Millions of men and women are diagnosed with cancer every year. The physical, emotional and spiritual burden can leave you depleted of energy and hope. The fact of the matter is that cancer doesn’t have to ruin your life. Additionally, there are things you can do to prevent yourself from a cancer diagnosis in the first place.
Quit Using Tobacco
If you are worried about being diagnosed with cancer any time in the future and you use any form of tobacco, you need to quit. Tobacco use is, by far, the single most avoidable cause of cancer. Tobacco is also highly addictive, making it hard for people to quit in the first place. However, there is a great chance that, if you continue smoking or chewing tobacco, you might be diagnosed with cancer one day. Quitting smoking immediately will lower the chances of that and keep you from worrying in a big way.
Smoking or using tobacco in its various other forms introduces the entire body to cancerous chemicals. These chemicals are absorbed by the entire body. This includes the skin and every organ in the body. That is because these cancerous chemicals enter directly into the blood and are carried to literally every part of your body as a result. This is why so many forms of cancer can be caused by using tobacco.
Improve Your Diet
Improving your diet along with quitting smoking is a powerful weapon against a cancer diagnosis. Taking these two protective measures can cut your risks of being diagnosed with any form of cancer in half quickly. A healthy diet containing plenty of fruits and vegetables is key. Your choice of other foods plays a big part as well.
We ask our patients to eat the most natural foods available to them. If you enjoy eating fast food or otherwise highly processed foods like potato chips and soda, it helps to change that in the long term. These kinds of foods contain high levels of unnatural fats and chemicals that can add to the risks of getting cancer. We also advise you to drink plenty of water.
Importance of Exercise
Regular exercise helps cleanse the body of toxins you inhale, consume or otherwise take into your body. When you breathe, try to breathe deeply and hold your breath for at least a couple of seconds before slowly inhaling. Deep breathing exercises can cleanse the lungs and body of these cancerous toxins, especially is you’re still smoking. The more this kind of breathing is performed, the more toxins leave the body.
Get in Touch with us for More Information
You don’t have to worry about developing cancer if you take good care of yourself. Monitoring your health can be an imperative part of cancer prevention. For more information on preventing a cancer diagnosis, we encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with Carnegie Dental Clinic! At our convenient location in Victoria, BC, our caring and knowledgeable team of professionals will be pleased to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you.