Living a healthy lifestyle is important to your longevity. A healthy lifestyle includes diet, exercise, sun exposure, and smoking habits. Being healthy can not only reduce your risk of cancers, but it can also protect against heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other diseases as well as keep you looking and feeling younger. Learn more about healthy lifestyle choices.
Awareness of your medical family history and regular screenings are two important elements in possibly preventing cancer and/or detecting it early. By scheduling regular screenings, your health care provider is able to check for cancer before symptoms are apparent. and find/treat some types of cancer early. Cancer treatments are, typically, more effective when the disease is found early. However, not all types of cancer have screening tests and some tests are only for people with specific genetic risks.