With the rising cases of cancer all over the world, there are probably a lot of reports that have been developed on prevention. While some of these reports might be conflicting and invalid, there are basic things that are well known to reduce the risk of developing cancer, while some of these things might seem familiar to most people, only a few people practice them and that is why cancer cases are on the rise in the country. The knowledge that is currently available on cancer prevention is evolving but it is well known that cancer come as a result of bad lifestyle choices. Therefore, if you are serious about preventing cancer, consider these tips of cancer prevention.
The main substance of tobacco is nicotine. Nicotine has well over 70 carcinogenic substances. These are substances that can cause cancer. Smoking cigarettes has been attributed to many types of cancer and about 90 percent of lung cancer cases can be directly attributed to cigarette smoking. Eating tobacco causes pancreatic cancer and cancer of the oral cavity. Deciding to stop using cigarette or never smoking cigarettes is the best way of preventing these cancers.
EAT A HEALTHY DIET
As much as choosing a healthy diet might not directly prevent cancer, it might reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancers.to eat a healthy diet. Try out any of these
- Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits: these might include beans and whole grain.
- Drink alcohol in moderation: regular drinking and consuming a lot of alcohol has been linked to certain types of cancers such as lung cancer, liver cancer and breast cancer
- Limit consumption of processed meat: eating large amount of processed meat can increase chances of cancer
BEING PHYSICALLY ACTIVE, FIT AND WATCHIG ON WEIGHT
Maintaining physical fitness lowers the risks of developing cancer. Most cancers develop as a result of the accumulation of toxic substances in the body. These substances become cancerous and cause tumours. By engaging in physical activities, these substances get released out of the body and thereby reducing chances of developing cancer.
AVOID THE HOT SUN
One of the most common types of cancers is skin cancer whose major cause are the ultraviolet rays of the sun.
Some tips for avoiding the sun include:
- Staying in the shade
- Avoiding the mid day sun
- Using sunscreen.
- Avoiding sunlamps and tanning beds.
GET REGULAR CHECKUP AND MEDICAL CARE
Regular cancer screening and self examination can help detect cancer at the early stages and therefore, treat it.