Cancer Prevention

Cancer Prevention

Cancer Prevention

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that healthy behaviors like quitting smoking, eating well and exercising regularly can help reduce the risk of developing cancer. Healthy habits, avoiding risky behaviors, and getting recommended early detection (screening) tests, can also improve the chances of surviving cancer and having a better quality of life. 
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    Here is a list of how frequently you should be screened for certain cancers:
    1. Breast cancer: breast self-exams monthly and by a doctor once or twice a year—once by general doc and once by your gynecologist. You should get a baseline mammogram between ages 35 and 40 and then yearly ones starting at age 40 (higher-risk women use MRI screening). I do not recommend cutting back to every other year in older women. If you have dense breasts, your gynecologist may recommend a sonogram as well as a mammogram, alternating every six months.
    2. Prostate cancer: yearly digital rectal exam starting at age 40 (yes, really). Talk with your doctor about whether you should also get a yearly PSA to measure change (the change in PSA over time is a better predictor than the absolute number).
    3. Colon cancer: colonoscopy starting at age 50, then every 10 years, with additional screening (such as a hemoccult test, which measures blood in the stool) every five years.
    4. Cervical cancer: Pap tests every three years starting at age 21, then every five years after age 30 if you also get screened for the HPV virus. Women without uteruses should still have pelvic exams because of vaginal cancers and ovarian issues.
    5. Skin cancer: yearly check at every age by someone who is comfortable examining your whole body. For efficiency, tie exam into other activity. Any new or changing moles should be seen by a dermatologist.
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    DROZ VIGNETTE39 HD MIX H.264

    It's possible to ward off cancer just be eating right. In this video, Dr. Oz provides a quick rundown of healthy foods you should eat every week and declares that "food is medicine."

     


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    Dr. Oz - cancer and food

    Many foods contain natural cancer fighters, according to Dr. William Li, a cancer researcher at the Angiogenesis Foundation and a guest on The Dr. Oz Show. In this video, Dr. Lee explains how these foods can literally stop cancer dead in its tracks.


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    According to the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund, weight management, exercise, and proper nutrition are keys to reducing your risk of cancer. And the earlier in life you adopt these practices, the better. Research also proves that exercise can help you cope with cancer treatment as well.

    In addition, high levels of physical activity reduce cancer mortality rates by 38%. In a nine-year study, 7,735 high-fit middle-aged men enjoyed a lower risk of death from cancer than men who weren’t fit. The fitness levels were measured by resting heart rate.
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    Dr. Oz - dairy foods and cancer

    Eating certain dairy foods regularly can lower the risk of developing some cancers by as much as 62 percent, says Dr. William Li, a cancer researcher at the Angiogenesis Foundation and a Dr. Oz Show guest. To find out which dairy foods have cancer-fighting power, watch the video.


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    Acrylamide levels in food vary widely depending on the manufacturer, the cooking time, and the method and temperature of the cooking process. The best advice at this time is to follow established dietary guidelines and eat a healthy, balanced diet that is low in fat and rich in high-fiber grains, fruits, and vegetables.

    This answer is based on source information from the National Cancer Institute.

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    Tomatoes pack one to two times the punch against cancer because they contain both lycopene and cancer-fighting vitamin C. When cooked, these tomatoes release up to 150% of their bioavailable lycopene, the powerhouse antioxidant credited with helping prevent cancers such as prostate and cervical cancers. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Several recent studies report significant reductions in prostate cancer risk in those men who consume a lot of lycopene or tomato-based products.
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    Dr. Oz and Dr. Rachel Beller discuss the foods to avoid and add to one's diet to decrease the risk of cancer. Learn what to eat in this video.

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    According to the experts, eating 1 cup of sweet potatoes a week could reduce your risk of lung, skin and prostate cancers. Sweet potatoes contain lutein and carotenoids, molecules shown to starve cancer cells. Sweet potatoes are also loaded with alpha carotene. In studies, people with the highest levels of alpha carotene had almost a 40% decrease in risk of death. To achieve maximum health results, eat 1 cup of sweet potatoes a day.

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