6 Tips To Reduce Chances Of Getting Cancer

6 Tips To Reduce Chances Of Getting Cancer

Think of the causes of cancer as a jigsaw puzzle. There are several hundred pieces to assemble. Scientists have discovered quite a few of the pieces but it is only when they complete the puzzle that we will finally understand the causes and develop an effective cure for cancer.

6 Tips to reduce chances of getting cancer
6 Tips to reduce chances of getting cancer

They have identified many causes and they are just not sure how and where they exactly fit in to complete the puzzle. The leading causes of cancer are:

  • genetic factors
  • lifestyle choices
  • acidity levels in the body
  • random cell mutations you cannot control
  • exposure to carcinogens (agents which are known to cause damage to cells)


To reduce your chances of getting cancer you can:

Watch your diet

The experts here are not so sure about why exactly fruit and vegetables help to prevent cancer. One thing is certain though; there are plenty of antioxidants in these foods which help to fight the cancer cells. Eating plenty of plant foods plus whole grains is a great way to stay healthy.

Stay active

A sedentary lifestyle has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and some forms of cancer. The experts recommend that regular exercise can help to avoid all these problems. So, the next time you are tempted to be a couch potato, try to go for a walk instead.

Filter tap water

There are lots of chemicals that are carcinogenic and one example is those in the water we drink. It is safer to use filtered water, rather than bottled variety. If you store your water in a glass flask, then you are going to be safer as the BPA (Bisphenol A) in plastic bottles can leach out. This is an endocrine disruptor and might lead to cancer.

Avoid radiation

Too many scans or too much sunshine all help to build up the amount of radiation you are exposed to. Radiation is known to cause cancer as evidenced by the high numbers of cancers after nuclear testing. Radiation has now permeated soil, water, and ice globally, as a result.

Sleep in the dark

How many times have you left the light on as you drifted into sleep? Women may be at increased risk of ovarian and breast cancer if they do not sleep in total darkness. Any interference from the light will interfere with the release of melatonin which can then increase the release of the estrogen hormone.

Avoid dry cleaning

Are you sure that the cardigan needs to be dry-cleaned? The problem here is that the chemical known as perc (perchloroethylene) has been linked to some cancers as reported by the Environmental Protection Agency. There may be no need to clean the whole garment using chemicals.