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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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