How cancer prevention works, and what you can do to lower your risk

April is Cancer Control Month

Stars Insider

21/04/23 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Illness

Cancer has been thought of as a tragic, unfair fact of life since the beginning of time. The oldest documented case of cancer is found in an ancient Egyptian papyrus textbook on surgery dating back to 3000 BCE. Of course, the word "cancer" is nowhere to be found, and surely cancerous tissue was found in humans and other animals long before the advent of writing. In the 5,000 years since that first description of cancer, the disease's origins and causes have been at the forefront of medical study. Even now, in the 21st century, there is no sign of a surefire cure in sight. It is for precisely that reason that cancer prevention remains an eternally important practice.

With no cure available, and treatments growing more and more expensive, knowing what to do and what not to do in order to decrease the chances of developing cancer is paramount. With this in mind, read on to learn what you need to know about cancer prevention.

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