Cancer – Avoidance, Awareness & Prevention.

Cancer Awareness Program, an annual campaign to increase realization of the disease. Join in the cause to help people to win this battle today. Cancer is the term used for more than 100 diseases all together. It is a disease in which cells do not divide normally but quickly. These abnormally dividing cells than turn in to “tumor” and may also spread to other parts of the body from where it started but it is always named for the place where it started.

The spread of cancer from one part of the body to another is metastases. According to WHO, at least one-third of all cancer cases are preventable.

Cancer prevention should start as early as possible and continue for life. The periods in a person’s life span that most affect their future risk of cancer typically arise early in life.

Following are ways of reducing your risk of developing cancer:

1– Know your family history well. Men and women with a strong family history of cancer may need genetic counseling.

2– Sustaining Healthy Weight is one important factor to protect yourself from cancer as there is a link between overweight and obesity to many types of cancers. Physical activity is anything that gets you moving. Just 30 minutes of physical activity 5 times a week can go a long way towards improving your health.

3– Scientific evidence shows that eating mostly plant-based foods — whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and beans — plays a big role in preventing cancer and contributing to a healthier life. Because of higher content of Fibers, Phytochemicals and Nutrients that prevent cancer growth in body and maintain healthy body weight. Nourish your body by covering your plate with 2/3 rd of plant food and 1/3 rd of animal food. Also cut the junk food from your meal and limit processed food products high in preservatives, hormones etc. Read Nutritional Facts Label on packaged food for complete information about everything you eat.

4– For Cancer prevention, best way is to quit smoking and alcohol consumption. Tobacco use is the single greatest avoidable risk for cancer mortality worldwide and research suggests that the risk of cancer increases with the amount of alcohol consumption.

5– “Early Detection Is The Best Protection” – To find cancer early, while it’s small and before it has spread, adults should have regular tests called screening exams. These tests help your medical provider find common cancers before they cause symptoms.

  • Memograms
  • PAP Test
  • CT Scan
  • Colonoscopy
  • PSA Test

Are different tests for Cancer Screening

6– Protect yourself from unnecessary exposure to sunlight and other kinds of radiations.

7– Avoid unnecessary use of medicines.

8– Cancer prevention includes protection from certain viral infections like Hep. B and HPV.

9– Avoid risky practices like intercourse and sharing needle.

10– Support Cancer Prevention Programs. Public awareness campaigns are vital to teach people about helping others to fight cancer.