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COMMON CANCERS IN WOMEN AND WAYS TO PREVENT THEM USING DIET.
Cancer is a group of
diseases involving cell growth that has the potential to invade or spread to
other parts of the body. In cancers, some of the body’s cells begin to divide
without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues. Cancer harms the body
when altered cells divide uncontrollably to form lumps or masses of tissue
Cancer can be
directly linked to your family medical history, your environment and your
lifestyle choices. While we cannot control our family’s medical history or our
environment, we can make life style choices like diet, weight, exercise, giving
up smoking, etc. These preventive measures seem to be under-estimated by
people, but the truth is that they really work.
Some of the cancers that
most often affect women are breast, Colon, Endometrial, lung, cervical, skin
and ovarian cancers. Knowing about these cancers and what you can do to help prevent
them may help save lives.
The ratio of women
getting this cancer is 1 in 8.It is said to be the most common cancer among
women. The risk factors to getting breast cancer are numerous. They include;
1. Age – women above
2. Family history –
You are at greater risk if your sister, mother, or grandmother suffered breast
3. A dense breast
4. Women that their
menstrual period started before the age of 12.
5. Women that reach
menopause after the age of 55.
6. Women that have
never being pregnant, or that had their first baby after the age of 30.
7. Taking birth
8. Being over-weight.
9. Women who have
never breast –fed a baby.
10. Lack of exercise.
11. Heavy drinking.
12. Hormone therapy
The risk of this
cancer is reduced if people quit smoking, exercised, and also reduced their
This is said to be
more common among women that are 50 and above. Family history, heavy drinking,
Low fiber and high fat diet, smoking, and lack of exercise are some of the risk
This has to do with
hormonal changes in the body, particularly in respect to the Estrogen. Uterine canceralso known as endometrial cancer has some risk factors related to it. They
2.If you have never being pregnant.
3.If your menstrual periods are above
6.A high fat diet.
9.Family history of colon, breast, or ovarian
a family history of cancer or not, certain lifestyle changes especially your
diet can make a huge difference in helping you fight off and prevent cancer.
Certain foods can increase our risk of cancer while there are those that
support and strengthen our immune system against the disease. Some of these foods are ;
1.Fruits and vegetables.
Fruits and vegetables contain
lessunhealthy fat, have more fiber and
cancer fighting nutrients. These three factors
combine to support the immune system and help fight
2.Eat a healthy balanced diet. A balanced
plant based diet filled with fruits and vegetables, soy, nuts, whole grains and
beans can help lower the risk for many types of cancer.
3.Eat a lot of Fiber. Diets that are high in
fiber can help keep the bowel healthy and prevent constipation and thereby
reduce the risk of bowel cancer. Fiber rich foods include wholegrain pasta,
bread, cereals andrice. Pulses, fruits
and vegetables are also good sourcesof
4.Drink plenty of water. Water is essential
in fighting cancer. It stimulates the immune system, removes waste and toxins,
andtransports nutrients to all the
organs in the body.
5.Cut down on or completely avoidred and processed meat. They lack fiber and nutrients that fight cancer
and some red meats contain saturated fat.
6.Eat only good fats. Some fats from whole
milk diary and eggs have some health benefits.Unhealth y saturated fatsfrom fast and fried foods can increase cancer
7.Eat fish once or twice a week. Salmon,
sardines and herrings are good.
8.Cook with olive oil instead of vegetable or
other saturated oils.
9.Check the ingredients list on food labels
before buying them.
10.The way you cookand store your foodcan also help in your effort to prevent
11.Salt. High salt diet has been linked with
stomach cancer. Choose foods that arelow in salt.
12.Alcohol consumption should bereduced or completely avoided.
13.Drinking sweetened beverages leads to weight
gain and obesity both of which are leading factors for some cancers. Drink
plenty water instead.