The best way to prevent the onset of cancer is to live a healthy lifestyle. Your lifestyle as well as your environment is often the open door to development of cancer. Even if you are at low risk, you might have cancer if continue to expose yourself to carcinogens.
Esophageal cancer is not attributable to a unique cause; several factors can cause the formation of cancerous cells in your esophagus. Some risk factors such as genetic and age is impossible to change; others are easily preventable. If you want to prevent cancers, including esophageal cancer, it is important to:
- avoid tobacco smoke, including second hand smoke
- adopt a healthy diet: a diet containing 5 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day may help prevent occurrence of esophageal cancer
- maintain a healthy weight;
- limit your alcohol intake
- reduce your exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation
- exercise regularly
- practice safe sex
- Tell your doctor or dentist of any change that indicates the presence of cancer.