Top 10 Ways To Protect Yourself From Cancer

The uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells causes cancer. Although all cancers have similar characteristics each is distinct. Genetics plays an important role in development of cancer, but along with that environmental factors, our diet and lifestyle too has a role.

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English: Most common cancers in the United States 2008. See Epidemiology of cancer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Top 10 ways to protect yourself from cancer:

1. Don’t smoke: Cigarette smoke is the number one carcinogen responsible for cancer.

2. Limit your alcohol intake: Heavy drinkers are more likely to develop oral cancer and cancer of larynx, throat, esophagus, liver and breast.

3. Stay out of the Sun: wearing sun-screen is better that using nothing.

4. Get moving: exercise- the heart strengthener and stamina builder also can reduce the risk of colon cancer.  Women who exercise early in life are less likely to develop breast cancer.

5. Watch your weight: Obesity increases the risk of several cancers including endometrial cancer particularly among post menopausal women.

6. Check yourself out: Scan your skin for suspicious moles every month. If you are a women, examine your breasts regularly. If you are a man, check your testicles.

7. Be sexually cautious: Cervical cancer has been linked with intercourse at an early age, multiple sex partners and infection with human papilloma virus. The incidence of prostate cancer in men increases with multiple sexual partners and history of frequente sexual transmitted diseases.

8. Watch what you eat: Cut down on fats. Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. High fat foods have been linked to several cancers including breast, colon and prostate. Fruits , vegetables and whole grains are rich in antioxidants to help you.

9. Protect yourself from possible environmental carcinogens:  Many chemicals used in the industry can increase the risk to employees and people living near a factory that creates smoke, dust or gases. Follow safety precautions at work and check with local environmental officers about possible hazards.

10. Inform yourself: Know the warning signs of cancer and see the physician if you develop any of them. Find about any history of cancer in your family. Even though heredity accounts for less percentage of cancer cases the more you know about potential risks the more you can do to protect yourself.

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Top 10 tips why to do baby massage?

Since ancient days we have seen baby massage. With the development of science many people believe baby massage isn’t good. Here we present you the top 10 tips on baby massage if done the scientific way and after training yourself:

 

  1. Massage is the practical way of communicating love and affection to babies.
  2. Babies need touch and movement for their healthy development of their brains.
  3. The sense of touch develops in the 4th week in the womb, but it takes 2 years from birth to establish the brain connections that enable rational and caring responses.
  4.  This wiring is largely based on life experiences.
  5. Touch brings with it connection and communication, stimulation and relaxation, calming and healing.
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  6.  Babies need quality interaction with the adults closest to them to feel secure and free to explore.
  7. In urban industrialized world babies are most often separated from their parents. Babies are kept in cribs, carriers, and seats.
  8.  Massage is the way to recreate active closeness, a structured mode of relating with babies dynamically and gently.
  9. It enhances the vestibular system, the part of our brain that coordinates our spatial awareness, sets a foundation for good posture, balance, flexibility and agility.
  10. Starting from 5-10 min initially to 10-20 min later on you can practice baby massage before bath to the baby. (Do if you are trained or get trained first)
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Top 10 Facts About Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a type of cancer originating from breast tissue. We have heard a lot of survivor stories from breast cancer. But its not only about those stories. Even today we don’t talk seriously about this cancer openly. 

Here we present you the top 10 facts of breast cancer so that you understand the significance of regular checkups:

1. Approximately 1 Lakh new cases of breast cancer are detected every year in sub-continent.

2. Breast cancer is the 2nd most common cancer found in Indian women.

3. The risk of breast cancer is 1 in 30 women in urban India and 1 in 65 women in rural India. This is due to failure in early detection.

4. In the last decade breast cancer has overtaken cervical cancer as the most common cancer.

5. Early detection of breast cancer can cure almost 80% of cases.

6. The number of new breast cancer patients in Mumbai annually has risen from 1,800 to 3,200 in the past 10 years.

7. Approximately 90,000 cases were detected in the year 2008 with 48,000 deaths in the sub-continent.

8. Goa has the highest number of breast cancer cases in the country.

9. According to WHO ( World Health Organisation) cancer is all set to overtake heart ailments as the biggest killer in the next 2 years.

10.Breast cancer is on the rise largely due to changing lifestyle & dietary patterns among urban women in India. With fewer women opting for babies and lactating for lesser time they are higher risk.

Early detection is the first step towards cure in breast cancer, so go and book an appointment for mammogram today!!