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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
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.?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Better quality life.: Very few things, if any, are 100%, but if a healthy diet and lifestyle are followed, the quality of life is much improved. In addition, a strong resistance to cancer, heart disease, and many other debilitating diseases. Over time, this makes a big difference in how a person feels and what a person can do, no matter how old that person becomes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. Many specific foods like berries, broccoli, green tea & turmeric reduce risk. See http://www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_diet_cancer_prevention.htm ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Don't use tobacco: This is the most important single thing you can do. The HPV vaccine, getting colonoscopy and having precancerous polyps removed, having any hepatitis virus infections managed, avoid excess sunlight, and perhaps staying physically fit can also help. If you live long enough and don't die of something else, cancer somewhere in inevitable. Cherish each day of life and health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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