Early diagnoses of cancer are thought to be something better, but it is not, it’s just better than the late diagnoses of the disease. What is better is the prevention of the disease. With the increased number of cancer cases it’s believed that every one person out of three has a chance of having cancer. And unfortunately the disease is not 100% curable, and if someone gets cured e or she might get it again in any period of their life. So what can you do to prevent and protect yourself from this very dangerous health condition? Well, this article can help you prevent cancer with some very basis kitchen elements that everyone has at their homes.
What is Cancer?
Cancer is basically a group of disease, where the human body starts abnormal cell growth. These bundles of cells form lumps or a cluster like bodies and with time these start spreading into the whole body. The lump like structure known as the tumor are not cancerous in all cases, benign tumor is an example of non cancerous tumor. These tumors usually don’t travel or spread in the body.
The diagnosis of cancer is very difficult, because its symptoms are not very unusual or diagnosable. Very common cancer symptoms are following such as the presence of lumps, major weight loss, and change in bowel movement, abnormal bleeding etc. all these symptoms may appear in some other health conditions too. So its better that you consult your doctor before you make any conclusions.
Types of cancer:
There are several types of cancer that are diagnosed up till now. But the most common types of cancers are breast cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, and lymphoma. Since all these cancers are different, their symptoms and treatment procedures are different too.
Below are some basic categories of cancers. All the types of cancers fall into these five categories, and they are:
A carcinoma cancer is the type of cancer that builds on the outer layer of the organ or the body. This type of cancer is developed on the skin or in the outer layer tissues of any organ. Such as skin cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic, ovarian cancers etc.
These types of cancers usually appear in bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels or in the connective tissues of the body. This type of cancer can appear in any part of your body, as your whole body has muscles, but most commonly they appear in the arm and leg joints.
The cancer which starts in the blood forming cells is known as the leukemia. Body starts producing too many cancer cells as these cells start entering the blood stream. There are two basic types of blood cells, the red blood cells and the white blood cells. Leukemia cancer occurs in the white blood cells.
4. Lymphoma and myeloma:
The cancer that starts in the lymphatic system is known as the lymphoma cancer. And myeloma is the type of cancer that affects the certain white blood cells called plasma cells. The lymphatic system and the plasma cells both are an important element of your immune system. So these type of cancer, attacks your immune system.
5. Central nervous system cancers:
Cancer cells that grow in brain tissues or in the spinal cord are known as the central nervous system cancers. These are the most troubling type of cancers, as the brain controls all the functioning of the brain. Presence or development of a tumor there can affect all the basic functions of the body.
Fighting cancer with food:
According to the national cancer institute, almost one third of the cancer deaths can be related to diet. What you eat can have both negative and positive impact on your health. There are many basic food elements that can help you prevent or reduce the damage of cancer cells.
Several researchers have been conducted on the cancer-fighting food. Some food can block the bodily processes such as inflammation that fuel the cancer growth. Some food can force cancer cells to die through the process of cell apoptosis. Some foods can help you detoxify the cancer causing toxins in your body. And some can even help you attack the disease on a variety of fronts.
Thus these all are natural elements, they don’t cause any inverse effect on your body, making them a perfect option for treating and preventing cancer.
Avocados are powerful antioxidants that attack the free radicals in your body by preventing the absorption of certain fats. They are also a good source of potassium and beta-carotene. It is believed that avocados can help treat the viral hepatitis.
Garlic has immune-enhancing allium compounds such as dialyl sultides. It can also increase the life of immune cells, these cells can help you fight cancer and also help in breaking down the cause of cancer. They also prevent the entrance of carcinogens in to the cells; it can slow down the tumor development.
Like all citrus fruits, grapefruit also contain monoterpenes; it is believed that it can prevent the cancer by sweeping out the carcinogens from the body. Grapefruit can also help in the proliferation of breast-cancer cells.
Researchers have shown that figs contain derivatives of benzaldehyde, which is very effective for shrinking of the tumor. The fig juice is also found to good at fighting back bacteria. Figs contain vitamins A and C, and calcium, magnesium and potassium, thus they can help people gain their lost body weight.
Carrots contain beta carotene, which is helpful for curing different types of cancers. Surprising eating too many carrots, such as eating 2 to 3 kilo carrots a day can also cause cancer. The irony is that carrots contain falcarinol, which can help reduce the chances of cancer. Therefore you must take a very reasonable amount of carrots per day, and make sure that you use raw carrots, as they can show better results in curing the disease.
Beside these five basic foods, there are many other kitchen items that can help you either prevent cancer cells or can help you kill them. Such as Chili pepper, jalapenos, Broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower, Raspberries, nuts etc. in short the use of vegetables or fruits can be very effective for treating cancer.