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Is There A Known Cause Of Liver Cancer
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
Risk factors: The following is a partial list of conditions that some studies (but not necessarily all) have found to be associated with an increased risk for cholangiocarcinoma (cancer of bile ducts).Chronic liver disease (eg from hepatitis c or alcohol), gallstones, hepatolithiasis (liver stones), primary sclerosing cholangitis, liver fluke infection, obesity, diabetes, congenital bile duct cysts, others... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually OK: When we talk about liver enzymes, we are usually referring to transaminases (sgot/sgpt, ast/alt). The lower limit of normal is either zero or close to zero. Therefore having a low value of one of these is not an issue. Albumin and protein can be low in malnutrition or protein-losing kidney disease. And severe malnutrition will cause everything to be very low across the board. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Cirrhosis.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: In severe cases of alcohol-induced hepatitis with cirrhosis, corticosteroids can sometimes reduce the inflammation, resulting in less ultimate scarring. But no medicine can take away scar. Prior to severe scarring, there is always inflammation, and treatment can reduce that. There are meds for hepatitis b/c as well as primary biliary cirrhosis that can slow it down. Stop alcohol completely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any possible cure for cancer that does not include radiation? Is there some sort of drug, cell growth inhibition...Anything?
Cancer Therapy: It depends on the type of cancer and the stage (extent of spread) of the tumor. Many early cancers are cured by surgical excision; others, by drug therapy; still others often are treated by combined protocols that involve drug and radio-therapy. Only your oncologist can counsel you on the particular set of circumstances surrounding the cancer of which you speak. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The majority of colon cancers arise in colon polyps, which are among the most common specimens that we pathologists see. There are a variety of types, most with some propensity to turn cancerous. Especially, folks with lynch's hnpcc are prone to get colorectal cancer without polyps. Talk about colonoscopy with your physician -- saves lots of lives. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
DKC1: The most famous of these is dyskeratosis congenita, in which the cells of the body that must constantly renew themselves eventually fail. Thankfully, it is quite uncommon. Ordinary pernicious anemia (which should not be missed) can make the hair go gray early. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not known: Neuroendocrine carcinomas that originate in the liver are very rare ( about 200 reported cases in english literature). Intestinal neuroendocrine carcinomas that metastasize to the liver are more common, but still rare compared to the usual adult tumors. We do not know what causes any of these tumors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is antral gastritis serious problem? Is this starting stage of ulcer? Is any chance there to cause cancer?
Lumphoma and cancer.: Hyperacidity and h. Pylori infection lead to ulceration of stomach and duodenum and occasionally lymphoma. Acid reflux can cause cancer of the esophageal-gastric junction. Neither should be taken lightly. Actively treat both. Antibiotics are required for h. Pylori and acid inhibitors and antacids for hyperacidity. A good balanced diet is always a good idea. No alcohol or smoking. ...Read more
Potentially, yes: Environmental radiation exposure may cause cancer. Radiation treatment for cancer may also lead to other cancers (called "second cancers") years after the treatment was received. While this is uncommon, it is one of the potential risks of receiving radiation treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely yes.: It is very likely that there is a genetic component to this. There are issues like achondroplasia or dwarfism that are definitely genetic in origin. Height is very often a result of genetic selection in plants and animals and people are no exception. Excess in height is also genetic. Abraham lincoln is a very good exmple of marfan's syndrome, a disorder with great height as a feature. ...Read more
If a blood test is done and there is no detection of cancer, is it concluded that cancer is in remission? The type of cancer is lung cancer
Discuss...: Your question is not exactly clear. "remission" is a term used to describe cancer that was diagnosed and after treatment or in unusual cases "spontaneously" is no longer clinically present. The "blood tests" currently marketed are used to "find" (screen) cancer. Tests like "early cdt" are generally inaccurate if you have already had a cancer. Not used to diagnose "remission". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
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