National Cancer Prevention Month
At Alaska CyberKnife Center, February is one of our favorite months of the year – and it’s not just because we love Valentine’s Day! February is National Cancer Prevention Month, and we think this is one of the most important causes around. We love this holiday because it moves beyond simple “awareness” of cancer and into the concrete steps you can take to prevent cancer entirely or to catch it early, which are the best ways of beating cancer.
Get Ahead of Cancer with a Healthy Lifestyle and Regular Screenings
While you may think of cancer as inevitable for those who get it, data from the American Institute for Cancer Research shows that up to one-third of all cancer cases are preventable through a healthy lifestyle alone. This means that by making a few simple changes to your lifestyle and sticking with them, you can reduce your chances of getting cancer by 33%! The data show that through a healthy, balanced diet, regular exercise and activity, and healthy weight management, one-third of cancer cases are preventable. This is a great thing to keep in mind during the month of February and beyond.
In addition to prevention through healthy lifestyle, regular cancer screenings are also an important way to beat cancer. Cancer is easiest to treat in its earliest stages, so regular preventative screenings are important for giving yourself the best chance at health. For in-depth information on what screenings to get and when, take a look at the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for early detection.
Contact Your Anchorage, AK Cancer Treatment Center
With a healthy lifestyle and regular screenings, you can significantly improve your chances at beating cancer or avoiding it altogether – and that’s something everyone can get behind. But if you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed, take heart: there is hope. CyberKnife is a highly-advanced, incredibly effective treatment that’s completely non-surgical, non-invasive, and remarkably comfortable and convenient. Feel free to learn more about CyberKnife, or if you’d like to ask a question or schedule a consultation, just call us at (907)312-2112 or reach out to us at our contact page. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we wish you a happy, healthy National Cancer Prevention Month!