Ask Dr. Oz: Cancer Prevention Clinic, May 21
Are you over 50? Have you had your colonoscopy yet? If not, what are you waiting for? I’ve had two, my husband has had 3, my 91 year old stepmother has had three also. Tomorrow, May 21, Dr. Oz will be discussing types of cancer prevention on his special segment, Ask Dr. Oz: Cancer Prevention Clinic, on the Dr. Oz Show. I suggest you watch this important TV show – it may just save your life.
About five years ago, my stepmother who was 86 at the time, had a colonoscopy performed which led to saving her life…she had to have her ascending colon removed. She an hasn’t had any return of colon cancer since. She’s still very active and living a full, independent life.
Most colonoscopy exams for those over 60 do find at least one polyp, more often benign than not. My husband had one performed today with one polyp removed. The polyp will be tested and he’ll be called in a week with the results. For him, this is the first time any polyps were found.
My first colonoscopy was performed five years ago at age 55 and with no polyps found. Because I had other concerns, my doctor suggested I have another one done last September, just 3 years since the first one. I was shocked when she told me nine polyps were removed! There are three kinds of polyps, and lucky me had some of each kind. So, now I am a candidate for colon cancer. I will have my next colonoscopy in September of 2011. Thank goodness for hemorrhoids, is all I can say!
How to Prevent Types of Cancer
During his Cancer Prevention Clinic, Dr. Oz will be discussing types of cancer including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, and brain cancer prevention. Dr. Oz is joined by cancer experts, Dr. Dara Richardson Heron, Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi and Dr. David Servan-Schreiber who are also cancer survivors. Here are some of the cancer prevention tips they offer during Ask Dr. Oz:
- Candidates for colon cancer should take one aspirin a day.
- Tumeric specifically inhibits the growth of ovarian cancer cells.
- Measure out at least a shot glass of sunscreen with a SPF 30 and use on entire body to prevent skin cancer.
- Limit cell phone use to reduce the risk of brain cancer.
- Alcohol is transformed into compounds in the body that are proven to be highly carcinogenic and can contribute to cancer of the esophagus .
- Vitamin D (1000 IUD) combined with a Vitamin D3 supplement help reduce the risk of breast cancer.
As always, exercise helps reduce fat and increase circulation to all parts of the body which helps to prevent all types of cancer.
Tune in to the Dr. Oz Show to learn how you can help yourself prevent types of cancer.