7 Effective Habits to Cut Down Risk of Cancer

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Cancer is the world’s leading cause of death and threatens life irrespective of age and gender. But do you know that about 1 in 3 cases can be prevented? Yes, there’s no magic pill to keep you away from getting cancer, but you can do some things which are mentioned below to improve your odds.

Drop The Weight:

Nearly 70% of the world population is overweight and those extra pounds drive up your chances of several types of cancer, including esophagus, pancreas, colon, stomach, kidneys, and thyroid gland. If you successfully maintain your body mass index you reduce the chance of cancer up to 33 percent.
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Eat Less Red Meat:

Meats servings of bacon, hot dogs, burgers, pizza and traditional meat dishes are strongly linked to a higher risk of colon and stomach cancers. Recent cancer researchers recommend no more than 18 ounces of meat per week to stay safe from cancer development.

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Avoid Sun Exposure:

Harmful rays from the sun can give you more than sunburn. Ultraviolet radiation can cause skin cancer, the most common kind of cancer in Asian countries. If little changes appear to skin immediately consult a dermatologist as they can be the symptom of skin cancer. To consult the best dermatologist in Karachi or top oncologist in Karachi log on to Marham.pk.

Don’t Count on Supplements:

A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains is a better bet than nutritional supplements to lower your risk of cancer. Supplements may help with certain conditions, but don’t bet on them to prevent cancer.

Cut Down on Sugar:

Foods or drinks with a lot of sugar tend to have more calories per ounce. If you have them often, you’re more likely to take in more calories than you burn in a day. That can make you gain weight and possibly increase your risk of cancer.
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Get off the Couch:

People who exercise are less likely to get cancer of the colon, breast, or uterus. When you’re active, your body uses more energy, digests food faster, and prevents a buildup of hormones that are linked to cancer development.

Get Screened:

The sooner the warning signs of cancer are spotted, the more chance is to recover soon. A variety of tests are available to check for different types of cancer. Ask your doctor which of these screenings you should get, and when.

Seems difficult to adopt all these precautions? But if all these collectively work to save you from cancer onset, it’s not a big deal buddy.

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Tayyaba Waris
She is a student of Ph.D. molecular biology at Comsats University, Islamabad. She is working on the causes and treatment of male infertility. She has also worked on liver disease and its herbal treatments and has recently got her paper published in the National journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals. At Marham, she writes about hot medical issues and general health problems.