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Cancer Prevention

Does anyone really know how to prevent cancer? While some things are out of your control, see how diet and exercise may play a role in cancer prevention.

Introduction

There are a number of different factors that play a role in the development of cancer.

Some risk factors—such as genetics or family history, age, and sex—are outside your control. But there are some cancer risk factors that you can influence. What can you do to stay healthy?

Luckily, one of the things that may aid in cancer prevention is within everyone's reach: adopting a heathy lifestyle.

What does that mean? Are there certain diets or foods that can help prevent cancer? Should you quit drinking alcohol? Is exercise an effective tool for cancer prevention?

Get answers to these questions and discover how lifestyle changes like improving your diet or getting more exercise may boost your chances of warding off cancer or keeping it at bay during or after cancer treatment.

Before starting a new diet or exercise program, be sure to make an appointment with your healthcare provider (HCP) to discuss the best options for you.

Staying Active

Staying Active

You want to be more active but you're not keen on running a marathon anytime soon. So, how much exercise does it take to stay fit while also reducing your risk of cancer? Find out why making a few simple changes to your everyday routine may help put you on the path toward better health.

Eating Better

When it comes to cancer prevention, is diet really that important? Before making your grocery list, learn about the foods that may help prevent cancer and which ones to leave on the shelf.

Living Healthier

Living Healthier

You probably know smoking can lead to lung cancer, but what role does it play in other types of cancer? What about drinking alcohol? Learn how much may be too much when it comes to drinking.

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