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

Last updated: March 21, 2014