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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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Can cancer cause hives?

Can cancer cause hives?

Skin manifestation: Some systemic conditions like autoimmune disorder, allergy, atopic disease, other chronic diseases like diabetes etc, and certain cancer can have some skin manifestations- may be in the form of hives, rash, nodules, discoloration etc. If you have some hives, and you don't know why- discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can osteomalacia cause cancer?

Can osteomalacia cause cancer?

Osteomalacia: Is bone softening due to lack of vitamin d, or activation of vitamin d. There is no correlation with cancer. The role of cancer prevention and vitamin d is not a solved issue. ...Read more

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Can antiperspirants cause cancer?

Can antiperspirants cause cancer?

No: That is just a big myth, so do not believe it for one moment. ...Read more

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Can veet cause cancer?

Can veet cause cancer?

Veet: Not familiar with any malignancies related to use of VEET hair removal creams or waxes. ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause cancer?

Can gastritis cause cancer?

Gastritis and Cancer: Several types of gastric cancer are closely related to infection with helicobacter pylori, which typically causes a chronic gastritis. Also, patients with autoimmune gastritis may develop a type of metaplasia that is a step towards cancer as well. So taking care to have dyspepsia or stomach pains evaluated is a good idea. ...Read more

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Which arthritis drugs can cause cancer?

Which arthritis drugs can cause cancer?

See details: This may be a slight increased risk of lymphoma with use of methotrexate and the numerous biologics. The risk for other cancers is not increased. ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy cause cancer?

Can chemotherapy cause cancer?

Effects of chemorx: Yes, a potential side negative side effect of chemotherapy is the creation of other neoplasms which may be cancerous. Chemotherapy must be administered carefully under close observation and control of knowledgeable physician; oral chemotherapy entrusts great responsibility to the receiving patient; great care must be taken to dose correctly and as directed. ...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 endometriosis cause cancer?

No: Endometriosis is not a precancerous condition, although, it does act like a cancer would, though. It may spread around the abdominal cavity, but it doesn't cause death or intoxication like cancer would. It is one of the major causes of infertility and chronic abdominal and/or pelvic pain. ...Read more

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Can masturbation cause cancer?

No: Life is difficult enough without people troubling you with this foolish idea. ...Read more

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Can lung infection cause cancer?

Can lung infection cause cancer?

Probably not: There is no evidence of a direct link between lung infection and cancer. Chronic inflammation (eg. Emphysema and, to a lesser degree, chronic bronchitis) confers a risk of lung cancer. There is a weak link between a history of pneumonia and a 15-20% higher risk of lung cancer, but compare that to 40 years of smoking, which increases the chance of cancer by 2500%. Its all relative. ...Read more

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Can flurorouracil cream cause or cure skin cancer?

Can flurorouracil cream cause or cure skin cancer?

Cure skin cancer: This cream (also called Efudex) acts as a chemotherapy agent for helping eradicate some categories of superficial skin cancer e.g. superficial basal cell carcinoma, and also pre-cancerous lesions such as actinic keratosis. Causing cancer is not a documented side effect. See this link for more detail : http://www.rxlist.com/efudex-drug/patient-images-side-effects.htm ...Read more

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Can psoriasis be hereditary?

Can psoriasis be hereditary?

Yes: 70 per chet of patients with psoriasis have a family member with psoriasis. It can be a parent, sibling or grandparent. ...Read more

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Can cancer cause seizures?

Can cancer cause seizures?

DEPENDS: Only if the cancer has spread to the brain then there might be a risk for seizures. ...Read more

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Can cancer be cured?

Can cancer be cured?

Complicated Answer: Cancer is just an umbrella where more than 100 different cancers fall under. Each is diagnosed and treated differently. Prognosis is dependent on type of cancer and in stage at time of diagnosis for other cancers. Some can be cured ei: testicular cancer others you can't ei: cll. ...Read more

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Can mouth cancer be cured?

Can mouth cancer be cured?

Oral cancer: As in any cancer, early detection and treatment is crucial to the best possible prognosis to any cancer remission. ...Read more

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How can radiation cause cancer?

How can radiation cause cancer?

Genetics: Radiation can damage dna. Damaged dna can alter the genetics of any cell in the body and cause it to lose it's natural regulatory processes that make it a normal cell. Usually the body is good at repairing this damage itself, unless it gets overwhelmed. Then an unregulated cell is the building block for cancer, and when replicated it will eventually form a tumor. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more