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CANCER TYPES CAUSES SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSIS DIET TREATMENT

Causes

There are several causes of cancer which may develop the disease on its own or by interacting  with one another. Cancer development depends on the presence or absence of certain factors that promote or inhibit cancer. 

Genetic influence
A family history of cancer puts you at a higher risk for developing the disease. It does not necessarily mean you will get the cancer because other non genetic environmental factors which may promote or hinder the cancer should also be present for the cancer to develop. Having regular checkups helps to detect the cancer early.

Carcinogenic chemicals and food 
Chemical carcinogens such as asbestos, benzene, arsenic and diesel exhaust and certain carcinogenic foods such as salted, pickled, smoked and charred foods can cause cancer. Taking Vitamin C supplements and Vitamin C rich foods may protect against the effects carcinogenic foods causing cancer.  

Overexposure to estrogen 
Too much estrogen in a woman's blood system puts her at increased risk for some gynecological cancers such as Breast Cancer & uterine cancer. Estrogen level enhances during the first period, pregnancy and age at pregnancy, age at menopause, weight, physical activity, and diet. The ways to reduce the estrogen level are doing regular aerobic exercise, minimizing alcohol, eating a low-fat diet and having a baby before 35 years of age. 

Ultraviolet radiation
Ultraviolet rays of the sun damages DNA of cells. Over exposure to these rays cause skin cancers. Covering well and using a sunscreen lotion with a high SPF can prevent the onset of cancer. 

Ionizing radiation
Overexposure to radiation, such as X rays and nuclear radiation, can cause DNA injury that may lead to cancer. Avoiding X-rays unless absolutely necessary or not living near a nuclear power plant or nuclear waste disposal site 

Smoking and Alcohol
Smoking can be a causative factor for different cancers such as cancer of the lungs, the upper respiratory tract, esophagus, bladder, pancreas, stomach, liver, kidney, colon, and rectum. Passive smoking can also cause Lung Cancer among nonsmokers. Intake of alcohol also may lead to several cancers like mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, liver cancer etc. So quit smoking and drinking alcohol to avoid cancers.

Diet
Avoid animal fats especially red meat which is associated with several different types of cancer, including the colon, rectum, stomach prostate etc. Eating more soy-based foods, fiber, fruits, and vegetables, can offer some protection against cancer. A diet high in dark yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, will block the formation of chemical compounds known as 'free radicals' that can damage DNA in cells leading to cancer.

Others
Most cancers can be kept at bay by following proper lifestyle habits. Along with taking care of the above mentioned factors,  maintaining ideal weight with exercise or physical activity for a minimum of 30-45 minutes per day is beneficial to prevent the onset of cancer. Regular checkups at the recommended age should be done. 

Women must maintain regular gynecological examinations including Pap smear and Mammograms and  must perform monthly breast self- examination. Men must perform monthly testicular self exam and routine check ups like PSA and Digital rectal Exam is recommended.




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 Atuha Mario, Kampala    29/6/2017
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Questions of
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 1.  Posted on : 16.1.2015  By  :  Mitali , Delhi View Answer (0) Post Answer
 

My husband is suffer from blood cancer.. He had his first stage.. He took very expensive treatment by still he suffers a lot on his disease..... Is dis possible dat he can be became fit???

 
 2.  Posted on : 23.5.2013  By  :  Dharmendra Kumar Singh , Kolkata View Answer (2) Post Answer
 

My nephew age 3+ has blood cancer 1st stage, please sugest me low budget hosital in Kolkata.

 
A1: 

The cheapest Hopital for Cancer treatment is Tata Medical at Rajarhat. It is the best in Eastern Region.

  Posted By :Subho , kolkata | On 11.6.2013
A2: 

There is a lot of cancer research is going on at tata cancer centre. You could try there.

  Posted By :Admin , Kochi | On 23.5.2013
 3.  Posted on : 16.8.2012  By  :  Payalkelkar , Nagpur View Answer (1) Post Answer
 

Suggest best treatment for blood cancer 1st stage, and best hosital in nagpur.

 
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You should be under the care of an Oncologist and follow his adivice. https://yellowpages.webindia123.com/dpy/Maharashtra/Nagpur/Hospitals/1/

  Posted By :Admin , Kochi | On 4.6.2013
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