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Can Cancer Be Prevented?

May 17, 2018

Change the way you live. Follow these 4 tips to lead a healthy lifestyle that can reduce the risk of developing cancer

Tips to Prevent Cancer

There is no doubt that the way you live, the food you eat automatically affects your health, and your life expectancy also depends on these factors. There is no guarantee or proven research that living a healthy lifestyle will not result into cancer, but if no one uses tobacco and if everyone took steps to improve their health then it is quite possible that more than half of cancer deaths could be prevented. A choice to live a healthy lifestyle may prevent cancer, and to lead a healthy lifestyle, here are few strong evidence, according to the American Cancer Society that can substantially reduce the risk of developing cancer.

Stop Consuming Tobacco: Around 80% of the Oral Cancer is attributed to tobacco use and 2500 people die every day due to tobacco-related cancer. Smoking alone can lead you to various types of cancer like lung, mouth, throat, larynx, pancreas, bladder, cervix and kidney. Quitting tobacco is an important and healthiest decision one can make in his/her life and it will easily reduce the risk of developing cancer. Cut down the consumption of tobacco in any form as it is the most cost-effective way of beating cancer. If you need help in quitting smoking ask your doctor about products that can help you quitting.

Involve In Physical Activity: An adult should involve in intense physical activity for 75-150 minutes every day and children should involve in physical activity for at least an hour. It’s not necessary for a person to join a gym. One can involve in physical activity by doing yoga, swimming, sports, jogging, aerobics, Zumba, etc. This will help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight throughout the life.

Eat Healthy Foods: Get yourself in a habit to eat healthy foods, especially foods that help you in fighting cancer. Eat fruits and vegetables from plant source. To avoid obesity consume foods that are high in calorie which includes refined sugar and fat from animal sources. Avoid eating processed meat and asks for a healthy diet from a nutritionist or your doctor and maintain it. For women, to reduce the risk of breast cancer, should use virgin olive oil in their diet and should eat mixed nuts, whole grain, legumes, and fish instead of red meat. Once in a week or two, you can have a cheat day as a reward, if you have followed your diet properly.

Participate In Cancer Screening: Get a routine medical checkup to know your status and based on your reports, you can make decisions regarding your diet and what physical activity to do. Mammogram, Colonoscopy, Pap Smear are few of the cancer screening tests that one should take to stay healthy and updated. You can take cancer prevention into your own hands as well by self-examination. Consult a doctor about how to self-examine. As early detection leads to defeating cancer.

It’s your choice to make whether you just want to live or you want to live full of life. After all, prevention is always better than cure.

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