How to reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer (part 4)

Published : 07 Nov 2021 10:17 PM | Updated : 08 Nov 2021 04:17 PM

Stop smoking: If you smoke, try to stop. Talk to your doctor about strategies to help you stop, including support groups, medications and nicotine replacement therapy. If you do not smoke, do not start.

Maintain a healthy weight: If you are at a healthy weight, work to maintain it. If you need to lose weight, aim for a slow, steady weight loss — 1 to 2 pounds (0.5 to 1 kilogram) a week. Combine daily exercise with a diet rich in vegetables, fruit and whole grains with smaller portions to help you lose weight.

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Choose a healthy diet:  A diet full of colorful fruits and vegetables and whole grains may help reduce your risk of cancer. Consider meeting with a genetic counselor if you have a family history of pancreatic cancer. He or she can review your family health history with you and determine whether you might benefit from a genetic test to understand your risk of pancreatic cancer or other cancers.

    Courtesy: Mayo Clinic

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