There are many ways to prevent cancer, and a new 122-page report covers how you can cut your risk simply by changing your lifestyle. According to the annual American Association for Cancer Research report that was release on Tuesday, more than half of cancer deaths in the United States are preventable. The report includes some notable points about cancer prevention including:
- Developing a personalized cancer-screening plan with your doctor is part of a healthy lifestyle.
- Up to one-third of all new cancer diagnoses in the United States is related to being overweight or obese, physical inactivity and poor dietary habits.
- Ultraviolet radiation from the sun and indoor tanning devices causes the majority of skin cancers.
Lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, exercising regularly and not smoking can dramatically reduce the risk of cancer-related death.