Leukemia Prevention

Since the causes of leukemia are not well known, it is not easy to establish preventive measures. While it is not always possible to prevent cancer, you can, however, reduce your risk. To prevent the occurrence of all cancers including leukemia, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle, and live in a healthy environment. An unhealthy environment (including workplace) can promote formation of cancerous cells in your body.

Some risk factors such as age, sex and genetic are impossible to change; the following causative factors, however, can be prevented:

  • avoid tobacco smoke, including second hand smoke
  • 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
  • keep your immune system healthy
  • tell your doctor or dentist of any change that indicates the presence of 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, including leukemia. Increase the following foods in your diet:
  1. a)avocados
  2. b)blueberries
  3. c)black Raspberries
  4. d)curcumin
  5. e)flax
  6. f)garlic
  7. g)papaya
  8. h)pomegranate juice
  9. i)tomatoes
  10. j)soy products
  11. k)grapefruits, oranges and other citrus fruits
  12. l)cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage).

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