Can cancer be prevented?

“Many cancers develop because of lifestyle habits such as smoking, excessive drinking of alcohol or eating too much fat (especially animal fat). Others are caused by factors in the environment such as sunlight, radiation and some industrial chemicals. By leading a healthy lifestyle and avoiding certain risk factors, about one-third of all cancers can be prevented from occurring.”

Source:  Health Promotion Board. (2015) What is cancer. Retrieved August 27, 2015, from http://www.hpb.gov.sg/HOPPortal/health-article/2354

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