February is National Cancer Prevention Month

Many cancer types can be prevented by making healthy choices, such as avoiding tobacco, limited alcohol, protecting your skin, being active, eating fruits and vegetables, and maintaining a healthy weight (CDC). This cancer prevention month, learn tips that help prevent cancer!

Plant-based foods:

 By avoiding the consumption of red-meat and processed meat, you are fortifying your body against cancer (American Institute for Cancer Research). A report from AICR concluded, “a convincing scientific link between red and processed meats and colon cancer, so it’s a good idea to limit red meat to 18 ounces of lean cuts per week and avoid processed meats like ham, hot dogs, sausage and bacon” (American Institute for Cancer Research).

Be physically active:

Being active for 30 minutes each day, prevents weight gain (American Institute for Cancer Research). Activities can include walking, dancing, vacuuming, among others. You can break down physical activities throughout the day, completing 15-minute sessions.

Lead a healthy lifestyle:

 Cancer prevention lies in everyday choices, such as choosing not to consume large quantities of alcohol or avoiding tobacco usage. It is also important to screen for potential cancer. By finding precancerous lesions, cervical and colorectal cancers can be prevented. Moreover, vaccines, such as the human papillomavirus (HPV), can help prevent most cervical cancers.

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AICR – eNews: February is National Cancer Prevention Month. (n.d.). Retrieved February 07, 2017, from http://preventcancer.aicr.org/site/News2?id=14377

How to Prevent Cancer or Find It Early. (2016, September 06). Retrieved February 07, 2017, from https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/prevention/