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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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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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Occasional medical tests and imageries

I ouce asked on Quora, why people do not do yearly blood tests and imaging, to prevent getting stage 4 cancers. The answers listed reasons not to do this: It would cost a lot of money (for the ...
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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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High skin melanoma incidence in Australia and New Zeland

Can somebody explain me if there is any known reason for the high prevalence of the skin melanoma in Queensland and Newzeland?
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Will there never be a cure for cancer? [closed]

They've yet to come up with anything except pumping you with poisons that merely give you an extra year or two to live while you suffer humiliating side-effects. When you ask experts about why they'...
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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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What is the meaning of T2 Nx Mx in histopathological examination?

My dad's histopathological examination (HPE) of his rectal adenocarcinoma says T2 Nx Mx. Hence, it means that the lymph nodes were not assessed. However, as per my understanding, when the rectum/colon ...
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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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Just learned the previous two owners of the house I bought died of cancer, should I be worried?

I recently have purchased a home that was built in the late 80s. To my knowledge it has had two owners who have each lived there around 12-15 years each. While talking to the neighbors after moving in,...
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Stomach cancer - as bad as it looks?

Sadly where I live, healthcare is not so good, so I am a bit sceptical since several of my friends with serious illness were misdiagnosed in the past. Recently my grandmother was diagnosed with ...
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Leukemia this merciless desease [closed]

My little sister is getting chemotherapy recently as we found that she is suffering from acute lymphatic leukemia. Is this desease can be treated, and will she be okay, or it is a fatal one? I am ...
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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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Real dangers of CT Scan made only once at age of 31

I have zero medical knowledge (only the basic "common" ones) and I would like some opinions from you experts about CT Scan. My girlfriend had a CT scan done some days ago, and since then she's ...
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Aphthous ulcer in pancreatic cancer

My father is 70 years old and is almost seven months struggling with Pancreatic Cancer stage IV.Recently there are a dozens of aphthous ulcer in his mouth and he can't eat anything for a week. Have ...
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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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Which blood test results would most indicate further testing for cancer?

As a member of the healthcare community, I've long been taught (as we have all) that test results are only valid in the context of symptoms and at the discretion of a healthcare professional. That ...
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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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Is eating refregerated home cooked food daily bad for health?

I cook food on Sunday in bulk quantity, enough to last me lunch and dinner till Wednesday (sometimes Thursday if I had to skip for outside food in between). I separate everyday meals in rubber maid ...
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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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Eating egg shells: advantages v.s. disadvantages?

I am an engineer and a scientist, but not in the field of medicine or health. Partial answers/comments are welcome. Some of my family members start eating egg shells for the sake of obtaining ...
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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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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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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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Any evidence that "burning off tastebuds" increases oral cancer risk?

I know some spice can be helpful: Is eating spicy hot (pungent) food (hot chilli & peppers etc.) healthy or harmful? That said, many people seem wear it as a badge of honor that they can eat very ...
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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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Theoretically, are spots with brown spots inside them cancerous? [closed]

One may have a few large brown spots here and there around their body and loads of tiny brown spots. Inside a few of these spots are smaller darker brown spots that are irregularly shaped. melanoma is ...
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Is opening the chest cavity still considered dangerous to the spread\growth of disease? [closed]

Talking to relatives, it sounds like it was once believed that opening the chest cavity generally caused the spread and growth of diseases such as cancer because of the introduced oxygen into the area....
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Accelerated tumor growth after stopping prednisolone?

I have a pet rat who was taking prednisolone for allergies. I've read that prednisolone can slow or inhibit tumor growth. When he was taken off of the medication, he grew a grape-sized tumor over the ...
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Long term medication and increased risk for CLL?

Is a person on long term medication (aspirin, bisoprolol,vitamin B1/B6/B12, simvastatin and trimetazidine) because of a heart attack 30 years ago (and no positive family history) at increased risk of ...
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Why cancer is almost twice as likely in more developed countries compared with less developed countries?

I have looked at the statistics for cancer and it shows that cancer is 1.8 times higher in more developed countries compared with less developed countries - which to me is counter-intuitive (air ...
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Advanced lung cancer spreading areas

Lung cancer is one of the most frequent causes of cancer in the world (1). According to Cancer Research Uk (2), advanced stages of lung cancer can spread to other parts of the body. The most ...
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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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How carcinogenic are neoprene coated dumbbells?

I have read in many places online that neoprene coated dumbbells may cause cancer. Just how carcinogenic are they? Would normal use of said dumbbells (say less than one hour per day) be of any risk? ...
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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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How to ingest vitamin C for patients after a gastric surgery?

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient and a powerful antioxidant. While many sorts of fresh fruit and vegetables are a great source of this vitamin, it is sensitive to heat and might decompose during ...
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How long does it take healthy/normal cells to turn into cancer?

Once cells (millions of them) start to change to cancerous cells. How long does it take for those cells to turn into cancerous cells? Example: cells start to turn today into cancer, when would these ...
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How long does it take for an illness from radiation to develop?

The Chernobyl nuclear accident happened in 1986 - 30 years ago. The consequences, as is very well known, were severe. I know people who lived just south of Chernobyl at the moment of the accident. ...
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Does IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) lower the risk of cancer?

There has been an interesting study which says that smelling farts helps decrease the risk of cancer. Basically the study says: hydrogen sulfide — a.k.a. what your body produces as bacteria breaks ...
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How serious is the risk of second hand smoke?

I am a non-smoker but enjoy going to a smoke filled casino near me for about 4 hours once a week. I take breaks to go outside for a few minutes throughout. How much risk (heart disease, lung cancer, ...
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Can a drug to be used in the clinic to treat a disease that failed a clinical trial? [duplicate]

I am searching for drugs for my uncle who has prostate cancer who is afraid to take corticosteroids. I read about the drug cabozantinib, but it said it failed a 3rd phase clinical trial, even though ...
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How often can cancer just be cut out?

I understand that if it is caught early enough, cancer can be fully removed never to see it come back again. Usually though, it has already spread too far and diffuse or it might be in a spot that ...
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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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Why does following a fiber-rich diet help reduce the odds of getting cancer?

Following a fiber-rich diet seems to help reduce the odds of getting cancer, according to some scientific studies. Why would fibers help preventing cancers? WebMD indicates an indirect effect: fiber-...
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Can Aluminium Chlorohydrate in anti prespirants cause breast cancer? [duplicate]

I read an online article about Aluminium being linked to breast cancer. So I did a little research and found some articles claiming there is no solid evidence. Sources- www.m.webmd.com/skin-problems-...
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Have candles been linked to cancer?

I was told by a family member that burning candles can cause cancer. Is this true? I did not think they do, but I decided to search around a bit. And I found a lot of mixed information. I have found ...
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Is it possible to not have BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes?

I had DNA analysis from 23andMe, however in the results there was no information about the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Does that mean that I do not have these genes? Does every human have these genes, or ...
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Cancer development probability with age

What is the relation between age and cancer development probability? I have heard that cancer is rather rare at younger age groups. Assuming it increases with age, is there a peak after which the ...
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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 (...