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Health Talk: Top 10 Cancer Causing Agents & Chemicals To Watch Out For

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Feb 7, 2017 – Health Talk: Top 10 Cancer Causing Agents & Chemicals To Watch Out For

As the world marked the 2017 World Cancer Day on Saturday, it is imperative for the people to know what causes cancer and the steps to be taken to guard against the killer ailment. Cancer is one of the leading killer diseases in the world today. It leads to abnormal growth of a group of body cells and more than 250 diseases.

Cancer is malignant in nature and it claims many lives annually. It can be found in the lungs, breast, uterus, gall bladder, blood, prostate, thyroid, liver and tongue, to mention but a few.

This disease is sometimes characterised by pain, a lump or a sore that does not heal. There is also sometimes indigestion, difficulty in swallowing, a mole, a thickening or a lump in the breast, unusual bleeding during menstrual period, discharge, loss of weight, change in skin colour or a persistent cough, depending on the part of the body affected by the cancer.

About 80 per cent of cancer cases can be attributed to the violation of the natural law of cause and effect. Tobacco and alcohol are known cancer causing agents, while heavy consumption of the duo can lead to cancer of the tongue, lips, mouth, throat, liver, cancer, lungs and stomach.

Also, a major contributor to cancer is an exposure to industrial pollutants such as soot, high doses of x-ray, nickel, tar and asbestos. This can lead to cancer of the lungs, blood and the skin. Some viral infections, trauma and hormonal imbalances can also result in cancer. Malnutrition, which compromises the body’s immune system, can also be a major contributor to cancer. Many biologists believe that cancer can result from a faulty diet.

See more agents that cause cancer in this image below

Speaking on the prevention and treatment of cancer, Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, said anyone who is not susceptible to cancer may likely not develop it. He, however, noted that Comprehensive Radionic Computer Blood Analysis and diagnosis, which can detect cancerous tendencies at the incubation stage, can go a long way in preventing the disease.

He advised that living a life of moderation can reduce people’s chances of getting cancer. Total elimination of all kinds of environmental sources of carcinogens, such as smoking, and carcinogenic chemicals in water, air and food, are other ways of preventing the disease.

He explained that the wife of the Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Olufunsho Amosun, with some development partners, recently flagged off a cancer awareness programme.

The Commissioner also advised that prevention and treatment of cancer can include taking of vitamins in large doses; eating of natural foods and the cleaning of the colon, to relieve constipation. These also make the skin, liver, kidney, lungs and all organs that are prone to cancer to be healthy.

He disclosed that Swedish studies of intake of vitamin C for the last 30 years have recently found that a mixture of vitamin C and a copper compound has lethal effects on cancer. He added that several studies have also shown that vitamin A exerts an inhibiting effect on cancer. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends a liberal consumption of green and yellow vegetables and fruits to help prevent cancer, as people who eat green and yellow vegetables every day have a decreased risk of developing lung, stomach and other cancer diseases.

Meanwhile, a study conducted at Harvard University shows that those who reported the highest consumption of carrots, squash, tomatoes, salads or leafy green vegetables, dried fruits, fresh strawberries or melon, had a decreased risk of cancer.

Other useful methods of preventing cancer are having plenty of rest, complete freedom from worries and mental stress, taking more fresh air and, to cap it all, going for regular checkups, especially with the use of Radionic Computer Blood Analysis, which can help to detect cancer and other terminal diseases at the earlier stage.

In conclusion, it is necessary to ask ourselves certain questions. For instance, we need to ask questions about the quality of life that we are living? Is it one filled with joy, radiance and happiness or one riddled with inconvenience and pains as result of sickness? The answer is not far-fetched. The truth is that everyone will eventually die of one thing or the other, but the quality of our lives before death matters.

And, in our disciplined approach to health issues as regards living a good life, not in terms of asceticism, denials and fasting, our ability to listen to our body systems and take appropriate actions which will save us a lot of health challenges matters

.As the saying goes, “prevention is better than cure”.

Let us all pay attention to our health and do all that we can to prevent cancer.

[About the author: Adenekan writes from Federal Housing Estate, Elega, Abeokuta]

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  1. Jilo

    February 7, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    We are all living in toxic World. Cancer is one of modern diseases emerging as a result of civilization. There is no doubt that we are all exposing ourselves to environmental toxin. The carbon monoxide fuming out of our cars, generator and industrial chemicals is enough to force some dormant diseases out of our body. Nobody is immune from an attack from these modern diseases but maintaining high level of immunity can help us greatly in fighting this disease.

    A lot of people may have cancer cell in their body but if we never do something that can trigge those cells, we may still live an healthy life. Just as the writer said. Proper nutrition is highly important. I don’t care the amount it may cost me, I tried to eat natural or organic foods because I believe what you eat is what you are. I always have a conflict with my wife on this. She always challenge me that if I use all my money to buy foods how can save to build a house of my own? I always tell her my stomach is my house, in as much I’m living healthy and I can still have my life, I don’t have problem. It is of no use if I have four houses and my body is starving of right nutrients. Somebody else’s i don’t even know may be the one residing in these houses.

    Besides proper diets, we should try to abstain or getting in contact with any toxic chemicals. Minimize our exposure to some certain chemicals. What we fail to realize in this Country is that money is not everything but our love for money has shielded us from having quality lifestyle.. We don’t need generators in Nigeria if our government can provide us stable electricity. Corruption in this Country has contributed immensely to our low life expectancy.

  2. bravo

    February 7, 2017 at 6:46 PM

    na wa

  3. addy

    October 5, 2017 at 7:57 AM

    your food is your medicine and your medicines your food….if one can get it right by eating good food its helpful and needful….imagine some takes soda as water from day to day , water and fresh food intake is taboo to them and to them its life….they re chopping money .

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