The article, "Preventing Cancer - 4 Specific Types", written by my colleague, Dr. Maqbool Ahmed, discussed the reduction of risk for a few specific cancers for which there are significant known risk factors. I want to focus on reducing your overall risk of cancer through lifestyle factors. Nutrition, weight management, physical activity, avoiding tobacco and other lifestyle choices can not only help reduce the risk of cancer, but can also reduce the risk of cancer recurrence—or of cancer “coming back.”
The American Cancer Society’s “Stay Healthy” website has excellent nutritional advice for the prevention of disease.
The American Cancer Society recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate activity, so 30 minutes five times per week is a great way to get that time in.
Exercise is tied to cancer prevention in several ways.
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Other lifestyle recommendations
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