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How Can You Prevent Melanoma
Sun protection!: Taking care of your skin is key to long term health and prevention of melanoma and other skin cancers. Regular and repeated use of sunblock as well as wide brim hats and sun rated long sleeve shirts and pants all will protect your skin and keep you looking younger as well. If you have a strong family history of melanoma or skin cancer, have a dermatologist give you a thorough exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer are: basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use and ...Read more
You usually can't: Osteosarcoma is a very rare cancer. Of 300 million people in the us, there are about 800 cases a year. Usually it occurs randomly, but rare cases are due to genetic disorders, preexisting benign conditions (paget's etc.) or radiation. Other than avoiding radiation, there is not much you can do. That being said, the chances of getting osteosarcoma in the first place are very low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dermatologist eval: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. Avoid heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples (including blackheads). Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after stenous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > than mild acne see dermatologist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet & exercise: Sometimes you can't. If someone in your immediate family has diabetes, you are at high risk to develop it. You can help to prevent it by maintaining a healthy wieght (bmi < 25), exercising 30 minutes a day and eating a healthy diet (45 grams of carbohydrates max per meal). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin exam, avoid sun: Avoid the sun and protect yourself by wearing hat, sunglasses, sunscreen with spf 30 or higher, uv protective clothing. If you have a family history of melanoma, be seen more often by a dermatologist. Have regular skin checks and examine yourself monthly looking for new suspicious lesions or changes in pre-existing lesions. Early detection is key. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Atherosclerosis: Treat risk factors before you have symptoms/ problems. If you have a strong family history, you can't be checked out young enough! 1. Treat high blood pressure, diabetes, lipids and triglycerides 2. Lose weight, exercise, quit smoking 3. Low fat, low glycemic diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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