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The disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body or when describing a malignant growth or tumor resulting from the division of abnormal cells.

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Safety of using a luggage with the prop. 65 warning

I recently bought a luggage set from Nautica and it came with a "California 65 warning: This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other ...
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Do the usage of antiperspirants causes skin cancer or breast cancer

I was going through few articles and it have been mentioned that continuous usage of antiperspirants results in skin cancer or breast cancer and if its true can it cause more side effects over a long ...
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Is moderate alcohol consumption beneficial for maximizing life expectancy?

I have heard that moderate alcohol consumption may prevent cardiovascular disease, but I have also heard that even moderate alcohol consumption can increase the risk of cancer (particularly breast ...
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Does being underweight have an influence on cancer risk?

This occurred to me reading Lifetime cancer risks for for people with healthy lifestyles? When talking about cancer in regards to body weight, it's usually about obesity. But does being underweight (...
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Lifetime cancer risk for people with healthy lifestyle

According to this, lifetime cancer risk for males is about 43% and females 38%. There are many factors that increase cancer risk, like: smoking drinking alcohol obesity lack of physical activity ...
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Is a hyperventilation+hypoventilation breathing exercise (Wim Hof Method) more likely to prevent or promote cancer?

Apart from exposure to cold, the core element of the Wim Hof Method is a breathing technique, which alternates between hyperventilation and hypoventilation (apparently similar to Tummo meditation). It ...
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Why is there is no screening for Ovarian Cancer?

From what I have read it is not considered effective to screen for ovarian cancer in non-symptomatic women. Would it not be worth doing an ultra-sound scan, then if there are growths found, do a ROMA ...
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What are the health risks associated with Monosodium Glutamate, if any?

I've heard that it can cause cancer, but are there any studies that support this claim?
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Is this study linking RFR and Cancer valid?

Came across this study on that was a review of the results from a hundred other RFR studies and they determined that there is a definitive link between radio frequency radiation and ...
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Is Cow Milk unhealthy?

My Vegan friend tells me that dairy products and cow milk are actually unhealthy. He says that drinking milk increases the risk of getting cancer and that it actually impedes the bone's intake of ...
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Meaning of "Chest wall, Sp, Ps" in a description of tumor recurrence locations

From a clinical trial report: I think that Ps stands for parasternal (nodes) but what could Sp mean? I haven't found a mention of "Sp" in the literature by googling for about 20 minutes. P.S. ...
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If screening for a disease is not recommended, should someone with positive findings take further action?

Consider the following hypothetical case: Mary is a woman who has no ovarian cancer symptoms and is not known to have a high-risk cancer syndrome. She nevertheless gets a transvaginal ultrasound and ...
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What is Immunotherapy for cancers?

I have heard a lot about immunotherapy in the last 2 years. It is not used in many countries and is still under testing. What is immunotherapy? (I need a simple explanation, I am not a doctor) How ...
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What is the success rate of topical imiquimod 5% cream to treat infiltrative basal cell carcinoma (BCC)?

What is the success rate of topical imiquimod 5% cream (US brand: Aldara) to treat infiltrative basal cell carcinoma (BCC)? So far I've only found some case study {1} and some study on using topical ...
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