Cancer is a devastating disease and many people are still sadly taken by this terrible disease and, even if cancer treatments are progressing thanks to extensive research, the disease comes in many forms and can easily spread to the other organs of the body. In order to keep your health in top form and prevent from getting cancer, there are pre-emptive measures that you can do to have a cancer-free life, as much as possible, and if you have a history of cancer in your family, then you may be at a higher risk, so it’s even a need to take immediate action on these pre-emptive measures.
Stay away from smoking
The number one cause of lung cancer is smoking cigarettes, since the disease attacks the lungs, such that there is difficulty of breathing and, not only that, cigarette smoke contains at least forty different carcinogens, so it’s not just lung cancer that may develop from smoking, but other forms of cancer, like oral and throat cancer and risk of developing other types of cancer. If you’re a smoker, quit smoking to prevent the further development of the disease and embark on a new, healthy lifestyle; however, if there is an issue on dealing with withdrawal symptoms, there are options which may help you eventually quit smoking and these are through vaping alone or vaping with cannabinoid oil.
Staying hydrated, by drinking eight glasses of water daily, produces the following effects to the body: reduce the risk of developing cancer because water flushes out cancer-causing agents, such as toxins, from the body; helps in strengthening the immune system of the body, and since this is a simple, yet significant preventive measure, make sure that the quality of water that you’re drinking is not contaminated.
Be active by doing physical activity
When you exercise you get as many health benefits, such as: lose weight, improve muscle tone, reduce the risk of various life-threatening diseases – heart disease, stroke, cancer; therefore, make it a habit to devote at least two hours per week of moderate exercise, such as walking, cycling, or swimming, which can make your body fit and healthy.
Take regular preventive check-ups
There are available medical tests that can help detect early signs of cancer that is on a developing stage, such that if you make yourself available to these tests as routine check-ups each year, like smear tests to check for signs of cervical cancer, breast mammograms to check for signs of breast cancer, this preventive approach may enable health professionals to detect any early signs of cancer or detect indicators that may develop to cancer in the future so that treatments may be acted upon quickly.
When you are experiencing symptoms of pain and discomfort, do not ignore nor take the symptoms for granted, as the pain can be a signal of a more serious sign of cancer, such as ovarian cancer since this disease is accompanied by frequent bloating, more urgent need to urinate, and mild to severe pelvic pain; therefore, seek medical help when you experience frequent pain in your body.