Definition of Carcinoma:

Malignant growth of epithelial cells tending to infiltrate the surrounding tissue and giving rise to metastasis: An invasive malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue that tends to metastasize to other areas of the body.

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Actinic Keratoses

...related topic
“...They are mainly due to long-term exposure to the sun in susceptible persons and may progress to squamous cell carcinoma.”

Basal Cell Cancer

...the condition
“Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), accounting for about 75% of all skin cancers, usually arises on sun-exposed surfaces such as the nose, temple, or upper lip as a minute plaque or nodule...”
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“Basal Cell Carcinoma.”

Cancer, General

...recommendation Herbal Combinations
“...Among the tumor patients, three died of advanced metastatic carcinoma since they were already at a critical stage when starting the treatment...”

Cervical Dysplasia

...the condition
“...Lifestyle and nutritional factors that appear to play a prominent role in the etiology of cervical dysplasia and carcinoma include: early age of first intercourse; multiple sexual partners; Herpes simplex type 2 and papilloma viruses (HPV); lower socio-economic class; smoking; oral contraceptive use; and many...”
...related topic
“...Left untreated, dysplasia sometimes progresses to an early form of cancer known as cervical carcinoma in situ, and eventually to invasive cervical cancer.”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“...Inadequate vitamin C intake is an independent risk factor for the development of premalignant cervical disease and carcinoma in situ.”

Cigarette Smoke Damage

...relationship to Lung Cancer
“...Among men there is an increased proportion of squamous cell carcinoma, while in women there is an increased proportion of adenocarcinoma.”

Cirrhosis of the Liver

...the condition
“...Other possible complications of cirrhosis include ... Liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma)...”

Fanconi Anemia

...the condition
“...Women with FA are at much higher risk of developing reproductive organ tumors, with the risk for vulvar/vaginal squamous cell carcinoma being approximately 3,000 times normal.”

Fluoride Toxicity

...the condition
“...gingivitis, heart disorders, hypertension, hypoplasia, hypothyroidism/thyroid cancer, kidney dysfunction, osteosarcoma, low birth weight, candidiasis, multiple sclerosis, oral squamous cell carcinoma, Parkinson's disease, seizures, slurred speech, skin irritations, ankylosing spondylitis, telangiectasia, thrombosis, ulcerative colitis, uterine cancer, vaginal bleeding, weak pulse.”

Hemochromatosis (Iron overload)

...the condition
“...The causes of death in untreated patients include cardiac failure (30%), liver failure or portal hypertension (25%), and hepatocellular carcinoma (30%).  The degree of iron overload at the time of diagnosis, as well as organ dysfunction, have prognostic implications...”


...recommendation Vitamin E
“...Vitamin A, vitamin E or beta-carotene status and hepatitis B-related hepatocellular carcinoma.  Ann Epidemiol 1993;3: pp.217-24 Mezes M, Par A, Nemeth P, Javor T. Studies of the blood lipid peroxide status and vitamin E levels in patients with chronic active hepatitis and alcoholic...”


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“...not (subtotal / partial hysterectomy).  A radical hysterectomy involves surgical removal of the uterus, upper vagina, tissues adjacent to the uterus and possibly the ovaries; usually undertaken for carcinoma of the uterus...”


...the condition
“...A small percentage of Actinic Keratoses do develop into invasive squamous cell carcinoma.”

Kidney Cancer

...the condition
“...Renal cell carcinoma, the most common form, accounts for approximately 85% of all cases...”
...recommendation Tobacco Avoidance
“Not smoking is the most effective way to prevent kidney cancer and it is estimated that the elimination of smoking would reduce the rate of renal pelvis cancer by one-half and the rate of renal cell carcinoma by one-third.”
...recommendation Surgery
“Surgery (to remove cancerous tissue) is usually required to treat Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC).  Without it, most patients' chances for survival are poor...”
...recommendation Chemotherapy
“Unfortunately, renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has proven to be particularly resistant to chemotherapy...”
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LDN - Low Dose Naltrexone a treatment
“...Indeed, research by others has found opioid (endorphin) receptors in brain tumors (both astrocytoma and glioblastoma), breast cancer, endometrial cancer, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, myeloid leukemia, lung cancer (both small cell and non- small cell), and in neuroblastoma...”

Liver Cancer

...the condition
“...Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC), also known as Malignant Hepatoma, is the most common type of liver cancer...”
...our question about Current alcohol consumption
“Alcohol is a known cause of hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of primary liver cancer...”

Lung Cancer

...the condition
“...Subtypes include Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Adenocarcinoma, and Large Cell Carcinoma...”


...the condition
“...disorder; cervical lesions; medications (birth control pills, corticosteroids, hypothalamic depressants, anticholinergics, anticoagulants); uterine fibroids; functional ovarian cysts; polyps; carcinoma of the vagina, cervix, endometrium or ovary; renal or liver disease; coagulation disorders; anabolic steroid use; IUDs or other trauma...”

Oral Lichen Planus

...the condition
“...It may also increase the risk of oral cancers such as squamous cell carcinoma.”

Rectal Cancer

...the condition
“...The remaining anal cancers are basal cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma...”


...related topic
“Squamous Cell Carcinoma.”

Squamous Cell Cancer

...the condition
“Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) accounts for about 20% of skin cancer and occurs mainly on sun-exposed surfaces, although with a slightly different distribution to Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)...”

Stomach Cancer

...the condition
“Stomach cancer (also known as gastric cancer or carcinoma of the stomach) is one of the most common cancers, affecting roughly twice as many men as women...”

Sun Damage/Overexposure

...the condition
“...Chronic sun exposure is also associated with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC)...”

Testicular Cancer

...the condition
“...Nonseminomas are a group of cancers that sometimes occur in combination, including choriocarcinoma, embryonal carcinoma, and yolk sac tumors...”

Ulcerative Colitis

...the condition
“ arthritis, inflammation of the eye (posterior uveitis), liver disease (fatty liver, hepatitis, cirrhosis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis), osteoporosis, skin rashes, anemia, kidney stones, carcinoma of the colon, and decreased growth, development, and failure to thrive in children...”
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