Statistics say that about 1 in 3 of us will develop cancer during our lifetime, and about 1 in 5 of us will die from the disease. Simply ignoring the possibility is not smart, especially when the choices you make today can greatly impact which side of those statistics you end up on in the future. Much better than finding the appropriate treatment is taking steps to prevent cancer before it gets started.
The DNA in each of your body’s cells gets hit by a variety of insults every day. The damage that DNA receives is usually quickly repaired. But if that damage is prolonged, or the repair mechanisms are overworked or faulty, cancer is one possible result.
Knowing that helps you know many of the likely causes of cancer, and many of the ways you can prevent it as well. Whatever damages your body’s cells has the potential lead to cancer, and whatever is good for your body’s cells and their DNA will lessen your risk of cancer.