CANCER RISK FACTORS

What is cancer?


How cancer is formed?

Cancer can start in any part of the body. It starts when cells grow out of control and crowd out normal cells. This makes it hard for the body to work the way it should. Cancer can be treated very well for many people. In fact, more people than ever before lead full lives after cancer treatment. What type of cancer you are affected with? (Here we will explain the major cancers like; Breast, Brain, Prostate, Lungs etc. There symptoms & preventions)

What are the precautions one should take?


Ways to never get cancer

Don’t use tobacco


This is one of the most important health decisions you can make. It's also an important part of cancer prevention. If you need help quitting tobacco, ask your doctor about stop-smoking products and other strategies for quitting. Smoking has been linked to various types of cancer — including cancer of the lung, mouth, throat, pancreas, bladder, cervix and kidney. Chewing tobacco has been linked to cancer of the oral cavity and pancreas. Even if you don't use tobacco, exposure to secondhand smoke might increase your risk of lung cancer.

Eat a healthy diet

1Eat plenty of fruits & vegetables
Base your diet on fruits, vegetables and other foods from plant sources — such as whole grains and beans.
2Avoid obesity
Eat lighter and leaner by choosing fewer high-calorie foods, including refined sugars and fat from animal sources.
3Big no to Alcohol
Alcohol increases the risk of cancer of breast, colon, lung, kidney and liver.
4No processed meat
According to a report by WHO, eating large amounts of processed meat can slightly increase the risk of certain types of cancer.

Ultraviolet Radiation


Ultraviolet Radiation is harmful for cancer Cancer is a class of disease characterized by out of control cell growth. It is the result of cells that uncontrollably grow and don’t die.The major risk of Skin Cancer is exposure to ultraviolet radiation.Almost all Skin Cancer are caused by the excessive exposure to UV rays. You might think that UV rays make up only small portion of sun rays so how can they be the cause of disease like Cancer, but yes even though forming only a small portion they are the major cause to Skin Cancer. They damage the DNA cells and this is when Cancer starts when this damage the effects the DNA of genes that control skin cell growth. People who live in areas with year around, bright sunlight have higher risk of Skin Cancer, but the pattern of exposure is also important for e.g. frequent sunburns in childhood may increase the risk of some type of Skin Cancer.

Skin Cancers are one results of getting too much sun. The amount of UV light reaching the ground in any place depends upon the no of factors including the time of day, time of year,elevation and cloud cover.

What are the tests, checkups one should go for?


The most common treatment for cancer is surgery, chemotherapy & radiation