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Cancer Prevention and Risks

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What is the single most important lifestyle change needed to help prevent cancer? Smoking cessation
True or False: All forms of tobacco use increases the risk of lung cancer. False. Does not increase lung cancer risk. Increases risk of cancer of the mouth, larynx, pharynx, and esophagus
What diet can reduce the chance of colorectal cancers? High fiber, low fat. 5 servings fruit/veggies qday. Lean meats, fish, skinned poultry, and low-fat dairy products.
What foods can increase the risk of cancer? salt-cured, smoked, or nitrite-cured foods
From the ages of 20 - 40 how often should cancer related checkups be conducted? Every 3 years
How often should cancer related checkups be conducted after 40 yrs of age, and what exam should be added? Every year with a skin exam
How often should cancer related checkups be conducted after 50 yrs of age, and what exam should be added? Every year with skin exams, fecal occult blood test.
After the age of 50, how often should a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy be conducted? Every 5 years
After the age of 50, how often should a Double contrast barium enema be conducted? Every 5 years
After the age of 50, how often should a colonoscopy be conducted? Every 10 years
At what age should yearly pelvic examination with Pap smears begin for females? 18 yrs
At what age should yearly mammograms begin for females? 40 yrs
At what age should monthly self-examination of the testes begin? 18 yrs
What are the seven warning signs of cancer? *Changes in bowel or bladder habits *A sore that does not heal *Unusual bleeding or discharge *Thickening or lump in breast or elsewhere *Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing *Obvious change in warts or moles *Nagging cough or hoarseness
Created by: Shanejqb