We can thank the science and technical revolution which has enabled doctors to thoroughly research cancer prevention techniques, such as Take2 Health, by inducting NPC cancer blood tests in Hong Kong. Doctors and people working across different platforms to spread awareness about cancer prevention aim to increase regular screen tests and promote positive beliefs about cancer and the possible cure.
Talk Cancer, for instance, is one of the popular training workshops in the UK that was quite effective in promoting confidence to allow people to discuss cancer and make necessary life changes to secure a cancer free life.
Cancer is the speedy creation of some abnormal cells that grow beyond boundaries and can occupy other parts of the body and spread to other organs. This process of spreading cancer to other parts of the body is called metastases and it can be the primary cause of death from cancer. In 2020, cancer caused nearly 10 million deaths, and the most common forms of cancer among them were lung cancer, colon and rectum cancer, liver cancer, stomach cancer, and breast cancer.
What Causes Cancer?
Cancer arises when the normal cells are transformed into tumor cells in a multi-stage process. This transformation occurs as the result of interaction between a person’s genetic factors and three categories of external factors called physical carcinogens, chemical carcinogens, and biological carcinogens.
Tips to Reduce Cancer Risk:
The chances of developing cancer are highly affected by the lifestyle choices you make. So, simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference in preventing cancer. Here are some cancer prevention tips.
Don’t Use Tobacco
Any type of tobacco can be a cause of cancer. Smoking can cause many types of cancer including cancer of the mouth, lung, pancreas, bladder, larynx, throat, kidney, and cervix. Deciding to stop using tobacco is a necessary part of cancer prevention. You can ask your doctor for suggesting stop-smoking products and other strategies for quitting.
Eat a Good Diet
Selecting healthy products for diet cannot guarantee cancer prevention but it can reduce the cancer risk. So eating a diet that involves plant sources such as fruits and vegetables can reduce cancer risk. Besides, eating a large amount of processed meat can also reduce the risk of cancer development.
Be Physically Active and Maintain a Healthy Weight
A healthy weight can minimize the risk of various types of cancers such as cancer of the prostate, colon, lung, and kidney. A physically active person can lower the risk of colon cancer and breast cancer. A person should have at least 30 minutes of physical activity in a day and if he/she can do it more, even better.
Protect Your Skin From The Sun
One of the most common types of cancer is skin cancer. Stay inside from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. because this is the time when sun rays are the strongest. When you are outdoors, stay in the shade and make use of sunglasses. And wear clothes that can cover as much of your skin as possible. Also Read – What Things Can DNA Testing Reveal About You?
There is a high risk of developing liver cancer if a person has hepatitis B. So the vaccine of Hepatitis B is recommended for certain adults and high risk. HPV (Human papillomavirus) is a sexually transmitted virus that can lead to genital cancers and squamous cell cancers so its vaccine is recommended for girls and boys at the age of 11 and 12.
Get Regular Medical Care
Use a best cancer screening schedule and get regular self-exams and screenings for different types of cancers such as cancer of the colon, skin, breast, and cervix.