your energy unless you want your body to break down. You might not think that the body needs food to operate. But just think of a car..a car needs oil and water and gas to manuever around, witho…
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It isn't necessarily common to have to have surgery on the same basal cell carcinoma three times since generally, the physician will remove a large enough area to take the entire lesion away; however, if the borders were not "clean" on the second time, it's still very important to have the third pro…
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A white blood cell count (WBC, or WBC Count) is used to determine the stage and/or type of cancer (usually Leukemia) that is being dealt with in a patient. My friend's son has Acute Myeloid Leukemia and has had a blood cell count of OVER 200,000 on more than one occasion, 150,000 count just a few m…
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There are new medications for various forms of cancer, you cnnot generalise. Answer There has been a recent discovery in Japan that a special extract from a particular type of mushroom has amazing power to battle cancer. It boosts the immune system's ability to kill cancer cells by up to 300%.Answer…
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you have to have a doctor of medicine degree Before you apply to medical school you must get good grades in high school, apply and get accepted to an accredited four year college or university, and graduate with a degree in biology, chemistry, nursing, chemistry, psychology, or other related field'…
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This can certainly happen more often than you think, but be careful! You have to be absolutely sure you are correct. Unless you have gone to the doctors with this friend of yours and heard the diagnosis then you'll never know for sure.Some people fake illness' to get attention. It doesn't make them …
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Chances of Cancer It is always possible for fibrosystic changes or a cyst to be cancerous. For peace of mind, ask your doctor to biopsy. THAT IS the only way to be sure. If you have a CYST it should checked out and may be removed. You should always get a second opinion with something serious lik…
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Leukemia is a disease in which uncontrollably dividing blood cells invade the bone marrow and circulating blood. The cause is a defect in control of the cell cycle which allows the cell to go on dividing unchecked. The precipitating factors for this loss of control of the cell cycle are many. The e…
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Answer It is possible that the lump is caused from the trauma from the bite. It is kind of like a bruise but the blood pools into one place. If it is a bruise, the lump would be tender and should disappear in a couple of days if you massage and rotate it (this will disperse the pooled blood). Un…
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Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer or bowel cancer, includes cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix. It is the third most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of death among cancers in the Western world. Many colorectal cancers are thought to arise from adenomatou…
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Chances of Getting Cervical Cancer The chances of getting cervical cancer if you have only had one sexual partner are very lowe. As a general rule, the more partners you have, the greater chance of getting cervical cancer. However, if your one partner has had sex with many others partners, that…
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First of all does it cause pain? Do you drink a lot of drinks with caffiene? Have they suggested needle biopsy? If you drink a lot of caffinated drinks you should cut them out and take 1000 milligrams of vitamin E a day for three months. It cleanses the breast and alleviates the pain.
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Answer The doctor that diagnosed your dad would know. Answer Probably a few months. Sorry!
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Estimates vary, but a study in a reliable journal found that each cigarette takes about 11 minutes off your life. "Time for a smoke? One cigarette reduces your life by 11 minutes" BMJ. 2000 January 1; 320(7226): 53.
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What Could A Painful Bump Behind The Right Ear Be? The likelihood of it being skin cancer is low. However, you should have it looked at. Some people get little hard cysts (not cancerous) and they will either go down on their own or you can leave them or have them removed. It's best to let your doct…
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It very well could be a tumor, but it could also be anything else! Anything close enough to my head that could be dangerous, I'm at the Dr.s right away. It could be a cist, which could explode underneath your skin and poison you. Go to the Dr! Please do not be alarmed, first of all , a person givin…
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Click on the related link below for the answer.Lymphoma presents with certain non-specific symptoms. If symptoms are persistent, lymphoma needs to be excluded medically. Lymphadenopathy or swelling of lymph nodes - It is the primary presentation in lymphoma. Fever, night sweats and weight loss are…
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yes, sadly that is a very likely possibilty, please if you love your dog as much as i do, get him/her to the vet as soon as possible, they may not be cancerous but better to be safe
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All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Methotrexate: Acne; chills and fever; dizziness; flushing; general body discomfort; hair loss; headache; inf…
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Yes, unfortunately it is possible though highly unlikely for a teenager to get stomach cancer. I knew 2 people who had stomach cancer at a very young age one was a good friend. They were 21 and 26 respectively. Jeremy (21) was diagnosed with a very developed stage and only lived a very short 6 weeks…
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No. I think that you can't have cancer that was made from a mole it disn't make sence that you can have cancer from a mole.   No. Many people have numerous moles and do not have cancer. If the mole is an unusual color, has hairs growing out of it, or is large and/or growing, you should see you…
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Yes, it is possible: It has been brought to my attention that while an uncircumcised penis is not the primary 'cause' of cervical cancer, it could contribute to the female partner contracting it. How so? 1. If your uncircumcised partner doesn't bath before sexual intercourse. It is VERY important…
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With love and respect. She has cancer. You need to get past everything else. I doubt your mother is narcassistic, but fighting for her life, or she has been preparing herself for her death. If she is cranky, teary-eyed, hard on you (the caregiver) then it's all quite normal. My own mother suffere…
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What are the chances It is pretty rare to see cases of breast cancer that young. Less than 5% of all cases are found in persons 35 yrs of age or younger. The vast majority of breast cancer cases are 50 yrs of age or older.
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A hereditary disease is a disease caused by an abnormality in an individual's DNA which is inherited genetically. Although cancer is not caused by single gene inheritance like cystic fibrosis or sickle cell anemia, some types of cancer do exhibit multifactorial inheritance, which is a type of inheri…
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Answer No, Maybe you should get that checked out. =ANOTHER ANSWER YES, IT is normal. The human body is not perfectly symetrical. Most guys have one testical larger than the other, just as most women have one breast a little larger than the other. As long as both testicles have …
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Pain during a Mammograph It is possible, but there are many other more common causes of breast pain, one of which is the presence of scar tissue. In either case, mammographs do an excellent job of detecting cancers, especially in women over 40. Mention it to your doctor, and also ask to be taught…
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There are 2 types: benign where the cancerous cells are surrounded by a fibrous membrane preventing metastasis. cancerous: the cancerous cells are not surrounded by a membrane and so are free to move throughout the body, spreading the tumour to other organs/tissues. Cancer cells arise when the cel…
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Answer Most dermatologists (skin doctors) will tell you that sun (UV) exposure is cumulative, and once you hit a certain point you get skin cancer. That point is different for everybody. Light skinned, blonde, blue eyed, freckles all add risk and lower the amount of acceptable accumulation. i th…
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Any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system. Cancer is too much life. The cells are dividing too quickly and are harming healthy cells around them. It also spreads to other parts of the body.
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They can occur anywhere, but most commonly in the breast, the thyroid, and wherever you have lymph glands (groin, arm pit, etc.) Cancer can occur in any cell. It is not something you catch, it is out of control cell replication.
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Cervical Cancer FatalitiesYes. Annually 14,000 women are diagnosed with the cancer and 3,900 of them die. It is the biggest killer of women of all medical conditions.Worldwide, including 3rd world countries, half-a million women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and more than 243,000 of them die (v…
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Pancreatitis (contrary to apparent belief) is NOT pancreatic cancer. They are entirely different conditions. Pancreatitis literally means "inflammation (or infection) of the pancreas". There are MANY causes, though alcohol consumption is one of the leading causes, gallstones are also a common cause …
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Hello, Its different in every case. You will need to speak to your doctor about this for a more accurate answer. Sorry I couldn't help you but hopefully someone else on here can. Hi! I had written you a long, and I was hoping, helpful answer and I accidently erased it. ugh! I have dysplasia, have…
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1. Age Factor: Prostate cancer is rare among men under the age of 45, but much more common after the age of 50. 2. Genetics: A man whose brother or father had/had prostate cancer runs twice the risk of developing, it compared to other men. 3. Diet: vitamin D, a diet high in red meat may raise a …
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SymptomsCervical cancer is difficult to detect in the early stages, since the symptoms are too similar to other ailments, including PMS. For all intents and purposes, early cervical cancer has no symptoms and goes unnoticed by most women unless caught in a pap smear.The most common symptom of cervic…
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Cancer No, it cannot. Answer Well I have the same problem to, I have biting my lip, i have no idea why but now i have a Cold Sore and its not cancer.
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THC- MARIJUANA ACTIVE INGREDIENT THC, THE ACTIVE INGREDIENT in marijuana that makes you "high", is a helpful drug for certain diseases, and it may help treat lung cancer . In addition, it helps relieve SYMPTOMS of diseases or side-effects of certain treatments. For instance, for cancer patients, it …
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Answer The woman has to choose delay cancer treatment and deliver the baby or stop the pregnancy and receive cancer treatment. It's a difficult choice. Sorry -joymaker rn
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it is usually called a *cist* by the medical community. it is best to have a doctor check it out so they can see if it is cancerous or not. all cists have that possibility. but it is most likely something very commonly known to most of the European descendants, called *benign cists*. just lumps unde…
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Answer Yes, fish do get cancer and scientists actually study cancer in fish to investigate possible treatments that may also work for humans. "Cefas scientists are collaborating with experts from the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Institute for Cancer Studies at the University of Birmingham because o…
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i have seen patients with pancreatic cancer with this condition, yes but usually it is a more common issue, such as a food allergy or salivary gland infection. With pancreatic cancer u have other symptoms aswell, tiredness, weightloss, vomiting, fever, swollen lymph nodes. If its just swollen lip wi…
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No, Cancer is a disease, hickeys are nothing more than burst capillaries that have released the blood to the skin surface similar to a bruise. While they may be sore or unsightly, they will cause no lasting effects.
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Answer I am 20 and have been diagnosed with bladder cancer. I had it removed by TUR... a surgery. It came back but I avoided treatments that were too costly, and it went away on its own. I've never smoked and don't drink. I tried natural and spiritual treatment. Something went right, because it's go…
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What causes a cell to mutate into a cancer cell?true
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it causes heart fail and heart attacks, coffin up blood, teeth lose and fungal infection all kinds of nasty infections, other things it can also cause cancer to your lungs, mouth, body just don't smoke, some-people die in their sleep because of it, if you wanna smoke then you wanna die early and qui…
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Chemotherapy hair loss is called Alopecia. Drugs which are used during chemotherapy are very powerful that directly attack cancerous cell. The problem is that healthy, normal cells get killed, too. Hair follicles are vulnerable cells that tend to die off during chemo, although they do regrow after c…
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how long do you have to wait to get a perm after chemotherapy? It has been almost 8 months since my mothers last treaatment.
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There are a number of different kinds of leukemia, and they may have different causes. What is clear is that the causes of leukemia are unclear. There are some good arguments made for increased risk of leukemia based on genetic predisposition (it "runs in your family"), some viruses, exposure to som…
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There's no definitive proof that Aldrin causes cancer and the International Agency for Research on Cancer has declassified it as a carcinogenic substance. It has been known to cause liver cancer in mice. Large amounts of these chemicals can cause convulsions and death.
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CANCER..........PAINFUL PASSING?????? YEARS AGO, HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS didn't have a handle on PAIN MANAGEMENT. They finally got it together and realized that if someone was facing death from cancer, they didn't have to worry about them getting "hooked" on pain medication. Now, they focus on keep…
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Yes. Cesium is a live radiation souce that is used to treat a localized area. Chemo is a systemic therapy that courses through the entire body (it is not radioactive).
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No. It passes north of South Australia, through Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland.
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It's an expression used for the rather foggy response of the brain due to the effects of chemotherapy. It wears off after the course is complete. Thats not True! The Wearing off part) I had treatment a year ago,& I still suffer from it & so do Alot of people Go look for yourself O the Americ…
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I know that I ate a very high fibre diet most of my life but was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, so I would say no to your question. Other factors could contribute to getting ovarian cancer, such as the other foods eaten and the environment. There are scientists who say that fibre can decrease the c…
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Answer 45nm technology refers to size of the transistors in a chip. A technology node is defined as the ground rules of a process governed by the smallest feature printed in a repetitive array. The half-pitch of first-level interconnect dense lines is most representative of the DRAM technolog…
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Im sorry, If there was a cure for cancer, life would change as we know it. There is not A cure for cancer. There never was. My pappy died of cancer, mouth cancer. He'd still be with me if there was a cure. We can only hope there will be a cure for cancer in mere future. But until then, we just have …
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Answer No. They don't treat viruses either, with a few minor exceptions. And, those exceptions require some processing to access the active compounds. Answer Of all conditions which the herbalist/traditional Chinese medical doctor may treat, cancer represents a major test of the herbal tools …
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Cancer begins in one place but spreads and invades various parts of your body, diverting blood and nourishment to the growth of tumours. The tumours themselves are not helpful, and whatever organ they invade begins to stop working. Plus, the nourishment from your body is more and more diverted to t…
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No. The types of radiation that cause cancer are ionizing radiation (alpha and beta radiation) and high-energy electromagnetic radiation (ultraviolet rays, x-rays, and gamma rays). Even then, very low doses of these forms of radiation usually aren't carcinogenic.
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Answer To answer "Why is keratin production increased in cancer cells?" We need to understand what cancer is. I strongly believe that as opposed to the conception that cancer is a malfunction; cancer is a highly intentional set of events and not a mistake. The "purpose" of cancer in the body is…
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cancer.....there is alot of ways people get cancer. like sitting in the sun to much, smoking,drugs,and more. there are more than 200 ways you can get cancer just be aware of what you do.
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Pink Ribbon PANTONE NumberThe pink ribbon PANTONE color number is supposedly 237 CVC. To be certain, check with product manufacturers and/or distributors. PMS#203 or PMS#237 has been used in the past for awareness bracelets PMS (Pantone Matching System) colours are a system for the graphic design in…
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Ethnicity and Breast Cancer There are some associations between ethnicity and breast cancer. ALL women should be screened routinely per the current guidelines, but research indicates that white, non-Hispanic women have a higher prevalence of breast cancer overall, but other differences have also be…
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