Dr Oz Shares Ten Second Cancer Test & More

September 21st, 2011 - 3:06 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Sep 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today on ‘The Dr Oz Show’ the doctor focused on the fastest moving cancers which attack humans, and shared a ten second Skin Cancer Test with his viewers. The five cancers which Dr Oz focused on for his show were Pancreatic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Liver Cancer and Skin Cancer.

According to the doctor, the warning signs for Pancreatic Cancer are:
Pain in the back or abdomen
Weight loss which is unexplained
Problems with the digestive system
Light colored stools
Jaundice or yellowed skin and eyes

This is the fastest and most deadly cancer, and those whose family history involves pancreatic, breast, colon, or ovarian cancer are at greater risk. Drinking over two sodas a week and having Type 2 Diabetes also increases the risk. Eating less red, fatty, or processed meat, and adding more red and yellow vegetable to the diet can help prevent the disease.

For brain cancers, the warning signs were nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, balance issues, tingling in the extremities, changes in behavior or personality, seizures, and excessive sleepiness. Those who are at highest risk are those who are over fifty, have frequent headaches, and use cell phones a great deal. Using a blue-tooth, and eating less cooked ham, processed pork and bacon can help prevent brain cancer.

Warning signs for esophageal cancer are difficulty swallowing, chest pain, weight loss, hiccups, and pneumonia. Dr Oz suggest eating less foods which can cause acid reflux, and not smoking.

For liver cancer, the signs to look for include fatigue, anemia, pain in upper abdomen or right shoulder, weight loss, loss of appetite, feeling full after eating very little, nausea, vomiting. Obesity and excessive alcohol intake are both causes of liver cancer, according to Dr Oz. Eating less added sugars, no alcohol, and being vaccinated against Hepatitis B can help prevent this cancer.

And for Melanoma, or skin cancer, Dr Oz gave the following skin cancer test. Comparing you mole to the head of a pencil eraser, see if they are both symmetrical. If not, there could be a problem. The borders of both should be clearly defined. The moles should be black or brown in color. The diameter of the mole should be no larger than that of the eraser. And If the mole changes, or become bigger, see a doctor immediately.

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