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Spotting cancer early saves lives

Reducing your risk of cancer

Making some simple changes to your lifestyle can significantly reduce your risk of developing cancer. For example:   

  • healthy eating
  • taking regular exercise
  • not smoking
  • limit alcohol intake
  • maintaining a healthy weight
  • protecting your skin from sun damage
  • practice safe sex to avoid certain infections (such as HPV or hepatitis)
  • avoid cancer risks in the workplace, specifically exposure to chemicals or radiation.

Alongside these lifestyle changes you should also make sure you take time to get to know your body and what is normal for you, making sure to take note if you have any new symptoms such as unexplained bleeding or lumps.