What can I do to reduce my risk of cancer?
It is estimated that 4 in 10 cancer cases could be prevented by lifestyle changes:
Avoid smoking – 80% of lung cancers are due to smoking
Maintain a healthy bodyweight – being overweight causes 1 in 20 cancers in the UK
Eat a healthy, balanced diet – eating enough fibre is important for cancer prevention
Cutting back on alcohol
Enjoying the sun safely
Keeping active – women who exercise regularly have a 30-40% lower risk of developing breast cancer.