CAUSES OF CANCER

An abnormal growth of tissue, also forming a mass is commonly referred to as a tumor. Only when this tumour turns malignant, it culminates into condition called Cancer. Interestingly, as you progress reading this article you will grasp the causes of cancer and evolve leading a healthy and prosperous life - the way you want it.


There are few dominant triggers for cancer, however these triggers culminate into cancer only when the mental health has collapsed. So if one has rich amalgamation of mental and physical health, cancer cannot sip in. Now we shall explore what are the triggers for cancer.

Genetics and Cancer : - Some types of cancer run in certain families, but most cancers are not clearly linked to the genes we inherit from our parents.


Tobacco and Cancer :- The new study published in the journal states that cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including 43 known cancer-triggering (carcinogenic) compounds and 400 other toxins. These cigarette ingredients include nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide, as well as formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic, and DDT.



Diet and Physical Activity: - Food is the fuel for the body. Imagine how your vehicle performs when you fill adulterated fuel. Hence, it is very vital for us to consume stable organic diet rich in nutrients. Market today is flooded with food items loaded with carcinogens and owing to the fast paced life, such edible items loaded with carcinogens have become staple food. To lead a healthy life one should completely avoid ready to eat and processed food items, aerated and bottled drinks, excessive alcohol, excessive consumption of red meat and poultry, canned food, hydrogenated oils, genetically modified processed and refined foods.


While food fuels the body, physical activity ensures that all the body parts are exercised enough to eliminate any stored waste and toxin. You may know people who are smokers and drinkers and yet healthy, this can be only due to the fact that their mental health is sound and they are exercising their bodies thereby draining all the carcinogens and other waste material from the body.


Sun and UV Exposure: - Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or sunbeds can trigger skin cancer.


Radiation Exposure and Cancer Risk : - The probability of occurrence of cancer increases with exposure to electromagnetic or nuclear radiations. Also, exposure to heavy metals like mercury, lead etc can trigger cancer.


Other Carcinogens: - Some of the environmental causes of cancer that may lurk in our homes, at work, in pollution, and even in some medical tests and treatments.


Most of the time, when someone is diagnosed with cancer, the first question to the self is “Why me?” and could be the case that the patient may not be a smoker or alcohol consumer. That even intensifies the question. The answer is very simple, as you have realized till now there are various factors that lead to cancer and the weed of cancer is result of the carcinogens one may have consumed over a longer period of time consciously or unconsciously. Carcinogens are prevalent everywhere right from water you drink, food you eat to air you inhale. But at the same time humans have been blessed with wonderful gift called intellect and highly evolved physique that if nurtured can regularly flush out the carcinogens. There are millions of people working in nuclear plants, metal industry, health industry. Do all of them end up having cancer? NO. Reason is simple they have built their mental and physical health to cherish the wonders of life.


As we all know, we have been blessed with higher intellect and the nervous system that we posses is responsible for enriching and making this lifetime a heavenly experience. The root of all health is in the brain and the mind. The trunk of it is in emotion. The branches and leaves are the body. The flower of health blooms when all parts work together.


Research from various health organisations says that one can maintain a good health in midst of the current world by deploying healthy habits including - maintaining rich and appropriate organic diet, exercising physically, engaging into yoga or other forms of fitness and finally and most major maintaining a good mental health, positive outlook and high spirit by indulging into pranayam and meditations. We may or may not change the world around us and restore it pollution free, but what we most certainly can do is mend ourselves to stay healthy and fit.


 

Fighting Cancer with Nutrition!

Cancer and its certain treatments are often connected with many problems that have an effect on the 

Indigestion/Acidity

Ability to eat and cause side –effects such as nausea, acidity, vomiting, etc. -> Avoid oily, fried & spicy foods

It is experimental that proactive and well planned nutrition guidance can help out in reducing these problems. 

- Eat after every 2-3 hrs & chew slowly

Side-effects associated with Cancer and Suggested Dietary Management: -> Avoid tea, coffee, alcohol & tobacco

Poor Appetite -> Do not go to bed for at least 30 mins after a meal

Include more protein and calories in the diet along with energy dense foods such as nuts, milkshakes, etc.

Constipation

Eat after small & regular intervals. -> Drink plenty of liquids

Nausea & Vomiting -> Eat high fibre foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, pulses and nuts

Sip beverages slowly through a straw -> Exercise for 30 minutes a day

Liquids to be taken 30-60 minutes before eating -> Check with your doctor for some laxatives or stool softeners

Dried up biscuit or toast in between  

Diarrhoea

Many studies support the use of ginger in reducing nausea -> Drink plenty of liquids and also include 2 fruits and 3 servings of vegetables daily

Taste Alteration -> Eat more food containing sodium (salt) and potassium, such as bananas,  

Use chutneys from pudina, tomato, mint, onion, etc .to add more taste to a recipe peaches, apricots and potatoes

Sore Mouth & Throat  

Eat low fibre food such as yogurt, rice, white bread, cottage cheese, etc.

Soft, mashed or liquid foods are suggested -> Choose for buttermilk instead of milk

Non-acidic foods

Stay away from spices and supplementary flavours kindly look for your nutritionist’s advice for thorough information regarding diet.

Dry Mouth & Swallowing Problem Along with us nutrition direction, an affirmative mind will contribute further

Soft, mashed or liquid foods are recommended in the direction of fighting off this disease!

Chewing sugar-free candy or chewing gum to stimulate saliva

Moisten foods with gravies, soups to make foods easier to gulp down

Tube feeding suggested in harsh conditions

 

CANCER AWARENESS

Cancer has been a nightmare for citizens of this age. But thanks to all the awareness programs and health campaigns, humanity has reasons to cheer. Till the last century, cancer was regarded as the terminal condition owing to lack of information, knowledge, awareness and health units. But in this century we have been bestowed with umpteen ways of healing cancer affected beings.


I'm certain this isn't the first occasion when you've perused or known about cancer. It could even be that somebody you know or a companion of somebody you know has cancer. Cancer is a gathering of related sicknesses that begin in the phones. These cells are ordered into two: kind-hearted and dangerous. Favourable aren’t cancerous and may be effortlessly evacuated. These don't spread all through the body and aren't a risk to life. Then again, malignant tumours are cancerous and are without a doubt a risk to a man who has it. These cells travel and decimate the tissues.


Cancer is for the most part brought about by changes in qualities which control the development and the demise of cells. A considerable measure of natural variables and way of life components influence the change of ordinary qualities that cause them to wind up cancerous. Ecological components, for example, the presentation to UV beams and cancer-causing agents are cancer creating substances. That exists in numerous situations. Way of life variables that prompt cancer would be smoking or a horrible eating routine.


While there are various ways to put off the occurrence of cancer or even heal cancer, no matter how healthy a person you are, and what is better than prevention! Interestingly, one boosts its chances of leading healthy and prosperous life  by waving good-bye to tobacco products, eating a diet that is free of genetically modified products, fats, red meat, alcohol, processed and canned foods.  One’s diet should be rich in organic fruits and vegetables, nuts and poultry. Regular and appropriate physical activity is just icing on the top of that healthy cake.


While maintaining the good physique is vital, one needs to pay deep and relaxed attention to mental health as well.  As we all know, we have been blessed with higher intellect and the nervous system that we posses is responsible for enriching and making this lifetime a heavenly experience. The root of all health is in the brain and the mind. The trunk of it is in emotion. The branches and leaves are the body. The flower of health blooms when all parts work together. Hence, one should regularly meditate and indulge into pranayam and any form of breathing techniques.


As they say, prevention is better that cure. Always be alert of your physical health. Regular checkups with the doctor and physician will always ensure that you are getting that perfect medical attention.


One should be vigilant about following:

  • Change in bladder or bowel habits

  • A sore or wound that doesn't heal

  • Unusual discharge or bleeding

  • Thickening or a lump over the body or breast

  • Indigestion

  • Observable change in a mole or wart

  • Nagging hoarseness or cough

  • Unexplained anaemia

  • Sudden loss of weight


Cancer is treated in a number of ways depending on the classification of cancer you are diagnosed with. Treatment would include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, hormone therapy and biological therapy. A combination of methods may be utilized by the doctor depending on the type of cancer and where it would be located. Age and harshness of the spread of cancer cells is assessed before treatment is done.


These days apart from modern medical treatments, people are also showing inclination towards Ayurveda, naturopathy and alternative healing therapies. These techniques have established their worthiness by treating and completely uprooting cancer from the body.


A lot of organizations have been put up to aid in the treatment of cancer patients and help them see that they are not alone in their trials. Even cancer ribbons have been spread out to raise cancer awareness in individuals. So the next time you hear or read about cancer you would have a general idea about what it is and how to avoid having it. A healthy lifestyle and healthy diet is the best way to go.