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7 Simple ways to help prevent and recover from cancer

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What is cancer?

Cancer can be defined as a group of diseases made up of abnormal cells. These abnormal cells were formed by changes (mutations) to the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) within cells that result in them not functioning as they should.

These abnormal cells then grow and divide into a lump called a tumor. This tumor is malignant (cancerous) so it gets larger and moves into surrounding tissues, and then spreads to other parts of the human body such as the blood system causing leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, etc.

What are some of the factors that may cause cancer?

Some of the risk factors of cancer are:

• Eating unhealthily such as consuming a lot of refined sugar and carbohydrates such as white bread, white rice, cakes, cookies, etc.; • Getting older; • Excess exposure to ultraviolet rays and radiation; • Smoking; • Exposure to harmful chemicals such asbestos, benzene, weed killers, etc.; • Being overweight or obese; • Lack of regular exercise; • Excessive alcohol consumption; • And certain types of viruses and infections such as human papilloma virus and helicobacter pylori (H pylori).

What are some of the symptoms of cancer?

“Some general signs and symptoms associated with, but not specific to, cancer, include:

• Fatigue • Lump or area of thickening that can be felt under the skin • Weight changes, including unintended loss or gain • Skin changes, such as yellowing, darkening or redness of the skin, sores that won't heal, or changes to existing moles • Changes in bowel or bladder habits • Persistent cough or trouble breathing • Difficulty swallowing • Hoarseness • Persistent indigestion or discomfort after eating • Persistent, unexplained muscle or joint pain • Persistent, unexplained fevers or night sweats • Unexplained bleeding or bruising”1

7 Simple ways to help prevent and recover from cancer

1. Food

Eat organic foods and maintain a diet rich in vegetables and fruits.

Today, access to affordable, local, nutrient rich organic food is available such as being part of Cariporter Organic CSA.

Try the Mediterranean diet and reduce or have zero consumption of unhealthy food such as refined sugar and carbohydrates, such as white bread, white rice, cakes, cookies, etc.

2. Exercise

Have regular exercise such as walking your dog, using the stairs or walking up the escalator, etc.

3. Alcohol

Limiting or not having alcohol may help to reduce the risk of cancer.

4. Genes

Doing genetic testing may help to determine and prevent cancer if a certain type of cancer is prevalent in your family. 5. Carcinogens

Reduce exposure to carcinogens (cancer causing agents) such as asbestos, benzene, too much radiation and ultraviolet rays, pollution, household chemicals, pesticides, weed killers, etc.

6. Check ups

Having regular medical check-ups and screening when required, may help to prevent and determine the risk of cancer, other diseases and infections.

7. Smoking

Quit or reduce the activity of smoking.

1. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20370588

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