Questions tagged [cancer]

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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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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Why tell cancer patients not to seek information on the internet?

A friend, recently diagnosed with cancer, was told by the hospital not to look for information on the internet. Other people I know I have been told the same. If the ample information had been given, ...
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Is hemp oil the same as CBD oil?

Hemp oil https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemp_oil CBD oil It looks like CBD oil is made of hemp. Are they any major differences between hemp oil and CBD oil or are they pretty much the same?
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Do turkey and chicken pastrami count as “processed meats” in terms of cancer risk (in light of the recent WHO publication)?

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently concluded that processed meats (including salami, pastrami, and hamburgers) cause cancer. Instead, it is recommended to consume poultry, fish and beans ...
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How do I get screened for (ovarian) cancer?

My wife faces infertility issues, and per a report on NBC news (http://www.nbcnews.com/health/cancer/can-infertility-point-ovarian-cancer-risk-n447901) she potentially faces a higher cancer risk for ...
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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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Does oral consumption of animal cancer cells increase your chance of getting cancer?

I came across of this question when I was cooking a beef dish the other day. If the beef I used for cooking came from a cow that had cancer, and even worse, if part of the beef I used in a dish ...
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What are survival rates of male patients in stage IV throat cancer that has metastasised to the lower pallet?

The patient is receiving a combination of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The surgery to remove the cancerous throat tissue was not entirely successful as the surgeon discovered that the cancer had ...
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Eating vegetables rich in nitrogen, with fish, increases cancer risk?

This question is motivated by this Skeptics SE answer which refers to this article synopsised as: Eating vegetables rich in nitrogen in the same meal with fish increases risks for liver cancer, finds ...
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Is this study linking RFR and Cancer valid?

Came across this study on sciencedaily.com 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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Morning nausea after Chemo

I am 22, and my mom is 59. So, my mom got diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2005, and took radiation and chemotherapy in late 2005/2006. Anyway, she's doing well now except for red-green color ...
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The pill and breast cancer

There has been a study (or more than one) that suggest a link between taking oral contraceptives known as the pill and an increased risk of breast cancer. I have tried find to find the study but my ...
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Is eating all natural food and avoiding any kind of proccess food / fertilized (fruit/veg) helps cure cancer?

Good day, my mother was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer last year and have her right breast removed ( 1 month after discovery ), after the operation the doctor suggest her to undergo a ...
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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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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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How to detect cancer in general?

Can a common blood test spot cancer in general? Or is it necessary to take some specific tests for each kind of cancer?
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“Narrow” Pure Androgen-secreting Adrenocortical Adenoma

I was looking for a case report or example to match something I've come across that I thought highly unlikely to the point of being untrue. That is a adrenocortical adenoma (AA) was functional but ...
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Can someone explain these cancer names?

I am looking at the death certificate of a relative, and I do not understand these names. Colon Carcinoma due to or as a consequence of Abdominal Carcinomatosis due to or as a consequence of ...
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When was brain cancer first discovered?

Does anyone know: In which year was the first brain tumor discovered?
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Is hydrogen peroxide therapy (drinking it) safe?

I've found some sites which claim that drinking hydrogen peroxide is "very" healthy for detoxification of the body. But these sites lack credible references. As far as I remember from secondary ...
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What does “prognostic significance” mean exactly?

I am trying to more fully understand a pathologist report and do not know what "Prognostic Significance" means. Example... Estrogen Receptor Result: 80% positive Prognostic Significance: Favorable ...
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How to detect colon cancer?

How can a person get to know that he/she is suffering from colon cancer? What are the symptoms, and how long does it take for them to appear?
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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 the usage of sunscreen cause skin cancer?

I have heard that usage of sunscreen products causes skin cancer. Is this true, and if so, what are the ingredients in it that are reason for such a medical condition. Are there any safe products or ...
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Are nitrites/nitrates in processed meat unhealthy?

A friend of mine has avoided eating any conventional processed meat products for almost a decade because he heard about a risk of cancer and/or prostate problems associated with consumption of ...
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What are the health benefits and risks of ingesting Aloe vera?

Aloe vera seems to be everywhere these days, especially in skin products. However you can also buy Aloe vera gel intended for human consumption and food items that contain Aloe vera. A study by ...
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Is there any health risk in cellular phones?

Cellular phones are taking ever increasing part in our lives, and I keep hearing people saying they are harmful to our health. Are there any scientific researches so far proving or disproving those ...

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