9. AVOID TOXIC CHEMICALS
Carcinogenic chemicals damage the DNA of the cells and increase your chances of acquiring cancer if you breathe, touch or eat them.
At work people come in regular contact with some of these chemicals which include benzene, radon and asbestos. Chemicals in plastic and weed killers are also known to increase the risk of cancer.
All chemicals cannot be avoided but precaution can be taken to help guard against some we are aware of.
10. VACCINATION AS PRECAUTION
With regards to vaccines, think past your yearly influenza shot. Vaccines can act as effective deterrents by protecting us against cancer.
A few HPV vaccines are known to prevent cancer of anus, vulva, vagina and cervix. You must be paid attention, as the ideal to get vaccinated is 9-26. Hepatitis B vaccine prevents virus that causes liver cancer. It’s part of the childhood vaccination program.
11. AWARENESS ABOUT FAMILY HISTORY
You have inherited more than the grin of your mother and the eyes of the father. Amongst other naturally inherited things could also be your chance of getting cancer as some of the genes passed down to children are defective. These damaged genes do not help cells repair and rejuvenate DNA leading to cancer.
Learning more about family history of disease and taking advice from your doctor to check how prevention is possible and regular testing can be helpful.