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Can aflotoxins from penuts induct cancer if one consumes about 200g of penuts a day? What are the chances?

Can aflotoxins from penuts induct cancer if one consumes about 200g of penuts a day? What are the chances?

Unlikely: The signature cancer from eating aflatoxin is hepatocellular carcinoma and this is very rare in the US except in folks with pre-existing liver disease. One of the unreliable news outlets had a big deal about aflatoxin in peanuts a few years ago, and levels may detectable here, but nothing like the horrible amounts in some parts of the developing world as a result of storing peanuts unprotected. ...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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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

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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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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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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