Saturday, March 24, 2012

8 ways to prevent cancer...

Cancer is a scary disease...from right now we can prevent it.....
1. Avoid tobacco in all its forms, including exposure to secondhand smoke.

2. Choose a healthy diet. Eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grain foods.

3. Exercise regularly. Physical activity has been linked to a reduced risk of colon cancer, and may help prevent breast and prostate cancer.

4. Stay lean. Obesity increases the risk of many forms of cancer. Calories count; if you need to slim down, take in fewer calories and burn more with exercise.

. If you choose to drink, limit yourself to one to two drinks a day. Excess alcohol increases the risk of cancers of the mouth, larynx (voice box), esophagus (food pipe) and liver. It also increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer.

6. Avoid unnecessary exposure to radiation. Get medical imaging studies only when you need them. Check your home for residential radon, which increases the risk of lung cancer. Cover up or use sunscreen when out in the sun.
7. Avoid exposure to industrial and environmental toxins, such as asbestos fibers.
8. Avoid infections that contribute to cancer. Examples include hepatitis viruses, HIV, and the human papillomavirus (HPV). Many are transmitted sexually infections; practicing safe sex helps.

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