How to Decrease your Risk
Cancer prevention is defined as active measures to decrease the risk of cancer.
The vast majority of cancer risk factors are due to environmental (including lifestyle) factors, and many of these factors are controllable. Thus, cancer is largely considered a preventable disease. Greater than 30% of cancer is considered preventable by avoiding risk factors including: tobacco, obesity, an insufficient diet, physical inactivity, alcohol, sexually transmitted infections, and air pollution. Not all environmental causes can be prevented completely such as naturally occurring background radiation.
Active Measures to Prevent Cancer
While many dietary recommendations have been proposed to reduce the risk of cancer, few have significant supporting scientific evidence. The primary dietary factors that increase risk are obesity and alcohol consumption; with a diet low in fruits and vegetables and high in red meat being implicated but not confirmed. Consumption of coffee is associated with a reduced risk of liver cancer. Studies have linked consumption of red or processed meat to an increased risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, and pancreatic cancer, a phenomenon which could be due to the presence of carcinogens in foods cooked at high temperatures.
Thus dietary recommendation for cancer prevention typically include: mainly vegetables, fruit, whole grain and fish and a reduced intake of red meat, animal fat and refined sugar.
The concept that medications can be used to prevent cancer is attractive, and evidence supports their use in a few defined circumstances. In the general population NSAIDs reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, however, due to the cardiovascular and gastrointestinal side effects they cause overall harm when used for prevention. Aspirin has been found to reduce the risk of death from cancer by about 7%. COX-2 inhibitor may decrease the rate of polyp formation in people with familial adenomatous polyposis, howeve,r are associated with the same adverse effects as NSAIDs. Daily use of tamoxifen or raloxifene has been demonstrated to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer in high-risk women.
Vitamins have not been found to be effective at preventing cancer, although low blood levels of vitamin D are correlated with increased cancer risk. Whether this relationship is causal and vitamin D supplementation is protective is not determined. Beta-carotene supplementation has been found to increase lung cancer rates in those who are high risk. Folic acid supplementation has not been found effective in preventing colon cancer and may increase colon polyps.
Vaccines have been developed that prevent some infection by some viruses. Human papillomavirus vaccine (Gardasil and Cervarix) decreases the risk of developing cervical cancer. The hepatitis B vaccine prevents infection with hepatitis B virus and thus decreases the risk of liver cancer.
Unlike diagnosis efforts prompted by symptoms and medical signs, cancer screening involves efforts to detect cancer after it has formed, but before any noticeable symptoms appear. This may involve physical examination, blood or urine tests, or medical imaging. Cancer screening is currently not possible for many types of cancers, and even when tests are available, they may not be recommended for everyone. Universal screening or mass screeninginvolves screening everyone. Selective screening identifies people who are known to be at higher risk of developing cancer, such as people with a family history of cancer.
The most significant risk factor for developing cancer is old age. Although it is possible for cancer to strike at any age, most people who are diagnosed with invasive cancer are over the age of 65. According to cancer researcher Robert A. Weinberg, "If we lived long enough, sooner or later we all would get cancer."
There are two factors that are ALWAYS present with Cancer no matter what else may be present.
Those two factors are:
- Acidic pH, and
- Lack of Oxygen
Can we manipulate those two factors that always have to be present for Cancer to develop?
If we can, will we be able to reverse the Cancer?
PREVENTION IS THE BEST MEDICINE!
How can we prevent pH imbalances that can lead to a variety of diseased conditions such as cancer and many others? The researched information that has been presented on the causes of diseases, namely, "Acidosis" should behoove us to live a healthier lifestyle.
We can begin by instituting in our daily routine a humans' natural biological diet for optimum health, power, strength and endurance so we can avoid the ravages of disease and then, finally, premature death.
If so, we need to learn how to manipulate pH and Oxygen. Remember, the pH number is an exponent number of 10; therefore, a small difference in pH translates to a BIG difference in the number of oxygen or OH-ions.
In other words, blood with a pH value of 7.45 contains 64.9% more oxygen than blood with a pH value of 7.3. Cancer needs an acid / low oxygen environment to survive and flourish. The bodies of terminal cancer patients are approximately 1000 times more acidic than they should be. This equates to dangerously low amounts of oxygen at the cellular level.
In the absence of oxygen, glucose undergoes fermentation to lactic acid. This causes the pH of the cell to drop even lower. Urine and saliva pH of terminal cancer patients almost always runs between 4.0 and 5.5. When the cancer goes into metastases the pH drops even lower. Our bodies simply cannot effectively fight disease if our body pH is not properly balanced. In other words, it's either alkalize or die. It's that important!
According to Cancer Prevention Research, Breast Cancer Prevention, Skin Cancer Prevention, Colon Cancer Prevention, Lung Cancer Prevention and Prostate Cancer Prevention is the best medicine. Acidosis may be avoidable by following the principles of The AAA Diet® (Acid Alkaline Association) and learning to avoid high acid-forming diets, medications and a toxic lifestyle that could eventually lead to the development of various forms of cancers.