Healthy Lifestyle to Protect Your Heart

Healthy lifestyle important for cancer survivors to keep the heart healthy. Chemotherapy during cancer treatment make the survivors in the group of weak heart.

It was raised a specialist heart and blood vessels Hospital Cardiovascular Harapan Kita, Budhi Setianto, in a talk show 10th anniversary Cancer Information and Support Center (CISC), Saturday (20/4), in Jakarta. CISC is a non-profit organization for the cancer community in Indonesia. Present cancer survivors from a number of cities, such as Jakarta, Batam, Manado, Bogor, and Balikpapan. Also present were patients who were undergoing cancer treatment.

The director, a weak heart condition in cancer survivors is known, there is not. Therefore, cancer survivors need to live a healthy lifestyle to keep the heart.

Healthy lifestyle is Budhi, among others, do not smoke, exercise 30 minutes every day, eat vegetables and fruit, as well as keeping cholesterol levels and normal blood pressure.

Radiation oncology specialist from Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Soehartati, say, a healthy lifestyle is also important for every individual. "Healthy lifestyle lowers the potential incidence of cancer by 30 percent," said Soehartati.

Lung specialist from the Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia Friendship Hospital, Agus Dwi Susanto, said, individuals who smoke means enter into the body of harmful toxins. In a cigarette, said Agus, contained 4,000 harmful chemicals, such as carbon monoxide in the exhaust fumes, such as rat poison arsenic, ammonia, lead, and alcohol.

In Indonesia, the disease caused by smoking is so high cause of death was lung tumors, mouth and throat tumors, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke, and coronary heart disease. Smoking also negatively affect those around smokers who also inhaled cigarette smoke (passive smoking).

Cervical Cancer

In Kartini talk show entitled "Cervical Cancer Awareness" at RSCM Kencana on the same day, an obstetrician gynecology, Junita Indarti, reminding the need for human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) in girls from the age of 10 years to prevent cervical cancer.

"HPV infection need 3-5 years to cause changes in cells and precancerous lesions takes 5-10 years to develop into cervical cancer cells," he said. Immunisation can prevent the development of cervical cancer-causing viruses. (DOE/K15)