Answers to Common Cancer Prevention Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about cancer prevention.

What other type of lifestyle changes are important to reduce one’s risk of cancer?

Making positive, healthy lifestyle changes can help reduce the risk of cancer, as well as other major health concerns, such as heart disease, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, and more, according to the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionOff Site Icon (CDC).

The CDC recommends making the follow lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of cancer and other leading causes of death:

  • Avoid tobacco use
  • Be physically active on a consistent basis
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Limit sun and UV ray exposure
  • Maintain a healthy weight

Talk to your doctor for more information about how lifestyle changes can help reduce your cancer risk.

Learn more:

Source: Susan Davis-Brown, MD, Brookville Family Care; Dori Thompson, MD, Springboro Family Medicine; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Joshua Ordway, MD, Franklin Family Practice; Mark Ringle, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Douglas Gaker, MD, Premier Urology Center; J. Scott Wilcher, MD, North Dayton Surgeons; Todd Hicks, Premier Plastic Surgeons; Geetha Ambalavanan, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Kenneth Reed, DO, Premier Gastroenterology Specialists; Thomas Heck, MD, Gem City Surgical Breast Cancer Center

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