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Is it possible to prevent cancer?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: In some cases

In high-risk patients, some cancers can be prevented with medications (example- breast cancer by taking tamoxifen), lifestyle changes (example- oral cancer by quitting tobacco chews), workplace precautions (example- avoiding asbestos exposure to prevent mesothelioma).

In brief: In some cases

In high-risk patients, some cancers can be prevented with medications (example- breast cancer by taking tamoxifen), lifestyle changes (example- oral cancer by quitting tobacco chews), workplace precautions (example- avoiding asbestos exposure to prevent mesothelioma).
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Many causes of cancer are not genetic and the risk greatly decreased through lifestyle.
Don't smoke. Exercise. Eat a healthy diet. Protect yourself from the sun. Avoid carcinogens such as asbestos. Don't drink excessively. Get regular screening tests as recommended by your doctor.

In brief: Yes

Many causes of cancer are not genetic and the risk greatly decreased through lifestyle.
Don't smoke. Exercise. Eat a healthy diet. Protect yourself from the sun. Avoid carcinogens such as asbestos. Don't drink excessively. Get regular screening tests as recommended by your doctor.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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