The only possible prevention for pancreatic cancer is to avoid known risk factors that can lead to its development, in particular:
- alcohol abuse
- Prolonged consumption of a diet rich in animal fats and low in fruit and vegetables.
Your lifestyle as well as your environment and your workplace may be open doors to development of several types of cancer, including pancreatic cancer. If you want to prevent the development of almost any cancer in your body, it is important to:
- adopt a healthy diet – a diet containing 5 to 10 servings of fruits and cruciferous vegetables a day can help prevent many cancers including pancreatic cancer.
- reduce your exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or artificial tanning devices, such as tanning beds;
- tell your doctor or dentist of any change that indicates the presence of cancer;
- do not smoke and avoid second hand cigarette smoke;
- exercise regularly
- maintain a healthy weight
- limit your intake of alcohol
- Practice safe sex.