4 Ways To Reduce Your Cancer Risk

reduce your cancer risk

1. Stopping smoking will reduce your cancer risk

Stopping smoking can reduce your risk of 15 types of cancer including lung and bladder.

You’re more likely to quit by using ONE YOU Leeds combined with medication or an e-cigarette. Switching to an e-cigarette is at least 95% less harmful than smoking.

Got A Cough, Get A Check (A Chest X-Ray) – Visit our NHS cancer screening page for more information.

 

2. Be a healthy weight

Being overweight or obese can increase your risk of 13 types of cancer including breast and bowel.

Eating a healthy diet, including more fibre, fruit and veg and being more active reduces your risk of cancer. Being overweight or obese is the second most preventable cause of cancer after smoking tobacco.

 

3. Drinking less alcohol will help reduce your cancer risk

Drinking alcohol can increase your risk of 7 types of cancer including breast and bowel.

Cutting down on alcohol reduces your risk of cancer. The type of alcohol you drink doesn’t matter – it is alcohol itself that causes the damage.

 

4. Eat less processed meat (and red meat)

Approximately 1 out of 8 bowel cancers are caused by eating too much processed meat.

Eating smaller portions less often or swapping for alternatives can reduce your risk of bowel cancer. Processed meat is meat that has been salted, smoked or preserved in some way such as bacon.

 

For free support and advice to help you start and maintain a healthy lifestyle visit ONE YOU LEEDS online or call 0800 169 4219

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