Between 30–50% of cancers can be prevented

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. According to the World Health Organization, 30–50% of cancer cases can be prevented through adopting healthy lifestyle choices and reducing risk factors.

This is a great time to renew your New Year’s resolutions to make healthy choices and become more informed about cancer prevention! Here are tips from the American Institute for Cancer Research and Prevent Cancer Foundation for making lifestyle changes that can lower your risk of cancer.

Tip #1: Eat a healthy diet.

While no single food can prevent cancer by itself, research shows that a plant-based diet helps to lower risk for many cancers.

Tip #2: Get moving.

Physical activity improves your overall health and fitness, and reduces the risk of many diseases, including cancer.

Tip #3: Be your own health advocate.

Take care of yourself by making smart lifestyle choices, understanding your family history, and seeing your doctor regularly.

* After treatment, cancer survivors should follow the ACIR recommendations for cancer prevention.

In honor of National Cancer Prevention Month, Color will match up to $10,000 in donations made to the Every Woman Program during February. To learn more about how to understand your risk and help others, join us at Color.

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