While it is not always easy to prevent cancer; you can, however, reduce your risk. To prevent the occurrence of any cancer, including throat cancer, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle, and live in a healthy environment.
Several factors can cause formation of cancerous cells in your body. In the case of throat cancer, tobacco and alcohol are the primary causes. Eliminate them in your life is dramatically reduce your risk of becoming a victim of throat cancer.
Some risk factors such as age, sex and genetic are impossible to change; others causative factors, however, can be prevented. If you want to prevent throat cancer and many other cancers, you need to:
- treat any gastroesophageal reflux before it becomes chronic
- keep your immune system healthy
- use an air purifier if you live in an industrial or an high pollution environment
- stop smoking and avoid second-hand tobacco smoke;
- tell your doctor or dentist of any change in your oropharyngeal cavity that indicates cancer.
- eat foods rich in vitamin A (such as liver) or take a vitamin A supplement
- adopt a healthy diet – a diet contains 5 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day may help prevent throat cancer.
- exercise regularly
- maintain a healthy weight
- limit your alcohol consumption;
- reduce your exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or artificial tanning devices, such as tanning beds
- Perform safe sex.