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Is there a link between pernicious anemia and cancer?

Is there a link between pernicious anemia and cancer?

Possibly.: There appears to be some association between pernicious anemia and the risk of developing gastric cancer, but this is controversial. Pernicious anemia frequently develops with an autoimmune attack on certain gastric cells, which leads to vitamin B12 deficiency and later anemia. This autoimmune attack also leads to chronic gastritis, which can then progress to cancer. ...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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Is there a connection between excessive vertigo and cancer?

Is there a connection between excessive vertigo and cancer?

Can be : If the cancer metastasizes to brain, or if infiltrates brain coverings (carcinomatous meningitis), vertigo can be a symptom. But also, cancer medicines have adverse effects, and may provoke dizziness and vertigo. Lastly, there are what we term paraneoplastic syndromes which cause vertigo indirectly via antibodies, such as ovarian or lung cancers. ...Read more

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Is there a link between ovarian cancer and other cancers?

Is there a link between ovarian cancer and other cancers?

The genetic link is: Brca-2, a hereditary molecular factor that is linked to high incidence of both breast and ovary cancer. It is not common, but when present warrants oopherectomy without ca dx. ...Read more

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Is there a link between anxiety and thyroid disease?

Is there a link between anxiety and thyroid disease?

Thyroid: The presence of thyroid disease is associated with the onset of a number of mental health disorders. Anxiety is one of those. There is no evidence that anxiety causes thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Is there a link between HPV and infertility?

Is there a link between HPV and infertility?

Not directly: Scarring could obstruct access of sperm cells to eggs released from the ovaries. Treatments can interfere with production of cervical mucus needed by sperm to help them on their way to the egg in fallopian tubes. If there isn't enough of this mucus, the sperm may never make it to their destination. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between megaloblastic anemia and nutrition?

Maybe: The common causes of megaloblastic anemia are vitamin B12 deficiency and Folic Acid deficiency. A diet poor in these vitamins may lead to megaloblastic anemia. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between cancer and tumor?

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Is there a difference between cancer and tumor?

Yes: While cancers are characterized by tumors, not all tumors are cancerous. Tumor derives from the latin for a 'mass' (a 'lump' - not all of which can be felt of course). Tumors are a result of an abnormal growth of cells and can be benign, or essentially only grow in one place and cannot spread. Cancer is when a tumor becomes malignant, or is able to spread and invade other tissues. ...Read more

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Is there a link between sarcoidosis and depression symptoms?

Is there a link between sarcoidosis and depression symptoms?

Yes: Sarcoidosis is often assoicated with mood related problems, including depression. In fact, there is a relatively high rate of depressive symptoms prior to people getting diagnosed with sarcoidosis. ...Read more

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Is there a link between orgasm and hypothyroid?

Not really: No there is no link between orgasm and hypothyroid. ...Read more

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Is there a link between estrogen and GI issues/pancreatitis?

Is there a link between estrogen and GI issues/pancreatitis?

Obesity: both raises estrogen and increases risk of gallstones. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet for some entertaining thoughts on obesity ...Read more

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Is there a connection between spherocytosis and splenectomy?

Is there a connection between spherocytosis and splenectomy?

Yes: Historically, patient's with more severe hereditary spherocytosis have had splenectomy to increase the survival of the spherocytic red blood cells and thereby improve anemia. ...Read more

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Is there a link between Parkinson's disease and osteoporosis?

Is there a link between Parkinson's disease and osteoporosis?

Possibly: The association would be parkinsons patient are limited in mobility which will decrease bone mass. Also dietary deficiencies in parkinsons patients can lead to further bone loss. In 2009 italian researchers found that osteoporosis and osteopenia ocurr in 91% and 61 % in women and men respectively. ...Read more

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Is there a link between sugar and aging?

Is there a link between sugar and aging?

Yes: Hyperglycemia and hyperinsulenemia are pro inflammatory hence will speed up process of aging. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between stomach cancer and colorectal cancer?

Is there a relationship between stomach cancer and colorectal cancer?

Sometimes: Certain genetic cancer syndromes have increased risk for cancers in multiple areas of the GI tract. If you have multiple family members who have had cancer discuss it with your family physician and see if meeting with a genetic counselor would be the right thing to do. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between stomach cancer and colorectal cancer?

Is there a connection between stomach cancer and colorectal cancer?

No?: In practical terms there is not. Gastric or "stomach cancer" is more common in japan, iceland, chile and costa rica were "volcanic" soil is common and diet is rich in fruit and vegetables. Colon cancer is common in societies ( like usa) were diet is poor in fiber & diet relies on more refined foods (from canned or processed food). I guess one can metastasize into the other. Exceptions do exist. ...Read more

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Is there a link between itp and recurrent miscarraiges?

Is there a link between itp and recurrent miscarraiges?

Probably not : The risks are (1) heavy bleeding during delivery and with epesiotomy or ceaserean section and (2) maternal antibodies against platelets crossing the placenta and affecting your newborn's platelet count. These are issues best discussed with your ob/gyn and hematologist. For more information try http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/idiopathic-thrombocytopenic-purpura/ds00844/dsection=complications. ...Read more

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Is there a link between deafness and osteoarthritis?

Is there a link between deafness and osteoarthritis?

I am not sure: On nov, 18, 2012: 13, 794 people who have osteoarthritis are studied. Among them, 30 (0.22%) have deafness. Deafness 71.79% female and 28.21% are male. Age of people have deafness were 39 and up. The study did not conclude for sure if there is connection between osteoarthritis an deafness. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

A condition marked by a deficiency of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood, resulting ...Read more