The entire month is dedicated to raising awareness about cancer and encouraging prevention, early detection, and treatment!
Did you know?
1 in 2 men are diagnosed with cancer
1 in 3 women are diagnosed with cancer
1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer
Life can be hectic but making a few simple changes can me all the difference when trying to lower you risk of many cancers.
Here is what you can do to prevent it:
- Exercise Regularly
- Incorporate physical activity into your daily routines such as walking after dinner.
- Exercise with another person it can motivate you and keep you to your schedule.
- Don't Smoke
- You can do it! It often takes six or seven tries before you quit for good.
- Join a quit-smoking program; these are sometimes offered by your workplace or health plan.
- Eat a Healthy Diet
- Serve smaller portions and take your time while eating.
- Choose mostly planted foods and avoid processed meats.
- Drink Alcohol in Moderation
- Choose non-alcoholic beverages at meals and gatherings.
- Moderation consists of less than one drink a day for women and less than two a day for men.
- Limit Sun Exposure
- Stay away from sunlamps or tanning booths, self-tanning cream is a better option.
- Wear a hat and sunscreen during long outings
- Get Screening Regularly
- Speak with a health care professional about which test(s) you should have and when.