3 Tips for Helping to Prevent Brain Cancer
What is brain tumor?
Brain tumor is an abnormal growth of cells in the brain. Typically, cells stop dividing after they get old. But cancer cells are forever young and keep dividing. So there is a collection of cells in a certain region of the brain that grows into a tumor. Some tumors are benign and stay in the same place, while malignant or cancerous tumors spread to other parts of the body.
What causes this malignant tumor?
The causative agent of brain tumors is not clearly known. It could be caused by viruses or exposure to harmful radiations and carcinogens. Cancer could even be a genetic disease.
How can this cancer be prevented?
Despite the latest developments in the field of medicine, we have not yet found an effective treatment for cancer. So we should look for ways to prevent this disease. The top three tips for preventing brain tumors are:
Avoid exposure to carcinogens
The best way to keep cancer away is to stay away from carcinogens. There are many substances that have been shown to be carcinogenic. If you live in an area where there is a chemical plant that releases harmful carcinogens into the air, get away from that place. Although not definitively proven, studies have shown that cell phone radiation can cause cancer. So keep your phone away from you, especially at night. It is well researched that cigarettes contain many chemicals that can cause lung cancer. These harmful chemicals can also have adverse effects on the brain.
Say YES to healthy eating
In most indigenous medical practices, food is medicine. These treatment techniques use different types of foods to build immunity and treat disease. Add lean meats, garlic, walnuts, flaxseed and fish to your diet as they are high in omega-3 fatty acids that help prevent cancer. Apple, spinach, broccoli, pineapple, and other antioxidant-rich vegetables and fruits help boost your immune system.
Check your family’s medical history
Sometimes cancer can be passed genetically from generation to generation. So check your family medical history to find out if there is anyone in the family tree who may have had the condition. If so, then go to a doctor at the earliest to rule out contagion with this disease. Most cancers can be treated in the early stages, so get a full health exam right away.
Thanks to Hemalatha Gangadharan