Prevention Is Better Than Cure – A few factors to prevent Cancer - Dr Vijay Anand Reddy
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Prevention Is Better Than Cure – A few factors to prevent Cancer

11:16 28 July in Cancer Treatment, Early Detection And Rehab, Fight Against cancer

Cancer is the #2 killer in developed countries and #1 in underdeveloped countries. Right now, due to poor lifestyle habits, poor diet, lack of information, the medical community’s refusal to embrace holistic therapies, and the exorbitant cost of  conventional cancer treatment; 35% of those who develop cancer do not survive the disease.

Know what you can do right now to lower your risk and prevent cancer from stealing your life or the life of someone you love. Know what you can do to fight this disease and win.

1. Pollution

Environmental factors can increase your risk of cancer. The air you breathe, the water you drink, and the food you eat are all important. Pollution, heavy metal toxicity, and even personal care and ousehold cleaning products can damage the cells in your body. Your home and workplace are the two places you spend the majority of your time. Evaluating (and then reducing) the possible toxins you’re exposed to on a daily basis is a strong step to cancer prevention.

2. Obesity

Research has confirmed that obesity increases your risk of cancer as well as every  other major disease or condition. It can also affect your chances of survival should you be diagnosed. In one study of post-menopausal women with breast cancer, the survival rates were higher in women who maintained a healthy body weight.

3. Age

In economically developed countries, 58% of cancer diagnoses are in people 65 years of age or older. In developing countries, people over the age of 65, account for 40% of new cancer cases.

4. Sleep

This is a cancer fact that many don’t see coming. Sleep deprivation increases your risk of colon cancer. Recent studies also showed a higher risk of cancer among those who work night shift schedules. The benefit of healing sleep is one of the most underestimated ways to keep your body strong and cancer-free.

5. Smoking

More than 90% of all lung cancer cases are caused by smoking and 22% of all cancer deaths are due to lung cancer resulting from smoking. Tobacco product use is the most preventable cause of cancer worldwide.

6. Women

Breast, colorectal, lung & bronchus, cervical, and stomach cancer are the most common types worldwide for which women are diagnosed. Early detection increases breast cancer survival rates substantially.

7. Men

Lung & bronchus, prostate, colorectal, stomach, and liver are the most common types worldwide for which men are diagnosed.

The most important factor is – Detection 

You may  experience no symptoms of ovarian cancer, lung cancer, or colon cancer until the cancer cells spread to other areas of your body. Early screening is imperative to catching these cancers in time.

Sometimes making the right choices for your body is hard. It can be easy to get into a rut of eating comfort foods, not exercising, and smoking. Good health and staying cancer free takes some discipline. What you eat, drink, and do with your body directly impacts your risk.

However, it is possible for you to get sick in spite of doing everything right. Therefore visit your oncologist regularly and keep learning about ways to prevent, fight, and conquer cancer.

Dr Reddy

vijayanandpreddy@gmail.com