13 Sep Fight Cancer Naturally


Fight Cancer Naturally

Cancer is not an inevitability! Here are some things you can do to decrease your risk of getting cancer.

That is why Blood and Cancer Institute is dedicated to providing uncompromised independent care in South Central Arkansas. Patients throughout this region can rest assured they are receiving the best possible care without having to travel out of state.

Eat Healthy

In clinical studies, many individual minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals demonstrate anti-cancer effects. Yet evidence suggests it is the synergy of compounds working together in the overall diet that offers the strongest cancer protection. Therefore the best advice is to eat a balanced diet with all fruits and vegetables.

Exercise Regularly

There is convincing evidence that physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of cancers of the colon and breast. Several studies also have reported links between physical activity and a reduced risk of cancers of the prostate, lung, and lining of the uterus.

Quit Smoking

Hardly any cancer would have such clear association than the one between smoking and lung, oral cavity, pharyngeal and upper esophageal cancers. Smoke is harmful in all forms and shape, including dipping and second hand smoke. Twentieth-century tobacco control programs and policies were responsible for preventing more than 795,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States from 1975 through 2000.

Avoid Tanning Beds

Those who use sunbeds before age 30 increase their lifetime risk of Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 75 percent. The risk of squamous cell cancer is also increased by 2.5 times. We recommend that you avoid tanning beds as much as possible.

Breast Feeding is good for mom too!

Contrary to the popular belief that breast feeding is good for “baby” only…the reality is that it also helps protect the mother from breast cancer.

*Disclaimer – The information provided here is to help improve your general knowledge only. Some of the recommendations here may not apply to your unique situation. Please ask your physician for detailed information on your condition.