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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Overview)

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 repair of DNA damage.


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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

Uncontrolled growth: Cancer or malignancy, refers to uncontrolled growth of cells, invasion and destruction of normal tissues by these cells and spread to distant organs with damage to those organs. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,308 doctors shared insights

Cancer (Overview)

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 repair of DNA damage.


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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

Abnormal growth: Body has capacity to control its growth, maintain cells normal structure & function , have a purpose, will co ordinate with other cells of body, stays with in the confinements like a well trained army, cancer cell does exactly opposite, abnormal cell no control invade and spread to other tissue and cancer cell has no purpose in the body. ...Read more

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Cancer (Tip)

Don't suffer in silence. Tell your cancer doc about your pain level on every visit. ...See more

Dr. Andrea Brand Dr. Brand
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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

Abnormal cells: quoted from Medicine Net. com:. "Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells which tend to proliferate in an uncontrolled way and in some places metastasize (spread). Cancer is not one disease. It is a group of more than 100 different distinctive diseases." You can go online and research more about the different types. ...Read more

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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

Mutated cells: A tumor is a clone of cells bearing genetic mutations that cause inappropriate growth, and that has acquired the ability to induce its own new blood vessels as a new organ would. A cancer is a tumor in which the genome has become destabilized, so it acquires new mutations and eventually gains the ability to invade locally and usually to spread. All cancers will kill if not treated properly. ...Read more

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Cancer (Tip)

Cancer pain is real. Take pain meds regularly, using both long and short-acting meds. ...See more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

A mutation that grew: A cancer is a mutation that grows fast enough in one's lifetime to cause disease. To reduce the risk of cancer, maintain a healthy weight and exercise. Eat lots of vegetables, some fruits, and limit intake of red meat or burned/charbroiled meat. Avoid smoking, because it increases lung, oral, and throat cancers; plus cervical cancers in women. Wear sunscreen outside to prevent skin cancer. ...Read more

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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

Cancer: Cancer refers to a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled cell growth, leading to damage of normal tissues. For information, see the website of the American Cancer Society at www.acs.org ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
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Cancer (Tip)

Consider Finasteride to lower prostate cancer risk. It may only affect slow growing cancers. ...See more

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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

It is a Disease of C: Cancer arises from our body cells when they grow out of control. it is caused be gene abnormalities and manifests as an abnormal lump/Growth in some or any part of your body. If it is not removed, it spreads in the body and can be fatal if not treated promptly. Early diagnosis make a big diffence in outcome ...Read more

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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

A mutation that grew: A cancer is a mutation that grows fast enough in one's lifetime to cause disease. To reduce the risk of cancer, maintain a healthy weight and exercise. Eat lots of vegetables, some fruits, and limit intake of red meat or burned or charbroiled meat. Avoid smoking, because it increases lung, oral, and throat cancers; plus cervical cancers in women. Wear sunscreen outside to prevent skin cancer. ...Read more

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Cancer (Tip)

A low-fat diet high in fruits and vegetables is the best way to prevent prostate cancer. ...See more

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What is cancer ?

What is cancer ?

In 400 characters!: It is a group of diseases caused by multiple possible factors that lead to abnormal cell behavior. Cancer cells: grow too much, grow faster than normal, do not die when they are supposed to, do not obey the usual restraints that normal cells have, and (this defines cancer) have the ability to spread to other places (metastasis). Prognosis and treatment vary a lot, depends on the kind of cancer. ...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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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
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Cancer (Tip)

Until seeing an Interventional Pain Management Doctor, you haven't exhausted your treatment options. ...See 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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Cancer (Tip)

Do take pain medicine instead of avoiding it due to fear of addiction; that is a myth. ...See more