Be Cancer Aware
More than one in two people in the UK will develop cancer. Cancer is most common in people over 60. But the habits we adopt earlier in life can alter our risk - sometimes dramatically.
This is the best present you will ever give yourself. It is hard but support and effective treatments are available to help you quit smoking. Give up now and greatly reduce your risk of cancer
Be sun smart
Protect yourself from the sun and harmful UV. Cover up and take care not to burn. Watch moles for any changes and get unusual skin blemishes checked out by your doctor. Avoid using sunbeds
Eat and drink healthily
Limit alcohol and maintain a healthy diet to reduce your risk. Alcohol increases your risk of certain cancers, more so if you smoke. Try to limit the amount you drink. Aim for a healthy balanced diet including at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Click here for some healthy recipes
Stay in shape
Cut your cancer risk by keeping a healthy weight. Being overweight increases your risk of several cancers. Try to balance the energy you take in from food with the energy you burn through activity. Just 30 minutes of moderate exercise five days a week (brisk walking, gardening, swimming) will keep you healthy.
Look after number one
Know your body, be aware of any changes and contact your doctor if you notice anything unusual. Go for screening when invited - it could save your life.