How You Can Prevent Cancer


            In order to prevent cancer, first you need to know what causes cancer. Based on my 35-years of clinical experience, I consider the followings as the risk factors for the development of cancer.



Stress: psychological as well as physical

Personality type: Control freak and/or highly competitive



Vitamin D deficiency

Cigarette smoking


Unhealthy diet: High carbohydrate, high sugar, high saturated fat, artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, deep-fried foods, most desserts, most commercially bakery products, preservatives, pesticides, growth hormone, GMO ( Genetically Modified Organism) foods, inorganic foods, artificial foods etc.

Too much exercise


Excessive sex over the age of 60 (for males)

Avoiding pregnancy for a long time (for females)

Oral sex

Certain drugs such as Estrogen replacement, even bio-identical hormones, too much Testosterone use in people who are not really low in testosterone, sex-performance enhancing drugs such as Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Insulin for Type 2 diabetics, Interferon, Remicade, Cyclosporine, Prolia, other immunosuppressive drugs etc.


            Except for aging, all of the other factors are modifiable. Only you can change these risk factors for yourself. Don't expect anyone else to do it for you, because they can't.






This article was written by Sarfraz Zaidi, MD, FACE. Dr. Zaidi specializes in Diabetes, photoEndocrinology and Metabolism.



Dr. Zaidi is a former Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA. Currently he is Medical Director of the Jamila Diabetes and Endocrine Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California.



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