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A 18-year-old male asked:

How i can avoid cancer?

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Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 30 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!
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Endodontics 46 years experience
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.
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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 37 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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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

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