Cancer, the disease that year after year ends with thousands of lives around the world, experts say that the most effective way to stop it is leading a healthy lifestyle, however there are other things that can be done to avoid it.
The environment and lifestyle are, according to studies, the factors most associated with the appearance of malignant tumours. Further back are the types of cancers for hereditary reasons.
That is why when looking for ways to avoid cancer is likely that everything is inclined towards a change in lifestyle.
What is the change of lifestyle?
It’s simple: adopt new habits, leaving in the past those that can harm us. Here are some tips:
Stop using tobacco or alcohol
Many recommend reducing the frequency with which they are consumed, that could go with alcohol, but tobacco is one of the biggest causes of cancer, it is better to eliminate it completely.
Carry a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, set aside the refined flours, lower the consumption of sugar and add an appropriate weight: weight – height ratio.
Although implemented to prevent cardiovascular disease, performing at least 30 minutes of exercise per day also helps to avoid cancer.
These are the most common recommendations when it comes to changing our lifestyle to prevent cancer, but is it enough? Can we do something else?
Although much is gained with the change of lifestyle is not enough to prevent the onset of the disease, there are other ways to take into account.
It is necessary to examine our body regularly to detect cancer before it makes its own. Detention tests can stop or alert us about breast cancer, cervical cancer, lung cancer, cancer of the skin, colon, prostate, cervix, among others.
Learning to touch our body is essential: in the case of women with a checkup in their breasts in search of some changes or in the tissue; On the other hand men with testicular self-examination to make sure that there are no abnormalities in the testicles.
Vaccinate against cancer-causing agents, such as hepatitis B and HPV, especially since childhood, is important to avoid liver cancer, in the case of HPV would prevent cancers such as cervical, head and urogenital tract.
Avoid exposing yourself to the sun when it is in its maximum hours of radiation, avoid excessive use of sunscreens.
Know the family cancer history
It is important to know if there are cancer histories in the family’s genes, for doctors this is a very valuable fact.
Practice safe sex
To avoid the human papilloma virus (HPV).
It will improve the protection of women against breast cancer.