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Are Blackheads And Cancer Linked
It depends : Other than pain, cancer in the bones can potentially cause pathologic fractures ( fractures that wouldn't occur in normal bones) that usually cannot heal without an intevention. Cancer in the spinal bone can potentially cause irritation to the spinal neves and possible serious spinal cord compression especially if a fracture occurs in the spinal bones. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Are there other kinds of cancers other than brain, lukemia, bone, skin, breast, colon, lung, and oral cancer?
How many cancer causing strands of HPV are there that can affect getting cancer of the genitals and neck and throat?
Mostly 2, 6 we think: Over 120 different types of hpv. Different types infect different parts of body. Most are harmless, easily treatable and not precancerous. Some produce warts that are easily seen and others growths that are nearly invisible. Types 16 and 18 account for vast majority of cervical cancers. Type 16 has been linked to oral cancer. Contact spreads the virus.Sexual contact spreads types 16, 18 and others. ...Read more
Cystic astrocytoma: Not all cystic astrocytomas are malignant. Being cystic does not make the tumor malignant, there are other findings in the tumor that need to be present to declare the tumor malignant. ...Read more
Does oral and anal sex really cause head/neck cancer as well as anal cancer? Are there risks involved if both parties are HPV free and monagomous?
Yes: Anal cancer and some types of head/neck cancer (mainly tonsil) are caused by hpv. If both parties are hpv free and monogamous then the risk would likely decrease, however studies of cervical samples in female college students show a very high rate of exposure at some point. So, monogamy at present wouldn't necessarily mean that there hadn't been prior exposure. ...Read more
Surgery, radiotherapy and chemo feel too terrible and invasive. Are there plants and preparations that can treat cancer cells?
Yes: Almost all chemotherapy drugs come from plants or animals. Taxol (paclitaxel) comes from the texas yew tree. The vinca alkaloids are made from the periwinkle plant (catharanthus rosea). The podophyllotoxins are derived from the may apple plant. So we have taken most of our chemos from plants and have studied them well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the main causes of breast cancer? So my girlfriend can avoid them. Or is it one of those random cancers and not an acquired cancer?
10% are congenital: While 10% of breast cancers are congential, at least 90% are acquired, the major factor related to the MMTV virus. The long terminal repeat of the virus enters the Wnt1 gene within ductal mucosa causing overexpression of B-catenin and transformation of the cell to Ca. This holds true for lymphocytes and prostate tissue having the Wnt -1 gene and a high level of association with Br Ca. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are smokers with non allergic rhintis at higher risk of developing lungcancer? sinuses and lungs involve breathing.Or are these completely unrelated?
No evidence that I: have found indicates that there is any greater risk of lung cancer in people with rhinitis. It is pretty much a dose response curve with the more cigarettes you smoke, the greater the chance of lung cancer. There are also resistance factors which are probably hereditary, but some may be acquired as well (such as exercise, exposure to other air pollution, second hand smoke, other toxins). ...Read more
Subclass: Tumors are groups of cells that have acquired mutations that cause them to divide inappropriately and get the nearby blood vessels and connective tissue to support their growth. Cancers are a subclass of tumors in which the genome itself has become destabilized, allowing the cells eventually to invade and often spread. ...Read more
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