How to Reduce Your Odds of Getting This Deadly Disease
Cancer is a leading cause of death. It is a complex and often difficult-to-treat disease, cancer can strike at any age. When cancer strikes, normal cells in the body change which causes them to multiply out of control. This mass of abnormal cells forms a tumor. If left untreated, cancer cells from this tumor can break away and travel to other parts of the body, causing more tumors. This activity results in disruption of normal organ function where ever the tumors spread.
But don’t worry there is a lot you can do to protect yourself from cancer.
Here are some outlines you can take to lessen (not repeal )your chances of getting this disease.
1- Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and brussel sprouts are believed to be nature’s best cancer fighters. Additionally, be sure to include foods high in antioxidants.
2- High fiber diets have been found to reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer, while diets low in fiber and high in saturated fat have been shown to do the opposite.
3- Reduce the use of cleaners, pesticides, even fire-retardant materials in furniture and electronics because they are known to contain unhealthy chemicals.
4- Lycopene, found in tomatoes and watermelon, has been shown to prevent certain types of cancers.
5- Quit smoking because lung cancer is the biggest killer of all forms of cancer. If you are not don’t start.
6- Protect yourself from the sun. If your skin will be exposed to the sun for more than 15 minutes, you should be wearing sunscreen.
7- Get regular sleep in a dark room. Because Melatonin, a hormone produced inside our brain while we sleep, has been proven to be a powerful cancer fighter.
8- Lose weight because obesity has been linked with certain types of cancer.
9- Limit drinking of alcohol.
10- Get screened for cancer because cancer screening often catches irregularities in the pre-cancerous stage.
11- Exercise. A 30-minute walk each day.
12- Know your family’s medical history and pay attention to a possibly inherited disposition toward certain cancers.
13- If you are a woman over 20, examine your breasts for lumps or changes at least once a month. If you are a woman over 40, follow your physician’s advice for mammograms.
14- If you are a man or woman over 40, follow your physician’s recommendations for digital rectal exams