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Does Benzene Cause 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
Not likely.: Neoprene is the trade name of polychloroprene, a rubber-like polymer made by chemically treating chloroprene (2-chloro-1, 3-butadiene) so that each molecule hooks up to another in long chains. Chloroprene is considered possibly carcinogenic to humans, but virtually all the chloroprene is used up in the conversion to the polymer. The amount left behind is probably too miniscule to pose any risk. ...Read more
Maybe: Whether alcohol abuse is an important risk factor for pancreatic cancer isn't clear; smoking clearly is. Abuse alcohol though and you're asking for chronic pancreatitis, a confusingly-named lifetime severe pain syndrome involving damage to the deep nerves of the area. You don't want that, or any of several other unpleasant sequelae. Best wishes; make smart decisions & drink moderately if at all. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some raise risk.: Phenoxy herbicides are often contaminated with dioxins like tcdd, which research suggests results in a small rise in cancer risk after exposure to these herbicides. Triazine exposure has been implicated in a likely relationship to increased risk of breast cancer, although it is unclear if it causes it. Exposure to herbicides, like paraquat and pesticides increases risk for parkinson's disease. ...Read more
No: Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable, health-related deaths in the United States. Quitting smoking, or never starting in the first place, reduces risk of several life-threatening diseases. Cigarette smoking has been related to emphysema, heart disease, lung and throat cancer, and bladder cancer, but not mesothelioma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No abbreviations!: Abbreviations are open to misinterpretation. So you have to spell out what is OCD because it might have more than one meaning. is it obsessive compulsive disorder that you are asking about? No it has no association with Cancer. But do tell us if your meaning for OCD is same or different than mine! ...Read more
Carcinogens: Just like lung cancer and smoking, there is association between bladder cancer and smoking. The carcinogens taken up by the body are excreted into the urine which was held in the bladder and all those chemicals can then act on the lining of the bladder to cause cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gum disease? No!: I haven't seen written documentation that correlates gum disease with cancer. However if ones body is continually fighting inflammation from gum disease, it has to take a toll on ones immune system. With the mouth being the most chronically infected part of an otherwise healthy body, why take chances. Floss daily do some careful vibratory toothbrushing at the gum-tooth interface ; don't worry! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tobacco's carcinogen: Tobacco contains a number of chemicals which are the cause of cancer. So tobacco taken in any form(Chewing, snorting or smoking introduces these chemicals in the body , and given sufficient concentration of these chemicals, the end result of such exposure is cell damage leading to development of Cancers of many types(all tissues coming in contact with tobacco can develop Cancer(Aerodigestive tract ...Read more
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