While there is no surefire way to prevent cancer, there are several steps you can take to reduce your risk. To put it simply, by making healthy choices like eating right, staying active, and not smoking, you can decrease your chances of developing cancer.
Here are some tips for reducing the risk:
  1. Quit smoking: Smoking is one of the leading causes of cancer. Quitting smoking can reduce the risk of developing lung, throat, and other types of cancer.
  2. Maintain a healthy weight: Obesity is linked to an increased risk of developing several types of cancer.
  3. Exercise regularly: Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week to boost your immune system.
  4. Eat a healthy diet: Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, and limit processed foods and red meats.
  5. Limit alcohol consumption: Limit alcohol consumption to no more than one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men.
  6. Avoid toxins: Toxins such as asbestos, radon, and pesticides have been proven to cause cancer.
  7. Avoid sun exposure: Spending too much time in the sun, or being in the sun without proper protection, such as sunscreen, shade, and UV protectant clothing, may cause melanoma.