What can I do to reduce my risk of developing cancer in the future?
There is no sure way to prevent cancer, but there are several things you can do to reduce your risk of developing cancer in the future. They are all things that we know about, and things that we all know we should be doing. Speak to your GP today about how you can become fitter, healthier and reduce your risk of developing cancer and many other conditions.
Maintain a healthy weight
Take regular exercise
Protect your skin from the sun
Eat a balanced diet
If you drink alcohol, drink it in moderation
You can get help with all of the above by speaking to a clinician at the surgery. Whether you want help losing weight, stopping smoking or finding exercise groups and gyms we can offer you the support you need.
In 1979 a one of a kind medical study began in Caerphilly, Wales. 2500 men from various backgrounds agreed to have their lifestyles tracked, and for over 35 years the results of this study have brought us ever closer to understanding the way that our lifestyle can affect our health and longevity.
The study continues to this day! And what has been learned from Caerphilly? Cardiff University, who run the study have shown that the way we live our lives does have an impact on our long term health and our chances of developing long term medical conditions. And the five things they advise for a long and healthy life? Eat a balanced diet, stay active, maintain a healthy weight, do not smoke and drink only in moderation!
For more information on how you can change your habits and live a longer healthier life, Click Here to be redirected to the NHS Choices web page on cutting the risk of cancer.
Interested in learning more about the Caerphilly study? Click Here to be redirected to a BBC News story about the study, or google to find out more!