- Eat fruits and vegetables
To reduce the risk of malignancy you should often eat fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are rich in many vitamins and minerals i.e. antioxidants such as vitamins A, C and E, selenium, beta-carotene, which strengthens the defense mechanism i.e. natural immunity in humans. Antioxidants clean up excess free radicals in the body and thus reduce the risk of cancer. Fruits and vegetables are the primary source of antioxidants. It is believed that some illnesses are the result of inadequate intake of antioxidants in food. Therefore, today, the interest in getting as much antioxidants as possible is increased, especially those from natural sources such as vegetables and fruits. Vitamins and other substances in fresh fruits and vegetables can prevent damage to the lining of the airways, which can later lead to the development of lung cancer.
- Quit Smoking -- NOW!
The most common factor for lung cancer is smoking. Whether it is active or passive smoking, tobacco smoke is very bad for the health. About 90% lung cancer is caused by smoking or by staying in rooms where people smoke. Cigarette smokers are diagnosed 30 times more often than nonsmokers.
The best defense against lung cancer is to quit smoking as soon as possible.
The best way to avoid getting lung cancer is to stop smoking. Some long-term smokers believe that smoking cessation can cause risk of getting lung cancer. But it is quite wrong. People who quit smoking have a lower risk of developing lung cancer than when they used to smoke. However, their risk is higher than in non-smokers. Also reducing the risk of Color lung cancer occurs in smokers who stopped smoking long time ago.
- Find out what are subjected to your workplace
Talk to your employer about how to protect their health if you are normally exposed to smoke, dust and industrial chemicals (nickel, chromium, petroleum derivatives and uranium) and various other carcinogens.
- Test your home for the presence of radon
In nature there are uranium deposits where it is an integral part of the country. Because there is fear that homes can be built on such natural sites in would lead to the emergence of pronounced radon radiation, which in turn is increased risk of lung cancer.
After cigarette smoke, radon is the number two factor of risk for the occurrence of lung cancer.
This radioactive gas was first established as a risk factor for miners excavating uranium ore. It was also established that when the workers were exposed to increased radiation, radioactive radon is slowly but surely killing their cells.
- Avoid secondhand smoke!
Avoid staying indoors where others smoke around you. This smoke contains over 60 carcinogens properties.