Posted in: Lung Cancer by Dr. Tarang Krishna
Availability of treatment for lung cancer doesn’t imply that we can stick to a carefree lifestyle until we get affected by the same. Here is how you can prevent this disease.
Even a minor health problem can wipe off the smile from our faces, be it common cold or ordinary fever. If the problem is a little more severe, dealing with it becomes a hassle. It all comes down to different kind of medications, bed rest, diet restrictions and certain injections to prevent the recurrence of the problem. Some diseases, however, are much worse, cancer being one of them. Classified into multiple types such as pancreatic cancer, lung cancer and breast cancer, this disease can prove to be fatal if not treated as soon as possible.
The discussion here focuses on lung cancer. Most of us who are laymen, tend to immediately link lung cancer to smoking habit. It is definitely true that most smokers are likely to end up in lung cancer treatment centers, but assuming that they alone are at the risk of getting affected by this disease is big mistake. In fact, some statistics have revealed about half of the total lung cancer cases to involve people who haven’t smoked even a single cigarette in their lifetime. There are several other factors contributing to this health trouble, and many of us, as a matter of fact, are facing these everyday. Smoke from automobiles, that we end up inhaling almost everyday, is nearly as harmful as that from cigarettes.
One can definitely get successful treatment at one of the best lung cancer hospitals, provided the disease has not progressed to a highly advanced stage. The sooner it is detected, the more likely it is to be eliminated. Before thinking of treatment for lung cancer, however, a hale and healthy person needs to do everything he/she can to prevent it in the first place. Some of the basic measures to steer clear of lung cancer risks include:
- Quit smoking:Though not the only cause for lung cancer, cigarette smoking is definitely one among the obvious ones. Quitting this habit is thus the first step towards preventing this disease. Even non-smokers need to stay away from passive smoke.
- Stay Clear of Radon:A gas released from decaying uranium beneath the soil, radon can cause lung cancer if inhaled regularly for a considerably long time. The soil beneath houses and offices should thus be checked for uranium and cleared of the same.
Apart the above-mentioned measures, there are many other ways to prevent lung cancer, such as eating fresh fruits and green-leafy vegetables, working out regularly and wearing a mask to avoid inhalation of smoke or dust while traveling.