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Liver Cancer Prevention 

The best way to prevent the development of cancer in your body is to live a healthy lifestyle. Even if you are not at risk, you can have cancer if you continue to expose yourself to carcinogens. 

Liver cancer is not attributable to one cause or factor; several factors can cause the formation of cancerous cells in your liver. Some risk factors such as sex and age is impossible to change; others causative factors, however, can be prevented. If you want to prevent liver cancer and many other cancers, it is important to: 

  • not consume alcohol regularly and/or in large quantity; doing so helps you prevent not only liver cirrhosis but also liver cancer
  • not expose yourself to aflatoxin, and this precaution is even more important if you live in Asia or Africa 
  • avoid tobacco smoke, including second hand smoke 
  • maintain a healthy weight; 
  • reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals  
  • reduce your exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation 
  • exercise regularly 
  • practice safe sex
  • keep your immune system healthy
  • see your doctor if the color of your eye and/or skin is yellowish
  • tell your doctor or dentist of any change that indicates the presence of cancer
  • Adopt a healthy diet: a diet containing 5 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day may help prevent occurrence of many cancers. Increase the following foods in your diet:

a)    avocados 

b)    blueberries 

c)    black Raspberries 

d)    curcumin  

e)    flax 

f)    garlic 

g)    papaya 

h)    pomegranate juice 

i)     tomatoes 

j)     soy products  

k)    grapefruits, oranges and other citrus fruits 

l)     cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage)

 

 

 

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