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Simple ways to avoid cancer

How to Prevent Cancer – 6 Simple Ways:

How to prevent cancer? - While cancer may seem like the threat that has no answers, it is surprising how far you can go with some incredibly simple steps to avoid it.
Here are five simple ways to prevent cancer that are easy to do and cost you nothing:

  1. Filter Your Tap Water

    If your drinking water is from the municipality, make sure you filter it first. You will reduce exposure to known or suspected carcinogens (chemicals causing cancer) and hormone-disrupting chemicals. Certain studies1 reveal that home-filtered tap water is safer than bottled water. Store water in stainless steel or glass containers to avoid chemical contaminants from plastic bottles.

  2. Get More Sunlight

    If you want to slash risk of cancer, it's important that you spend adequate time in the sun. If you are wondering how sunlight can lower risk of cancer considering there is so much written about avoiding sunlight to prevent skin cancer, it’s about timing. Aim at getting sunlight before 9 AM or later in the evening close to sunset – this is the ‘healthy’ sunlight. Avoid the sun in between – this is the ‘unhealthy’ sunlight. The sun rays at this time have higher incidence of UV (ultra violet) radiation. If getting the sun is not possible, supplement your diet with proper amounts of vitamin D3. It has been proven using data from more than 100 countries that the higher the solar UVB (healthy sunlight), the lower the incidence of 15 different types of cancer2.

  3. Get Screened Regularly

    Ensure that you and adult members of your family take part in organised cancer screening programmes for:

    • Prostrate (men)
    • Breast cancer (women)
    • Cervical cancer (women)
    • Bowel cancer (men and women)
  4. Move Around More

    Sitting for long periods of time is known to cause serious harm to your health over the long-term. If you have a desk job make sure you get up more frequently and walk around a bit and catch some fresh air. Over time, you should spend more time walking or even consider taking up a sport with the objective of keeping your weight in check.

  5. Say No to Smoking & Alcohol

    If you have to identify the two biggest causes of health problems and diseases including cancer, it would have to be smoking and alcohol3. Eliminate both from your life completely and you as also your family and colleagues (who have to put with second hand smoke) will have a bigger chance of leading a cancer-free existence.

  6. Plan your Finances

    Planning for cancer expenses is also crucial to prevent it from depleting you financially. Based on the severity and the type, cancer treatment can costs anywhere between 3 lacs to 25 lacs. It can wash away your savings in one go. But now you can prepare yourself against Cancer financially with cancer insurance planat cost less than Rs 5/Day4 Know More

  1. http://www.prevention.com/health/health-concerns/everyday-cancer-prevention-tips
  2. http://www.healthline.com/health/depression/benefits-sunlight
  3. http://www.who.int/cancer/prevention/en/
  4. Premium amount for Male, aged 35 years, 10 years term, Silver option, 20 lakhs cover, including tax

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