Cancer Prevention Month is a chance to promote access to cancer diagnosis, treatment and healthcare for all.1,2
Dry January is over, but it might be worth continuing the no-alcohol quest a little longer since alcohol causes no less than seven types of cancer.
Most cancers develop from gene changes that happen in a person’s lifetime, but in rarer cases, cancer develops from inherited faulty genes passed down a family tree.
- 1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.3
- Smoking causes almost 80% of lung cancer cases.4
- Over 40% of cancers diagnosed in the US in 2020 were potentially avoidable.1
There are many conflicting messages out there about what causes cancer and how to know we have it, and the risk of getting cancer varies from person to person.
However, lifestyle choices have a proven effect on preventing cancer, and we’ve gathered our top tips here:
- Eat healthy food.
- Do not smoke.
- Moderate your alcohol intake.
- Stay physically active.
- Protect yourself from harmful sunlight.
- Go for cancer screenings.
Download our World Cancer Day flyer for expanded tips.
Further information and support
Our Guide to Cancer booklet offers valuable information about different types of cancer, why cancerous cells develop, treatments and further tips on preventing it. We’ve also included some helpful Quick Facts.
Please reach out to us if you have any questions. We’re at your service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Initiatives like Cancer Prevention Month let us work together to raise awareness, encourage education, promote research, and support the fight against cancer.
1- National Cancer Prevention Month: What You Need To Know. Cancer Network. Accessed December 14, 2020
2- World Cancer Day. About Us. Accessed December 14, 2020.
3- American Cancer Society. Accessed 14 December 2020.
4- Tobacco and Cancer. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Accessed 14 December 2020.