Certain types of cancers are not preventable. However, experts estimate that up to 80 percent of cancers are preventable.
Your lifestyle, which includes dietary habits, the amount of physical activity you get, where you work and live, and other environmental factors, can play a role in your risk for getting cancer. And unwise behavior choices, such as sun exposure, tobacco use, and exposure to secondhand smoke, alcohol abuse, poor diet and lack of fitness are risk factors linked to cancer. In many cases, these are risks you can either avoid or minimize.
1. Avoid tobacco
2. Get proper nutrition.
3. Moderate your alcohol intake.
4. Stay active and manage your shape.
5. Protect yourself from the sun.
6. Consider immunizations against hepatitis B and human papillomavirus (HPV).
7. Practice safe sex.
8. Know your history.
Learn more about cancer and what you can do to minimize your cancer risks:
Copyright © 2013 Beaumont Health System. All Rights Reserved.