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How can I reduce my risk for breast cancer?

How can I reduce my risk for breast cancer?

Good diet: Avoidance of a high fat diet and keeping your body weight close to normal may decrease the risk of bc - especially postmenopausal. Exercise may help. Excessive alcohol intake has been linked to breast cancer risk and so has long-term use of estrogens. ...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 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 reduce my risk of getting colon cancer?

How can I reduce my risk of getting colon cancer?

Lifestyle changes: Lots of dietary factors help reduce the risk- high fiber through fruits & veggies; low fat and red meat; low alcohol use. Aspirin can reduce polyp formation and regular exercise is of benefit too. ...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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What can I do to reduce my risk of kidney cancer?

Stop smoking: There is no way to decrease your chance of getting kidney cancer. It may familial or sporadic and just occur due to a mutation or some other reason that we are not aware of. There is another type of kidney cancer called transisitonal cell carcinoma wher the cancer forms in the lining where urine flows and this has been linked to smoking. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my risk factors for obesity?

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How can I reduce my risk factors for obesity?

Take care: The best way to avoid obesity is to take care of yourself. There are certain factors that are difficult to control, such as poverty, ethnicity, and your level of education, but certainly using more calories than you take in is the simplest formula. That is, be physically active and make sure to eat moderate portions of healthy foods. For more tips, see the cdc website and your provider. ...Read more

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Which things cause breast cancer and how can I reduce my chance of getting it?

Which things cause breast cancer and how can I reduce my chance of getting it?

Unknown: There are some increased breast cancer risks associated with obesity, hormone medication use, early age at first menstruation, late age at first childbirth, etc. Only about 15% of breast cancers occur because of genetic inheritance. See this site with more information: http://media.Komen.Org/breastcancer101tool/english/video-player.Html#kbc_01_01. ...Read more

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How can I increase my breast size without surgery?

How can I increase my breast size without surgery?

Not recommended: Gaining weight is usually not a desirable way to increase breast size. Injectable fillers exist however are more difficult to predict outcome. Direct silicone injections are dangerous. I would discuss this with a plastic surgeon that is board certified in plastic surgery. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the risks of getting breast cancer when I have a family history of it?

How can I reduce the risks of getting breast cancer when I have a family history of it?

Quit smoking: Hello - smoking increases your risk of breast cancer (and many others). Alcohol (more than one drink per day) does as well. Regular excercise helps reduce your risk. Do a monthly self-breast exam after your period to check for new lumps. Discuss testing for a breast cancer gene with your doctor especially if many family members were affected or any of them were very young. ...Read more

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What else can I do to reduce my risk of vulvar cancer complications?

What else can I do to reduce my risk of vulvar cancer complications?

Vulvar Cancer: Vulvar cancer is often associated with the human papilloma virus (hpv) and so limiting the number of partners, and having protected sex is always prudent. The development of a white vulvar "patch" that doesn't scrape off and heal, may be an early sign, so a heightened state of vigilance is important, too. When in doubt, always consult your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my risk of getting appendicitis?

How can I reduce my risk of getting appendicitis?

Unlikely : Appendicitis can be prevented to some extent general incidence has been reduced due to be trend as seen in lost 6 to 7 decades, bavoiding contaminated water & food . Infection will cause obstruction of lumen , younger age is prone to it as they have more lymphatic tissue also obstruction of lumen like faecolith or hard stool , constipation or pin warms etc in the lumen may cause appendicitis. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my risk of developing fibromyalgia if my mom hasi t?

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How can I reduce my risk of developing fibromyalgia if my mom hasi t?

Regular exercise: Exercise is an important component of fibromyalgia treatment. Highly likely it can also be helpful in prevention. Especially for fibromyalgia, goal of exercise is to maintain flexibility and tone. Try not to over exert and cause muscle injuries. Better to go slow and regular, rather than binge on exercise. ...Read more

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How can I know if i'm at high risk of getting breast cancer?

How can I know if i'm at high risk of getting breast cancer?

Breast Cancer risk: factors include: being female, increasing age, genetics, family history of breast cancer, previous breast cancer, being Caucasian, dense breast tissue, some previous benign breast conditions, never having given birth or 1st child after age 30, early menarche, late menopause, radiation (chest), exposure to Diethylstilbestrol, hormone replacement after menopause, oral contraceptives, obesity, ...Read more

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How can you reduce breast cancer risk?

How can you reduce breast cancer risk?

Healthy Lifestyle: The best things you can do include avoiding estrogen-progesterone pills, smoking, and radiation exposure. Exercise, a healthy diet, and avoidance of alcohol will further reduce the risk. A summary of a recent epidemiological study can be found below: http://www.Medpagetoday.Com/meetingcoverage/sabcs/30072. ...Read more

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Is there anything I should do to reduce my risk for colorectal cancer?

Is there anything I should do to reduce my risk for colorectal cancer?

Yes: Everybody age 50 years or older should have a screening colonoscopy. Next, find out your own family history of colorectal cancer. Depending who is affected, you may need to get a colonoscopy before age 50. Finally, if you are having any change in your bowel habits, or blood in your stools, you may need a thorough medical examination with your doctor for colorectal cancer. ...Read more

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What can I do if my family has a history of cancer in what ways can I help prevent cancer?

What can I do if my family has a history of cancer in what ways can I help prevent cancer?

Follow healthy Life-: Healthy lifestyles can minimize the risk of developing cancer.This means, eat healthy food, exercise daily and keepyour weigh tin the normal range. Do not smoke and avoid alcohol or limit it to no more than one or two drinks per day. Also follow cancer screening guidelines by visiting your doctor for an annual examination.These efforts together will likely keep you healthy and cancer free. ...Read more

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How can I protect my prostate from cancer?

How can I protect my prostate from cancer?

See answer: The development cancer is in most cases a part of the aging process. It has been proposed that dietary factors, eg, high animal fat intake, may play a role in the development of cancer. Two drugs, Finasteride and Dutasteride have each been shown to reduce the risk of diagnosis of prostate cancer (pcpt and reduce trials). However, they may be associated with sexual side effects and hi grade cancer. ...Read more

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How to know if I am at risk for breast cancer?

How to know if I am at risk for breast cancer?

Most everyone is,..: ...Even men. Your risk depends on several personal factors (like age at menopause, age at first birth, alcohol intake, bmi, and others) as well as family history. See your family doc or gyn for this and ask if you should see a specialist in risk assessment. In the meantime, live healthy and get your screening tests on time. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce my risk of leukemia?

What can I do to reduce my risk of leukemia?

Moderation: It sounds cliche but exposures to things which cause cancer are usually a lifetime exposure issue as compared to a one time occurrence. This is why occupational (longterm) exposure to certain carcinogens or environmental agents (smoking) can increase the risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which cells lining the inside of the breast grow ...Read more