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Could leukocytosis be a cause of cancer?

Could leukocytosis be a cause of cancer?

Not really: A high white blood cell count itself does not cause cancer. It is usually associated with some kind of infection or inflammation in the body, although in some cases it may be a sign of leukemia. ...Read more

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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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Is it true that leukocytosis is cancer?

Is it true that  leukocytosis is cancer?

No: Leukocytosis is an elevated white blood cell count. Somebody is thinking of leukemia, which is cancer of the white blood cells or their near-kin, in which the white blood cells count may or may not be elevated. ...Read more

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My sister's child undergone a blood test and it was found mild leukocytosis with increased number of band cells. What this means ..Is this a cancer.?

My sister's child undergone a blood test and it was found mild leukocytosis with increased number of band cells. What this means ..Is this a cancer.?

Unlikely: That interpretation suggests only a mild infection. Leukemia would be more likely with a significant decrease in many blood elements (platelets, red cells, etc.) and unusual forms of white cells called blasts. ...Read more

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Is radiation a cause of cancer?

Is radiation a cause of cancer?

Potentially, yes: Environmental radiation exposure may cause cancer. Radiation treatment for cancer may also lead to other cancers (called "second cancers") years after the treatment was received. While this is uncommon, it is one of the potential risks of receiving radiation treatments. ...Read more

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Could high prolactin levels be a cause of cancer i haven't had period in 5 months waiting to find out why my prolactin levels are high?

Could high prolactin levels be a cause of cancer i haven't had period in 5 months waiting to find out why my prolactin levels are high?

No relation to cance: Cancer is not caused or related to high prolactin. A benign adenoma of the pituitary gland is often the cause of high prolactin level which can cause irregular periods. You should go see an endocrinologist to check your pituitary gland(located under the brain) sooner. ...Read more

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Could mothballs can cause cancer?

Could mothballs can cause cancer?

Maybe: World health organization - international agency on research on cancer (iarc) concluded that paradicholorobenzene is “possibly carcinogenic to humans” (group 2 b) http://npic.Orst.Edu/factsheets/pdbtech.Html#cancer . Iarc indicated that “there was inadequate evidence to evaluate the carcinogenicity of napthlene to humans, but found sufficient evidence in animals to conclude that napthalene is. ...Read more

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Could sucralose cause cancer?

Could sucralose cause cancer?

Splenda has: Been given a pass in the us and europe. No evidene that it causes cancer in humans. There is some reports of mouse cancers in dose far exceeding what we use in people. I love iced tea and use saccharin: it dissolves well and sweetens at "iced" temperatures. Splenda floats. ...Read more

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Could smoking as such cause cancer?

Could smoking as such cause cancer?

Smoking-->Cancer.: Smoking causes cancer, yes. Lung cancer, oropharyngeal cancers, and cancers in other areas. There are 42 specific cancer-causing agents in cigarettes. ...Read more

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What could cause cancer of the liver?

Multiple agents: Hepatitis b and c viruses, alcohol, toxin form fungus, aflatoxin, and cirrhosis from any cause. Metastatic cancer of the liver is far more common than primary liver cancer. ...Read more

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Could expoxure to benzene cause cancer?

Could expoxure to benzene cause cancer?

Yes: Benzene is a carcinogen. Long term exposure can induce a number of different malignantcies including leukemia and lung cancer. ...Read more