Ways to Prevent Cancer

By: barneygarcia
Cancer the word causes a chill run down through the spine and we start feeling weak in the knees. But with the advancements in the medical sciences there is no need to feel weak in the knees, instead be strong in your head and learn the various ways of keeping cancer at bay.

How can we prevent this killer disease knocking at our doors? Simply by leading a healthy lifestyle. The factors that are identified as the possible triggers of certain types of cancer should be avoided at any cost if you do not want it to ruin your precious life. Though it is not a guarantee that you will never get cancer, yet you would know that you have at least tried. Most types of the cancer have more than one causes. Try to avoid those causes that you know of and reduce the risk of developing cancer. So take control of your life and in the process you will also be able to lower the risk of such diseases as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, and hip fracture.

Quit Smoking
Did you know that smoking increasers the chance of not only lung cancer but also the cancers throat, pancreas, kidney, bladder, cervix, prostate, colon, and rectum. So give up smoking today, talk to your physician who will guide you with the quitting process. Remember, not only the cigarettes, cigars, pipe and any other tobacco products increases the chances of developing cancer to a considerable level. Chewing tobacco may also prove to be dangerous.
If you are a non smoker, be careful not to inhale second hand smokes, for passive smoking is equally pernicious for your health.

Follow a healthy diet
If you do a little favor to yourself by following a healthy diet, you will be able to the risk of cancers of the prostate, breast, lung, colon, rectum, stomach and pancreas at bay. So consume lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Eat red meat as little as possible. Replace the red meat with chicken, small fish and beans. Avoid the junk foods as far as possible.

Stay physically active
Try to get at least thirty minutes of physical activities everyday. Staying active will help you to build resistance against such cancer as colon and breast cancer. Any kind of exercise is good for your health. If you can not afford to go to gym everyday, just try to have a brisk walking or jogging to keep you fit.

Also make it a point to refrain from too much drinking and throwing yourself too much exposed to sun.
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