A large number of studies show that at least four out of every ten tumors can be prevented. This can be achieved by having a healthy diet, healthy habits, doing constant physical activity, and the most important: seeing your doctor for a complete check-up at least every six months and following the recommendations that your doctor suggests.
Forty percent (40%) of tumors can be prevented by simply having healthy habits. Ninety percent (90%) can be cured if they are detected on time and of course by correctly following the suggested medical treatment. That is why it is very important to punctually do all routine check-ups because through these, they can detect abnormalities that will be inspected more thoroughly. If they find a tumor, it will be treated and cured because it was found in time.
Some People Think…
Many people mistakenly think that cancer can’t be prevented and that it is not possible to avoid it because it is hereditary or it is perhaps caused by environmental factors. These are the attitudes that predispose people to suffer from this type of disease because if you think this way, you won’t get any tests done because you think that they are pointless. But what you may not know is that this is a disease that is very often caused by causes or individual habits according to Andreas Ullrich, who belongs to the World Health Organization’s Cancer Control program in Switzerland.
Therefore, it is important to make some changes in your lifestyle like:
- Quit smoking
- Don’t be in places where other people are smoking
- Have a healthy diet
- Try to maintain a proper weight
- Constantly exercise
- Don’t expose yourself to the sun without proper protection
Also, if someone drinks a lot of alcohol, they have a very high risk of suffering from cancer. This was confirmed from a Canadian study in which they demonstrated that drinking just one alcoholic beverage a day for a long time can predispose someone to suffering from cancer. Also, it has been thoroughly proven that breast cancer increases up to three percent by consuming ten grams of alcohol a day.
Another factor that can increase the risk of suffering from cancer after menopause is obesity. Nobody’s body mass index should pass 28.5.
Once again, all experts agree on the importance of having good dietary habits. They should increase their consumption of a large variety of fruits and vegetables. It is also very important to include whole grains and largely reduce eating red meat, as well as salt. On the other hand, it is also important to increase your consumption of fish, virgin olive oil, and above all, add spices like turmeric, rosemary, garlic, and onion to your food.
You should also keep in mind that viruses and some bacteria can predispose your body to contracting a type of cancer, as is the case of human papillomavirus, which is directly linked to cervial cancer, as well as the heliocobacter pylori bacteria, which increases the risk of suffering from stomach cancer.
It is important to go to routine medical check-ups and do the examinations that your doctor recommends because they can diagnosis it early through these tests and begin immediate treatment.
Also, something that is just as important is staying positive, no letting your problems bring you down, and being in a good mood.