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Doctor insights on: Is Cancer A Disease Or Illness

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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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I have auto immune disease Sjögren's syndrome and lupus. I also have HPV . Will my HPV get worse being I have auto immune illness ? Afraid of cancer.

I have auto immune disease Sjögren's syndrome and lupus. I also have HPV . Will my HPV get worse being I have auto immune illness ? Afraid of cancer.

HPV specialist: There may be more resistance to treatment of HPV with lupus and sjogrens syndrome. Since there are quite a few different treatments depending on location it is important to be under the care of a qualified specialist.Proper follow-up can prevent cancer. ...Read more

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How long does a person need to be obese or even overweight before it makes him prone to illnesses like diabetes, cancer or heart disease?

How long does a person need to be obese or even overweight before it makes him prone to illnesses like  diabetes, cancer or heart disease?

Overweight Risks: Thank you for informing about “Never smoked or chewed Tobacco” and I commend you for your desire for Good Health. Excess weight is associated with increased incidence of Cardiovascular disease, Type 2 Diabetes mellitus (DM), Hypertension, Stroke, Osteoarthritis, Cancer. Duration to make someone prone to illness depends upon motivation to change Diet, exercise, and motivation for Health. ...Read more

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Is hutchinson's disease cancer?

Is hutchinson's disease cancer?

No: Hutchinson's disease is also known as sarcoidosis. This is a specific form of inflammation of the tissues in the body. Almsot any tissues can be affected, but the two most common organs affected are lungs and lymph nodes. The cause is not known. However, this is not considered a cancer. ...Read more

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Is cancer a transmitted disease?

Is cancer a transmitted disease?

No: Cancer is not an infectious disease. We all have a risk of developing cancer. Many cancers seem to develop for no apparent reason. However, certain risk factors are known to increase the chance that one or more of your cells will become abnormal and lead to cancer. Risk factors include chemical, radiation, Tobacco, older age,certain infections . http://patient.info/health/what-causes-cancer ...Read more

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How long cancer disease is unnoticed ?

How long cancer disease is unnoticed ?

Can't be answered: Your question is too encompassing. Cancer is not one disease but a large number of diseases with different behaviors. Some cancers like burkitts lymphoma will develop and cause death within weeks whereas others like some forms of prostate cancer will never show up and will be detected incidentally during autopsy. ...Read more

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Please explain why is cancer a life style disease?

Please explain why is cancer a life style disease?

Because:: American cancer society data suggest that one third of cancer deaths can be prevented by healthy lifestyle (eating well, exercising, etc.) and another third by avoiding tobacco products. Add to that the cancers related to careless sexual habits and those related to environmental exposures and you probably have over 70% of cases. That is not to say you can avoid all cancers by living well, though. ...Read more

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Which disease cuts ur life short other then cancer or death?

Which disease cuts ur life short other then cancer or death?

Long list: Heart disease kills more people than cancer. Other common causes of early death are strokes, chronic obstructive lung disease, alzheimers etc. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm. ...Read more