Cancer – Tips and Prevention
This Sunday, February 4, will be World Cancer Day. In Europe, cancer is responsible for 1 in 4 deaths. In Belgium, 1 in 3 men and 1 in 4 women are confronted with the disease before their 75th birthday. In the United Kingdom, 1 in 8 women is diagnosed with breast cancerand 1 in 8 men develops prostate cancer. In the United States, the most common cancers are: lung, prostate, colon and breast cancer. These four types of cancer account for 45% of all cancer-related deaths. On a positive note, there is a decrease of 1.7% in cancer-related deaths. Prevention is key in lowering the death rate! An early diagnosis can help you heal better. Get tested regularly. The real treatment is prevention!
This day is an opportunity to make some clarifications, to show that the situation is changing but especially to give you some good advice.
Did you know that…
| A diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables (400gr per day, at least 5 days/week) can reduce your risk of cancer by 20 to 30%.
| Drinking water (in preference to other drinks) could lower your risk of having cancer by 20 to 90%, depending on the type of cancer.
| A high consumption of alcohol, coffee and tea causes prostate hypertrophy by excessively increasing estrogen levels.
| A woman who drinks 2 glasses of alcohol on a daily basis has a 40% higher risk of developing breast cancer than a non-drinker.
| Sports practice may reduce the risk of breast cancer by 30% compared to inactive women.
| Curcuma enhances antitumor activity of vitamin D.
| Coenzyme Q10 stimulates bio-energetic reactions in the mitochondria of immune cells, thereby potently stimulating the immune cells against tumor cells.
| Glutamine improves resistance and recovery from cancer chemotherapy and surgery.
| People with growth hormone deficiency are twice as likely to have cancer.
| Taking testosterone supplements may protect against the occurrence of aggressive prostate cancer.
| After breast cancer, treatment with female hormones (at low dosage) may improve the quality of life, health, reduce the risk of recurrence and premature death.
| Recurrent pain in the breasts (mastalgia) predisposes to breast cancer.