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Is cancer a possible cause of hemolysis?

Is cancer a possible cause of hemolysis?

One of several: Hemolysis is the process of breaking down red blood cells rapidly. The normal RBC is born in the bine marrow, has a life span of 100 days, and is chewed up in the spleen, liver and bone marrow to parts that are then used to make another rbc. Any disorder that causes the rbc's to be destroyed quickly is hemolysis. Drug reactions, large spleens from a blood disease, vasculitic disease like lupus.... ...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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I just got my lab work back for my life insurance. It says slight hemolysis. Cancer does run in my family. Should I get checked out or worry?

I just got my lab work back for my life insurance. It says slight hemolysis. Cancer does run in my family. Should I get checked out or worry?

Do not worry: Slight hemolysis is due to the technique of the person drawing your blood. It is not because any thing is wrong with you. There is absolutely no reason worry due to this statement. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Why does acid cause hemolysis?

Why does acid cause hemolysis?

Denatures hemoglobin: In the lab, acidic solutions will denature hemoglobin, causing the red cell to hemolyze. Fetal hemoglobin is more resistant to this. This difference is the basis of a test to determine how much fetal blood is mixed in the maternal blood system of mom's who are rh negative, and thus need rhogam. ...Read more

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Do mobile phones cause cancer?

Do mobile phones cause cancer?

I say "No": Some of my colleagues will not agree. There's no credible mechanism. The wavelengths of radiation that cause cancer are far different from those that a phone emits. Epidemiologic studies generate a huge amount of junk data, especially when there's a "pop" fear -- recall bias. In one study, there was more cancer on the side OPPOSITE to where the phone was held. I wouldn't worry. ...Read more

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Could a handful of dip cause cancer?

Could a handful of dip cause cancer?

One time?: Doubt it. But why try if you know it can lead to habitual use that will in turn lead to nasty teeth and gums and possible cancer? Why would you play russian roulette even once? Take my advise, friend. Stay away from that crap. ...Read more

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What can cause cancer in the environment?

What can cause cancer in the environment?

Many things: Cancer-causing substances are called "carcinogens." they include uv radiation from the sun, radon, agricultural chemicals that get into the water supply, certain types of plastics like bpa, and many others. A report from the president's cancer panel gives more details. Go to: http://deainfo.Nci.Nih.Gov/advisory/pcp/annualreports/pcp08-09rpt/pcp_report_08-09_508.Pdf. ...Read more

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Could certain chemicals really cause cancer?

Could certain chemicals really cause cancer?

Absolutely: Thousands of real scientists make careers out of separating the ones that do from the ones that don't. Almost all the "pop" scares are unfounded, but regrettably there have been some sad cases, especially in industry. The real ones cause a tremendous increase in one particular (usually exotic) type of cancer. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of cancer in humans?

What is the most common cause of cancer in humans?

Common CA: That's a great ? If you look at the cancers that can be linked to causes that would be Tobacco products, which cause lung, pancreatic, esophageal, bladder, head&neck cancers to name a few. If you look at the number of skin cancers we see annually(like 3 to 4 million) the sun and tanning beds would win. ...Read more

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Does coffeemate cause cancer ? Is it bad in any way ?

Unknown, YES- avoid!: I would never eat coffeemate. The 1st ingredient is corn syrup, which causes obesity/increases risk of diabetes. The next ingredients are hydrogenated oils/trans fats, proven to increase risk of heart disease. It has corn & soy which are likely from gmo sources.Animal studies suggest gmo corn & soy might increase cancer risk, though the risk from coffeemate may be trivial.See http://bit.Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more

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