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How can I prevent cancer.? What are some dos and don'ts? I don't have any symptoms of cancer. Does that mean I don't have cancer?
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1.Healthy lifestyle has been found to be very beneficial in preventing most of the cancers.People with sedentary lifestyle,chronic smoking or any other tobacco products like pan,quid and alcoholics were found to have higher incidence of cancer in general population. Eat a lot of dietary fibre with fruits and vegetables and do proper exercise and get enough sunlight. 2.Even if you don't have symptoms of cancer..even if you follow a healthy lifestyle ..even if you don't smoke or drink.. somethings are way out of your hand in certain circumstances..most of the cancers have genetic predisposition and there might be a chance that you get it if you have some sort of genetic mutation..for example BRCA mutation in Breast cancer. 3.Get yourself screened for cancer if you are in high risk population with a genetic mutation running in your family.Draw a family tree and see whether your forefathers or relatives died of any sort of cancer and is there any genetic issue running in ur blood line 4.It doesn't matter whether ur an adult male or female...practice safe sexual conduct.If you are having multiple sexual partners..use a condom.Cancer cervix,Cancer Oropharynx anal cancer are all related to Human papilloma virus which is transmitted sexually 5.Use of mobile phones for longer duration has not found to cause any cancer so far but we don't have any long term data regarding link of brain gliomas and mobile phones.But usage should be minimised since we don't know whether we can get any association in future 6.Even if you follow all the advices above..there might be a chance you will get cancer.But donot get panicked and move to a state of no hope.. cancer treatment has evolved tremendously over the years and you can get a cure for most of the cancers till Stage III and prolonged survival benefit in Stage IV.Dont move to traditional practices in the earlier stages which has no evidence of cure...and please consult a MBBS,MD(Radiation oncologist) or MBBS,MS,MCh (Surgical Oncologist) Or MBBS,MD,DM (Medical Oncologist) in any of the hospitals in our country rather than getting trapped in hands of quack.I have been thoroughly disappointed in how patients come back at a later stage to me when they could have been saved if they came earlier rather than being treated by illiterate people
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Avoid smoking, tobacco and alcohol. Take healthy diet and  do regular exercise. If you have a strong family history then consult your oncologist for screening and physical examination
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