Prevention of Brain Cancer

There is no sure way to prevent brain cancer. But early diagnosis and treatment of the tumor may help to prevent the cancerous cells from spreading. The following measures may also be helpful in reducing the risk of cancer:

  • Avoid smoking and alcohol intake as they can increase the risk of certain types of cancers. Those who smoke excessively may be at risk for lung cancer while those who drink too much alcohol may be at risk for liver cancer. These cancers may lead to the formation of a secondary brain tumor.
  • Follow a healthy lifestyle. Eat a healthy, balanced diet and engage in regular exercise. Ensure that you get enough sleep every night.
  • Protect yourself from excessive exposure to sunlight by wearing sun block. High levels of sun exposure may increase the risk of skin cancer.
  • See your doctor regularly and undergo yearly check-ups. If you experience any abnormal signs or symptoms, discuss them with your doctor. Locating a tumor early is helpful in fighting against brain cancer.
  • Avoid exposure to radiation, toxic chemicals and environmental toxins. Also steer clear of chemical and manufacturing plants that release vinyl chloride. Those who live or work around such plants may be at a higher risk of developing brain cancer.
  • Protect yourself from the HIV infection since it can severely affect immunity and put you at risk for various other illnesses including cancers.