The exact cause of cancer is yet unknown. Each person has a certain risk of developing cancer over their life time as risk increases with age. A combination of genes, lifestyle and environment can affect risk further. We are all able to control some of the risk factors.
Around 1 in 3 of the most common cancers could be prevented by:
- Eating a healthy diet
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Remaining physically active
- Not smoking
- Limiting alcohol intake
- Taking care in the sun
More information can be found on the Macmillan website.
Support is available through your GP practice.