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Could exposure to dioxin cause testicular cancer?

Could exposure to dioxin cause testicular cancer?

I say no: Probably no chemical exposure has been more deeply studied than that of vietnam vets and i could find nothing in the nih database to support this; there was a small increase reported in gulf war vets. Claims that testicular cancer results from too much / too little exercise or cannabis seem soft to me. Unless it's from cryptorchidism, don't look for a cause. ...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 exposure to radon causes cancer?

Does exposure to radon causes cancer?

Little risk: This is largely about politics and how much money we are willing to pay (or to force a homeowner to pay) to decrease a very small risk to something even smaller. The risk to a non-smoker is too small to measure even in a big study, and the risk to smokers, while a majority of studies suggest it's real, is also miniscule. Most scientists today seem to be opposed to pricey forced radon-proofing. ...Read more

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Is colon cancer fatal?

Is colon cancer fatal?

Not Necessarily: It depends on the stage at diagnosis and the treatment obtained. ...Read more

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Is mycobacteria linked to lung cancer?

Is mycobacteria linked to lung cancer?

Appears to relate: Yes, studies have found lung cancer associations with mycobacteria. http://goo.gl/fkyr9t and http://goo.Gl/kvlwhx. ...Read more

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Can asbestos exposure cause thyroid cancer?

Can asbestos exposure cause thyroid cancer?

Mesothelioma (lung): No doubt. Asbestos exposure - especially long term - causes mesothelioma. It is not safe and harms health in many ways, but there is no established connection to any of the thyroid cancers. Here's a related link: http://scottieleemeyers.Com/2012/01/05/post-office-employees-battle-thyroid-cancer/ best wishes for your health. ...Read more

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With cancer patients, is navelbine (vinorelbine) something that kills cancer cells?

With cancer patients, is navelbine (vinorelbine) something that kills cancer cells?

Also called by its: Generic name, vinorelbine, it is a mitotic spindle inhibitor, and the new "v" drug added in the 1990's. It enjoys a prominent role in nsclc lung cancer treatment in canada and some european countires (france, italy), but not used commonly in us. Now Pemetrexed dominant in most adenocarcinoma, free-for all in squamous. Data using nav in post op (anita trial) reliable. Paclitaxel dominant usa. ...Read more

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Does asbestos exposure always lead to lung cancer?

Does asbestos exposure always lead to lung cancer?

Short answer...: No. While asbestos increases the risk of lung cancer, most exposed individuals don't get lung cancer or any of the other problems linked to asbestos. Think of it like this, most traffic deaths occur in people in cars, but most people who drive/ride in cars don't die in accidents. Not the perfect analogy, but it helps convey the difference between exposure to a risk factor and getting the disease. ...Read more

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Is lung cancer hereditary?

Is lung cancer hereditary?

Unclear: Non or never smokers can develop lung cancer if they have a genetic mutation to such genes as egfr or eml4/alk fusion translocation. For more info: http://bit.Ly/ygfoko. ...Read more

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Can hexane exposure cause cancer?

Can hexane exposure cause cancer?

Unlikely: N-hexane is a narcotic agent; an irritant to the eyes, upper respiratory tract, and skin; and a neurotoxin. Further information can be obtained from http://www.Osha.Gov/sltc/healthguidelines/n-hexane/recognition.Html. ...Read more

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If higher radiation exposure=increased cancer risk, why do states with higher radiation (Colorado, etc.) have lower cancer rates?

If higher radiation exposure=increased cancer risk, why do states with higher radiation (Colorado, etc.) have lower cancer rates?

View too simplistic: There is not a linear relationship of all-comer state-by-state cancer incidence to environmental radiation exposure alone. Many factors account for why some states have higher rates of specific cancers than others. Demographics, access to primary and specialty care, economics, are just a few of the factors involved. ...Read more

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What induces apoptosis in cancer cells?

What induces apoptosis in cancer cells?

Many factors.: There are many factors/regulators that induce apoptosis in cancer and normal cells. These are defective or turned off in cancer cells. For example, the x-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (xiap) is overexpressed in cancer cells. Xiaps bind to caspase-9, and suppress apoptotic activator cytochrom c, allowing the damaged cells to live. Deactivation of p53 apoptotic protein is another example. ...Read more

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Does chronic yearly sun exposure increase my risk for stage 3 squamous cell carcinoma?

Does chronic yearly sun exposure increase my risk for stage 3 squamous cell carcinoma?

Skin cancer: It is well established that chronic sun exposure increases ones risk of developing skin cancers including basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma. Smoking and alcohol can increase the risk of squamous cell cancers of the head and neck. ...Read more

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Has anyone here heard of extragonadal germ cell cancer?

Has anyone here heard of extragonadal germ cell cancer?

Yes: Yes, sure.Extragonadal germinal cell tumors are rare tumors, represent 5-10% of all germ cell tumor, that predominantly affect young males.Characterized by their location on the midline from the pineal gland to the coccyx, (most common in mediastinum) . In egct, no evidence of a primary malignancy is present in testes or ovaries . Seminoma accounts for 30-40% and carries the best survival rates. ...Read more

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Are kidney cancer cells different from breast cancer cells and lung cancer cells?

Quite Different: These 3 different cancers are actually quite different. Under the microscope they look different, and the types of mutations they have are also different. As a result, the way the different cancers are treated are also different. Generally speaking for kidney cancer they would use targeted therapies or immunotherapies instead of chemotherapy or hormone therapy. ...Read more

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Is colon cancer genetic?

Is colon cancer genetic?

Sometimes: Some colon cancers are related to specific genetic mutations but the majority are not. ...Read more

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What is small cell carcinoma lung cancer with liver cancer stage 4?

What is small cell carcinoma lung cancer with liver cancer stage 4?

Bad situation: Small cell is a very bad cancer. Stage four is very advanced. Very poor prognosis at best-- usually months only. ...Read more

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Large intestinal cancer. Is that colon cancer?

Large intestinal cancer. Is that colon cancer?

Yes: The large intestine and the colon are words to describe the same anatomic structure in the abdomen. ...Read more

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Describe microrna gene expression deregulation in human breast cancer?

Describe microrna gene expression deregulation in human breast cancer?

Can't do in 400: The study of micro-rnas is cutting-edge and extremely arcane and you need to go directly to pubmed or one of the other big ways to access the scientific data. If someone is offering a breast cancer treatment to re-regulate your micro-rna's, call your district attorney. Glad you have an inquiring mind and i wish you luck with your project. ...Read more

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Abdominal carcinamatosis from breast cancer metastasis?

Abdominal carcinamatosis from breast cancer metastasis?

Could Be: You have a known breast ca? Any other mets? Typically, one would expect mets to bone before abdomen. If pathology on both sites is the same then probably mets. If not, possible second primary (like ovary). Good luck. ...Read more

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