How to Prevent Cancer at an Early Age

The cancer statistics is out and they can be scary. According to the Truth About Cancer website (, close to 10% of all deaths of young people in United States are due to cancer.

A study of Swiss women ages 25-39 shows an increase of about 50% of breast cancer cases within just 2 years. Currently each year, about 60,000 young Americans are diagnosed with cancer. To top it all off, there is no significant change in the cancer survival rate of young people in the last decade.

With today’s environmental toxins, lifestyle, and eating habits, there is no surprise that rates of cancer is high among young adults. The worse part about this is that there is a certain social stigma that comes with being diagnosed with cancer for people in their 20s and 30s.

If the statistics is striking enough for you, it’s a good thing. This means you have to make a decision now to live a lifestyle that will help you to be cancer-free. Keep in mind that having healthy choices at an early age will resonate when you get older. Do yourself a favor and opt for a wholesome lifestyle that your future self will thank you for.

Get rid of these things to be cancer-free:

1.) Get rid of those death sticks
Contrary to popular belief, cigarette smoking is not only bad news to your lungs. It is also one of the main causes of cancers of the kidney, esophagus, stomach, larynx, cervix, mouth, rectum, and throat to name a few. It is literally a death stick and it is best to keep it away from you.

2.) Fast food equates to fast health decline
Not only are fast food joints selling processed food high in trans-fat, sugar, and carbohydrates – three ingredients for cancer. These quick meals also lead to clogged arteries, heart problems, and digestive conditions. You want to be cancer-free? Give your body the healthy, well-prepared food that it deserves. If you eat trash, you will accumulate trash.

3.) Stress
Nothing goes well with stress. It derails your productivity at work, it damages your relationships, and it increases your risk to cancer and a host of other diseases. Unfortunately, modern life has managed to ensure that there is stress wherever you go. What you can do is to manage how you react to stressful situations. When you are feeling overwhelmed, removing yourself from the situation and taking the time to breathe and walk in nature are two of the best things you can do. Also, invest time on meditation and journal writing.

Have more of these to be cancer-free:

1.) Lots and lots of water
Nothing beats water when it comes to detoxifying your body. Drink lots of water from glass containers or BPA-free plastic. It is also best to check your water source if you are drinking straight from the tap. If you are not sure about the water source, reverse osmosis filtration is a good way to guarantee that you are drinking clean water.

2.) Exercise more and lose weight
Losing weight is not only for you to impress your date. Maintaining a healthy weight by eating nutritious food and staying physically active will greatly decrease your risk of developing cancer. At the same time, being sedentary has adverse effects to your health. Devote at least 30 minutes a day for an exercise of your choice. You may also want to walk around for about five to ten minutes for each hour you spend sitting in front of the computer.

3.) Have routing checkups
At the end of the day, prevention is still better than cure. Visiting your doctor for a Pap smear or a colonoscopy once every three years is a good practice you need to maintain for the rest of your life.

The statistics also show that it is possible to avoid more than half of the cancer deaths in the United States each year. This means you can stop cancer from happening. Try these tips and live a generally healthy lifestyle to increase the probability that you will be cancer-free.