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Some instances have shown that even if you are not an excessive smoker or have never used tobacco in your life, exposure to smoke from other people, or passive smoking, may increase the risk for lung cancer.
Avoiding tobacco is seriously one decision that will have a long-lasting impact on your life. Besides being a healthy decision to make, avoiding tobacco will also have a vital role to play in cancer prevention. If you need assistance, contact your doctor for strategies and products to help you quit.
Consider a Healthy Diet
Many may argue that a healthy food selection may not guarantee cancer prevention. Although a healthy diet may not ensure complete prevention, it will severely help reduce cancer risk. Tips and guidelines you can follow when it comes to your diet are:
• Fruits and Vegetables are Key: The key to avoiding the risk of Cancer is to base your diet on vegetables, fruits, and other foods that come from sources of plants. You can take whole grains and beans along with the diet.
• Avoid Obesity: You can avoid obesity by eating lighter and leaner. Try to choose low-calorie foods. Cut down on foods with high-calorie intakes such as refined sugars and animal fat.
• Be Moderate with Your Consumption of Alcohol: The risk of numerous types of cancer increases with your consumption of alcohol. Cancer of the colon, breast, kidney, liver, and lung significantly increases with the time you have been drinking and the amount of alcohol you drink. Thus, even if you drink alcohol, try to maintain moderation.
• Refrain from Eating Processed Meat: Eating processed meats regularly can enhance your chances of developing cancer, according to the latest report by the cancer agency from the World Health Organization.
Besides the guidelines mentioned above, women are recommended to eat the Mediterranean diet, reducing breast cancer risk. The Mediterranean diet focuses on plant-based foods, such as vegetables and fruits, whole grains, nuts, and legumes.
Be Physically Active
Keeping oneself physically active and maintaining a healthy weight will significantly lower the risk of various forms of Cancer. An unhealthy lifestyle
presents the threat of Cancer to the prostate, lung, breast, kidney, and colon.
Physical activity is the key point here in countering the cancer threat. Physical activity can counter both colon cancer and breast cancer on its own. The key to keeping the threat of Cancer away is getting 150 minutes of aerobic activity weekly. The aerobics can be moderate to vigorous. The general goal should be to have at least 30 minutes of physical activity during the day.
Protect Yourself from the Sun
Skin cancer has recently emerged as one of the most common kinds of Cancer. Although it has become really common, it is still extremely preventable. You can try the following tips to stay safe from the threat of skin cancer:
• Avoid the Midday Sun: The rays from the sun are believed to be the strongest between 10 am to 4 pm. try remaining indoors during these hours, so you are safe inside when the sun rays are strongest.
• Wait in the Shade: If you have to wait for someone while outdoors during midday hours, try to find a shade and stay under it for as long as possible. Try avoiding the sun if it is inevitable for you to stay outside. Sunglasses coupled with a broad-brimmed hat are perfect for such occasions.
• Cover all Areas: Go for clothing that covers as much of your skin as possible. Your clothes will be the perfect cover from the sun’s rays and keep you out of harm’s way. Clothes with loose fittings and bright colors are also feasible.
• Use sunscreen: Always have sunscreen with you at all times. Use generous amounts and reapply on a routine basis.
Get Regular Tests and Medical Care
While it is best to avert the risk of Cancer beforehand, if you do end up suffering from the disease, you should catch it at the earliest. Regular screenings for various types of cancer, including breast, cervix, colon, and skin, can increase your chances of discovering the disease right at its inception. The treatment is more likely successful if Cancer is diagnosed in its early stages. You can further simplify this process by asking your doctor about a screening schedule.
We hope you can follow the tips in this article and can reduce the risk of cancer. Stay safe and avoid mankind’s biggest threat.

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