Our Cancer Prevention Tips

Did you know that only 5-10% of all cancer cases can be attributed to genetic defects, while the remaining 90-95% are due to the environment and lifestyle? 7

Take control of your life now and prevent cancer with our carefully selected tips!

Already by quitting smoking, keeping active, moderating your alcohol consumption and eating 5 portions fruits and vegetables per day can add 14 years to your life according to a study! 2

Increase These:

Sports

5% of cancers are linked to lack of regular exercise. Additionally, over 50% Americans do not get the recommended amount of exercise per week. 3

Healthy Nutrition

Dietary factors account for about 30% of cancers in Western countries, making diet second only to tobacco as a preventable cause of cancer! 6

Screening Tests

We highly recommend you to schedule regular cancer screening tests if you haven't done so yet; regular screening tests are the single best way to protect against cancer. 3

Avoid These:

Alcohol

Beware! Drinking alcohol will substantially increase your cancer risk. In 2010, alcohol-attributable cancers were responsible for 337,400 deaths around the world. 1

OBESITY

Did you know that obesity can increase the risk of 11 types of cancers? Maintaining a healthy weight helps reduce the risk of developing cancer. 4

Processed Food

We all know eating healthy is important but did you know that eating processed food regularly will increase your overall cancer risk by 12% according to a recent study! 5

Stop Or Reduce To Bare Minimum:

Tobacco

In the U.S., smoking causes approximately 30% of all cancers and 90% of lung cancers. About 50% of all smokers will die from a smoking-related disease. 3

Tanning

Sun exposure is a known cause of skin cancer. Results from multiple studies have found that any level of use of tanning beds increased the risk of melanoma by approximately 20%. 3

Radiation

Exposure to all types of ionizing radiation, from both natural and man-made sources, increases the risk of various types of malignancy including leukemia and some solid tumors. 1

What If I Still Get Cancer?

First of all, try to stay positive and talk about it with your family and friends. Getting a cancer diagnosis doesn't need to be the end of the world! Did you know that the overall cancer death rate in the United States fell by 26% thanks to improvements in early detection and treatment, and reduced smoking! 8 With a positive attitude and healthy lifestyle, your chances of never getting cancer are very high!