According to the United States government, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed among Americans in 2016. 595,690 people will die from the disease. The most common kinds of cancers are are projected to be breast cancer, lung and bronchus cancer, prostate cancer, colon and rectum cancer, bladder cancer, skin melanoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, thyroid cancer, kidney and renal pelvis cancer, leukemia, endometrial cancer, and pancreatic cancer.
There are actually more than one hundred types of cancer, which is an abnormal growth of cells. Cancer treatment can include chemotherapy, radiation, and often surgery. Early diagnosis and treatment improves the likelihood of recovery from cancer.
There is good news: You can greatly reduce your personal risk. Here are six tips to help you reduce your risk of cancer:
1. Eat Anti-Cancer Foods
Foods such as blueberries, broccoli, garlic, green tea, pomegranate, tomato and tumeric all have powerful anti-cancer properties. They reduce free radicals, which are a leading cause of the development and spread of cancer.
2. Eat Organic Foods
A number of studies have proven that people who eat primarily organic food have fewer carcinogenic compounds in their bodies. Organic foods do often contain pesticides, but to a much lesser extent.
You are not helpless against cancer. Take these six steps to protect yourself.