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i need help with cancer?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
About cancer...: A cancer is a mutation that grows fast enough in one's lifetime to cause disease. To reduce the risk of cancer, maintain a healthy weight and exercise. Eat lots of vegetables, some fruits, and limit intake of red meat or burned/charbroiled meat. Avoid smoking, because it increases lung, oral, and throat cancers; plus cervical cancers in women. Wear sunscreen outside to prevent skin cancer.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

I need help my mom said dad could have cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
See your physician.: There are many forms of cancer. Cancer can occur almost anywhere in the body, even in the blood and bone. Depending on what cancer your dad may/may not have, there are different symptoms. That is why you must get your dad to see his/your physician to find out what form of cancer it is, if any. Then tests can be done to make sure, and determine what to do.
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Need expert help here. What are the types of cancer treatments?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Three usual: Modalities. Most cancers are treated with one or more of the following treatments, surgery to remove the lesion and confirm diagnosis, radiation to control cancer cells and chemotherapy for the same aim. Chemotherapy consists of many different drugs. Often all three modalities are used.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Need doctor help! can radiation cause cancer if so, what type of cancer does radiation cause?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Absolutely: Therapeutic radiation famously causes certain sarcomas. After chernobyl, the worst was thyroid cancers that were thankfully mostly manageable. After hiroshima / nagasaki, there was a lot of leukemia, some increase in breast and other cancers. Home radon ; lung cancer is complicated and politicized. I believe the risk from worthwhile diagnostic x-rays is far lower than some scare-stories.
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Help! need to know if there's such thing as pre cancer?

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Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 29 years experience
Yes: A 'pre cancer' is a condition in which some but not all of the molecular / genetic changes necessary to cause a malignancy are present in cells. Some people refer to these changes as 'dsyplasia' or 'in situ' changes or 'intraepithelial lesion' changes. Some cancer screening tests (like the pap test) are designed to detect 'pre cancer' so that the patient can be treated prior to malignancy.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Help! need to know if there's a risk of cancer for cosmetologists?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
I say no: There's concern about old hair dyes and bladder cancer. The number-crunchers looked at this and despite all their disclaimers about "We're still not sure", it looks like a safe occupation to me. http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2010/08/06/aje.kwq190.full

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