Track: Cancer Prevention

Cancer Prevention

Sub-Track:

Cancer prevention is described as proactive measures performed to reduce the risk of developing cancer. This includes things like leading a healthy lifestyle, avoiding cancer-causing substances, and taking cancer-prevention medications or vaccines.

Diet: A high-fat diet raises the risk of a variety of cancers. Healthy fat, on the other hand, may help to prevent cancer.
Plant-based diets strengthen the immune system, making them more resistant to cancer cells.
Prostate cancer is reduced by eating foods high in lycopene.
Foods high in vitamin C reduce the incidence of esophageal cancer.

Avoid Preservatives.
Physical activity is defined as any movement that involves the use of skeletal muscles and consumes more energy than resting. encompasses endocrinologic, immunologic, and metabolic systems, all of which can influence the risk of cancer development. Physical activity also aids in the maintenance of a healthy weight and the prevention of cancer.

Chemoprevention is the practice of using medications to assist reduce the risk of contracting a disease. Tamoxifen and raloxifene are the most widely prescribed drugs to reduce the risk of breast cancer. Aromatase inhibitors are another type of medication that can be utilized. Chemoprevention medications aren't usually prescribed to treat cancer.

Vaccines are drugs that assist the body fight disease by training the immune system to kill harmful bacteria and cells. Vaccines are available to both prevent and treat cancer. Protection against certain viral infections is part of cancer prevention.
  • HPV vaccines- Cervical cancers
  • Hepatitis B vaccine- hepatitis B virus (Liver Cancer)