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What can I do to avoid small intestine cancer?

The best way to avoid small intestine cancer is to eliminate risk factors from your life. Unfortunately, many risk factors, such as your age, sex, and genetic diseases, are out of your control. However, eating a diet high in fiber and low in fat, as well as not using tobacco and reducing alcohol consumption, may help to lower your risk of small intestine cancer.

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How common is small intestine cancer?
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What is small intestine cancer?
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What are the symptoms of small intestine cancer?
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How is small intestine cancer cured?
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