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Doctor insights on: Can Radiation From Holding A Laptop Cause Irreparable Damage To Your Lungs

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Lung (Definition)

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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Does radiation from the back of my laptop cause health problems if place it on my belly when i'm in my bed?

Does radiation from the back of my laptop cause health problems if place it on my  belly when i'm in my bed?

Radiation: Your laptop, like your cell phone, radio, television, etc, radiates radiation in all directions at once. The "strength" of the radiation drops dramatically, the further away you get from the source of the radiation. It shouldn't really be an issue for you. You get greater radiation exposure when you go out in the sun than you do from most modern electronic devices. ...Read more

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Can heat radiation from your laptop/ laptop keyboard cause skin cancer on your hands?

Can heat radiation from your laptop/ laptop keyboard cause skin cancer on your hands?

None of these: This radiation is not of a wavelength capable of damaging the genes, which is what causes cancer. There are scare websites that will try to deceive you. They are crooks. Life is too difficult already without this. ...Read more

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Does leaning on the same side on your bed whilst using a laptop cause breast cancer? I'm worried about the radiation from my computer

Does leaning on the same side on your bed whilst using a laptop cause breast cancer? I'm worried about the radiation from my computer

That's rubbish: I'm really sorry that there are so many lies on the internet. People simply make this stuff up as pranks or to pose as "your friends who are telling you what you doctor won't" and sell you stuff you don't need. The radiation given off by your computer isn't the kind that mutates genes or causes cancer. You, yourself, give off the same radiation. Stop reading this stuff. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long does the nausea side effect from radiation treatment for lung cancer last?   how do you tell if nausea is caused by radiation or tarceva (erlotinib)?

How long does the nausea side effect from radiation treatment for lung cancer last?   how do you tell if nausea is caused by radiation or tarceva (erlotinib)?

Not from radiation: Most lung cancer treated with radiation does not cause nausea unless the fields are large and on the left bottom part of the lung overlaps the stomach. Chemo is systemic and more likely the cause of the nausea. Lung cancer can easily go to the brain and the presenting sign can be nausea so make sure a brain scan was negative. ...Read more

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Can chemo or radiation for lung cancer cause brain damage?

Can chemo or radiation for lung cancer cause brain damage?

Chemo brain: Chemo brain has been studied fairly well and in fact at this past years national conference a seminal study was presented that notes that chemo brain can begin even before a patient has received any chemotherapy. Thus the cognitive impairment begins from the traumatic stress caused by the diagnosis and hearing the words chemotherapy and cancer. This is a form of ptsd. Some ctx makes it worse. ...Read more

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Could radiation treatments for breast cancer cause scar tissue in the lungs?

Yes: This was a more common occurrence before modern tangential fields that avoid the lung. However, if the lung receives significant radiation, then pulmonary fibrosis can develop. ...Read more

Gamma Rays (Definition)

This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from ...Read more