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What is oats cell cancer (small cell cancer)?

What is oats cell cancer (small cell cancer)?

Lung cancer: Small cell/oat cell carcinoma is one type of lung cancer. It tends to spread early and widely, often when the primary lesion itself may be small and barely detectable. It is usualy treated with chemotherapy. ...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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Can asbestos exposure cause thyroid cancer?

Can asbestos exposure cause thyroid cancer?

Mesothelioma (lung): No doubt. Asbestos exposure - especially long term - causes mesothelioma. It is not safe and harms health in many ways, but there is no established connection to any of the thyroid cancers. Here's a related link: http://scottieleemeyers.Com/2012/01/05/post-office-employees-battle-thyroid-cancer/ best wishes for your health. ...Read more

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How long could asbestos take to give you cancer?

How long could asbestos take to give you cancer?

About 30 years: The incubation period is variable, on average it is about 30 years. However it can cause other lung diseases, e.g. Fibrosis much sooner than that. ...Read more

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Can thyroid cancer be caused from asbestos?

Can thyroid cancer be caused from asbestos?

No: Thyroid tumors are associated with a stimulatory factor arising in the pituitary. Asbestos causes problems when the dust arising from the handling of asbestos gets into the respiratory tract. Under this situation many so exposed develop mesothelisoma of the lining of the lung totally unassociated with thyroid cancer which can also arise in early age from exposure of to H&N radiation. ...Read more

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Can asbestos be removed from the lungs before it causes cancer?

No: There is no current technique that can remove asbestos from the body after exposure, other than the body's natural immune and clearance system. ...Read more

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Asbestos cancers and deaths, how can it be?

Asbestos cancers and deaths, how can it be?

Restate question: Asbestos exposure is a risk for mesothelioma, a fatal disease of the tissue surrounding the lung. Please restate you question. I would be glad to try to answer. ...Read more

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What are the risk of childhood asbestos exposure? I was exposed to asbestos as a child. I'm now a middle-aged adult. Is there a risk i'll develop cancer?

Yes: Depending on the amount of exposure, you can be at risk of developing cancer as an adult from your childhood asbestos exposure. Please discuss this further with your doctor for surveillance. ...Read more

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Does asbestos exposure always lead to lung cancer?

Does asbestos exposure always lead to lung cancer?

Short answer...: No. While asbestos increases the risk of lung cancer, most exposed individuals don't get lung cancer or any of the other problems linked to asbestos. Think of it like this, most traffic deaths occur in people in cars, but most people who drive/ride in cars don't die in accidents. Not the perfect analogy, but it helps convey the difference between exposure to a risk factor and getting the disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Beatrice Taylor
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Asbestos (Definition)

Asbestos is a silicate mineral that was used extensively in construction as insulation for buildings. It was later found to cause lung disease in humans, and is no longer used in construction. However, the demolition of old building continues to put some people at risk of ...Read more