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Colon Cancer Caused By Mold
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
Almost never: In particular, I do not believe that inhaling common mold is a serious cancer risk. If it were, we'd probably all be sick by now. The body clears these spores readily on the mucociliary elevator. Some people are allergic and this can be troublesome, but as a risk for death, don't worry yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Asbestos has heen associated with the development of pleural mesothelioma. That appears to be its only associated malignant disorder. Considering that over a hundred thousand patients develop colon cancer yearly in the US, non have any history of such exposure. Rather it is believed that polyoma virus has an association with colonic neoplasms where tumor began as a GI inflammatory process . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Thyroid tumors are associated with a stimulatory factor arising in the pituitary. Asbestos causes problems when the dust arising from the handling of asbestos gets into the respiratory tract. Under this situation many so exposed develop mesothelisoma of the lining of the lung totally unassociated with thyroid cancer which can also arise in early age from exposure of to H&N radiation. ...Read more
Yes and no: All benign and malignant tumors result from accumulated genetic mutations. There are a few hereditary illnesses in which a child inherits a first mutation in the series that leads to colon cancer. However, most people with colon cancer began life with a genome free of cancer-causing mutations. Benign polyps may or may not acquire additional mutations and turn cancerous. ...Read more
Yes: A change in the stool pattern becoming thin over time can be due to presence of a malignancy. The content of the rt. side of the colon is liquid so that tumors there do not interfere with stool shape. On the left side of the colon near rectum, the stool is solid. A polypoid lesion produces no change but a circumferential lesion narrowing the diameter of the bowel causes thin stools. ...Read more
Possibly: We do not know the precise answer to this question. However, it is reasonable to suspect that there may be a relationship in some cases at least. For instance, we know that women who have tubal sterilization for birth control are at decreased risk of developing ovarina cancer. It is thought that this may be due to blocking of environmental chemicals from reaching the ovary through the tube. ...Read more
Not a proven fact: This is not proven and in fact it can be very dangerous due to risk of perforation and also risk of sipping out normal bacteria and causing superinfection with c diff. Just increase fiber intake to 30-40 gm a day and that will keep things moving and help with keeping all toxin levels under control. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
SKIN CANCER: No. It causes would include- excessive sun exposure and repeated sun burns, esp if you have been in australasia and you have a very fair skin. Other predisposing factors will include repeated trauma, immunocompromised patients on radiotherapy or chemotherapy, exposure of skin to chemicals e.g. in dye industry. see your doctor if you are worried about a spot or non healing skin wound pr lesion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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