Prevention Is Possible

What can you do to lower the risk of developing cancer?

Many things in our environment and certain habits and behaviors may increase a person’s risk of developing cancer. Modifying, eliminating, or reducing your exposure to these risk factors can help reduce your risk of developing cancer.

Risk Factors

Cancer risk factors include:

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Diet
  • Environmental risk factors
  • Infections
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Obesity
  • Radiation
  • Tobacco use

Thankfully, you can reduce your risk by moderating these risk factors. Moderation can include weight loss, tobacco use cessation, increased physical activity and more. Visit the National Cancer Institute’s website for cancer prevention information.

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