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Cancer Prevention

Cancer Prevention

Cancer Prevention: Cancer prevention can be defined prior care taken to lower the risk of getting cancer. Maintaining a safe lifestyle, avoiding suspected cancer-causing chemicals and taking cancer-prevention drugs or vaccines are all examples of this.

Diet: Eating high-fat diet increases risk for many types of cancer. But healthy fat may actually protect against cancer.

  • Plant-based foods boost immune system to protect against cancer cells.
  • Foods high in lycopene reduces prostate cancer
  • Vitamin C rich foods helps in risk of esophageal cancer
  • Avoid Preservatives.

Physical Activity: Physical activity is defined as any movement that uses skeletal muscles and requires more energy than resting. includes endocrinologic, immunologic and metabolic processes which can, in turn, affect the risk for development of several cancers. Being physically active also helps to maintain balanced weight and protect against cancer.

Medication: Taking medicines to help lower the risk of getting a disease is called chemoprevention. The most commonly used medicines to lower breast cancer risk are tamoxifen and raloxifene. Other medicines called aromatase inhibitors also can be used.  The drugs used for chemoprevention are typically not used to treat cancer.

Vaccination: Vaccines are medicines that help the body fight disease which can train the immune system to destroy harmful germs and cells. Vaccines are present to prevent cancer and to treat cancer. Cancer prevention includes protection from certain viral infections.  

  • HPV vaccines- Cervical cancers
  • Hepatitis B vaccine- hepatitis B virus (Liver Cancer)

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