At EuroMed Foundation, one major thing we promote as part of our holistic approach to cancer treatment is following a lifestyle that focuses on prevention. Even though nothing can guarantee someone won’t get cancer, extensive research links certain behaviors to an increased risk of developing some forms of the disease.
Despite these proven links, it can be difficult for people to make the recommended changes. For example, a survey of cancer survivors conducted earlier this year found that 1 in 10 still smoke nearly a pack a day. Even after surviving cancer, people still struggle to follow cancer prevention strategies. One of our goals at EuroMed is to not only treat cancer, but prevent its recurrence by helping our patients understand the relationship between their lifestyles, the environment, and the risk of getting cancer.
We start with the 5 best tips for cancer prevention:
1. Don’t smoke.
3. Eat a healthy diet.
4. Maintain a healthy weight.
5. Get regular medical checks.
The most common causes of preventable cancer are generally well known — smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, poor diet, obesity, lack of exercise, and exposure to toxic chemicals. But it’s difficult to translate that knowledge into action for many people. That’s why we’ve listed some great books and websites on our Links and Resources page to help individuals get started on making these changes. We encourage you to do your own research with the help of these resources, and we invite you to come in and meet with us for advice that’s customized to your lifestyle.