A lifestyle for Cancer prevention
Risk of cancer can be reduced by making a few changes in your lifestyle. For instance, maintain healthy body weight, regular physical exercise, not having junk food, quitting smoking etc.
The experts at Capitol Hospital will discuss the lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk of getting cancer.
Few of them are discussed below:
LIMIT ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION
Alcohol has become a status symbol in our society. The younger generation especially succumbs to peer pressure and start drinking alcohol. Alcohol causes cancer of mouth, throat, oesophagus, liver, colon, rectum and breast. The more alcohol your body consumes more is the risk of cancer. Ethanol is a chemical compound which is found in all the alcoholic drinks like beer, wine, whiskey and is most responsible for increasing the risk of cancer.
EXPOSURE TO SUN
Ultraviolet rays are very harmful to our skin. Avoid overexposure to UV radiation. Most of the skin cancers arise from UV radiation. Avoid going out in the sun in the peak hours of the day like from 10 am to 4 pm. If you have to go, use proper protection like apply sunscreen, wear goggles to protect your eyes.
Our body needs vitamin D from the sun which is very vital for our growth but we should protect our skin from burning as this can increase your risk of skin cancer.
Spending a lot of time outdoors without protective clothing and sunscreen increases your risk of cancer.
So, we should always stay away from fast food, eat healthy, plan a regular physical regime that works for us.
Most importantly, we should consult a doctor if we feel symptoms like a lump in breasts, mole which changes shape and colour, ulcers which don’t heal.
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These symptoms necessarily don’t mean that you have cancer, but it is always better to get a routine check-up done.