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Doctor insights on: Can Alka Seltzer Gold Prevent Cancer

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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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Can diet help prevent cancer?

Can diet help prevent cancer?

Yes: Dietary changes (increased fruits & vegetables, increased lean meats, less red meats, less fat, reduced alcohol use) can help reduce the incidence of cancers. Colon cancer, stomach cancer, breast cancer are some examples where the rates of new and recurrent cancers are affected by diet changes. ...Read more

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Special diet to prevent cancer exist ?

Special diet to prevent cancer exist ?

No magic: The traditional teaching from mainstream medicine (more fruits and vegetables, less red meat) has had trouble holding up in the best studies especially in the past decade. Anyone offering you a magic diet based on 'superfoods' or whatever is just messing with you. Obesity does increase some of therisks, but you'd do better to avoid tobacco and get regular cancer screening. ...Read more

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How can the fluid mosaic model prevent cancer?

How can  the fluid mosaic model prevent cancer?

They cant: The fluid mosaic model is not thought to prevent cancer. These cells are surrounded by a fluid–mosaic membrane that provides a dynamic barrier with the microenvironment, forming specific, functional domains. Lipid rafts, and receptor complexes may be altered in malignant cells but don't induce transformation as do viruses and carcinogens. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cure or prevent cancer?

Is there anything that can cure or prevent cancer?

See below.: This is a very large question...

Prevent cancer......The hpv vaccine. Avoidance of exposure to excessive solar radiation, etc.

Many cancers are curable with a variety of techniques - early detection, aggressive therapy ( surgery, chemo and radiation) and routine follow up. ...Read more

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How much viatamin c daily take incase of prevent cancer?

It is a Safe Vitamin: Vitamin-c is commonly used in a daily dose of 500mg. Even higher doses can be taken safely. But there is no convincing proof that it can prevent devlopment of cancer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could prevent cancer in the future?

Can you tell me how I could prevent cancer in the future?

Don't use tobacco: This is the most important single thing you can do. The HPV vaccine, getting colonoscopy and having precancerous polyps removed, having any hepatitis virus infections managed, avoid excess sunlight, and perhaps staying physically fit can also help. If you live long enough and don't die of something else, cancer somewhere in inevitable. Cherish each day of life and health. ...Read more

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What is an average person do diagnostically to prevent cancer?

What is an average person do diagnostically to prevent cancer?

Cancer Screening: Screening tests are available to detect cancer in its early stages, when it is highly curable.One needs to be examined and screened for cancer once yearly. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the basic things I should be aware of and do to prevent cancer?

Can you please describe the basic things I should be aware of and do to prevent cancer?

Cancer: Check on your family history for prostate cancer, breast cancer. Avoid smoking or chronic exposure of second hand smoke that can lead to lung cancer, bladder cancer. Avoid chewing tobacco to avoid oral and pharyngeal cancer. Decrease amount of red meats to prevent colon cancer. Avoid exposure to chemicals.
Eat a healthy diet, a lot of veggies, fruits, antioxidants, avoid fatty foods. ...Read more

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Eating hyaluronan to prevent cancer, can this work?

Eating hyaluronan to prevent cancer, can this work?

Nope : Sorry, but nothing can prevent cancer completely. I would instead suggest you live a healthy lifestyle (eating well, exercising and avoiding tobacco) and get your age and risk-appropriate screening tests on time. Talk to your doc about this. ...Read more

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Does melanin in the skin prevent cancer?

Does melanin in the skin prevent cancer?

Yes, but partially: All skin colors can develop skin cancer but it is most common in lighter skin individuals . Skin cancer is less common in africans although they do develop skin cancer occasionally on the lip and sole and palms where there is less melanin. Even darker skin individuals should be examined as part of their exams for signs of skin cancer. ...Read more

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What are some good sunbed creams to help prevent cancer?

What are some good sunbed creams to help prevent cancer?

None: If you are going to use a tanning bed, you are asking not only for cancer, but for premature aging of the skin. Anyone trying to sell you something to let you tan but not get the bad aftereffects is scamming you. Please forgive my frankness. ...Read more

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What are the best supplements to take to prevent cancer from reoccurring?

What are the best supplements to take to prevent cancer from reoccurring?

Not shown to help: Supplements have not been shown to prevent cancer from recurring. In fact, some supplements like vitamins c and e and beta-carotene seem to help cancers grow. Talk to your doctor about what you can do to reduce your risk. Usually the best course of action is to eat a healthy diet, be as physically active as you can, and follow your doctor's advice about check-ups. ...Read more

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Can chewing tobacco help prevent cancer?

Can chewing tobacco help prevent cancer?

NO!: There is no safe form of tobacco. At least 28 chemicals in smokeless tobacco have been found to cause cancer. Smokeless tobacco causes oral cancer, esophageal cancer, and pancreatic cancer but also heart disease, gum disease, and oral lesions other than cancer, such as leukoplakia (precancerous white patches in the mouth). Do yourself an enormous favor and do not use tobacco in any form. ...Read more

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Can dietary fiber help prevent cancer or improve cancer survival?

Fiber and Life: Fiber has been shown to prevent colon cancer. It has not been shown to improve cancer survival. You would need to eat about 30 to 35 grams of fiber per day to obtain the preventive qualities of the fiber, and you need to do this long-term. ...Read more

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Does PPI use such as Nexium (esomeprazole) cause or prevent cancer?

Does PPI use such as Nexium (esomeprazole) cause or prevent cancer?

Cancer: This is a complicated question because there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of cancers. I guess you are taking a PPI. This may prevent chronic esophageal reflux 10 -20% develop into esophageal cancer - which is generally VERY bad . So in a very real sense, yes PPI's do prevent cancer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have my breasts removed to prevent cancer, can I get implants?

Can you tell me if I have my breasts removed to prevent cancer, can I get implants?

Yes.: When patients have mastectomies to prevent cancer, it is possible for them to have reconstructive surgeries to achieve good cosmetic results. There are many options. I recommend consulting with a skilled reconstructive breast surgeon and having a detailed conversation in which you ask questions. ...Read more

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What happens if you have your breasts removed to prevent cancer, can you get implants?

What happens if you have your breasts removed to prevent cancer, can you get implants?

Yes,: if you are a BRCA carrier or otherwise at very high risk, and are considering prophylactic mastectomies, you can have implants/reconstructions. ...Read more

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What is the best diet to prevent cancer?

What is the best diet to prevent cancer?

Mostly vegetarian: Vegetarians have about a 50% lower risk of cancer so minimizing meat reduces risk; a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts & seeds & low in saturated & trans fats will reduce cancer risk. Choose organic when possible.Avoid GMO's.If you have dairy,eggs and meats organic is esp. important. Many specific foods like berries, broccoli, green tea & turmeric reduce risk. See http://tinyurl.com/zv3r7s5 ...Read more

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