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can eye glasses cause cancer ?

Postby psychiatry is a scam » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:50 pm

can the constant irritation of wearing glasses ( wire frame ) lead to cancer ?

I did a web search and found nothing .

but I think in rare cases it can .
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:00 pm

Your support for this is you think it can in rare cases?
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Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Your support for this is you think it can in rare cases?

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Postby Poodle » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:18 pm

What about monocles?

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Postby psychiatry is a scam » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:45 pm

Poodle wrote:What about monocles?


anything that would cause a chronic irritation - jewelry wood bee another
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Postby Poodle » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:24 pm

I'm worried about hearing aids now,

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Postby scrmbldggs » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:31 pm

...not to mention your eyetooth!



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Postby scrmbldggs » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:22 am

Like, irritating? :-P

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Postby scrmbldggs » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:31 am

Responding to the OP, certain allergies might have such detrimental effects. Here's an article that speaks of positive and negative findings.

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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:38 am

scrmbldggs wrote:Responding to the OP, certain allergies might have such detrimental effects. Here's an article that speaks of positive and negative findings.

I wear titanium frames because I'm allergic to the metals they use in the frames. Just turns my skin green.
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scrmbldggs wrote:Responding to the OP, certain allergies might have such detrimental effects. Here's an article that speaks of positive and negative findings.

I wear titanium frames because I'm allergic to the metals they use in the frames. Just turns my skin green.

...and spiky? :-P

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Postby psychiatry is a scam » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:48 am

so I guess the consensus is chronic physical skin irritation never results in a tumor
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Postby scrmbldggs » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:54 am

Not to be callus, but not all tumors are cancerous and not all irritation stems from direct "mechanical" contact. The rays from the sun can do quite some damage...

But here's another article that goes more along the lines you might have been thinking, although normally, if there's enough irritation, people remove the irritating agent, like Gawd did and does. But it's of course different with implants and the like.

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Postby psychiatry is a scam » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:01 am

scrmbldggs wrote:Not to be callus, but not all tumors are cancerous and not all irritation stems from direct "mechanical" contact. The rays from the sun can do quite some damage...

But here's another article that goes more along the lines you might have been thinking, although normally if there's enough irritation, people removed the irritating agent, like Gawd did and does. But it's of course different with implants and the like.


thanks for the response - but

so your saying a doctor may sometimes tells a person with a tumor - it aint cancerous - ferget about it - ???

and the topic is about direct mechanical contact - thanks for the wording
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Postby scrmbldggs » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:09 am

Simple definition of tumor (thanks, Google):

"a swelling of a part of the body, generally without inflammation, caused by an abnormal growth of tissue, whether benign or malignant."

So the answer to your question is, yes. Benign tumors are removed when they are bothersome but often people simply live with them. If they are suspicious or known to "turn bad" occasionally, one normally keeps an eye on them and takes a biopsy if there's a reason for concern.

But don't leave it up to a busy doctor alone. Just as with any self examination, such as for breast cancer, watch what any tumor or suspicious mole is doing and if there are any changes in its feel, size or look, or if it starts itching or flaking or something - have it checked. :-D

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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:18 am

So...........is an "enlarged prostate" a tumor or not? It fits the definition...but never called a tumor. Mine has been enlarged for about 20 years now. Doc says to keep an eye on it. I tell the doc "I'm not flexible enough." "Carrying" a few other conditions as well....docs just aren't interested.
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Dunno, an enlarged gland proudly sports its very own name?

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Postby Gord » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:29 am

I've been eating 6 to 12 pairs of eyeglasses every day, and I've never had cancer.
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Postby scrmbldggs » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:34 am

Gord wrote:I've been eating 6 to 12 pairs of eyeglasses every day, and I've never had cancer.

Maybe you should be wearing them so you can see that what you've been eating weren't eyeglasses?



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Postby psychiatry is a scam » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:12 am

kind of got away from the question - can mechanical contact / wearing glasses - cause a problem
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:32 am

psychiatry is a scam wrote:kind of got away from the question - can mechanical contact / wearing glasses - cause a problem

funny....... thats NOT what you asked. both questions were directly answered though. What do you really, really, really, want?
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:35 am

Speaking of medical conditions, I have Poseidon Adventure with Kurt Russell on in the background. They are doing cpr on a drowned babe. Those scenes always amuse me as "compression" of the heart cannot be achieved without basically cracking the rib cage. No one into method acting these days?
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psychiatry is a scam wrote:so I guess the consensus is chronic physical skin irritation never results in a tumor

The Rule of So states that any post that begins with "SO..." should be checked for a strawman argument.
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If your glasses are chaffing you they're not fitted correctly
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Postby Nobrot » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:26 am

psychiatry is a scam wrote:so I guess the consensus is chronic physical skin irritation never results in a tumor


If your goggles are giving you this much grief might I suggest you get some new ones?

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Postby Poodle » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:41 am

Pias, any chronic skin inflammation anywhere on the body and as a result of any cause CAN become cancerous. It is, however, UNLIKELY.

Any exposure at all of skin to the sun CAN result in a cancerous reaction. Again, it is UNLIKELY.

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bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:
psychiatry is a scam wrote:kind of got away from the question - can mechanical contact / wearing glasses - cause a problem

funny....... thats NOT what you asked. both questions were directly answered though. What do you really, really, really, want?


same question , slightly different wording .
what I want is people to admit wearing glasses can cause cancer
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psychiatry is a scam wrote:what I want is people to admit wearing glasses can cause cancer

Why would we do that. You've presented nothing to suggest that this is the case. I've worn glasses since 1964, no skin cancers.
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Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
psychiatry is a scam wrote:what I want is people to admit wearing glasses can cause cancer

Why would we do that. You've presented nothing to suggest that this is the case. I've worn glasses since 1964, no skin cancers.


actually id prefer doctors to admit it . this site is not as important .
just had a large basal cell carcinoma tumor removed . tried to tell them it was caused by wire rim glasses nose pad.
get a similar response as I get here .
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psychiatry is a scam wrote:what I want is people to admit wearing glasses can cause cancer

Why would we do that. You've presented nothing to suggest that this is the case. I've worn glasses since 1964, no skin cancers.


actually id prefer doctors to admit it . this site is not as important .
just had a large basal cell carcinoma tumor removed . tried to tell them it was caused by wire rim glasses nose pad.
get the same response I get here

Well of course you did, because your theory is entirely unsupported. Your cause has no effect.

I had one of those removed in 2015, just to the right of my mouth. Must have been caused by thighs constantly rubbing my face.
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psychiatry is a scam wrote:can the constant irritation of wearing glasses ( wire frame ) lead to cancer ?

I did a web search and found nothing .

but I think in rare cases it can .

I doubt it.

what I want is people to admit wearing glasses can cause cancer

Oh. So you weren't asking a question at all. :)
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psychiatry is a scam wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
psychiatry is a scam wrote:what I want is people to admit wearing glasses can cause cancer

Why would we do that. You've presented nothing to suggest that this is the case. I've worn glasses since 1964, no skin cancers.


actually id prefer doctors to admit it . this site is not as important .
just had a large basal cell carcinoma tumor removed . tried to tell them it was caused by wire rim glasses nose pad.
get a similar response as I get here .

Sheesh, pias, if true, there must be gazillions of cases out there. And then it should be quite easy to find a support group. ;)


(And are you sure it's not caused by the refraction of sunlight by the lenses? :-P)

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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:03 pm

You don't need a support group for a benign tumor.
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Postby scrmbldggs » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:18 pm

But you might need one for the fight for awareness of the specter of the shady cause of nasal basal carcinoma. :nose:

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Postby Poodle » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:15 pm

More importantly - can wine glasses cause gonorrhoea?

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Poodle wrote:More importantly - can wine glasses cause gonorrhoea?

Wine => Poor judgment => STD.
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