* Tobacco use
* Alcohol use
* Being overweight
* Low fruit-and vegetable-intake
* High intake of red and processed meats* High intake of high-fat dairy products* Lack of physical activity* Urban air pollution* Infections by cancer-causing
* Indoor smoke from household
* Genetic predisposition
If you have some symptom, it's most likely not caused by cancer. If you have any of the symptoms given below, please see a doctor. Remember, some cancers do not show outward symptoms until the cancer has advanced.
* Unexplained weight loss* Fatigue* Pain* Skin changes, including changes in warts and moles.* Changes in bowel habits or bladder function* Sores that do not heal* White patches inside the mouth or white spots on the tongue* Unusual bleeding or discharge* Thickening or lump in parts of the body* Recurrent indigestion or trouble swallowing* Nagging cough or hoarseness
* Accept and seek out the support of loved ones and also others suffering from cancer.* Be mentally prepared for physical changes and necessary changes in your lifestyle and diet. You may be loathe to give up your usual lifestyle, but certain modifications may be necessary.* Eat a nourishing diet and exercise, but be sure to take sufficient rest.* Remain calm and feel positive about the outcome of the cancer.