Things Women Can Do for Cancer Prevention

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With approximately 98,000 women around the world developing breast cancer or gynecological cancer between 2015 to 2016, the factors leading to the cancers were completely preventable. Cancer prevention is the one solution to help women from developing cancer. If more women would take preventative cancer care, there would be less of a risk of women passing away from cancer.

Women can take preventative steps to help them from developing cancer later on in their life. If there was a chance to prevent cancer from happening, would you take the chance?

3 Steps Women Can Take for Cancer Prevention

Cancer prevention can help more women from having cancer occur to them. With more preventative care, more women can be saved from cancer.

1. Steer clear from cosmetics with carcinogenic ingredients

Pay attention to your makeup items as a preventative care. Some cosmetics contain synthetic ingredients giving you a risk of developing some types of cancer. Look out for theses ingredients found in some cosmetic products:

  • Talc: found most commonly in baby powder
  • Lead: Look out for this ingredient in some lipsticks, foundation, hair products, and sunscreens.
  • Butadiene: Spray cosmetic products can contain this ingredient.
  • Triclosan: This is an antibacterial agent found in cleansers, lotions, and deodorants

Read the ingredients of your daily cosmetic products and look out for these ingredients. It can help you from developing cancer.

2. Eat your veggies

Start adding these veggies to your everyday diet to get you one step closer from preventing cancer. The number one vegetable to start eating for cancer prevention is broccoli. Broccoli is the superfood helping you fight cancer. The best way to cook broccoli is to steam it, as it keeps all the nutrients from leaking out into the water it is cooked in.

3. Genetic testing

Cancer can also have a hereditary risk in women. If cancer runs in your family, genetic testing can be a preventative step to being sure if you are at risk of obtaining cancer later on. Most testing will check for the inherited risk and can also provide you with counseling to help you understand your risk or if you are at risk of developing cancer.

Nevada Surgery and Cancer Care’s Genetic Testing and Counseling

We want to prevent cancer from happening to you. Our genetic testing and counseling services will help find inherited cancer risks. We will develop a comprehensive plan for your medical care after testing. Schedule an appointment for genetic testing today!