What Are The Best Ways To Reduce The Risk Of Getting Cancer?

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  1. PhoenixV profile image63
    PhoenixVposted 6 years ago

    What Are The Best Ways To Reduce The Risk Of Getting Cancer?

    What Are The Best Ways To Reduce The Risk Of Getting Cancer?

  2. Dr Pran Rangan profile image84
    Dr Pran Ranganposted 6 years ago

    As the incidence of various types of cancer is rising all over the world, its prevention has become most important. The following measures will reduce the risk of getting cancer.

    1. Eat plently of fruits and vegetables. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, fibers and other sustances which lower the incidence of cancer.

    2. Limit the fat intake to 20% to 30% of the total daily intake of calories. Most of the fat should come from fish, nuts and vegetable oils since they contain healthy fats. Avoid food rich in cholesterol and trans fats.

    3. Maintain a healthy weight for your height and age. Some studies indicate that over-weight and obesity are responsible for 14% to 20% all cancer-related deaths.

    4. Increase physical activity. 45 to 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity will reduce the risks of most of cancers.

    5. Quit smoking. It will reduce the risk of lung and some other cancers regardless of the number of years of smoking.

    6. Limit alcohol consumption. Men should limit to two and women to one drink per day.

    7. Avoid exposure to UV radiation. UV radiation is a primary cause of skin cancer.

    8. Protect against infections. Viruses like humanpapilloma virus and hepatitis B and C virus cause cervical cancer and liver cancer respectively. AIDS can also increase the risks of some cancers.

    9. Get screening done. Screening can help detect cancers early and make the treatment sucessfull.

  3. weezyschannel profile image88
    weezyschannelposted 6 years ago

    As a cancer survivor myself -Im not really sure there is a way if you want to have my opinion. I have a few articles i wrote on family members that had cancer.  Mother in law just diagnosed with uterine and ovarian cancer.   And she never smoked -drank or anything. 

  4. Dr Pran Rangan profile image84
    Dr Pran Ranganposted 6 years ago

    A small number of cancers are caused by inherited genes but a vast majority is triggered by DNA damage that accumulates during a person’s lifetime. The damaged DNA can make cells grow and divide uncontrollably, which is the hallmark of all... read more


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