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Is blue wave therapy cancer causing?

Is blue wave therapy cancer causing?

Light Therapy: Light therapy is used for a variety of skin conditions, such as psoriasis and acne, for treating mood disorders, and many other conditions, including skin cancer. It is safe if the harmful ultraviolet waves are filtered out by the light emitting apparatus. ...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 radiation therapy cause cancer?

Can radiation therapy cause cancer?

Secondary Cancer: Radiation does cause cancer, but is also used to treat cancer in radiation oncology. The best data for this is from children treated with radiation and followed closely for many years. The data can be murky with other causes of cancer. However, in general, the risk of secondary malignancy is much less than 1% can take up to 20 years to develop. The benefit of radiation far outweighs this risk. ...Read more

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Can hormone therapy cause cancer by itself?

Can hormone therapy cause cancer by itself?

Possibly,not typical: The uterus is at risk for precancerous changes or uterine cancer when estrogen is taken without progesterone. This is called unopposed estrogen. After a hysterectomy, no Progesterone is needed. Studies on breast cancer & hormone replacement remain controversial, but most evidence points to Progesterone as the culprit in breast disease. Stay posted as more knowledge about this topic changes often. ...Read more

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Can testosterone therapy cause prostrate cancer?

Can testosterone therapy cause prostrate cancer?

Testosterone effects: It is not known whether T replacement causes prostate ca. However, if you currently have a subclinical prostate ca, T can increase its aggressiveness. Add this to the other complications of T, such as heart disease, clotting, etc (your profile lists "6 stents"), and it should be done very cautiously. T is not a fountain of youth. It is overprescribed, driven by advertising and hype. ...Read more

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What causes baldness in cancer therapy?

What causes baldness in cancer therapy?

Drugs & radiation: Drugs and radiation target rapidly dividing cells, as cancer cells tend to divide more than most normal cells. Hair growth requires cell division in hair follicles and the drugs and radiation that inhibits cell division of cancer cells also inhibits cell division in hair follicles causing loss of hair, not just baldness. The hair loss is general in systemic chemotherapy and local in x-rays. ...Read more

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Does testosterone therapy cause prostate cancer?

It can enhance the r: It increases the risk of Prostate cancer in someone who is prone to get prostate Cancer. So one has to be monitored for this potential complication. ...Read more

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Could radiation therapy for cancer cause other cancers in nearby organs later on?

Yes: It's one of the risks described in your consent form. This is also true about taking chemotherapy that other cancers are treatment related. However these risks are low and considered acceptable compared to the benefit that is expected from the treatment. ...Read more

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Hi dr does chelation therapy cause bone cancer or other types of cancer since it eliminates minerals from the body?

Hi dr does chelation therapy cause bone cancer or other types of cancer since it eliminates minerals from the body?

No: Many benefits have been attributed to chelation, particularly in atherosclerosis (deposition of cholesterol in blood arteries. This has been disputed, if not totally rejected. The risks include chelation of minerals and subsequent elimination. The risks are multiple, the benefits are dubious. You decide...I would not use them myself. ...Read more

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With tonsil cancer caused by HPV which kind of radiation therapy, tomo or rapid arc (or others) do you recommend?

With tonsil cancer caused by HPV which kind of radiation therapy, tomo or rapid arc (or others) do you recommend?

IGRT/IMRT : Igrt/imrt radiation is the best way to give the radiation. Tomotherapy, rapid arc are both capable of delivering this type of radiation. You are good with either one. Depending on the stage, you may be well served with getting concurrent chemotherapy with it also. ...Read more

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Does hormone therapy for prostate cancer cause mental confusion?

Does hormone therapy for prostate cancer cause mental confusion?

Generally - No: Hormone blockade (hb) can cause many problems but they tend to be time related. The longer on hb the more the problems. Hb often makes pre-existing problem worse or accelerates some problems. Hb itself rarely causes "confusion", more often it can cause depression, fatigue, and emotional changes. Only older men on hb for a very long time tend to have true cognitive dysfunction. ...Read more

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