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    Understanding Cancer -- Prevention

    How Can I Prevent Cancer?

    Tips for cancer prevention include:

    • Avoid smoking. If you do smoke, quit.
    • Avoid too much sun exposure and wear sunscreen outdoors.
    • Eat a nutritious diet and exercise regularly.
    • Get proper cancer screening for your age, gender, and risk factors.
    • Take proper precautions around carcinogens and industrial chemicals, such as wearing gloves and making sure there is enough ventilation.
    • Watch your alcohol intake.

    Understanding Cancer

    Find out more about cancer:

    Basics

    Symptoms

    Diagnosis and Treatment

    Prevention

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Sujana Movva, MD on March 17, 2015

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