View Full Version : Can cancer be prevented?

01-26-2013, 04:58 PM
There are ways to decrease your risk of developing cancer. Besides not smoking and protecting against sunlight exposure, you can reduce your risk for cancer by exercising regularly and staying slim. Also, choose a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables.

You may want to limit well-done and grilled meats, which could raise the risk for pancreatic cancer. When meat is cooked at a high temperature, it forms cancer-causing substances. Marinating meat before cooking and cooking it at lower temperatures (until adequately cooked) can help reduce these substances.

Also, limit alcohol, which is linked to cancers of the mouth, esophagus, and liver. Health experts suggest no more than two drinks per day for men, and one drink per day for women.