Having taken responsibility for Your health and taking preventive measures, you can make oncological disease treatment much more effective and significantly reduce the risk of these diseases.
A healthy lifestyle plays a very important role in cancer prevention. Here are 6 tips to help You to reduce the risk of the oncological disease.
- Quit smoking; Various types of the cancer are linked to the smoking, including lung, mouth, throat, larynx, pancreas, bladder, cervix, and kidney cancer. The smoking causes about 80% of all lung cancer cases. (1)
- Follow a healthy diet; It does not mean fasting, but a diet rich in whole grains, vegetables, and fruits, and also reduce Your alcohol intake, since there exists a proven link between excessive alcohol consumption and an increased risk of the cancer. (2)
- Do sports; Being overweight is a risk factor for 13 types of the cancer, so making time for physical activity is important.(3)
- Protect Yourself from the sun and use sunscreen when You are in the sun. Sunburn doubles the risk of developing melanoma, skin cancer.(4)
- Get vaccinated against hepatitis B and human papillomavirus; the human papillomavirus vaccine helps to prevent most cervical cancers and some other types of the cancer, the hepatitis B vaccine may help reduce the risk of liver cancer.(5)
- Carry out preventive examinations; they are needed even if a person feels well, because in the early stages of the cancer, it does not cause pain. Frequently there are no any other symptoms. If You have any doubts regarding Your health condition, ask Your doctor about a possibility of cancer screening.
Although still there is no a definitive answer to the question”Why malignant cells develop in human body?”, it is clear that most of the cases of the cancer are caused by an unhealthy lifestyle, unsuitable working conditions and an unhealthy diet. Taking care of Your health should be a top priority. Don't wait for the diagnosis and start changing Your lifestyle right now!
1. Tonya Walser, Xiaoyan Cui, Jane Yanagawa, Jay M. Lee, Eileen Heinrich, Gina Lee, Sherven Sharma, and Steven M. Dubinett. National Library of Medicine. [Online] 1 December 2008. [Quotation: 26 August 2022.] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4080902/.
2. American Cancer Society guideline for diet and physical activity for cancer prevention. Cheryl L. Rock, et al. 4, without pl. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 2020, Volume 70.
3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [Online] 13 July 2022. [Quotation: 26 August 2022.] https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/obesity/index.htm.
4. David G. Hoel, Marianne Berwick, Frank R. de Gruijl, and Michael F. Holickd. The risks and benefits of sun exposure 2016. National Library of Medicine. [Online] 19 October 2016. [Quotation: 29 August 2022.] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5129901/.
5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [Online] 13 December 2021. [Quotation: 29 August 2022.] https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/prevention/vaccination.htm.