It is no secret to anyone that cancer is one of the deadliest diseases nowadays. Its causes have a wide variety and its effect on our bodies are unpredictable. That’s why it’s important for you to know how to take care of your body and prevent cancer.

Cancer comes up when your cells start to spread uncontrollably around your body. Therefore your body loses control of its functions. Breast cancer and cervical cancer are quite common, so we have to have special precaution with our feeding habits to prevent them.

Cervical cancer appears when its cells (cervical ones) generate an abnormal growth (dysplasia, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, squamous intraepithelial lesion). This is detected with the Papanicolaou test (abbreviated as Pap test). Since it could be fatal, we must prevent it; to do so we need to take action, after all it’s your health.

5 tips to prevent cervical cancer:

1)    Get you HPV shot

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is known to cause cervical cancer. Though the use of this vaccine is controversial (because you get shot when you are a child). Either way one must be aware of the benefits of this vaccine.

2)    Wear protection

It protects you from becoming pregnant, and STDs. And even more if you don’t have a stable relationship. Keep always a condom with you!

3)    Know your family records

Family records are important, since it helps us know the amount of risk we deal with. Cancer is sometimes hereditary, so knowing our female relatives’ records give us the idea of how possible it is for us to develop this cancer.

4)    Don’t smoke

Cigarettes contain certains substances that weaken your immune system. Making it more difficult for your body to get rid of carcinogenic cells. Besides, cigarettes are the main reason for lung cancer, along with other respiratory-related disease (including other types of cancer.

5)    Have a healthy diet

What could you lose? Having a healthy life is always a win for you. We are what we eat, everything we eat will be reflected on our body. Avoid eating processed meat, fluor and sugar. Start up eating more fruits, vegetables, drink tons of water and lead a more active life.

At the end, Living a healthy life will help you prevent diseases in general, including cervical cancer. I recommend you to run screening test from time to time so when something is wrong you can know it in advance. I also recommend you to go to the gynecologist every now and then… Regarding health, measures are never enough!