7 Daily Things You Should Avoid To Prevent Cancer

There are many lifestyle habits that one should avoid to prevent cancer. Here are some daily things that cause cancer. Read on.

Navya Kharbanda
Written by: Navya KharbandaUpdated at: Apr 18, 2022 13:31 IST
 7 Daily Things You Should Avoid To Prevent Cancer

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Did you know that your everyday habits can lead to cancer? Basically, Cancer develops in the body when your control mechanism stops functioning properly. In this case, your cells just don't die rather start growing a bit out of control. This can cause the formation of abnormal cells and this mass is called a tumor. There can be several risk factors behind this life threatening disease. Simple things such as from how you prepare your steaks to where you put your phone when you sleep, there are sevarl cancer risk factors you probably were not aware about. One needs to be extremely careful about their daily functioning in order to prevent certain health conditions. Read further to know about daily things that can cause cancer.

Daily things that cause cancer

Smoking can cause cancer and it is one of the leading risk factors. However, there are many other shocking daily things that can also increase your risk of developing the chronic condition:

1. Obesity

Being overweight or obese can cause many health problems, including a disease like cancer. Mostly, obese people also suffer from high blood pressure and heart disease as well. Being overweight is one of the major risk factors after smoking. In fact, it accounts for around 8 percent of all cancers in the year 2014.

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2. Electronic devices

Cell phone usage has several ill effects, including cancer. The daily habit of keeping your phone beside the pillow and sleeping can be extremely harmful for you. All the electronic devices can lead to the development of tumors, both cancerous and non cancerous. It is important to keep your cell phones away while not using. They produce and spread radiofrequency energy which can cause the growth of tumor cells. 

3. Stress

Not directly, but indirectly too, stress is a leading risk factor of health problems such as high blood sugar, blood pressure, and heart disease. As per the National Cancer Institute, your body's responds to stress is different ways, which can be a cause of cancer, especially if left untreated. There is surely a direct link between psychological stress and cancer as stres can also lead to habits such as smoking, overeating and alcohol.

4. Tobacco

As per the American Cancer Society (ACS), smokers have a very short life expectancy as compared to non-smokers. It is important to quit or restrict smoking to minimise the risk of cancer. If you quit cigarette smoking before the age of 40, it will minimise the risk of dying from smoking by a high percentage. 

5. Alcohol

Alcohol can increase the risk of several types of cancers. Cancers such as mouth, throat, oesophagus, liver, and breast as well. There is an even greater risk if alcohol is accompanied with cigarette smoking. According to an old study, it was found that alcohol is directly associated with the diagnosis of breast cancer.

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6. Sitting too much

Sitting too much is not directly related to cancer, but it can lead to weight gain, which is one of the major risk factors of cancer. Sedentary lifestyle habits can increase an individual's risk of colon cancer, endometrial cancer, and lung cancer too.

7. Outdoor tanning

A simple thing like outdoor tanning can also be a risk for developing skin cancer. A lot of people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year as compared to other cancers. It is one of the major causes and develops due to UV rays from the sun. You should apply sunscreen and wear completely covered clothing while outside of the house. 

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