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THE BIG 4: basic building blocks of prevention

These 4 recommendations are essential for a healthy, thriving, preventative lifestyle.  Among the varying reports on prevention, the experts agree here, these 4 cannot be ignored.

1 – Eat Right

There are 190,472 annual cancer deaths from obesity, physical inactivity, and poor nutrition (American Cancer Society).  Choose mostly plant foods, limit red meat and avoid processed meat.

– American Institute for Cancer Prevention
aicr.org/a-testing/promo/reduce-your-cancer-risk.html

 

stay-active2 – Stay Active

There are 190,472 annual cancer deaths from obesity, physical inactivity, and poor nutrition (American Cancer Society).  Be physically active every day in any way for 30 minutes or more.

– American Institute for Cancer Prevention
aicr.org/a-testing/promo/reduce-your-cancer-risk.html

 

find-cancer-early3 – Find Cancer Early

Early screening can reduce breast cancer deaths by 25% (Prevent Cancer Foundation).  Screening increases the chances of detecting certain cancers early, when they are most likely to be curable.  Learn what screening tests the American Cancer Society recommends, when you should have them, and how they are covered under some types of insurance.

– American Institute for Cancer Prevention
aicr.org/a-testing/promo/reduce-your-cancer-risk.html

 

no smoking4 – Stay Away from Tobacco

There are 173,200 cancer deaths each year from tobacco (American Cancer Society).  Quitting tobacco is one of the best things you can do for your health.  Get the help you need to kick the habit.  Visit American Cancer Society for resources.

– American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org