Learning about the factors that may affect your risk for cancer is the foundation for making good lifestyle and health choices. This section highlights leading risk factors that affect a person’s chance of developing cancer, and provides comprehensive resources relating to each one.
Leading risk factors include:
Nutrition: The role of diet and nutrition in cancer prevention
Ultraviolet radiation: Details about the link between too much sun exposure and cancer.
Smoking: How not smoking, and quitting smoking, prevents cancer
Physical activity: Physical activity and cancer facts
Occupational & environmental: Cancer-causing substances at home, at work, and in the community
Hepatitis B and hepatitis C: About these viruses, cancer, and how to protect yourself
Alcohol consumption: How alcohol and cancer link
Human papillomavirus: HPV and its link to cancer of the cervix, and other cancers