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What causes blood cancers?

What causes blood cancers?

Mutations: Damage to blood stem cells cause mutations which lead to development of blood cancers. Known causes of damage are radiation, chemicals (e.g. Benzene) or viruses (htlv, ebv, etc). In many cases the causes are unknown. ...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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I've been having temps of 98.8-99.1 past few mths. Would blood cancer cause this. Or would it have to be 100.4 or higher?

I've been having temps of 98.8-99.1 past few mths. Would blood cancer cause this. Or would it have to be 100.4 or higher?

Must see MD: Low grade temp for months is abnormal may or may not be due to blood cancer, must see your physician to find the cause and treat. ...Read more

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Can dettol causes skin or blood cancer?

Can dettol causes skin or blood cancer?

I'm not aware of any: Studies on point. The active ingredient in dettol, chloroxylenol (4-chloro, 3, 5 dimethylphenol), has been around a long time & has a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity. Being insoluble in water, dettol is instead alcohol/pine oil based, and is used as an antiseptic and a cleaner. Dermatitis & possibly inhalation toxicity have been reported. At typical exposures, cancer seems highly unlikely. ...Read more

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Which kind of blood cancer cause idiopathic thrombocytopenia ? Including chronic malignancy

Which kind of blood cancer cause idiopathic thrombocytopenia ? Including chronic  malignancy

By itself: Essential thrombocythemia is a low-grade blood cancer that often requires no treatment. Most unexplained thrombocytosis in people who seem well otherwise is due to iron deficiency. Nobody understands how this works. Hoping you find the answers you need, and glad you asked. ...Read more

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Can long intake of glutathione IV affect cbc? Can it cause blood cancer or leukemia ?

Can long intake of glutathione IV affect cbc? Can it cause blood cancer or leukemia ?

In a good way; no: Glutathione is unlikely to have any affect on the red cell count but may improve one's white cell count if it is abnormal as it supports immune function. As a substance that boosts immunity and supports detoxification it is likely to reduce risk of all cancers; there is no evidence that glutathione can cause any type of cancer. See http://tinyurl.com/y95rale ...Read more

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Does the myloprolifitive blood cancer- polycythemia vera cause weight loss and fatigue?

Does the myloprolifitive blood cancer- polycythemia vera cause weight loss and fatigue?

Yes,it can cause.: In addition to the prolems of thromosis from excess cellular volume , patients have general symp. Such as fatigue-in nearly 80 percent of people, generalized itching, night sweats, fever , bonepain, and weight loss. Any type of cancer whether blood related or not-like lung , breast cancer patients have symptoms have weight loss, fatigue as cels proliferate in great numers in a short period. ...Read more

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What blood cancer is actually?

What blood cancer is actually?

See below: Blood cancer is the common/lay term for leukemia. There are many different types of leukemias and the types vary between children and adults. Leukemias in children are more curable. Leukemias usually affect white blood cells but can affect red cells and platelets also. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/cancer/tc/leukemia-topic-overview. ...Read more

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Which symptoms of. Blood cancer?

Which symptoms  of. Blood cancer?

Too numerous to list: "blood cancer" is a so-so term for leukemia. Anything from a vague feeling of tiredness building over months from a mild anemia, to a catastrophic illness with fatal hemorrhage from many places or catastrophic stroke, or nothing at all. If you have any concerns about having leukemia or any other serious illness, get with your physician -- we can almost always spot serious disease. ...Read more

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