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Daily Horoscope Cancer
Quite variable: There are many different cancer types, each with its own different manifestations. Each cancer is treated with Different methods of treatment with their different side effects. So before I can give you a satisfactory answer, you need to tell me the name of Cancer, stage of this Cancer, type of treatment being offered or given. Then i can give you a reliabale answer. ...Read more
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
A Cancer free lifest: Here is a list of possible causes for Cancer: Tobacco use(smoking or chewing) Alcoholic excesses Overeating/Overweight Sedentary/Inactive lifestyle(lack of daily exercise Excess of Animal fats in Diet, in the form of Red meat/preserved/smoked meats. Lacking on healthy foods/ plant based foods such as grains, Vegetables and fruits in your diet(each meal should have a portion of veggies and fruits. ...Read more
My body temp has always been 98.6 and under. Since last august my temp runs 99.3- 99.7 daily. Is this a cause for concern or suggest cancer?
Probably not: I would not be alarmed by a small change in body temperature. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I smoke 4cigarettes a day... What is the tendency of me getting cancer..? And i also have many physical activities and i consume proper water daily.
Tobacco causes CA: 15% of smokers (>100 total cigarettes in a lifetime) develop lung cancer. If you smoke 4 cigarettes per day, that is >1200 cigarettes a year! 80% of all lung cancer is caused by smoking. Both direct and secondhand smoking of tobacco (and marijuana) are unsafe. Additionally, numerous other diseases and cancers are related to smoking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not usually: The products sold over then counter in developed countries have been tested and are thought to be safe in normal (or even large) amounts. Some creams from developing nations can contain heavy metals, which may not be safe. Make sure that you buy tried-and-true brands that have been tested, and use them according to the label. ...Read more
I´m 22 years old and I´ve smoked cigarettes for about a month and a half, then stopped for good. 1-5 but not daily. How high is the risk of cancer?
Not from smoking: You cut your risk by stopping before significant use. Yea! Your risk of cancer now depends on diet, heredity and the place you live, exposure to environmental carcinogens and sheer luck. You have eliminated one risk --good for you! Now decrease fat and protein to non-US levels and you will decrease your risk even more. Of course HIV is associated with cancer, so practice safe sex along the way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Like anyone else...: I have colon cancer. It has been successfully operated and removed. I didn't need chemo. Half of my colon is gone and I use the bathroom a bit more often than before. I otherwise eat and drink what i wish to have. I perform all my usual daily activities, surgery, on call, office hours etc. Function will be mostly determined by tumor burden and any spread. More advanced cases may be more limited. ...Read more
I have used both Lysol & Clorox wipes for cleaning & on body & skin daily for years. Am I @risk for getting cancer?
Probably not, but: soap and water is much better for cleaning skin. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of prostate cancer and how it can be treated? Does it has effect on your daily life if your prostate in removed?
Initial stages none: Initial stages prostate cancer will not have any symptoms, symptoms appear with spread to bone as bone pains etc, or urinary obstruction. With current techniques , will not affect daily life in most of the time, . Surgery may cause erectile dysfunction, will not have normal ejaculation.. ...Read more
I've heard there is an increased cancer rate among people who have urinary catheters and bags. I self-cath 5 or 6 times daily. Also cancer risk?
Possible: Urinary catheters may cause irritation of the bladder or repeat infections. Both these may lead to mucosa changing from bladder type to squamous (skin) type, which can then become cancerous in some people. Without a catheter being in place in time this would be less likely. Other factors such as smoking, exposure to some chemicals, white race and older age may alter your risk. ...Read more
My cousin is 56 and has smoked for 33 years(20-30 cigs daily). Horrible cough for the past year that seems to get worse. Worried he has COPD or cancer?
No- TCD: I think it's called tcd (testicular compulsive disorder)! ...Read more
Everything causes Ca: Frying food releases low grade carcinogens, so use the best ventilation you can. The risk is small but proven epidemiologically (cooks get more Ca) and by sampling air around cooking areas.(http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2006/em/b516173h/unauth#!divAbstract) There are much greater cancer risks out there, like smoking and excessive drinking, so I wouldn't get hung up on olive oil. ...Read more
No: Stop worrying. I've believed for twenty years that many men have elevated PSA for no discernable reason and this is why it's such a poor screen for prostate cancer. The rest of the world is finally catching on that I was right all along. Keep enjoying your body, get a digital rectal exam as your screen, and stop worrying about numbers. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers