Cancer Preventions - How to Stay Away From Different Types of Ca



Two Most important Cancer Preventions

1. Prevention
2. early detection


LUNG

- Prevention: do not smoke
- Detection: none

UTERINE CERVIX

- prevention: having one sexual partner lowers risk; clean safe sex
- detection: regular pap smear every 1 -3 years

LIVER

- prevention: vaccination vs. hepatitis B virus; minimal alcohol intake; avoid moldy foods
- detection: none

COLON AND RECTUM

- prevention: prudent client of variety of foods also with high fiber and low fat intake
- detection: regular medical check-ups after 40 y/o; yearly occult blood test in stools; digital rectal exam; sigmoidoscopy

MOUTH

- Prevention: avoid smoking tobacco, betel quid chewing. Modify consumption of alcohol; cavity and dental hygiene
- detection: through dental check-ups each year

BREAST

- prevention: no conclusive evidence
- detection: monthly self-exam and annual doctor exam; mammography for high risks groups of 50 y/o and above; female

SKIN

- Prevention: avoid excessive sun exposure
- Detection: skin self exam

PROSTATE

- prevention: no conclusive evidence
- detection: digital trans-rectal exam (early diagnosis)


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