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4 Ways to Beat Cancer

The “C” word might be one of the scariest in the English language, but it doesn’t have to be. In many cases, this disease can be staved off. And, if it can’t, there are ways to fight back and win. The key is getting proactive about prevention and acting quickly should a possible diagnosis arise.
Those interested in increasing their odds for living a cancer-free life or winning should the need to battle the disease arise will find these four steps can help them along the way:

Get Serious About Good Health

While there’s no way to prevent cancer 100 percent of the time, eating right, exercising, and steering clear of cigarettes can help a great deal. Take the time to treat yourself right and it could pay off with good health for years to come. Research has shown that eating a healthy, well-balanced diet that’s rich in fruits and vegetables can make a big difference in keeping many forms of cancer at bay.

Don’t Skip Routine Checkups

Going in for routine mammograms or prostate checks isn’t any fun at all. These routines appointments, however, can lead to early detection of cancer. When they do, the chances for survival tend to be quite high since treatment can begin long before the disease has a chance to really take hold and spread.

Men and women both should make routine appointments for screenings starting in their 40s. For those at higher risk for developing cancer, it’s a good idea to speak with a family physician about when to start routine testing.

Take Action Immediately

Since there are no guarantees in life, a diagnosis of cancer can sometimes come even for those who eat right, exercise, and are considered in tip-top health. When this is the case, it’s imperative to take action immediately. Seek out a skilled oncologist and work together to create a treatment plan that is likely to produce positive results.

Stay Positive

Researchers have come a very long way in treating a host of cancer types. Stay positive throughout treatment whenever possible and work closely with your treatment team to ensure the best possible chances for success.

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