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And it's not enough for somebody house -- joining us as always on Sunday mornings doctor Marc Siegel.
Associate professor of medicine at the NYU -- own medical -- And author of the inner pulse unlocking the secret cold of sickness and health.
And that is what we do here doctor David somebody's searching the vice chairman of the department of neurology chief of robotics at the Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Doctors good morning I have some friends in the studio today I thought they came here to see me they came here to see -- If you are huge and we've been thank you.
-- -- And let's Begin with a stunning new new study about this one and found that one in six cancers worldwide.
They say are caused by preventable or treatable and factions.
They say numbers show that about two million new cases of cancer every year caused by that I missed -- -- surprising because -- single.
Who knew that cancer could potentially be caused by an infection can explain that.
Erica it's really important and we don't think of it enough from the United States -- 23% of this.
Is outside the US and underdeveloped countries 7% here in the United States for two million cases a year now here's how it happens.
You got a virus we've got a bacteria.
It interferes with the DNA the cell and then you end up with -- an aberrant -- a cancer -- now in the case of HPV human -- -- the virus.
The virus actually prevents the body from suppressing the -- -- it comes out in women 50% of the infectious.
Cancers are due to HPV in men 80%.
Are due to hepatitis B and C.
And something we talked about on the show here before H pylori which is a bacteria in the stomach.
-- what do you do about this I'll tell -- -- the most important thing here is preventing the infection if you preventing infection.
You gonna prevent the cancer so we talked -- before about getting that HPV vaccine to young women.
Before they become sexually active that's hugely important.
I'm also big fan of pap tests because pap tests can -- confined to the cervical cancer before it develops and to cervical cancer.
Hepatitis being here in the US were given hepatitis B vaccines to our infants that's gonna cut down on the problem dramatically over the next decade.
We need more and more that H pylori is rampant especially in southeast Asia we have -- here as well.
I don't think everybody -- H -- that bacteria in their stomach should get antibiotics but if you have an ulcer or -- at risk for an ulcer.
We need to treated with antibiotics and how did you get this before the fact -- come forward.
Just keep you mentioned cancers anything complaining cancer lung cancer any evidence that those are caused -- infections no not not yet there's no evidence -- -- this very specific cancers but this is -- we got a half a million new cases.
Of liver cancer a year in the world this is a huge huge problem.
That's Somalia and I'd like liver cancer I mean how do you prevent that well before we get to -- but -- for it fixes we're talking about there one is H pylori.
Which is we've spoken in the past what it does it do you roads that you -- in the stomach and ass it basically cuts into that causes gastric cancer.
When you talk about hepatitis B and C you get hepatitis C from transfusion.
You get hepatitis B from needle stick drug use or also from.
You know sit in the operating room or sexual activity dole is cause liver cancer while we talk about HPV.
There is a whole forty health strands of them not all of -- -- dangerous or some low risk warrants that we don't really need to worry about the high risk HPV.
That's PV sixteen and HPV eighteen if you have that.
You need to talk to gynecologists and make sure that they stay on top of this that causes cervical cancer.
The good news is that we have now vaccination you have -- those -- -- -- some of these vaccination is a very helpful and you want to talk your doctor.
And you can get them as early as eleven or twelve years old and they help a lot.
To truces that we that's part of Lori you have a great treatment if you find it do you have a -- seven.
-- biopsy and I you have what you call it a proton pump inhibitors not -- -- and and other medications.
They need to take that and that takes care of its hepatitis really we don't have a really good cure and that's that's a very deadly disease as you -- -- liver cancer.
The prognosis is for surgical treatment is -- only option was only twenty to 30% up and really survive this.
And with -- when it's caught early there's a lot you can do you can freeze their legion.
You can do -- biopsy and remove it but getting tested a pap smear we've had this discussion before.
If you're 21 year old or if you've had three years after sexual activity you need to have your pap -- and then follow that every year and these all can be prevented.
Which is great that we're talking about this -- to ours and talk to doctor about any possible sanctions thank you and others to ask your mom to get a -- pentagon linebacker.
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