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Cancer Prophylaxis

Cancer might not be perceived as an imminent threat to healthy people without any signs of it but:

There is no person in this world, no matter which age and in which situation, who doesn’t ask himself in his life if there is a way to prevent cancer.

And this is just logical: Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide and this every single year!

More so are one third of all cancers deaths are related to behavioral and dietary risks which impacts the way we live for everyone:

High Body mass index, a fruit and vegetable intake which is too low, not enough exercise and an excessive use of alcohol and tobacco are here the main factors. 

One of our mission at the Wiener Privatklinik is health education, to give people information and recommendations that could prevent certain diseases.


Recommendations on Cancer Prophylaxis

 Healthy Weight and Physical Activity 

Especially in the adult life a weight gain is very common. But this has to be avoided: Keeping the own weight within a healthy range and having a good body mass index is crucial. There is a strong evidence that body fatness is connected to cancer.

And there comes physical activity into play: Exercise and movement simply have to be part of everyday life in order to stay healthy; it might surprise people that indeed it is a fact: Less sitting and more walking reduces the cancer risk!


Whole Grains, Vegetables, Fruits, and Beans and limit Processed Foods, which are High in Fat, Starches and Sugars

A healthy diet has to contain continuously of whole grains, vegetables, fruits and legumes. If healthy pattern of eating and drinking is achieved and implemented in your daily life, it is clearly associated with a lower risk of cancer.

On the other hand it is crucial to limit Processed Foods, High in Fat, Starches and Sugars.

Only then you can control your calorie intake and maintain a healthy weight. "Fast foods" are a main cause of weight gain and overweight; Greater body fatness is a cause of 12 cancers!

Additional to the regulation of fast food also the consumption of red meat should be controlled. Red or processed meat can cause colorectal cancer.


Forget about Sugar Drinks and Alcohol

Not just your food but especially what you drink affects your health and prevention of cancer.

It is crucial to mostly drink water and unsweetened drinks. There is huge evidence that drinking drinking sugar sweetened drinks on a regular base, as it affects and contributes to body fatness, is a cause of several cancers.

If you want to reduce the risk of some cancers, don’t drink alcohol! Even one glass per day, already increases cancer risks.


Cancer Prophylaxis in Vienna at the Wiener Privatklinik and Genetic Risks for Cancer Development

The Central European Cancer Center offers a range of services to help you learn how to reduce your individual cancer risks or detect cancer at an early stage, when it can be treated and cured best.

Our team of highly experienced and widely recognized physicians operating state-or-the-art tools will deliver personal risk assessments, guidance to risk reduction and diagnostic evaluation services based on age, gender and individual disease probability.

Nowadays, an abundance of techniques is available to early recognize diverse types of cancer, such as breast, thyroid, lung, cervix, ovary, colon, rectum, prostate, skin cancer.

WPK offers screening for molecular markers associated with hereditary and/or genetic cancer risks using the most modern molecular technologies performed after a careful assessment of your condition and your family’s health history, followed by a meticulous explanation of the results by a team of geneticists. Here are a series of screening techniques used: genetic and serological testing, endoscopies, PET-CT, nuclear medicine, MRI, micro-invasive image guided biopsies. Moreover, at the Cancer Prevention and Early Recognition Department we also offer dietary recommendations and physiotherapy and physical exercise.


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