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Find Out About Causes of Cancer To Combat It!

Submitted by ccilinton12
Fri, 1 Feb 2013

Cancer is a disease which is feared by all of us. If it is detected at an early stage, then it can be cured, however, there are chances of losing your life if you are not aware of its existence within you for a long time. There is no specific reason for one person to have cancer and why another does not. The occurrence of this disease is clearly a result of gene mutations that are caused by factors related to your lifestyle, heredity, and surroundings. Some of the risk factors can be smoking, consumption of alcohol, exposure to the harmful ultraviolet rays, taking in carcinogens, i.e. cancer causing agents from the environment. These prospective "promoters" of cancer can increase your risk of having cancer, but they are not the ultimate causes.

You cannot overpower your hereditary conditions, but at least try to have a quick and effective prevention to cancer when it comes to genes. There are 20% chances of you getting cancer if a family member or relative was suffering from this disease. Cancer is usually passed on from a parent to the child, hence, if detected soon, can be cured and you can lead a normal life. Your family history should be clearly known to your family doctor in order to keep your future generation safe from this disease.

Continuous exposure to any kind of radiation is also an area of concern. If a person has frequent exposure to certain radiation therapies or getting x-rays done, he might end up damaging his or her skin cells. This increases the risk for skin cancer. Similarly, the ultraviolet rays of the sun are harmful for your skin. It contains cancer causing agents. Frequent unprotected exposure can harm your skin and make you age faster, resulting in skin cancer. Hence, make use of sunscreens and wear covered clothing when going out in the sun.

Many of you have a habit of excessive smoking or drinking or both. Such heavy intake of tobacco and alcohol causes cancers of the mouth, oesophagus, lungs, stomach, pancreas, etc. Moderate consumption of alcohol increases the risk of having breast cancer in women. In comparison to other factors causing cancer, the intake of tobacco and alcohol keeps harming you slowly from within and you remain unaware of the damage caused till the time its symptoms are experienced. A high rate of deaths in the world has been observed from people who were chain smokers and heavy drinkers. Thus, we can say, cigarettes and alcohol do not reduce stress; they reduce your life span incredibly.

Nowadays, we all have developed a wrong habit of skipping meals due to excessive work and a busy schedule. Later, when we eat, we do not keep a check on what we are eating and in what proportion are we eating? A high fat or high cholesterol diet is again a risk factor that will support the cancer causing agents to harm your body. Obesity has been observed in people of different parts of the world and it becomes a major risk factor that causes cancer. Cancers of the prostate, breast, ovary, uterus, colon, and pancreas have increased on a large scale due to an unhealthy diet. Hence, consume food that is nutritious, cholesterol free, includes the necessary components like fibre, vitamins, minerals, and low fats. This will lower the risk of cancer and provide you with a fit and healthy lifestyle.

 

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