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Can Hairspray Cause Lung Cancer
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
Yes: They're not so deadly as cigarettes because people smoke fewer and the smoke is so disgusting that it's not much inhaled. However, I've autopsied two non-smoking wives of heavy cigar smokers who died of smoker-type lung cancer -- my only non-smoker lung cancer autosies. I'd had to be a husband who had to live with that one. ...Read more
Many ways: Smoking accounts for the vast majority (but not all) cases of lung cancer. Cigarette smoke contains many substances (carcinogens) that predispose to cancer. They do this in different ways, like interfering with normal lung cell functions, making them divide more rapidly or die more slowly, or by suppressing the normal immune response to tumors. Don't smoke. ...Read more
The same way cigs do: Any high level inhalation of hydrocarbon combustion prodicts (tobacco, diesel, wood stove) can lead to cancer, but obviously with cigarettes you are looking at enormous amounts of combutsion product over many years. Urban dwellers get lung cancer at a higher rate than rural folks, but the effect pales compared to the effect of smoking. ...Read more
Tobacco's carcinogen: Tobacco contains a number of chemicals which are the cause of cancer. So tobacco taken in any form (Chewing, snorting or smoking introduces these chemicals in the body, and given sufficient concentration of these chemicals, the end result of such exposure is cell damage leading to development of Cancers of many types (all tissues coming in contact with tobacco can develop Cancer (Aerodigestive tract ...Read more
It's complicated.: Smoking accounts for the vast majority (but not all) cases of lung cancer. Cigarette smoke contains many substances (carcinogens) that predispose to cancer. They do this in different ways, like interfering with normal lung cell functions, making them divide more rapidly or die more slowly, or by suppressing the normal immune response to tumors. Don't smoke. ...Read more
MS changes in lungCA: Lung ca can spread to the brain and cause changes in a persons mental status...Making them confused, headache, dizzy, nauseated, or even think they have had a stroke. It can also cause changes in blood calcium and if the calcium goes up the person can get very confused and lethargic. This can happen even when the lung cancer is still very early. ...Read more
No: That is a disorder of the GI system ...Read more
Inhaling smoke: Tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbons produced by combustion of tar or any other organic chemical is known to be carcinogenic. Halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons, benzpyrenes, to include some. Other chemicals may not be carcinogenic by themselves but act as co carcinogens when combined with cigarette smoke, like asbestos particles. High levels of radon gas increases risk of lung cancer. Radiation overd. ...Read more
Radon exposure: Second hand smoke increases risk of lung cancer, as does exposure to radon, which is why radon testing in the home has become so prevalent. Asbestos is known to cause a rare cancer called mesothelioma. The risk of getting the typical type of lung cancer among people exposed to asbestos is much higher if they are also smokers. ...Read more
My chest occasionally hurts. I was just coughing cause water went down the wrong way. And it was hurting real bad. Is this a sign of lung cancer?
Yes: Mutation in the k-ras oncogene- which is the most common one found in lung cancer especially in adenocarcinoma- result in malignant transformation. Tumors with k-ras mutations tended to be smaller but more poorly differentiated, and they were associated with a significantly worse 3 year mortality rate. Attemps to overcome the impact of k-ras mutation in cancer is underway. ...Read more
Several causes...: But the most common correlation with lung cancer is smoking. Smoking alone will increase your risk of lung cancer by about 20 times by smoking one pack per day for twenty years. Other sources can be genetic (alpha-1 antitrypsin disorder), related to environmental exposures that are inhaled, or other less common reasons. ...Read more
None or some: Causes: carcinogens in cigarrete smoke, radon, radioactivity, inhalation of organic halogenated hydrocarbons, aromatic hydrocarbons, exposure to known carcinogens to include some. Many times no symptoms. Sometimes, persistent cough, hemoptysis, weight loss (unexplained) recurrent pneumonia, may lead to discovery. Smoking anything is a risk. Asbestos inhalation co carcinogen. Read warnings! ...Read more
Familiar: Cough, weight loss, chest discomfort, pneumonia, just not feeling well. Smoking, smoking, asbestos exposure, maybe radon exposure especially if you smoke, working in a uranium mine, smoking, certain chemicals such as chromates in the workplace, urban pollution maybe, passive smoking (i've autopsied two wives who died from living in smoke-filled homes with stogie-puffing husbands.). ...Read more
Smoking: It is possible. Smoking like that is unfiltered which delivers irritants to the lung that can be a trigger for development of cancers. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
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