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How to prevent Cancer: Part 1

By making few changes in our daily life style we can prevent Cancer. I tried compiling few important points here: 1. Healthy diet

Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Base your diet on fruits, vegetables and other foods from plant sources, such as whole grains and beans, as they are cancer-fighting powerhouses. Plants have less fat, more fiber, and more cancer-fighting nutrients. These three elements work together to support your immune system and help your body fight off cancer. The best diet for preventing or fighting cancer is a predominantly plant-based diet that includes a variety of vegetables fruits, and whole grains. A plant-based diet means eating mostly foods that come from plants: vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains, and beans. · Bulk up on fiber · Choose your fats wisely · Limit fat - Cut down on meat 2. Healthy Routine

Maintain a healthy weight and include physical activity in your daily routine. High-fat diets tend to be higher in calories and may increase the risk of overweight or obesity — which can, in turn, increase cancer risk. 3. Don't use tobacco

Avoid tobacco in any way like Smoking & chewing. Avoid exposure to Smoke; Smoking is the most significant cancer risk factor that we can reduce. It is responsible for not only lung cancer, but many other types of cancer. One of the best ways to prevent cancer is to quit smoking or never start. As soon as you quit, and it's never too late, your body reaps the benefits of being tobacco-free. Avoiding secondhand smoke is also a way to prevent cancer. Secondhand smoke is the smoke exhaled from a smoker or a lit cigarette, pipe or cigar. This smoke contains more than 60 known carcinogens. These carcinogens interrupt normal cell development. 4. Protect yourself from the sun-

Preventing skin cancer is to avoid UV ray exposure. We can do this by wearing sunscreen, avoiding mid-day sun, wearing protective clothing when outdoors 5. Get immunized

Cancer prevention includes protection from certain viral infections .Hepatitis B. Hepatitis B can increase the risk of developing liver cancer. The hepatitis B vaccine is routinely given to infants. It's also recommended for certain high-risk adults — such as adults who are sexually active but not in a mutually monogamous relationship, men who have sex with men, and health care workers who might be exposed to infected blood or body fluids. HPV vaccine is available to both men and women age 26 or younger who didn't have the vaccine as an adolescent .Human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a sexually transmitted virus that can lead to cervical cancer. 6. Take early detection seriously

Regular self-exams and professional screening for various types of cancers — such as cancer of the skin, colon, prostate, cervix and breast — can increase your chances of discovering cancer early, when treatment is most likely to be successful. Ask your doctor about the best cancer screening schedule for you. Take cancer prevention into your own hands, starting today. The rewards will last a lifetime. 7. Practice Safe Sex-practice

Safe Sex-You may wonder what sex has to do with cancer. Unsafe sex can result in the infection of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a known cause for cervical cancer and a risk factor for many other types of cancer. HPV is a common sexually transmitted infection that is spread through sexual, skin-to-skin contact. HIV/AIDS is also associated with some types of cancers.

8. Know Your Personal and Family Medical History -Knowing your family history of cancer is important to properly assess your risk factor for certain types of cancer. We know that cancers like breast, colon, ovarian, and possibly other types can be hereditary. 9. Exercise for Cancer Prevention

Did you know that when you are on exercise, you are reducing your risk for many types of cancer? The Exercising 20-30 minutes, at least 5 days a week for cancer prevention. 10. Limit Alcohol Intake

Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol regularly increases your risk factor for many types of cancer. Studies suggest that men who consume 2 alcoholic drinks per day and women who have 1 alcoholic drink per day significantly increase their risk factors for certain types of cancer. Dr P. P. Shrivastava

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