Cancer is a horrifying word. Upon hearing the word, the imagined is death, short life, long-suffering, saving depletion.
If it’s scary, do we ever think about preventing it?
How to prevent it?
1. Stop Tobacco
The risk of lung cancer, increased 23 times in men, and 13 times in women who smoke. Tobacco boost:
- Risk of oral cancer,
- Lip cancer,
- Pancreatic cancer,
- Cancer of the vocal cords,
- Cervical cancer,
- Cancer of the bladder and kidney.
Proven when the smokers quit smoking in a day, then the risk for cancer can be lost.
2. Reduce Sunshine Exposure
If you are white, and when exposed to the sun, your skin is flammable, indicating that the melanin content in your skin is small. This glowing skin can increase the risk of skin cancer melanoma type.
Some important tips to keep in mind is, avoid exposure to sunlight, at 10:00 am to 03:00 pm, use clothes that cover areas that will be exposed to sunlight, use sunglasses, and do not forget to use sunscreen with SPF 15 or more.
Regular alcohol consumption can cause liver damage. Where alcohol will increase the risk of cancer, by helping to insert harmful substances into cells and damage them. Initially, alcohol triggers the condition of fatty liver, which if not handled will trigger cancer.
For 15 million people in Australia, excessive alcohol consumption, and as many as 90% -100% of ALD disease. Fatty liver may arise after moderate or severe alcohol consumption.
This disorder can occur, only with heavy alcohol consumption, in a short time (acute alcoholic liver disease). Genetics also play an important role in the development of this disease. Some other conditions that also affect this disease are hepatitis C, iron consumption is high, obesity and diet.
4. Enough Sleep
As reported by WebMD, people who sleep less than 6 hours showed an increased risk of cancer by 50%, especially in the intestine. Ideal sleep is 7 to 8 hours a day, depending on your condition.
5. Remember About HPV
HPV virus (Human Papilloma Virus) is the most common cause of disease cases in the anus, vagina and penis. Therefore, it is essential to do prevention, because now there is a vaccine for HPV.
HPV or human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted disease. There are about 40 types of HPV and are transmitted through sexual contact. Most HPV infections do not provide symptoms but are the leading cause of cervical cancer (HPV types 16 and 18).
6. Remember Family Cancer History
Make sure you know the history of cancer in your family because you should do a routine check for this type of cancer.
Are there brothers, parents, or grandparents who have cancer before?
This is not to make sure that you will also experience the same thing, only this can be a yellow light for you, to further find out, and if necessary do early prevention, just as Angelina Jolie did when she decided to remove her breasts as a form of preventing breast cancer.
7. Check Helicobacter Pylori
Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that is in the stomach and upper intestine, which can cause stomach cancer. This bacteria is initially entrenched in the stomach, then later on with time, the bacteria will make the injury (ulcer) in the stomach wall. That if the injury continues without treatment, it will become inflammation which then triggers cancer.
The problem of inflammation caused by these bacteria is very vague and the same as the condition of the ulcer. In fact, most in the United States, most of the ulcer patients are found in Helicobacter pylori stomach.
To examine these bacteria, several tests are accurate and easy to do, including antibody blood tests, urea breath tests, stool antigen tests, and endoscopic biopsy.
8. Diet Food
Consumption of fat in the daily diet should be 30% of the calories you consume daily. Fat increases estrogen levels and estrogen is associated with several cancer risks. To reduce the risk of colon cancer, you should consume 20-30 grams of fibre a day, meaning that in a day you should consume vegetables and fruits at least five times a day.