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What are some causes of lung cancer?

What are some causes of lung cancer?

Risk factors: Lung cancer is most commonly a long process of years in which the lungs are exposed to damaging substances/"carcinogens". The biggest/best known is smoking. This link may help: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lung-cancer/risk-factors-and-prevention. ...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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What are some causes of breast cancer?

What are some causes of breast cancer?

Unknown: There are some increased breast cancer risks associated with obesity, hormone medication use, early age at first menstruation, late age at first childbirth, etc. Only about 15% of breast cancers occur because of genetic inheritance. See this site with more information: http://media.Komen.Org/breastcancer101tool/english/video-player.Html#kbc_01_01. ...Read more

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What are some causes of breast cancer?

What are some causes of breast cancer?

Mostly unknown: Breast cancer is common and often runs in families(it is genetic). But most often it can come on out of no where...So the cause is unknown in 90% of the cases. Female hormones(estrogens have a lot to do with its causation.. Eat healthy(low fat diet), exercise and keep your weight normal, do not smoke or drink alcohol. These are some precauations to reduce your risk. Also get an annual mammogram. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of colon cancer?

What are some common causes of colon cancer?

IBD, viruses: Colon cancer probably begins from the effect of exogenous factors on the bowel, considering that the patient does not have hereditary causes. A virus such as polyoma is probably a contributing factor along with carcinogens in the food. In addition patients with inflammatory bowel disease release, over a long period of time cytokines that can induce malignant transformation. ...Read more

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How does smoking cigarettes cause some cancers?

How does smoking cigarettes cause some cancers?

Tobacco: When burned produces a number of arylhydrocarbons, and other carcinogens that directly attack human dna leading to mutations. Some are repaired, others propagate over time, mean time, nicotine addicts. The more exposure, probabilistic risk increases for cancer, cardiovascular and lung disease. Evidence is overwhelming indisputable.. ...Read more

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Doc, r u familiar wd the face product named "eskinol"? Is it safe using it? Bcoz some say it causes cancer but some say it is gud and effctive.

Doc, r u familiar wd the face product named "eskinol"? Is it safe using it? Bcoz some say it causes cancer but some say it is gud and effctive.

Glamor liquid soap: I looked at the ingredients and there's nothing that's a known mutagen. The goofball who told you it "causes cancer" may be thinking of the fake claims about lauryl sulfate which isn't a component of this stuff but which does occur in shampoos. ...Read more

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Is acutane dangerous? I've heard lots of rumors that it causes some sort of cancer and liver failure. What are the risks? Do they out weigh the benefi

Is acutane dangerous? I've heard lots of rumors that it causes some sort of cancer and liver failure. What are the risks? Do they out weigh the benefi

Safe if monitored: Accutane (isotretinoin) is effective for cystic acne. As with many drugs, there are associated side effects that need close monitoring. For this reason, Accutane should only be taken under a physician's care. We are mostly concerned about fetal abnormality if pregnant while on accutane. Other side effects include but not limited to depression, liver and lipid abnormalities, etc... ...Read more

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Are sweeteners dangerous? I read that Aspartame, Sucralose, Acesulfame & Neotame can cause some cancers. My wife is pregnant & I'm worried! Thanks.

Are sweeteners dangerous? I read that Aspartame, Sucralose, Acesulfame & Neotame can cause some cancers. My wife is pregnant & I'm worried! Thanks.

Stop worrying: Some of my teammates here will disagree, but I discount these fear claims. Just as every fruit and vegetable has somebody claiming it's a "superfood" that cures everything, so every artificial product has someone claiming it causes cancer, autism, mental illness and so forth. If these claims were true, the research piranhas at the NIH would have built reputations proving them. ...Read more