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 I am 16 and I want to quit smoking? Help me!?
Hey. I am 16 and I have been smoking since I was 13.
Recently, my life has been spiraling out of control.
Last weekend, I got drunk and slept with a guy that I barely know.
I despretly ...


 My cousin just got diagnosed with leukimia and i was wondering if it is treatable????? :(?
He is 16...


 Can you die if you are diagnosed with kidney cancer?
they are taking the kidney out , ive heard that kidney cancer is difficult to get rid of using chemo and radiation
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No sorry im asking this question on behalf of a ...


 What can I do to make my son, who is hospitalized with leukemia, happy on his birthday?
My almost one year old son is in hospital with leukemia, he's getting a bone marrow transplant from my husband next Friday, what can I do to make him happy on his first birthday, which is 13 ...


 I need well-wishes from around the world for my father-in-law, who has cancer....anyone?
I am compiling a book of well-wishes for my father-in-law, who is going through cancer treatments. I did this when our son was deployed to Iraq, and it gave him such a boost! If you would like to ...


 If you had Cancer....which method would you choose to cure and control it? Radiation, Chemo or Surgery?
Please explain why you would one one of these methods?

I am writing an essay about cancer and need to get some opinions about those methods used to control cancer,.


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 What is your favorite brand of cigarettes?
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 why is there no proper cure for cancer?
kills ppl all around the world. Is there any cure? if any, how successful is it..?...


 should you stop drinking if you got cancer & why?
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 where and who is the best to send my mom to for stage 4 bile duct cancer & only 4 months estimated to live?
chemo was the wrong way to go and has caused a lot of strain on her liver and here they say there isn't much option but to try other chemo which has even less of a chance and more of a risk... I ...


 my mum went for a routine Mammogram and got a letter back within a week?
my mum went for a routine Mammogram and got a letter back within a week to go and see a specialist at the breast screening clinic does this mean she has cancer? she said she cant feel any lumps and ...


 I have a 5 year old who complains her shin always hurts. I am worried she may have bone cancer.?
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 I'm worried, is this breast cancer? help
Ok, im only in my mid 20's and yesterday my armpit was hurting. I thought I cut it white shaving, but it was hurting all day. Then I just felt it and I could feel a deep lump. It was like a ...


 Does cancer make you ill or is it the chemo?
Does cancer itself make you look really ill and like you're dying or is it the chemo/radiation? Does cancer itself make your hair fall out or have you throw up non stop, weak, pale etc? Or is ...


 What are some warning signs that someone could have cancer through smoking?
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 sis has "female" cancer. i'm scared!?
Mom died when she was 42. Same stuff. Granny died when she was 49. Same stuff. What are sis's chances now? She's 40. Are they better than in 1985?...


 Is this unethical of me?
I have developed a strand of the p53 gene that automatically restores itself and aids in the process of PCD or apoptosis. It also balances itself to prevent the onset of ischemia, and other ...


 Do we have less time than we thought?
My girlfriend has stage 4 NHL. A few weeks ago we found out that she only has a few months left. She had kidney cancer a few years ago, and she had one kidney removed. She has lost a lot of weight in ...


 i am feeling tired all the time and i have no energy. can that be a sign of leukemia?
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 Why aren't African and middle eastern countries at the top of the list for skin cancer?
I don't wish cancer on anyone on God's green earth btw. I mean, they have the hottest countries and it hardly snows there, not like in the West were we have four seasons. Their winter is ...



Gayle C
what normal cells in the body are affected by cancer chemotherapy?
                      









zonesDEblé
idk :S


Necromantic Dream
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Yep, pretty much your entire body is affected.


april
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Cells that reproduce a lot, like hair follicles.


OOPs, guess it would be skin and it makes your hair fall out. My skin, however is fine. But my hair is falling out.


OH wait, I WAS right! Quote from the website below me: Hair loss happens because the chemotherapy affects all cells in the body, not just the cancer cells. The lining of the mouth, stomach, and the hair follicles are especially sensitive because those cells multiply rapidly just like the cancer cells.

One more thing. I had a brain tumor and I am on a chemo pill that passes through the blood-brain barrier. The only side effect I have is some hair loss. It doesn't have to be stuck in the hole left in your brain. That was probably gliadal wafers placed in the hole. Never heard of a capsule.


Juliet
White, red, platelets blood cells.


Schmitz
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all of them...


Brandon
Only fast growing ones.

You see, cancer is simply fast growing mutilated cells.
Any FAST growing cell is destroyed by Chemotherapy; hence why you lose your body hair/ and sometimes your fingernails temporarily stop growing.


Auntie S
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All all of the cells are affected to some extent. I say this since the chemo generally doesn't break the brain barrier. For brain cancer they need to insert the chemo exactly where it's needed.

After having breast cancer, my girlfriend developed brain cancer. They took a time release capsule and inserted it in the middle of the brain tumor.


Casey
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All of them. That the thing with chemotherapy. You are given enough chemicals to try and kill the cancer cells without killing the other healthy cells. That's why you feel so sick on chemo.

The good news is that it does work and often totally eradicates the cancer cells or at the least gives you many more years of life.


KY Physician
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a repeat: cells that normally have a high rate of division... skin, mucous membranes, digestive tract, bone marrow.


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