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Vitamins Will Not Keep You Out of My Cancer Clinic

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, my 31 days to tell people who aren’t already my patients that colorectal cancer is often preventable. But not by taking vitamin supplements. Your first act in prevention should be to get a colonoscopy when your doctor tells you to; the procedure can find tumors and pre-cancerous polyps before they…

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 Vitamins Will Not Keep You Out of My Cancer Clinic

Here are two simple steps for reducing your risk of disease.

13 Ways to Cut Cancer Risk

We see a lot of conflicting advice about what to do–or not do–to decrease the likelihood of developing cancer. And plenty of people seem to do everything "right" but are still diagnosed with the disease. But if you follow these 13 recommendations, you will go a long way toward reducing your overall cancer risk. And don't forget to get the recommended screening tests; some can actually prevent cancer.

15 Things Cancer Doctors Do to Avoid Cancer

These experts definitely practice what they preach. Here’s how you can make these simple changes to prevent cancer too.

4 behaviors that may cut the risk of cancer by 30 percent

Researchers have figured out that about 30 percent of new cancer diagnoses and half of all cancer deaths in the US could be avoided. That's a lot. So what's the secret? The most obvious way is to never smoke or to quit, but the researchers found three other lifestyle factors that matter a lot, too: cutting down on alcohol, keeping a healthy bodyweight, and exercising.

Prevent Cancer Foundation

The Prevent Cancer Foundation empowers people to prevent cancer. We envision a future where cancer incidence and mortality will be significantly reduced through preventive measures.

Prevention is the Cure

We are an anti-disease, environmental group that brings fresh perspective to the causes of disease rather than ways of coping once diagnosed. We are convinced that disease is not caused by genes alone but by the interaction of environmental triggers and genetic predispositions.

American Institute for Cancer Research

You probably know that smoking causes cancer, but there are many other lifestyle factors that make a difference for cancer risk.

Breast Cancer Prevention Institute

Our website is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date and accurate information to medical professionals and the general public on how to prevent breast cancer.


Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in North American women. It is a leading cause of cancer death, second only to lung cancer. Simply being a woman and getting older puts you at risk for breast cancer.

The Cancer Nutrition Center

Learn about the value of food in your fight for recovery from cancer. Learn how you can protect your family and yourself with a diet rich in botanical factors. Your body will thank you!

American Cancer Society

More than half of all cancer deaths could be prevented by making healthy choices like not smoking, staying at a healthy weight, eating right, keeping active, and getting recommended screening tests. In this section you can learn how to help lower your chances of getting cancer, plus what screening tests the American Cancer Society recommends, and when.

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