Small Cell Lung Cancer Prevention
- although there are treatments for lung
cancer, its prevention is the ideal option. Smoking causes almost 90% of lung cancers; quitting smoking
remains the safest lung cancer prevention. Whether you are a victim of lung cancer or want to prevent it,
from now, you need to:
smoking (including secondhand smoke)
- eat a
healthy diet rich in fruits and cruciferous vegetables
the air your breath.
Stopping smoking is not
easy, but you will succeed with determination and discipline. You can use certain products such as
patches, quit smoking pills or tablets, and stop smoking supplements. In addition, you can get
support from parents, friends, and social groups. Doing the right thing is never easy, but with determination
you can; make a decision to stop smoking today.
thanks to an
early screening technique called DNA methylation profiling, researchers are now able to identify molecular
indices of lung cancer in their genesis. Methylation
is an epigenetic process, causing diseases and reversible changes of gene expression. These abnormalities, if
left untreated, can lead to the development of lung cancer.
Avoid exposure to carcinogens – certain substances such as
asbestos or other air pollutants can cause genetic mutations leading to lung cancer. As long as it is possible,
avoid any work that exposes you to asbestos which mostly found in mines and some old buildings. In addition, avoid
prolonged exposure to radon (estimated to
cause about 21000 lung cancer deaths per year, according to EPA),
hexavalent (CrVI) compounds, propane
etc. The following
substances, although the risk is minimal, can also cause lung cancer if you inhale them very often:
Avoid air pollution - many studies have shown that some pathogenic pollutants
suspended in the air are responsible for nearly 5% of deaths from cancer of the trachea, bronchi and lungs.
These particles can be originated from combustion of coal, oil, natural gas, incineration
materials, and much more. Therefore cleaning the air you breathe can also help your lungs to remain healthy.
Fruits and cruciferous vegetables
- consuming a diet rich in fruits and
cruciferous vegetables have preventive effects on all types of cancer. It is shown that people who eat a daily variety of fruits and vegetables
have fewer problems related to free radicals. It is also shown that there is a lower risk of cancer among
consumers of fruits and vegetables rich in beta carotene such as sweet potatoes, broccoli, pumpkin, carrots,
spinach, winter squash, etc.). Even smokers - including second hand smokers- can beneficiate from regular
eating of fruits and cruciferous vegetables.