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Does reliv slow the growth of breast cancer?

Does reliv slow the growth of breast cancer?

Unknown: Reliv is a nutritional product that is not regulated by the fda. No studies have been published showing that reliv slows the growth of breast cancer. One study has been published showing reliv helps with radiation-related fatigue in cancer patients. ...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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Can tamoxifen stop the growth of breast cancer?

Can tamoxifen stop the growth of breast cancer?

Sometimes,: Depending on type of cancer, especially hormone receptor status. But it really depends on specific circumstances whether this drug, or any drug, is appropriate drug for you. So you need to ask your doctor for specific advice. ...Read more

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Does taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment induce development of cancer of the uterus?

Does taking tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment induce development of cancer of the uterus?

Yes: The chance is about 1% and treatment is hysterectomy. With such a low chance then tamoxifen is worth the risk. A gynecologist needs to keep track of the patient and any unusual bleeding evaluated. There are also other hormone alternatives with less risk. Check with your medical oncologist to see which drug is best for a particular patient. ...Read more

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How fast is testicular cancer growth? What is the speed of development for testicular cancer?

How fast is testicular cancer growth? What is the speed of development for testicular cancer?

Depends: Testicular cancers can be slow-growing or rapidly growing. It depends on the tumor grade if it is a high-grade tumor it will divide more quickly than a low-grade tumor high-grade tumors will be more affected by chemotherapy because of this. ...Read more

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Are there any foods that will slow the growth of breast cancer?

Are there any foods that will slow the growth of breast cancer?

Probably Not: While there is no special diet to slow the growth of breast cancer, it is important for you to eat a healthy diet and maintain a health body weight. Also if you have had surgery it is important to increase your protein intake to heal the surgical wounds. ...Read more

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Does nolvadex (tamoxifen) increase testosterone and increase the rate of division in cancer cells?

Does nolvadex (tamoxifen) increase testosterone and increase the rate of division in cancer cells?

Yes and no: Nolvadex, aka tamoxifen is a very weak estrogen. In men it will make the brain think you have too little estrogen so the brain asks the testicles to make more testosterone that can be converted into estrogen later. In men and women, tamoxifen will block estrogen which can help treat breast cancer. ...Read more

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How to slow down the growth of cancer cells? (for last stage cancer patient, cancer cells at liver, lung and pelvis. Most critical is liver.)

How to slow down the growth of cancer cells? (for last stage cancer patient, cancer cells at liver, lung and pelvis. Most critical is liver.)

Your Oncologist can: This is a broad question. There are many anticancer drugs that are used to slow cancer cell growth. But they vary in their effectiveness depending on which organ is the source of cancer. Not knowing the details of the history i can not be any more specific. Please pose this question to the treating oncologist. ...Read more

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Is it true that female hormone therapy can increase the risk of breast cancer?

Is it true that female hormone therapy can increase the risk of breast cancer?

Yes: Certain hormones, especially longer use of estrogens, can increase a person's risk of breast cancer. Estrogen is listed as a known carcinogen on the fda web site & there is a class action lawsuit ongoing against premarin (conjugated estrogens). See site: http://m.Cancer.Org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/generalinformationaboutcarcinogens/known-and-probable-human-carcinogens. ...Read more

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How can angiogenesis and invasion influence tumor growth and metastasis in a patient with breast cancer?

How can angiogenesis and invasion influence tumor growth and metastasis in a patient with breast cancer?

The general concept: The general concept behind angiogenesis promoting cancer metastasis growth is that cancer cells / tumors use more nutrients and therefore need more blood flow than usual to grow to a large size, and that if we can inhibit this new vessel growth stimulated by tumors, we can limit the growth of the tumor. ...Read more

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Does HGH (riptropin) make endometriosis worse (increase speed of endometrial tissue growth)?

Does HGH (riptropin) make endometriosis worse (increase speed of endometrial tissue growth)?

Hard to say: I doubt there are any good studies discussing the use of human growth hormone on endometriosis. Were you prescribed human growth hormone by a doctor? If so they would need to explain the logic. ...Read more

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My mother has metastasis breast cancer along with ulcerated growth in the breasts. What is the survival rate?

My mother has metastasis breast cancer along with ulcerated growth in the breasts. What is the survival rate?

Need more info.: I am sorry to hear about your mother's diagnosis. This is hard to answer without knowing the specific biology of your mom's cancer and which organs are involved. Nowadays, we consider stage IV breast ca like a chronic illness; one we cannot cure, but we can often manage and control. If your mother consents, it would be best to pose this question to her cancer doctors. ...Read more

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Lack of uv light between 270 and 300nm stops vit d production. Can the lack of a certain wavelengths of radiation stop a cancer cells growth?

Lack of uv light between 270 and 300nm stops vit d production. Can the lack of a certain wavelengths of radiation stop a cancer cells growth?

No: Please forgive my frankness. If somebody tells you otherwise, they are lying. This is as biologically preposterous as the idea that limiting certain wavelengths would end a pregnancy. Certain wavelengths of light catalyze conversion of vitamin D precursors to the real thing. Cancer is almost-healthy cells gone bad. ...Read more

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Does chemotherapy and radiation help reducing the reccurence of colon cancer t4?

Does chemotherapy and radiation help reducing the reccurence of colon cancer t4?

In select patients: Chemotherapy is recommended for patients whose lymph nodes are involved with cancer, and is also advisable in select patients who are node-negative, but have other concerning features, including T4 tumors. In these situations, chemotherapy is likely to reduce the risk of recurrence. Radiation is not typically used in the treatment of colon cancer. ...Read more

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Mom was at stage 4 breast cancer, done w chemo and double mastectomy, healing for radiation. Natural supplements that will fight or stop/slow spread?

Mom was at stage 4 breast cancer, done w chemo and double mastectomy, healing for radiation. Natural supplements that will fight or stop/slow spread?

Unknown: Good question, but answer is not clear as far as i know. Consider a multivitamin and/or calcium + vitamin d supplement with a healthy diet. Would avoid any types of hormonal supplements and strongly recommend she discontinue smoking. During radiotherapy, avoid high dose/potency antioxidants. ...Read more

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Is ductal carcinoma in situ really breast cancer? Can lifestyle, nutrition or supplements affect its course or occurrence?

Is ductal carcinoma in situ really breast cancer?  Can lifestyle, nutrition or supplements affect its course or occurrence?

Precancerous: Carcinoma in-situ is just one step short of cancer. There is no scientific evidence for or against life style changes altering the course of in-situ lesions. You may engage in life style changes that promote a healthy life style but should not omit conventional treatment. Steve jobs low grade cancer became fatal while he tried to treat it by alternative methods. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Does eugenol increase or decrease the effect of radiotherapy in head and neck equamus cell cancer?

No effect known.: Eugenol is a chemical responsible for the aroma of cloves. It has many uses, including perfumery, flavoring, and in formulating insect attractants. It even kills human colon cancer cell lines in vitro. But it does not appear to have an effect on radiotherapy, let alone radiotherapy in head and neck squamous cell cancer. This is treated with radiotherapy and surgery and/or chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Is there any supplement/treatment that can possibly stimulate natural breast growth in the case of PCOS and undeveloped breasts at age 20?

Is there any supplement/treatment that can possibly stimulate natural breast growth in the case of PCOS and undeveloped breasts at age 20?

It depends: It depends upon whether you have successfully completed pubertal development. If you have, then estrogen administration will not be useful, and most over the counter supplements are good at making money for the manufacturer, but are also not helpful ...Read more

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Does the size of a breast increase its chances of having breast cancer?

Does the size of a breast increase its chances of having breast cancer?

No: Breast size doesn't affect risk for breast cancer. It is important to perform monthly breast self exam and be familiar with your own breasts. If you have larger and dense breasts, it can be more difficult to feel an abnormality but once you know your own breasts, it can be easier. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. Often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more