Baptist Health Mission

As a witness to the love of God through Jesus Christ, Baptist Health exists as a voluntary, not-for-profit organization to promote and improve the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the people and communities it serves through the delivery of quality health care services provided within a framework of fiscal responsibility.

February 8, 2017
February is National Cancer Prevention Month

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.