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What Else Can I Do To Reduce My Risk Of Vulvar Cancer Complications
Vulvar Cancer: Vulvar cancer is often associated with the human papilloma virus (hpv) and so limiting the number of partners, and having protected sex is always prudent. The development of a white vulvar "patch" that doesn't scrape off and heal, may be an early sign, so a heightened state of vigilance is important, too. When in doubt, always consult your gynecologist. ...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
Stop smoking: There is no way to decrease your chance of getting kidney cancer. It may familial or sporadic and just occur due to a mutation or some other reason that we are not aware of. There is another type of kidney cancer called transisitonal cell carcinoma wher the cancer forms in the lining where urine flows and this has been linked to smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure is a broad: Question. At 23, you are leaving the pediatric cancer age, and few of these are environmentally or habit related, but the simple answers of avoiding tobacco, eating right and exercise work ubiquitously. Many are focusing on issues of "survivorship." going through cancer causes "ptsd"-like trauma and groups grouped by disease help provide common experience support. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moderation: It sounds cliche but exposures to things which cause cancer are usually a lifetime exposure issue as compared to a one time occurrence. This is why occupational (longterm) exposure to certain carcinogens or environmental agents (smoking) can increase the risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Follow healthy Life-: Healthy lifestyles can minimize the risk of developing cancer.This means, eat healthy food, exercise daily and keepyour weigh tin the normal range. Do not smoke and avoid alcohol or limit it to no more than one or two drinks per day. Also follow cancer screening guidelines by visiting your doctor for an annual examination.These efforts together will likely keep you healthy and cancer free. ...Read more
Colonoscopy.: Kduffey1. Colon cancer is the only cancer that can be prevented. Colon cancer appears more from 50 years up. Persons with familiar polyposis will develop colon cancer, colon cancer comes from a previous benign polyp, if a person has colonoscopy from 50 years up will not develop colon cancer. Colonoscopy should be done earlier if the person has rectal bleeding or diarrheas or constipation. ...Read more
One sexual partner: While the chances of dysplasia/cancer are low when you have only have a single sexual partner, your partner may not have only have a single partner, and therefore could infect you with hpv, the most common cause of cervical cancer. Do a pap smear and you will know if you are at risk. Using condoms or other barrier methods during sex will decrease your risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dr told me that the hydronephrosis puts me at a high risk for developing kidney infections. How high is this risk and is there anything i can do do reduce tbe risk?
Depends upon cause: Risk of UTI with hyronephrosis(hn) is only significant if hn is associated with bladder reflux or u have past history of utis. Otherwise not. Risk of developing UTI low if cause is congenital blockage. Ur already 30 years-old & obstruction has been present a long time. U may need antibiotics if hn was found after uti.Shower & don't bathe, avoid constipation, cotton & no thong underwear, pee often. ...Read more
Several things: If you are a diabetic, you should attempt very tight control of blood sugars. You should consume a low fat diet. Avoid the use of narcotic pain pills or other medications which slow gastric motility. There are medications which can help; you should consult with a gastroenterologist who treats gastroparesis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have high risk HPV how do I avoid spreading it to those in my household? What are even the chances of that happening? Please help
Yes: Everybody age 50 years or older should have a screening colonoscopy. Next, find out your own family history of colorectal cancer. Depending who is affected, you may need to get a colonoscopy before age 50. Finally, if you are having any change in your bowel habits, or blood in your stools, you may need a thorough medical examination with your doctor for colorectal cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Risk of Giardia: Giardia is prevalent worldwide, & drinking infected water is the most frequent mode of transmission (e.g. Streams, wells). Person-to-person is 2nd mode in groups with poor fecal-oral hygiene (daycare centers, custodial institutions, sexually active male homosexuals). Food transmission has been documented in commercial settings. Sheep, beavers, cattle, dogs, cats can get it & may pass it to people. ...Read more
I have a family history of gastric/stomach cancers. What can I do to decrease my chances of coming down with this deadly disease. ?
Family history: How significant is your family history? How old was your family member diagnosed with stomach cancer. In certain familial gastric cancer syndrome -patient can be presented with gastric cancer at early age- like 20's even younger. In that case, serial endoscopy is needed and ultimately prophylactic surgery is needed. In non familial cancer-no clear guideline in screening. Avoid processed food, , . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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