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Could male candida (thrush) cause cancer?

Could male candida (thrush) cause cancer?

Nope: We all have candida in our bodies, kept in check by the immune system. Different forms of candida infection can be seen in immunosuppressed states (like aids) which carry a higher risk of certain cancers, but the candida itself does not cause cancer. We also see it in patients on treatment for cancer but again, it's only acting up because the immune system is down. ...Read more

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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Intermittent low fevers and flu like symptoms. Could it be food allergies, candida or possible cancer?

Intermittent low fevers and flu like symptoms. Could it be food allergies, candida or possible cancer?

Fevers: It does not sound like any of the three causes are the cause of your intermittent fevers. You may want to consult a rheumatologist to determine the cause of your fevers. ...Read more

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I have cancer am I more likely to get a lung infection caused by candida?

I have cancer am I more likely to get a lung infection caused by candida?

Probably not: True lung infections caused by candida are almost unheard of. People with severely suppressed bone marrow function can get systemic candida infections, but most such people are hospitalized in bone marrow or other organ transplant units or similarly immunosuppressed (but rarely cancer patients receiving outpatient chemo for example). "candida pneumonia" is almost unheard of. ...Read more

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Ihave candida in my stool. Can palpate a tender place around the top left pelvic bone. Better with diet changes. Cancer? 36 female.

Ihave candida in my stool. Can palpate a tender place around the top left pelvic bone. Better with diet changes. Cancer? 36 female.

Unlikely to be : Cancer. How do you know you have candida in your stool? Candid is everywhere in the air. Regarding your tender place, it needs to be examined and it would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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1 year w green v discharge. Sometimes fishy. Sometimes watery. Negative to all stds, and bv! only candida albicans overgrowth and uti! vin or cancer?

1 year w green v discharge. Sometimes fishy. Sometimes watery. Negative to all stds, and bv! only candida albicans overgrowth and uti! vin or cancer?

Exam: The only way to tell if you had vin or vain (vulvar and vaginal cancer respectively, is with a biopsy. If you don't have a lesion anywhere, then likely there's nothing to biopsy and you don't have cancer. What about trying probiotics to help bring your vaginal flora back to normal? Luvena is one product, but there are many. I would recommend the products that you directly in the vagina. ...Read more

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Could a yeast infection lead to vulvar cancer?

Could a yeast infection lead to vulvar cancer?

Not that I know: Certain viral infections cause gyn and other cancers but as far as i know, yeast infections do not. Cancer patients, especially those on chemo, often get yeast infections, though, but it did not cause the cancer. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection develop into vulvar cancer?

Can a yeast infection develop into vulvar cancer?

No: To date, human papilloma virus (hpv) infection, transmitted via sexual contact, has the most solid association with vulvar/vaginal/anal/cervical cancer of any infectious agent. There is no known link between candida vulvovaginitis ("yeast infection") and lower gynecologic malignancy. ...Read more

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Does a yeast infection cause vaginal cancer or any other serious problems?

Does a yeast infection cause vaginal cancer or any other serious problems?

Not really: A fungal (yeast) infection of the vagina if left alone for a long period (years), may be associated with hyperplasia, which along with additional factors, may ultimately lead to dysplasia and then cancer. Hpv is a much more closely associated risk factor for the development of dysplasia and then cancer than yeast infections. ...Read more

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Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more