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what causes eye cancer?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Uv radiation: Although the main cause of eye cancer is not yet known but exposure to ultraviolet rays, weak immune system, and retinoblastoma are some of the reasons which could result in eye cancers. Color of eyes: people having the eye colors of blue, grey, or green are prone of having melanoma. Melanoma is common in those who have abnormal brown spots in eyes, the other causes are uv radiation, moles, genetic.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Unknown: The cause of most cancers is truly unknown although there are inciting factors like smoking. Cancer can occur in any dividing cell and the eye does have such cells. Cancer seems to be a mistake in cellular division. Cancer in the eye can come from this and also some cancers elsewhere can spread to the eye (metastasis).

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Can short term exposure to cigarette smoke cause eye cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Likely not: What kind of eye cancer you are referring here? Eye cancer is not common. I dont think that short term exposure to cigarette smoke can cause eye cancer. It may give you irrittation on the outside layer of the eye- conjunctivitis- makes your eyes red and discomfort. However, cigarette smoke is not something that you want to be exposed with, anyway-either as a first hand or as a second hand smoker.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How can you get bladder cancer if you're constantly urinating?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
In other ways.: The development of bladder cancer has little to do with the frequency of urination. It has everything to do with changes to the lining of the bladder, mostly due to exposure to toxins in the urine, such as from cigarette smoke & industrial chemicals. Inherited genetic factors play a role as well. For those that have developed bladder cancer, one of the symptoms can be frequent urination.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are some stomach cancer support groups?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
ACS: Please look up or go online and contact your local american cancer society and ask what is available in your area. www.cancer.org.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What can be done to treat acne on the face, chest, and shoulders?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Acne Therapy: Acne treatments work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection, reducing the inflammation or doing all four. With most prescription acne treatments, you may not see results for four to eight weeks, and your skin may get worse before it gets better. There are topicals like ziana and epiduo and oral medication like solodyn (minocycline). See your dermatologist.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what causes cancer underneath the eye?

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Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Sun: We don't know what causes most cancers. We do, however, know that cancer of the lower eyelid is most associated with sun exposure.

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