Oncologist Dr. Alexander Siryakov said that cancer is one of the most deadly diseases and is not always curable. Therefore, it is necessary to know the preventive measures that reduce the risk of its development.

In an interview with the Izvestiya newspaper, the specialist notes that there are primary and secondary measures to prevent cancer.

According to him, preliminary measures can reduce the likelihood of cancer by 70-90 percent and depend on getting rid of harmful environmental factors, correcting lifestyle, and strengthening the body’s resistance.

Primary prevention includes the so-called health prevention, which excludes exposure to carcinogens. For example, smoking is a major risk factor for cancer, and this risk also includes secondhand smokers. Excessive alcohol consumption also increases the risk of cancer, especially when combined with smoking.

And the doctor points out that it is necessary not to expose the skin to ultraviolet radiation, both natural and artificial, as much as possible, because it causes skin cancer.

He says: “What a person eats plays an important role in the development of cancer. For example, excessive consumption of meat products and fried foods increases the risk. Therefore, many experts, including myself, recommend the Mediterranean diet, which consists mainly of vegetables, fruits, fish and other foods. marine and vegetable oils.

And he adds: A person should take into account the genetic factor, and if one of his relatives was infected or suffers from this disease, he should avoid eating foods containing carcinogens and lead a healthy lifestyle.

Another preventive measure is vaccination against the carcinogenic types of human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause various types of cancer.

According to him, secondary prevention is equally important, which includes regular medical examinations to detect cancer in the early stages.

And he says: “Remember that a person’s health is 60 percent dependent on his lifestyle (nutrition, working and rest conditions, physical activity and giving up bad habits), only 20 percent – on environmental conditions, 10 percent – on genetic factors and 10 percent from environmental conditions percent to the level of health care in a particular country.

Source: Izvestia newspaper.

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Angela Lee was born in Korea and raised in Alabama. She graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Journalism.

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