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Family history of cancer, test and precautions required to avoid it - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hello
User :   Doctor good morning
Doctor :   Good morning
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
User :   I wish to know about my wife, she have the family history of cancer
User :   her mother & fateher both died becoz of cancer
User :   kindly suggest me test s or precautions
Doctor :   ok
User :   she is 30 yrs old we have 1 son 4 yrs
Doctor :   ok
User :   so far she don't have any problem. but I am very much worried about her future.
Doctor :   Pap Smear for Cervical Cancer
Doctor :   Women should have a Pap test at least once every 3 years, beginning about 3 years after they begin to have sexual intercourse, but no later than age 21
Doctor :   Women 30 and over should continue to be tested every 2-3 years unless ordered more frequently by a phsician
Doctor :   At 30, women have the option to be tested for HPV, a common virus that causes cervical cancer, to be done with a routine Pap smear
Doctor :   Practice Safe Sex and Limit the Amount of Partners You Have
User :   her mother died becoz of Breast cancer & father becoz of Blood cancer
Doctor :   she must avoid Smoking and as well as passive smoking
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   first let me you cancer prevention in general
Doctor :   Eat a Low-Fat, Sensible Diet
Doctor :   exercise is most important
Doctor :   are you able to follow
Doctor :   are you there?

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