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8 Habits to Prevent Cancer

8 simple habits to prevent cancer

According to World Health Organization (WTO),  cancer has becoming the leading cause of death globally and has accounted for 7,600,000 deaths each year, which is around 13% of all deaths.  WTO also states that 1/3 of cancer is preventable by making changes to your daily habits.  Here are 8 simple habits that may prevent you from having cancer.

  1. Weight control: Avoid underweight or overweight. As overweight or obese will increase the risk of Endometrial cancer, Breast cancer, Kidney cancer and Colon cancer.
  2. More vegetables and fruits (Alkaline diet): Alkaline diet is proved to prevent cancer.  What is alkaline diet? The simple answer is eating more greens.  You should eat at least 400 to 800 grams of vegetables and fruits everyday, which may reduce the risk of having cancer by 20%.  Lack of vegetables and fruits will increase the risk of Oral cancer, Nasopharyngeal cancer, Esophageal cancer, Lung Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Colon Cancer and Rectal cancer.
  3. More starchy foods: Starchy foods are rich source of vitamins B, which may reduce the risk of cancer. Your daily diet should include sweet potatoes, potatoes, yam, rice, pasta or any wheat products. However, do not eat overcooked starchy foods, such as french fries and potato chips.
  4. More exercises:  You should do at least 20 minutes of aerobic exercises for at least 3 or more times per week.
  5. Less meat: Meat and high protein foods will make our body becoming more acidic. Acidic diet will weaken our immune system and increase the risk of cancer. Red meat eaters will increase the risk of Colon Cancer, Rectum Cancer, Pancreas Cancer, Kidney cancer, Prostate cancer, Breast cancer .
  6. Less salt: High-salt diet increases the risk of Gastric cancer, Kidney cancer and Colon cancer. WTO recommends that salt intake per person per day should be 6 grams or less.
  7. Less food additives:  More than 3000 food additives can be found from your daily diet.  They are NOT natural food, they are chemicals.
  8. Less alcohol: Alcohol consumption increases the risk of Mouth cancer, Throat cancer, Esophageal cancer, Liver cancer, Colon cancer, Rectal cancer, Breast cancer.
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Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms

The pancreas is a spongy, tube-shaped or thin pear liked organ (gland) about 6 inches long.  The pancreas has three parts: head, body, and tail. It is found in the abdomen behind the stomach and intestines.  The pancreas makes pancreatic enzymes and hormones, including insulin.  Pancreatic cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the pancreas.

Pancreatic Cancer symptoms checklist

  1. Abdominal pain - Abdominal pain especially at the upper area that may radiate to your back.  The pain may come and go.
  2. Swelling in the abdomen - happens after meals.
  3. Diarrhea  & Nausea
  4. Jaundice - Yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes
  5. Loss of appetite
  6. Weight loss
  7. Depression
  8. Blood clots
  9. Fatigue
  10. Increase in Blood sugar level