How to Prevent Cancer?

Cancer is the abnormal growth of cells. Cancer causes cells in body to divide without stopping and spread into the surrounding tissues, these abnormal cell growths harm the body to form lumps or masses of tissue called tumors.

How to Prevent Cancer?

Facts on Cancer

  • Cancer causes an estimated 13% of all deaths worldwide, 8.2 million people die due to cancer
  • Over next 2 decades 70% the increase in new cases of cancer is expected
  • More than 100 cancer types exist

What Causes Cancer?

Cancer is caused by an uncontrollable growth of cells due to mutation (changes) to the cell DNA. This result of uncontrollable growth of cells, breaks down the process of apoptosis (programmed death of normal cell).

Risk Factor for Cancer

Cancer risk factors such as tobacco, genetics, UV exposure, obesity etc. These risk factors are avoidable and limiting exposure to these will lower the risk of developing cancer.

How to Prevent Cancer?

Below mentioned are points on how to prevent cancer, follow these tips to prevent cancer for a healthy life:

  • Healthy eating habits:
    • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
    • If you choose to drink alcohol, do so only in moderation
    • Limit processed meats
  • Don't use tobacco
  • Avoid obesity/Maintain a healthy weight and be physically active
  • Protect yourself from the sun
  • Get immunized - Hepatitis B, Human papilloma virus (HPV)
  • Get regular health check up

Follow the cancer prevention tips, and take charge of your health by making healthy choices and get regular screenings to prevent cancer. Cancer is unavoidable but regular complete health check up can help in its early detection; which will dramatically improve chances of beating it. Early detection of cancer increases the chances of getting it completely cured. Cancer if detected at an early stage is small and has not spread means that you have good chances of getting cured. Awareness to promote early screening is the most important component for cancer prevention. Prevention of the cancer is the most cost-effective for the long-term strategy.

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