According to the World Cancer Day, maintaining a healthy weight, staying physically active and eating a healthy diet all play a vital role in cancer prevention. There are several other risk factors we can avoid in our day to day, one being smoking. Tobacco use is the largest preventable cause of cancer and making the decision to quit smoking is the best thing that can be done to reduce the risk of cancer for a smoker.
Smoking is directly linked to 71% of lung cancer deaths and is responsible for 22% of all cancer deaths. Regardless of age, quitting can improve your quality of life and greatly increase your life expectancy and decrease chances of cancer. If you’re interested in quitting smoking, click HERE to learn more about our Smoking Cessation Class.
Cancer is the leading cause of death in the state of Idaho. While rates of cancer are declining across the country overall, other life-threatening diseases are typically easier to treat than cancer in most cases. It is vital that we take all necessary precautions to prevent cancer. As stated above, our lifestyle choices play a major role in this.
Healthy eating, daily exercise and weight maintenance as well as routine check up’s and discussing what cancer screening you may need based of age and health. Spread the word and encourage loved ones to make their health a priority to ensure that we are doing all we can to prevent cancer.
As preventative options, Madison Memorial is proud to offer smoking cessation and pre-diabetes classes to the community.