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Please help my family avoid possible cancer. what should we eat?

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Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 40 years experience
Moderation: Of course, diet is only one variable in preventing cancer, but a very important one. Fiber, antioxidants, and lots of fluids is a good baseline; avoiding being overweight is important too. If at least 2/3 of your diet is coming from a variety of vegetables and fruits you are probably eating pretty healthy.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Balanced diet.: A great way to avoid cancer is by not smoking, and not drinking alcohol in excess. Although nothing is 100%, these 2 things plus avoiding long exposure to dangerous chemicals, etc. Can really help avoid many cancers. A balanced diet is also excellent to avoid cancer. Eating fruits and vegetables really helps avoid GI cancers, especially colon. They also have lots of vitamins that fight cancer.
Dr. Kris Gast
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Diet and Cancer: Looking for the magic bullet.Well there are several things you can do: do not smoke or chew tobacco, drink alcohol in moderation, exercise regularly, maintain a weight in "healthy" range(which basically means don't get fat).Food wise: less fat is better, dark chocolate, spinach, walnuts, salmon, oats...And on and on.Don't forget protein.Everything in moderation is a good standard to live by.

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