Oncologist Adyukov: physical activity is important in the prevention of cancer, doctor Vorobyov called for protection from the sun and losing weight

Oncologist Adyukov: physical activity is important in the prevention of cancer, doctor Vorobyov called for protection from the sun and losing weight

A number of effective recommendations for the prevention of cancer were given by Nikolai Adyukov, a Russian oncologist from the Cheboksary district hospital. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Health of the Chuvash Republic.

According to the specialist, regular medical examination (cancer screening) is of paramount importance, especially for those who have not undergone such examinations for a long time. There is a risk of self-medication, so the oncologist strongly recommends that you consult a doctor if any disturbing symptoms appear that go beyond the normal state of health.

Tips from a prevention specialist include: decisively giving up bad habits; maintaining a proper balanced diet; regular exercise and periodic medical examinations.

It also emphasizes the importance of mammography for women after 40 years of age, recommending it every 2 years, if necessary, taking into account individual indicators.

“A person could… feel something, but thought that it would go away on its own, or tried to be treated on your own, which is extremely undesirable!”about risk factors for cancer.

“Cancer is a group of diseases that are characterized by abnormal growth and division of cells. There are many risk factors that can increase the likelihood of developing cancer. Prevention should take these factors into account,” says Vorobiev .
Smoking and tobacco use

Smoking is a major risk factor for cancer of the lung, mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, pancreas and other organs. Also, secondhand smoking (inhalation of tobacco smoke) may increase the risk.

Alcohol consumption

“Alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, liver, colon intestines and breasts.”

Certain foods, including large amounts of red meat, processed foods, and a lack of fruits and vegetables in the diet, may increase the risk of developing cancer. .

Overweight and obesity

“Overweight and obesity can increase the risk of many types of cancer, including breast (after menopause), kidney, liver, pancreas, colon and others.”
Ultraviolet radiation

“Long-term exposure to ultraviolet rays, especially without sun protection, may increase the risk of developing skin cancer.”
Genetic factors and heredity

Some types of cancer may be increased in families with hereditary predisposition to these diseases.


Some infections, such as human papillomaviruses (HPV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B and C, and the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, may increase the risk of developing cancer.

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The risk of developing cancer increases with age, although cancer can occur at any age.

“These risk factors do not necessarily guarantee the development of cancer, but their presence may increase the likelihood of it occurring. It is important to take measures to reduce risk, including a healthy lifestyle, regular medical examinations and avoiding known risk factors whenever possible,” says Vorobiev.

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Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.