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 Where physically on my body does gallbladder pain occur?
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 shortest time known of someone getting cancer from smokeless tobacco?
I am just wondering what is the shortest time known of when someone first started using smokeless tobacco and they then got cancer from it. I used it for 7 months and i know its not a long time ( ...


 I smoke 60 cigs a day will i be ok?
I started when i was 13 getting people to buy them for me smoking 5 a day gradually i have increased to 50-60 a day i smoke one every like 10 mins and wear patches at night so i can sleep so i can ...


 i laugh at lung cancer, i smoked now fer the past 6 years, nothing happened yet, im not going to get?
lung cancer, and by the way im 19...


 I can sue the company I worked for if I found out that I was using chemicals known to cause cancer?
I have been working with a certain product that goes on wood for months and finally quit because I found out the stuff we use is known to the state of California to cause cancer. No one ever told me ...


 What do i do im 17 with cancer?
im 17 years old and ive just been told i have cancer(there is nothing the can do im to far along). I don't want to tell anybody because i don't what them to treat me differently.

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 Can Cancer go away or is it there permanently?
If so, How exactly? Does it usually go away with treatment? Do most people die from it or do more survive?...


 i smoke 4 cigaretts a day is it good or bad?????????
im 18 years old and i recently started smoking. i smoke about 3-4 cigaretts a day or sometimes 2 or sometimes no cigaretts at all. so is it gonna harm me or no???????? is it gonna affect my height or ...


 Why are most of us afraid of cancer?
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 what do you guys think about smokers?
my sister smokes and my dad does to i think it's ...


 what do people with cancer do to pass the time while they are having chemotherapy?
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 What does cancer mean to you..... in one word?
What does cancer mean to you....... in one word?...


 My Mom has primary liver cancer, probably inoperable, any advice?

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 what causes cancer? does eating meat?
I am trying to be more aware of cancer and how to protect my children from the disease. Does anyone know what is linked to cancer? Would it help if my children and I became vegetarians? Is meat part ...


 If girls aged 12-13 were to get the cervical cancer vaccine, what would the effects be on the future?
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 my friend lied about having terminal cancer?
one of my best friends in the whole world told me she had terminal cancer about nine months ago. i was absolutely devastated and wanted to help her as much as i could. i was there when she was crying ...


 Hi. I've been diagnosed with leukemia, I'm really really really scared. I need word of advice Anybody?
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 Why would a Christian pastor get cancer if he's done nothing but good things most of his life?
a pastor that i know has really bad cancer and its taking over his body. He's been nothing but good to everyone he knows. I've heard this question so many times but now it actually means ...


 if you had a cigarette and didn't have a light for it in the house what would or could you use ?
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 Can you live if your appendix bursts? ?
Can you live after your appendix bursts and not even know it? Well have stomach pains a lot of the time, but live? Possibly the puss escapes through your belly button???
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Taylor ♂
What do you think causes Cancer?
Over Eating
Little sleep
Poisoning our bodies with medication
over working
over sun exposure
smoking
drugs
alcohol
Stress
Over exercising
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Banana Pancakes
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unforgiveness


Soccershock16
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depression
bad habits mainly


MattC
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dude everything causes cancer i think its evolution saying were ******* it up or something.


JOx
Diet
Hereditary


bigclaire
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drinking out of plastic
using cell phones
naptha inhalation


Dreamer
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well it depends what type of cancer...


lmezzulo711
oxidants and cell damage


Amkii
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All of the above. Please add 'life' to your list.


hello
every human being will get cancer if they live long enough, it is inevitable


ellen degenitals
poisoning our bodies with medication, carcinogenic food (ramen!!), smoking, drugs, alcohol, sun exposure, and microwaves, x-rays, etc.


Scotland Zeghost
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lobster men from mars


mufasa42
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it's in the genes!


double_frick
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the eugenics movement.


Nag_z
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because your parents gen maybe...


Lyss
Wow sounds like the country is getting supersticious. Apparently California has warning labels on everything that might cause cancer.

According to my physics teacher, muons (little, smaller than atomic sized particles that are bombarding us all the time from the sun) cause cancer of they hit your cells in just the right way (which is why it doesn't happen so often and we can't find one specific cause for it). Muons I believe have little mass, and so are hard to detect.


Strike
Everything that contains DNA mutateing chemicals...Do some research next time.


CuriousMindofMine
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The gene in a cell being altered so that either the automatic cell death does not happen or the cell divides excessively.


jellybeanchick
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Anything. It's "survival of the fittest" at the cellular level. Normal cells have to die at some point, when they receive a chemical signal to die. This is because they are old and need to be replaced. The rate varies, from 3 or so days for your intestinal lining, to a lifetime for nerve cells.

When something alters the DNA of a cell (chemicals, free radicals, radiation, or just random chance), if it changes the genes that allow it to die when told to, it can become cancerous. There are a few key genes that have to change. At that point, the cell keeps multiplying and doesn't die. Survival of the fittest: between normal cells that multiply and die at a controlled rate, vs cancer cells that multiply uncontrollable and don't die on demand, the cancer wins. The older people get, the slower normal cells multiply, which gives cancer an even bigger advantage.

So there will always be things that cause cancer. If we wore sunscreen at all times, only ate fruits and vegetables, and had no chemicals at all, we would still get cancer from something else.

Some things to add to your list: chemicals, charred meat (the blackened part of meat when you grill it), genetics, hormones, viruses (like HPV), not eating enough fiber, not eating enough phytochemicals and vitamins.

Lyss: CA doesn't have specific cancer labels, just health warnings. The biggie is anything with lead in it (even perfectly safe leaded crystal), and there are signs at pools, gas stations, dumpsters, etc, warning about hazards to health and reproduction and whatnot. They were going to have food labels, but nearly every food would have to be labeled so that idea was scrapped.

This is the one for lead: http://www.cambriabike.com/includes/warning_prop_65_Small.jpg


mighty_power7
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according to my english teacher, hot dogs also cause cancer...but as a scientist myself, i would rather live a shorter, happy life eating hot dogs than live a longer, unhappy life restricting myself for fear of cancer.


lo_mcg
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Of the list you give, only smoking and excessive sun exposure can in any way be regarded as 'causes' of cancer.

Some of the others are regarded as risk factors in SOME cancers - alcohol: having more than one unit a day slightly increases the risk of breast cancer, for example. Obesity is a risk factor for SOME cancers.

Risk factors are not causes though.

Stress is not a risk factor for (much less a cause of) any cancer, nor is overworking or over exercising or lack of sleep.

Other supposed causes given here are frankly bizarre - depression, bad habits, hot dogs, 'unforgiveness'... PLEASE!!


Up to 10% of cancer cases are hereditary.

Smoking has been linked to lung and some other cancers, excessive sun exposure to skin cancers and the HPV virus to cervical cancer.

Other than that we're still pretty much in the dark as to what causes cancer. Certainly no foods or diets have been proven to cause (or prevent, or treat) any cancers.

Cancer affects the healthy and unhealthy alike; and the most frightening thing about it is that nobody knows why, or what causes it.

It can be less frightening for people who haven't had cancer to 'blame the victim' - that is, to put cancer down to lifestyle factors like bad diet, stress etc - than it is for them to accept that cancer is a largely random disease, cause unknown, that can strike any of us at any time


bettyboop
all of the above, add toxic environment.


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