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Is it true that curcumin kills cancer?

Is it true that curcumin kills cancer?

It might: Some research seems to show that it may prevent cancer, may slow the spread of it, may make chemotherapy more effective while protecting healthy cells from radiation therapy. Studies are underway now. ...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 cinnamon, ceylon type, in natural from safe for breast cancer survivors? I've read that it contains estrogen.

Is cinnamon, ceylon type, in natural from safe for breast cancer survivors? I've read that it contains estrogen.

Probably yes: Supposedly cinnamon does have some estrogenic properties, but there isn't any strong data out there that suggests those with estrogen receptor (+) breast cancer are at any significant risk with cinnamon consumption. I would caution you that in general, that more is rarely ever better, and that if you are "gung ho" about cinnamon supplementation that you be reasonable about your intake. ...Read more

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With cancer patients, is navelbine (vinorelbine) something that kills cancer cells?

With cancer patients, is navelbine (vinorelbine) something that kills cancer cells?

Also called by its: Generic name, vinorelbine, it is a mitotic spindle inhibitor, and the new "v" drug added in the 1990's. It enjoys a prominent role in nsclc lung cancer treatment in canada and some european countires (france, italy), but not used commonly in us. Now Pemetrexed dominant in most adenocarcinoma, free-for all in squamous. Data using nav in post op (anita trial) reliable. Paclitaxel dominant usa. ...Read more

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Any truth that that vitamin b17 can cure breast cancer?

It's worthless: Laetrile / "vitamin B17" (there is no such vitamin) was the most elaborate, cruel, and cynical of all the historic cancer frauds. There was over 100 new millionaires and not a single case demonstrating benefit.. Cancer patients are vulnerable and thus are easy marks. Don't let someone pretending to be a "humanitarian" or "exposing a conspiracy" get money by deceiving you. ...Read more

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Stigma attached to cancer is that it's a sure death sentence. Do more people die than survive from cancer? Does cancer = death?

Stigma attached to cancer is that it's a sure death sentence. Do more people die than survive from cancer? Does cancer = death?

2/3 cured: When i was a kid, 2 out of 6 cancers were cured. This doesn't count trivial skin cancers. In my med school days it was 3 out of 6. Now it's 4 out of six. This is mostly about earlier detection and the drop in the less-curable lung cancer from less smoking. ...Read more

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What foods are there that throat cancer patients cannot ingest?

What foods are there that throat cancer patients cannot ingest?

None really: There aren't specific foods that are absolutely off limits for throat cancer patients in general, though the treatment of throat cancer typically has a lot of side effects including pain. Usually this pain is what limits the foods that can be eaten, with most patients opting for soft and bland foods that won't exacerbate the side effects of treatment. ...Read more

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Is it true that meat and sweets feed cancer cells?

Is it true that meat and sweets feed cancer cells?

No.: No truth to this at all. Cancer cells eat the same things that your other cells eat. ...Read more

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Is it true that eating animal proteins can cause cancer & that the cancer industries want us to remain sick in order to keep making millions off of us?

Is it true that eating animal proteins can cause cancer & that the cancer industries want us to remain sick in order to keep making millions off of us?

Cynical view point: Humans need some animal proteins, (note that milk, including mother's milk, is an animal protein) as a source of vitamin B12. If you take supplemental vitamin B12 and vitamin D, you do not need to eat animal proteins. If you believe animal proteins cause cancer, do not eat meat! ...Read more

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Do microwaves cause cancer? I've heard several times that microwaving your food can cause cancer.

No evidence: There is no evidence that microwaving foods causes cancer. You may consult this site for more information: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/in-depth/cancer-causes/ART-20044714 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Cancer cell loves sugar.R fruits not suitable as cancer patients' diet? Read sum books tat veggie n fruit diet can inhibit cancer cell.Is tat correc?

Cancer cell loves sugar.R  fruits not suitable as cancer patients' diet? Read sum books tat veggie n fruit diet can inhibit cancer cell.Is tat correc?

Not effective: Cancer cells survive by outcompeting your normal cells. They certainly thrive on sugar, but all cells do. If you were to limit sugar, to starve out cancer, you would starve out every other cell as well. Veggie and fruit diets have health benefits but no proven anti-cancer benefits. ...Read more

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Is it possible that scientists found cure for cancer, HIV, MS, and the drug companies prevent them from.telling this to sell their drugs?

No!: Believe me, if the drug companies or doctors had the cure, we'd be telling people! I believe most of us sincerely want to help those we care for, and we don't like seeing suffering and death any more than the next person. It's true that drug companies often seem to be all about profits, but even they wouldn't/couldn't keep that big a secret! Trust me, if a cure is developed, everyone will know! ...Read more

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How accurate is it that live, inhaled spiders will kill cancer cells in the lungs?

How accurate is it that live, inhaled spiders will kill cancer cells in the lungs?

Congrats: I think that is the weirdest question I have seen in health tap. I'm not an expert in arachnids but i'm pretty sure inhaling them will not only be creepy and disgusting but also useless and maybe dangerous. Looks like a question for doctor who. ...Read more

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Does cheek biting lead to cancer ,has any research proven it ???

Does cheek biting lead to cancer ,has any research proven it ???

Sort of: Research has shown that regular repetitive irritation anywhere in the body can cause deterioration of tissue integrity, sometimes resulting in cancer. If you are constantly biting your cheek your cheek may be swollen, or your teeth may be maligned. Please see your Dentist. ...Read more

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Fruit is even better at fighting cancer than soursop, how about papaya?

Fruit is even better at fighting cancer than soursop, how about papaya?

Worthless: Please forgive my frankness. If you're going to survive in a world full of sweet-talking disinformation artists, you're going to have to learn to recognize obvious untruths. There is nothing "spiritual" about believing something on emotion. Papaya is worthless as a cancer Rx and so is soursop. In science, truth can't be hidden. If either worked, the NIH piranhas would have proved it years ago. ...Read more

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What kills the bacteria that we ingest?

Much of it may: be killed in the stomach. Not all bacteria dies. ...Read more

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Fruit is even better at fighting cancer than soursop. but how is the papaya?

Fruit is even better at fighting cancer than soursop. but how is the papaya?

These are scams: People make this stuff up as entertainment. There are no 'superfoods to fight cancer.' I wish there were -- you'd see us physicians taking advantage of them, and especially the research piranhas at the NIH and the spymasters of the world. They don't know anything that we don't. Relative protection -- eat sensibly, avoid tobacco, don't abuse alcohol, & maintain surveillance with your doctor. ...Read more

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How could diatomaceous earth human food grade affect pica? Will it increase the pica?

How could diatomaceous earth human food grade affect pica? Will it increase the pica?

Diatomaceous earth: Some people tout food-grade diatomaceous earth as a digestive cleanser. It will not be harmful, but i'm not sure it's really needed. Pica involves compulsively eating non-nutritive substances like clay and dirt. The makers of food grade diatomaceous earth claim that use of their products may even help pica, rather than increasing it. I could find no studies addressing this -- sorry! ...Read more

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First chemotherapy regimen theoretically kills what % Of cancer cells?

First chemotherapy regimen theoretically kills what % Of cancer cells?

No definitive answer: There is no one answer for this question, as it depends on the type of cancer being treated, underlying co-morbid conditions, other treatments that may have been tried already, etc. Sometimes chemo is used to help supplement the previous treatment and prevent the chance even more of recurrence, etc. Ask your Treating oncologist what statistics are available for your specific type, best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more