Friday, March 23, 2007

The issue of cancer prevention gets confusing — sometimes what's recommended in one report is advised against in another. What you can be sure of when it comes to cancer prevention is that making small changes to your everyday life might help reduce your chances of getting cancer.

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Here are few tips on how you can prevent this harmful disease – Cancer:

  • Avoid taking tobaccos. This is one of the major causes of cancer, especially lung cancer. In the United States, cigarette smoking is responsible for about 90 percent of all cases of lung cancer — the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. Passive smokers are not less affected by the harmful gas of tobaccos and so it’s advisable to stay away as far as possible from the smokers.
  • Healthy food is another best option which will drive you miles away from cancer. About 30 percent of cancers are related to issues of nutrition, including obesity. So, a healthy diet with proper nutrients will reduce the risk of getting affected to this perilous disease. Try eating a variety of healthy foods.
  • Stay active and maintain a healthy weight. Exercising regularly may play a major role in cancer prevention. Physical activity can help you avoid obesity by controlling your weight. Physical activity on its own may also lower your risk of other types of cancer, including breast cancer and colon cancer. Your exercise sessions can include such low-key activities as brisk walking, raking the yard or even ballroom dancing.
  • Skin cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer — and one of the most preventable. Although repeated exposure to X-rays or contact with certain chemicals can play a role, sun exposure is by far the most common cause of skin cancer. Therefore, cover yourself properly before actually stepping into the sunrays. Use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 and try wearing hats and full-sleeved light colored clothes while going out in the day time.
  • Certain cancers are associated with viral infections that can be prevented with immunizations. Hepatitis B can increase your risk of developing liver cancer. HPV is a sexually transmitted virus that can lead to cervical cancer. So it’s advisable for you to consult your doctor before taking these vaccinations.
  • Avoid risky behaviors that may lead to the some major cancer infections. Therefore, always take safe precautions before committing any sexual act as transmission of any kind of body fluid carries the maximum amount of risk factors of cancer.
  • Get yourself screened from time to time. This might not reduce the treatment process of cancer but can make it easier as it helps the cancer infections get noticed at an early stage. Screening should include your skin, mouth, colon and rectum. Be aware of changes in your body — this may help you detect cancer early, increasing your chances of successful treatment. If you notice any changes, see your doctor immediately.


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