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Cancer Awareness: Causes and Preventions

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Cancer Awareness: Causes and Preventions

Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells start growing out of control. In medical science, there are more than 100 types of diseases described under cancer. Cancer cells can invade into other healthy tissues of our body and form tumours. The cancer is always named to that part of the body where it started. For example, cancer starts from the lung is called lung cancer.

What contributes maximum to developing cancer in our body?


Tobacco is linked to many types of cancers, which include lung, oesophagus, mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, larynx, stomach, pancreas, and cervix. Consuming tobacco contributes maximum to the cause of cancer conditions. If you Quit smoking, you significantly reduce the probability of having cancer.


In many studies, Alcohol came out to be one of the major reasons for increasing the risk of having cancer. Whether you are consuming low or high quantity, alcohol in any amount is injurious to health. It is considered one of the most contributing factors for increasing cancer risk in the human body.

Intake of a maximum of two drinks for men and one for women is considered a safe quantity.

Bad Diet

Low nutritional diet or bad-quality food is one of the primary reasons for increasing the risk of cancer. Doctors recommend the following diet to lower the risk of cancer:

  • Fresh vegetables & fruits
  • Protein-based food (Eggs, and a limited quantity of meat)
  • Whole grains and non-refined sugar
  • Clean drinking water

Active Lifestyle

The type of life you live also impacts the probability of cancer. Healthy and active lifestyle minimises the risk of having cancer. Here are some tips to follow an active lifestyle:

  • Sleep for 7-8 hours
  • Exercise at least 30 minutes a day
  • Drink 5-7 glasses of water every day
  • Eat 4-5 healthy meals a day

Why early detection is the best protection?

Screening before showing symptoms is the best way to detect cancer in early stages. It is also called preventive cancer health screening that plays a major role in detecting cancer early. Lung cancer screening is highly recommended for the people who are at high risk.

It’s always better to go for regular tests called screening exams before a tumour has spread. It helps your doctors to diagnose the problem before showing symptoms. You must talk to your doctor to run these screening tests for you.

Signature Hospital is one of the best cancer hospitals in Delhi NCR & Gurgaon, where advanced diagnostic procedures are performed by health experts. The hospital is served by some of the most experienced oncologists in Delhi.

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