Cancer is one of the most serious health issues. Curiously, the recommendations to reduce cancer risks often coincide with looking your very best.
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — It is probably not an overstatement that everybody wants to be healthy and good looking. It seems, however, that “health” and “looking good” often go hand in hand. Improving one often has a positive effect on the other.
Medical doctor and surgeon Tansar Mir, MD has published an informational article on simple steps you can take to reduce cancer risks, and look your best at the same time. The complete article will be published on the Blog of Dr. Mir at https://tansarmirmd.home.blog/
Have you read any blogs on how to prevent cancer lately? Did you get confused by all the advice you got, where one blog mentioned a certain thing to do to prevent cancer and another was against it? You see, the tips for preventing cancer are still evolving, which means that what you read a today does not necessarily apply a week from now.
While there is no perfect answer because our knowledge about cancer is still evolving, there are a few things you can do to possibly reduce your cancer risk. Let’s call them “Cancer Prevention 101.” And as you will see, these simple steps will have a beneficial effect for your overall appearance.
The first issue on the list is obesity. This risk factor is associated with different types of cancers in that impact, for example:
Gaining a healthy weight may require some pretty big lifestyle changes, and seeing your doctor for a medical exam may be a good starting point.
Let’s have a look at the top five things you can do to reduce cancer risks.
Tip #1 – Don’t Use Tobacco
What’s the fastest way to developing cancer? Smoking! Tobacco causes or contributes to cancer in certain parts of the body including lungs, mouth, larynx, throat, cervix, kidneys, pancreas, and bladder. However, one of the most common diseases associated with excessive smoking is oral cancer. Again, seeing your doctor may help you get started, your doctor may suggest some strategies for quitting cigarettes.
Tip #2 – Eat Healthy
It should go without saying that eating healthy can reduce risks of disease. But temptations are everywhere around us, junk food is everywhere, and it is fast and cheap. But look up cancer-preventing foods, and you will be directed to a long list of fruits and vegetables. No meat though! According to the World Health Organization (WHO), processed meat is one of the food items that can increase the risks associated with cancer. The main purpose of eating healthy is to maintain a healthy weight, thus fruits and vegetables can help reduce cancer risks, particularly apples, blueberries, dark leafy green vegetables, and grapefruit.
Tip #3 – Be Physically Active
Engaging in physical activity can lower the risks associated with colon cancer and breast cancer. Moreover, it will help you maintain your weight and boost your metabolism. Try doing at least 30 minutes of vigorous exercise or any aerobic activity of your liking on a daily basis.
Tip #4 – Shield Yourself from Sunlight
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and prevention is easy. Here are a few tips to reduce your risk of skin cancer:
* Avoid exposure to midday sun (between 10am to 4pm)
* Cover exposed areas
* Stay under the shade
* Apply sunscreen generously (SPF 30)
* Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds
Tip #5 – Get Vaccinated
The two viral infections that can potentially cause cancer are Hepatitis B and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Hepatitis B can be sexually transmitted, and it can also be transferred through the exchange of body fluids. HPV is also a sexually transmitted disease. So, before entering in a relationship, get yourself vaccinated for both these diseases.
A few types of cancer don’t show symptoms until it’s too late. To be on the safe side, get yourself screened at least once every 2 years. If you have a history of cancer in your family, then visit the doctor once every year, and more frequently when you reach your 40s.
Dr. Tansar N. Mir is a plastic & reconstructive surgeon in New York. Dr. Mir received his Doctorate of Medicine with Recognition in Research from the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine after graduating from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with his Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience. Dr. Mir completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY and his residency/fellowship in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery with the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group through Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Mir is a double board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
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