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Cancer Health Insurance on World Cancer Day

Written by Zahra

Every year 4 February marks World Cancer Day. A movement one can describe as a supreme global effort to raise awareness about cancer because with knowledge comes power.

On this day, we aim to bring us together in the goal to educate ourselves about prevention, early detection, and successful treatment of cancer.

As a fast-growing online medical insurance provider, our customers’ well-being is our number priority.

In this blog, we will share with you tips to reduce cancer risk, as ascertained by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Tips From a Health Insurance Perspective

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that between 30% to 50% of cancer cases are preventable.

With a global drive to raise awareness, prevention is the leading strategy for the lifelong prevention of cancer.

So to ensure exposure to cancer risk factors are reduced, widespread of important information and adoption of healthy lifestyles are encouraged.

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Do Not Smoke Tobacco & Avoid Pollution

This one goes without saying, but it is worth repeating because smoking is the single greatest factor in cancer-related deaths.

In fact, second-hand smoke increases the risk of lung cancer and heart disease in non-smokers too. Be kind to your body, to those around you, and to the environment.

Cut out the cigarettes and the cancer risk.

Dr. Ali Al Dameh at American Hospital, Dubai speaks on lung cancer prevention

Exercise & Eat Well (Lowering Insurance)

It is so easy to be physically inactive for days on end because most of our pursuits, whether they’re work or leisure, are centered around sitting or lounging.

Our routines are hectic and we keep making excuses to put off exercise, but we forget that we are essentially putting off good health.

If an activity has you sitting for long periods of time, make sure you get up and take a walk every hour or so. Aim for at least 30 minutes of action that will moderately increase your heart rate for the healthiest outcome.To add to this, avoid fast food, junk food and all kinds of processed food because while these are easily and readily available, and convenient for a fast-paced lifestyle in a city like Dubai, they are the most harmful to your health.

Put your health first, as we do for your health insurance! After all, good health means fewer visits to the doctor, negligible medical bills, and lower medical insurance premiums.

Say no to junk, and eat nutritious, healthy food.
Say no to junk, and eat nutritious, healthy food.

Protect from Sunlight & Radiation

While moderate sun exposure is good for our bodies, too much can be a risk factor for skin cancer. It is important to avoid midday sunlight and use sunscreen and protective clothing.Current medicine uses radiation and can help save lives without invasive procedures. However, in excess, it can cause harm, particularly in children.

Naturally occurring radon (an odorless, invisible, radioactive gas naturally released from rocks, soil, and water) present in soil and building materials can also lead to unintended exposure, but levels in homes can be reduced through proper ventilation and sealing of floors and walls.

Online medical insurance experts share their tips to avoid exposure to cancer risk factors.

Get Timely Medical Care

Vaccinations from viral infections are important for both adults and children because some cancers are spread by viruses and bacteria (For example human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause cervical and several other cancers).

Regular self-exams, medical checkups, and screenings can greatly help in both prevention and early detection, giving way to better chances of successful treatment.

In summary, for a long, healthy, cancer-free life, make these habitual practices.

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Originally published Feb 04, 2020 18:10:10 PM, updated Jun 06, 2024

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