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How To Reduce The Chances Of Blood Cancer?

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Dr.Sanjeev Kumar Singh 92% (193ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Lakhimpur Kheri  •  11years experience
How To Reduce The Chances Of Blood Cancer?

Blood Cancer Awareness Month is observed every September to spread awareness about prevention, early warning signs, and treatment procedures of blood cancer. Like any other disease prevention is better than cure, but it is especially true for fatal conditions such as blood cancer. Here is a list of all the things you can do to ensure you are not a victim of blood cancer.

Live a Disciplined and Balanced Life

This is the single most important thing in preventing any disorder and blood cancer is no exception. Living a healthy life with a proper workout schedule and sleep schedule is the key to a disease-free life. Ensure you are eating a balanced diet and are including vitamins, minerals and fibres in the form of fruits and vegetables. Limit the consumption of processed food.

Adopt the Organic Life

Non-organic food items are drenched in fertilizers and pesticides such as variants of benzene. These are known carcinogens in large quantities and augment cancerous growths in your body. Adopting organic food alternatives helps you reduce, if not completely eliminate, putting such chemical compounds in your body.

Steer clear from Smoking

Tobacco is a known carcinogen and can cause several forms of cancer, including blood cancer. It not only puts you at risk, it progressively intensifies your chances of developing cancer.

Learn About Your Family History

Knowing your family history with cancer can help you determine your risk of developing any form of cancer and be more vigilant for the early signs of cancer. It is essential that you do not self-diagnose or medicate yourself and consult your physician, giving him/her an accurate family history and symptoms you are showing.

Know the Symptoms

  • Fever accompanied by chills
  • Loss of appetite and/or nausea
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Pain in bone and joints
  • Sudden weight loss
  • General discomfort
  • Shortness of breath
  • Anaemia
  • Persistent infections
  • Bruising, bleeding and skin rashes
  • Swollen lymph nodes in neck, underarms or pubic region

Although following these tips significantly reduce your likelihood of developing blood cancer, there are other factors such as family predisposition, genetic anomalies, exposure to radiation, consumption of certain drugs and food, etc. that can cause blood cancer. It is therefore essential to keep an eye out for the various symptoms of blood cancer and consult your physician at the earliest. It is easy to rule out the early warning signs of blood cancer or be in denial, but one must always remember that early detection is the key to surviving cancer.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!
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