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Do Takis Give You Cancer
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
It depends on type o: It depnds on the type of cancer and its stage.Early cancers(stage 1 or 2) is often easy to treat and very likely curable. So it will be foolish not to take treatment. Stage 3 can also be curable but requires extensive treatment doe by a good oncologist. Sytage-4 cancers are more complicated to treat, yet treatment can extend life by years. Turning down treatment is not a good idea....it is foolis ...Read more
Here are some ...: Generally speaking, a patient with a primary cancer of an organ has a higher odd to develop a second primary cancer in another organ, which largely reflects the total background of individual genetic factors and lifestyle over time. More? Ask Doc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nobody knows: While throat cancer is conspicuously increased in tobacco smokers, there's not enough data yet for weed smokers. It's often synergistic with alcohol. If the risk were huge, we'd probably know it by now. Life's a matter of weighing risks and benefits. This is your business. There are other ways of getting a cannabis buzz if this is what you want. ...Read more
Biopsy: In order to make a true diagnosis, a biopsy should be obtained. This can be done in an office or radiology center under local anesthesia. A core needle biopsy is performed using ultrasound or stereotactic (using a mammogram). The results are available in 24-72 hours. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Usually a Xray: Of the chest shows an abnormal shadow. It may be found routinely or on an xray for symptoms of cough or chest pain. The diagnosis is made with a tissue biopsy to confirm it is cancer. This can be a needle biopsy usually guided by ct scan or a surgical biopsy. Other tests like pet scan can help with staging the cancer. ...Read more
What do you suggest if i would like to do biopsy test at tata hospital.Can you give me the advice?
Here are some...: Early diagnosis is the key...So be alert and get an annual check up and follow cancer sceening guidelines through your internist. Once diagosed with cancer, find the best oncologist who has the most experience in treating a particular type of cancer(find a specialist in the kind of cancer you have). Seek a second opinion as there is a some variation among oncoliogsts in how each one treats cancer. ...Read more
What would you prescribe if you had unspecified infectious proctitis? The doctors didn't give me anything!
Depends: There are microscopic colitides that do not necessarily need treatment. Really depends on exact diagnosis. ...Read more
One available: There is one available that has great promise.The hpv vaccine can prevent people from getting the virus that triggers cervical, esophageal, penile and rectal cancer. However, we don't yet have a vaccine for the others. There are so many different causes and separate vaccines for each may be possible in the future.Time will tell. ...Read more
Several possibile: Oral sex, has become a major cause, due to the hpv virus. Hpv has been spreading oral cancer much more rapidly than in years past. Multiple sex partners has been shown to expand the incidence of probability exponentially. Heavy smoking, heavy drinking and an unhealthy lifestyle are also contributors. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Try Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) with the clear flavored gatorade. It may make it easier for you. Usually, each dose of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) equals 25% of a bowel prep. So however much you didn't complete with your bowel prep - substitute one dose of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) for each 1/4 of the prep. ...Read more
Surgery evaluation: Pancreatic cancer is a very aggressive malignancy. A surgical oncologist needs to evaluate the patient to see if the patient has resectable disease and can tolerate the whipple procedure. If the cancer is resectable often radiation and chemotherapy is used afterwards to delay/prevent recurrences. On unresectable patients combinations of radiation and chemotherapy offer some palliation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How old r kids?: If little kids, don't need to know much. H pylori is common, (couple billion people in the world have it); can cause infl of stomach, duodenum, ulcers, associated with stomach cancer, lymphoma. Can be treated with a variety of regimens including antibiotics, and antiulcer meds. Don't know transmission exactly: food, water, other people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sorry to hear: Can't tell you much without more details, too many variables. Best is to have a good chat with her oncologist about prognosis and treatment. There are many issues like her stage and general physical condition that will greatly affect the therapy. She may benefit of aggressive therapy or may do best with supportive care. Do remember: unless she is not competent, what to do is HER decision. ...Read more
Yes: In general natural fruit juices without any concentrates or additives are ok and possibly good; certain fruit extracts like grape fruit may interact with certain metabolic pathways in the liver and affect the efficacy/toxicity of cancer treatments; check with your oncologist during the treatments to make sure he/she is aware of such supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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