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Doctor insights on: Is Tricalcium Phosphate A Cancer Causing Agent

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Is it true that eggplant may cause cancer because it contains oxidation agents?

Is it true that eggplant may cause cancer because it contains oxidation agents?

No such concerns yet: Vegetables are generally considered protective against cancer. So i can not agree with you on your proposition . I believe that eating eggplants to be absolutely safe. ...Read more

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 lung nodules 6 years ago that were cal cialcified now I have more what would cause more and could it be cancer. I was in vietnam and have many problems from angent orange?

I have lung nodules 6 years ago that were cal cialcified now I have more  what would cause more and could it be cancer. I was in vietnam and have many problems from angent orange?

Lung nodules: The old calcified lung nodules do not concern me. However the new lung nodules are more concerning. Things like infection, rheumatological problems, cancer ( either lung cancer or other type of cancer that spreads to lung) can cause lung nodules. Discuss further with your md . You need further evaluation and biopsy of the lung nodule is likely required ( if possible to be done)-to find what it is. ...Read more

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I had a rectal resection due to cancer. I have just done a new bloods and my phosphate came back really low (0.74 and WBC was 3. Should i be worried?

I had a rectal resection due to cancer. I have just done a new bloods and my phosphate came back really low (0.74 and WBC was 3. Should i be worried?

Just f/u with MD: Follow up with your gp and have your md repeated the labs again. If something is significant- your md can do some w/u to find why and to treat accordingly. Those likely unrelated to the cancer- unless you are telling me that you receive chemotherapy now- then the chemo is likely the reason why your WBC is low. If not, just continue to f/u with your md and discuss further. ...Read more

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What could be the result of an alkaline phosphate of 149...History of kidney cancer in past, had surgery to remove it.

What could be the result of an alkaline phosphate of 149...History of kidney cancer in past, had surgery to remove it.

Nonspecific: Alkaline phosphatase is a blood test that can be elevated in both diseases of the liver or the bone. Conceivably if kidney cancer spreads to either the liver or bone, the alp may become elevated especially if the spread is quite extensive. However, other benign conditions can lead to alp elevations such as infection, paget's disease of the bone, hepatitis, inflammation. Get a thorough check up. ...Read more

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What are the ways that cancer causing agents usually lead to cancer?

What are the ways that cancer causing agents usually lead to cancer?

Dna damage: That is either not repaired, or repaired incorrectly. Cell division replicates the mistake, and leads to more errors. ...Read more

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Why are the charbroiled meat and cigarette smoke cancer causing agents?

Why are the charbroiled meat and cigarette smoke cancer causing agents?

Organic chemicals: Polycyclic hydrocarbons of various sorts. No reasonable person questions that these do grave harm when they are in tobacco smoke. I've reviewed the supposed dangers of charbroiled meat from time to time and the numbers are much softer, the danger if real at all is much less, and recall bias is likely, so that reasonable people can disagree. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are charbroiled meat and cigarette smoke cancer causing agents?

I'm wondering why are charbroiled meat and cigarette smoke cancer causing agents?

Benzopyodenes: Organic ring hydrocarbon chemicals are common in charbroiled beef as well as nitrosamines these cause free radical formation which damage the dna nicotine and tobacco has over 1000 known mutagens and many carcinogens other the tar and the nicotine. ...Read more

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Can different brands of cigarettes contain variant levels of cancer causing agents?

Can different brands of cigarettes contain variant levels of cancer causing agents?

Probably, but...: The really nasty cancer-causing chemicals are generated in the burning process, in the smoke. It's a good thing to stop smoking, and if a person cannot do this altogether, chewing is one alternative that's saved many lives though there are still risks. ...Read more

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Addictive properties. Is this the case, or is nicotine itself a cancer causing agent, what to do?

Addictive properties. Is this the case, or is nicotine itself a cancer causing agent, what to do?

Maybe: There's one cancer for which nicotine may be a growth promoter, but the really wicked stuff in tobacco smoke that damages genes is in the products of combustion. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how cancer causing agents usually lead to cancer?

Mutate genes: A few of them caused greatly increased cell turnover instead which is the fertile soil in which mutations caused by other agents can be expressed. Remembering that all true cancers are mutagens is a good way to tell which "things that cause cancer" in media / pop reports are probably true (radiation, smoking, mutagenic chemicals) and which ones are bogus / statistical flukes / scare talk. ...Read more

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So which cancer-causing agents (carcinogens) usually act on cells that are dividing?

So which cancer-causing agents (carcinogens) usually act on cells that are dividing?

Epithelium: Most cancers arise from epithelium ("carcinomas"), surface-covering cells more prone to cancer because they are more likely to contact cancer-causing chemicals and are also divide more. The cells are not more vulnerable because they are dividing; the replication gives a chance for the mutations to spread in the cell population. ...Read more

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Are there agents that can induce cancer through mutagenesis?

Are there agents that can induce cancer through mutagenesis?

Chemicals : Radiation, viruses. Most carcinogenic agents, be those chemical, radiation of viral infections induce changes in dna and induce mutations that promote growth. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? What medications shows the greatest promise as a cancer chemotherapy agent?

Expert opinions? What medications shows the greatest promise as a cancer chemotherapy agent?

I wish I had: More than 400 characters but in my opinion, those new agents that target specific molecular processes in cancer cells that make them behave as cancer cells are the most exciting. They target cancer cells and spare (to a certain degree) normal cells so the side effects are less. They are not perfect and unfortunately they tend to be veeeery expensive, which is a big problem. ...Read more

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What is the major chemotherapy agent in anti-cancer drugs?

What is the major chemotherapy agent in anti-cancer drugs?

Various: there is a large number of chemotherapy drugs, available by injection and orally. The list would exceed space available here. ...Read more

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When you have a cancer fighting agent in your blood naturally, what is that called?

When you have a cancer fighting agent in your blood naturally, what is that called?

Not aware of any!: As such there is no known cancer fighting agent in our blood. But our immune system does play an important role and provides us some protection from developing cancer but it is not a complete protection and we are unable to measure this protective effect or factor, like you have wondered about. Perhaps in future we might be able to quantify such a immune protection factor(s). ...Read more

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What are the least toxic chemotherapeutic agents for treating bladder cancer?

What are the least toxic chemotherapeutic agents for treating bladder cancer?

Depends on type: Treatment for bladder cancer depends on type and stage. Some cancers can be treated by removal alone or removal and placement of "chemotherapy" directly into bladder which tends to have the least toxic effect on the whole body. Other, more aggressive bladder cancers require traditional chemotherapy which is typically more toxic. Decision for treatment can only be made by a urologist/oncologist. ...Read more

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Are there less toxic chemotherapeutic agents than carboplatin for treating bladder cancer?

Are there less toxic chemotherapeutic agents than carboplatin for treating bladder cancer?

Discuss w oncologist: Always best to first discuss with both your urologist & your oncologist.. Carboplatin is far less toxic than Cisplatin & side effects (se) of nausea & vomiting are much less. An alternative might be fractionated dose chemotherapy, where same dose is split up over a few successive days. This usually reslts in fewer se. Always consider 2nd opinion but please don't refuse treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Most effective chemotherapy agent for non small cell type 1 lung cancer?

Most effective chemotherapy agent for non small cell type 1 lung cancer?

Molecular map reqd: We know now that about 50% of non small cell lung cancers have a detectable mutation that has a targeted drug to that mutation. This means that the most effective drugs can be used efficiently and targetted to the specific tumor cell type. Mind you although 50% do not have drugs that are capable of targetting a specific mutation we still do know the mutations. There are molecular tests to use. ...Read more

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Tell me about intron a (interferon alfa 2b) cancer related immune agent?

Tell me about intron a (interferon alfa 2b) cancer related immune agent?

Interferon: Intron a (interferon alfa 2b) is the trade name for interferon alpha. Not used as much as in the past, but still can be used for high risk melanoma, rarely for some myeloproliferative neoplasia situations and renal cell cancers. Most common use is in hepatitis c. Interferon is a natural substance made by lymphoid cells in response to viral and other illnesses. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Phosphate (Definition)

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K Phos (Definition)

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