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How to Prevent Cancer
October 8, 2014
Having been with my cancer ass kicking husband for over 7 years now, I feel strongly about doing everything we can to prevent chronic disease of any kind, namely cancer and it's re-occurance. Preventing cancer, "if it were that easy, wouldn't we all do it?" asks my mega health conscious friend. The answer - YES! Or should I say, we try. Many people are unaware that as many as two-thirds of cancers are preventable.
Most of us know that smoking causes cancer, in fact 30% of all cancer deaths are related to smoking. But, according to the American Cancer Society, one third of cancer deaths are attributed to poor lifestyle habits such as physical inactivity, obesity and poor diet.
In fact, the National Cancer Institute reports an association between obesity and some cancers such as esophagus, breast, endometrium, colon, rectum, kidney, gallbladder, pancreas and thyroid. And for cancer survivors, extra pounds are associated with a higher chance of re-occurance, especially in breast cancer.
October is breast cancer awareness month and I urge you to encourage your loved ones (and yourself) to make some positive lifestyle changes not only for weight loss, but to prevent your likeliness of developing chronic disease, most importantly cancer prevention.
We can't be entirely sure that following these guidelines will stave off cancer, after all, cancer has been a hard nut to crack and we do know that our chances for developing it lie deep within our genetic code. But we might as well try!
Eat breakfast to prevent overeating later in the day.
Consume less calories by cutting your meals in half while eating out.
Order more salads with vegetables and protein and less burgers with fries.