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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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How hazardous is a cellular base station-antenna to our health?

A telephone company is installing a cell tower (cellular base station-antenna) 40 meters from my house (right in front of my house). The first thing I am concerning about is its effect to our health. ...
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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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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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HPV 51 positive male - how to avoid cancer?

From what I know: HPV 51 is considered carcinogenic There is currently no reliable method to completely cure it What can be done to mitigate the risks? How to detect cancer development? Are any ...
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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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Is bottled green tea just as beneficial as loose leaf green tea from tea shops?

There's a tasty and cheap, cold bottle of green tea that I've been buying daily for 2.75 per bottle. Most grocery stores sell it. It is unsweetened, supposedly made from loose leaf tea and has ...
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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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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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As of Apr. 2018, is topical benzyl peroxide considered to be carcinogenic?

Please notify me of any more recent studies than this from 1995, whose abstract states: Topical benzoyl peroxide has been used in the treatment of acne for over 30 years, with no reports of adverse ...
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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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How does cancer radiotherapy target only cancer cells?

I read about cancer treatment where the patient would be given radiation to kill cancer cells. How do they make sure that it affects mostly the cancer cells? Moreover how do they manage it so that it ...
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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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Why is Imiquimod 5% cream used to treat a superficial basal cell carcinoma less effective on lower limbs than the rest of the body?

I read on https://bpac.org.nz/2017/skin-cancer.aspx (mirror): It is less effective when used on lower limbs and generally impractical for the posterior trunk due to inaccessibility. Why is 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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What specific factors give rise to the mortality rates depending on cancer type?

In my experience it is commonly communicated that certain types of cancer have a higher rate of mortality than others. For instance1, pancreatic cancer has a very poor prognosis while the prognosis ...
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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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Who are “good performance patients”?

I'm translating a study poster and came across the following excerpt: Good performance, unresectable stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients should receive standard-of-care treatment, i....
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About Fuzzy Logic Based Expert System impact factor in typical cancer detection

I have this part of paper (its PDF file) : Fuzzy Logic Based Expert System for Detecting Colorectal Cancer So i like to know the medical doctors view point about the emboldened (bolded) sentences ...
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Where can I find the total number of people living with or beyond cancer for the UK and globally, as up to date as possible (<2020)?

I'm trying to work out the total prevalence of cancer (all types) in the UK and globally, defined as someone who is alive and has had a cancer diagnosis at some point in their lives. I'm really ...
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What is the difference of a physician specializing in cytology and a physician specializing in medical genetics?

Is cell biology much broader than just genetics or am I conjecturing nonsense? Who is the specialist in the molecular biology of cancer? I am a cancer patient since 16, a medical student aiming for ...
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Imazalil on citrus fruits

Imazalil is a fungicide, dangerous for our health. Widely used in agriculture, e.g. you can find Imazalil on lemons. But it's no clear at all to me if risks are associated with eating, breathing, ...
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Is the kids moon disease a skin cancer?

Dry pigmented skin or kids moon Xeroderma pigmentosum is a genetic disease that was first discovered in 1870 by Dr. Moritz Kaposi, a product of the loss of oxygen-deficient ribosome DNA, in its ...
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Does regular intake of (packaged) butter increase the risk of cancer?

I've heard some rumours from my peers that eating packaged butter on a daily basis could increase the risk of cancer. This goes from the presumption that packaged dairy products contain a certain ...
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How does a Mohs surgeon decide whether to follow Langer's lines for a forehead Mohs surgery?

I see some Mohs surgeons following Langer's lines {1}: while some decide to be perpendicular to Langer's lines, e.g. https://youtu.be/pulxPm4PmkQ: How does a Mohs surgeon decide whether to follow ...