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By Dr Saadvik Raghuram Y
Sr. Consultant Medical & Hemato Oncology
Published on 11/10/2022

Are you concerned about cancer prevention? Ensure your health by eating a healthy diet and getting regular health check-ups.

The second leading cause of mortality in the world is Cancer!


Cancer risk depends on various factors and lifestyle habits. A healthy change in lifestyle is the ideal way to lessen the chance of developing cancer and it also increases lifespan and improves the quality of life.

Cancer prevention is not a hard thing to do. Cancer can be avoided if we follow healthy habits and modify our lifestyles.

Cancer Prevention: Lifestyle Changes

Following are few cancer prevention tips:

  • Don't use tobacco: Using tobacco puts people on a collision path with cancer. Tobacco use has been associated with various cancers, including lung, mouth, throat, larynx, pancreatic, bladder, cervix, and kidney cancer. Chewing tobacco has been related to oral cancers and the pancreas. Even if people do not use tobacco, secondhand smoke may increase the risk of lung cancer. Tobacco prevention or quitting is an important aspect of cancer prevention.
  • Eat a healthy diet: Making healthy choices may not guarantee cancer prevention but may reduce the risk. Consider the following guidelines:
    • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables: Consume fruits, vegetables, and other plant-based foods such as whole grains and beans.
    • Maintain a healthy weight: Eat less high-calorie foods, such as refined carbohydrates and animal fat, to maintain a proper weight.
    • Say NO to alcohol: The chance of developing breast, colon, lung, kidney, and liver cancer increases with the amount of alcohol one consumes.
    • Limit processed meats: Consuming a lot of processed meat may increase cancer risk.
  • Maintain a healthy weight: The risk of various cancers, including those of the lung, breast, kidney, prostate, and colon, may be reduced by maintaining a healthy weight. Physical exercises may lessen the risk of breast and colon cancer and help people control their weight.
  • Physical activity of any intensity improves the health of adults. However, aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity every week for significant health benefits.
  • Sun protection: One of the most common types of cancer is skin cancer. Here are some suggestions to protect yourself from the sun:
    • Avoid midday sun
    • Using sunglasses and a broad-brimmed hat help too
    • Choose loose-fitting clothing that covers major part of the skin
    • Apply sunscreen generously
    • Avoid tanning beds and sunlamps
  • Get vaccinated: Cancer prevention includes safeguarding against some viral infections. Consult the doctor about vaccination against:
    • Hepatitis B: Hepatitis B can increase the possibilities of getting liver cancer. People who use intravenous drugs, and health care or public safety employees who may be exposed to blood or body fluids are all recommended to get the hepatitis B vaccine.
    • Human Papillomavirus (HPV): This virus transmission is caused due to unsafe sex that can cause cervical and other genital cancers, as well as neck and head squamous cell cancer. The HPV vaccine is advised for girls and boys between 11 and 12.
  • Get regular medical care: Regular cancer screenings for the colon, cervix, breast and skin can detect cancer early when therapy is most likely successful. Consult the doctor to determine the best cancer screening schedule for you.
  • Many patients at Medicover Cancer Institute have successfully defeated cancer. The institute provides high-quality patient care through best-in-class infrastructure and cutting-edge medical facilities. We provide the best possible treatment for the patient, both physically and mentally. The Oncology Team at Medicover Hospitals is skilled and highly experienced in surgical, medical, and radiation oncology and treat any given condition with utmost precision.

Book an appointment and get your screening done!