Freedom from Cancer - Independence Day Special
Today, a growing number of Indians lose their precious lives because of cancer. While many of them have to fight health issues on a daily basis. However, staying away from this cancer is possible with some simple changes in your lifestyle choices.
However, research shows that up to 50% of cancer cases and about 50% of cancer deaths are preventable with the knowledge we have today. Prevention and early detection are more important than ever — and are proven, effective strategies to lower health care costs.
This Independence Day let’s take a healthy initiative to gain freedom from cancer and lead a healthier life.
There have been many trending types of cancer which have become a cause of worry for medical science and individuals as well. As per a study In India, the six most common cancer types were breast cancer, oral cancer, cervical cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, and colorectal cancer. Together, these account for 49 per cent of all new cancer cases.
Good News! Prevention of Cancer is possible.
- Avoid Tobacco
The usage of tobacco is responsible for about 22% of cancer-related deaths. Tobacco is smoked or chewed but is related to many other cancers beyond the lung or mouth. Tobacco is a significant risk factor for more than 20 distinct forms of cancer, cardiovascular, and respiratory disorders and includes at least 80 separate cancer-causing chemicals. The 1.3 billion tobacco users globally, or more than 80 per cent, reside in low- and middle-income nations.
- Healthy Diet
Choose a diet high in nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. Reduce your intake of animal-sourced fats and refined sugars. Reduce your intake of processed meat as well because doing so may lower your risk of developing some cancers.
- Alcohol Consumption
At least six different cancers, including bowel (colorectal), breast, mouth, pharynx, and larynx (mouth and throat), oesophageal, liver, and stomach cancers, can be made worse by drinking alcohol, even moderate amounts of it. In 2020, it is predicted that alcohol will have contributed to 4% of all cancer cases.
- Exercise & Stay Active
Obesity may increase your risk of developing cancer. By combining a nutritious diet with exercise, you can keep your weight in check. Regular exercise can lower your risk of developing cancer. Experts advise exercising at least five days a week for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week.
- Preventive Health check-ups
Many cancers are caught early by a preventive health check-up so you can act right away.
Early detection and prompt treatment of a health condition result in a much lower initial medical expense. Additionally, because the patient has the benefit of being discovered at an early stage, the patient may be treated in a shorter amount of time and with less stress and discomfort.
Even if you have a family history of cancer, getting regular medical check-ups will help you avoid having sick for longer. You might even totally avoid the condition if you receive competent medical care and have a healthy lifestyle.
This Independence Day, let’s celebrate Freedom from Cancers and embrace health and joy. Celebrate this August with your family and loved ones by opting for a simple and quick health check-up, which brings loads of benefits for you.