So, how do you get stomach cancer? May be you know someone with the condition or are concerned that you may be at risk.
Whatever your situation, it is important to know ways of preventing the condition and you will learn more about this here.
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You can reduce your risk of developing it by:
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I have covered this in another section for you and you can read more about this by going to the hereditary page.
You are more susceptible to getting it if you have blood group A too.
There are a few myths including:
This is FALSE, some people inherit a tendency to getting the condition, but in most cases we don’t.
As cells divide, errors can occur in gene sequencing (genes program our phenotype or what makes us – us eg hair color, eye color etc).
It is when this happens that tumors can occur and this is why we tend to get problems in old age or because of radiation which damages DNA.
This is FALSE. Whilst gastric cancer is resistant to treatment, some people DO survive and this is because of the ever improving treatments available.
FALSE, smoke always finds a way in to the body and you can get this passively without knowing you are inhaling it!
FALSE, if you don’t smoke, take regular exercise, don’t become obese and have a healthy, balanced diet.
FALSE, stopping smoking reduces not only your risk, but also of other smoking related disorders too!
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