How do we prevent any kind of Cancer?
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replied December 21st, 2018
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Different cancers have different preventive measures. No single intervention or life style modification can decrease the risk of cancers. The best strategy to prevent any kind of malignancy is early detection and prompt treatment for which different screening protocols have been designed.
I’ll give few examples; mammograms for CA breast, colonoscopy for high risk population to prevent colonic cancers, serum PSA levels for prostatic cancer are the few examples. The single lifestyle modification that can significantly decrease the likelihood of several different cancers is smoking cessation as smoking has been identified as a causative agent behind many cancers such as lung cancer, bladder cancer or nasopharyngeal cancer etc.

Radiation exposure and chemical toxins are also known to cause cancer hence should be avoided. Hope this would answer your query.

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Dr. Khalil
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