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Six Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Nearly 50%

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

preventable1

You can reduce your risk by following some simple guidelines:

1

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.

 
2

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

 
3

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

 
4

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

 
5

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

 
6

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.