Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Health Tips | Reducing the Rate of Cancer Risk

    Health Tips | Reducing the Rate of Cancer RiskCancer is a cluster of diseases characterized by the growth and spread of abnormal cells. This can occur in any part of the human body.

    If you're concerned about cancer prevention, take comfort in the fact that small changes in your daily life can make a big difference. Consider seven real-life cancer prevention tips.

    Here are the tips:

    Stop smoking and using tobacco
    • Limit alcohol intake – some alcohol is okay
    • Follow recommended intake of fruits and vegetable (daily!)
    Decrease the amount of fat in your daily diet
    Lose weight if you’re too heavy, try to gain weight if you’re too thin
    • Move! Get active
    • Watch your skin (from the sun and don’t use tanning beds)
    • Don’t take chances when having sex. Protect yourself.
    • See your doctor regularly and take part in recommenced screening tests
    • If you have had cancer or are at particularly high risk, speak with your doctor about chemoprevention, which is taking medications to reduce the risk of new cancers

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