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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

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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Does nailpolish cause cancer?

Does nailpolish cause cancer?

No: When used on nails or skin it has no known risk. If ingested on a regular basis it could feasibly cause many sorts of problems, but this is not studied obviously. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of cancer?

What is the main cause of cancer?

It is genetic accide: It is not possible to answer your question exactly they way you may like to see as we cannot pinpoint in any one individual, what caused his/ her Cancer. But on a population basis the causes are multiple, including smoking, excess use of alcohol, Aging, immune deficiency, virus infections and Chemical exposure to DNA damaging agents like Radiation from multiple sources. Overeating and Obesity also ...Read more

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What are the main causes of cancer from food?

What are the main causes of cancer from food?

Spoilage / fungi: The worst is fungal aflatoxin in the food that the poor must eat in much of africa, causing 100000s of cases of liver cancer. Stomach cancer, probably food-related, dropped by 80% when refrigeration and preservatives were introduced. There is a lot of obvious lies about food causing cancer; no real scientist that i know believes the gmo food scare. ...Read more

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What are the leading causes of cancer in asia?

What are the leading causes of cancer in asia?

DON'T KNOW BUT . . : Two cancers that are more prevalent in asians are liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) due to hepatitis b and gastric (stomach) cancer due to h pylori and salted/pickled meats. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does watching too much television cause cancer?

Does watching too much television cause cancer?

No, but: Television itself has no link to cancer. Leading a sedentary lifestyle because of excessive television watching, that is not exercising enough and maintaining a healthy weight, can increase your risk of cancer. ...Read more

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In easy to understand language what causes cancer?

In easy to understand language what causes cancer?

Will try: The cells in your body have a set of instructions (genes) that tell them how to behave (when to divide and even when to die). Certain agents like radiation, viruses, and toxins, often in conjunction with inherited traits, change those instructions (mutations) so now the cells go crazy and grow too much, divide too much, learn to detach and spread to other places, and don't die when they should. ...Read more

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How serious was abidals cancer? And what caused it?

How serious was abidals cancer? And what caused it?

Liver cancer: Very serious apparently required liver transplant. Hepatitis is one of the main causes, but other risk factors include steroid use, heavy alcohol use & aflatoxin exposure (fungus that can get into wheat, rice, peanuts...). ...Read more

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What causes cancer to age a person so much so quickly?

What causes cancer to age a person so much so quickly?

Cancer aging: Different factors: chemo-radio therapy could be taxing on you, surgery complications (if any), how advanced is the cancer (late stage- terminal phase wastes the patient the most), type of cancer (colon is a slow cancer, lung-pancreas are fast acting cancer), emotional strenght and support, age of the patient and general health. ...Read more

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How does something that causes cancer treat it as well?

How does something that causes cancer treat it as well?

Multifactorial: There are many causes of cancer, including both genetic and environmental influences. There are also many types of cancer with variable presentation and treatment depending on organ system and tissue type, as well as degree of cancer spread. More information is needed... Talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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Is it just me or does it seem that everything causes cancer?

Is it just me or does it seem that everything causes cancer?

IT'S JUST YOU: I know where you are coming from. Yes there are many things that increase the risk of developing certain cancers. It only does that increase the risk, therefore it is not 100%. For example: tobacco use, alcohol use, tanning beds, high fat low fiber diet, certain infections, smog, gasoline, etc, etc, etc. Best thing to do eat healthy, exercise, annual physical exam and screening test. ...Read more

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When somebody dies from cancer, what actually causes the death?

When somebody dies from cancer, what actually causes the death?

It varies: An airway may be obstructed, producing pneumonia. Poorly-understood tumor effects can invite infection. The tumor may erode a blood vessel and cause bleeding, or cause a blood clot, or replace marrow and prevent the making of blood. There are many other mechanisms; pneumonia is the most common. ...Read more

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How tobbaco effects our body. How the usage of tobbaco causes cancer?

How tobbaco effects our body. How the usage of tobbaco causes cancer?

Tobacco: Tobacco contains nicotine, which provides pleasure, and the remaining additives preserve the nicotine and facilitate its entry into the bloodstream. These other substances can cause mutations in dna that allow cells to divide without responding to the body's signals to stop (cancer). These effects can be local, from chewing tobacco in the mouth, or systemic, by inhaling tobacco in the lungs. ...Read more

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Does gum cause cancer?

Does gum cause cancer?

Gum disease? No!: I haven't seen written documentation that correlates gum disease with cancer. However if ones body is continually fighting inflammation from gum disease, it has to take a toll on ones immune system. With the mouth being the most chronically infected part of an otherwise healthy body, why take chances. Floss daily do some careful vibratory toothbrushing at the gum-tooth interface ; don't worry! ...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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Do viruses cause cancer?

Do viruses cause cancer?

Viruses and Cancer: Ordinary cold viruses, gastroenteroviruses and such are not cancer promoters. Some viruses - such as the human papilloma virus (hpv), and some others, are linked to human cancer, but they require promoters and other conditions to be present, so as long as you get screened regularly (pap smear, mammogram, colonoscopy in your 50's, etc., your doctor can detect any abnormalities early enough. ...Read more

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Can stress cause cancer?

No, but..: Psychological stress does not directly cause or directly related to the development of cancer. However, researchers have suggested that psychological factors may affect cancer progression (increase in tumor size or spread of cancer in the body) in patients who have the disease http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/risk/stress. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause cancer?

Can alcohol cause cancer?

Yes: Alcohol increases your risk of getting breast and colon cancer with as few as 4 drinks per week. Alcohol also increases your risk of getting stomach, esophageal and oral cancer. ...Read more

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What causes rectum cancer?

What causes rectum cancer?

Many risk factors: Polyps can develop in the rectum and then can become cancerous if not removed. Risk factors for this include family history of colon or rectal cancer, older age, inflammatory bowel disease, western diet, smoking, obesity. ...Read more

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Smoking cause cancer o no?

Smoking cause cancer o no?

Causes cancer: Smoking and tobacco use in any form are causes of many cancers. Stay away from using tobacco. ...Read more

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