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How Does P53 Prevent Cancer Cells From Forming
My grandfather has been told he has cancer cells in his spinal cord. He survived colon cancer as he prevented it in the early stages. Is there hope?
Travelled cancer: Is never good. Colon cancer commonly goes to the liver, lungs and sometmes bones. If the spine bones are infested, they can collapse and put pressure on the spinal cord. Actual infestation of the cord or cerebrospinal fluid is highly unlikely. Both a neurosurgeon and radiation oncologist should see him in a hurry. ...Read more
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
Not altogether: The single most helpful thing you can do is not use tobacco. Protect yourself from the nastiest HIV with the vaccine (men and women). Don't abuse alcohol; if you have hepatitis B and/or C, manage them. Use sunscreen. Mammography and breast self-exam catch stuff in time; colon screening does as well. Antioxidants and nutritional supplements to prevent cancer and diet are less clearly helpful. ...Read more
Good diet and exercise will reduce, but not eliminate the risk of cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
No consensus: It is extremely difficult to do good science about diet and cancer without confounding variables. This explains the welter of contradictory, confusing results that tend to discredit the subject in the public's mind. I'd urge you to eat plenty of vegetables and fruits and to avoid much greasy / salty / sugary stuff for your overall health until (if ever) there's consensus o n diet & cancer. ...Read more
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
Live healthy.: Depending on who you are, you may be susceptible to certain cancers. While there is no 100% way to prevent cancer, a healthy lifestyle is a great way to reduce one's risk. It would also be good to find out about family history, and keep in touch with your physician so you can get appropriate screening throughout life. ...Read more
We wonder, too: Truth be told, sophia, the more you read about this in the genuine, peer-reviewed scientific literature, the more confused you'll become. It's impossible to separate people's food choices from other lifestyle considerations and risks, and different studies are wildly contradictory. For now, follow a sensible diet -- easy on the grease, salt, and sugar -- and keep up surveillance against cancer. ...Read more
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
Don't be so sure: Internet junk sites are full of claims about "superfoods" with supposed near-magical powers. It should be obvious that these are entertainment and salesmanship. Oatmeal has been represented as blocking absorption of cholesterol to help control atherosclerosis, and as fiber for preventing colon cancer. Pretty much everything has "antioxidants" if you look hard enough. Eat it if you like it. ...Read more
No. It is a: Characteristic of some cancers, lymphoma and small cell lung cancer, to forget how to apoptose, and treating them causes the tumor to dissolve reducing bulk. But it is usually only a characteristic and not the cause of the cancer: a sign that there is a cancer, and it is molecularly controlled, but there are other things also wrong. ...Read more
There are no technical/technological devices that can prevent cancer.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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
Many: Eat healthfully w at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day (organic is best). Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Watch portion sizes. No tobacco, illicit drugs & low to no alcohol use. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs sleep /night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Maintain good hygiene. Daily physical ...Read more
No: The spread of cancer is determined by the type of cancer, the amount of time it has been growing and the specific characteristics of the tumor (referred to as the "tumor biology"). No specific food can prevent cancer spread but maintaining a balanced healthy diet can make sure that you are in optimum health to fight the cancer wherever it may be. ...Read more
Monitoring: The hematologic malignancies unfortunately cannot be prevented, but monitoring is extremely relevant, not only for the potential cancer but also for the fairly common myelopathy. This infection is extremely prevalent globally, and treatments like Mogamulizumab continue to be developed for this infectious agent. ...Read more
What r ways to try & percent cancers? I don't smoke or drink & I go to my yearly exams what else can I do to prevent cancer
Preventing cancer: If you're really interested in state-of-the-art cancer prevention, it's not a short answer. Go to my website: www. Leonardiinstitute. Com and click on "events" on the top menu bar, scroll down to "cancer prevention, 7 steps to take now. You have to register but it is free w no obligation. It takes and hour and you won't find most of this information elsewhere. I hope you enjoy it and use it. ...Read more
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
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
Mostly vegetarian: Vegetarians have about a 50% lower risk of cancer so minimizing meat reduces risk; a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts & seeds & low in saturated & trans fats will reduce cancer risk. Choose organic when possible. Avoid GMO's.If you have dairy, eggs and meats organic is esp. Important. Many specific foods like berries, broccoli, green tea & turmeric reduce risk. See http://tinyurl. Com/zv3r7s5 ...Read more
Pop sub-science: Epidemiology, especially based on people's recollection and studies in which it's impossible to rule out confounding variables (i.e., folks who like a lot of vegetables are less likely to smoke), generates a huge amount of worthless correlations. Despite hypes, even the link with low-meat high-fiber diet and colon ca seems weak; others are even weaker. Diet's not the key to cancer prevention. ...Read more
They cant: The fluid mosaic model is not thought to prevent cancer. These cells are surrounded by a fluid–mosaic membrane that provides a dynamic barrier with the microenvironment, forming specific, functional domains. Lipid rafts, and receptor complexes may be altered in malignant cells but don't induce transformation as do viruses and carcinogens. ...Read more
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