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Smoking harms almost every organ and accounts for nearly 20% of all deaths in the USA. Smoking is often associated with chronic illness before death with severe symptoms that diminish activity.
Alcohol and Cancer - 9:26
Alcohol, even one drink a day for women and two drinks for men, increases your cancer risk. Alcohol contributes to esophageal, head and neck, liver and breast cancer. The strongest association is with head and neck cancer.
Head and neck melanomas can start as pigmented skin lesions, in the sinuses of the head or in the mouth. Biopsies need to be done by someone experienced with melanoma and that the slides need to be seen by an experienced pathologist.
The most common cause of loss of appetite in cancer patients is chemotherapy. There is also liver disease and sores in your mouth referred to as ulcers from chemotherapy. Medicines are available to increase the appetite.
Nausea in people with cancer occurs but not in everyone, even when they get chemotherapy. Causes include chemotherapy, pain and cancers, especially in the liver, GI tract or brain. Treatments are usually very effective.
Dr. Rodvien describes the causes of cancer, discussing interactions of our genetic material that we inherit with the environment that surrounds us. Amongst these exposures, tobacco is the single most important cause of cancers. Asbestos is another. Viruses that cause one illness in most of us such as mono are related to cancers such as lymphoma in a minority of us.
Diarrhea in the setting of cancer may not be self-limited and can be dangerous to the patient. The cause of diarrhea in the setting of cancer needs to be identified, especially those caused by these unusual infections.
In this podcast, Dr. Rodvien discusses eight separate steps that can enhance your life while you are actively seeking medical treatment for your illness. Do things whenever possible for yourself. It’s important to be honest with yourself. Plan your days … Continue reading
Dr. Rodvien describes the causes of cancer, discussing interactions of our genetic material that we inherited with the environment that surrounds us. More than one event is needed from each of these large groups in order to produce a cancer. … Continue reading
Dr. Mark Singer, a noted head and neck surgeon in San Francisco, describes in straight-forward terms what to do when a lump is discovered in the neck. There are several possible causes —infection, inflammation, a remnant of a cyst from … Continue reading