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Is Alpha Lipoic Acid a good cancer treatment for colon cancer ?

Is Alpha Lipoic Acid a good cancer treatment for colon cancer ?

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 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 ifg-1 supplement exacerbate prostate cancer?

Can ifg-1 supplement exacerbate prostate cancer?

Possibly!: There are ilgf-1 receptors on prostate cancer. Thec counter argument, is that this sub-hormone produced by hgh may be important in preventing cancer, since it bolsters our immune surveilance systems. However, i would think it imprudent to use after the diagnosis of any cancer! ...Read more

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Is folic acid linked to develompent of cancer?

Is folic acid linked to develompent of cancer?

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 more

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46 yr female, have vitiligo deodunal ulcer fatty liver-on ilaprazole, ursodesoxycholic acid, vit B12 & folic acid, on nuvb-tacrolimus, what else to do.

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

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Balanced diet for duodenal peptic ulcer and prostate cancer (gleason 3+3).

Balanced diet for duodenal peptic ulcer and prostate cancer (gleason 3+3).

Eat lots of fruits: And veggies daily. Cut down on coffee, soda, spicy foods, citrus, chocolates, etc. Follow up with the specialists. God bless you! http://www.All4naturalhealth.Com/herbs-for-cancer.Html. ...Read more

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Stomach acid and larynpharyngeal cancer?

Stomach acid and larynpharyngeal 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

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Does folate metafolin folic acid at 800 mcg cause hair loss?

Does folate metafolin folic acid at 800 mcg cause hair loss?

No.: Methylfolate side effects (only in some people) are: irritability, insomnia, sore muscles, achy joints, acne, rash, severe anxiety, palpitations, nausea, headaches, migraines. Hair loss is not a side effect of methylfolate (metafolin). ...Read more

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Does folic acid prevent kidney stones?

Does folic acid prevent kidney stones?

No: To my knowledge, Folic Acid deficiency is not associated with kidney stones nor does Folic Acid supplementation prevent stones. The vast majority of patients who have repeated episodes of kidney stones have at least one metabolic abnormality which can be specifically corrected with available measures. ...Read more

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Do calcium supplements decrease prostate cancer risk? If so, how many mg/day? Should a man stop calcium supplements after finding prostate cancer?

Do calcium supplements decrease prostate cancer risk? If so, how many mg/day? Should a man stop calcium supplements after finding prostate cancer?

No real evidence.: There has been epidemiologic data and a phase i clinical trial of vitamin d as a potential chemopreventative agent for prostate cancer, but the data are equivocal. We continue to recommend usrda levels of calcium + vitamin d in our patients with prostate cancer. Especially with metastatic prostate cancer, those on hormones are at high risk for osteoporosis and skeletal related events. Take care.. ...Read more

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I have hepatitis C genotype 1 osteoporosis thyroid high iron fatty liver can I take reclast (zoledronic acid) infusion?

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 more

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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.

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

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Which suppliments can be taken for stage 3 prostate cancer bladder incontinence?

Which suppliments can be taken for stage 3 prostate cancer bladder incontinence?

None proven: Unfortunately, there are no proven supplements that can help reduce incontinence. Please discuss this with your urologist, as there are medications that may help. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B9 /folic acid/ needs gastric intrinsic factor to be absorbed like the B12 vitamin ?

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

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Can acid reflux cause lung cancer?

Can acid reflux cause lung cancer?

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 more

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Stage iiib colon cancer, starting chemo tues. Vitamin d 25-hydroxy level is 9 ng/ml. Will taking vitamin D3 supplements help? If so, how many iu?

Stage iiib colon cancer, starting chemo tues. Vitamin d 25-hydroxy level is 9 ng/ml. Will taking vitamin D3 supplements help? If so, how many iu?

Possibly help.: There is some evidence that vitamin d deficiency is not desirable in patients with colon cancer. The goal should be to achieve a level of 30 ng/ml. Another vitamin d test should be done after taking 50, 000 units twice a week for 2 months. If you are considerably overweight 2-3 times the dose may be necessary. After achieving 30 ng/ml a daily dose of 1-2000 units may maintain this level. ...Read more

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Does vitamin d18 stop cancer cells?

Does vitamin d18 stop cancer cells?

No known, unlikely.: It is not known to do so. If you mean vitamin d. Exposing yourself to too much sun to get the vitamin can be bad and this is worth reviewing: http://cjbmd.Com/docs/ps_vitamind.Pdf now, d18 is not something we see in med school as the way to call vitamin d. If you mean another product of some sort, it is unclear and i cannot answer that. ...Read more

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Why is fetus at risk if folate (folic acid) deficiency?

Why is fetus at risk if folate (folic acid) deficiency?

Folate (folic acid): Folate is a co-factor used in cellular division. If there is a deficiency of folic acid, cells won't be able to divide properly. The net result is fewer cells. In a developing human this is associated with neural tube defects and cardiac defects. ...Read more

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Are folic acid supplements safe for men? I heard they can cause cancer

Are folic acid supplements safe for men? I heard they can cause cancer

One study: showed an increased risk of cancer. "Cancer incidence and mortality after treatment with folic acid and vitamin B12." Ebbing M, Bønaa KH, Nygård O, Arnesen E, Ueland PM, Nordrehaug JE, Rasmussen K, Njølstad I, Refsum H, Nilsen DW, Tverdal A, Meyer K, Vollset SE JAMA. 2009;302(19):2119. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is folic acid linked to develompent of cancer?

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 more

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I've read some things about Folic Acid. I read that is has been linked to cancer. Is that true? Is eating it dangerous? If so, how dangerous is it.

Essential element: Folic acid or folate is an essential element that the body uses to convert some metabolic processes. For example, an absence of folic acid can lead to a type of blood anemia. Obviously, too much of any essential element taken In excess can be deleterious to your overall health. ...Read more

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I have mthfr c677t homozygous mutation, history of rectal cancer (dx@35y). Are these related? What is the serum folate (folic acid) level I should aim if want pregnant?

I have mthfr c677t homozygous mutation, history of rectal cancer (dx@35y). Are these related? What is the serum folate (folic acid) level I should aim if want pregnant?

Not related: These are not related. Also recent data shows no clinical significance of having a mrhfr mutation. It is safe for pregnancy and there is no increase risk for miscarriage other than your normal risk factors. Do not need to follow folate (folic acid) or homocysteine levels. ...Read more

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Hb was 4 in may12 now 7.5.Wbc111000.Tibc460.Serum folate (folic acid) >40.Problem- pain in legs and breating problem.Have any risk of blood cancer.What's your sug?

Hb was 4 in may12 now 7.5.Wbc111000.Tibc460.Serum folate (folic acid) >40.Problem- pain in legs and breating problem.Have any risk of blood cancer.What's your sug?

Communicate: If you have been severely anemic since last may and you do not know the cause, then there is a grave communications problem between you and your physician. This is probably not leukemia (blood cancer) -- if chronic you'd have abnormal cells in the blood, you've lived to long for acute leukemia. Demand a full account from your physician or a referral. Good luck and stay pro-active. ...Read more

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Im having folic acid iron and vitamin b, is it okay to have a vaccination for anti cervical cancer prevention? Whats the effect for pregnancy?

Im having folic acid iron and vitamin b, is it okay to have a vaccination for anti cervical cancer prevention? Whats the effect for pregnancy?

The HPV vaccine: Is usually given to adolescent girls (and boys) to prevent transmission of the viruses causing cervix and other cancers. It likely has not been tested during pregnancy, so it may lack proof of sfty to developing embyo/fetus. The vitamins are not an issue for either. ...Read more

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Swollen nodes down right side neck armpit chest stomach and groin painful when pressed 5 month + CBC normal except folate (folic acid) deficiency cud it be cancer?

Swollen nodes down right side neck armpit chest stomach and groin painful when pressed 5 month + CBC normal except folate (folic acid) deficiency cud it be cancer?

See doctor: Five months is a long time to wait for enlarged nodes to be evaluated. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. Biopsy of the node may be needed to settle the issue. Please see your doctor at your earliest convenience. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Can woman get prostate cancer?

Can woman get prostate cancer?

No: Lucky for us - that is one kind of cancer we can't get. Only men have prostates. ...Read more

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How does one get prostate cancer?

How does one get prostate cancer?

We don't know: Prostate cancer is not a cancer that one just "gets". Its appears to be a multifactorial diease that is influenced by genetics but may also occur sporadically without any family history. There has been recent data to show that viyamin e may increase chances of getting cancer but there are no other specific links thus far. ...Read more

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Can a man survive prostate cancer?

Can a man survive prostate cancer?

Yes: Most men with screen-detected prostate cancer will not die of their disease. Age at diagnosis is probably the most important factor in this prediction (ie, life expectancy). Some men with high grade prostate cancers may be diagnosed with advanced disease or may progress to advanced stages despite treatment. These men are at greatest risk of death, but fortunately represent a minority of cases. ...Read more

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How do people treat prostate cancer?

How do people treat prostate cancer?

Mutiple options: Generally speaking, there are many ways to treat prostate cancer including surgery, radiation with xray beam, implants with seeds or high dose rate needles, cryosurgery (freezing). Hormones sometimes are used on top of the above treatment. The decision will depend on stage, aggressiveness of disease, patient condition and his choice. ...Read more

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What does prostate cancer look like?

Cancer or tumor: Of the prostate typically is a slow growing nodule within the prostate. The gleason grade helps to stratify the tumors that are higher grade from lower grade slower growing tumors. Some cancers can be palpated on exam. Higher grade tumors may be more aggressive and may be less likely to form a mass. The psa test may be helpful in the appropriate clinical setting. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about prostate cancer?

What can you tell me about prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer amoung men in the USA. About 225,000 men are diagnosed each year and about 25,000 men will die from prostate cancer each year; about 1 in 6 men will get prostate cancer; but only 1 in 50 of those diagnosed will die of prostate cancer. The 5 year survival for localized prostate cancer 100%; so diagnosis does not equal death ! ...Read more

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Whats done when testing for prostate cancer?

Whats done when testing for prostate cancer?

Screening: Testing involves a rectal exam to assess prostate size and figuring out prostate symptoms/signs. After age 50, a psa test is typically done. ...Read more

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Who is at risk of developing prostate cancer?

Who is at risk of developing prostate cancer?

Men as they age: No joke, risk #1 being male, risk#2 getting older. The risk of prostate cancer increases with age, especially after age 50. More than 80% of prostate cancers are diagnosed in men who are 65 or older. And in the us, african american men have a higher risk of prostate cancer than white men. Additionally a family history of prostate cancer is also a risk. See this link: http://bit.Ly/lhig6p. ...Read more

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What exactly does stages of prostate cancer mean?

What exactly does stages of prostate cancer mean?

Cancer progression: Staging prostate cancer (or any cancer) is a method to allow the physician and patient to help aid in the prognosis. This is a measure of the how far advanced the cancer has progressed such as into other organs or into bones. It also help aid in the treatment options since certain options of treatment are onloy available at certain stages. ...Read more

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Folic Acid (Definition)

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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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more