It’s Cancer Prevention Month, 8 tips to help ward off cancer

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It’s Cancer Prevention Month, 8 tips to help ward off cancer

February is Cancer Prevention Month, here’s eight simple lifestyle changes that could keep many cancers at bay.

You blew off the New Year’s resolutions, but February presents the best chance for staying healthy: It’s Cancer Prevention Month.

Simple lifestyle changes could help ward off many cancers. But there’s a caveat: “There is no guarantee,” says Alice Bender, registered dietitian at American Institute for Cancer Research. “We all know people who do everything right – eat well, exercise and they get cancer. What you are doing is lowering your risk, lowering the odds that you will get cancer.”

If everyone followed these guidelines, we could prevent about 340,000 cases of cancer a year,” she says. That would be about one-third of the new cases reported annually.

STOP SMOKING

That’s the simple answer but anyone who has ever tried to quit knows there’s nothing simple about it.

“Get help if you need it,” says Colleen Doyle, managing director of nutrition and physical activity for the American Cancer Society. “Social support is very helpful. Let your friends and family know you are trying to quit. And truly if you are a smoker, quitting is the most important thing you can do for your health.”

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