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Does Prilosec successfully prevent cancer caused by gerd?

Does Prilosec successfully prevent cancer caused by gerd?

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 more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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I have been taking omeprazole for some 10 years. I get a burning in my tongue and sore breastbone occs. I am 70 can this prevent cancer.?

Prolonged Heartburn: Please make sure you are seen by a gastroenteropolgist... The ppis can relieve the heartburn but you canstill have serious issues like barrett's espohagus or even cancer. ...Read more

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How can I prevent cancer caused by the environment?

How can I prevent cancer caused by the environment?

Healthy life style: Every thing in moderation... But don t smoke, and practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Does eating kimchi causes cancer or prevent cancer?

Does eating kimchi causes cancer or prevent cancer?

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

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Does PPI use such as Nexium (esomeprazole) cause or prevent cancer?

Does PPI use such as Nexium (esomeprazole) cause or prevent cancer?

Cancer: This is a complicated question because there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of cancers. I guess you are taking a PPI. This may prevent chronic esophageal reflux 10 -20% develop into esophageal cancer - which is generally VERY bad . So in a very real sense, yes PPI's do prevent cancer. ...Read more

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Can diet help prevent cancer?

Can diet help prevent cancer?

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

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Special diet to prevent cancer exist ?

Special diet to prevent cancer exist ?

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

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Is there anything that can cure or prevent cancer?

Is there anything that can cure or prevent cancer?

See below.: This is a very large question... Prevent cancer......The hpv vaccine. Avoidance of exposure to excessive solar radiation, etc. Many cancers are curable with a variety of techniques - early detection, aggressive therapy ( surgery, chemo and radiation) and routine follow up. ...Read more

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How much viatamin c daily take incase of prevent cancer?

It is a Safe Vitamin: Vitamin-c is commonly used in a daily dose of 500mg. Even higher doses can be taken safely. But there is no convincing proof that it can prevent devlopment of cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Tri Huynh
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Omeprazole (Definition)

Omeprazole is the generic equivalent of prilosec, the first oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor ...Read more