National Cancer Prevention Month: Inspiring Action
How to Prevent Cancer or Find It Early
February has started and some people have already strayed away from the health goals they set at the beginning of the year, such as quitting smoking or getting to a healthy weight. It’s not too late to start again! This is National Cancer Prevention Month and those health goals can also help prevent cancer. You can reduce your risk of getting cancer by making these healthy choices:
- Avoid tobacco
- Limit the amount of alcohol you drink
- Get to or keep a healthy weight
- Protect your skin from ultraviolet (UV) rays
In addition to making healthy choices, getting regular cancer screenings and vaccinations as recommended can be part of your goals for better health. Screening tests for breast, cervical, and colorectal (colon) cancers can find cancer early, when treatment works best.