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does contact lenses can cause cancer..

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Dr. Paul Anthony
Radiation Oncology 41 years experience
No: No.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
No: Enough said.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What can cause cancer in the environment?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Many things: Cancer-causing substances are called "carcinogens." they include uv radiation from the sun, radon, agricultural chemicals that get into the water supply, certain types of plastics like bpa, and many others. A report from the president's cancer panel gives more details. Go to: http://deainfo.Nci.Nih.Gov/advisory/pcp/annualreports/pcp08-09rpt/pcp_report_08-09_508.Pdf.
A 33-year-old member asked:

I heard that radiation can cause cancer. Will it increase my risk for others?

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Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
Yes but not much: It's still the right answer, almost always. Radiation treatments have been shown to slightly increase the risk of leukemia, thyroid cancer, early-onset breast cancer, and some other cancers. But those risks are far outweighed by the benefits of radiation to prevent recurrence of many cancers, and even cure some of them. Your oncologist knows best! take his/her advice!
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A 17-year-old male asked:

Is it true that milk can cause cancer ? Because i drink too much milk 0 fat.

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Dr. Matthew Solhjem
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Not true.: Milk doesn't cause cancer. It is healthy for one's body.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Could mothballs can cause cancer?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Maybe: World health organization - international agency on research on cancer (iarc) concluded that paradicholorobenzene is “possibly carcinogenic to humans” (group 2 b) http://npic.Orst.Edu/factsheets/pdbtech.Html#cancer . Iarc indicated that “there was inadequate evidence to evaluate the carcinogenicity of napthlene to humans, but found sufficient evidence in animals to conclude that napthalene is.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
napthalene is carcinogenic (Group 2 B). http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/naphtech.html#cancer
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A 45-year-old member asked:

Please explain if it is true that radiation can cause cancer?

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Dr. Tahir Ijaz
Radiation Oncology 30 years experience
Cancer by radiation: Yes, very very rarely.

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