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How to keep cancer at bay: 3 areas of focus

Stress and keep cancer at bay

We all know just how destructive cancer can be as an illness, and how important it is to make sure that you are keeping it at bay in your life, if possible. As it happens, there is plenty you can do to prevent and stop cancer from spreading, and it’s a good idea to make sure you live with these basic preventative measures in mind if you are serious about not getting cancer. While you can’t make it a sure thing, you might as well do whatever you can to try to keep it away. Let’s take a look at major things to consider to keep cancer at bay in your life.

Cut out toxins

The most important thing you should be doing is working hard to reduce the amount of toxins in your life, and the amount that you take into your body. This means paying careful attention to what you eat and drink, so that you are not consuming items that are more likely to lead to cancer than others.

But it also means cutting down or removing entirely those especially damaging things like tobacco or alcohol, both of which link to an increase in the likelihood of developing cancer. The more effort you put into removing these things from your daily life, the safer you will be from developing cancer at any time.

Go for check-ups to help keep cancer at bay

There are a lot of check-ups and make sure that you go for any that are especially important, such as those promoted by your local government. For women, having a regular mammogram and smear test are the two most important to consider.

For men, consider having your prostate checked as necessary and going for general check-ups too. This is important because it means that you can be more likely to catch cancer early if you do get it, which makes it easier to treat and less damaging on your system on the whole.

This is an important step to keep cancer at bay, so don’t overlook it. Depending on what the tests reveal, your doctor may prescribe a drug, such as Keytruda for mesothelioma, as well as chemotherapy or another option.

Ribbon for cancer awareness.
The pink ribbon symbolizes breast cancer. Photo from Pexels.

Reduce stress

Stress worsens literally every health issue you can have, and that is true even for extreme examples like cancer. The less stress there is in your life, the more likely that you will be able to keep cancer at bay, so try to find ways to actively keep daily stress levels low.

This could be easier than you think, so long as you are happy to spend some time actively reducing your stress, rather than just hoping for it to go away. Organize your life so that it is less stressful, and you can reduce risks of developing cancer or any other serious problems.

16 thoughts on “How to keep cancer at bay: 3 areas of focus”

  1. I feel that another important factor for reducing the likelihood of getting cancer is watching one’s weight. Unfortunately, obesity is a HUGE problem in the Western World, and is responsible for all sorts of health issues, including diabetes, circulation and heart issues, etc.

  2. Great tips,Christy. Another important test men especially should get is a colonoscopy. While most would consider it unpleasant and invasive, but really it is vital to discover any abnormalities as soon as possible.

  3. Susan Sproull

    Great tips. It is a crime in my opinion that toxins are put into our food in the first place.

    1. Yes, and while we can avoid some of the toxins sometimes it’s beyond our control or we don’t know that they are in there!

  4. I went through a phase where I wondered if the cleaning chemicals I’d mixed as a housekeeping manager back in college could have caused my cancer, and then I wondered if it could be because I’ve drank my daily water from plastic bottles for most of the past two decades. I finally decided it was likely due to all the stress my life for ages and ages. Stress leads to all sorts of health problems for sure.

  5. It helps to notice when your shoulders are up, your breathing is down and stress is creeping in. It also helps to balance all the information we find with common sense, rather than becoming extremist with every new finding. Once we make a decision about a toxin, food, medicine or test, we can strive to become peaceful about it. We can’t possibly know everything. Your advice is perfect because it’s not extreme. Little changes can make a big difference!

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  7. I like your simple an unbiased tips. You weren’t promoting any products or personal ideas. Honestly that is really hard to find these days. People want to push personal opinions or choices on others. I like that you steered clear of that. The tips are simple and straightforward. Thanks!

  8. Great post and great reminders, especially for people that have cancer prevalent in their families. I can give an example: in my family the generation before us on my Mom’s side – almost all of the siblings and their parents died of cancer by the age of 60. Fast forward to my siblings and I ….knowing this we have been more cognizant of toxins, exercise and periodic check-ups (colon cancer being the most prevalent issue in the family)…we are all now in our 60’s…so far so good, but we have all been diligent in the approach. Interesting side note: not that much cancer in the generations prior to the my parents and grandparents. Coming from the midwest (Iowa)…we think it may link with the pesticides that were started to be used in farming during the 50’s and into the 60’s. Just a thought….

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