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