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Folic Acid Colon Cancer
NOT ASSOCIATED: Laryngo-pharyngeal cancers are usually seen in longtime smokers who present to their physician with hoarseness and sometimes 'sore throat'. Stomach acid from reflux (gerd) can cause similiar symtoms so a referral to an ENT (ear-nose-throat) doctor can be made. An ENT will take a camera (laryngoscope) to look all the way down to vocal cords. Cancer looks like a 'mass', gerd causes irritation. ...Read more
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
Only in lab cells: Alpha lipoic acid is a potent antioxidant that has typically been used for diabetic neuropathy. Current "in vitro" studies suggest that colon cancer cells grown in the lab, self-destruct (apoptosis) in the presence of alpha-lipoic acid. At least one patient claimed to be cancer-free after using ALA. ALA is non-toxic but difficult to find in a pure form.Choose foods instead-spinach, broccoli ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It's a vitamin that you need. There's a lot of disinformation about it. If your diet is reasonably mainstream and includes some green leafy vegetables, don't bother to supplement. If not, consider it especially if you have a low folate (folic acid) blood assay. The idea it will give you cancer is contrary to what we know of basic biology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try these: Cancer Network reports that“adopting a combination of five healthy behaviors is linked to a reduction in the risk of developing colorectal cancer.” The five lifestyle factors were “healthy weight, physical activity, nonsmoking, limited alcohol consumption, and healthy diet.” Investigators found that subjects who “adopted all five had a 37% lower risk of developing colorectal cancer.” ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
46 yr female, have vitiligo deodunal ulcer fatty liver-on ilaprazole, ursodesoxycholic acid, vit B12 & folic acid, on nuvb-tacrolimus, what else to do.
Talk to doc.: Not sure what your ongoing concerns are. But you have a complicated history and are taking a few things from the specialty cabinet. Most important thing: talk to your doc and develop reasonable goals for your care. ...Read more
Can acid reflux worsen by taking biotin, b12, omega 3 fish tabs. vitamin k2 , buffered vitamin c,vitamin d3 have Barrett's Esophagus and a hernia.
Possibly fish oil: Fats including fish oil can sometimes aggravate reflux; this is less likely if taken with food. But certain supplements are proven beneficial for reflux, esp. melatonin. See http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/5-natural-heartburn-remedies-proven-beat-drugs and http://www.denvernaturopathic.com/MelatoninandGERD.htm and http://tinyurl.com/p88fxjm ...Read more
Does vitamin B9 /folic acid/ needs gastric intrinsic factor to be absorbed like the B12 vitamin ?
No: It's absorbed readily as long as the small intestine is basically intact. Here's a recent scientific review. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3573592/. ...Read more
No: Acid reflux can lead, in rare cases, to barrett's esophagus, which can predispose to esophageal cancer. This is extremely rare, as reflux is quite common (most people experience this at some point). Reflux is not associated with lung cancer, at least not as a related cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have hepatitis C genotype 1 osteoporosis thyroid high iron fatty liver can I take reclast (zoledronic acid) infusion?
You can: To my knowledge, there is no reports of injury to liver with this medication. Chronic liver disease, especially cirrhosis can cause osteoporosis, so it should be treated. I would also recommend to see specialist to treat your hepatitis c , since there are new medications, hopefully get approved end of this year. These are highly effective (>90% cure rate). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, is there are connection between breast cancer and high RBC folate (folic acid) level. My RBC folate (folic acid) level is 2242 mmol/L. I've had cancer twice within 4yrs.
23F. Strong family history of colon cancer. Syncope, h/h 7.4/27.7. Fe studies showed anemia, hematologist referred to GI. Chances of cancer?
Low: What is the earliest age which you family members had colon cancer? If you are ten or more years younger than the lowest age of the cancer patient, your risk is very low. Your anemia is more likely due to blood loss in menstrual bleeding. You are doing the right thing by seeking care. Follow your doctors' instructions. ...Read more
Can barretts metaplasia (no dysplasia) progress directly to adenocarcinoma of esophegus within 4 months of egd scopy?
Unlikely: Does your question signal that it did happen? Even if biopsies are negative for dysplasia, biopsies are just that, biopsies of a larger lesion. Biopsies always have the chance of having sampling error...Meaning the most severe part of the lesion was not sampled. The risk of sampling error would go up with a larger lesion than was minimally, and not systematically, biopsied. ...Read more
Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. ...Read more
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