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National Cancer Prevention Month | Soldotna Cancer Treatment

Peninsula Radiation - Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Over ⅓ of the cancer diagnosis in America could be prevented with lifestyle changes. There is a direct correlation between how a person’s diet and activity level impact their cancer risk. Research has found that a high adult body fat percentage, alcoholic drinks, processed meat, inactivity and sugar sweetened drinks all have a direct correlation on cancer risk.

There are many ways you can reduce your cancer risk. Being a healthy weight for your height is the best thing you can do besides not smoking in regards to your cancer risk. The American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) suggests that people get 30 minutes of mild to moderate activity each day in an effort to reduce their cancer risks. Eating a variety of whole grains and vegetables while avoiding overly processed foods also helps..

Here are some simple suggestions you can make in your meals to increase your whole grain intake. Quinoa is technically a seed that is a wonderful source of protein. One serving of quinoa contains 6 grams of protein. Quinoa is able to soak up the liquid it’s cooked in which means you can make it more flavorful by cooking with chicken or vegetable broth. Swapping brown rice for white rice gives you a whole grain alternative. Eating oats as a regular part of your diet helps lower blood cholesterol due to soluble fiber.

This week, try an easy food swap and work on getting in 30 minutes of activity a day!

 


At Peninsula Radiation Oncology Center, we know that cancer patients are best served by being treated in close proximity to a support network of family and friends. We offer patients in Southeast Alaska the ability to receive state-of-the-art radiation therapy without the burden of traveling great distances away from home.The information presented on this website is provided to allow our patients to gain more knowledge about our center, our staff, and our services.

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