Endometrial (uterine) cancer
Be physically active, avoid being overweight or obese, and avoid taking estrogens.
Follow the ACS guidelines for regular cytology screening.
More than 85% of lung cancers result from smoking tobacco. Avoid tobacco use,
secondhand smoke, and radon exposure. Smokers should avoid using high-dose
beta-carotene vitamins because they increase lung cancer risk among smokers.
Mouth, larynx, throat, and esophagus cancers
Avoid all forms of tobacco, alcohol, and especially the combination of the two.
Avoid obesity and the associated acid reflux that increases the risk for cancer in the
lower esophagus and at the junction of the esophagus and stomach. Heat damage
from very hot beverages and foods may also increase the risk of mouth and esophagus
Family history is a risk factor for about 10% of ovarian cancers, and recent studies
suggest that even short-term use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) among
women over age 50 increases risk. A meta-analysis of 52 separate studies published
in Lancet found one additional case (i.e., an increase from about five to six cases
over ages 50 to 64) among every 1000 women taking HRT for five years compared
to non-users. In ex-users, risks decreased the longer ago hormone therapy use had
been discontinued, but risks during the first few years after stopping HRT remained
appreciable. However, critics of the study point out that a 10 year, double-blind
prospective study on hormone therapy that reported no new cases of ovarian cancer
was not part of the meta-analysis and that elimination of low incidence studies
might significantly skew the data and limit the validity of the meta-analysis.
Pancreatic cancer may soon overtake colon cancer and become the second most
common cause of cancer death in the U.S. Avoiding smoking that doubles risk,
avoiding alcohol, avoiding obesity, avoiding impaired glucose tolerance (pre-diabetes)
and type 2 diabetes can all decrease the risk for pancreatic cancer.
Very low-fat plant-based diets may lower the risk of prostate cancer and slow its
progression if cancer is already present. Dairy foods, vitamin E supplements, and
diets high in calcium may raise prostate cancer risk.
Avoid a high intake of salt, salt-preserved foods, processed meat, and obesity to
prevent the gastric reflux that has been linked to obesity. Individuals with ulcers or
stomach cancer who are infected with H. pylori should be treated with antibiotics.
A high intake of fresh fruits and vegetables is linked with a lower risk of stomach
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