Cancer is one of the top killers in both developed and developing countries. Cancer is a broad term to signify over 100 diseases related to Cancer. A lot of times, lifestyle and environment factors can influence the development and progression of this disease. Without further ado, let’s understand what are the 5 things you need to learn about Cancer.

5 things to know about Cancer

  1. Being Physically Active And Eating Healthy Can Lower Your Risk For Cancer

As covered on Mayo Clinic, choosing to eat healthy and having the right amount of physical exercise will help in lowering the risk for Cancer. Trying to quantify degree of risk lowered is always difficult, and data is sparse. However, exercising and eating well is recommended to stay healthy.

  1. Genetics And The Relationship With Cancer

There is a lot of conversation about how genetics causes Cancer and how there is a relationship between one’s family Cancer history and being infected with Cancer later on in life. However, we need to pay attention to the fact that there is only correlation established, and not causation. We do not understand Cancer well enough to draw conclusions at this stage.

  1. Quality Of Sleep Affects The Risk Of Cancer Development

The quality of sleep can actually influence the risk of Cancer developing in some people. There has been research linking lack of sleep to the risk of Cancer development for the Prostrate, Colon and Breast.

  1. Cancer Survival Rates Beyond 10 Years On Average More Than 50%

On average, it is very possible to still be alive and healthy even after being infected with Cancer. Cancer Research UK looked at the average survival rates for all types of Cancer combined and found that patients who got diagnosed with Cancer but survived for more than 10 years are more than 50%.

  1. Breakthroughs Are Always Advertised But Many Fall Flat In The Face Of Human Trials

There are always potential breakthroughs mentioned, but many of them fall flat in the face of human trials. It is disappointing to see a lot of supposedly advanced cures or breakthroughs fall flat, and limited accountability is present. One example is SR Pharma and the fact that it has morphed through repeated changes and decline.

About the Author Shane

Shane is passionate about the medical industry and constantly envisions a world without incurable diseases and chronic conditions. He seeks to use his entrepreneurship, venture capital and sales and marketing experience to bring real change to the medical industry, one insight at a time. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his family, do online learning and read.

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