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Could artificial flavoring cause cancer?

Could artificial flavoring cause cancer?

No: I don't believe it. Government regulators tend to be zealots and each chemical added to food is checked for its ability to mutate dna. A few old food colors that did this are gone. Mother nature itself is full of cancer-causing chemicals in quantities well above what we'd accept from additives. Stop worrying, eat what you like (i prefer natural stuff) and keep up the customary watch for cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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What is the probability of developing cancer if you have smoked for about 3 years?

What is the probability of developing cancer if you have smoked for about 3 years?

Minimal: We don't know the exact risk, but we do know that by stopping smoking now your risk will decline over time. A smoking history of only 3 years likely only minimally increases your risk, if at all. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have smoked for 15-20 years what are the percentages you will develop cancer?

I'm just wondering, if you have smoked for 15-20 years what are the percentages you will develop cancer?

Duration and: Amiunt of smoking is directly linked to increase in all of the cancers; lung, esophagus, head & neck, bladder, kidney, pancreas, and vasclar and pulmonary mortality. It's odds are actually worse than russian roulette. Women incidence continues to rise. There is no benefits to tobacco use: expensive, dangerous and out of fashion. ...Read more

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Are you at a higher risk of cancer if you smoke cigars?

Are you at a higher risk of cancer if you smoke cigars?

Yes: Any use of tobacco increases the risk of cancer. Cigars increase risk of cancer of the mouth. Depending on inhalation of cigar smoke you may be at higher risk of cancer of aero-digestive track, lung, bladder etc. ...Read more

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How much tobacco must you smoke to get tongue cancer?

How much tobacco must you smoke to get tongue cancer?

Not Known, so Stop!: Tobacco causes cancer. How much and when we don't know. Not only do different people have different body types and differing resistance, but other factors also are important. For example, alcohol consumption also adds to the risk of oral cancer. Don't take a chance, don't use tobacco! ...Read more

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How is it that my dad got oral cancer if he never smoked?

It is possible: Smokers are many times more likely than non-smokers and/or non-consumers of alcohol to develop these cancers. ...Read more

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Barbecue (Definition)

Fire up the grill and throw on some healthy barbecue options like fish, chicken, vegetables ...Read more