Cancer Prevention

cancer prevention

Can Prevention

(BlackDoctor.org) — When it comes to cancer there are no guarantees. However, there are choices you can make to significantly reduce your risks. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful:

What You Need To Know:

  • Focus on fiber
    Eat foods rich in fiber, especially those made with whole grains, to help reduce the risk of several cancers
  • Find healthy fats
    Meals containing olive oil or fish help protect against cancer, and avoiding fat from meat, dairy, and processed foods may decrease cancer risk
  • Go vegetarian
    Lower cancer risk by eating plenty of fruits, whole grains, legumes, and vegetables (especially tomatoes and cruciferous vegetables like cabbage), which helps to optimize body weight, immune function, hormone regulation, and to avoid meat-related carcinogens
  • Avoid alcohol
    Use alcoholic beverages in moderation or not at all to reduce the risk of many cancers
  • Get regular checkups
    Many cancers can be prevented or discovered in the early stages with screening tests available through your healthcare provider

These recommendations are not comprehensive and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or pharmacist. Continue reading the full cancer prevention and diet article for more in-depth, fully-referenced information on medicines, vitamins, herbs, and dietary and lifestyle changes that may be helpful.