Definition of Carcinogen:

Any agent that is cancer-causing.

Also: Carcinogenic, Carcinogenicity

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Antioxidants a treatment
“...The oxygen molecule wants to be oxidized, and this oxidation process can sometimes be carcinogenic.  Free radicals are the natural by-products of many processes within and among cells...”

Bayberry a treatment
“...The safety of large doses or long-term use is questionable because of the potential carcinogenic nature of the tannin present in it.”
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Bladder Cancer

...our question about Using chlorinated water
“Chlorination, the most widely used method of killing bacteria in water, is known to produce powerful carcinogenic residues, including Dioxin...”

Breast Cancer

...recommendation DIM / I3C
“Phytochemicals such as indole-3-carbinol (I3C) and sulforaphane are components of cruciferous vegetables which exhibit antitumorigenic activity associated with altered carcinogen metabolism and detoxification...”

Caffeine/Coffee Avoidance a treatment
“...Caffeine is a carcinogen, but coffee contains numerous other ones, created by the high heat of roasting, such as creosote, pyridine, tars and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons...”

Calcium-D-Glucarate a treatment
“...D-Glucarate suppresses the "bad" enzyme beta-glucuronidase, thus helping to protect against the carcinogenic effects of estrogen...”

Cancer, General

...our question about Current alcohol consumption
“IARC (part of the World Health Organization or WHO) has classified alcohol as a group 1 carcinogen, because it causes cancer in humans...”
...recommendation Turmeric
“...As most of the cancer-inducing chemicals in cigarette smoke are only carcinogenic during the period between activation in the liver by Phase I and final detoxification by Phase II, curcumin can help prevent the cancer-causing effects of tobacco...”

Consequences of Poor Diet

...the condition
“...The EPA, in a continuing examination of pesticides, has so far found sixty-four that are potentially carcinogenic.  Many others have yet to be tested...”
...our question about Eating processed meats
“...Processed meat products are usually manufactured with a carcinogenic ingredient known as sodium nitrite...”

Crude Coal Tar a treatment
“...There is some controversy over the carcinogenic (cancer-causing) potential of coal tar...”
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Liver Detoxification Phase II Support a treatment
“...Some may be converted from relatively harmless substances into potentially carcinogenic substances...”

Lung Cancer

...our question about Diesel exhaust exposure
“...A preliminary report, still undergoing review by experts, states that "For carcinogenic hazard and risk of cancer over a lifetime, the EPA is recommending that exposure (to diesel exhaust) be viewed as likely to pose a risk at low levels, as well as high levels...”

Lycopene a treatment
“...They found that tomato juice provided significant protection against a chemical carcinogen (N-methylnitrosourea)...”

Molybdenum a treatment
“...Both vitamin C, which helps detoxify nitrosamine, and nitrate reductase, which needs molybdenum to function, can help reduce the levels of this carcinogenic chemical as it has done for the Chinese esophageal cancer rates secondary to low soil molybdenum...”

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

...recommendation Sauna Detoxification Program
“...These chemicals are often carcinogenic, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, in particular, has been linked to herbicide and pesticide exposure...”

Pancreatic Cancer

...our question about Eating processed meats
“...Sodium nitrite is a precursor to highly carcinogenic nitrosamines – potent cancer-causing chemicals that accelerate the formation and growth of cancer cells throughout the body.”

Particulate Matter Avoidance a treatment
“...Based upon human and animal studies, there is considerable evidence that diesel exhaust is a likely carcinogen.  At What Levels Should I Be Concerned?  EPA's National Scale Assessment uses several types of health hazard information to provide a quantitative "threshold of concern" or a health benchmark...”

Stomach Cancer

...our question about Eating processed meats
“Nitrates and nitrites, such as those in hot dogs, lunch meats, and other cured meats, increase food levels of nitrates, which can lead to the formation of carcinogenic nitrosamines in the stomach...”

Vitamin C

...related topic
“...As an antioxidant, it inhibits the formation of nitrosamines (a suspected carcinogen).  Vitamin C is important for maintenance of bones, teeth, collagen and blood vessels (capillaries), enhances iron absorption and red blood cell formation, helps in the utilization of...”
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