February is also Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month
Here are 5 tips to reduce your risk of developing cancer:
1. Don’t use tobacco
Avoiding tobacco, or deciding to stop using it, is one of the most important health decisions you can make.
2. Eat a healthy diet
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Limit processed meats and foods. Drink alcohol in moderation. Eat fewer high calorie foods, including refined sugars and fat from animal sources.
3. Maintain a healthy weight and be physically active
Maintaining a healthy weight may lower the risk of various types of cancer. Physical activity on its own may also lower the risk of breast and colon cancer.
4. Protect yourself from the sun
Avoid midday sun. Stay in the shade. Wear protective clothing and sunscreen. Avoid tanning beds.
5. Get regular medical care
Regular self-exams and screenings for various cancers can increase your chances of discovering cancer early.