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Can mold lead to rectal cancer?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree
In brief: No, not rectal type
Mycotoxins (the toxic chemicals made by some molds or fungi) can be harmful to humans and animals.
Aflatoxin is a well known mycotoxin that can be found in cereals, spices, tree nuts, and animal feeds, so foods are screened to check for contamination with aflatoxin. The aflatoxin can cause liver disease and liver cancer. Mold is not known to cause rectal cancer.

In brief: No, not rectal type
Mycotoxins (the toxic chemicals made by some molds or fungi) can be harmful to humans and animals.
Aflatoxin is a well known mycotoxin that can be found in cereals, spices, tree nuts, and animal feeds, so foods are screened to check for contamination with aflatoxin. The aflatoxin can cause liver disease and liver cancer. Mold is not known to cause rectal cancer.
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
No.

In brief: No
No.
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