Four ways to lower your risk of cancer

IT'S a fact full of promise and possibility. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), at least 50 percent of cancer deaths could be prevented-with healthful life choices.

Reduce your risk for cancer with this four-point plan from the ACS.


Ask your doctor which cancer screening tests are right for you based on your age and family history. Some tests can catch problems before they become cancer. Others can find it early, when it's most treatable.


In addition to your daily activities (housework and gardening, for example), try to work in at least 30 minutes of exercise on five or more days per week.


Eat lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Eating a healthful diet can help you maintain a healthy weight, which can a affect your risk of cancer.


Just say no to smoking.

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You can learn more about healthful living at the cancer society's website,