By Jyren Imperial
The number of cancer cases in the Philippines in 2018 was at 141,021 with 86,337 total deaths according to the World Health Organization. The highest incidence rate at 24,798 is Breast Cancer affecting all female patients while Lung Cancer has the highest incidence rate at 12,086 for male patients.
In 2019, more than 1.7 million people in America will be diagnosed with Cancer. Cancer is a major public threat worldwide. If not detected early, it will not only cause a burden on the patient but it will be a difficult experience that will change the lives of the whole family. Aside from the physical challenges and emotional pain because of Cancer, the financial cost of cancer treatments is also a burden to the patients and their families.
Cancer is not a single disease but a group of similar diseases. Cancers don’t develop overnight. Our genes, lifestyle, the environment around us, and eating habits can develop our risk of acquiring cancer. Reduce your cancer risk with these cancer-fighting steps to naturally prevent Cancer before it starts.
Give up Sugary Drinks — Sweetened beverages can speed up the growth of endometrial cancer, a type of cancer that begins in the uterus. Cancer Council Victoria found out that one soft drink a day could increase your risk of cancer. Sugar is the key contributor to Cancer tumor and may also increase the risk of obesity and diabetes. So drop that another round of sweet drink and switch to water.
Avoid tobacco — Smoking has been linked to many types of cancer, such as cancer of the oral cavity, larynx, esophagus, and lung. Also, regular smokers are at higher risk of developing heart disease and other lung diseases. It is also important to note that even exposure to secondhand smoke will also increase your risk of lung cancer. Staying away from tobacco — is an essential phase of preventing Cancer. Be motivated to quit and avoid tobacco rather than live with chronic heart disease and Cancer. Ask your doctor for strategies and alternatives to help you in quitting tobacco.
Stand more and sit less — The American Cancer Society discovered that women who spend 6 hours or more time sitting per day have a 10% greater risk of getting cancer than women who spend less than 3 hours of free time sitting. According to Reader’s
Digest, people who consume most of their day sitting are at a 24 percent advance risk for getting colon and endometrial cancer than people who spend less time in a chair.
Eat Steamed Broccoli — A cancer-preventing superfood that you should eat often. Italian researchers found that steamed broccoli has more glucosinolate (the healthy component of the vegetable) compared to boiled or fried broccoli. The nutrients of this power veggie seep into the cooking water when boiled instead of staying in the vegetable according to the Harvard Family Health Guide.
Drink Green Tea — Scientific studies show that green tea extracts can stop cancer cells from spreading. The healing capability of green tea has been respected in Asia for many years. Scientists believe that a chemical compound with antioxidant properties found in green tea has an anti-tumor (anti-cancer) effect.
Visit your Doctor Regularly — Regular health exams and tests can help you find health concerns before they start. By getting the proper healthcare screenings and treatments, you are taking actions that will help your chances of living a fulfilling and healthier life. It is important to always check with your doctor with any health concerns to address it right away. Dr. Imelda S. Edodollon is an Integrative medical doctor which identifies the root cause and prescribed necessary supplements and treatments that will improve or advance in the reversal of the disease.
Look for Holistic Medicine — In the quest for optimal health and wellness, Ozone therapy is one of the most versatile forms of therapy available today at Holistic Integrative Care Center (HICC). Their internationally certified medical doctor, Dr. Imelda Edodollon uses the highest specifications and international procedure. ?Ozone therapy fights and prevents Cancer; it is beneficial for cancer patients as part of a holistic approach to treat Cancer alongside chemotherapy and radiation. This will also boost the immune system to fight and prevent cancer naturally.
Find out more about the life-changing benefits of a holistic approach to treat Cancer at Holistic Integrative Care Center (HICC), Makati City, Philippines. Click the contact button below to send us your queries!