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4 in 10 UK cancer cases could be prevented.
Smoking is the most important preventable cause of cancer in the world.
Obesity is the second biggest preventable cause of cancer after smoking.
The less alcohol you drink, the lower the risk of cancer.
Around 3,400 cases of cancer in the UK each year could be prevented by keeping active.
Eating a healthy balanced diet can play an important role in reducing your risk of cancer.
Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun or sunbeds is the main cause of skin cancer.
Although exposure to air pollution can be linked to cancer, for a person in the UK the risk is fairly low.
You can’t catch cancer, but some infections such as HPV can increase your risk.
Changes in our hormone levels can affect the risk of cancer.
Some inherited faulty genes can increase your risk of cancer.
Some jobs can affect people’s risk of cancer, or may have done in the past.
Although cancer can occur at any age, it is much more common in older people.
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