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Is it true that crystal light may cause cancer? I have it daily.

Is it true that crystal light may cause cancer? I have it daily.

Yes some potential: Crystal light soda drinks has benzine dervitives which is carcinogenic (fda warnimg), not a good idea to drink too much ...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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Would parachuting and smoking crystal meth, smoking, cause cancer-like growths on the stomach, liver, and added reflux?

Would parachuting and smoking crystal meth, smoking, cause cancer-like growths on the stomach, liver, and added reflux?

Risks >>Illness: Your risky behavior certainly has a high likelihood for leading to disease. Stop meth ; get help to stay off. See your md and follow treatment guidelines. ...Read more

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Would urine crystals be one of the symptoms of bladder cancer?

Would urine crystals be one of the symptoms of bladder cancer?

No: Urine crystal can indicate certain condition in the kidney, however it is not a symptom of / does not indicate kidney cancer. ...Read more

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Hi on occasion for the past year I have had orange feels sandy, residue in toilet after urination, gritty Like crystals, Drinking water it goes away. Happens usually when I'm nice t drinking a lot. I'm 32 scared it's cancer. Don't see blood?

Hi on occasion for the past year I have had orange feels sandy, residue in toilet after urination, gritty Like crystals, Drinking water it goes away. Happens usually when I'm nice t drinking a lot. I'm 32 scared it's cancer. Don't see blood?

Urate crystals: That's my bet. It's fairly common. I'm going to assume you're taking no other medications. Keep drinking plenty of water, ask whether a urinalysis to confirm this is in order, ask your physician whether it's worth checking your blood uric acid levels, or whether it's worth taking medication to alkalinize your urine (I wouldn't) which would dissolve the stuff. ...Read more

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What causes cancer?

What causes cancer?

DNA abnormalities: Most cancers are the result of abnormal dna. This can lead to cell growth that is uncontrolled. ...Read more

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What causes cancer?

What causes cancer?

Many causes: Risk and contributory factors to causing cancers would include genetics/family history of it, excessive exposure to agents- chemicals, pollutants, radiation, biologic,
sometimes, we don't exactly know.
Normal cells would grow, divide and die at an even pace but cancer cells would grow and divide at an alarmingly fast pace that it crowd out and impair the growth of surrounding normal cells. ...Read more

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What causes Cancer?

What causes Cancer?

Too many culprits!: 5-10% of the populations have a high risk of hereditary cancer. In addition, our gene is subject to thousands of hits every day, in the air, in the car....food, drinks, smoking, sun exposure, viruses..... to mention a few!
I am surprised that we are still alive! Count your blessings! ...Read more

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What causes cancer?

What causes cancer?

Genetic mutations: Cancer is clones-within-clones of cells bearing genetic mutations. The factors that really cause cancer (ionizing radiation, mutagenic chemicals, just dumb luck from random genetic errors) mutate genes or else cause massive cell turnover to allow selection for mutant clones. Bogus / political claims (cell phones, bad thoughts, GMO food, power lines) don't do this & ultimately get discredited. ...Read more

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How is cancer caused?

How is cancer caused?

Genetic mutations: All cancers result from the accumulation of genetic mutations. The genes have a natural tendency to mutate, making life as we know it possible, and there's background radiation and chemicals that are part of nature and inescapable. Specific cancers have various hereditary (inherit a bad gene) and environmental (mutagen) causes; anything can promote by making mutated cells divide. ...Read more

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Wii cafine cause cancer?

Wii cafine cause cancer?

Actually can be good: Caffeine use in moderation actually has good health benefits such as lowering risk of diabetes among others. Caffeine is also used for treatment of headaches, often in combo with other meds. Coffee (most common source of caffeine) is actually a good thing, but the condiments such as sugar/cream/flavoring are not. So, modest black coffee consumption may boost your health. Stay healhthy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do hot dogs cause cancer?

Do hot dogs cause cancer?

Eat fewer hot dogs: Hot dogs are relatively cheap and taste good. Watch out however for what's in them--read labels carefully to assess what meat is used and how much fat and preservatives are involved in their manufacture. Excessive dietary animal fats have been associated with an increased risk of cancers of the GI tract. Instead, eat a well balanced diet high in monosaturates, whole grains, fruits, vegetables. ...Read more

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Can earrings cause cancer?

Can earrings cause cancer?

You decide: Don't get your ears pierced until you're very sure it's what you want and know you're not a keloid former. The fact that many people get keloids from this gave rise to the myth that it "causes cancer" -- keloids aren't cancer but are troublesome. ...Read more

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Can sun block cause cancer?

Can sun block cause cancer?

Nope: However, sun block is very helpful in reducing the effect of uv radiation on developing lethal skin cancers such as melanoma. Avoid excess sun exposure and avoid sunburns, but when out and about always take the added measure of using and re-applying sunblock to avoid toxic damage from the sun. ...Read more

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Can cold ice, cause cancer?

Can cold ice, cause cancer?

Not really...: ..But, if one were to have an area of chronic skin irritation secondary to extreme cold, then, as in all areas of chronic irritation, cancer could develop. ...Read more

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Does nailpolish cause cancer?

Does nailpolish cause cancer?

No: When used on nails or skin it has no known risk. If ingested on a regular basis it could feasibly cause many sorts of problems, but this is not studied obviously. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cancer?

Genetics: Generally speaking cancers are caused by our cells not genetically reproducing correctly. The cells become abnormal and replicate at an increased speed. ...Read more

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Do mobile phones cause cancer?

Do mobile phones cause cancer?

I say "No": Some of my colleagues will not agree. There's no credible mechanism. The wavelengths of radiation that cause cancer are far different from those that a phone emits. Epidemiologic studies generate a huge amount of junk data, especially when there's a "pop" fear -- recall bias. In one study, there was more cancer on the side OPPOSITE to where the phone was held. I wouldn't worry. ...Read more

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Can a pe causes a mi or cancer?

Can a pe causes a mi or cancer?

PE ; Cancer: However, patients with cancer are more prone to develop blood clots and a pe. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of cancer?

It is genetic accide: It is not possible to answer your question exactly they way you may like to see as we cannot pinpoint in any one individual, what caused his/ her Cancer. But on a population basis the causes are multiple, including smoking, excess use of alcohol, Aging, immune deficiency, virus infections and Chemical exposure to DNA damaging agents like Radiation from multiple sources. Overeating and Obesity also ...Read more

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Could a handful of dip cause cancer?

Could a handful of dip cause cancer?

One time?: Doubt it. But why try if you know it can lead to habitual use that will in turn lead to nasty teeth and gums and possible cancer? Why would you play russian roulette even once? Take my advise, friend. Stay away from that crap. ...Read more

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What are the causes of childs cancer?

What are the causes of childs cancer?

Dumb luck: Except for a few genetic / family syndromes, the vast majority of children's cancers are the result of dumb luck -- random genetic mutations that just happened to be unlucky. None of the statistical blips (power lines, pollution) have held up on real scrutiny, and anyone who blames a parent for their child's cancer is a cruel charlatan. I hope things go well for you, best twishes. ...Read more

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Can residue from lithium cause cancer?

Can residue from lithium cause cancer?

Doubt it: Lithium is not a mutagen, or capable of damaging dna directly, like the things that genuinely cause cancer. A person with advanced renal disease due to lithium kidney toxicity would be at greater risk for kidney cancer. ...Read more

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What can cause cancer in the environment?

What can cause cancer in the environment?

Many things: Cancer-causing substances are called "carcinogens." they include uv radiation from the sun, radon, agricultural chemicals that get into the water supply, certain types of plastics like bpa, and many others. A report from the president's cancer panel gives more details. Go to: http://deainfo. Nci. Nih. Gov/advisory/pcp/annualreports/pcp08-09rpt/pcp_report_08-09_508.Pdf. ...Read more

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Which type of cancer does sunlight cause?

Which type of cancer does sunlight cause?

Sun and CA: Sun light or tanning beds causes two types of skin cancers...Basal cell cancer and melanoma. Basal cell CA is classically called the rat CA. It tends to stay right where it started and eat a hole...much like if you were chewed on by a rat. Melanoma is a much deadlier cancer and can spread to other organs. ...Read more

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Could certain chemicals really cause cancer?

Absolutely: Thousands of real scientists make careers out of separating the ones that do from the ones that don't. Almost all the "pop" scares are unfounded, but regrettably there have been some sad cases, especially in industry. The real ones cause a tremendous increase in one particular (usually exotic) type of cancer. ...Read more

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Please explain what are the causes of cancer?

Like a computer prog: The instructions for how to run your body are like a computer program. When you make a copy of the program, there is a chance you will copy it wrong, and the program won't work any more.

There is a smaller chance that the copy with malfunction and crash your computer. That, basically, is what cancer is. When your cells divide and one of them has a mistake in the dna copy that crashes your body. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of cancer from food?

What are the main causes of cancer from food?

Spoilage / fungi: The worst is fungal aflatoxin in the food that the poor must eat in much of africa, causing 100000s of cases of liver cancer. Stomach cancer, probably food-related, dropped by 80% when refrigeration and preservatives were introduced. There is a lot of obvious lies about food causing cancer; no real scientist that I know believes the gmo food scare. ...Read more

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Can foundation cause cancer after some years?

Not likely: Considering how many women have been using make-up for decades, it is very unlikely that a component of makeup is carcinogenic. These product do undergo testing before being marketed. ...Read more