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Six Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

February 2018

Nearly 50%

of the most common cancers in the U.S. are


You can reduce your risk by following some simple guidelines:


See your doctor. Preventive care, like yearly physical exams, lab tests and other screenings can stop cancer in its tracks. See what services are covered at no cost.


Fill up on fruits, grains and vegetables. Limit meat, alcohol and salt.2


Maintain a healthy weight. Extra pounds contribute to a variety of different cancers.3


Keep moving. Just 30 minutes a day of almost any movement can significantly reduce your risk.4 Get discounts on gym memberships and more.


Break the habit. Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of cancer. UC can help you quit.


Protect your skin from harmful UV rays whenever you're outside. Remember Slip (on a shirt). Slop (on sunscreen). Slap (on a hat). Wrap (wear sunglasses).


Help Make Breast Cancer History

Participate in the Anthem Breast Health Network study—a UC-wide trial testing a new personalized approach to breast cancer screening based on individual risk factors.