Avoid It to Prevent Cancer

Posted: November 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

Genetic factors do have a role in the occurrence of cancer, but it certainly does not mean that cancer is inherited, and we can only resigned to fate. Healthy lifestyle has been shown to prevent cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, a healthy lifestyle can prevent almost half of cancer deaths. And here are 8 healthy lifestyle are recommended to prevent cancer.

1. Do not smoke

Avoid smoking or using other tobacco products. Smoking is the cause of various types of cancers, from lung cancer, esophagus, mouth, throat, stomach, and pancreas. Smoking is also the leading cause of preventable death.

2. Regular screening

Make cancer screening as part of routine health checks. Cancer screening can detect breast cancer, cervical, and skin cancers in early stages. Cancer screening can be done through a blood check, physical examination, genetic testing, until an X-ray.

3. Reduce alcohol

Oral cancer six times more often affects the alcoholics compared to people who do not drink alcohol.

4. Protect from the sun

Ultraviolet light can damage the DNA of skin and can cause genetic mutations that lead to cancer. Use sunscreen if you want to move a long time in the sun.

5. Sport

Research shows people who actively and regularly exercise have a lower risk of colon cancer and breast cancer. You do not need to exercise as athletes to prevent cancer, moderate activity such as jogging, biking, or gymnastics, is enough.

6. Keep your weight

Excess weight is closely related to some types of cancer such as colon cancer, thyroid, payudadara, and endometrial.

7. HRT alert

Several studies have shown hormone replacement therapy in the menopause increases the risk of some cancers. If you already receive such therapy, limit less than five years.

8. Avoid radiation

Avoid exposure to radiation and some chemicals. In people who do have risk factors for cancer, radiation exposure is known to cause gene mutations that can trigger cancer cells to become active.


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