5 Cancer Risks You Can Easily Avoid 



Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cancer patients. Teach your children early how they can lessen several major cancer risks.“About 50% of deaths from adult cancers in this country could be prevented if people made lifestyle changes,” says Colleen Doyle, director of nutrition and physical activity at the American Cancer Society. “If we start early and prevent kids from smoking and encourage a healthy diet and physically active lifestyle, that figure could go even higher.”According to Lifescripts, here are 5 things you can avoid to reduce the risk of cancer for you and your kids.Cancer risk #1: Tobacco
If you kids don't start smoking, you will have a better chance of NOT worrying about certain cancers.  Teach them early the dangers and it will make them stop and think before they pick up an ugly habit.What can you do right now?  Go to online tobacco prevention tools from sites like KidsHealth

Cancer risk #2: Tanning
Doctors agree the sun can be very dangerous for all of us, but especially younger kids.  You can't keep them in sunscreen or under a tree all the time, but sunscreen is a great help in preventing sunburn.Since tanning is such a big business for teens, it's best to keep your girls away from the tanning beds due to ultraviolet lighting
What to do right now: 
Talk to your girls now about the dangers of tanning beds and the ultraviolet  rays that destroy collagen in the skin and encourage wrinkles,
Cancer risk #3: Obesity
Obesity and physical inactivity are second to tobacco use as cancer risk factors, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Helping you kids maintaining the proper weight for their age is one way that intervention might be most effective during childhood, before the weight gain occurs.

What to do right now: Get those
 kids moving. The American Cancer Society recommends that kids and teens get at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity five or more days of the week.
Cancer risk #4: Cell phone use
Concerned about your children’s cell phone habits?We know that cell phones emit low levels of radiation, However, scientists don’t know yet how cell phone usage affects developing brains of children since only adults were studied.But don't panic yet over cell phones and cancer just yet since studies showed correlation, but not causation.What to do right now:Limit cell phone use for children 10 or younger

Have your child wear a headset.as this step may reduce the risk.

Encourage your teens to use the speakerphone or text more often.

Cancer risk #5: The HPV virus

Currently the  CDC currently recommends that 11- and 12-year-old girls receive one of two vaccines, Cervarix and Gardasil.  These vaccines can protect against human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection that can cause cervical and anogenital cancers.
What to do right now: Make sure your daughter isn’t left behind and that this risk of cancer is eliminated.

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