Natural Ways to Avoid Cancer permanently
The saying that prevention is better than cure becomes more critical in the context of a serious disease like cancer. Because its treatment is expensive and causes much suffering that makes many people give up before getting complete cancer treatment. Late diagnosis is another factor that adds to the complexity of the problem.
Many types of research and studies indicate that it is a preventable disease. So let us take a look at some of the preventive measures which should be adopted by all to make a cancer-free society.
Cancer Prevention Tips
SAY NO TO TOBACCO - Tobacco products have been found to be the reason for many types of cancer which comprises of mouth, throat, lungs, esophageal, larynx, pancreas, bladder, kidney cervix, and breast etc. Chewing tobacco could be responsible for oral cavity and pancreas cancer while smoking is the most prevalent that leads to the cancer types mentioned above. Getting exposed to a smoking environment called Passive smoking may also increase the risk of lung cancer. About half of the most usual cancer can be checked if smoking is brought to an end.
Those who have decided to quit smoking should make a firm determination by widening their awareness, using anti-smoking products, or consulting doctors to get added support.
AVIOD EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL - Alcohol has become an integral part of the present-day lifestyle. Researches reveal that alcohol is related to more than 5 percent cancer diagnosis around the globe.
Excessive alcohol consumptions have been linked to cancers of the liver, esophagus, head, neck, colon, and breast. Alcohol hampers the ability of our body to absorb and process important types A, C, D, and E. Ethanol, the primary constituent and acetaldehyde which is formed after drinking are found to damage DNA of healthy cells. It also increases estrogen hormone in the blood which is a risk factor for breast, colorectal, ovarian and uterus cancer. Alcohol also increases weight which in turn increases the risk further.
To check your alcohol consumption you can use less alcoholic versions, opt for smaller servings, or fix your days of drinking in a week to cut down the total intake.
HEALTHY DIET - Eating a diet rich in nutrients has scope for reducing the probability of cancer. A healthy diet consists of fresh vegetables, fruits, salad, whole grains, and beans.
Limit your daily amounts of fatty, sugary or junk foods, processed meats and those containing saturated or trans fat.
Experts are of the opinion that anti-oxidants can prevent and also, fight cancer. Anti-oxidants destroy the excess of free-radicals produced due to stress, pollution, radiation exposure or chemicals. The excessive amount of free-radicals harm the healthy cells of our body which can cause cancer growth. Vitamins A, C, and E, Lycopene, Beta-carotene, Lutein, Selenium etc. are some kinds of anti-oxidants. Our body produces anti-oxidants but is mainly dependent on the diet for them. Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries pomegranates, papaya, beetroots etc. are rich in anti-oxidants. Watermelon, tomatoes and dark colored fruits are found to be rich in lycopene. Green-leafy vegetables, Indian Gooseberries, Sprouts, and soy-products form another set of anti-oxidant rich diet. But do consult a doctor if you are undergoing any cancer treatment as some anti-oxidants are found to interfere with therapies that are prescribed for cancer treatment.
BUILD IMMUNITY - The Level of immunity is a decisive factor for the occurrence of cancer in our body. Also called Immune response, it is a mechanism of our body against the infections and illness caused by micro-organisms and parasites. Some immune system cells recognize and kill abnormal cells that cause cancer. However, sometimes cancers and cancer treatments are also found to reduce the immune strength of our body.
Scientists are learning how cancer cells not only intrude the immune system’s defenses but also, use immune cells to assist their attack on the body. Even some cancer treatments make use of elements of the immune system to fight cancer.
To increase the immunity naturally, make sure you get enough sleep, avoid stress, exercise regularly, channelize your vital energies, avoid drug addictions, and take the rich-nutrient diet.
PROTECTION FROM INTENSE SUNRAYS - Sunlight is a major source of Vitamin D, yet exposing your body too much in sunlight can be harmful as it is also the source of ultraviolet (UV) radiations. The harmful radiations can cause skin cancer which is one of the most usual and most preventable types of cancer. Avoid midday sun, use hats, full-sleeves shirts, sunscreens, and try to stay in the shade as much as possible when you are outdoor.
ADOPT SAFETY MEASURES - Certain practices like using intravenous drugs, being exposed to infected blood or body fluids, having sex with multiple partners, unsafe sexual practices, sharing needles can spread Hepatitis B virus (HBV) or human papillomavirus (HPV). The HPV virus is sexually transmitted that can cervical cancer, different genital cancers, or squamous cell cancer of the head or neck while HBV virus is found to increase the risk of liver cancer. People suffering from HIV or AIDS are more likely to develop cancers of anus, liver or lung.
CONCLUSION - A better understanding of root causes gets half the job done. Considering the serious threat of cancer, one should be aware and try to adopt possible many preventive measures. HPV and HBV vaccination, self-examination, regular medical screenings for early detection should be taken. Early detection of cancer in its initial stages are most treatable. Thus, prevention and early detection of cancer lie in your hands.