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What causes any type of cancer? I know it's cells dividing uncontrollably but why does that happen?

What causes any type of cancer?  I know it's cells dividing uncontrollably but why does that happen?

Mutations: A clone of cells has acquired, through natural selection, several genetic mutations each giving an unfair growth advantage over the neighbors. When the genome itself has become destabilized, more mutations accumulate rapidly & the cells recovery the primitive ability to invade and spread. The best way to whether a "pop" cancer-cause claim could be valid is if the exposure is a powerful mutagen. ...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 cell phones cause cancer?

Can cell phones cause cancer?

No strong evidence: The studies out there show that there could be some risk of cell phone and development of glioma , but the evidence is not strong enough to confirm the link, and needs to be researched further. It is definitely raise a concern, but there is no conclusive relationship. So, use an ear piece and don't let / limit your children use cell phone. ...Read more

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Does cell phone use cause any type of cancer?

Does cell phone use cause any type of cancer?

No: The fact that this question persists is testimony to the impact of junk science, weird politics and perhaps a dysfunctional tort law system. Phones produce nothing that damages dna. Any time you ask people to remember what might have put them at risk, you get bogus data from "recall bias." one of the big studies had a majority of the tumors on the opposite side. And so forth. ...Read more

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Can cell phones cause cancer? I want to know once and for all?

Can cell phones cause cancer? I want to know once and for all?

Equivocal evidence: Three are different opinions and a lack of incontrovertible, objective evidence to answer the question "once and for all". A marginal increase in risk may take a long time to distinguish from the background incidence of cancer. ...Read more

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On top of cancer, what could cause abnormal cells on the cervix?

On top of cancer, what could cause abnormal cells on the cervix?

What did the person: Who found the abnormal cells say ? Did you ask that person to explain your findings? You can have cervical pre- cancer which is called dysplasia , there are numerous articlesonline that u can read about it but call you doctor as your doc should explain exactly what you have and what you are supposed to do for followup or treatment depending on exactly what you have, also could be chronic cer. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism by which mutations to the cell clock cause cancer?

What is the mechanism by which mutations to the cell clock cause cancer?

Unregulated growth: The "cell clock" is often referred to as the cell cycle. Think of this as a series of stop and go lights during the lifetime of a cell. Mutations can change a "stop light" to a "green light" resulting in unregulated growth of cells. That unregulated growth can result in the cancer. ...Read more

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Besides cell phones, what are other sources of rf energy that cause cancer?

Besides cell phones, what are other sources of rf energy that cause cancer?

Proof of cell: Phone link not yet in, microwaves are relatively safe, but radiation is in the electromagnetic spectrum and is a clear cause, and u-v light is part of the spectrum causing skin cancers. All seem to demonstrate direct links to dose and time of exposure. X-rays seem to have no threshold, but very low doses are very unliklely to lead to individual harm, but to a population, a small number will. ...Read more

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Can I-lipo cause cancer? It's non-invasive using lasers that shrink the fat cells.

Can I-lipo cause cancer? It's non-invasive using lasers that shrink the fat cells.

No risk of Cancer: But its value is debatable. Best approach is still to eat less, eat healthy and move around and be more physically active to lose weight. ...Read more

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What causes cancer cells to break away and spread? Could trauma be one of the causes?

What causes cancer cells to break away and spread? Could trauma be one of the causes?

Probably not a facto: Tumor cells, by nature are not adhesive like normal cells are. So it is their basic nature to invade and spread. Trauma is not likely to make any difference, as far as we know. ...Read more

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What causes skin cancer cells to go from normal to a cancer?

What causes skin cancer cells to go from normal to a cancer?

Ultraviolet light: While there is a new study implicating cigarette smoking as a contributing factor, most research points to ultraviolet light (sunshine, tanning bed, welding torch rays) as the most common trigger. More rarely, long term exposure to certain chemicals can also cause this in factory or farm workers whose skin is constantly exposed. A weakened immune system can aid the transformation. ...Read more

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