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How can one try to avoid cancer or any other type of disease that can cause death?

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Be healthy: Eat well, exercise, do not use tobacco products or excessive alcohol, street drugs and just take care of yourself.
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Healthy lifestyle : Can't avoid all cancer, but it is said that 50-60% of cancer deaths could be prevented if people did not use tobacco products, ate well, exercised, and led a healthy lifestyle. Don't know the numbers for cardiopulmonary disease but i would guess they are probably as significant. People have to be responsible for their actions and realize they bring consequences. Good question.

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Last updated May 26, 2013

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