You may be surprised to learn that at least one in three cancer cases are preventable.
You can reduce your risk of getting cancer by choosing a Cancer Smart lifestyle. Download the Cut your cancer risk brochure (PDF, 4.1MB)
More than 13,000 cancer deaths each year are due to smoking, sun exposure, poor diet, alcohol, inadequate exercise or being overweight.
Some cancers can be prevented, either because we know what causes them or we have screening methods that can detect pre-cancerous changes.
Additional information on how to prevent cancer is available using the links below.
- Smoking and tobacco
- Skin cancer
- Body weight
- Nutrition and physical activity
- Cancer in families
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