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Why do so many kids and teens get cancer ? My daughter knows 2 kids at her school with it and one other friend who is a survivor. Why so common ?

Why do so many kids and teens get cancer ?  My daughter knows 2 kids at her school with it and one other friend who is a survivor.  Why so common ?

Wish we knew:(: Most expert however seem to believe that besides genetics, toxic contamination of environment may be the contributing factor for the seeming uptake in cancer prevalence all across the population. Our ability to diagnose them more readily than before would be an added factor, just like Autism, which has become much prevalent in recent years. ...Read more

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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Malignant! does anyone knows a good lung cancer site?

Malignant! does anyone knows a good lung cancer site?

Yes: Check nccn or the american cancer society web sites, they are both full of information, and the information comes from good legitimate sources. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have cancer? What are the symptons?

Much too broad: Look to the american cancer society for the early warning signs of cancer. There are many types, so there are many signs. Unexpected bleeding, weight loss, unexplained pain, enlarging lumps, breast changes, fatigue, change in stool, easy bruising, persistent cough are among signs/symptoms which could indicate cancer. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can a doctor know if you have cancer?

How can  a doctor know if you have cancer?

Pathology: We can sometimes make a pretty good guess just from symptoms and a few tests. But a guess isn't good enough and a firm diagnosis usually involves looking at tissue taken from the tumor--sometimes just a few cells from a pap test or sputum are enough and sometimes a lot more is removed if the tests strongly suggest a malignancy. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have cancer that is caused by stress and depression?

How do you know if you have cancer that is caused by stress and depression?

Stress/Depression: There is no causal link between stress and depression, but stress certainly lowers your immunity and makes you more susceptible to illnesses. ...Read more

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Can takis give u cancer ?

Can takis give u cancer ?

No: I am not aware of any reason to think that spicy corn chips can give you cancer. However, there is nothing to stop some jerk from making this up, and people want to believe foolish scare stories. If the stuff actually caused cancer, somebody at the nih would be able to prove it -- real science is driven by vanity & no conspiracy can suppress it. Enjoy your corn chips. ...Read more