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Myeloma Preventon 

The best way to prevent the occurrence of any cancer is to live a healthy lifestyle. Myeloma is not attributable to a unique cause; several factors can cause the formation of cancerous cells in your bone marrow. Some risk factors such as sex and age are impossible to change; others, however, can be prevented. If you want to prevent myeloma and all other cancers, it is necessary to live a healthy lifestyle and eat a healthy diet. Below, are some tips that can help you: 

  • do not consume alcohol regularly and/or in large quantity; doing so helps you prevent many types of cancer including multiple myeloma.  
  • avoid tobacco smoke, including second hand smoke 
  • maintain a healthy weight; 
  • reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals  
  • reduce your exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation 
  • exercise regularly 
  • practice safe sex
  • keep your immune system healthy
  • tell your doctor or dentist of any change that indicates cancer 
  • adopt a healthy diet: a diet containing 5 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day may help prevent occurrence of many cancers. Increase the following foods in your diet: 

a)    avocados 

b)    blueberries 

c)    black Raspberries 

d)    curcumin  

e)    flax 

f)    garlic 

g)    papaya 

h)    pomegranate juice 

i)     tomatoes 

j)     soy products  

k)    grapefruits, oranges and other citrus fruits 

l)     cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage)

 

 

 

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