How do you prevent stomach cancer?

Here's how to. Minimize your risk of getting stomach cancer: get tested for h. Pylori, and get treated if positive. Stop smoking. Avoid smoked foods, salted fish and meat, pickled vegetables, nitrates and nitrites (found in cured meats). Nitrates and nitrites can be converted by certain bacteria, such as h. Pylori, into compounds that can cause stomach cancer in animals. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Hard to prevent. There are several risk factors for stomach cancer including asian ethnicity, smoking, and infection with the bacteria h.Pylori. If you have h.Pylori a course of antibiotics will eliminate the bacteria and lower your risk for cancer. If you have a family history or other risk factors, the best is to undergo an upper endoscopy for screening, or to catch the cancer in its early stages.

Related Questions

I have mild gastritis. Is this something I should treat to prevent stomach cancer?

SEVERAL DIFFERENT. Issues are to be taken into account, including your age, smoking status, alcohol intake, in order to better answer your excellent question. Please revise this with your doctor. Read more...
Unlikely to cause CA. If you know you have mild gastritis then it sounds like you must have already had an upper endoscopy to give you that specific diagnosis. If not then you should have an egd. It is unlikely that if you just have mild irritation of the stomach lining (gastritis) that you will develop stomach cancer. However you should follow the recommendations of your doctor that did the endoscopy. Read more...

What vegetables can I juice to prevent stomach cancer? (besides carrot juice)

Just about any. All fruits ; vegetables likely reduce risk of stomach cancer but garlic, onions, spinach and oranges seem esp. Helpful. Sweet potatoes are good too though i would cook and eat them, not juice them. See http://www.Doctoroz.Com/videos/stomach-cancer-prevention-diet. Read more...

Terminal cancer runs in my family and my father just recently got diagnosed with stomach cancer. What can I do to prevent it? I am 19 years old.

Talk to doc. At your age, the risk for cancer is low, even if there is a "bad gene" in the family. There are exceptions to this, though, so I would advise you talk to your doc and be referred to a genetics specialist who will interview you and get a full family history to determine what test (if any) needs to be done and tell you what you can do to reduce your cancer risk. Hope you do great. Read more...
Father needs test. There are cancer syndromes that run in families. Depending on the type of cancers that run in your family, genetic testing can be done to identify if your family is affected. If so, you can be tested for the genetic alteration,and appropriate recommendations can be made. Since your father has now been diagnosed, he could be tested. So could other members of your family affected by cancer. Read more...

Mr father died from stomach cancer @65. What can I do to prevent and am I genetically predisposed to contract this disease? I am 50 years old.

Get checked. One member of the family is not enough to call genetically related , best the you can do have healthy diet , see your doctor regularly , have a gastroscopic emanation , if you have h pylori infection get it treated , . Read more...