10 doctors weighed in:
Is cancer preventable?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
7 doctors agree
In brief: Some
For example, smoking is the biggest cause of lung cancer but some people have lung cancer that have never smoked or been around smoke.
There are many environmental causes of cancer that can be controlled but there are other cancers that are not fully understood.

In brief: Some
For example, smoking is the biggest cause of lung cancer but some people have lung cancer that have never smoked or been around smoke.
There are many environmental causes of cancer that can be controlled but there are other cancers that are not fully understood.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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3 comments
Dr. Evert Eriksson
Not all cancer can be prevented but healthy lifestyles decreases your liklihood of deveoping some cancers.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
As said by Dr. Block, smoking increases the chance of lung cancer greatly. also head and neck cancers are highly linked to Smoking and Alcohol consumption. HPV infection and cervical cancer has lead to vaccine recommendations that has proven successful to name a couple more.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes
Some ways we think will reduce your chances of certain cancers: stay active.
Avoid toxins such as tobacco smoke, excessive drinking, excessive sun exposure, and industrial carcinogens. Eat a diet rich in vegetables. Maintain a healthy weight. Stay positive and optimistic. Also, try to catch cancer early while it can still be potentially cured by getting regular screening.

In brief: Sometimes
Some ways we think will reduce your chances of certain cancers: stay active.
Avoid toxins such as tobacco smoke, excessive drinking, excessive sun exposure, and industrial carcinogens. Eat a diet rich in vegetables. Maintain a healthy weight. Stay positive and optimistic. Also, try to catch cancer early while it can still be potentially cured by getting regular screening.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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