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 If i wear sunscreen, is there any chance of me getting skin cancer?
i want to tan abit because summers coming, and i went outside for about 15 mins yeasterday and i put sun screen all over my body, but im so paranoid that ill get skin cancer!

If i wear ...

 Howmany bone in the human body?????

 Is there any evidence of dogs being able to smell some illnesses like cancer?

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My dog hides from my step dad - who has a tumor in his liver, but he's doing well. My mam was saying she (the dog) can smell the tumor, so she must be right....

 My child has had low iron levels for more than 1 year and a pale face. Does this mean that she has leukemia?
She is 3 and WIC said that she was anemic. Her face sometimes looks pale to me, she acts normal, eats well (most of the time) and loves to play all day. I always worry that she has leukemia. I am ...

 If your Doctor told you that you had six month's to live,how would like to spend them ?
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Thanks Black Rose !But I lost mine many year's ago! But as for you hold on to for as long as you can.Thanks for the Laugh.Your so sweet !...

 I am a 26 yowf and my mom has been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer!?
She was diagnosed a few years ago but recently she is getting worse. Her cancer has spread all over her body. She stays at home all day by herself sleeping. I work full time to make ends meet. I want ...

 Do i have cancer? i want to avoid going to a doctor...?
about 2 years ago i had an abortion and ever since i randomly get this crust that appears on my nipple. i was reading some things about what you look for when you do self check ups for breast cancer.....

 Kevin Trudeau states in one of his books that there is a cure for cancer?
He states that someone knows the cure for cancer, but he is being harassed by the big wigs in the pharmaceutical industry. If cancer is cured then the big wigs loose millions or billions of dollars ...

 Does cancer run in your family? and what kind?

 My mother has cancer....?
My mother was diagnosed with oral cancer in November of 2006. It wasn't until they removed both tumors in her mouth that they received the results of her PT scan...it had metasticized to her ...

 If you have bladder cancer, your bladder has to be removed. What do they replace it with?
Do doctors replace your bladder with a substitute that mimics the way the bladder works? or is there a way to live without your bladder? Or do you just die?...

 Breast Cancer Wristband?
My grandma was just diagnosed with breast cancer and i was looking for a cool wristband that is pink for me and her.....she said that all it needs to have on it is the ribbon, but that it dosent ...

 Is there any chance who has cancer and its already metastasis can survive?
he is 62 he has intestine cancer had an operation but doctors can not touch liver which already have two ...

 I need a list of all types of cancer.?

 How should I discourage my wife from wasting money?
She spent money on surgery for breast cancer. I asked he to go ahead and get a double mastecomy so that she wouldn't have to worry about cancer again. She only got a lumpectomy. She did forgo ...

 Is doxycyline in the penicillin family, If I am allergic to pencillin is it alright to take doxycycline?
Stomach hurting, bleeding, weak, recent ...

 I know every cancer has a color attached to it, what are the colors?
Breast cancer is pink, ovarian is gray or black I ...

 Can you get skin cancer from 1 day of rele bad sun exposure?!?!?
um last weekend i got burnt rele bad. i spent about 5hrs with very little sun screen. The next 2 days i was still in the sun but was extremely careful. Now along with my sun burn i noticed 2 pimple ...

 Swollen nodules on lymph glands-neck-firm and sore-is it cancer?
I have 2 sore swollen nodules on my left neck near the jawline. They aren't on the thyroid. Can it be cancer?...

 Does leaving bottled waters in the car cause breast cancer?

Chemotherapy for a 70 year old colon cancer patient?
Firstly, whats the difference between CHEMOTHERAPY and RADIOTHERAPY?..

Secondly, for a 70 year old colon cancer sufferer who will be undergoing chemotherapy, what effects should we expect? Will her hair fall out? What about her skin? Anything else I should know?

Kelley E
Chemo is ineffective against solid tumors of the colon. Why doctors continue to do that despite evidence to the contrary is a question that has no good answer.

Radiation of the intestines causes what are known as adhesions. In layman's language the outer surface of the large intestine might end up sticking to the outer surface of the small intestine. This can cause severe pain, especially after eating.

Furthermore radiation can cause a harmful alteration of fatty acids in the body. The net result is rancidity. As you probably already know, once meat starts to go rancid it doesn't stop. there is no difference in the human body.

The rancidity ultimately results in death.

Your doctor might be the best person in the world yet be unaware of the fatty acid alteration problem. It's a small part of why I wrote the book...to educate physicians and the public about this unintended outcome.

Radiologists blithely continue to irradiate patients while being unaware of the damage they are doing.

It's things like that that propelled me to treat my own Stage 4 cancer with habeneros peppers, Garlic and emulsified fish oil (from Twin Lab). Freshly grated Ginger can be used in place of the peppers if the person has never tolerated peppers.

Grate the pepers/Garlic/Ginger and put it on a piece of bread with lots of butter. Yes, I my eyes still watered and I breathed heavily for a minute. That heavy breathing helps the lymph system get cleared out...in colon cancer the lymph and liver can also be involved even if it isn't readily apparent.

If I'd been losing weight, I would have used Evening Primrose Oil in place of the emulsified fish oil.

It took me 2 weeks to get rid of more than a dozen large lesions. That was nine years ago.

Good luck to you and be well.


Chemotherapy refers to drugs that are either taken by mouth or injected to combat cancer.

Radiotherapy refers to the use of radiation to certain areas to combat cancer.

The side effects of chemotherapy really depend on the drug. Some chemotherapy regimens come with very little in the way of side effects, and some come with major side effects. The prescribing doctor should provide the information you require regarding the specific drugs they are planning to use. Unfortunately given the wide variety of drug regimens available it is impossible to state what exactly to expect without knowing more information.

Chemo for colon cancer is usually using
- Oxaliplatin
- 5FU in IV or tablet form

there are different combinations of these three drugs. AVASTIN is only licensed for advanced cancers, or in a medical trial for earlier stages.

The drugs may make the hair thin, but it's rare for it to fall out.

Skin may get sore, especially on the hands and feet. Neuropathy (tingling, loss of sensation in the extremities) is likely with Oxaliplatin, but this is usually temporary and will fade after chemo ends. Skin rashes are possible.

If on Oxaliplatin, will need to avoid cold drinks in the days immediate post-chemo session (they can cause throat spasm) and use gloves to protect hands from cold. Even holding a glass can feel 'cold'. Duration of this can vary...may fade before next session.

Good luck!

Chemotherapy involves the swallowing or the intravenous injection of medicines that kill or retard the growth of cancer cells. The intravenous treatments are usually given in an out-patient setting. Nausea and vomiting are common side effects, but there are meds to control these.Hair loss is likewise common.

Radiotherapy involves directing an x-ray beam at the cancerous sites. Or, it can involve implantation of radioactive pellets or needles in or near the tumor.

As for side effects, you should really have a discussion with the oncologist, radiation oncologist, or one of the nurses in the oncology program. In any good hospital they realize it is important to support patients and families both medically and psychologically.

Have you looked into alternative therapies? At 70, and already sick, perhaps quality vs. quanity of life should reign & you certainly can lessen the time with either of those.

I am a colon cancer survivor. I won't go over covering the difference between radiation therapy and chemo cause everyone else has done a great job.

If they do radiation they will probably still do chemo too. By far the most taxing on the body is the radiation. For me it lasted for 35 treatments - 5 days a week for 7 weeks. I was also on a constant infusion of chemo through a "port" during that time. It may be different for her.

Radiation is definitely tough on the skin as it burns it where it is targeted. Sometimes radiation is done before surgery, sometimes after, depending on the stage and size of the tumor.

After the radiation was over, I went once a week for 3 consecutive weeks then off a week for chemo for 6 months of treatments. I was on 5FU and lukavoren( spelling may not be accurate). There are other treatments available but this was the one most often used 5 years ago.

Because of the radiation and chemo I became anemic and had to have several injections of Procrit. I also had to take iron during this time.

Radiation caused severe diarrhea in the last half of the radiation treatments and the biggest challenge I had was finding something to eat that didn't excessively aggrivate that problem.

I didn't lose all of my hair, but it did thin. I did lose weight and was extremely tired a lot of the time.

And finally, no, 70 is not to old to be considering agressive treatments. The cure rate for colon cancer is high if caught in the early stages.

Hope this helps

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