Breast Implants Cancer Link: Do Boob Jobs Give You Cancer? Are breast implants cancerous? There’s a possibility that they are! Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a possible association between breast implants – whether saline or silicone – with a rare type of cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). According to the agency, women with breast implants “may have a very small but significant risk of ALCL in the scar capsule adjacent to the implant”.
Because of this, the agency is requesting health professionals to report any ALCL cases they encounter among women with breast implants.
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Prostate Cancer Detection Test: Early Warning Signs? How do you know you’ve got prostate cancer? Doctors use the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test but this cannot detect early cancer stages and is not very accurate because, to use the words of the Daily Telegraph, it “often indicates problems where none exists”.
Now, a recent research from Bristol University in the UK suggests that early warning signs of prostate cancer can be discovered through protein “growth factors” which are present in higher levels among men with prostate cancer.
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Bad Health Effects of Candle Smoke Emissions: Cancer, Asthma, Allergies. Burning paraffin-based candles to light up your dinners may be romantic but a study suggests that doing it often and in an unventilated space can be dangerous to your health. The study, by researchers from the South Carolina State University, found that regular use of paraffin candles in unventilated rooms can cause allergies, asthma and even cancer.
During the study, the researchers burned paraffin-candles – the most common and cheapest kind of candle wax – in a small chamber for around five hours. The chemicals released by the candle were soaked up by charcoal which, when analyzed using a spectrogram, was found to contain toluene and benzene. Toluene can cause dizziness while benzene is a carcinogen which is also found in tobacco smoke.
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