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Do you increase your chance of getting cancer if your humira (adalimumab) dosage is doubled?

Do you increase your chance of getting cancer if your humira (adalimumab) dosage is doubled?

Perhaps: Humira (adalimumab) is an immune system modulator. No one would take this medication to turn down the immune system (with the potential that a new cancer might not be noticed) unless there was a greater problem at hand. If your rheumatoid arthritis is tolerable, as is, then please don't start on this medication. On the other hand, life is a series of trade-offs. Take this medicine if it is worth it. ...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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If many people in your family had cancer, does that increase your chances of getting it?

If many people in your family had cancer, does that increase your chances of getting it?

Perhaps: Majority of cancers are sporadic ( caused by environmental exposures and some other factors) in nature and not hereditary. However, if there are a lot of people in your family did have cancer- that would raise a suspicion of hereditary cancer syndrome may be present in the family. You should see a genetician/genetic counsellor to evaluate your cancer risk and further testing that you may need. ...Read more

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What can you take to increase your chance of getting pregnant?

What can you take to increase your chance of getting pregnant?

Only prescribed meds: There is nothing over the counter that you can take to increase your chances of getting pregnant. For women with infertility, there are some prescribed medications. ...Read more

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Is there anything you can do to increase your chance of getting pregnant? Is there anything you can do or take to increase your chance of having twins

Is there anything you can do to increase your chance of getting pregnant? Is there anything you can do or take to increase your chance of having twins

Home vs. doctor: Healthy living, good diet, no tobacco/alcohol, limit caffeine, intercourse around the time of ovulation. A doctor can help you much more, but these are things you can do at home. Fertility medicines, used for helping women with less-than-normal fertility, increase the chance of twinning but they are by prescription. ...Read more

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What happens if you have a high immune system does it decrease your chances of getting aids or are chances still the same?

What happens if you have a high immune system does it decrease your chances of getting aids or are chances still the same?

The same: I don't know what you mean by a "high immune system" (or how you would know). The state of your immune system does not affect your chances of being infected with hiv, and it doesn't affect the rate of progression if you do get infected. These things are more affected by your genetics than your immune system. ...Read more

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Does a hemorrhoid increase your chances of getting colorectal cancer? If so, how significantly?

Does a hemorrhoid increase your chances of getting colorectal cancer?  If so, how significantly?

No: Often many colon and rectal cancer patients initially thought they had hemorrhoids because of symptoms such as rectal itching and rectal bleeding. If you are experiencing any new signs of rectal bleeding, no matter what your age, you should consult your doctor immediately. Colonoscopy to screen for cancer advised age 50 however may be sooner depending on individual risk factors and family history. ...Read more

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What are your chances of getting lung cancer if you only smoked once?

What are your chances of getting lung cancer if you only smoked once?

TOB and CA: The studies show that the risk of lung cancer goes up with the more you smoke. Pts are considered at high risk for lung cancer if they smoked one pack a day for 30 years. Or 2 packs a day for 15 years.. and so on. Smoking once in your life will not raise your risk of lung cancer. ...Read more

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Does aspirin lower the risk of melanoma? Is it all melanoma subtypes?how much do you need to take? Does alcohol increase risk and if so why?

Does aspirin lower the risk of melanoma?  Is it all melanoma subtypes?how much do you need to take? Does alcohol increase risk and if so why?

Possibly: It is known that aspirin lowers the incidence of colon cancer. Now there is a suggestion that aspirin may lower the incidence of malignant melanoma. In a group studied there were 548 incidents of melanoma during the period. After controlling for sun exposure, sunscreen use and a history of skin cancer , it was found that women who reported using aspirin had an average 21% lower incidence. ...Read more

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Supposing you have hypertension, do you increase the risk of getting gluacoma?

Supposing you have hypertension, do you increase the risk of getting gluacoma?

No: Hypertension is not a risk factor for glaucoma. Risk factors for glaucoma include family history, non-white race, diabetes, history of trauma to the eye, use of chronic steroids and age. Certain glaucomas have specific risk factors such as farsightedness in angle-closure glaucoma, nearsightedness in pigmentary glaucoma and scandanavian ancestry in pseudoexfoliation glaucoma. ...Read more

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If you've already survived cancer, do your chances of survival increase if you relapse or develop cancer in a different part of the body?

If you've already survived cancer, do your chances of survival increase if you relapse or develop cancer in a different part of the body?

Survival: Survival, cure depends on the type of cancer and stage (how advanced) you have. Cure is based on 5 years intervals (or 10). Oncologist follows guidelines for follow up care. I tell my relatives, that we always have to screen for cancers like we do diabetes and cholesterol. Risks for other cancers are higher once you are a cancer pt. We can battle cancer stay optimistic. We can help. ...Read more

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Can going from 22.5mg of methotrexate injections to 25mg (in a 6year old) increase your chance of side effects? So if didn't have before can have now?

Can going from 22.5mg of methotrexate injections to 25mg (in a 6year old) increase your chance of side effects? So if didn't have before can have now?

Yes, definitely: A weekly dose of 22.5mg of Methotrexate injections is already a pretty high dose for a 6yo child, so i would not go up further. I would reduce it to 12.5 or 15mg of Methotrexate weekly injections and add either Enbrel (etanercept) (less painful) or humira(equally effective and better for eye inflammation and ibd-related arthritis).Talk to your rheumatologist about it.Biologics are very safe with fewer side efx. ...Read more

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What can the male do or take to increase the chances of getting his partner pregnant?

What can the male do or take to increase the chances of getting his partner pregnant?

Have sex more freque: Have sex more frequently and more so around mid periods during ovulation.If not succsessful get a sperm count examination good luck. ...Read more

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Do you think it is worth the risk to use deodorant/other things that increase chances of cancer/brain damage?

Do you think it is worth the risk to use deodorant/other things that increase chances of cancer/brain damage?

Evidence?: I know of no evidence that deodorant increases the risk of cancer. What is the evidence? Whenever some "source" has a crazy claim you must be curious and critical as to the veracity of the claim. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Adalimumab (Definition)

Adalimumab is an arthritis therapy which is a ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Humira (Definition)

Humira is an arthritis therapy which is a ...Read more