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Appropriate treatmen: The treatment for this disease is complicated, because it is tailored to the stage of the disease. The treatments can be very brief or very prolonged. The initial treatment plan is the best way to prevent recurrences. The right treatment for the stage and type is the way to cure this disease. Most recurrences also can be treated well. There is no simple lifestyle change that is proven to help. ...Read more
Stomach cancer that invaded fibroadipose tissue of pancreas. Oncologists propose NORMAL (not aggressive) chemo/radio therapy to prevent RECURRENCE?!?
Nothing: Since we don't know what causes it, there is nothing one can do to prevent it. However having good dietary , sleeping, and exercise habits tend to improve one's immune function which in turn may reduce the risk for some cancers theoretically. ...Read more
Pap smear: Pap smear can detect the presence of early in-situ cancer before it becomes invasive. Better tests are being developed such as the ImmunoPap which increases detection from 60% to 95%+ Since the disease is HPV induced, vaccines such as Gardesil may be effective as well as circumcision since many of the viruses are embedded in the foreskin. ...Read more
3 options, currently: Women who are brca(+) have a 50-80% lifetime risk of breast cancer. The 3 best options currently are: 1-prophylactic bilateral mastectomy (+/-reconstruction); 2-chemoprevention with tamoxifen, which may reduce the risk of cancer by 25-50%, and; 3-close surveillance evaluation, including regular breast mri. Unfortunately, none of these options are ideal-hopefully a better option is on the horizon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will telomerase activators prevent or treat Alzheimer's? Telocyte.com says this treatment will prevent microglial aging/degeneration.
Definitely maybe!: This is an exciting and cutting-edge are of research. It seems likely that telomerase activators can help prevent and treat Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases as well as aging in general, but it is difficult to know how long before effective treatments are available and they will need to be evaluated for toxicity, side effects etc. But one can hope this will a true miracle! ...Read more
See below: Keep current on mammography. Stop smoking, maintain an ideal body weight. Depending on how strong your family history is, and if you have a proven genetic mutation, you could be a candidate for prophylactic mastectomy, with or without removal of the ovaries. Visit with a medical oncologist to find out your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try these: Cancer Network reports that“adopting a combination of five healthy behaviors is linked to a reduction in the risk of developing colorectal cancer.” The five lifestyle factors were “healthy weight, physical activity, nonsmoking, limited alcohol consumption, and healthy diet.” Investigators found that subjects who “adopted all five had a 37% lower risk of developing colorectal cancer.” ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I(f,26)still have thymus(Restthymus3,5x1,2cm).Should thymus be removed to prevent myasthenia gravis or other autoimmune diseases?P.S.I have hashimoto
Depends: Germ cell tumors of the ovary generally have a good prognosis. Although advanced stages are more likely to relapse, it may also depend on the kind of tumor pathology. Get more detailed information from the nci: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/ovarian-germ-cell/healthprofessional/page1/allpages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Radiofrequency ablat: For small tumors < 1.5 inches it can be effective 85% of the time https://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=rfaliver ...Read more
Health/no smoking.: Apart from a healthy lifestyle, like diet and exercise, the best thing to do would be to refrain from smoking anything. Countless studies have shown that people whjo do not smoke have a greatly reduced risk of lung cancer. There are some types, like bronchioloalveolar carcinoma, that is more common in female non-smokers, but overall, lung cancer is associated with smoking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: There has been some link to fat ingestion, but exercise specifically does not act as a preventative measure. Certainly the healthier one is, the more immune competent, the less likely to eat foods with "bad" products such as nitrosamines etc, and this all can play a role in being less likely to develop cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
And new primaries: Tamoxifen blocks estrogen and Progesterone receptors which when stimulated can cause remnant cancer cells to be stimulated to grow back and also can cause normal cells to be overstimulated to develop into new hormonally sensitive cancer. Statistically it reduces the chance of recurrence by 30% and reduces the chance of a second primary by 50%. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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