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Does eating shark cartilage prevent cancer in humans?

Does eating shark cartilage prevent cancer in humans?

Very controversial: Claims of use of shark fins to lower cholesterol & to combat cancer & heart disease have not been scientifically supported at this time. There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury. ...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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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 eating kimchi causes cancer or prevent cancer?

Does eating kimchi causes cancer or prevent cancer?

Possibly: An article was published in Korea: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2014;15(19):8509-19. There has been an association with food with increased nitrosamines and gastric gastric cancer. This is why the incidence of gastric cancer is seemingly higher in the Asian/Korean population. Additional studies are needed to prove that the association is actually 'statistically significant.' ...Read more

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What kind of foods should I be eating to prevent cancer?

What kind of foods should I be eating to prevent cancer?

Wrong approach: "Pop" websites are full of advice on eating or avoiding this or that to prevent or manage this or that. It is almost all entertainment and corruption rather than real science. Epidemiologic studies of diet and cancer are so hard to do well and so much at variance with one another that I'd simply advise a prudent diet (limit salt, sugar, grease; enough protein & nutrients) & stay physically fit. ...Read more

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Brilliant for preventing cancers. What ought i be eating to prevent cancer?

Brilliant for preventing cancers. What ought i be eating to prevent cancer?

There are no foods : That have consistently been shown to prevent cancer. However, you can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer by not smoking, moderating alcohol intake, and maintaining a healthy weight. You can also increase your chances of finding cancer early if you follow screening guidelines (colonoscopy for all, prostate exams + psa for men, breast exam and mammography for women). ...Read more

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Can vitiamn b17 prevent and cure cancer? I heard that eating certain fruit seeds will prevent cancer? Is this used for cancer patients?

Can vitiamn b17 prevent and cure cancer?  I heard that eating certain fruit seeds will prevent cancer? Is this used for cancer patients?

No such viitamin: There is no medically recognized vitamin b17. An extract from aprocot pits, laetrile, has been touted as b17 and promoted as cure for cancer with no scientific basis. So called vitamin b17 can cause cyanide poisoning! ...Read more

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I just read on here, that eating antioxidants most likely will not help prevent cancer. Why am I eating broccoli, blueberries, green tea etc?

I just read on here, that eating antioxidants most likely will not help prevent cancer. Why am I eating broccoli, blueberries, green tea etc?

Vital for health: broccoli, blueberries, green tea contain nutrients that help the liver detoxify substances, among other things. A diet high in colorful foods including the ones you mentioned is good for health and disease prevention. Studies of antioxidant supplements have not shown a decrease in cancer. That's a whole different thing than eating healthy food. Keep eating the good stuff. ...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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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?

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

Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more