In 2012, there were 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths worldwide.
The number of new cancer cases will rise to 22 million within the next two decades.
The most common cancers in 2016 are projected to be breast cancer, lung and bronchus cancer, prostate cancer, colon and rectum cancer, bladder cancer,melanoma of the skin, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, thyroid cancer, kidney and renal pelvis cancer, leukemia, endometrial cancer, and pancreatic cancer.
You’ve heard of antioxidants, such as vitamin C, lycopene, and beta-carotene, which are in many fruits and vegetables. Studies suggest that people who eat meals that are rich in fruits and vegetables have a lower risk of cancer.
6 Ingredients for Natural Cancer Prevention
Garlic contains sulfur compounds that may stimulate the immune system’s natural defenses against cancer. Taking garlic on a regular basis has been shown to contribute to the prevention of cancerous cells and the spread of those cells.
Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, functions as both an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant, and it may help prevent cancer. In laboratory animals, curcumin has been shown to help prevent cancer of the breast, colon, stomach, liver, and lung.
Onions are rich in cancer-fighting organosulfur compounds. In scientific studies, organosulfur compounds prevent the development of cancers by detoxifying carcinogens and halting cancer cell growth.
Horseradish contains significant amounts of compounds called glucosinolates, which increase the liver’s ability to detoxify carcinogens and may suppress the growth of tumors.
A study in the Sept. 4, 2002 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reports that natural substances found in chili peppers kill cancer cells by starving them of oxygen.
In 2007, the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine published a study that demonstrated ginger’s ability to combat ovarian cancer, which is the most deadly cancer of the female reproductive system, according to the American Cancer Society. The ginger works by blocking the cancer from growing, limiting its ability to spread.