Do you know that every year over 11,57,294 Lakh new cancer patients discovered and death due to this deadly disease reached to 7,84,821? In every 8 minutes, one woman dies due to cervical cancer in India and one out of two women dies newly diagnosed with breast cancer. So today I will share the tips to avoid cancer permanently which are recommended by the expert oncologist cancer doctor in Jaipur– Dr. Rishi Sharma
India has reported the highest number of breast cancer patients but the lowest survival rates as compared to US and China around 66% only. Why do we expect the best treatment after discovering the disease? What if, we do not let this disease enter into our body?
Yes, it is possible. Cancer is not entirely genetic, we can avoid cancer to some extent. A healthy lifestyle can lower the risk of cancer and prevent about half of cancer deaths. In this article, we are sharing with you some of such healthy practices which can protect you from getting Cancer. Let have a look –
Avoid Cancer Permanently – Follow These Tips
Drink Green Tea
Over 50 studies have shown the positive effect of Drinking Green Tea on reducing the risk of cancer. Although, findings are still inconsistent as it further depends on tea type and its preparation and consumption. But still, studies suggested that Drinking Green Tea is good to avoid cancer of breast, Ovarian, Colon, lung and prostate cancer as well. It has believed that the EGCG compound found in green is a very powerful anti-cancer compound.
One can drink 2-3 cups of green tea every day.
Avoid STOP Smoking
Avoid cancer by avoiding smoking because it is the most common cause behind lung cancer as it damages our DNA including genes which protect us from a malignant tumor. It also causes other 15 types of cancer such as Nose, Sinuses, Mouth, Upper throat, Larynx, Oesophagus, Lung, Liver, stomach, kidney, pancreas, bowel, ovary, bladder, cervix etc. Smoking accounts for 3 out of 20 cancer cases and this does not include only direct smoking, passive smoking is also covered here. But this number can be reduced if people quit smoking. If you think, that there must be any safe way to continue smoke then sadly the answer is No. The only way to prevent yourself and your loved ones is to quit smoking.
If you find it difficult then consult your GP which will help you in quitting smoke.
In the UK more than 1 in 20 cases of cancer are reported due to excess weight. This has been reported as the second highest cause of cancer. Obesity causes Breast Cancer (women after menopause), colon and rectum, endometrium (lining of the uterus), Esophagus, kidney and pancreas etc.
The more you gain weight and the longer it stays on your body then you are more likely to suffer from cancer. Hence, it is very important to maintain a healthy weight if you want to prevent yourself and avoid cancer. Do at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.
Healthy Diet Plays a Vital Role
Have you heard about immunotherapy? It is one of the cancer treatment. The medicines in immunotherapy do not fight with cancer cells itself rather they make our immune system strong enough to fight with the cancer cells. So, why we can’t make our immune system stronger enough which do not let the cancer cells attack our body? Yes, we can do this. There are various foods available which can prevent us from getting cancer. You should be aware of them. Broccoli, Brazil Nuts, Garlic, Kiwi, Red Grapes, Onions, fresh fruits and vegetables etc are known as cancer-fighting foods. Besides this, you should avoid Fried, smoked, pickled, sugary and processed foods and processed meats as well. These are known for causing cancer. Foods like whole grain are also very capable in pancreatic cancer prevention.
Protection from Sun Exposure
15 minutes exposure to the sun is essential for our body but excessive exposure can lead to skin cancer and skin cancer is also one of the common kinds of cancer. From the last few decades, skin cancer and melanoma are substantially increasing. Therefore, it is very important that people should be aware of this and take proper precaution while exposing out to the sun. Avoid leaving home or office in between 10 AM to 4 PM because these are the peak burning hours and effects skin so much. While exposing out, you must be wearing caps or scarfs, full sleeves t-shirts, and also apply SPF 15 minutes before leaving home.
Get Regular Screening Test
When we know how rapidly cancer is spreading then it is important to go for regular screening tests. This helps in detecting cancer (if any) at an early stage where successful cancer treatment is possible. You can also ask your doctor about the intervals you should go for a checkup and the age at which it should be started. You might be aware or not, but regular screening can save up to 30,000 lives being diagnosed by colorectal cancer. You should regular tested for Breast, cervical, Lung, colon and rectal cancer.
In the above article, we have discussed some prevention tips which everybody must take care who wants to prevent him/herself from getting cancer. Besides the above, you should also avoid some risky behaviors such as indulging in unsafe sexual habits, sharing others needles, overtaking of alcohol, eating too much-processed food etc. All these unhealthy habits can make you the next victim of cancer. So, take care of yourself and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.