How often should a preventive check-up be done?
30% of cancer deaths can be prevented. Eating properly has a great impact on health.
Therefore, we must include five servings a day of fruits and vegetables because they have vitamins and antioxidants that protect us.
It is important to reduce the consumption of red meat and processed food such as sausages. Also, maintaining adequate weight is essential. Many studies reveal that obese people are more likely to develop some types of cancer. Up to thirty minutes of exercise a day is essential to be healthy.
Tobacco should also be avoided. Of the 7,000 chemicals in smoke, 250 are carcinogens. We must avoid infections of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis B and C. Likewise, the use of sunscreen is mandatory to protect yourself from the harmful effects of UV rays. A check-up once a year is necessary to detect any pathology promptly.
Dr. Mauricio León
Oncologist at Clínica Ricardo Palma