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Can Alka Seltzer Gold Prevent 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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