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20 Ways to Prevent any Kind of Cancer

Prevention is better than cure; this wise old saying is so apt for cancer, especially in these times when one out of every hundred is suffering from this dreaded disease. Medical science with all its cutting edge technology has only succeeded in controlling cancer, but not finding a permanent cure for it.

Prevent Cancer

This makes it all the more necessary to prevent yourself from getting this disease. Listed below are some preventive measures that you could adopt into your lifestyle to beat cancer;

  • Buy vegetables and fruits grown using organic fertilizers as most pesticides are proven to be carcinogenic.
  • Detergents and cleaning solutions contain formaldehyde, phenol, ammonia and other similar chemicals, all of which are carcinogenic in nature. Try to minimize the use of these as much as possible; instead use natural ways and means like white vinegar to clean your home.
  • Many cosmetics contain chemicals like formaldehyde and sodium lauryl sulfate which when mixed with other ingredients lead to the formation of nitrosamines which are carcinogenic. Talcum powder is also a known cause of ovarian cancer especially when used on the genital region. Purchase cosmetics and toiletries which contain natural ingredients and are environment friendly.
  • Are vaccines harmful? – Though we have always believed vaccines to be life-saving drugs, this is not always the case. Many vaccines, especially the recent ones, are not tested for carcinogenicity.
  • Cut down on the amount of time you spend on the mobile or on computers. Increased exposure to electromagnetic fields can put you at risk for developing cancer.
  • Avoid ultraviolet rays – The UV rays present in sunlight can cause skin cancer, hence avoid being in direct sunlight as much as possible. Wear sunscreen with a high SPF or carry an umbrella if you have to be outdoors for a long time.

Quit smoking

  • Quit Smoking – Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer and remember that passive smoking is just as ha!
  • Exercise – Obesity is another risk factor for developing cancer, especially colon, breast and uterine cancer. Reduce the fat intake in your diet; exercise regularly and keep fit.
  • Consume foodstuffs rich in fiber like wheat, rice, leafy vegetables and fruits.
  • Avoid taking preserved and canned food especially those which contain nitrate as this can cause esophagus and gastric cancer.
  • Cut down on the consumption of alcohol; this can be put at increased risk for liver cancer.
  • Increase the use of food stuffs rich in antioxidants like garlic, turmeric and tomatoes and green vegetables like lettuce, cabbage, broccoli and brussel sprouts.
  • Decrease the intake of sugar in your diet. Studies now associate high sugar diet to a high risk of colorectal cancer in women.
  • Use healthy oils like olive oil, sunflower oil and coconut oil for cooking purposes.

Don't drink tea or coffee

  • Do not use oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapies as this increase a women’s risk for developing uterine, breast and cervical cancer.
  • Eat food rich in Vitamin A and C as these vitamins can provide protection from stomach and lung cancer.
  • Use salt sparingly in your daily diet.
  • If you are sexually active, make sure either you or your partner does not suffer from Human papillomavirus infection as this is a leading cause of cervical and vaginal cancer.
  • Try and get a sound sleep for atleast 6-8 hours everyday.
  • Live a balanced life physically and emotionally.
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