There are many factors we can't control that affect our cancer risk, like growing older, our genetic profile and having a family history of the disease. But the good news is that there is a lot we can control. It's as simple as making healthy choices every day and having policies in place that protect our health. Here are the top 10 ways to lower your risk of cancer.
Prithwish De, PhD
Director, Surveillance & Cancer Registry
Prithwish De is a cancer epidemiologist and director of the Ontario Cancer Surveillance program and formerly with the Canadian Cancer Society where he was leading the Society's contribution to the annual Canadian Cancer Statistics publication. He is also a surveillance researcher and spokesperson on various cancer issues. Given that about half of all cancers can be prevented by addressing major lifestyle risk factors, he is a big proponent of cancer prevention and uses every opportunity to promote this to the public.
Canadians are spending more time in the sun without adequate protection. What's even more concerning is that an alarming number of young women are going to tanning salons. It's not worth risking your life for a tan. Here are 10 of the most common myths about tanning.
05/28/2014 11:30 EDT
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