A 21-year-old member asked:

How can you avoid geting cancer?

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Dr. Deepti Saxena
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Holistic consult: There are lots of information available on-line about holistic approach to avoid cancer. It would be a good idea to consult holistic doctor to weigh in the family history and your current health to make a customized plan to avoid getting cancer. Even alkaline water helps in clearing out free radicals which in turn cause cancer.
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Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel commented
Holistic Medicine 29 years experience
I agree, and would add eating a more plant based diet, less processed food as well as increasing your anti oxidants and vitamin D levels can be helpful
Jan 28, 2012
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Exercise, no tobacco: Avoid sunlight & tanning beds, maintain normal weight, moderate or no alcohol, avoid processed meats. Most important is don't smoke or use other tobacco products. Exercise may decrease the risk of colon and breast cancer. If you're a woman with a family history of breast cancer you may want to avoid alcohol. Processed meats contain cancer-causing chemicals. Protect your skin from sunlight.
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Dr. Kevin Daus
Dr. Kevin Daus commented
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Green Tea and 2000IU of Vitamin D will also help.
Feb 2, 2012
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Healthy lifestyle: Things not to do: avoid smoking and tobacco, avoid excessive alcohol use. Things to do: eat well, and exercise regularly, use good sun protection, and see your doctor for routine checkups. There is, of course, a large component of cancer risk due to your genes that you can't control.
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Dr. David Cooke
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Don't smoke: Smoking can cause many cancers, including lung cancer and squamous cell cancer of the esophagus.
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How i can avoid cancer?

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Dr. Steve Martinez
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Do these: Have parents with no family histories of cancer (have good genes). Do not smoke tobacco or anything else. Consume very little meat, if any at all. Exercise and watch your diet to stay fit and trim. Do not drink alcohol to excess or use illegal drugs. Vaccinate yourself against hepatitis and hpv. See your doctor regularly for recommended cancer screenings. Be very lucky!
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