For me, health is very important and I believe that one significant value that we need to learn is to take care of our bodies. If there is one word that scares me much is the word “Cancer”. I handled cancer patients and it’s heartbreaking to know their stories. Cancer prevention is very important in today’s complexities in the treatment of different diseases such as cancer.
Moreover, in order to live our best life and create success after success, we need to take good care of our health. A healthy body and mind will surely have a great impact on our journey towards our success. According to World Health Organization, around 30-50% of cancer is preventable. The following are factors that might cause cancer that can be prevented, based on World Health Organization (WHO).
Tobacco is the greatest avoidable risk factor for cancer. One worst type is second-hand smoking for non – smoking people. Second-hand smoking is inhaling the smoke coming from a person who is smoking.
First, as much as possible avoid and never attempt smoking because there were no proven benefits of tobacco smoking. Second, avoid a surrounding where you have the possibility to be exposed to the second-hand smoke.
2. Physical inactivity, dietary factors, obesity and being overweight.
Dietary modification is very important in cancer prevention.
Eat fruits and vegetables. Regular physical activity and the maintenance of ideal body weight can reduce the risk of cancer.
3. Alcohol use.
Alcohol consumption can cause the different type of cancer such as oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colorectum and breast.
Prevention: As much as possible avoid consumption of a large amount of alcohol.
These infections associated are highly associated with some infectious agents such as Helicobacter Pylori, Human Papilloma Virus, and Hepatitis B & C.
Vaccines are already available for hepatitis B and some human papilloma virus. These can reduce the risk of liver and cervical cancers.
5. Environmental pollution
Pollution of air, water, and soil with carcinogenic materials contributes greatly to cancer. Carcinogenic materials are cancer causing materials.
Live in a surrounding with fresh air. Avoid exposure to areas with heavy pollution.
Exposure to radiation is dangerous and can cause malignancy such as Leukemia. Ultraviolet radiation can also cause skin cancer such as melanoma.
Avoid excessive exposure to ultra violet radiation, use of sunscreen and protective clothing is highly encouraged.
Cancer & Life
Life is very precious and we should take every single effort to protect our health. I believe that we have the power to prevent it by creating smart choices on our lifestyle. Healthy lifestyle and success are directly proportional to each other. We cannot create big wins in life if we are sick.
Furthermore, when we are healthy we can focus on pursuing our dreams and living life to the fullest. Health is a real wealth. There is no question about it.
The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, he answered “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
We will all reach a certain destination call death. We cannot escape this. However, we have the power to escape the difficulties of life and focus on the greater life that are waiting for us. Finally, we can do it by loving our bodies and protecting our health.
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Wishing you a healthy life,