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Can Cell Phones Cause Cancer I Want To Know Once And For All
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
I have sickle cell anemia and wanted to know how to go about getting stem cell transplant, is there some type of waiting and who do I go through?
Need a donor : Stem cell transplant is not a simple procedure and can carry significant risk. However it will cure sickle cell anemia. The biggest hurdle to transplant is finding a donor who matches you. You would have to be seen at a transplant center first to do the testing to see if a potential donor exists and to get insurance authorization. The center would also have to have a protocol for sickle cell. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have read that HPV can cause about 30 kinds of cancers. can it be a procuring cause of prostate cancer in men?
Not that we know of: I have had a great amount of research experience in prostate cancer and HPV. Prostate cancer actually happens to be one of the few cancers that we have a well defined causative timeline. Almost all cases are due to hormonal (testosterone) inducement. This is why treatment (may) entails testosterone suppression. Anyone claiming a role for HPV doesn't have consensus backing and should be doubted. ...Read more
Grandpa has bladder cancer and CLL leukemia. What causes these? So i know what to do to avoid ever developing either of these
Preventention of Can: Cancer is primarily a disease of the older age groups (>65 year olds). From that perspective you are too young to worry about it. yet there are precautions you can/should take to reduce your risk of developing cancer. This requires you to live a Healthy lifestyle, meaning a healthy Diet(ample vegies and fruits) and regular exercise so that your weight is normal; stay away from Smoking and alcohol ...Read more
I'm 16 and i have all the symptoms of lung cancer, my parents wont take me to the doctor so i thought i would come to you to get some answers and help?
Unusual For 16 or 22: year old to have lung cancer. You may have symptoms more consistent with bronchitis. What you may need is a simple chest X-ray to start with. At 16 or 22 you should be able to go to doctor yourself. If you have real symptoms, why wouldn't your parents want to take you to doctor? ...Read more
See link below: Just as chronic sun exposure causes cumulative damage to dna over many years, so can exposure to tanning beds, both of which contribute to the development of skin cancer. http://www.aad.org/media-resources/stats-and-facts/prevention-and-care/indoor-tanning is a link to some useful information from the american academy of dermatology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have intented a formula that can cure first stage of breast cancer, how can I share it to the world?
Trial and publish: you will need to open a clinical trial to make sure that it is not just a pure luck/chance and no bias and it is something that is reliable . clinical trial has to be run in certain ways to ensure quality control of the result. then following a clinical trial, then you can publish the result. ...Read more
What can I do if my mother died of stomach cancer, so what are the steps I should take to protect myself from cancer?
Common sense: A lot depends on your individual situation. If your mother was young or there are other cancers in the family, you may have an inherited cancer syndrome that requires medical evaluation. In general, the best way to avoid cancer is to stop smoking, exercise, lose weight, and eat healthy. Some say cancer is a disease of aging, so it may be impossible to completely avoid cancer as we age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some ideas: 1) change environments and scenarios in which you use porn 2) examine the pros and cons of using porn--write them down. 3) spend less time alone; do a review of your relationships, who can you re-connect with, can you meet new people? What would make your current relationships better? 4) learn healthy ways to deal with feelings like anxiety, boredom, anger, sadness and loneliness. ...Read more
Im doing a science progect and i need to learn all i can about hemotologists and what they do and every thing related. can you help?
Internet: Hematologists are specialty doctors who usually have primary training in internal medicine and the specialize. They treat disorders of the blood which include red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. They also deal with the plasma protein parts of blood also. You can look up plenty of information on the net but I would guess your local hospital will gladly help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much vitamin d help reduce my children's risk of multiple sclerosis? With a long family history I want to do all I can for them to not have this.
Unclear at this time: We do have a study of military personnel stating that those soldiers with lower vit d levels had a higher risk of ms, and another study of ms pts, who seemed to do better with higher blood levels. However, causes of ms are far more complicated and involved. See no problem with supplementation, but talk to your pediatrician, as not clear re ideal vit level in kids (adults, aim for 50-60 ng/ml). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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No: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome is an Autonomic nervous system problem, not in the brain. Epilepsy does come from the brain, but seizures do not kill any brain cells (with the rare exception of status epilepticus). In short, neither problem will kill brain cells--unless you do nothing to control them and they lead to disastrous complications. Take care! ...Read more
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Why to do chemotherapy if all the cancer cells can't be targeted and always be afraid of reecurance?
Can you tell me if given the oppurtunity to get genetic testing for the breast cancer gene should I do it?
Informed decision: No one can tell you if genetic testing is right for you; it is your decision. See a genetic counselor or geneticist to go over all of the pros and cons of genetic testing before you make your decision. The goal of genetic counseling is to help you have all the information you need to make an informed, personal decision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you let me know how many months after treatment would breast cancer metastasize to other parts of the body?
My husband used to produce his sperm cell easily.What should he do to avoid this and so i can have satisfaction?
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