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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Prevention  

Only non-Hodgkin's lymphoma caused by viruses can be effectively prevented. Therefore, if you want to prevent the cancer is also important to prevent the following viral and bacterial infections:  

  • helicobacter pylori  
  • hepatitis C virus  
  • Epstein-Barr virus  
  • hTLV-1 (Human T lymphoma / leukemia virus) 
  • herpes virus - HHV 6 and HHV 8  

Prevent or keep under control the following immunosuppressive diseases: 

  • lupus  
  • sarcoidosis  
  • scleroderma  
  • Celiac Disease  
  • Hashimoto's thyroiditis  
  • rheumatoid arthritis  
  • Sjogren's Syndrome.

Your lifestyle as well as your environment and your workplace can increase your risk for many cancers including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. If you want to prevent the formation of cancerous cells in your body, it is necessary to:  

  • not consume alcohol regularly and/or in large quantity; doing so helps you prevent many type of cancer including lymphoma.  
  • 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
  • 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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