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Doctor insights on: A Carcinogenic Mutation Is Not Inheritable What Could Be The Reason For This

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A carcinogenic mutation is not inheritable. What could be the reason for this?

A carcinogenic mutation is not inheritable. What could be the reason for this?

Location: Only mutations affecting the "germ line" - eggs in women, sperm-producing cells in men - can be passed on. Mutations caused by radiation or other carcinogens that occur in the thyroid, (or any tissue outside the ovary/testis), can not be inherited, regardless of whether the mutation occurs early in fetal/embryologic development or as an older adult. ...Read more

Mutation (Definition)

In genetics, a mutation is a change in the nucleotide sequence of the genome of an organism, virus, or extrachromosomal genetic element. Mutations result from unrepaired damage to dna or to RNA genomes (typically caused by radiation or chemical mutagens), from errors in the process of replication, or from the insertion or deletion of segments of dna ...Read more


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How are mthfr mutations and chiari malformation related? Should i get tested if I have chiari? (and high B6 levels, for no good reason)

How are mthfr mutations and chiari malformation related? Should i get tested if I have chiari? (and high B6 levels, for no good reason)

Forgive my frankness: One lab is promoting testing for mthfr mutations despite the fact that they merely identify folks who may be at slightly extra risk for this-and-that and who need to be extra-sure they get enough nutrients. A majority of people carry at least one 'mutant mghfr' and this is generating all kinds of scares. No relatioship to your chiari. ...Read more

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Chronic osteomylitis, bone marrow biopsy normal, jak-2 mutation negative, erythropoitin level normal, s.Ferritin level 5 but hb.17.8.What is its reason ?

Chronic osteomylitis, bone marrow biopsy normal, jak-2 mutation negative, erythropoitin level normal, s.Ferritin level 5 but hb.17.8.What is its reason ?

Many possibilities: Your question is why your hemoglobin is at the top-of-normal (or maybe a tiny bit above) for a person of your age and gender. I'm much, much more concerned about your chronic osteomyelitis. I'd consider a right-to-left cardiac shunt, osler-weber-rendu lung shunt, sleep apnea, high-affinity hemoglobin, an obscure mutation. It's not dangerous in itself & could "just be you.". ...Read more

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Could you die from carcinogen cancer?

Could you die from carcinogen cancer?

Question not clear: Carcinogens are agents that result in development of cancer through different mechanisms. Cancer can kill, so you could say the carcinogen caused death indirectly. Also, certain carcinogens (like high dose radiation or certain chemicals) can kill directly without causing cancer. ...Read more

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Could herbal shisha vapour actually contain carcinogens?

Could herbal shisha vapour actually contain carcinogens?

Yes: Herbal sisha vapor usually contains carcinogens. See: http://www.tobaccofreeu.org/cms-assets/documents/120710-860548.hookah.pdf ...Read more

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What are carcinogens?

Chemicals causing Ca: The chemicals that cause cancer are called Carcinogens. It is often based on animal experiments, but some of these drugs actually cause cancers in Humans too even at small doses as compared to the much large doses required to create a cancer in the animals. So there is a dose below which many such chemicals used as food or drugs can be safely used in Humans. ...Read more

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Is citronella a carcinogen?

Is citronella a carcinogen?

May prevent cancer: Citronella is a plant essential oil used as an insect repellent and non-specific therapeutic agent in alternative medicine. It is not believed to be a carcinogen, although methods of testing have been almost entirely as topical agent. A search conducted in the national library of medicine revealed no evidence that it caused cancer and some suggestion that it reduces cancer in mice. ...Read more

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Is nicotine itself a carcinogen?

Is nicotine itself a carcinogen?

No: It is the complex hydrocarbons in tobacco smoke that cause cancer, but the nicotine is what causes the physical dependency and addiction. ...Read more

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What are some types of carcinogens?

What are some types of carcinogens?

Cancer causing agent: Tobacco in nay form is a potent carcinogen. So is Radiation from any source like from Uranium mines, Excess use of X-Rays, Atomic bombs and most of the nuclear material is radioactive and can cause cancers. ...Read more

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What are carcinogens and why bad for you?

DNA damage: Carcinogens are chemicals and physical agents that cause dna damage and promote growth. Examples being, tobacco, alcohol, benzene, arsenic, x-rays, microbes and their products. They are bad in that they have the potential to cause cancer and cause genetic damage. ...Read more

Carcinogen (Definition)

A carcinogen is any substance (including toxins, radiation) that causes cancer. Parenthetically, some carcinogens in other animals (eg rats/mice) may or may not ...Read more