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do takis chips cause cancer

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Enjoy your chips: There's a made-up internet scare e-mail about a pediatrician saying they cause stomach bleeding and cancer. It makes no sense and I've heard nothing f ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience Pathology
Cancer: If we knew the answer, we wouldn't need doctors or medicine. However, that said, from what we know, cancer is caused by an unfortunate set of interac ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Many causes: Risk and contributory factors to causing cancers would include genetics/family history of it, excessive exposure to agents- chemicals, pollutants, rad ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Too many culprits!: 5-10% of the populations have a high risk of hereditary cancer. In addition, our gene is subject to thousands of hits every day, in the air, in the c ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not ionizing: A chemical that truly causes cancer at realistic doses must mutate genes. Ionizing radiation (high-frequency) does this, but radiation at microwave le ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: No.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Chewing tabacco: Chewing tabacco has many known carcinogens. Betel nut chewing has also been linked to carcinogenesis.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Smokeless tobacco (chew, snuff, etc.) cause cancer by exposing the lining of the mouth or nose to toxins in the tobacco that can lead to cancer. They ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
No and no: Sinusitis does not cause oral cancer. Nicotine (smoking or chewing) does cause health problems which you may or may not be aware of. Do not smoke and ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Eat fewer hot dogs: Hot dogs are relatively cheap and taste good. Watch out however for what's in them--read labels carefully to assess what meat is used and how much fa ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Hmmm: Not that I know of but if someone is using lots of antacids, it means he/she has persistent symptoms of gastritis or reflux. That person could have Ba ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yim
Dr. John Yim answered
28 years experience Surgical Oncology
No.: Sweet 'n' low, which is made from saccharin, has never been shown to cause thyroid cancer, in man or in animals. There was some concern in the past t ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It may: There is no clear answer to this question. But healthy eating is an important part of staying healthy and cancer-free. This should include plant based ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
48 years experience Pathology
Nasopharyngeal Cance: Nasopharyngeal cancer (npc) is though to be related to the ebstein-barr virus (ebv), the same virus that causes infectious mononucleosis (im) in many ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Hickies: I could not find a report linking hickory and cancer.
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No issue: The problem with MSG is not cancer but some people do feel ill from it. I am not aware of any study showing a rising risk of cancer from MSG however- ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience Psychiatry
of course: Of course those meds and measures do not cure cancer. If your question is about the symptoms, many times they actually get ameliorated by meds and foo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Colonoscopy: If you've had a perforation the GI doctor can tell if there is cancer of diverticulitis on a colonoscopy. A ct may also be useful.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Absolutely: Therapeutic radiation famously causes certain sarcomas. After chernobyl, the worst was thyroid cancers that were thankfully mostly manageable. After h ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
I can't see how: ..It would cause cancer unless there were carcinogens already present in the ingredients. As for protection, i don't think it does either. Maybe som ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
Dipping Tobacco Bad: Saliva leaches the nicotine out of the "dipping" tobacco & decreases blood flow to the oral, esphogeal & stomach mucous membranes. This mucosa become ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Papaya pills: Unlikely to cause stomach pain. I would look elsewhere for the cause.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
Carcinogens: At least 28 chemicals (carcinogens) in smokeless tobacco can cause cancer. The most harmful chemicals are tobacco-specific nitrosamines, which are for ... Read More

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