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Surviving Cancer

Surviving Cancer

Research shows that a large percentage of cancer-related deaths are directly linked to lifestyle choices such as smoking, drinking, a lack of exercise, and an unhealthy diet.

The following factors can help you to maintain health and improve survival and quality of life:

  • Be physically active- moderate exercise improves fatigue, reduces anxiety, and builds self-esteem. It also improves your physical health.

  • Maintain a healthy weight- being overweight raises the risk for recurrence and reduces the odds for survival.

  • Avoid smoking and use of tobacco.

  • Eat a variety of foods that will give you the nutrients you need. Emphasize on fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-calorie foods. Limit red and processed meats, animal fats (including butter and cream), and rich desserts.

  • Limit consumption of salty foods and foods processed with sodium.

  • Limit your alcohol consumption.

  • Have a balanced diet.

  • Get regular checkups done.

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