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Doctor shares 5 ways to prevent cancer and maintain long-term health

Doctor shares 5 ways to prevent cancer and maintain long-term health What needs to be done for cancer prevention (Collage RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daria Shekina

Doctor Reza Tigari from San Diego (USA) provided several important tips on reducing the risk of developing cancer.

RBC-Ukraine discusses how to maintain health for many years, according to Express.

Advice on cancer prevention from a surgeon:

  • Quit smoking.
  • Eat healthily and exercise regularly.
  • Avoid processed meats.
  • Practice safe sex.
  • Use sunscreen.

When it comes to quitting smoking, Dr. Tigari mentions it's not just about cigarettes; it also applies to vaping and hookahs.

Maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly because obesity is linked to several types of cancer.

"Take control of your weight and exercise—it brings many other benefits," the doctor stated.

Processed meat is linked to cancer, cautioned Dr. Tigari.

"The World Health Organization conducted research that showed salami, various types of bacon, and processed meat products increase the risk of colorectal cancer. Exclude them from your diet, and you'll live healthier," the doctor noted.

Practicing safe sex can reduce the risk of hepatitis and HPV infection.

"Hepatitis significantly increases the risk of liver cancer, HPV can significantly increase the risk of cervical cancer. If you are in a risk group, you might also consider vaccination," the doctor said.

Finally, using sunscreen can significantly reduce the risk of developing skin cancer.

"You should apply it every time you go out, whether it's sunny or not. The incidence of skin cancer has sharply increased, and sunscreen is your best protection. I use it almost every day," concluded the surgeon.

It's worth reminding that doctors have named early symptoms of cervical cancer that are difficult to detect.

Previously, we mentioned a doctor who described a way to protect oneself from 8 types of cancer.

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