Introduction Cancer is one of the most deadly diseases we get to see these days. This is a disease where there is uncontrollable division of abnormal cells forming lumps and spreading to other parts of the body. More than 100 types of cancer are found in our body. Some common examples are the cancers affecting ovary, skin , breast , blood ,lungs and so on. The treatment for cancer includes chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, hormonal therapy, targeted therapy and many others. One thing we need to keep in mind is, it is not a disease which can be cured easily. Therefore 'Prevention is always better than cure'. By going through this article, you will get to know about the few basics tips for preventing yourself from getting cancer. Do follow it and lead a healthy life.
Tips to lower the risk of cancer The food we eat and drink has a major role in us getting diseases. Everything cannot be changed as the vegetables and fruits you purchase is not free from toxin, milk and dairy products are available in plastic containers, meat and fish are found in cans and in processed form, sugary and fatty food and beverages are sold everywhere, work loads are too much that there is no time for ourselves. All these have contributed in making us a patient at a very young age. But for those who have not yet fallen into that category can still try the below steps to prevent themselves from getting deadly diseases.
Conclusion Most of the people around us are aware of the various factors leading to cancer but we purposely forget it due to our busy life and don't care attitude. In today's world, I agree that we can't have control on everything we consume but at least if we can make a small change that might prevent us from getting various diseases. Keep in mind that we will have everyone around us now when we are healthy but we will left with hardly anyone when we are bedridden. Also the pain cannot be shared but has to be suffered by us all alone.
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The present article has mentioned various food-items which are immensely popular all over the world. Soft drinks (fizzy drinks) and junk foods are immensely popular all over the world. The intake of alcohol and smoking have also been increasing all over the world despite continuous awareness campaign. Although the number of gyms is increasing by leaps and bounds, people are leading sedentary life.
All these are causing various physical complications. Although the life expectancy has increased considerably, many people feel that the quality of life has gone down.
Having said all these, I beg to differ with the author on the issue that fizzy drinks or junk foods cause cancer. Adopting organic lifestyle or avoiding alcohol or smoking doesn't guarantee prevention of cancer. For example, people of Estonia, Belarus and Lithuania are the greatest consumer of alcoholic drinks (per capita consumption: 14.97 l, 14.69 l and 14.30 l, respectively). But the number of cancer patients is not very high in these three countries.
So, in my opinion, we must not directly link cancer with food-items, smoking and alcohol. More research is necessary to establish a co-relation. In fact some scientists and physicians opine that cancer is to some extent hereditary.
Normally food items are perishable or they get decayed within a certain period of time, even if refrigerated. But if we notice junk foods, even if we leave it outside in the room, nothing will happen to it. This is because of the chemicals present; even the food wrappers have chemicals in it. All these are the causes for cancer and various other diseases and not directly the food as such.
Similarly in fizzy drinks and beverages, lot of artificial flavor and color are added. These are nothing but chemicals. Too much intake of these chemicals will definitely affect your cells. Many researches have proven these facts. It is up to each individual whether to believe or rather follow it or not.
Nice article about healthy lifestyles and risks of popular but unhealthy foodstuffs. Well established foods that are related to increased cancer risk are processed meat(50 grams, for instance can increase risk of colon cancer by 18%- western population), microwave popcorn in ready made bags, Barbecued meat and refined sugars.
Junk food and fizzy drinks have shown an association between these high energy food stuffs and cancer. Lot of people want evidence that a particular agent causes cancer. Here the direct causation link is different from association, hence the debate sometimes. The risk pattern also varies based on ethnicity, genes, geographic location (for instance gallbladder cancer is more common in North India than South India) and risk behavior.
Alcohol similarly has been found to have an association with higher risk of cancer of the lungs etc again in western literature. I think it always helps to have a healthy diet, avoid the above and exercise regularly to keep the diseases away and certain types of cancer.