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.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • 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.
WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD on November 26, 2017

Sources

SOURCES: 

National Cancer Institutes. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: "Oncology I Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention."

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