• By Laurel J. Kelly

Living With Cancer: 7 steps to reduce your risk of cancer

February 8, 2019

a smiling middle-aged couple, standing together in an outdoor city plazaCancer prevention: 7 tips to reduce your risk 
February is National Cancer Prevention Month, which makes it a good time to learn about what you can do to reduce your risk of developing cancer. In many cases, what is known about cancer prevention is still evolving, so it may seem the advice keeps changing. However, it's well-accepted that your chances of developing cancer are affected by the lifestyle choices you make. Consider these seven cancer prevention tips.

When cancer returns: How to cope with a recurrence 
A cancer recurrence happens because, despite the best efforts to help you become cancer-free, some cancer cells remained. Cancer can recur in the same place it was located originally, or it can spread to other parts of the body. Cancer recurrence can bring back many of the same emotions you felt when you were first diagnosed with cancer. Learn more about the science behind cancer recurrence, and how to handle the anger, distress and self-doubt you may feel if your cancer returns.

Treating lung cancer 
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Lung cancer claims more lives each year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. Treatment options for lung cancer include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, radiosurgery, targeted drug therapy and immunotherapy. You and your health care provider will choose a cancer treatment plan based on a number of factors, such as your overall health, the type and stage of your cancer, and your preferences. Learn more about each of these treatment options and which might be best for you.

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