Questions tagged [cancer]

Blanket term for a class of diseases in which cells lose the function called apoptosis" and continue to grow uncontrolled. Can also refer to the study of this uncontrolled growth, as well as its invasion and/or destruction of other tissues which is known as metastasis. The term "cancer" covers hundreds of different conditions.

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Can scorpion venom be used to help to identify cancer cells?

Apple Balla reports that Wired reports that scientists report that: Washington, July 7 (IANS) In what can alter the course of cancer treatment in the near future, researchers have found a compound ...
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Is it healthy to sunbathe without sunscreen?

A article in The Independent starts with: Researchers followed 30,000 women for 20 years and found that those who avoided the sunshine were twice as likely to die Women who never sunbathe ...
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Are the location of brain-tumours linked to which ear you use a cell-phone with?

In the meta-analysis Cell phones and brain tumors: a review including the long-term epidemiologic data, they find that: The results indicate that using a cell phone for > or = 10 years ...
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Alkaline diet afect cancer? [duplicate]

I have heard that if you have an alkaline diet it actually prevents/stops cancer. It is not mandatory to eat all alkaline things but to balance it so that the body does not get to acidic from food. ...
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Does Aloe Vera cure diseases? [closed]

Many sites claim that Aloe Vera can cure diseases and sicknesses such as Arthritis and prevent diseases such as cancer. Is there any scientific merit at all to all those claims? Example sites: ...
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Does limewater cure cancer?

In Macedonia, limewater (calcium hydroxide) is used as a folk remedy for cancer. The case was presented on television in Macedonia that patients with metastases were cured by drinking lime water and ...
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Is cancer linked to having an acidic body?

There a lot of differing views reports on pH levels and cancer. Some say that cancer only grows in acidic bodies. Some say that an alkaline body can prevent or cure cancer. Many others disagree ...
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Do cellphone towers cause health issues?

Yesterday I got a request to install a cellphone tower on my building. The company is going to pay me fair amount but I heard that cell tower radiations cause some serious health issues. Are they ...
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Does blowing on food cause stomach cancer?

I recently read a post saying that blowing on food is dangerous because it can cause "Stomach Cancer", and found on google some links like this one. I cannot find attendible references, and moreover ...
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Can pregnancy tests check for testicular cancer in men?

I saw this picture here: [ Is this true? Can cancer be detected by a pregnancy test?
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Does Artemisia annua kill 98% of cancer cells in 16 hours?

I found this piece of information repeated on many blogs: "healthy food house" Taking in consideration it is one of the deadliest diseases, scientists constantly try to find a cure and finally ...
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Does grilled meat cause cancer? [duplicate]

On a business trip to China, I ate a lot of wonderful food. Towards the end of the second week, I was craving BBQ, a hamburger, anything... I asked our interpreter if there were any such places ...
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Does cooking with extra virgin olive oil cause cancer?

Many health websites suggest a substitute for cooking oil as olive pomace oil. Some also say that extra virgin olive oil can be used for cooking. I can't remember when but a newspaper featured that ...
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Does getting a flu shot every year help prevent cancer?

Marketwatch's story "10 surprising steps to staying cancer-free" states that getting an flu shot every year help prevent cancer: Get an annual flu shot. Having the flu triggers inflammation, which ...
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Is the Newborn Vitamin K Injection Linked to Cancer or Leukemia?

Nearly every newborn in the USA is given the Vitamin K injection at birth or within a few days after. The shot is meant to help the infants quickly build the biochemical pathways that allow for quick ...
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Is it harmful to eat microwave heated food on daily basis? [duplicate]

My physics teacher used to tell us stories about how food becomes dangerous because of distorted cells in microwaved materials, which in turn may cause cancer. But he wasn't very detailed about it, ...
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Could some pacific fish (export, or migratory) be dangerous for those at-risk of certain cancers?

It seems plausible that increased radiation exposure could negatively impact the health of these populations. cancer patients currently on a chemoradiation regime cancer survivors who are at-risk ...
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Can smoking marijuana reduce the risk of cancer in cigarette smokers?

The risk of a cigarette smoking person developing cancer is much higher than a the risk of a non-smoker developing cancer (can I assume that this is common knowledge?) - this website claims that ...
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Do lemons help cure cancer?

This morning I read an article on Facebook (in German) about the huge health benefits of lemons - and not just the juice, but the whole lemon, especially the skin. Several other sites make similar ...
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Do fish oil or omega-3 fatty acids increase the risk of cancer?

A retrospective study came out that found a correlation between increased blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids and increased incidence of prostate cancer. The skeptical responses I've seen come from ...
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Does eating raw garlic prevent lung cancer?

CBC News reports a study by the journal “Cancer Prevention Research” that eating raw garlic cuts the “risk of lung cancer by 44 per cent”. I haven’t heard of this journal, but the methodology ...
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Is there is a significant association between (whole) milk consumption and cancer [duplicate]

I consume high quantities of whole milk (probably a third-gallon a day), and I'm concerned with the potentially negative cancer-causing effects of this consumption. I found the following claims on ...
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Does honey and cinnamon cure any diseases? [closed]

While I know the answer is no, I was baffled to see this posted on a friends Facebook page and figured this would be the best place to find the facts, that and I suck at research. I feel fallacies ...
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Can oral sex cause throat cancer?

(somebody had to ask this) Micheal Douglas, who was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2010, said in a recent interview with the Guardian: Asked whether he now regretted his years of smoking and ...
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Can eating the right foods avoid BRCA1 breast cancer?

NaturalNews.com has an article entitled How Angelina Jolie was duped by cancer doctors into self mutilation for breast cancer she never had (emphasis in original) But the really sad part about all ...
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Are tattoos (particularly Japanese) carcinogenic and do they prevent sweating?

I was reading an interview with Jake Adelstein, a Yakuza expert, who says this: Also the tattoos. Like, you can see on the cover of this book and the back of this book - see, one of the things they ...
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Is laetrile an efficient drug against cancer?

Recently, I encountered a person who asks for money donation. She suffers from non-Hodgkin lymphoma and claims that there is a very promising way to be cured - to use the drug named laetril (or ...
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Does the HPV cause cervical cancer?

I was watching this video featuring Robert Scott Bell. It is about the flu vaccine being ineffective, but he makes this quick statement about the human papillomavirus (HPV): If we can't vaccinate ...
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Is cancer a trade off to enable faster evolution?

In an interview on pop-sci magazine "The Scientist", Dr. Robert Austin from Princeton is asserting that: It’s a tradeoff, he says, for the rapid evolution our species has leveraged to become the ...
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Are tomatoes associated with increased risk of prostate cancer?

Recently, I have read an article online claiming that: A Canadian study has found an association between tomato intake and prostate cancer risk.Not only that, vegetable juices and ketchup were also ...
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Do ripe bananas combat abnormal cells and cancer?

According to Japanese Scientific Research, full ripe banana with dark patches on yellow skin produces a substance called TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) which has the ability to combat abnormal cells. The ...
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Are Instant Noodles bad for people's health?

I have often heard people saying that instant noodles are bad for our bodies, because they contain a wax coating and wax causes Cancer. First: do noodles contain a wax coating? Second: Is it true ...
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Did Lance Armstrong Have Cancer?

According to wikipedia: In October 1996, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer that had spread to his brain and lungs. His cancer treatments included brain and testicular surgery and ...
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Do fingerprint scanners cause skin cancer?

Recently, my company started using fingerprint scanners to identify employees for access control and for attendance. Many employees have a concern about developing skin cancer from the IR fingerprint ...
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Does sodium bicarbonate reduce the risk of cancer?

I have heard that sodium bicarbonate reduces the risk of cancer and the risk of metastatic cancer. In particular, an Italian doctor, Tullio Simoncini is promoting this type of therapy (YouTube link ...
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Do Facebook and email have “wide ranging biological effects” and potentially cause cancer?

From the Daily Mirror: Social networking sites such as Facebook could raise your risk of serious health problems by reducing levels of face-to-face contact, a doctor claims. Emailing people ...
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Is coffee anti-cancerous?

http://www.energyfiend.com/caffeinated-coffee-the-anti-cancer-wonder-drug The above URL claims: Study after study has been showing the cancer fighting properties of coffee because of the rich ...
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Is bamboo charcoal safely edible?

Bamboo charcoal is made up of pieces of bamboo, which are taken from plants five years or older and burned inside an oven at temperatures over 1000°C. Bamboo charcoal is well known about its high ...
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Is aspartame dangerous? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does the artificial sweetener aspartame cause cancer? According to WhileScienceSleeps: The methanol contained in the diet soda produced in many countries of the world ...
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Does sugar “feed” cancer?

I keep seeing this claim in alternative health circles that sugar feeds cancer and if you restrict carbohydrate from your diet, particularly refined sugar, you can prevent cancer or even "starve" ...
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Does heat from a laptop cause cancer?

There are a lot of rumors that the heat from a laptop causes cancer. But I haven't found a lot of proper citations in these articles. Would there be be anything else regarding putting your laptop on ...
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Does chemotherapy make cancer worse?

Several sources, among them Huffington Post and Daily Mail claim a recent study showed that chemotherapy, which is used as a cancer cure, actually makes cancer worse. Chemotherapy can backfire by ...
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Do THC or other cannabis compounds cure/slow cancer?

I see this popping up on my Facebook feed quite a lot (to be fair, it's usually the same 3 people): Claims that evidence has shown that marijuana/cannabis/THC/other cannabinoids can have a positive ...
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Can orgasm help prevent breast cancer?

There are several claims that sexual orgasm is good for preventing breast cancer. Example of claim for Women: Happy News Time Blog: Able to reach orgasm is not just make a woman feel satisfied, ...
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Does mammography cause more cancer than it prevents? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is routine screening for breast cancer for asymptomatic women younger than 50 worthwhile? Dr. Mercola seems pretty confident that mammography not only doesn't improve breast ...
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Does “dirty electricity” cause cancer?

Research by Magda Havas, Ph.D., of Trent University in Canada, and U.S. epidemiologist Samuel Milham, M.D., links something called “dirty electricity” with diabetes, malignant melanoma, and cancers of ...
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Is “blue scorpion venom” a legitimate treatment for cancer?

I came across this article just recently, in which it states that no data had been collected about the effectiveness of blue scorpion venom as a treatment for cancer. However, this article was written ...
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Does the caramel colouring previously used in Coke and Pepsi in California cause Cancer?

California has recently made legislative changes that required Coke and Pepsi to affix cancer warning labels to their soda products. From the news story: A representative for Coca-Cola, Diana Garza-...
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Is white asbestos dangerous?

In this article in The Daily Telegraph it is claimed that large amounts of money are being spent to deal with white asbestos despite this substance posing no risk to human health. It was in the ...
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Does second hand smoke cause cancer?

Related: Does smoking cigarettes cause lung cancer? A friend of mine related today, as shocked as I was to hear it, that he heard that every single study that had ever been conducted on second hand ...