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How can I prevent ovarian cancer?

How can I prevent ovarian cancer?

Difficult to do.: Unfortunately, preventing ovarian cancer is difficult. Some risk factors include family history (having a genetic mutation called brca), never having children, and exposure to estrogen therapy. Thus, having children and avoiding estrogen will help decrease your risk. ...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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How can you prevent ovarian cancer?

You can't completely: Risk factors for ovarian cancer include never having children, genetics (family history), and estrogen therapy. Though ovarian cancer cannot be completely prevented, you can decrease your risk by having children and avoiding estrogen therapy. If you know you have the brca mutation, which causes both breast and ovarian cancer, you can have your ovaries surgically removed to prevent ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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How can I prevent colon cancer?

How can I prevent colon cancer?

Lifestyle: Nothing can prevent colon cancer, but high fiber diet, low fat, minimal alcohol, low red meat, can all be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I prevent colon cancer?

How can I prevent colon cancer?

Check: Occult blood testing in your stool, do not eat much red meat, take a baby Aspirin a day and after a certain age have routine colonoscopies every 5 years if all is clear. Anybody in the family with the condition? ...Read more

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How can I prevent colon cancer?

How can I prevent colon cancer?

Need more info: Screening colonoscopy is perhaps the short answer. The earliest age which any member of your family had colon cancer, get started on colonoscopic screening at an age 10 years younger than that. For more information on this topic, you may consult this site: http://www.cancer.gov/types/colorectal/patient/colorectal-prevention-pdq ...Read more

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How can I prevent breast cancer?

How can I prevent breast cancer?

CHEMOPREVENTION : Women at high risk for breast cancer may reduce their cancer risk by as much as 50% by taking tamoxifen or Raloxifene for 5 years. These drugs are not without side effects or risks; consult with a breast surgeon or a medical oncologist to learn the pro's and con's. ...Read more

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How can I prevent prostate cancer?

How can I prevent prostate cancer?

No, not really...: The studies on how to prevent prostate cancer have not proved to be definitive, and even conflicting. The key nutritional ingredients on studies are selenium, zinc, lycopene, etc. So, while still in the quagmire of uncertainty, if wishing, use them in moderation as long as you can afford, but realize there is no definite proof of their effectiveness, In reality, still gear up decency in DRE/PSA. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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How can I treat ovarian cancer?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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How can I treat ovarian cancer?

Depends: It will depend on the stage. Curative surgery in early stage of disease plus minus chemotherapy. Debulking surgery is needed and is done by a gynecology-oncologist if the tumor burden is high - then followed by chemotherapy. The treatment will depend on the stage. ...Read more

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How can I prevent GI cancer?

How can I prevent GI cancer?

Healthy lifestyle.: Maintain a healthy lifestyle: - balanced diet - achieve and maintain an ideal body weight - don't use tobacco - consume alcohol in moderation - know your family history watch for symptoms: - blood in your stool - change in stool habits - unusual abdominal pains keep up on screening tests: - colonoscopy at age 50. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my risk for ovarian cancer?

How can I reduce my risk for ovarian cancer?

Don't smoke: Many of the risk factors for ovarian cancer can't be changed- such as family history, early onset of menses, late menses, and no pregnancies. Enviromnental risk factors include smoking and obesity. ...Read more

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How can I prevent cervical cancer?

How can I prevent cervical cancer?

Vaccination and PAP: If you are under the age of 25 you should get vaccinated for hpv. Limit the number or sexual partners and get regular pap examinations, do not smoke and drink only in moderation. ...Read more

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How can you prevent breast cancer?

How can you prevent breast cancer?

Healthy weight: We are not able to control most risk factors for breast cancer, such as being female, aging, and family history. We can control our weight, as obesity is linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. In addition we can perform routine screening. Early detection leads to the best chance of a cure. Limit your alcohol intake, have babies, breast feed, and increase your physical activity. ...Read more

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Dr. John Fung Dr. Fung
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How can you prevent breast cancer?

Dr. John Fung Dr. Fung
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How can you prevent breast cancer?

Weight and smoking: There are many known and unknown factors for the risk of breast cancer - these include genetic factors, gender, age, age when menstrual cycles started, history of radiation exposure to the chest area. These factors cannot be modified. So the risk factors that you can modify are: being overweight, excessive use of alcohol, and smoking. Most importantly, do breast exams and get your mammogram. ...Read more

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How can I help prevent cervical cancer?

How can I help prevent cervical cancer?

Get: Vaccinated with gardisil, soon the preventitive should be freely available if accountable care act not reversed, limit sexual partners , use safe sex or remain chaste. ...Read more

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How can you prevent hereditary breast cancer?

Risk assessment : If you are concerned about an inherited predisposition for cancer, you should visit a health professional with expertise in cancer risk assessment who will do a good interview, a physical exam, and a thorough family history. Based on that he/she will decide what tests to order and what to do to reduce your risk. It is not a cookie cutter approach. Best regards. ...Read more

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How can you prevent kidney cancer?

How can you prevent kidney cancer?

You can't: There is no way to prevent kidney cancer. There are some risk factors for kidney cancer, but even if one does not have any risk factors, it can still develop, even if you live a healthy lifestyle. There is a sporadic form of kidney cancer that can occur even without any risk factors or family history of cancers. ...Read more

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How can you prevent prostate cancer?

How can you prevent prostate cancer?

Low prostate ca risk: Reduce prostate cancer risk by: choose a healthy diet choose a low-fat diet eat more fat from plants than from animals. Increase the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat each day. Eat fish. Reduce red meat reduce the amount of dairy products you eat each day drink green tea try adding soy to your diet. Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all maintain a healthy weight exercise daily. ...Read more

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How could I prevent vulvar cancer?

How could I prevent vulvar cancer?

Vulvar cancer: Vulvar cancer in many, if not most, women is caused by the hpv viruses. Any behavior leading to increased exposure to the viruses (such as multiple sexual partners) can increase the risk, although the overall risk is quite low. Diseases or drugs that suppress the immune system also increase the risk, as does smoking. It has not been directly studied, but the hpv vaccine may decrease the risk. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent ovarian cysts?

What can I do to prevent ovarian cysts?

Birth control pills: Oral contraceptives prevent ovulation therefore they prevent cyst formation. It does not, however, make the cysts already present go away. Those cysts will resolve on their own. ...Read more

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How could I help prevent cervical cancer?

Amanda Xi Dr. Xi
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How could I help prevent cervical cancer?

HPV vaccine: One way to prevent cervical cancer is to get one the hpv vaccination (gardasil or cervarix). Certain hpv types lead to cervical cancer, but not all cervical cancers are due to an hpv infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

A cancer that begins in the female organs ...Read more