While it is not always easy to prevent cancer, you can, however, reduce your risk of laryngeal cancer. To prevent the occurrence of any cancer including cancer of the larynx, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle, and live in a healthy environment. Your lifestyle and even your environment (including workplace) may be open doors to many cancers, including laryngeal cancer.
Several factors can cause the formation of cancerous cells in your body. In the case of laryngeal cancer, tobacco is the main cause. Eliminating smoking is significantly reducing your risk of becoming a laryngeal cancer victim.
Some risk factors such as age, sex and genetic are impossible to change; some factors, however, can be prevented. If you want to prevent cancer of the larynx and many other cancers, you need to:
- avoid tobacco smoke, including second hand smoke
- do not expose yourself to harmful chemical
- treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) completely
- do not abuse of the vocal cords
- adopt a healthy diet: a diet containing 5 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day may help prevent occurrence of laryngeal cancer
- maintain a healthy weight;
- limit your alcohol intake
- reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals
- 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.