CANCER IN KIDS
In the United States, cancer is the second most common cause of death among children between the ages of 1 and 14 years, surpassed only by accidents. More than 16 out of every 100,000 children and teens in the U.S. were diagnosed with cancer, and nearly 3 of every 100,000 died from the disease. The most common cancers in children were leukemia (cancer of the bone marrow and blood) and brain and central nervous system cancers.
Youth go through many physical and social changes as they grow into adults. These changes create unique opportunities for cancer prevention. By addressing certain exposures and behaviors among today’s young adults, we can reduce their chances of getting cancer in the future.
· Promote protective behaviors.
o Physical activity.
o Abstinence from sex (all kinds) or completing the three-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series.
o Limiting radiation dose during medical imaging procedures.
· Reducing harmful exposures.
o Sunbathing and indoor tanning bed use.
o Tobacco & Drug use.
o Alcohol use.
o Exposure to certain chemicals.
- Eating Right
- Avoid Sugars & Sodas.
- Avoid foods with Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG).
- Eat less meat and more fruits and vegetables.
Source: Multiple including CDC