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Leukocytosis Cause 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.?
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
I have heard that drawing on your skin causes cancer? Is this true? If so how? Does drawing cause another disease?
Not true: In olden days, inks may have had contaminants that could cause irritation -- and irritation over a long time may be associated with cancer development. However, drawing on your skin is not going to cause cancer. Sometimes clinicians will draw on your skin (dermographism), but that is a symptom of urticaria. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which types of skin cancers are caused by sunlight? Are the non sunlight caused cancers caused by something else or just bad luck?
Most skin cancers: Sun exposure is thought to be the main cause of all types of skin cancer. The most common type- basal cell cancer- is usually caused by years of sun exposure. Others, such a melanoma, may be related to occasional sun burns. There are some rare inherited diseases which can lead to skin cancers. So, wear a hat and use sunscreens generously! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eat fewer hot dogs: Hot dogs are relatively cheap and taste good. Watch out however for what's in them--read labels carefully to assess what meat is used and how much fat and preservatives are involved in their manufacture. Excessive dietary animal fats have been associated with an increased risk of cancers of the GI tract . Instead, eat a well balanced diet high in monosaturates, whole grains, fruits, vegetables. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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