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Dr. James Gulley
25 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: The mind cannot convince the body to have a serious disease like cancer.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
HPV specialist: There may be more resistance to treatment of HPV with lupus and sjogrens syndrome. Since there are quite a few different treatments depending on locat ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Overweight Risks: Thank you for informing about “Never smoked or chewed Tobacco” and I commend you for your desire for Good Health. Excess weight is associated with in ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience Medical Oncology
No: Hutchinson's disease is also known as sarcoidosis. This is a specific form of inflammation of the tissues in the body. Almsot any tissues can be affec ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Risk factor: Osteoporosis is the loss of calcium from bone with subsequent loss of structural strength. Therfore it should be considered a mechanical risk factor a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Pancreas: The simple answer is yes (environment), and yes (hereditary), but it could be nothing or something unrelated. I suggest you have your PC refer you t ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
28 years experience Retinal Surgery
Great question: This great question to which a book could be written in reply. Simply, there are rare cancers that can be passed on from a parent. In general ho ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not hereditary: Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium. Someone who has an active lung infection may spread it by coughing.
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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No: Cancer is not contagious, so you can not pass it to those around you. However, there is some genetic influence from your parents but it is uncommon... ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Sporadic malformatn: The fetal nervous system first forms as a groove that folds in on itself and begins to close from the middle outward to the top & bottom.If the bottom ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Its a Blood Cancer: It is not communicable. It begins in the bone marrow and mostly affects White blood cells(WBC). There are 4 different types of Leukemia which are oft ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes zoster: Shingles may occur in such patients, or in totally normal individuals. There is no direct causation or association.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gina Salcedo-samper
9 years experience Clinical Psychology
Depends...: In the past mental illness were thought to be originated by our emotions, magical forces, etc. Nowadays scientific research has been able to identify ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenni Ramsey
15 years experience Pharmacology
A disease. : According to the american diabetes association, "diabetes mellitus (mel-ih-tus), or simply, diabetes, is a group of diseases characterized by high blo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Disorganization: Chronic disorganization is usually due either to character (lazy, procrastinating, immature, etc.) or a chronic mental illness affecting the brain by ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Many: A number of bacterial and viral illnesses affect the heart. They include myocarditis, pericarditis, endocarditis, myocardial abscess and post strepto ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes and no: It is similar in that it is a condition that effects health but is dissimilar in that it is not communicable or contagious.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: As soon as it invades, which it often never does, it's a full-fledged cancer. Sometimes the cancer precedes it and grows into the epidermis. It&# ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart disease: Heart disease is a generic term. Heart disease can be caused by a wide variety of genetic, toxic, infectious(viral, bacterial, other) and other proces ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Paget's: Paget's disease is very rare in children
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Serious non-cancer: Lupus is a common multisystem autoimmune poorly-understood illness that is not cancer. It formerly killed many, if not most, of its victims. With to ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Maybe: There are several types of brain cancer. Some can be successfully removed and cured, and some are very aggressive and can be deadly. Removal or biopsy ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
Depends who you ask: If you are a victim, then its a crime. If you are a treating psychologist, it is a psychiatric condition. If you are a lawyer, it is a legal definitio ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart disease: There are many kinds of heart disease. Within the kinds of infectious heart disease both viral and bacterial infections are two kinds of heart disease ... Read More

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