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Quick Quiz: Cancer Prevention

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February is National Cancer Prevention Month. The American Institute for Cancer Research estimates that approximately 30% to 50% of the most common cancers in the United States could be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight, being physically active, eating a nutritious diet, not smoking, and avoiding sun damage.1 How much do you know about cancer prevention?

Mounting evidence has shown that the risk for many types of cancer can be lowered by known lifestyle and environmental factors, such as being a non-smoker; maintaining a healthy weight; drinking less alcohol; eating a healthy, balanced diet; and avoiding exposure to certain infections or radiation, according to the Word Health Organization.2 Public awareness of effective strategies for preventing various types of cancer needs to remain a priority to continue the decrease in morbidity and mortality rates associated with these malignancies.

References

  1. American Institute for Cancer Research. Preventing Half of Cancer Cases. www.aicr.org/reduce-your-cancer-risk/smoking-and-other-lifestyle-factors/preventing-half-of-cancer.html.
  2. World Health Organization. Cancer Prevention. www.who.int/cancer/prevention/en/.

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