Here's some practical advice on reducing your risk of cancer. Social interaction is at the top of the list!
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To understand this kind of prevention, you have to take a peek at the expanding world of cancer treatment. In addition to the customary big guns, radiation and chemotherapy, there are now an array of complementary treatments, everything from guided imagery to stress management to support groups and journal writing.
Stress management. From tai chi and meditation to nature walks, there is no shortage of options.
Attitude training/adjustment. A positive attitude makes a world of difference. Consider hypnosis or a series of daily affirmations to maintain a sunny disposition.
Regular exercise. Even walking counts, just make sure to do it daily.
Social support. No man or woman is an island. We need to connect to feel fully alive, and be healthy.
Creative outlets for work and play. Our species is defined by creativity. Creative fulfillment can come from a good paying job or painting a portrait. You are limited only by your imagination.
Use of holistic therapies. Acupuncture and herbal medicine have a growing role in maintaining health as well as restoring it.
A proper diet. A starting point is lots of fiber and limited fat intake. Make foods with suspected anti-cancer properties a part of your diet.