- By Laurel Kelly
Consumer Health: 7 steps to reduce your risk of developing cancer
February is National Cancer Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn about what you can do to reduce your risk of developing cancer.
The advice on preventing cancer can be confusing. It may seem to change or conflict. Sometimes a specific cancer prevention tip recommended in one study is advised against in another.
In many cases, what is known about cancer prevention is still evolving. However, it's well-accepted that your chances of developing cancer are affected by your lifestyle. A few simple lifestyle changes can make a difference in your risk of developing many types of cancer, including lung, breast, colon, cervical and skin cancers.
If you're concerned about reducing your risk of developing cancer, here are seven cancer prevention tips to consider.