A 21-year-old member asked:
how can i prevent gi cancer?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctor answered
Healthy lifestyle.: Maintain a healthy lifestyle:
- balanced diet
- achieve and maintain an ideal body weight
- don't use tobacco
- consume alcohol in moderation
- know your family history
watch for symptoms:
- blood in your stool
- change in stool habits
- unusual abdominal pains
keep up on screening tests:
- colonoscopy at age 50.
Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
Family history: All the answers above are correct. Family history may suggest genetic predisposition and should be considered.
Last updated Jul 2, 2015
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