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Can You Tell Me If This Type Of Cancer Is Avoidable By Not Smoking Or Drinking
More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more
I was diagnosed with barretts in 10/2012 with no dysplasia..I quit smoking but have had trouble quitting drinking..Is barretts a disease that leads to cancer quickly? Or is it a slow progression
No cancer guarentee: Barrett's is a cellular change that is associated with an increased risk of lower esophageal cancer. It is not for certain that you will develop cancer. Stopping smoking is huge. Alcohol also makes things worse. Medication to reduce acid production or surgery to prevent reflux may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In my early twenties, I was Overweight, drinking/ smoking everyday. Now I'm fit/eat healthy. But I'm petrified of cancer. Are my efforts now pointless?
Your efforts/ useful: Healthy life style at any age is very helpful to keep yourself in good health. So your efforts to eat healthjy and be fit will pay dividends. Cancer can occur in anyone, yet it is uncommon. So most people can abuse their body and often get away... it is just that odds of serious illness diminish with good life style and odds go up with poor lifestyle. That is why 80% of the smokers don't get Cance ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a big round white ulcer like thing on my left tonsil which is very painful. Tonsil cancer?
( no smoking,no drinking,no HPV)
My tongue ulcer is getting larger, but my ENT says i'm at a low risk of cancer (no smoking or drinking), and that it doesn't need to be biopsied. I worry anyway when it grows. Should i?
Decreased health: The heavy use of smoking and/or alcohol has a deleterious effect on your overall health. It can weaken the immune system, in particular, and that alone makes one more susceptible to cancers of all types. In addition, if circulation is impaired, your immune system cannot send the killer antibodies it needs to kill the tumor cells. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Healthy 32 yr old woman, no drink/no smoking. Have red and white blood in urine and back pain. Plain X-ray seems normal. Chance of cancer?Low back pn
4 years ago reflux started and lead to non h-pylori gastritis. Quit smoking, I'm not overweight, and quit drinking. Chronic gerd persists. Take 20mg aciphex daily. I reflux drinking water. Anything else I can add medication wise to help avoid cancer
First of all: speak with your Primary Care Provider since you are NOT on maximum medical treatment! Both H-2 Blockers (eg Zantac...Pepcid) at PRESCRIPTION strength and PROTON PUMP INHIBITORS (eg:: PRILOSEC, NEXIUM ) ALSO at PRESCRIPTION strength can be taken TOGETHER under the care of your PCP or Gastroenterologist. If you have not consulted a Board Certified GI doc DO IT!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having sore throat that comes and goes from 3 months,no infections. I have acidity. Could it indicate throat cancer?(no drinking,no smoking ever)
Likely reflux: Your symptoms are likely secondary to gastroesophageal reflux. Follow reflux precautions, stay fit, avoid hydrocarbonated drinks, smoking, caffeine, etc. Regular meals, nothing to eat 2-3 h before bedtime. If no improvement in few weeks would recommend a trial of Lansoprazole or Omeprazole OTC and informing your primary care provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
20 years old female, smoking and drinking for a year.I have sore throat and small little ball, like the one you get from HPV throat cancer.
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