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Could leukocytosis be a cause of cancer?

Could leukocytosis be a cause of cancer?

Not really: A high white blood cell count itself does not cause cancer. It is usually associated with some kind of infection or inflammation in the body, although in some cases it may be a sign of leukemia. ...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 it true that leukocytosis is cancer?

Is it true that  leukocytosis is cancer?

No: Leukocytosis is an elevated white blood cell count. Somebody is thinking of leukemia, which is cancer of the white blood cells or their near-kin, in which the white blood cells count may or may not be elevated. ...Read more

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My sister's child undergone a blood test and it was found mild leukocytosis with increased number of band cells. What this means ..Is this a cancer.?

My sister's child undergone a blood test and it was found mild leukocytosis with increased number of band cells. What this means ..Is this a cancer.?

Unlikely: That interpretation suggests only a mild infection. Leukemia would be more likely with a significant decrease in many blood elements (platelets, red cells, etc.) and unusual forms of white cells called blasts. ...Read more

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What is the cause and significance of leukocytosis and leukipenia?

Many possible answer: Which one do you have? These are two opposite issues, so take a pick and ask what exactly is the problem here? ...Read more

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Can earrings cause cancer?

Can earrings cause cancer?

You decide: Don't get your ears pierced until you're very sure it's what you want and know you're not a keloid former. The fact that many people get keloids from this gave rise to the myth that it "causes cancer" -- keloids aren't cancer but are troublesome. ...Read more

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Does nailpolish cause cancer?

Does nailpolish cause cancer?

No: When used on nails or skin it has no known risk. If ingested on a regular basis it could feasibly cause many sorts of problems, but this is not studied obviously. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of cancer?

What is the main cause of cancer?

It is genetic accide: It is not possible to answer your question exactly they way you may like to see as we cannot pinpoint in any one individual, what caused his/ her Cancer. But on a population basis the causes are multiple, including smoking, excess use of alcohol, Aging, immune deficiency, virus infections and Chemical exposure to DNA damaging agents like Radiation from multiple sources. Overeating and Obesity also ...Read more

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Could mothballs can cause cancer?

Could mothballs can cause cancer?

Maybe: World health organization - international agency on research on cancer (iarc) concluded that paradicholorobenzene is “possibly carcinogenic to humans” (group 2 b) http://npic.Orst.Edu/factsheets/pdbtech.Html#cancer . Iarc indicated that “there was inadequate evidence to evaluate the carcinogenicity of napthlene to humans, but found sufficient evidence in animals to conclude that napthalene is. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of cancer from food?

What are the main causes of cancer from food?

Spoilage / fungi: The worst is fungal aflatoxin in the food that the poor must eat in much of africa, causing 100000s of cases of liver cancer. Stomach cancer, probably food-related, dropped by 80% when refrigeration and preservatives were introduced. There is a lot of obvious lies about food causing cancer; no real scientist that i know believes the gmo food scare. ...Read more

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What are the leading causes of cancer in asia?

What are the leading causes of cancer in asia?

DON'T KNOW BUT . . : Two cancers that are more prevalent in asians are liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) due to hepatitis b and gastric (stomach) cancer due to h pylori and salted/pickled meats. Hope this helps. ...Read more