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Are There Any Good Vitamins That Treat Dysplasia And Prevent Cervical Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
No, but...: Almost all cervical cancers are caused by one or another strain of the hpv virus. Lifelong abstinence or being with only one man who has never been with any other woman are the most reliable. The new hpv vaccine is very promising. Most deaths from cervical cancer are preventable even if the disease is found while developing or in the early stages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast Cancer: More and more genetic tests for mutations are becoming available all if the time. There have been several promising discoveries but each time a tumor is switched off by one medicine it seems another avenue develops so tumors can continue to grow. ...Read more
High fiber: High fiber foods and plenty of fluids can reduce your risk and diets high in red meat and processed or smoked foods increase your risk. But no diet alone can prevent colon cancer. Colonoscopies are still the best prevention or early detector of colon cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No research based: Assuming you had appropriate therapy (surgery and/or radiation/chemo), close follow is the most important thing for you. There is no specific research I am aware of to recommend a specific supplement. A balanced diet, with lots of fruits and vegtables would be good, along with a multi-vitamin. Your pcp or oncologist may consider blood work to look for specific vitamin deficiencies like vit d. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fiber and Veggies: Fiber foods really help clean the colon and prevent constipation. The cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts and kale, all help the liver and intestines with cancer preventing nutrients. Avoidance of burnt meats and high fat foods also helps significantly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is escharotic treatment for cervical dysplasia safe & effective? Opinions on getting them and why. Which types do you think is necessary, and which ones are dangerous?
Never heard of this!: I do not know of any such named treatment which is medically proven to be useful. So i would advise you to seek a second opinion before you get into trouble with an unconventional therapy. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: You cannot change your genetic predisposition to cancer but you can affect it by modifying your diet, exercise and environment. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Cervical cancer: This depends on your genes, your lifestyle, how many sexual partners you have had and whether or not you have unprotected sex. A vaccine is available that can give some woman protection against some vaccines implicated in causing cervical caner. Your rish rises dramatically if you are having frequent unprotected sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's best home remedy for genital warts, and is there's any brand of multi vitamins that would help with HPV ?
Yes: Both lavender oil and tea tree oil can stimulate growth of breast tissue in men and women. A study published in the new england journal of medicine (feb 1, 2007) showed that both oils have estrogen-like properties. In young boys, repeated skin exposure caused breast growth. In the lab, the oils increased growth of breast cancer cells. Use of these oils on the skin should be limited. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pop sub-science: Epidemiology, especially based on people's recollection and studies in which it's impossible to rule out confounding variables (i.e., folks who like a lot of vegetables are less likely to smoke), generates a huge amount of worthless correlations. Despite hypes, even the link with low-meat high-fiber diet and colon ca seems weak; others are even weaker. Diet's not the key to cancer prevention. ...Read more
Do the strands of HPV that cause warts also cause oral Cancer? What is the best screening/prevention for oral cancer?
Different HPV types: The types of HPV that cause genital warts do not cause oral cancer. Among the 100+ strains of HPV, only one, HPV16, causes throat cancer. Most other oral cacners are not due to HPV of any type. The main prevention is regular examination, i.e. your regular dental visits. Despite all the news reports, throat cancer due to HPV remains rare, even in people with oral HPV or lots of oral sex. ...Read more
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