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how i can avoid cancer?

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Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 28 years experience
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!
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Million dollar ?: Cancers are multi factorial. Healthy diet, exercise, proper rest, avoiding stress, vitamin supplements, healthy environment, preventative check ups, annual physicals, are all important. Genetics are also a strong influence.
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Healthy lifestyle : Sorry, you can't completely avoid cancer, but ACS data suggest that 50-60% of cancer deaths can be prevented by not using tobacco products (of any kind), eating well, exercising, and overall living a healthy lifestyle. Also, make sure you get the screening tests appropriate for your age and risk. Talk to your doc about this. I wish you a long, healthy life.

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How can you avoid geting cancer?

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Dr. Deepti Saxena
Internal Medicine 25 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 commented
Holistic Medicine 27 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
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A 49-year-old female asked:

What are the factors in getting cancer? Such as what enviromental risks should I watch out for or what specifically should be avoided.

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Mostly unknown: To avoid cancer, do not smoke or drink alcohol. Eat healthy and exercise daily and be sure you are fit ansd not overweight. These are healthy life styles that can reduce but not eliminate the risk of devevloping cancer.
A 29-year-old male asked:

I do smoke so is there any procedure to avoid cancer by smoking?

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Dr. John Hanna
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Not Really: To avoid cancer after exposing yourself to smoking you can increase the amount of exercise and nutrition to try to offset the negative effects of smoking. But there is no known straightforward antidote to the harmful effects of smoking other than cessation of smoking.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How we can try to avoid cancer and be healthy?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Risk reduction possi: There is no guaranteed way to avoid cancer, but you can reduce the risk of developing it if you live an anticancer lifestyle which includes: Eating healthy foods(low fat plant based diet), Exercise daily and keep your weight in the normal range. Avoid tobacco use in any form and minimize/avoid Alcohol . Avoid red and processed meats and have an annual physical exam and cancer Screening by yur PCP.
A 50-year-old member asked:

How to avoid cancer and what is the state of cancer research today?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Early diagnosis: Immunochemotherapy appears to be better than immunothererapy or chemotherapy alone The question is finding the correct target in the tumor to affect. The growth factor mAbs can only slow the tumor growth for a limited time. The factor has to be the immunogenic protein specific to the lesion. Several have been found that can act as vaccines and work by producing specific mAbs to the tumor.

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