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Are there any ways to prevent breast cancer?

Are there any ways to prevent breast cancer?

Weight: Studies have shown that overweight individuals have a higher risk of developing multiple types of cancers including breast. Maintaining a healthy body weight is one way to help prevent cancers. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Are there any ways to prevent skin cancer in baby?

Are there any ways to prevent skin cancer in baby?

Lifelong sunblock: Keep your child free from excessive sun exposure. She should wear long sleeves, hats, and use spf liberally. If family history is strong, regular skin exams by your pcp and/or dermatologist is a good idea. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent getting cancer?

Are there any good ways to prevent getting cancer?

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

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Are there ways to treat breast cancer besides chemo?

Are there ways to treat breast cancer besides chemo?

Yes, but it depends: Every woman's breast cancer is unique to her. Because of that, treatment for each cancer is individualized -- some cancers require surgery, others need more help in terms of removing lymph nodes, receiving medicine to kill cancer cells (chemotherapy), or x-rays to kill cancer cells (radiation therapy). There are other new techniques that are not standard. Your doctor recommends the best for you ...Read more

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Is there any way to prevent ovarian cancer?

Is there any way to prevent ovarian cancer?

There are no : Known environmental factors assocaited with ovarian cancer. Only genetic risk, and if brca 2 is found, bilateral oopherectomy is the suggestive treatment for prevention. ...Read more

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Are there proven ways to help prevent endometrial cancer?

Are there proven ways to help prevent endometrial cancer?

Possibly: There are no proven ways to prevent endometrial cancer, but there may be ways to decrease risk. Estrogen-only pills and being overweight increase risk. There are also hereditary factors. Weight loss (if you are overweight) combination contraceptives, increased physical activity, low fat, high fiber diet may lower risk. See http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/prevention/endometrial/patient. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to increase breast size?

Are there any natural ways to increase breast size?

No pills...: There aren't any pills or creams that are yet proven to give permanent breast size increases. Fat grafting does work - using your body's own natural tissue, but is a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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Are there ways to reduce breast size without surgery?

Are there ways to reduce breast size without surgery?

Nothing good.: Weight loss helps some women. If your breast size doesn't change with weight loss (20 lbs loss = 1 cup size down, approx.), then the next step is to consider surgical breast reduction. ...Read more

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What are some ways to prevent skin cancer?

What are some ways to prevent skin cancer?

Sun Safety: As most common skin cancers are due to sun exposure, proper sun protection measures can prevent skin cancer development: 1) hat, 2) cover up, 3) seek shade, 4) sunscreen of spf30 and above, reapply every 2 hours when in the sun, 4) routine monthly self skin checks for changing moles, 5) routine physician skin checks (yearly or every other yearly depending on the amount of prior sun exposure). ...Read more

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Are there any ways to protect myself from endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Are there any ways to protect myself from endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Estrogen & Weight: Avoid unopposed Estrogens (endometrial hyperplasia -which transforms in cáncer- commonly results from chronic estrogen stimulation unopposed by the counterbalancing effects of progesterone. [14]) be careful with the old bcpills. Avoid obesity or overweight. Get screening with pelvic ultrasound to check the thickness of the endometrium if you have being exposed to Estrogens x many years. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent schizophrenia?

Are there any good ways to prevent schizophrenia?

Cannot be prevented: There is no way to prevent schizophrenia. Available medications only help treat the symptoms. If you are experiencing any worrisome symptoms or have any concerns about this diagnosis, please talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways that can increase breast perkiness?

Are there any natural ways that can increase breast perkiness?

Support & stable wt: There is no magic wand to make or keep your breasts firm. However pregnancy with nursing are the primary causes of breast laxity and ptosis followed by fluctuations in weight. If you already have large breasts, there is weak evidence to suggest ongoing supportive wear (even at night) may help to minimize laxity of the breast ligaments responsible for breast support. ...Read more

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Are there ways to increase your breast size without surgery?

Are there ways to increase your breast size without surgery?

Pregnancy: Women who give birth experience enlarged breasts for breast feeding. However, other than that, there isn't another proven way of enhancing breast size without surgery. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What are some other ways to treat breast cancer besides chemo?

What are some other ways to treat breast cancer besides chemo?

There are many ways: Surgery, radiotherapy and hormonal medicines/drugs can provide good alternatives for some pateints depending onb what is the stage of breast cancer. ...Read more

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Are there different ways someone can get breast cancer?

Are there different ways someone can get breast cancer?

Some are: Genetic, likely 10-15%. Most are acquired. Most are associated with th ducts; others the lobule...The ductal ones cause microcalcification and are more visible on mammogram. The lobular tends to be hard to feel (like a puff bll of cotton) and harder to see with x-rays. ...Read more

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What are some future genetic ways that can treat and possibly cure breast cancer?

What are some future genetic ways that can treat and possibly cure breast cancer?

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

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Are there any ways to prevent celiac disease?

Are there any ways to prevent celiac disease?

Two things: First, don't have any of the gene factors that make you more likely to get it (pick different parents). Second, don't ever in your lifetime become exposed to gluten. Since neither of these are realistic, there is nothing you can do to prevent it. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. Often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more