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Can You Get Cancer From Hickeys
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
Blister vs cyst: Tanning can cause burns that may lead to skin blistering. Would not anticipate development of cyst from tanning. However, please note that tanning can be very damaging to skin and increase your risk of developing skin cancer. A tan from a can is fine - but other forms of tanning (sun or tanning bed) are not recommended. ...Read more
No: Life's too difficult as is, and loving is too much fun, to listen to people making up scare stories like this. If it doesn't mutate genes (and a hickie won't do that), and it doesn't cause severe long-term turnover of cells (ditto), it won't cause cancer. Anything in ridiculous doses can increase cancer risk (there's junk work on lab rats that capitalizes on this). Love reasonably & be happy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Most patients who die of breast cancer develop metastatic disease, or cancer in organs other than the breast. Common sites include the bones, brain, liver, and lung. As the tumor grows, the functioning of these organs is compromised. This can lead to death. Patients also have a general decline, with cachexia frequently due to substances called cytokines released by the cancer. ...Read more
Can somebody tell me how much you would need to be near smokers to get killed or get cancer from secondhand smoking?
No simple answer: But cases where people have gotten cancers related to smoking from second hand smoke involved very high level exposure over long periods of time - people working in bars/restaurants where there was lots of smoke, people living with smokers in the household who smoked indoors etc. Casual exposures from time to time are unlikely to cause any major or permanent harm, and certainly not getting killed. ...Read more
No, but . . .: Mouth cancer (oral cancer) is not transmitted by kissing. However, doctors believe that some throat cancers are caused by strains of hpv (human papilloma virus). Hpv causes genital warts and cervical cancer. Researchers are trying to find out if vaccines like Gardasil can prevent some throat cancers, because oral sex transmits hpv viruses from one's genitals into a partners mouth and throat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes indeed: This is the usual way of getting all but one of the common kinds of lung cancer ("never-smoker lung cancer makes up a few percent ; acts different). Increases the risk for esophagus, mouth, tongue, larynx, throat, bladder, pancreas, cervix (maybe), kidney. If you are a smoker, why not put it down, right now, for the rest of your life? It's a great thing to do for yourself ; those who love you. ...Read more
You can't: The biggest risk is being female and getting older. Other risk factors include having babies after 30, not having any babies at all, menopause at a later age, or hormone replacement therapy. Less than10% of people who develop breast cancer have an inherited gene, called the brca gene. Get your mammograms yearly to detect it early when cure is highest. Exercise, and stay at your ideal weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Shingles occurs when the virus which causes chickenpox stays in your body in the nerve endings permanently and reactivates as herpes zoster (shingles). It is conceivable that a pet could have the virus on its coat after touching lesions and then somehow transmit it rapidly (viruses die quickly) to another person who would then get chickenpox, and not shingles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get cancer from tattoo? & aside from that, what makes you get hepatitis C from tattooing?
No cancer, hepC--yes: There has never been a report showing tattooing causes cancer, but definitely hepc--yes. Hepc is transmitted because of dirty-needles; the artist may use the same needle used on a hepc positive person, thus can transmit the hepc to you. So, if the needle is sanitized or using a clean/new needle, you won't get hepc from tattooing. So, get tattoo at a clean place! good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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