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Prilosec Successfully Prevent Cancer Caused
No: This medication is used to treat symptoms, but it does not prevent cancer development. If the symptoms are removed, but you don't treat the underlying cause if the problem, you may not prevent the disease from progressing. In general, however, Prilosec is an excellent medication for reflux symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
After eradicating Helicobactor (Hb), how much will stomach cancer likelihood (caused by Hb) be reduced?
Yes to both: Examples of each: prevention: limiting exposure to uv light prevents skin cancer, screening colonoscopy prevents colo-rectal cancer. Treatment: all cancers can be treated and some can be cured, e.g., childhood leukemias, neuroblastoma, hodgkin lymphoma, and cancers in adults if detected early, e.g., breast, prostate and colon. ...Read more
I treated erosive gastritis caused by H-pylori. Chances of stomach cancer after H-pylori has been eradicated is the same as the general population?
Yes with surgery: Mastectomy of both breasts will be recommended to prevent the development of breast cancer in patients who carry genetic abnormality such as brca 1 or 2 as this genetic abnormality will increase their risk to have breast cancer and ovarian cancer significantly. Tamoxifen is given to patients with high risk feature like precancerous /in situ to reduce risk for recurrence of in situ or cancer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can vitiamn b17 prevent and cure cancer? I heard that eating certain fruit seeds will prevent cancer? Is this used for cancer patients?
Maybe : Chronic gastritis is a pathological diagnosis. It requires a biopsy. It's not a clinical diagnosis meaning based on symptoms alone. Chronic gastritis could be active or inactive. Active can be treated with acid supression if related to acid. It could be h. Pylori and need 2 -3 antibiotics and a ppi. Or it could be due to NSAIDs. Which require stopping nsaids(aspirin, Advil etc). ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetic Eye Disease: Diabetes can damage the small blood vessels in the retina (the back of your eye), causing leakage of fluid and/or blood. It's very important for diabetics to be seen on a regular basis to rule this out. If there is vision loss from diabetes this can often be treated to stabilize the vision, but the vision loss is often permanent. ...Read more
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