Take preventative action against cancer
Cancer prevention means taking action to reduce the risk of getting cancer. Scientists and medical researchers are continually trying to discover the key factors that increase and decrease the risk of cancer so that people can adapt their lifestyles and be proactive in their approach to their healthcare. This should ensure less people develop cancer and die from cancer. Cancer risk factor – anything that increases your chance of developing cancer. Cancer protective factor – anything that decreases your chance of developing cancer. Some risk factors can be modified such as smoking, a poor diet and inadequate exercise – all of which help to maintain a healthy weight and body. Other risk factors cannot be avoided such as your genetic background. An awareness of genetics and family history can help to monitor your healthcare and take precautionary measures to prevent the development of cancer.