Blood is a steady circulating fluid nourishing the body with nutrition, oxygen, and waste disposal. Blood cancer is one of the most common diseases that affect both adults and children all over the world. Blood cancer disease refers to a cancer of blood-forming tissues, hindering the body's ability to fight infection. Most blood cancers, also called hematologic cancers, begin in the bone marrow, which is where blood is produced. Blood cancer is very dangerous and that is why people need to know how to prevent it.
Different complications arise from blood cancer. People with blood cancer disease may ultimately die due to multiple infections (bacteria, fungal, and/or viral) since the body's defence mechanism is destroyed. There are different signs your body gives you when suffering from blood cancer disease. Some of them include; Fever, chills, fatigue, weakness, bone and joint pain, weight loss, etc. Seek medical attention once you start observing these signs.
There are certain things people ingest that can cause blood cancer. Some of them include;
Alcohol is one of the major substances that can trigger inflammation and damage certain organs in the body. Alcohol is a known carcinogen hence it can cause cancer. Studies have shown that alcohol can disrupt the healthy production of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets in the bone marrow. Drinking alcohol is also a risk factor for other types of cancers such as cancer of the female breast, liver, mouth, throat (pharynx and larynx), oesophagus and bowel. If you care for your health, limit the amount of alcohol you take.
Have you ever wondered why smokers are liable to die young? This is due to the numerous effects smoking has on the body. Smoking can cause cancer almost anywhere in your body, including the blood (acute myeloid leukaemia) and bladder. When you smoke, the cancer-causing substances in tobacco smoke get into your bloodstream and circulate to many parts of the body. Studies have shown that exposure to these chemicals has been linked to acute leukaemia. Desist from smoking to avoid suffering different health complications.
3. Red meat
Red meat is another food that can cause complications in the body. Research has shown that processed meat and red meat are classified as Group 2A, (probably carcinogenic to humans) hence they can cause cancer. Red meat can also cause colorectal, pancreatic and prostate cancer. Reduce the amount of red meat you consume since they are loaded with saturated fat.
Everyone should adhere to the tips of this article.
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