February Is National Cancer Prevention Month

National Cancer Prevention MonthAt Palo Verde Cancer Specialists, we believe that in the fight against cancer, there’s always hope. We’re proud to provide a wide range of cancer treatments from our network of oncology clinics in Scottsdale, Glendale, and greater Phoenix, and we strive to make the cancer treatment process as convenient as possible for our patients. But ultimately, the best way to fight cancer is to prevent it – and since February is National Cancer Prevention Month, we’d like to share some tips on what steps you can take to prevent cancer. At Palo Verde Cancer Specialists, we believe that in the fight against cancer, there’s always hope. We’re proud to provide a wide range of cancer treatments from our network of oncology clinics in Scottsdale, Glendale, and greater Phoenix, and we strive to make the cancer treatment process as convenient as possible for our patients. But ultimately, the best way to fight cancer is to prevent it – and since February is National Cancer Prevention Month, we’d like to share some tips on what steps you can take to prevent cancer.
 

Best Ways to Prevent Cancer

 
While the causes of cancer are still poorly understood and vary depending on the specific type of cancer, there are some risk factors that increase the likelihood of developing all kinds of cancer. Taking steps to limit these common risk factors is one of the best ways to prevent cancer, and best of all, taking these steps will also help you live a healthier life overall:

  • Quit Tobacco: Whether smoking, chewing, or any other form, tobacco use is one of the leading causes of cancer. Avoiding tobacco in all its forms is one of the best things you can do to prevent cancer.
  • Eat Healthy: Diet impacts every aspect of our health, and cancer is no different. Maintaining a healthy, balanced diet that’s high in fruits and vegetables will help you prevent cancer and keep you healthier overall.
  • Stay Active: Regular exercise also lowers your risk of developing cancer. For the maximum benefits, aim to get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise every week.
  • Maintain a Healthy Weight: Obesity is another major risk factor for cancer, so keeping yourself at a healthy weight will help to keep your cancer risk low.

 

Contact Your Scottsdale Cancer Center

 
These four steps are some of the best you can take to reduce your risk of cancer across the board, and they’ll also help you live a healthier, happier life in general. However, if you do receive a cancer diagnosis, our cancer doctors can help. Learn more about how our radiation therapy treatments can help you win your battle with cancer, then contact us today to schedule your consultation. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we wish you a happy National Cancer Prevention Month!

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