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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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Does intermittent fasting induce autophagic cell death?

https://www.cancertherapyadvisor.com/home/tools/fact-sheets/intermittent-fasting-and-cancer/ In vitro and in vivo animal studies suggest that PF inactivates pro-proliferative pathways, while ...
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Have T-cell receptors been engineered on viral capsids for targeting cancerous cells?

As explained in the answer of another question, a difficulty of cancer therapeutics is the delivery of the therapeutic to only the cancerous cells, which need to be identified among healthy cells. The ...
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How do dermatologists make a differential Diagnosis between Psoriasis, Parapsoriasis and Skin Lymphoma in an otherwise healthy person?

It seems to me, from the following Google Images search, that the dermatological symptoms for Psoriasis, Parapsoriasis and Skin Lymphoma are quite similar, excluding a certain type of Psoriasis named ...
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Does the Warburg effect have any relevance to the effective treatment of cancer with diet?

There's a book by Thomas Seyfried, a professor of biology, that claims cancer is a metabolic disease and that it can be treated with diet, specifically a ketogenic diet as aberrant mitchondria are ...
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transdermal estrogen use sans progesterone & endometrial and breast cancer risk?

To what extent does transdermal estrogen use, without co-use of progesterone, increase endometrial and breast cancer risk? How does risk, if it exists correlate with years of use?
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Probability to develop a new type of melanoma

I saw that there are different types of melanoma: some are more aggressive and others are less dangerous. From what I understood searching on web, the causes of melanoma are not clear but there are ...
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Why is the Virchow node involved in Gastric Adeonocarcinoma?

The lymph node drainage of the stomach is via the pyloric and related lymph nodes. Either way, the supraclavicular node (Virchow's node) is not the first lymph node that drains the Stomach. According ...
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What is the current standpoint on cooking with olive oil?

Usually I make dishes by adding a tablespoon of olive oil to the meat or vegetables and just have them for some time on a teflon pan. I know that frying is done on high temperatures and results in ...
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How safe is low frequency radiation in I.T. edge cases? (5G, etc)

Closely Related: 5G Radiation Dangerous? Being inundated with all kinds of 5G health statements, (for & against), I noticed a weird trend - the absence of cumulative radiation studies. Question: ...
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Cancer Drugs that Interfere with Glucose Uptake

I have been reading about certain compounds that inhibit tumor development by means of interfering with GLUT1 transporters. (Eg: https://www.caymanchem.com/pdfs/19900.pdf) I was wondering if there ...
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Does soy milk help prevent cancer?

In this TED Talk the speaker describes the anti-angiogenic properties of soy extract for cancer prevention. I am lactose intolerant, so I was about to give soy milk a try anyway, but I'm wondering how ...
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What are the most common causes of death in the profession of computer programming?

Some cancers such as colorectal cancer are said to be associated with sitting too much. I spent most of the day sitting down. While I could remind myself to stand up more regularly, I was wondering ...
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Does having mucinious carcinoma in one tissue influence the risk of getting a mucinious carcinoma in an other tissue?

I just read the Cleveland Clinic's article about Mucinous carcinoma: Mucinous carcinoma is a rare type of cancer. It starts in the main cells of mucus, called mucin. Although this type of cancer can ...
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Is it common for FIGO stage 3 ovarian cancer to have involvement of lymph nodes along greater curvature of the stomach?

I'm a medical student and I'm doing research on cancer. My thesis is about lymph nodes and I'm stumped with the question above. I can't find much literature pertaining to the current topic and would ...
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Is tacrolimus carcinogenic and if so, what causes it to be?

The FDA issued a health warning 1 regarding the possible cancer risks of tacrolimus ointment, however, British dermatologists2 don't consider this a significant concern and they are increasingly ...
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What is the mechanism behind the association between azathioprine use and a higher risk of developing lymphoma?

We know that use of azathioprine and other thiopurines is associated with a small but statistically significant increase in the risk of developing lymphoma, as shown in [1] and several other easily ...
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How likely is it that when leukemia relapses it is resistant to treatment?

I know that resistant cancer subpopulations can survive cancer therapies and be responsible for a relapse, but I can't find hard numbers on how often this happens to patients. How likely is it for ...
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Options after exposure to ABS fumes

Let's assume someone has an increased risk for leukemia, lymphoma, lung cancer, and maybe even brain cancer because of fumes from ABS material that they have inhaled. What can they do once they are ...
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Prevalence rate of thyroid cancer

I am looking for the newest information about the global rate of thyroid cancer. I've searched on WHO website, but it didn't work. Please introduce up-to-date, informative resources. Thank you.
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What is the difference between abnormal cells and cancerous cells?

When a biopsy reveals that cells are "abnormal" but not cancerous, what does that actually mean?
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Safe UV exposure time

How long can our body be exposed to UV to not cause health problems like skin cancer, etc,. In some parts of the USA, the UV index can reach High (7-9). I'm trying to understand if I need to stay ...
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T1 weighting vs T2 weighting for monitoring a brainstem lession

https://www.researchgate.net/figure/1-Typical-values-of-relaxation-parameters-T1-and-T2-ms-for-Hydrogen-components-of_tbl1_291346848 I see from the table (various tables actually from diverse papers ...
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Do sugar alcohols cause cancer according to the latest research?

According to this Upstate article, recent research has shown that there is a link between ingredients in sweeteners (sugar alcohols) and liver cancer. One of the coauthors has made several strong ...
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How do doctors learn to spot cancer in moles?

It is very clear to me that doctors do not use the ABCDE rule to check a mole for skin cancer, as I probably have 30-40 moles that clearly violate one or more of these rules, yet the doctor always ...
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Meaning of "early neurotoxicity" in description of methotrexate treatment effects - at an early age? or an early-stage neurotoxicity?

From a guideline: Due to the inhibitory effect of methotrexate on DHPR and the interaction with dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR), this treatment may lead to HPA and early neurotoxicity, possibly ...
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Why are the surgical margins for invasive ductal carcinoma less than the margins required for invasive ductal carcinoma in situ?

Per the NCCN guidelines version 4.2020 (which is unfortunately pay-walled), for invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC), the recommended margins are no tumor on ink, while isolated ductal carcinoma in situ (...
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Chronic Myeloid Leukemia blast percentage

I'm trying to understand the oncogenesis of CML. I have a question about CFC cells and blast cells. Are those the same? I know that in the chronic phase of CML there is a blast percentage of 1-10% of ...
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Cancer treatment through regulation of myeloid-derived suppressor cells

There are many ongoing clinical trials that leverage the power of the immune system to recognize tumor cells such as CD47 and PDL1/PD1, and even engineered T cells! I ran across an immune cell type ...
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Meaning of "platinum sensitivity and primary PFI being repowered as prognostic factors"

Quote from a clinical trial report: Recurrence eventually affects 70–80% of patients with advanced epithelial ovar-ian cancer [2, 22], with platinum sensitivity and primary PFI being repowered as ...
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Do soft drinks cause cancer?

Is it true that by drinking soft drinks alone, you increase your chances of developing cancer because from what I know, many soft drinks boast 0 calorie drinks and do not contain any known carcinogens....
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Cancer Life Expectancy

I understand there is data for 5/10 year survival rates for different cancers. Is there any data on survival rates for survivors? IE what is the patient's 5 year survival rate, given no recurrence in ...
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Can radiotherapy cause "chemo brain"?

As above, can radiotherapy cause "chemo brain"? For example, can radiation treatment for prostate cancer cause "chemo brain" years later?
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Anti-PD1 in adjuvancy after resection of metastatic melanoma in Europe

I was wondering if it is possible to get anti-PD1 (nivo/pembro/...) treatment in an adjuvant setting after resection of metastatic melanoma. Even if that means paying the treatment. As far as I know, ...
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Do bananas prevent cancer?

I found this article: https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/fstr/15/3/15_3_275/_pdf , but I am not sure whether it means that bananas prevent cancer.
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What is a Lymph Node Collection

I'm looking at my results from a C/T I had a year ago, because my doctor wants to get another since my lymph node is still enlarged. When I looked at the results I saw The right axillary region ...
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Typical size for breast tumor at the beginning and at the end of radiotherapy treatment

I'd like to know if you know about sizes of breast tumors at the beginning and at the end of a typical radiotherapy treatment. I know that standard scheduled (50 Gy in 25 sessions) and ...
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Have there been any tests of e-cigs vs cigarettes?

After some years of e-cigarette popularity, no labs have yet published side by side comparisons of cell cultures or mice exposed to 10 cigarettes per day, compared to 10 e-cigs. Many labs have ...
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Do taller/larger individuals have a greater risk of developing cancer because they have more cells that could go rogue?

I recognize this sounds like an immature/ignorant question, and I hope it doesn't rub anyone the wrong way, but I came across this CNN article claiming just that, and I was wondering if there is any ...
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Have cancer rates increased for a given age?

If I search the internet for articles about the increase or decrease of cancer rates, I find ones that say that cancer rates are increasing, but this is generally due to people living longer. ...
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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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Will PTFE scratched off a Teflon non-stick pan accumulate in the body or pass through the digestive tract unaltered?

I believe to have seen conflicting information regarding the question of whether cooking with PTFE coated kitchenware can be unhealthy. For the purpose of this question, let's assume the pan is not ...
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Does drug resistant cancer eventually lose its drug resistance?

Does a cancer cell population eventually lose its drug resistance, if you give it enough time? For example, if you take some cancer cells in vitro, make them drug resistant to a certain drug, then ...
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Towards safer chemotherapy: What is the current state of cancer therapy using targeted drug-delivery?

I work in the biophysics of making non-viral drug-delivery vectors, which can encapsulate the drug molecules and release the drugs at targeted sites. The release mechanism at targeted sites are ...
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calculate best overall response using RECIST criteria

I'm a would like to confirm the understanding of RECIST v1.1 criteria. If a patient's timepoint response is PR at 12 week and PD at 17.57 week, what would be this patient's Best overall response? For ...
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5 events of reoxygenation (in tumour cells)

I was asked this question in a seminar ,while I have understood the basic process ,I could not find specific mention of any such "events" in the books I referred to(Perez and Brady;Hall) or ...
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How one would handle a correlation between raise of medical personell in Britain and incidence of Cancer there, especially in Females?

I've made a hypothesis to myself that a raise in "doctor" population also raises "medical interventions" irrespective of severity of patient's conditions. Cancer is usually ...
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Is Dostarlimab approved for cancer treatments already in some countries?

This article dated 5th June 2022 Unprecedent cancer study leaves every patient cancer free talks about "Results from a small cancer trial that left every patient in remission is being praised as ...
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How effective is topical fluorouracil to treat facial superficial basal cell carcinoma (BCC) after Imiquimod 5% cream failed to treat it?

Both Imiquimod 5% cream and topical 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) have been used to treat basal cell carcinoma (BCC) with a fair amount of success (~60 to 90% success rate at 5-year follow-up) {1}. Imiquimod ...
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Should Imiquimod 5% cream be applied 1 cm beyond the target tumor when treating a facial basal cell carcinoma, and if so, why?

I read on https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2004/20723s016lbl.pdf (mirror): 364 patients with primary superficial basal cell carcinoma (sBCC) were treated with Aldara Cream or ...
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Studies On The Affect Of Immunotherapy On Larynx Surgeries

I've been searching online for a study regarding the affect of immunotherapy on the necessity for an affected individual diagnosed with laryngeal cancer to require larynx surgery, to no avail. Could ...
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