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Cancer Prevention - What You Can Do
Lower Your Personal Cancer Risk with a Healthier Lifestyle
Taking the following steps can help lower your chances of getting cancer.
- Quit smoking.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Get more exercise.
- Understand your family cancer history.
- Protect Your Skin — Follow sun safety tips and avoid indoor tanning.
- Get vaccinated.
- HPV Vaccination — Protect your kids now from getting cancer in the future.
- Hepatitis B vaccine is available to all age groups to prevent Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection
- Hepatitis C — There is not currently a vaccine available to help prevent Hepatitis C, however learn more about detection and treatment.
- Alcohol — Drinking alcohol raises your risk of getting six kinds of cancer. The less you drink, the lower your risk for cancer.
- Test your home for radon.
- Learn more about risks in our Cancer Risk Factsheet.
Information about Cancer Risk, Prevention, and Screening
- Cancer Risk, Prevention, and Screening (American Cancer Society)
- How to Prevent Cancer Early or Find it Early (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Preventing Cancer Across a Lifetime (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Prevention and Early Detection (Prevent Cancer Foundation)