The most important way to prevent stomach cancer is to avoid cigarette smoking. Eating more fruits and vegetables and less smoked or pickled foods, salt, and foods with a high amount of nitrates is helpful as well.
Wear protective garments if working in the coal mining, metal processing, or rubber industries. Occupational exposure in these industries has been shown to increase the risk of gastric cancer.
This complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) information summary provides an overview of the use of cartilage as a treatment for people with cancer. The summary includes a brief history of cartilage research, the results of clinical studies, and possible side effects of cartilage use.
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Bovine (cow) cartilage and shark cartilage have been studied as treatments for people with cancer and other medical conditions for more than 30 years.