Adopt a healthy lifestyle
1 of 5 deaths in USA is due to smoking according to recent studies of the Center of Disease Control and prevention. In fact, smoking is related to more than twenty
types of cancer. Smoking can cause other disease such as heart diseases, stroke and emphysema.
Do Exercise Regularly
Regular physical activity is associated with low risk of different types of cancer, especially prostate, breast, and colon cancers. Regular exercising also reduces the
risk of serious heart diseases, diabetes, hypertension, and stroke. You need to do moderate exercise at least 150 minutes per week, or 30 minutes a day and 5
times per week such as brisk walking, or 75 minutes of heavy exercise per week such as running.
Adopt a Healthy Diet
Healthy diet consists of at least two and half cups of vegetables and fruits daily. Eat more whole grain breads, brown rice instead of white rice, green foods, nuts,
essential fatty acids like omega-3, avocado and pure cold pressed olive oil. It’s recommended to have at least 5 cups of fruits and vegetables daily. In addition to its
benefits in reducing weight due to its low calories, fruits and green vegetables are strong fighter agents against cancer.
Try to avoid sodas, caffeine, excess amount of sugar, fatty foods such as fast food, hot dog, sausage, bacon. Avoid processed meats as they are strongly related to
colon and prostate cancers. In addition, these foods are rich in calories, thus leading to obesity.
Control Your Weight
There is a strong relation between obesity and different types of cancers such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, colon cancer, esophageal cancer, and kidney cancer.
You can control your weight via regular exercising and a healthy diet. Being overweight increases the risk of having cancer. Try to control your weight, consult your
doctor in order to give you a proper diet plan to reduce your weight.
Avoid alcohol consumption as much as possible
Avoid drinking alcohol in excessive amounts; two drinks daily maximum and not more than 10 cups weekly. Alcohol is related to different types of cancer especially
liver cancer. It’s better to avoid alcohol in general, but if you are a heavy drinker, try to reduce your drink to two drinks maximum daily.
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Adopting a healthy lifestyle, eating healthy, doing exercise, and
doing all the necessary screening tests are the key factors to
prevent the occurrence of cancer, and to detect it as early as
possible. Never ignore the recommended screening tests for a
Do the Recommended Cancer Screenings
The major benefit of doing the recommended screening tests is that
one can detect the presence of cancer early, thus treating it easily.
Some screening tests aim to prevent the occurrence of cancer in the
first place rather than treating it after that.
Colon Cancer Screening Test
This is for purpose of detecting the precancerous tissues in colon which are called polyps, thus preventing the development of colon
cancer later on. The recommended age to start doing colon screening tests is 50, but you have to consult your doctor about your medical
history, family history and other factors which may increase chances of having colon cancer earlier, and your doctor will recommend if
these test need to be done earlier!
Breast Cancer Screening Test
Recent recommendations regarding breast cancer screening tests are:
- Every woman above 40 years old should do mammogram and full breast physical examination by specialized doctor yearly.
- Every woman between ages of 20 and 39 should have at least do one full breast examination every three years.
Cervical Cancer Screening Test
It’s recommended to do the first cervical pap test no later than three years after first sexual activity, and no later than age of 21. Women
aged less than 30 must do the Pap test at least once yearly.