Improving the health profile: decreasing risk for cancer through primary prevention
The risk factors of cancer can be dramatically reduced by lifestyle changes primarily in tobacco use, exercise and diet. The incidents of lung cancer can be reduced by smoking cessation and the consumption of fruits and vegetables high in B-carotene. Incidents of colorectal cancer can be reduced by consuming a diet high in fiber. Incidents of breast cancer are high in countries where diets are high in fats. Other ways to lower risks associated with cervical, skin, head and neck cancers are also addressed.
Publication Name: Holistic Nursing Practice
Risk for Colorectal Cancer after Gynecologic Cancer
Women who have had endometrial or ovarian cancer are at increased risk for colorectal cancer than the general population, especially when the gynecologic cancer was diagnosed before the age of 50. Previous cervical cancer does not seem to increase the risk. Using the U.S. cancer registry, histories were examined of 21,222 women who had cervical cancer, 51,680 women who had endometrial cancer, and 28, 832 women who had ovarian cancer. These women should place emphasis on screening for colorectal cancer.
Publication Name: Annals of Internal Medicine
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