A lot has been written on causes of cancer. These range from pollution, smoking, lifestyle, foods, genetic factors and other stimuli that trigger sustained irritation and are said to trigger cancer. Tons of research material in support of these causes is available in literature.
Fruits, vegetables rich in antioxidants are known to build immunity and is claimed to protect the body from cancer. There is an entire body of scientific studies in support of these properties.
New studies are indicating that the causes for cancer lie in the mind. Stress is believed to trigger cancer genes to cause cells to proliferate triggering cancer. I had recently reviewed a book – Carcinogenic Mind written by a European oncologist who has presented extensive scientific support for this theory. He further claims that psychotherapeutic approach to cancer healing goes a long way in cancer cure.
In the course of my own research while writing my book –, I learnt that yoga, meditation, and similar Chinese and Tibetan practices help alleviate cancer trauma and assist in cure of this disease.
Probably the riddle to preventing cancer lies in leading a less stressful life, eating plant based diet and using the psychotherapeutic benefits of lifestyle management principles mentioned in yoga, meditation and related systems in other parts of the world.