Control your Weight
There are strong associations between different types of cancer and being obese; for instance, breast cancer, uterine cancer, colon cancer, esophageal cancer, and
kidney cancer. You can control your weight via regular exercising and healthy eating.

Do Regular Exercising
Regular physical activity is associated with low risk of different types of cancer, especially prostate cancer, breast cancer, and colon cancer. In addition, regular
exercising reduces the risk of serious heart diseases, diabetes, hypertension, and stroke. It’s recommended to get at least 30 minutes of regular moderate exercise
daily.

Eat Healthy Diet
It’s recommended to have at least 5 cups of fruits and vegetables daily. In addition to its benefits in reducing weight due to their low calories content, fruits and green
vegetables are strong fighting agents against cancer.  

  • Try to eat whole grains, whole wheat, brown rice and oat daily, at your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Avoid eating white rice, original bread, and processed   
grains.
  • Avoid any type of processed meats as they are strongly related to colon cancer and prostate cancer. These foods are rich in calories leading to obesity.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol in excessive amounts; two cups of drinks maximum daily, and not more than 10 cups weekly. Alcohol is related to different types of  
cancer especially liver cancer.


Stop Tobacco Smoking
Recent studies showed that tobacco smoking is related to more than 30% of cancer deaths in the USA. In fact, smoking is one of the well-established risk factors of
more than 15 different types of cancers.



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Adopting a healthy lifestyle, eating healthy, doing exercise,
and doing all necessary screening tests are the keys to prevent
the occurrence of cancer and to detect it as early as possible.


Do the Recommended Cancer Screenings
The major benefit of doing the recommended screening tests is that
you 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 occurring.


Colon Cancer Screening Tests
They aim to detect the precancerous tissues in the colon which are called polyps, thus preventing the development of colon cancer
later. The recommended age to start doing these tests is 50, but you have to consult your doctor about your medical history, family
history and other factors which may increase your chances of having colon cancer at an earlier age.


Breast Cancer Screening Tests    
Recent recommendations regarding breast cancer are:

  • Every woman above age of 40 should do mammogram and full breast physical examination by an specialized doctor yearly.
  • Every woman between ages of 20 and 39 should have at least one full breast examination every three years.


Cervical Cancer Screening
It’s recommended to do the first cervical Pap test no later than 3 years after first sexual activity, and no later than age of 21 years
old. Any woman aged less than 30 years old must do the Pap test at least once a year.
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