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The first strategy is the prevention of cancer is to eliminate or at least decrease the exposure to carcinogens. Though seemingly obvious, this phase is much easier said than done. Here are the steps you should take immediately to decrease your risk of cancer.

Stop smoking: Cigarette smoke is the most potent carcinogen to which many of us are exposed. Though nicotine is terribly addictive, we must struggle to rid the body of it and all carcinogens contained in cigarette smoke. Smokers show a tremendous increase in the number of free radicals in their bodies and though to a lesser extent, secondary smoke is also an important factor in oxidative stress.

Reduce exposure to sunlight: UVA & UVB are ultraviolet light and is well known carcinogen. We strongly recommend using sunscreen that protects against both.

Eat a low fat diet: Excessive fat intake at meals is known to induce oxidative stress, especially when adequate amounts of anti oxidants are missing in that meal. We must decrease saturated fat intake, make certain to consume at least seven servings of vegetables & fruits and more than 40gm of fiber each day. Actually, we know that you know all these but the truth is less than 5% of population follows.

Be aware of other carcinogens: Whenever possible, choose to take action in decreasing your exposure to cancer causing agents such as radiation, pesticides herbicides, asbestos, charcoal, soot, food preservatives and many others by kicking them out of your home environment.

By doing all above methods we can reduce the production of free radicals for our body to fight.