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Are you afraid of cancer? Five tips on how to reduce the possibility of its occurrence!

The onset of malignant outbreaks is often associated, or at least supported by some of the many vices. To minimize the risk, think about your life. Some changes can save your life.

1. Stop smoking

Lung cancer is one of the most common causes of death. Most cases are associated with cigarette smoking - smoking costs 80-90% of lung cancer deaths. Compared to other populations, smokers have up to 25 times the risk of dying for this disease. There is also a danger of developing other oncological diseases (inter alia oral and throat, vocal cords, esophagus, stomach, intestine, liver, pancreas, kidney, urinary bladder or cervix). Last but not least, acute myeloid leukemia is also threatened by tobacco lovers.

It is also necessary to avoid passive smoking. Adults who are smoked at home or at work have a 20-30% higher risk of lung cancer. Concentrations of many carcinogenic and toxic chemicals are higher in smoked smoke than smoke inhaled by a smoker.

2. Protect your skin

Skin cancer occurs in many people. Skin exposure to UV rays (whether from the sun or artificial) appears to be the most important factor increasing the risk of developing this type of cancer. To protect your skin but also to enjoy the fresh air, look for shade, always apply sunscreen and do not forget about protective sunglasses.

3. Reduce alcohol intake

Drinking alcohol increases the risk of certain types of cancer. It contributes to the development of cancer of the oral cavity, throat, larynx, esophagus, colon, liver and breast. The less you drink, the lower the chance of oncological illness.

4. Maintain a healthy weight

Research has shown that overweight and obesity contribute to the onset of malignant growth of the uterus, breast, prostate and colon. Overweight is defined as a BMI index between values ​​25 and 29, obesity is a state where the BMI is higher or equal to 30. Try to increase regular exercise activity and change the diet if your weight is not ideal.

5. Test for Type C jaundice

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, most commonly caused by a virus. In the Czech Republic, type C virus is most common in jaundice. If this disease is chronic, it can lead to severe liver problems. These include liver damage, cirrhosis, failure or cancer of this organ. Testing is recommended for people born between 1945 and 1965.

Source: Cancer Treatment

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