Understanding Cancer

Preventing Cancer

With so many different types of cancers, the symptoms are varied and depend on where the disease is located. However, there are some key signs and symptoms to
look out for, including:

Do not smoke cigarettes/ cigars/ bidis/ chillams/ hookahs.

Do not consume chewing tobacco/ khaini/ gutka/ pan masala.

Maintain a healthy weight.

Exercise regularly.

Maintain a healthy diet with high fruit and vegetable intake

Avoid alcohol

Vaccinate against Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

Use contraceptives during sexual intercourse to prevent against HPV infection

Avoid indoor smoke from household use of solid fuels (eg: cooking on woodfire stove/ chula

Reduce exposure to ionizing radiation (occupational or medical diagnostic imaging).

Reduce exposure to ultraviolet radiation.

Protect against urban air pollution