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