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Can earrings cause cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
You decide: Don't get your ears pierced until you're very sure it's what you want and know you're not a keloid former. The fact that many people get keloids from this gave rise to the myth that it "causes cancer" -- keloids aren't cancer but are troublesome.

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What are the causes of cancer?

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Dr. Pamela Merino
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Multiple: Depending on the site there is a combination of enviromental, genetic and familial factors involved.
A 52-year-old male asked:

How is cancer caused?

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Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Depends: While we are aware of some well established causes of cancer, like cigarettes, there is much that remains a mystery.

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