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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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Does toilet paper cause colon cancer?

Does toilet paper cause colon cancer?

Toilet paper Ca?: Never heard this one before. What kind of crap are you reading? I recommend using uptodate.com for medical information and nothing else. Beware of becoming a cyberchrondriac. ...Read more

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Do I have rectal cancer if i suddenly see small specks of bright red blood on the toilet paper?"

Not likely: While it is possible for a rectal tumor to cause bleeding or pain, the more common presentation would be changes in bowel movements. Blood on toilet paper is far more likely to b due to internal hemorrhoids, constipation, or rectal irritation from something else. Colon cancer can cause dark blood in stool while brighter red blood would be more related to the rectum&anus. See md for office exam. ...Read more

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Trace of blood on toilet paper hemorrhoids or cancer?

Trace of blood on toilet paper hemorrhoids or cancer?

Could be either.: Very good idea to get evaluated by your primary doctor. If needed, he/she may refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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Does chewing (not swallowing) toilet paper over many years (if one has pica disease) cause cancer? Because of the presence of dioxin?

Does chewing (not swallowing) toilet paper over many years (if one has pica disease) cause cancer? Because of the presence of dioxin?

Unlikely: Get your iron and CBC checked. If your iron store are low you may be able to replace the iron by preparing tomato based sauces in an iron skillet (some people cannot tolerate iron tablets) Don't chew on toilet paper. You'll find your self having to go to the store to get more just when you need it. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and sometimes I've noticedthere are small amounts of bright red blood on the toilet paper, and on the surface of my stool, Is it cancer?

I'm 16 and sometimes I've noticedthere are small amounts of bright red blood on the toilet paper, and on the surface of my stool, Is it cancer?

No: This is common after a difficult / hard stool. The "pop" wisdom that is represents hemorrhoids has less to it than that you might simply benefit from perhaps more dietary fiber and/or drinking more water. ...Read more

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Bm earlier, felt a sharp, cutting, feeling before it came out then red blood on toilet paper. Colon cancer? I'm 22 female. No health issues no fam his

Probably not: More likely a small tear, fissure, or hemorrhoid made to bleed by a hard stool or straining. Extra water, fiber, and stool softener will probably sort it out for you in a few days. It bleeding continues, see your doctor for exam. ...Read more

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