Stomach Cancer | Prevention

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Can I prevent stomach cancer?

There is no way to prevent stomach cancer. However, you can help reduce your risk of stomach cancer by not smoking and by limiting how much alcohol you drink. Also, eat a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables, and make sure to get enough vitamin C. Vitamin C is found in foods such as oranges, grapefruit and broccoli.

Source

Gastric Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment Options by JC Layke, PP Lopez (American Family Physician March 01, 2004, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20040301/1133.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 05/99

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