More myth-busting! This time let’s tackle preventive care!

More myth-busting! This time let’s tackle preventive care!  I am a myth-buster of preventive care ideas.

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Are you a woman (at routine risk and) concerned about getting ovarian cancer?  No screening tests are suggested for women at routine risk of ovarian cancer as you probably will not  live longer (medical phraseology is “unlikely to experience any mortality benefit”).

Do you have a first-degree relative who had colon cancer, what are your risks of colon cancer?  Research has showed that if you have only one first-degree relative with colorectal cancer, and YOU have not developed colorectal cancer by 55 years of age, your risk of having colorectal cancer is similar to the risk in the general population.

If you are an older woman wanting to reduce your urinary tract infections, cranberry capsules (taken daily) do not help.

 

 

 

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About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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