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    Information to reduce your cancer risk

    Home > I have cancer or know someone with cancer > Information to reduce your cancer risk

    One in three cancers diagnosed are preventable.

    The number of cancer deaths could be reduced significantly by choosing a healthy lifestyle. Whether you have been diagnosed with cancer or you have never had cancer, there are a number of things you can do to decrease your cancer risk.

    It makes good sense to choose a healthy lifestyle as it:

    • Reduces your risk of cancer.
    • Reduces your risk of cancer returning.
    • Improves your overall quality of life.
    • May improve your survival.
    • Lowers your risk of other serious diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity.

    Action plan to reduce your cancer risk:

    1. Don’t smoke.
    2. Be SunSmart.
    3. Be active.
    4. Aim for a healthy weight.
    5. Eat for health.
    6. Avoid or limit alcohol.
    7. Ask about cancer screening.

    Cancer Council SA acknowledges the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains region; we recognise Kaurna peoples cultural, spiritual, physical and emotional connection with their land and pay our respects to Kaurna elders, both past and present.

    Artwork by Allan Sumner, a recognised and accomplished South Australian artist whose heritage includes Ngarrindjeri, Yankuntyjatjara and Kaurna bloodlines. His artwork reflects this unique blending of cultures.

    Imagery developed by Dreamtime Public Relations.

    We acknowledge the help of the Australian Government for making possible the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander section of this website.